Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
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.
How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation other activities?
The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is one Den meeting and one Pack meeting per month. Boys who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, etc, or academic-based extracurricular activities like music, art, science etc., can be recognized for these activities though Cub Scout belt loops and pins which are worn on their uniform.
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 and present his advancement awards to him at the pack meeting.
- Attend and assist with den outings.
- Attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your son.
Do Cub Scouts go camping?
Yes, but they ease into it. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family. Click here to find out more on Cub Scout camping.
What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 298 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
- Fall Day Camp
- Holiday Celebrations
- Blue & Gold Banquet
- Pinewood Derby
- Raingutter Regatta
- Summer Camp
- Outdoor day trips
- Community Service Activities
- and more!
Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
You may purchase the needed uniforms and patches at Samoset Council Scout Shop or Galaxy Hobby.
Samoset Council Scout Shop
3511 Camp Phillips Road
Weston, WI 54476
(715) 355-9849 (fax)
Check Hours of Operation before you leave.
2626 Post Road
Plover, WI 54467-3388
Alternatively, you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at ScoutStuff.Org. We do recommend that you purchase your uniform large enough to allow your son to grow. They will be wearing the same uniform through their first year in Webelos and the costs and difficulty in transfering patches become tedious.
How often are the meetings?
Cub Scouts usually meet in their Dens once a month, and a Pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families once a month. Beyond that, it depends on the Den and Pack: a Den may hold a special activity, such as a service project or visit to a local museum in place of one of the weekly meetings or in addition to the weekly meetings. Likewise, the Pack may conduct a special event such as a sporting event, campout, or service activity as an additional event, rather than a substitute for its monthly Pack meeting.
How can I learn more?
The best way to learn about what a Cub Scout really does is to talk with a Cub Scout who is engaged in the program. Alternatively, you can learn more about the Cub Scout program by selecting "Contact our Pack" (above) and asking questions, or leave your phone number to receive a call from the Cubmaster.