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Wolf in Boy Scouts of America

📅 2022-Oct-01 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ scouts ⬩ 📚 Archive

Seeing that there was a local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), we decided to enrol our son in that. This post is a work-in-progress to capture notes from his year in the BSA.


BSA is a hierarchical organization with many levels, starting with the National Council at the top and ending with the Den at the bottom.

For us, the local hierarchy turned out to be: Golden Gate Area Council -> Mission Peak District -> Pack 199 -> Dens.

The pack seems to have positions like Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Committee Chair, Treasurer, Quartermaster and other chairs.

Kids in a pack are placed in different types of dens based on their age/grade:

It looked like the dens had a maximum of 10 kids in each. Each den seemed to have a Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader.

All the positions seemed to be managed by parents as volunteers.


Our son falls into the wolf den.

The Cubmaster shared a list of items to buy for new joinees. These could be bought from a nearby scout shop or online. The nearest for us was the South Bay Scout Shop. Note that they close at 3PM most days and are closed on Sundays.

The things we had to buy for our wolf:

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