What We Have Done




The follow articles are events that we have done in the past!  
We have kept them here to show others the fun that we have had in the past.

Summer Camps

posted Mar 23, 2014, 7:20 AM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Jun 19, 2017, 9:11 PM by Pack409 Webmaster ]

NOTE: The BSA medical form has changed. Again. So do please fill out the new one. I recommend that you download it, and do a save-as. Then you can edit the doc. Save it. Now make a copy for each person you have in your family that needs to turn in a med form (reminder: you need to have one for all participating adults on file with your den leader). So long as it doesn't change, you can just print out the same form in a year, with updated immunization information. 


2014 Summer Cub Scout Camp Registration information: This year the Capital Area Council has a new registration process for Summer Camps on line at :
http://www.bsacac.org/cubcamping
  • Start by selecting the camp you want to attend, you will automatically be taken to the registration system.
  • Create an account with your email (doubleknot registration system) then continue with your registration/check out process.
  • There are several forms to fill out (on-line) to complete the registration process. The options for payment are credit card ( Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover) or E check.
Information you will need to know:
  • Council: Capital Area Council (Austin)
  • District: Blackland Prairie
  • Unit: 409
Once you have checked out you will receive a confirmation and receipt.

Additionally: http://www.bsacac.org/forms

This registration process is relatively straight forward. If you have any questions, I am available to help.
Please contact me at Tobiasbunch@sbcglobal.net or 512-656-1867 c

Sheila Tobias
Camp promoter


Upcoming Events in the next 4 months

Tiger Cub Adventure Day – March 22 at Camp Tom Wooten, 8 am to 4:15 pm, Tigers and their adult partner, spend the day, fishing, exploring the mine, shooting BB’s, archery, blasting rockets, lunch and more.  For more information and to register go to: http://bsacac.doubleknot.com/event/tiger-cub-spring-adventure-day-2014/1479228
       
Local Heroes – April 5 at Austin Public Safety Academy, 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, this is a Family Fun Day jammed with more than your kids can do.  They’ll be able to work on Scouting stuff and meet with the heroes who keep you safe each day.  You need to register at: http://bsacac.doubleknot.com/event/local-heroes-family-fun-day-2014-sessions/1514560
 
Cub Partner – April 12 - 13, at Camp Tom Wooten, check in begins at 7 am, program starts at 8 am.  Program includes: BB shooting, Archery, Belt Loop and Pin, Wood Working Project, Flag Football Belt Loop and much more.  This is an overnight campout so bring your tent and gear.  For more information and to register go to: 
http://bsacac.doubleknot.com/event/cub-partner-spring-weekend-2014/1479448
 
Day Camps – Summer STEM Discovery – Explore how the world “works” and the science behind it, and work on the NOVA award.  There will be plenty of time to swim, shoot a bow and arrow, go fishing and much more!  Dates and times vary from camp to camp so go to: http://bsacac.org/activities/for_cub_scouts/daycamp to get the latest details for your camp.

  • Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, June 3 – 6
  • Camp Mabry in West Austin, June 9 – 11
  • Castleton Day time, June 9 – 13; Castleton Twilight Jun 9 – 13
  • NE Metro Park Twilight in Pflugerville, June 9 – 13
  • SW Wilco Regional Park in Leander, June 9 – 13
  • San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, June 9 – 13
  • Unity Hills Church, Northwest Austin, June 9 – 13
  • LBJ State Park in Stonewall, June 10 – 13
  • Elks Lodge in Gonzales, June 16 – 18
  • Emma Long Park in Austin, June 16 – 20
  • Blanco Vista Elementary Twilight in San Marcos, June 16 – 20
  • LPSR – Camp Tom Wooten, Bastrop, July 14 - 18

 
Cub Scout Summer Camp -  “Cubstruction” is a series of weekend overnight campouts at Camp Tom Wooten that will focus on Sustainability.  Check in on Friday evening and head home on Sunday by noon. Dates are:  June 13-15; June 20-22; June 27-29; July 4-6, 2014.  To register go to: http://bsacac.doubleknot.com/event/summer-stem-discovery-cubstruction-session-1/1496017
 
