Q: How many days does my son meet?
The pack meets one Friday every month at 7:00 pm at Trinity Church Hall for about 1 ½ hrs. The dens meet once to twice a month for about an hour to work on their scouting goals. The dates and times vary for den meetings.
Q: How much does it cost?
The 2018/2019 yearly dues cost $67.00 and includes: national dues, insurance, adult volunteer registration, pins, patches and other awards, guest meals for Blue and Gold dinner, Pinewood Derby costs, misc pack expenses . Each Den will collect a small due to cover dens craft and misc. expenses. Talk to the den leaders for more info.
Q: What are my commitments?
As with most things,what you put in you get in return. This is the same for scouting. Pack 1 is a family friendly pack. We encourage that all members engage with the whole family when they can. Some of the events we have are for scouts only
Q:What if my boy plays sports all year long?
The best part of scouting that if you boy missed an event it is not a big deal. There are plenty to go to in between the games.
Q: On Friday Pack night can we bring my sons other siblings?
Yes you can Somers Pack 1 is a family pack. Sometimes there are things that the whole family can do.
Q: What is the parent’s role?
Not all parents have to run the Pack or a Den. Some of the parents just help one event or a part of the program is they can.
Q: How many days are required to become a Den leader?
Each Den has different requirements. Grades k-3 have an average of 1 meetings per month that last an hour and one Friday night per month. Grades 4-5 have an average of 2 meetings per month that last an hour and one Friday night per month
Q: Do I have to knock door to door for fundraising?
Fundraising is as important task for Pack 11. We have several fundraising activities that no not require door to door selling.
Q: What is the difference between a Den and a Pack meeting?
Den meetings are for smaller groups of scouts– ideally 8-12. At these meetings, scouts work toward their badge or perform other activities. At Pack Meetings, all scouts attend for some type of activity and/or they are recognized for their achievements