posted Aug 13, 2010, 11:15 AM by Scout Pack 13   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 7:41 AM ]

"I would like to enroll my son in Cub Scouts. How do I get started?"

* Contact Pack 13 -- email or, or send us a message your e-mail address on our Cub Scout Pack 13 Wiesbaden Facebook page.

* Attend your first Pack Meeting, Den Meeting, or Summertime Activity

* Complete and submit the BSA application, registration form, fees and Volunteer Form

* Outfit your Cub Scout with an appropriate uniform

* Check the website or Scouttrack calendar for upcoming hikes, camping, other activities.

* Enjoy watching your son learn and grow with the support of his new scouting friends and the leaders in Cub Scout Pack 13.

Registration: Boys can join any time! The Cub Scout registration form is attached and can be turned in to the Pack 13 registrar.

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New Scout
$36 TAC council fee DoD sponsored families / $72 non-DoD families
$24 BSA registration fee
$ 1 BSA insurance fee
$39 Pack 13 activity fee
$100 TOTAL*  ($136 non-DoD)

* add $12 if Boys' Life subscription is desired 
(cost is prorated according to month you join after January)

Adult Volunteer
$24 BSA registration fee 



                                What are Cub Scout Ranks and How does my Son Advance?

Lion. The Lion program is an introductory program to scouting for boys in kindergarten. Lions do adventures with their adult partners and other Lions

BobcatThe Bobcat rank is for all boys who join Cub Scouting.

Tiger. The Tiger Cub program is for first-grade (or age 7) boys and their adult partners. The requirements consist of an exciting series of indoor and outdoor activities just right for a boy in the first grade.

WolfThe Wolf program is for boys in second grade (or age 8). To earn the Wolf badge, scouts work physical and mental skills.

BearThe Bear rank is for boys who have completed second grade (or age 9). The Cub Scout must complete 12 Bear achievements in four categories to earn the Bear badge. These requirements are somewhat more difficult and challenging than those for Wolf rank.

WEBELOSThis is a 2-year program for boys who have completed third grade (or age 10). This is the first step in his transition from Cub Scouts to a Boy Scout troop. Scouts work on activity badges, attend meetings led by adults, and becomes familiar with the Boy Scout requirements, all leading up to the Arrow of Light Award.

For more information, please contact the Committee Chairman at and

Pack 13 Uniform Policy

posted Nov 22, 2009, 1:25 AM by Scout Pack 13   [ updated Feb 26, 2010, 7:43 AM ]

Pack 13 provides each new scout with a neckerchief, pack and den numerals patches, and the Cub Scout handbook—all covered by his Activity fee payment. Each scout is required to wear the following at den and pack meetings:

    • Blue scout shirt (Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos I) or Tan scout shirt (Webelos I or II) with insignia and patches
    • Scout belt with buckle
    • Neckerchief and slide (which holds neckerchief in place)

Other uniform items such as hats and olive green Scout pants are considered optional.

Some Cub Scout Uniform Resources:

    Scout Shop near Ansbach, Germany ( - you can visit in person or order online from them. - Official BSA Scout Shop online - Discount Official Scout Uniforms

Parent Participation Key to Pack Success

posted Nov 22, 2009, 12:54 AM by Scout Pack 13   [ updated Feb 26, 2010, 7:47 AM ]

Your involvement and commitment is essential to the success of your child’s Scouting experience. We encourage the parents/guardians for each child to:

    1. Participate with them.
    2. Go to and observe their meetings.
    3. Be part of their den’s program—both weekly meetings and outings.
    4. Support the program financially (fundraising).
    5. Coach them on their advancements and earning of recognition awards.
    6. Help in at least one support role during the year.

What’s expected of me as a parent?
The role of parents within Pack 13 is to support the Pack’s efforts and to provide the atmosphere Cub Scouts need to learn and excel. Quite simply, without parent participation, the Pack ceases to function. And for Cub Scouts, it is official policy for a parent or guardian to attend Pack meetings with their child.

How can I help my Cub Scout?

• Have him at the right place, at the right time, in the right uniform.
• Make him available for Pack and den activities; it will be amazing how much he will progress if he attends all the meetings and events.
• Actively follow his progress and offer encouragement when needed. Read his Cub Scout handbook and understand the purpose and methods of Scouting. Take a look at Chapter 1. This short chapter is a Parent Guide that helps you learn what it’s all about.
• Help him practice and learn the skills for advancement. Some of the skills can seem overwhelming for a Cub Scout.
• Realize that some Cub Scouts will progress faster than others.

How can I help the Pack?
Volunteer!!!! Here are some (but not all) of the jobs:

    • Serve on the Pack Committee or as an Assistant Cubmaster.
    • Show support to both the individual Scout and the Pack by attending Pack meetings and events.
    • Assist in Pack fundraisers and other such activities.
    • Organize and help organize events (such as Bowl-a-thon, and Blue and Gold Banquet).
    • Provide back-up to a Den Leader who is TDY.

Online Training For Adult Volunteers

posted Nov 22, 2009, 12:49 AM by Scout Pack 13   [ updated May 2, 2010, 9:32 AM ]

Who needs to get trained for working with Cub Scouts? Any parent who registers as an Adult volunteer should at minimum take the Youth Protection—we owe that to our kids. The other two sections give a better understanding of how things work and just makes volunteers that much better at effectively supporting the den and pack.

Volunteers should go online to get their training because there isn’t a local training option right now. Start by going to and selecting “Parent” on the top menu, then clicking on “Training” which should take you straight to Adult training. Then look for:

• Youth Protection Training
• This is Scouting
• CS Leader Fast Start Training

The training link at each of these will take you to where you create an account. Your certifications will be saved there and can be retrieved anytime. After you complete a training module, please print the certificate for your records, and send Karen Ravensbergen an email stating what you’ve completed and when (you can send to We have to keep this information on file.

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