Becoming a Cub Scout
Cub Scout Pack 6 Crestwood is open to boys in grades 1 to 5. Pack and Den meetings are held from September to June. The Pack meets once a month, generally on a Friday from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. The Pack is made up of dens. Dens meet 1-3 times a month.
If you have questions about Cub Scouts, or wish to receive the application form, please send an email to Pack6Crestwood@gmail.com with your contact information.
To register, complete the official BSA Youth Application and submit dues (currently $75 for the 2015/2016 year payable to "Pack 6 Crestwood") to the Cubmaster. Dens may also collect dues for various activities.
- Tiger Boys entering 1st grade
- Wolf Boys entering 2nd grade
- Bear Boys entering 3rd grade
- Webelos Boys entering 4th grade
- Arrow of Light Boys entering 5th grade
How do I register my son and how much are dues?
Parents register by
1. Completing the BSA Youth Application
2. Paying the Pack's annual dues.
3. Submitting the Annual BSA Health & Medical Form
The BSA youth application and medical forms are submitted to the Cubmaster who signs the form and submits it to Westchester-Putnam Council.
The Pack collects $75 per scout when they register. Check should be made payable to "Pack 6 Crestwood." Pack 6 dues include a one year subscription to Boy's Life magazine.
Individual dens also collect den dues to cover costs for den activities. Amount varies by den.
New dens are formed in September/October depending on registration and adult leaders volunteering as den leaders.
It depends. There is no set time since the time and date is driven by the schedules of the den leader and the families in the den.
Typically den meetings last one hour and generally occur after 4pm, with most starting around 5pm, 6pm or 7pm.
Day of Week: Based on room availability, dens can choose to meet any day of the week. The schedules and reserving of the rooms are made through the Cubmaster.
Frequency: 2x a month/every other week
Outings: The den will also schedule outings which will be scheduled based on the schedules of the families.
Becoming a Leader
Cub Scouting relies on volunteers to be pack leaders. Volunteers come from all backgrounds and experiences. Plumbers, lawyers, homemakers, teachers, doctors, janitors, and scientists—people from just about every occupation imaginable—are involved in leading youth to become responsible, caring, and competent citizens. They also quickly discover that Scout volunteering lets them learn new skills and build lifelong friendships while having fun.
Some of the roles you might fill to support a Cub Scout pack are these:
- Cubmaster. The Cubmaster's most visible duty is to emcee the monthly pack meeting. Behind the scenes, the Cubmaster works with the pack committee to plan and carry out the pack program and helps coordinate the efforts of the den leaders. A Cubmaster may be assisted by one or more assistant Cubmasters.
- Den Leader. The den leader conducts weekly meetings for a smaller group of boys and helps coordinate the den's contribution to the monthly pack meeting. A den leader is typically assisted by at least one assistant den leader.
- Pack Committee. The pack committee works with the Cubmaster to plan and carry out the pack program. The committee also coordinates major events and secures support for the pack. The committee consists of a chairperson and other members who may have particular functions, such as finance, marketing, advancement, or outdoor program.
- Function Committees. Some pack events have special-purpose committees. Holding a Scouting for Food drive, pinewood derby, blue and gold banquet, pack graduation, or field day requires more planning and coordination than a typical pack meeting.
- Parent Helpers. Some events need extra adults to help the pack leaders. A parent can pitch in by driving a vehicle for a field trip, helping prepare lunch at a day camp, supervising an event at a field day, or supporting unit leaders on an as-needed basis.
Any parent or chartered organization member is usually welcome to pitch in and help with the pack, and there are no formal requirements for periodic or temporary assignments. But to serve in an ongoing role, you must register as an adult volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America by submitting an adult leader application .
This application must be approved by the pack, the local council, and the national office. The requirements are fairly straightforward:
- You must be 21 years of age or older. (For some positions, such as assistant Cubmaster or assistant den leader, the minimum age is 18.)
- You must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
- You must agree to abide by the Scout Oath and Law and subscribe to the Declaration of Religious Principle.
- You must be a person of good moral character and satisfactorily pass a criminal background check.
In some cases, being highly active in the pack or chartered organization, having experience working with youth, and having specialized skills can also be beneficial, but are not strictly required.
Below are frequently asked questions.
Click here for the answers http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/CubScouts/FAQS.aspx
Joining Cub Scouting
- How old (or young) can a boy be to join Cub Scouting?
- How can I become an adult volunteer in Cub Scouting?
- Must I be a U.S. citizen to join Cub Scouting?
The Cub Scout Program
- Are Cub Scouts the same as Boy Scouts?
- How often do Cub Scouts meet?
- May parents attend den meetings?
Uniform and Supplies
- What supplies and equipment are needed to participate in Cub Scouting?
- Where can I purchase BSA literature, uniforms, and other program materials?
- How can I save money on the cost of uniforms and equipment?
Advancement and Awards
- If a boy joins a Bear den, may he go back and earn the Tiger and Wolf badges?
- If a boy completes the Wolf badge early, may he begin working on the Bear badge?
- May Cub Scouts earn badges such as the 50-Miler Award or Mile Swim, BSA?
- When a Cub Scout earns the Arrow of Light, may he immediately join a Boy Scout troop?
I have read the Cub Scout Promise and I want my son to join the pack. I will assist him in observing the policies of the Boy Scouts of America and of his pack’s chartered organization. I will
• While he is a Tiger Cub, serve as his adult partner and participate in all meetings and activities and approve his advancement.*
• While he is a Cub Scout, help him grow as a Cub Scout and approve his Cub Scout advancement.
• While he is a Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, or Webelos Scout, attend monthly pack meetings and take part in other activities; assist pack leaders as needed.
*If the parent is not serving as the adult partner, the parental signature on the application indicates approval of the adult partner and also if the adult partner does not live at the same address as the Tiger Cub, a separate adult application is required.
BOYS’ LIFE MAGAZINE http://boyslife.org/
Boys’ Life is the monthly magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. It will help in your Scouting program and stimulate your interest in good reading. The subscription is $12 a year and is part of the $75 annual Pack dues.