Welcome letter to new and returning parents
Pack 503 would like to welcome you and your family to Cub Scouting. We would like to inform you of a few things about Pack 503. The Pack is run locally by adults who have volunteered their time and energy to bring the Cub Scouting program to the boys involved in Scouts. The Boy Scouts of America have trained us in how they expect the program to be handled. The rules governing us are followed by all Scout Packs and Troops.
We work towards teaching the boys about the surrounding world through activity badges and achievements that are listed in the different books of ranks. First graders are Tiger Cub Scouts. They explore 17 Big Ideas with their adult partner to Search, Discover, and Share what they learn through the Tiger book. The 2nd graders are exploring the world and earning their rank as a Wolf in the Cub Scouting program. 3rd graders earn the Bear rank. Boys in the 4th and 5th grade are being prepared for Boy Scouts through the Webelos program.
Dens consist of boys in the same grade. All the different dens comprise the Pack. Most dens meet every other week for 1 to 1 ½ hours. All boys should have their own book in the rank they are working on as some things need to be completed at home. The boys need to bring these books to every den meeting. Additionally, once a month all the dens and their families get together at a Pack meeting to receive the awards they have been working on.
Uniforms are available at the Scout servicing center located at 203 Swanson Drive, Lawrenceville, GA. Package deals for uniforms are currently available at the store, $39.00 for Cub Scouts and $49.00 for Webelos. Visit these links for coupons: http://nega-bsa.org/doc/2011CubScoutUniformCoupon.pdf or Spanish http://nega-bsa.org/doc/2011CubScoutUniformCoupon(spanish).pdf. Also the proper insignias to purchase and where to place them on the uniform are listed on the uniform sheet. Tiger Cubs, Wolf Cub Scouts, and Bear Cub Scouts use this link http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34282.pdf. Webelos Scouts use this link http://www.scoutstuff.org/media/content/docs/pdfs/34760.pdf.
Welcome to scouting and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Yours in Scouting,
Last Updated (Monday, 15 August 2011 20:32)