Please participate in Pack 404's Fall Fundraiser by downloading the order form below and encouraging friends, family and coworkers to order and enjoy some delicious BBQ from Joe's Bar-B-Que in Alvin! Joe's has a well-developed fundraising program that contributes 40% of all sales directly back to the Pack! In addition, their briskets are fully-cooked, come in a hefty 4-6 pound average (enough to feed 8 people) and are cryo-vac frozen and even delivered right to us at Southway so that we can then deliver them to our customers! Even the order forms are designed and printed for us by the Joe's staff!
Not only are we able to offer whole briskets, but also meat combo packages, sliced brisket, holiday ham and even dessert cobblers! Prices range from a high of $60 (feeding 8 people at about $7.50 each!) to a low of $25 for a 5-pound cobbler! These items make great gifts, make holiday meal-planning or tailgating a breeze and have the well-known name of Joe's Bar-B-Que as a quality seal! We have no minimum orders to meet, but we would like each Scout to sell a minimum of three menu items (which ought to place our individual average around $100-$120 dollars), which will ensure that we meet our Fall fundraising goal. We'd love to blow right past that total, so please make an effort to sell as many of these "heat & eat" BBQ packages as you can!
Sale details: Sale begins NOW! Once you've downloaded your order form (be sure to print both sides!), you can begin taking BBQ orders. Be sure to collect all payments up front, at the time of order. Checks are to be made payable to Pearland Cub Scout Pack 404. Pre-printed order forms will also be available at the Fall Camp-Out or from the Committee Chair, Donald Hayes. Sale ends Tuesday, December 3. All money and order forms must be turned in on this date, during our November/December Pack Meeting. You can turn in your forms at any time before this date as well.
Product Pickup Date: Saturday, December 14 at Southway Community Church at 11 a.m. As mentioned, Joe's staff will deliver our entire order to us, frozen and boxed, ready for delivery to your customers on the morning of the 14th. We will sort the orders and you'll be able to pull in, pick up your orders and deliver them... it's that easy! Please understand that the nature of this fundraiser will not allow us to ship orders, so please keep that in mind when communicating with your customers.
Please direct any questions about this fundraiser to Donald Hayes or call 713.628.7077
If you would like to go on the Fall Campout to Quintana Beach County Park on November 15-17, please use the following form to sign up.
Please remember that a medical form will be needed AND all adults MUST have taken Youth Protection Training in order to participate. Please see your Den Leaders if you need help with either of these requirements. Just as a reminder, Quintana Beach is allowing us to camp for free in return for the performance of a service project. We will also have a variety of outdoor activities planned for the weekend on the beach.
If you've never been on a campout with the Pack, here's what to expect - we arrive individually at the campsite on Friday afternoon/evening. We pitch our tents (we will be camping in the "primitive camping" area of the park), build a campfire in the fire ring, let the boys explore a bit and bunk down for the night. On Saturday, we have activities throughout the day. We typically try to plan several types of activities, and we split the boys into several groups (so things are a little more manageable), and then we rotate through the activities. Saturday will also be the day that we perform our service project. Some families arrive on Saturday and stay over Saturday night, while others camp out Friday night, participate in Saturday activities and then head home Saturday evening. But Saturday night is a great time, so those in for the long haul will have a great time until we wake up on Sunday morning, have breakfast and strike camp. We "Leave No Trace" and intend to leave Quintana Beach better than we found it.
Thank you to everyone who attended our open house ("rally") event at Southway Community Church on Tuesday, September 10. If you were unable to make it, there is still an opportunity for your son to become a Cub Scout! Please simply indicate your interest by clicking on the link in the sidebar at right labeled "Join the Pack." An email with your contact information will be delivered to our Pack Leadership and one of our Leaders will be in touch with you soon!
Scouting is for everyone. If you have financial difficulties that might cause you to think that a Scouting program is out of reach for your son, please contact us. Pack 404 administers a scholarship program to help families afford the costs of the program, and all information is kept private. Please contact Committee Chair, Donald Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding scholarship application.
