Due to some logistical conflicts at Trietsch, we are moving our annual Blue & Gold Banquet up one day. It will now be:
Date: Friday, February 21st
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Where: at Trietsch in the Ministry Center of the south wing. (map/directions)
Dens will have a half hour before the start time to set up their tables. The theme this year is the Winter Olympics, and each den has picked a sport featured in the winter games.by chris with no comments yet
While cleaning out his garage, Tim Bachelder found a bin full of these old pack shirts. These were the “Class B” shirts the pack used prior to Davis and I joining. We’ve had two different pack shirts since then!
We are going to sell these to pack members for $5 each. We have several Adult Larges, but also mediums and smalls. Youth sizes range from small to large.
We will have a table set up at the Pinewood Derby as well as at the next pack meeting. First come, first serve!by chris with no comments yet
Our annual Pinewood Derby is this Friday, January 24th. It will be in the Ministry Center at Trietsch UMC (where we normally meet for pack meetings).
Check-in, with official weighing, begins at 6:15 PM. Racing begins promptly at 7:00 PM.
**IF YOUR SCOUT DO NOT CHECK-IN BEFORE RACING COMMENCES, HIS CAR WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE END OF RACING TO MAKE ITS RUNS.**
The track we are using this year has four lanes, so each car will run four heats, one in each lane. We will take the car’s fastest time of the four as its official time for determining results.
REMEMBER: Scout cars can NOT weigh more than 5 ounces. Outlaw cars cannot weigh more than 7.5 ounces. All cars must be under the 5-inch height limit, or they will not fit under the finish gate.
During racing, it is important that Scouts and siblings sit back from the track. We will assign track duties for the retrieval of cars from the finish line to certain Scouts. These are the only children which should be near the track. Our track host would be very appreciative of parents talking about this with their Scouts and other attending children beforehand.
If you have any questions, please contact your den leader, TJ, or Chris. See everyone Friday night!
UPDATE: All Scouts should be in their Class A uniforms for the Derby.by chris with no comments yet
The challenge? Collect as many landmark hole-punches on our map.
Our team, Lego Landlubbers, hot-footed it across miles and miles of woods and trails, and landed smack in the middle of 35th place of 72 teams participating in Cub-O.
Team Score: 150 points
Finish Time: 3:48:40
by TereLyn Hepple with no comments yet
The pack holiday party is next Tuesday, December 10th, 6:30-8:30pm at Interskate in Lewisville. Tuesday is bargain night, admission is only $3, and regular skate rental is free. If you’re not skating, you don’t pay anything.
We will be distributing Pinewood Derby car kits at the party. (If you can’t make it to the party, please make arrangements with your den leader or TJ for pickup.) Each Scout will have a car provided to him by the pack. If a parent or sibling wishes to enter a car, we need to know before Sunday night, so we have a count of how many to purchase.
Please let Chris or TJ know how many cars your family would like beyond the one provided to your Scout. Each car is $5.by chris with no comments yet
Each team of 3-6 Cubs gets a Cub-O map half an hour before the race starts. Your goal is to hike in the woods and find as many of the 40 orange and white orienteering flags as you can. Plan your strategy to score the maximum point total possible in 2 hours! Map training sessions for Cub Scouts and parents are held all morning.
Lunch will be served in the dining hall. Meal times are assigned to minimize the length of serving lines. Units may choose to do Pack Family Camping on Friday and/or Saturday night. Scores will be available by Saturday night. After the event, each team’s competition race maps will be available to pick up at the District Roundtable meetings in January or February. This is a rain or shine event: extreme inclement weather (ice or snow) may cause a one week postponement.
Some of us including myself and my scout will go up on Friday and make camp, and camp till Sunday morning. If you are interested in camping the entire/part of the weekend please let Stephen know. If you’re interested in only coming up for the day of orienteering please let me know that as well. I will fill out the necessary paperwork, but will need everyone’s reply by Monday, December 29th. The cost is $17 per person plus $10 if you want a T-Shirt (I’ll need your shirt size when you tell me if you’re going.)by Stephen Keithly with no comments yet
Hope you all have had a wonderful Holiday weekend. I wanted to share a quick adventure that Ethan and I made earlier this week with a scout from another council up to Lake Ray Roberts. We first planned out everything we would need to take with us and then added items for what could be bad weather. Then Tuesday morning we got up, ate breakfast, and drove a little less that an hour to Johnson Branch. There is a $7 per adult fee to gain access to the park for any of you that think about going up there. We then found our place to park, made a pit stop at the provided restroom, and then hit the marked out trail. This is an out and back trail with lots of smaller trails that run off of it to add to the exploring. We decided to save the smaller trails for the next trip and just stick to the main trail. Including the time we spent stopped eating the lunches we brought, we were on the trail almost 5 hours. In this time we hiked just over 6 miles. The weather turned out perfect and the birds came out in the afternoon. The colors were amazing to see and experience in the open, and led to some great conversations with these two scouts. We were able to make a difference by finding trash left on the trail and putting it in the provided receptacles. I would recommend this trail to anyone looking for a “beginner” trail. It’s got some ups and downs, but it’s a clear wide path that is clearly marked. Looking forward to going back and exploring the smaller trails.by Stephen Keithly with no comments yet
As part of our fall camp out, we picked up trash and debris along a section of Lake Grapevine as a service project. Our Scouts and their families worked really hard to make this area of the shoreline more enjoyable for others. Their presence even convinced one kayaker to join in the cleanup!by chris with no comments yet
Our summer get-together for the month of July will be bowling at Main Event in Lewisville, on Saturday, July 20th, 2-4 PM. The pack will pick up the tab for the lanes, so Scouts, siblings, and parents who wish to participate will be responsible for their own shoe rental.
Please plan to be at Main Event for 1:45 PM to get your shoes, pick out a ball, and so on, so we are ready to roll at 2.
Hope to see everyone!by chris with no comments yet