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November Pack Meeting – Popcorn orders due and bring candy for our Troops

Do you have tons of leftover Halloween candy? Well, here’s the solution. During the Pack Meeting this Thursday, we will be collecting Halloween stockpiles of candy for donations to U.S. Troops. The Cub Scouts and Webelos will be writing letters and/or color pictures for our Troops overseas as the gathering activity this month. The delivery of the letters and candy will be facilitated through Operation Gratitude.

So please be sure to have your son bring candy to the meeting on Thursday if you would like your son to participate in this program.

  • What: November Pack Meeting
  • Where: Highland’s Elementary Cafeteria
  • When: Thursday, November 15
  • Time: 6:45 pm Gathering

Click here to view the event page and add this to your calendar.

POPCORN ORDERS ARE DUE – PLEASE TURN-IN ALL POPCORN ORDERS AND MONEY COLLECTED!

Thank you for helping to make our program great!

Last call! Fall Family Campout sign-up at the Pack Meeting on Thursday, November 15

Our annual Fall Family Campout is just around the corner! Sign up at the November Pack Meeting!

  • Event: 2012 Pack 1800 Fall Family Campout
  • Where: Brazos Bend State Park
  • When: Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2

Visit the event page…

Camping worksheet for registration and payment

Download the Fall Family Campout Worksheet.
Please this camping worksheet to calculate the total amount due to participate in this event.

  • The cost per tent/footprint for this outing will be $7.00 per night (Friday, Saturday, or both)
  • The cost per participant for our traditional Saturday evening Pack dinner is $3.00 per adult and siblings.
  • Pack 1800 Scouts eat FREE!

Payments should be made at the upcoming Pack Meeting, November 15.

Everyone is talking about the upcoming 2012 Pack 1800 Fall Family Campout! This is truly an event that you don’t want to miss. This is what it’s all about. If you’re new to Cub Scouting and camping, you may have several questions: What do we need to bring? Where do we sleep? What do we eat?

Hopefully this write-up will answer many of your questions. And, if you still have more, please just give me, Cubmaster David, a call, or ask another leader about our outdoor activities. We really want everyone to participate in this fun event.

When you Cub Scout Camp with Pack 1800, you’re responsible for bringing your own camping supplies. This includes a tent, sleeping bags, air mattress or pad, cooking equipment, food and drink, etc. Before you run out and spend hundreds of dollars on gear, ask your friends and family to see if you can borrow equipment. See if you like camping first, then buy. Also, there are some folks in our Pack that have accumulated extra camping equipment over the years who would be happy to help out a first-time camping family with a small tent or an extra sleeping bag or air mattress.

Remember… yes, we’re “roughing” it, but this is what we fondly call “car camping.” You’re 50 feet away from your car and take out and put back stuff in your trunk as needed. There is water and an electrical connection for a camper trailer hook-up at each campsite. You can bring an extension cord to power your electric griddles, air pumps for mattresses, coffee makers, or whatever you may need (remember, no TVs, games or electronics are permitted during campouts).

Here’s a post from our website with a helpful check list of things to consider: http://bsapack1800.com/camping-checklist/

Also, when you Cub Scout Camp with Pack 1800, you also have the option to camp 1 or 2 nights, or not camp at all. That’s right! If you want to camp, we have already reserved several sites. Your family can camp both nights (Friday and Sat), or just one night (Sat). We typically like to have 4 families on one site. Families within dens typically try to camp together, but there’s no set rule.

The Pack has a special Saturday night meal planned for everyone there, but all other meals are planned on your own – they say that simple is best: cereal, breakfast bars, sandwiches, chips, bottled or canned drinks. Some dens even plan meals together.

The grand finale of every Pack Campout is the Saturday night Campfire ceremony. This is an outdoor show put on by the Scouts, the adult leaders, and you, too! Funny skits! Songs! It’s like a Pack Meeting with a big bonfire in the background!

Sounds great, but you still don’t want to camp? Okay, your family doesn’t have to spend the night at all. Just come Saturday morning. Brazos Bend is not that far. Pack your lunches, fill your cooler with ice and cold drinks, put some chairs in the trunk, grab some breakfast on the road, and come out early to spend the day with your Pack 1800 friends. Plan on staying for the Pack Dinner and participate in the Campfire ceremony, and then drive home Saturday night.

