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Cub Scout Pack 161
(Garland, Texas)
 
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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 third Thursday from 7-9pm

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.



This webpage is new and we are currently working on adding content daily so please pardon our dust as we work to improve the information provided and check in every few days to catch up on updates to the site. If you have anything you would like to see added please contact Jana Reph, email address below, to have it uploaded.

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! 

  • ASSISTANT CUBMASTERS
  • TREASURER We have a treasurer now yahoooooo
  • DEN LEADERS AND ASSISTANTS ESPECIALLY TIGER DEN
  • PACK COMMITTEE MEMBERS ( THE COMMITTEE IS OPEN TO ALL )
  • ADVANCEMENTS ASSISTANT
  • LABOR DAY PARADE COORDINATOR
  • EVENT SETUP/BREAKDOWN TEAMS
  • WEB SITE MANAGER
  • PACK PHOTOGRAPHERS/VIDEOGRAPHERS
  • PINEWOOD DERBY ASSISTANTS
  • RAINGUTTER REGATTA ASSISTANTS
  • SCOUTING FOR FOOD COORDINATOR
  • CONCESSIONS COORDINATOR
  • BLING TEAM (EVENT DECORATOR)

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

  


CUB FUN DAY
&
THE GATHERING OF THE CATS

BOBCAT  CEREMONY

CUB FUN DAY HAS BEEN  MOVED TO 

OCTOBER 29

PECAN GROVE PARK

5300 MAIN ST, ROWLETT, TX 75088

WE WILL BE IN THE SAME FIELD WHERE TWILIGHT CAMP WAS HELD NEXT TO WET ZONE.


Check in will begin at 8:15 AM


Opening Ceremony will be at 9AM

Closing ceremony will be at 1PM


The gathering of the cats Bobcat ceremony

will commence immediately after the closing ceremony

for Cub Fun Day


 If preregistered:


Scouts will be $7 each and siblings will be $5 each


At the gate price will be $10 each


Price includes a patch and activities.


Come prepared for a day full of scouting fun!

Archery, BB, Paintball slingshot, Raingutter regatta, bottle rockets, games, scavenger hunt, gaga ball, face painting, knot tying, soap carving,

We will be having a costume contest too so dress to impress!!!

 

We need more people to sign up. Still PLENTY of space available. 

Spread the word to everyone you know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



LOGO CONTEST!!!!!!
Results are in. The winning design was by Ricardo Santos of the Den 10 wolves. His design was the compass rose with the fleur de leis aligned with the paw prints of the pack animals. Picture coming soon.
The runner up was the Lego scout.
The new design will be printed on scout spirit t-shirts, along with a selection of extra items.
Lego scout will get a place of honor being used for certain events.

Congrats to all the scouts and especially Ricardo!
Thanks again to all whom submitted designs.
Pack promotional item prices will be posted as soon as we hear from our vendor.

Hey BATTER BATTER swing BATTER BATTER!

Step right up to the plate folks. Its POPCORN time!!!!!!!!!

Our greatest fundraising event is upon us.

The game is in full swing, bases are loaded and all players are primed and ready to WIN!

Blitz weekend #2 is coming up Sept 30 - Oct 2. Sell that corny goodness this weekend to earn a special blitz patch!

Popcorn Sales are vital in that it brings in immediate revenue for the pack for our start of the year events. ALSO, it is vital for scouts in that it has the potential to pay off your dues.

Sales incentives are as follows:

 $500+ in sales = NO DUES
$250 in sales = 1/2 dues
less than $250 = full $100 dues owed to pack
leaders and pack staff $100 = paid recharter fee

If you sell one item your scout will earn the popcorn patch. The fundraiser itself has incentive items as well.

The more you sell the more programs we can offer your youth!!!!!

So step up to the mound and let the sales "pitch" fly!

Remember as you are selling if there are more than one scouts selling stick to your buddy!
If it is just you and your scout do not let them get ahead of you or go to a door alone.
Knock, give time to answer, give your "pitch" , wait for response, be kind, Courteous, make suggestions of good product(s) to by, tell potential buyers the reason for the sale (help pay my own way through scouting and help my pack)
NEVER EVER let your scout(s) go into a house. They must wait outside. 
If you are with other peoples scouts, please remember the two deep rule.  Always have two adults when with the scouts.

Popcorn orders for the pack will be due OCTOBER 4! Must have order forms and COMPLETE payments turned in by this Date. This is to ensure we have enough time to process the orders and send them in.

Thank you in advance for being AWESOME!!!!!!!!
Queue up the "take me out to the ball game" song. 

