Please visit the Circle Ten Council Scout Application page.

Cub Scouts is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Boys or girls who are older than that, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join Cub Scouts, but they may be eligible to join the Scouting or Venturing program depending on their age and grade level. 

A den is made up of children of the same rank. The pack is the grouping of all dens. Dens usually meet weekly or biweekly; packs meet monthly.

We have active dens at each age group. These ranks are:

  • Lions = Kindergarten 
  • Tigers = First grade
  • Wolves = Second grade
  • Bears = Third grade
  • Webelos = Fourth and fifth grades 

Yes. Girls are encouraged to join and take advantage of the life-changing experiences provided through Scouting. 

Yes. Every leadership position is open to women.  

Please fill out the “contact us” form on the homepage to express your interest. You can see which specific roles or positions are available in “Your Pack Committee.” 

No. Cub Scouts is a program of the Boy Scouts of America – so in that sense, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are both members of the same organization. However, they are entirely different programs: Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program designed specifically to address the needs of younger boys and girls.

Cub Scouts meet in their dens at different intervals – sometimes once a week, sometimes twice a month, sometimes once a month – depending on the den leader. A pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families once a month. Additionally, 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 or in addition to the weekly meetings. Likewise, a pack may conduct a special event such as a blue-and-gold banquet as an additional event, rather than a substitute for its monthly pack meeting.

 For a breakdown of fees, please see the Cost of Cub Scouting.

Yes. Get the full download in the Cub Scout uniforms section on the BSA website.

At a minimum, each child in Cub Scouts will need a uniform and a handbook, which cost about $100 and $24, respectively. Each year, the handbook changes, as does the cap and neckerchief, but other uniform parts remain the same for at least the first three years. When children enter a Webelos den, they may need to obtain new uniforms if the parents in the den opt for the khaki-and-olive uniform. Additional supplies and equipment may be needed for certain activities such as camping trips or field days. What equipment is needed, as well as whether it will be provided by the unit, will vary from pack to pack. Den and pack leaders should provide parents with information about any supplies that will be required at the beginning of each program year.

Our uniforms, literature, and other Scouting merchandise are available at local Scout Shops. The closest ones to Richardson are the Dallas Scout ShopLyle-Gamble Scout Shop, and Lewisville Scout Shop. They are also available online at the Scout Shop website.

Pack 751 Richardson provides the den-specific neckerchief for each Cub Scout. For questions about used uniforms or extra supplies (of which we have many to share), please fill out the “contact us” form on the homepage.

No. In the Cub Scout program, all kids in a den work toward the same badge. For example, if a child joins Cub Scouts as a 9-year-old or in the third grade, they must earn the Bobcat badge (all those in Cub Scouts earn this badge), and then they will begin working on the Bear badge with their fellow Cub Scouts. They are not required to have earned the Tiger or Wolf badges. Since those badges are for younger boys and girls (first grade or age 7 and second grade or age 8), the requirements for those badges are below a third-grade or 9-year-old’s current level of ability, so “going back” to pick up those badges is not permitted.  

For a great bird’s eye view of Cub Scouts, see this Organizational Overview.