Webelos Extreme is a 4 day, 3 night camp for first and second year Webelos Scouts getting them ready to move on to Boy Scouts, with challenging skill programs, first aid, archery, canoeing, climbing and more!  For info and registration go to: 
http://bsacac.doubleknot.com/event/webelos-extreme-adventure-camp/1520411
 
Updates:

Spring Campout: Inks Lake State Park

posted Mar 5, 2014, 6:44 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Jun 19, 2017, 9:14 PM by Pack409 Webmaster ]


Preparation, Hints, Tips, & Tricks:

The pack is providing breakfast on both days, and dinner on Saturday. Each den is responsible for 
their food for Friday evening and Saturday lunch.  Dens will also provide cobbler fixins. The 
menu is posted at the end of this message.

Plan for the weather.
  It will likely be very cool in the evenings & mornings.  Wear long sleeved clothes and bring your Fall sleeping bags.  Bring a canteen (or other water bottle.)  Even though the weather is cooler, we will still dehydrate.  Drink lots and lots and lots of water.

If you have a Texas State Park Pass, please bring and use it to gain free access for ALL ADULTS in the car for FREE!  This will help save the pack $$$.   Helpful hint, stop before entering the park and stuff the car with the pass with adults!

Carpool!
  Only two cars will be allowed per campsite.  Extra cars will be charged $6/night fee.  This is a first-come, first-served event. When we have 26 cars, the rest need to pay.

Adults entering the park:  If someone from the committee is not in the park office when you arrive, please pay the $5/adults to enter the park.  Get a receipt.  Bring the receipt to the committee to be reimbursed for your entrance fee.

Campfire marshmallows:  If you want to roast marshmallows, bring a roasting stick.  The pack is providing the marshmallows.

Duty Roster:  A duty roster will be created and posted at the campsite.

Wood: Feel free to bring a small amount of wood to help with the campfires.

Cancellation Policy:  If you are unable to attend for some reason, you can either transfer your fee to your replacement (1 for 1) or consider your fee a donation to Pack 409.  We regret that we will be unable to process refunds.






INKS LAKE STATE PARK:
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/inks/ 


Directions are as follows: From Austin: Take HWY 71 West to HWY 290. Hwy 290 to Hwy 281. Hwy 281 to P Park Rd 4. Turn left on Park Rd 4 for 12 miles. Or Hwy 183 to Hwy 29. Hwy 29 to Burnet. From Burnet take Hwy 29 West for 9 miles. Turn left on Park Road 4, go 3 miles to Park Headquarters. >From San Antonio: Take Hwy 281 North to Park Rd. 4. Turn Left on park road 4 for 12 miles until you reach the park. Trailer recommended to take 29 west for 9 miles from Burnet to Park Rd. South 3 miles to Park Headquarters. STOPPING ALONG PARK ROAD 4 IS PROHIBITED DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS.

Campout Information

Fall Family Campout
Inks Lake State Park
May 16th – 18th, 2014
Friday — Sunday

Cub-O-Ree @ LPSR!

posted Sep 4, 2013, 5:55 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Mar 5, 2014, 5:58 PM ]

Cub-O-Ree at Lost Pines Scout Reservation

Sat, Sep 28, 2013


Take a look at the FLYER!

Are you Hunting for a Great time Camping and lots of Scouting Activities? If you are, come to the Capitol Area Council’s, “Ready, Aim, Fire?” Cub-O-Ree at Lost Pines September 28, 2013. Its 6 hours of mega-fun for Cubs and their Leaders! Cub-O-Ree at Lost Pines is specifically designed to help you work through the many and varied challenges encountered when introducing young scouts to camping.

