Resources for Parents
Photo Release Form
Pack 713 will, from time to time, post photos from our events and activities on the web page. We will not post photos of your son if you do not give us permission to do so. Please print this Photo Release Form, fill it out and submit it to the Pack Committee Chair or your Den Leader.
What do we need to buy?
You will need to purchase the following items:
- Scout Uniform: shirt, slide (for current rank) and belt (hat optional)
- Book for your son's current rank
- Patches for the pack number (713) and den number
Each time your scout advances in rank, you will need to purchase the next book. When your son reaches the WEBELOS rank, you will need to purchase the WEBELO shirt.
All scouting supplies are available at the Scout Shop - 1300 Bay Area Boulevard Houston, TX 77058-2558 (281) 282-6067
That's it! The pack will cover all additional awards and advancements through the money raised. (Note: the Pack will pay for up to up to 8 belt loops per year.)
What are all these patches and awards?
For more information on Advancements, see U.S. Scouting Service Project's Cub Scout Advancement Badges of Rank. At each rank, the scout has specific requirements he must fulfill to progress on to the next rank. As he works through these requirements, he will earn beads that represent his progress toward the new rank. He wears these beads on a string attached to a plastic shield that hooks over a button on his uniform shirt. Scouts who have completed all the requirements toward the new rank by February will receive the patches for their new ranks at the Blue and Gold banquet.
Belt Loops - Scouts earn belt loops by completing certain requirements for elective activities in sports or academics. The loops slide onto the uniform belt.
What do parents need to do?
The role of "Akela" in the life of the Cub Scout is ingrained in scouting from the time the scout earns his Bobcat badge. Akela is anyone who serves as a leader for the scout. This includes, naturally, the leadership team of Pack 94 and especially the scout's Den Leader and Cub Master. Akela is also the Cub Scout's parent or grandparent. As the parent of a Cub Scout, you play a role in how your son grows and changes through the experience of scouting. The Scout's parent:
- Maintains the Scout's uniform and patches.
- Sees that the Scout attends den meetings, pack meetings, and other activities.
- Attends pack meetings with the Scout.
- Attends den meetings with the Scout, if possible. (Note: Tiger Cub Scouts must have at least one parent or guardian at every meeting and activity.)
- Assists the Scout outside of regular meetings with activities related to fulfilling the requirements for rank badges and electives.
- Notifies the Achievement Coordinator when the Scout has completed activities and advancements.
The Pack can't run without volunteer help from the Scout families. Please see the Volunteer Opportunities page for more information.