Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join us for a Pack Hike!

With the kick off of the new scout year under our belts, we are kicking off a new program, too!  The Pack 1910 Hiking Club!  

Let's face it -- one of the main reasons boys want to join Scouts is to get OUTDOORS!  There's no better way to do that than getting out for some good ole fun on the trails!  We want to be more a outdoor-oriented Pack and keep our boys ACTIVE!  We will keep the OUT in scOUTing!  Attendance at these events is completely optional, but... you know you want to come!  

The 3rd Saturday of every month, Pack 1910 will have a Pack-wide hike at varying locations somewhere in the D/FW area.  Hikes will be anywhere between 1-4 miles.  Oh, and did I mention that we will be logging miles!  Why?  Because for logging miles -- the boys will receive AWARDS for specific miles along the way.

One of the great things about taking part in a pack hike is that the boys will be on their way to earning the Hiking Belt Loop and/or Activity Pin as well.  To find out more about that, click here.  Simply print it out and once it is complete, turn it into your den leader.  You must earn the belt loop before you can earn the pin.  (Note:  you only need to turn in the first page if you are only seeking the belt loop.)

Our first hike will be Saturday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.  There is an admission fee of $5 for anyone age 13-64.  Here is a link of the FWNC&R's Trail Map.  Their address is 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth, TX 76135.  Their phone number is 817-392-7410.  Please pull all the way through to the Hardwicke Interpretive Visitor Center parking lot.  From there, we will hit the trails as a group after going over important information on hiking, the buddy system, and such.

Parents, please take a look at Pack 1910's Hiking Club packet for more information on what to bring, what to wear, etc.  It would be good to go over this with your scout BEFORE they show up to a hike.

If we have an avid hiker or parent that would like to become the Pack Hiking Chair, please contact April.  Many hands makes light work and we need to be sure we are all helping make the Pack "go".  

If you plan to attend, please be sure you e-mail April so that we know to expect you. All Pack events are FAMILY FRIENDLY but please do not bring pets.  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pack Meeting is TONIGHT!

Tonight is the first official Pack meeting for the new Scouting year!  

We will be announcing our many changes in our Pack's program tonight and we will also be having our annual uniform inspection!!  Make sure you find those neckerchiefs and slides!  


See you there no later than 6:30 p.m. at the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church of Keller!  Gathering activity begins at 6:15 p.m.  

Don't forget your donations to the USO!  Tonight is the last time to make them!  

We will have songs, skits, uniform inspections, distribution of our genius kits, information and registration for our fall campout and more!  DON'T MISS IT! 

See you there!

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Camping We Will Go!

It's time again to get in gear for our Fall Family Camp out!  Our Pack tradition is to attend the Fall Festival at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch located on Lake Bridgeport.  It's a weekend campout that's packed full of fun!  No camping experience is necessary!  This is where you go learn the ropes!

The informational brochures can be found here and here (two pages, one needs to be filled out and turned in).  Please note, however, that you will turn the forms into THE PACK.  Please DO NOT mail them or turn them into the Council office.  We will register as a Pack.

Deadline for turning in forms is MONDAY, OCTOBER 6.  

Cost is $22 per youth, $10 per adult.  Payments can be made via check payable to LONGHORN COUNCIL.  

There is a place on the form where you indicate if you are camping Friday night, Saturday night or if you're just attending for the day's events.  Once we have an idea of attendees, we will decide as a Pack what we will do for meals Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon.  Friday night will be on your own.  Dinner on Saturday evening and a continental breakfast Sunday is included with your registration fee.  

This is a great opportunity, also, for our newer scouts to get their hands dirty on the range with archery and bb gun ranges.  They will have an area set up for pumpkin carving and there may be a trebuchet (big catapult) set up to do some punkin' chunkin' as well!  We will go over this more as it gets closer to the date.

We will be attending the weekend of October 10-12.  Our Webelos II will be camping out with Boy Scout Troop 1910 as part of their Arrow of Light requirement.  Camping out Friday night is optional but many families enjoy the extra night in the fall air.  Let's face it, camping is a BIG reason why boys WANT to be in Scouts!

All Pack 1910 camp outs are family friendly events so the whole family is welcome!  So mark your calendars NOW to attend!  

Saturday, September 6, 2014

USO Donations -- Still collecting through Pack Meeting!

