What are the age requirements to join Cub Scouts?
Tiger Cubs - entering first grade or age 7
Cub Scouts - entering second or third grade, or age 8 or 9
Webelos - 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 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 Cub Scouts go camping?
Yes, but they ease into it. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family. More on Cub Scout camping can be found at http://www.scouting.org/cubscouts/activities/outdoor/camping.y.html
What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 151 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
Blue & Gold Banquet
Franklin Christmas Parade
Summer Day Camp
Summer Resident Camp
Community Service Activities
How much is it going to cost?
The annual Pack 151 dues of $60 covers such items as the National registration fee, Boys' Life Magazine, the neckerchief and handbook appropriate for your son's rank, pinewood derby kits, and all patches and awards for the year (through next March). Since the Pack 151 charter begins on April 1, new Cub Scouts may pay a prorated fee for the remainder of the year, depending on when they register. Contact the Cubmaster for a prorated dues schedule.
Other costs include uniforms and some activity fees including those for the Day Camp and Resident Camps. Youth members participate in one fund-raising activity (popcorn), which helps to cover Den supplies, equipment, and other activities.
Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
The Nashville Scout Shop
3414 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
(corner of Hillsboro Pike and Woodmont)
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Other middle TN scout shops on their website http://www.mtcbsa.org/scoutshops.htm
Alternatively, you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at ScoutStuff.Org
How often are the meetings?
Cub Scouts usually meet in their Dens once or twice each month, and a Pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families once a month. Beyond that, it depends on the Den and Pack: a Den may hold a special activity, such as a service project or visit to a local museum in place of one of the weekly meetings or in addition to the weekly meetings. Likewise, the Pack may conduct a special event such as a campout, or service activity as an additional event, rather than a substitute for its monthly Pack meeting.
How can I learn more?
The best way to learn about what a Cub Scout really does is to talk with a Cub Scout who is engaged in the program. Alternatively, you can learn more about the Cub Scout program by selecting "Contact our Pack" (above) and asking questions, or leave your phone number to receive a call from the Cubmaster.