Scouts can join Pack 159 at any time of the year. Our recruiting focus is at the beginning of the school year in the Fall.
A Youth Application Form is required for all brand-new Cub Scouts (returning Scouts do not need to complete the form again).
An Adult Application Form is required for new adult volunteers serving in leadership positions (den leaders, pack leader, and committee positions). An Adult Application Form is also required for all Lion (Kindergarten) and Tiger (1st grade) Adult Partners, since Lion and Tiger scouts must be supervised by a parent at all den and pack activities.
Class A Uniform
The classic blue or tan button-down shirt*, patches, neckerchief, hat, belt, and bottoms (with belt loops) are worn at pack meetings and any scouting event that includes a flag ceremony.
See the Cub Scout Uniform requirements for details.
*The Class A shirt for scouts in Kindergarten is the official Lion Scout t-shirt.
WHERE TO BUY
The Stephen Matthews Scout Shop is located at the Fickett Center, 12500 North IH 35, Austin, Texas 78753. Call ahead for store hours. The staff will know exactly what you need and are happy to help.
WEARING SCOUT UNIFORMS TO SCHOOL
Scouts are welcome to wear their Class A uniform shirt and bottoms to school on the day of pack meetings. (Save the hat, belt, neckerchief, and slide for the pack meeting itself.)
Class B Uniform
Each scout and registered adult leader receives a Pack 159 Class B t-shirt with their registration. Additional t-shirts are available for $10 each. These t-shirts are great for den meetings, campouts, or other scout activities where a Class A uniform is not required.
How We Communicate
Our official method of communicating with parents is through the members-only, Scoutbook Web site. It is important that parents supply good email addresses and pay attention to messages. Scoutbook is available to all parents who include their email on a youth or adult registration form. Scoutbook includes the official pack and den rosters, address book, announcements, and calendar. It is also the source of record for logging a Scout's achievements and activities.
We have a private Facebook group we use to share photos and casual communication.
Cub Scouts usually meet three times per month. Rank-level dens typically meet twice a month, and the entire pack meets once a month.
Can I drop my scout off at den meetings?
Lion (Kindergarten) and Tiger (1st-grade) Scouts must be supervised by an Adult Partner (e.g. parent, grandparent, or sibling over 18 years old) at all meetings and activities. Dens and patrols for older scouts will decide what works best for their meetings.
Can siblings attend?
Cub Scouting is a whole-family activity. Families, including siblings, are welcome at campouts and pack events. Ask your Den Leader if siblings may attend den meetings.
Youth Protection Training
Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all new registered leaders (den leaders, pack leaders, committee members) and must be retaken every two years to maintain registration. Adults attending overnight campouts and den trips must also take YPT. All parents are strongly encouraged to take this free online course.
Lion Scout – Kindergarten
Tiger Scout – First grade
Wolf Scout – Second grade
Bear Scout – Third grade
Webelo Scout – Fourth grade
Arrow of Light Scout – Fifth grade
Capitol Area Council
Chisholm Trail District
Cub Scout Pack 159
Committee Chair: Wendy Silkey
Cubmaster: Nick Silkey
Assistant Cubmaster: Todd Hunt
Lion Den Leader: Stephanie Christian
Tiger Den Leader: Open
Wolf Den Leader: Guy Goodenough
Assistant: David Schlamp
Bear Den Leader: Kerry Pearson
Assistant: Meagan Baldauf
Assistant: George Baldauf
Bear Den Leader: Mark Howell
Assistant: Eve Margolis
Webelo Patrol Leader: Kristen Laing
Assistant: John Seiler
Webelo Patrol Leader: Ben Black
Assistant: Kim Coldren
Arrow of Light Patrol Leader: Jess Kinneson
Arrow of Light Patrol Leader: Jennifer Foster
Treasurer: Shannon Rodriguez
Secretary: Blaire Parker
Membership Chair: Leesa Levesque
Unit Advancement Chair: Tom Klemick
Popcorn Kernel: Joe Cohen
Andrew Keese: Hiking Club Chair
Unit Commissioner: Mark Walters