FAQs about Pack 6 and Cub Scouts
What is Cub Scouts?
Cub Scouts is a year-round program that offers fun activities that promote character and leadership development. Scouting embraces the outdoors, focuses on helping our communities through service, and strives to build confident kids through our wide range of activities. The Cub Scout program is designed to develop physical, mental and emotional fitness.
Will Pack 6 be including girls? How will that work?
Yes! Starting in September, our pack will include girls. Girls and boys will exist in separate dens within the pack, although they will regularly interact at pack meetings and combined den meetings.
What time/day does Pack 6 meet and where?
We meet at Doylestown United Methodist Church, 320 E. Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Our meetings are from 6:30-7:30 on Monday nights.
What kind of time commitment is required?
The cub scouts year is September through June with a few events happening over the summer. For the young cub scouts (Lions, Kindergarten and Tigers, 1st graders), there are typically 2 meetings a month. Wolf dens (2nd graders) meet 2-3 times a month. Bear dens (3rd graders) often meet 3-4 times a month, and the Webelos and Arrow of Light dens (4th and 5th graders) meet every week. There is also one Pack event each month for all the dens.
What is the level of parent involvement?
Cub scouts is a family activity. Parents are asked to be at den and pack meetings, as well as other pack activities with their children. Their assistance is required to help young scouts through the program requirements. Siblings who are not in scouts are always welcome to attend den and pack meetings and pack events.
Cub scout leaders are volunteers and often parents of cub scouts. There are many jobs to do to keep the pack running such as uniformed leaders (den leaders, Cubmaster) and committee members (including treasurer, popcorn kernel, committee chair, etc.). For den meetings and pack events, there are a variety of opportunities for parents to contribute.
What is the annual cost?
Pack dues for the 2018-2019 year are $100. For new scouts, this cost includes their uniform shirts, neckerchief and slide. In addition to dues, there is one fundraising event each year (popcorn sales).