FAQ on Joining Scouts
Who can join?
Cub Scouts is open to boys and girls in Kindergarten through fifth grades.
How often do you meet?
Each grade level will form a ‘Den’. Dens typically meet once a month to work on badge requirements together. Together, all the Dens form a Pack. Pack 165 meets once a month on Monday evenings at 7pm in the OTE Cafeteria.
What Den will I be in?
Each Den is named after a rank, represented by an animal. Scouts are assigned to the Den aligned with their grade level in school. Lions = Kindergarten, Tigers = First Grade, Wolves = Second Grade, Bears = Third Grade. Older boys are in a Patrol unit. Webelos I for Fourth Grade and Webelos II for Fifth Grade.
What happens at a Pack meeting?
Scouts execute a flag ceremony to open and close each meeting. Fun skits are performed and hilarious jokes are told. Awards are granted to scouts! Important announcements are made. Prizes are won!
Where do I buy a Uniform?
The local Scout Shop is located at the Frank Fickett Center, off I-35. Pack 165 uses the ‘half’ uniform, which requires all pieces worn above the waist. A Scout needs a cap, uniform shirt, neckerchief and slide, scout emblem, council shoulder patch, den number patch, and belt. Don’t forget the belt as all awards come as a belt loop badge!
Is there a guide to help me put on all the patches?
Yes, there are many guides online. HERE is a link to a good one.
How often do you go camping?
Pack 165 schedules an overnight camping trip once per semester. Scouts are not required to spend the night. Campouts are open to the entire family. Saturday is typically the big day with activities scheduled the entire day, ending with a Pack potluck dinner. Click this link for FALL CAMPOUT info.
When can I join?
Pack 165 is hosting ‘Join Scouting Night’ on Thursday August 29 at 7pm in the OTE Cafeteria. Come fill out an application and pay your dues! If you cannot make it that night, please come to any of the upcoming Pack meetings and ask for an application.