Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Cub Scouts - A Great Purpose



One of the best gifts you can give your kid through Scouting is a whole new family... all of you!  Values that last a life time.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day


A big shout out to all of the awesome dads that make up the true workhorse behind Pack 1910. Without you, we would be lost! Sometimes we perceive many benchmark holidays as fabrications by the flower, jewelry or candy companies for the obligatory "atta boy" shout outs but I believe Father's Day is a day that we should all recognize the important contributions that fathers make to their families.

We celebrate those dads that jump in with both feet and take an active role in parenting by being present. Your presence IS a present! By attending school functions, sports practices as well as helping supervise camping trips and even den meetings... we all thank you and wish you a Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Feeling Super? Come join us!


Our PayPal link is live and we are taking reservations NOW for our private showing of Incredibles 2 at the Studio Movie Grill in Colleyville on Saturday, July 7 at 11am.

Each movie ticket price includes popcorn, a drink and a meal (from a preselected menu).

Come enjoy the air conditioning!  Bring a friend! Cub Scouts need to wear their Pack T-shirts.

Attending this event qualifies your scout for a July event for the National Summertime Activity Award.

RSVP on Scoutbook with your headcount of adults/youth and you can pay via PayPal on our Pack's Payment Page located HERE.  Deadline will be here before you know it so RSVP and PAY TODAY.  If you'd prefer, you may drop a check by our Treasurer.  Please contact him HERE to make payment arrangements if you do not wish to use PayPal.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Memorial Day Flag Ceremony

While many Americans will celebrate Memorial Day with hot dogs, hamburgers and a day off... let us not forget what this day is really all about. Memorial Day is not about 20% off sales and lounging by the pool. Memorial Day is a day of honor and respect for our fallen... and sometimes forgotten.


From the US Memorial Day website, Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.



Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.

On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.




I encourage all Pack 1910 families to engage in something meaningful this weekend to help instill in our Cubs a purpose for this day. Let's raise a generation that doesn't forget.



Take part in watching the National Memorial Day Parade. They will have a live feed streaming on YouTube. The parade is at 2pm EST. More on the parade can be found here.

Here is a Memorial Day Tribute you could watch with your family.




If you would like to do something local, at 11:00am CST at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery on Keller-Smithfield Road, the Keller Mt. Gilead Cemetery Association and the Rotary club are putting together their annual Memorial Day celebration. (The band starts at 10:30 am.) This is a one hour event inclusive of a flag retirement ceremony (conducted by Troop 1910 of First United Methodist Church of Keller.)

We have added to our Pack Calendar a special entry on Memorial Day. At 3pm -- no matter where you are, what you are doing or whose company you are sharing -- please stop and take a moment to gather your family and friends together to remember those who have fallen in service to our great nation. Memorial Day is more than a cookout, it's a time to be in thought for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice as well as their families. The National Moment of Remembrance is at 3pm. Unite with Americans everywhere to show that we have not forgotten that freedom isn't free. We are the home of the free BECAUSE of the brave!


Scouts and families, you are cordially invited to participate in the annual flag retirement ceremony at Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

Troop 1910 will be on hand to lead the services.

The event starts at 11:30 am, but you'll want to arrive sooner to ensure seating (I suggest you bring a chair and water).

Scout should be in full field uniform.

Once the ceremony concludes, hotdogs and drinks will be served.

Again, please come prepared for the heat. Hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, and your own cold water!

If you have a personal flag you'd like to bring to retire, please feel free.  No other flags will be burned tomorrow as I think Lucas Funeral Home will take them to retire with Veterans.

All families are encouraged to participate.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Outdoor Activity Award



Did your scout register for Day Camp?

If so, he's on his way to earn the Outdoor Activity Award.

Read all about the requirements for this cool award here.

Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos are eligible to earn this award which is sewn onto the uniform pocket flap.

Because attending either Day Camp or Cub Scout/Webelos Resident Camp is a required component for earning this award, I would suggest starting work on this optional award in June after District Day Camp. That gives you a full year of Scouting to fulfill the requirements. We have an awesome program that will allow for it to be completed easily with your continued involvement each month.

