We are always welcoming new Cub Scouts. You may join the pack at any time. To contact us, please click on the Cubmaster's or Committee Chairs email link on our home page. You're also welcome to come visit a Pack meeting, it's a great way to see what we're all about. Usually our Pack Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of the Month at Krum Early Education Center at 7pm.
What is Cub Scouting?
Cub Scouting means "doing." You will have lots to do as a Cub Scout in Pack 136—crafts, games, sports, songs, stories, puzzles and much more!. A lot of the fun happens right in the Den and Pack.
Everything boys do in Cub Scouting has a purpose. Apart from the fun and excitement, the aim of Cub Scouting is to help boys grow into good citizens who are strong in character and personally fit. This is why we say that Cub Scouting is "Fun with a Purpose".
How does it work?
The Den, a group of Cub Scouts that are in the same grade level, usually meets twice a month.
The Pack, all of the Cub Scouts from K thru 5th grade, meets once a month from September to May. At both the Den meetings and the Pack meetings, Cub Scouts do different things for fun and learning.
While you're having fun, you'll also be earning badges and awards. You'll work on projects with your parents or other adults in your family, and all of you will feel good about the things you accomplish.
When you have earned a badge, it is given to you in front of the whole Pack. Once a year, usually in April, we have a bridging ceremony at our Blue and Gold Banquet. During this time the Scout receives his new rank neckerchief and slide.
Cub Scouts in Pack 136 have a lot to choose from. Traditional annual events include the Fall Family Campout in October, CUB-O in January, the Pinewood Derby in February, Space Academy in March, Webelos Woods in March, the Blue and Gold Banquet in April, and the Spring Family Campout in May. Extra events include Outdoor Flag Retirement ceremonies, Krum Christmas Parade, Raingutter Regatta, Summertime Pack Events and much, much more.
We practice citizenship by taking part in community events, marching in parades, volunteering with community projects, and helping out when asked.
Cub Scouts do all sorts of exciting stuff! Whatever it is that you enjoy, you'll probably have a chance to do it in Cub Scouting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some frequently asked questions about our pack.
What Does It Cost to Join?
The membership fee for new Cub Scouts is from January to December is $110. Pro-rates are available depending on when you Son joins the Pack. This covers BSA fees, insurance, Boys Life magazine, and all Rank and Belt Loop awards. We will work with all finance situations and we accept Cash, Check, and Credit Cards (via PayPal).
Cub Scouts participate in popcorn/camping card sale fundraising events in Fall and Spring. For more information about Pack 136 fundraisers, contact the Popcorn Kernel, Cubmaster or Committee Chairperson.
What are the uniform requirements?
We require our Cub Scouts to wear the official "Class A" uniform to Pack meetings, when selling popcorn and when completing non-dirty community services, such as walking in parades, flag raisings, Scouting for Food, and others. The official uniform is the following:
Tiger Cubs, Wolf Cubs, and Bear Cubs must wear the official uniform blue shirt and rank hat, neckerchief, slide and blue uniform belt.
Webelos must wear the khaki official uniform shirt, Webelos hat, Webelos neckerchief and slide, and blue uniform belt.
Offical Pants and Sock are optional.
Navy blue pants, or shorts.
Council Shoulder Patch, Pack 136 Numerals, WOSM Patch (purple circle), Den Numeral (Click here for placement.)
Boys also have the option of wearing Pack 136 "Class B" t-shirts during Den meetings and "dirty" community service, such as painting or planting.
Shorts or Jeans
What is a Pack?
A pack is a group of Cub Scouts, adult leaders and parents who belong to the same Cub Scout unit (e.g., Pack 136, Frontier Trails District, Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America). A pack generally draws its membership primarily from an elementary school, church or community that is associated with the pack's Chartered Organization and Community. Each pack is made up of Tiger Cub (grade 1), Wolf (grade 2), Bear (grade 3) and Webelos (grades 4 & 5) Dens.
What is a Chartered Organization?
A Chartered Organization is the sponsoring organization for a Cub Scout pack, usually a church, PTA, homeowners' association or other community group. The primary responsibilities of the Chartered Organization are to select the leadership of the pack and provide a meeting place. Each year, the pack must renew its Charter with its local council. The Chartered Organization must approve the rechartering application in order for the Charter to be renewed. Pack 136 is chartered to First United Methodist Church - Krum.
What is a Den?
A Den is a small group of boys (ideally 6-8) of the same grade level. Each den meets on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to work on achievements and other activities. The Den is led by adult Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders, who are responsible for planning and conducting each den meeting.
Where are Pack Meetings Held?
Pack meetings are generally held monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. from September through May. Pack 136 meets at Krum Early Education Center. The Pack Calendar provides exact dates, places and times of all pack meetings.
Who Runs the Pack?
The Pack is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. We always welcome people who would like to help out, and have large and small jobs for every family. Ideally, each family should volunteer for a job, which is what we are working towards in Pack 136.
The Pack Committee, which currently consists of the Committee Chairman, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmasters, Secretary, Treasurer, Den Leaders and Den Reps develops budgets, approves expenses, arranges for facilities and conducts overall planning.
The Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders are most directly involved with the Cub Scouts. Dens generally meet weekly or bi-weekly, Committee Meetings are held monthly to discuss issues of common concern and to plan the month ahead (first Friday of every month).
In addition to Pack Committee and Den Leader positions, Pack 136 generally tries to fill several volunteer positions (e.g., Membership Chairman, Advancement Chairman, Den Leader Coach, Tiger Cub Organizer) and have several committees (e.g., Blue and Gold Banquet, Pinewood Derby, Popcorn Fund Raiser, Fishing Derby, Camping and Scouting for Food) Lend your skills and make our Pack more fun for the Scouts!