FAQs

How old (or young) can a boy be to join Cub Scouting?
Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades. Boys who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join Cub Scouting, but they may be eligible to join the Boy Scouting or Venturing program.

How can I become an adult volunteer in Cub Scouting?
Express your interest to the pack leaders—the Cubmaster, chartered organization representative, or members of the unit committee. While there’s no guarantee that a specific role or position will be available—and there may be a selection process among several candidates even if the position is currently vacant—there is usually some way in which you can contribute, and most units are glad for any offer of help.

How often do Cub Scouts meet?
Cub Scouts meet in their dens 2-3 times per month, 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 blue and gold banquet as an additional event, rather than a substitute for its monthly pack meeting.  Check our Pack Calendar for specific details.

May parents attend den meetings?
Yes!  A parent or guardian is required to be at all Tiger den meetings, for other ranks, parent involvement is always appreciated.

What supplies and equipment are needed to participate in Cub Scouting?
Each boy in Cub Scouting will need a uniform and a handbook. Pack 420 defines a uniform as the rank appropriate cap, neckerchief, slide, shirt with patches and belt.

Where can I purchase BSA literature, uniforms, and other program materials?
Our uniforms, literature, and other Scouting merchandise is available at the Blue Ridge Council Scout Shop – 1 Park Plaza Greenville, SC 29607.