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Join Scouting Night 2019

Interested in Scouting?  Attend “Join Scouting Night” for an opportunity to meet our leaders and ask questions.

  • WHEN:  Thursday August 29 at 7pm to 8pm

  • WHERE:  Old Town Elementary Cafeteria

  • FAQ

Register Today!

Fall Campout at Berry Springs Park

Pack 165 has reserved Berry Springs Park (1801 Co Rd 152, Georgetown, TX 78626) for our Fall Campout.

October 18-20 2019

CAMP SCHEDULE

  • Our reservation is from Friday evening to Sunday morning.  Scouts may come and go with their family as needed.
  • Registration Forms will be available soon.

BE PREPARED for Camp!

  • Please download this PDF Medical Form and fill out for each member of your family that is expected to attend the campout.  The Pack is required to have a printed copy on site.  Make sure your printed copies have been turned in to Phil.
  • Make sure your Youth Protection Training is up to date.  Online training is good for one year.  CLICK HERE to take the online training.  It only takes 15 minutes.  Print out your certificate and turn in to Phil.
  • Please fill out the Driver Information form.  (We are using the same form from last year.)
  • Also review the camping checklist for gear to bring.

Signups for Camp!

  • Signup for Potluck Dinner (coming soon)

  • Equipment sign up (coming soon)

More about this camp:

Berry Springs Park and Preserve is utilized for passive recreational uses including camping, hiking and fishing. Click here for the rules and regulations of the park. The park features a 2.5 mile hike/bike trail that will eventually connect to Georgetown Parks and Recreation trails. Berry Springs Park and Preserve was voted “The Best Kept Secret” in the 2010 “The Best of Georgetown” contest. The park was also recognized for its outstanding trails and picnic facilities. The 2010 winners were selected by citizens, visitors and businesses.

Virtual Tour: Take a virtual tour of Berry Springs Park and Preserve, developed by Kathy McCormack, Capitol Area Master Naturalist here.

Berry Springs Park Map

FAQ on Joining Scouts

Who can join?

Cub Scouts is open to boys and girls in Kindergarten through fifth grades.

How often do you meet?

Each grade level will form a ‘Den’.  Dens typically meet once a month to work on badge requirements together.  Together, all the Dens form a Pack.  Pack 165 meets once a month on Monday evenings at 7pm in the OTE Cafeteria.

What Den will I be in?

Each Den is named after a rank, represented by an animal.  Scouts are assigned to the Den aligned with their grade level in school.  Lions = Kindergarten, Tigers = First Grade, Wolves = Second Grade, Bears = Third Grade.  Older boys are in a Patrol unit.  Webelos I for Fourth Grade and Webelos II for Fifth Grade.

What happens at a Pack meeting?

Scouts execute a flag ceremony to open and close each meeting.  Fun skits are performed and hilarious jokes are told.  Awards are granted to scouts!  Important announcements are made.  Prizes are won!

Where do I buy a Uniform?

The local Scout Shop is located at the Frank Fickett Center, off I-35.  Pack 165 uses the ‘half’ uniform, which requires all pieces worn above the waist.  A Scout needs a cap, uniform shirt, neckerchief and slide, scout emblem, council shoulder patch, den number patch, and belt.  Don’t forget the belt as all awards come as a belt loop badge!

Is there a guide to help me put on all the patches?

Yes, there are many guides online.  HERE is a link to a good one.

How often do you go camping?

Pack 165 schedules an overnight camping trip once per semester.  Scouts are not required to spend the night.  Campouts are open to the entire family.  Saturday is typically the big day with activities scheduled the entire day, ending with a Pack potluck dinner.  Click this link for FALL CAMPOUT info.

When can I join?

Pack 165 is hosting ‘Join Scouting Night’ on Thursday August 29 at 7pm in the OTE Cafeteria.  Come fill out an application and pay your dues!  If you cannot make it that night, please come to any of the upcoming Pack meetings and ask for an application.

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Spring Campout

When: Friday 2/22 (5pm) – Sunday 2/24 (10 am)

Where: Camp Mabry

Cost: Free. Pack 165 will be covering the camping and activity fees and meat for Saturday night Pack Dinner. 

We’re looking forward to our Camp Mabry campout. It’s a beautiful campsite, with a spot for fishing, and a short trip! 🙂 We will have access to the museum and a service project in their garden. See you there!

Camp Mabry Sign Up Sheet – February 22-24
https://goo.gl/forms/y1iPxVME4zemPBhq2

Sign Up for Saturday Night Meal. Brisket provided by the pack.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094ea5ad2cab9-spring2

Once a year required forms. If you have already taken care of these, please dis-regard.
Driver form: https://goo.gl/forms/90rIOZV3os3m0GCr2
Medical: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf
Youth Protection Training: https://www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/

Directions+Map, packing list, and schedule: Camp Mabry Camp

Camp Mabry is an 800+ acre facility established in 1892, making it the third-oldest active military installation after both Fort Bliss and Fort Sam Houston.

