How does it work?
All boys start by earning the Bobcat badge which is an introduction to scouting. They then immediately start work on the badge appropriate for their age. For example, boys who join Cub Scouts in the third grade will earn the Bobcat badge then start on the Bear badge (they will not earn the Tiger or Wolf badges) In addition to working on requirements at den meetings, each scout and his adult partner will work on the requirements at home. Parents of Tiger Scouts are required to attend all den meetings and Pack events with their scout. Please take a look at our Cub Scout Ranks page for more information on all the ranks.
What is a Den?
A Den is 3-10 boys who are at the same rank. Each Den is one part of a Pack.
What is the Pack?
The Pack consists of all the Dens and ranks within a chartered (sponsored) organization. Our Pack is #831 and is chartered to Faith Presbyterian Church located at 8170 Hague Road Indianapolis, Indiana 46256.
How much does it cost?
Dues are $75/year and cover registration fees, scarf, slide, handbook, awards, Pack t-shirt and a lot more (i.e. pinewood derby cars). Additional fees are event specific (i.e. Fall Camporee, Blue & Gold banquet, summer camp) and are generally kept to less than $5 per person or $20 per family. The basic uniform and related patches are an additional cost (typically around $35, see below).
When and where are the meetings?
Den meetings (except field trips) are held at Faith Presbyterian Church. Tigers typically meet once or twice a month. Wolves, Bears, and Webelos meet two to three times per month. A formal schedule is distributed prior to the first meeting of the year and can also be found on our pack’s secure website. There is also usually one Pack event per month.
What happens at the meetings?
During Den meetings Scouts work on completing the requirements for the their rank and related electives. Pack meetings are a time to recognize scouts for their achievements and discuss Pack events. Some Pack events are opportunities to earn extra badges and experience adventures outside the badge requirements.
What happens if we miss a meeting?
Perfect attendance is encouraged and appreciated, but it’s no problem to miss a meeting. The scout and his adult partner will just need to cover the topics on their own.
What is the uniform?
only required piece of the uniform is the official Cub Scout shirt and
related patches. The neckerchief, slide, and handbook are
included in the annual dues. Uniform pants, belt, & hat
are optional. Once scouts start to earn additional awards called “Belt
Loops” they will more than likely want to get the official Cub Scout
belt. Scouts wear their uniform to all den and pack meetings. Included
in the annual dues is a Pack t-shirt for the scout to wear on
adventures (like zip-lining & hiking) and at summer camp.
uniform can be purchased at the Crossroads of America Council Scout
Shop located at 7125 Fall Creek Road, Indianapolis, IN 46256
(317.813.7125) or online at http://www.scoutstuff.org.
The required uniform costs approximately $35.00 and includes:
You can view the uniform at http://bsauniforms.org/ (Flash)