All boys in grades 1 through 5 (OR ages 7 through 10) may become Cub Scouts. Once a boy completes fifth grade OR turns 11, he should join the Boy Scouts
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Boys in a non-traditional or home school are placed by age. We will work with you to determine which den is best.
The youngest scouts may have to wait until they graduate from Kindergarten to start participating so they meet the eligibility requirements. Older scouts can start participating right away.
Pack 680 charges $60 annual membership dues, which are collected in January.
Scouts who join after May 1st are only charged for half of the year ($30). Then the next January you would pay $60 for the entire upcoming calendar year.
The membership dues only cover a portion of the cost of the program. All scouts must also participate in fund-raising.
This means we ask each scout to sell $250 worth of Cub Scout popcorn
or pay an opt-out fee of $80 per scout (also payable in January). If you opt your scout out of fundraising, the total cost would be $140.
Fees pay for things such as camping, recognition items (awards/belt loops/trophies/patches), pinewood derby and raingutter regatta kits, the Blue and Gold banquet, supplies for den and pack meetings, liability insurance, Boys Life Magazine, and a few other things.No scout is turned away due to an inability to pay
. For more information about this, talk to the Cubmaster and parents committee chair
The pack supplies new members with the pack 680 patch and a pack t-shirt ("class b"). When boys advance to the next level at the end of the year, the pack supplies the new neckerchief and slide.
Parents are resposible for the rest of the uniform. New uniforms can
be purchased at the Northern Virginia Scout Shop, 5232
Port Royal Rd, Springfield, VA 22151, or scoutstuff.org. 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.
The membership chair sometimes has old uniforms donated by boys who have outgrown them.
See the uniform section of our website for more information.
About Religion and Membership
The Boy Scouts of America officially recognizes faith in God as a
core piece of the Scouting program. The Scouting program is non-sectarian,
but units observe religious faith according to the chartering
organization and their own beliefs. Pack 680 adds a Catholic character
to our activities, including prayers and participation in church
We welcome (and have) non-Catholics in our pack, and no one is required
to take part in distinctly Catholic ceremonies or activities in conflict
with their personal beliefs (per the BSA Charter and Bylaws
Conversely, all adults associated with the pack are asked to maintain a
supportive or neutral orientation towards Catholic teaching on faith and
morals during official Scouting activities and interactions with the boys.