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About Us and FAQs about Joining Pack 631 and about Pack Activities

Welcome! Pack 631 is sponsored by Woodward Academy, and our Dens meet at Woodward's Primary School (Tigers, Wolves and Bears in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade), and Lower School (Webelos I and II Dens in 4th and 5th Grade). We have an irregular schedule -- usually two "Den Meetings" a month, and our "Pack Meetings" are usually Weekend events (campouts, hikes, and other activities). Please also see our photo site.

For Parents and Prospects: Pack 631 is a Volunteer Program run by Parents, suppporting each other, and sharing the work and rewards; here is an overview of Cub Scouting. For the Program to work, we must have commitment from Parents, so that all Dens have enough regular leadership, and all Pack Roles are filled (and jobs shared). Every year some Den and Pack Leaders will "retire" from their commitments -- and other Parents must step up and help if the program is to run. To make that work, every Parent must agree to the "Every Parent Leads" commitment.

Also attached below is a set of "Frequently Asked Questions" about the Pack (these are also along the left side of the website page).  Or ask the Pack Chair or Pack Trainer for more information.

To sign up a new Pack 631 Scout (if you are not currently registered in Pack 631 -- if you were in last year, skip below to "sign up a returning Pack 631 Scout" -- if you're not sure, click on your son's name in the Roster ... if there is no "BSA No.", then you need to do these steps), read the "Every Parent Leads" rules below and then:

First, registration and payment with the Boy Scouts of America

  1. Go to this "Be A Scout" page, and click "Get Started" on the upper right hand side.
  2. That will take you to a page where the "default" is Cub Scouting ... then scroll down and enter the Zip Code 30337 to get you to a list of packs around College Park.
  3. Pack 631 will appear at the top of a list, so click "Show Unit" and an info page will pop up ... click "Apply Now" to start the signup process.
  4. Most of you will be "new to Scouting", so click that button (if you have a My.Scouting.org account, you'll enter your username/password).
  5. That takes you to a "Register a Youth" page, and from there, follow the prompts, enter the information, set up a "My.Scouting" account, and checkout and pay for your Scout Registration Fee and Boy's Life Subscription through the remainder of this Calendar Year. 

Second, signup and payment here for other Scouting Costs.  Pack Dues are $130, and since a new registrant in August pays $15 to the Boy Scouts in step One (or already paid for BSA registration in another unit), the "new Youth" reduced Pack Dues is $115.  See this page to find out what the $130 goes towards, and this page about Uniform Stuff since we provide some pieces.  More at our About Us & How to Join Page about the "Every Parent Leads" policy, and there and below regarding Youth and Leader Applications.  Our process involves: 

  1. Click "Register" on our "New Youth Registration" page.  
  2. Click the dropdown list of "Scouts", and scroll down to select your son's name.  If the name is not listed there, email applications@atlanta631.mypack.us and we'll add you.
  3. Click "Attending".  
  4. Then follow the prompts to Check Out and pay through PayPal.

If Pack Dues of $130.00 is an issue, contact the Pack Chair or Pack Trainer

To sign up a returning Pack 631 Scout (one currently registered in Pack 631 the previous spring):  go to this page to pay Pack Dues.  

Adults are encouraged to Register as Leaders or Committee Members (cost included in your son's dues, and you get "Scouting Magazine"), and adults who will have a Den or Pack Leadership role need to Register.  To do that if you are not a currently registered Pack 631 leader who has maintained Youth Protection Training current (every two years), which you take at https://my.scouting.org/:

 

  1. Go to this "Be A Scout" page, and click "Get Started" on the upper right hand side.
  2. That will take you to a page where the "default" is Cub Scouting ... then scroll down and enter the Zip Code 30337 to get you to a list of packs around College Park.
  3. Pack 631 will appear at the top of a list, so click "Show Unit" and an info page will pop up ... click "Apply Now" to start the signup process.
  4. Most of you will be "new to Scouting", so click that button (if you have a My.Scouting.org account, you'll enter your username/password).
  5. That takes you to a "Welcome" page, and from there, click "Become a Volunteer", follow the prompts, enter the information, set up a "My.Scouting" account, and checkout and pay for your BSA Registration Fee through the remainder of this Calendar Year. 
  6. If you do not have a current BSA registration number with current -- within two years -- "Youth Protection Training", as shown at https://my.scouting.org/, your Adult Application needs to be coupled with evidence of completion of "Youth Protection Training" by taking the course at https://my.scouting.org/ and printing the completion certificate).  To print the YPT Certificate, at the end of the Course, it will ask you for your "Council", and ours is "Atlanta Area Council", then enter your name on the final page, and 631 as the unit number, and follow the instructions to Print the Certificate.

 

There is no "dues" cost to being a Leader; Leader fees are covered in the Pack Dues, so contact the webmaster for a reimbursement.  To take Youth Protection Training On Line, see our Adult Leader Training Page for how to access https://my.scouting.org/.  

 

Other Stuff.  For uniforms and equipment, our Pack is in the Atlanta Area Council, which has a Scout Volunteer Service Center and Shops to serve Parents and Leaders (or see this link for the closest store).  An Annual Health Form is required for Summer Camp and some other BSA events (see the FAQs at the bottom of the Health & Medical Record Page) -- but for Den and Pack Meetings, please advise your Den Leader if your son has a health or other condition that needs attention.  To get an insight into Leadership in Scouting (what you can do, and what other parents are doing for your son -- current Pack and Den Roles are attached, also listing those who need to select how they will lead), please take one or more courses on line at https://my.scouting.org/, including Cub Scout Leader training and Youth Protection training.