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Cub Scout Pack 549
(Davenport, Florida)
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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.

Who Can Join?

Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 7), Cub Scouts (entering second or third grade, or age 8 or 9), Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 10).

How Much Does It Cost?

We try our best to keep cost to the parents as low as possible. The cost is about $30 per year, plus  weekly den dues of $1. This includes an annual subscription to Boy's Life magazine. We hold an annual popcorn fundraiser to raise money for awards, trophies, badges and scouting events. We occasionally will hold a cake bake or car wash as a fund-raiser as well. At the beginning of scouting, a uniform should be purchased, but this uniform can be used for several years. There will be a variety of activities throughout the year that will have additional expenses, such as Slash-o-Ree, but many of our activities, such as hiking and veteran-flag placements for Memorial Day, are free.

How Are Parents Involved?

Cub Scouting is a family program. Parents or a responsible adult accompany their scouts to most events and use this time to create lasting memories. Our pack has a good balance of moms, dads and siblings participating as their schedules allow. All camping for the pack is family camping, and siblings are welcome and encouraged.
Parents are encouraged to use their talents to help the pack in whatever way they are comfortable. Parents who want to become more involved can become Den Leaders, Assistant Den Leaders, committee members or volunteer to help set up or clean up events. Parents can arrange for tours of their places of work, or help scouts learn about a hobby of theirs (such as wildlife watching). There are lots of big and small ways to become involved.

How Much Time Is Required?

In most cases, about 4 times per month, depending on the age of the scout. A scout will have a den meeting according to the den schedule, a den go-see-it (or field trip), and a pack meeting held the 1st Monday of every month. Sometimes, there is an additional pack event held during the month, such as our annual Pinewood Derby.