Step 1: Introduce Yourself
Reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will invite you to one of our Pack meetings so you can get to know us and see what Cub Scouting is all about.
Register your Scout online at beascout.scouting.org. Find the “join” tab and put in your zip code. Choose Pack (not Troop) 76.
Pay the $175 annual membership fee ($125 for siblings) by Paypal.
Adults register on paper (we will give you the forms at the Pack meeting), and the Pack will pay your adult registration fee.
Step 2: Get the Gear
Purchase a Cub Scout shirt, belt, neckerchief, slide, hat and handbook at the Trading Post in San Rafael (ask about gently used items). You will need certain patches on the uniform, information is available at the Trading Post or here: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/CubScouts/Uniform/cubscout.aspx
Consider purchasing a red “brag vest” to show off patches, segments, pins and other “bling” that doesn’t go on the official uniform. In Pack 76 most Scouts use a fleece vest (e.g. from Lands End or Patagonia) or a twill vest (sellers on Etsy make them).
Step 3: Happy Scouting!
Sign up at Scoutbook to track your Scout’s progress. Attend Pack and Den meetings. Check the Scoutbook calendar for upcoming events. Check that your Den Leader or Pack Leaders have added you to the Evite list and our new tracking program Scoutbook so that you receive pertinent Pack emails and invites.
Start working on the Bobcat requirements if you are in first through fifth grade (Lions do not earn Bobcat yet). Bobcat is your first introduction to the principles of Scouting and the first badge you earn. Note that Scouts do not earn ranks from prior years if they enter beyond kindergarten. They simply begin in the current Den. Bobcat requirements are in your handbook, but can also be found with explanations here: http://cubscoutideas.com/262/earning-the-bobcat-rank/.
$175 annual membership ($125 for siblings).
Special events may have additional costs.
Payment is due upon joining. Renewal due each August.
It is our goal to make Scouting accessible to all. If finances are a concern, please reach out to us for a confidential conversation.
The Pack is the entire group of Cub Scouts – all ages. A Den is a smaller group of Scouts of approximately the same age.
There are generally around 3 Scout activities a month, plus or minus a couple. Pack meetings are once a month, and Dens usually meet once a month. Special events are scattered throughout the year.
Special events are often the highlight of the year. These include things like overnight trips to a museum (or aircraft carrier), winter camp, or Civil War days.