For PARENTS

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This is where you’ll find information and resources that can make scouting more fun for both you and your son. If there is a resource you cannot find, please contact us. We’ll get you the info you need as soon as we can. You can also reference our Pack Leadership page for contacts regarding specific topics or events.

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Scouting Forms

Below are forms related to scouting and events.

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•  HEALTH FORM updated (fillable PDF). Click here for a Health Forms FAQ.

TIP: To reference your child’s immunization records and speed up filling out the Health Form, please visit the Wisconsin Immunization Registry.

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New YOUTH SCOUTING Application
New ADULT LEADER Application

Parent/Guardian EVENT CONSENT Form

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CAKE BAKE — Certificate of Workmanship
CAKE BAKE — Rules

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For access to all BSA scouting forms, reference the Forms page at scouting.org.


Your Role as a Parent

The BSA website at scouting.org has some excellent resources for parents. For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.

Cub Scouting encourages closeness to family. The program will give you opportunities to take part in activities with your son that you normally couldn’t do. It provides a positive way for parent and son to grow closer together, and encourages you to spend quality time together. In this way, Cub Scouting is a program for the entire family, and your involvement is vital to the program’s success.

Some specific things you can do to help your son in Cub Scouting are:

  • Work with your son on projects
  • Help your Cub Scout along the advancement trail
  • Participate in monthly pack meetings
  • Attend parent-leader conferences
  • Go on family campouts with your son
  • Provide support for your son’s den and pack by volunteering

The Cub Scout years are developing years for young boys, falling between the dependence of early childhood and the relative independence of early adolescence. As he grows, your son will gain the ability to do more things “on his own,” but at this stage of his development, your help is critical.

While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.

Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.


Cub Scout Resources

There are several pieces of scouting literature available on the Resources page at scouting.org. You can check out those publications related to wearing the correct uniform for various occasions, age-appropriate guidelines for scouting activities, scouting safely, and more. Among the resources are the scout handbooks.

Below are links to online versions of the scout handbook for each rank. If your son forgets his handbook for a meeting or event, just jump on the web and view the notes from your scout handbook here!

 

Tiger Handbook Wolf Handbook Bear Handbook Webelos Handbook


For Parents NEW to Pack 155

If you’re new to Pack 155 and you’ve found this page, then you’re way ahead of the game. : )

There are several handy resources on this page, but also reference the Pack 155 Event calendar, reference notes about your son’s uniform, visit your Den page (feel free to submit photos or info about your den’s activities!), and follow Pack 155 on Facebook, Twitter, as well as our Flickr photo stream. Click here for more info about joining Pack 155.

For a general overview of Scouting, the BSA website has several resources available for new parents. On their Welcome page, you’ll find an FAQ along with resources for parents, scouts, leaders, and more.

The best part of scouting is boys have fun and learn things by doing things. There are many ways Scouts can do things… among the activities are den and pack meetings, outings or field trips, the Pinewood Derby, Father-Son cake bake, the Blue & Gold banquet, camping, and service projects. You can learn more about these actives on the Activities & Events page at scouting.org.

For some insight as to how scouting can benefit your son (and you!), watch the video below:


General Info About the Popcorn Sale

Going out with your son to sell popcorn every year is a necessary part of scouting. The funds that are generated from this sale are what finance the year’s activities and make all of the fun possible. To get a better understanding of how it all fits together, please reference this note about “How Important is Selling Popcorn?”

General Popcorn Info Download “How Important” PDF