Our program year resets when the school year ends. That is when new Lion Scouts–children entering kindergarten in the upcoming fall–can join and when the other boys move up to the next level.
The summer is mostly fun activities, and the main program ramps up in the fall, when the academic year begins.
Don’t worry, you do not have to attend all of these. However, Cub Scouts is fun, so your son will likely want to go!
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Pack 862 has a recurring program. It goes roughly like this (dates and locations are approximate!):
|Event and date||Description|
June, after school is out
|A district activity, 6 PM - 9 PM each night for one week, where boys can experience crafts, BB guns, archery, games, and more.
This is the first event that graduating kindergartners can participate in. This is a great first Scouting event! We need to talk to you by mid-May of your kindergarten year to get you set up for it.
June, after school is out
|Boys race raingutter regatta boats they built.|
|Webelos Resident Camp|
late June or early July
|The Webelos attend a three night camp run by Circle Ten Council.|
|July pack meeting||Cool off or have fun during the summer months.|
|August swim party|
before school begins
|One last fun event before the academic year starts anew!|
|Water bottle rockets and pack meeting|
a Friday in September
|The boys build water bottle rockets from two liter soda bottles. We launch them at the Hexter blacktop and fields. Hot dogs prepared by Boy Scouts. Bring your own drinks and chairs.|
|Fall family campout|
early October, often same weekend as Dallas ISD elementary fair day
|Family campout at an area state park. First opportunity to be presented awards. Location selected by the Webelos II (oldest) Cub Scouts get to chose site as this is their last Pack 862 family campout.|
|Cub Scout Fun Day|
a Saturday in late September
|This is a district activity, so many packs come together to enjoy Cub Scout-oriented activities in an area park.|
|Fall primitive campout|
a weekend in early November
|Usually at an area Boy Scout camp and a more primitive experience than the state parks. We operate more like a Boy Scout unit and do more rugged activities.|
|Holiday pack meeting|
a Saturday in early December
|Second opportunity to be presented awards. Holiday-themed fun.|
Saturday in late January
|A favorite pack meeting where the boys race their pinewood derbies to see who's fastest. Awards also given for most creative and more.|
|Scouting for Food|
early to mid-February
|Boy Scouts of America's biggest service project. With other area scouts, we supply the White Rock Center of Hope with a third of its annual food inventory.|
|Webelos adventure trip|
March (not to conflict with primitive campout)
|A new tradition started in 2014, the Webelos I (those in their first Webelos year) do a more challenging, possibly longer trip.|
|Blue and Gold Banquet|
|Our biggest and most elaborate pack meeting, this is both the celebration of Cub Scouting's birthday and celebration of our oldest Cub Scouts, who cross over to Boy Scouts. Third opportunity to hand out awards.|
|Spring primitive campout|
|A second primitive camping opportunity.|
|Spring family campout|
first weekend in May
|Another family campout experience, usually at an area state park.|
We also participate in FTLOTL’s Shoreline Spruce Up, generally on the second Saturday of the month.