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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 website. 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.

Lion Kinder
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. 


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

Train - 0 - Ree Camp Wisdom Leadership Center


Circle Ten Coucil
TRAIN -O- REE  
Camp Wisdom Leadership Center
6400 W. Red Bird Land, Dallas, TX 75236

Saturday, October 13, 2018

                                     Morning session 9am - 12:00pm                                      Afternoon session 1:30pm - 4:30pm

These FREE courses are intended to provide Cubmasters and den leaders with the information and tools they need to successfully fulfill their responsibility in the Cub Scout Pack.
  • Cubmaster/Assistant Cubmaster Specifics
  • Den Leader Specifics
  • In-Person Youth Protection Training (12:00pm - 1:30pm)
Sign up on CampMaster at : https://circle10.camp-master.com

while you are attending training, your Cub Scout and their siblings(over the age of 3) can participate in some fun Cub Scout activities!

If you have any questions contact Karen Thunert at: KarenThunert@scouting.org or 214-902-6776


Duck Creek District Cub Fun Day Oct 6,2018



9am - 2pm
Pecan Grove Park
5300 Main St.
Rowlett, Tx 75088

Cost $7 per scout
Register at:
circle10.camp-master.com


Boys and Girls (K-5th) and their families are invited to join us!
This will be great fun for Cub Scouts, whether you are brand new or have been in Scouting for a while. 

Come enjoy BB guns, and archery and other CUB FUN!

For questions or more information, please contact:

 Jennifer Olayo at Olayo.jenn@gmail.com
Or our very own Cubmaster Heather Barrett at
District Executive Miriam Morales at miriam.morales@scouting.org





Pack Campout Oct 26-28






FALL CAMPOUT OCT  26-28
Beautiful Camp James Ray
2026 Mill Creek Road
Pottsboro, TX 75076

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 THE YEAR.


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. Meals will be prepared by individual families or Dens may decide to cook together. You may bring a propane stove. There are a couple of fire rings available only if there is no Burn Ban in effect.

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 ARE REQUESTED TO HAVE SKIT(S) PREPARED TO PERFORM AT THE CAMPFIRE. 
PLEASE CONSIDER BRINGING A DESSERT FOR THE PIGOUT/CAMPFIRE ON SATURDAY NIGHT (THE MORE THE YUMMIER)

Pack 161  Packing list  

 

Even if you are camping-shy right now, do it for your YOUTH– they will 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,  but no electricity. If you require a cpap machine, Please bring a portable generator. We may get lucky and have a site near the bathrooms where there is electricity. This said bring an out door extension cord 200 -300 ft.  We employ the leave no trace/outdoor ethics program during the time we are on site. A scout is clean and trustworthy. So keep your site clean. Most sites are near the modern restrooms. All sites have "rustic" bathrooms in the site itself. These have stalls, but are not for the faint of heart. If you brave these bring toilet paper, wet wipes, and flash light

Camping dos:

  • Enforce the Buddy System  A scout always has a buddy, scouts should always know where their 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 youth 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 NOT ALLOWED ON THIS CAMPOUT. Terrain is too rough and there are not enough roads available to ride on. 

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. Cars are not allowed at the campsites. We will drive in our gear then park in the main parking then trek into the 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 program 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 youths 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 (the Pack owns a few sleeping bags first come first served. Must be returned washed/dried damage free.)
  • 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 (avoid cotton as it will make you colder at night)
  • 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 :) 

 


Order form


2018-2019 Book/Neckerchief Order Form

 

 

 

 

Item

Cost per Package

Quantity

Total Due

Book Bound Book, Neckerchief & Slide

$25

 

 

Spiral Bound Book, Neckerchief & Slide

$30

 

 

Totals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scout Name:__________________________________________________________________

 

Current Den:__________________________________________________________________

 

Grade: _______________________________________________________________

 

Parent Name:_________________________________________________________________

 

Phone Number/E-Mail__________________________________________________________

 

Turn this form in to your den leaders. Orders will be placed by: Sept 28th.