Better yet -- the Outdoor Activity Award can be earned every year. The patch is awarded once and then pins are awarded for the additional years it is earned.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Summer Adventures



Pack 1910 likes to provide our families with plenty of opportunities to stay engaged and active all summer long. Why? Because Scouting is year-round fun! We take great pride in ensuring that we have a well-rounded annual program full of excitement with new adventures each year for your family to experience together. 

In fact, our Pack has set up a specific five-year rotation of different activities so that, for your Scout's entire Cub Scout career, he won't have to participate in the same events summer after summer.  

As in years past, we will be utilizing Scoutbook to track RSVP's for these events. This helps the adult coordinators know which Scouts to expect so that no one is left behind and that your son receives credit for awards and advancement. Also, a few of these event do require advance deposits. Once you RSVP, you will be contacted to confirm how you wish to pay. PayPal invoices can be sent via e-mail or checks mailed to the treasurer for any events. 


One important thing to note -- please be sure you are RSVPing -- even if it is a "no" -- just so that we know you received the information. Don't make me a sad bear!

Please understand that many of these programs we are planning on require not only a minimum number of participants and as stated previously, but also a deposit. If you RSVP and are not able to attend, you will still need to pay your portion as it likely has already been covered by the Pack or, alternatively, you may find a family to go in your place and have them reimburse you. Most of these events do not allow refunds. Thank you for your understanding. 

Each event will have all specific information for each activity on Scoutbook. Today's notification is merely for you to save the date for our summer of fun! 



PACK 1910 SUMMER PROGRAM 2018: 



4-7: Mustang District Day Camp. See THIS PAGE on our website that is dedicated to all things Day Camp. $100 per camper
16: Stargazing Party 
29: Mountasia Family Fun Night





7: Incredibles 2 Movie Outing
21: Stargazing Party 
27: Federal Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tour


4-5: Webelos only trip to Space Center Houston (overnighter)
11: Raingutter Regatta
18: Stargazing Party
19: Keller Post Office Tour
26: Ice Cream Social Recruitment and Registration Event


Did you pick up a flyer at the Pack meeting to put on your fridge? No?  Print one out now right HERE.

...that by joining us for just one event a month, your scout is eligible for the National Summertime Achievement Pin? These are rank specific, color-coordinated very cool special pins to place on their uniform to show off their involvement. 




If enough of his den participates, they will earn the Summertime Award for their DEN! And, collectively, if enough of our Scouts participate all summer long, our PACK earns the National Summertime Pack Award! How cool is THAT? Awards will be presented at the Scout level at the September Pack meeting.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Pack Meeting TOMORROW!


Pack 1910's final Pack Meeting for the 2017-2018 year is TOMORROW NIGHT at 6:30 pm at the UMC Keller's Family Life Center (the "FLC"). 

We will be distributing our Summer calendar, accepting registrations for District Day Camp and finishing our Scout year strong!


Be sure you safe the date for our Graduation Bridging and Potluck that takes place Sunday, May 20 in the UMC Prayer Garden. This is where the boys are all officially graduated to the next rank in scouts and receive their new neckerchief, book and slide. A great way to kick off the summer for sure!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Gentlemen... start your engines!


FRIDAY is our track set up and the test track will be open 7-8pm in the FLC.

SATURDAY morning is registration at 9:30 am followed by RACING!  Come ready to have some fun!

We can't wait to see the SUPERHERO themed cars!  BRING YOUR A-GAME! 

See you there!

Monday, April 9, 2018

April Pack Meeting is Tomorrow!


Pack 1910's April's Pack Meeting is tomorrow at 6:30 pm at the UMC Keller's Family Life Center! We can't wait to see you there!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Cub Scout & Webelos Resident Camps

There are so many opportunities all summer long to keep the OUT in ScOUTing! One of those is Cub Scout and/or Webelos Resident Camps provided by the Longhorn Council.  This year's theme is:

DINOSAUR SURVIVAL CAMP!


A great perk of attending -- your Scout can earn his Outdoor Activity Award.  Day Camp and/or Resident Camp is mandatory to earn this.


Four Webelos sessions and four Cub Scout sessions are available. Cub Scout and Webelos Camps help you bring outdoor fun and learning to your Cub Scout summer at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch (SR2) near Bridgeport and Camp Tahuaya near Belton. You’ll go kayaking and canoeing on the lake and rock climbing, go swimming and have fun water fights – swimming each day! Fleets of new Sit-on-Top Kayaks for each program.

