How to Join

First Time Scouts to Pack 78

Join Pack 78 in 2 Easy Steps

Step 1 – National BSA Registration


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  • Go to https://beascout.scouting.org/ > Type in the zip code where pack meetings are held “94022” > click on Cub Scouts Button > click on Find and Apply


  • Search for Pack 78’s registration page by typing “Pack 78” on the search bar > click on Apply Now


  • Click on the youth registration Start button to complete registration. We highly recommend that you register as an adult volunteer along with your child’s registration, this helps the pack conduct a scouting program in line with BSA guidelines and California Law Protecting Youth - AB-506.


  • For returning scouts only - check the “Yes” radio button and look up the youth membership number by clicking the (?) icon and search


  • Follow steps to complete the application process and pay BSA registration fees.


  • Step 1 complete - Once the BSA registration has been confirmed, Pack 78 leadership will be notified and will start the on-boarding process with you. Please keep an eye out for an email from Join@pack-78.com with the necessary health forms and a secure payment link for program dues.



Step 2 - Pack 78 Program Dues and Health Forms

  • Pay the Annual dues using the secure payment link provided in the welcome email. Annual dues are $240 per child and covers BSA dues, PacSky program fees and expenses for the Rocket kit, Pinewood Derby kit, and entrance fee to the district Pinewood Derby race (for qualifying racers), Pack 78 t-shirt, Scout Life Magazine, returning Den Leader dues and most Pack meeting activities. See BSA and Pacific Skyline Council Membership Fee Structure for more details. The Annual dues do not cover individual den activities, uniforms, handbooks or fees for overnights (e.g. sleepovers, campouts) and special Pack events.


  • Complete the Health Form (parts A&B). Digitally completed copies of application forms are acceptable, but a paper copy of the Health Form (parts A&B) and a copy of insurance must be handed in to Pack 78 leadership at the first Pack event. (Please do not email the health forms for HIPAA compliance purposes).


Pack and Den Meetings

  • Pack meetings are held once a month or in conjunction with a Pack activity. See the Pack Calendar for details.


  • Den meeting dates and times are determined by what works best for most families in the group. Typically there is one Den Meeting a month and/or a separate Den Activity (these can include bike rides, hikes, museum visits, bowling, go-karting, etc.). These dates can also be found on the Den calendar or ask your Den Leader.


Uniforms

  • You need to purchase your scout’s Class A uniform: shirt with all applicable patches, belt, hat, neckerchief, slide, and handbook. All uniforms and supplies can be purchased at the local Scout Shops in Palo Alto or Foster City. You can purchase online via https://www.scoutshop.org/uniforms-and-apparel as well.


Returning Pack 78 Scouts

Annual Program Dues and Health Forms

  • Pay the Annual dues using the secure payment link provided in the welcome email. Annual dues are $240 per child and covers BSA dues, PacSky program fees and expenses for the Rocket kit, Pinewood Derby kit, and entrance fee to the district Pinewood Derby race (for qualifying racers), Pack 78 t-shirt, Scout Life Magazine, returning Den Leader dues and most Pack meeting activities. See BSA and Pacific Skyline Council Membership Fee Structure for more details. The Annual dues do not cover individual den activities, uniforms, handbooks or fees for overnights (e.g. sleepovers, campouts) and special Pack events.


  • Complete the Health Form (parts A&B). Digitally completed copies of application forms are acceptable, but a paper copy of the Health Form (parts A&B) and a copy of insurance must be handed in to Pack 78 leadership at the January Pack event. (Please do not email the health forms for HIPAA compliance purposes).


Pack and Den Meetings

  • Pack meetings are held once a month or in conjunction with a Pack activity. See the Pack Calendar for details.


  • Den meeting dates and times are determined by what works best for most families in the group. Typically there is one Den Meeting a month and/or a separate Den Activity (these can include bike rides, hikes, museum visits, bowling, go-karting, etc.). These dates can also be found on the Den calendar or ask your Den Leader.


Uniforms

  • You need to purchase your scout’s Class A uniform: shirt with all applicable patches, belt, hat, neckerchief, slide, and handbook. All uniforms and supplies can be purchased at the local Scout Shops in Palo Alto or Foster City. You can purchase online via https://www.scoutshop.org/uniforms-and-apparel as well.

Pack 78 is a 100% parent volunteer run organization. Parent participation is necessary to plan and run each Scouting event. Please consider helping.