Joining Scouts

Give your child the valuable gift of Cub Scouting! 
Cub Scouts build self-esteem and character, learn essentials skills and tools, and enjoy the thrill of adventure.  Numerous rich opportunities for you and your son or daughter to grow together.

Boys and girls join because they want to have wholesome fun! 

First through fifth grader girls and boys from Glorietta Elementary School, all are welcome and encouraged to join.  Families that are home schooled or at other private schools are also welcome. 

Online applications are encouraged - go to https://beascout.scouting.org, enter our Zip code, find P225, and click APPLY NOW.  Fill out the information and submit, and your application is started. If necessary, fillable PDF Youth Applications can be downloaded HERE, and dropped off with Bruce McGurk at 143 Meadow View Rd, Orinda.

Yearly dues for Cub Scouts pay for awards, meeting events, camping trips Pinewood Derby Cars, and food..Annual dues are $250 for all P225 Scouts.  New members joining via the online portal will pay BSA dues there and only owe $75 for Pack activities and food.

Dues may be paid online by clicking HERE (login required).



Top 10 Reasons to Join 225

  1. Semi-annual Camping Trips - Introduction to camping, S'mores, hiking in nature, games, campfires and sleeping in a tent! 
  2. Pinewood Derby - Get ready to race! Each Scout (with a little help) builds his own pinewood car and races it on our track. Take time to admire everyone's handiwork, with awards and comraderie.
  3. Spring Sleepover - Our Pack books an overnight each spring at an interesting place. Oakland Zoo, USS Hornet, and many other possibilties. Each spring sleepover is a one-of-a-kind experience.
  4. Parent/Child Bonding - Every event encourages parents to build a rich relationship with their son or daughter through the events and adventures we create together.
  5. Achievements - Scouts build confidence and knowledge by earning achievements in areas as varied as science, building, first aid, art, woodwork, knot tying, camping, and much more
  6. Wearing a Uniform - What is more fun than dressing up? Scouts love their uniforms and all the fun badges and pins they earn along the way. It reinforces honor, good manners, and pride in appearance.
  7. Community Service - Scouts learn that they can help and what they do matters when they participate in Scouting for Food for the Contra Costa County Food Bank, collect toys for Toys for Tots and help other community organizations
  8. Being Part of a Small Den - Scouts are assigned by grade level to one of the dens where they participate in group activities once a month. Smaller dens give the Cubs a chance to make friends and become closely connected to friends in their age group
  9. Being Part of a Big Pack - Pack 225 consists of a number of dens from 1st to 5th grade. In this larger group the Cubs meet once a month as a group and have fun together, receive awards and meet other kids in older and younger dens
  10. Ton of Fun - This is a great experience for wholesome, low key ways to experience all the fun of scouting with your child