When and where do we meet?
Our chartered organization is Fellowship of the Parks in Haslet (1029 Avondale Haslet Rd, Haslet, TX 76052). They sponsor our Pack, giving us a place to meet. We meet every Thursday at 6pm. The second Thursday on the month is a Pack meeting, all others are Den meetings. We follow the Northwest ISD school calendar, if there is no school that day, there’s no Scouts.
The Pack has a leadership structure that oversees, plans, and implements the pack activities and program. Our Pack is very fortunate to have wonderful parents who volunteer their time and help us provide an amazing experience for the Scouts. We have a dedicated committee that helps plan and execute the packs activities for the year. The Cubmaster can answer questions and direct you to the appropriate leader. You can reach the Cubmaster by filling out the Contact Request form on the Contact page.
Dens by grade level:
Kindergarten is Lions
First grade is Tigers
Second grade is Wolves
Third grade is Bears
Fourth grade is Webelos
Fifth grade is Arrow of Light (AOL)
The only rank that is not grade-level specific is the Bobcat rank. This is for any Scout who is new to Scouting. They must learn the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Cub Scout sign, Cub Scout handshake, Cub Scout salute, and Cub Scout Motto and understand what they mean. It sounds like a lot, but the kids pick it up really fast.
Our Pack schedules three family campouts per year, and additional opportunities arise throughout the year. The family campout is for the entire family, to include parents/guardians and siblings of any age. The first family campout is in the fall, second in the winter, and the third one is in the spring. We also attend council sponsored campouts. One of our favorites is Cub-O. The Scouts learn how to use maps and compasses. This is in January and the kids have the opportunity, if weather cooperates, to earn their Polar Bear Patch for camping in weather below 32 degrees. They love it.
Part of our goal in Scouting is to teach the youth the importance of community service, and doing for others. We organize and participate in multiple service projects throughout the year, both at the Pack and Den levels. We are always looking for opportunities to serve the community, and volunteers to help organize events.
The Class B uniform is a Pack t-shirt or Cub Scout shirt. These will often be worn for outdoor activities or messy activities. The Class A uniforms are listed below:
Lions- The uniform for Lions is the Lion tee-shirt and hat
Tigers, Wolves, Bears- The uniform is the BSA blue top with appropriate neckerchief and slide shorts/pants with belt loops to wear the BSA belt and hat.
Webelos and AOL- The uniform is the Tan top with appropriate neckerchief and slide with (preferably green) shorts/pants and the BSA belt, they also need the Webelos colors tab that pins on the shoulder and a hat.
All age groups have a Handbook that is available at the Scout Store and ranges from $13-19. The book is what they use to work on Adventures so they can earn their Loops. They also contain important information on youth protection and Scouting essentials.
We are considered a waist up pack. We encourage the Scouts to at least have the shirt, neckerchief and slide, hat, and belt. There are pants available but not required. Below is an example of the uniforms for grades 1-3 and the WEBELOS uniform. All uniform items can be purchased at the Longhorn Scout Shop at 850 Cannon Drive in Hurst, TX 76054.
Tracking your Scout’s Advancement Progress
Scoutbook.com is where you can track your Scout’s advancement and awards. This is also where you will find the calendar feature. Scoutbook will send out reminder emails before events. There is an RSVP function that we ask all parents to do so we can track attendance and plan accordingly.