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.
How much is it going to cost?
The annual Pack 3176 dues of $34. It covers the National registration fee. Since the Pack 3176 charter begins on January, new Cub Scouts may pay a prorated fee for the remainder of the year, depending on when they register. Other costs include uniforms and some activity fees including those for the Day Camp and Resident Camps. Youth members participate in one fund-raising activity (popcorn), which helps to cover Den supplies, equipment, and the pinewood derby & Rain Gutter Regatta kits, and all patches and awards for the year.
What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Boys who are older than 10, or 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.
What supplies and equipment are needed to participate in Cub Scouting?
Each boy in Cub Scouting will need a uniform and a handbook. Each year, he will need a new handbook but other uniform parts remain the same for at least the first three years. When a boy enters a Webelos den (age 9), he may need to obtain a new uniform if the parents in the den opt for the khaki-and-olive uniform. Our pack is also starting a uniform exchange or uniform bank.
Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
The Scout Shop is located at 509 East Daily Drive Camarillo, CA 93010 (805) 482-8938 . Also,you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at ScoutStuff.Org
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. See the benefits of Cub Scouting page for more information.
How does participation in Cub Scouting affect other activities?
The Cub Scout program is designed to complement 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, attend and assist with den outings, attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your son.
How are the dens organized?
The pack is structured into five scout levels with dens in each, for each grade level between one and five. The dens or small groups will meet typically twice a month. This small group is an ideal environment to learn physical and leadership skills and build confidence/self assurance. The focus is on learning values, "doing your best" and "helping other people" as embodied in the cub scout promise.
How does the pack communicate?
Pack 3176 maintains a roster, group email system, calendar and advancement tracking using an internet based system called Scoutbook. After you have registered with the unit, we will add you to the unit website and you will begin receiving calendar and unit information.
How do I contact the pack?
Please click on the "Contact Our Pack" link and send us a message. If you would like to talk to one of our leaders, just include your phone number in the email.
What happens at a pack meeting?
We have pack meetings/activities once a month. The pack meetings involve an opening ceremony, "run-ons"-jokes, skits, recognition/advancements for the various dens, announcement of upcoming activities, games/snacks and other activities. In the winter and spring, the pack meetings are structured around the pinewood derby, Blue and Gold Honor Banquet and Bridging.
Can I come to a pack event?
Your family is invited to come and join us at any of our pack events.
What other activities does the pack calendar include?
Family camping events scheduled in the spring and fall at local state parks
Pinewood derby event where the boys race homemade cars
Special blue and gold banquet to honor the boys
Bridging ceremony in May to honor our scouts bridging into the next level
Family BBQ s
Rain Gutter Regatta
And many more fun activities