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The “Top 10” Links to Share with new scout families.

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1. What are the basics to know before starting Cub Scouts this fall?

If a new Cub Scout parents reads just one post, make it this one that shares three Cub Scout must-knows.

2. Why do Cub Scouts meet with their packs and dens each week?

This post covers why Cub Scouts have meetings and what they do at them.

3. What is a blue and gold banquet?

At some point this fall, the Cubmaster is going to start talking about the blue and gold banquet. Here’s what that is.

4. Are Cub Scouts part of Boy Scouts?

Yes, Cub Scouts are part of the Boy Scouts of America, but they have their own awesome program. Read more about the difference.

5. What is the order of Cub Scout ranks?

Informed Cub Scout parents will want to know the definitive order of Cub Scout ranks.

6. What is the Arrow of Light?

Short answer: the Arrow of Light is the pinnacle of Cub Scouting. For the longer answer, go here.

7. What is Boys’ Life magazine?

Short answer: If it’s in a boy’s life, it’s in Boys’ Life magazine. Slightly longer answer: Boys’ Life is a monthly magazine for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers. It includes Scouting stories, science facts, fun jokes and games, stories of Scouting heroism, previews of the latest books and movies for guys, and much more. For Scouts, the cost is just $12 a year ($1 an issue).

Contact your local council or unit leader for details.

8. What is the Pinewood Derby?

The Pinewood Derby, a racing event using cars Cub Scouts build with their parents or guardians, is a Cub Scouting tradition. Read tips for planning the best Pinewood Derby ever, and tips for helping your Cub Scout build a faster car.

9. How do I help my Cub Scout get ready to camp?

Read these four suggestions for getting your pack’s camping program into high gear.

10. How can I support a Scout with special needs?

There’s room for everyone in a Cub Scout pack or den, including Cub Scouts with special needs. Here’s how to help them feel welcome.

Blue & Gold

Parents & Family of
Pack 400, You’re invited!

The Blue & Gold Banquet is our annual celebration of your scouts’ accomplishments and includes Rank Advancement ceremonies, Awards, Webelos Arrow of Light presentation and bridging ceremonies for Webelos II to Boy Scouts of America.

Welcome to Scouting Year 2019-2020!

Welcome back! Our first meeting of the 2019-2020 scouting year will be September 8, 2018 at 6:30PM and the calendar for meetings thereafter has been updated above! Adult leaders please note that we will be having a planning meeting August 9, 2018 at 7PM. We look forward to seeing you all shortly!

Lions coming this fall!

From the BSA’s Scouting Magazine:

“On the heels of a successful pilot that introduced new families to Scouting and raised retention rates, Lions, the BSA’s Cub Scout program for kindergarten-age youth, will become an official part of Cub Scouting this year.

When can my pack begin welcoming Lions? This fall — as part of the 2018-2019 program year.”

Click here for the full article and to read more!


Pinewood Derby

Pinewood DerbyIf you need ideas or would like to learn more about the history of the derby, you can head on over to .

Pinewood Derby ComicAnd just a tongue-in-cheek reminder for us parents: Please take the opportunity to share in the experience, but make sure your scout makes and owns the decisions going into their car. The race will mean so much more if they feel that they had/have ownership in it. Your scout should be responsible for designing and building their car, with your help and supervision of-course.

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