Serving All Youth in Grades K-5
Sharon Cub Scouts
What is Cub Scouting?
Cub Scouts is a program within the Scouts BSA that serves youth from ages 5-11. The Cub Scouts program aims to prepare youth to grow into self-reliant and dependable adults.
Cub Scouts achieve this with a lineup of hands-on activities and adventures focused on:
- Character Development
- Spiritual Growth
- Good Citizenship
- Sportsmanship and Fitness
- Family Understanding
- Respectful Relationships
- Personal Achievement
- Friendly Service
- Fun and Adventure
- Preparation for Scouts BSA (older scout program)
What are Packs and Dens?
Cub Scouts are organized into Dens by grade (Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos). These Dens each have their own leaders and they meet twice a month, usually for about an hour. At the Den meetings the scouts will work on earning age-appropriate badges and engage in fun and interesting activities and outings. Many Den meetings will happen outdoors. Den meetings are attended by all the scouts in that grade, at least two adult leaders, any parents who want to attend, and sometimes an older scout who is serving as a Den Chief.
All the Dens in an area belong to the Pack, which meets once a month, usually on a Sunday afternoon for an hour and a half from 4-5:30pm. Pack meetings are held either outdoors or at First Congregational Church in Sharon. At Pack meetings kids of a wider range of ages showcase what they’re learning in their dens. That means outdoor fun, games, learning stations, and award ceremonies happen with a wide variety of Cub Scouts and their families. The Pack meetings also host pack-wide events such as the Rain Gutter Regatta, the Pinewood Derby, and the Rocket Launch.
How much does it cost?
The Sharon Cub Scout Pack programming runs with the school year (September to June) each year. Each scout will pay a Pack Dues Fee of $100 in September and $100 in January to Pack 95. This pays for one year of programming, all the activities, a fall and spring camping trip for the entire family, badges, annual awards banquet, and Pinewood derby and rocket kits. New scouts need to register through the BeAScout.org website where they will be charged a one time $25 joining fee, $80 for the National Fee, $48 for the Council fee and $15 for a year of “Scout’s Life Magazine. These fees do not go to the Pack, and are separate from the Pack Dues. For about $30 per month your child will learn new skills, make new friends, engage in new adventures, practice both teamwork and competition, perform service to the community, and realize they are stronger, braver, and kinder than they knew before.