CUB SCOUT PACK 268
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Cub Scout
A Cub Scout pack is a group of Cub Scouts, adult
leaders, and parents who belong to the same Cub Scout unit
(e.g., Pack 268 of Union City, Mission Peak District, San
Francisco Bay Area Council). A pack generally draws its
membership primarily from elementary schools in the local
area. Each pack is made up of Tiger Cub, Wolf,
Bear and Webelos dens. Cub Scout Packs are
sponsored by Charter Organizations.
What is a Charter
A Charter Organization is the sponsoring organization
for a Cub Scout pack, usually a church, PTA, homeowners'
association or other community group. The primary
responsibilities of the Charter Organization are to select
the leadership of the pack and provide a meeting place. Each
year, the pack must renew its Charter with its local
council. The Charter Organization must approve the
rechartering application in order for the Charter to be
What is a Cub Scout
A den is a small group of boys (ideally 6-8) of the same
grade (age) level. Each den meets usually on a weekly basis
for about an hour to work on achievements and other
activities. The den is led by an adult Den Leader and
Assistant Den Leader(s), who are responsible for planning
and conducting the activities at each den meeting.
What Does It Cost to
The yearly registration fee is $75.00. The year is from
January to December and the cost is prorated if joining
after the 31st of January. Registration fees include the
- Recharter Fees
- Boys Life Magazine
- Insurance for Scouts.
- Neckerchief, Neckerchief Slide and Handbook
- All awards for Scouts including: advancement patches,
belt loops, pins, trophies, ribbons, and other
Scouts will also need to purchase a uniform for around
$75. However, uniforms can last all five years (Tiger Cub
through Webelos) if bought large enough.
When and Where are Pack Meetings
Pack 268 meetings are held at Searles Elementary School,
33629 15th Street, Union City, in the cafeteria, on the
first Friday of the month, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.
Occasionally, additional meetings will be held for special
What are Pack Meetings
Each pack meeting is planned around a theme, such as
"Genius Night", "Pinewood Derby", "Blue & Gold Banquet",
etc. Most pack meetings will include songs, skits, games,
advancements, adult recognition, raffles, refreshments, and
other activities. The master of ceremonies is the pack
Cubmaster. All Cub Scouts and at least one parent are
expected to attend. Cub Scouting is a family activity and
all family members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Pack meeting are always lots of fun.
When and Where are Den Meetings
Den meetings are usually held once a week, although it
is up to the individual Den leadership and parents to decide
how often and at what time meetings will be held. A Den
meeting can be held anywhere the Den parents agree upon.
Most den meetings will be held in the leader's or assistant
leaders's home. However, some dens reserve space at their
local school or church for meetings.
What are Den Meetings
Den meetings usually start with a short opening ceremony
(e.g. Pledge of Allegiance) and announcements. Then the boys
begin working on the project of the day. In den meetings
boys work on a wide variety of projects, all with the
development of a particular skill in mind. As the boys
progress through the ranks (Wolf, Bear, Webelos) they will
be introduced to subjects such as; building, fixing,
cooking, camping, hiking, arts & crafts, music, games,
environment, leadership, fitness, science, and
communication, just to name a few. Each den chooses its own
direction under the guidance of its leaders. Sometimes den
meetings will involve outdoor activities (e.g. hiking,
sports) or a field trip (e.g. library, fire station). Den
meetings usually end with a short closing ceremony (e.g.
recite the Cub Scout Promise), and then snack. Although the
purpose of the den meeting is to develop skills and learn,
the emphasis is always on having fun.
Who Runs the
The pack is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. The Pack
Committee, which consists of the Committee Chairman,
Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmasters, Secretary, Treasurer, and
Den Leaders, develops budgets, approves expenses, arranges
for facilities and conducts overall planning. The Committee
usually meets a few days after the monthly pack meeting. The
Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders are most directly
involved with the Cub Scouts. Dens generally meet weekly or
biweekly. It is hoped that an adult member of each Cub Scout
household (not including Tiger Cubs) will participate in a
volunteer position or serve on a committee. In addition to
Pack Committee and Den Leader positions, Pack 268 generally
tries to fill various volunteer positions (e.g., Membership
Coordinator, Advancements Coordinator, Den Leader Coach,
Tiger Cub Coordinator ).
How Can I Join Pack
At the beginning of each school year, during our annual
"Round-up" membership drive, we provide information to the
local elementary schools about how to join Pack 268?
However, new boys are welcome to join our Pack at any time
during the year. All boys in grades 1st through 5th are
eligible to join. See How
Where Can I Get More
our Cubmaster, Victoria Kuhlmann, or talk to a friend or
neighbor who has a son in Pack 268. Feel free to visit a den
or pack meeting any time. Pack 268 always welcomes new
scouts and leaders.
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