How to Join

JOIN SCOUTING NIGHTS 2018! September, 11 and October 9

6:45-8:00 PM

Parklawn Elementary School, 4116 Braddock Road Alexandria, VA 2231

 

Please come to a Pack Meeting or e-mail VAPack855@gmail.com

The Pack Meetings are usually on the 2nd Tuesday of each Month: Sept Thru May, except when there is a FCPS School Holiday Conflict  or the Pack is having a special event in lieu of a Pack Meeting.

Pack Meetings are Held at:

Parklawn Elementary School, 4116 Braddock Road Alexandria, VA 2231

FOR NEW CUB SCOUT FAMILIES

If you are new to scouting, you will need to fill out a Registration forum along with payment of $75.

How to Join Cub Scouts

  1. Fill out an official scout application (Get at Den or Pack meeting or from scout store)
  2. Pay $75 membership*
  3. Purchase a uniform for your son
  4. Keep your eyes out for an email from cubtrails.com
  5. HAVE FUN

FOR RETURNING SCOUT FAMILIES

  1. Fill out an official scout application (must be done every year)
  2. Pay $75 membership fee*
  3. Purchase the new rank hat/hankerchief/slide for your son
  4. Visit cubtrails.com (you should have received an email) to update your son’s information weekly
  5. HAVE FUN

For questions, please contact

VaPack855@gmail.com

*Checks can be made out to “Cub Scout Pack 855” or you can pay with credit card. Scholarships are available for qualifying families.

Be part of the Cub Scout legacy

Since its beginning, the Cub Scout program has been a fun and educational experience concerned with values. Besides providing a positive place where boys can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service.

As a parent, you want your son to grow up to be a person of worth; a self-reliant, dependable and caring individual. Scouting has these goals in mind for him. Since 1910 we have been weaving lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to assist parents in strengthening character, good citizenship, and physical fitness in youth Scouting is family values… At the same time Cub Scout age boys do not join Scouting just to get their character built. Boys join because it is FUN!

For every 100 boys who join Scouting..

  • 1 will use his Scout skills to save a life
  • 1 will use his scout skills to save his own live
  • 17 will become Scouting volunteers
  • 2 will become Eagle Scouts
  • 18 will develop hobbies that will last them through their adult life
  • 1 will enter the clergy
  • 12 will have their first contact with a church

Scouting’s alumni record is equally impressive. A recent nation-wide survey of high schools revealed the following information:

  • 85% of student council presidents were Scouts
  • 89% of senior class presidents were Scouts
  • 80% of junior class presidents were Scouts
  • 75% of school publication editors were Scouts
  • 71% of football captains were Scouts

Scouts also account for:

  • 64% of Air Force Academy graduates
  • 68% of West Point graduates
  • 70% of Annapolis graduates
  • 72% of Rhodes Scholars
  • 85% of F.B.I. agents
  • 26 of the first 29 astronauts

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