Arrow meeting Tuesday. December 7th, WUMC at 6:30pm and upcoming Troop Camping Schedules

Den 4 ARROWS – We will meet at WUMC 6:30 pm tomorrow, Tuesday, December 7th. Bring your family calendars so we can do some planning for our final Cub Scout weeks and Crossover Ceremony!!!!

SUPER JOB leading the Whitehouse Christmas Parade and carrying all the flags – as usual, you guys rocked it all the way!!  I have phots posted on my Facebook page.

I know many of you have multiple family activities plus work to schedule around, so I've compiled a list of upcoming Troop meetings and camping events that will be going on for Troop 359, Troop 359 G, and a neighboring Troop, Troop 356.

All of you were able to attend knot-tying with Troop 359 (boys) and Troop 359G (girls) and you are familiar with Jason Beaton, Scoutmaster and also our crazy Cubmaster.  Troop 359 patrols all meet at WUMC every Tuesday at 7pm.

I believe Scoutmaster Jason mentioned the Troop combined campout coming up but wanted to give you the written details –

Troop 359 Camping Schedule:

December 15 – 17 Family Feast at Camp Tyler (This is for everyone, I believe – great campout to go on!)

January 19 – 21 – Elijah's Retreat

February 16 – 18 – Primitive Camp

Campout Information for the GIRLS – remember in 359 Scouting, girls and boys meet on the same nights but often have different camping schedules/areas.  This information is from 359 Rebecca Kennedy

January & February Campouts

Both campouts will be at Tyler State park. The sites will have access to running water, will be close to each other as much as possible, and close to the restrooms as well. Below are the details of the campouts and screenshots of the camp areas we will be in. I have also attached a map for parents to be able to see the lay of the land.  Closer to the date we will have more information for activities.

  • Any current Cub Scout attending does need to have 1 parent / guardian present for the campout.
  • Scouts are welcome to come to visit the site how they see fit.
    • Stay for the whole camping experience (come out during the day Saturday and stay the night),
    • Welcome to visit for just the activities.
  • Food for meals will be covered by us. Just let us know in advance you will be dining with us so the girls can budge for it.
  • If you are staying please email or text me your vehicle information so I can register it with the park for a pass.
    • Make, model, license plate
  • Park admission $6 per day per person 13 years or older to be paid upon arrival at the park

January Site is Hickory Hollow 

  • 19th -21st
  • Sites HH702, HH707, HH708

February Site is Red Oak.

  • 16th – 18th
  • Sites RO607, RO601, RO606

If you have any questions you can email me here or call/text use below

Rebekah Kennedy 430-444-1256

Nicholas Kennedy 903-918-9048

Troop 356 information for our guys

A note from Scoutmaster Bob Prince – his boys did Cub Scouts in Pack 359 with us but moved to their church troop, Troop 356. He is a good leader and we try to support his Troop as well.  Might check out a meeting with their group just to see how your Scout “fits” into their mix.

Troop 356 camp schedule for 2024:

January in Mineola

February in Lindale VFW

Camping 3rd weekend of every month.

All Troop meetings are from 6:30-8:00 Tuesday night. We meet for the full time.

Please relay to your Arrow of lights. Thanks SM Bob Prince


Saturday, December 7 – Troup Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 16 – Christmas Caroling @ Prestige
Monday, January 8, 2024 – 6:30pm – Pack Meeting – Pinewood Derby Info
Saturday, January 27, 2024 – 8:00am until ? – PWD Build Day
Sunday, February 4, 2024 – 9:30am – Scout Sunday at WUMC
Saturday, February 10, 2024 – PINEWOOD DERBY RACES and Flag Deliveries for President's Day etc.
Monday, February 12, 2024 – 6:30pm – Pack Meeting & PWD Awards
Saturday, March 9, 2024 – Spring Break Camp – TBD
Sunday, March 10, 2024 – Spring Break Camp – TBD
Daylight Saving Time starts
Friday, March 22, 2024 – AOL Crossover – possible date
Saturday, March 23, 2024 – AOL Crossover – possible date
Monday, March 25, 2024 – 6:30pm – Pack Meeting
Sunday, March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday
Saturday day, April 8, 2024 – Total Solar Eclipse – Tyler, TX
Saturday, April 13, 2024 – Dad & Me (Council event)
Blue & Gold Banquet
Sunday, May 19, 2024 – Villages Waterpark