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Joining Cub Scouts

Why Join Cub Scouting, how does it work?

Please start with the BSA's Cub Scout Parent Information Guide, a concise summary of the Cub Scout program, which answers these key questions and more. Then check out our FAQs

What is Pack 157?

Pack 157 serves 1st - 5th grade boys who reside or attend school in Weston, MA; though we occasionally have a boy or two from nearby towns. If your son has mild special needs, then you should explore Pack 222, which also meets in Weston.

Pack 157 is chartered by St. Julia's Parish on Boston Post Road, which generously provides outstanding meeting facilities. Note that boys of all faiths are welcome in Pack 157.

Pack 157 is served by the "Powder Keg District" of the Knox Trail Council. The Powder Keg District covers Natick, Newton, Wayland, Wellesley and Weston. Knox Trail Council manages Nobscot Scout Reservation and runs summer Cub Adventure Day Camp. They also provide leader training, help us organize a fundraiser, and organize large activities such as the District Pinewood Derby, overnight at the Museum of Science, overnight at the Pawtucket Red Sox, etc.

How does Pack 157 Work?

Pack 157 is organized by parents, who follow the structure and guidelines summarized in the parent information guide above. This means that your son will be in a Tiger Den (1st grade), Wolf Den (2nd grade), Bear Den (3rd grade), 4th Grade Webelos Den, or a 5th Grade Webelos Den. The dens set their own meeting times and meeting places according to the needs of their members. The dens follow the program in their respective handbooks to complete the rank advancement by the end of the school year.

All of Pack 157's Dens get together in a Pack meeting on one Thursday per month. Pack meetings in September-April are usually at St. Julia's Parish hall from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and Pack meetings in May and June are usually at the Weston Scout House (86 School St.) from 6:30-7:45 p.m. See the Pack's Google calendar for upcoming Pack events, as well as additional Council and Den activities.

All family members are welcome to accompany Cub Scouts to Pack meetings. Parents are responsible for their children's behavior, and no children may leave the meeting room unsupervised.

Finally, there are opportunities for dens to join together for multi-den activities for boys of like ages. In the past we've done this for den overnights, such as a Scout House overnight for 1st and 2nd graders, or a campout with the Boy Scouts for Webelos.

Ready to Join?

  • Review the FAQs
  • Fill out a Youth Application, available in-person at Pack meetings
  • Pay the annual dues, but not before November. We reduce dues for Cubs that participate in the Pack's October popcorn fundraiser. (See what the dues cover in the FAQ.)
    • Pack expenses, including dues and trip fees may be paid via check to "Pack 157" and handed to our Treasurer at a Pack meeting. Contact Treasurer@Cub157.org for a mailing address or pay online via PayPal on the home page.
  • Fill out the Information Sheet and Family Talent Survey (PDF) so we have your contact information and can discover how you can best support the Scouts.
  • Fill out a Photo Release (PDF).
  • Check out our Uniform Guide, and then go shopping.
  • Consider taking an active role in your son's scouting experience as a volunteer. This is an opportunity to make the most of this time in your son's life -- an opportunity that will be unavailable to you in a few short years.