What your New Scout Needs

The parts that make up your Cub Scout uniform are these:

  • The Cub Scout shirt, with long or short sleeves
  • Cub Scout shorts or trousers
  • A cap that shows your rank in Cub Scouting—orange for Tiger Cub, yellow for Wolf Cub Scout, blue for Bear Cub Scout, and plaid for Webelos Scout
  • A neckerchief that matches the color of your cap
  • A blue belt with a brass buckle
  • Official blue socks with orange or gold tops (orange tops for Tiger Cubs; gold or yellow tops for all other ranks)
  • Handbook: Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos

Patches

Placement of patches is shown on the inside back cover of your son’s handbook or click here for patch placement. When purchasing the shirt, buy a Council Patch, Pack number, and a Den number patch.


 

If you need Scout or Uniform items

Local Scout Shops: locations and hours


Conduct Policy

This policy provides all parents and adult leaders a common understanding of the behavior norms and the procedures for dealing with problems if they occur. 

Adult leaders in Pack 991 are urged to follow the Pack 991 Conduct Policy to deal with Cub Scout behavior related issues. It is important to communicate behavior problems to the parents and to the Pack Committee quickly so that corrective actions can be taken and so that no one is later taken by surprise. 

The guidelines also deal with conflict between Adults involved in the pack.  It is important to communicate problems to the Pack Committee Chair quickly so that corrective actions can be taken and so that no one is later taken by surprise. 

Please read and be familiar with the Pack 991 Conduct Policy


Age Appropriate Activities

Pack and Den Leaders must follow the BSA’s Age Appropriate Guidelines as set out in the Guide to Safe Scouting.  Additionally, all leaders should consult the Guide for any and all activity planning. If questions arise, they should contact the Cubmaster or Committee Chair.


 

Hazing and Initiations 

The Pack has a zero tolerance policy on hazing, initiations, ridicule, or inappropriate teasing. These things are not a part of the Cub Scouting tradition in Pack 991. All Cubs and their parents should immediately report any behavior of this type to the Cubmaster or the adult leader in charge of the activity. 

 

Helpful Links

ScoutTrack.com
keep track of your achievements, email your leaders, find the ofiicial Pack 991 calendar

New Scout Registration Forms

All Scouting Forms

Online editions of the handbooks

 


 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Each parent is asked to coordinate or assist with the many fun events we do for the Scouts each year. See the HELP WANTED page for more information.

Check out the –open– positions on the Contacts page and let us know where you can help. Most are just once a year activities that need someone to coordinate the event and will only take a few hours of your time. 

Our leaders leave the Pack as their sons move on in scouting, and we can use your help to fill the vacancies and help us provide a better experience for our boys. The positions makred with an * will need to be filled next year.

Go to the Activities page to learn more about the event.  Please help. 

 


SAFETY

The Pack strives to run a safe and effective organization. Our core group have gone through the BSA’s Youth Protection Program and pledged to keep our Cubs safe from physical, psychological and sexual abuse. We maintain two-deep leadership at all times. 


 Youth Protection and Two-Deep Leadership

All Pack leaders and at least one adult on Scout meetings and field trips are required to have Youth Protection Training. There is an online course with useful information and a certification that lasts 2 years. You can register and take the course on line at YouthProtection.

The BSA’s Youth Protection Program was developed to help safeguard both our youth and adult members. The Pack’s leaders responsible for youth safety understand and appreciate Cub Scouting’s position of zero tolerance for child abuse or victimization in any form. We are required by BSA guidelines to report any suspected abuse to the local council Scout executive.

Two-deep leadership means a minimum of two registered adult leaders, or one registered adult leader and the parent of a participating Cub must always be present during Pack and Den activities. There should never be any unsupervised one on one contact between an adult and a Cub in t he program. Even when your son has a private conversation with adult leader, it is always in the plain view of another adult.