We will STILL BE COLLECTING donations for the United Service Organization (the "USO") at the September Pack.  Please note, however, this meeting will be the LAST OPPORTUNITY to make these donations!  

The USO has a mission to lift the spirits of service members and their families. Millions of times each year at hundreds of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families. A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. The USO is not part of the U.S. government, but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the USO.  The USO will use our donations 
to provide to the men and women of the armed forces who travel through the DFW Airport. They recently put out a call for help because their donations are dwindling! Pack 1910 knew we had to help!  The following items are being collected: 

Cases of chocolate bars
Variety pack chips
Trail Mix
Kellogg's Rice Crispy Treats
Beef Jerky
Peanuts/Mixed Nuts
Sunflower Seeds
Granola and/or Protein Bars
Chewing Gum
Cases of Apple/Orange Juice and Juice Boxes
Bottled Water

Batteries (all sizes)
1 lb. Bags of Starbucks - Medium Roast Breakfast Blend
New Coloring Books and Crayons
New Children's Toys/Stuffed Animals
New or Like-New DVDs
New or Like-New games for X Box, X Box 360, Play Station 2, Play Station 3, and Wii
9" Microwave Safe Paper Plates
Rolls of Paper Towels
12 oz. Foam Cups

Baby Powder
Shaving Cream
Deodorant (men's and women's)
Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
Lip Balm/Chap stick

Please encourage your entire family to participate in collecting items for this worthy cause!  Want to learn more about the USO?  Check them out here.  If you watch the videos, have a tissue handy!  What a great program to support!

Tuesday is First Pack Meeting

Hey gang -- WELCOME BACK TO CUB SCOUTS!!!!  We are gearing up for our FIRST PACK MEETING of the 2014-2015 year Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church of Keller

We are going to:

... have a uniform inspection (not sure what that means?  Check out this!)
... learn about our annual fundraising goals and what they mean for you!
... hear about our FALL CAMPOUT!
... a fun presentation of the summer awards earned by our scouts (be ready to catch!)
... have some impromptu fun

Den Assignments:  

  • Webelos II will be doing the flag ceremony
  • Webelos I will be doing the opening and the prayer
  • Bears will do our closing
These can always be found here.  

It's going to be a great year full of fun and adventure and we are SO glad you're along for the ride with us!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Join Cub Scouts!!

It's that time of year again!  We are about to kick off a new Scout year and want YOU to join us!  

WHO:       Boys in 1st - 5th grade in the Keller and surrounding areas
WHAT:     Cub Scout Pack 1910 Membership Drive
WHERE:    First United Methodist Church of Keller, Family Life Center
                1025 Johnson Road, Keller
WHEN:      Tuesday, September 2 6:30 pm
WHY:        Because -- IT IS FUN!  But also... 

Scouting promotes and encourages family time.  Time is valuable and what better way to spend it than investing in lasting memories with your son.  More than ever, today’s families struggle to find time to spend together. Cub Scouting helps to support your family by providing ready-made opportunities for you and your son to do things together.

Your son needs to belong to a group of boys his own age. Through this sense of belonging, he builds his self-esteem and learns to get along with others. As a parent, you want to be assured that the groups that your boy joins will teach values consistent with good citizenship, character development, and physical fitness. The Boy Scouts of America has been weaving these lifetime values into fun and educational activities since 1910.

In a society where your son is taught that winning is everything, Cub Scouting teaches him to “do his best” and to be helpful to others.

Scouting teaches family values and works to strengthen your relationship with your son. Scouting activities can bring added value to the time you already have with your son.

He will learn to live by the code of “On my honor.”

But we know that boys do not join Cub Scouting just to get their character built.

Boys join because it is fun!!!

Our program is full but it's not complete without YOU!  Please complete the informational form on the website for more information if you are unable to attend.  Someone from our membership committee will be in touch with you shortly.

September's Core Value

The Core Value for the month of September is COOPERATION.

Cooperation is being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal. Cooperation is also a key element in teamwork. In the Cub Scout program, boys will gain a better understanding of the importance of supporting each other as they play games and learn new skills.


  • We can do more working together than I can do alone.
  • Every person has a unique contribution to make to the group.
  • Success is gained when everyone works together.
  • Two heads are better than one.
  • Things in life come easier if you know how to get along and cooperate with others.