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Cub Scout Pack 3301
(East Grand Rapids, Michigan)
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Cub Scout Meetings and Events

Throughout the year, Pack 3301 holds various meetings, outings and events.  All meetings, outings, and events are open to any parent at any time and participation is encouraged.
Den meetings. Generally Dens meet at least once per month but may meet more often as scheduled by the Den Leader. 
Pack meetings. Pack meetings are for all the boys of Pack 3301 and their families. Unless announced differently, Pack meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  Meeting location is announced prior to the meetings.  Generally, there will be a gathering activity prior to the start of the meeting followed by an opening ceremony which includes the Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of the Scout Oath. 

Special events.  Several special events and outings are planned throughout the year by Pack 3301.  In the past, these included the District fall hike, Scout Night with the Griffins, and a winter activity on Reeds Lake. You and your entire family are encouraged to participate in these events whenever your schedule permits. Some of these events require advance registration and an additional fee. Details will be announced at Pack meetings, or you can contact your Den Leader or Cubmaster for further information.

Why Uniforming?

The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. There are many reasons for this. One reason stands out above all the rest. We wear the uniform because it is a means of identifying ourselves openly with the principles to which we are committed - character development, citizenship training, and physical and mental fitness.
The fact that youth and adult members of Scouting wear a uniform doesn't mean that we're all alike. We come from different ethnic and racial backgrounds. We have our own religious beliefs and political views. We are each individuals with our own family traditions and loyalties. So the uniform is not intended to hide our individuality. But it is a way we give each other strength and support. It is a bond that ties us together in spite of our differences. It is a way of making visible our commitment to [spiritual] belief, loyalty to country, and to helping other people.

The Scouting movement is built on positive values. As we wear the uniform, we are openly identifying ourselves with those values where everyone can see us. We stand together, not alone, in encouraging others to live by those same principles. Boys and adults alike should take pride in belonging to such a movement and wear the uniform as it is intended.

Uniform Requirements and Styles

Each Cub Scout will need his own uniform and handbook. Uniforms, handbooks, and other scouting supplies can be purchased from the:

The Scout Shop
3213 Walker Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544-9775
Phone: 616-988-0183
Fax: 616-988-0187
Store hours are: 

Monday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday thru Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Although the official BSA policy requires uniform pants, Pack 3301 does not require you to purchase the official pants. Any dark blue or black colored pants can be worn with the uniform.
Tiger Cub Uniform

For Tiger Cubs, the uniform consists of a blue Cub Scout Uniform shirt, selected patches (see “Patches” below), neckerchief and matching orange hat (optional). Tiger Cubs who earn Academic or Sports belt loops should also obtain an official Cub Scout belt.

Since the blue Cub Scout shirt can be worn from first grade through fifth grade, we recommend parents of boys just starting Cub Scouts in second or third grade to purchase a shirt that will allow plenty of room for growth. We also recommend that you buy a short sleeve uniform shirt. During winter months, scouts can wear a turtle-neck or sweatshirt under their shirt for extra warmth. 
Tiger Cubs may also wear the orange T-shirt with the Tiger Cub emblem on the front.

Tiger Uniform

Wolf UniformBear Uniform Wolf and Bear Cub Scout Uniform

Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts wear the blue Cub Scout uniform shirt. The uniform consists of the uniform shirt, selected patches (see “Patches” below), a neckerchief for their age-level (yellow for Wolves, blue for Bears), a neckerchief slide, official blue belt, and yellow-and-blue Cub Scout cap (optional).

Webelos Uniform

The Webelos uniform consists of the uniform shirt, selected patches (see “Patches” below), the Webelos neckerchief, the Webelos neckerchief slide, uniform belt, and dark green Webelos cap (optional). Webelos Scouts may either wear the blue Cub Scout uniform or the khaki-and-tan Boy Scout uniform. Again, dark blue pants are to be worn with the blue Cub Scout uniform and dark green or khaki pants with the tan uniform shirt. The Webelos uniform is the same for both fourth and fifth graders.
Webelos Uniform

 Patches. When purchasing a uniform, Cub Scouts and Webelos also need to obtain several patches:

World Crest emblem 
 World Crest  



Gerald R Ford Council strip

Pack numerals 


Placement of Patches. Patches are designed to be sewn onto the uniform. Guides for patch placement can be found inside the front and back covers of the Wolf and Bear books. Note that only one “temporary patch” is permitted on the uniform and should be placed on the right pocket. Temporary patches include those for special camps, hikes, or other Cub Scout events. An illustrated guide to patch placement can be found elsewhere in this Handbook.
Wearing the Uniform. Cub Scouts should wear their uniform at all Den meetings, Pack meetings, and outings. We also expect that boys will wear their Cub Scout shirts tucked into their pants.

Handbooks. Each Scout should have a handbook for the respective rank. We recommend parents familiarize themselves with their son’s book.

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Uniform Inspection Guide.pdf Cub Scout Uniform Inspection Guide  

Finances and Dues

The Boys Scouts of America (BSA), to which Pack 3301 belongs, is a non-profit organization.

Pack 3301 must be self-supporting and free of debt.  Although all of the leadership consists of volunteers, those leaders must ensure that there are adequate funds to support the main activities of the Pack, including leader training, awards, Pinewood Derby, and Blue and Gold Banquet. We must also pay the BSA a registration fee for each boy to cover insurance costs and Council programs.

Pack 3301's activities are primarily supported through annual registration dues and popcorn sales.  Pack 3301’s annual registration dues are $50 per boy.  Of this amount, approximately $10 from each registration goes to the Gerald R Ford Council for insurance and council support.  In addition, a subscription to Boy's Life, the monthly magazine for boys can be purchased for an additional $12.  The remaining funds to support activities and awards, etc are raised through popcorn sales in the Fall.

In addition to annual registration dues, there may be additional costs for optional outings, such as the campouts, that require an additional fee.