Howdy Pack 418!! My name is Chris Cox. I am the Cubmaster for the greatest pack in Wylie, Texas for scouting. My wife, Jill and I moved to Wylie in 2002, and we are the proud parents of two beautiful children, Matthew and Abigail, who attend Smith Elementary. Matthew is beginning his 3rd year of scouting as a Bear Scout.
Without exception this is one of the finest youth organizations, and the leadership resources available from our local and national units at BSA are plentiful in providing endless opportunities for the boys. The sky is the limit in how they can achieve things in life, and scouting is a great tool to explore their world and earn accomplishments such as belt loops and pins.
If you are new to the pack, welcome. We hope that our link on the Pack 418 website (http://pack418.org) will be a useful tool for providing you with as much up-to-date information regarding our program for the year as well as the activities planned for our pack. The programs are super fun and provide for different interests of all the boys. We appreciate your support of our pack and always welcome you to our committee meetings as well as feedback on how we are doing. In keeping with our commitment for the well-being and safety of your son, all of our den leaders and committee members are BSA YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINED.
If values like honesty, loyalty, duty, tolerance, and respect are important to you as parents, then you have come to the right place. I look forward to meeting each one of you individually, and together we can watch your young man grow into a responsible member of this community and our great nation.
I hope and trust that every scout had a fun and safe summer. We have many exciting activities planned for the year, so I hope that everybody is excited about school starting and the getting back to our journey through scouting.
Chris Cox, Cubmaster.
The Pack 418 dues for the 2012-2013 program year are $130*. Our program year runs from September 2012 through August 2013, and the dues cover Pack operational expenses including scout recognitions, derby kits, special guest presentations, and our annual Blue & Gold celebration.
|We need all new and returning scouts to make a minimum dues payment of $40* no later than September 30, 2012. The remaining $90 in dues need to be paid (or earned) no later than December 1, 2012.
So what do your Pack dues cover?
- BSA National Registration
- Pack Meetings - Supplies, special guests/presentations
- Recognitions - Bead kits, beltloops, activity badges, parent pins, certificates, ceremonial supplies, etc.
- Service Projects - Supplies, snacks, and drinks
- Pinewood Derby Event - Kits, awards/ribbons, crafts/games, snacks, and drinks
- Raingutter Regatta Event - Kits, paints, craft materials, awards/ribbons
- Blue & Gold Banquet - Dinner for the whole family
- Holiday Parties - Game materials, snacks, and drinks
- Parades - Registration fees, floats, decorations, banners/signs
- Pack Campouts - Dinners, snacks, and drinks
- Summertime Events - Activity/entrance fees, snacks, drinks, Pizza and Pool Party
- Pack Operations - Office supplies, recruiting, leadership training, leader program materials, facility rentals
What is not included in Pack dues are Den, Council, and District activity fees. Campsite fees and park entry fees are also not included.
* 1.) Our Pack participates in the National Poptober Fundraiser. This fundraiser will allow your scout to earn his dues for the program year. In fact, your scout can earn back his initial dues payment, cover his uniforming expenses, and earn a scholarship to cover Summer Camping Programs offered through our Council and District. 2.) Boys new to Cub Scouting or without a current BSA registration will pay an additional $5 to cover a 2012 prorated BSA registration fee.