About Cub Scouts
Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's three membership divisions. The purposes of Cub Scouting are: Character Development, Spiritual Growth, Good Citizenship,Sportsmanship and Fitness, Family Understanding, Respectful Relationships, Personal Achievement, Friendly Service, Fun and Adventure, and Preparation for Boy Scouts.
Cub Scouts usually meet 2 times a month during the school year in small groups (5 to 10 boys) called dens. Den meetings are packed with fun, games, and great activities that can all be used to earn rank and activity badges. Ranks are by age: Tiger Cubs (first-graders),Wolf Cub Scouts (second-graders), Bear Cub Scouts (third-graders),and Webelos Scouts (forth- and fifth-graders).
Once a month all the dens gather for the Pack Meeting. Pack Meetings are where the dens can show off the skills they have learned over the last month. Meetings are often full of cheers, song, and skits. The highlight of the Pack Meeting is the of course the award ceremony where the Pack leader, called a Cubmaster, helps the Den Leaders present the boys with their latest ranks and activity badges.
Den and Pack Meetings are held at the ClemmonsCivic Club at2870 Middlebrook Drive in Clemmons.
CubScout Academics and Sports
TheCub Scout Academics and Sports program provides the opportunity forboys to learn new techniques, increase scholarship skills, developsportsmanship, and have fun. Participation in the program allows boysto be recognized for physical fitness and talent-buildingactivities.
Cub Scouting Ideals
Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, the Tiger Cub motto, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy's sense of belonging.
WhatDoes it Cost?
Currently,the per-scout expenses are budgeted at $100 per year, which include awards, den dues, annual registration, and general pack costs. We offer fundraising opportunities to help offset these costs. If our fundraising goals are met, no out-of-pocket expense is required! Fees are collected after our fall fundraising effort. Each scout will also be required to purchase at minimum, a uniform shirt with proper insignia, which runs about $50. The Uniform is purchased at the Scout Store on Silas Creek Parkway. Pack outings are paid for by each scout on a per-event basis and may be subsidized depending on our fundraising levels.
Pack736 is run by parents just like you who desire a fun and rewardingexperience for our scouts. We are an entirely volunteer-runorganization with no paid positions on our staff. Families of Pack736 are asked to participate in whatever capacity they feelcomfortable with. We have opportunities to serve as trained leaders,committee members, and assist with special-eventcommittees.
Welike to keep our families informed of all Pack 736 happenings. Once a scout joins the pack the parents will be able to join the private part of this website where you may look at pictures and the calendar as well as leader emails.
Cub Scout Camping is a car camp experience at a group site at a State Park. We will always have bathrooms available. We will also go to Camp Raven Knob Boy Scout camp in Low Gap,NC. In the Fall there is a weekend Parent Son Trip and there is a 3 day Resident camp trip in early summer. The District also has a week long day camp every Summer.