Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Cub Scouting is for youth in Kindergarten through 5th grade, or 6 to 10 years of age. Children who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join Cub Scouting, but they are eligible to join the Scouts, BSA.

Scouts, BSA is for youth 11 to 17 years of age. Scouts also may join Scouts, BSA, if they have earned the Cub Scouting Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old.

At minimum, each Scout will need a uniform and a handbook. Additional supplies and equipment may be needed for certain activities such as camping trips or field days. We will provide you with information about any supplies that will be required as events are approaching, providing you plenty of time to get anything your Scout may need.

Scout Books and Uniforms can be purchased at a local Scout Shop, online at www.ScoutShop.org. Uniforms can often be found on eBay and at thrift stores for a lot less than buying new.

Scouting is a volunteer-led program and parents are encouraged to serve as registered leaders in our pack and troop. While meetings are intended as an activity for youth members, all meetings are open to your participation. We encourage interested parents to become registered leaders. Many parents find that serving as a Scout Leader strengthens their relationship with their child and is one of the most rewarding experiences in their lives.

Our Pack and Troop meet weekly on Monday at 7 PM at Trinity Christian Center (5005 N Brighton Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64119).

The BSA has an annual registration fee of $33.

Our Pack has dues of $1 per week which is used for program supplies. 

Both the Pack and Troop hold regular fundraisers to help fund our program. Some of these fundraisers, like popcorn, are setup so the Scouts who participate receive credit to offset their costs for summer camp and regular campouts.

Uniforms and camping equipment can be purchased new or used so we can't give you a reliable figure for these items. Many of our families have extra equipment and old uniforms they will often donate to new scouts. 

There are several programs in place to help families with the cost of Scouting so that no child is left out of the program due to costs. Families with multiple children in Scouts are especially encouraged to seek the assistance of these programs. For more information, please speak to either the Cubmaster or Scoutmaster.