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Summer Camps

SUMMER CAMPS

Overnight Camps

Jurassic Cub World Cub Scout Resident Camp Summer 2019

Overnight Summer Camp for Tigers, Wolves, and Bears

WHEN:

  • Session 1- Friday afternoon June 21st- Sunday afternoon June 23rd
  • Session 2- Friday afternoon June 28th – Sunday afternoon June 30th
  • Session 3- Friday afternoon July 5th – Sunday after July 7th

WHERE: Cub World Camp Tom Wooten in Bastrop (Lost Pines Scout Reservation)

Resident Camp will feature a fully-paid and trained staff, all meals, camp shirt and patch, and program materials! (Parents enjoy their time with their scouts and do not have to volunteer for stations, etc)

The camp directors have over 16 years of experience delivering award winning Cub Scout Summer Camps!

The scouts will be able to explore our Jurassic Cub World while they earn rank adventures, swim in the pool, ride paddle boats on the lake, go fishing, hike, and participate in shooting sports.

COST: $140 per scout and $50 per adult

Registration opens February 1st – Limited space available. Sign up at: http://bsacac.org/activities/for_cub_scouts

Webelos Extreme Adventure Camp

WHERE: Lost Pines Scout Reservation

WHEN: June 30-July 3, 2019

Calling all WEBELOS!!!

You and a parent/guardian are invited to a camp that will give you a glimpse of the fun you will experience as Scouts!

WEAC is four days and three nights of adventure. Webelos will work in Patrols as they participate in a wild range of activities. Patrol competitions will encourage team spirit, team work and FUN!

ACTIVITIES
swimmingclimbingrappellingcanoeing
air riflesarchery

The aim of the program is to provide a quality outdoor experience built through careful consideration of each Webelos Scout’s physical, mental/emotional capabilities, health, safety, respect for each other and respect for the environment.

WEAC Parents and Leader Orientation on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 7pm at the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center located at 12500 N IH-35, Austin, TX 78753.

COST: $170 per Webelos and $80 per adult

For more information go to: http://bsacac.org/activities/for_cub_scouts/webelos_extreme

To register go to: http://www.bsacac.org/events.php

Day Camps

CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP

Cub Scout Day Camp is a 3-4 day camp during a week in the summer. It does not involve any overnight camping. Day Camp is a great way for Scouts to have fun, work on some Cub Scout advancement requirements and other awards, and enjoy structured time outside with their members of their den (the group of 8-10 Scouts that you belong to within the larger Cub Scout Pack).

  • There are several different camp locations. While we encourage you to attend your district’s camp, you may register for a camp other than the one hosted by your district.
  • Available for all Cub Scouts and their siblings
  • All camps feature traditional outdoor activities and games that emphasize learning, teamwork, and physical fitness
  • Scout parents are encouraged to attend with Scouts from their pack to help satisfy “walking Den Leader” requirements

CAMPS AVAILABLE FOR 2019

Armadillo District – Pioneer FarmsJune 10-13 5pm-9pm CLICK HERE to register 

Bee Cave District – Castleton
June 3-7 8am-4pm 
CLICK HERE to register (registration opens February 18)

San Gabriel District – San Gabriel Park, Georgetown
June 3-6 3pm-8pm 
CLICK HERE to register


Chisholm Trail District – Old Settlers Park, Round RockJune 4-7 8am-4:30pmCLICK HERE to register


Colorado River District – Camp Tom Wooten, Bastrop 
June 10-14 8am-4pm
CLICK HERE to register

Chisholm Trail District – Unity Church of the Hills, AustinJune 10-14 8am-4pm CLICK HERE to register

Live Oak District – Elks Lodge, GonzalesJune 10-12 8:30am-4pm CLICK HERE to register

Blackland Prairie District – Northeast Metropolitan Park, Pflugerville
June 10-14 4:30pm-9pm CLICK HERE to register

Sacred Springs District – San Marcos Academy, San Marcos
June 17-21 3pm-8pm CLICK HERE to register

North Shore District – Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, Leander
June 17-21 4:30pm-8pm CLICK HERE to register

Sacred Springs District – Camp Lucy, Dripping SpringsJune 18-20 3pm-7pm CLICK HERE to register

Sacred Springs District – Camp Lucy, Dripping SpringsJune 18-20 3pm-7pm CLICK HERE to register

for more information go to http://bsacac.org/activities/for_cub_scouts/daycamp

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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!

FAQ on Joining Scouts

Who can join?

Cub Scouts is open to boys and girls in first 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.  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 30 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 these upcoming Pack meetings and ask for an application.  (Monday Sept 10.  Monday Oct 15.  Monday Nov 5.)

 

Join Scouting Night 2017

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

  • WHEN:  September 7 at 7pm to 8pm

  • WHERE:  Old Town Elementary Cafeteria

  • FAQ

 

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