Announcements & News


Rocket Day #2 - Nov 18th!

posted Nov 15, 2017, 11:12 AM by Admin Pack958

It looks like the District plan is still on for the rescheduled Rocket Day this Saturday.  More information about this event, what to bring, schedule etc. can be found at the district site here:

http://san-jacinto.shac.org/rocket-day

New scouts should make sure to RSVP at link on the page above to ensure that they will have a rocket engine for you (the event is free).  Returning scouts can also attend but will need to bring your own engine.

Ronny

Pack Meeting - Nov 13!

posted Nov 12, 2017, 10:46 AM by Admin Pack958

A reminder that our next pack meeting is this Monday (Nov 13), at 7:00 pm in the North Pointe gym.  In addition to jokes and awards, we will have a guest speaker presentation from Texas Snakes (back by popular demand!).  They always put on a great program for our scouts, with information about how to identify venomous vs. nonvenomous snakes and safety in the wild, plus an interactive demo with some real live snakes (nonvenomous species of course).

Setup – Bear Den

Opening / Closing Flags – Fierce Lion Patrol

Cleanup – everyone

USS Lexington Campout - Sign Up Deadline Oct 9th!

posted Oct 8, 2017, 10:18 AM by Admin Pack958

Hello Pack958,

Here is a reminder email about our upcoming Campout at the USS Lexington.  As I mentioned before, our Pack camps overnight on the USS Lexington only once every two years.  This year is one of those years!  The registration & payment deadline is at this Monday’s Pack Meeting on 10/9/2017. 

 The Pack has reservations for a total of 55-people, and 31 have signed up so far.  This means there is room for 24 more, so sign up quick!

The Details:

  • WHAT:  Pack958 Campout!
  • WHERE:  USS Lexington Aircraft Carrier, Corpus Christi, TX
  • WHEN:  Saturday, Dec 2, through Sunday, Dec 3.  Arrive promptly on the pier by 12:00 noon on Saturday, as the entire group will register & enter the ship together. 
  • WHO:  Parents, Scouts, Siblings, and their Friends & Family Members (so yeah, just about anyone).  Refer to paperwork/forms requirements below.
  • LEXINGTON WEBSITE
  • REGISTRATION & PAYMENT DEADLINE:  Midnight, 10/9.  To register, simply reply to this email with who from your family will be attending the campout.  We will also take registration & payment at the 10/9 Pack Meeting.
  • COST:   $45 per person (Scout or Adult).  This is $10 off of the normal $55 per person fee.  The Pack has decided to subsidize $10 per person, based on last year’s fundraising efforts.  The $45 price includes the overnight stay, unlimited self-guided tours of the ship, a movie in the 3D MEGA Theater, two trips through the chow line (dinner/breakfast), bunking in original crew quarters, a flag ceremony, and more.  If you plan to attend, bring a check made out to ‘Pack 958’ for $45 per person to the 10/9 Pack meeting.  You can also pay using the Pack’s PayPal account at: https://www.paypal.me/Pack958
  • FORMS:  Everyone in attendance (adults & scouts) will need UPDATED FOR 2017 Medical A&B forms and copies of their insurance cards.  All adults must also complete Youth Protection Training (YPT) within the past 2-years.  Email signed copies of the Medical A&B and insurance cards to Ronny Baccus, and copies of YPT to Bruce Blazine.
  • MEALS:  The Lexington will provide Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday in the ship’s galley.  All other meals are your own responsibility. 
  • ITEMS TO BRING: Sleeping bag, blanket and pillow; toiletries (e.g., shampoo, toothbrush, deodorant); water bottle; towel/wash cloth; Class A Scout uniform; closed toed shoes (tennis shoes) flashlight; personal medication; first aid kit; snacks; money for snack bar & gift shop. 

