The Boy Scouts of America has helped lay the foundation for the future for more than 160 million alumni and members, both male and female. Generations of young people have been shaped by our time-tested program that teaches values, builds character, and exposes our most impressionable beings to skills they wouldn’t otherwise acquire.
You are invited to join Pack 496.
In addition to the BSA registration fee, the pack may have additional fees that you will learn more about at the Welcome Meeting.
Pack 496 normally meets on the 4th Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church in McKinney.
Dens set their own meeting days/times.
Scouting is for Everyone
Youth are invited to take part in the fun and adventure that will help them build the confidence to find and forge a path to their own best self – today and in the future.
Your child can be a member of Scouting for $75 per year – that breaks out to a monthly price of $6.25 (or one fancy coffee). There is also a one-time joining fee of $25. But, don’t let the price deter you; there are options to assist you.
Children grow up so fast. Give your child a valuable gift by joining Scouting. The time you invest in your child today will make a difference in the person he or she becomes tomorrow. Because Scouting works; Scouting matters; Scouting lasts …. a lifetime.
Since the inception of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910, one of their main objectives has been to provide strong role models for youth during their formative years. What our youth need are caring adults who are strong role models. And this could not be any more relevant than it is right now as we see our communities and our nation coming out of a battle against a pandemic – the coronavirus. During the pandemic we saw businesses shutter, schools and churches close, and extracurricular activities come to a screeching halt; leaving our children with very little to occupy their time.
Scouting is a vehicle that carries youth on a developmental journey that unlocks their full potential and leaves an indelible impression that lasts a lifetime. Scouts are taught self-confidence that allows them to react heroically in tragedy, the importance of serving others and meeting needs when they arise, and what it means to give back.
Community service is perhaps one of the best benchmarks we can use to judge how our cities and towns are truly performing. When care for those who need it the most is lacking in our country, it speaks volumes about the direction of our society. It is what we do that determines who we are, and who we are is defined by the character we instill in our children and future generations to follow.
Success in life often comes down to making the best of any situation. Scouting hands youth situations and shows them how to make the best of them. It shows them how to build their own shelter in a hailstorm so they will know how to weather any storm life throws at them. Scouts learn how to navigate the woods without getting lost so that they can navigate life without losing the principles and values instilled in them. Scouting helps youth realize what they’re truly capable of doing in a fun and responsible way.