News & Events

We have a fun and active year-round program planned, including throughout the summer!  Please regularly check this page for additional information regarding upcoming Pack, District, Council, National, and International events. Den events will be communicated via Scoutbook, the Den Calendars, and your Den Leader. Please remember that your Scout gets the most out of Scouting when they attend all events. Not only with Adventure Loops & Pins, Awards, Badges, etc., but learning and exploring new interests and skills. 

Order Pack Activity Shirts!

posted Oct 8, 2018, 11:11 AM by John Ezell   [ updated Aug 6, 2020, 1:55 PM by Tina Abolos ]

Pack t-shirts, also called an activity uniform, are available for purchase from the pack. All Cub Scouts should own a pack t-shirt to wear while playing sports, going to camp, or participating in other active, physical, or messy activities (den or pack leaders will provide advance notice of any occasion when they should wear a pack t-shirt). Family members are also encouraged to purchase pack t-shirts and wear them at pack and den events.

 We have three different designs. The first is a yellow shirt with wicking material that will make it more comfortable for our warm weather outdoor activities. The other is a red cotton shirt.  If you already own a pack shirt, you can continue to wear the old style or choose to purchase a new one.  The cost this year has gone down to $8/shirt. Place your order with our Committee Chair. We have plans to order new shirts for the new school year. 

Family Talent Survey

posted Sep 26, 2018, 9:13 AM by John Ezell   [ updated Aug 5, 2020, 3:42 PM ]


Cub Scouting is truly a family program, so there are plenty of opportunities to work together to help your Scout grow.  To assist us in matching needs to talents, interests, and expertise, we ask that each parent, guardian, grandparent, etc complete the Family Talent Survey below.  

Family Talent Survey 18/19


We are looking forward to a great Scouting Season!

Uniforms

posted Sep 12, 2018, 12:40 PM by John Ezell   [ updated Sep 12, 2018, 12:48 PM ]

Image result for boy scout uniforms
Here is a Uniform Checklist promised to you on Thursday. 
 
We ask all scouts to have their uniforms by the November Pack Meeting at the latest.  
As a reminder, we are a "Waist Up" unit meaning Scout Pants and Socks are optional.  If you choose not to wear Scout Pants we ask that a nice pair of Jeans be worn.  In addition to the uniform pieces, Closed toed shoes should be worn to all Scouting Events (no flip flops).  This is for safety reasons.

We recommend buying uniforms a size larger.  Your Scout grows fast and this avoids having to purchase a new uniform before he/she switches to a new uniform.  
If you need help sewing patches on, ask around.  There are probably some parents in our pack that are good at this and can help you out!





Lions (Kindergarten)
 Uniform    Est. Price
 Lion Short Sleeve Shirt    $9.99
 Lion Cap $12.99
 Lion Book Kit $9.99
    
Tiger, Wolf, and Bear (1st-3rd Grade)
 Uniform     Est Price
 Short Sleeve Shirt (Blue) $24.99
 Cub Scout Rank Cap $14.99
 Tiger or Cub Scout Web Belt $9.99
 Neckerchief (Tiger=Orange; Wolf=Gold; Bear=Blue) $9.99
 Neckerchief Slide $5.99
 Council Shoulder Patch $4.49
 World Crest Emblem $2.29
 World Crest Ring $1.99
 Pack Numerals (693) $4.47
 Handbook $16.99

Webelos (4th & 5th Grade)

Webelos have the option to wear the tan uniform shirt or the blue uniform shirt.  If new scout just joining, I recommend getting the tan uniform shirt.  This shirt is the same one worn in the Boy Scout Program, so it will save you a little money long-term.
 Uniform    Est. Price
 Short Sleeve Shirt $24.99-$29.99
 Webelos Cap $17.99
 Plaid Neckerchief $9.99
 Web Belt $9.99
 Webelos Neckerchief Slide $5.99
 Webelos Colors $5.99
 Shoulder Loops (Blue) $3.99
 Council Shoulder Patch $4.49
 World Crest Emblem $2.29
 World Crest Ring $1.99
 Pack Numerals (693) $4.47
 Webelos Handbook $16.99

Where to Buy?

