Come join the adventure! Scout-o-Rama at Camp Wisdom, Saturday, February 7, 2015

Scout-o-Rama, Camp Wisdom, February 7, 2015 -- come join the adventure!

Scout-o-Rama, Camp Wisdom, February 7, 2015 — come join the adventure!

Good weather Saturday for Scout-a-Rama. Hope to see representatives from every unit, to recruit. Flyers have gone out to almost every boy in schools in Wisdom Trail District; great chance to show off, and recruit Scouts.

To remind parents, and the non-Scouts your Scout invited to come along, please share this post on your timeline.

Thanks! See you at Camp Wisdom.



Join Scout Nights — scheduled sign up events at local schools

Local Scout units will take their recruiting shows on the road, to a school (we hope) in your neighborhood.

Recruiting poster from way back!

Recruiting poster from way back! “Scouting rounds a guy out.” Image from Boy Scout

Most of these schedules are set by the school principals, based on what time they can spare in the school’s busy schedule.

At each of these events, you can find a presentation on Scouting, usually Cub Scouting, and local Scouts and Scout leaders to answer your questions.  Sign up costs about $25, usually, prorated for the end of the year, and including a subscription to the wonderful monthly magazine Boys Life.

You may sign up a Scout, and you may volunteer as a leader, at each of these events.

Please check back to watch for changes in the calendar!  If for some reason you cannot attend these events, use the lists found on this blog and contact the leaders of the unit you want to join.

Scouts may sign up for the adventure of a lifetime any day of the year.

(This list updated September 24, 2013.)

Sign up dates Time School
9/5/2013-Thurs. 6:00 PM Hastings Elementary Duncanville
9/5/2013-Thurs. 6:00 PM Alexander Elementary Duncanville
9/5/2013-Thurs. 6:00 PM Hyman Elementary Duncanville
9/10/2013-Tues. 6:00 PM Smith Elementary Duncanville
9/10/2013-Tues. Daniel Intermediate (at Smith Elementary, next door) Duncanville
9/10/2013-Tues. 6:00 PM Bilhartz Elementary Duncanville
9/11/2013-Wed. 6:00 PM Central Elementary Duncanville
9/11/2013-Wed. Hardin Intermediate (at Central Elementary, next door) Duncanville
9/11/2013-Wed. 6:00 PM Brandenburg Intermediate Duncanville
9/12/2013-Thurs. 6:00 PM West Intermediate
9/12/2013-Thurs. 6:00 PM Merrifield Elementary Duncanville
9/17/2013 Tues. 6:00 PM Bray Elementary Cedar Hill
9/17/2013 Tues. 7:00 PM Plummer Elementary Cedar Hill
9/18/2013 Wed. 6:00 PM Beltline Elementary
Moved to 9/24/2013
9/18/2013 Wed. 7:00 PM Houston Elementary
Moved to 10/10/2013
9/19/2013 Thurs. 6:00 PM West Main Elementary Lancaster
9/19/2013 Thurs. 7:00 PM Lancaster Elementary Lancaster
9/19/2013 Thurs. 6:00 PM Acton Elementary Duncanville
9/24/2013 Tues. 6:00 PM Rosa Parks Elementary
Moved to 10/10/2013
9/24/2013 Tues. 5:30 PM Beltline Elementary Lancaster
9/24/2013 Tues. 3:30-4:00 PM
7:00-7:30 PM
Rolling Hills Elementary Lancaster
9/25/2013 Wed. 6:30 PM High Pointe Elementary Cedar Hill
9/25/2013 Wed. 6:00 PM Ruby Young Elementary
Moved to 10/02/2013
9/25/2013 Wed. 7:00 PM Highlands Elementary Cedar Hill
9/26/2013 Thurs. 6:00 PM Woodridge Elementary Desoto
9/26/2013 Thurs. 6:30 PM Frank D. Moates Elementary Desoto
9/26/2013 Thurs. 3:30-4:00 PM
7:00-7:30 PM
Pleasant Run Elementary Lancaster
9/30/2013 Mon. 6:00 PM Waterford Oaks Elementary Desoto
10/02/2013 Wed. 6:00 PM Ruby Young Elementary Desoto
10/10/2013 Thurs. 6:15 PM Cockrell Hill Elementary Desoto
10/10/2013 Thurs. 6:00 PM Houston Elementary Lancaster
10/10/2013 Thurs 7:00pm Rosa Parks Elementary Lancaster
10/16/2013 Wed. 7:00 PM Amber Terrace Elementary Desoto

Traditionally, we’ve had one unit recruiting at each school, often units that were founded specifically to serve the youth at that that school.  However, Scouts may want to join a different unit — perhaps one sponsored by their home church congregation, or one with several other friends.  That’s fine.  Transfers from one unit to another are easy and cheap ($1.00).  The important thing is to find a unit your boy likes.

