Pack 10 – Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the time commitment for my child?
Regular meetings run September through May with dens meeting 2-3 times a month and the full pack meeting once a month. Den meetings last about an hour and pack meetings about 1 ½ hours.
Q: What is the time commitment for me?
Cub Scouting is a family activity and parents attend/participate in all meetings/events with their child. Siblings can tag along at meetings, provided that distractions are kept to a minimum. Parents will also work with their Cub Scout on a few at-home achievements as they move through the program.
Q: Can I be an adult volunteer?
Yes, please! The Pack is 100% volunteer-led and run so adult volunteers are always needed. We are a relatively new and fast-growing Pack, going into our 3rd year. There are positions with various levels of involvement and every volunteer makes an enormous impact.
Q: Where do meetings take place?
Currently, Pack Meetings take place at Adolphus Elementary on Winston Ranch Road in Long Meadow Farms. Den meetings vary by den, with most at Adolphus or Frost Elementary, and outings at local parks.
Q: What is the financial commitment?
- A one-time registration fee: $2.75 per month for the remaining months in that calendar year
- Annual Pack Fee: $100*
- The official (Class A) Scout shirt with badges & emblems (worn 1st – 4th grade) $40. Official shorts/pants are optional – any navy blue shorts or jeans may be worn.
- Belt to hold belt loop awards $10 – can be worn 1st through 5th grade
- Book, hat, neckerchief and slide each year for new rank, approx. $50 (pack may provide some items)
- Kindergarten Lions wear a t-shirt and purchase a guide packet (about $20 total)
- There may also be periodic costs for specific Den projects to cover materials.
- Campouts may also carry an additional cost for adults and siblings (for food & supplies)
- Financial assistance may be available (contact us to learn more!)
*annual dues can be reduced through participation in Pack fundraisers
Q: Where do I buy the uniform?
Uniforms can be purchased at a Scout Shop (nearest is in Stafford) or, alternatively, online at www.scoutshop.org. The Scout Shop is always very helpful in guiding you to the correct items to purchase.
Q: What is the organizational structure of the Cub Scouts?
Pack 10 belongs to the Brazos District of the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Pack 10 is made up of Dens, which are grouped by ranks based on grade levels. There are separate dens for boys and for girls. We have 2 Den Leaders for each Den, a Cubmaster and Cubmaster assistant who lead the overall Pack Program, and a Committee Chair and additional committee members who handle activities and administrative tasks. Pack 10 also has a Charter Organization – Kepha Resources Inc.
Q: Is Cub Scouting a religious organization?
Pack 10 has no religious affiliation and welcomes all participants. While there are Faith components to each Scouting rank, these are completed at home in a family setting or the church of each scouts’ choice.
Q: Can anyone join Pack 10?
Yes. While Pack 10 recruits from Adolphus, Austin & Frost Elementary schools, all age appropriate children are welcome to join.