Scouting Summer Fun
Start of a New Year!
The first meeting of the year is this Friday, August the 24th at the Elizabeth Ann Seton Faith Formation Center (3100 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano TX) in rooms 107-116. The Den meetings will begin at 6:30 and last one hour. The Pack meeting will immediately follow and last less than 1 hour.
If you’re new and want to attend the meeting to get to know us, great! Don’t worry about getting a uniform or any other Scout related accessories. Come as you are.
If you’re returning, please wear your Class A’s and be prepared to discuss your summer adventures.
Pack 254 is selling popcorn to help raise money for all the fun activities we have planned this year. Contact your local cub scout for details.
We will be outside St. Elizabeth Ann Seton after mass on Sept 30 & Oct 1.
It is time to go camping. Our fall camp out is just around the corner.
The Pack is planning to camp overnight at Benedictine Monastery of Thien Tam Friday October 12 through Sunday October 14.
We have lots of fun outdoor activities planned from hiking to fishing and roasting s’mores!
Joy to the World!
The Holidays are here. What better way to spend it then with your Pack 254 family.
When: Saturday Dec 2
Start your engines!
When: Saturday Jan 13
Join celebrating scouting and wear your Uniform to Church.
The scouts who attend the parish of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton are encouraged to attend the Saturday mass at 5:00 PM and celebrate as a group.
A scout is helpful. We are doing our annual Scouting for Food drive.
Happy Birthday Scouts
It is time to celebrate the birthday of scouting blue and gold style. Dinner will be provided by the Pack. Scouts are encouraged to bring a dessert that they prepared and enter in our desert contest. Several different categories to compete it. During this ceremony we will wish our Webeloes II off as they cross over to their Boy Scout Troop.
When: Sunday Feb 25
It is time to go camping. Our spring camp out is just around the corner.
We have lots of fun outdoor activities planned from hiking to fishing and roasting s’mores! Also during this campout the scouts will cross over to their next rank.
When: May 18 – May 20
Cub Scouting Is Fun
Cub Scouting Has Ideals
Cub Scouting has ideals of spiritual and character growth, citizenship training, and personal fitness. The Scout Oath is a pledge of duty to God and family. The Scout Law is a simple formula for good Cub Scouting and good citizenship. The Cub Scout motto, “Do Your Best,” is a code of excellence. Symbols, such as the Cub Scout sign, Cub Scout salute, and the Living Circle, help boys feel a part of a distinct group and add to the appeal of belonging to a widely respected organization.
Cub Scouting Strengthens Families
The family is an important influence on our nation’s youth. There are many different types of family structures in today’s world. Scouting is a support to all types of families as well as to organizations to which families belong. We believe in involving families in the training of youth, and we are sensitive to the needs of present-day families. Cub Scouting provides opportunities for family members to work and play together, to have fun together, and to get to know each other a little better.
Cub Scouting Helps Boys Develop Interests and Skills
In Cub Scouting, boys participate in a broad array of activities. Cub Scouts develop ability and dexterity, and they learn to use tools and to follow directions. Recognition and awards encourage them to learn about a variety of subjects, such as conservation, safety, physical fitness, community awareness, academic subjects, sports, and religious activities. These interests might become a hobby or even a career later in life.
Cub Scouting Provides Adventure
Cub Scouting Has an Advancement Plan
Cub Scouting Creates Fellowship
Boys like to be accepted as part of a group. In Cub Scouting, boys belong to a small group called a den where they take part in interesting and meaningful activities with their friends. The Cub Scout den and pack are positive places where boys can feel emotionally secure and find support. Each boy gains status and recognition and has a sense of belonging to this group.
Cub Scouting Promotes Diversity
In Cub Scouting, boys may learn to interact in a group that may include boys of various ethnicities, income levels, religions, and levels of physical ability. By having fun together and working as a group toward common goals, Cub Scouts learn the importance of not only getting along, but also of working side by side with other boys of different races, classes, religions, cultures, etc.
Cub Scouting Teaches Duty to God and Country
The BSA believes that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God, and encourages both youth and adult leaders to be faithful in their religious duties. The Scouting movement has long been known for service to others. Scouting believes that patriotism plays a significant role in preparing our nation’s youth to become useful and participating citizens. A Cub Scout learns his duty to God, country, others, and self.
Cub Scouting Provides a Year-Round Program
Cub Scouting has no specific “season”—it’s a year-round program. While spring and summer pack activities are informal and there are many activities that Cub Scouts do outdoors, there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the fall and winter: the pinewood derby, blue and gold banquet, skits, stunts, craft projects, and indoor games help to round out an entire year of fun and activities.
Cub Scouting Is a Positive Place
Check the calendar for specifics
Cub Scout Pack 254 welcomes any elementary-grade (K-5th) boy and girl to join our pack at anytime throughout the school year. Our Pack calendar generally follows the PISD calendar each year, meaning they start their rank advancement activities in the fall and receive their rank in late spring of the following year. Boys and girls who join mid-year may need to perform some “catch up” activities at home prior to the Blue and Gold event, but the boys and girls will always perform the same activities together during the den meetings, and they generally receive their rank advancements at the same time, so no one is left behind.
Pack 254 is conveniently located in central Plano at 3100 W. Spring Creek Pkwy and scouts do not need to be members of the church where we meet. Use the Contact Us link in the menu above to email us any questions. We hope to see you soon!
Cub Scouts is a program for boys in the Kindergarten through fifth grades, ages 5-10. We teach boys and girls the core values of Scouting while having lots of fun. Cub Scouts belong to small groups of boys and girls called Dens. Dens meet weekly or bi-weekly and once a month all the dens come together for Pack meetings.
Goals of the Cub Scout Program
The program accomplishes those goals through the advancement plan and special activities. Den meetings, pack meetings, and special activities and events give each boy and girl the opportunity to try something new, gain confidence, and learn leadership skills.