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WELCOME to CUB SCOUT PACK 294 in Scappoose, OR!



Pack 294 has been serving families in Scappoose since 1951.

Welcome! We are very happy to have you stop by.  We have been a member of the community for 60 years.  We help to strengthen families by bringing them together in wholesome activities and promoting the values of the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack.

Cub Scout Promise: I promise to do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people and to obey the law of the pack.

Law of the Pack: A cub scout follows a akela.  A cubscout helps the pack go.  The pack helps the cub scout grow.  A cub scout gives good will.

Pack 294 usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Grant Watts Elementary.  New families are always welcome.  Please contact webmaster to verify date, time and place, or check out our facebook page at facebook/ Cub Scout Pack 294 Scappoose OR

We belong to the BSA Cascade Pacific Council (Chinook District), and we are chartered by the Kiwanis Club of Scappoose.

Why Cub Scouts?



"There are many youth organizations to chose from. Every parent understands the value of spending personal time with his or her children.  Yet in our demanding, fast-paced society, we often find ourselves looking back at missed opportunities.  More than any other program available today, Cub Scouting supports parent and son relationships in ways that result in memories of time well spent together."  

Cub Scouting's strength is that it is a well-funded program positively affecting every area of a boy's life.

Cub Scouting encourages boys to achieve deeper appreciation of others, including peers, parents ad other adults.  Early in their scouting experience, boys learn the value of serving others.

Cub Scouting profits boys with a sense that they are important as individuals.  They learn that their scouting family cares about what happens to them.

Cub Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self esteem.  As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, a boy can look at himself in the mirror and be proud.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Cub Scouting?  Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and their parents. The program 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.

What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?  Boys may join a Cub Scout pack the summer following kindergarten.  They will graduate to a Boy Scout troop in February of their fifth grade year. First-graders must have an adult partner to attend all activities.  This is usually a parent, but it can be any adult.

What does Cub Scouting offer my son?  Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.  Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Through interaction between parents, leaders, and friends, boys learn citizenship, compassion, and courage.

Cub Scouting teaches boys confidence through recognition by adults, belonging by building relationships with other boys, quality family time to strengthen the bond between parent and child, social skills through integrant with other people, moral and ethical choices by instilling essential values, leadership skills through leading other boys, and citizenship to beam responsible community members.

How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation other activities?  Typical time commitment is two den meetings and one pack meeting each month. Boys who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball or basketball or academic-based extracurricular activities like music, art and science can be recognized for these activities though Cub Scout belt loops and pins. 

What is expected of me as a parent?  Cub Scouting is a program that parents and sons can do together.  Parents are critical in providing help and support for the den and pack.  Every parent will need to work with your scout on advancement projects and activities.  At least one parent should attend pack meetings once per month with your scout to present his advancement awards to him.  All siblings are always welcome at all pack meetings.  Parents can attend and assist with den outings as needed.  Parents must attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your scout.  

Parents who volunteer for more substantial roles spend an average of two to four hours per week involved in Cub Scouting activities.  This includes meetings with the boys and planning time.  As a parent volunteer there are a variety of position to fill such as unit leaders, pack committee chairmen, committee members, den leaders, and chartered organizations representatives.  Volunteering helps strengthen the bond between parent and child.  Training is provided. .

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 Cub Scout Camping

What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Scouting for Food
Blue & Gold Banquet
Pinewood Derby

How much is it going to cost? The registration fee is $24 per year.  The subscription to Boys' Life Magazine (optional but highly recommended) is $12.00.  Annual pack dues are also $24 per year, for a total of $60 per year.  These fees are pro-rated, so if you join in June, the total fee would be $30 for the remainder of the year.  

Other costs include uniforms, handbooks and some activity fees including those for the Day Camp and Resident Camps. Scouts participate in fund-raising activities, which help the pack, the council and the scout.  Scouts keep a percentage of the money they raise in an account which can be used for camp fees or uniforms. 

Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches? Scout shops are located in Portland and Longview.  

