Cub Scout Pack 23
There is an initial registration fee of $13.75 which is paid to the Tuscarora Council. Beginning this fall, we will offer the option to pay dues. Dues will cover the cost of one camping trip including breakfast, dinner, and s'mores for a parent and scout ($34), Pinewood Derby car ($5), "class B" uniform Pack 23 t-shirt ($10), graduation food and cake ($15), Charter registration in February ($34), and supplies ($2). The amounts in parentheses are the individual costs if you'd rather pay each fee individually. For Tigers through Arrow of Light ranks, our dues will be $100 for the first scout with a subsequent family discount of $20 for each additional scout who joins. You will have the option of paying dues upfront or paying $10 at each pack meeting. You will also have the option of paying for BSA sponsored events out of pocket. Please be aware that there will be deadlines for participation in those events.
If annual dues place an excessive burden on your family’s finances (especially if you have more than one son in Scouts), please contact the Cubmaster, Pack Committee Chair or Pack Committee Treasurer to discuss alternate arrangements. Although the Pack depends upon this fee to fund our many activities, we’d like to see all boys able to participate in Scouting.
We do hope to either fully or partially subsidize the cost of the optional activities through Fundraising. Please feel free to contact the Cubmaster with any fundraising ideas you may have.Please be aware the BSA does not allow any fundraisers which could be construed as gambling (e.g. raffles).
In addition to the Pinewood Derby and BSA sponsored camping events, we will have the option to attend the day events of the Camporee, Farm Daze at Sonlight Farms where we will learn about agricultural practices through the FFA, have a cub scout pot luck Halloween Party and Carnival themed Blue and Gold Banquet where each den will be responsible for a different carnival game, and travel to the Carolina Tiger Rescue for a special Cub Scout Day where we will learn about wildlife veterinary medicine, wildlife conservation, and even get to paint with the tigers.
In addition to the Veterans Day Parade, Christmas Parade, and Princeton Community Day, our Pack will also participate in a Scout Pumpkin Carving Contest where the pumpkins will be displayed on Edwards Street and Caroling during the Christmas lighting.
For our conservation projects, we have partnered with Princeton Elementary School to recycle. Each month a different den will be responsible for maintaining a collection schedule and delivering recyclables to the most convenient recycling center. We've also partnered with Princeton Elementary School and Crayola to recycle markers. We will also hold a Community Closet where local children can "shop" for clothes for free. The Community Closet will be open for 1 hour after our monthly Pack meetings and all leftover clothes will be donated. We will also crochet octopi for the Rex NICU. All projects have been chosen to fulfill requirements in conservation and stewardship.
We will also hold optional workshops in crochet, wood working, and bushcraft. The crochet workshop will teach our scouts how to crochet a fishing net but will also teach them the basic skills to contribute to the octopi which will be delivered to the Rex NICU. We will also hold a series to receive credentialing from the American Red Cross in Basic First Aid and CPR. Workshops will have a nominal fee of $5-$8 to cover materials.The series for credentialing will have a fee of $25 to cover the costs of materials and the examination. Workshops will be open to the community.
To work towards STEM adventures, we will have summertime activities encompassing STEM subjects to apply to both the Summertime Pack Award as well as Nova Award.