Parents need to be involved with their son(s) throughout meetings and events and are strongly encouraged to to be involved in other ways, such as becoming a leader, undertaking training, coordinating events or helping with pack administration requirements. For more information, please see the Parent Involvement page on this site.
Cub Scouting is a family program that depends a lot on parent involvement. The scouting journey is one for a scout and his father/mother/guardian to travel together, to enjoy activities that build character, teach skills and knowledge and have fun. Local scouting organizations are not commercial operations. In fact, they are not even like most Not For Profit organizations. No local leaders are paid for their time; they are parents just like you, who have volunteered their time to help run the pack.
What are the activities?
This page is for families who would like to join Steamboat's Cub Scout Pack 194, and need to know the basics, like "When do we meet?", "How much does it cost?", "What activities are there?" etc.When do we meet?
We typically meet 3 to 4 times per month, between September and May.
Meetings are held on Wednesdays, between 6:30PM and 7:30PM in the cafeteria at the Steamboat Springs Middle School on Amethyst Drive.
Meetings are either Den Meetings, where each den splits off to work on den-specific achievements, so that scouts can earn badges, belt-loops, pins and other awards, Pack Meetings, or Awards Nights.
Aside from our Den and Pack Meetings, our calendar is chock-full of fun and exciting events. These change somewhat from year to year, but a typical year sees us doing these things:
We also carry out service projects through the year. For example, this may involve cleaning up the Core Trail or shovelling snow from areas around Howelsen Hill.
How much does it cost?
Annual dues for a scout in his first year with the pack total $135.00.
Annual dues thereafter are $75. Money from annual dues also contributes to the costs of award advancement, Pinewood Derby cars, Raingutter Regatta boats, Space derby, Rocket Launch kits, supplies and rental costs. It does not include the uniform itself, which can be purchased separately through ScoutStuff or the Western Colorado Council Scout Shop on (888) 248-0045. Prices vary and some uniform items are optional, however a basic uniform including shirt, cap, Pack numbers, shoulder loops, neckerchief and neckerchief slide and World Crest emblem is around $63 - $76.
We work hard to keep fees as low as possible and rely on our annual Popcorn Fundraiser for most of the costs incurred by the pack. It is important to us that scouting is accessible for any boy that wants to participate, so if pack fees or uniform costs will be onerous, please discuss this with a leader, as sponsorship options are available.
You probably like administration and paperwork about as much as we do, however there are a few forms that need to be completed upon joining the pack. If you have any trouble completing the forms online, a leader can provide paper copies for you.
Which den will my boy be part of?
Boys can join Cub Scouts as soon as they have graduated from Kindergarten, or later. There are five dens within the Cub Scout Pack:
Tiger Den - For boys in 1st Grade (6-7 years old)
Wolf Den - For boys in 2nd Grade (7-8 years old)
Bear Den - For boys in 3rd Grade (8-9 years old)
Webelos 1 - For boys in 4rd Grade (9-10 years old)
Webelos 2 - For boys in 5th Grade (10-11 years old)
What involvement do parents have?