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Cub Scout Pack 148
(Centerville, Ohio)
 
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What is Cub Scouting?


Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and their parents. The program 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.  Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Through interaction between parents, leaders, and friends, boys learn citizenship, compassion, and courage. This family-and community-centered approach to learning means that Cub Scouting is truly time well spent.

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 two Den meetings 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. More on Cub Scout camping can be found at http://www.scouting.org/cubscouts/activities/outdoor/camping.y.html

What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 148 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
  • Rocket Launch
  • Fall Campout
  • Scouting for Food
  • Veteran’s Day Observance
  • Caroling & Holiday Party
  • Blue & Gold Banquet
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Spring Campout
  • Memorial Day Observance
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Summer Resident Camp
  • Centerville Americana Parade
  • Community Service Activities
  • and more!


How much is it going to cost?
The annual Pack 148 dues of $65 covers such items as the National registration fee, Boys' Life Magazine, the neckerchief and handbook appropriate for your son's rank, the rocket and pinewood derby kits, and all patches and awards for the year. Since the Pack 148 charter begins on January 1, new Cub Scouts joining in the Spring through Fall dues are $85 that covers the remaining portion of this year and next year(until next year's pack recharter). Contact the Cubmaster for a prorated dues schedule.

Other costs include uniforms and some activity fees including those for the Day Camp and Resident Camps. Youth members participate in one fund-raising activity (popcorn), which helps to cover Den supplies, equipment, and other activities.

Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
The Scout Shop is located at 4999 Northcutt Pl., just off of Needmore Rd. More information about the store including hours and directions can be found on their Web site at Miami Valley Scout Shop.

Miami Valley Scout Shop
7285 Poe Avenue
Dayton, OH 45414
(937) 278-4869

Check Hours of Operation before you leave.

If you can't make it to the store, and are comfortable specifying your son's shirt size (S/M/L), they will also take phone orders and ship via UPS. Alternatively, you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at ScoutStuff.Org

How can I save money on the cost of uniforms?
Beginning in September 2006, Pack 148 is instituting a uniform exchange. 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 for sale to other Pack members at a greatly reduced price. Common items that may be exchanged include caps, shirts, neckerchief slides, and belts. Watch this Web site for an inventory of items, and contact the Cubmaster for more details on the program.

More Frequently Asked Questions


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. 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 rocket launch, 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 Cubmaster" (above) and asking questions, or leave your phone number to receive a call from the Cubmaster.