Q. How old do you have to be to join Cub Scouts?
Boys in grades 1-5 (ages 6 – 10) may join.
Q. What does Cub Scouting offer my son?
Cub Scouting offers a variety of fun activities aimed at building character, personal fitness, practical skills and experiencing the outdoors. Pack 40 is a well established pack, originating in the 1940s.
Q. What are the responsibilities of the parent?
Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Parents should:
Q. How much does scouting cost?
Registration fee (due upon joining the pack): $15
Annual dues (due in January): $15
Handbook (new scouts): $9
Boy’s Life magazine: Paid for by Pack 40
Neckerchief and Handbook for next level: Paid for by Pack 40 upon graduation
Uniform: About $85.
Snacks: Parents rotate providing snacks for the den and pack meetings.
Pack 40 participates in several fundraisers a year to help defray materials, camping and other activity expenses, including:
Q. When are the meetings?
Boys are placed into dens based upon their age or school grade. Each den usually has 2 meetings per month on Wednesday nights, while the entire Pack meets once a month, usually on a Wednesday.
Q. Do you go camping?
Yes, we typically have a Welcome Back camp in September and an End of Year camp in May. Camps are overnight and the entire family may join in the fun. The 4th and 5th graders have two additional camps per year.
Q. What are typical activities at Pack 40?
Educational activities conducted at den and pack meetings, hikes, marching in the County Fair parade, a pinewood derby (build and race wood cars), raingutter regatta (build and race wood boats), collecting donated food, placing flags on veterans graves, and day camps at Camp Maluhia (including archery and bb guns).
Q. Do I have to be a member of Wailuku Hongwanji Mission?
No. Wailuku Hongwanji Mission sponsors Pack 40, but the Pack accepts boys of any background.
I, (name), promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack
The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.