Welcome…. …to Cub Scouting Purpose of Tonight’s Meeting To explain the Cub Scouting program. To explain opportunities for parents to participate with son in Scouting program. To complete registrations forms and collect Scouting fees. Scouting’s Mission “It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Cub Scout Promise, Cub Scout Motto and the Law of the Pack.” Purpose of Cub Scouting Year-round family program designed for boys who are in 1st through 5th grade. Purposes are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Character Development Spiritual Growth Good Citizenship Sportsmanship Family Understanding 6. Respectful Relationships 7. Personal Achievement 8. Friendly Service 9. Fun and Adventure 10. Preparation for Boy Scouts Focus of Pack xx Character Citizenship Physical Fitness Cub Scout Promise I…. (state your name)…. Promise to do my best To do my duty to God and my country. To help other people, and To obey the Law of the Pack. The Law of the Pack The Cub Scout follows Akela. The Cub Scout helps the Pack go. The Pack helps the Cub Scout grow. The Cub Scout gives goodwill. Parent’s Agreement I have read the Promise and I want my son to join the pack. I will assist him in observing the policies of the BSA and chartered organization. I will: While he is a Tiger Cub, serve as his adult partner and participate in all meetings and activities. While he is a Cub Scout, help him and approve his Cub Scout advancement. Attend monthly pack meetings and take part in other activities; assist pack leaders as needed. Cub Scout Membership Family-centered program. Boys and parents join a Pack. Meets monthly. Assigned to a den (same grade boys). Meets weekly. Parent-led committee runs Pack. Cub Scout Pack Organization CUB SCOUT PACK ORGANIZATION Chartered Organization Chartered Organization Representative Pack Committee Cubmaster Tiger Cub Den Den Leader 1st Grade Wolf Den Den Leader 2nd Grade Bear Den Den Leader 3rd Grade Webelos Den Den Leader 4th & 5th Grade Program Leadership Program leadership is totally volunteer. Over 3,500 volunteers in Lewis & Clark Council, BSA. Active parental support is needed. “Many hands make light work.” Opportunity to get involved with your son. Part of the Lewis & Clark Council, BSA Our pack is part of the Lewis & Clark Council, BSA. Serves over 17,000 young people with a variety of Scouting programs across the county. Camps and facilities include – Camp Joy, Carlyle IL; Camp Vandeventer, Waterloo IL; Camp Warren Levis, Godfrey IL; Camp Sunnen, Potosi, MO. Scout Office – 335 W. Main St., Belleville IL. (618) 234-9111 or www.lewisandclarkbsa.org Who Pays For It? Cub Scouting program is supported by families. $15.00 for annual BSA membership. $12.00 for optional Boy’s Life Magazine. Additional den and pack dues for activities and awards. Additional support of council through Friends of Scouting at first of year. Advancement Plan Recognition is important to boys. Advancement plan provides fun for boys. Gives sense of personal achievement. Strengthens family understanding. Opportunity for parents to be involved. Each grade level has its own book. Advancement Bobcat 1st Advancement Earned Tiger Cub Wolf Cub 1st Grade 2nd Grade Arrow of Light Bear Cub Webelos 3rd Grade 4th & 5th Grades Highest Advancement Earned Pack Activities & Calendar Upcoming pack events for this year…. Pinewood Derby Blue and Gold Banquet Scout-O-Rama Day Camp Summer Activities Cub Scouts Day Camp Webelos Resident Camp What’s Next? The cost of joining. Parental involvement in the pack and dens. Separate by age group (Tigers, Wolf, Bear, Webelos) and meet the scouts and parents. Become familiar with den – meeting times, locations, etc. Complete applications (both youth and adult). What’s the Cost for Joining? Cub Scout registration – $60* Cub Scout Leader registration – $15 Uniforms $60-67** * The registration fee includes BSA registration, subscription to Boy’s Life, and covers the cost of materials used during the year ** Uniforms may be available from our loan closet Tiger Scout Required Uniform Blue Shirt Hat Scarf Slide Belt Total $22.99 11.99 6.00 2.50 9.00 $52.48 Required Patches Council Patch Troop Numbers World Crest Den Numbers Total $2.00 2.00 1.50 1.39 $6.89 Grand Total Tiger Book $59.37 $4.49 Wolf Scout Required Uniform Blue Shirt $22.99 Hat 11.99 Scarf 6.00 Slide 2.50 Belt 9.00 Total $52.48 Required Patches Council Patch Troop Numbers World Crest Den Numbers Total Grand Total Wolf Book $2.00 2.00 1.50 1.39 $6.89 $59.37 $6.99 Bear Scout Required Uniform Blue Shirt $22.99 Hat 11.99 Scarf 6.00 Slide 2.50 Belt 9.00 Total $52.48 Required Patches Council Patch Troop Numbers World Crest Den Numbers Total Grand Total Bear Book $6.99 $2.00 2.00 1.50 1.39 $6.89 $59.37 Webelos Required Uniform Tan Shirt Epaulets Hat Scarf Slide Belt Total $25.00 2.00 11.99 6.00 2.50 9.00 $56.49 Required Patches Council Patch Troop Numbers World Crest Den Numbers Webelos Colors Total $2.00 2.00 1.50 1.39 3.50 $10.39 Grand Total $66.88 Webelos Book $6.99 Pack Organization Pack Committee Need Committee Chair, Treasurer, Advancement, and Secretary Cubmaster Need Cubmaster & Assistant Tiger Cub Den Den Leader 1st Grade Need leader Wolf Den Den Leader 2nd Grade Need 2 leaders Bear Den Den Leader 3rd Grade Need 2 leaders Webelos Den Den Leader 4th & 5th Grade Need 2 leaders Pack Organization Where do we need leaders to get started? Cubmaster Tiger Den Leader Wolf Den Leader & Assistant Bear Den Leader & Assistant Webelos I & II Leaders & Assistants Committee Members Meet Your Den Meet with other parents in your scout’s den Get to know each other Who can serve as leader? Who can help? If you have scouts in different dens, find which den has the greater need and volunteer there. Make sure you volunteer for something! “Many hands make light work!” Fill Out Application Please open your son’s Cub Scout application and begin completing it. Cub Scout fees to collect tonight include: Application Fee Boy’s Life Magazine (optional) Fill Out Application Please open your adult volunteer application and begin completing it. Complete a skills survey Adult Training All adult leaders need to take the following training, all available online at http://olc.scouting.org/ Youth Protection Training This Is Scouting Cub Scout Leader Fast Start Help and Support Council website, www.lewisandclarkbsa.org, provides links to: District Roundtable Program Helps New Den Leader Kit Council Calendar Thank You For joining the Cub Scouting program. For agreeing to work with your son in his den and with his advancement program. For supporting the pack and their activities. For turning in your application forms and fees.