November 12 Pack Meeting Campfire UPDATED TIME

Posted: 11th November 2015 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

Howdy Pack 317! Our Pack Meeting on November 12th will begin officially at 7:15pm due to the fact that Shady Grove Elementary will be having their Open House from 6pm to 7pm.  We are flexible!

Remember to bring your health forms, number attending and $25.00 check if you are attending the camping trip to Fort Richardson on Nov 20-22. We will have a sign-in sheet and a folder to put the health forms in.

Bring your camping chair, your jacket and your enthusiasm!

Howdy Pack 317!

Our camping trip is quickly coming up and we wanted to give you new campers some time to gather your equipment. Cub Scout Camping is easy. We will be parked close by to our tent sites – we will be cooking together for most of the trip and there are some limited supplies that we can share. All members of the family are invited to participate.

Registration – We will be registering for the Camp Out at the November 12th Pack Meeting.

What you need to bring for registering:

1. $25.00 Per Family Registration fee (pays for campsites and food).

2. Number of persons attending the camp.

3. Health forms A&B for EACH member of your family attending. All adults, scouts and children need a form filled out. Get the forms here: HEALTH FORMS LINK

What else do you need to know:

 Activities – We will have a tour of the historic fort as well as time to work as dens on our camping and outdoor activities. Bicycles (with helmets) are encouraged as long as rules of the road are followed. There are hiking trails and other fun things to do.

 Food – Families arriving Friday Night are encouraged to do dinner on their own. The Pack Committee will be working on a menu for Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Sunday Breakfast. Please let us know of particular food restrictions so we can plan accordingly. The Pack Committee will be meeting at 7:00pm on Wednesday November 11th at the Kroger Marketplace (Starbucks area) on North Tarrant Parkway at Precinct Line Road in North Richland Hills to finalize the menu and responsibilities.

Equipment – I have an attached suggested packing list. The Pack will be responsible for the following items:

Dutch Oven

Heavy Foil

Light Foil

Trash Bags




Charcoal Chimney

Two Propane Grills / Griddle

Propane Tanks

Three Tables



Food Cooler

Paper Goods -Towels, napkins, Plates, Forks Knives Spoons, Coffee Cups, Water Cups (although bring your own bottle works better!)

First Aid Kit

Pack 317 Camping checklist

Upcoming Events! Fun and Exciting! Calendar Update!

Posted: 26th October 2015 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

Howdy Pack 317! Here are our events to watch out for in the next several weeks.

Friday – October 30th – Serve Popcorn for Hidden Lakes Elementary PTA Fall Festival – Scouts willing to help serve popcorn to the participants need to be in uniform to help promote the Pack. This will be in the back parking area of the school and run from 5pm to 8pm.

Monday – November 2nd – Visual Storytelling Workshop – 7pm Longhorn Council Office 850 Cannon Road in Hurst. The Pack has been asked to help jumpstart this program within Mustang District. Event Link Here.

Thursday – November 5th – 7pm Harvest Church – Watauga – Mustang District Roundtable. All Pack 317 adults are encouraged to attend. See what our units are doing together in the District and Council. Training opportunities abound!

Saturday – November 7th – 9am-4pm Cub Scout Fun Day. Tarrant County College – Hurst. This requires pre-registration with the Pack. Go and have fun playing games, bounce houses and other outdoor activities including BB and Archery ranges. Bring a sack lunch! Open to siblings as well. $14 for each scout and sibling. $5 per adult. We will gather registrations at den meetings next week. (Nov 2-Nov 4)

Wednesday  – November 11th – 7:30 am Hidden Lakes Elementary Cafeteria – Scouts from Hidden Lakes are invited to participate in the opening flag ceremony for the Veteran’s Day Breakfast. Meet in the Cafeteria in full uniform at 7:30 for a quick run through and then the ceremony at 8:15.

Thursday – November 12th – 6:30pm Bear Creek Park (Fire Ring) 1100 Bear Creek Parkway – We will have our Pack Meeting Campfire story, cookies and hot chocolate. We will be having Pack 88 along with us. Each den will be responsible for a skit to perform in front of the whole pack.

Pack Committee Meeting – TBD – Since we will be having a pack meeting on our usual committee meeting night – we will need to have a separate meeting to finalize our meals and activities for the Camp Out on November 20-22. Our Pack Committee Chair will call that meeting.

Check out the updated Pack Calendar from the link above!

Welcome New Scouts and Parents to Pack 317!

Posted: 20th September 2015 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

Wow – Launching rockets went great. I was glad to re-meet many of you and watch you have fun with your Scouts. Thank you for coming out!

Shady Grove Elementary PTA Meeting Flag Ceremony. Monday, September 21st 6:00pm. 1400 Sarah Brooks Drive – Keller.
Meet with the Pack at 6:00pm in full uniform. We will practice a flag ceremony and then open the PTA meeting for Shady Grove Elementary. Immediately following the flag ceremony we will have our first pack meeting outside. We will have a game, a song or two, maybe a skit and then we will talk a little about our den meetings. I will also have Pack T-Shirts available for our new scouts.

