What is the mission of Scouts BSA and Pack 226?
To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
What do Cub Scouts do?
Some of the best things about Cub Scouting are the activities the boys (and sometimes you) get to do: camping, hiking, racing model cars, going on field trips, or doing projects that help our community and the people who live here. Cub Scouting means "doing." All our activities are designed to have the boys doing something and by "doing" they learn some very valuable life lessons.
Do the Parents have a role?
Yes. As a program for the entire family, Cub Scouting can teach your boy a wholesome system of values and beliefs while building and strengthening relationships among family members. Scouting gives you the platform to equip your son. We provide other mentors to help your son grow but you are an important part of his development in scouting. Your role decreases as your son gets older.
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How do you protect our scouts?
Scouts BSA, the Cape Fear Council and Pack 226 share the belief that only through the focused commitment of everyone involved in scouting can we truly protect our boys. For this reason all of the Pack 226 leaders are required to complete an annual Youth Protection Training. This training is available and encouraged for all parents to take as well. Click here for more information.
Is scouting expensive?
Outside of the initial Uniform cost and the Annual dues, Pack 226 strives to keep our families scouting at no cost. We do not believe that finances should be a barrier to the knowledge that can be gained from scouting. We also offer an the opportunity for the scouts of Pack 226 to earn their way to cover their annual dues during our Popcorn fund raiser.
How do you keep the cost down?
We have an annual Popcorn fund raiser and encourage all of our scouts to take part. Participation is not required but any scout that meets the annual goal will have their dues waived along with any other prizes that they earn.
Can siblings come to scouting events?
Yes. At Pack 226 we believe that scouting is a family event, parents and siblings are always welcome and free to participate.
Can my daughter join?
While Scouts BSA is open to both boys and girls at this time Pack 226 has chosen to remain a boys only pack. If you are interested in getting your daughter started in scouting please reach out to the Cape Fear Council to find out about Family Packs in our area.