Cub Scout Sessions: $125 youth, $50 adults. 3-Nights.
Camp Tahuaya Cub Scout Session 1 – June 24 – June 27
Camp Tahuaya Cub Scout Session 2 – June 27- June 30
Sid Richardson Scout Ranch Cub Session 3 – July 8 – July 11
Sid Richardson Scout Ranch Cub Session 4 – July 11 – July 14

Webelos Sessions: $125 youth, $50 adults. 3-Night
Camp Tahuaya Webelos Session 1 – June 24 – June 27
Camp Tahuaya Webelos Session 2 – June 27- June 30
Sid Richardson Scout Ranch Webelos Session 3 – July 8 – July 11
Sid Richardson Scout Ranch Webelos Session 4 – July 11 – July 14

For resident camp, all tents, meals, eating utensils, program materials and equipment are provided by the camp for each camper. The camp does not provide cots or mattresses for the campers. A limited number of cots may be rented for $5 per camp session on a first-come first-served basis.

Just what do Cub Scouts and Webelos DO at Resident Camp?  How about Swimming, Kayaking, Archery, BB Shooting, Climbing, Water Battles, Rowing, Nature, Canoeing, Reptile Shows, Campfires, Games, First Aid, Advancement, Crafts, Fishing... AND MORE!

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This can be coordinated at the family or den level. Each Cub Scout should have an adult partner with him.  However, if you’re the only member of our Pack attending camp, you would be an “Explorer” camper. You’ll make new friends and camp with other “Explorer” Cub Scouts and parents from Packs all over the Longhorn Council.

PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING
The orientation meeting for adults coming to camp will be held the Wednesday before your camp session at 7 pm at the Longhorn Council offices. Orientation Meetings for SR2 sessions will be held at the Hurst office.

LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
All adults (18 and older) must turn in a completed Camp Adult Info Form to the Camp Director on arrival at camp. Each Pack, Den, or family attending must turn in a Texas Camp Adult Roster prior to arriving at camp.

All units (if you attend as a den) in camp MUST BE under the direct leadership of two adults at all times, one must be at least 21 years old and the other at least 18 years old. Adults may rotate with other parents or leaders; however, at least two qualified adults must remain in camp with the unit 24 hours daily while in camp. All adults in camp must have a current BSA youth protection card (good for two years). If you attend as an Explorer scout, you will stay with your Scout at all times and still need YPT certification.

REQUIRED HEALTH FORMS
Every adult and youth camper must have a completed BSA Medical form, Parts A, B, and C. This form does require a doctor’s exam. The Health Department requires immunization dates and parent signatures on all health forms. 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
See the Longhorn Council's Resident Camp Page HERE

All the forms and information is contained there. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Mustang District Awards Banquet

Mustang District


Your Mustang District Annual Awards Banquet takes place Saturday, April 28 at the Heritage Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76244.

Doors open at 5:30 pm and dinner is served at 6:20 pm.  Cost is $20 per person.

This is a time of community, fellowship, recognition and FUN!

We not only recognize our adult leadership but we also recognize the Eagles in our District.  Every registered leader is encouraged to attend.

Click HERE to be taken to the registration portal.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award


This is one of the COOL awards that is a patch sewn directly onto the pocket flap. It can be earned EVERY YEAR of your Cub Scout's scouting career with different requirements for each rank. The first year is the patch, after that it's pins that are pinned onto the patch.

First and foremost, to earn this award -- attendance at CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP OR RESIDENT CAMP is a must! So, have YOU saved the date for Day Camp? It's an AWESOME 4-day experience for the boys and the Mustang District puts on one of THE best and largest Day Camps in our Council! Click HERE for more information on Day Camp and how to register.

Or, better yet, have you saved the date for Cub Scout Resident and/or Webelos Resident Camp? HERE is all of the information on those!

Back to the Outdoor Activity Award. . . Scouts would start working on this award after school is over this year and therefore, it will apply toward their NEW Scout rank which they begin working on the first day of summer. They will have the ENTIRE YEAR to meet the requirements of that year's rank-specific criteria. Since Day Camp and/or Resident camp are mandatory for this award, now is a GREAT time to save the date so your Scout can earn this award!

