Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 7), Cub Scouts (entering second or third grade, or age 8 or 9), Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 10).
What does Cub Scouting offer my son?
Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.
How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation other activities?
The Cub Scout program is designed to complement many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is two-four Den meetings and one Pack meeting per month. Boys who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, etc, or academic-based extracurricular activities like music, art, science etc., can be recognized for these activities though Cub Scout belt loops and pins which are worn on their uniform.
What are the responsibilities of a parent?
- Provide help and support for the den and pack.
- Work with your son on advancement projects and activities.
- Attend pack meetings with your son and present his advancement awards to him at the pack meeting.
- Attend and assist with den outings.
- Attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your son.
Do Cub Scouts go camping?
Yes, but they ease into it. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family. More on Cub Scout camping can be found at http://www.scouting.org/cubscouts/activities/outdoor/camping.y.html
What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 39 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
- Scouting for Food
- Blue & Gold Banquet
- Pinewood Derby
- Summer Day Camp
- Summer Resident Camp
- Community Service Activities
- and MANY more to come next year!
How much is it going to cost?
-Annual Pack 39 dues of $60 covers your son's rank, all patches, rank book, and awards for the year.
-Annual subscription to Boy's Life Magazine is $12.00 (optional)
Other costs include uniforms. Some activity fees including
those for the Day Camp and Resident Camps. Youth members participate in a couple of fund-raising activities (including popcorn sales and Scouting camp cards), which helps to cover Den supplies, equipment, and other activities.
(Personal/corporate free-will donations also accepted)
Also, It will cost some of YOUR time. We encourage all parents to give of
their time as leaders and assistant leaders, or just time as you have it.
Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
The Scout Shop is located in Oklahoma City
Meinders Oklahoma City Scout Shop
3031 NW 64th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Scout Shop open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5pm
Laura Fields Scout Service Center & Scout Shop
620 NW Cache Road
Lawton, OK 73507
580-357-3633 | toll free: 888-357-3633 | fax: 580-357-3635
Office & Scout Shop open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-1pm
If you can't make it to the store, and are comfortable specifying your son's
shirt size (S/M/L), they will also take phone orders and ship via UPS.
Cub/Tiger Scout Order Form
Webelos Order Form
Alternatively, you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at
How often are the meetings?
Cub Scouts usually meet in their Dens two to four of times month, and a Pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families once a month. Beyond that, it depends on the Den and Pack: a Den may hold a special activity, such as a service project or visit to a local museum in place of one of the weekly meetings or in addition to the weekly meetings. Likewise, the Pack may conduct a special event such as a rocket launch, campout, or service activity as an additional event, rather than a substitute for its monthly Pack meeting.
How can I learn more?
The best way to learn about what a Cub Scout really does is to talk with a
Cub Scout who is engaged in the program. Alternatively, you can learn more about the Cub Scout program by contacting our pack and asking questions, or leave your phone number to receive a call from the Cubmaster.