Meetings will be from 7pm-8pm on the first Tuesday of every month. We will work hard to keep that strict time frame as we know it is a school night. We meet at Holy Spirit Catholic Church which is located at 537 N. Highway 16 Denver, North Carolina28037
We are one of a few packs that does profit sharing: that means any popcorn you sell over $250 we give you a percentage back.
These funds go into your Scout Account and can be used for anything scouting related; such as, annual dues, camping trips, pack events, camping gear, summer cub-scout camps.
This money can be rolled over each year you are with our pack
If you transfer out of our pack or join a BS Troop we will send your account balance to your new pack/troop provided they have a pack accounting system.
If they do not keep track of funds like we do, then the money rolls back to the pack
The only way to get money in your account is through Popcorn sales or reimbursement
Scouting should never be a financial burden to our scouts/families so this is a way our Pack can give back!
We sell popcorn in the fall and scout cards in the spring
Popcorn is our largest fundraiser. We will do a better job of explaining the benefits of popcorn sales when the season starts in September.
Popcorn is what funds a lot of activities in our pack, lets us give breaks (i.e. Scouts not having to pay for B&G dinner, free camping for scouts, free summer camp..etc) to the scouts in our pack. We offer lots of popcorn sales incentives at the pack level over and beyond what BSA offers;
Scout Card Sales fund the summer activities so you don’t have to pay for the kits. We give the scouts back $10 cash for every $100 cards they sell.
We will continue to post a yearly calendar in our monthly newsletter; as well as, on our website and on our Pack Meeting Agendas
Please note that all of our major pack activities should be viewed as must attend (scouting for food, Denver parade, fall camp-out, Pinewood Derby, Spring Camp-out, Blue & Gold). We understand that things come up and schedules are busy so we will do our best to have a calendar ready at the beginning of the Pack Year so you can prepare!
We provide everyone camping schedules with plenty of time to plan. We also have checklists on what to bring and pictures of past events for all to see.
We will continue to send emails via our gmail account with important updates
We have a texting system in place to alert and remind parents of upcoming events at the pack and den levels. Sign up info will be given at the meetings.
What is the age range for scouting?
Boys in Kindergarten to 5th grade are eligible to join Cub Scouts.
How much does it cost?
The Boy Scouts of America seeks to keep Scouting affordable for all members involved. A charge of $15 is accessed annually for registration with the BSA. Please note that additional insurance and pack fees may also be collected to counter the cost of supplies, rank and advancement awards, activities and ceremonies. Our packs participates in our yearly popcorn fundraiser or camp events to help off-set these costs. Resources also exist to help families who may not be able to afford the cost of joining.
What do I need for a uniform?
Each boy in Cub Scouting will need a uniform and a handbook. His handbook, cap and neckerchief will change each year as he goes through the program, but other uniform parts remain the same for at least the first three years. When a boy enters a Webelos den, he may need to obtain a new uniform if the parents in the den opt for the khaki-and-olive uniform.Learn more about Cub Scout uniforms at http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/CubScouts/Uniform/Parents.aspx .
What about equipment?
The pack has lots of equipment that the scouts can use. Each event is different but we can coordinate what is needed individually before each event.
What is advancement?
Advancement is the process by which a boy progresses from badge to badge, learning new skills as he goes. The Cub Scout advancement program is designed to encourage the natural interests of a boy in a natural way. Each of the ranks and awards in Cub Scouting has its own requirements. As a boy advances through the ranks, requirements are progressively more challenging, matching the increased skills and abilities of a boy as he grows older.Advancement is one of the methods used to achieve Scouting’s aims—character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Everything a Cub Scout does to advance is designed to achieve these aims and aid in his personal growth. These badges are a means to an end—not an end in themselves.