When and where are the meetings?
Meetings are held Mondays at either the Scout House (6205 Crestwood Ave), in the Community Center of Pine Shores Presbyterian Church (6210 Crestwood Ave).
***Join the Pack Night is Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30pm at Gulf Gate Elementary School
***Our first den meeting for 2019 is Monday, August 19th
ALL DENS MEET IN THE NORTH HALL OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER FOR OPENING CEREMONY, THEN SEPARATE INTO INDIVIDUAL DENS FOR THE MEETING.
6:30pm - Kindergarten Lions at Pine Shores Community North Hall
6:30pm - 1st Grade Tigers at Pine Shores Community North Hall
6:30pm - 2nd Grade Wolves at Pine Shores Community North Hall
6:30pm - 3rd Grade Bears at Pines Shores Community Center Classroom
6:30pm - 4th Grade Webelos 1 at Scout House
6:30pm - 5th Grade Arrow of Light at Scout House - Back Room
Pack meetings occur approximately once a month for all grades/dens at 6:30pm in the Community Center. Full Class A uniform should be worn.
There is usually one weekend event per month. Cub Scouts are encouraged to attend most meetings and events. We understand this can be a big commitment! We encourage the scouts to be well rounded, and realize that they may also participate in other activities. Therefore, if scouts can attend at least a couple times per month, that’s great! Just let your den leader know if at any point you have a scheduling conflict. Cub Scouts can always work with parents at home to complete the required achievements listed in the Scout Handbook.
Are parents involved?
Scouting is for Families! We encourage parents to stay during den meetings unless prearranged with your den leader. Lions and Tigers must always be accompanied by an adult. Pack 50 camp outs are a family event!
How much does it cost?
Our Cub Scout Pack has annual dues of $100 per scout which pays for their registration and insurance with BSA, a subscription to a great scouting magazine, Scouts Life, and helps pay for projects, crafts, and awards. This is only a small amount of the money we actually need to run our Pack. We also rely on fundraising events, such as popcorn sales, to help supplement the costs of running the Pack. Dues deadline is 10/28/2019. If you have financial concerns please see our Committee Chair, James Martin, about available options.
Where do we buy the uniform?
Our local scout store is Children’s World, located at 4525 Bee Ridge Rd. (941) 955-6999. Each scout must have the appropriate Handbook. It is recommended that scouts start with the Class A scout shirt, neckerchief, neck slide, and hat. Feel free to check out a meeting or two before making the commitment! The belt, shorts, and socks can be added at your discretion. We have a “Scout Closet” with pre-owned pieces available. Other discount options include eBay and Goodwill.
***We have Pack 50 T-Shirts that we wear for camp outs and other times we might get messy. This is our Class B uniform; shirts cost $10. These are available at Pack Meetings.
Are there online resources? Yes!!!
SW FL BSA Website:
Children's World: https://childrensworlduniform.com/cwusfl/
In 2017, Pack 50 began to have kindergartners as Cub Scouts and then in 2018, Pack 50 welcomed girls into Cub Scouts. The whole family can now enjoy Cub Scouts, all together, for Family Scouting fun!