Fall Family Campout: October 16 – 18, 2015

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Yeah! This is what I’m talkin’ about! It’s time for our next exciting outdoor adventure: Our annual Fall Family Campout will take place at Lake Texana Park, a personal favorite of many folks within the Pack.  The event will be from Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18.

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!

Click here to download the Fall Camp Out Registration Worksheet

Click here for the event page.

Click here for more information about Lake Texana Park.

Click here for our Camping Checklist to make sure you bring essentials.

 

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

 

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

Spring Family Campout: April 4 – 6, 2014

 

14024Yeah! 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 Huntsville State Park.   The event will be from Friday, April 4 through Sunday,  April 6.

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!

Click here for the event page.

Click here for more information about Huntsville State Park.

Click here for our Camping Checklist to make sure you bring essentials.

 

Pinewood Derby – February 1, 2014

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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 11th OPEN SHOP
January 18th OPEN SHOP

 

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.
Pack_1800_Pinewood_Derby_Rules

January Pack Meeting Pre-Registration and Weigh-In

January Pack Meeting
Please bring your car to the January Pack meeting on Thursday January 23rd 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 February 1st.

 

More….

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

Drinks and pizza will be for sale during the event

 

Fall Family Campout: November 8 – 10, 2013

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Yeah! This is what I’m talkin’ about! It’s time for our next exciting outdoor adventure: Our annual Fall Family Campout will take place at Stephen F. Austin State Park, a personal favorite of many folks within the Pack.  The event will be from Friday, November 8 through Sunday, November 10.

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!

Click here for the event page.

Click here for more information about Stephen F. Austin State Park.

Click here for our Camping Checklist to make sure you bring essentials.

 

Camping Information/Checklist – Bovay

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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.

Campers may arrive on Friday between 3:00 – 10:00 pm on Friday night. Check in at gate to gain camping site assignments.  Remember you are responsible for your Friday dinner.

The program begins on Saturday at either 9:00 or 10:00 am and runs until 5:00pm.

Please remember Bovay will be providing Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday.

Please click here for more information on check in and the tentative schedule.

 

Checklist

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
  • Water/Drinks/Snacks
  • Prescription medicine
  • Flashlight/headlamp/lantern
  • Mosquito repellant

For your consideration:

  • Sunglasses
  • Extra clothing
  • Extra socks
  • Backpack
  • Hat/Cap
  • Towels
  • First aid kit/Personal medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella
  • Camera

Campers

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

Highly recommended:

  • Tent – Essential item
  • Ground cloth/tarp – Essential item
  • Extra stakes
  • Meal for Saturday Breakfast ONLY…all other meals provided by Bovay
  • Water / Drinks..in cooler with Ice
  • Sleeping bag or sheets/blankets
  • Pillow
  • Air mattress, sleeping pad, or cot
  • Air pump if using Air mattress
  • Change of clothes
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Camp stove or campfire grill if preparing Friday dinner and Saturday Breakfast
  • Lantern charged, with fresh batteries, extra mantels
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Propane for stove or lantern
  • Matches/lighter
  • Bungee cord or rope to secure containers at night (from racoons)

For your consideration:

  • Canopy/EZ-Up
  • Hammer or mallet for hammering in stakes
  • Dust pan/brush for cleaning out tent
  • Firewood for personal campfire
  • Fire starters/newspaper for personal campfire
  • Plates and bowls for Friday dinner/Saturday Breakfast
  • Disposable plates for Friday dinner/Saturday Breakfast
  • Silverware/plastic silverware Friday dinner/Saturday Breakfast
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Dish soap if cooking
  • Can opener/bottle opener if cooking
  • Mugs/paper cup
  • Shower-shoes/flip-flops if showering
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Toilet Paper/Tissues
  • Hand wipes/ Antibacterial
  • Camera for memories

Scouting For Food 2013

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A Cub Scout promises to “give goodwill” and a Boy Scout promises “to help other people at all times.” There is no better way to show our Scouting Spirit than by participating in the annual Scouting for Food drive! Now is the time to show our community the Scouting values of being loyal, helpful, kind and cheerful.

Scouting for Food is the leading service program for Boy Scouts of America and is a part of the national BSA program -Good Turn for America.In partnership with the Houston Food Bank and “Souper Bowl of Caring,” this council-wide.

We will be in the Highlands Parking Lot (off Colonist Park Drive) on Saturday morning, February 2, to consolidate donations collected for Scouting for Food. Scouting for Food is a Boy Scout Council-wide food drive in which our Pack is proudly participating. Scouts all over the Houston area will be collecting food to deliver to distribution points to provide for the needy.

  • We ask that you and your scout simply use this next week to go to your neighbors and friends to collect non-perishable food items.
  • Please bring your donations this Saturday between 9:00 am and 10:00 am to Highlands’ front Parking lot.
  • The food will be divided into categories and then taken to a participating food pantry.
  • Your scout may be able to earn necessary service hours for his rank and possibly receive a cool patch.

Consider using this as a teaching opportunity with your son to promote citizenship and compassion for others in our community. 

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Scouting for Food event page.

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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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