The Cub Scouts organization has been around since 1930, and is a part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Cub Scouting is for boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grades. Cub Scouts is a family-oriented program designed to foster and promote family relationships, respect for others, service, and personal achievement. Most importantly it’s about kids and their parents having fun and learning, all in a positive, community environment. The goal is to help develop well-rounded and well-adjusted kids, and if interested, get them ready to move into Scouts BSA by the time they leave fifth grade.
Cub Scouts are organized by “Packs” which typically are based around a school or neighborhood. Each Pack is then divided into six grade-specific “Dens.” The Pack and Dens are run by parents and depend on other den parents to help organize and run meetings, events, and other activities.
Each Den meets approximately twice a month, and the Scouts and their parents work on earning achievements that count toward rank advancement. Den meetings also include games, songs, and age-appropriate learning. Visit the BSA's Advancement Trail page for specific information on the six den levels and what they work on during the Scouting year.
In addition to Den meetings, there is also a monthly Pack meeting attended by all Dens and parents. Pack meetings are for recognizing Cub achievements earned in their Dens, and include Pack-wide activities like games or sing-alongs. During this time, news is provided about upcoming Pack events and parents can ask questions and offer suggestions.
Our pack requires an annual activity fee of $175, payable to the Pack upon registration. This includes $75 pass-through fees we owe BSA as part of our rechartering process, a subscription to the monthly Boy’s Life magazine, a Pinewood Derby car kit, the cost of all badges and other achievements the Cub earns over the course of the year, catering for special events, and finally materials used in various den meetings and pack events.
There are additional costs for:
Pack activity fees should not prevent anyone from having their child participate in Scouting, so please know that there are two ready options for covering expenses. The first is our popcorn fundraising program. By selling Cub Scout popcorn, scouts earn money that can be used toward any Cub Scout-related expense. Many of our families utilize their popcorn balances year after year to pay for activity fees, trips, and even donations to Scouting. Keep in mind that your popcorn balance follows your Scout, and thus can transfer to the Troop of your choice when you cross over to the older Scouts BSA program. You may contact our treasurer to inquire about any existing popcorn balance and see how much can be applied to your dues.
The second way is through Atlanta Area Council scholarships. Should you need to apply for a scholarship, contact the Cubmaster to get you in touch with the correct district executives at the Atlanta Area Council, and their simple process will pave the way to every Scout having an opportunity!
Pack 175 began in 1955. We are chartered by Oakhurst Baptist Church.
A majority of our events are on Sundays at our Scout Hut in the back left corner of the Glennwood Elementary School campus. Pack meetings are at 3pm, and Den meeting times are specific to each den. But all meetings are typically on Sunday afternoon. Sorry, Falcons fans.
Pack 175 seeks to reflect the best of Decatur and its residents. All are welcome. At each meeting we have a blast and "turn it up to eleven" every chance we get. We get out in the community and we "do our best" to be ambassadors for Decatur.
We are proud to be affiliated with Boy Scout Troop 175 (for grades 6 and higher). Troop 175 was chartered in 1943, and has produced at least one Eagle Scout per year since 1949, with a total well over 250 Eagle Scouts. Amazing!
See www.troop175.com more information.
We’re accepting new scouts in Kindergarten - 5th grade, looking for fun and adventure! Get in touch now to find out when the next den meeting is for your grade level.