The requirements are as follows:

ALL RANKS
Attend Cub Scout day camp or Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camp and do the following:


Rank-Specific:

TIGER Complete the Backyard Jungle adventure from the Tiger Handbook, and complete four of the outdoor activities listed below.

WOLF Complete the Paws on the Path adventure from the Wolf Handbook, and complete five of the outdoor activities listed below.

BEAR Complete the Bear Necessities adventure from the Bear Handbook, and complete six of the outdoor activities listed below.

WEBELOS: Complete the Webelos Walkabout adventure from the Webelos Handbook, and complete seven of the outdoor activities listed below.



Outdoor Activities for all Ranks
These activities must be in addition to any similar activities counted for rank advancement, and can be accomplished as a family, den, or pack.

  • Participate in a nature hike in your local area. This can be on an organized, marked trail or just a hike to observe nature in your area.
  • Participate in an outdoor activity such as a picnic or park fun day.
  • Explain the buddy system and tell what to do if lost. Explain the importance of cooperation.
  • Attend a pack overnighter. Be responsible by being prepared for the event.
  • Complete an outdoor service project in your community.
  • Complete a nature/conservation project in your area. This project should involve improving, beautifying, or supporting natural habitats. Discuss how this project helped you to respect nature.
  • Earn the Summertime Pack Award.
  • Participate in a nature observation activity. Describe or illustrate and display your observations at a den or pack meeting.
  • Participate in an outdoor aquatics activity. This can be an organized swim meet or just a den, pack, or family swim.
  • Participate in an outdoor campfire program. Perform in a skit, sing a song, or take part in a ceremony.
  • Participate in an outdoor sporting event.
  • Participate in an outdoor interfaith or other worship service.
  • Explore a local city, county, state, or national park. Discuss with your den how a good citizen obeys the park rules.
  • Invent an outside game and play it outside with friends for 30 minutes.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Youth Protection Training



The BSA has announced bold, wide-ranging updates to its Youth Protection program. Even those Scout leaders who took the previous version of Youth Protection training must log into My.Scouting.org and complete the updated Youth Protection by October 1, 2018.

Finally, beginning June 1, 2018, all adults who will be present at a Scouting activity for 72 hours or more must register as volunteers and complete a background check and Youth Protection training. This includes parents, merit badge counselors and any other adult who will be there for an extended time.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter


April Parent / Committee Meeting

PARENTS WANTED!!! PLEASE ATTEND MONDAY'S COMMITTEE MEETING TO HELP THE PACK MAKE PLANS AND DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR SON'S SCOUT ACTIVITIES.

The Pack Committee helps ensure that our Cub Scouts are offered fun-filled and meaningful events through the year.

Parents attend to help enrich and strengthen our Pack. Topics include upcoming pack meeting plans, assignments for the next month and upcoming large-scale activities.

We have a few leadership roles we would love to have filled and just by coming to these meetings -- you could help the Pack tremendously! You can RSVP on Scoutbook or just show up!

The link to download and print your own meeting agenda will be posted in the Comments field on the ScoutBook calendar event created for this meeting. Again, we ask that you please print your own (no wasted paper).

The meeting is at 7pm at the Scout House on Monday, April 2. We will be finalizing the April Pack Meeting, finalizing the Pine Wood Derby plans, discussing Day Camp, the summer calendar, leadership opportunities and more.

Come join us!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Need A Little Adventure In Your Summer?



Make Memories That Will Last a Lifetime at the Iconic Philmont Scout Ranch!

The Philmont Family Adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the Philmont Scout Ranch like never before!

Open to all registered members of the BSA and their families, you will have a chance to participate in all of the incredible activities offered at Philmont and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

WHO
All registered members of the BSA and their families

WHERE
Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico

WHEN
Full Session Week 1: 6/24-30; Week 2: 7/1-7
Half Session 1 Week 1: 6/24-27; Week 2 7/1-4
Half Session 2 Week 1: 6/27-30; Week 2 7/4-7

COST:
Full Week Adult: $350; Child/Youth: $150 - includes tent, meals, program fees
Half Week Adult: $215; Child/Youth: $100 - includes tent, meals, program fees

Space is limited, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

You can customize your adventure by choosing activities that appeal to you. Morning and afternoon programs will be offered daily, as well as day-long activities ... if you’re feeling extra adventurous!