 

Tentative Schedule:

SATURDAY, 12/2

  • 0730—1130:  Drive to Corpus Christi, eat breakfast/lunch on your own as needed.
  • 1200—1300:  Arrival at pier & Check-In
  • 1645:  Quarters – Main Stage Hangar Bay II
  • 1700:  Dinner
  • 1800:  MEGA Movie
  • 1930:  Flag Ceremony – Main Stage
  • 2000—2200:  Self-Guided Tours/Scavenger Hunt
  • 2215:  Ghost Stories
  • 2245:  Tattoo (Lights out in 15 minutes)
  • 2300:  Taps (Lights Out)

SUNDAY, 12/3

  • 0645: Reveille
  • 0700—0730:  Move Out
  • 0745:  Breakfast
  • 0830:  Morning Colors/Final Quarters/Patches Awarded
  • 0900:  Departures/Disembark
  • 1000—1400:  Drive back to Houston

That should do it for now.  I will send out additional details as the date gets closer.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

YIS,

Bruce “Camping Chair” Blazine

brucekristi@gmail.com

832-671-3885

Pack Meeting - Oct 9th!

posted Oct 8, 2017, 9:58 AM by Admin Pack958

Our first pack meeting of the school year is this Monday evening, 7:00pm in the North Pointe Elementary gym.  Come join the fun with jokes and skits and help us welcome our new scouts to the pack when we award their neckerchiefs and slides (and model rocket!).  At the end of the meeting we will head outside for some racing fun with the pushmobile cars!

A few reminders:

·         Please pay annual dues at the meeting if you haven’t already - $85 per scout ($60 for each additional scout per family).  Pay with cash or check made out to “Pack 958”, or using the paypal link (https://www.paypal.me/Pack958).  

·         The Oct 9th meeting is the deadline to sign up for the USS Lexington campout in early December (see Bruce Blazine’s separate email with those details).  There are still plenty of slots left, so sign up!

·         If your scout would like to share a joke in the meeting, please have him write it down on a slip of paper and put in the joke bucket at the front table when you arrive.

·         We will also have a raffle drawing for prizes at the end.  You can purchase raffle tickets when you arrive for 25 cents each, or 5 for $1.

·         Pack 958 class-B T-shirts will be available at the meeting as well, so you can pick one up for your scout if you don’t have one yet ($10 each).

 

Setup – Toxic Viper Patrol

Flags – Wolf Den

Raffle – Webelos I Patrol

Clean up – Everyone


See you all on Monday!

Pack Schedule Update

posted Sep 13, 2017, 7:57 AM by Admin Pack958   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 7:57 AM ]

Our leadership committee met earlier this week to discuss updated pack plans and schedule changes in light of the recent storm and recovery efforts.  Separate emails will be coming out soon about each of these events, but wanted to get this out there now for you to include on your family schedule.

Sept 25 (Monday):  Fall Rally Night at 7pm – This is the new date for our fall information and sign-up night to be held in the North Pointe Elementary gym.  This is will be an opportunity for our pack to get back together and host fun activities for new scouts as well as share information about our program with new parents / families who want to join.

Oct 9 (Monday):  1st Pack Meeting at 7pm, NPE gym – New date for the first pack meeting (originally planned for 9/25).  Will welcome everyone back with jokes, skits, and other fun, and will also award new scouts with their neckerchief and slides.  Note that we still need to confirm that the school is available for us on that date, but assume this location unless you hear otherwise.

Oct 21-22 (Sat/Sun):  Pack Fall Campout – One night campout at local city park (likely Bay Area Park).  This was originally planned for earlier in the month at a state park (Lake Somerville), however this park as well as other nearby state parks are closed for the next few months due to the excessive rain and flooding.  So our plan B is a fun one-night campout at a park near our neighborhood to include games, scout activities, and a campfire program.

Oct 28 (Saturday):  District Rocket Launch – This is a district-wide event for new scouts only (including scouts who joined at the beginning of this past summer).

At this point we will be back on track with our regular schedule, starting with our second pack meeting on Oct 30 (Bobcat Ceremony).  Note that you can find the full calendar of pack activities on our pack website at www.pack958.org.  

Rally Night delayed

posted Sep 7, 2017, 2:41 PM by Admin Pack958

With recovery efforts ongoing across the area and school delayed until Sept 11, we will NOT be holding our rally night event on Sept 11 to kick off the scouting year as originally planned.  The pack leaders will meet as soon as we can to discuss our plans and schedule in light of the current situation in our community and will communicate an updated plan with everyone soon.  Looking forward to the time when we can all get together for some much-needed fun and fellowship.  In the meantime, continue helping out your neighbors and stay safe out there.

