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Cub Scout Pack 389, Seabrook, TX 

Cub Scouts in Seabrook, El Lago, Nassau Bay and Taylor Lake Village

Partner School:  Ed White Elementary

Most of the 50 Scouts in Pack 389 come from Ed White, Bay, Robinson, and Bay Area Charter.  Of course, boys from any school are welcome to join.

 
       NOW REGISTERING FOR 2017 - 18!!!        
 

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BOYS WHO ARE in 1st THROUGH 5th GRADE (2017-18 School Year) 

CAN JOIN NOW . . . Registration Locations and times include:

Seabrook Community House - 1210 Anders, Seabrook

Thursday, Nov 2nd at 6:30 PM

Thursday, Nov 9th at 6:30 PM

Tuesday, Dec12th at 6:30 PM


Contact us at the phone # or e-mail below and we can arrange a time and place to meet you to fill out your Registration Forms.  

Phone: 713-410-7742

E-mail:  Pack389@gmail.com

Click on the Information Link:  Click Here!!!


Next Big Events. . . 

November Pack Meeting -  Rocket Science Theme (November 9th)
Bay Area Council Native American Weekend (November 10th-12th)
Bobcat Ceremony / Local Camping (November 12th)
Model Rocket Launch (December 2nd - Planned)
December Pack Meeting / Christmas Party (December 12th)
Wreaths Across America (December 16th)
Raingutter Regatta (January 27th - Planned)
Pack 389 Benchwarmers with the Houston Rockets (January 28th)
Pinewood Derby (Feb-2018 / TBD)
Cook Out / Local Camping (March 3rd)
Overnight on the Battleship Texas (March 24th)

    
News:    

Watch the video of the 2010 Top Popcorn Seller claiming his extra prize . . . Click Here.



2017-2018 Events:

Fun-with-Son, October 20th to 22nd:  New Scout families from Pack 389 attended the Annual Sam Houston Council Fun-with-Son Event at Bovay Scout Ranch in Navasota.  The participants had the opportunity to camp on either Friday or Saturday evening.  While at the event, participants were able to utilize the Shooting Sports areas for Archery and BB Guns.  In addition, they participated in various Arts and Crafts and an Evening Camp Fire.  Although it rained very hard on Saturday . . . the Scouts still had a GREAT TIME!!!

Webelos Walkabout Activity Badge, October 14th:  A group of about a dozen Adults and 4th Grade Webelos worked on the Webelos Walkabout Badges at Pine Gully Park.  Prior to taking 3-mile hike along Pine Gully, the Scouts discussed Leave No Trace Principles and learned how to identify poisonous plants, insects, and snakes.  In addition, the Scouts also assembled personal first aid kits and made trail mix.  While on the hike, the Scouts identified various local birds and animal tracks.

Science Pack Meeting, Oct 12th:  Approximately 60 Scouts, Siblings, and family members came out to the Seabrook Community House for the Annual Science Pack Meeting as part of Pack 389 Science Experiment Month.  The Scouts and Siblings had the opportunity to learn about the Scientific Method in preparation for their Elementary Science Fair Projects.  In line with this, we set up 'age-specific' stations where we had Scientific Method experiments for Tigers (1st Grade), Wolves & Bears (2nd and 3rd Grade), and Webelos (4th and 5th Grade).  In addition, we had 'general' Science Experiment Stations for all ages - these included Candy Chromatography, 'Frankenstein Hand' Experiment, The 'Unbreakable Bag', Optical Illusions, and Atmospheric Pressure / Air Pressure.  The 'Frankenstein Hand' Experiment was a real 'winner'.

Fun Day in the Park Cook Out in McNair Park, Oct 1st:  Approximately 75 Scouts, Siblings, and Parents came out to McNair Park in El Lago for the October Fun Day in the Park Cook Out. Prior dinner, the Scouts played  Capture the Flag and Kick Ball.  Additionally, they also threw and launched Water Balloons using the Water Balloon Launcher. A big Thanks!!! to all the Adults who brought out the Sides and Extras, as well as the Cooks who manned the grill.

Scout Day with the Houston Dynamo, Sept 30th:  A group of Scouts, Siblings, and Parents went out to the SHAC Scout Day with the Houston Dynamo Event.  The participants watched the Dynamo defeat Minnesota United by a Score of 2-1.  Following the game, the participants were able to watch the movie Kicking and Screaming on the Jumbo-tron Screen.

Local Camping & Cook Out at Pine Gully Park, Sept 16th:  Approximately 40 Scouts, Siblings, and Parents came out to Pine Gully Park for our September Local Camp Out.  The Scouts and Siblings enjoyed playing in the Park while the Adults cooked a dinner that included Hot Dogs, Sausage Dogs, and Frito Pie.  After Dinner, the Scouts and Siblings enjoyed a Campfire and made Smores.  After the Campfire several families camped out in the Park.


