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 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 child’s years with the Pack.

Dues

Annual dues are $100.  These funds cover the child's and annual membership to the BSA, the child's 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 child 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 an pack T-shirt, so your child will be very visible on Pack Trips.

With Class A uniforms, Pack 985 is a “belt up” pack, so we do not require the scouts to wear regulation pants or socks.  Please also note that the BSA provides financial assistance, if required, to ensure your son has the correct uniform. We will provide the rank appropriate hat, neckerchief and slide for your cub.

You will need to purchase:

  1. Shirt
  2. Belt
  3. 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)