Please come and join us for our annual Blue and Gold celebration.  

Link to RSVP:  https://forms.gle/5cV57cyVDZo3wvaTA

We will have a dinner, history of scouting presentation, advancement awards, and the annual Akela/Scout cake bake competition.  Cake Theme is: “Your Favorite thing about STEM” Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.

Thursday February 23rd
5:45pm: Doors open

6pm: Dinner starts

6:30pm: Cake Deadline

Location:
Covenant United Methodist Church located at 4410 Duval Rd.

Dinner Menu: Texas BBQ

Entry is FREE this year Thanks to our successful Popcorn Sales but so we can plan for the right amount of food please RSVP accurately and let us know if anything changes. Thanks!


Deadline to RSVP is: Sunday, Feb 19 at 7pm.

Link to RSVP:  https://forms.gle/5cV57cyVDZo3wvaTA

The Annual Pack 90 Pinewood derby is almost here!  If you haven’t finished your car, time is running short and no one wants to be left out of this fast, fun, and action packed race.

On your mark…. Get set…. Go! Go! Go!

Date: Saturday, January 21st, 2023
Location: Summitt Elementary Cafeteria
Car Check-in Time: 9am
Race Time: 10am
All car must be checked in prior to the 10am start.

DERBY NEED TO KNOW:

  • We will be following the standard cub scout pinewood derby rules for car specifications. Pinewood Derby Rules
  • Race divisions will be by rank with each car racing four times.
  • First place winners from each rank will compete in the overall Grand Championship race.
  • Prizes will also be given for other than the fastest!

There will be prizes for a few Non-Race Categories:

Best Paint Job

Most Unique Use of Weights

Most Creative Design

Most Fuel Efficient

Cubmaster's Choice

Derby Goals

Cub Scout: To have the most fun possible designing, building & racing his own custom Pinewood Derby Racecar.
Parent: To spend some “Quality Time” guiding and assisting your Cub Scout in building the car.

If you have any questions or need equipment to create your car, reach out to your Den Leader or contact (austinpack90 @ gmail.com)

We are excited for our upcoming Rocket Launching Party! Courtesy of everyone's popcorn selling efforts! Way to go!
Join us on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11amSummitt Elementary Soccer Field


*** ROCKETS MUST BE ASSEMBLED AHEAD OF EVENT. See links on how below.

The pack will supply:
> PRIOR to event: 1 Rocket to each scout (reach out to austinpack90 (at) gmail.com to get one, if you haven't already)

> Pizza & Juice

> Launch Pads, wadding, fuses, etc - everything to launch your PRE-assembled rockets

** If a sibling or adult wants one, they can buy them from us at cost. ($10).

This event is a Webelo elective and a portion of the NOVA award for some of the other Dens.

Click Here to see Videos on how to build the rockets:
Orange Ones (1751)

Red / Blue Ones (1756)

Please come and join your fellow scouts for an overnight on the high seas adventure on the USS Lexington.

The overnight stay includes tours of the ship, dinner, breakfast, a movie in the MEGA Theater, bunking in original crew quarters, and an unforgettable flag ceremony.  
Deadline to Sign-up is December 10, 2022. (Though we can always try and add closer to the date but spots might fill.

  • What:  USS Lexington Ship Trip
  • When: February 11, 2023 
  • Time: TBD (between 12noon to 2pm) everyone must arrive at the same time
  • Where: The USS Lexington rests in Corpus Christi Bay, just across the ship channel from downtown Corpus Christi.  2914 N. Shoreline Blvd.  Corpus Christi, Texas 78402  (approx. 3 hours and 27 minutes)   Map and Directions
  • Cost: $75 per camper (This entire fee goes to the USS Lexington Admin). This cost includes a ticket to the museum the next day.

>Participants must be at least 5 years of age. 

>Sleeping Quarters are arranged by Gender. There will be NO exceptions.  So Dads should come with Boys and Moms should come with Girls.

>Camping slots are limited so RSVP soon.

