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Cub Scout Pack 215
Lake Hiawatha / Parsippany, NJ,       Patriots Path Council  

Questions about Scouting? Here are some Answers.

What Do We Do? (Events, Pack Meetings, Den meetings)

Den Meetings 
Your son will meet weekly or bi-weekly with a group of other boys who are in his grade. This provides him a chance to make new friends and do new activities with a close group of friends. View your son's Den Meeting Schedule on his Den webpage (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos 1, Webelos 2)

Pack Meetings
This is a monthly meeting for all Cub Scouts and Parents - It's often combined with a special event, like the Pinewood Derby, a Campout, or the Blue & Gold Banquet. Skits, songs and plays are just a few activities during a Pack meeting. View this year's calendar of Pack 215 Events in the What We Do page.

Here are some of the events that we have scheduled for this year:

Pinewood Derby Race:
Pack competition where the Cub Scout makes a racing car for competition. This is held at a Pack Meeting.

Summer Day Camp:
Weekday camping at various city parks during the summer. Action oriented. Involves games, crafts, skills, nature, archery and, at some locations, BB gun instruction.

Blue & Gold Banquet:
Large Pack Meeting in February where families come together to celebrate the birthday of the Cub Scout program. A real family event: The meal is often "pot luck", featuring terrific desserts and a special presentation program. Advancements, honors and skits are the among the main attractions of the banquet.

Pack Campout:
A Friday-Saturday camping overnight lets the Cub Scout and his parent experience camping together. We usually have 2 Pack Campouts every year, and a District-wide Family Campout is held every summer. This is one of our most popular events.

Scouting For Food: 
This valuable community service (the largest national service project for the Boy Scouts of America) is held in the early Spring.   Over 20,000 Scouts collect 530,000 pounds of food for area food shelves. Last year Pack 215 collected more than 200 bags of food for neighbors in need. We liked it so much, we're doing an additional food drive in the Fall this year.

Check the What We Do page to see updates on all of the terrific events and activites we've planned for Pack 215 this year.


How do I Join?

Cub Scout

Fill out these forms and return them to Pack 215:

Click to show this Document Registration Form Basic Cub Scout registration info, Fundraising release and Parental Volunteer checklist.
Click to show this Document Driver Form Required to be on file with Pack 215 for all events for which Cubs will be traveling in cars. Necessary even if you do not plan to transport any children other than your own.
Click to show this Document Photo Release Permission for Pack 215 to use your Cub's photo on Pack communications (like this website or the Pack Scrapbook)
Click to show this Document Health Info Form Standard Basic Health info, Emergency Contacts, Immunizations and Parental Release for the Cub to engage in Pack activities.
Code of Conduct Pack 215 leadership strives to recognize, acknowledge, and when appropriate reward, good conduct.

Scouts and their Parents review and sign the Click to show this Document Scout Code of Conduct as a personal commitment by the Scout to follow the rules.

Parents sign the Click to show this Document Adult Code of Conduct as a personal commitment to follow the rules.

New Scouts! Please also fill out and return Click to show this Document Youth Application Form

Yearly Dues are $45.00 per Scout

c/o Pack 215

Send your completed forms and dues to:

Trained Adult Leader

We also need Adults to help supervise pack activities and keep our Cubs safe during special events and activities like overnights, campouts, day trips and hikes. Scouting policy requires that our scouts are supervised by qualified adults with "two-deep" training.

Adult Application

You need to fill this out if you wish to be a Scout leader.

Register online:

New Leader Training

Register online:


Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation.

We need to have at least one BALOO-trained Adult present at any overnight event (like a Campout)

Youth Protection

We need to have at least one Youth Protection-trained Adult leader at any overnight event (like a Campout)

We need to have at least one Youth Protection-trained Adult leader at any day trip event (like a Hike)

When: Click to show this Document Youth Protection Training Schedule

Register online:

Risk Zone

We need to have at least one Risk Zone-trained Adult leader at any overnight event (like a Campout)

We need to have at least one Risk Zone-trained Adult leader at any day trip event (like a Hike)

Register online:

Please help make it possible for our sons to enjoy exciting, challenging activities safely by becoming a Trained Adult Leader.


How do we Operate? (Leadership, Committees, Volunteers)

Several of our parents make a strong committment to making our Pack work by serving as Pack Leaders. Their day-by-day effort ensures that the Scouts have regular meetings, earn advancements and participate in challenging events.

Our Committee Members also put in substantial time every month to take care of essential operational "nuts & bolts" issues like fundraising, event management, recruitment and the website.

