Pack Resource Library

 
On this page you can find a list of various resources related to Cub Scouts and Pack 265.  For links to forms, refer to the the "Forms and files" link on the list on the left hand side.  


New Parent Info Handout

posted May 9, 2018, 7:04 PM by Chris Rake

This is the handout from Join Scouting Night and includes a summary of Pack structure, activities and events, and required items to obtain from the Scout Shop.

Scoutbook Tutorial for Parents

posted Oct 13, 2017, 5:14 PM by Chris Rake


HERE are >> Step by step directions << for using Scoutbook

Pack 265 uses Scoutbook for tracking advancement.  To get started you will need your welcome email and then visit Scoutbook.com to set up your account and start recording your Scout's achievements.  


Costs of Cub Scouts (Pack 256 edition)

posted Oct 7, 2017, 9:41 AM by Chris Rake   [ updated Oct 7, 2017, 9:42 AM ]

To help our parents plan for the year we've enumerated the investments (time and resources) required to join Cub Scouts as well as the benefits.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Pack leadership.  

Parent Information Guide

posted Sep 30, 2017, 2:02 PM by Chris Rake   [ updated Sep 30, 2017, 2:03 PM ]

The Parent Information Guide offers an overview on the benefits of Cub Scouting, How Cub Scouting Works, how Dens are structured, what happens at Pack Meetings, and more.  If you are new to Scouting, or are thinking about joining Scouting this Guide is for you!

Note: This is the 2016 edition.

Pack 265 Facebook Group

posted Sep 21, 2017, 7:18 PM by Chris Rake

Parents (and only parents) are invited to participate in the Pack 265 Facebook Group.  The group is used to post videos, photos, and hold pack-related conversations.

Uniform Information

posted Sep 21, 2017, 7:10 PM by Chris Rake   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 3:41 PM ]


The Cub Scout uniform is an important part of being a Cub Scout. Wearing it lets people know that the wearer is part of the Boy Scouts of America in addition to their den and pack! The official uniform should be worn to den meetings, pack meetings, and most special Scouting activities. When Scouts wear the full "Class A" Cub Scout uniform, it shows they are a member of the team.

"Class B" uniforms, which consist of a Pack T-Shirt are worn to outdoor activity events such as bike rally or pack blow out and some community activity events such as church clean up.  Pack leadership will notify Scouts which uniform to wear. 

All uniform elements (aside from the class B T-Shirt) can be purchased at the Scout Shop at 12500 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78753. Alternatively scout uniforms may be obtained from other sources such as Craigslist and ebay.  Pack 265 also has a clothes closet with gently used uniforms from Scouts who have outgrown theirs.  

Pack 265 required uniform elements (all ranks)
  • Blue uniform shirt with World Crest and American Flag patches
  • Pack unit number (265) patch(es) - white on red
  • Capital Area Council patch
  • Den number patch
  • Current rank-year neckerchief 
  • Current rank-year neckerchief slide
  • Blue Scout belt 
  • Webelos Colors pin ribbon (Webelos only)
  • Class B T-shirt (available at Pack meetings)
Optional uniform elements (all ranks)
  • Current rank-year hat
  • Blue Scout pants
  • Blue Scout socks
Alternative uniform (Webelos only)
  • Tan uniform with World Crest and American Flag patches
  • Blue shoulder loops
  • Pack unit number (265) patch(es) - white on red
  • Capital Area Council patch
  • Either den number patch OR den emblem 
  • Webelos neckerchief
  • Webelos neckerchief slide
  • Either blue Scout belt (with adventure loops) OR olive Scout belt (without adventure loops
Alternative optional elements (Webelos only)
  • Webelos hat
  • Olive Scout pants (worn only with tan uniform)
  • Olive Scout socks (worn only with tan uniform)
When Webelos "Cross Over" into Boy Scouts they will switch from the blue uniform to the tan uniform, so getting a tan uniform a size larger than your current Webelos' size will provide growing room for several years to come.



Camping Supply List

posted Sep 21, 2017, 7:01 PM by Chris Rake   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 3:42 PM ]

Cub Scout camping is "family car camping" style (as opposed to hike-in camping) with access to bathroom facilities and water.  Electricity is sometimes available but should not be counted-on.  

Each Scout camps with their family (or designated adult) and typically dens will try to camp together, though actual layout will depend on where we camp. 

Some families opt to share resources, for instance, a cooking stove and food.  The Pack usually provides Saturday night dinner while the dens plan and provide Saturday lunch.  All other meals are "on your own".

 Camping Equipment
  • Tent, poles, and stakes
  • Hammer (for tent stakes)
  • Waterproof ground cloth / footprint
  • Sleeping bag, pillow
  • Mattress pad, air mattress, or cot
  • Car-powered inflator (if you have an air mattress)
  • Reusable cup, bowl, plate, knife, fork, spoon
  • Lawn / camp chairs
  • Flashlight w/batteries
  • Portable table (depending on availability of picnic tables)
  • Cooking equipment and supplies (as necessary to prepare "on your own" meals)
  • Trash bags
  • Paper towels
Food (for "on your own" meals)
  • Friday night dinner
  • Saturday and Sunday breakfast
  • Beverages (adults, non-alcoholic!)
  • Snacks
  • Cooler with ice
Hiking Gear
  • Water bottle / Camel bak 
  • Small first aid kit
  • Whistle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

 Clothes
  • Class A uniform
  • Class B uniform
  • Pajamas / sleep wear
  • Underwear
  • Durable shoes (for walking / hiking)
  • Extra socks, shoes, shorts, and shirts
  • Hat
  • Poncho or rain coat (weather-dependent)
  • Warm jacket or coat (weather-dependent)
  • Gloves, cap (weather-dependent)
Toilet Kit
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, comb
  • Washcloth, towel
  • Soap, in container
  • Toilet paper (you never know!)
  • Extra zip lock bag
Extras
  • Camera 
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Fishing gear
  • Cub Scout handbook
  • Pocket Knife (if Scout has earned Whittling Chip)
  • Firewood, fire starter 
  • Shovel, bucket (for fire safety)

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