Parents

A warm welcome to Parents of Cub Scouts in Pack 878!

Akela - Ahwatukee Pack 878

As a parent, all levels of Cub Scouts requires you to be actively involved in your boys cub scouting experience. In Scouting, you are known as Akela and you are responsible for helping your son complete requirements, achievements and signing their book.

You can become more involved in Cub Scouting by helping at Den meetings, becoming an assistant Den Leader, helping with Pack activities or even running your own Den.

Cub Scouts offers many benefits for your son, please visit the Boy Scouts of America What is Cub Scouting? to find out more about this amazing program.

There are thousands of resources available to Parents to help their cub scout get the most out of scouting. A great start is to download the Parent Information Guide.

For more information about becoming more active as a parent in scouting, you can visit the official Boy Scouts of America Parents page at scoutparents.org

Common questions from Parents

How old does my son need to be to join Cub Scouts?

Tiger Cubs are First Graders
Wolf Rank is for Second Graders
Bear Rank is for Third Graders
Webelos I Rank is for Fourth Graders
Webelos II Rank is for fifth Graders. This is the transition rank to Boy Scouts.

How do I join my son into Cub Scouts?

You can contact any leader within the Pack, or come along to a Den Meeting and talk to one of the Den Leaders. Please visit our Pack Schedule page to find out when is our next meeting.

Do I need to attend the Den Meetings?

If your son is a Tiger Cub, then parents should attend the Den meetings with their scout. For older Cub Scouts, it is at the discretion of the Den Leader. There will always be a minimum of 2 adult leaders at all Den Meetings.

Where and when are the Den Meetings held?

Each Den meets at a different place, day and time. The frequency of meetings also varies between Dens. Some may meet once a week, some may meet every other week.

What do I need to purchase for the Uniform?

There are two uniform classifications in Cub Scouts:

Class A uniform is the formal Boy Scouts of America Uniform.

Class B uniform is the informal T-Shirt which is provided by the Pack as part of your registration fee. Replacement T-Shirts are available at our pack meetings.

Where do the Patches go on the Uniform?

Click here for details on Regular Patch placement
Click here for details on other Patch placement

How can I get more actively involved with the Pack?

Please contact Cubmaster Ryan Bly

Also check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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