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Cub Scout Pack 161
(Garland, Texas)
 
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Join Scouting Night (Recruiting events)


Pack 161 Once again we call for brave volunteers to help us out.  It is time for the annual roundup for more scouts.  We have a few dates and locations we need help with.
The following is the list of schools, and current volunteers. All join scout nights will be from 7-8pm. PLEASE HAVE ANY SCOUTS ATTENDING TO WEAR THEIR UNIFORMS, THIS SHOWS PRIDE IN THEIR PACK AND IN THEIR UNIFORM.  IT IS A GREAT VISUAL AID.  SCOUTS MUST BE IN PERFECT BEHAVIOR AND ATTITUDE.  WE CAN EASILY TURN AWAY A FAMILY IF WE ARE CONSTANTLY HAVING TO CORRECT BEHAVIOR.  

Be enthusiastic, tell about what we did last year and what we are planning to do this year. Bring any "bling" you may posses to show off. Bring a small tent or sleeping bags or camping gear. The first half hour will be spent "selling: the pack and hosting a game for the boys. Make it fun. Have contests, hand out cheap $1 store item prizes. (pack will reimburse)  Do a quick bobcat skills presentation. Use your creativity.  The second half hour will be spent registering.  PLEASE STRESS VOLUNTEERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  A PACK IS ONLY AS GOOD AS ITS VOLUNTEERS.  Sign up those adults, get them involved right away.  Let them know that there is training and help 24/7 to help ease them into their chosen role(s). 



9/19/17  Davis - Webelo 1 den
1621 McCallum Dr, Garland, TX 75042

9/20/17  Southgate - The Clayton Family
1115 Mayfield Ave, Garland TX 75041

9/21/17  Beaver - in tandem with pack 1978,  Kelsie / Joey
3232 March Ln, Garland, TX 75042

9/21/17  Lister - in tandem with pack 47,  District exec and Jana
3131 Mars Dr. Garland, TX 75040

9/27/17  Freeman- District exec,  Ricardo/mom
1220 W. Walnut St, Garland, TX 75040

9/27/17  Northlake - Darcy/Kirsten (if avail)
1626 Bosque Dr. Garland, TX 75040

9/27/17  Bullock - No volunteers atm
3909 Edgewood Dr, Garland, TX 75042


THINGS OF NOTE FOR JOIN NIGHTS:

  1. Arrive 30 min ahead of the scheduled 7pm join night to set up.
  2. Call GISD facilities phone number - identify yourself as with boy scouts and tell them you want to get in, they will buzz you in.
  3. DON'T  - prop the front door open - have someone opening the door to let people in.
  4. When you are done with the facility - call GISD security to tell them you are leaving the premises
  5. Pickup all yard signs at the school
  6. Meet with Adrian Rivas District executive at Starbucks at firewheel mall, He will be there until 9:30 pm Jana will be meeting too to get a copy of the forms so she can get pack records updated asap.  If they go directly to Mr. Rivas, they do not always get back to the pack level.
  7. THE NUMBER FOR GISD SECURITY IS 972-494-8911

Pack meeting Tuesday Sept 26 from 6:30-8pm



PACK MEETING AND SERVICE PROJECT
Hi pack 161!  This month we will be focusing on service.
Scout law: a scout is helpful
We will be working on repairing the playgrounds climbing wall.
Tigers will be working on scout skills that are centered around being helpful.
Older scouts will assist the climbing wall crews.
We will have a time to gather after the project is over to enjoy refreshments.
In the spirit of community service, we will be accepting cash donations, these funds will be equally divided and passed on to the following organizations. All of these places have specifically requested to not send goods as they are inundated with a slew of goods to wade through. With funds they can purchase exactly what is needed by the general public.
Thank you in advance for your assistance and caring for those in need.
SPCA/JAN REES-JONES CENTER
TEXAS DIAPER BANK
RED CROSS







Train - o - ree




While you are attending training, your cub scout and his siblings over the age of 3 can participate in some fun cub scout activities!
This is a great opportunity to meet other experienced leaders.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ADMISSION IS FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Schedule your session online at:

https://circle10.camp-master.com


For all pack leadership Youth protection training is required and is good for two years. Parents we would like to request that EVERYBODY takes the youth protection course. This will ensure complete protection of every child that comes through our doors, not just the scouts.

