Join Pack 82

Are you in Kindergarten to 5th Grade? Would you like to join the fun at Pack 82?

Below are the steps for joining our pack and the cost information.

Be sure to checkout our Calendar of Events to see the activities we have planned.

Questions? Contact our Cubmaster at cubmaster@bryantpack82.org

Note: Pack 82 is a Boys Only Pack. Click here for a list of COED packs in the Bryant/Benton Area.


In Person Registration:

We are having an in-person Join Scouts Night on Tuesday 9/7/2021 at 6:30 at Salem United Methodist Church. Below is the address.

Salem United Methodist Church
1647 Salem Rd
Benton, AR 72019


OR Online Registration:

This can be completed at anytime. See the steps below.

Step 1: Create a my.scouting.org account or, login to your account if you already have one.

Step 2: Complete the online registration form.

Step 3: Complete the Scoutbook Registration form.


How much does Cub Scouts Cost?

One-Time Registration Fee: The cost to register is $80. This money goes directly to the Boy Scouts of America and is due when you complete the registration.

Pack Fundraiser: The Pack will conduct a Popcorn Fundraiser starting in September to raise money to cover the expenses associated with our local Scouting Program. This is an important part of our program, because we use this as an opportunity to teach our boys about working hard to earn money to pay for the things they enjoy doing (i.e. Scouting). For the 2021-2022 year, each scout’s Fundraiser Sales Goal is $625. If you are unable to participate in the fundraiser, you can choose to pay an Opt-Out fee of $200. For Scouts that participate in the fundraiser, but do not meet the Sales Goal, the Opt-Out fee will be reduced based on the amount of popcorn the individual sold.

Uniform and Book Costs: The last expense is the uniform and the book. This cost will vary, but is generally between $90 and $125. Everything can be purchased at the Scout Shop in Little Rock (3220 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202). eBay is also a good location for purchasing Scout Uniforms at a reduced rate. Uniforms need to be purchased before our Pinewood Derby race in January.


Checkout the video below to see some highlights of the fun activities we have in Pack 82.


Campout Details (10/8/2021 to 10/10/2021)

Below are the details about the Campout. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Location:
The campout will be at Ross Rhodes Reservation (987 Chestnut Dr, Bismarck, AR 71929) on Lake Degray. This address will take you to the entrance to the Reservation. We will be camping near the lake about half a mile down the camp road called “Boy Scout Road”.

Below is a link to a google map that marks our camping location. It is called “The Point”.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Point/@34.2841506,-93.2009187,706m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x8633252eb5155a49:0xe87c43f253d147fa!8m2!3d34.2834201!4d-93.200716

Times:
Please plan to arrive anytime after 5:00 on Friday. Activities will start Saturday Morning at 9:00. The campout will conclude Sunday Morning after the Chapel Service.

Parking:
You will be allowed to drive to your campsite to unload gear. After you have unloaded your gear, please move your vehicle to the designated parking area.

Facilities:
Bathrooms, showers, and water are available. However, they are pretty rustic so don’t expect Hilton quality. Bring your own soap and toilet paper.

Activities:
Below is a list of the activities we have planned.

Team Competitions throughout the day on Saturday.
Gaga Ball.
Campfire Saturday Night.
Dutch Oven Desert Competition after the Campfire.
Breakfast Sunday Morning. $3/person, register by Tuesday (10/5) using the link above.
Chapel Sunday Morning after breakfast.

Food:
Everyone will be responsible for their own food. The Pack will have a propane four burner flat-top griddle and a two burner stove available to anyone that would like to use them. Please bring your own pots, pans and cooking utensils. If you use any Pack equipment, please clean it when you are finished.

What to Pack?
See the camping Equipment Checklist below.
https://bryantpack82.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Camping-Equipment-Checklist.pdf

This is going to be a great campout. I hope everyone is able to come. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Calendar of Events

September

Tues 9/7/2021 at 6:30pm – Join Scouts Night as Salem UMC
Thurs 9/9/2021 6:00-7:00 – Wolf (2nd Grade) Den Organization Meeting at Salem UMC.
Thurs 9/9/2021 7:00-8:00 – Bear (3rd Grade) Den Organization Meeting at Salem UMC.
Sat 9/11/2021 9:00-2:00 – Council Fishing Derby and Bobcat Day for New Scouts at Sunset Lake in Benton
Tues 9/14/2021 at 6:30 – Pack Meeting – Popcorn Kickoff at Salem UMC
Tues 9/21/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings Begin (See Den Leader for Details)
Tues 9/28/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)

