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How old (or young) can a boy be to join Cub Scouting?

Cub Scouting is for boys in kindergarten through fifth grades. Boys who have completed the fifth grade can no longer join Cub Scouting, but they may be eligible to join the Boy Scouting or Venturing program.

Must I be a U.S. citizen to join Cub Scout Pack 157?

Citizenship is not required of youth or adults to become members of Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts of America. 

How often to the dens meet?

Pack 157 dens meet twice monthly. Pack meetings are scheduled for once a month.

My son didn't participate in cub scouts when he was younger, may he still join now that he is older?

Yes! There are no pre-requisites for cub scouts. Any boy between the ages of 5 and 11 (or kindergarten through fifth grade) may join, even if he has never been involved before, or it is the middle of the school year.

My son is already involved other activities. Will we have time for scouts?

YES! While children benefit most when they can attend as many meetings and events as possible, we understand that activities like sports or family vacations may limit a child's participation at times. 

Why do scouting when my son already gets leadership benefits from sports?

Numerous studies have been done on the "sports over scouting" issue, and they have consistently shown two key things (1) children involved in scouting experience all the key development characteristics required for a positive youth development program; and (2) the benefits of positive youth development are catapulted if the child is involved in both scouting and sports. 

How can I become an adult volunteer in Cub Scouting?

Express your interest to the pack leaders—the Cubmaster (Bill Malyszka), the Committee Chair (Kent Fullerton), or any of the Den Leaders. They can help you understand the process and guide you on areas where the pack needs support. All packs welcome parent help.

May parents attend den meetings?

Pack 157 welcomes parents at all times at all events. While den and pack meetings are designed specifically for the boys, siblings are welcome to participate many other events, including camping and the Pinewood Derby. 

What supplies and equipment are needed to participate in Cub Scouting?

At minimum, each boy in Cub Scouting will need a uniform and a handbook. Each year, he will need a new handbook, cap, and neckerchief; but other uniform parts remain the same for at least the first three years. (Gently used uniforms may be available from members of 157 who have outgrown uniforms or are moving up to Boy Scouts. Please contact the Cubmaster (Bill Malyszka), the Committee Chair (Kent Fullerton), or any of the Den Leaders.) Additional supplies and equipment may be needed for certain activities such as camping trips or field days. Parents will be notified by den or pack leaders about what equipment will be needed for special events.

Where can I learn more about Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America?

For more FAQs and information on Cub Scouts, please visit the official Cub Scout/BSA FAQ page.