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Is Cub Scouting right for My Family?

The life lessons learned in Scouting form a foundation to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles in life.

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Want to know More about Cub Scouting?

Thinking about joining Cub Scouts?  Let’s start here: Cub Scouts are awesome.  A program with an amazing history and tradition, Cub Scouting is a sure-fire way to get more involved with your son that puts the fun and adventure first.

Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of boys and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Family involvement is an essential part of the program, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in making the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children.

Scouts progress from rank to rank, learning new skills as they go. Each of the ranks and awards in Scouting has its own requirements. As Scouts get older and advance, the requirements become more challenging to match newfound skills and abilities.

The Pack is made up of Dens, usually 6-8 boys, and spans from 1st to 5th grades, but your son can join at any time.  Dens meet 1-2 times per month while the Pack meets usually once per month for events like camping, Pinewood Derby, pumpkin catapulting, rafting, community service, and other fun activities (see the Photos page to get a better idea).


RANKS OF CUB SCOUTS

All Cub Scouts start by earning Bobcat.  
Tiger Cubs are first graders who with their adult partners learn about leadership, community, and family.
Wolf and Bear Cubs (second and third graders) emphasize character development, citizenship, and personal fitness.
Webelos are fourth graders and Arrow of Light are fifth graders who participate in the more advanced programs to prepare for Boy Scouts

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Considering Joining?

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New to Scouting?  Here's what you'll need.


Checklist

  1. Complete and turn in an application and a health form for your young scout
  2. Pick up your handbook, insignia (Pack 985 patch), and Class B orange t-shirt
  3. Purchase uniform

Health Form

The BSA Annual Health Form is required for all scouting activities.  We collect these when at the beginning of each year.  You can download this form, fill it out, and save the completed information on your computer for when it’s needed.  The form is good for only one year, so you will have to print it multiple times during your son’s years with the Pack.

Dues

Annual dues are $100.  These funds cover boys’ and leaders’ annual membership to Boy Scouts of America, the boys’ rank-appropriate neckerchief, slide, and handbook.


You can help!

Many of us want to be more involved in our child's activities. Pack 985 runs on parent volunteers. Without your support, there would be no Cub Scout program. Please consider a leadership or committee position in our pack. If interested, please fill out the Adult Application.  

Uniform Info

Each boy will have two uniforms, Class A and Class B. The Class A is the regulation Cub Scout Uniform which you will purchase, and is intended for formal Pack Events.  The Class B is a Pack T-shirt, we will provide, and is for when we get muddy, sweaty, and all the signs of having fun.  Our Pack Class B is a tie dyed Orange T-shirt, so your boy will be very visible on Pack Trips.

With Class A uniforms, Pack 985 is a “belt up” pack, so we do not require the boys to wear regulation pants or socks.  Please also note that the Boy Scouts of America provides financial assistance, if required, to ensure your son has the correct uniform.

You will need to purchase:

  1. Shirt
  2. Belt
  3. Hat
  4. Patches:  Atlanta Area Council, World Crest, Den # (do not purchase the 9,8,5 digits as we will supply the “Pack 985” shoulder patch)

These supplies can be purchased online at ScoutStuff.org or at the BSA Scout Store (see map)

 
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Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.