Cub Scouting has program components for boys in the first through fifth grades (or ages 6 to 10). The boys join a Cub Scout pack and are assigned to a den of about 8 boys in their grade. The rank of the scouts in a den is determined by grade: Tiger Cubs (First-graders), Wolf Scouts (second-graders), Bear Scouts (third-graders), Webelos I (fourth-graders), and Webelos II (fifth-graders).
One of the parents in the den serves as den leader. Den meetings are scheduled by the den leader — usually one or two a month. Once a month, all of the dens and family members gather for a pack meeting under the direction of a Cubmaster. The pack committee runs the pack and is made up of parents of boys in the pack.
Any boy in first through fifth grades can join scouting at any time during the year, but most new boys sign up in September. The annual dues are $90 which includes a subscription to Boys’ Life magazine. For new scouts, there is a separate $14.50 fee that goes to the Yankee Council and covers the period until the rechartering.
The pack has an annual fundraiser in the Fall selling popcorn which raises most of the money for the year’s activities. As a parent of two boys in scouting, I can assure you that this is one of the best values for your son’s activities – not just for your money, but more importantly, for your time invested.