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Cub Scout Pack 40
(Scottsdale, Arizona)
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the age requirements to join Cub Scouts?
Lion Cubs (entering kindergarten or age 6), Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 7), Cub Scouts (entering second or third grade, or age 8 or 9), Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 10).

What does Cub Scouting offer my son?
Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.

What are the responsibilities of a parent?

  • Provide help and support for the den and pack.
  • Work with your son on advancement projects and activities.
  • Attend pack meetings with your son.
  • Attend and assist with den meetings and outings.
  • Attend campouts and other events with your son.

Do Cub Scouts go camping?
Yes, Pack 40 has two family campouts each year. One in the Spring and one in the Fall. Scouts are encouraged to attend with their parents and siblings.

What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 40 is very active and provides a rich environment for boys and their families.
Typical annual events include:

  • Rocket Launch
  • Fall Campout
  • Veteran’s Day Observance
  • Fall Fundraiser
  • Blue & Gold Banquet
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Spring Campout
  • Memorial Day Service Project and more!

How much is it going to cost?
The annual Pack 40 dues of $150 covers the National Boys Scouts of America registration fee, a years subscription to Boys' Life Magazine, a pinewood derby car kit, and all patches and awards for the year.  Additional costs include a handbook, scout uniform, and camping fees.

How can I save money on the cost of uniforms?
Pack 40 has a uniform recycling program.  As boys outgrow their uniforms, change ranks, graduate to Boy Scouts, or drop out, their uniforms may be donated to the Pack. The Pack will then offer these items to other Pack members. Common items include caps, shirts, neckerchief slides, belts, and even handbooks.  

Where to buy uniforms, handbooks, etc?
There are two scout shops in our area, one in Phoenix and one in Mesa. Here is the info on both:

Phoenix Scout Shop

2969 N Greenfield Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 224-0778
M-F: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mesa Scout Shop
Mesa Riverview Shopping Center
1061 N Dobson Rd Ste 109
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 926-0345
Mon-Sat: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

How often are the meetings?
Cub Scouts usually meet in their Dens once or twice each month, and a Pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families once a month. Occasionally there may be a special activity, service project, fundraiser, or camping trip planned in addition to regularly scheduled meetings. 

How can I learn more?
The best way to learn more about our program is to attend one of our monthly Pack Meetings where you can see us in action, meet the leaders, and your boy can meet and interact with the scouts in his den.  You can also learn more about the our program by contacting our Cubmaster or Committee Chair.

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