Hurricane Harvey Check In

posted Aug 30, 2017, 11:28 AM by Admin Pack958

Pack 958 family,

Now that the rain has passed and Harvey is gone (good riddance!), I wanted to check in with everyone and see if anyone needs help.  Please check in at the form below and let everyone know that you are ok or if you need any help dealing with the aftermath of the flood.

Pack 958 Check In Form - please fill out

https://goo.gl/forms/Jgrjr3hRvmSic1EZ2

Check-In Responses - view all responses (don’t edit)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/118E0aazCxm9fULhl0O-VdS0F3ckLQqCypQfDVkVn-Xs/edit?usp=sharing

I know many in our community are in need following this terrible storm so let’s band together and help each other out as you are able.


Yours in Scouting,

Ronny Baccus

Pack 958 Cubmaster

832-385-7438

www.pack958.org

NPE School Clean-Up Service Project - Aug 19 at 9am

posted Aug 17, 2017, 9:24 PM by Admin Pack958

As the school year starts up, the scouts traditionally get together and make sure North Pointe Elementary is ready to go.  All are welcomed to this community clean up event, regardless of what school your scout attends.

The plan is to get together this Saturday the19th at 9:00 AM in front of North Pointe Elementary (NPE) and clear it of any trash.  Traditionally the clean up goes pretty quick.  After the school is ready to go, we plan to walk over to the Northfork playground which is just a 5 walk from the school, and let the boys have a little fun.

What to bring/wear:

  • Pack T-shirt preferred or scout related T-shirt
  • Gloves
  • Water/drink
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Meet at:

North Pointe Elementary - in front

3200 Almond Creek Dr


The address of park is 2902 Almond Creek Dr. We'll bring a couple balls for the kids to play with.  

Hope to see you and your scout out there!

Ramon

832-875-0482

Scavenger Hunt! July 29th at 8:30am

posted Jul 23, 2017, 9:24 PM by Admin Pack958

Wolf Den 7 is throwing down the challenge to see who can solve our riddles and find the pirates booty.  If you are up to the task, join us at Challenger Park on Saturday 7/29.  We plan to start at 8:30 am to beat the heat.  Scouts, and of course siblings, must show their mental resolve in solving the clues and their physical strength as they scour the park.  We will setup near the far end of the parking lot.
 Details:
  • WHAT:  Pack958 Scavenger Hunt
  • WHEN:  Saturday, July 29.  8:30am—10:30am
  • WHERE:  Challenger Seven Memorial Park, 2301 W Nasa Blvd, Webster, TX 77598, USA (map)
  • WHAT TO BRING: 
    • Water
    • Sunscreen
    • Thinking Hat
- Alex and Troy McCracken (Wolf Den 7)

Rocket Launch! July 8th, 8:30am

posted Jul 5, 2017, 8:12 AM by Admin Pack958

Hope everyone’s Summer is going well!  The question now is… are you ready to launch some rockets??  Come join your friends in Pack958 next Saturday, 7/8, at Sylvan Rodriquez Park to launch your own model rocket.  We are starting early, at 8:30am, to try to avoid the heat as much as possible.  This event hosted by the Bears and is open to all incoming Scouts to the Pack—and their siblings, of course!

If you do not have a model rocket yet, you can find kits in a variety of experience levels at any hobby store, such as Michael’s and Hobby Lobby.

Details:

·         WHAT:  Pack958 Rocket Launch Party

·         WHEN:  Saturday, July 8.  8:30am—10:30am

·         WHERE:  Sylvan Rodriguez Park (1201 Clear Lake City Blvd)

·         WHAT TO BRING: 

o   Model Rocket (built & ready to fly)

o   Spare Model Rocket Engines

o   Small Tools (glue, tape, etc)

o   Hat

o   Sunglasses

o   Sunscreen

o   Water Bottle

o   Camera

·         WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED:

o   Launch Tower with Launch Controller (but bring one if you have one already)

- Bruce Blazine


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