Welcome to the Rainmakers
Cub Scouting is a family-oriented part of the Boy Scouts of America program designed for boys
in the first through fifth grades. Parents and boys and other family members work together and
within the community to help the boys learn, grow, and have fun.
How did The Rainmakers earn their name?
Pack 874 loves to camp — come rain, snow, sleet or hail. For several years now, Pack 874 has
not spent a single weekend camping without experiencing some form of precipitation, whether the
briefest nighttime sprinkle or the heaviest springtime downpour. Our Scouts have capitalized on
this good fortune by designing a Pack logo (as seen on this web site) and incorporating their
rainmaking talents in their songs and skits. Come and camp with us . . . but don't forget your
rainjacket and boots!
Who can join Cub Scouts?
If your son is in first through fifth grade, he can join Cub Scouts. Although many of our boys
attend Ilchester Elementary School or Glenmar United Methodist Church, your son may join Pack 874
no matter where he attends school or church.
When can boys join Cub Scouts?
Boys can join at any time during the year. The Pack embarks on a recruiting drive at the beginning
of the school year, but welcomes new Scouts at any time.
What is the difference between the Pack and a Den?
A Den is a small group of Cub Scouts of the same rank (the same grade in school) who meet approximately
twice a month to work on achievements, projects, learn games and songs, and make up skits. The Dens
include the Tigers (first graders), the Wolves (second graders), the Bears (third graders), Junior
Webelos (fourth graders) and Senior Webelos (fifth graders). The Pack is comprised of all five Dens.
The Pack meets approximately once a month for Pack meetings and also gathers at other times for special
activities, such as camping trips and the annual Blue and Gold Dinner. Please see the links to our Pack
and Den calendars for specific meeting information.
What is the Charter Organization?
Each Cub Scout Pack is sponsored by a Charter Organization — a church, school or other community-based
organization that provides meeting facilities and oversight for the Pack leadership. Our Charter
Organization is Glenmar United Methodist Church.
Who are the leaders of the Pack?
The Cubmaster, Den leaders, and a Committee of volunteer parents run the Pack. The Pack leaders meet
once a month to plan events, manage the Pack records and finances, train new leaders and assist the Dens.
All parents are encouraged to participate in the leadership of the Pack.
How much does scouting cost?
Each scout pays an annual registration fee and Pack dues. The annual fee and Pack dues are less than $50.
Pack 874 requires boys to purchase a Cub Scout handbook, uniform shirt, patches, neckerchief, neckerchief
slide and hat. Many families find that a single, larger size uniform shirt can carry a Scout all the way
from Tiger to Senior Webelo. Our Pack does not require Scout pants, belt, or socks. In addition, Cub
Scouts may choose to subscribe to Boys' Life magazine, the official magazine for Cub Scouts.
Where can I purchase the Scout uniform shirt?
There are several Scout Stores in the area:
Dorsey Road Scout Shop
7502 Connelley Drive, Suite 120
Baltimore Area Scout Shop
800 Wyman Park Drive
National Capital Scout Shop
9190 Wisconsin Avenue
How can my son join the Rainmakers?
Contact our Cubmaster or any parent involved with the Pack, and we will provide you with all
the information you need. See the link to our Leaders for email contact information.
Who can I contact for more information?
If you'd like to learn more about Cub Scouting with Pack 874, please contact Cubmaster Clay House at