Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CSI - Cub Scout Investigations - March Pack Meeting

The March Pack Meeting theme couldn't have been any cooler!

CSI and after a precursory search of the internet -- I feel really sad we didn't purchase some of these just for fun!  Who doesn't need another ball cap?  I collect these like some women collect shoes!  I mean, who WOULDN'T want to have their very own CSI ballcap!??!?!?

Thank you to those who came and made this meeting so much fun!  I know that it's the time of year for sports and all kinds of conflicts but thank you for keeping Scouts active and a priority.  The boys truly stay engaged... if they're there.  So, thank you all for giving them the opportunity to stay engaged and have fun!

We started out the Pack meeting with a brief announcement period.... and YES!  I realize they are quite

It's an evil necessity but we have much coming up and I want everyone to have as much information as you can!

1) Brahama's game - $5 per person DEADLINE - SATURDAY MARCH 21 person PayPay is available to just get that one wiped off your plate.

2) Camp Card - given out in groups of 20. Simply sign out.  Sell.  Return what you do and don't sell along with the money.  Deadline is May 4 (at the Committee Meeting) for all unused cards and funds.

3) Pinewood Derby is going to be April 11.  If you need a car, see April!  THIS is going to be FUN!  An event the boys (ad their dads) look forward to all year long!

4)  April's Pack Meeting will be BACK at the FLC and the theme is LEGOS!  

5) Don't forget the opportunities to see the Texas Rangers through Scouting!  Click here for that information.  Register on your own.

6) Our bridging ceremony will take place at the H-Center on May 31.  This is where the boys cross the bridge to their new rank which they can begin working on the first day of summer.  They will also be presented with their new books.  Parents need to purchase a new neckerchief and anew slide.

7) District Day Camp is also a great time.  June 8-12, $92 per scout, 8:30-4pm at Harvest Church.  There is a need for parent chaperones in order to maintain two-deep leadership.  

So, yeah, announcements... a great way to immediately suck the life out of the party, but sometimes you just have to get all of the information out there as soon as you can so that you can get on to the FUN STUFF!

Like.... a one-hand-behind-your-back-be-the-fastest-of-the-fast to pull and entire box of Kleenex one by one until they're all gone.  It's tricky!!!  Garret B. won first place in this contest.  We are going to use the empty boxes for a fun game next month!

From here the boys were each given their...

mission folders which contained a mustache for each one.  Hey, a kid's gotta have a disguise! They also read over a list of four strategic and very involved missions they were to embark upon -- should they choose to accept this mission.  Guess what... they all accepted.

I followed with the Bears.  Our first stop was fingerprinting. They were shown how to make prints, how to lift prints, how to leave prints and how to read prints.  We learned the key features people look for.  It was pretty cool!

From there we went to the Mission Impossible Course.  For this an entire hall way was set up to resemble a laser grid.  They had to go under, over and through an entire hallway's worth of lasers -- and then BACK AGAIN!  We had one Scout trying to limbo!  It was awesome!

Next we went to target practice!  Yep, you heard me!  Full on NERF gun FUN!  Every spy needs to be stealthy and accurate.  Targets were near, far, high, low... you needed to be speedy, accurate and watch out for the ricochet.  They did great.

We followed this up by learning about secret codes.  They made their own cipher wheel and wrote their own code and then had to decipher a code given to them.  Completing this task was rewarding - literally!  It was then they earned their monthly awards!  Thanks to Nancy Zey for packaging those up!

It was a great evening!  Thanks to those that came.  They sure had a lot of fun!  It's all for the boys!

Remember, while dens meet every couple of weeks, our Pack only meets once a month. The Pack Meeting is the regular gathering of all of our dens.  It's an important place for our families to learn the how's and why's and what's of Scouting so that as our older dens attrition out, our younger dens' parents can pick up the reins.  Besides, only at the Pack Meetings do you get to collect all your HARDWARE, show off those uniforms proudly and talk about all they've been working on to everyone!  Speaking of hard work -- we had a new scout there last night who has already completed his Bobcat!  Be ready for a fun ceremony next month for him!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pack 1910 Night with the Brahmas

Personally, I can't think of a better way to spend a Friday night than at a hockey game with my family and friends making memories and watching the kids go nuts.. oh, yeah, an catching some amazing, fast-action, hockey too!

Pack 1910 has scheduled a Pack Night with the Lone Star Brahmas for Friday, March 27.

Deadline for tickets is Saturday, March 21.  

Please contact April immediately.  If you wish to pay via Pay Pal, please click here and be taken to that link.  Tickets are $5 each.  You must prepay. The tickets will all be available for you at the will-call booth for when you arrive.

I have created a PayPal button to facilitate payment for those wanting to attend. It's a real fun time!  You may check your scout's requirements, too... sometimes they are required to go see an actual live sport as one of their requirements and/or electives!  Cool way to knock that out!

I'd love to have a great turnout!  Wear your pack t-shirts and sweatshirts!

Got questions?  I got answers!  Shoot me an e-mail!  April Driggers

Camp Cards

Pack 1910 is pleased to announce the Longhorn Council's Camp Card fundraising program. 

