Every boy deserves a trained leader. Scouts BSA believes this and so does Pack 1818. The pack has a training coordinator to oversee that all adults are up-to-date on their training. Every adult leader in Pack 1818 undergoes position-specific training through Scouts BSA. Some adults also complete additional Cub Scout training in things such as camping, swimming, and first aid.
The Boy Scouts of America has adopted a number of policies aimed at eliminating opportunities for abuse within the Scouting program. Some of these policies include Youth Protection Training for leaders, two-deep leadership, no one-on-one contact, respect of privacy, and prohibiting hazing.
Learn about about uniforms here.
Pack meetings, Den meetings, and Parent meetings are held every month beginning in August and running through May. Unless otherwise specified, all meetings are hosted at the DATA of Plano Youth Center which provides us with tables, chairs, restrooms, and other amenities.
Den meetings are usually held 2 times per month on Sundays, lasting one hour.
Pack Meetings are held on the first Sunday of each month and include award ceremonies, rank advancements, den demonstrations, news and announcements, and other important information. There’s also plenty of learning, fun, and games. A typical meeting lasts about an hour. The Pack Meeting is for the entire Pack – Scouts of every rank, and at least one parent per Scout. Siblings are also welcome, but bring a toy or activity that can be enjoyed silently. Scouts spend most of their time with boys their own age in a Den, so Pack meetings expose them to all ranks and allow them to work, learn and have fun as a group — with older Scouts setting an example for the younger ranks.
Parent Meetings are held during the Pack Meetings and generally cover activity planning, decisions, and discussions.
Pack 1818 knows activities for your children can be expensive. That’s why we try to keep costs low for all families. The pack pays for all awards, fun patches, and recognition the boys earn. The pack also pays for the annual Pack camp out for the boys as well as meeting supplies and our annual Blue and Gold party.
Annual Pack dues for returning Scouts are $200, which includes annual Scouts BSA membership. Dues are due in September at our first meeting of the school year. New Members will need to add $63.50 in order to cover Scouts BSA registration fees for the remainder of the current calendar year.
We highly encourage parents to join and play a role within the Pack Committee or another leadership position.
Class A Uniforms (the blue or tan uniform, depending on grade) may be purchased at the Scout Shop in Fairview or online. First year cost is approximately $65 (shirt, required patches, neckerchief, neckerchief slide and handbook) and $20 each additional year (new year’s handbook, neckerchief and neckerchief slide). A pack t-shirt (class B uniform) is offered for purchase each year at around $15 each. Additional official BSA uniform items (pants/shorts, hat, socks, etc.) may be purchased at the scout shop if desired.
Financial aid is available through our Council for uniforms. Please contact the Committee Chair for more information.
DATA of Plano
3251 Independence Pkwy
Plano, TX 75075
|Chartered Organization:||DATA of Plano|
|Council:||Circle 10 Council|
|National Website:||Boy Scouts of America|
|Uniforms:||Fairview Scout Shop or Scout Stuff Online|
|Advancements:||Cub Scout Levels|
|Misc. Awards & Achievements:||Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award
Emergency Preparedness Award
|Jewish Scouting||National Committee on Jewish Scouting|
|Magazines:||Boy’s Life, Scouting (for leaders and parents)|