Pack 317

Pack 317

Keller, TX

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Pack 317 Pack Meeting – Thursday April 24 – 6:45 PM

Pack 317’s next pack meeting will be Thursday April 24 at 6:45pm at the Hidden Lakes Elementary. We will be discussing our cross-over picnic, play a game, present awards and make preparations for the summer! See you there!

Pack Camp Out This Weekend! April 4-6. Here’s the Details

Where: Isle du Bois State Park – Lake Ray Roberts. Here’s a map to the site:
You will need to check in with the front. Please tell them that you are with Pack 317 – we should have the campsites all paid for. We are hoping to get the Deer Ridge area on this map: Isle Du Bois Map
When: Ted and Ray will be out there early Friday morning to secure the campsites. They will mark them taken and then return in the afternoon on Friday. I will be leaving work early and  arrive at camp no later than 6pm.
What: Bring bicycles – there’s lots of good trails. There will be options for fishing, for working on some activity badges, learning how to camp cook Saturday evening and Sunday morning as well as clean up. We will have a campfire Saturday evening. We will plan on a short chapel in the morning on Sunday.
Friday evening – Family on their own
Saturday morning – Family on their own
Saturday lunch – Family on their own
Saturday Dinner – BBQ pork with buns, Hot Dogs with buns, ketchup, mustard, potato salad, cole slaw, beans
Saturday Dessert – Peach and Chocolate Cherry Cobblers; s’mores
Sunday Breakfast – Mountain Man Breakfast (eggs, sausage, cheese) – Dutch Oven Biscuits
The food for Saturday Dinner, Dessert and Sunday Breakfast will be bought by the Pack.
If you have any questions, please contact the

Pack Meeting RESCHEDULED – Thurs. March 27th

Howdy Scouts and Parents! The March Pack Meeting has been moved to Thursday March 27th at 6:45PM at Hidden Lakes Elementary. We’ll be up to our usual silliness and fun. We will be collecting money for the Pack Camp Out on April 4-6 at Lake Ray Roberts Isle du Bois Unit. We’ve got lots planned!

Blue and Gold This Sunday – Feb 23rd 2:00pm Keller United Methodist Church

Blue and Gold Banquet – Outdoor Adventure – Sunday February 23rd, 2013 – 2:00pm – 4:30pm – Keller United Methodist Church – Keller. 1025 Johnson Road.

Please plan on joining us to celebrate the Birthday of Cub Scouting through our annual Blue and Gold Banquet. Our theme this year is an Outdoor Adventure. We will be holding the banquet at Keller United Methodist Church. For those who will help us decorate we need to be at the fellowship hall atrium between 12:00 and 12:30pm. We will also still need those to stay behind and help clean up. Thanks to all of the families who will be bringing desserts for all of us to share.

Pinewood Derby is This Weekend!

Remember that Pinewood Derby is this weekend. Registration is Friday January 31st from 5pm to 8pm at St. Martin in the Fields Church on Pearson Lane. There will be opportunity to check the weight on your car, make minor adjustments and test the car down the track. Race day is Saturday, February 1st at 10:00am. Make sure you are there on time to see your car go! We are racing with Pack 88 this year so we will have lots of competition and fun. We still need help on Friday starting at 1:00pm to set up the track and decorate. We need help on Saturday to tear down and clean the facility. If you would like to bring some cookies to share on Saturday – that would be awesome as well. See you on Friday!

Pack Meeting This Thursday – Jan 23rd 6:45pm Hidden Lakes Elem.

Pack 317’s next Pack Meeting is Thursday, January 23rd at 6:45pm in the Hidden Lakes Elementary Cafeteria. We will be giving out awards, talking about Pinewood Derby, Blue and Gold Banquet and our Spring Camping Trip! See below for more information about the Blue and Gold Banquet.

Blue and Gold Banquet

The Blue and Gold Banquet is scheduled for Sunday, February 23rd at 2:00pm at Keller First United Methodist Church. The Pack will be taking payment for the banquet at the Pack Meeting this Thursday. The tickets for the banquet dinner are:

Registered Cub Scouts: FREE!

Parents, Siblings: $8.00 each with a cap of $30 per family.

Grandparents and other guests: $8.00 each.

Please have exact cash or a check made out to Pack 317 available at the Pack Meeting so we can plan accurately for everyone!

Dinner is scheduled to be provided by FnG Restaurant in Keller.