 Location  Address  Phone Number
 Dallas- Circle 10 Council   8605 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235 214-902-2001
 Fairview- Circle 10 Council 5600 US Highway 72 S, Fairview, TX 75069 972-359-9992
 Lewisville- Longhorn Council 2305 TX 121 Bus # 180, Lewisville, TX 75067 972-316-0672
 Goodwill 605 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75075 214-383-9630
 I have not been here, but told they have good selection of gently used uniforms for about $5.  Give us feedback if you go! 
 Pack Uniform Closet    *we will bring this to our October Pack Event* 

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to any Scout needing assistance acquiring their uniforms.  This is kept in strict confidentiality.  If you need financial aid, please email the committee chair at committeechair@pack693.org with your request and uniform sizes and we will get the request submitted to council offices on your behalf.  

Family Camping 101 Event

posted Sep 12, 2018, 11:58 AM by John Ezell

Image result for family camping 101 scout shop eventNever been camping before?  Have questions about camping?

Our local Scout Shops are offering a Family Camping 101 Event.  This is an in-store event to learn the basics of Family Camping. 

Where?         Dallas Scout Shop 8605 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235
When?          October 20th
More info?    Call the Dallas Scout Shop at 214-902-2001
Special offers on camping equipment also offered during the event.  Also, when the Pack goes camping, we will try to locate/share equipment with those who need gear.  

We will also give a brief family camping primer to help you get ready for CTX2 at our October Pack Meeting.

CUBE 2018- Register by September 25th

posted Sep 11, 2018, 9:04 AM by John Ezell   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 9:07 AM ]

Register now for CUBE!  The CUBE director is also in need of leaders/parents to help make this a successful event.  Sarah will be out there all 3 sessions helping with the archery range.  If you have completed your YPT training, contact Rhonda Meehan at 318-426-2953 to see how you can help.  Let her know you are with Pack 693.



Receive Text Notifications

posted Sep 10, 2018, 7:14 AM by John Ezell

We now have the ability to send out important Pack and Den notifications via Text Message using Scoutbook!  Good communication is key to a successful unit. Since some parents rarely check their email we have  option to send you text messages if you prefer.  To sign up to receive Text Messages, Go to Scoutbook and login to your account.

1. Click "My Account" on your Scoutbook Homescreen
2. Go to "Edit My Profile"
3. Enter your Mobile Phone Number and Mobile Phone Carrier
4. Click Activate/Verify
5. Scoutbook will send a code to your mobile phone that you will need to enter in order to activate this feature.

We hope this helps provide you another tool to receive information from us!

Join Pack 693- Thompson Elementary!

posted Sep 7, 2018, 1:49 PM by John Ezell   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 1:52 PM ]

Pack 693 would like to invite all Thompson Elementary boys and girls in Kindergarten through 5th grade to bring their parents and come and learn about Cub Scout Pack 693 that meets at McKamy Elementary School. If you like swimming, hiking, camping, archery, BB guns, rocket launches, field trips, and having fun with your friends, Cub Scouts is for you! 

* Cub Scouting is a family program
* Cub Scouts reinforces the values of "doing your best"
* Educators call Cub Scouting the #1 extracurricular program in America today.
* The program helps to reinforce the class curriculum
* Cub Scouting is fun!

When:      Wednesday, September 19th

Time:       7:00 PM

Where:    Thompson Elementary School Cafeteria (2915 Scott Mill Rd, Carrollton, TX 75007


Join Pack 693- Riverchase Elementary!

posted Sep 7, 2018, 1:40 PM by John Ezell   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 1:50 PM ]

Pack 693 would like to invite all Riverchase Elementary boys and girls in Kindergarten through 5th grade to bring their parents and come and learn about Cub Scout Pack 693 that meets at McKamy Elementary School. If you like swimming, hiking, camping, archery, BB guns, rocket launches, field trips, and having fun with your friends, Cub Scouts is for you! 

* Cub Scouting is a family program
* Cub Scouts reinforces the values of "doing your best"
* Educators call Cub Scouting the #1 extracurricular program in America today.
* The program helps to reinforce the class curriculum
* Cub Scouting is fun!

When:      Tuesday, September 18th

Time:       7:00 PM

Where:    Riverchase Elementary School Cafeteria (272 S. Macarthur Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019 )


Contact John Ezell, Committee Chair, at committeechair@pack693.org with any questions.

