Cub scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for boys in First through Fifth grades.
Your son will participate in fun activities in a framework that teaches citizenship and values, with focus on building his sense of community, and exposing him to new friends.
The program is run by volunteer parents of the boys who participate.
There are a lot of little things to do so that everyone can help.
There's nothing quite like hearing your son point out the guy helping to run a fun game and proudly tell his friend "That's my dad!".
Pack 622 meets in Kenmore Washington USA, some families live right next door and some come from a little distance to be with friends.
Every unit is run by different people, and there's just so much to do and so many ways to do them, each unit ends up being a little different. So before you choose a scouting home, visit a couple of units in your neighborhood. We hope you'll choose our pack, but chances are we'll see you anyhow, at district functions like day camp.
Pack 622 is "sponsored" by the Northshore Concerned Parents for Scouting or NSScouts.org.
Basically the parents of the boys and young men who are in pack 622 and Troop 582.
"Sponsored" in this case means that the national council charters the program to our group on an annual basis based our agreement to run it according to the standards.
This organization maintains a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitible status, which opens the doors for some fundraising to make our program stronger and more available to everyone. But in the end we all pay our own way as best as we can, and maybe help someone else who isn't as fortunate.
Our district includes the cities of Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville, Duvall, Carnation, Redmond, and surrounding areas north and northeast of Seattle, Washington. The district serves approximately 1700 youth. The members of the district band together to help each other put on a great program, train each other in different skills and put on events like summer day camp. You can't miss day camp!
Our district is one of ten geographic areas in the Chief Seattle Council, which in turn serves a large part of the Puget Sound and Seattle Area, including most of the Olympic Pennisula. The council is the local organization that ensures that training is available and consistent, that camps are available and so much more. The only paid scouters in our area work for the council, and many of the council jobs are volunteer too. The council maintains (through our help) several camps including one that just opened north of Monroe that is specifically designed for cub scout aged boys. Camp Edward is where summer resident camp is held and you should clear your calendar to attend with your son. You'll see him mature right before your eyes.
The national organization ensures that the program, however different it might be, teaches the same basic principles in a fun and safe manner. They provide program materials, and ensure that things like uniforms are available.