San Marcos River RetreatIt’s time for the Spring 2014 Family Campout!  Come join your fellow scouts for the first campout of 2014 – they’ll be plenty of fun and fellowship for everyone.

When: March 29th (check-in starts at 2pm)

Where: San Marcos River Retreat

Cost: $12 per person (5 and under are free) CLOSED

Who Can Go: Scouts of all ranks accompanied by a parent or designated guardian and their families.

Campout Notes

  • All campers must have a completed medical form (Parts A & B only) before they will be allowed on the campout. Please email or give your completed forms to Alan Hutcheson.
  • All adults (18yrs old and older) attending the campout must take Youth Protection Training or have proof of current Youth Protection Training. Once you have taken the training either email or print you certificate and give to Alan Hutcheson. The Youth Protection Training should only take about 25 minutes to complete.

If you completed and turned in these forms in Fall 2013, you do not have to fill them out again. We only need these forms from folks who have yet to submit them.

  • Leave your electronics at home! Scouts and youth guests are not permitted to bring electronics on camping trips. Adults please be mindful of your use of electronics, these campouts are for youth and adults to interact with one another and share in the camaraderie of others.
  • We practice “green dining” so please bring your own cup, plate, bowl, and utensils

cub scout camping checklist

Required medical form

Link to required youth protection training

San Marcos River Retreat Website

Space Station TrainersCamp inside Space Center Houston!

We will be going to NASA on Saturday, April 26th, 2014, for a one night sleep over.     This trip is for Bears and Webelos only

The cost will be $55 per person. You can pay online through Paypal.

When: Saturday April 26th
Time: Check-in at 5pm, Program starts promptly at 6pm (dinner provided).
Where: Space Center Houston / 1601 NASA Parkway/ Houston, TX 77058

Here is a link to NASA’s page about the camp-ins:

http://www.spacecenter.org/ScoutCampIns.html.

  • The Webelos will complete the essential components of the Scientist Badge as they design a protective spacesuit for a shuttle astronaut, discover the effects of air pressure, and conduct activities involving Bernoulli’s Principle and Pascal’s law.
  • The Bears will complete Space Arrow Points as they discover the planets in our Solar System, make a star wheel chart, build and launch a basic rocket, and learn about the constellations in the night sky in our planetarium!!!

We have plenty of slots reserved, but we need to confirm how many scouts are going and pay by Monday March 1st. This is a hard deadline, please signup early if you are planning on going.

Please contact (Alan Hutcheson) at leadership@pack90austin.org with any questions.

 

It’s time to celebrate the birthday of scouting and celebrate all the great accomplishments we’ve done so far.

Please come and join us for our annual Blue and Gold celebration.   We will have a BBQ dinner,  advancement awards,  fun activities, and the annual Akela/son cake bake. This year’s theme for the bake is “The GReat Outdoors”.

Date: Thursday February 27th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Covenant United Methodist Church located at 4410 Duval Rd.
Price:   Scouts – Free,  Adults – $8, kids (5-12) – $4, Kids (under 5) – Free
Dinner Menu: BBQ Brisket, Sausage, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Bread, Onions/Pickles/Peppers, Tea, Lemonade, Peanut Butter & Jelly available 

Signup and pay online through Paypal or pay at the door.  The earlier you can let sign up and let us know if you are coming, the better we can plan for food.

NOTE: If you choose not to signup online, please send your RSVP to egarana@gmail.com stating how many people will be in your party.

 

Blue and Gold Den Responsibilities – TBA

Come join us for the 65th Annual Report to State Scout Parade!

We will be joining Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts and Explorers from all over Texas in a march up Congress Avenue to the Capitol.

We will have a trailer for the scouts to ride in during the parade and this year scouts can bring a bike or scooter to ride during the parade.  We need as many scouts and Akelas to come join us for the parade and show everyone how proud we are to be part of Pack 90.