This is different from any previous event at the Philmont Scout Ranch, and will truly be an unforgettable experience for all families in attendance.

For more information, click the link above for The Philmont Family Adventure. Full Session Schedule is HERE.  Half Session Schedule is HERE.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Cyber Chip


Long gone are the days of the "be home before the sun goes down" kind of parenting that a lot of us grew up with. Unfortunately, however, the more kids are inside, the more inclined they are to engage in some kind of online, electronic activity. I'm sure we've all seen news reports about cyber bullying, online security, location services on devices, geotagging of photos and social networking predators. It would be nice to think these topics won't impact our youth, but we need to be proactive and realize that we are in the thick of it! We must protect them.

Crazy fact - did you know that over 5 MILLION Facebook users are actually kids under the age of 10 even though the age limit to even have an account is 13?

If you have a pulse, you've likely heard of.... Minecraft. I know my scout absolutely LOVES watching YouTube videos that have to do with Minecraft and his other favorite video game du jour. However, if you think, for a second, they should watch these unsupervised, you're in for a shock. A great deal of the content in these videos is highly inappropriate.  Predators use clickbait to lure them to watch material that is anything but age appropriate for Cub Scouts or adults for that matter!

More and more children have iPads, iPhones, tablets, Ipods and more and more access than ever to a whole worldwide web that is not the most friendly to the eyes, heart and especially to the spirit and character of our children.

With the electronic world aimed against us, how can parents teach our children internet safety principles?

In partnership with NetSmartz®, the Boy Scouts of America developed the Cyber Chip program. Along the same lines of how the Whittling Chip is designed to teach the boys pocketknife safety, the Cyber Chip is designed to teach them internet safety. There are BSA Cyber Chip requirements for boys in grades 1-3, grades 4-5 so your Cub Scouts are covered! In fact, there are programs available from grades 1 - 12! Even if your children aren’t in Cub Scouts, you can still take advantage of NetSmartz’s awesome programming.


Each Cyber Chip level covers topics such as cyber bullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming and identity theft. To earn the Cyber Chip, Cub Scouts sign an Internet Safety Pledge, watch an age-appropriate online video and share what they’ve learned with their den or den leader. Older boys complete additional activities.

Once they present their completion certification to their den leaders, they will earn their Cyber Chip which is a temporary patch to be worn on their uniform. (It's pictured at the top of this post.)

The Cyber Chip expires annually. Scouts are required to “recharge” the chip each year by returning to the NetSmartz® website for their grade and completing the recharge requirements (at the bottom for their required grade). Grades 1-3 have their own experience, Grades 4-5 have another, 6-8 have another and grades 9-12 have their own as well. This keeps the information relevant and age appropriate. Upon this completion, they'll be presented with a recharged pin to wear on their patch.


It is definitely hard to navigate these waters, but we have a responsibility to keep our kids safe and we can only do that by first educating ourselves. By encouraging our kids to participate in programs like the Cyber Chip, we are taking steps to ensure they are equipped with the tools to keep them and their friends and siblings safe.

If you want to make sure you're on top of things, the Boys and Girls Club of America created a CyberSafe program that will give you tips, discussion cards and resources for broaching the topics of cyberbullying, mobile technology, social networks and online privacy.

Cyber safety -- it's all of our jobs! It’s never too early to begin talking about it with your boys. Start your conversation today and help them earn this awesome temporary patch that can be worn with their uniform -- the Cyber Chip!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Spring Campout - Recap


We could not have asked for better weather for camping this weekend! A huge thank you to all of the help preparing meals, to Rory for teaching the cubs new songs for the campfire and to Troop 1910 for allowing us to be a part of their campfire program.


I hope everyone walked away with a new memory and an experience to cherish forever.  Seeing how it takes a village to pull these off... BALOO training is how you can make these continue to happen!

If you snagged some pictures (and I know you did!), please share them with us!  E-mail your favorite photos to our Pack's e-mail address (click and it will open an e-mail for you) and we will use them in the annual slide show.  Our Scouts LOVE seeing their faces on the big screen and it's always so much fun to preserve these memories for the whole Pack.

Here are a few highlights!







