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1 Cub Scout Pack XXX School Night For Scouting
Welcome! Please sit at a table marked with the school grade your son is in. If there is no room at the table(s), sit at a table near them.

The two raised fingers of the Cub Scout sign stand for two parts of the Promise - “to help other people” and “to obey.” They look like a wolf’s ears, ready to listen to Akela. This sign is also used to call the attention of the Pack. When this sign is displayed, all persons present (including Scouts, Parents, Siblings, and any one else) are to sit or stand quietly, and place their full attention towards the speaker.

3 Please join us in the Pledge of Allegiance


5 The Cub Scout Promise I 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.

6 Tonight’s Agenda Introductions / Welcome
Purpose of School Night For Scouting (SNFS) What is Cub Scouting? Cub Scout Organization Parents Role in Supporting the Pack Program Registration, Dues, & Uniform Costs Before you Leave Tonight Break / Questions Complete Application Forms Form new Dens

7 Purpose of SNFS Explain the Cub Scout Program and it’s organization.
Bring new boys into the Pack and make them a part of an exciting program. Recruit parents to lead new dens and serve on leadership committees. Provide an ongoing program for new boys each year.

8 Cub Scouting is a Family oriented Program!!!
What is Cub Scouting? Influencing…...the development of character Developing…...good habits and attitudes of good citizenship Encouraging…good sportsmanship & pride Improve………understanding within the family Earning………other people’s respect Fostering……..a sense of personal / Pack achievement Showing………how to be helpful Prepare……….the boys to become Boy Scouts Providing….….FUN! …. FUN! …. FUN! Cub Scouting is a Family oriented Program!!!

9 How is this done? Pack Activities Fund Raisers
Many of these goals are achieved through fellowship within the Den and the Pack, making new friends, experiencing new things, and growing in the Pack through rank advancement and Events. Events for this year include: Community Projects Sporting Events Food Drive (Scouting for Food) Soccer, Hockey, Races, Heard Museum Scout Day Baseball, Basketball Allen Clean Up Day Rodeo Pack Activities Fund Raisers Pinewood & Space Derbies, Popcorn Sales Day Camps, Cub World, Family Scout Show Tickets Camping, Blue & Gold Banquet, Field Trips Any Other Ideas????

10 What Cub Scouting is not
B.S.A.……Does not stand for Baby Sitters of America The program does not work without the assistance of Parent volunteers (Leaders, Committee, helpers) Colors….…Cub Scouts is not an organized gang. The uniforms we wear identify us as responsible individuals working towards common goals. Military...…Cub Scouts are not a part of any Military organization.

11 Cub Scout Organization

12 Pack Organization Charter Organization (Your Charter Org)
Charter Org. Rep Pack Committee Cub Master Asst. Cub Master Wolf/Bear Den Leader(s) Tiger Cub Den Leader(s) Webelos Den Leader(s) Wolf/Bear Scouts & Parents Tiger Scouts & Parents Webelos Scouts and Parents

13 Den Assignments Rank 1st graders are Tiger Cubs 2nd graders are Wolf Cubs 3rd graders are Bear Cubs 4th graders are 1st Year Webelos 5th graders are 2nd Year Webelos Tiger Den A grouping of 4-8 1st grade “boy and parent teams” grouped together. Tiger Dens meet twice a month, with at least one of these meetings being a Discovery Adventure. Cub Den A grouping of 4-8 boys at the same rank (Wolf or Bear). Dens meet once a week, 2-3 times a month. Webelos Den A grouping of 4-6 boys at the 4th or 5th grade levels. These Dens are smaller because of the greater amount of work involved with preparing the boys for the Boy Scout Program. Pack The grouping of all of the Dens and adult volunteers supporting the Dens and Pack. The Pack meets together, usually the third Tuesday of each month at Story cafeteria.

14 Parents Role in Supporting the Pack Program
Cub Scouting is a family program Families strengthen Cub Scouting Cub Scouting strengthens families Parents support and encourage Cub Scouts to stay involved and as they advance Parents provide the leadership for the Pack

15 This is OUR Pack The only way it is successful and the only way it makes an impact in the lives of our boys is US! That means we need the talents of all of us – not just the leaders. The leaders are all here because we want our boys – all of our boys – to have a great scouting experience. The rest of us need to support them and the Pack Program. There are also several positions open on the Pack Committee. Please sign up and help us out!

