Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 1863!

We look forward to a great scouting year with your family.

Important information:

1st graders are Tiger scouts, Den 3
2nd graders are Wolf Scouts, Den 2
3rd graders are Bear Scouts, Den 7
4th graders are Webelo I Scouts, Den 6
5th graders are Webelo II Scouts, Den 5 – note this is only a 5 month program as they transition to Boy Scouts midyear

Scout Uniforms can be purchased at the Northern Virginia Scout Shop, in Springfield, VA – they are very helpful so don’t be afraid to ask questions. Note – purchase a shirt that is bigger than your scout – allowing a lot of growing room, especially if you are in 1st grade – your son will grow a lot over the next 4 years in cub scouts and you really don’t want to have to purchase a new shirt and sew new patches every year.

You will need to purchase:
Blue shirt for Tigers, Wolf or Bear
Your choice of Blue or Brown Shirt for Webelo Scout (I recommend brown as they can wear that in Boy Scouts)

World Crest
NCAC council patch
pack numbers “1863”
Den patch (see above for den number)
hat, neckerchief and slide for your rank
optional but highly suggested – Belt (to keep belt loops earned)
Webelo scouts with brown shirts – purchase the blue epaulets for the shoulders
Webelo scouts purchase colors (ask at shop for webelo colors)

You do not need to purchase shorts/pants/socks – these are completely optional and most of our scouts do not wear them.

You also do not need to purchase a book. You will receive your book from the pack when dues are paid. If you paid already and did not receive a book, please let me know as it was either an oversight last night or we ran out of the necessary book. We will have these books available for you at the next Pack meeting on 10/7.

We are still in need of another parent to be a leader for our first grade group. Please consider volunteering for this position if you have a 1st grader. We are a volunteer run organization, so please consider helping in other ways as well, we don’t need everyone to be a leader, just consider volunteering for specific opportunities. There was a volunteer form available last night and we will have them again next meeting. We can only support what we have volunteers to handle.

We also look forward to your family joining us for our Family Fall camp out on 10/18 at Pohick Bay Regional Park. Please mark your calendars as it is a great way to meet more of our scout families in a relaxed setting and the camp outs are a BLAST!

Hopefully you received the pack calendar last night at the Join Scouting Night and if you have any questions, please feel free to respond to this email, email our Scout Master, Scott Stables at cubmaster@pack1863.com or our committee chair, Sonya Montano at committeechair1863@gmail.com

Leslie Hicks
Pack 1863 Treasurer

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