pack 392 - quick facts

What is Cub Scouts?

Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and girls 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, scouts 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?

Lion Cubs(entering Kindergarten), 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 Child?

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 such as sports? 

The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is one or two Den meetings and one Pack meeting per month. Cub Scouts are encouraged to participate in sports programs. Scouting and sports share some of the same common core values: Health and Fitness, Cooperation, Positive Attitude, Honesty, Courage, Compassion, Responsibility, and Respect. The scouting program is a year-long program and we understand that participation in leagues may require the scouts to miss the occasional meetings and events. DON’T WORRY, just stay in touch with your Den Leader so you can stay on track for your rank advancements. And in many cases through their participation, the scouts will earn Belt Loops or Pins recognizing their participation in the sport.

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 Blue and Gold Awards Banquet, attend and assist with den outings, and attend Cub Scout Family activities with your scout.

Do Cub Scouts go camping?

Yes. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family. We offer several camping trips a year you may participate in.

What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?

Pack 392 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include: Rain gutter Regatta, Fall Campout, Scouting for Food, Halloween Party, Hiking, Klondike, Holiday Party, Tubing, Blue & Gold Banquet, Pinewood Derby, Spring Campout, Summer Day Camp, Community Service Activities, and more!

How much is it going to cost?

The annual Pack 392 dues of around $100 covers such items as the National registration fee, Scouts’ Life Magazine, the neckerchief/slide and handbook appropriate for 

your son’s rank, the boat and pinewood derby kits, pack meeting supplies, pack equipment, and all patches and awards for one entire year. 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. Additional fundraising activities are available to add money to each scouts account that can be used to pay for camp and activities. Scholarships are available for Scouts who are interested in joining.

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 meetings or in addition to the meetings. Likewise, the Pack may conduct a special event such as a pinewood derby, camping, or service activity as an additional event, rather than a substitute for its monthly Pack meeting.

New to cub scouting?

Cub Scouts of America has provided a great video with basic information to serve as a "Parent Orientation" to Cub Scouting. Additional scouting information can be found on the official Cub Scouts of America page located here.