On Monday March 27th the generous folks at CHI St.Joseph arranged to have one of their emergency response helicopters as well as an ambulance present at the pack meeting for the scouts see. The scouts learned about some of the equipment and procedures that the paramedics use in the air and on the ground.
The Pack 60 overnight camping trip to the Houston Zoo had 16 scouts plus their parents and siblings in attendance.
They even got to see a llama on a leash.
Saturday January 28th we had a great turnout to hand out door hangers for the annually Scouting for Food drive. Pack 60 covered Castlegate streets in just about an hour!
Saturday February the 4th was food pickup. Pack 60 collected 853 pounds of food to donate to the Brazos Valley Food Bank. This is one of the events that scouts participate in that gives back to the community. Thanks to all that attended we had a great turnout and helped out a worthy organization!
This year’s pinewood derby saw nearly 100% pack participation with quite a few sibling cars entered as well. We ran over 50 heats with some awesomely decorated cars. We even had a car with LED lights on it! Everyone had a great time and did a great job!
The Tigers of Pack 60 attended an Aggie men’s basketball game on Monday, 11/14/16. They met with a staff member prior to the game to discuss the importance of fitness and an active lifestyle. The scouts then watched the Aggie men defeat American University, 76-53.
On Veteran’s Day, cub scouts from Pack 60 who attend Forest Ridge Elementary presented the flags for a opening flag ceremony during the school wide Patriotic Sing-along. These scouts opened for both sing-alongs and did an awesome job!
Pack 60 scouts and their families attended the Fall camping trip to Fort Parker State Park. We had over 35 people in attendance braving the occasional rainfall and high 50’s overnight lows to make this trip a terrific success. The park was having its 75th anniversary celebration on Saturday so there were multiply activities to participate in including fishing, a pontoon boat tour of the lake, free canoe and kayak use. There were nature displays, ham radio operators a buffalo soldier talk and some vendors on site. The boys got to try casting practice to catch a simulated fish and we even got to try our hand at using an atlatl to throw a small spear at a round target and a target boar. Both nights included s’mores and Saturday we had a campfire program complete with skits. We went on a few nature hikes and before leaving camp Sunday even went on a short hike to a geocache on a nature trail.
Our Oct. 24th meeting is one that all the boys will remember for a long time. FUNgineering came out and put on a robotics demonstration that ended with each den building and competing in a Robot Sumo double elimination competition and finally a battle royal. Everyone was cheering and shouting and had a great time.
We also had announcements about our Fort Parker camping trip coming up in a couple of weeks and awards were handed out to boys who earned them.
Building the Bots:
Final Round Winner:
Webelos woods is a program to introduce Webelos rank cub scouts to boy scout packs in the area. They get to meet with each troop and participate in an event put on but that troop. The parents also get to visit with the troop leaders, learn about their scouting programs and events. Our boys had a great time attending this year and enjoyed participating in all of the activities. The evening campfire program was a highlight. We wrapped up our Saturday night with our host troop, a campfire and s’mores. This is the best way to meet all the troops in our area and introduce Cub Scouts to the world of Boy Scouting.