Pack Communication

Communication for the Entire Pack

In response to BSA’s decision to allow girls into program

Hello, Pack 359 Family, I just wanted to take time to address last week’s decision by the BSA to allow girls into the program.  This would take effect Fall 2018 for Cub Scouts. Here is how it would work for our Pack (an already established Pack): 1.  As a Pack, we can choose to recruit girls or stay an all-boy Pack. 2.  This decision has to be made in agreement with our charter organization, the Whitehouse United Methodist Men. 3.  If the decision is made to recruit girls, the dens would be single-gender. I know a lot of people are upset by the BSA’s decision, but I do NOT see it affecting our program in Pack 359. If you have any questions or concerns, please…

Popcorn Show N Sells – Week 11

Howdy Pack 359 Family!! This weekend we have Sales at Lowe’s. Saturday’s Sales will start as soon as the Rose Parade is finished. There are more open slots on Sunday. Please remember, an Adult MUST STAY WITH THE SCOUT! Simply reply to this email with your desired time slot, and we will send you a confirmation once scheduled.  If you do not get a reply before Friday, send an email to etacpack359@gmail.com Here are the available Shifts – Saturday:  11a-1p (Starts when we get there) 1p-3p 3p – 5p Sunday: 9a – 11a 11a – 1p 1p – 3p 3p – 5p Thanks for all you do!

Tyler Rose Parade, Saturday, October 21!

Dear Pack 359 Family, The Tyler Rose Parade is coming up this Saturday.  Here are the details on the parade. We will be #3 in the lineup behind the City of Tyler Fire Truck. The parade route is about 1.25 miles.   Gathering:  We will gather at the intersection of Glenwood and Houston Streets at 8:00am. A few minutes after 8:00am, we will move down to our staging area at Glenwood and Front Street.  Please be early!  Parade security may keep latecomers from entering the route.  Parade starts at 9:00am.   Parking:  The best locations to park are Mike Carter Baseball Field or Peete Elementary School.  Keep in mind that many of the roads in the area will be barricaded off.  Peete is the closet to the starting line.  Mike…

No Den Meetings Tomorrow!! But, we still need you to swing by the church!!

Hello, Pack 359 Family!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Just a reminder that we will not be having den meetings tomorrow, Monday, Oct 16………. BUT…….I need parents to come by the church for the following: 1.  POPCORN – take-order sheets with money are due tomorrow.  Also, we will have popcorn that you can take to sell to your family and friends!  You can continue selling popcorn online, and we will still be doing Show N Sells! 2.  Cowboys Overnighter – final payment is due tomorrow.  You must register online at etacpack359.org/cowboys.  We will be available tomorrow to take payments for those that did not pay online. 3.  Health Forms/Youth Protection Training(YPT) – you can come by and drop off your completed heatlh forms and YPT certificate as well.  If you haven’t…

Den Meetings, Monday, October 9

Hello, Pack 359 Family!! Here is some helful information and den meeting locations for tomorrow. Couple of reminders: 1.  Popcorn – Take home order sheets are due Monday, October 16.  Please remember to sign up for show and sells. 2.  Tyler Rose Parade – Saturday, October 21.  More information to follow. 3.  Cowboys Overnighter – Friday, November 3.  You must sign up online at etacpack359.org/cowboys.  Registration and payment is due Monday, October 16. Here are the room assignments for tomorrow's meeting: 1.  Tiger– Discovery Room 2.  Wolves – outside meeting to sell popcorn.  Please see your den leader's separate email 3.  Bears – Pike Hall 4.  Webelos – meeting at ETMC.  Please see den leader's separate email. 5.  Arrow of Light – Fellowship Hall IMPORTANT:  Next week's meeting, Monday, October 16 will be for…

Monday Meeting Information

Hello, Pack 359 Family!  I hope everyone had a great weekend! Couple of reminders: 1.  Popcorn – Take home order sheets are due Monday, October 16.  Please remember to sign up for show and sells.  We're on the homeward stretch!!! 2.  Tyler Rose Parade – Saturday, October 21.  More information to follow. 3.  Cowboys Overnighter – Friday, November 3.  You must sign up online at etacpack359.org/cowboys Here are the room assignments for tomorrow's meeting: 1.  Tiger/Arrow of Light – Fellowship Hall 2.  Wolves – meeting at Whitehouse Park 3.  Bears – Pike Hall 4.  Webelos – meeting at the ROC.  Please see den leader's separate email. Thanks for all you do! Yours in Scouting,  D. Jason Phillips Cubmaster

Cowboys Overnighter!!! Part 2

Because I didn’t have any signer uppers, I am resending this email. Thanks, DJP Hello, Pack 359 Family!!! Well, the 1st Pack Meeting is in the books!!! Here is the information regarding the Cowboys Overnighter on Friday, November 3.  Check-in is at 7pm.  Check-out is at 8am. You MUST register online at etacpack359.org/cowboys.  You can pay securely online or by check/cash/card no later than Monday, October 16. 1.  The Pack is taking $20 off the price for ALL Scouts and ONE adult.  Original price is $55 per person.  We are only charging you $35!  Any additional adults/siblings/etc will be at regular price ($55). 2.  There is an optional Pep Rally on Saturday morning for $12/participant.  This is an added cost, but you don’t have to attend!!!  The…

Popcorn Show N Sells – Week 8

Howdy Pack 359 Family!!   This weekend we will be at Lowe’s and Super 1 (S. Broadway, next to Academy Sports) for our Show N Sell from 9a-5p both Saturday and Sunday.   For all of our new Scouts, Here’s the rundown: We operate in 2-hour shifts and an adult must be present with the scout during the shift. Scouts must be wearing their Field Uniform (Class A). For the first few weekends, we will try our best to pair new scouts with experienced scouts. 2 Scouts per shift. We take the total amount sold during the weekend (all locations) and divide it between the scouts. We keep a record of this and will update you periodically. Typically a scout will earn between $150 – $200 per…

Cowboys Overnighter!!!

Hello, Pack 359 Family!!! Well, the 1st Pack Meeting is in the books!!! Here is the information regarding the Cowboys Overnighter on Friday, November 3.  Check-in is at 7pm.  Check-out is at 8am. You MUST register online at etacpack359.org/cowboys.  You can pay securely online or by check/cash/card no later than Monday, October 16. 1.  The Pack is taking $20 off the price for ALL Scouts and ONE adult.  Original price is $55 per person.  We are only charging you $35!  Any additional adults/siblings/etc will be at regular price ($55). 2.  There is an optional Pep Rally on Saturday morning for $12/participant.  This is an added cost, but you don’t have to attend!!!  The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will be there along with opportunites for autographs! 3.  They will…

1st Pack Meeting, Monday, September 25

Hello, Pack 359 Family, Tomorrow evening at 6:30 pm is our first Pack meeting of the year!  It will be held in the church sanctuary.  Uniform is Field (Class A).  No hats please as we are in the the church sanctuary! Scouts will seat in the front.  Pews will be marked.  We ask that the Tiger parents sit in the pew behind their Scouts. Please remind your Scout that we will be in the church and to behave respectfully. We will be set up in the back afterwards to collect payment for recharter and shirts.   Thanks for all you do!! Yours in Scouting, D. Jason Phillips Cubmaster