SIGN UP HERE


What To Bring: Each person must bring a pillow, sleeping bag, toiletries, towel and flashlight. Insect repellant is advisable. Campers are expected to carry sleeping bags and other gear on board (might have to carry up and down stairs/ladders to sleeping area). Lockers are available in berthing compartments. Each camper should bring a lock to secure his or her valuables and personal belongings Cameras, video cameras and cell phones are allowed; however, There are a few electrical outlets in berthing areas and more are available in the lounge and gameroom. No carry-on food or drink of any kind will be allowed onboard. All campers are assigned specific berthing compartments and must respect the privacy of other campers. Restroom facilities (heads) include showers. Most berthing compartments are climate controlled; however, when all such areas have been filled, campers may be assigned areas having ventilation only. Groups will be required to share berthing areas to accommodate males and females separately. Male and female berthing areas are separate. Parents if you are visiting with opposite sex children you will need to pack separate bags. In addition, LEX can hold more than one group at a time and groups may participate in activities together.Additional Information

Completed Medical Forms (Part A & B) & Youth Protection Training are needed before attending the event. Contact: 512-636-9176 with any questions regarding this trip

*After you complete the form below, we will email you a link with payment and medical forms needed.

NASA CAMPIN TRIP with PACK 90
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Book NOW because it will fill!
You can cancel at no cost between now and 5 weeks prior to event.

We won't ask for payment until April 2023 so if you think you might want to go, sign up now.

Register HERE ASAP if you want to attend.

SCHEDULE:

FIRST DAY EVENING·        

·        5 - 6p.m. - Check-in.
·         6:15 p.m. - Dinner begins in The Food Lab
·         7 p.m. - Activities
·         7-9:45 p.m. - Activities conducted; Scout activities that go toward the Stem NOVA Award
·         10 p.m. - Get ready for bed, Set-up Sleeping Areas
·         11 p.m. - Lights out

SECOND DAY MORNING

·         6:45 a.m. - Wake-up / pack-up / load gear in vehicles

·         7:45 a.m. - Breakfast served in The Food Lab

·         8:20am - Film (ISS Space Explorers)

·         9 a.m. Two options –

  Option #1

- Tram tour of NASA Johnson Space Center (no lines, first ones on the Tram)

-  Returning at 10am to explore Space Center Houston. This requires use of 2nd day ticket

-  Goes to Building 9, robotics lab, and astronaut training facility & Saturn 5 made from Apollo

  Option #2

 - Depart for home. Note: Allows for use of 2nd day ticket on another day

Other Info:

·         Usually sell out Cub Scout Events 3 months prior to date so book ASAP.  

·         Open to all 5 years and up.

·         Discounted Admission tickets of $12.95 can be bought for other family members not sleeping over the night before at the Campin

·         NASA provides: Dinner, snack and breakfast and 2nd day admission pass

·         Extra $15 for T-shirts & $7 for patches can be bought at the event if available.

·         All family members 5 and up are welcome to join. Pay Scout Price of $80 for those who want to participate in the Scout activities and Adult Price of $70 for those who will not. 

·         Can accommodate for any food needs, but call and let them know prior to event.

·         Arrive as close to 5pm as you can if you want to sleep outside in your own tent to get a prime spot under an exhibit, first come, first serve on outside spots. Otherwise the Pack will sleep together inside near/under an exhibit (no tents inside, just pads and sleeping bags) in a pre-designated area.

·         Need to bring sleeping bags, padding to sleep on, pillows, if bringing cots or air mattresses they need to be single sized

·         Parking - free and on-site for overnighters

Our Pack has gone to this event every year and plans to continue to do so. In years past it has been from the Bears on up, but this year they are allowing Lions and all 5 years and up to attend. We mention that because for the younger kids it can be a lot so please don't feel pressured into joining this year as again it will be coming up again in the Spring of next year too if we have anything to say about it. 

FOR ANY QUESTIONS during this call Meg at 512@636-9176. 

Dallas Cowboys Sleepover is a new one we are trying this year!

Where: ATT Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011 (approx. 2 hrs & 50 minutes from North Austin)
When: Fri, Nov 4th at 6pm - Sat, Nov 5th at 8am
Cost: $60 per person

Sign up HERE for the Sleepover, if you did NOT already sign up directly with them.

Important Dallas Cowboy Sleepover Information

As a pack, we have never attended this sleepover before, so we do not have much knowledge of it but we do know the below:


We have been told the only locations in the stadium that we will be allowed into is the stands during the movie and then the field. Please note, while they picture other pieces of the stadium those are not available for viewing. 