We have a number of exciting events right around the corner this Fall for the boys of Pack 404! If you have a brand-new Scouter (at any age level), you will want to attend "Bobcat in the Park," held at Resoft Park on Hwy 35 on Saturday, September 28. There are four sessions available, with a limited number of seats at each session so register soon! Your Scout will earn his Bobcat badge in a single sessions of less than two hours, PLUS there will be a Scout Shop on-site for you to purchase uniforms, handbooks and other equipment.
Our first Pack Meeting of the new year (a Pack Meeting is where all boys in all of the Dens and their parents all meet together) is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24 at Southway Community Church (14011 South Freeway, Houston, TX 77047). Please make plans to join us. It will be very exciting to have all of our new Scouts in the building to begin their journey down the Scouting trail!
Our 2013 Blue & Gold Banquet was a smashing success, due to the support and involvement of the business leaders and their businesses shown in the graphic below. Pack 404 extends its thanks to each of these businesses and would like to ask all Pack 404 families to show our support in return by patronizing these places of businesses and buying from companies that believe in the Scouting mission and values.
In addition, we would like to thank the Blue & Gold Committee (Terry Owens and Amanda Hayes, Co-Chairs) and all of the volunteers who helped with set-up, execution, the event programming and the clean-up afterwards. Many other Packs hold Blue & Gold events that are no more than a cake and a few announcements. We are blessed to have leadership and volunteers that care enough to put forth the effort that it takes to produce a top-quality event. Thank you to Mary Cooper and Minuteman Press for the design and printing of our event programs and thank you to the individual Scouting families who worked hard to contact donor businesses or made personal contributions to the event. Thank you to eSigns.com for the $500 signage grant that allowed us to produce high-quality event signage that will last us for several years.
We sincerely hope that all Scouts and Akelas enjoyed this year's Blue & Gold experience and we are exceptionally proud of all of the Scouts who worked extremely hard to make rank advancement in time to receive their badges at the event. Hope to see you at next year's Blue & Gold!
If you would like to go on the Spring Campout to Camp Mohawk in Alvin on March 1-3, please use the following form to sign up.
Please remember that a medical form will be needed AND all adults MUST have taken Youth Protection Training in order to participate. Please see your Den Leaders if you need help with either of these requirements. The camping fee is only $10 per family and we will have a variety of outdoor activities planned for the weekend, including photography and fishing, that will help our boys work toward achievements. Fishing is plentiful at Camp Mohawk, so please remember to take your fishing poles! More information on this campout will be shared at the Den Meetings prior to this weekend's campout.
Please contact Camping Chairs, Bill Venable
or Russ Stevens
, with additional questions. Bill can be reached at 281.813.8664.
Pack 404 will celebrate Scouting's "birthday" at the annual Blue & Gold Banquet on Saturday, February 16th from 5:45pm until 8pm at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pearland. A fajita dinner from Los Ramirez Mexican Restaurant of Clear Lake will be served, as we enjoy an evening of celebrating Scouting and its traditions. Adults can eat for $10, kids $8 (Scouts eat free).
The purpose of the Blue & Gold Banquet is to celebrate the pack's anniversary, thank pack leaders and other adults who have helped the pack, and inspire the leaders, Scouts, and parents. Packs often like to invite former members and other Scouting or community leaders to take part in their blue and gold banquet. Parents, grandparents, friends of Scouting and community leaders are welcomed. The theme of this year's Blue & Gold is "The Magic of Scouting." Scouts will participate in magic-themed activities, learn to perform simple magic tricks for family and friends, and be entertained by a performance from a professional magician, Julian Franklin.
The dinner will be fajitas from Los Ramirez Mexican Restaurant
. Scouting families are asked to support the event by volunteering for the various duties of set-up, serving line, activities, clean-up and other necessary roles to be filled. Please contact Blue & Gold Committee chair, Terry Owens
, to sign up to fill one of these important roles.
Additionally, the Blue & Gold will also function as our February Pack Meeting, so Scouts that have made sufficient advancement toward their next rank will recieve recognition at the event.
Other points of interest include:
* Scout & Akela Cake Bake - Scouts and their Akelas (mom, dad, one who acts as a leader for the Scout) will bake and present cakes for the annual Scout & Akela Cake Bake. Cakes often feature a Scouting theme, but are also judged on creativity and eye appeal. Blue & Gold attendees place bids in a silent auction format to bid on the cakes of their choice, with winners taking home the cakes. All proceeds go directly to Pack 404. Need ideas?