Annual Forms

posted Sep 7, 2018, 12:04 PM by John Ezell

To ensure the safety of all our Scouts and Families, we require the following forms.
  • Medical Forms- Part A & B only.  We require this from every Scout, Parent, Guardian, Sibling that may attend a Pack event throughout the year.  This gives us the necessary information to render first aid or to provide to medical personnel.  
  • Permission slip- 1 for each scout
Please bring these forms with you to the next Pack Event.

Thank you for your help in providing a safe Scouting Environment for all!

Popcorn Kicks Off

posted Sep 7, 2018, 11:46 AM by John Ezell   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 11:48 AM ]

Great to see everyone last night, despite the less than ideal weather! 

We kicked off our Popcorn Fundraiser last night.  Our Popcorn Webpage is the Central page that gives you additional information, goal tracking, and key dates.  This fundraiser helps us to offset many of our costs throughout the year, so we can provide an affordable program for all.  The Pack needs funds to pay for:
  • Awards and Patches 
  • Pinewood Derby Cars and Trophies
  • Camping Supplies
  • Blue and Gold
  • Registration Fees 
  • Operating Expenses
  • Click here for a detailed explanation of Pack Finances
Our Goal is to sell $15000 in popcorn this year.  We will do that in 4 ways:
  • Door-to-Door- you can take your Scout around your neighborhood to ask neighbors to support Scouting (HINT:  McKamy students....be the first Scout to stay after school one day and ask the teachers and Mr. Pruitt to purchase, they love our Pack and what we do for the school so most will buy from you!).  There is a nifty app that you can use on your phone or internet enabled device.  For instructions on how to use, click Here.  If you use the App you are able to accept Credit Cards
  • Office- ask mom or dad to take the order form to their office.
  • Online- Instructions to setup your online account can be found Here.  Step 4 of the setup process will ask you for the Unit Information.  It is very important to make sure you enter this correctly so your scout gets credit for online sales.  Here is what you enter
    • Council= Circle Ten
    • District= North Star; Unit = Pack 693.  Your webpage can be posted online, social media, or sent via email.  This year Shipping and Handling costs are way down.  Free shipping is available for a customer ordering $90+
  • Show n Sales- we will setup a booth at local businesses and sell to customers entering the store.  We have 3 dates right now:
    • Walmart Carrollton (1213 E Trinity Mills): Sept 15 10a-2p & Oct 13 10a-2p 
    • Family Video (1000 W Rosemeade Pkwy) Oct 12 5p-8p
    • Additional dates are being requested.  I will post updates when confirmed.
    • Since the stores limit the number of Scouts that can be present in front the store, we ask that everyone sign up for a slot Here.  

I received a few Questions last night and thought I'd list them here for everyone's benefit.
  1. What happens if I don't sell $460, do I have to pay the full amount of $150?   No, we ask that all Scouts "Do your Best."  If you do 2 or 3 show and sales, have mom/dad take the form to work, and ask your neighbors on your street to purchase, you should be able to hit this $460 mark.  It is very doable!  If you are way under this amount, we will work together with you to find a way you can support the Pack so your Scout can still benefit from the Scouting Program.  We do have a few families where fundraising is not feasible for them, if this is the case, we ask that you commit to paying the Pack fee of $150 by the December Pack Meeting.
  2. What do we wear to show we are from Scouts?  Great question and one I had not been asked before!  You should wear your Field Uniform (Tan/Blue Uniform).  For our new families just joining us, you probably don't have one yet.  We can help you out with a Pack T-shirt or see if we have something in the Pack Uniform Closet that will work until you are able to get your uniform.
  3. Do we collect the money up front?  Yes, collect all money up front.  We accept Cash, Checks made payable to Pack 693, or Credit Cards through the trails-end app.  
  4. Can we do a Show n Sale somewhere else ?  Absolutely!  This can make a great den event or you can just participate with your son individually.  If you'd like us to promote to the entire pack, please let John know and we can do that as well.  If you are able to acquire permission from the business owner, we will support you by providing the Show n Sale products, pack flag, change, credit card readers, etc.  Our Show n Sale products won't arrive until 9/15 so any dates you setup should be after this date.
If you weren't able to make it to the Pack Meeting because of the weather, we hope to see you at our Rocket Launch activity on Sunday 9/9 at Martha Pointer Park from 2 pm-4pm.  We will get you the Popcorn Sales packets then.

Good luck selling and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach John at committeechair@pack693.org

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