If you are new to scouting and have never registered with Scouting BSA: fill out an application for pack 1533 and we’ll be notified and can set everything else up! If you have any questions before applying, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you are transferring from another pack, there is a paper form for transferring. Please contact us so that we can add you to pack communication and so that we can get you and collect the completed form at the next pack/den event.
When you join the pack, the first thing that happens is you get set up in Scoutbook. Scoutbook is how leaders and parents communicate and track advancement and achievements. You will receive an email with your account information.
The scout store sells the den level handbook that describes the different achievements. All of the information is available online, but it is a good habit to get the book to get the scouts reading about the activities and so you can work on activities and achievements at home.
Next, you’ll need a “Class A” uniform. The scouting store will set you up with your scout shirt, belt and hat. We have decided as a pack that official uniform pants/short are optional. Ideally pants have belt loops, so a belt can be worn- since “adventure loops” slip over the official cub scout belt. If you aren’t sure of your den number, please ask a leader. The pack provides the uniform neckerchief, which you will receive at your first official den or pack meeting. You can also purchase a neckerchief slide if you like, but we have a limited amount available, and make them out of various materials (leather, string, wood, etc.) during the school year. Class A uniforms are worn to most pack meetings and some outings.
In the fall and spring, there is also a “Class B” pack t-shirt order. Class B t-shirts can also be purchased at the scout store and are worn on hikes, to most den meetings and on outings where a t-shirt is preferred.
Finally, you’ll need to pay dues. The pack collects dues so that we can avoid fundraising completely! The dues for the 2020-2021 school year are $145 for returning scouts ($115 if you registered as a new scout this year). Dues are discounted accordingly for scouts on free or reduced meal program. Dues pay for fall and spring campouts, all belt loops and patches earned throughout the year, the pinewood derby car kit, space derby rocket, raingutter regatta boat, and supplies for most pack and den level materials. Note: there are additional activity fees for optional special events and activities.