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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
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
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)
Jana Reph (Assistant Cubmaster)







5300 MAIN ST, ROWLETT, TX 75088


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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hello Pack 161!!!!!!

What an amazing weekend! The weather cleared up Friday night, and was cool and comfy for our first evening together. 

Saturday we had our first breakfast together and enjoyed getting to know one another.  After Breakfast everyone got ready for the day and started the many games and fun activities we had planned. Like Frisbee golf, tie dye t shirts, Whiffle ball, bean bag toss, and badminton to name a few. The weather got a bit warm during the day and many families found themselves taking naps in the shade. After a snooze and some yummy lunch it was off to hiking the trails and seeing the sights of Camp Wisdom. 

We had many land lubbers duke it out at the pirate ships and a few get lost in the mazes, and I even heard reports of yet a few more spelunking in the caves with some even getting a mite bit stuck tee hee.  The spider web playground was a hit for a few of our monkeys and future climbing enthusiasts.  I do believe we had a fair few monkeys in trees at the campsite too.  The fire pit lured in the pyromaniacs and "moths" to its flames.  When the adventures concluded everybody headed back to base camp to fire up the grills and cook up some evening grub.  Once full yet a few more naps were had by some very tired Scouters and scouts.

Temps began to cool off and the pack prepared for the evenings flag ceremony, Pig out and Campfire/skit time. With "squirrels" running amok on the leaders and some "heavy metal" listening  much mirth and laughter and might I say very good creativity was presented during skit time.

The pig out was a hit. We filled up the picnic table at the pavilion with a wide range of goodies.  5 lucky people won awards for their efforts. With bellies full to bursting everybody headed off to bed. Happy and filled with the scouting spirit. 

We would like to give a shout out to our dens and their families for a yummy end of a busy and fantastic day.

Sunday was met with a beautiful sunrise. Families cooked up a storm with delicious smelling breakfast. After a time of getting the sleep out of our eyes and freshening up for the day, the pack headed out to the final flag ceremony and our scouts own Sunday service.  After a time of living the 12th scout law ...A Scout is Reverent, we all broke camp and prepared to head back home.  Quite a few scouts did not want to go home they were having such a great time. I know every parent and guardian were more than ready to head home to a comfy bed of their own and warm bug free showers and bathrooms.

We at pack 161 wish to thank EVERYONE for coming out and get to know one another and begin what promises to be a bond that will never be broken.  We had over 70 people attend camp over the weekend. That is AMAZING and we are thrilled that so many are committed to the program and to this weekends festivities. We hope you had a great time.

IF you have any suggestions for the next campout please feel free to email

Yours in scouting till we meet again,
Jana Reph
Assistant Cubmaster








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Game Over!

Thank you all for participating in this sales drive. We know this year was much much shorter than last year. Unfortunately it is out of our control. We only hope next year we will be given more time by council and our popcorn vendor.

Please stay tuned in for instructions on picking up your orders on NOVEMBER 5th. We will announce via this page and email. For those whom ordered enough to get an incentive prize, they will arrive after our popcorn arrives.

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 no sales for lead and staff they owe recharter fee of $23

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!!!!!

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


  • 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



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!


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!



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! 

  • TREASURER We have a treasurer now yahoooooo

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)
Jana Reph (Assistant Cubmaster)

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.

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.

Dos Banderas Fundraiser night



NOVEMBER 7 from 4-9 pm. 
Dos Banderas
614 Main St.
Garland, TX 75040

Please join us for dinner at Dos Banderas restaurant on November 7 . A Portion of proceeds of meal sales and gift card sales will go to help Pack 161. 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.

Peer to Peer Recruiting

Hey there scout friends and scouters!

Tell a buddy about our pack and recruit. If every one brings one friend and they join, it can double our pack.  Plus, there is a contest being put on by council that whichever pack recruits the most they win a pizza party!!!!

So tell a buddy to swing by on a Tuesday night at 7pm and check us out!

Your friendly neighborhood Cubmaster and staff!