Check in is on Friday, Nov 4th at 6pm and Check out is on Sat, Nov. 5th at 8am.

Our best guess is it might be like NASA where it will not be very dark inside during the night so make sure and bring an eye mask if that is a concern.

You can bring simple sleeping bags or a tent, but the tents can NOT be staked.

cub scout camping checklist

Required medical form

Link to required youth protection training

The Cub Scouts will be doing their annual trash pick up after Eagle fest on October 23 at 9 AM and we am hope some parents can help with the other parts of the Beautification day. 


We are planning to weed and plant two of the flower beds; one up front near the fire lane and one in the back near the portables. We're also hoping to trim up some of the bushes and trees if possible.

 
Let's get the school clean and spruced up for the rest of the Fall! If you can please plan to attend with garden tools, gloves, water to drink, wear closed toed shoes and sunscreen/hat.

Our first family campout of the year is coming up. This will be a great time to spend time with your scout, your pack and enjoy the outdoors.  All scouts and family are welcome.

Where: Smilin V Scout Ranch 250 CR 286 Spur, Liberty Hill, TX 78642 roughly 50 minutes from north Austin

When: Saturday October 15th 1 PM – Sunday October 16th 11 AM

Cost: $10 per person

Sign up HERE for the Camp-out. Sign up will close Mon. Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm

Important Smilin V Information

Also see below for a list of things you need to know. The first part of the list pertains to district or council events only. The second part pertains to weekend camping.

Please be aware that all vehicles must remain in the parking lot and that you may bring wagons or carts to help move gear to campsites.

The kitchen in the large pavilion is not available. The pavilion is not reserved this weekend, so it may be used by all.

The only place a ground fire is allowed is the campfire ring in Campsite 6. If you have a fire in this ring, please make sure it is cold to the touch when done.

Please be aware that hammocks are not allowed on Capitol Area Council properties.

Close-toed shoes are required in camp.

Smilin V does not have trash service. All trash must be packed out by the units.

All running water on camp is potable and safe to drink.

If you have not been to this camp before, when you see the metal gateway with Smilin V on it go just past this entrance to the double gates. This is the parking area. Head toward the large cedar bridge at the end of the parking area or to the left toward the pavilion walkway. There are signs at each of these locations indicating the direction of the campsites.

cub scout camping checklist

Required medical form

Link to required youth protection training

Our Scouts have fun, make friends and experience adventures while building character, improving physical fitness, and developing a spirit of community service.

Meetings:
Cub Scouts have two types of meetings: Pack (all scouts) & Den (scouts in a specific based on grade) Meetings.

Costs:
Registration Fees: $120 for New Scouts (1st - 5th) and $135 for Kindergarteners includes Lion Book. Returning Scout Fee is $100.

The Registration Fees cover: Pack Meetings. Most Den Meeting costs except for the occasional special event. Pinewood Derby Kits. All patches and awards that the Pack will present to your scout.

Additional Fees throughout the year if you choose to attend these optional events include: Camp-outs range between $10-15/person; Sleepovers $55-85/person; Blue & Gold Banquet $10-5/person; and occasionally other special events like Hockey or Baseball Nights. If you choose to buy a Handbook for your Scout’s Rank it will be $25, also optional.

We encourage scouts & families to “earn their way” by participating in annual fundraising efforts; popcorn/peanut sales in the Fall. This fundraiser helps offset the additional costs of approximately $150 per scout that are not covered by the registration fees.

All of your scouting costs can be covered if your scout sells enough popcorn during our Fall Fundraiser. This is not required but encouraged and appreciated.

Contact Us for More Info:

AustinPack90 <a> gmail.com

512 ... 636-9176

A little more info:


Pack 90 Parent Guide

Pack 90 Helpful Links

Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6:30pm at Summitt Elementary in Cafeteria

Join us for our first meeting of this school year! New and old scouts alike are welcome! Boys and Girls from Kinder to 5th Grade!

Come learn more about scouting and have a chance to play with friends. Current Scouts don't forget your uniforms!


For more details about joining Summitt's Cub Scouts - go to www.pack90austin.org or text/call 512<dash>636-9176 or austinpack90 (a) gmail.com.