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Cub Scout Pack 65
(Circle Pines, Minnesota)
 
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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?
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.

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. Pack 65's leadership knows that families often have children participating in many different activities, and we try to schedule den and pack activities to minimize conflicting schedule.  

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.northernstarbsa.org/Camping/CubScout/Default.aspx

What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 65 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Some of our typical annual events include:
  • Fall Campout
  • Scouting for Food
  • Caroling & Holiday Party
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Winterquest
  • Blue & Gold Banquet
  • Spring Fling
  • Summer Camp
  • Community Service Activities
  • and more!


How much is it going to cost?
The annual Pack 65 dues of $25 covers such items as the National registration fee, pinewood derby kits, and all patches and awards for the year (through next September).

Other costs include uniforms and some activity fees including camps. Youth members participate in one fund-raising activity (Christmas wreaths), which helps to cover Den supplies, equipment, and other activities.

Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
The Twin Cities Scout Shop is located at 2218 Old County Highway 10 - Mounds View MN 55112, just northwest of the Mermaid.  More information about this scout shop and others in the area can found at the following web site: Scout Shops.

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

More Frequently Asked Questions


How often are the meetings?
Cub Scouts usually meet in their Dens two or three times 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.