What are Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts?

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program. Cub Scouts are for boys and girls aged 5 to 10 years, and Boy Scouts are for boys and girls aged 11 to 17 years. Cub Scouts participate in age-appropriate activities and earn awards, while Boy Scouts focus on leadership, outdoor skills and service. 

How can my child join Cub Scouts?

We accept Scouts all year and membership dues can be prorated. Typically, we start the year in September and end in June. Two payments are required, Pack 846 and the national organization BSA.

What are the benefits of Cub Scouts?

Cub Scouts offer a range of benefits, including character development, leadership skills, teamwork, outdoor adventures, community involvement and the opportunity to make new friends while having fun.

What is expected of me as a Cub Scout parent?

As a Cub Scout parent, you may be asked to participate in activities, assist with fundraising, and attending meetings and events. Additionally, supporting your child's advancement through the ranks and providing encouragement are essential roles for parents in Scouting. Parents are expected to attend every event with their child.

How often do Cub Scouts meet?

Cub Scouts typically meet in smaller groups called Dens. We typically hold on average one event a month and combine with other outdoor activities and group events. Please visit our calendar page for more information.

Are there any safety measures in place during Cub Scout activities?

Safety is a top priority in Scouting. All adult leaders must complete Youth Protection Training, and activities are planned with safety guidelines in mind. The BSA has established safety protocols to ensure that youth members are protected during all activities. Parents are expected to participate with their children in all excursions.

How does advancement work in Cub Scouts?

Cub Scouts advance through ranks by completing age-appropriate activities and earning badges and awards. They progress from Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos ranks. Advancement is a fun and rewarding process that encourages learning and skill development.

Can girls participate in Cub Scouts?

Yes, girls are welcome to join Cub Scouts in Pack 846. BSA made the historic decision in 2022 to welcome girls into all programs, allowing them to have the same opportunities for adventure and leadership as boys. 

How can I get involved as a Cub Scout parent?

You can get involved in several ways, such as becoming a den leader, assistant den leader, assisting with events and activities, serving on the pack committee, or participating in fundraising efforts. Speak with the pack leadership to learn more about available roles and how to contribute.

Does it matter where I live to join Pack 846?

No, as long as you can make it to our meetings with your Cub Scout, we welcome all families from the Los Angeles area.