Archive for January, 2009

SWAT Cops are Cool!

Posted: 26th January 2009 by Stephen Cook in Uncategorized

That was one of the comments overheard by the attendees of the tour of the Dallas Police Department SWAT headquarters that took place Friday, January 16.  We had scouts from every rank join us on this one-of-a-kind tour. The first stop was the Wall of Heroes where they had portraits of the officers that had […]

The 2009 Derby — It’s a Wrap!

Posted: 26th January 2009 by Stephen Cook in Uncategorized

Thanks again to everyone who joined us for the 2009 Pinewood Derby!  Before we get to the nitty gritty — we have a LOT of people to thank.  Thank you… to our Chartered Organization, Milestone Church, for the use of the facility to Jason Skewes for taking the time to plan, coordinate, over-see and execute […]

Our Pack is in Need…

Posted: 24th January 2009 by Stephen Cook in Uncategorized

With the outflow of registered leaders our Pack will be having next month at the Blue & Gold Banquet/Webelos Crossover, our Pack is now in DIRE NEED of BALOO trained adults.  Does it hurt?  NO Does it mean I’ve signed up and sealed the fate of all my free time?  Again, a resounding NO! If […]

Save the Date!

Posted: 24th January 2009 by Stephen Cook in Uncategorized

Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 9:15 am – Keep Texas Beautiful – bi-annual Adopt-A-Street clean-up day!  More info to come!

Pinewood Derby Registration and Race Information

Posted: 21st January 2009 by Stephen Cook in Uncategorized

One issue we want to be sure to point out is that this year’s race will NOT BE LOCATED at Hidden Lakes Elementary… We will be located at our Chartered Organization’s facility. Please read the information below. REGISTRATION INFORMATION Don’t forget THIS FRIDAY is Pinewood Derby Registration!  Registration is when you bring your cars for […]

Blue & Gold Update

Posted: 19th January 2009 by Stephen Cook in Uncategorized

The date has been set (Saturday, February 28, 2009) The time has been chosen (6:00 p.m.) The venue has been secured (Wesley Hall at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church) The caterer has been selected (Feedstore BBQ — can you say YUM!) The challenge is on (for moms and sons to do some cake decorating – […]

Opportunities for the Astronomy Beltloop

Posted: 9th January 2009 by Stephen Cook in Uncategorized

The Academic and Sport program is an excellent way to let your son be exposed to a vast amount of opportunities and information that he may not ordinarily be familiar with.  It’s a great opportunity, also, for  our sons to branch out into new experiences and make new discoveries… and be rewarded for it! One […]

Derby Workshop This Sunday

Posted: 9th January 2009 by Stephen Cook in Uncategorized

Just a reminder that the Pinewood Derby Workshop is scheduled for this Sunday from 2-4pm at our Treasurer’s house, Brett Ashcraft.  His address has been provided to your den leaders so please ask them for the information.  If possible, have your boys already have their designs in mind and sketched out on the wood if […]

Dallas Police Department Tour 1/16/09 at 1pm

Posted: 7th January 2009 by Stephen Cook in Uncategorized

The plans have been finalized for Pack 317 to tour the Dallas Police Department on Friday, January 16 at 1pm.  We will have the boys tour with Sgt. Dennis Craig and retired Lt. Larry Wesson (our own Cubmaster’s dad!)  We will be meeting at Central Headquarters and will get to visit with him, the patrol […]

Patriotism and Citizenship

Posted: 7th January 2009 by Stephen Cook in Uncategorized

Scouting is a great method to instill pride not only in self, but also in country.  That is why so many of our activities have to do with learning about our flag.  I found a great resource for those of you with interested Scouts… perhaps they are learning about flag ceremonies, or working on a […]