Pack Meeting January 22 – Bear Creek Clubhouse 6:30pm

Posted: 19th January 2015 by Stephen Cook in Announcements
We will be having a pack meeting this Thursday, January 22 at the Bear Creek Clubhouse 2700 Bear Creek Parkway. The meeting will start at 6:30pm. This meeting’s theme is Positive Attitude and YES I CAN!
Parents, we will need to discuss  planning the Blue and Gold Banquet for February 28th, our next Pack Meeting.
Webelos II – It appears all of our Webelos II will be on their way to earning all 20 activity badges and the Arrow of Light. We met last Wednesday and will need to finalize the shape and putting together these awards.

 

Longhorn Council will be hosting a Cub Scout Fun Day at Tarrant County College in Hurst. There will be multiple activities that day. Here’s the Council Website:

What you need to know:
  • Cub Scout Fun Day begins at 9am. This can be a come and go event.
  • Pack Lunches will be required on that Saturday.
  • Cost is $13 per scout/sibling and $4 per adult. (For supplies/insurance)
  • We need to register for this event early next week. So….
    • 1. Let me know how many are going and ages by Monday.
    • 2. Provide the usual check made out to Pack 317 to the Den Leader by Tuesday afternoon.
    • 3. I will get us registered.
  • Show up at TCC at 9am on Saturday for some FUN!

Next Activities and a New Camping List

Posted: 16th October 2014 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

Howdy Pack 317! Here’s our next activity!

Jamboree on the Air – Saturday October 18th – 10:00am – National Scouting Museum – 1329 W Walnut Hill Ln, Irving, TX
What you need to know:
  • Worldwide Scouting event where scouts can talk to others around the world using short wave radio equipment and other devices. 
  • Cost is $5 which includes a patch.
  • Opportunity to tour the National Museum.
  • Satisfies a Go See It! for Tiger Scouts.
  • Let me know if you will attend – we will meet at the Museum at 10:00am when the program begins. 
  • Please be in full Scout uniform.
  • For more information: http://bsamuseum.org/Programs/JOTA%202014.asp
Pack Meeting – October 23rd. 6:30pm – Bear Creek Clubhouse 2700 Bear Creek Parkway.
We will discuss our Fall Festival Campout next week, fun, games, advancement awards!
Camping – Sid Richardson Scout Reservation – October 24-25th.
Here is a camping list. Remember – if this is your first time camping – you only need the items you feel that you can handle to keep your scout/family comfortable and safe.

 

October 2014 – Pack 317 Events

Posted: 6th October 2014 by Stephen Cook in Announcements
Pack Committee Meeting – (Date Change) Wednesday October 8th 7:00pm 
The pack committee is made up of Pack leaders and parents. All parents are encouraged to attend. This is a planning meeting to work on popcorn sales, pack activities including Jamboree on the Air, Camping and the Cub Scout Fun Day.
Joint Den Meeting – Wednesday October 15th – 6:00pm – Bear Creek Clubhouse – 2700 Bear Creek Parkway
What you need to know:
Webelos II – finish Communication Badge – if needed. Potentially work on Readyman badge.
Wolves / Tiger – Review Bobcat Badge – Work on Citizenship, flags and country. Tiger – start a scapbook and Pledge of Allegiance.
We will discuss as a group: Popcorn sales and turn in dates – Jamboree on the Air – Camping  – and Cub Scout Fun Day
 
We need someone to volunteer to bring a snack please.
 
 
Jamboree on the Air – Saturday October 18th – 10:00am – National Scouting Museum – 1329 W Walnut Hill Ln, Irving, TX
What you need to know:
  • Worldwide Scouting event where scouts can talk to others around the world using short wave radio equipment and other devices. 
  • Cost is $5 which includes a patch.
  • Opportunity to tour the National Museum.
  • Satisfies a Go See It! for Tiger Scouts.
  • Let me know if you will attend – we will meet at the Museum at 10:00am when the program begins. 
  • Please be in full Scout uniform.
  • For more information: http://bsamuseum.org/Programs/JOTA%202014.asp
 
Other Dates to Remember – 
 
Pack Meeting – October 23rd. Pending Availability of the Bear Creek Clubhouse – otherwise we might have it at a park!
 