* Silent Auction - Donations from local businesses, individuals and organizations will be placed into a silent auction, allowing attendees to bid on the items of their choice. Items will include a private art lesson and art kit (donated by Yorke Design Studio, a photo session (donated by Courtney Gill Photography), an assortment of every variety of Girl Scout Cookie from the 2013 sale, a year's worth of Shipley Do-nuts & coffee, a movie night bundle including a DVD players and DVDs, a game night bundle with loads of family games, a gift basket from Raising Cane's, Wal-Mart gift cards, an incredible concert package for a family of four to KSBJ's 30th Anniversary Concert and much more!
Date - Saturday, February 16th
Time - Set-up at 3pm. Event starts at 5:45pm. Event closes at approximately 8pm. Clean-up until 9pm. (Please stay to assist with clean-up!)
Saturday February 2nd is the date!
Here is the schedule.
Friday 3pm - 7pm SET UP - Need 8 people for set up. This will only take about 3 hours if we have a lot of people.
Friday 7pm - 9pm TRACK TESTING - come send your car down the track and see how it does! YOU CAN ALSO CHECK IT IN ON FRIDAY!
VOLUNTEERS PLEASE SHOW UP!-
** After EACH Den we will advance who advanced. SO if you did not you do not HAVE to stay around : ) **
8 am - Final Track Testing - NO CARS on TRACK ( test cars only )
8 am - Tiger Check In
9 am - Tiger Heats
8:30 am - Wolf Check In
9:30 am - Wolf Heats
SIBLINGS and ADULTS
9:00 am - Sibling and Adult Check In
10:00 am - Sibling and Adult Heats
9:30 am - BEAR check ins
10:30 am - BEAR heats
10:00 am - Webelos Check Ins
11:00 am - Webelos Heats
12:00 - FINALS!
1:45pm - Awards Ceremony for Finals and Most Creative Awards
2:00 - 3:00 PM Clean up and Breakdown
To all Pack 404 Parents - As you might know, we recently migrated our Pack information system to a web-based system called Packmaster Web. This upgrade is intended to give both leaders and Akelas convenient real-time access to your Scouts' achievements, track thier progress toward ranks and make that information available to you anywhere that you have an internet connection.
Part of this change requires that our Achievements Chair, Marney Gundlach, be able to email Packmaster-related messages to you via an email distribution list that is entered into the Packmaster application. Marney has a concern that while most email addresses are accurate, that perhaps some are not and, moreover, that we might be lacking email addresses for some people, unintentionally preventing them from getting these important communications.
All parents in Pack 404 should have received a minimum of 1 message from Packmaster by now. An email message was generated from Packmaster as recently as Wednesday, 12/12. Please check your Inboxes and Spam folders as well. The sender line might look something like this:
If you have not yet received anything, there might be an issue with your registered email address. It's a simple thing to correct! Just email Marney from your correct email address by sending directly to email@example.com and please include both your name and your Scout's name (so that we attach it correctly in Packmaster).
Yours in Scouting,
Please come out to Raising Cane's on Wednesday, November 28th from 5 to 8 p.m. and mention Pack 404 when you order. Raising Cane's is sponsoring a Spirit Night to benefit our Pack, and we will receive 15% of all receipts from orders mentioning Pack 404 that evening! Please share this with at least 2 friends, family members, co-workers and church community members so that we can show as much support for the Pack as we can and help to maximize the effectiveness of this event. Thank you to Raising Cane's General Manager, Jeff Burroughs, for supporting our community in so many ways! Please print a few of the attached flyer to remind yourself to eat at Cane's on Wednesday, November 28! We will also be promoting this event during Den meetings, our Fall Campout and the November Pack Meeting, which is the night before the Cane's event!
Hope to see everyone there! For more information on this event, please contact Fundraising Chair, Donald Hayes
Pearland Parks & Recreation has teamed up with the Pearland location of Bass Pro Shops to offer "Kid Fish Fest," a free event for ages 3-16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can bring your own pole, or have a pole provided to you at the event. Kids can fish from Bass Pro Shop's stocked pond, and no fishing licenses are required. There will also be a casting contest, fishing demonstrations and opportunities for outdoor education. Please bring out your Scout, if you're interested!