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Cub Scout Pack 957
(Clermont, Florida)
 
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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.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 7), Cub Scouts (entering second or third grade, or age 8 or 9), Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 10).

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.

How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation other activities?
The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment 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 and present his advancement awards to him at the pack meeting.
  • Attend and assist with den outings.
  • Attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your son.


Do Cub Scouts go camping?
Yes, but they ease into it. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family. More on Cub Scout camping can be found at http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/cubscouts/cub%20scouts/thingstodo/camping.aspx

What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 957 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
  • Fall Campout
  • Scouting for Food
  • Veteran’s Day Observance
  • Caroling & Holiday Party
  • Blue & Gold Banquet
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Spring Campout
  • Memorial Day Observance
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Community Service Activities
  • and more!


How much is it going to cost?
The application fee is $29 which goes to the Boy Scouts of America. Pack dues are only $12 per month, payable to BSA. Since the Pack 957 charter begins in September, new Cub Scouts may pay a prorated application fee depending on when they register. Contact the Cubmaster for further details.

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 other activities.

Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
The Central Florida Scout Shop is located at 1951 S Orange Blossom Trl. More information about the store including hours and directions call (407) 814-1040.


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Central Florida Scout Shop
1951 S Orange Blossom Trl. #441
Apopka, FL 32703-7757
(407) 814-1040

 

If you can't make it to the store, and are comfortable specifying your son's shirt size (S/M/L), they will also take phone orders and ship via UPS. Alternatively, you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at ScoutStuff.Org

How can I save money on the cost of uniforms?
As boys outgrow their uniforms, change ranks, graduate to Boy Scouts, or drop out, their uniforms may be donated to the Pack. The Pack will then offer these items for sale to other Pack members at a greatly reduced price. Common items that may be exchanged include caps, shirts, neckerchief slides, and belts. Watch this Web site for an inventory of items, and contact the Cubmaster for more details on the program. You can also check Ebay and Craigslist.

More Frequently Asked Questions


How often are the meetings?
Cub Scouts usually meet in their Dens at least twice each month, and a Pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families once a month. Beyond that, it depends on the Den and Pack: a Den may hold a special activity, such as a service project or visit to a local museum in place of one of the weekly meetings or in addition to the weekly meetings. Likewise, the Pack may conduct a special event such as a rocket launch, campout, or service activity as an additional event, rather than a substitute for its monthly Pack meeting.
How can I learn more?
The best way to learn about what a Cub Scout really does is to talk with a Cub Scout who is engaged in the program. Alternatively, you can learn more about the Cub Scout program by selecting "Contact Our Pack" (above) and asking questions, or leave your phone number to receive a call from the Cubmaster.