Join Cub Scouts

Pack 109, based at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, strives to provide a fun, family centered Cub Scout program.  Click here for a brief introduction to Cub Scouts.  Boys from first grade through fifth are welcome to join Pack 109 at any time during the year.  Our primary recruitment drive is held in September with a second drive held in April.

How to Join

It is simple to join Cub Scouts.  Any boy from first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age) is eligible to join Pack 109 whether or not they attend Ben Franklin.

There are two forms to fill out.  The first is the official Cub Scout Application form from the Boy Scouts of America.  The second form is only used in pack to help with our records.  There is a yearly fee that is collected at the beginning of the scout year (September).  The fee includes the appropriate Cub Scout handbook, all ranks and awards, neckerchief, derby kits, Blue and Gold banquet and the picnic in June.

There is a fundraiser that is used to offset the pack fee.  Any part or all of the fee can be earned through the fundraiser.  Likewise if you do not wish to participate in the fundraiser, you can simple pay the fee.

Click here for the Cub Scout Application.

Adult Participation

Parents and adult partners are required to participate in Cub Scouts.  That participation is at minimum working with and supporting their scout toward regular advancement and den meetings.  Adults are also strongly encouraged to volunteer at pack level.  Pack level positions include leaders, committee members, and activity coordinators.

Click here for the Adult Leader Application.

Uniforms

Cub Scouts and registered adult leaders are required to have and wear the appropriate official Cub Scout uniform.  Pack 109 does not require all available components of the however.  Uniform pants are not required, although clean slacks or jeans without holes should be substituted.  Sweat pants and gym shorts are not appropriate.  Jean or cargo shorts or the like may be worn when weather permits.

Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Cubs (first, second, and third graders) are required to use the blue Cub Scout shirt with council patch, pack number and den number sewn on securely. 

Webelos (fourth and fifth graders) wear the kaki uniform with the same council patch, pack number.  Webelos also have the opportunity to use patrol names instead of den numbers, and in that case they would wear the patrol patch and not the den number.  Tiger, Wolf, and Bear rank badges along with arrow points are not transferred to the kaki uniform.  When a scout earns their Webelos rank, an oval badge is sewn on the left pocket.

Click here for detailed Cub Scout uniform information.

Adult leaders are required to wear an appropriate uniform.  Men wear a kaki uniform with the appropriate patches.  Women can wear a kaki uniform or yellow uniform.  Most women wear the kaki. 

Click here for detailed information for male leaders.

Click here for detailed information for female leaders.

 

Uniforms and insignia are available at the Potawatomi Area Council Store located in the Harkrider Service Center at N12W24498 Bluemound Road, Waukesha.  Their phone number (262) 544-4881.  The Potawatomi Scout Shop hours (September - May) are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM.  All major credit cards are accepted.  Click here for the Potawatomi Council Store's web site.

Scout supplies are also available locally at the Milwaukee County Council Store located in the Walter and Olive Stiemke Scout Service Center at 330 South 84 Street, Milwaukee, WI 53214-1468.  Their phone number is (414) 453-9777 Fax: (414) 453-9779.  The Milwaukee Scout Shop hours are Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 8:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday - 8:15 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Click here for the Milwaukee County Council's web site.

Scout supplies are also available via mail order from the Boy Scouts of America, Supply Division.  Click here to access the on-line catalog.