Pack 193 dues - Pack 193 does not have any dues of its own. The only dues that we collect are the council dues which are Registration - $24 + Service fee - $15 + Insurance - $1 which is for the entire year. This amount goes directly to the Andrew Jackson Council. We also sign up Cub Scouts for Boys Life magazine which is an optional subscription that costs $12 for the entire year. How does the pack obtain funds? - The cub scouts in our pack take part in the annual popcorn fund raiser which is organized by the Andrew Jackson Council. A portion of the sales goes into the pack fund. This is the only fund raiser that we have. How often does the pack have outdoor activiites or go camping? - Pack 193 tries to do an outdoor activity at least once a month. Each den in the pack also does outdoor activities as listed in their handbook. The Andrew Jackson Council organizes at least 3 district campouts every year, which we attend. We have 5 camping trips (3 of which are organized by the Andrew Jackson Council). Please check our Calendar for upcoming events. What are den meetings and Pack meetings? - At den meetings, we split the cub scouts into different dens (tiger cubs, wolves, bears, webelos, Arrow of Light) and work with them on different activities found in their handbooks. At pack meetings, all the boys get together and we have award ceremonies, skits, singing. What do I need to do as a parent?- You as a parent need to make a commitment to get your son to meetings. A parent is urged to be present with the kid at every den and pack meeting. When we go camping or go for any outdoor activity, a parent must accompany the child. Consider this as quality time spent with your child. Most of our activities are family oriented and the child’s entire family joins us on outings. What if I miss some meetings? - It is okay to miss meetings. We follow a handbook for each of the dens. You can just catch up on the things your child has missed. Please contact your den leader to find out what you have missed. Who are the den leaders? Can I be one? - Den leaders are parent volunteers (moms and dads) who help the kids with the activities of each den. Any parent can be a den leader or an assistant den leader. If you want to make a difference in a child’s life, now’s the time to join as a den leader. We have excellent resources and training to help you be a leader.Pack 193 tries to have at least 2 leaders for each den. So you will not be alone. What will I need to buy for the cub scout? - Pack 193 does not want you to spend money as soon as you join. After a few meetings, if your child has decided that he likes cub scouts, you will need to buy him the following items. These need not be bought all at once.
Handbook - $6.99 - 8.99 (changes every year). This needs to be the first item to be bought.
Cub Scout shirt- $25 - this can be used for 3 years that he is going be a cub scout (tiger, wolf and bear)
Boy Scout shirt - $25-$40 – this is only for Webelos and Arrow of Light. This can also be used later when he joins boy scouts.
Neckerchief - $6.99 (changes every year)
Neckerchief slide - $4.99 (changes every year)
Belt- $7.99 (the buckle changes every year)
World Crest emblem - $1.49
Council patch - $4.00
Unit numbers (193) - $1.19 each
Hat - $12.99 (changes every year)
I do not see pants or shorts listed above - All cub scouts in Pack 193 are given the option of wearing jeans. You do not need to purchase the official BSA shorts or pants. How do I check my child's advancement? - The den leaders or parents sign off on activities in your child's handbook. This is one way to keep a track of his advancement. Pack 193 also uses a web based program called Packmaster to keep a track of your child's advancement. What do I do if I want to switch packs? - We understand that any given pack might not be a perfect fit for your child and family. If you decide on switching to a different pack, please go to https://beascout.scouting.org/ and find the pack that you want to join. Contact information is provided on this site. Your member ID and dues will be switched to your new pack once you are registered with that pack.