A warm welcome to Parents of Cub Scouts in Pack 431!
As a parent, all levels of Cub Scouts requires you to be actively involved in your child’s cub scouting experience. In Scouting, you are known as Akela and you are responsible for helping your child complete requirements, achievements and updating their ScoutBook.
You can become more involved in Cub Scouting by helping at Den meetings, becoming an assistant Den Leader, helping with Pack activities or even running your own Den.
Cub Scouts offers many benefits for your child, please visit the Boy Scouts of America What is Cub Scouting? to find out more about this amazing program.
There are many resources available to parents to help their cub scout get the most out of scouting.
For more information about becoming more active as a parent in our pack please let any of the leaders know or contact us.
Common questions from Parents
Is my daughter able to join Cub Scouts?
Starting in 2018 the Cub Scout program is open to boys and girls. Our pack has elected to participate in this program.
How old does my child need to be to join Cub Scouts?
Lion Cubs are Age 6 or in Kindergarden
Tiger Cubs are Age 7 or First Grade
Wolf Rank is for Cub Scouts Age 8 or Second Grade
Bear Rank is for Cub Scouts Age 9 or Third Grade
Webelos Rank is for Cub Scouts Age 10 or Fourth Grade and spans 2 years. This is the transition rank to Boy Scouts
How do I join my child into Cub Scouts?
Do I need to attend the Den Meetings?
If your child is a Lion or Tiger Cub, then parents should attend the Den meetings with their scout. For older Cub Scouts, it is at the discretion of the Den Leader. There will always be a minimum of 2 adult leaders at all Den Meetings.
Where and when are the Den Meetings held?
Each Den meets at a different place, day and time. The frequency of meetings also varies between Dens. Some may meet once a week, some may meet every other week.
What do I need to purchase for the Uniform?
There are two uniform classifications in Cub Scouts:
Class A uniform is the formal Boy Scouts of America Uniform.
Click here for a complete shopping list of items required for the Class A Uniform.
Class B uniform is the informal grey T-Shirt which is provided by the Pack as part of your registration fee. Replacement T-Shirts are available for a nominal charge through your Den leader.
Where do the Patches go on the Uniform?
How can I get more actively involved with the Pack?
Please contact us.