|What is Cub Scouting?
Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's three traditional membership divisions. (The others are Boy Scouting and Venturing.)
What Are the Requirements to Join Cub Souts?
Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 7), Cub Scouts (entering second or third grade, or age 8 or 9), Webelos Scouts (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?
What Kinds of Activities Are Available to Cub Scouts and their Families?
- 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.
Each year, Pack 298 hosts or participates in most or all of the following:
How Much Does It Cost?
- Monthly Pack Meetings
- Rocket Launch
- Fall Family Campout
- Frisco Community Parade
- Senior Center Service Project
- Christmas Party
- Pinewood Derby
- Scout Sunday
- "Scouting for Food" Drive
- Blue and Gold Banquet
- Scout Show
- Spring Family Campout
- Space Derby
- RoughRiders Scout Night
- Summer Twilight Camp
- Raingutter Regatta
- and more!
Annual Pack dues are $100.00 and include B.S.A. registration and insurance, Boy's Life magazine, and Pack dues that cover Pinewood Derby kits, all awards for the year and more.
Pack 298's dues pay for September through August. Scouts and adults joining us after February pay a prorated amount of $50. Pack T-shirts (optional) are available for Scouts and adults for $12.00 each.
Other costs include uniforms and minimal fees for some events and outings (i.e. campouts, CUBE, Twilight Camp).
Where Can I Buy Uniforms and Related Scouting Gear?
There are seven Scout Shop locations in North Texas [locations]. The location closest to Frisco families joining Pack 298 is the Lyle-Gamble Scout Shop in Fairview, TX. The address is 5600 US Hwy I-75, Fairview, TX 75069 -- on the East side of I-75 about 1/2 mile North of Stacy Road. [Map it]. The phone number is: 972-359-9992.
You can also purchase uniforms online at ScoutStuff.org.
When Do We Meet?
Cub Scouts usually meet in their Dens twice a month plus one "field trip" type outing in the community. Dens determine their own meeting place, time and frequency. The entire Cub Scout Pack meets monthly, usually on the third Monday of every month. In addition, Pack events (such as campouts, Pinewood Derby and similar) are on the schedule about every 4 to 6 weeks throughout the year.
How Can I Learn More?
You can learn more about the Cub Scout program by contacting the Cubmaster, a Den Leader or even another Cub Scout family.