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Welcome…. …to Cub Scouting. Purpose of Tonight’s Meeting  To explain the Cub Scouting program.  To explain opportunities for parents to participate.

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1 Welcome…. …to Cub Scouting

2 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.

3 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.”

4 Purpose of Cub Scouting Year-round family program designed for boys who are in 1st through 5th grade. Purposes are: 1. Character Development6. Respectful Relationships 2. Spiritual Growth7. Personal Achievement 3. Good Citizenship8. Friendly Service 4. Sportsmanship9. Fun and Adventure 5. Family Understanding10. Preparation for Boy Scouts

5 Focus of Pack xx  Character  Citizenship  Physical Fitness

6 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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 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.

10 Cub Scout Pack Organization

11 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.

12 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) or

13 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.

14 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.

15 Advancement Bobcat 1 st Advancement Earned Tiger Cub 1 st Grade Bear Cub 3 rd Grade Webelos 4 th & 5 th Grades Arrow of Light Highest Advancement Earned Wolf Cub 2 nd Grade

16 Pack Activities & Calendar  Upcoming pack events for this year…. Pinewood Derby Blue and Gold Banquet Scout-O-Rama Day Camp

17 Summer Activities  Cub Scouts Day Camp  Webelos Resident Camp

18 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).

19 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

20 Tiger Scout Required Uniform Blue Shirt $22.99 Hat11.99 Scarf6.00 Slide2.50 Belt9.00 Total$52.48 Required Patches Council Patch $2.00 Troop Numbers2.00 World Crest1.50 Den Numbers1.39 Total$6.89 Tiger Book $4.49 Grand Total $59.37

21 Wolf Scout Required Uniform Blue Shirt $22.99 Hat11.99 Scarf6.00 Slide2.50 Belt9.00 Total$52.48 Required Patches Council Patch $2.00 Troop Numbers2.00 World Crest1.50 Den Numbers1.39 Total$6.89 Wolf Book $6.99 Grand Total $59.37

22 Bear Scout Required Uniform Blue Shirt $22.99 Hat11.99 Scarf6.00 Slide2.50 Belt9.00 Total$52.48 Required Patches Council Patch $2.00 Troop Numbers2.00 World Crest1.50 Den Numbers1.39 Total$6.89 Bear Book $6.99 Grand Total $59.37

23 Webelos Required Uniform Tan Shirt $25.00 Epaulets2.00 Hat11.99 Scarf6.00 Slide2.50 Belt9.00 Total$56.49 Required Patches Council Patch $2.00 Troop Numbers2.00 World Crest1.50 Den Numbers1.39 Webelos Colors3.50 Total$10.39 Webelos Book $6.99 Grand Total $66.88

24 Pack Organization

25  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

26 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!”

27 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)

28 Fill Out Application  Please open your adult volunteer application and begin completing it.  Complete a skills survey

29 Adult Training All adult leaders need to take the following training, all available online at  Youth Protection Training  This Is Scouting  Cub Scout Leader Fast Start

30 Help and Support Council website, provides links to:www.lewisandclarkbsa.org  District Roundtable  Program Helps  New Den Leader Kit  Council Calendar

31 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.

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