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Make it go fast

posted by Pack Webmaster

Check out these tips from Boys' Life magazine on how to build a fast car

AS pointed out in the article, though #2 is not allowed for our race.
You must use the wheels that came with the car!


Build Day Details

posted Jan 14, 2019, 11:09 AM by Pack Webmaster   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 12:12 PM ]

1. It will be 11AM to 3PM on Saturday the 19th. You can come at any time between this time
2. We live in a gated community, I need to know the driver’s name by Thursday night so not to confuse the guards. If you are thinking of coming and end up not showing up, this is OK, just please give me your name.
3. Come in at the main gate at Lakes of Parkway and Briar Forest, do NOT follow your app! Since I live in the very back it will try to send you to a gate you cannot enter in. Email STU for address
4. What I have will be 1-2 table power Jigsaws, Routers, Power Sanders, Power drills and other small power tools. ONLY THE ADULTS CAN USE POWER TOOLS! I do have manual drill, coping saws, sanding blocks and I suggest if you have interest let the scout use these as much as possible, but no pocket knives unless you are a Bear and above and earned the whittling chip.
5. If you need assistance, I can help, and I hope to have my friend who is a retired wood shop teacher there and practice wood and more kits if necessary. If you need us to do the cutting, no problem.
6. If you have safety glasses, please bring them as I only have a small quantity. At all times, during power or hand tool using you MUST wear safety glasses!
7. I am not planning any painting areas, please plan this yourself. If for some reason you must install the wheels here and paint, please get Krylon spray paint as its dries very fast.
8. I hope to get to Grace school this week to get the weight scale and measuring box, so you can add weights and test to get close. When you finish you can make minor adjustment on Friday night before the build day or go to any post office, the weight machine is 24/7

Happy New Year

posted Jan 8, 2019, 12:29 PM by Pack Webmaster

Happy New Year, everyone

January and February are always very busy months for the pack!

First - our pinewood derby is coming up, so if you don't have your car, check with your Den Leader ASAP.

Our next pack meeting is January 20th at 3:30pm at Grace Presbyterian

Finally, many of our Parent Volunteers' scouts are soon graduating to Scouts BSA, so we need the next generation to step up and guide the pack. Please attend our Parent meeting at La Madeleine at Carillion Center, Wednesday January 16th at 7pm, and help our pack stay strong and successful.

Monster Jam offer for cub scouts

posted Jan 8, 2019, 8:22 AM by Pack Webmaster

Scout Nights at Monster Jam
Saturday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 10 at 3:00 p.m.
NRG Stadium

Exclusive Scout Offer
SAVE up to $5 on tickets plus FREE Monster Jam Scout Patch and FREE Pit Party PASS!

Scout ticket prices range from $37 to $17 based on seating location.

Monster Jam® is adrenaline-charged family entertainment providing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats that promise to always leave fans entertained. Monster Jam events feature some of the most recognizable tricks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-D®, El Toro Loco® and many more. Our world-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in Freestyle, 2-Wheel Skills and Racing competitions that will put families on the edge of their seats and leave them craving more of this unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable event!

Free Pre-event Pit Party Pass with your ticket: 
The Pit Party is your opportunity to get an up close look at the amazing trucks of Monster Jam and receive autographs from your favorite Monster Jam drivers. The Monster Jam Pit Party will take place from 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. No Pit Party admission after 5:00 p.m.

Order Your Tickets Today:
For information or to order groups of ten or more, contact Christina at 281-367-9717 or email at christina@texasgrouptickets.com.  
Or purchase tickets online by clicking here and use the password BSCOUT under “Offer Code”. Note that service and handling fees will apply for online purchases. After purchasing tickets online, call Christina at 281-367-9717 or email at christina@texasgrouptickets.com to request patches. 

Not available with any other offer. Deadline to order tickets is one week prior to event date.

Campout RSVP

posted Oct 23, 2018, 8:34 AM by Pack Webmaster

It's time to let the pack know if you will attend our Fall Campout

Please review all the details on the campout page, but here are the highlights:

  1. It's family Camp, siblings are welcomed and at least one parent must attend with the scout.
  2. Dates are November 30th to December 2nd
  3. Fee is $40 per person, which includes Saturday Meals and Sunday Breakfast.
Please RSVP yes OR no ASAP here.

Cubmobile 2018

posted Oct 15, 2018, 10:20 AM by Pack Webmaster   [ updated Oct 19, 2018, 8:44 AM ]

The next Pack Meeting is our annual cubmobile race. This is similar to a soapbox derby. Cars are provided to the Dens but YOU MUST BRING A BIKE HELMET for the safety of all riders. 

Boys take turns riding and pushing across the racetrack

Please wear your pack t-shirt instead of your uniforms. Things fly everywhere once we start racing!

Location is Westchester Academy 901 Yorkchester dr 77079.

Park in the South parking lot for easier access to the running track.

The race is at 4PM but many dens are meeting early, so please check with your den leader.

There is no shade at this location, so you are encouraged to bring your camping chairs, drinks and pop-up Covers, if you have them.

A short meeting will be conducted at the end of the races to give advancement and racing awards.

Please review the rules prior to the race.


Save time on race day and Download the Race waiver NOW!


Westchester Academy Track



Scout Me IN!

posted Sep 12, 2018, 9:16 AM by Pack Webmaster   [ updated Oct 15, 2018, 10:12 AM ]

Welcome back everyone to another year of scouting fun. You will see lots of changes around you - lions and girls of all ranks have joined us! 

That means any of your friends, from kindergarten to 5th grade, can join in on the fun.

Our first pack meeting starts promptly at 3:30 pm in the Grace School Cafeteria (enter from the Westheimer side parking lot)

Wear your scout uniform!

See you then.

Come One and All

posted Jul 20, 2018, 8:35 AM by Pack Webmaster   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 11:17 AM ]

Happy Summer, Scouts!

On August 12th, we will be having our Annual Pool Party. Not only is this a great chance to reconnect with your scout friends before we resume our activities, but it is also a very cool way to introduce your friends to Pack 1040. Since this year, we will now welcome kindergartners and girls, you can invite all your friends! Click on the image to the left to download a poster you can print or email to your friends.

Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018
When: 4:00 pm
Where: Briargrove Park Neighborhood pool (Behind Grace Presbyterian Church)

Bring all your swimming necessities: towels, sunscreen, water, etc

The pack will provide pizza for dinner!

Current scouts can bring their books and work on water related achievements and take the BSA swim test. Please RSVP via scoutbook and add in comments if you are bringing guests.

July Activity: Gym Games

posted Jul 5, 2018, 12:06 PM by Pack Webmaster   [ updated Jul 8, 2018, 11:19 AM ]


Due to the incoming storms, we have relocated the Bike Ride event to the Holy Spirit Episcopal School.

We will play Gym Games

No uniforms required, just wear your pack t-shirt!


Sunday, July 8th, from 3:30-5:00 pm.
 Holy Spirit Episcopal School Gymnasium

Holy Spirit Episcopal School



Pack Picnic Info

posted Jun 24, 2018, 7:38 AM by Pack Webmaster

Hope you can join us for our first event of the Summer: a Pack Picnic

When: Sunday June 24th at 12:30 PM
Where: The field at Holy Spirit Episcopal School (see Map) 12535 Perthshire Road, Houston TX

Bring a picnic for your family, plenty of water to stay hydrated, and any outdoor games you may have: frisbees, badminton, balls, etc.

Wear your pack t-shirt and let's have a blast!


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