Cub Scouts - Pack 268

Where and when does Pack 268 meet?

We meet Tuesday nights from 7 to 8 pm, during the school year, at the Scout Hut at Chamblee First United Methodist Church (4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd), although den leaders may choose to meet elsewhere occasionally to work on specific activities (such as visits to the fire station or police station). Pack leaders will plan several Saturday hikes during the year, and two campouts – one in the fall at the Scout Hut, and one in the spring in another location.

My son is a fifth grader – is it too late to start Cub Scouts?

No! Every year is its own separate program. Starting in fifth grade is a great way to get ready for the move to Boy Scouts in sixth grade.

How much does Cub Scouts cost?

Pack 268 charges dues annually – about $75; you will need to acquire some uniform and equipment (although we often have used shirts and hats available). We choose to have parents contribute individually for additional activities. Also, there are many camp activities in the summer and throughout the year run by the Atlanta Area Council that you can participate in.

My son goes to [X] school – do they have to join a particular Cub Scout Pack?

No – there are a several other Cub Scout Packs nearby in Dunwoody and Brookhaven, and boys can join whichever one is most convenient to their schedule and best matches their desired program. You can locate other Scout troops at http://beascout.org. Pack 268 is the only Cub Scout Pack in either Chamblee or Doraville.

Are there fundraising requirements?

Pack 268 chooses to not do extensive fundraising such as selling popcorn, and instead focus on activities that use the Scout Hut and 30+ acres of green space we have at Chamblee Methodist. We have started in 2017 a small fundraiser selling a flag decorating service. See Fundraising for more information.

Do I have to volunteer as a leader?

We do need parents to help; however, other than for Tigers (first graders), parents do not have to be involved at every meeting – but the more that you participate, the more your son will enjoy and get out of Cub Scouts. Being a den leader is a time commitment of about an hour a week (or less) to plan most meetings, plus the hour meeting itself. Pack 268 has several experienced leaders, ready to help, and we have forty years of supplies at the Scout Hut to support most Cub Scout meeting plans.

What about my son’s younger sister – can they come to meetings?

Cub Scouts is a family activity – we want the whole family to come and have fun! The Scout Hut is a 2000 square foot building with plenty of room for all; for many activities, all kids there can learn and participate in activities. In addition, for sisters of Cub Scouts, please consider joining Girl Scouts.

What is the relationship between Pack 268 and Chamblee Methodist – does my son have to be a church member to join?

Cub Scouts is open to all families, regardless of church membership or faith. Chamblee Methodist is the chartered organization supporting Pack 268, and we do request (but not require) Scouts to attend the annual Scout Sunday service to be recognized by the church. See Scouting at Chamblee Methodist for more information.

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