We depend on Parent Volunteers to help to chaperone and help drive Scouts on Pack trips, to assist with cooking for Pack Campouts and the Blue & Gold Banquet, to help run events like the Pinewood Derby. Become a Trained Adult Leader so that you can help supervise our boys during special events like campouts and hikes. We need your help!

I want to Volunteer!


What's expected of Scouts? (Attendance, Advancement, Activities, Service)


Your son will attend his Den Meetings (about every twice a month), as well as Pack Meetings and Scout Events (one or two every month). He should wear his uniform to Scout meetings and to official events.

Our Den and Pack meeting schedule runs from September through June. During the summer there are Summer Cub Scout Camp and a Family Campout in July.


Recognition is important to young boys. The Cub Scout advancement plan provides fun for the boys, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members work with boys on advancement projects.

Pack 215 holds three advancement ceremonies per year. In February, achievements are recognized at the Blue and Gold Banquet, in March our second year Webelos Bridge into Boy Scouts, and in June achievements are recognized at the End of Year Camp Out.


Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have theboys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness.

Many of the activities happen right in the Den and Pack. The most important are the weekly Den meetings and the monthly Pack meetings.


In the Law of the Pack, a Cub Scout gives good will and in the Boy Scout Promise, a Boy Scout promises to help other people at all times. By participating in community-oriented services, such as tha Scouting for Food program, Scouts come a step closer to fulfilling those words.

Code of Conduct:

Pack 215 leadership strives to recognize, acknowledge, and when appropriate reward, good conduct. Every year each Cub Scout’s parentsl review the Code of Conduct agreement with their son. If the family and Cub Scout agree to abide by the Code, the Cub Scout and parents sign the Code of Conduct Agreement form

1.         I will be kind and respectful to others;
2.         I will always be on time;
3.         I will always wear my uniform with pride;
4.         I will always behave and follow instructions;
5.         I will always keep my hands, feet, etc. and all other objects to myself;
6.         I will always listen when others are talking;
7.         I will always wait my turn;
8.         I will always work together as a team;
9.         I will always use good manners;
10.       I will always be positive - "I can do it" or "I will try";
11.       I will always participate in the activities of the Den & Pack;
12.       I will always be honest and always tell the truth;
13.       I will always do my best!


What's expected of Parents? (Participation with your Son, Volunteering)

Your Commitment to your Son

Time with your son is the most important time you have. Cub Scouting is family-centered and works well because parents get involved.

Tiger Cubs:

1st grade boys will need a parent on all activities. Tiger Cubs meet weekly for group activities. These meetings involve both the Tiger Cub and his adult partner. Each Tiger Cub and partner will run one of the meetings following a shared leadership concept. This process will be facilitated with the help of a Tiger Cub Den Leader.

Wolves, Bears & Webelos: 

2nd - 5th grades, attend weekly meetings that are conducted by a Den Leader. Parents are not expected to attend the Den meeting unless they have volunteered to be a leader.

Parents attend all Pack meetings or Pack events, which take place once a month, with their son.

In addition to the Den and Pack meetings, you will help your son advance through the rank on which he is currently working.


Your Committment to Help the Pack

Be a Leader

Make a real committment to your son's future by serving as a Cubmaster, Den Leader, or as an assistant to one of the current leaders.

Support the Pack Committee

We also have several ongoing roles on the Pack Committee that keep us going as an organization: Fundraising Chair, Trip Coordinator, Website, Recruitment, Pack Scrapbook.

Be an Event Volunteer Helper

The Pack has several short-term projects and events for which we need volunteers: s.a. Pinewood Derby, Blue & Gold Banquet, Scouting for Food, Pack Campouts and Winter Party.

We ask every parent to volunteer help with at least 2 Pack/Den events every year.

I want to Volunteer!


How much does it Cost? (Dues, Badges, Events, How we pay for it)

Groups responsible for supporting Cub Scouting are the boys and their parents, the Pack, the Chartered Organization, and the community. The boy is encouraged to pay his own way by contributing dues each week. Packs also obtain income by working on approved money-earning projects. The community, including parents, supports Cub Scouting through the United Way, Friends of Scouting enrollment, Family Membership enrollment, bequests, and special contributions to the BSA local Council.

Yearly Cub Scout Registration dues are $45.00.

A basic Cub Scout uniform (shirt, cap, neckerchief & accessory badges) costs about $35.00.

Your Den Leader may ask for contributions at Den Meetings to help cover materials expenses.

We hold our Popcorn Fund-raiser early in the fall to help pay for Scout events. We're part of a successful national fundraising program that has made it possible for hundreds of Scout units across the country to support themselves. For more info on our popcorn program go to :

Some of the more expensive voluntary events (like Overnight at the Liberty Science Center) may have additional per-person cost.

Every family participating in the Pack Campout contributes ~$20.00 towards food.