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Cub Scout Pack 76
(Smyrna, Delaware)
 
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Frequently Asked Questions


 

What is a Den?

A den is a group of six to eight boys in the same grade or age group. There are five types of dens:

  • Tiger
  • Wolf
  • Bear
  • Webelos I
  • Webelos II

What are Den Meetings?

Den meetings are a time for learning new things and having fun. Dens are led by a team of adult volunteers - the den leader and assistant den leader(s). Den leaders are usually adult family members of boys in the den.

How often do Cub Scouts meet?

Dens meet up to three times a month from September to May of the following year. Meetings start at 6:30 PM on Wednesdays at the Asbury United Methodist Church. Days and time may change, see your Den Leader for confirmation.

Pack meetings occur once a month on the last Wednesday of the month (unless directed otherwise) at Asbury United Methodist Church. Starting time is usually 6:30p.m. (unless directed otherwise).

What do scouts do at these meetings?

Den meetings: learning new things, having fun and working on projects, skits, and accomplishments to be presented at the Pack Meetings

Pack meetings: a time to recognize the scouts for their accomplishments during the month, a time to perform skits and to have fun with the entire family

What does it cost to join scouting?

Cost is $70.00 per scout year. This cost covers the BSA registration fee along with a one year subscription to Boys Life Magazine, plus the cost for all achievements and awards the scout has earned throughout the year, a Pack 76 T-Shirt, and Pack Registration fees.

Uniform, patches, and Den book are additional. These can be purchased at the Army Navy Store in Dover or the Wilmington Scout Shop in Wilmington.

What does the scout uniform consist of?

For Cub Scouts the uniform generally stays the same form Tiger to Webelos I.
  • Blue Scout Shirt (Either Long or short Sleeve)
  • Den hat (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos)
  • Fleur-de-lis patch
  • DelMarVa Council patch
  • Two unit number patches http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/ScoutStuff/10407?$product225x225$http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/ScoutStuff/10406?$product225x225$
  • Den Neckerchief (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos)
  • Den Neckerchief Slide (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos)
  • Scout Pants (optional)
  • Blue Scout Belt (optional)
  • Tan Scout Shirt (Webelos only)
Remember that as your scout grows the size of his shirt will change, so buy accordingly.

How are Parents involved?
Cub Scouting is a family program.  Parents or a responsible adult accompany their scouts to most events and use this time to create lasting memories.  Our pack has a good balance of moms, dads and siblings participating as their schedules allow.  All camping for the pack is family camping and siblings are welcome and encouraged.
 
Parents are encouraged to use their talents to help the pack in whatever way they are comfortable.  Parents who want to become more involved can become den leaders, assistant den leaders, committee members or volunteer to help set up or clean up events.  Parents can arrange for tours of their places of work, or help scouts learn about a hobby of theirs (such as wildlife watching).  There are lots of big and small ways to become involved.