What does it cost to join Scouts?
The minimum costs to join the BSA for a year are:
- Annual Membership of $88 which includes:
- Neckerchief and slide
- 1 Handbook
- 1 Pinewood Derby kit
- Optional 1-year subscription to Boy's Life Magazine - $12
- Class-A Uniform (Pricing available at scoutstuff.org.)
- Class-B Uniform -T-shirt (Typically $10 per shirt)
Where can I buy a uniform?
Uniforms and other scouting items are available at the Occoneechee Scout Shop.
3231 Atlantic Ave
Raleigh, NC 27604
You may also purchase uniforms online at scoutstuff.org. Of course, there are other online options including amazon, craigslist, and ebay.
Finally, uniforms may also be available at the PTA Thrift Shop, or you may be able to get a hand-me-down uniform at the September Pack meeting.
What is a Den?
A den is 8-10 boys in the same grade. Dens usually meet two times per month. The den is led by a volunteer den leader (usually a parent). The den leader is usually assisted by an assistant den leader, and may also have a den chief (Boy Scout volunteer). The main purpose of den meetings is to work on advancements. Den meetings consist of lots of fun activities like games, crafts, and skit and song practice.
What is a Pack?
All the dens combine to create the Pack. The Pack meets once a month. The Cubmaster leads the Pack meeting. Pack meetings consist of games, skits, songs, ceremonies and presentation of advancements earned that month by the scouts.
What is the Cub Scout Motto?
"Do Your Best"
The Scout Oath (or Promise)
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law
A Scout is
What is the role of the Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster?
The Cubmaster presides over all Pack meetings. He/she is the leader of the Pack. The Assistant Cubmaster helps the Cubmaster and stands in whenever the Cubmaster is absent.
What is the Pack Committee?
The pack committee is made up of den leaders, the Cubmaster and assistant leaders. Most of these leaders are parents of the boys. Committee meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month, are led by the Pack Committee Chairperson and Cubmaster, and are centered around monthy themes. The committee plans meetings and events, selects leaders, keeps records, manages pack finances, orders advancements, maintains pack equipment, administers the web site and helps train and recognize leaders.
Committee membership is open to all akelas, and the committee is ALWAYS looking for akelas who are willing to volunteer for any role on the committee.
Where can I learn more about Cub Scouting?
The website scouting.org is an excellent resource for learning more about Cub Scouting.