Whatever you decide, the camping registration worksheet will take you through factoring the cost to register your family for the event:
http://bsapack1800.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2012-fall-campout-worksheet.pdf

What do you do at a Cub Scout Campout? The day is full of activities! Here is the current working agenda for Saturday:

  • 8 am Flags and opening ceremony
  • 9-11 Fishing Derby – Hale Lake
  • 11-11:30 Travel back to sites/free time
  • 1130-12 Nature scavenger hunt
  • 12-1:30 Lunch
  • 130-2:30 Den meetings
  • 2:30-3:00 Free time/prepare for Xmas in the park
  • 3-5 Christmas program – This is the State Park’s program
  • 5-6 retire flag/free time/den time
  • 6-7 pm Pack 1800 Dinner
  • 7 pm Campfire program
  • 8:30 pm – Cracker barrel
  • 10 pm – Lights out

As always, please feel free to call me with any questions you may have about our program. I look forward to seeing you and visiting with your family at Brazos Bend!

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Sign up for the Fall Family Campout at the Pack Meeting on Thursday, October 25

Our annual Fall Family Campout will be here before you know it! Save the date on your calendar!

  • Event: 2012 Pack 1800 Fall Family Campout
  • Where: Brazos Bend State Park
  • When: Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2

Visit the event page…

Camping worksheet for registration and payment

Download the Fall Family Campout Worksheet.
Please this camping worksheet to calculate the total amount due to participate in this event.

  • The cost per tent/footprint for this outing will be $7.00 per night (Friday, Saturday, or both)
  • The cost per participant for our traditional Saturday evening Pack dinner is $3.00 per adult and siblings.
  • Pack 1800 Scouts eat FREE!

Payments should be made at the upcoming Pack Meeting, October 25.

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Pack planning meeting April 1

It’s April Fools Day, but this is no joke…

Our upcoming Pack planning meeting is open to all Pack 1800 parents that want to become more involved in planning our program. With our Spring Campout and Multicultural Festival just around the corner, we’re on the lookout for more volunteers to get involved. Feel free to stop by and share your ideas and talents! Details on the meeting:

Pack Planning Meeting event page…

Turn-in Scout Fair Coupon Books, too.

Whether your son has sold or has not sold any Scout Fair Value Coupons, everything needs to be turned in as soon as possible. Each packet is worth $150 dollars (15 coupon books at $10 each in a packet). Unsold coupon books are returned to the District and attributed to our original inventory and balance that is on file with the District. Packets that are unaccounted for will cost the Pack money. You can drop off any unsold books and proceeds during this planning meeting.

Sign up for the Spring Family Campout at the Pack Meeting on Thursday, March 29

Our annual Spring Family Campout is coming up fast!
Save the date on your calendar!

  • Event: Spring Family Campout
  • Where: Lake Texana State Park
  • When: Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22

Visit the event page…

Camping worksheet for registration and payment

Download the Spring Campout Worksheet.
Please this camping worksheet to calculate the total amount due to participate in this event.

  • The cost per tent/footprint for this outing will be $7.00 per night (Friday, Saturday, or both)
  • The cost per participant for our traditional Saturday evening Pack dinner is $3.00 per adult and siblings.
  • Pack 1800 Scouts eat FREE!

Payments should be made at our upcoming Pack Meeting.

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Scout overnight Summer Camp is coming!


Registration for Summer Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch starts this month! Scouts will have 4 days and 3 nights of non-stop Scouting fun! The dates are Wednesday July 11th – Saturday July 14th.

Activities include:

  • Seeking treasure in the Lost Mine
  • Archeological quest at the Dinosaur Dig
  • High speed pedal action at the BMX Bike Track
  • Robin Hood Style adventure at the Archery Range
  • Marksmanship at Fort Bluebell’s BB Gun Range
  • Action at the K.S. “Bud” Adams Sports Field
  • Pow Wow at the Indian Village
  • Exploring camp at the Nature Center
  • Splashing in the water at the David Weekley Family Water Park
  • Nightly campfire

Scouts aging into Wolves to Webolos may attend WITHOUT their parents (although, I will need a few parent volunteers). Siblings aging into Tigers may come but Tiger parents must also attend. Early registration pricing is $120 per child and $70 for adults. The deposit is $40 per person. Price includes all meals and planned activities. Please bring your deposit with you to the Pack Meeting next Thursday, 29th. The boys will have the option of sleeping in a group tent with their fellow scouts or with you, if you plan to attend. I’m sure we can find a tent for those who need one or you can rent one for $10 at the facility. We had a fantastic time last year, and we plan to represent the pack well again this year! You can email Terry Morgan (terrymorganjr@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

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It’s time to register for Day Camp!

Howdy out there to all you Cub Scout and Webelos Parents!!