As with previous years, our Scouts and their families are encouraged to make desserts to share that are in the theme of the Blue and Gold Banquet. This year’s theme is Outdoor Adventure. Desserts can be anything which you think will meet the theme. Be Creative! Please let your Den Leader know if you will be bringing a dessert.

We are still looking for volunteers to help decorate and clean up before and after the banquet. Please contact your Den Leader!

Pinewood Derby – Registration – Friday January 31st 5-8pm – St. Martin in the Fields Church / Racing – Saturday February 1st 10:00am.

Don’t forget about the Pinewood Derby. It is coming up soon. Keep working on your cars and make sure you have a name for your car. Please consider helping set up on Friday beginning at 1:00pm at the church. Let Racemaster Stephen Cook know if you can help!

It is 2014! Pack Activities Coming Up!

Howdy Pack 317! Hope you’ve had a terrific new year. We’ve got a lot of activities planned to have some fun!

Pack 317 – Pack Meeting, Thursday January 23rd – 6:45pm – Hidden Creek Elementary Cafeteria

Our first pack meeting of the year. Come celebrate new awards among members and we will talk about upcoming Pack Activities like the Pinewood Derby and Blue and Gold Banquet.

Pinewood Derby – Pack 317/88, Registration Friday January 31st 5pm to 8pm. Racing at 10am, Saturday Feb 1. St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church 223 S. Pearson Drive.

Our annual Pinewood Derby is in January this year. We will be racing with Pack 88 this year to make it more competitive and fun. Each Scout and sibling racing a car will receive a patch and a driver’s license with their photo. Please bring your car on Friday between 5pm and 8pm to get it registered. Make sure your car has a name! There will be design prizes, trophies for the four fastest cars and for the top finishers per rank not in the top four. Please contact Stephen Cook at for more information or to volunteer to help.

CampingBlue and Gold Banquet – Outdoor Adventure – Sunday February 23rd, 2013 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm – First United Methodist Church – Keller. 1025 Johnson Road.

Please plan on joining us to celebrate the Birthday of Cub Scouting through our annual Blue and Gold Banquet. Our theme this year is an Outdoor Adventure. We will be holding the banquet at First United Methodist Church in Keller. We need many volunteers to help decorate and get all of the awards together. Contact your Den Leader for more information.

Christmas Caroling – Saturday December 14th – 10:00am

Pack 317 will be Christmas caroling on Saturday, December 14th at Heritage House in Keller. Heritage House is located at 1150 Whitley Road. The event on Saturday will start at 10 am and will last approximately one hour.  Scouts are to be in their uniforms/ others in holiday attire.  Pamphlets with words to various songs will be provided.  We will ask for scouts and/or siblings that can play the piano, recorder, etc. to come prepared. Each of the dens will be making Christmas Cards this week to deliver to the residents. This is a great activity for our Pack and our community.

Pack Bonfire on Thursday November 21st 6:30pm Bear Creek Park

This coming Thursday, November 21st will be the annual Pack 317 bonfire and storytelling. Bring your camp chair and a coat as it may be a bit windy. We are planning on having hot chocolate, water and cookies available for snacks. We will be singing songs, telling stories, and retiring some American Flags.  We will be meeting by the fire pit on the east side of the covered bridge (600 Bear Creek Parkway). We will begin around 6:30pm and wrap it up around 8pm. Let your Den Leader know if you will be attending! (We have a contingency in-park in case of inclement weather).

Events for November – Veteran’s Day, Committee Meeting and Bonfire

Howdy Pack 317! The Webelos I den had a great time racing their cubmobile at the Cub Scout Fun Day on November 2nd. We came in 3rd place with a trophy!

Our Pack Events for November:

Monday, November 11th 7:15am – Hidden Lakes Elementary

We will be helping with the pinwheels for peace by placing the pinwheels in the front yard of the school. We will also perform the flag ceremony for the honoring veterans breakfast. Please be in uniform and meet at the front of the school at 7:15 am.

Thursday, November 14th 7:00pm – Bear Creek Clubhouse

The Pack Committee Meeting will be this Thursday. We need parent participation. Please come to help plan the November Pack Meeting at Bear Creek Park on November 21st. We will also be discussing the annual rechartering of the Pack, our annual Christmas Caroling event and begin planning the Pinewood Derby in January.

Thursday, November 21st – 6:30pm Bear Creek Park in Keller – Bonfire and Storytelling.

Please plan to join Pack 317 as we have our annual campfire. We will have songs and skits and storytelling.