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Everyone Benefits

The Scout is registered with BSA (Boy Scouts of America), but the whole family benefits from being involved in Scouting. Whether it’s sitting around a campfire or hanging out at the bowling alley, everyone is part of the Pack. There are opportunities for siblings as Pixies and Venturers, so talk to your Den Leader or Cubmaster for more information.

Everyone Benefits

The Scout is registered with BSA (Boy Scouts of America) , but the whole family benefits from being involved in Scouting. Whether it’s sitting around a campfire or hanging out at the bowling alley, everyone is part of the Pack. There are opportunities for siblings as Pixies and Venturers, so talk to your Den Leader or Cubmaster for more information.


Dens

Lions are boys age 6 and/or in Kindergarten

Tigers are boys age 7 and/or in 1st grade.

Wolves are boys age 8 and/or in 2nd grade.

Bears are boys age 9 and/or in 3rd grade.

Webelo 1 Scouts are age 10 or in 4th grade.

Webelo 2 Scouts are age 11 in 5th grade.

A field uniform is recommended for wearing to Pack meetings and certain activities where the boys are representing the Pack in the community. It is about $20 retail, but there are many resources for used shirts – ask your den leader. It is recommended to choose a size that will fit your child for a few years, so buy big. To make the shirt specific to Pack 880, you will have to purchase the LaSalle Council patch, red rectangular patches that say 8 8 0, and the purple Fleur de Lis patch.

In Pack 880, the Tiger (or your Scout’s first level) scarf is the only one you will have to buy. The next level scarf is awarded to Scouts at the graduation ceremony in April. A scarf slide is nice, but a small rubber band will do. The hat is also nice, but not required.

Activity shirts are officially licensed BSA (Boy Scouts of America) t-shirts and sweatshirts, which are worn at more casual, but official Pack events. These are offered for sale throughout the year, and are given at some camps.

The closest retail location with official BSA products is Kabelin Ace Hardware in Michigan City.

The best online resource is Scout Stuff.

The Scout Store in South Bend is an excellent resource as well.