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.

This url link has many of the leadership roles and the responsibilities that come with the role. Please browse this and see if anything matches your talents. This list only covers the basic Pack structure. It does not cover the "small stuff", but it gives you an idea of what the pack needs. Please note the information came from another council, so you will see that council listed in the instructions. Both Circle ten and Viking council follows very similar structure. There may be slight differences in wording and setup, but close enough. 

http://www.scoutingbsa.org/programs/CubScouts/Cub_Scout_Unit_Structure.pdf

COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS ( THE COMMITTEE IS OPEN TO ALL ) 


NEED SHADOWS FOR ALL GREEN MAJOR ROLES AS LEADERSHIP WILL BE LEAVING THE PROGRAM SOON. WE WILL BE WORKING ON TRAINING INCUMBENTS ON THEIR ROLES DURING THE NEXT SCOUTING YEAR. THIS IS YOUR PACK AND IT IS RUN BY PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A HUGE IMPACT ON THE YOUTH OF THIS GENERATION!!!!! PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER THESE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND INCREDIBLY REWARDING ROLES.

CUBMASTER (shadows CM to learn role) (Professional training is available through council)

ASSISTANT CUBMASTERS ( shadows ACM to learn role) (Professional training is avail through council)

TREASURER (Will be trained by current treasurer)

ASSISTANT TREASURER (Will be trained by current treasurer)

COMMITTE CHAIRMAN 

DEN LEADERS  (Training avail through council)

ASSISTANT DEN LEADERS  (Training avail through council)

DEN HELPER 

 PACK COMMITTEE SECRETARY 

 
CAMPING CHAIRMAN 

ASSISTANT CAMPING CHAIRMAN 

 

MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN 

ASSISTANT MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN 

 

FUNDRAISER HEAD CHAIRMAN  

POPCORN CHAIRMAN NEED ASAP!!!! 

ASSISTANT POPCORN CHAIR NEED ASAP!!!! 

CAMP CARD CHAIRMAN   

ASSISTANT CAMP CARD CHAIRMAN  

PACK TRAINER 

ADVANCEMENTS CHAIRMAN (Will shadow advancement chair for training)

ADVANCEMENTS ASSISTANT (Shadows advancement chair) 

 

BLUE AND GOLD BANQUET CHAIRMAN  (NEED IN FEBRUARY FOR ALL BLUE ROLES)

B&G ASSISTANT CHAIRMAN 

B&G SETUP LEAD 

B&G CLEANUP LEAD 

B&G FOOD LEAD 

B&G STAFF MEMBERS 

 

EVENT SETUP/BREAKDOWN TEAMS  (CONSTANT NEED FOR PACK MEETINGS AND EVENTS)

 

PINEWOOD DERBY CHAIRMAN  (NEED PURPLE ROLES IN DEC - JANUARY )

ASSISTANT DERBY CHAIRMAN 

PWD SETUP CHAIRMAN 

PWD CLEANUP CHAIRMAN 

PWD STAFF MEMBER 

 

LEADERSHIP CHAIRMAN  (IN CHARGE OF DEN LEADER NEEDS)

 

SERVICE PROJECT LEAD (4) 

 

SUMMERTIME ACTIVITY CHAIRMAN  

WEB SITE MANAGER 

 

PACK PHOTOGRAPHERS/VIDEOGRAPHERS  (ALL EVENTS AND DEN MEETINGS)

 

SCOUTING FOR FOOD CHARIMAN  ( NEED IN FEBRUARY)

SCOUTING FOR FOOD COORDINATOR 

SCOUTING FOR FOOD ASSISTANTS 


RAINGUTTER REGATTA CHAIRMAN 

RAINGUTTER ASSISTANTS

  

CONCESSIONS COORDINATOR

 

BLING TEAM (EVENT DECORATOR) 

NEWSLETTER ADMINISTRATOR 

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