you're new to Scouting eh?
First thing : Take a look at our leaders page
and get to know your den leader. We'll try to post den meeting
times and locations on the calendar page, but no guarantee
it will be accurate for each week.
The Calendar page is usually up to date, but sometimes it's
best to call your den or pack leader to make sure of the
next den or pack activity.
Second thing : Watch this video. It's a great summary of
what cub scouts is all about.
Basic uniform and book fees run $77 for the
scouting year. This is the big first time fee as it includes
the shirt, which is almost 1/2 of that fee. The shirt will
last your son usually at least 3 years (so buy it a little
big!) . This fee includes : shirt, patches, belt, neckerchief,
slide, book, hat and registration fees. The hat and belt
are optional, but come in handy. We don't require the pants
in our pack. It might seem like alot, but the benefits your
son will get from the
hundred times more valuable (your pack leaders opinion)!
is a scout shop trading post at Cary Camp on 26 also, and
both Kokomo and Indy have a scout store.
Badges and most awards will
of the den leaders, you might give em a "thank you" for
helping out the next time you see them)
where the patches belong!
What is the time commitment?
Tiger and Lion den parents need to be present at each den
and pack function with the scout. Older scouts do not need
the meeting, but many choose to stay and participate anyway.
There MUST be at a minimum 2 adult leaders at every scout
function. This is referred to as "2 deep leadership" in
scouting. It's an important part of knowing your son will
be safe at all scout functions.
Most dens will meet once a week for about an hour. The
pack will have a meeting once a month (no den meetings
on pack meeting weeks) where we'll do fun things like Den
challenges and distribute awards for scout achievements
and advancement. Who can't find another hour a week for
Our kids are all busy these days with school, soccer, and
baseball. When you ask yourself if you can add yet another
activity to the list, remember this. All the astronauts
who have walked on the moon were eagle scouts and I'll
guarantee they remember their days in scouting. I wonder
if they would remember a baseball game they played in when
they were 10?
Coming into scouts MID YEAR? Call your
pack leader. We'll make it work! Heather St.Myer firstname.lastname@example.org
The best link to keep you in touch is the website you're
already at, but here are a few other scouting related websites
Crossroads of America Boy
Scout Council Website (Central Indiana). Good site for
history of scouting, who's who in the national scouting
organization, and upcoming council activities our boys
can participate in.
pack 3338 scout page has a ton of great info
that is appropriate for most scout packs. They do a great
website and there is TONS of useful information.