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Getting Started

Welcome to Pack 33! Below is a quick guide to scouting and our pack. Please contact Cubmaster Scott Ward at cubmaster@takomaparkscouts.org if you would like to learn more about Pack 33.

The Dens ...
A boy entering 1st grade would become a "Tiger.” "Wolf" level is for 2nd grade, "Bear" is 3rd grade, and 4th and 5th grades are “Webelos." Each level has one or more "Dens" associated with it. All Dens fall under the overall umbrella of the "Pack.” Going forward, your den leader will be your primary point of contact for den activities. For the larger Pack events (those events involving all Dens), you would get announcements from Cubmaster or the Committee Chair.

Applications ...
To get started, we need to get a youth application submitted for your son. (Application form is here<http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-406A.pdf>, just complete page 5). Annual dues for new Scouts is $75. There are a few other costs associated with Pack 33: Uniform and handbook, and the optional $12/year subscription to Boy's Life.

The Uniform ...
Click here to learn about the official Cub Scout uniform. All scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms to all Scouting functions. If you're new to Scouting or just checking it out, you don't need to feel obligated to buy a uniform prior to your first den meeting. In addition, we have a "uniform bank" for anyone is interested. In addition to the blue shirt, your son needs the number 33, the 70 year veteran patch, the council patch, and the world crest patch, and a den strip. Everything else comes from the Pack when he earns it. More on uniforming can be found here <http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/CubScouts/Uniform/Parents.aspx>.

Beginning immediately, your son can start working on his first award, the Bobcat Badge http://www.usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/Bobcat.asp

Most important, it's REALLY FUN ...
Here are some photos taken of our Webelos at Camp Ross: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pack33
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