Cub Scout Pack 134 |   Santa Rosa, California
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Who Can Join Cub Scouts? up arrow

Boys and girls from kindergarten through fifth grade can join Cub Scouts. It's never too late to join - our program is age-based and your child will be placed into a Den of his/her peers no matter when (s)he joins.

Why Should My Child Join Cub Scouts? up arrow

Scouting reinforces the skills and values we want our youth to learn while they're having fun. Lord Baden-Powell called Scouting, "A Game With A Purpose." As a worldwide brotherhood, Scouting is unique. It is based on a set of core principles and recognizes the obligation of members to develop and use their potential. It is a movement dedicated to bringing out the best in people. Cub Scouting doesn't emphasize winning as an end result, but rather the far more demanding task of doing one's best.

When Scouting can help nurture courage and kindness and allow youth to play, to laugh, to develop their imaginations, and to express their feelings, then we will have helped them grow. We want Scouts to become useful and stable individuals who are aware of their own potential. Helping a youth to learn the value of his own worth is the greatest gift we can give them.

Cub Scouting Is Fun

Boys and girls join Cub Scouting because they want to have fun. Fun means a lot more than just having a good time. "Fun" is a code word for the satisfaction they get from meeting challenges, having friends, feeling good about themselves, and feeling they are important to other people. While the Scouts are having fun and doing things they like to do, they also learn new things, discover and master new skills, gain self-confidence, and develop strong friendships.

Cub Scouting Helps Boys and Girls Develop Interests and Skills

In Cub Scouting, youth participate in a broad array of activities. Cub Scouts develop ability and dexterity, and they learn to use tools and to follow directions. Recognition and awards encourage them to learn about a variety of subjects, such as conservation, safety, physical fitness, community awareness, academic subjects, sports, and religious activities. These interests might become a hobby or even a career later in life.

Cub Scouting Provides Adventure

Cub Scouting helps fulfill a Scout's desire for adventure and allows them to use their imagination while taking part in skits, games, field trips, service projects, outdoor activities, and more. The use of a monthly theme lets a Scout play the role of an astronaut, clown, explorer, scientist, or other exciting character. Boys and girls find adventure in exploring the outdoors, learning about nature, and gaining a greater appreciation for our beautiful world.

Cub Scouting Has Ideals

Cub Scouting has ideals of spiritual and character growth, citizenship training, and personal fitness.

A study commissioned by the Boy Scouts of America and conducted by Louis Harris & Associates, uncovered a great deal of positive information, reinforcing what the Boy Scouts of America has been teaching since its inception in 1910. When youth who are in Scouting were sked what Scouting has taught them, here is how they responded:

 

Cub Scouting Strengthens Families

The family is an important influence on our nation's youth. There are many different types of family structures in today's world. Scouting is a support to all types of families as well as to organizations to which families belong. We believe in involving families in the training of youth, and we are sensitive to the needs of present-day families. Cub Scouting provides opportunities for family members to work and play together, to have fun together, and to get to know each other a little better.

Cub Scouting Has an Advancement Plan

The advancement plan recognizes a Scout's efforts and achievements. It provides fun for the youth, teaches them to do their best, and helps strengthen understanding as family members work with boys and girls on advancement requirements. Badges are awarded to recognize advancement. Youth like to receive and wear these badges. The real benefit comes from the worthwhile things the Scout learns while he is earning the badges, as his self-confidence and self-esteem grow.

Cub Scouting Creates Fellowship

Boys and girls like to be accepted as part of a group. In Cub Scouting, Scouts belong to a small group called a den where they take part in interesting and meaningful activities with their friends. The Cub Scout Den and Pack are positive places where youth can feel emotionally secure and find support. Each Scout gains status and recognition and has a sense of belonging to this group.

Cub Scouting Promotes Diversity

In Cub Scouting, Scouts may learn to interact in a group that may include youth of various ethnicities, income levels, religions, and levels of physical ability. By having fun together and working as a group toward common goals, Cub Scouts learn the importance of not only getting along, but also of working side by side with other youth of different races, classes, religions, and cultures.

Cub Scouting Teaches Duty to God and Country

Cub Scouting encourages spiritual growth by teaching moral and ethical values and encouraging youth to live by the spiritual values of their families. The Scouting movement has long been known for service to others. Scouting believes that patriotism plays a significant role in preparing our nation's youth to become useful and participating citizens. A Cub Scout learns his duty to God, country, others, and self.

Cub Scouting Provides a Year-Round Program

Cub Scouting has no specific "season"—it's a year-round program. While spring and summer Pack activities are informal and there are many activities that Cub Scouts do outdoors, there's still plenty of fun to be had in the fall and winter: the pinewood derby, blue and gold banquet, skits, stunts, craft projects, and indoor games help to round out an entire year of fun and activities.

Cub Scouting Is a Positive Place

With all the negative influences in today's society, Scouting provides your child with a positive peer group who can encourage him/her in all the right ways. Carefully selected leaders provide good role models and a group setting where values are taught and help to reinforce positive qualities of character.


Source: The Benefits of Scouting



Why Should My Son Join Pack 134? up arrow

Pack 134 is Committed to the Cub Scouting Ideals

Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a Scout's sense of belonging.

Pack 134 Provides a Wide Variety of Experiences

Pack 134 is a vibrant Cub Scout group with an active membership. From the thrill of Pinewood Derby racing, to the joy of the fishing derby, to the satisfaction of serving your community, to building new friendships during summer camps, Pack 134 provides a wide range of activities that will expand horizons, and teach skills that will build citizenship, reverence, and values that last a lifetime.

Pack 134 Supports Skills Development and Rank Progression

All Pack 134 activities are focused upon skill development in a fun and safe environment. Our goal is 100% rank progression, because that ensures that our members are learning important life skills and growing as responsible youth.


How Much Does Cub Scouts cost? up arrow

The registration fee to join Pack 134 is $75 per calendar year for new Scouts. This price includes a Pack 134 T-shirt. The fee helps pay for registration with the Boy Scouts of America, unit insurance, a subscription to Boy's Life magazine, leader training, and helps to pay for the awards each Scout earns during the year. In addition, each Den will establish dues, usually $5 per month, to pay for craft supplies and Den activities. Some Pack events may also require a nominal activity fee.

Scholarships: Pack 134 wants every youth to experience the fun of Cub Scouting. If you feel that you cannot afford the cost of membership or equipment, please contact the Pack Committee Chair or Cubmaster to discuss your situation confidentially.


How Can We Sign Up or Get More Information? up arrow

To join Pack 134, Scouts must complete a Boy Scouts of America Youth Application form, which is available from a Pack leader or from the Redwood Empire Council office. Completed applications and registration fees can be delivered to the Pack 134 Cubmaster or to your assigned Den leader at a Den or Pack meeting.

For more information, e-mail the Pack recruitment coordinator at membership@pack134.com. The coordinator will help get your child assigned to a den and answer any additional questions that you may have.