16 Den Leader Opportunities
We need parents to step forward and volunteer to be Den Leaders for the new dens being formed Den Leaders are the backbone of the Pack organization because they work directly with the boys and help direct Pack activities. Your registration fee is paid by the Pack. You will need to buy uniform and patches. It takes time: Weekly den meeting (1-2 hours each; 2-3 meetings per month) Den meeting preparation (1 hr/wk - plan & use available resources) Monthly Pack meeting (1-2 hours) Monthly committee meeting (1-2 hours) Monthly District Round Table meeting (1-2 hours)

So, Why be a Den Leader? Being a Den Leader does take time. However, consider the benefits: A sense of pride as the Cub Scout grows and receives recognition. An opportunity to share your ideas with other adult leaders. A chance to meet new friends. An opportunity to help the boys learn respect for their environment, country and other people. A chance to do things you have not done in years. BE INVOLVED IN YOUR BOY’S LIFE!

18 Den Leader Help Training / Pack Trainer
Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster(s) Other Den Leaders are available to help. Pack Committee members are available to help. Council resources available. District Roundtable meeting every month provides specialized material and ideas. Pack library of reference books, meeting plans, etc. Cub Scout & Webelos Scout Program Helps which has prepared meeting plans for the whole year.

19 Registration, Dues, & Uniform Costs

20 1st Year Registration Fees & Dues
Costs are broken down into 5 categories: Council registration fee, Boy’s Life Magazine, Pack dues, Uniform and Supplies Cost and Special Events. The Council registration fee, and Boy’s Life (Optional) fee are due tonight. The Pack dues can be paid tonight (recommended) or paid by bi-annually (1/2 due now, 1/2 in January). Event fees are due at the time of each event. Option Option Council Fee: $ Council Fee: $ Pack Dues: Pack Dues: Boy’s Life: (Optional) Boy’s Life: Due Tonight: $ Due Tonight: $ 38.80 Reduce each fee by $10.80 if you do not want Boy’s Life.

21 Continuing Registration Fees & Dues
The pack pays for each returning Scout’s registration fees (and Boys Life if subscribed) from the 2nd year until they leave the Pack, or graduate into Boy Scouts. These fees are covered by annual fund raising drives (Popcorn and Scout Show). The only remaining required fees are the annual Pack Dues, and any required special event fees.

22 Uniforms This is a uniformed organization and wearing the uniform properly is an important part of the program. Builds Pride in membership - Display badges & awards of achievement - Recognizes the Brotherhood of Scouting - The Scouts should wear their uniforms to all Den and Pack meetings and to special Den and Pack outings. This year, Tiger Cubs will where the same blue uniform as the rest of the pack!!

23 Scout Uniform & Supply Cost
Cub Scouts Webelos Hat* $ $ 11.50 Shirt Shoulder Loops (Blue) N/A Belt & Buckle Neckerchief/Slide Rank Book Required Patches** $ $ *Hats are optional, but encouraged. **Circle 10 Council, Pack XXX Numbers, Den Number and World Crest Emblem (Prices subject to change)

24 Adult Uniform Cost Cub Scouts Webelos Hat* $ 11.50 $ 11.50
Shirt Shoulder Loops (Blue) N/A Belt & Buckle Neckerchief/Slide N/A N/A Leader Guide Book Required Patches** $ $ *Hats are optional, but encouraged. **Circle 10 Council, Pack XXX Numbers, Den Number and World Crest Emblem, Leader Patch (Prices subject to change)

25 Before You Leave Tonight!

26 Before Leaving Tonight
Complete Scout and Adult Volunteer application(s). Submit the required fee(s), make checks payable to “Pack XXX” (scholarships available). Know the name and phone number of your den leader. Know the time and place of your next den meeting. Get your questions answered. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

27 “Y” If you want Boy’s Life
Ethnic Background-Check one AA--African American CA--Caucasian AI --American Indian HI-- Hispanic AS--Asian OT--Other Application to Join A Pack Tiger Cub-Grade 1 (or age 7) (C) Bobcat Please print one letter in each space - press hard, your are making two copies Local Pack Number Cub Scout-Grade 2 or 3 (or age 8 or 9) (W) Wolf Leave space between first name and initial. Webelos Scout-Grade 4 (or age 10) (B) Bear Boy’s first name and initial Last Name (R) Webelos Badge Address-street or R.F.D. Grade Date of Birth Additional address information (if needed) Boy’s Life Month Day Year City ` State Zip Code Adult partner for Tiger Cub Cub--first name and initial Last Name If the adult partner is not the parent living at the same address, complete and attach an adult application SEX Partner Date of Birth Check this box if a Tiger Cub den coordinator (code AC). Month Day Year I have read the attached information sheet and approve this application. Parent’s name Occupation Signature of parent or guardian Employer and business address Area Code Home Telephone number Date Previous Scouting experience FOR PACK USE Unit renewal date Registration Fee Boy’s Life Fee Term (months) Month Year Cubmaster’s signature $ $ . Tigers Only XXX “Y” If you want Boy’s Life

