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!

 

Online Popcorn Sales

trails end scout popcorn program

 

The annual fall fundraiser for Scouting has started! Popcorn sales are available online only at this time. The open sales starts August 18th. Selling online is the easiest way to help raise money for you and our Pack. Online orders are shipped directly to the person, hassle free.

Go to http://sell.trails-end.com/ and sign in. Your login and password from previous years still works. If you are new to online sales, create an account for your Cub Scout.  All sorts of tools to help with selling are available online. Your Scout can send emails to family and friends who live out of town. You can post your Scouts link on social media such as Twitter and Facebook. There is even an app! The app is useful for selling product at work. Your co-worker can look at the products, order online securely, and have the product sent to their house. Easy peasy!

Fundraising helps keep our enrollment fee low and pays for camping and other programs for our boys. The more money we raise, the more fun the Pack can participate in! Each Cub Scout’s individual goal is to sell $100 by November 10th.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Towel and Blanket Drive for Missouri City Animal Shelter

We are having a towel and blanket drive for the local animal shelter. There are 2 adoption events we will have a donation box at this weekend.

Eggpalooza at Community Park from 6-8pm on Friday, March 27th and Ft. Bend Pets Alive! on Saturday, March 28, from 11am-2pm. I will be at the Friday event but not Saturday. The boys will be decorating donation boxes at the meeting on Wednesday.  It would be great if someone can show up on Saturday for a little bit to promote the drive. If you do, please wear your Class A uniform.

Here is the flyer I made up and posted around town. Please share with your social media outlets, friends, work, and family. This counts as our community service project for the spring.

missouri city tx animal shelter cub scout pack 1003 towel and blanket drive

Remind.com – just another way to share information with the Pack

I wanted to let everyone know that I have created an account with Remind.com for last minute update notices.  If you would prefer email notices instead of text messages, please let me know.

You can sign up for reminders via this link – http://remind.com/join/pack1003

Here is a PDF of how to sign up as well – Get PDF instructions for Pack 1003

Thanks!

 

Welcome to our newest Pack members!

Welcome to our newest Cub Scouts! Pack 1003 is happy that you decided to join us in the exciting world of Scouting. These next few years will a time of growth and learning. Joining Cub Scouts is your first step to a world of adventure!

Just a reminder that we meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7pm in the school cafeteria. Please be on time so we can end on time. Bring your handbook and wear your uniform shirt.

During our meetings each Den will work on achievements and character traits. Many of the Rank advancements can be done at home or have to be done with your family. The same goes for Belt Loops, which are totally separate from the Rank achievements. The first step for all Cub Scouts is to complete the Bob Cat requirements. These can be found in the front of your handbook.

At our next meeting on September 24th the Pack Activity t-shirts will be available for sale. They are $10 each. There are adult and youth sizes. The Pack Activity shirts are your Class B uniform. They can be worn on Pack outings or to meetings.

For our Cubs who attend Lantern Lane Elementary, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month we raise the flags before school starts. We meet at the flag pole in front of LLE at 7:30am. For flag ceremonies the Class A (blue uniform shirt) is worn.

If you are on Facebook, you can join our group – Pack 1003 Missouri City. Events are posted there as well as on the calendar here.

Various forms can be found on the Forms page. Other links and information can be found on the Scouting Links page.

Please go to http://www.myscouting.org and create a log in. Then take the Youth Protection Training (YPT) asap. Print your card at the end of the session and email it to the Cub Master. This is required for the boys protection and yours.

If you are interested in being a Den Leader – AWESOME! There is online training offered at myscouting.org. Den Leaders are needed for Tiger and Wolf Ranks. Thunder Wolf District is offering in person training on Saturday, September 20th starting at 8am. You can sign up HERE. Cost is $5 per person.

Our Pack dues are $75 and need to be paid by the end of September. For our current Scouts payment is expected by the end of October.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! We are all here to help and have been new Scout parents ourselves.

 

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.