Parents of young boys and girls face a lot of choices in after-school activities. Kids want to have fun, while parents want them to learn positive values and skills that will last a lifetime. If your child is about to enter Kindergarten through fifth grade, Cub Scouting may be exactly what you are both looking for. Generations of Americans have participated in and benefited from Cub Scouting, and the experience of serving millions of participants over almost a century has enabled us to make Cub Scouting one of the most exciting and rewarding programs available to your family.
The Cub Scout age program is for Kindergarten through 3rd graders – Lion, Tiger cubs, Wolf scouts, and Bear scouts. The Bobcat rank is the first rank earned by Cub Scouts, no matter which grade they begin scouting. After earning the Bobcat rank, he then begins earning the rank of his grade. After completing Bear scout requirements, scouts begin their Webelos program.
When you join, you will meet two times a month with your den, which consists of 5-8 boys or girls usually of the same grade level. The den structure allows boys to build relationships with leaders and other boys. The den provides opportunities for activities that would be difficult with a large group, such as: crafts, games, skits, songs, storytelling, puzzle, ceremonies. The den also provides leadership opportunities for the boys and girls.
Then Pack 847, the collection of dens, will meet once a month. The monthly pack meeting brings together boys from every den, their leaders, and their families, to participate in a large-scale event that serves as a showcase for everything the boys have learned and done in their individual den meetings. The pack meeting gives the boys and girls a larger experience beyond their own den, and helps them to connect their individual activities to the entire Cub Scouting program. Our Pack meeting are almost always held at our chartered church, the First United Methodist Church of Euless.
- Pack Dues: $175. However, our goal is to raise enough money to cover our pack dues plus do all our activities such as camping and field trips for free. The primary source of our fund raising comes from popcorn-selling.
- Uniforms: The uniforms which can last several years includes the shirt ($40), neckerchief ($9), slide ($4, optional), cap ($15), belt ($8), shorts or pants (optional), patches/emblems (approx. $7). Used uniforms can also be purchased on Ebay. Please note that prices are estimated.
- Handbook: $15/year