As such, our activities are focused on Tigers, Wolves and Bears having FUN in the outdoors with their families! An entire Webelos Only section of Cub-O-Ree is dedicated to Webelos scouts working on pins and experiencing Boy Scout-style activities. Some activities will focus on rank advancement while others will focus on electives, loops and pins, nature crafts and team-building. Everything will be FUN.

We will present awards to packs and Scouts who\ show the most Scout spirit, who are has the most fun booth, along with some activity-specific awards. There will also be an all day Who Dun’it? Game! Questions will be provided throughout the day on Saturday and the first pack to Complete their Card will get a special gift to go along with bragging rights! (HINT: Packs that have representation at the September Cub Scout Roundtable will get the first Part of the Game Card early!)

Settle down adult leaders and volunteers — while we want you to attend roundtable and get that Card early, we want the effort at Lost Pines to be a cub-led Q&A Challenge! Our activities will start Saturday morning at 10am but you can arrive (with camping reservations) as early as Friday at 5p.m. Friday, there will be a mandatory leader cracker- barrel at 9 p.m. in the dining hall. For those arriving Saturday, please try to check-in by 9:30a.m, as opening ceremonies start at 10 a.m. sharp

July Pack Meeting: Hot Dogs in the Park!

posted May 1, 2013, 6:01 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Jul 6, 2013, 1:46 PM ]

The July pack meeting will be the "Hot Dogs in the Park" on July 6th from 9am to 2pm.

The July Pack Meeting will be our annual "Hot Dogs in the Park" meeting.  This is purely a summer fun pack meeting.   Scout are encouraged to bring outdoor multi-person games to play (frisbee, football, tag, bocce ball, and many other games).  The Pack Leadership is also hoping to be able to organize an activity centered on earning a belt loop.

The location is the same as last year: Pfluger Park. Enter from City Park Road to park, or ride your bike. If you consider the park having an East and West side, divided by the creek, we'll be on the West side, with lots of shade.

Short agenda: 
  • awards
  • Volleyball
  • cook hot dogs
  • eat hot dogs
  • rain gutter regatta
  • 'tag' someone to go buy 10 gallons of ice cream
  • eat ice cream.
  • eat left over hot dogs (ugh :p)

What to wear: Class B (aka "Pack 409" t-shirt) Uniform.

What to bring: volleyball (if you have one), spoon (if you want to eat ice cream), bowl (optional, for parents), Ice cream scoop (with your name, though we don't need 50), cups/water bottles, ice cream condiments (watch for email from your den leader)

What we'll have: hot dogs, condiments, chips, watermelon, water, bug juice. And ice cream!


Hot Dogs in the Park
The pack will provide hot dogs to grill (or similar, depending upon the state of the burn ban) and most of the fixings.  Sides will include  watermelon and chips. And as always, bug juice!













Rain Gutter Regatta
The pack will hold a build-your-own and race your own rain-gutter regatta at the pack meeting.  The pack will provide the basic supplies that the scouts will use to build a boat.  The seas are only 10-foot lengths of raingutter filled with water, and the ships a mere 6 inches long, and the winds but a gust of hot air from the captain; and yet the race is a very exciting event. Each boy builds his own boat with supervision and help from parents or other family members. 


Rain Gutter Ice Cream Sundaes

What to do with two opposing lengths of soggy rain gutter? Join forces and fill them with ice cream!! And Caramel!! And Chocolate Syrup!! And ... Scouts will build there own rain-gutter sundaes and eat them. And eat them. And eat them. And then go home with their parents. :)


Parent Recruitment Night

posted May 1, 2013, 5:52 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Jul 6, 2013, 1:46 PM ]

  

The June committee meeting will be transformed into a parent recruitment and input meeting.  We will soon be posting all the positions and descriptions of the responsibilities of each position.   We would also like to solicit suggestions from the parents for future pack activities, campouts, and events.

We will serve ice-cream and refreshments.

June 5th, 2013 at 7pm in the Pflugerville FUMC Family Center.


