Welcome Guide

Pack 704 Welcome Guide

Welcome new scouts and parents!

Congratulations on taking the first step towards an exciting journey with Cub Scouts! Whether you're completely new to scouting or have some experience, we're thrilled to welcome you to our Pack 704 family. As you embark on this adventure alongside your child, we want to provide you with all the information and support you need to make the most of your scouting experience.

Cub Scouts is a program designed to instill important values, teach valuable life skills, and provide countless opportunities for fun and adventure. It's a journey of growth and discovery for both children and parents alike, filled with memorable experiences and meaningful friendships.

Here are a few things you should know as you begin your journey with Pack 704:

What is Cub Scouts?

Cub Scouts is a program for boys and girls in grades K-5 that focuses on character development, leadership skills, and outdoor activities. Through a variety of fun and engaging activities, scouts learn important lessons about responsibility, teamwork, and citizenship. Here are a couple resources for families new to scouting:

Pack Meetings

Pack 704 holds monthly pack meetings in the cafeteria at Kenneth W. Culbert Elementary School at 6:30pm. Pack meetings are where all scouts and their families come together for fun activities, ceremonies, and recognition of achievements. These meetings are a great opportunity to connect with other families and experience the spirit of scouting firsthand. Please visit our pack calendar for meeting dates.

Den Meetings

In addition to pack meetings, scouts participate in smaller group meetings called dens. Dens typically meet once or twice per month and are organized based on grade level. Here, scouts participate in hands-on activities and work on advancements toward their rank. 

Our pack follows the traditional Cub Scout den and rank structure, which is based on grade level:

  • Kindergarten: Lion Cub

  • 1st Grade: Tiger Cub

  • 2nd Grade: Wolf Cub

  • 3rd Grade: Bear Cub

  • 4th Grade: Webelos

  • 5th Grade: Arrow of Light


As your child progresses through Cub Scouts, they will need a uniform and certain supplies to participate fully in the program. Information on what uniform items are needed for each rank can be found here: Cub Scout Uniform


Stay informed about pack activities, events, and important announcements by staying connected with our pack leadership. We utilize ScoutBook to keep parents informed and engaged. We also have a Facebook group where parents and share photos and connect.

Dues & Fees

Dues and Fees consist of a national BSA fee, a local counsel fee, and pack dues. 

For New Scouts, the joining fee, National BSA fee, and a National Counsel fee are collected at time of registration through the scouting.org site.

  1. A one-time joining fee of $25
  2. A National BSA fee of $80
  3. A National Capital Area Council (NCAC) fee of $80
  4. Pack dues of $40 - Paid separately to the Pack

For returning scouts, the yearly fees and dues are collected directly by the pack in the Fall.

For families that have multiple scouts in the pack, the pack dues drop to $5 per scout for each sibling after the first. All scouts also have the option to subscribe to Scout Life magazine for $15 yearly.

We understand that joining Cub Scouts involves financial considerations. Financial assistance is available where needed.

Please contact our pack treasurer at treasurer@pack704.org for any questions regarding dues, payments, or financial assistance.


Our pack's primary fundraising event is the sale of mulch to the Western Loudoun community each spring. This fundraising event is used to help offset the costs of scouting activities and expenses. Participation in fundraising activities is encouraged but not mandatory. Funds raised through fundraising efforts directly benefit the pack and help keep dues and fees affordable for all families.

Parental Involvement

Cub Scouts is a family-oriented program, and parent involvement is crucial to its success. Whether it's assisting with den meetings, volunteering at pack events, or simply offering support and encouragement to your child, there are many ways for parents to get involved and make a positive impact.

The journey through Cub Scouts is not just about the destination - it's about the experiences, friendships, and memories made along the way. We're excited to have you and your child join us on this incredible adventure!

If you have any questions or need assistance as you begin your Cub Scout journey, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to support you every step of the way.