It’s roundup time for the Tri-District Cub Scout Day Camp. By now you have decided that you’re going to register your son and yourself for daycamp! If not, then what are you waiting for? Take a look at the Tri-District Day Camp Website for information at tridistrictdaycamp.com. All the forms you need are available within the Download section of the Website. But here’s a helpful list to get you started:

!Hotsheet: 2012 Tri-District Cub Scout Day Camp

This hotsheet contains important dates and contact information.

Camper: Cub Scout registration form

If your son will be a Cub Scout (rank during the fall of 2012: Wolf, Bear, Webelos-1), please use this form.

Camper: Webelos-2 registration form

If your son will be a Webelos-2 (rank during fall of 2012), please use this form.

Checklist: For youth participants

Please download the checklist to use as a helpful tool to ensure that you have all the necessary documents (medical form, medication form, registration form).

Pack 1800 registration deadline for Day Camp

Payment and all paperwork will be due at the April Pack Meeting. Registration is $55.00 per Scout. Please coordinate to hand off your son’s daycamp registration information to Audra Abel. Audra’s number is 713-240-7107.

Adult volunteers and den walkers

Den Walkers are with the boys during the course of the day. A DEN WALKER is an Adult that attends the day camp with the boys. They help keep the boys in line, keep them on schedule, and shepherd them from event-to-event throughout the day. It is really lots of fun! And… it’s FREE!

4:1 Cub Scout to Adult Ratio!

We must ensure that we meet the new minimum adult to Cub Scout ratio of 4:1 for day camp. In other words, one den walker is required for every four boys, therefore everyone who signs up their son for day camp will be asked to volunteer for at least one day. Parents and Webelos must be in attendance all day. DEN WALKER TRAINING IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR ALL ADULT ATTENDEES. Training dates have been posted on the Tri-District Day Camp Website.

More information about Day Camp

What is Day Camp?

Day Camp is an annual event of four fun-filled days available to all registered Cub Scouts and Webelos. It is the combined effort of three great Scouting Districts: Brazos, North Star, and Thunder Wolf. This year our camp theme is Akela’s Jungle Adventure. The activities offered at this event will help each of the Scouts earn credit towards their Rank Advancement, arrow points, Webelos Activity Badges, and Sports and Academic Activities including BB Guns and Archery!

Each registered participant also receives a great looking T-shirt, a very special patch, and a cool water bottle.

When is Day Camp?

Tuesday June 12, 2012 Through Friday June 15, 2012
Camp assembles everyday at 2:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM
View the event listing…

Where is Day Camp?

Day Camp will be held at the Fort Bend County Fair Grounds in Rosenberg, Texas.

Pack 1800 planning to participate in one-mile Family/Youth Walk to benefit cancer research

A parent from another Cub Scout Pack, Tina Ober of Pack 828, was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The Webelos of Pack 828 wanted to honor Mrs. Ober, and started a very special service project in her name. They will be hosting a local 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Family Walk with the proceeds benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Patients Alliance. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness, increasing education and furthering pancreatic cancer research.

When Christina Sanchez, our new Pack Committee Chair, heard about this event and how the Scouting community is banning together to show support, she felt that we should use this as a learning opportunity for our boys. I completely agree! So we will be coordinating with Cub Scouts and family members of Pack 1800 that would like to attend the event to show community support.

The 1-mile Family/Youth Walk will be on a one mile trail inside Sugar Land Memorial Park, so it is off the road. The 5K Run/Walk will be on University Boulevard. All Scouts that participate are asked to wear their Scout uniforms (not tee-shirts). The cost for the 1-mile Family/Youth Walk is $15.00 per person. You can register online at www.eztoregister.com, click on events and then select Tina Tramples Cancer 5K.

Please note that all children under 12 years will need a parent with them at all times.

More information

Spring Family Campout coming soon!

Yeah! This is what I’m talkin’ about! It’s time for our next exciting outdoor adventure: Our annual Spring Family Campout will take place at Lake Texana State Park, a personal favorite of Cubmaster David, as well as many other folks within the Pack. The event will be from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22.

Even if you don’t want to camp, you and your family can still come on Saturday to spend the day at the park, participate in the Pack campfire program in the evening, and drive home that night.

This is a fantastic experience to share with your Cub Scout. All the boys have a great time!

Please look for the evite coming soon to your Inbox!

More about Lake Texana

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/lake_texana/

Turn-in your Scout Fair coupon packets at the next Pack meeting

Thanks to everyone who participated at Kroger this past weekend. Keep selling those coupon books! Remember, each coupon pack costs $10, but has many coupons (approximately $400 in value!) to everyday places like Krogers, McDonalds, Lubys, Jiffy Lube, and many more.

We are asking that all Scouts turn-in money received and any unsold tickets at the March Pack Meeting.