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Q: What are the age requirements to join cub scouts?
A: Cub Scouts are for 1st - 5th graders aged 7-11. Our Boy Scout Troop 27 in Canton, NY is for boys only in 6th grade and higher. We now have a all girls BSA Troop 1100!!
In our pack we arrange our dens(classes) by age as follows:
- Lions - Kindergarten or 5 years old by September 30.
- Tiger Cubs - 1st Grade or 7 years old
- Wolf - 2nd Grade or 8 years old
- Bear - 3rd Grade or 9 years old
- Webelos - 4th and 5th Grade 10 - 11 1/2 years old
Q: What does it cost to be a scout?
A: These costs are outlined in detail in our "How to Join" section.
Q: When/Where do you meet?
A: Our dens meet at various times and days during the week. Our monthly Pack Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month from 6-7p.m. at Canton United Methodist Church. The church is located at 41 Court Street in Canton, at the corner of Chapel Street and Court Street.
Q: My child plays soccer/football/basketball/wrestling etc. and we may miss some of the meetings, is that ok?
A: Many of our scouts are involved in sports and other activities. We understand that active boys and girls are involved and we encourage that. Scouting is a 10 month long program. We can easily work with you for missed meetings and help get through football or soccer seasons. We don't want the scouts to miss out on a scout program because they played a sport for a month or two.
Q: My child has special needs, can we still join?
A: We welcome all scouts. We can work with the scouts and their parents and guardians to deliver a program that fits their needs.
Q: Do I have to be at the meetings with my son?
A: Parents/Guardians of Lion Scouts and Tiger cubs are required to be at all meetings with their cubs. Pack 11 strongly encourages all parents to stay for the meetings and participate. We are an active pack and try to keep the cubs busy building, creating and learning. This takes time and effort from our leaders and lots of help from our parents. You can imagine how difficult it would be to let our scouts construct bird houses with 20 hammers and 2 leaders. :)
Q: Can I become a leader?
A: Absolutely. Pack 11, like all cub scout packs, is made up entirely of volunteers. You don't have to have any special ability or knowledge to be a hero to your scout. You just have to be there and help him or her grow and learn and scouting is an excellent way to do just that. Volunteers are needed not only to deliver the material and serve as leaders but also to help with snacks, outings, party planning, awards ceremonies and much more. Everyone can help and everyone has something to offer.
Q: We have never been or aren't really big into camping.
A: See our "Camping Info" page.