YOUth protection begins with YOU!!!!!!




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Gold Rush 2017

Family Camping at Camp Wisdom

$25 per scout (Patch, all meals, and activities included)
$20 per sibling (all meals and activities)
$15 per Parent and Leader (all meals)

Session 1 Friday September 29 - 30

Session 2 Saturday Sept 30 - October 1

Please see attached flier for more details.

I would like to sign up for this as a pack, so lets find out which session works out best for the majority of people. 

Hope to see you there.
Jana Reph
Assistant Cubmaster
Attachments
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gold_rush_2017.pdf Official Gold rush Flier and registration form  

Popcorn Fundraiser


 Pack 161 is asking anyone willing to help out by becoming our popcorn kernel.  Your job would be to go to trainings, run the fundraiser, order the goods, process payments and deliver payments to treasurer, and finally get goods in scouts hands to deliver.  This person will also need a lot of hands on deck to help out. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY TO HELP YOUR PACK!  Help us get HOOKED ON POPCORN!

 

 Calendar

  • Popcorn sales are open now!!! Get out there and sell that buttery goodness!
  • Oct 24 Turn in your sales orders
  • Oct 31 Deadline for sales order turn in
  • December 2 Popcorn pickup ( pickup location and time tbd by shipper)
  • December 8 unit payments due to council

The Products

Be sure to check out our new line of products from CAMP MASTERS Popcorn. With 14 different products to choose from, we are sure there will be something for you! To view the products for Take Order, click here.

Youth Prizes

Scouts who participate in the sale have many opportunities to earn prizes! Looking for a way to track a Scout's sales and prize choices; a "check list" of items to complete for each Scout? Try this.

Visit our PRIZE PAGE! (coming soon)

Online Sales

Selling online is a perfect way to reach family and friends who live out of town or out of the country. Unit kernels will be responsible for setting up their Scouts in the online system. Written instructions for entering the Scouts can be found here and you can view a video here. Scouts will then be able to send an email with a link and a code so that sales get credited to them.



We are rolling out the welcome mat for you!!!

Welcome to Pack 161!

Thank you firstly for visiting our page. We are excited to share our pack with you .

We meet every Tuesday night from 7-8pm for Den Meetings
Pack meetings are every fourth Tuesday from 7-8 pm

Meetings are held at our charter organization:
First Christian Church of Garland
115 S. Glenbrook Dr
Garland, Tx 75040

We are right in the heart of beautiful downtown Garland Tx!

Our mission is to provide a safe place for youth to explore, socialize, and learn about our world through many adventures.
 
The Scouting program is arranged in dens by grade level.

Tiger 1st grade
Wolf 2nd grade
Bear 3rd grade
Webelo (1) 4th grade
Webelo (2) 5th grade
Bobcat must be earned first before receiving any rank. This is the introduction to the basics of scouting every youth must know to have a successful time within the program.

Pack 161 has many events that we participate in thorough the year. 
 
Labor Day Parade
Pinewood Derby
Raingutter Regatta
Scout Skills Workshops
Cookouts
Museum visits
Parent and scout training sessions
2 weekend pack wide campouts a year one in the fall and one in the spring
Webelos may attend a campout every month (varies by den)

As with every Excellent program, we always need financial help to ensure a quality experience for our scouts. Pack 161 participates in several fundraisers through the year to supplement funding for many of our events. If you know of any companies that are willing to donate services, supplies, or match fundraiser money please let us know. Every little bit helps.

Popcorn Sales
Camp cards
Dos Banderas
Raffles
and several other mini events.

 If you would like more information about our pack please contact:
Heather Barrett (Cubmaster)
duckcreek161@gmail.com
or
Jana Reph (Assistant Cubmaster)
achievements161@yahoo.com




Wanted!

Pack 161, just like the Army, is looking for a "few good men and women" to aid the pack in a successful scouting year.

With your help, we can spread the load amongst many so that no one person is overwhelmed or overburdened by it all.

This is YOUR pack. It is only as good as its volunteers.

