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(Houston, Texas)
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Scouting With Your Child

As a parent, you’re a primary role model for your child. Scouting provides a time-tested structure that helps bond parent/child development through group and individual activities, recognition and advancement. Your child needs your encouragement, guidance and participation along his Scouting path.

Lifelong Benefits 

Scouting gives youth the opportunity to try new things, be of service to others, build self-confidence and reinforce ethical standards. These opportunities not only help them when they are young, but carry forward into their adult lives, as well. What children learn in their formative years is instrumental in shaping their character.

Scouting builds character by teaching confidence and self-reliance, and promoting positive role models as your child grows and develops. Through planned advancement, Scouts are always in a learning environment, increasing their capacity for goal-setting, choice making and accomplishment.

Scouting Brings Families Together. Scouting is unique in that it offers families a variety of experiences not found in other activities. In Cub Scouts, the parent is more involved in den meetings, and most activities are designed for family involvement. Den meetings last only an hour, and activities for recognition can be completed at home.

Qualified family members can volunteer for leader positions in the pack or troop or can get involved in other ways, such as becoming a counselor to teach the requirements for a merit badge. The joy of volunteering is not only in helping others, but seeing your child learning, growing and Having Fun!

There’s a lot to celebrate in Scouting. Merit badges, rank advancement and other awards are presented throughout the year at unit meetings and special events like the Blue and Gold Banquet (Cub Scouts) and Court of Honor (Boy Scouts). These make for memorable family events and great photo opportunities.

When a rank advancement is presented to a Scout, his parents are also recognized, since the success is so often the result of a family effort.

To find out more on how to be an active participant and earn the BSA Family Award see:

Source: 2010

What Does It Cost?

Nothing in Life is free, and that includes Scouting. However, it's not quite as expensive as you might think. The basic, up front costs are fairly minimal, especially if compared to other extracurricular activities. The following is the cost per boy wanting to join Cub Scouts with Pack 1005:

Registration with Boy Scouts of America $33.00 per year

Annual insurance protection $1.00 per year

Annual Pack dues (pays for awards, etc.) $36.00 per year

Subscription to Boys' Life Magazine $12.00 for 12 issues (optional)

These fees are renewable yearly and cover each Cub Scout from January to December of each year.  Fees are collected at the start of the school year.

Additionally, there is the cost of the Cub Scout uniform and Handbook. The uniform may be purchased new, either online ( or at the Scout Store. Uniforms may also be obtained as "hand-me-downs" or bought used from resale shops or online sites such as eBay. Our Pack has a "waist-up" policy, meaning that we only require the parts of the uniform from the belt up; uniform trousers, socks, etc., are optional. 

Most other expenses are per event participation, such as food costs for campouts or participation.  Typically, campers contribute toward expenses for our camping trips (twice a year).  For example, the fall campout will most likely cost $10 per adult participant. 

Most Pack expenses are covered by our two annual fundraisers, selling popcorn and selling Scout Fair Coupon Booklets. The popcorn fundraiser coincides with back-to-school time and our recruiting drive. The Scout Fair Coupon Booklets run in early spring prior to the big Scout Fair event. We do not focus on fundraising, our focus is fun.


Our Pack has a "waist-up" uniform policy, meaning that we only require the parts of the uniform from the belt up; uniform trousers, socks, etc., are optional. For details and suggestions about uniform choices and purchases, see the Pack 1005 Uniform Policy file attachment.

For a uniform checklist for Cub Scouts, Webelos, and Adult Leaders, click the following link. Print the checklist and take it to The Scout Shop and the staff will help you complete your order. You'll need to know our Pack number (1005) and the Pack is in the Soaring Eagle District.

The uniform may be purchased new or used or obtained as "hand-me-downs". New uniforms and required patches may be purchased either online ( or at the Scout Store.  There are four locations in Houston.