Boy Scout informational meeting Sunday night
Ponca City Now - August 22, 2014 6:56 am
If you have a boy who is in first through fifth grade he is eligible to become part of a Boy Scout pack. Ponca City has three packs, who will all be at the YMCA Sunday night. Zach Ladner, a pack leader said they invite all parents and kids who are interested.
"Basically we’re just going to let the boys have fun, they can go swimming in the pool, there’s the gyms, rock climbing wall, and while the kids are having fun we’ll have an informational meeting for the parents," Ladner said. "All the leaders will be introduced according to age first through fifth graders. It’s just an informational session for the parents, but the kids can come have fun with the boys who are in it now. They can talk to them and see all the fun stuff we do, like camping and archery, BB, fishing, all those good things.
This meeting is from 6 to 8.
What I can tell you now is each grade is broken up into dens, which meet once a week. Then they meet as a pack, once a month. Ladner said as far as meeting times go, den leaders normally determine that based on the parents schedules. He also said there is a cost associated with Boy Scouts.
"Some packs have pack dues and there are dues we have to pay national," Ladner said. " National dues, to be registered are $24 and our pack charges $10 in pack dues, so it’s $34. That $34 covers a full year though."
He said if finances are an issue talk to a leader and they will help figure it out.
The boys aren’t assigned to certain packs either, they have the freedom to pick and choose. They can choose from the pack that meets at Trout Elementary, Presbyterian Church or Lutheran Church.