Photo Release Form
Pack 94 will, from time to time, post photos from our events and activities on the web page. We will not post photos of your son if you do not give us permission to do so. Please print this Photo Release Form, fill it out and submit it to the Pack Committee Chair or your Den Leader.
Frequenly Asked Questions
How Do We Sign Up?
Signing up is easy! Fill out download this Application Form and pay a one-time fee of $25 to cover registration and a subscription to Boy's Life magazine. You will pay no more registration fees after the first year. The pack covers registration renewals using the money raised through popcorn sales.
My son didn't sign up as a Tiger Scout in 1st grade. Is it too late for him to join the pack?
Not at all! Regardless of age, each new scout will first earn his Bobcat Badge, which introduces him to the basics of Cub Scouting. After he has earned that badge, he will proceed to work on advancements for his age level: Tiger: 1st grade Wolf: 2nd grade Bear: 3rd grade WEBELOS: 4th and 5th grades
What do we need to buy?
You will need to purchase the following items:
All scouting supplies are available at the Robeson Scout Shop, 3301 Farber Drive, Champaign, 217-356-7291.
That's it! The pack will cover all additional awards and advancements through the money raised by popcorn sales. (Note: the Pack will pay for up to up to 12 belt loops per year.) What are all these patches and awards? For more information on Advancements, see U.S. Scouting Service Project's Cub Scout Advancement Badges of Rank. At each rank, the scout has specific requirements he must fulfill to progress on to the next rank. As he works through these requirements, he will earn beads that represent his progress toward the new rank. He wears these beads on a string attached to a plastic shield that hooks over a button on his uniform shirt. Scouts who have completed all the requirements toward the new rank by February will receive the patches for their new ranks at the Blue and Gold banquet. Arrow Points. Once they have completed the requirements for the rank badge, Wolf and Bear Scouts can earn arrow points for completing electives. The scout earns a gold arrow point by completing the first 10 elective projects listed in his Wolf or Bear book. He may earn only one gold arrow during his Wolf year and one during his Bear year. Scouts earn a silver arrow point for each 10 additional projects he completes during his Wolf or Bear year. WEBELOS Activity Badges. There are twenty possible WEBELO activity badges, which are actually pins. WEBELOS earn these badges by completing certain requirements. Three of these are required to earn the WEBELO Rank Badge. If a WEBELO Scout earns 4 activity badges more than those required for the rank badge, he receives a Compass Points Emblem. Arrow of Light Award. The Arrow of Light Award is the highest rank in Cub Scouting. To receive this award, the Scout must complete the requirements for the WEBELO Rank Badge and also earn eight more activity badges. Belt Loops. Scouts earn belt loops by completing certain requirements for elective activities in sports or academics. The loops slide onto the uniform belt. Academic and Sports Pins and Letters. After earning a belt loop for a particular sport or academic activity, the scout may choose to work further on that activity and earn a pin that is attached to a letter patch. This patch is not sewn onto the Cub Scout uniform. Many scouts wear them on vests. Where do I attach all these patches and awards? The Scout Store will have sheets that show you where to place your patches and the information is in the Scout books as well. For online assistance, this page from another pack has very useful insignia guides.
What do parents need to do? The role of "Akela" in the life of the Cub Scout is ingrained in scouting from the time the scout earns his Bobcat badge. Akela is anyone who serves as a leader for the scout. This includes, naturally, the leadership team of Pack 94 and especially the scout's Den Leader and Cub Master. Akela is also the Cub Scout's parent or grandparent. As the parent of a Cub Scout, you play a role in how your son grows and changes through the experience of scouting. The Scout's parent:
FundraisingThe first year a Cub Scout joins Pack 94, he pays a $25 registration fee. From that time on, the Pack pays for membership renewals, all awards and badges, the Pinewood Derby car kits, fees to the Prairielands Council and BSA, and other expenses related to special activities and events. In order to cover these expenses, the Cub Scouts and their families participate in fundraising activities. Please see the Fundraising page for more information.
VolunteeringThe Pack can't run without volunteer help from the Scout families. Please see the Volunteer Opportunities page for more information.
Compass Points Emblem
Arrow of Light