Right about now, many Councils around the U.S. are hosting Scout Nights at schools and churches.
It's Back To School and back to our Scout Year,
Typically, Scouting events run during the school year. There are Cub Scout Councils and Packs that take the summer off. If you have a Pack that likes to keep the scouts moving all summer long, like our Pack, then you're one of the lucky ones.
Scouting ha changed since my oldest began. Just last year, new programs were implemented and all of the existing leaders were learning as we went through the program with out scouts.
Recently, a new Beta rank was announced, which is for those boys in Kindergarten. They are Lion Cubs.
Unfortunately, our local area does not have the Lion Rank yet. I'm a bit jealous, because there are a large number of parents who are interested in starting the sons in scouting already.
What to expect at a Scout Night?
Of course, your Scout Recruiting Night will largely depend on who is at the meeting, the number of attendees, and the way they present. No two presentations will ever be the same.
You should receive essential information, such as meeting days/times/locations, fees, a calendar or at least dates of upcoming events. There will be an application to fill out and probably a fee to pay.
This year, our Council is offering the opportunity to purchase books at our Scout Night.
Making sure parents understand that each adult is a volunteer. Cub Scout Packs (and Boy Scout Troops) cannot function without volunteers. We know everyone's time is valuable, but it is essential for parents to be able to help in any way they can.
If you are interested in Scouting, go to Be A Scout.org
You'll find information about scouting, and in the middle of the web page, you can add in your zip code to find the Cub Scout Pack or Boy Scout Troop closest to you.