Cub Scout Pack 401 is chartered by First United Methodist Church and is affiliated with the Southeast Louisiana Council, Boy Scouts of America and part of the Bayou Distrtict
Welcome to Pack 401. We’re so glad you’ve chosen to enroll or re-enroll your son in our Pack. We’ve planned an exciting year and your son will have a great time learning, advancing and playing.
Pack 401 provides activities which provide opportunity for physical fitness, character building and educational value. Many of our planned activities can be enjoyed by every member of a Cub Scout’s family.
Scouting places significance on Duty to God, country and helping others. Pack 401 is firmly committed to teaching these important responsibilities. If you have questions or concerns about our program or leaders, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our charter area includes but not limited to boys from Bayou Black Elementary, Mulberry Elementary, St. Matthew’s Episcopal School, Houma Christian School and Covenant Christian School. If you are not from this school area please go to BeAScout.org to find out what pack is in your area. If you need further assistance please contact email@example.com
Membership – IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO JOIN!!!
Boys age 6 years (1st grade) to 10 years are eligible to join Pack 401. Boys work toward a specific rank during each year in the pack. Attend any of our pack meetings or roundups to enroll your son. Click on the above Calendar tab for dates. Fee’s must be paid on the day you register your son. First time membership cost can range from $30 – $3, depending on which month of the scout year you enroll your son. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have all enrollment information available for you at the meeting.
1st grade, Tiger Cubs
2nd Grade, Wolf
3rd Grade, Bear
4th Grade, WeBeLos 1st year
5th Grade, WeBeLos 2nd year
Complete the following forms when enrolling your child
o Cub Scout application
o Scout Family Survey Form
o Medical History form (to be turned in before your first Pack outing. Forms will be emailed to you.)
Uniform and Handbook:
The uniform includes cub scout shirt, cub scout pants (optional), neckerchief, slide, patches and handbook. These can be purchased at the Scout Shop in Metairie or Baton Rouge or online at www.scouting.org.
4200 S I 10 Service Rd W # 117
Metairie, LA 70001-1237
9644 Brookline Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Parent’s role in Cub Scouting
Our pack consists of dedicated families whose goal is to spend more time together to teach/learn life skills to our children as a family all while doing indoor and outdoor activities together. Our pack consists of two-parent, single parent, foster families and the list goes on. All leaders involved with the pack are dedicated parents just like you. We need you to volunteer your time and talent to help our pack grow. Pack events cannot happen without you.
As a new parent you are encouraged to consider becoming a den leader or an assistant den leader. Den leaders are parents who volunteer to lead their son and several other scouts in the same grade/rank and host small group meetings together (called den meetings). The Den Leader’s Resource Guide has every meeting planned for you. Our pack also consists of a committee of volunteers who help plan pack activities.
Uniforms – All Cub Scouts and Registered Leaders are encouraged to be in uniform at all scout functions. We also have pack t-shirts available to purchase.
Pack and Dens – Once your son is registered he will be assigned to a den. A den consists of a group of 8 to 10 boys who meet weekly or biweekly (depending on the den leader’s schedule) to work on his rank requirements.
The Pack consists of all the dens and their families. Pack 401 meets monthly and for special events. The Pack serves as a “parent” organization to the dens and provides direction and program support of cub scouts. The Pack is led by the Cubmaster and the Pack Committee but the scouts participate in and lead all pack meetings along with the cubmaster and other leaders. Parent volunteers lead all special pack events.
Pack meeting dates are listed on the Pack Calendar. Click on the above calendar tab
Pack Meetings – Monthly Pack meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at First United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. The Pack meetings give the boys a chance to demonstrate the skills they have learned and receive awards they’ve earned. The entire family is welcomed and encourage to attend.
Den Meetings– Den meetings are scheduled by each den’s leader. Den’s usually meet twice a month. Your son’s den leader will provide more information.
Pack Program Highlights – Pack 401 plans a very busy calendar year. Although we don’t expect every boy to attend every function, we encourage him to be as active as he (and his parents) want to be. Pack outings and special events will be led by two or more parent volunteers. Medical/Health History forms are required for all persons attending any special overnight event or camp out. Visit our website calendar to keep up with the program.
Fundraising – The main fundraisers are the sale of Popcorn in the Fall and Camp Cards in the spring. Prizes are awarded to top sellers. Funds generated by helps defray Pack and Scout expenses for the year. All boys are strongly encouraged to participate.
Scouts have annual dues of $65-$80 each year. Fundraising is designed to help each scout earn his dues for the next scout year. Dues include registration with the boy Scouts of America, unit insurance, patches, beltloops, some awards and an annual subscription to Boys Life Magazine.
Advancement procedures – Den leaders should turn in advancements at each monthly leaders meeting (typically the first Tuesday of the month). Parents, please plan to contact your den leader before the Leaders meeting to ensure your son receives his awards at the next pack meeting. Parents are responsible for tracking their son’s achievements.
Online Leadership Training
Online training for Boy Scouts of America is now easier than ever. If you are a registered leader you will be asked for your member id. If you don’t have one you will receive one when you register and complete all required trainings.
Here’s the instructions for Training:
Create an account, Enter a user name, Check user name availability
Registration (two choices): I know my member ID OR
I am new and don’t know my member ID, or I am not a member
Enter your profile Information. Additional Information you may need are: Unit Number (401), Council (South East Louisiana Council), District (Bayou).
After you have registered and logged-in, click on the
E-Learning link. Select the course you want to take.
Once you have completed your desired course, print or save your certificate. Send the completed certificate to the Pack Trainer.