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.
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!
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 email@example.com for more information or to volunteer to help.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Thursday, October 24th 6:45 PM – Hidden Lake Elementary – PACK MEETING – Awards! Skits! Songs! Games! Come to the Pack Meeting and see all your friends. Let’s talk about how much fun the Haunted Hayride was!
Friday, October 25th – 5:00PM-8:00PM – Hidden Lakes Elementary – Hidden Lakes Fall Festival – This is not a required event. This is a free event put on by the Hidden Lakes PTA. Pack 317 will be popping and serving popcorn and promoting our Pack. Adults can wear the uniform – the kids can be in costume.
Thursday November 21st – 6:30pm Pack Bonfire – Bear Creek Park in Keller (by the Fire Pit) Storytelling!
Howdy Pack 317!
Please meet us for two Pack Activities to work with Hidden Lakes Elementary and PTA this coming Friday, September 20th.
Pinwheels for Peace – THIS HAS MOVED TO MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd DUE TO RAIN – Scouts in uniform are requested to meet at 7:15am on Friday in front of Hidden Lakes to help put out the Pinwheels for Peace in the front lawn. This should take about 15-20 minutes.
Pep Rally – THE PEP RALLY WILL CONTINUE EVEN IN THE EVENT OF RAIN – The PTA will hold a Pep Rally on Friday September 20th in the afternoon. Pack 317 will be working as the Color Guard and also selling pizza and lemonade. We will have Webelos I and Webelos II lead this. We need to be at Hidden Lakes at 6:20pm. We will also need Scouts and parent volunteers to help with the pizza. We will have pizza, cups, napkins and lemonade. Get in touch with your Den Leader for more information.