Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

    • Where can I buy my Scout's uniform, insignia, and accessories?
    • What is the correct placement of the insignia badges on my Scout's uniform?
      1. Check here, our parent handbook, or check your Scout's print handbook.
    • What is the "Class A" uniform?
      • The "Class A" uniform includes the official Cub Scout shirt with insignia in place, a neckerchief the color of your rank, and a blue belt for holding adventure loops.
    • What is the "Class B" uniform?
      • The Class B uniform is a t-shirt with the Pack 1313 logo on it.
        • The Class B uniform is worn when the occasion is not formal, the Scouts are not interfacing with the general public representing Scouting, and when the Scouts are expected to engage in activities for which the full uniform would be inappropriate. For instance, Class B uniforms would be appropriate for a scout hike, camping trip, or athletic event.
        • Each Scout receives a Class B uniform after they join the Pack.
    • When and where do you meet?
      • Pack meetings are generally 6:30 PM on the third Tuesday of each month. With the exception of special occasions, Pack meetings are in the Sunrise Valley Elementary School cafeteria. Check the calendar for upcoming events.
      • Dens typically meet separately from the Pack once or twice a month.
    • How are Dens assigned?
      • New Scout Den assignments are determined by the leaders and parents. 1st Graders are assigned to a Tiger Den, 2nd Graders are assigned to a Wolf Den, 3rd Graders are assigned to a Bear Den, 4th Graders are assigned to a Webelos I Den, and 5th Graders are assigned to a Webelos II (also known in our Pack as Arrow or Light or "AOL") Den.
    • How do I join?
    • What are the Annual Dues?
      • Annual dues are $110 for each Scout. Payment is due at the beginning of the school year. Make checks payable to Pack 1313 or pay via the online Pack 1313 store.
        • Dues cover: BSA Membership Dues, Insurance, Boy's Life magazine subscription, Handbook, Neckerchiefs w/ Slide, Pinewood Derby Car kit, Raingutter Regatta kit, Awards such as Adventure Loops and Badges, Facilities fees (e.g. campgrounds, building use, etc.).
        • Dues subsidize: a large portion of the Blue and Gold Banquet cost, food at campouts, Pinewood Derby wood block cutting fees, and other events.
    • How do I receive Pack 1313 emails?
    • Where do I take the BSA Youth Protection Training?
    • Where do I take other Training?
      • Every scout deserves a trained leader. Every adult can take training at any time. We strongly encourage you to take any of the other training. It can be done in small modules at your convenience online, or at locations in the local area. https://www.scouting.org/training/

Terms

Dens

A small group of Cub Scouts who are the same gender and in the same grade. The ideal size is 6 to 8 Cub Scouts.

Den Leaders

An adult, usually a parent, serves as a Den Leader. They carry out the activities related to adventures as they are presented in the Cub Scout’s handbook and the Den Leader Guide.

Pack

The pack is made up of several dens. The make up and size of the pack varies based on local interest and resources. Each pack is identified by a number.

Cubmaster

The leader of the pack meeting is the Cubmaster. In addition to serving as the master of ceremonies the Cubmaster provides support to Den Leaders.

Our current Cubmaster is Ronnie Shaw, who is an Eagle Scout, a former Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster, and has over 35 years of Scout experience.

Pack Committee

Made up of parents, leaders, and other caring adults. The pack committee works to support den leaders and the cubmaster.

Pack Committee Chair

The top volunteer in the pack is the Pack Committee Chair. They are responsible for ensuring enough qualified adult volunteers are in place to provide the program. They lead the pack committee meetings.

Chartered Organization

This is the organization that partners with the Boy Scouts of America to deliver a Scouting program. They adopt Scouting to serve the youth in the community.

Our Chartered Organization is the Sunrise Valley PTA.

Chartered Organization Representative

This person appoints the Pack Committee Chair and approves all adult leaders. They provide resources from the chartered organization.

Review more information about how Cub Scouting is Organized.