Meetings and the Spring Line-up

Hello, Pack 359 Family,

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!! I hope you're putting the kids to work at home while they're on break.

Den meetings will resume Monday, January 8 at 6:30 pm at the church. We only have 3 available Den meetings until the Pack meeting at the end of January

Here is the line-up for Spring:

  1. PWD Build Day – Saturday, January 13 from 9 am to 2 pm in the Fellowship Hall at the church. This is an excellent way to get a head start on your PWD cars. We will have stations for sawing, drilling, sanding, filing, etc. Please see attachment.
  2. University of Scouting – Saturday, January 27 at the Palestine Junior High. A full day of Scouting classes for interested adults. Please see Jason Beaton's email from 12/8/17.
  3. Pinewood Derby Race Day – Saturday, February 17 at Pollard UMC in Tyler. Registration will be Friday, February 16. Please see attachment.
  4. District Pinewood Derby – Saturday, February 24 at Pollard UMC. Top 2 places in each category from each den is invited to participate in the district's PWD.
  5. Spring Break Trip – Saturday, March 10 – Wednesday, March 14 at Berry Springs Park near Austin, TX. Space is limited for this, so I must have RSVPs. Only 17 campsites available that will hold 8 campers. Tents only, no campers. We have activities planned for the caverns nearby and also a possible trip to the State Capitol. Meals are per family/campsite. No Pack meals will be prepared. If you are wanting to go, you will need to pay $20 to hold your site. This is non-refundable. Please wait to RSVP when the official email for the trip is sent out.
  6. Arrow of Light Crossover – Monday, March 26 at the church. Our eldest Scouts crossover to Boy Scouting. An awesome experience for participants and spectators!
  7. Blue & Gold Banquet – Saturday, April 14 at UT-Tyler Ornelas Center. Our end of year banquet where our Scouts advance to the next rank.
  8. Mothers' Day – Sunday, May 13. Threw this in here so you don't forget
  9. Spring Family Camp – Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20. Last official function until summer activities begins at the end of June.

That is all for now.

See you next Monday!

Yours in Scouting,
D. Jason Phillips

 2018 Pack 359 Pinewood Derby.docx