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Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you cannot find the answer to your question.  Our focus is on service to the community (e.g. food drives) and physical activity away from screens (e.g. geocaching, hikes, physical activities). Pack meetings and Activities/Events have sometimes been online, based on health guidelines, but we’re expecting this year it won’t be necessary.

How is cub scouts structured?

Cub Scouts are organized into small units called “dens”, which in Pack 83 are grouped by children that are in the same grade. The dens are organized and named as follows:

  • Lions  (Kindergarten)
  • Tigers  (Grade 1)
  • Wolves  (Grade 2)
  • Bears  (Grade 3)
  • Webelos I  (Grade 4)
  • Webelos II AOL  (Grade 5)

Each Den holds a meeting once a month.  Dens are supervised by volunteer “Den Leaders”, who are parents that help the scouts pursue age-appropriate activities.

There is also a Pack Meeting once a month where all dens meet together.

What does it cost to join?

  • Registration for the 2023-2024 year is $250.
  • New Scouts add a one-time fee of $25 charged by aka BSA
  • Registration fees cover or help subsidize the Scouts of America registration and insurance, Awards, Patches and Certificates, Den Meetings and Pack Meetings.
  • In order to keep registration fees as low as possible, there are also optional activities with their own fees (e.g. Scouts who choose to go on an overnight trip to the USS Pampanito submarine would be asked to pay for the fee for that trip).
  • Scholarships are available if needed, please contact us for details.

When is the next Pack 83 meeting or event?

Please see our Calendar for details.

Can my child join Pack 83 Cub Scouts?

Yes!  Everyone is welcome, boys and girls, kindergarten-5th grade.  Learn more, Register, or Contact Us with any questions.

As a parent, how do I become a leader or volunteer to help?

Pack 83 is always looking for parent leaders and volunteers. Please let your Den Leader or the Cubmaster know contact us. Thank you for getting involved!

Uniforms. Can you tell me all about them?

Class A uniforms are the traditional uniforms worn to the pack meetings, den meetings, Blue and Gold dinner, and other events. You can purchase these at cub scout stores in Foster City and Palo Alto.

Scout related t-shirts are casual, called a Class B uniforms. You can purchase these t-shirts at the beginning of the year (talk to your Den Leader or the registrar for more information). You can wear your class B uniform to Den meetings and some other events (your Den leader or the event coordinate will say) instead of a class A uniform.

Pack 83 also has a new and used goods exchange, largely for free, so please ask your Den Leader about this.

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