Pack 43 FAQ

Welcome to Princeton Cub Scout Pack 43!

We’re looking for boys who want to have fun and learn new things. We’re looking for new scouts!

Cub Scouting means "doing"

The Cub Scout motto is “Do Your Best” and everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have boys doing things. Through fun, age-appropriate activities, the boys achieve the aims of Scouting:
  • Citizenship training 
  • Character development 
  • Personal fitness 
Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy's sense of belonging.

What do cub scouts do?

  • Learn skills like taking care of the planet, how to survive in the wilderness, team sports, safety, putting on skits, what to do in an emergency
  • Earn awards and recognition for the skills you learn
  • Take field trips, like camping & sleepovers
  • Help our community through volunteer activities
  • Make friends and be part of a team through Den and Pack meetings
  • Do cool stuff at home with your parent(s) 

What will scouts do in Pack 43?

Here is just a sample of some of the fun activities Pack 43 does each year.
  • Pinewood Derby - Scouts design, build, paint, and race wooden cars for the Pack Championship
  • Campouts – One in the fall, one in the spring. Overnight camping for boys & parents: tents, hiking, ghost stories & s’mores
  • Camp "ins" - An optional Winter Saturday night activity at the Battleship NJ
  • Blue and Gold Dinner – Family dinner celebrates Cubs crossing over to Boy Scouts
  • Memorial Day Parade – The Pack marches with pride in uniform down Nassau St.
  • Holiday Dessert Night - Dens prepare desserts to be shared with the pack 

Take a look at our Media Gallery for photos of Pack 43 in action over the years!

How does it work?

  • Cubs belong to a Den of 4 to 8 boys in the same grade.
  • Dens meet once a month to work toward the achievements and awards.
  • All the Dens come together for a Pack meeting once a month.
  • Parents have fun by volunteering as either Den Leaders, to assist the Den Leader and/or to assist in a Pack Activity during the year.
  • Cubs and parents work together at home on other activities and achievements.

Who is in Cub Scout Pack 43?

Pack 43 is open to all boys attending Princeton area public, private, and parochial schools. Dens are organized in the following ranks:
  • First Graders - Tiger Cubs 
  • Second Graders - Wolf Cubs 
  • Third Graders - Bear Cubs 
  • Fourth and Fifth Graders - Webelos
Ranks are not prerequisite of each other. A scout's rank is based on their grade. You do not have to have completed one rank to become the next and you do not have to complete any ranks you missed before joining.

How much does it cost?

The registration fee for a full year is $80/scout (cash or check only, please), which includes your scout's handbook, t-shirt, registration fees with the national Boy Scouts of America, his subscription to Boy's Life magazine, his Pinewood Derby Car Kit and more. Your scout will also need to purchase uniform

How does my son join Pack 43?

  • Boys can join Cub Scouting at any point during the year. Boys who join in the spring may go to Cub Scout summer camp, too. 
  • Kindergartners can join after June 1st (end of the school year) and are then eligible to attend Cub Scout Day Camp. 
  • Please contact our Cubmaster Adam Bauser, for more information.