I’M NEW TO SCOUTING

WHAT MAKES A GOOD PROGRAM?


WORDS FROM BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

BIG SMILES BUILD BIGGER FUTURES

When you’re a kid, fun comes first. Final exams, driver’s ed and summer jobs will arrive soon enough. Cub Scouts lets kids have fun while teaching them skills that will help them later on. From the thrill of shooting an arrow to learning how to transform a block of wood into a race car, Cub Scouts is one thrill after another. With a program expertly tailored to match each age in a young boy’s life, Cub Scouts learn that even when fun isn’t easy, it’s always an adventure. In Scouting, everything has a purpose. And it shows kids that doing their best is the most fun of all.



PACK 320 INFORMATION

General Information

Our Pack is chartered by Bethany Lutheran Church in South Austin. We meet as a Pack monthly at Bethany and multiple times a month at locations and hours determined by members of each Den. Camping out is an important part of our Scouting program and we have a Fall and a Spring campout every year at sites nominated via our Pack Committee.

Pack Dues

Dues and registration fees are $95 per Scout per year. Included in the dues are BSA Registration Fees, a subscription to Boys Life magazine (the official monthly magazine of the BSA), insurance, monthly program costs, patches, belt loops, advancement awards, Pack meeting refreshments, and supplies for pack activities for the scout. Fees for our two annual Pack Campouts will vary, but are normally $50 -$70 per Campout. Programs for Cub Scouts that we are not attending as a Pack will have their own fees. We offer payments plans and assistance for families needing them: No Scout should be denied participation because of financial concerns.

NOTE: Costs for den only activities are born by the families participating in them, not by the Pack as a whole.

Additional Pack/Council Funding

To maintain a lower fee for dues, we will ask for assistance and participation in fundraising activities throughout the year. The most important of these is the Council sponsored Popcorn Program which generally occurs in late September. Our pack receives a portion of the profit from this sale.

Additional fundraising activities will be dependent on the amount generated from the Popcorn sales and the budget necessary for remaining activities on the pack calendar.

How can I help the Pack?

Scouting operates through volunteer leadership. Volunteer Cub Scout leaders are an example of Scouting’s principle of service to others. Naturally, parents are a primary source of leaders in the Scouting program. You volunteer not only to serve Scouting, but also to serve your son and his friends, and to have the chance to be a positive influence on the youth in your community.

Volunteer positions in the pack are held by adults like you, who work directly with the boys and organize the activities in which they participate.


SCOUT TESTIMONIALS

  • Scouting taught me to seek out the best version of myself, to work hard for the things I want to accomplish, because anything worth doing is worth working hard for.

    Jacob O.
    Jacob O.
    Wolf Scout
  • Cub Scouts has been an amazing opportunity for our boys to learn important life skills and broaden their experiences outside of our home.

    Josh D.
    Josh D.
    Scout Dad
  • My son has gained self confidence through Cub Scouts. He went from clamming up in front of his class to volunteering in two different plays at school.

    Howard K.
    Howard K.
    Scout Mom

CONTACT A PACK LEADER

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU VISIT WITH US

``The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.`` - BADEN POWELL


VISITING OUR PACK

We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us at one of our Pack meetings (check out our event list to make sure we will be there!)! Please don’t hesitate to send us a message if you have any questions.

How do I get there?

You can find our location on the map.

Where should I park?

Park on the side of the Church that is closest to Bowie High School. Our Pack meetings are located in the fellowship hall.

What should I wear?

We have no expectations for attire! Just come to have fun and get to know our Pack a little. If you decide to join, our Pack requires Class A (Scout shirt and neckerchief) and on occasion a Class B (Pack or Cub Scout T-Shirt).