Sheriff speaks to Cub Scout Pack 385


Cub Scout Pack 385 has seen a recent growth spurt going from three members to 18 after information about scouting was given to students throughout Wood County schools. Pack 385 took a special road trip Sept. 29 to watch the Texas Rangers take on the Oakland Athletics. Before they left for Arlington, the pack had a special visit from Wood County Sheriff Tom Castloo.

Scouting Alumni Friends has been active in supporting efforts in Wood County to get the word out about the fun and benefits scouting can be in a young person’s life and sponsored the information packets sent out to each school in Wood County.

Castloo, who was a member Pack 385 when growing up in Mineola, encouraged the scouts before their trip. “I am proud I was a member of 385 when I was growing up. Scouting has been an important part of my life as I was growing up in Mineola,” Castloo said. “I wanted to encourage these young men in their scouting efforts and how it can make a difference in their life like it did for me. I wanted them to know they were going to be ambassadors for Wood County and they represented not just their pack, but they represent their parents, their school and their town and it’s important they know that.”

Cub Master Neal Duncan appreciates what the sheriff and others are doing for scouting in Wood County. “If not for the leadership of Sheriff Castloo and support of countywide community leaders who make up Wood County Scouting Alumni Friends, we would not have been able to go on this exciting trip with all these new scouts,” Duncan noted. “Their support has been instrumental in our recent success.”

Cub Scout Pack 385 was originally chartered in 1963 and they meet the first and third Monday on the third floor of the First United Methodist Church Education Building located at 100 E McDonald St, Mineola, Texas. For more information, contact the Cub Master at or (903) 980-1492.


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