FAQs about Pack 6 and Cub Scouts
IS PACK 6 STILL ACTIVE DURING COVID-19?
We are working hard to deliver the Cub Scouting Program to all members of Pack 6.
WHAT IS PACK 6 DOING ABOUT COVID-19?
Cub Pack 6 is strictly adhering to all requirements for Restart Scouting Checklist from the BSA, requirements of our charter organization, DUMC, and any State and Federal mandates.
Please follow the Model Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist to determine the level of your child’s participation for any in-person events.
We will also accommodate more of a hybrid format this year for those who wish to participate remotely.
We will rely more on small group activities by grade level rather than all children together.
What is Cub Scouts?
Cub Scouts is a year-round program that offers fun activities that promote character and leadership development. Scouting embraces the outdoors, focuses on helping our communities through service, and strives to build confident kids through our wide range of activities. The Cub Scout program is designed to develop physical, mental and emotional fitness.
Does Pack 6 include girls?
Yes! This is our second year to include girls. Girls and boys will exist in separate dens within the pack, and they will regularly interact at pack meetings and combined den meetings.
What time/day does Pack 6 meet and where?
We meet at Doylestown United Methodist Church, 320 E. Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Our meetings are typically from 6:00-7:00 on Monday nights.
As always, each family should check with their Den Leader to confirm meetings.
What kind of time commitment is required?
The Cub Scout year is September through June with a few events happening over the summer. For the young cub scouts (Lions, Kindergarten and Tigers, 1st graders), there are typically 2 meetings a month. Wolf dens (2nd graders) meet 2-3 times a month. Bear dens (3rd graders) often meet 3-4 times a month, and the Webelos and Arrow of Light dens (4th and 5th graders) meet every week. There is also one Pack event each month for all the dens. Parents have one parent meeting per month.
What is the level of parent involvement?
Cub scouts is a family activity. Parents attend den and pack meetings with their children. Their assistance is required to help young scouts through the program requirements. Siblings who are not in scouts are always welcome to attend den and pack meetings and pack events.
Cub Scout leaders are volunteers and often parents of cub scouts. There are jobs for all parents, from uniformed leaders, to committee members, to as needed help.
What is the annual cost?
Pack dues for the 2020-2021 year are $150 for returning Scouts and $175 for new Scouts.
This reflects increased costs at both the local scouting level and the National organization. Much of these dues go directly to local and National offices.
The Pack 6 dues portion covers the basic scouting program, books, belt loop awards, etc.
In addition to dues, there is typically one fundraising event each year (popcorn sales). We will rely more heavily on participation for fund raisers to reduce the cost per Scout.
Other events, may incur additional costs. Scholarships also available.
How can I contact Pack 6 or stay informed about events?
Visit our website, cubpack6.org, to take a look at our calendar and see our leadership roster. We are on Facebook at cubpack6; our pack email address is firstname.lastname@example.org