Major Events During the Year
he Pinewood Derby is often the highlight of a scout’s year.
Camping is one of the core activities for our pack, which teaches appreciation for nature and an opportunity to develop outdoor skills. Our pack typically goes on three camping trips during the school year (fall, winter, and spring campouts), usually at one of the local state parks. These are family campouts usually timed with early release Fridays to enable 2 camping nights per trip. Activities include day hikes, geocaching, ranger programs, fishing, scout cooking in Dutch ovens, and a pack campfire program with skits, stories, and s'mores! Some years we also attend Camp Bovay, which is a BSA owned camp near Navasota, TX that offers a supervised program of activities including archery, climbing wall, swimming, canoe paddling, and a BB gun range. Every other year, our winter campout will be aboard the the USS Lexington aircraft carrier in Corpus Christi where you will get to explore the ship, eat in the galley, and sleep in the sailors' bunks overnight!
The Webelos scouts also attend the Webelos Woods district camp in March each year with the local Boy Scout troops to demonstrate their outdoor skills in fire building, knot tying, first aid, and teamwork competitions with other packs in the district. Last year our boys took home ribbons in 5 different events!
Blue and Gold Banquet
Scouting for Food campaign is an annual food drive where we collect canned goods and non-perishables for the local food banks. We also participate in the annual Trash Bash event to help keep our community and environment clean.
Rank Advancement & Bridging Ceremony
In order to help cover the costs needed to keep our Scouting program going at an affordable price, we participate in two fundraisers each year. In the early fall we participate in Show and Sell Popcorn Sales, selling a variety of popcorn flavors at local businesses and online. In the spring we raise funds for the pack by selling coupon books for the annual Scout Fair. This is a great way for our pack to raise money and to prepare our Scouts to earn their own way! Coupon book buyers support the Scouting program while receiving valuable savings from partners such as Kroger, Sonic, Bass Pro Shops, and more. Our pack receives a 30% base commission that directly funds pack activities for the next scouting year to help keep our annual dues low. In addition, scouts can earn a variety of prizes depending upon the amount they sell. The coupon book sales period in the spring leads up to the Scout Fair in April or May, which is a council wide Scouting event held in Houston featuring hundreds of booths with fun activities, crafts, Scout demonstrations and skills, and delicious outdoor cooking. This is a huge event with attendance from Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops from all around the greater Houston area.
Fun Summer Activities
During the summer months the Scouting fun continues! Every June the San Jacinto Districts hosts Twilight Camp. This is a week-long day camp that offers activities such as crafts, sports, games, archery and BB gun marksmanship, and gives our scouts the opportunity to get a head start on achievements for the next year's rank activities.
After Twilight Camp, our pack has activities planned once or twice each month for the remainder of the summer. Past activities include bowling, launching model rockets, church lock-in with games and movies, Armand Bayou nature hikes, water balloon picnic, roller skating, and swimming parties. The Scouting adventure continues year-round!