The following positions are NOT LIMITED to those who wear a uniform! If any of the mentioned positions appeals to you please let Heather Barrett or Jana Reph know. Our pack requires active participation to help make it smooth operation and an enjoyable and meaningful experience for scouts and their families. Pack 161 is a family oriented pack. We want to include everyone in on the fun. We will be going to a points system this year. Each scout family must earn 100 points by the end of the scouting year. The following roles have point values placed on them. You may participate in many small roles or a couple of major roles. Training is available to assist you in whatever you may chose to do. We will be posting position specific info soon we will send an email once this is completed.

COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN 100

COMMITTEE MEMBERS ( THE COMMITTEE IS OPEN TO ALL ) 50


CUBMASTER 100

ASSISTANT CUBMASTERS 75

DEN LEADERS 75

ASSISTANT DEN LEADERS 50

DEN HELPER 10

TREASURER 75

ASSISTANT TREASURER 50

SECRETARY 50

 
 CAMPING CHAIRMAN 50

ASSISTANT CAMPING CHAIRMAN 40

 

MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN 50

ASSISTANT MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN 40

 

FUNDRAISER HEAD CHAIRMAN 75

 

POPCORN CHAIRMAN NEED ASAP 50

ASSISTANT POPCORN CHAIR NEED ASAP 40

 

 

LABOR DAY PARADE COORDINATOR NEED ASAP

 

LABOR DAY PARADE ASSISTANTS NEED ASAP


 

CAMP CARD CHAIRMAN 50

 

ASSISTANT CAMP CARD CHAIRMAN 40

PACK TRAINER 50

ADVANCEMENTS CHAIRMAN 75

ADVANCEMENTS ASSISTANT (TRAINING TO TAKE OVER THE CHAIR) 50

 

BLUE AND GOLD BANQUET CHAIRMAN 50

B&G ASSISTANT CHAIRMAN 40

B&G SETUP LEAD 30

B&G CLEANUP LEAD 30

B&G FOOD LEAD 30

B&G STAFF MEMBERS 10

 

EVENT SETUP/BREAKDOWN TEAMS 10

 

PINEWOOD DERBY CHAIRMAN 50

ASSISTANT DERBY CHAIRMAN 40

PWD SETUP CHAIRMAN 30

PWD CLEANUP CHAIRMAN 30

PWD STAFF MEMBER 10

 

LEADERSHIP CHAIRMAN 50

 

SERVICE PROJECT LEAD (4) 25

 

SUMMERTIME ACTIVITY CHAIRMAN 50

 

WEB SITE MANAGER 50

 

PACK PHOTOGRAPHERS/VIDEOGRAPHERS 25

 

SCOUTING FOR FOOD CHARIMAN 50

 

RAINGUTTER REGATTA CHAIRMAN 50

RAINGUTTER ASSISTANTS 40

 

SCOUTING FOR FOOD COORDINATOR 50

SCOUTING FOR FOOD ASSISTANTS 40

 

CONCESSIONS COORDINATOR 40

 

BLING TEAM (EVENT DECORATOR) 25

 

BULLETIN BOARD DECORATOR 25

If you have any special talents or hobbies you would like to share with the pack please do not hesitate to find a leader. Many of our adventures and requirements seek people in many fields of expertise to help educate the pack youth. We would love for you to invest your time and knowledge.



To sign up for a position please contact :
Heather Barrett (Cubmaster)
duckcreek161@gmail.com
or
Jana Reph (Assistant Cubmaster)
advancements161@yahoo.com

Pack Campout Oct 20-22







FALL CAMPOUT OCT 20-22 Location is being determined. We will know soon.

