Do Parents need to Attend Den Meetings?
The den leader and assistant den leader (or another adult) attend all den meetings with the Cub Scouts. (At least two adults must be present at all meetings.) Tiger den meetings are also attended by each Tiger's adult partner. Wolf, Bear, and Webelos den meetings are often attended by a den chief, a Boy Scout, Sea Scout, or Venturer who assists the adult leaders. Sometimes, a parent, guardian, or other family member might be asked to help at a specific meeting, but family members do not normally attend Wolf, Bear, or Webelos den meetings.
Are Cub Scouts the same as Boy Scouts?
Cub Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America—so in that sense, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are both members of the same organization. However, they are entirely different programs: Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program designed specifically to address the needs of younger boys.
How often do Cub Scouts meet?
Cub Scouts meet in their dens once each week, and a pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families once a month. Beyond that, it depends on the den and pack: a den may hold a special activity, such as a service project or visit to a local museum in place of one of the weekly meetings or in addition to the weekly meetings. Likewise, a pack may conduct a special event such as a camp out as an additional event, or as a substitute for its monthly pack meeting.
Can Siblings attend?
Yes! Pack events are sibling friendly. Den meetings are the only meetings not geared for siblings.
Can non-parishoners join?
Yes, we have some current scouts who are not at St. Agnes school, and not parishioners. There is nothing about our pack that makes it exclusive. As long as prospetive scouts can follow our guidelines and be respectful to our religious beliefs (as we to theirs) they are more than welcome.