Hidden Lakes Fall Festival – October 24 – 5:00pm – Pack 317 will be serving popcorn at the carnival.
 
Fall Festival Campout – October 25-26 – Sid Richardson Scout Reservation – $22 per youth/$10 per adult. We will be registering as a Pack. http://www.longhorncouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/fall_festival_2014.pdf
 
Cub Scout Fun Day – Saturday November 1st – Tarrant County College NE Campus  – Hurst, TX 9:00am $13 per youth or sibling / $4 per adult (for insurance). We intend to register as a Pack. For more information: http://www.longhorncouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/cub_fun_day_2014.pdf

paper rocket1Howdy Pack 317!

We are looking to build, and launch some paper rockets on Saturday. We will be in the backyard (behind the school) of Hidden Lakes Elementary. Come try your best at making a rocket and shooting it off with our new rocket launcher. Let’s see who can fly the farthest and who can fly the highest!

We will meet at 3:30pm. Bring a hat and something cool to drink. It might be a little warm out there. Wear your Cub-Scout T-shirt. Don’t have a t-shirt? We’ll get you one! Email Stephen Cook at den6@pack317.org for more info!

Upcoming Events!

Posted: 3rd September 2014 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

Remember our upcoming events!

Trash Bash 2014 – Hidden Lakes Elementary – Saturday September 6th at 9:30am We plan on going swimming at the Hidden Lakes Pool across the street afterwards. Bring your suit! Webelos II can work on the Aquanaut Badge.

Rally Nights – Monday Sept 8 – Shady Grove Elementary 6:30PM Location CHANGE – We will most likely be in the gym and not the cafeteria.

Thursday Sept 11 – Hidden Lakes Elementary 6:30PM in the cafeteria.

 

Rally Nights – Join Pack 317 for a year of FUN!

Posted: 17th August 2014 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

clk-jointoday01Pack 317 will be holding two rally nights this year! Our first is at Shady Grove Elementary in the gym (NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE!) at 6:30pm on Monday, September 8th!

The second Rally Night will be at Hidden Lakes Elementary Cafeteria at 6:30pm on Thursday, September 11th. If you are looking to join Pack 317 – you don’t have to attend both meetings. If you cannot attend either meeting, please send our Cubmaster an email at cubmaster@pack317.org and we’ll get you going with the Pack.

  We will have some demonstrations, a video about Cub Scouting, and a great game for Scouts and their new friends wanting to join Cub Scouts. Come have fun with us.

Download our rally night flyer here:  317-JOIN THE FUN TODAY 14_15

Pack 317 will be at Meet the Teacher Nights (Thursday August 21st)  at Hidden Lakes Elementary (6:30PM) and Shady Grove Elementary (5:30PM) to recruit new boys into joining us for FUN this year. We need help to promote the Pack. If your Scout would like to help promote the Pack, please be at either one of the elementary schools in full Cub Scout uniform. Let’s show them our best!

showimageHowdy Pack 317 – Our annual help with the Keller Trash Bash will be Saturday, September 6 at 9:30am. We will meet in the front of Hidden Lakes Elementary (900 Preston). Be in your Pack 317 t-shirt and ready to come clean up our street along Preston! We will have some t-shirts from Trash Bash available! Bring your friends who are interested in Cub Scouts!

Did you have a fun summer? Can’t wait to tell your friends all about your summer adventures? Here’s your opportunity to see your Scouting friends and bring new friends to join us!

Pack 317 Pizza Party – Friday, August 15th – 6:30PM – Bear Creek Pool – 2700 Bear Creek Parkway

Bring your friends from school – we need to keep the fun going! Please join us for pizza, drinks and fun at our first event of the new school year. We need first through fifth graders to join our Pack and would love to be a part of our Cub Scout adventure. If you would like to swim, the pool is available!