Thank you for your interest in join Cub Scout Pack 374!
If you are interested in joining Cub Pack 374, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any of our Pack Leaders, especially the Den Leaders for your Scout's grade level. Guests are always welcome at our monthly Pack Meetings, so come by and meet us.
Learn more about Cub Scouting here.
Learn more about our Pack here.
New Youth Members
Ready to join? Here's what to do:
Fill out a BSA Youth Application
We will have paper applications at our recruiting events and Pack Meetings.
Or, you can find the form online at this link. Fill out page 5 completely (there is no need to fill out the duplicate pages).
BSA Youth Application
Write a check for your Membership Dues
Dues are $84 for the school year, August - July.
- Dues include Boys Life subscription and Scout-o-Rama card in the Spring
Make checks payable to "Pack 374".
You may pro-rate by month if joining in the middle of the year.
Drop off your forms to us!
Contact email@example.com to arrange drop-off,
or bring them to the next Pack Meeting or Pack Event.
See the Pack Calendar
See the Getting Started section below
We require ALL our parents to be involved with our Pack!
We are a volunteer-run organization, and we can only provide a good program when we have active parents. Furthermore, every year we lose leaders as scouts age out of the Pack. We are always in need of Den Leaders and Committee Members, but if leadership isn't your thing, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities at Pack and Den events throughout the year.
Most parents do not need to register with the BSA, but all our Den Leaders and Committee Members are. If you are joining in one of these official roles, you will need to:
Fill out a BSA Adult Application
We have paper applications, or you can find the online form here. Fill out pages 4-5 completely.
BSA Adult Application
Earn your Youth Protection Training Certificate
- Go to my.scouting.org
- Create an account or login to your existing account
- Click on "Home" and then "My Dashboard"
- Select the "Take Course" arrow to the right of "Youth Protection Training"
- Send us the PDF certificate you receive at the end
Set your Scout ID number into your my.scouting.org and your Scoutbook accounts
You will get your Scout ID after your application is processed.
All your online training will be reflected back to our unit records once your accounts are set.
New to the Pack? Welcome!
Joining a Cub Scout Pack for the first time can be overwhelming, especially for the parents. Let's try to make this easy for you.
If you have questions at any time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your Pack Leaders.
Handbooks and Uniforms
You will need to make a trip to the Scout Shop, or head over to scoutstuff.org to pick up your Class A uniform and handbook. You will need:
- The Handbook for your current rank
- Uniform Shirt and Pants *
- 1st - 3rd graders wear the blue shirts and pants. Buy a shirt large enough to last until 4th grade.
- 4th - 5th graders transition to Boy Scout beige shirts and olive pants.
- A hat for your current rank
- A neckerchief and slide for your current rank
- A Cub Scout Belt
- (recommended) Uniform socks
- (optional) Badge Magic for applying patches to the uniform (recommended if you don't like sewing)
*Official uniform pants tend to run large and long; it is okay to substitute similar dark blue or olive pants.
The Pack will provide all the patches you need. No need to buy them.
You can find guides for placing patches and looking your best in uniform here:
The Scout Shop
The Scout Shop is in downtown San Jose, roughly behind the SAP Pavillion:
We rely heavily on our online resources for pack and den communications, and for tracking Scout advancement. You should become familiar with:
Our Advancement tracking tool, calendaring tool, and our primary means of announcement communications for the pack. Make sure your profile is up to date!
The official BSA site about Cub Scouting is a great resource.