Nor'West Scout Shop
2145 Southwest Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201-5197
M-F 9-7; Sat 10-4; Closed Sun
(503) 226-3423

Longview Scout Shop
1339 Commerce Ave
Longview, WA 98632
Hours: Tue - Sat 10:00-1:30
360.423.6960

Alternatively, you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at ScoutStuff.Org.  The pack also maintains a small uniform bank.  We usually have lots of neckerchiefs and a few patches.  Every once in a while we will have a used shirt, all available free of charge.  Contact the web master for more details.

Cub Scout Summer Camps



The Cascade Pacific Council offers four options for Cub Scouts eager for the adventure of summer camp.All camps require at least one adult leader to attend for every six youth in attendance; however, more adult leaders can be accommodated and are very much appreciated. Cubscout camps are planned to serve specific ages so that boys progress from camp to camp as they grow. This progression also gives them a variety of camp experiences from summer to summer.

 

During the summer after Kindergarten, new tiger scouts are encouraged to attend one day of day camp.They are also welcome to attend a full week of day camp or Cub World,but their adult partner is required to attend with them and this requirement is often prohibitive.  The nearest daycamp offering a tiger day is Camp Ireland, about 20 miles from Scappoose towards Hillsboro.    The fee for a tiger day at day camp was about $6.00 in 2013.

During the summer after 1st Grade, new Wolfs are encouraged to attend a full week of day camp.They are also welcome to attend Cub World.  Day Camps operate on a five-year rotation of themes so a boy could attend five years in a row, and have a different experience each year.  Boys arrive at camp each morning at about 8am and return home at about 3pm, similar to a school day.  The nearest day camp for Pack 294 are Chinook District day camp at Trojan Park in Rainier. The fee for the Chinook District day camp was $100 in 2013.

During the summer after 2nd Grade, new Bears are encouraged to attend Cub World resident camp, but they are also welcome to attend a day camp.  Cub World at Scouter's Mountain (near Happy Valley, Oregon) operates on a two-year theme cycle.   Camp lasts for three days and two nights.Scouts sleep in a fort, a boxcar, or a teepee.  Adult leaders sleep in nearby tents.  A paid staff of Boy Scouts provides the program.  Cubs eat in a cafeteria.  The fee for Cub World was $180 in 2013.

The summer after 3rd Grade, first-year Webelos are encouraged to attend Gilbert Ranch, but they are also welcome to attend day camp or Cub World.  Boys must be Webelos to attend Gilbert Ranch.  Gilbert Ranch is near Scotts Mills, Oregon and operates the same program each year. Scouts and leaders stay in large two-man platform tents.  Program highlights include archery and BB-gun and horseback riding!  The fee for Gilbert Ranch was $180 in 2013.

The summer after 4th Grade, second-year Webelos are encouraged to attend Adventure Cove, but they are also welcome to attend day camp or Cub World or Gilbert Ranch. Boys must be Webelos to attend Adventure Cove.  Adventure Cove is at Camp Clark on the Oregon coast 20 miles south of Tillamook adjacent to Camp Meriwether, a Boy Scout resident camp.Adventure cove gives the second-year Webelos a full week (five night) camping experience which helps get them ready to join Boy Scouts the following year,and the program is designed to help the second-year Webelos start learning basic Scouting skills in preparation for the Boy Scout program by offering themthe opportunity to choose which badges they work on at camp.  The fee for Adventure Cove was about $300 in 2013.

Summer camp is the highlight of the scouting year.  It is also the most expensive activity of the year.  Scouts have the opportunity to earn their camp fees by selling popcorn, Christmas wreaths, candy bars, meat sticks and coupon books throughout the year.  Camperships are also available from the Cascade Pacific Council, but they must be submitted by May 1.  They are available in the following amounts: $50.00 for day camp; $100 for Cub World and Gilbert Ranch; and $150 for Adventure Cove.   Additional camperships are also available from the pack sometimes. Pack 294 is committed to sending every scout to camp every summer.

How Cub Scouting works


Boys are members of dens.  A den consists of four to eight boys who meet according to their schedules (at least twice per month).  A den leader (usually a parent) is in charge of the activities which include games, crafts, songs, ceremonies and lots of fun.

Boys are members of packs.  A pack consist of several dens and meets at least once a month.  The Cubmaster leads pack meetings, with Scouts and their families in attendance.  The pack meeting is made up of fun activities as well as the presentation of awards that have been earned during the month.