Information about our Pack
When do you meet, and when can we visit? Please check the calender for the exact dates. Visitors are always welcome.
What is the pack size & den sizes? - We've got about 55 boys in the pack right now. There's 1 Wolf den (2nd grade), 2 Bear dens (3rd grade), 2 Webelos 1 dens (4th grade), and 2 Webelos 2 dens (5th grade).
Are there any specific requirements for joining? - There are no specific requirements, beyond those for joining BSA. We do use an online pack management tool called Scouttrack for advancement and a good portion of the pack scheduling and communication, so online access is very helpful, but not required.
What are your dues? - Pack 531 doesn't charge dues. There are usually relatively minor fees for specific events, like the campouts, but most pack expenses are covered by income from annual Cub Scout popcorn sales. Individual dens may charge dues to cover their activities, but that's a den decision (my son's den charged $5/month last year).
What do you have in the way of campouts & other activities (derbies, etc.)? - Pack 531 runs the Pinewood Derby, Space Derby, & Raingutter Regatta each year. We also hold a Spring and Fall Campout. In the past year, we went to Erwin Park in north McKinney and to Cubworld at Camp Wisdom in Duncanville. Beyond those events, the pack has a bike rodeo, Scouting for Food drive, a benevolence & caroling event at a local nursing home, a pack lock-in, a cake bake, and we usually have a float in the McKinney 4th of July parade. We also participate in summer day and resident camping events supported by the BSA Lonestar District.