It was named for Brigadier General Woodford H. Mabry, the Adjutant General of Texas when the camp was founded.  The camp was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

We will have an opportunity to visit the free Texas Military Forces Museum on site.

Learn more about Camp Mabry here:

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Lexington Sleepover 2018

The overnight trip we have planned this year is to the USS Lexington Museum in Corpus Christi, on December 8-9. The cost is $30 for each registered Scout, and $55 for each parent or sibling. Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast are included. Attendees will sleep on the ship in the original Navy bunks. Families are welcome, but all attendees must be at least 5 years old. Male and female attendees will sleep in separate quarters.

Pack 165 will meet at the Lexington Pier at 3pm on Saturday, December 8. The estimated drive time to Corpus Christi is 4 hours,15 minutes plus any stops. We all must check in together.

The Boy Scouts of America requires all overnight event attendees to bring a printed copy of the BSA medical form. Adults attending overnight trips must take the BSA Youth Protection Training class, online at https://my.scouting.org/, and provide a certificate of completion. You can provide these forms to Bo Griffin. They will be securely destroyed after the Spring campout.

Please verify your family schedules; and if you plan to go, fill out the google signup sheet below. We need to confirm the exact number of guests before this month, and the museum offers no refunds after October 5.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewrzCADvRPQ4OkYaKtqCeW8XaBlCSIe4L1NS863g2S7ZRDUg/viewform

The Pack did this trip in 2015, and it was amazing.

More information and FAQ here:
https://usslexington.com/learn/overnight-camping/

EARLY BIRD Pricing for Summer Day Camp Ends May 1

Don’t miss out on four fabulous days of fun at Old Settlers Day Camp! Get registered now for the EARLY BIRD price of only $100!  That includes a FREE CAMP SHIRT!

  • Fun with your FRIENDS
  • FREE CAMP SHIRT!
  • Earn rank requirements for next year!  Most boys will earn 50% or more!
  • Shooting Sports nearly every day!
  • Rockin’ R Waterpark adventures!
  • Woodworking!

Mom, Dad…want to join the fun?  Volunteer and bring all siblings over 3 for practically free.  🙂

Old Settlers Day Camp will be Tuesday-Friday June 5-8 from 8am to 430pm each day.

CLICK HERE for registration!

 

WEEKEND OVERNIGHT CAMP for Cubbies is back at Camp Tom Wooten!

Two Sessions only!  Friday thru Sunday.  June 22-24 and Jun 29-July 1

Cost:  $130 per Scout before May 1.  $150 per Scout after May 1.  $40 per Adult

Are you and your buddies excited about overnight camp?  If we register as a Pack, then we only need to send two adults.  Otherwise, each Scout will need one parent to attend camp with them.  Talk to your Den Leader if you are interested in one of these sessions.

CLICK HERE for Overnight Camp registration!

 

Click HERE for WEBELOS EXTREME ADVENTURE CAMP!

 

Click HERE to see a list of other Day Camps in our area

 

Spring 2018

 

Is it too early to talk about SUMMER yet????  You know it’s right around the corner.  Check it out…the best Cub Scout camp in the world is our very own Old Settlers Day Camp!  Registration is now open.  Overnight camps are also available two weekends in June at Camp Tom Wooten.  Catch that early bird discount now!  BEST SUMMER CAMP EVER

As the weather gets nicer, its a perfect time to work on requirements for the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award!  Each rank has slightly different requirements.  Hiking, participating in campfire activities, and enjoying nature all help your Scout earn this special award.  You can find your rank requirements in Scoutbook in the AWARDS section (under Advancements).

 

Wonderful Winter!

Pinewood Derby is coming up Saturday January 20!  We have two workshops coming up where you can get help using power tools to shape your block!

  • Saturday Dec 16 from 8am to noon.  Come and go as you can.
  • Saturday Jan 6 from 8am to noon.  Come and go as you can.

Both workshops are hosted by Bo Griffin at his home:  1712 Possum Trot Street.

If your Dad, Mom, Sister, Lil’ Brother, etc want to race a car in the open class bring them to the next workshop to pick up a starter block car kit for $4.

HERE is a link to our rules.  We are using the same rules from last year.

 

Fun This Fall

Are you prepared for our Fall Campout at Smilin V Ranch???  All required paperwork should be turned in prior to your arrival.  Click the link above for directions and camp schedule.

Our annual fundraiser, the Popcorn Sale, is now complete.  We met our goals and earned a PACK PARTY!  Come join the fun Friday November 17.  Recognition will be awarded, Prizes will be distributed, Drawings will be held…Also, the Bears will Dress Up their Den Leader!

Three Scouts from our Pack earned a Summer Camp Voucher while selling popcorn!  CLICK HERE for details!

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