All of these photos (and more) will be uploaded to the Pack's Google Drive and made available to our families with a link to view and add their own (if you choose not to e-mail them).

Thank you all again for keeping the OUT in scOUTing!  Weekends like this are what it's all about!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

You Shoulda Put A Label On It!



Believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about SUMMER CAMP and VACATIONS!  You'll be needing to label lunch boxes, waterbottles, athletic wear, shoes, backpacks and we have partnered up for a fundraiser with one of the best sites for personalized labels -- namely, Mabel's Labels.

You can visit Mabel's Labels by clicking THIS LINK. You will be taken to the fundraising action page. Under the box on the left (SELECT YOUR SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION), click the orange bar to scroll down and find "CUB SCOUT PACK 1910". This will take you to our Pack's page within the Mabel's Labels fundraising selections. From there... start checking out all their awesome options!

I can attest that the quality is TOP NOTCH... dishwasher safe, waterproof, microwave safe... I've put them on everything from favorite blankets to stuffed animal tags to Matchbox cars to Scout handbooks to backpacks to sippy cups to headphones to every... single... solitary piece of camping equipment my Boy Scouts own --including their eating utensils, chairs and sleeping bags! SUPER great investment for ANYTHING going to ANY Scout camp!

You needn't be part of Cub Scout Pack 1910 to order so feel free to invite your family and friends to do their label shopping here too!!  Every purchase benefits the pack.


Oh, and did I mention, they're having a 40% off SALE starting THURSDAY on the Starter Label Pack. There's a great array of designs for everyone and features the four sizes featured above. This pack is an ideal introduction to the Mabel’s product family. This collection of durable, waterproof labels is a great way to help ensure your kids' belongings make it home with them! It includes includes:

  • 24 Mini Custom Name Stickers: 1-1/2" x 5/16"
  • 8 Custom Shoe Stickers (4 pairs): 1.3"
  • 42 Tag Mates™ Stick On Clothing Labels: 13/16" x 3/8"
  • 2 Personalized Bag Tags: 2-1/4" x 1-1/4

The sale is through the end of the month.  So, order them for all your kiddos cause you know you need them plus, anything you purchase helps the Pack!  Feel free to share with friends!


Pinewood Derby Car Body

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Friends of Scouting


Pack families, we are nearing the deadline of our Friends of Scouting campaign.

If we can get each of our families to commit to at least a $20 or $30 pledge,  we will not only reach our goal, we will also secure a substantial savings for our Pack.

By meeting our goal, our Pack is able to get ALL advancement awards (this includes rank cloth patches, adventure loops, cyber chip patches, rank cards and all of the adventure pins for Webelos and Arrow of Light) FREE FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR!!  






Your help to our Council through Friends of Scouting will come through with a direct savings straight to OUR UNIT!  Again, all of our rank advancement for our youth will be at no cost to us from April 1, 2018 to March 30, 2019 but only IF WE MEET OUR GOAL OF $1,000.


Please help us meet our goal! 

Our last collection will be March 20 at our Pack meeting.  You may log into the Friends of Scouting website and make your pledge or fill out the pledge card at the March Pack Meeting!  Thank you in advance for all you do for Scouting!

Longhorn Council camps are where we go for most of our Pack campouts.  Did you know that they do not charge Longhorn Council Units for facility usage at all?  The money raised through Friends of Scouting helps keep these camps in top shape... from the infrastructure, to maintenance, to equipment... and new construction builds for the benefit of the youth. Everything raised through Friends of Scouting stays in Council for the benefit for all.  It's a great thing.


Jessica Cristy, Pack 1910's FOS Chair, will be at the March Pack meeting to collect the pledge cards (pictured above). The pledge can be a one-time gift, it can be a monthly or quarterly contribution – however it makes sense for you to meet your commitment, Friends of Scouting can accommodate your request. No gift is too big... no gift is too small...

Or, you can go to www.myfos.org and register your commitment to our campaign. There you will be able to make your commitment and schedule your payments according to your own needs.

(Note: Make sure you designate Pack 1910 when you make your commitment so we can accurately record it).

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Space Center Houston

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We are a pack with a plan!  Don't believe me? Come to one of our leader meetings to see for yourself!  Part of our plan for this year and every two years in fact, is to take our Webelos I and Arrow of Light Scouts with one parent to Space Center Houston for an evening of exploration and space fun.