Calendar

  • Pitcher's Report  April 6: District Popcorn Kernel Meeting
  • Spring Training May 21 and 22 - Three different Michael Beck Sales Trainings to choose from
  • Batting Practice  August 2 - 13 - Six different Unit Popcorn Kernel Trainings to choose from
  • Encore Presentation August 18 - Michael Beck Sales Training
  • Pre-Season Exhibition August 26 - Show & Sell orders due online
  • Home Opener August 31 - Council - wide Kick-off and popcorn sales begin
  • Batter Up September 9 - 11 Popcorn Blitz Weekend #1
  • Exhibition September 17 Show & Sell Pick-up
  • Batter Up September 30 - October 2 Popcorn Blitz Weekend #2
  • Regular Season ends October 14 -  Popcorn orders due online and Show & Sell payments due
  • All Stars October 20 -  Deadline to submit top selling Scouts ($1000 and above)
  • Post-Season Division Series November 5 Popcorn Pick-up
  • Bring the Closer In November 18 Popcorn payments due for full commission rate

 

Home Opener

The council-wide kick-off will be held on August 31st at 7:00 p.m. at different locations around the council. (Trinity Woods will hold their kick-off on September 1 at 6:30 p.m.) The locations, with district assignments can be found here. Make sure to attend the kick-off to earn an extra 1% in commission!

 

The Product Lineup

Be sure to check out our new line of products from our new popcorn partner, CAMP MASTERS Popcorn. With 14 different products to choose from, we are sure there will be something for you! View the selections (including how many per case) for Show & Sell here and the Take Order here. For a full color visual, with description and prices, click here.

Youth Prizes

Scouts who participate in the sale have many opportunities to earn prizes!

Visit our PRIZE PAGE!

Scholarship

The Trail's End Scholarship program is funded by Trail's End for Trail's End popcorn sales only. Your Scouts WILL STILL MAINTAIN their scholarship account but we cannot add sales from the CAMP MASTERS popcorn sale to that scholarship fund. If your Scout has any online sales through his Trail's End online account throughout the sale, you can submit those totals to increase his scholarship fund. You can find out current information about your Scout's scholarship fund, including forms for submission and payouts, by going here.

Scholarship Mitigation through CAMP MASTERS:
A list of all Circle Ten Council Scouts, who are currently enrolled in the Trail's End Scholarship program, has been provided to CAMP MASTERS. For these Scholarship Scouts, they will automatically qualify for the CAMP MASTERS High Achiever program, regardless of the amount of their sales. These Scouts can choose to receive American Express Gift Cheques in the amount of 6% of total CAMP MASTERS sales. There is NO MINIMUM amount of sales required for the current Scholarship Scouts. These Scouts can continue every year to choose the gift cheques.

If a Scholarship Scout's sales qualify for a High Achiever level, AND the Scout chooses a prize instead of the gift cheques, then he will forfeit the ability to choose the gift cheques for 6% of his sales in future years. He would then participate as part of the regular program. He would have to meet the minimum sales level for High Achiever and if he chose gift cheques, he would only receive 5%.

Your popcorn team will work very closely with those Scouts and their families to submit the proper paperwork based on their decisions.

An informational page from CAMP MASTERS, that explains this program, can be found here. If you have questions, please let us know!


 

Dos Banderas Fundraiser night


 

 



FUNDRAISER NIGHT FOR PACK 161

This fundraiser is being moved to OCTOBER 7.  Please stay tuned as we are working with our vendor on details of the event. We will send out a notice once this has been established.

 

 

Please join us for dinner at Dos Banderas restaurant on September 26. A Portion of proceeds of meal sales will go to help Pack 161. Details of the event coming soon.  Please check out their website for directions to the establishment and see their delightful menu. Thank you for your Patronage of Dos Banderas and assisting pack 161.


http://dosbanderastexmex.com




October 14-16
Camp Wisdom
6400 W. Red Bird Lane
Dallas, Tx 75236

Details coming soon. Save the date!

FC Dallas Soccer Scout Night (council event)




Spook - o - Ree (District Camping Experience)


Parent-N-Pal Spook-o-Ree is an action-packed weekend camping experience for a Cub Scout and his parent/partner. This is a weekend of camping at a real Scout camp, doing fun activities like shooting sports such as BB guns and archery, games, horseback riding, and more! It is the perfect outdoor experience for all Cub Scouts. Sign up and come join the FUN for the weekend.  All meals and program are provided for you.  Please bring your own tents, sleeping bag, personal gear and camp chairs!
 
 COST:  $60 PER PERSON (Cub Scout/Adult)
WHEN:  OCTOBER 28-30, 2016
FRIDAY 6:00 p.m. - SUNDAY 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Camp Wisdom

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  October 21, 2016, at midnight.

 
 
Cub Scouts can attend Parent-N-Pal as a pack, den or individual family, but it should be one-on-one with your own son (meaning parent/s or partner/s – son/s) for the best camping experience.
 
Moms or dads or both can attend. (Other family relatives – grandparents, etc. – may attend in place of a parent.) (**Note: If there are two Scouts in your family, it is okay to attend with one parent. Also, both parents may attend with their Scout son/s.)
 
Important Note: Siblings CANNOT attend camp; only registered Cub Scouts.
 
For online registration, please click here. You may also contact Karen at karen.thunert@scouting.org or download the paper registration and flier here.
 
Financial Assistance is available; deadline to submit for assistance is October 21, 2016 (Please contact your district executive for assistance.)