Scout Fair Booth

scout fair 2016 cub scout pack 1003We will be hosting our first Pack booth at this year’s Scout Fair! Our booth will be “Make Your Own Trail Mix”.

Sign ups for time slots manning our booth and ingredient donations have been emailed out. Please make our booth a success by signing up for a time slot. There will be plenty of time for you and your Scout to check out all the fun stuff to see and do at NRG Arena!

Click the link below to sign up for a booth time slot and to donate ingredients.
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Scouting Roundtable

Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Missouri City (3900 Lexington Blvd) to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program.

Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. The objective of roundtable is to give leaders program ideas; information on policy, events, and training opportunities; and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. You learn from other volunteers in a casual and fun setting!

As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.

Any parent, leader, or volunteer can attend the monthly Roundtable sessions.

Scouting Safety

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. Sam Houston Area Council (SHAC) takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. Heath and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid.

The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare adult leaders to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner. The policies and guidelines are established because the need to protect members from known hazards that have been identified through 100+ years of experience. Limitations on certain activities are not to be viewed as blocking fun; rather, stepping stones toward an enjoyable adventure.

Everything you need to know about BSA policies regarding safety is located on the BSA webpage, Scouting Safety. There are links to a variety of online tools to help leadership run the Pack. All volunteers participating in official Scouting activities must become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting. There are also local state and federal regulations that supersede the BSA policies and guidelines. BSA and SHAC guidelines help units:

  • Know, understand, and comply with all rules, policies, and procedures
  • Model safe behaviors when participating in Scouting events
  • Encourage staff, volunteer leaders, and youth members to share in the management of risk
  • Promote, provide, and require health and safety training
  • Communicate the importance of incident and near-miss reporting and hold staff members accountable for implementing reporting procedures at unit, district, and council levels.
  • Study incidents that do occur to learn from them, and modify risks where appropriate.
  • Support enterprise risk managementnt concepts.

 

Flag Ceremony

I am SO proud of how well our boys performed on Saturday. They did an outstanding job with the opening flag ceremony!

cub scout pack 1003 missouri city tx opening flag ceremonyI am pleased to report that the boys received many compliments from various attendees on how well our Scouts did. Different car owners said they were well behaved even while checking out all the cars.

 

Uniform and Insignia

As a new Cub Scout the uniform is part of Scouting. It lets the Cub Scout show all the hard he has done to accomplish the ranks. It identifies him to the world as part of the Scouting world.

The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.

There are 2 uniforms – the Class A which is the standard blue/brown shirt and the Class B is the official Pack t-shirt.

You can purchase the t-shirt at the meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23 meeting. The t-shirts are $10 each and available for adults and boys.

The Class A uniform is available at The Scout Shop.  The Scout Shop is located off of West Airport between Murphy/1092 and Hwy 59. The address is 12300 Parc Crest Dr,  Suite 130, Stafford TX 77477. Their phone number is ?(281) 207-2340?.  They are open Monday – Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm and on Saturdays 10:00am – 3:00pm.

What exactly is required for the uniform? Each Pack is slightly different. Pack 1003 only requires the Class A shirt, belt and belt buckle, neckerchief and slide, and basic insignia.  The official hat, pants, shorts, or socks are not required by Pack 1003. Those items are optional.

The patches we require are the SHAC council shoulder patch, the World Scout Crest, unit numbers 1003, and den number or patrol patch depending on rank.  Optional is the Veteran Unit 40 year patch for how long our Pack has existed.

Webelos are a little bit different. They can wear either the blue or tan shirt. Webelos also wear the Webelos colors pin in addition to the standard patches. Personally I recommend boys who are just starting out as Webelos Scouts (grades 4-5) purchase the tan shirt. Then they don’t have to purchase another shirt within a year when promoting over to Boy Scouts.

I highly recommend you purchase the Class A uniform shirt big. Charlie has worn the same blue Class A shirt for 4 years now. He will continue to wear it until he crosses over to Boy Scouts.

