How do I join and what fees are involved?
Check out the How to Join tab on the Pack 78 website
How often does the Pack meet?
Check out the Calendar tab on the Pack 78 website for a schedule of Pack events. Click on the link at the bottom right of the calendar to add the Pack calendar to your Google calendar. Please contact your child's Den leader to access the Den Calendar for upcoming Den meetings
Where do I purchase uniforms and handbooks?
The Palo Alto BSA Trading Post is located in the Lucie Stern Community Center
1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 327-5900. Open daily Tues - Sat. Check hours in advance.
Peninsula Scout Shop
1150 Chess Dr, Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 358-0588. Open daily Mon - Sat. Check hours in advance.
BSA online store is an easy way to shop online as well https://www.scoutshop.org/cub-scout-collection
Be sure to get a handbook too.
When should my scout wear his uniform?
Class A uniforms (shirt, hat, scarf, etc.) at all Pack and Den meetings. For outings, den leaders decide. Class B uniform (Pack 78 t-shirt), will be announced in advance. Scouts are encouraged to wear their Pack 78 t-shirt to school and at any time.
How can I help?
Thanks for asking! Pack 78 is a 100% volunteer parent led organization. Volunteers are required for every Pack or Den event. Check out the How to Volunteer tab on our website for details on Pack 78 volunteer opportunities.
What is a Cub-Parent Weekend?
A Cub-Parent Weekend is a District-wide Cub Scout Campout. It is a great introduction to Cub Scouting and camping (if you’re new to one or both). Cubs can work on their Achievements, earn belt loops and have a great time enjoying the outdoors! Pack 78 recommends that families participate in Cub-Parent Weekends run by the district each year. These are easy, and low stress for parents as they don't require volunteering.