The leaders of Pack 408 are dedicated to providing a fun family oriented program for our scouts. It is through the help of our leaders, committee members, and other involved adults that we are able to accomplish this goal. Without all 3 of these groups, we would not have a successful pack.
We are always interested in finding adults willing to take on the commitment of volunteering as a Den Leader or Committee Member, and encourage anyone interested in taking this step to talk to the Pack Committee Chairperson or Cubmaster. However, for the adults who are interested in seeing our Pack continue to be as successful as it is, but are not able to fill one of these roles, the Pack Committee has developed a simple plan to help you help us.
• Find 4 (or more) ways to help your son’s den each year. Every adult in the pack has talents,interests, and skills that your Den Leader could use in helping the boys complete an achievement or elective. Let your Den Leader know about your skills, and he/she will gladly help you teach the boys during a den meeting. If you can’t find anything that you can teach the boys, help your Den Leader plan a Den Field Trip. There are hundreds of places to visit within the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The more you are involved with your son’s den the more he will get out of his time in scouting.
• Attend 3 summer events, 1 per month. Pack 408 tries to provide a full year of program activities. During the summer, we provide 2 events each month, such as the Rain Gutter Regatta& Mashed Potato Wars, Rocket Launch, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Star Party, and many more. By attending at least 1 event per month, you help the pack earn our Summertime Activity and Quality Unit Awards. Your scout will also earn his individual Summertime Activity pin.
• Spend 2 days at Summer Day Camp as a chaperon for your scout’s Den. The pack is required by the BSA to provide a minimum of 1 adult per 5 scouts that we send to Day Camp. To meet this goal, we need each scout to provide an adult chaperon for 2 days. If there are not enough chaperons, adults that have taken the time to attend camp with their son have to be asked to chaperon other boys from our pack, or we may have scouts that will not be able to attend camp, due to the lack of chaperons.
• Help with 1 of the major events during the year. Every major event that the pack puts on requires a good deal of planning and support, as well as fresh ideas to keep the scouts interested and entertained. Some examples of areas the pack can always use help in include:
| ||o Fall and Spring Family Outings: ||activities, cooking, places to visit |
| ||o Parade of Lights: ||providing a trailer or decorations, helping to decorate the trailer. |
| ||o Pinewood Derby: ||car building workshop, track set up. |
| ||o Blue and Gold Banquet: ||decorating, getting donations for raffle, gathering activity. |
| ||o Service Projects: ||providing ideas for ways the scouts and pack can serve the community. |
| ||o Summer events: ||helping with setting up and organizing existing summer events or providing ideas for new events. |