About Our Pack
About Our Pack
We at Pack 886 are pleased to welcome you and your family to the exciting world of Scouting!
Pack 886 is part of the Tall Timbers District in the Sam Houston Area Council. We are chartered by Crossroads Baptist Church in The Woodlands, Texas. We hold our monthly Pack meetings on the 1st Monday of each month during the school year in the Crossroads Baptist Church Student Center located on College Park Drive (242) just west of Gosling at 7:00 pm.
How Do I Join Cub Scouts?
Its easy! Any boy from Kindergarten through 5th grade is welcome to join Cub Scouts. We would love to talk to you about Scouting, so please contact our Cubmaster Jen Bailey, Committee Chair Josiah Hayles or any of our leaders to express your interest.
In Cub Scout packs, Akela is a symbol of wisdom, authority, and leadership. Akela is anyone who acts as a leader to the Scout. Akela can be a Cubmaster, Den Leader, Teacher or Parent depending on where the guidance takes place. In den meetings, it is the Den Leader who is Akela. During pack meetings it is the Cubmaster. At home, the parents fill this role.
Cub Scouting is fun! 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, 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? Played Ultimate? 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.
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.
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 bead or a patch. Sometimes it is a smile on your parents' faces to see you grow and learn.
For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he's in the kindergarten through fifth grades, then it's time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts.
Cub Scout Pack 886
Boy Scouts of America
Chartered by Crossroads Baptist Church
In Cub Scouting, boys and their families have fun and adventure in a program that builds character and instills values. Cub Scouting embraces the values of citizenship, compassion, cooperation, courage, faith, health and fitness, honesty, perseverance, positive attitude, resourcefulness, respect, and responsibility. These values come to boys in all parts of the Cub Scout program—all while they're having a great time with their friends and families.
Our Pack is an active family-oriented Cub Scout Pack. Parental participation in their boy’s scouting activities is highly encouraged and promoted. Boys can join Cub Scouts at any age and is open to boys in grades kindergarten thru 5th.
Boys of the same age/grade level meet in smaller groups of 6-10 boys called Dens. Dens generally meet 1-2 times per month in addition to the Pack meeting mentioned above. The day and time varies depending on what the Den Leader and the families in the Den decide.
Our Pack activities include:
- A fall family campout
- Pinewood derby race
- Spring family campout
- At least one overnight “sleepover” per year at various locations such as the Houston Zoo, Space Center Houston, Moody Gardens, or the U.S.S. Lexington.
- During the summer, you can participate in the Tall Timbers District Day Camp, a 2-night Webelos Resident Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch, and have a pack pool party.
Me-toos: (younger or older siblings of scouts) are encouraged to participate in campouts, activities and pinewood derby. They may attend pack and den meetings.
Faith: 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. With the church as our sponsoring organization, we are active in performing our “Duty to God”. We help the church with a yearly service project – Christmas Miracles, conduct God & Me and God & Family classes (part of the God & Country program), and participate in Scout Sunday. We also hold Christian-based scout services on the Sundays we are camping.
Awards: All boys can earn advancement awards during the scout year. Advancement is the process by which a boy progresses from badge to badge, learning new skills as he goes. As a boy advances through the ranks, requirements are progressively more challenging, matching the increased skills and abilities of a boy as he grows older. Many of our Webelos II scouts, (5th grade boys) earn the Arrow of Light award, the highest award in Cub Scouting, before bridging over to Boy Scouts.
Adult Volunteers: We strongly encourage parents to experience scouting with their sons. Adults can help as den leaders, assistant den leaders, or pack committee members. All registered adult volunteers must complete BSA Youth Protection Training and can also take advantage of BSA leadership and supplemental training. Training is available through Boy Scouts of America and many of our Leaders have been nominated and / or recognized by our District and Council with Awards for training, service, and merit. On the 2d Thursday of each month, we hold a leadership committee planning meeting. All adults are invited to attend.