Joining Cub Scouts

Some basic information about Cub Scouts:

  • cubArcheryCub Scouting begins for boys in First Grade, or who are 7 years old.  Members at this level  are called Tigers.  They work closely with an adult partner (parent or guardian) to begin their scouting trail.
  • Members in grades 2 and 3 are called Cub Scouts, and work on Wolf rank (grade 2) or Bear rank (grade 3).
  • Members in grades 4 and 5 are called Webelos Scouts, and work on the Webelos rank and the Arrow of Light award.
  • Webelos Scouts usually graduate into Boy Scouting in February of grade 5.
  • The overall Cub Scouting program is family-centered, adult-run, and offers the boys an introduction to scouting.
  • Adult leaders can be male or female, over age 21. The leader of the pack is the Cubmaster, and each den is led by an adult Den Leader.

So how do you join?

  • If you are in first through fifth grade, come to one of the scheduled Den or Pack meetings.  Check the calendar for the dates, and watch the Pack’s Home Page for updates about locations and times.
  • If you are in kindergarten, you can join as a Tiger scout when the school year is ending.  Plan to come to the Spring Picnic (held in May), and sign up then.  You can even attend Day Camp that summer!
  • At the meeting where you sign up, a registration form will need to be completed.  You can pay the Pack dues pro-rated for the rest of the scouting year, and will be given a Cub Scout book.  Now you can take part in the adventure!
  • If you have additional questions you can send an email to the  .

Want to know More?

  • Visit the Cub Scout Rank page for more detailed information about each rank, and about the adventures that the boys will be taking to reach them!
  • Visit the About Pack 843 page to find out what our Pack does to stay active all year.