Pack F.A.Q.

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And if you still have questions…

Financial

You can give cash to your Den Leader or the Pack Treasurer, you can bring cash to the Post Office to put the money into our account, or you can pay directly from your bank account via electronic fund transfer (EFT). If you pay through the Post Office or via EFT, please indicate your child’s name in the Reason for Payment (Zahlungszweck/Motif versement/Motivo versamento) field.

Here is the information needed for a Post Office payment or EFT:

Name: Pack 130 Geneva
Bank: UBS SA, Case Postale, 1211 Geneve 2
Account no. 240-257508.40H
IBAN: CH40 0024 0240 2575 0840 H
BIC: BSWCHZH80A

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Annual dues are 275.-CHF/year. This includes the uniform, handbook, supplies and materials, den fees, badges, insurance, and other incidentals.  There is also an $11 online registration fee and you may have to pay a small amount for you and your child to participate in various activities (e.g. camping fees, sports event tickets, meals out, etc.)

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Please keep your receipts and send the Treasurer a scanned copy along with your banking details and the Treasurer will reimburse you directly into your bank account.

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Use these details to make a bank to bank transfer directly into the Pack 130 bank account.

Name: Pack 130 Geneva
Bank: UBS SA, Case Postale, 1211 Geneve 2.
Account no. 240-257508.40H
IBAN: CH40 0024 0240 2575 0840 H
BIC: BSWCHZH80A

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The Pack portion of the dues is 225 CHF and includes the cost of chartering the pack with the Transatlantic Council (TAC), the uniform (shirt, neckerchief and buckle, belt, basecall cap and pack T-shirt), the cost of a Boys Life magazine subscription, expenses such as renting the venue for the Blue and Gold Banquet, Pinewood Derby equipment, etc., and supplies for holding pack meetings and events.

The Den portion of the dues cover is 50 CHF and is used by the den as it sees fit. Expenses such as renting a room for meetings, supplies for activities, entry fees for visits, snacks, etc. are all fine. The Pack will not review how you spend this money.

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Participating

Yes. Den leaders can attend and parents of scouts are encouraged to join the committee and participate in the Committee planning meetings.  They are held once per month,  generally at the Chair‘s home.  If you are a parent of a scout and are interested in attending a Committee meeting, please contact the pack for more details, either by talking to us or emailing us.

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Yes.  And thank you for asking.  There are always vacancies!  Visit the Pack Committee Job Description pages for more information.

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You can contact either the Committee Chairman, the Committee Secretary or the Cubmaster with your ideas or suggestions.

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Download the adult application. Then contact the Pack secretary or the Den coordinator .  You can start your Online Training.

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Please contact us. There is a new registration platform for new members and we can walk you through it. Please note our recruitment day is Sports Day in September, where we can answer many of your questions. You can also join us at our first pack meeting, also in September. Please see the pack calendar for specific dates, times and locations.

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If you cannot find a Den in your area, you may have to consider starting your own den.  Start by asking at your child’s school if any other child is interested in joining Cub Scouts.  If you have at least 3 or 4 children interested, then you have enough to start a Den.  Begin your online adult training and contact the pack for ideas and support.  We have registration forms and flyers you can use to promote scouting in your area.

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Pack meetings are held once a month on a Friday evening at 19:30 at La Chataigneraie International School in Founex and we also have seasonal pack events (see calendar). Den meetings are also generally held once a month (sometimes twice, depending on school holidays for den members).  Meetings are held in cub scouts homes or at various locations in Geneva, Vaud and France Voisine.  Parents generally bring their children to/from events and are encouraged to stay on site to watch, participate or talk with other parents.

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Yes.  Any boy or girl aged 6 to 10 is welcome to join Pack 130.  All of our meetings are in English so a command of the language will help your son feel more involved.  That said, we have many bilingual scouts, leaders and parents in our Pack to help bridge any language barriers until a scout’s English improves.  You do not have to be an American to join Cub Scouts or Scouts BSA (formely Boy Scouts).

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Cub Scouts are boys or girls aged 6 to 10.  Any boy or girl showing an interest in scouting and lives in the Geneva, Switzerland area (whether Geneva or Vaud Canton or neighboring France) is welcome to join our Pack.  You do not have to be an American to join Cub Scouts.

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Scouting

There are 6 ranks of Cub Scouts for children aged 6 to 10. A child can enter Cub Scouts at any age and rank, though each new scout must first earn Bobcat rank.  The ranks, in order, are BobcatTigerWolfBearWebelos I and Webelos II.  For example, if your child is 8 years old, then he would join our Pack as a Bear.  With the help of the other children in his Bear den, he would first earn his Bobcat rank and badge (awarded to all new scouts in November or December).  Then together with all the children in his den, he would work on his Bear requirements to earn his Bear rank and badge in June.

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This ceremony is for Webelos II scouts who have earned their Arrow of Light award.  It is the transfer ceremony from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA.  The entire Pack is present to celebrate the achievements of the Webelos Scouts and the Troop of Scouts BSA is also present to welcome the new scouts into their troop.  In Pack 130, this ceremony is held in June, immediately after the Arrow of Light Ceremony.

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Troop is the term used for an official, registered group of Scouts BSA.  Scouts BSA are aged 11 to 17.  Geneva Cub Scouts go on to join Geneva Scouts Troop 130 or Troop 77.

Pack is the term used for an official, registered group of Cub Scouts.  Our Pack holds one pack meeting and one pack activité per month.  (See our Pack calendar). The Pack is sub-divided by age groups into Ranks.   Each Rank may have 1 to 3 separate Dens,  with 4 to 10 children in each den.  The Den is organized and managed by trained, volunteer den leaders and assistant den leaders (a.k.a. you, the parents). The den leaders usually organize 1 or 2 den meetings per month where activities are run to achieve awards throughout the year.  In June, Pack 130 holds a Rank Advancement Ceremony, celebrating the success of each boy who has met all the Rank requirements.

Check out the Pack organization for more details.

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