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Are Cub Scouts the same as Boy Scouts?
Cub Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America—so in that sense, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are both members of the same organization. However, they are entirely different programs: Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program designed specifically to address the needs of younger boys. Cub Scouts may become Boy Scouts when they turn 11 years old or graduate from the 5th grade. You can learn more about St. Angela’s Boy Scout troop HERE. Click HERE to learn about all of BSA’s programs.
Who runs the Pack?
The pack is run entirely by unpaid parents just like you!
The Pack Committee, which currently consists of the Committee Chairman, Treasurer, Awards Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and the Religions Emblems Coordinator develops budgets, approves expenses, arranges for facilities and conducts overall planning.
The Cubmaster, Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders are most directly involved with the Cub Scouts. Dens generally meet weekly or bi-weekly, and a Den Leaders meeting is held monthly to discuss issues of common concern.
An adult member of each Cub Scout household is expected to participate in a volunteer position or serve on a committee. In addition to Pack Committee and Den Leader positions, we need an additional 10-20 volunteers to serve on event committees (i.e. pinewood derby, blue and gold, food drive, etc.). Moms, Dads and Grandparents are welcome!
Click here to view our leadership team, and here to view our pack’s leader roles.
Why do we need uniforms?
For most young boys an important part of the Cub Scouting experience is wearing the uniform. In addition to identifying the boy as belonging to the Boy Scouts, wearing it also serves the following purposes:
• The Cub Scout is reminded to live up to their motto Do Your Best, the Law of the Pack and the Cub Scout Promise.
• It reminds the Cub Scout to behave properly.
• It reminds the boy to dress neatly and maintain a neat appearance.
• It provides a place for the Cub Scout to proudly display the awards and badges he earned.
What uniforms need to be purchased?
“Class A” uniforms are worn at all pack meetings and most den meetings and outings. They include the official cub scout shirt with insignia, and the cub scout belt, den hat and neckerchief. Official pants and socks are optional. These items can be purchased at a local scout shop for less than $70.
“Class B” uniforms are used for some outdoor and special events and include a yellow pack tshirt (purchased from the pack for $8), and the den hat.
Where do all these patches go?
The only patches that are sewn on the Cub Scout uniform are the identification and rank patches shown here. All other patches are considered “temporary” patches. These can be “temporarily” placed on the right pocket of the uniform, or optionally placed on a cub scout patch vest which can be obtained from the local Scout Shop. Dens may choose to standardize on alternative patch vest or jacket to display these patches.
How much does this cost?
The pack collects $95 per scout per year (which comes out to less that $8 per month). This pays for BSA registration, a Boys Life magazine subscription, accident and liability insurance, advancement awards, and various pack events. Den leaders may collect small amounts of money to cover field trips and meeting supplies as needed for the individual dens. Uniforms are purchased separately for around $100. The two fund raisers we have every year help the pack keep the costs low, as well as provide an opportunity for scouts to have fun and earn prizes.
What fundraisers does the pack participate in?
We participate in two major fundraisers per year which enables the pack to significantly reduce the cost to pack families. We rely on all pack families to make these events successful:
Popcorn Sales : In the fall we sell Trails-End gourmet popcorn. Scouts learn valuable lessons in how to interact with people and learn sales techniques. While earning money for the pack, they also may earn prizes for themselves. This is the main fundraiser activity for Pack 811.
Scout-o-Rama Tickets : The Scout-o-Rama is an outdoor fair activity held in the spring where Scout groups from all over Southern California demonstrate their skills and scoutcraft for the general public. This is a fun family event. Our Pack sells tickets to the event and a portion of the sales revenue is returned to the pack.
We may also have smaller fundraising efforts, such as fun night outs at local restaurants whom give us a percentage of the business we bring them.