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Our next Pack meeting will be held in conjunction with our Spring Camp Out April 13 - 15.
 
Welcome Scouts, Scouters, and Scouting enthusiasts to the website for Cub Scout Pack 802. Located in Lantana, Texas, we primarily serve the students of Adkins, Blanton, and E.P.Rayzor Elementary schools. Pack 802 is part of the Frontier Trails District of the Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Pack 802 is charted by Lantana Cares, a 501(c)(3) service organization based in Lantana.

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If you have any comments, questions, and/or concerns about our website or scouting in general please feel free to contact us by clicking the "Contact Us" link located in the "About Us" section of this site.

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Cub Scouting
The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910. Twenty years later, in 1930, a sub-group of the Boy Scouts, called the Cub Scouts, was formed to serve boys in the first through fifth grades year round by providing them with age-appropriate activities designed to develop their personal character. Beginning in the fall of 2018, the Cub Scouts will expand it's ability to serve the children of the community through the addition of two new programs - Family Scouting and Lion Cubs. Through the Family Scouting program, girls will gain the ability to become Cub Scouts and the Lion Cub program will allow kindergarten aged children the opportunity to joins as well. These programs may not be available in all Packs, but Lantana Cub Scout Pack 802 is happy to announce that we will make both of these programs available to our community. Volunteers, mostly parents, work together to administer and execute the Cub Scout program.

The ten purposes of Cub Scouting are:
Character Development                      Spiritual Growth                                Good Citizenship
Sportsmanship                                    Family Understanding                       Respectful Relationships
Personal Achievement                        Friendly Service                                Fun and Adventure
Preparation for Boy Scouts

Cub Scouts
Boys and girls who participate in the Scouting program will join a Cub Scout "Pack." The Pack is further broken down into "Dens" which are made up of several Scouts of the same age group based upon their school grade level. Boys will be assigned to all boy Dens and girls will be assigned to all girl Dens. Each Den has an adult Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader who meet with the Scouts (typically once or twice per month) and guide them through activities and adventures for which they will earn awards and advancement appropriate for the Den they are in.
The Dens and age groups are:
                               Lion Cubs (kindergarten)                                                              Tiger Cubs (first grade)
                               Wolf Cub Scouts (second grade)                                                  Bear Cub Scouts (third grade)
                               Webelos Scouts (fourth grade)                                                     Arrow of Light Scouts (Fifth grade)

Once per month all of the Dens and families come together for a Pack meeting. This meeting is led by the Cubmaster and is typically where Scouts will be presented any awards and rank advancement they have earned. The Pack Committee supports the Cubmaster and Den Leaders by ensuring they are equipped with the resources they need to provide the best possible program to the children of the community. This committee is made up of parents of the Scouts and members of the charter organization.

Cub Scouting and Your Family
The Cub Scout program helps to meet your child's growth needs. As a child develops, they have specific development needs such as:
  1. To learn new physical skills: This can be done through games, sports, and crafts. As they develop their coordination, children gain a sense of worthiness and acceptance by their peers.
  2. To learn to along side children of their same age: Children need to form friendships and learn how to balance giving and receiving affection if they are to relate well with their peers. They needs to belong to a group of children their own age. Being part of a Cub Scout den helps fulfill these needs.
  3. To develop mental processes: Children develop mental processes by reading, writing, and calculating. They need opportunities to use language to express ideas and influence others. They must move from a preoccupation with self to understanding how and what others think of them. Opportunities for observation and experimentation will help them learn self-reliance. Den activities and meetings, along with the advancement program, help children develop mentally.
  4. To develop a value system: Children are becoming less dependent on adults. Their friends of the same age become important to them. In the Den, and the Ppack, independence is exercised while learning to get along with others.
  5. To develop personal independence: Children are becoming less dependent on adults. Their friends of the same age become important to them. In the Den, and the Ppack, independence is exercised while learning to get along with others.
Your child also needs to belong to a “group” of children their own age. This group is a key component of the Cub Scout program. A den is like a neighborhood group of children in which they will achieve status and recognition.

As you learn more about how Cub Scouting works and what goes on in a den and a pack, you will see that the program helps your child in these five important developmental needs. The uniqueness of Cub Scouting is that you, as their family, join the program with your child. You will help them all along the way.

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"The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light."

"Loyalty is a feature in a boy's character that inspires boundless hope."

"A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim."

"The sport in Scouting is to find the good in every boy and develop it."

"The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others."

  Baden Powell: February 22, 1857 - January 8, 1941
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