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Cub Scout Pack 1968
(Fairfax, Virginia)
 
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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 1968 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
  • Raingutter Regatta
  • Fall Campout
  • Scouting for Food
  • Halloween & Holiday Party
  • Blue & Gold Banquet
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Spring Campout
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Summer Resident Camp
  • Community Service Activities
  • and more!


How much is it going to cost?
The annual Pack 1968 dues of $50 covers such items as the National registration fee, the neckerchief, slide, and handbook appropriate for your son's rank, the sailboat and pinewood derby kits, and all patches and awards for the year. A monthly magazine named Boys' Life can be ordered for an additional $10 by checking a box on the membership form.

Other costs include uniforms and some activity fees including those for the Day Camp and Resident Camps. Youth members participate in fund-raising activities (popcorn sales and neighborhood newsletter delivery), 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 5234 Port Royal Rd., just off Braddock Road near the intersection of I-495 in the Ravensworth Shopping Center.

Scout Shop
5234 Port Royal Rd.
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 321-4838

If you can't make it to the store, and are comfortable specifying your son's shirt size (S/M/L) you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at ScoutStuff.Org