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Cubs push on

posted Mar 18, 2020, 6:28 AM by Pack 1040 Cubmaster

Scouting will find a way.

With schools closed, social distancing, and self-quarantining in full swing, Pack 1040 is making adjustments.

The in-person Parent Planning Meeting is cancelled.  Alternative plans are under consideration.
No Rocket Launch this March.  It will be rescheduled.

But, the Pack will pursue sharing accomplishments and activities on Sunday through the Pack Facebook page. We will examine taking steps to recognize Adventures and Rank Advancement. We may try to share some Cub Scout challenges and perhaps some activities. If you would like to participate, please let us know. This is a work-in-progress, so we don't know where this will end up.

We will assess the activity to be conducted on the April 18-19 window. We plan to do something, adjusting to the circumstances.

In the meantime, please take this time to work with your Cub on Adventures and Rank Advancement. Please log into Scoutbook to determine what activities your Cub needs to complete Rank. Haven’t been active lately in the Pack? Well, now is the time for your Cub to catch up. Please update as soon as completed so we can understand where each Cub is.

If your Cub needs a service project for advancement, consider making a stay-at-home activity and video, such as a crossword puzzle or other challenge. We will share those out via the Facebook page and other activities.

We anticipate the May 3 Graduation Pack meeting going forward and will address as needed.

Scout Sunday and the Blue and Gold Banquet

posted Jan 16, 2020, 8:45 AM by Pack 1040 Cubmaster

February is the birthday month for BSA and we undertake two activities in honor of this.
On Sunday, February 8th, we will attend the service at Grace, our chartered organization.  Be at Grace at 8:30 in Field Uniform (full uniform).  We will assist before, during and after the service.  This is a great time for us to be seen and to interact with Grace.
On Sunday, February 22nd, we will have our annual Blue & Gold Banquet.  Songs, skits, awards.  Sit deal meal beginning at 5 pm.  $10/person.  Please RSVP

Almost Pinewood Derby Time

posted Dec 3, 2019, 7:52 PM by Pack 1040 Cubmaster

Hopefully all are working on Rank and Adventures.  Take a break to work on the Pinewood Derby car.
Kits will be distributed at the December 8, 2019 Pack Meeting at the Briargrove Park Clubhouse.
Details and rules can be found on the website at
We will try to work up a Pack-level Build Day.
But show up for the December Pack meeting for hits on building a well-performing car.


posted Oct 25, 2019, 10:22 AM by Pack 1040 Cubmaster

Campout this weekend!
Bring your tent, bedroll, sleeping bag and a sheet (in case its hot).
Pack your canteen and raingear. Wear comfortable clothing (and preferably a Scout t-shirt).  Bring a chair.
In case of a rainout, we will communicate via Scoutbook and here.
A copy of the map, indicating where we are camping, and of the rotations for our groups, is posted to the Pack facebook page.
Fun with a purpose!

RSVP for Spook-o-Ree by October 18, 2019

posted Oct 4, 2019, 3:54 PM by Pack 1040 Cubmaster   [ updated Oct 4, 2019, 3:58 PM ]

Campout!  We need you there.  Cubs will complete Adventure requirements.  

Help us plan for the campout by letting us know whether you are planning to come or not.
Campout is Saturday, October 26, 8:00 am to Sunday, October 27, 10 am at Bear Creek Pioneer Park (essentially Eldridge and Clay)(29.824543, -95.624435)
Scout participation cost is $10/Scout
Food cost is $20.00/person. 
Funds are payable at the Cubmobile Race or via Venmo

Go Go Cubmobile

posted Oct 4, 2019, 12:11 PM by Pack 1040 Cubmaster   [ updated Oct 4, 2019, 12:18 PM ]

October 13th.  Tie your tennis shoes.  Its Cubmobile Race time.
We will meet at Westchester Academy's track at 3:30.  901 Yorkchester Dr, Houston, TX 77079
Comply with "No Parking" signs - these are enforced.
Bring water, bike helmet, and chairs and if not already turned in, permission slip and Medical Form A&B.
Each Cub will race as part of a Den-centric 3-Cub team.  Cubs may race more than once if needed to form the team.
Comfortable outdoor clothing - no Field Uniform.  Pack T-shirts always great

So much coming up. Are you Prepared?

posted Sep 10, 2019, 3:16 PM by Pack 1040 Cubmaster

With our first Pack meeting, its time to complete your online registration and have your first Den Meeting.  Registration is a necessity so the Den Leader can track completion of requirements for Adventures and Rank.  If you haven't completed registration - check the home page for the link, top center.
October is just around the corner - Cubmobile Races on October 13th (Helmet, Medical); Spook-o-ree on October 26-27 (RSVP coming when costs are determined, Medical, Adult YPT). 
Bored at home?  Work on the God and Me Adventure for your Rank.  Its best done with your family.
Lots of Cub activities going on.  Are you Prepared for fun?  We are.

Its Time for New Cub Scouts and New Adventures

posted Aug 17, 2019, 8:01 PM by Pack 1040 Cubmaster   [ updated Aug 17, 2019, 8:02 PM ]

With the new school year, the Dens in Pack 1040 resume monthly meetings and welcome new Cub Scouts.
Want to join?  Here's the link -
Our September Pack meeting, September 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm at Grace, is all about getting started on new adventures. 
The annual dues of $95 will be collected ($80 for new Cub Scouts who registered online). 
Dens will meet and Den meetings will be scheduled. 
Tigers (1st), new Wolves (2nd), Bears (3rd), Webelos (4th), and Arrow of Light (5th) Cub Scouts can begin working now on Bobcat Rank.
Our 2019-2020 calendar is posted to the website and the fall campout (October 26-27) is already scheduled.
Its going to be a great year.  Are you ready?

Its Cub Scout Time - Swim Event

posted Aug 3, 2019, 8:01 PM by Pack 1040 Cubmaster

Returning Scouts, New Scouts, and those K-5 interested in Scouts will meet on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 3-5 pm at the Briargrove Park Pool, 2301 Seagler Road, Houston, Texas 77042.  Join us for fun.
Lions (K) will be able to meet Pack leadership in addition to swimming fun.
Tigers (1st grade) can work on Floats and Boats.  Any life jacket would be appreciated.
Wolves (2nd grade) can work on Spirit of the Water.
Bears (3rd grade) can work on Salmon Run
Webelos (4th grade) and AOL (5th grade) can work on Aquanaut.
All should read the requirements in advance and be prepared to work on their Adventure.
Recruiting is always welcome.  We will begin collecting another year of dues at this meeting or the next.
And remember - Scouting is Fun with a Purpose.

Pack Graduation TODAY!

posted May 19, 2019, 9:49 AM by Pack Webmaster

Today is our last pack meeting of the 2018-2019 year. Scouts, be in your best uniform, and parents, get ready to have your photo taken with your scout as they receive their rank and/or cross the bridge over to their next rank. Today is all about advancements 3:30 in Massey Tucker Hall, followed by some treats and fellowship in the courtyard.

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