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Pinewood Derby!

posted Jan 11, 2021, 1:55 PM by Pack 1040 Cubmaster

Its Pinewood Derby time.  This year will provide additional content.
Stop by Askew Elementary Friday 6:30 to test your vehicle.  We will have the scale ready and track assembled so you can check the official weight and sizing, and can obtain a few track times.  You can also check your car in on Friday.
On Sunday at 3:30, we will run the race, but not announce winners.  We will work to record the entire race with several cameras with SD cards, then try to build a broadcast version to share on the FB page.  So, if you can't make the actual race, check in your car Friday or Sunday and tune in later for the race video (hopefully).
Blue & Gold in February will include recognition of our Pinewood winners.
We look forward to seeing you.  If you have a camera and tripod, and can leave us an SD card, we would appreciate it.

December Pack Meeting - Awards and Game

posted Dec 9, 2020, 6:14 PM by Pack 1040 Cubmaster

Our December Pack meeting will be December 13, 2020 at 3:30 pm at the field at Ascension Episcopal School (2525 Seagler Rd, Houston, TX 77042).  Bring chairs or blankets and you mask.  We're continuing to social distance so spread out.  We will have the space and the sound system.
We will provide a video link for those who are not physically present.
Awards will be distributed and accomplishments recognized.  
We will also have a game which can be played at a distance and a paper activity (also to be provided in advance so all participate).
We look forward to all participating in their own way.

Interested in joining Pack 1040? Have questions?

posted Aug 13, 2020, 6:46 PM by Pack 1040 Cubmaster   [ updated Aug 16, 2020, 12:48 PM ]

We've created a Google form which provides answers to frequently asked questions, similar but shorter than our New Parent Guide.  Its all in anticipation of our September 13th meeting. 
Click for our Pack 1040 FAQ and Information Request Form.
Our New Parent Guide provides various answers as well.
Our Facebook Page, at, contains videos and documents which detail our programs and activities.


Return to Cub Scouting, New Cubs can join on-line

posted Jul 31, 2020, 3:20 PM by Pack 1040 Cubmaster

Pack 1040 is returning to a modified version of regular meetings.  
If your Cub is new to the Pack, registration can be completed at
More information can be requested at
Check out our calendar (bottom right corner) and our photo gallery.
We're K-5, boy dens and girl dens.

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

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