FAMILIES WISHING TO ATTEND THE CAMPOUT MUST REGISTER AND PAY BEFORE THE CAMPOUT. ALONG WITH REGISTRATION WE MUST HAVE A MEDICAL FORM FILLED OUT FOR EVERY MEMBER ATTENDING. THIS IS TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY ON THE CAMPOUT. FORMS WILL BE KEPT SECURED AND WILL BE SAVED FOR THE SPRING CAMPOUT, SO YOU WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO FILL OUT A NEW SET OF FORMS UNLESS YOU HAVE DIFFERENT FAMILY MEMBERS ATTENDING OR YOUR INFORMATION CHANGES.. UPON SPRING CAMP CONCLUSION, IF YOU WISH TO HAVE YOUR FORMS RETURNED, WE WILL GLADLY HAND THEM BACK, OTHERWISE WE WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP THE FORMS ON FILE UNTIL THE END OF YOUR TIME WITH PACK 161.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE INFORM THE RANGER YOU ARE WITH PACK 161.  THE RANGER WILL THEN DIRECT YOU TO WHERE OUR CAMPSITE IS LOCATED. OUT LOCATION WILL BE MARKED WITH YELLOW PACK 161 SIGNS ON THE SITE NUMBER POSTS.  WE WILL DIVIDE THE SITES BY DENS. PLEASE CHECK IN WITH LEADERSHIP TO FIND OUT WHERE YOUR DEN SITE IS LOCATED.


IF YOU NEED HELP FINDING OUR SITE AREA TEXT 214-454-5273 JANA OR 214-560-8063 HEATHER



IT IS $40 PER FAMILY TO REGISTER FOR THE CAMPOUT.
THE PARK ALSO CHARGES A $5-6 FEE FOR EACH ADULT/TEEN IN YOUR GROUP PER NIGHT (12 YEAR OLD AND UNDER IS FREE AT THE PARK).

EVERY PERSON IN YOUR FAMILY GOING MUST FILL OUT PARTS A AND B OF THE MEDICAL FORM PROVIDED IN THE LINK BELOW AND TURN IN TO YOUR DEN LEADER TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE. FAMILIES WITH OUT THIS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND CAMP.
http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf

ALL DENS NEED TO HAVE SKIT(S) PREPARED TO PERFORM AT THE CAMPFIRE. 
WE ALSO REQUEST EVERYBODY TO BRING A DESSERT FOR THE PIGOUT/CAMPFIRE ON SATURDAY NIGHT

Pack 161  Packing list  

 

Even if you are camping-shy right now, do it for your boy  – he’ll love you for it!

Camping is the highlight of a Cub Scout year. Campouts are fun occasions and the kids have a blast.  The campsites will have water AND electricity. We employ the leave no trace/outdoor ethics program during the time we are on site. A scout is clean and trustworthy.

Camping dos:

  • Enforce the Buddy System  A scout always has a buddy, scouts should always know where his buddy is at all times. They will need constant reminding.
  • Do a trial set-up of your tent before you go on the camping trip. Make sure it is has all its components and you know how to put it up.
  • Plan on it getting colder than you think (bring warmer sleeping bags than the forecast shows unless you are sure you know your sleeping bags warmth).
    Always bring rain gear (Cub Scout camping is fair-weather camping meaning we will camp in the rain, unless it is forecasted to be severe.
  • Always have a change of clothes to sleep in. This is mainly to stop you getting cold due to moisture in the fabric.
  • Always have a tarp to put under your tent. Make sure none of it sticks-out from the bottom of the tent or it will collect rain and could make the inside of your tent wet.
  • Get your son to do as much of the work in camping as possible (help putting up the tent, carrying stuff, etc).
  • Store food, candy, toothpaste and any scented items in a tightly sealed tote container or you might find some additional "family" members in your tent.
  • Air-out your tent, tarp, and sleeping bags as soon as you return home to allow condensation to dry-out (otherwise you get a musty smell that’s hard to shake).
  • Store your sleeping bag loose when you get home, not in its stuff-sack, or it will lose loft (loft gives it warmth). The stuff sack is designed for maximum pack ability when camping.
  • BIKES ARE ALLOWED ON THIS CAMPOUT, HOWEVER BSA RULES STATE RIDER MUST WEAR A HELMET.  IF USING SCOOTERS OR BLADES ALONG WITH HELMET WE SUGGEST WEARING WRIST, ELBOW AND KNEE GUARDS. PLEASE REMIND YOUR RIDERS TO OBEY THE LAWS OF THE PARK AS WELL AS INSTRUCTIONS FROM ALL LEADERS AND ADULTS. 

