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Cub Scout Pack 635
(Citrus Heights, California)
 
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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?
Lions (entering Kindergarten) Tiger Cubs (entering first grade), Cub Scouts (entering second or third grade), Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade). 

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 youth through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement.  Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, they also learn honesty, bravery, and respect. 

How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation in other activities?
The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many other extracurricular activities.  Typical time commitment is two to three Den meetings and one Pack meeting per month.

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.
  • Attend and assist with den outings.
  • Attend Cub Scout Family camp-outs 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/Activities/Adults/camping.aspx

What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 635 is very active, providing a rich environment for youth and their families. Typical annual events include:
  • Halloween Party
  • Toys for Tots
  • Caroling
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Blue and Gold
  • Scouting for Food
  • Pack and Family Camping
  • Creek Week
  • Memorial Day Ceremony
  • Twilight Camp
  • Red, White, and Blue Parade
  • Bicycle Rodeo
  • National Night Out
  • Space Derby & BBQ
  • Community Service Activities
  • and more!


How much is it going to cost?
The annual Pack 635 dues of $100 covers such items as the National registration fee, the neckerchief and handbook appropriate for your child's rank, the rocket and pinewood derby kits, and all patches and awards for the year.  If your child would like Boys' Life Magazine, that will be an extra $12.

Other costs include uniforms and some activity fees including those for the Day Camp and family Camps. Youth members participate in two fund-raising activities (popcorn and camp cards), which helps to cover Den supplies, equipment, and other activities.

Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
The Scout Shop is located at 251 Commerce Cir., just off of 160.  More information about the store including hours and directions can be found on their Web site at River City Scout Shop.

River City Scout Shop
251 Commerce Cir.
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 649-1800

Check Hours of Operation before you leave.

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?
Sometimes we have experienced uniforms.  As youth 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 to other Pack members on a need basis.  Common items that may be exchanged include caps, shirts, neckerchief slides, and belts.  Contact the Committee Chair for more details on the program.

More Frequently Asked Questions


How often are the meetings?
Cub Scouts usually meet in their Dens two or three times 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 derby, 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.