What is the time commitment? How often do you meet?
Our Pack meets once a month (usually the third Thursday).
Each Den (which is a grouping of all the boys in the same grade) can meet from 1-3 times a month separate from the Pack. So on a light month you may have 2 meetings, and on a busier month it would be 4 meetings.
What if I can’t make all the Den Meetings?
If you can’t make it to a Den meeting you are free to work on the skills/achievements the Den did on your own. A Scout only needs an Akela to complete requirements. In Cub Scouts, Akela is anyone who acts as a leader to a Scout.. Cubmaster, Den Leader, parent, teacher, coach, etc.
What is your year cycle? What calendar do you follow?
We follow the School Year. We tend to start up our program in September and we graduate our Cub Scouts to the next rank in May. June, July, and August we have two Pack meetings and our Summer Camp. Keeping it to one Pack activity a month.
Do you require Popcorn Sales/Fundraising? Do you have a Popcorn quota?
We don’t require fundraising. We believe that our dues ($110) cover everything that is required within our Scouting year and that families shouldn’t be forced into fundraising. However! Fundraising is a great way to not only cover any optional costs (summer camp, extra uniform pieces, etc), it can also be used to pay on your dues.
Speaking of dues, where does the money go? Do you have any financial polices I should be aware of?
We have a Dues Policy and Budget Page that should cover everything in this topic. <Click Here>