Welcome to Cub Scouts!
Cub scouting is a values-based, family-oriented development program that is part of the Boy Scouts of America. It is designed for boys who are in KG through Fifth grades (or are 7 through 10 years of age). Once your scout is 11 years old or completes 5th grade, they transition to Boy Scouts.
Cub Scouts is best described as “fun with a purpose.” Through positive interactions, engaging activities, achievements and recognition, and role modeling, scouts grow in character and confidence. The aim of Cub Scouts is to develop good citizenship, moral character, fitness & leadership.
Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the ten purposes of cub scouting, and all the activities leaders plan and boys enjoy relate to one or more of these purposes.
Pack 599 is an active unit that caters to boys in KG - 5th grade. We're a passionate group of parent leaders who love to have fun, enjoy the outdoors, are passionate about doing service projects and help our boys build fast cars, slick boats & water rockets! Pack 599 was established in September 2017.
The info listed below can also be found in the Pack 599 Parent Orientation
What about Boys in Grades 6-12?
Boys in grades 6-12 get to join the Boy Scouts Troops of their choice.
Most of Pack 599 boys have bridged into Troop 286 in Elk Grove. If you would like to know more, visit their website at https://www.egtroop286.com/
If you would like to find more units in your immediate neighborhood, you may find all Boy Scout Troops via entering your zip code at https://beascout.scouting.org/
When does Pack 599 meet?
Our Cub Scouts meets every other Sunday, 3:30pm-5:00pm at Muslim American Society Community & Youth Center: 3155 Dwight Rd., Elk Grove, CA 95758
Some of our meetings get swapped to outdoor events. For more info, check our Calendar
How much does it cost and what else do I need to buy?
Pack dues support your child's scouting adventure, subsidizing the cost of patches/badges/belt loops and other supplies.
Throughout the year, Pack 599 participates in various activities each with their own associated cost. Annual dues DO NOT cover these costs. Parents will be informed of out-of-pocket cost prior to each event.
For 2021 membership - $66, broken down to
BSA Membership: $66 per year, paid online and pro-rated when you register through this LINK
Cub Scout T-shirt: Required (Can purchase from scouts from prior year)
Cub Scout handbook: Required (Can purchase from scouts from prior year)
For 2020 membership - $135 , broken down to BSA Membership: $60 per year, paid online and pro-rated when you register through this LINK Mandatory Pack Liability Insurance $2 Leader Subsidy Fee $13 Pack 599 Annual Dues- $60 Additional Expenses Boy's life magazine: $12 per year ( optional ) Cub Scout Uniform: Required (Can purchase from scouts from prior year) Cub Scout handbook: Required (Can purchase from scouts from prior year)
Cub Scout Handbook
Each Den (grade level) has its own handbook. The handbook contains all the required adventures & activities they will be doing individually & as a den. They should bring their handbooks to the den meetings & outings.
Price varies from $10-17.
Class A: This is the official uniform to be worn to all Den and Pack meetings and for official Scouting events and activities. This can be purchased at the scout shop. Detailed information about which uniform to wear is on page 7 of the Parent Orientation Packet.
Class B: This is the official pack T-shirt. This is worn to more casual events and activities. It can be purchased at our den meetings from a committee member with advance notice. The cost is $10 per shirt
How do I sign up?
Here's a brief explanation of the process of signing up:
Register online through this LINK
Parent volunteer agreement print and bring to one of our meetings
Pay the Dues to our Treasurer
Receive a notification of application approval, and get added on Scoutbook & WhatsApp groups!
How will you communicate with me?
Once your application has been processed, you will receive an invitation to join scoutbook. This is the main source of communication. It is where you can log your son’s completed adventures and service hours, as well as view the pack’s calendar and RSVP for events.
Parents will be added to:
“Pack 599 All Parents” group
A den specific group
How can I get involved?
Cub Scouts is NOT a babysitting program. Parents *MUST* to be actively involved. More information about how you can help is located on pages 8-10 of the Parent Orientation Packet.
I have more questions
For questions regarding meetings in Elk Grove, contact Ahmed@Scouting599.org
For questions regarding meetings in Folsom, contact Tkhasawinah@Gmail.com
Useful video and links for new Cub Scout families
If you're new to scouting, we recommend you to go theough the links below to familiarize yourself with the program:
Welcome to Cub Scouting Video: Top 5 Questions Answered:
About the Cub Scout Program:
About meetings and Events:
This page explains the different ranks and their requirements:
This page is all about cub scouting:
The following website is very useful and has all of the information about Scouting and official scouting events going on in our district: http://www.gec-bsa.org
Where do I buy the Uniform & Handbook?
River City Scout Shop
251 Commerce Circle, Sacramento, CA 95815