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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 - https://my.bsa.us/576paa1040mb
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. https://pack77.avenue.org/Resource%20files/Bobcat%20reqts.pdf
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.

District Derby & April Pack Meeting

posted Apr 26, 2019, 7:40 AM by Pack Webmaster

Want more pinewood derby fun? Pack 1040 is hosting the Mustang District Derby before our Pack meeting, this Sunday, May 28th

Check-in is at 1:30pm
The race begins at 2:00pm

Anyone can race and prizes will be awarded for fastest average in each rank

The race will be held at Massey-Tucker Hall at Grace. Afterwards, come on over to our April Pack Meeting.


Blast Off!

posted Feb 18, 2019, 7:15 AM by Pack Webmaster

Get Ready for Rocket Launch 2019

Please visit the rocket Page for details...

Blue & Gold Banquet

posted Jan 20, 2019, 7:17 AM by Pack Webmaster   [ updated Jan 20, 2019, 7:20 AM ]

Join us for our annual celebration of scouting. The banquet is open to the entire family. Please RSVP ASAP to help us plan appropriately. Payments should be made at the Pinewood Derby or online PRIOR to the event.

Banquet 2019 RSVP


Make it go fast

posted Jan 16, 2019, 9:32 AM 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.

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