This Page provides information for getting your new Scout registered in Pack 178.
If you have reached this page and not been in contact with anyone from the Pack we ask that you please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to registering your Scout.
Information provided here is subject to change at anytime, in particular related to dues and other requirements. This information is provided as reference and to ensure you have the most updated information please make sure you have contacted and discussed registration with Pack leadership.
If you are looking for information on the Pack and Cub Scouting in general, please check things out on our site, using the navigation bar at the top of the page, or download and review the introduction to Pack 178:
Registering your Scout is a simple 3 step process:
- Register your Scout with the BSA and pay national dues and Council fees. Follow this link: http://azpack178.com/signup/ and walk through the process (Please note this link will redirect you to the BSA my.scouting.org site for registration into Pack178). You will need to sign up for an account if you don’t already have one. Complete the registration and payment of your BSA national dues and Council Fees.
- Fill out the required forms for Pack 178. These forms are available in the PDF document for download below, Pack 178 new Scout forms. All forms can be electronically edited and signed if desired. Please follow the directions in the coversheet of this document regarding returning completed forms to the appropriate Pack leadership.
- Pay your Pack Dues. The dues you paid when registering with the BSA are only covering the BSA national dues and Grand Canyon Council program fees. Pack 178 does not receive any portion of these funds to run our program and Pack dues are required in order to cover the Pack’s expenses. Information on the dues requirements and payment methods are found in the Pack 178 new Scout forms package you can download below.
Please note that you will need to download the forms onto your device in order to fill out electronically.
If you have any issues or questions during the process of registering your Scout please contact us at email@example.com and we will assist you in the process or answer any questions you have.
Financial concerns? Our goal is to provide the opportunity for participation in Scouting to as many youth as possible. If you are finding financial concerns to be a limiting factor in registering your Scout please contact Pack leadership. Pack 178’s resources are limited and we cannot make any guarantees, we will however do our best to assist in determining if there are options for assistance.
After you have registered:
A few days after you register you will get an email requesting you setup an account in Scoutbook and link to your Scout. Please follow the directions provided and set things up in Scoutbook. Pack 178 uses Scoutbook for tracking your Scout’s advancement along with sending out communications to the Pack; once you are setup you will be able to view your Scout’s information and advancement and will get any communications. If you do not get an email requesting you link to your Scout in Scoutbook within 2 weeks of registering please contact Pack leadership.
Obtain your Scout’s Uniform:
Pack 178 provides all Scouts and one Adult a pack T-shirt as part of their dues. This T-shirt provides you with an activity uniform, or “Class B” uniform, which is used for many of the more active Scouting activities. For Pack meetings and other formal activities your Scout will need a field uniform, or “Class A” uniform, which you will need to purchase.
Pack 178 maintains a used uniform exchange, if you would like to see if we have anything useful for your Scout it is open to all registered Scouts in the Pack. For any items you need or wish to purchase new you can do so through the Scout shop. Purchases from the Scout Shop can be made online or at the local store. Pack leadership recommends for uniform purchases you go to the local Scout Shop as the staff there have all the knowledge to get you everything you need with a minimum of hassle.
Scout Shop online: https://scoutshop.org
Local Scout Shop: Mesa Scout Shop – 1061 N. Dobson Rd., Suite 109 Mesa, AZ 85201 (Located Just South of Bass Pro Shop) – (480) 926-0345
Pack 178 will provide you with a schedule of Pack events and meetings. Scouts should attend Pack meetings whenever possible; other Pack level activities are optional, however often provide a path to complete requirements or at least have a lot of fun.
Your Den leader will separately schedule Den meetings and activities. Pack 178 Dens typically meet twice a month and the schedule for these meetings are determined by the Den leader. Pack leadership encourages attendance as often as possible at Den meetings, but understands that life may occasionally get in the way and Scouts are also able to work independently at home to catch up on any requirements they missed during a Den meeting.