Camping don’ts:

  • Never sleep in a tent with a child who is not your own. – BSA rules
  • No alcohol anywhere, anyhow, anytime. – BSA rules
    No smoking in sight of Cub Scouts you will be asked to move away from cubs if you do so. – BSA rules
  • Never leave any food items in or around  your  tent. Animals can smell it and you will have some unwanted houseguests. Always store all such “smellables” in a tightly sealed container. This includes toothpaste, deodorant, drinks, etc. If in doubt leave it in your container. Even better leave it in your car. Cars are right next to campsites
  • Cub Scouts should not have POCKET knives in Tiger and Wolf ranks. Bears and higher ranks can only bring pocket knives if they have completed the “Whittling Chip” pocket knife achievement and if they also bring their Whittlin’ Chip card with them to camp. No knives with a blade longer than the width of a child’s palm. – BSA rules.
  • Avoid 100% cotton clothing. Cotton stays damp and makes you feel cold. Moisture wicking is ideal.
  • Do not bring any electronic devices, this is the boys opportunity to get away and be a part of nature. Besides, they could get damaged or lost.
  • No precious toys/ jewelry – could get damaged or lost.
  • Never leave your campsite messy. Clean up after meals and store trash up off the ground. Bring some rope to tie off trash to trees or trash pole if your site is equipped with one.



Camping equipment list Basic needs

  • Tent (the Pack owns some small tents to be loaned on a first-come-first-served basis to people who don’t have a tent. If loaned the tent must be cleaned and aired-out after the campout and returned complete).
  • Tarp for under the tent
  • Extra tent stakes and mallet
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad / mattress
  • Extra blankets for backup on cooler nights or double up your sleeping bags
  • Cot if you prefer to be off the ground and have a tent big enough to support its size
  • Pillow ( extra cover )
  • Night clothes
  • Rain Gear
  • Personal medication and toiletries ( towel, washcloth, soap, toilet paper, toothpaste/brush, shampoo)
  • Mess kit – cup, plate, bowl, spoon, fork, knife (or “spork”).
  • Long pants
  • Fleece or other warm top
  • Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes.
  • Change of clothes
  • Sun Screen, hat, Bug spray
  • Wet wipes for quick hand cleaning.
  • Water bottle filled with water at home. There will be water at the site but most people prefer at least to start on home water.
  • Camp chair 1 per person attending
  • Trash bag
  • Flash lights or head lamps
  • Clothesline for hanging damp items
  • Scout handbook Pen/pencil/paper if den working on any requirements on campout

Family Gear

·        Cooking equipment ( cookware, cooking utensils, Can opener, Hot pads, eating utensils)

·        Food and snacks bottled water if you do not like tap/spigot

·        Paper Towels

·        Biodegradable dish soap, dish rags, sponges,or scrubbers

·        Garbage bags

·        Water Bucket ( wash dishes and put out campfire)

·        Smores for gooey fireside goodness

·        Personal first aid kit

 

Extras (optional)

  • Camera
  • Lip balm
  • Bicycle and Helmet (Helmets are required BSA rules)
  • Extra shoes
  • Fishing gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Nature books
  • Work gloves
  • Good attitude and hard working spirit :) 

 




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HOWL-0-REE

Parent and pal weekend

October 27-29, 2017

Camp Wisdom

Shirley Sowell Cub Scout World

Parent-n-pal is an action packed weekend camping experience for cub scouts and their parents. Activities include Shooting sports such as bb guns and archery, games, and so much more. This is the perfect outdoor experience for all cub scouts. All meal and program are provided for you. You only need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag, flashlight, camp chair and personal camping gear.

Cub scouts can attend  as a pack, den, or individual family. The ultimate camping experience is one on one with your son creating lasting memories. Join us for a howling good time.

$60 per person includes for meals breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, a patch and all activity items. Scholarships available upon request. Deadline October 20, 2017

Registration deadline October 20, 2017

Friday Check-in: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday activity Schedule: 9:00 am -5:00 pm
Sunday Schedule: 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Moms or Dads or both can attend, However, another adult family member may attend in place of a parent.
If there are two scouts in your family, it is okay to attend with one parent.
ONLY  REGISTERED CUB SCOUTS CAN ATTEND CAMP (NO SIBLINGS)

Online registration available at https://circle10.camp-master.com/default.aspx
For more information, contact Karen Thunert at karen.thunert@scouting.org