Positions to be considered:
  • Assistant Cubmaster
  • Popcorn Kernel
  • Den Leaders
  • Pinewood Derby Coordinator
  • Christmas Parade Coordinator
  • Blue and Gold Coordinator
  • Recruitment Chair
  • Camp Card Sales Coordinator
  • Summer/Twilight Camp Registar
  • Webmaster
  • Pack Campout Chair
  • Scouting for Food Coordinator
  • T-Shirt Coordinator
  • Report to State Coordinator
  • Historian and Photographer
  • Fundraising Coordinator (works with Popcorn Kernel, Camp Cards, and others.)

May Pack Meeting

posted May 1, 2013, 5:18 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Jun 4, 2013, 12:58 PM ]

This May Pack Meeting will be the Scout cross-over for all scouts progressing to the next rank.  Scouts will hand-in their old neckerchief and rank specific slide and receive a brand-new neckerchief (new rank) and slide from the pack.  If a scout/parent wishes to keep the old neckerchief / slide and wants to receive a new one, there will be a $10 fee.  

We will have the bridge that the scouts will walk over.  Their will be rank appropriate face painting as part of the cross-over ceremony.  

Will be skipping the songs and skits, but will have plenty of cheers and pomp-and-circumstance!

We will be serving juice boxes and cookies as part of the party!

Twilight Camp

posted Mar 24, 2013, 5:20 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Aug 18, 2013, 7:14 AM ]

June 17-21: twilight camp. Please fill out a form and give it to Julie Petrus – she is our day-camp registrar for the Pack. 

Make checks payable to Pack 409, and turn in to her, your den leader, our treasurer Prameela Ray, or Jon Kruger (Cubmaster). 

Registration is $75 for early registration, but goes up to $100 on May 1st. Twilight camp is but one of the many day-camps for Cub Scouts in the Council.

The full list is here: http://www.bsacac.org/about_day_camp.php


 Registration is now open for your district's Cub Scout Day Camp at Northeast Metropolitan Park, Pflugerville, June 17-21! Your Scout won't want to miss the adventure of this year's "Wild Wild West" theme, plus the chance to earn:
  • Archery Belt Loop/Pin
  • BB Belt Loop/Pin
  • Fishing Belt Loop/Pin
  • Nutrition Belt Loop
  • Mathematics Belt Loop
  • Geology Belt Loop
  • Soccer Belt Loop/Pin
  • Texas Badge (non-BSA award)
  • Readyman (Webelos)
  • Craftsman (Webelos)
  • Naturalist (Webelos)

Prodigious Popcorn Purveyor’s Pizza and Pool Party

posted Mar 24, 2013, 4:49 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Jun 4, 2013, 12:59 PM ]


Prodigious Popcorn Purveyor’s Pizza and Pool Party.

If your son sold popcorn in excess of $400, or sold 4 or more show-and-sell slots, he gets to come to the party! Please mark your calendars!

Final date: May 31, 2013 @ 5pm

Location

Fairways of Blackhawk Clubhouse 
19308 Kennemer Dr. 
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Spring Campout at Camp Mabry!

posted Mar 24, 2013, 4:32 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated May 1, 2013, 4:52 PM ]


Pack 409 will hold their Spring Campout at Camp Mabry!  

As part of the campout we’ll do a hike up to the Texas Military Forces Museum. 

Cost for this campout be around $5, for the cost of food, as the campgrounds are being provided to the Pack for free.

Spring Campout:  April 26-27, 2013.

They have electricity and water hookups.  Museum will be open but with no guided tours, until 4pm.  They do accept donation should you wish to help out.

Join Scouting: Tiger Round-up!

posted Mar 24, 2013, 4:27 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Apr 25, 2013, 12:43 PM ]


Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.


For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he's in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it's time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts


www.joincubscouting.org/

Pack 409 will have their Tiger Round-up for 2013-2014 school year on April 16, 2013.   This round-up is for all parents and boys currently in Kindergarten. Joining before the fall means being able to go to Summer Day Camp, as well as all of the Pack summertime activities!

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