I missed the recruitment night to sign up my child. What can I do?
no need to worry we accept new Scouts all year long! Just email email@example.com or call the Cub Master, Ariane Lepore, at (401)744-4471 and we can get your child signed up!
Can girls join Scouting?
Yes! In 2018 The BSA (Boy Scouts of America) started a two year process to incorporate girls into scouting. They already had two other CO-ED programs for many years: Explorers and Venturing.
When girls join Cub Scouting, they are in their own, all girl dens by grade level just like the boys are. Boy and girls dens working on the same rank level, may coordinate activities and work together from time to time. Once a girl earns her Arrow of light award or joins in the 6th grade, they can move on to a all-girl BSA Troop. Troop 1 Lincoln is our sister Troop at St James Church for the girls aging out of Cub Scouts and into the Scouts BSA
What does Scouting cost? Our Pack works very hard to keep the overall cost of our year-round program as low as we can. In your first year of Scouting, a New family can expect to spend $250 to cover your uniform, annual dues and a rank specific handbook. After the first year, returning scouts can expect to spend $175 per year unless your Scout needs a new uniform or does optional activities like going to summer camp. We realize this cost has risen over the last several years and therefore we offer several opportunities, outlined in our fundraising section, to help offset this cost!
Uniform When you first join Cub Scouts, you will need to purchase a class A uniform. This is the blue or Khaki uniform that all your Cub Scouts achievements are proudly displayed on and that they wear to all nonsporting events or events where they might get dirty.
For Kindergarteners it typically costs $22.98 for the Lion T-shirt and hat. For first through third graders (blue uniform) it typically costs $60 and for fourth and fifth graders (khaki uniform) it costs roughly $75. For both the blue and khaki uniforms, this price includes all the insignia patches that should be sewn onto the shirt signifying various things. Two things to note here are that there is financial aid available for the purchase of uniforms and it is super simple so please do not hesitate to speak with either the Cub Master, Ariane Lepore, the Committee Chair, Ann Rageotte, or the Treasurer, Alana Parker. The other thing to note here is when purchasing a uniform, always purchase the shirt on the larger side so that you can get as many years of growth out of it as you can thereby cutting down on out-of-pocket expenses!
Handbooks Handbooks are rank specific and will need to be purchased yearly. Lion handbooks are $9.99. Tiger year and on are $16.99 Annual Dues Annual dues for Pack 1 Manville are $175 a year. This covers dues to the National BSA organization, our local Narragansett council, and Pack 1 Manville dues
Pack dues cover the bare minimum expenses that are required to run a pack. The rest of the pack’s expenses are covered through fundraising which are covered in the next section and just as the pack benefits from fundraising, Cub Scouts can benefit from fundraising individually for themselves. Pack dues cover:
Your Class B Uniform Shirt
Supplies for all Den and Pack meetings
Registration costs for campouts and other outings
Camping supplies that are pack supplied (you still need to supply your own tent, sleeping bag etc)
All the pins, belt loops, badges that are associated with recognizing your Scouts achievements
Art supplies for the year
Pinewood Derby car, Raingutter Regatta boat, Rockets and other materials or supplies associated with various adventures both recurrent and changing from year to year the pack program runs in any given year.
COVID-19 cleaning supplies – hand sanitizer, sanitizing spray, paper towels, emergency masks, etc.
Because our Annual recharter is due to be turned in and our national registrations fees paid by mid-December, everyone is required to pay their annual dues to the pack in/by November. We need to make sure we know who will be continuing with the scouting program and ensure that we have the proper funds to pay the national fees for the recharter.
From a program perspective, Scouting’s year-round program runs from September -August, However, from the way that we are required to pay our charter, scouting dues follows a January-December calendar. That is why everyone is required to pay their annual dues in November so that we have the required money to do so when recharters come due. For that reason, when a new scout signs up throughout the year(usually September), their annual dues will be prorated through November and then they will pay their full annual dues along with everyone else when November rolls around. When registration dues are paid in full, you will receive your Class B T-shirt and Pack hat.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Pack 1 Manville 33 Division Street Manville, RI 02838