Register online for school year 2021-2022

 

Upcoming Confirmed Pack Events

For den (grade-level) events, please contact your den leader.

 

Welcome!

Cub Scout Pack 744 is located in Marietta, GA and is chartered through East Side Elementary school's PTA. We have dens for youth boys in grades K-5th.

Our pack and associated grade-level dens have have a large variety of activities which focus on the scout, their family, and community all of which support scouting's goal of preparing youth to make positive ethical and moral choices throughout their lives. This includes at least two overnight family camping events, one in the fall and one in the spring, community events, outdoor games and hikes, ceremonies to recognize the progress and achievements of the scouts, and of course the Cub Scout favorite, Pinewood Derby!

All-grade pack gatherings are typically held once a month, on a Tuesday evening 6:30-7:30 pm during the months of August through May. Individual dens at each grade level will meet more frequently, typically 2-3 times a month, at a day and time that works for their den. Special summertime events are held in June and July.

If you are interested in more information, please continue reading down this page or reach out at pack744es@gmail.com. We can answer any questions and welcome you as a guest to one of our upcoming gatherings. If this all sounds good, you can also register online.

We hope to see you!

 

Pack 744 Activities

Below is an example of scouting activities during the year, you can register online to join our pack!

More information about the cub scouting program can be found on our national site.

 

Q&A

  1. What does Cub Scouts do? Cub Scouts helps instill lifelong skills in youth through engaging activities with a focus on teamwork, the outdoors, leadership, citizenship and community. The program is put on by local groups called packs, consisting of families working together. You can find more information about Cub Scouting at the national site
  2. Who is able to join? Pack 744 is open to all boys kindergarten through 5th grade for the school year 2021-2022
  3. When do you meet? Monthly pack (all grade) gatherings happen once a month on Tuesday evenings (usually the 3rd Tuesday of the month) 6:30-7:30 pm during the school year. Den (grade specific) gatherings happen 2-3 times a month at a day and time which works for their den
  4. What is the time commitment? About 1 hour a week for a gathering and activities with longer events (such as camping weekends or half-day special events) about 4 times a year. Scouts and families may optionally work at home on extra advancement and program activities as they choose.
  5. Where do you meet? Pack gatherings meet around East Cobb, typically East Side Elementary or East Cobb Park. Den gatherings meet at a location of the den's choosing (such as a park, community area, or the home of a family in the den)
  6. How many scouts are in the pack? Currently we have about 40 scouts evenly spread across all grades
  7. Does my scout need to be a student at East Side? No, most our scouts and families are East Side families but this is not a requirement
  8. Who runs the pack? Pack 744 is run by our all-volunteer parents/guardians who have current scouts in the pack or who have been previously in the pack; the current Cubmaster (pack leader) is David Linsey
  9. What is the difference between a pack and a den? The pack encompasses the dens for all grades K-5 and gets together about once a month for larger events and camping. The dens are grade-specific and meet more frequently in these smaller groups to work on activities and advancement unique to each grade level.
  10. What are the fees? For the 2021-2022 school year fees for new scouts are $150 and returning scouts are $125. This fee includes registration with the national Boy Scouts of America, program materials, all pack activities (excluding camping), a pack t-shirt, maintenance of the pack camping equipment, advancement awards and recognition, and more for a full year of scouting fun!
  11. Are there additional costs? The formal cub scouts blue uniform is purchased by families for approximately $100 and will last about 3 years. Camping fees to cover food and activities are typically $25-$40 per person for a weekend. Families also own their personal camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, etc.) which will last for many years.
  12. What about fundraising? Cub Scouts raises money during the fall selling popcorn and during the spring selling camp cards (coupon books). Scouts themselves keep a significant portion of the proceeds which they can use to pay for pack events such as yearly registration and camping.
  13. Tell me about camping! At the pack-level we go camping at least twice a year usually to one of the two Atlanta area scout camps: Camp Bert Adams in Covington or Camp Woodruff in Blairsville. The Friday to Sunday camping is full of activities, often including shooting sport events, a campfire program, and of course great campfire food! The pack provides equipment for handling the cooking, along with bulk purchasing the food. The fee to cover the food and activities is typically $25 to $40 per attendee. Families are responsible for their tent, sleeping bag, and personal items and the pack will guide new families on what to purchase and bring. Personal camping equipment lasts many years. For 3rd, 4th and 5th grade scouts, there is typically one additional special camping opportunity in the year. Finally, there are numerous weekend and week-long summer camping options! While camping is optional, it is highly encouraged and the pack will help demystify it!
  14. What can adults do? Scouting packs are entirely volunteer-run. Adults of scouts help in a variety of ways whether as a formal leader at the pack-level (such as cubmaster, committee chair, treasurer, fundraising, quartermaster, grubmaster), den-level (den leader, assistant den leader), or informally as they are able (organizing special events, sharing their knowledge with scouts).
  15. What health policies are followed? As of late August, our policy is masks required for indoor events, and strongly suggested for outdoor events. Most all our pack gatherings are being held outside, and inside gatherings if any happen, will be clearly indicated. Additionally, we follow the national BSA policies and precautions. Families can reach out to their den leader or pack leadership with any concerns, and/or to work on a safe and fun plan that works for them. As a program that focuses on the outdoors, Cub Scouting is a great way to keep having fun as a family during these times.
  16. Is attending the group gatherings required? Attending group gatherings be they pack or den-level is not required, especially if the scout or family is uncomfortable (and no scout should attend group events if ill). We can provide materials for the gatherings so you can do them at home with your scout. Zoom events can be scheduled as needed. Additionally, all advancement can be done at home, and the Atlanta BSA Council has put together a great at-home family-led set of adventure plans to follow!
  17. Can I join any time? Yes! Most new scouts join between May and August, before the school year kicks off, but scouts may join any time during the year. Fees will be pro-rated. Scouts are able to catch up on advancement for their grade any time during the school year. Cub Scout advancement resets each school year for the scout's current grade, a cub scout can jump into the program at any time at their grade level.
  18. What if my child is in sports part of the year? We have many families who have busy schedules during certain sporting seasons during the year. This can be accommodated without an issue. We encourage you to still register as soon as possible so you are included in pack communications and have access to scouting resources. There are at-home family-led adventure plans you can follow on your own time.
  19. How do I register? Register online now! You can also contact us at pack744es@gmail.com if you have additional questions.