Meet with Troop 359 at 6:45pm tonight to start Orienteering!!! Pinewood Derby BUILD DAY is this Saturday!!

I was excited to see pictures of some of our Arrows on a recent Troop 5-mile hike – way to get a jump on your next Scout Rank!   Parents – This is a critical time for Arrow Scouts to acclimate themselves with their Troops so they are comfortable camping AND are able to participate in all the upcoming activities! I will be at tonight's Troop 359 meeting to pick up any God in Action paperwork and discuss Electives with those who need to complete one. Hope to see EVERYONE there!!!

TONIGHT – Troop 359 will be starting on Orienteering tonight in preparation for the February campout where Scouts will have to locate their campsites and supply packs using a map and compass (Orienteering Skills!!) 

Troop 359G is also meeting tonight (for the girls crossing over)

Don't forget Pack 359 Build Day – This Saturday, starting at 8am!

This event is optional but recommended, especially if you have never raced. If you need assistance making your car from scratch or need to weigh it and have a final tune-up, then plan to attend. All the necessary tools to cut out and work on your car will be available under adult supervision. Experienced adults will be on hand for anyone who needs pointers. Sign up on the Pinewood Derby link at However, if you cannot attend your assigned time, come at any time and take as long as you need with your car.

Build Day Help Sign-Up – are you experienced with woodworking tools?  We sure need some experienced Dads (and Moms!) to assist at Build Day this Saturday – there is a sign up link on the website.

Weigh-in and Drop off is Friday, February 9th, 6 PM – 8 PM
Weigh your car in and leave it there for races the next day. You must have your car registered on Friday night to race on Saturday. You can complete the registration form on our Pack website before weigh-in to allow another family to drop off your car – this is allowed as long as you already registered your car online!!!!!!!

Race Day is Saturday, February 10th
Races will take place, according to Dens, in the Friendship Hall at the back of the Whitehouse Methodist Church. We use the Lane Rotation Method – Each participant WILL race 4 times each. The best total time determines the winners. Cars are racing the Clock, not each other. Many participants (1st and 2nd Places) will advance to district races. You are welcome to attend every race with your family!

Race Schedule To Be Announced SOON!!


This year's Spring Break Camp will be at Dinosaur Valley State Park

Due to site reservation restrictions, we have 8 sites plus 1 group site at Dinosaur Valley State Park, and 7 overflow sites available at Cleburne State Park approx. 15 miles away. Those camping at Cleburne State Park will get to spend a day at Dinosaur Valley exploring all that park has to offer. Reservations for Dinosaur Valley are first come first served – once those sites are filled, we will assign families to Cleburne State Park.

We will leave on Saturday, March 9th and return on Monday, March 11th

Website – Dinosaur Valley State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Address – 1629 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043

Website – Cleburne State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Address – 5800 Park Road 21 Cleburne, TX 76033

Please let us know if your family has a State Park Pass, so we do not have to pay day use fees for those ages 13+!

You MUST use local wood for firewood. Please wait to purchase wood until you are within 50 miles of the park.

We have 16 Campsites. Reserve Your Site Today! ⬇️

Each water/electric site is limited to 8 people, 2 tents and 2 vehicles per site. Please limit the number of tents for your family if at all possible.


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 March 10, 2024 at 2am

Friday, March 22 – AOL Crossover ceremony 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 – AOL Crossover – reschedule date if needed 
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