Join Pack 680 Scouting
Please contact Tony Nichols (email@example.com or 321-759-9673) or Sallie Crenshaw (contact below) for questions.
You can also register with the Pack at any time by completing the forms indicated below and returning them together with your payment of the Pack registration fee to our Membership Chair, Sallie Crenshaw (firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-242-0827).
About the Pack
· Cub Scout Pack 680 is chartered by St. Louis Catholic Church, 2907 Popkins Lane, Alexandria, VA 22309 (703-765-4421).
· The Pack is open to boys in grades 1-5 in the Alexandria, VA area.
· Pack 680 accepts applications year-round.
· Our Membership Chair is Sallie Crenshaw. If you are interested in joining the Pack, please read the information below and click here to contact our Membership Chair.
Registering with Pack 680
In order to register your son with the Pack, you will need to complete a BSA Youth Application Form, a BSA medical form (parts A & B only, which do not require a doctor's signature), and pay the Pack partial-year registration fee of $30 (check made payable to "Pack 680"), which covers the BSA registration fee, Boys Life magazine, BSA insurance, and a few of the Pack costs (derby kits, patches, etc.).
Explanation of Fees
The rest of the Pack costs are covered by revenue from our primary fundraiser: popcorn sales. Because some parents have said that they do not have time to sell popcorn and would rather pay higher dues, a few years ago we instituted a popcorn opt-out fee. Accordingly, you have the choice when you register either of (i) paying the regular $30/60 registration fee and committing to sell a minimum of $200 worth of popcorn; or (ii) paying another $75 ($105 for partial year total) to opt-out and not sell any popcorn. The $75 opt-out fee is the equivalent amount that the Pack would net from a sale of $200 worth of popcorn. Parents who decide to have their son sell popcorn rather than opt-out must sell $200 worth of popcorn because the Pack orders roughly $200 worth of popcorn in August for each boy that has not opted-out of selling. Accordingly, if you sell less than $200, you may be required to purchase any unsold popcorn or pay a penalty fee. You will need to decide whether you are opting out at the time you register. Some of the kids like to sell because they can earn prizes and some of our individual dens often organize group sales to make it easier on the boys and parents.
Note that in our area, fees are collected in January/February, so expect to pay the regular $60 fee then along with the rest of the pack.
The medical form is kept on file for our overnight campouts in the fall and spring. The medical form has four parts: A, B, C, and D. Because Cub Scout Pack activities do not ordinarily involve events that last more than 72 hours, you only need to complete parts A and B, which do not require a physical examination by a medical provider. (The link to the form provided above is to Parts A & B only. If you require the entire form, it is available here.) The only general exceptions to this are summer overnight camp (Goshen) and Webelos-ree in the fall.
- See the uniform section of our website.
- The pack supplies new members with the pack 680 patch and the pack t-shirt ("class b"). The membership chair sometimes has old uniforms donated by boys who have outgrown them. When boys advance to the next level at the end of the year, the pack supplies the new neckerchief and slie.
- Parents are resposible for the rest of the uniform. New uniforms can be purchased at scoutstuff.org at the Northern Virginia Scout Shop, 5232 Port Royal Rd, Springfield, VA 22151. Tell the employee what grade your son is (our will be, if joining in May/Jun), that you already have the pack patch, and they will help with the rest. You will need to know your den member too.