If you want to study the various units in Wisdom Trail District, you can find a list of them on this blog:  Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams and Venture Crews.

Is your school in Lancaster, DeSoto, Cedar Hill or Duncanville, Texas, not shown here?  Make a note in comments.  We’ll work to get you information on when your school is scheduled, or help you find other ways to join up.

Cub Scouts are Awesome! Video explains Cubbing

You can use this for recruiting, no?

Let’s start here: Cub Scouts are awesome. This is a program with an amazing history and tradition, a sure-fire way to get more involved with your kids that puts the fun first.

Right off the bat, the Cub Scouts program starts with activities and and skills that every kid will love. Academic and physical challenges don’t compete in the Cub Scouts; they compliment one another. The whole program is centered around helping kids achieve, and bringing you right along with them.

If you’re looking for a way to instill values into your children, look no further. Cub Scouts is fun with a purpose. From citizenship to stewardship and everything in between, the Cub Scouts provide the perfect foundation for young boys to grow into young men.

Cub Scouts. Do your best. Have fun doing it.

Learn more at

Cub Hub, a new site for recruiting Cub Scouts

This promises to be a good source of information on Cub Scouting — send parents here if they have questions about Cub Scouting in general.

Heck, check it out yourself!  I learned a lot: Cub Hub

Cub Hub screen capture - click image to go to Cub Hub

Cub Hub screen capture – click image to go to Cub Hub


Cub Scout Packs in Wisdom Trail District

Several Cub Scout Packs serve the four cities in Wisdom Trail District. Some recruit traditionally from certain schools, several are sponsored by churches; all of these Packs would be happy to get new members who don’t attend those schools, or who do not belong to that congregation.

There are lots of opportunities to find a Pack to grow with.

Pack # Charter Organization,
meeting night
1 Holy Spirit Catholic Church,
1111 W. Danieldale, Duncanville
7 p.m., 4th Monday of each month
Rick Alexander
89 GCC Waterford Oaks Elementary,
401 N. Waterford Oaks Dr, Cedar Hill
7 p.m., last Monday of each month
Nick Martinez
126 First United Methodist Church, DeSoto
310 Roaring Springs Dr., DeSoto
Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Charmell Stigler
140 Lions Club of Lancaster
Lancaster Scout Hut, 230 Lions Club Rd.
6:30 p.m., Mondays
Bronwen Steward
141 DeSoto Christian Church
337 W. Belt Line, DeSoto
Shezira Robinson
193 Duncanville Church of Christ “The Grace Place”
402 W. Danieldale, Duncanville
7 p.m., Wednesdays
Cecelia Gonzalez
239 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1019 Big Stone Gap, Duncanville
7 p.m., On Thursdays
Casey McKelvey
355 First Christian Church of Duncanville
203 S. Main St., Duncanville
7 p.m., 1st Thursday of each month
Lance Hevron, acting
357 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1415 Vernon, Dallas
Patricia Escalante de Flores
486 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1415 Vernon, Dallas
493 First United Methodist Church, Duncanville
403 S. Main St., Duncanville
Mondays, 7 p.m.
Rita Jasso
520 First United Methodist Church, Cedar Hill
126 Roberts, Cedar Hill
Mondays, 7 p.m.
Scott Simpson
541 Hope Lutheran Church, Cedar Hill
917 N. Straus Rd, Cedar Hill
Mondays, 7 p.m.
Mike Ramirez
782 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1019 Big Stone Gap, Duncanville
7 p.m., 4th Thursday of each month
Melissa Brown
785 American Legion Post 81
7 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month
Brandy Aderholt
786 High Pointe Baptist Church, Cedar Hill
101 High Pointe Ln, Cedar Hill
2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, 7 p.m.
Doyle Franklin
789 DeSoto Presbyterian Church
212 W. Pleasant Run, DeSoto
Mondays, 7 p.m.
Don Camp
8120 Harmony School of Nature & Athletics
8120 W. Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas
Tuesdays, 3 p.m.
Jon Kirchhefer

Pack 520’s great time at Day Camp 2012

Andrew Preston’s compilation video of Pack 520’s great time at Wisdom Trail’s Day Camp, at Camp Wisdom, June 2012.

Pack 520 is sponsored by First United Methodist Church in Cedar Hill.

Tip of the old fleur de lis to Andrew Preston!