How Do I Join?
Parents of young boys face a lot of choices in after-school activities. Boys want to have fun, while parents want them to learn positive values and skills that will last a lifetime. If your boy is about to enter first through fifth grade, Cub Scouting may be exactly what you are both looking for. Generations of American men have participated in and benefited from Cub Scouting, and the experience of serving millions of participants over almost a century has enabled us to make Cub Scouting one of the most exciting and rewarding programs available to your family.
The Cub Scout age program is for 1st graders through 3rd graders – Tiger cubs, Wolf scouts, and Bear scouts. The Bobcat rank is the first rank earned by Cub Scouts, no matter which grade they begin scouting. After earning the Bobcat rank, he then begins earning the rank of his grade. After completing Bear scout requirements, scouts begin their Webelos program.
When you join, you will meet three times a month with your den, which consists of 5-8 boys usually of the same grade level. The den structure allows boys to build relationships with leaders and other boys. The den provides opportunities for activities that would be difficult with a large group, such as: crafts, games, skits, songs, storytelling, puzzle, ceremonies. The den also provides leadership opportunities for the boys.
Then Pack 229, the collection of dens, will meet once a month usually on the last Tuesday of the month. The monthly pack meeting brings together boys from every den, their leaders, and their families, to participate in a large-scale event that serves as a showcase for everything the boys have learned and done in their individual den meetings. The pack meeting gives the boys a larger experience beyond their own den, and helps them to connect their individual activities to the entire Cub Scouting program. Our Pack meeting are almost always held in the cafeteria of Harper Elementary School.
- New Scout Pack Dues: $120.
- Uniforms: The unifoms which can last several years includes the shirt ($23), neckerchief ($6), slide ($4, optional ), cap ($13), belt ($8), shorts or pants (optional), patches/emblems (approx. $7). Financial Assistance is available.
- Handbook: $9/yearSee the Committee Chair for more information
Visit the Pack
Jeremy Gerdes, Cubmaster
Jason Ash, Scoutmaster
Pack 229 – Princeton, TX
Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Boys who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join Cub Scouting, but they may be eligible to join the Boy Scouting or Venturing program.
Older than 10? You can join Boy Scouts! Visit Troop 229 at http://www.txtroop229.org
More information about eligibility requirements can be found at the Boy Scouts of America Website.