Parents are more than welcome to walk in the parade with the scouts, but if you would rather not walk the parade route you can always line up on Congress Ave. and cheer us on.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1st, 2014

Parade Line Up Time: 7:30am, Scouts and Akelas in the parade should be at the Pack 90 float no later than 8:30am.
Parade Start Time: 9am
Parade Route: Congress Avenue Bridge to State Capitol.
Dress: All scouts should wear their full Class A uniform.

Come early and help us decorate the float!!

Below are links to more information about this event, including suggested parking.

http://www.bsacac.org/activities/report_to_state
http://www.bsacac.org/my_files/Forms/2014_report_to_state_parade_leader_guide.pdf
http://www.bsacac.org/my_files/2013_downtown_austin_parking.pdf

 

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 18th, 2014
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.

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 please contact Ed Garana (egarana@gmail.com)

When: Saturday, December 14 @ 2:30p
Where: Colonial Gardens
at the corner of Adelphi Lane & Amherst Lane
(across from the Library & the new Community Gardens)

Please come wearing your cub scout best… blue shirt, neckerchief, belt (w/ beltloops if you have them) & your vest if you have one!
We have Pack songbooks, so don’t worry, just join us for some Christmas caroling fun!

  • When: Saturday, January 25th
  • Where: Battleship Texas State Historic Site, LaPorte TX
  • Who: Cub Scout & Family– First 40 scouts and their Akela. After all scouts who want to go have signed up, we will open to additional people if we still have availability.
  • How Much: $45 per person
  • How do I sign up: SIGNUP IS CLOSED
  • For Questions or additional information: Contact Alan Hutcheson or Ed Garana at leadership@pack90austin.org

Helpful Information

ALL ADULTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING to camp with Pack 90YOUTH PROTECTION LINK

All campers are required to have a medical form (Part A & B) completed before attending a campout. Medical forms are good for one year. Medical Form

What: A Pack 90 group outing to see a Texas Stars hockey game
When: Saturday December 7 – 7:00 PM game time

Where: 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Who: Pack 90 Cub Scouts & other members of their families
How Much: $12 per person for game tickets, $5 for parking pass

 

How do I sign-up: on-line in the Pack 90 store or at the November 21st pack meeting.

We have a limited amount of reserved group seats, so please sign up early if you want to attend.

Pack 90 families –
As I mentioned at the last pack meeting and in a follow-up email, it’s time again for to renew your membership in the pack.  Our recharter dues are due this week and I still have quite a few families that have not paid yet.  Please pay your scouts’ dues this week via the pack website.

Most of the fun things we do and many of the extra things that the pack provides (Bobcat badges, belt loops, space derby rockets) are funded in part by scout dues, so we rely on that commitment from families every year.  I will be following up with den leaders this week concerning dues that have not been paid yet.

All new families should be paid up by now and so do not owe dues *unless* they have not paid yet.
This year, the dues are as follows:
  –   $45 for existing Cub Scouts and Webelos 1
-   $35 for Webelos 2

All links to pay are on the pack website (pack90austin.org), accessible through the Pack Store.

Thanks, everyone!

It’s just about time for our annual Father & Son campout. This is an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with your scout, enjoy the great outdoors, and join in the fellowship of the pack.

Where: L & L Campgrounds
Location:
When: November 9th
Cost: $12 per person

Signup through the Pack Store>>

Campout Notes

  • All campers must have a completed medical form (Parts A & B only) before they will be allowed on the campout. Please email or give your completed forms to Alan Hutcheson or Darren Hampton.
  • All adults (18yrs old and older) attending the campout must take Youth Protection Training or have proof of current Youth Protection Training. Once you have taken the training either email or print you certificate to ALan Hutcheson or Darren Hampton. THe Youth Protection Training should only take about 25 minutes to complete.

If you completed these forms for the Family Campout last month, you do not have to fill them out again. We only need these forms from folks who did not attend the Family Campout.

  • Leave your electronics at home! Scouts and youth guests are not permitted to bring electronics on camping trips. Adults please be mindful of your use of electronics, these campouts are for youth and adults to interact with one another and share in the camaraderie of others.
  • We practice “green dining” so please bring your own cup, plate, bowl, and utensils

cub scout camping checklist

Required medical form

Link to required youth protection training