When a boy joins Cub Scouting, his parents obligate themselves to help with the following:
1. Help their son's progress in Cub Scout achievements and electives by working with him and signing his book when he completes activities. The parent should also notify the Den Leader when these items are completed.
2. Attend monthly Pack Meetings and take part in other Pack activities.
3. Drop off and pick up their sons promptly for Den Meetings when parents are not normally present, in order to avoid inconvenience to the leaders involved.
4. Pack 49 requires parents to volunteer to help with activities and serve on special committees, as well as take leadership positions in the Pack. Each family will choose or be assigned an activity that they will be responsible for during the year. This is mandatory for your son to belong to Pack 49.
5. Remember - Cub Scouting is a family activity.
Pack activities and the awards program are financed from the pack treasury; the funds in the treasury are raised by our fundraisers during the year. All Cub Scouts are expected to participate in these fundraisers, since this is the only source of expense money that the pack has.
Pack 49 has also established Individual Scout's Accounts. For our Popcorn and Candy Fundraisers a certain percentage of the profit will be applied into an account for the Scout's use to help pay for Pack activities, such as trips or special events, Cub Scout Summer Camp or for registration. The Cub Scout Committee has the final authority as to what the money can be used for. If a Scout's account falls below zero, parents must then pay-as-you-go just as before.
We will accept a personal check made payable to Pack 49 for any activities that are not covered by the scout's account. Please note that if a check is returned from the bank we will not only expect payment in full for the bounced check but also the amount to cover our bank fees for that transaction.
If a scout quits the Pack or moves up to Boy Scouts the money left in his account will be transferred into the general Pack Treasury Account. A Cub Scout who makes his Arrow of Light has until the following September to spend the money in his account. It can be used to purchase Boy Scout supplies. The money cannot be transferred to a sibling's account.
Our treasurer will provide a balance of how much is in your son's account to your Den Leader after every major fundraiser and after every major activity.
It is not the job of any leader to put up with the conduct of any boy that is harmful to our main function of providing a Cub Scout program to all boys in our pack and dens. Parents are expected to accompany boys to pack meetings and are responsible for their boy's behavior. Den and pack leaders have the option of requesting a parent to take his or her son home for disruptive behavior. Behavior problems that cannot be reconciled by parent and the leaders working together will result in a request for resignation from the pack.
There is no consumption of alcoholic beverages permitted at ANY Cub Scout function.
Trips and Special Events
Numerous trips and events are offered throughout the calendar year. The parent and Scout can decide together what events they would like to do. As information becomes available and we offer the events for your consideration, sign-up sheets will be set up at a table in the back of the APR during the Pack Meeting. A Trips and Special Events Coordinator will be available should any questions arise. As always, details about trips are spelled out in the Forty-Niner (our Pack newsletter that explains all that is happening in Pack 49).
It is the parent's responsibility to sign up for trips and events, not the Den Leader's. Normally, the initial trip offering and sign-up does not require immediate payment.
However, we will specify a date when the money is due. (Signing up is a firm commitment to participate.) This sign up and commitment is important because some trips have a minimum number of people for us to go. Canceling at that last moment can throw the trip into jeopardy if we are close to our minimum number required. If you unable to go after you have purchased your tickets we may be able to re-sell your tickets to a Scout who missed the initial trip offering. Otherwise, trips are non-refundable.
Occasionally, we may ask if there is general interest in a trip before we go ahead and book it. (Expressing interest is not a firm commitment to participate.)
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