What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
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).
What does Cub Scouting offer my son?
Cub Scouting 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.
How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation in other activities?
The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is three Den meetings and one Pack meeting per month. Boys who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, etc, or academic-based extracurricular activities like music, art, science etc., can be recognized for these activities though Cub Scout belt loops and pins which are worn on their uniform. We like to say in Pack 13 - "Your son can be a scout and play sports too!"
What are the responsibilities of a parent?
- Provide help and support for the den and pack.
- Work with your son on advancement projects and activities.
- Attend pack meetings with your son and present his advancement awards to him at the pack meeting.
- Attend and assist with den outings.
- Attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your son.
Do Cub Scouts go camping?
Yes, but they ease into it. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family. Pack 13 hosts a "Family Campout" at the beginning of each school year, and participates in the district wide "Cub & Family" campouts hosted in the Fall and Spring of each year. In addition to these "family camps", many of our scouts participate in the summer camping activities hosted by our district and council which include "Cub Scout Day Camp", "Cub Scout Resident Camp", and "Webelos Resident Camp".
What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 13 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
- Blue & Gold Banquet
- Scout Sunday
- Pinewood Derby
- Raingutter Regatta
- Pack Campouts
- Memorial Day Flag Placement
- Weekend Camping
- Summer Resident Camp
- Summer Day Camp
- Lebanon Christmas Parade
- Community Service Activities
- and more!
How much is it going to cost?
The annual Pack 13 dues of $50 covers such items as all patches and awards for the year (through next November). Since the Pack 13's charter begins on December 1st, new Cub Scouts may pay a prorated fee for the remainder of the year, depending on when they register. Contact the Cubmaster or Pack Committee Chair for a prorated dues schedule.
Other costs include uniforms and some activity fees including those for the Resident Camps. Youth members participate in at least one fund-raising activity (popcorn), which helps to cover Den supplies, equipment, and other activities as well as a portion for other Scouting activities.
Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
The Scout Shop is located at the main Middle Tennessee Council scout offices, or at Haynes Hardware in Murfreesboro.
Nashville Scout Shop
3414 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
(corner of Hillsboro Pike and Woodmont)
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Toll Free: (800) 899-6622
Fax: (615) 385-1646
Murfreesboro Scout Shop
1807 Memorial Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(located inside Haynes' Hardware)
Monday – Friday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
If you can't make it to the store, and are comfortable specifying your son's shirt size (S/M/L), they will also take phone orders and ship via UPS. Alternatively, you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at ScoutStuff.Org