Updated Calendar and Summer Activities!

Posted: 2nd June 2014 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

Howdy Pack 317! We hope your school year is coming to a fantastic close. Our Crossover Picnic was fantastic and we have a bunch of Cub Scouts ready for their summer. We’ve got a few events this summer we would love for you to join us with.

Summer Movie with Pack 1910 – June 22nd, 3pm – Colleyville Cinema Grille

Would you like to see a movie? How about How to Train Your Dragon 2? If you want to go we need to know and have the money by June 12th because it is a pre-paid special viewing. Cost is $14.50 per person which gets you the ticket, popcorn and a drink. This is open for scouts, parents, siblings and especially friends who might like to be Cub Scouts. Scouts need to wear your Pack 317 t-shirt! Please contact Stephen Cook if you would like to go.

A Night Under the Stars – Saturday July 12th 8:30pm-11pm Bob Jones Nature Center $5 non-members.

Meet members of Pack 317 at Bob Jones Nature Center for an evening looking at the stars. This program is run by the Nature Center and they have their specific rules. No phones, flashlights will be allowed. Only red lights. Bring your blanket, chairs and snacks. For more information check out the Bob Jones Nature Center Website.

Back To School Pizza Party – Friday August 15th 6:30pm – Bear Creek Pool (2700 Bear Creek Parkway).

Bring your friends from school! Its time to start bringing new Scouts to our Pack! We need first through fifth graders who would love to be a part of the Cub Scout adventure. We will have pizza and drinks. If you would like to swim, the pool is available as well.

May 29th – Scouting Year Planning Meeting

Posted: 14th May 2014 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

Please put on your calendar the evening of Thursday May 29th for a planning meeting to map out Pack 317’s Scouting year. We want to have summer activities, our fall recruitment drive ideas and academic year activities penciled in so we can provide for a full and exciting year. Our meetings begin at 7:00pm. Please email your den leader for the location.

Please note time change! Pack 317’s Crossover Picnic will occur on Thursday May 22nd at 6:00pm at the Pavilion at Bear Creek Park (1100 Bear Creek Parkway). This will be our last Pack Meeting for the academic year. We will have hamburgers, hotdogs and lots of awards. Our Tigers will be crossing over to Wolf Scouts. Webelos will be bringing condiments and chips, Tigers will be bringing desserts. Please bring a camping chair!

Parents – your Pack Leadership can always use a hand. If you can be there early (around 4:30 or 5:00pm) to help set up the bridge and assist in the cooking of the hamburgers and hotdogs – we can sure use the help! Please contact your Den Leader for more information.

Flag Ceremony for Keller Police Department

Posted: 14th May 2014 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

Pack 317 has been asked to assist in the flag ceremony for the retirement of a Keller Police Officer. The ceremony is at 4:00pm, Friday, May 16th. Scouts participating are asked to be in full uniform and at the Police Station on Rufe Snow at 3:45pm. The Keller Police Association is Pack 317’s Charter Organization, and it is a great opportunity to assist our Charter as well as promote Pack 317 in the community. Please contact Stephen Cook or Greg Buell with an RSVP for your Scout.

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

Posted: 14th April 2014 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

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!

Where: Isle du Bois State Park – Lake Ray Roberts. Here’s a map to the site: https://goo.gl/maps/tSUY6
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 cubmaster@pack317.org

Pack Meeting RESCHEDULED – Thurs. March 27th

Posted: 17th March 2014 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

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 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!

Posted: 28th January 2014 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

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 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!