Cub Scout Pack 1353 is a unit of the National Capital Area Council, Occoquan District, and is chartered by Lake Ridge Baptist Church. Cub Scout Pack 1353 is committed to providing a quality, year-round program of Cub Scouting activities. We place a special emphasis on character development, spiritual growth, citizenship, and family. We offer a high-quality year-round program to all youth starting in kindergarten through fifth grade. Our Scouts advance in rank each year, beginning with Lions in Kindergarten and continuing through the Arrow of Light in fifth grade. We encourage our Scouts to continue the fun, adventure, and development of Scouting by graduating into a Scouts BSA Troop. We hope each of our Scouts will continue to advance in the Scouting program, not because of the badge of rank they will earn, but because of what they will learn about themselves, their families, others, God, and their country.
Meetings are held every Monday night during the school year at 7:00 PM at Lake Ridge Baptist Church, 12450 Clipper Dr, Lake Ridge, VA 22192.
Cubmaster – Jon Dakon
Committee & Membership Chair – Mike Martin
Secretary – Valerie Klinkert
Treasurer & Communications Chair – Tina Martin
Advancements Chair – Paul Drischler
Popcorn Kernel – Jenn Corado
What’s the Cost?
Registration for membership in BSA is $51 per year. The registration fee pays for registration with the Boy Scouts of America ($33), unit insurance ($6), and an optional annual subscription to Boys Life magazine ($12). In addition, Pack 1353 Dues are $69 per year and helps to pay for the awards and Den supplies for each Scout. Fundraising is a major part of the Pack income. Every family is encouraged to help the Pack by participating in Pack fundraising activities.
In addition to fees, your son will also want to eventually get a Cub Scout uniform. A new, complete Cub Scout uniform costs $75 to $125 depending on your fabrics, sizes, and style selections. You can find more detail about BSA uniforms by age and program at bsauniforms.org.
The Cub Scout Pack
The Pack consists of six grade and gender specific dens and their families. Starting in June of 2018, girls were able to join Cub Scouts. Per Scout BSA guidelines, the Dens will be separated by gender, however, the Pack as a whole meets monthly at LRBC for pack meetings, and also meets at other times of the month for special activities. The Cubmaster leads monthly pack meetings with games, skits, stunts, songs, ceremonies, and the presentation of any awards the Scouts may have earned that month. Cub Scouting is a year round program which includes Den and Pack activities during the school year, and mostly pack activities during the summer months.