Euless, TX Bedford, TX Cub Scout Pack 847
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Most of the Euless, TX and Euless, TX Cub Scout Pack 847 families attend several schools in the HEB School District.
Scouters typically attend Meadow Creek Elementary in Bedford, Texas, as well as Veridian Elementary in Arlington, Texas and South Euless Elementary schools in Euless, TX. Our Pack is open to receive cubs from other schools and cities.
We meet on Monday evenings, 4 times per month at the Euless First United Methodist Church in Euless, TX.
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Cub Scouting is fun in Euless, TX!
No matter what grade you are in, first through fifth, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, or shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? Built a birdhouse? Hiked? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.
Cub Scouts Belong to Packs and Dens
As a Cub Scout, you will be part of your own pack in Euless, TX.
The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to eight boys. All of the Cub Scouts in your den are in the same grade and may even go to the same school.
The Cub Scout pack belongs to a church, a school, or some other group of people in your community or neighborhood. This group makes sure your pack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting things to do. The group gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of Scouting around the world.
Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places
Have you been to the local police station and talked to the policemen on duty? Or visited the fire station and sat in the driver’s seat of the pumper truck? Or visited the local TV station and sat in the news anchor’s chair? These are some of the places you might go with your den or pack in Euless, TX.
You might also build a pinewood derby car and race it on the track, build a sailboat or trimaran and race it in the raingutter regatta, or build a spaceship and race it to the stars in the pack space derby.
Cub Scouts Earn Awards
Each time you complete an accomplishment or learn a new skill, you will be rewarded. Sometimes the reward is a loop for your belt, a pin, or a patch. Sometimes it is a smile on your parents’ faces to see you grow and learn.
One of the best things about the new Cub Scout program is its renewed focus on STEM–science, technology, engineering and math. Previously, STEM was mostly relegated to a little-known extra award that few boys earned. Now, it’s a key part of the program. Not only does it mean that Scouts will be preparing the boys to be productive adults in the 21st century, it also means that the program is focusing on things that 21st century boys like and care about.
Science runs throughout all levels of the program now. Tigers explore their “backyard wilderness” and learn about the plants and animals that live there, while also finding plants, animals or signs of animals on a hike. They learn about codes and sign language, color theory, and genealogy. They are asked to go out and observe the night sky and learn how telescopes work.
Wolves are encouraged to conduct experiments to learn about weather, and to “make a game … that requires math to keep score.” They learn about how shapes are used to construct bridges, graph how often they find particular colors, and learn to measure heights and distances. They learn about paleontology (because what kid doesn’t love dinosaurs?) and cartography and water pollution.
At the Bear level, they observe wildlife from a distance and use a magnifying glass to look at plants up close. They learn forensics, and how to make pulleys and levers. There’s even an entire adventure devoted to robotics.
Webelos are asked to expand their scientific knowledge with more complex experiments and discussions with scientists. They are challenged to create a game–either a board game or a video game–and make a movie.
STEM is alive and well in Cub Scout Pack 407 Euless, TX.
Citizenship Focusing on Service
The old program focused heavily on citizenship, but only on one aspect of it. Scouts were perhaps more likely than their peers to be able to name the President and Vice President and their local mayor (and much more likely to have met the mayor), and could certainly explain the meaning of the flag and show how to properly fold it. But that sort of “schoolwork” citizenship, while important, was generally the only focus of the old program. The new one keeps all of that, but adds the second, vital piece of being good citizens: service to the community. As soon as the Wolf program (second grade), and then in each rank beyond that, boys are expected to be working on service projects that benefit their communities.
Be involved in our Euless, TX community.
Nutritional Focuses on Doing
Nutrition has likewise been an important factor in Scouting for many years–I remember learning about the food pyramid in Scouts, not school–but again, there was a realization that the old program focused too much on rote learning about nutrition and not nearly enough on applying it. So while Tigers are asked to “identify three good food choices and three foods that would not be good choices”, they are also asked to eat a fruit and a vegetable, share a nutritious snack with their den, and most importantly get outside and play.
Our weekly and monthly activities are at the heart of the Euless, TX community.