Pack Activities – Week of September 14th-21st

Posted: 15th September 2015 by Stephen Cook in Announcements
Rocket Day – Saturday September 19, 3:00pm to 6:00pm Bear Creek Park – Keller 1100 Bear Creek Parkway.
This is for only the new scouts for Pack 317! You’ve signed up and here’s your chance to launch your rocket. This is a District event – there will be lots of other new scouts there as well from Packs all over the district. Wear your new uniform and bring your rocket your received. We will build the rocket and you get to shoot it off! I will be at the venue, in uniform.
If you are a new scout or a recruiter – you can fire off a rocket on Saturday. If you haven’t received a rocket, come find me on Saturday and I will make sure you get one!
Shady Grove Elementary PTA Meeting Flag Ceremony. Monday, September 21st 6:00pm. 1400 Sarah Brooks Drive – Keller.
Meet with the Pack at 6:00pm in full uniform. We will practice a flag ceremony and then open the PTA meeting for Shady Grove Elementary. Immediately following the flag ceremony we will have our first pack meeting outside. We will have a game, a song or two, maybe a skit and then we will talk a little about our den meetings. I will also have Pack T-Shirts available for our new scouts.
Tigers Tigers Tigers! All 1st Graders and their Parents – 
Please meet with me at the Pack Meeting on Monday. We will go through the formation of a new Den; Talk about getting organized and leadership and get you organized for the Tigers’ first event opportunity on October 3rd. The Tiger Fun Day. This event is hosted by the Longhorn Council and gets you and your Tiger out and about having fun and beginning the adventures towards the Tiger Badge. It will be held at Villages of Bear Creek Park in Euless and if we sign up all the Tigers prior to September 30 – the cost is only $13 per Scout. Fees go towards event supplies, the patch for each Scout, and insurance.  You can go as a Scout/Parent or as a den. Here’s some more information about the event:

Cub Scout Sign-Up Day Thursday, September 10th 6:30pm

Posted: 24th August 2015 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

Howdy Pack 317 and New Parents and Scouts! We had a terrific Meet the Teacher Night at both Hidden Lakes and Shady Grove Elementary Schools. Now I bet you’re wondering what is coming up next!

For all new Cub Scouts – we will have our sign-up night on

When: Thursday, September 10th 6:30pm (come and go)

Where: Hidden Lakes Elementary – 900 Preston Lane Keller

What: Sign Up Night – For every Scout signed up, we will provide a model rocket which we will build together and launch at a special event on September 19th. In addition, we will have paper rockets to build and a cubmobile to drive and race.

Who: Any boy from 1st to 5th grade can sign up!

What do you need?  – Sign up night only needs a New Cub Scout, the responsible Parent or Guardian to show up. Its an opportunity to talk with other parents and current Scouts about the program. If you sign up, the dues for the year are $65.00.

What if I have questions?  – You are always welcome to contact the Cubmaster, Stephen Cook at with any questions!

Summer Activities – On the Calendar.

Posted: 30th May 2015 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

We’ve got some new summer activities on the calendar. You can click on the calendar link and then you can even post the calendar to your mobile phone. If your scout attends one activity a month during the summer, we can get the summertime award pins!

Pack 317 Upcoming Activities

Posted: 6th May 2015 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

We are coming to the end of the school year – and our annual crossover picnic, but that doesn’t mean the fun is ending! We will have a den meeting for all scouts on Thursday, May 14th. We will meet at the Longhorn Council Basswood Activity Center at 5350 Basswood Blvd in Fort Worth. We will participate in the Robotics Expo:

The event begins at 6:30pm – but there should be lots of interest in this program. Try and be a little early so we can have the full fun of the event.


Our next event will be the Crossover Picnic at Bear Creek Park in Keller at the main Pavilion. We will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers. This will be on Thursday May 21st at 6:45pm. We will have the bridge built for crossing over and present awards and new neckerchiefs and slides for our Scouts. This is a full family event as well as an opportunity to bring new scouts to our pack.


Please remember that we will need to register for Day Camp soon. We need volunteers who are YPT trained!

Pack Activities This Week

Posted: 19th April 2015 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

We will have a den meeting this week on Thursday April 23rd. Time and location will be emailed out. We have moved the Pack Meeting to Monday April 27th at McPherson Ranch Park in far north Fort Worth: so we can fly some kites and have fun together.

Cub Scout Day Camp is coming up. There should be sign ups online soon. The cost is $92.00 per scout. Here is the website for the camp:


Saturday May 2nd there is training for Summer Camp. We will need to discuss Thursday who is going to summer camp so we can register together as a Pack so we can have a den together.

We will still need to organize at least two volunteers per day to run with our Pack through the activities. There is information on the website about the tot-lot for those younger than Cub Scouts to have fun. Adults volunteering will need to have in-person Youth Protection Training required by the State of Texas. The next training will be at Northwood Church on Rufe Snow at 1:30pm on Saturday May 2nd. The training is free and only lasts an hour. Online registration can be done here:

February 2015 – Upcoming Events

Posted: 10th February 2015 by Stephen Cook in Announcements

Pack Committee Meeting – Thursday Feb 12 – 7:00PM La Famiglia Cafe (8700 N Tarrant Pkwy) Discuss upcoming events, Blue and Gold.

Webelos II Crossover to Troop 1910 – Saturday Feb 21 – 1:00PM – Keller United Methodist Church – Come see the Webelos II crossover to becoming Boy Scouts.

Wolves and Tiger Den Meeting – Monday February 23rd. Watch this space for time and Place!

download (1)Pack 317 Blue and Gold Banquet – ONE IN A MINION!

Come see why Cub Scouts are One in a Minion! Bring your family. Bring your friends.

Saturday February 28, 2015 – 6:30PM 

Keller United Methodist Church

1025 Johnson Road – Keller.