Cub Scout Pack 280

Official web site of Pack 280, Flower Mound, TX

First Summer Activity – Fishing!

Our first Summer activity will be fishing this Saturday, June 16, from 8am-11am at Hidden Lake Farm in Bartonville.  A map link and directions are below.  Come join us for a morning of catch and release fishing.  Bring your own pole, chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, and water.  If you don’t own a pole we will have extras available.  There are some rules.  Stay away from the barn and buildings.  We will be down at the lake for this event anyway.  When you pull in from the road make sure to take a right at the fork in the road and park in the open clearing on the left.  The lake is straight back and down the hill.  We hope to see you all there!

Google Map

1389 Broome Rd, Bartonville, TX  76226

  • North on Morriss Road to FM 407/Justin Road
  • Turn left on to FM 407/Justin Road
  • Drive approximately 4 miles
  • Turn left on Jeter Road (1st left after the light at Lantana Trail)
  • At stop sign, turn left on McMakin
  • Approximately 1/2 mile, turn right onto Broome Road
  • Drive past “Showpark Drive” horse ranch (on the right)
  • Gravel driveway on right across from Gene Perry Ct, sign reads Hidden Lake Farm
  • Turn right
  • Road immediately forks, stay to the right
  • When you come to the clearing on the left, stop and park

Pack 280 Website is Back!

We are back from hiatus on our website!  My name is Josh Gattis and I am the new Cubmaster for the pack this year.  We are starting a new pack year soon and will do our best to make sure we keep our website current with updated posts, updated den information, and connections to the Pack calendar and other related information.  I want to welcome you back to the site and also ask that you join our Facebook group as well at this link “Cub Scout Pack 280” .

I along with the rest of the leadership team welcome you and look forward to having a great year this year!

2016 Pinewood Derby

Our Pinewood Derby will be held on Saturday, January 30th, at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, in the Ministry Center. This is in the main sanctuary building, NOT in the Family Life Center where we have pack meetings. For those unfamiliar with Trietsch, if you’re facing the main building from the parking lot, you will enter on the LEFT side of the building, and the Ministry Center is right there.

Registration will begin at 1:30pm, with racing scheduled to start at 2:00pm. Scout cars can weigh no more than 5 ounces. All Scout cars will be weighed at registration, and if adjustments are required, your Scout’s car will be directed to pit row.

Mr. Phil Hanus is our track sponsor. Please be advised, for those siblings and parents in the renegade category, he asks that cars weigh no more than 7.5 ounces to save wear and tear on his track.

We will begin room setup at 12:30pm on the 30th. If you are able to volunteer to help with setup, or with making adjustments on pit row, or with helping Mr. Hanus with weigh-in and registration, please let Chris or Melissa know. We need volunteers!

Recycled Orchestra

As Scouts, we are taught to look after the environment. One of our rules is to always leave the outdoor areas we occupy in better condition than we found them. Conservation is our watchword.

In Paraguay, there is a movement underway to equip children of all ages with musical instruments made from items found in trash dumps and reclaimed wood. Talk about recycling! Below is a cello made from reclaimed wood and oil barrels!



Just goes to show that those dead branches our boys find in the woods can be more than pretend guns, swords, or magic wands. It’s definitely something to think about with regard to any trash found at future campouts!

Blue & Gold Banquet

Due to some logistical conflicts at Trietsch, we are moving our annual Blue & Gold Banquet up one day. It will now be:

Date: Friday, February 21st

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Where: at Trietsch in the Ministry Center of the south wing. (map/directions)

Dens will have a half hour before the start time to set up their tables. The theme this year is the Winter Olympics, and each den has picked a sport featured in the winter games.

Own a piece of Pack 280 history!

While cleaning out his garage, Tim Bachelder found a bin full of these old pack shirts. These were the “Class B” shirts the pack used prior to Davis and I joining. We’ve had two different pack shirts since then!

We are going to sell these to pack members for $5 each. We have several Adult Larges, but also mediums and smalls. Youth sizes range from small to large.

We will have a table set up at the Pinewood Derby as well as at the next pack meeting. First come, first serve!

Pinewood Derby — THIS FRIDAY!

Our annual Pinewood Derby is this Friday, January 24th. It will be in the Ministry Center at Trietsch UMC (where we normally meet for pack meetings).

Check-in, with official weighing, begins at 6:15 PM. Racing begins promptly at 7:00 PM.

**IF YOUR SCOUT DO NOT CHECK-IN BEFORE RACING COMMENCES, HIS CAR WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE END OF RACING TO MAKE ITS RUNS.**

The track we are using this year has four lanes, so each car will run four heats, one in each lane. We will take the car’s fastest time of the four as its official time for determining results.

REMEMBER: Scout cars can NOT weigh more than 5 ounces. Outlaw cars cannot weigh more than 7.5 ounces. All cars must be under the 5-inch height limit, or they will not fit under the finish gate.

During racing, it is important that Scouts and siblings sit back from the track. We will assign track duties for the retrieval of cars from the finish line to certain Scouts. These are the only children which should be near the track. Our track host would be very appreciative of parents talking about this with their Scouts and other attending children beforehand.

If you have any questions, please contact your den leader, TJ, or Chris. See everyone Friday night!

UPDATE: All Scouts should be in their Class A uniforms for the Derby.

Cub-O Results

Cub-O-2014-teamJan. 3, 2014. It was a beautiful day at Sid Richardson Scout Camp. Thousands of scouts and their leaders and parents gathered for camping, map & orienteering training, and a grand adventure.

The challenge? Collect as many landmark hole-punches on our map.

Our team, Lego Landlubbers, hot-footed it across miles and miles of woods and trails, and landed smack in the middle of 35th place of 72 teams participating in Cub-O.

Team Score: 150 points

Finish Time: 3:48:40

See PDF report of full results

Cub-O 2014

 

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