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Cub Scout Pack 358
(Wentzville, Missouri)
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 7), Cub Scouts (entering second or third grade, or age 8 or 9), Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 10).

What does Cub Scouting offer my son?
Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.

How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation other activities?
The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is two Den meetings and one Pack meeting per month. Boys who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, etc, or academic-based extracurricular activities like music, art, science etc., can be recognized for these activities though Cub Scout belt loops and pins which are worn on their uniform.

What are the responsibilities of a parent?
  • Provide help and support for the den and pack.
  • Work with your son on advancement projects and activities.
  • Attend pack meetings with your son.
  • Attend and assist with den outings.
  • Attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your son.
  • Volunteer to help with various pack events/activities. (Many hands make light work.)

Do Cub Scouts go camping?
Yes, but they ease into it. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family. More on Cub Scout camping can be found at

What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 358 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
  • Fall Campout
  • Scouting for Food
  • Run For The Wall
  • Flag Ceremonies
  • Holiday Party
  • Blue & Gold Banquet
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Spring Campout
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Summer Resident Camp
  • Community Service Activities
  • and more!

How much is it going to cost?
The annual Pack 358 dues of $50.00 covers such items as the National registration fee, Boys' Life Magazine (is $5.00 more), the handbook appropriate for your son's rank, pinewood derby kits, and all patches and awards for the year. New Cub Scouts may pay a prorated fee for the remainder of the year, depending on when they register. Contact the Cubmaster for a prorated dues schedule.

Other costs to the families may include uniforms and some activity fees including those for the Day Camp and Resident Camps. Youth members participate in one fund-raising activity (popcorn), which helps to cover Den supplies, equipment, and other activities.

Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
There are two scout shops in the St. Louis, MO area. Their address information and store hours are below. Alternatively, you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at ScoutStuff.Org
MacArthur Service Center
4568 West Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, Mo. 63108-2179
Phone: 314-454-1652
FAX: 314-454-0656
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
West County Service Center
11481 Page Service Dr.
St. Louis, Mo. 63146-3529
Phone: 314-872-3334
FAX: 314-872-3339
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.