- What is Cub Scouting?
- Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and their parents. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, bravery, and respect. Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Through interaction between parents, leaders, and friends, boys learn citizenship, compassion, and courage. This family-and community-centered approach to learning means that Cub Scouting is truly time well spent.
- What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
- Tiger Cubs (boys entering first grade or age 7),
- Cub Scouts (boys entering second or third grade, or age 8 or 9),
- Webelos Scouts (boys entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 10).
- What does Cub Scouting offer my son?
- Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.
- How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation in other activities?
- The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is two Den meetings and one Pack meeting per month. Boys who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, etc, or academic-based extracurricular activities like music, art, science etc., can be recognized for these activities though Cub Scout belt loops and pins which are worn on their uniform.
- What are the responsibilities of a parent?
- Provide help and support for the den and pack.
- Work with your son on advancement projects and activities.
- Attend pack meetings with your son and present his advancement awards to him at the pack meeting.
- Attend and assist with den outings.
- Attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your son.
Do I need to attend the pack meetings with my scout or do I drop him off?
Do Cub Scouts go camping?
All parents, siblings and family members are welcomed and encouraged to attend the pack meetings. This is a special time for the scouts to be recognized for all their hard work. At no time shall a scout be dropped off at a pack meeting.
- Yes, but they ease into it. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family. Click here for more info on Cub Scout camping.
- What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
- Pack 36 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
- Fall Webelos Campout
- Scouting for Food
- Blue & Gold Banquet
- Pinewood Derby
- Memorial Day Observance
- Summer Day Camp
- Summer Resident Camp
- Community Service Activities
- Winter Cabin Campout
- And more!!!
- How much is it going to cost?
- The annual Pack 36 dues are $60. These dues cover such items as the National registration fee, Boys' Life Magazine, and handbook appropriate for your son's rank, the pinewood derby kits, and all rank patches and awards for the year. New Cub Scouts need to pay the annual fees upon registration. Contact the Cubmaster with any questions.
Other costs include uniforms and some activity fees including those for the Day Camp and Resident Camps and the optional activities. Youth members are required to participate in one fund-raising activity (popcorn), which helps to cover equipment, and other activities.
- Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
Click here for other scouting store locations in Michigan.
See the Scout Unifom Essentials pdf file attachment below for a picture and description of the uniform.
If you can't make it to the store, and are comfortable specifying your son's shirt size (S/M/L), they will also take phone orders and ship via UPS. Alternatively, you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at ScoutStuff.Org. We strongly suggest ordering big!
- How can I save money on the cost of uniforms?
- Pack 36 may have donated uniforms from previous scouts available so please contact us.