And the best part - it's that time again!  While this trip is ONLY for Webelos or Arrow of Light, it's an amazing experience we look forward to every time it comes up in our rotation.

For the convenience of our families, we have set up a PayPal button on the Pack Payment page but you still need to complete the Registration Form is actually done on the Google Form.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Scout Fundraiser


Pack 1910's annual fundraiser is popcorn. We hope that every scout family realizes the importance of participating in that to help support our program -- (awards, pinewood derby cars, t-shirts, patches, etc.) Popcorn fuels Cub Scouts -- it's THAT simple! However, each year we also choose an optional fundraiser to allow Cub Scouts to earn money that will assist paying for their own personal Scout equipment and adventures.

WasteZero & Longhorn Council have joined forces to help clean up our communities and support local scouts with a trash bag fundraiser (this will replace the Camp Card program that wasn't as successful for the boys as in years past).

Participating Scouts will receive 35% commission on their sales. This commission will go into the Cub Scout Pack's general fund, but with a notation that it is for the benefit of your scout. His hard work earns him the commission. Period. Funds earned during the trash bag fundraiser can be used for Day Camp registration fees, the Webelos trip to Space Center Houston this fall, membership registration each year, scouting supplies and equipment, special events, camping fees, etc.

This is NOT a Pack fundraiser. This is also NOT a mandatory fundraiser. It is completely optional -- however, who DOESN'T use TRASH BAGS? EASY SALES! Especially with spring yard clean ups about to start happening all over the neighborhood!

The campaign will sell Waste Zero trash bags in three sizes:

13 gallon Tall Kitchen Bags (50 count $15) so $5.25 commission

30 gallon Large Trash Bags (30 count for $15) $5.25 commission

41 gallon Contractor Bags (16 count for $20) $7 commission

The high quality bags feature drawstrings and contain 50% recycled content. All bags are proudly made in the USA. We are excited for the trash bag sales because unlike popcorn or even camp cards, everyone uses and needs trash bags. Selling a product that everyone needs makes it harder for prospective customers to say no.

We will pick up the order forms at the March District Roundtable. Take order sales begin NOW!  Jessica Cristy, our new fundraising chair (YAY), can facilitate getting the order forms to den leaders for distribution.

One cool feature -- there will also be a TEXT TO BUY option for Take Order. Customers can order by texting the word “Scout” to 41411. It will give them prompts to pay and that way they can use their Credit/Debit cards from the comfort of their own phone and pay immediately without the needs for one of the swipers or a special app on your phone! Cash and check are also acceptable methods of payment. Payment is collected AT THE POINT OF SALE. All orders need to be paid for at the time they are ordered.

TAKE ORDER FORMS AND PAYMENTS DUE DATE WILL BE DUE AT THE APRIL PACK MEETING APRIL 10.

We will pick up product Thursday, May 3 at the District Roundtable. They will be ready for pick up and distribution to your customers after that.

Our Council is doing incentive prizes as follows as well:

  • Filler UP: Sell a customer for each line on the order form, scout receives a small lock back pocket knife
  • $500 in Sales: Scout receives a larger Boy Scout knife
  • $1,000 in Sales: Scout receives a 1 liter CamelBak backpack

March Parent/Committee Meeting

PARENTS WANTED!!! PLEASE ATTEND MONDAY'S COMMITTEE MEETING TO HELP THE PACK MAKE PLANS AND DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR SON'S SCOUT ACTIVITIES.

The Pack Committee helps ensure that our Cub Scouts are offered fun-filled and meaningful events through the year.

Parents please attend and help enrich and strengthen our Pack. Topics include upcoming pack meeting plans, assignments for the next month and upcoming large-scale activities.

We have a few leadership roles we would love to have filled and just by coming to these meetings -- you could help the Pack tremendously! You can RSVP on Scoutbook or just show up! The meeting agenda link will be posted in the Comments field below the event on the ScoutBook calendar. We ask that you please print your own (no wasted paper).

The meeting is at 7pm at the Scout House on Monday, March 5. We will be finalizing the March Pack Meeting, discussing Pine Wood Derby event, finalizing the Spring Campout, touching on the summer calendar of events and more.

Come join us!