October

Tues 10/05/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
10/8-10/10 – Pack 82 Campout (Ross Rhodes Scout Reservation, Bismarck, AR)
Tues 10/12/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
Tues 10/19/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
Tues 10/26/2021 at 6:30 – All Den Meetings at the Church for Popcorn Fundraiser Closeout. Money must be turned into the Council on Wed 10/27.
10/29-10/31 Cub Adventure Weekend at Camp Rockefeller. Register here: https://scoutingevent.com/018-39386

November

Tues 11/2/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
Tues 11/2/2021 at 7:30 – Parent Committee Meeting
Tues 11/9/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
Sat 11/13/2021 – Popcorn Order Pickup from Council
Tues 11/16/2021 at 6:30 – Pack Awards Ceremony

Tues 11/23/2021 – No Den Meetings (Thanksgiving)
Tues 11/30/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)

December

Tues 12/7/2021 at 6:30 – Pack Christmas Party (Location TBD). NOTE: Date could change if there is a community Christmas Parade.
Tues 12/14/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
Tues 12/22/2021 – No Den Meetings (Christmas)
Tues 12/28/2021 – No Den Meetings (New Years Eve)

January

Tues 1/4/2021 – No Den Meetings (New Years)
Tues 1/11/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
Tues 1/18/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
Fri 1/21-1/23 – Web 2 Campout with Troop 99 (Arrow of Light Requirement)
Tues 1/25/2022 6:30 – Pinewood Derby Tech Night at Salem UMC
Sat 1/29/2022 – Pinewood Derby and Pack Awards Ceremony (Location TBD)

February

Tues 2/1/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
Tues 2/8/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
Sat 2/12/2022 – Pack Blue and Gold Banquet (Location TBD)
Tues 2/15/2022 6:30 – Web 2 Crossover Ceremony at Salem UMC. (Tentative)
Tues 2/22/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)

March

Tues 3/1/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
Tues 3/8/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
Tues 3/15/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
3/21-3/25 – Spring Break (No Den Meetings)
Tues 3/29/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)

April

Sat 4/2/2022 – Cubmobile Race at Salem UMC
Tues 4/5/2021 – No Den Meetings
??/??/???? – District Pinewood Derby Race (TBD)
Tues 4/12/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
Tues 4/19/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
Tues 4/26/2021 at 6:30 – Pack Awards Ceremony
4/29-5/1 – Pack Campout (Location TBD)

May

Tues 5/3/2021 at 6:30 – Den Meetings (See Den Leader for Details)
Tues 5/10/2022 at 6:30 – Pack End of the year party at Mills Park

June

Summer Activity #1 (TBD)

July

Summer Activity #2 (TBD)

August

Council Activites

See the Quapaw Council Activity Calendar

Lake Sylvia Campout (4/16/2021 to 4/18/2021)

Activity: 

Family camping at Lake Sylvia. Games, hiking, and fun time with friends.

Location: 

Lake Sylvia Recreational Area and Campground.
810 AR-324
Perryville, AR 72126
https://goo.gl/maps/1Lg3qFha3ECy33ZF7

Packing List: 

See Campout Checklist on our website.
https://bryantpack82.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Camping-Equipment-Checklist.pdf

Bring your favorite Campsite Games.

Food: 

Each family should provide their own food.

Dutch Oven Desert Contest (Saturday Night).   Rules: Make your favorite desert and we will have the boys vote on the best one. 

Weather: 

Friday:  High, Upper 50’s, Low Upper 40’s.  50% chance of rain at night.
Saturday:  High, mid 60’s.  Low 40’s.  Cloudy

Schedule:

Friday
Setup Camp.  Arrive anytime during the day.  Look for the Gaga Ball Pit and Mark Thomas’ Black GMC Sierra Truck.

Saturday
Campsite games
Gaga Ball
Hike Flat Side Pinnacle Mountain.  (25 minute drive.  The hike is about 1.2 miles round trip.  The view is fantastic.)
Campfire
Dutch Oven Desert Contest

Sunday
8:00 – Chapel Service
Return Home

Blue and Gold Banquet Sunday 3/14

This year’s Blue and Gold Banquet will be on Sunday 3/14 from 4:00-5:00 in the Salem United Methodist Church Sanctuary. No meal this year, due to the COVID precautions. Everyone needs to wear a mask.

The Blue and Gold Banquet is where each scout will receive their rank advancement. If you have makeups, please have them turned into your Den Leader no later than 3/9 so we will have enough time to get everything purchased.