28 “Y” If you want Boy’s Life
APPLICATION TO JOIN A PACK PACK NO Check EXPIRE DATE TERM MONTHS If applicant has an unexpired membership certificate, registration may be accomplished in this unit by paying $1 for processing the transfer. Check the box and attach certificate. It will be returned by the council. TRANSFER FROM: COUNCIL NO UNIT TYPE UNIT NO Please print---press hard; you are making a copy. First Name Middle Name Last Name Suffix Social Security Number Country Address Apt. No City State Zip Code Home Phone Date of Birth Grade Ethnic Background ADULT PARTNER FOR TIGER CUB School Boy’s Life Relationship Guardian Tiger Cub Adult Partner Check box if Tiger Cub den Coordinator Sex Partner Date of Birth PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION Relationship Guardian Social Security Number First Name Middle Name Last Name Suffix Home Phone Country Address Apt. No City State Zip Code Date of Birth Occupation Employer Sex Business Phone I have read the attached information sheet and approve the application Previous Scouting Experience Cubmaster Signature Signature of Parent Date Registration fee $ Boy’s Life fee $ No G MM400 Tiger Cub--Grade 1 (or age 7) Webelos Scout--Grade 4 or Cub Scout--Grade 2 or (or age 10) (or age 8 or 9) XXX “Y” If you want Boy’s Life AA--African American AI--American Indian AS--Asian CA--Caucasian HI--Hispanic OT--Other Tigers Only

29 You must provide the actual dates of their last shots.
Class 1 Personal Health History (Update annually using form No ) PLEASE DETACH BEFORE COMPLETEING Identification: To be filled out by parent or guardian. Please print in ink. Name: Date of birth: Age: Name of Parent or Guardian: Telephone: Home Address: City: State: Zip: Check all items that apply, past or present, to you health history. Explain any “YES” answers. Allergies: Food, Medicines, Insects, Plants Yes No Explain: General Information: YES NO YES NO YES NO YES NO YES NO ADHD (Attention Deficit Asthma Convulsions/Seizures Heart Trouble High Blood Pressure Hyperactivity Disorder) Cancer/Leukemia Diabetes Hemophilia Kidney Disease List any medications to be taken at camp: List any physical or behavioral conditions that may affect or limit full participation in swimming backpacking, hiking, long distances, or playing strenuous physical games: List equipment needed such as wheelchair, braces, glasses, contact lenses, etc: Immunizations (give date of last inoculation): Tetanus Toxoid: /13/ Pertussis: Mumps: Polio: Diphtheria: Measles: Rubella: Name of Personal Physician: Telephone: Personal Health/Accident Insurance Carrier: Policy No.: Parent Authorization: This health history is correct so far as I know, and the person herein described has permission to engage in all prescribed activities, except as noted by me. In the event of illness or accident in the course of such activity, I request that measures be instituted without delay as the judgement of medical personnel dictates. Signature: Date: Parent or Guardian You must provide the actual dates of their last shots.

30 A Boy’s Eyes “I’d like to be a Cub Scout” (His eyes were warmest hue) “I’d like to learn, and play, and build, like Jim and Freddy do.” “I know how to use a hammer, I can drive a nail, If I try. I’m eight years old, I’m big and strong, and hardly ever cry.” I gave him the application and parent-participation sheet. (His eyes were filled with sunshine, He left on dancing feet. Next day, my friend was back again, A dejected little lad. “I guess I’ll skip the Cub Scouts.” (His eyes were dark and sad.) “My mom is awful busy, She has lots of friends you see, She’d never have time for a Den, She hardly has time for me.” “And dad is always working… He’s hardly ever there. To give them any more to do Just wouldn’t be quite fair.” He handed back the papers With dignity of eight years, And smiling bravely, left me. (His eyes were filled with tears.) Do you see your boy’s eyes As other people may? How he looks when you’re “TOO BUSY”, or “JUST HAVEN’T TIME TODAY”? A boy is such a special gift… Why don’t you realize It only takes a little time To put sunshine in his eyes. You say, “I’ll start tomorrow,” But tomorrow is far away, He’s a boy for such a short time, So won’t you start today.


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