Pack Garage Sale

yard sale cub scout pack 1003 missouri city texasOur Pack 1003 garage sale is tomorrow, Saturday, April 2nd from 8am – 1pm.

Set up will begin at 7am. Please bring your items to sell tonight between 6-9pm. That way we can get large pieces priced and figure out how many tables, etc. are needed.

The yard sale is at Will’s grandmother’s house. Her address is 2307 Glen Lakes Dr.

Scout Fair Coupon Books

2016 scout fair coupon book cub scout pack 1003Please turn in all money collected from sold coupon books by 6pm tomorrow, March 31st.

ALL unsold coupon books MUST be returned by the same time. Otherwise you will have to pay for each book you don’t return at $10 each.

Scout Fair Booth

scout fair 2016 cub scout pack 1003We will be hosting our first Pack booth at this year’s Scout Fair! Our booth will be “Make Your Own Trail Mix”.

Sign ups for time slots manning our booth and ingredient donations have been emailed out. Please make our booth a success by signing up for a time slot. There will be plenty of time for you and your Scout to check out all the fun stuff to see and do at NRG Arena!

Click the link below to sign up for a booth time slot and to donate ingredients.
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Pinewood Derby 2016

This year we hosted our own Pinewood Derby! It took longer than anticipated getting the track set up but it was so worth it.

cub scout pack 1003 pinewood derby track set up

The Scouts and siblings had a wonderful time.  There were over 20 cars entered in the race. I made my first Pinewood Derby car this year. Charlie went with a Scouting theme hoping to win that category for the fourth year in a row.

cub scout pack 1003 pinewood derby car line upAll the cars were impressive! You could tell each person worked very hard on their individual car.

cub scout pack 1003 pinewood derby 2016

Additional photos are loaded in the photo album.

Scouting Roundtable

Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Missouri City (3900 Lexington Blvd) to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program.

Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. The objective of roundtable is to give leaders program ideas; information on policy, events, and training opportunities; and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. You learn from other volunteers in a casual and fun setting!

As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.

Any parent, leader, or volunteer can attend the monthly Roundtable sessions.

Scouting Safety

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. Sam Houston Area Council (SHAC) takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. Heath and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid.

The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare adult leaders to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner. The policies and guidelines are established because the need to protect members from known hazards that have been identified through 100+ years of experience. Limitations on certain activities are not to be viewed as blocking fun; rather, stepping stones toward an enjoyable adventure.

Everything you need to know about BSA policies regarding safety is located on the BSA webpage, Scouting Safety. There are links to a variety of online tools to help leadership run the Pack. All volunteers participating in official Scouting activities must become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting. There are also local state and federal regulations that supersede the BSA policies and guidelines. BSA and SHAC guidelines help units:

  • Know, understand, and comply with all rules, policies, and procedures
  • Model safe behaviors when participating in Scouting events
  • Encourage staff, volunteer leaders, and youth members to share in the management of risk
  • Promote, provide, and require health and safety training
  • Communicate the importance of incident and near-miss reporting and hold staff members accountable for implementing reporting procedures at unit, district, and council levels.
  • Study incidents that do occur to learn from them, and modify risks where appropriate.
  • Support enterprise risk managementnt concepts.

 

Scouting for Food 2016

bsa scouting for food cub scouts food banks service projectScouting for Food is a council-wide service project in conjunction with the Houston Food Bank and “Souper Bowl of Caring”. There is no better way to show our Scouting spirit to our community than by participating in the annual Scouting for Food drive!

Thunder Wolf District is participating in this annual event. Our pack has proudly participated for many years. This year Scouting for Food is January 30th and February 6th. Flyers will be hung on doors the first weekend and food picked up the second weekend.

Someone is needed to head up this year’s event. It isn’t very complicated. Job duties include:

  • registering our Pack as participating
  • organizing the Scouts to hang flyers on doors in the neighborhood
  • organizing the Scouts picking up food and delivering it to the assigned food bank
  • reporting our numbers to the Thunder Wolf coordinator

If you want to help out, please let me know ASAP.

YIS,

Cub Master White

 

Flag Ceremony

I am SO proud of how well our boys performed on Saturday. They did an outstanding job with the opening flag ceremony!

cub scout pack 1003 missouri city tx opening flag ceremonyI am pleased to report that the boys received many compliments from various attendees on how well our Scouts did. Different car owners said they were well behaved even while checking out all the cars.

 

Sea Rim State Park camping

The Pack went family camping at Sea Rim State Park in September.  The weather caused the trip to be cut short but the boys had a wonderful time anyway. It was also Beach Clean Up weekend so the boys earned service hours by helping to pick up trash and litter on the beach.

sea rim state park cub scout pack 1003

Webelos Woods 2015

webelos woods 2015 thunder wolf district shac

Webelos Woods is this weekend, Oct. 23-25. This is the chance for our 4th and 5th graders to see how Boy Scout Troops camp and meet some of the local Troops in preparation of moving up to Boy Scouts.  4th grader Webelos will camp together with the Pack. 5th grade Arrow of Lights will camp with Troop 1852.

Troop 1852 is having a Camping meeting tonight at 7pm at Southminster Presbyterian Church on Cartwright. All 5th graders and their parents are required to attend this meeting. Please bring your medical forms part A & B, the permission slip, and the $26 fee. $19 goes to the Troop and $7 goes to the district.

Webelos Woods will meet the requirement for rank advancement of camping with a Boy Scout Troop. The meeting will also count towards rank advancement as well.

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