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Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 68

General Information for New Parents

2004-2005

 


 

 
FAQ
Who are Cub Scouts?
What is the difference between a Pack and a Den?
How does the Pack generate funds?

Are there any forms required to participate in Scouts?
How many meetings are there?
How much are the uniforms and what is required?

 

Who are Cub Scouts?

Cub Scouts are a part of the national Boy Scouts of America. Pack 68 is in the Chillicothe District (Greene County) of the Tecumseh Council.

The local Council Service Center and Scout Shop are at:

                                                          Tecumseh Council, BSA

                                                          326 S. Thompson Ave.

                                                          Springfield, OH 45506

                                      Phone:        937-325-6449

                                      Fax:            937-325-6574

                                      Website:     www.techumsehcouncilbsa.org

                                      Email:          

Cub Scout Pack 68 is chartered by the Beavercreek Church of the Brethren located on Dayton-Xenia Rd. across from Beavercreek High School.  Most of the boys in Pack 68 attend Main Elementary, but some are home schooled and some attend St. Luke.  Visit the Pack 68 Web site at http://pack68.net for pack events and information.

 

What is the difference between a Pack and a Den? top

A Cub Scout Pack consists of boys ages 6 to 10 or in school years of first grade through fifth grade and their leaders.  The Pack is made up of smaller groups of 6 to 10 boys and their leaders called dens.  All the leaders, usually parents of the boys, in Pack 68 are volunteers.

 

How does the Pack generate funds? top

Pack dues are currently $50.00 annually per Scout.  However, Pack 68 has an annual fundraiser in October.  We sell, make and deliver submarine sandwiches.  If the Cub Scout sells 34 subs, his dues are paid.  Information is given out at the September Pack Meeting and will be posted to the Web site.  The boys have approximately 2 weeks to sell subs by pre-order.  On a Saturday in October, the boys and their partners (usually a parent) come to the Scout House Kitchen and assemble the subs, pay by check for their total order, take the number of subs ordered, and then deliver them and pick up payment of delivery.  The check paid to Cub Scout Pack 68 upon picking up the subs is held for at least ten days to allow all orders to be delivered and paid for and the money deposited back into the parents bank account.  All Cub Scouts and their adult partners are expected to come on the designated Saturday and help assemble the sub sandwiches for the allotted time (usually 1-1/2 hours) whether they sell any subs or not.  A couple weeks of selling, one day of assembling, delivering, and collecting money for the sub orders is the only fundraiser Cub Scout Pack 68 has currently.

 

Each den also may have dues.  This amount varies in each den as to the types of activities the den does.  Den dues cover such items as craft supplies, snacks, and possibly admission for field trips.  Your den leader will give you more information on den dues.

 

Are there any forms required to participate in Scouts? top

Boy Scouts of America mandates the following medical forms:

Class 1 Medical record (updated annually) is required for all persons for any and all activities in BSA lasting less than 72 consecutive hours with level of activity similar to home or school. Click to download the form.

Class 2 Medical Record is required once every 36 months for all participants under 40 years of age for activities similar to home or school lasting longer than 72 consecutive hours. (The simplest method is to take the form to the doctor when your son has an annual physical exam.) Click to download the form.

Class 3 Medical Record requires a health examination within the past 12 months by a licensed medical practitioner.  It is to be used annually by all adults over 40 for all activities requiring a physical examination, such as camping and hiking. Click to download the form.

 

How many meetings are there? top

Each den has from 2 to 4 meetings each month during the school year.  These meetings may include field trips. In order for parents to drive boys to places other than the regular den meeting place, a Local Tour Permit is required. The Permit must have each vehicle owner's name, drivers license number, number of passengers in vehicle (including driver), number of seat belts, and amount of insurance coverage (per person liability, per accident liability and property damage limits). This driver information can be given to the Pack through the Pack 68 website or to the Den Leader.

 

There is also a Pack Meeting (all dens together) usually held on the last Tuesday of the month at the Scout House located behind the Beavercreek Church of the Brethren. 

 

How much are the uniforms and what is required? top

Pack 68 has an annual uniform inspection during the November Pack Meeting.  Uniforms vary by rank in the Pack.  A cap embroidered with “Pack 68 Beavercreek, Ohio” may be purchased for $10.00 from the Pack and worn for any pack or den activity in place of the rank cap. The Cub Scout Web Belt with buckle ($6.15 for up to 28” waist or $8.45 for 29” to 38” waist) is worn by all ranks in Pack 68 (recommend not cutting off excess length so that belt may be worn for several years/ranks.)

 

Tiger Cubs (first graders), Wolf Cubs (second graders) and Bear Cubs (third graders) wear the blue short-sleeve shirt ($22.15).  Webelos may also wear this shirt.  We recommend you purchase a shirt large enough to last two years.

 

Webelos may wear either the blue Cub Scout shirt ($22.15) or the khaki Webelos Scout uniform shirt ($23.40 short-sleeve or $29.15 long-sleeve).  This shirt can also be worn by Boy Scouts so it’s a good idea to purchase a large enough shirt to last your Scout two years.  If the khaki uniform is worn, the Scout must also wear the blue Shoulder Loops ($1.70/pair).

 

Den Numerals ($1.30) and Unit Numerals ($0.90 each for a number 6 and a number 8) as well as World Scout Crest Emblem (optional, $1.40) are to be sewn on the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos uniforms.

 

Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos Neckerchief (provided by Pack 68) and Neckerchief Slide ($2.20) are required uniform pieces.  Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos cap ($11.50) required unless wearing the Pack 68 cap instead.  Tiger Book ($3.60), Wolf or Bear Book ($4.95) or Webelos Book ($7.50) is also required.  top

 

Please note that prices are current for 2004, but are subject to change.

Please contact your Den Leader if you have questions or need additional information.




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