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Fall Campout - Windy, Chilly, but Lots of Fun

posted Dec 2, 2015, 7:29 AM by Pack 46 Webmaster   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 11:24 AM ]

Our Fall campout was held November 20-22. The weather was a little bit of a challenge. Those that camped out on Friday night were greeted with rain early Saturday morning, but it didn't last too long. Those that drove out Saturday morning had much heavier rain to deal with. By late Saturday morning, the clouds started to part and it turned into a nice, but cooler and windy day. The boys were able to find rocks in a mine, dig for dinosaur bones, shoot BB guns and practice archery. Lots of fun!

We had a nice campsite overlooking the lake, but the winds picked up so much that some of the tents were blown down and it broke the tent poles on one tent. We packed up our tents and many of us decided to head home rather than stay Saturday night. However, a handful of families found a spot to pitch their tents that was out of the wind and stayed Saturday night.

Our next campout will be in April.

Twin Bayou District - Twilight Camp

posted Mar 10, 2015, 1:45 PM by Ronald McAdams   [ updated Dec 2, 2015, 7:19 AM by Pack 46 Webmaster ]

Twilight Camp is for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts entering the 1st - 5th grade. The scouts will participate in different activities such as shooting BB guns, archery, crafts, sports, games and much more. The scouts earn rank advancements, learn new skills but most importantly they have fun!

Theme: "Hometown Heroes" 

Date: June 8-11, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m
Location: TBD
Scout Fee: $50
Adult Fee: $15
Click HERE to Register for the Twin Bayou District Twilight Camp.

2014 Twin Bayou District Twilight Camp


This is a great event that could not happen without volunteers, please consider volunteering. More information is forthcoming once it has been release by the event chair. 

If your child will be entering the 1st grade and will be a new Tiger you are more than welcome to have him attend the Twilight Camp; however a parent will be require to attend. 

Volunteer Roles:

- Nurse/First Aid Director
- Tot-Lot Director
- Trading Post Director
- Quartermaster
- Walking Leader
- Class Room Instructor
- Check In/Out Person

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions please contact the Twilight Camp Organizers at TwilightCampTwinBayou@gmail.com

Cub Scout Day / Twilight Camp is offered around the city if you are not able to make our District Camp. Click here to be directed to the Council page for more information. 

(This is an optional event and NOT required by the pack, but is highly recommended.) 

March Campout a Success!

posted Mar 10, 2015, 1:10 PM by Ronald McAdams   [ updated Dec 2, 2015, 7:19 AM by Pack 46 Webmaster ]

Thank you to all the families that were able to make it out this past weekend to our Spring Campout at the Cagle Recreation Area in Sam Houston National Forest. 

The scouts had an awesome time exploring, hiking and fishing on Saturday. 

Pack 46 On Bridge


The Pack left after dinner on Saturday night as it was a 50% chance of rain Sunday morning. 

Your Pack Needs You

posted Jan 11, 2015, 11:44 AM by Pack 46 Webmaster   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 11:24 AM ]

Please look through and identify the Pack Committee role you would like to sign up for. We will be signing up our new Committee later this Spring.

Cub Master  -  The primary role for the Cub Master is to organize the pack meetings.  Other duties include acting as a master of ceremonies for pack events and representing the Pack and working with Twin Bayou District and the Sam Houston Area council.  Attend recruiting events.  Requires a uniform.  This is a 12 month role.

Assistant Cubmaster – This is a support role for the Cub Master.  The primary responsibility is to help with the pack meetings, and attend recruiting events.  You will need a uniform.  This is a 12 month role.

Committee Chair / Treasurer – The Committee Chair is the primary contact with St. Luke’s, coordinating the pack activities, and scheduling and running committee meetings.  This is a 12 month role.

Den Leaders – The den leaders work directly with the scouts and their families to make sure the scouts fulfill the requirements to achieve rank badges.  The den leaders are also required to make sure that the council’s records accurately reflect the acheivements of the scouts in their den.  The den leader is also the primary point of contact for their scout families.  This is a 12 month role.

Advancement / Recharter Chair – Is required to make sure that each scout has a complete application that has been registered with the Sam Houston Area council.   IN September the pack records must be reviewed.  Since each scout is only required to fill out an application once, for their entire cub scout career, the applications must be reviewed at the beginning of the year to make sure that each scout is in the council computer.  Applications for each new scout must be submitted to the council.   From October to the beginning of December is time to Recharter.  This requires that the current pack roster is aligned with the council roster and payment is submitted for each adult and child member of our pack.   This basically pays for each scout’s membership in Boys Scouts of America.  This role is from September to October.

Popcorn Chair – Popcorn is the primary fund raiser for Boy Scouts of America.  This takes place from September until late December.  In September there is  meeting at the Council building where they explain the process.  Early October is the official beginning of popcorn sales.  Forms are distributed to the families and picked up in early November.  Each scouts sales must be inputed into the database.  Popcorn is distributed in early December.  After the sales are final, there is another step for the boys to receive the toy or gift that they earned for their sales.  This role is from September to December.

Blue and Gold Banquet Chair – In February it is traditional to have a banquet to celebrate the birthday of Boy Scouts of America.  This role is for January and February.

