Frequently Asked Questions
When and where do you meet?
6:30p.m. on Tuesday Nights at the Versailles Baptist Church 125 E Green St, Versailles, KY 40383
Dens made of children in the same grade meet together during Den Meeting. Occasionally, Individual Den Leader may change the location and time, as Dens may go on outings.
Family members are encouraged to participate with their Scouts. For our youngest dens, the Tigers (1st graders) and Lions (Kindergartners), "Adult Partners" are a necessary part of the den meetings.
Pack Meetings occur about once a month. All the Dens meet together to celebrate accomplishments and receive awards. The Whole Family is encouraged to attend Pack Meetings.
Additionally, we have Special Events throughout the year (i.e Pinewood Derby, Christmas Parade, Scouting for Food (Service Project), Campouts and Day Hikes)
When can I sign up?
Cub Scouting is a year-round program. Join at any time! We welcome interested families to join us at any of our regular Den or Pack Meetings.
No Commitment Required before seeing how our program works and how much it has to offer.
Does my child need to come to every meeting?
We know you're a busy parent. We're busy parents, too. While we'd love for our kids to not have to miss out on anything, we also know that our meeting time sometimes conflicts with other athletic or academic activities.
Attending meetings is encouraged, but not required to be a Scout. It is still possible for a Scout to earn adventure loops and rank badges, though there may be some work he must complete at home. Earning rank badges is the yearly goal for each Scout, but is not a requirement for further Scouting. For example, a Scout does not need to earn his Tiger rank as a first grader in order to continue Cub Scouts in the second grade.
How much does Scouting cost?
Annual National Membership fee is $80* plus one-time Registration Fee of $25* registration fee. All Scouts registering after August 1, 2023 will renew on the anniversary of their registration date.
Annual Insurance Fee of $7* is collected by the Blue Grass Council. This is due with membership registration and renewal. If your child is injured while participating in a Scouting activity and your personal insurance doesn't cover the full cost, you can request aid from Council.
Scouts need a uniform (approximately $85*, see next FAQ below) for den and Pack meetings, parades, ceremonies and other formal or public events. The uniform will last multiple years, but a Scout will need to purchase a handbook ($24*) and neckerchief each year of the program.
The Pack keeps nothing from the above payments. They instead go to the National BSA or Council organizations.
There will be other costs through the year. Most of these are optional, and include model rockets; Pinewood Derby kits; and off-site activities, like lock-ins, sporting events and some (but not all) camping locations. Dens may collect den dues to cover materials and/or den outings may have a small cost (e.g., admission).
Financial aid is available to help ensure that any child wanting to be in Scouting has the opportunity to do so. Enrollment and/or uniform cost coverage may be a benefit offered to you by another party, including WellCare of Kentucky. Additionally, the Pack offers Scouts the ability to earn their registration dues for the following year by hitting a certain fundraising threshold.
*Prices are outside of Pack 32's control and may increase. Any increase in dues usually takes effect at annual renewal.
What is required for the Cub Scout Field Uniform?
The Scout Field Uniform (informally known as the "Class A") comes in many pieces. Everything is available from the Blue Grass Council's Scout Shop, where your Scout will be able to try it on, and the staff will be able to answer all your Scouting questions. Items are also available online from ScoutShop.org. A detailed list of uniform components, with prices, is available in this document.
Lions (Kindergarteners) purchase a Lion t-shirt and optional hat.
All Scouts 1st through 5th grade, the uniform consists of
Blue (Tiger, Wolf, Bear) or Khaki (Webelos) shirt
TIP: To get as many years out of this as you can, buy this shirt as big as your child can comfortably and safely wear it.
Den rank neckerchief and slide
BSA "World Crest" emblem
Pack designation numbers ("3" and "2")
Blue Grass Council emblem
Den designation number (ask your Den Leader)
Webelos Scouts will need their "colors" (a set of three tassels to be worn on the shoulder)
Cub Scout belt and buckle
Do not purchase any rank (Bobcat, Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos or Arrow of Light) emblems. Those must be earned by the Scouts.
Everything else is optional.
Hats: Please keep in mind that as a matter of respect, hats are not to be worn indoors, so their use within our Scouting program is limited.
Pants: Official BSA Pants are optional. However, any navy blue shorts or pants with beltloops are acceptable, as well as dark, nice-looking blue jeans/jean shorts.
Emblems may be sewn on to the shirt, or affixed with Badge Magic, available at the Scout Shop or online. The Scout Shop can sew the patches to the uniform at a cost per patch.
Where is the Scout Shop?
The shop is located at 2134 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY. This is on the east side of Nicholasville Road, between Zandale Dr. and Southland Dr. It's a U-shaped building with red, clay tile shingles. If you're traveling inbound on Nicholasville Road, it's on the right shortly after you pass Fazoli's.
Do I need to know how to camp?
We welcome the enthusiasm of those that already know the value of the Great Outdoors. We also understand that some of you may have never touched a tent or walked a dirt path into the woods. Our volunteers are eager to answer your questions, give you advice and put any fears or concerns to rest.