By selling the above shown Camp Cards, Scouts earn their own way to our Fall Camp at Fossil Rim.  Units participating in the program earn 50% commission - $2.50 on each $5.00 Camp Card they sell. We are giving this commission IMMEDIATELY to the account of the Scout who sold them.  

Oh,and did I mention they best part?  This fundraiser is completely free? That's right. Any cards you don't sell, you simply return them and you're done.  Risk Free. 

All unsold cards and money is due to April at the Committee Meeting held May 4. 

What specific savings can the boys sell from these cards?
The top and probably the way to obtain the easiest sell is to show an automatic return of your investment by simply spending money at Kroger!

 $5.00 off with a $50 purchase at Kroger 
 Up to 50% off Texas Rangers games… see them over and over at almost ½ price! 
 50% off Hawaiian Falls water park, and a new year round Adventure Park. 
 LEGOLAND Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium at Grapevine Mills. 
 $1.00 off Wendy’s Combo Meal ---All Year LONG! 
 Papa John’s 40% off

If you can get your son to sell 2 packs of 20 Camp Cards, that's a $200 sale and a $100 commission, or, stated differently, your Scout is going to Fossil Rim FOR FREE!

If you missed the pick up at the Pack Meeting tonight, just let me know how to meet you and I will certainly get these into your hands!  My cell is 817-301-3163

I encourage to you to do your best!  It's a VERY easy sell!

Wild West Spring Campout

YOU know the reason boys want to join Scouts.  

WE know the reason boys want to join Scouts.  


We also know that everyone is busy so rather than encumber our families with planning a full campout, this year we are going to Camp Tahuaya to participate in the Longhorn Council's Wild West Family Adventures Camp!  

So, without further adieu -- here is the information on Pack 1910's spring campout!  
  • WHO:  All members of Pack 1910 and their families
  • WHAT:  Pack 1910 Spring Campout
  • WHERE:  BSA Camp Tahuaya.  Camp Tahuaya is a 147 acre camp with the largest spring in Texas.  It's 1 mile west of the Tahuaya Road Exit at mm 289a on I-35 just south of Belton and Temple.  It's 47 miles south of Waco.   Address for GPS users:  2603 Tahuaya Dr., Belton, TX 76513  You can find a printable map of the property here.
  • WHEN:  Saturday, April 18 - Sunday, April 19 (you do have the option of camping Friday night if you wish -- please indicate this on your registration form)
  • COST:  (early bird registration costs) $29 per person aged 6+, 15 for those 4-5 and under 4 are free
  • WHAT'S INCLUDED?:  Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, a camp t-shirt and a patch for each camper
  • WHAT WILL WE DO?:  petting zoo, climbing wall, BB shooting, archery, scavenger hunts, western history & characters, nature walks, western films, western storytelling, reptile show, leather crafts, bounce houses, tractor rides, Sunday chapel service, new sports games, and a campfire program.... but more importantly... it get our Scouts OUT!  We are committed to keeping the OUT in SCOUTING!

We will have ONE point of contact for registration purposes.  Please print off your registration form and return it, with payment, to April Driggers NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, APRIL 14.  Registrations will be submitted to Council the following morning (right before the early bird deadline expires!)  Make your checks payable to Longhorn Council.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Day Camp 2015

It's getting close for that time of year again -- Cub Scout Day Camp!

We have a page dedicated to all things Day Camp and all updates and information will be located THERE so that it is a one-stop-shop for all our Day Camp Information.

We will update the main blog thread to alert you to look at the Day Camp page when information has been updated because we don't want you to miss out on anything!

Click here:  DAY CAMP PAGE to be taken to the page now!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Attention all you Rangers fans out there!  The Texas Rangers have announced their Scout Weekend for 2015 at Globe Life Park in Arlington!

There are not one, not two, but THREE games to choose from!  You'll get to watch the Texas Rangers take on the Cleveland Indians!  Something cool is in store for each night so pick and choose wisely!

Friday, May 15:  Following the game, stay for a post-game fireworks show. 
Saturday, May 16: This is camo cap night for those 14 and older AND they will be hosting their first ever camp out on our youth ballpark field. They'll have popcorn, a movie, and dough-nuts in the morning. Please note that you do not have to do the sleepover if you would just like to attend the game. Campers will be limited to the first 150 to sign up.  

Sunday, May 17: YUUU... t-shirt night!  Attendees in their Scout uniform will be able to take part in a pre-game parade around globe life park before the game.

Everyone who attends will receive a commemorative scout patch for their brag vest.   A photo of the patch is available on the registration form.  Pricing varies depending on where you want to sit.  The flyer is available for download HERE

Those interested in attending are encouraged to get your ticket registration forms in SOONER rather than later (especially for Saturday).  Dens that would like to participate together need to submit their orders TOGETHER to ensure that the seats are all in the same area otherwise the orders will be processed on a first come, first served basis. This will need to be organized at the den level.

Friends of Scouting

Thank you to all of our Pack families who contributed to the Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign at our Blue & Gold Banquet.  Through your generous donations, our Pack raised $1,945 for the FOS campaign!!!  That's amazing and thank you ALL for being a friend to Scouting!

If you would like more information as far as what the Longhorn Council does for Scouting, check out this document.