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(Lawndale, California)
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What is Cub Scouting?

Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young Scouts and their parents. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness.  Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide Scouts through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, Scouts also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.  Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Through interaction between parents, leaders, and friends, Scouts learn citizenship, compassion, and courage. This family and community-centered approach to learning means that Cub Scouting is truly time well spent.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
Lion Cubs (Kindergarten), Tiger Cubs (First Grade), Wolf Cubs (Second Grade), Bear Cubs (Third Grade),  Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 10).

What does Cub Scouting offer my son? 

"Goals of Cub Scouting"

Strengthen Scouting’s position in the community
Reflect the diversity of our communities
Increase overall impact on youth
Enhance young peoples’ opportunities for life-enriching experiences
Offer greater support for youth and families
Capitalize on one of our proven assets – Council camps

The BSA provides youth with programs that allow them to
Try new things
Provide service to others
Build self-confidence
Reinforce ethical standards 

While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.

Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals.  It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem.  As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.

How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation in other activities?

The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is two Den meetings, one Pack meeting and one Pack outing per month. 

What are the responsibilities of a parent?
          As a parent of a child growing in the Scout program, you can help in many ways.

  • Provide help and support for the Den and Pack.
  • Work with your Scout on advancement projects and activities.
  • Attend pack meetings with your Scout.
  • Assist with and attend Den and Pack outings.
  • Participate by attending various Cub Scout camp-outs with your Scout. 

Most importantly, you can be a continued source of encouragement for your Scout.

Do Cub Scouts go camping?
Yes, and everything your Scout does is based on their ability. The Cub Scout motto is "Do Your Best". They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family. More on Cub Scout camping can be found at

What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 290 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical Pack outings include: 
  • Rocket Launch Camp
  • Family camping
  • Scouting for Food
  • Memorial Day Flag Placement
  • Rock Climbing
  • Lawndale Clean-up
  • Christmas Caroling
  • Whale Watching 
  • Nature Center and Nature Hikes
  • Blue & Gold Banquet
  • Zoo overnighter
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Summer Resident Camp
  • Lawndale Youth Day Parade
  • USS Midway sleepover
  • and more!
How often are the meetings?
Cub Scouts usually meet in their Dens two or three times each month.   A Pack meeting, when the awards are given to the Scouts, is held for all Cub Scouts, and their families, once a month.  Depending on the Den and Pack, a Den may hold a special activity, such as a service project or visit to a local museum in place of one of the weekly meetings and the Pack conducts monthly outings to various different places, such as Rocket Camp, family camping and more as well as community service projects. Summer Pack meetings can be combined with the outing selected for that month.

How much is it going to cost?
The annual Pack 290 fee is $40.00 which covers the National registration fee and $12.00 a year for Boys' Life Magazine (optional).  Pack 290 has a yearly charter that runs from January 1st through December 31st of each calendar year.

If registering after the charter has been submitted, your registration fee is prorated and you are charged only for the remaining months of the calendar year. Contact the Cubmaster for a prorated registration schedule.

Other costs include the uniform which is made up of a Cub Scout shirt, neckerchief and slide, socks, belt and handbook appropriate for your Scout's rank.  Once those items are purchased, the only cost will be the handbook and neckerchief when, on an annual basis, the Scout moves to their next rank.

Depending on the activity, there can be fees involved.  For example, Family camp, Day Camp and Resident Camp have fees that cover the cost of facility use and possible meals. However, there are other activities, such as Whale Watching, Nature Center and Hikes, Pinewood Derby Race (when the Pack provides the kit to build the car for the registered Scouts), and other activities that have no fee attached.

Youth members participate in fund-raising activities, which helps to cover awards, equipment, and other items necessary to run the Pack.

Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
There are 2 Scout Shops, nearby, in the Greater Los Angeles Area Council (G.L.A.A.C.)

3000 Shoshonean Road
San Pedro Ca. 90732

2333 Scout Way
Los Angeles Ca. 90026