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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


Roller Skating & Laser Tag! June 17 at 1pm

posted Jun 14, 2017, 9:35 AM by Admin Pack958

The Den 4 Bears are hosting our Pack’s first summer activity this year.  What better way to beat the heat and get some fun exercise than going skating indoors!   While we’re at it, we plan to play lazer tag too.  So, come join us roll our way into the summer and have fun with our friends at SkateWorld in Pasadena this Saturday.

Here are all the details:

What:  Pack Summer Activity #1 – Skating

When:  June 17, 2017  @ 1pm

Where:  SkateWorld Pasadena

               2606 Cherrybrook Lane

               Pasadena, Texas  77502

Website Info:  http://skateworlds.com/pasadena/

Cost:  $8 per skater (includes Lazer Tag)

– admission is free if not skating

If you have any questions or need more info let me know.

Mike Nevills

Bears Den 4 Leader

832-993-7814 


Bridging Ceremony - May 21st at 5pm

posted May 8, 2017, 12:16 PM by Admin Pack958   [ updated May 16, 2017, 12:10 PM ]

The end of this scouting year is almost here!  A reminder that our rank advancement and bridging ceremony is planned for this Sunday evening (May 21st).

Time/Date - May 21st at 5pm
Location - University Baptist Church (outdoor pavilion) on Middlebrook Drive - map:  https://goo.gl/maps/uCpFaTapcK12

At this event we will recognize our scouts for all their hard work this year and award the rank patches that they have earned.  After this, each scout will cross over the bridge to start on the trail for next year’s rank, and will receive his new neckerchief and slide.

All new scouts joining the pack this spring are also encouraged to attend and bridge over with the pack as well.  Any new families who attended our rally night last month but did not turn in an application yet can do so on Sunday (including families with boys currently finishing kindergarten).  Just in time to join us for the summer fun!  I will also share the schedule for the summer activities we have planned as a pack. 

Afterwards we will celebrate with a reception, with hot dogs provided to roast over the fire.  The pack will provide the dogs, buns, condiments & drinks, but sides and desserts will be potluck.  Bring whatever sides or desserts you would like to share, and fill in what you plan to bring at this google sheet link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XebYVGLket3OLErH0H2ld3v3VbSl4MI_X9vHXd8VO8o/edit?usp=sharing

We will have the fire going so bring your marshmallows to roast for s’mores!

Pack meeting roles:

Bears – Bridge setup

Webelos I’s – Build/tend the fire, place neckerchiefs on bridging scouts

Wolf Den 6 – Opening / closing flags

Webelos I’s and Bears to arrive by 4:30pm to help with setup

Everyone else arrive in time to start by 5:00pm

Each family to bring:

Camping chairs

Skewers for hot dogs, marshmallows, etc.

Side item or dessert


See you all Sunday!

Houston Scout Fair - May 6th at Minute Maid Park

posted Apr 25, 2017, 12:04 PM by Admin Pack958

The Scout Fair is coming up soon, this is a huge Houston-wide annual event showcasing scouting and features tons of interactive exhibits, crafts and other activities for the scouts to enjoy.  I highly encourage everyone to attend this event and spend the day, there is so much to do and see.  Admission is free, only need to pay for parking.  More information can be found here:  http://www.samhoustonbsa.org/scout-fair.

At Scout Fair, Scouts of all ages converge to showcase their Scouting skills. Meet leaders and Scouts from your neighborhood. Sample the amazing dutch oven creations and other delicacies in the outdoor cooking area.

Visit the midway with over 90 experts representing merit badges. Enjoy live entertainment on the center stage. Watch demonstrations, interact with participating booths from our community partners...pick up free offers.

We will be hosting a booth again this year, this time we will be hosting a box hockey game for the scouts to enjoy.  Each den will cover a 1 hour shift during the day per the schedule below, and your den leader will be contacting you to confirm your ability to support.  So come help cover your shift for an hour, then spend the rest of the day exploring all the different scouting activities on offer.  Here is the shift schedule for our booth:

·         Setup, 10-11am – Webelos I

·         11am-noon – Tiger Den 7

·         Noon-1pm – Wolf Den 4

·         1pm-2pm – Wolf Den 6

·         2pm-3pm – Bear Den 2

We will also have the prize tokens that each scout earned selling coupon books available to pick up at our booth.  These tokens can then be redeemed for the prizes your scout earned based on the number of coupon books sold (there will be a scout shop area at Scout Fair where you can get your prizes).  More information including maps and our booth location will be coming out soon.

Raingutter Regatta / Spring Rally - Apr 24, 7pm!

posted Apr 22, 2017, 10:56 AM by Admin Pack958

Due to a scheduling issue with the school, the gym will unfortunately not be available for our pack meeting on Monday.  Instead, we will be meeting at Clear Lake United Methodist Church (16335 El Camino Real) for our raingutter regatta race and spring rally.  Link:  https://goo.gl/maps/YLCuC1T15V72

We will be meeting in the Great Hall in the Youth Wing (the building closest to Seafoam Rd).

Meeting time is still 7pm.

We apologize for the last minute change, but come on out for some boat racing fun and welcome any new scouts to our pack.  Since Monday is a rally event, please have your scout wear his class-A uniform to school that day (neckerchief & optional).  If you have invited any new families please let them know about this update.

See you all Monday evening,

Ronny

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