Information for Parents

An Introduction to Cub Scouting

Cub Scouts do fun things with other kids! They wear cool uniforms, visit interesting places, discover and master new skills, build self-confidence, and develop strong friendships. Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, and reinforce ethical standards. Cub Scouts are for boys in the first through fifth grades (ages 6 to 10). New Cub Scouts can start any time. Boys of different ages have different ranks in Cub Scouting, but where you begin in Cub Scouting depends on your age at the time you join. Those who join when in the first grade begin as a Tiger. If a Scout doesn’t join until the third grade, they begin as a Bear Scout. They won’t have to go back and earn the Tiger Cub and Wolf badges.

Pack 502 is mainly comprised of Scouts who attend Vineyard Ranch Elementary, but we also have Scouts from other schools in the area or who are home-schooled. Any boy willing to take on scouting adventures is welcome. We’re also a very family-focused, inclusive Pack. Parents are expected to be active participants in the program with their Scouts, and entire families often go on campouts and attend other Pack activities.


Pack 502 is a “waist-up” Pack for the standard, Class A uniforms. That means we require a uniform shirt, neckerchief and slide for formal functions. Hats are optional outdoors, and the uniform belt shorts or pants are not required. The Pack provides a custom embroidered neckerchief to all scouts as past of the Pack dues.

Scouts wanting to display their belt loop achievements will need a belt, and a full uniform is welcome. A scouting-related t-shirt is commonly worn as a Class B uniform at outdoor functions or while camping. More information about uniforms.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are a variety of volunteer and leadership positions available to parents who want to help the Pack.

Open Committee Positions (one year commitment through July 2018)

  • Assistant Cubmaster
  • Awards Chairperson
  • Secretary

Den Flags

  • Looking for sewers to make den flags, list number of flags you’re willing to sew (1-5)
  • Need no later than pack meeting 10/19

If you are interested in any of the above positions, please send an email to