Pinewood Derby – January 31, 2015

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On your Mark…Get Set….GO………

It’s that time again!
Time for the always popular Pack 1800 Pinewood Derby!

For information on date, location and time…please see the event page below.
Pinewood Derby Event Page

 

Open Shops

Don’t forget there will be two OPEN SHOP opportunities.  Our Committee Chair and Assistant Cubmaster Joe and Christina Sanchez have been gracious to open their garage and allow the Pack to use their tools and skills in helping with the cutting of the scout’s cars.  Please click on the OPEN SHOP event pages for more information.
January  10th
January  17th

Rules

Pack 1800 has rules set in place to make the competition as fair as possible.
These rules will be enforced and any car made with an unfair advantage will not participate in the race.
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January Pack Meeting Pre-Registration and Weigh-In

January Pack Meeting
Please bring your car to the January Pack meeting on Thursday January 22rd for for a pre weigh-in…this is an opportunity to see if the car is too light, heavy or may need some modification before the event on January 31st.

 

More….

For some additional resources on the derby…please click the links below…
Boys Life
You Tube Tips

Drinks and food will be for sale during the event

 

January Pack Meeting – Pinewood Derby Pre-Weigh-In & Inspection – January 22, 2015

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Bring your Scout’s Pinewood Derby cars for a pre-weigh-In and inspection before the big event.

  • What: January Pack Meeting
  • Where: Highland’s Elementary Cafeteria
  • When: Thursday, January 22, 2015
  • Time: 6:45 pm Gathering

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

Agenda to include:

  • Pre-Weigh-In and Inspection for Pinewood Derby
  • Pay for the Blue & Gold Banquet in February ($8 for all non-scouts)
  • Sign up to volunteer at Blue & Gold Banquet
  • Drop off Canned Goods for Scouring for Food

Pack Meeting – Thursday, December 18th

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Happy Holidays Pack 1800!

Yes. It’s that time again! It’s time for our December Pack Meeting. In addition to awards and advancement, this very special Pack meeting offers lots of great things going on this month including another fantastic opportunity to teach the boys about compassion and serving their community! What a great way to end a fantastic year in Scouting!

Pack meeting event page available here.

  • Theme: Respect
  • Popcorn Top Sellers Announced with annual Leader Pie in the Face….
  • Announcements about awesome upcoming events including Pinewood Derby, Scouting for Food, Arrow of Light
  • Holiday celebration!
  • A very special guest will be paying us a visit, too!

 

Pack Meeting – Thursday, November 20

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  • What: November Pack Meeting
  • Where: Highland’s Elementary Cafeteria
  • When: Thursday, November 20
  • 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!

Tis the season of giving… and Pack 1800 always steps up to give back to the community.

At the November Pack meeting, the scouts will be assembling small holiday gifts to be given to over 300 disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County.

The gifts will be donated to Texana Center in Rosenberg.  Texana Center is focused on creating and delivering life changing services to people needing behavioral, intellectual and developmental care, support and education. Our goal is to unlock their potential for safe, independent and productive lives within local communities.

To learn more about Texana Center, visit their web site:
http://www.texanacenter.com

We will also be collected your old Halloween Candy once again this year for Operation Gratitude Bring old candy as well as a letter written to our Soldiers.  We will send to our troops overseas….

 

Thank you for helping to make our program great!

Camping Checklist

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Whether you’re a first-time camper or an old pro, a list can always help you remember those last minute items. The majority of the items on this list are obvious to most. The idea is to use this list to help remind you while you’re packing for our event.

Saturday-only Attendees

Highly recommended:

  • Cell phone
  • Comfortable shoes or hiking boots
  • Cub Scout Uniform / Pack 1800 tee-shirt
  • Cub Scout Handbook
  • Light jacket or sweater
  • Rain coat/jacket/poncho
  • Cash/wallet/ID
  • Camp chairs
  • Lunch
  • Water/Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Water bottles
  • Prescription medicine
  • Flashlight/headlamp/lantern
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Fishing poles and tackle

For your consideration:

  • Cooler to store food/drinks in your car
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra clothing
  • Extra socks
  • Backpack
  • Hat/Cap
  • Towels
  • First aid kit
  • Personal medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella
  • Notepad / Pen
  • Glow sticks

Campers

In addition to the items on the Saturday list, consider the following:

Highly recommended:

  • Tent
  • Ground cloth/tarp
  • Extra stakes
  • Meals for Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Sunday Breakfast
  • Water / Drinks
  • Sleeping bag or sheets/blankets
  • Pillow
  • Air mattress, sleeping pad, or cot
  • Air pump
  • Water bucket
  • Change of clothing
  • Duct tape
  • Camp stove or campfire grill
  • Lantern
  • Flashlight
  • Propane
  • Matches/lighter

For your consideration:

  • Canopy/EZ-Up
  • Hammer
  • Dust pan/brush
  • Charcoal
  • Firewood
  • Dutch oven
  • Fire starters/newspaper
  • Tablecloth
  • Ziplock bags
  • Plates and bowls
  • Disposable plates
  • Silverware/plastic silverware
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Dish soap
  • Cooking oil/Pam spray
  • Pots and frying pans with lids
  • Cooking utensils
  • Can opener/bottle opener
  • Mugs/paper cups
  • Cutting board
  • Seasonings/sugar/condiments
  • Sleepwear
  • Laundry bag
  • Shower-shoes/flip-flops
  • Soap in plastic case/shampoo
  • Tooth brush/tooth paste
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues
  • Hand wipes
  • Compass/GPS
  • Binoculars
  • Rope/clothesline
  • Work gloves
  • Wristwatch
  • Football
  • Baseball/gloves
  • Frisbee
  • Camera

Pack Meeting – Thursday, October 23

Pack Meeting This Thursday Night!

WHAT: PACK MEETING
WHERE: HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA
WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
TIME: Gathering starts at 6:45 pm!

October Pack Meeting Event page…

Agenda to include:

Pack Meeting – Thursday, September 25

Don’t forget that this will be our first Pack Meeting of the new school year!!!

WHAT: PACK MEETING
WHERE: HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA
WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
TIME: Gathering starts at 6:45 pm!

September Pack Meeting Event page…

Agenda to include:

  • Welcome our newest members!
  • Advancement and awards from Summertime Activities will be presented
  • Annual membership dues
  • Turn-in new 2014-2015 medical forms – remember, current medical forms are REQUIRED for ALL individuals (youth and adult) to participate in any of our outdoor activities. Please download the medical form here: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/parts_ab.pdf
  • Fall Pack Fundraisers will be distributed for Popcorn and Holiday Wreaths

We’re looking forward to a fantastic year. I hope you all are, too. Thanks for all that you do to make our program great!

Join Cub Scouts – Sept 10

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Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.

For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts.

Come to Highlands Elementary on Sept 10 at 6:45 to sign up your son and see what adventure awaits him. 

 

 

 

Summertime Event: Pack 1800 Pool Party

pool partyCome to the FIRST ANNUAL PACK 1800 POOL PARTY…………

What  a really cool and fun way to spend a Saturday with your family!

We have reserved a poool from 11:00 am through 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 12 at Heritage Colony Pool in First Colony.

See more details on the event page…

This is a FREE event so bring the entire family.

We will have some volleyball and even grill hotdogs to be served at noon.

Come to play, stay for lunch…..this will be a great event…….