Service Chair – As a source of character development, the pack gives the boys a chance to help their communities.  Since they are young, it is a good idea to keep it local such as their school, or the charter organization, St. Luke’s.  This is a 12 month role but is self-defined and pretty easy.

Slideshow and photographer – The boys love to see pictures of their year in review.  This is also a vital recruiting tool for new families.  We would like to have slide shows at the Pinewood Derby, recruiting events and the Blue and Gold Banquet.   This is a 12 month role but will require more time in April for the Pinewood Derby.

T-shirt Chair – The class B uniforms are their pack t-shirts.  We currently have a place here is Houston that makes our t-shirts.  They take 2 weeks to make a batch, and minimum orders are for 12 t-shirts.  This is a good role for someone who is good at keeping records but doesn’t want to deal with deadlines.

Recruitment Chair – There has traditionally been one recruitment event in September at River Oaks Elementary School.  We would like to expand this role to include St. Luke’s and possibly having recruiting drives in May.  The council provides signs, brochures and signage.  This role is supported by the Cub Master and Assist Cub Master.  It’s primarily a 2 month roles – September and May., but this person is also the contact person for interested scouts over the year.

Camping/Outdoor Event Chair – This is one of the most important committee roles for the pack.  Most families join scouting to have outdoor venues for their boys.  We need 2 – 4 people.  We ask that the Camping Chairs attend BALOO training offered in the fall and spring, and organize the campouts.

Pinewood/Lego Derby Chair – Another traditional scouting experience.   This takes place over one month. We hold this event in April/May.  The chair will need to organize opportunities for the boys to make their cars, have the race event and present the awards.  This is for one month.



November Campout

posted Oct 20, 2014, 8:18 PM by Pack 46 Webmaster   [ updated Dec 11, 2014, 1:46 PM ]

Please register for our next campout coming up on November 1st & 2nd at Brazos Bend State Park. Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help you and your Scout discover the joys of camping and our Texas State Parks.

The Texas Outdoor Family program taught by Texas Parks & Wildlife will provide us with an opportunity to enjoy all of the following activities (subject to weather conditions):
  • Credible Campers & Campsites:
    • Adults: Learn Leave no Trace principles, how to pitch your tent and use stoves safely
    • Junior Rangers:  A kid specific hike, including a conversation about Leave No Trace
  • Building Base Camp: Families come together, gather equipment, and build base camp for the weekend.
  • Caching in on State Park Trails: Trail adventure and exploration through GPS and Geocaching
  • Fire Building and Outdoor Cooking Tips: How to safely build fires and cook on open flames / grills
  • Experience the Sounds of the Night: Celebrating nature’s  night sounds with a Ranger led presentation
  • Visiting the Brazos Bend Nature Center: See wildlife up close and see some great exhibits
  • Exploring Brazos Bend: Take a walk around the lakes of Brazos Bend to see the amazing alligators and water birds!
  • Chat with a Park Ranger: Q&A – Learn more about parks and conservation
  • Know Before You Go: Breaking Camp and Leaving No Trace of your stay
All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is provided by Texas Parks & Wildlife, but you are welcome to bring your own equipment as well. Families are expected to provide sheets, blankets, food and personal items. More details are available, including what is provided and what to bring, at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/media/texas-outdoor-family/pre-materials/tof_welcome_complete.pdf 

The program starts at 9am on Saturday, November 1st and concludes at 11am on Sunday, November 2nd (but you are welcome to stay and explore the park afterwards).

To reserve your spot, you must register via the Eventbrite link on our home page or by going directly to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pack-46-november-2014-campout-tickets-13807636011. The cost is $65 per family (not per person). We only have spots for 12 families, so get your reservations in.

Mark Your Calendars for the October Campout

posted May 14, 2014, 7:29 PM by Pack 46 Webmaster   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 8:19 PM ]

Our October Campout will be held on October 3 - 5th at Bovay Scout Ranch. The cost is $40 per person and includes the campsite, all activities, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, and Sunday breakfast.



Blue & Gold Banquet

posted Apr 16, 2014, 8:12 PM by Pack 46 Webmaster   [ updated May 14, 2014, 7:29 PM ]

Please RSVP for the Blue & Gold Banquet, which will be held on Saturday, April 26 at 4:45pm in the Scout House. We will have pasta, cake, a magic show, and awards. We hope to see you there.

Campout March 28-30

posted Mar 23, 2014, 4:34 PM by Pack 46 Webmaster   [ updated Apr 2, 2014, 6:31 PM ]

Register now if you haven't already. Details are available at http://www.pack46houston.org/home/spring2014campout

Dues and Campout

posted Mar 4, 2014, 8:27 PM by Pack 46 Webmaster   [ updated Apr 22, 2014, 3:30 PM ]

Don't forget to pay your dues ($50/Scout) and register for the campout ($20/person). You can do both online from our website using the Eventbrite link or you can pay by check to your Den Leader (checks made out to St. Luke's UMC).

The Boy Scout Medical Form needs to be completed for anyone attending our upcoming campout. We recommend saving a completed copy to your computer so you can print and sign whenever needed. http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf

Pinewood Derby Rules

posted Jan 20, 2014, 7:17 PM by Pack 46 Webmaster   [ updated Mar 3, 2014, 1:02 PM ]

Attached are the official rules for the Pack 46 Pinewood Derby. Click the header to get to the Pinewood Derby Rules news item and click on the link below.

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