Cub Master

The Scout Law

The Scout Law

A Scout is TRUSTWORTHY             A Scout tells the truth and keeps his promises. People can depend on him.
A Scout is LOYAL                               A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.
A Scout is HELPFUL                         A Scout volunteers to help others without expecting a reward.
A Scout is FRIENDLY                       A Scout is a friend to everyone, even people who are very different from him.
A Scout is COURTEOUS                  A Scout is polite to everyone and always uses good manners.
A Scout is KIND                                 A Scout treats others as he wants to be treated. He never harms or kills any living thing without good reason.
A Scout is OBEDIENT                      A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and pack. He obeys the laws of his community and country.
A Scout is CHEERFUL                     A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
A Scout is THRIFTY                         A Scout works to pay his way. He uses time, property, and natural resources wisely.
A Scout is BRAVE                             A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He stands for what is right even if others laugh at him.
A Scout is CLEAN                             A Scout keeps his body and mind fit. He helps keep his home and community clean.
A Scout is REVERENT                    A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.

Character Development

cub scout character compas

Character can be defined as the collection of core values by an individual that leads to moral commitment and action.

Character development should challenge Cub Scouts to experience core values
in six general areas: God, world, country, community, family, and self.

Character is “values in action.”

Character development should not be viewed as something done occasionally as part of a separate program, or as part of only one area of life. For in reality, character development is a part of everything a Cub Scout does. Character development lessons can be found in every aspect of the Cub Scouting and day to day life experience.

The goals of the Cub Scout leader and parents are

  • to seek out and maximize the many opportunities to incorporate character development
  • to help the young Cub Scout understand that character is important to the individual, to his family, community, country, world, and God

As Cub Scouts work on the adventures in their handbooks, they will notice the Character Compass symbol.

A compass is a tool that guides a person from place to place. Character is how we act, and it guides our entire lives. This compass will be a guide to one or more of the 12 points of the Scout Law.

Every time Cub Scouts check the compass, it will remind them of how the activities in each adventure are related to the Scout Law. This may also help them think about how the points of the Scout Law guide their way in Cub Scouting and in daily life. Those points are all different, and each one is a treasure for Scouts to find.

Rally Night!

Join Pack 1003 for a fun and informational Rally Night at 7pm! We will be meeting at Lantern Lane Elementary School cafeteria.  All boys grades 1-5 and their parents are invited to learn more about the Cub Scout program.

To celebrate Popcorn Sales starting up the boys will get to pie Mr. Doty  as a reward for working hard and meeting their sales goal last fall.

For parents there will be flyers and applications available along with a question and answer session after a short presentation on the Cub Scout program.

 

Important Dates Coming Up

There is lots of stuff going on the next few months in our Pack! Please be sure to check your email and/or sign up at Remind to get the latest and greatest updates and information.

Our first meeting of the school year is Wednesday, Sept. 9th at 7pm. This will be our promotion and award ceremony as well.

Rally and Recruiting night is Thursday, Sept. 10th, at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. Several families have reached out and are interested in joining Pack 1003.  So please be a little bit early and ready to welcome new families to our Pack.

Camping at Sea Rim State Park is Sept. 25-27th.

Please check the calendar page for more upcoming events and activities!

Festival of Ministries

Our charter organization, Holy Family Church, is having a Festival of Ministries today after each Mass. Pack 1003 will be there until 2:30pm. Masses are at 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:45am, and 12:30pm. The Festival is set up in the Parish Hall. There are door prizes!

This is a great opportunity to talk about how great Scouting is and how much fun. It is also a wonderful way to recruit new Pack members!

 

The information presented here is not an official document of the Boy Scouts of America, but is solely the work and responsibility of the webmaster who can be reached at ebeth@pdq.net. Contact the Sam Houston Area Council (www.samhoustonbsa.org) for official communications of the Boy Scouts of America.