What is a Pack?
A pack is a group of Cub Scouts, adult leaders and parents who belong to the same Cub Scout unit. A pack generally draws its membership primarily from an elementary school, church or community that is associated with the pack’s Chartered Organization and Community. Each pack is made up of Tiger Cub (grade 1), Wolf (grade 2), Bear (grade 3) and Webelos (grades 4 & 5) dens.
What is a Den?
A den is a small group of boys of the same grade level. Each den meets weekly to work on achievements and other activities. The den is led by adult Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders, who are responsible for planning and conducting each den meeting.
What is a Chartered Organization?
A Chartered Organization is the sponsoring organization for a Cub Scout pack, usually a church, PTA, homeowners’ association or other community group. The primary responsibilities of the Chartered Organization are to select the leadership of the pack and provide a meeting place. Each year, the pack must renew its Charter with its local council. The Chartered Organization must approve the rechartering application in order for the Charter to be renewed. The Chartered Organization for Cub Scout Pack 52 is the non-profit group Friends of Pack 52.
When and Where are Pack Meetings Held?
Pack meetings are generally held monthly on the last Monday of the month in the Keeley Elementary School cafeteria. The Pack Calendar provides exact dates, places and times of all pack meetings.
Who Runs the Pack?
The pack is run entirely by unpaid volunteers.
- The Pack Committee, which currently consists of the Committee Chairman, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmasters, Secretary, Treasurer and committee members, develops budgets, approves expenses, arranges for facilities and conducts overall planning.
- The Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders are most directly involved with the Cub Scouts. Dens generally meet three times a month.
- An adult member of each Cub Scout household are expected to participate in a volunteer position or support role for an outing, meeting or by serving on a committee.
In addition to Pack Committee and Den Leader positions, Pack 52 generally tries to fill 15-20 volunteer positions (e.g., Membership Chairman, Advancement Chairman, Den Leader, Tiger Cub Organizer). We have many volunteer opportunities including outing, annual Blue and Gold Dinner, Pinewood Derby, Popcorn Fund Raiser. Please lend your skills and make our Pack more fun for the Scouts!
How Can I Join Pack 52?
Cub Scout Pack 52 is open to all boys from the Rowlett/Rockwall/Sachse area meeting the minimum requirement of age six and/or in grades 1-5. To join, just contact Cubmaster Chris Coker. To find other cub packs in the area, please contact the Circle 10 Boy Scout Council.
What Does It Cost to Join?
The membership fee for new Cub Scouts is $24 payable when you register and prorated based on when you join. The Pack dues are $100 payable at the beginning of the school year. Our only fundraiser is the annual popcorn sale in Sep/Oct. The Pack will reimburse the Pack dues based on the amount of popcorn sold up to $100.
From popcorn proceeds, the pack pays for:
- Advancement patches, pins and other awards for Scouts
- Trophies, ribbons, pinewood derby cars, meeting supplies.
- Copies and general pack supplies
- Fees for many of the pack outings.
What do I need?