San Jacinto District Fishing Tournament, Sept 16th:  Approximately 10 Scouts, Siblings, and Parents participated in the San Jacinto District Fishing Tournament.  The Scouts and Siblings enjoyed Fishing from the Sylvan Beach Pier.  Although none of the Scouts caught fish that were large enough to earn a medal, several Scouts did win Prize Drawings and received fishing gear.

Fishing Pack Meeting, Sept 14th:  Approximately 60 Scouts, Siblings, and Parents attended the September Pack Meeting - the theme was 'Fishing'.  The attendees participated in a variety of Activity Stations related to Fishing in preparation for the Annual San Jacinto District Cub Scout Fishing Tournament.  We set up the Backyard Bass outside on the lawn and Scouts from Troop 848 helped to teach the attendees how to cast  by 'catching' plastic Bass.  In addition, we had a number of other stations including:  Fish Identification - Saltwater & Fresh Water; Fish Anatomy;  and Habitat and Structure.  We incorporated 'Leave No Trace' via a station where the Scouts had a table full miscellaneous items and had to figure out how long it would take for the item to degrade in the natural environment  . . . Fishing Line is 600 years!!!  Finally, one of the highlights was the Fish Print station . . . here the attendees made ink prints of Bass and Trout.

Scout Day with the Astros, August 20th:  Approximately 20 Scouts, Siblings, and Parents attended Scout Day with the Astros Game at Minute Park.  Prior to the game, the Scouts participated in the Scout Parade, where they were able to go down on the Field and walk around the outside perimeter.  After this they had plenty of time to watch Batting Practice and go to the Astros Fun Zone.  Although the Astros lost this one to the As, everyone had a great time at the game.  Following the conclusion, the Scouts were able to Run the Bases on the Field.

Seabrook 4th of July Parade, July 4th:  Once again Scouts from our Unit led the City of Seabrook 4th of July Kids Parade through Meador Park in Seabrook.  Our Scouts carried the US and Texas Flags around the perimeter of the Park before returning to the pavilion for the City Sponsor Activities.  This year, we provided about 300 Snow Cones for the attendees.  As has been our tradition, the Pack provided Water Balloons (and Adults) so that the kids attending the event could Launch Water Balloons at the Seabrook Fire Trucks.  In line with the principles of Leave No Trace . . . Our Scouts and Adults picked up all the Water Balloons afterwards.

Sugarland Skeeter Baseball Game and Camp Out, June 10th:  Approximately 20 Scouts, Siblings, and Parents went out to Sugarland to see the Skeeters play.  Prior to the game, the Scouts were able to participate in the Scout Parade on the Field, in addition all attendees were treated to Fireworks.    About half of the attendees also took advantage of the opportunity to Camp Out on the Field.  Those participants who camped out, were able to set up their tents in the Outfield, watch a movie on the 'Big Screen', and enjoy a Midnight Snack.  The event finished off with a nice Breakfast on Saturday morning.

San Jacinto District Twilight Camp, June 5th to 9th:  Several Scouts and Siblings participated in the annual San Jacinto District Twilight Camp at the Lomax Fairgrounds.  During this District operated Camp the Scouts and Siblings went through the following Activity Areas:  Scout Skills, Scout Crafts, Field Sports, and Shooting Sports.  Over the course of this five-evening camp, they were able to work on various Rank Advancements for the 2017-18 year.  In addition, the attendees were treated to a variety of demonstrations and activities - such as the 'Egg Drop Challenge'.


2016 - 2017 Events:

Codes, Signs, and Signals Pack Meeting, May 18th:  For the May Pack Meeting we tried a new Theme that we've never done previously . . . Codes and Signals.  The program included a variety of activity stations where the Scouts had the opportunity to be 'Code Breakers'.  In addition, we also made a series of 'Cup and String' telephones that the Scouts used to talk to each other.  Some of the activity areas that focused on Coded Messages included:  Invisible Ink, Cipher Wheel Decoding, and Letter and Number Substitution Codes.  Some of the activity areas focused on Signs and Signals included:  Sports Signs and Signals for Football, Baseball, and Basketball, Military Signals such as those used on Aircraft Carriers, and Trail Signs and Markers.  In addition, the Scouts played a game where they made Aerial Rescue Signals by laying on the ground in specific patterns.  This was a VERY POPULAR THEME . . . we'll be doing this one again!!!

Advancement Cook Out at McNair Park, May 7th:  Approximately 80 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members came out to McNair Park in El Lago for the Annual Advancement Cook Out where the Scout received their Rank Badges for the 2016-17 Program Year.  Prior to the Ceremony the Scouts played a variety of games and participated in activites such as Slingshots, Water Balloons and Kick Ball.  Following an excellent Mexican Fiesta featuring Fajitas with all the trimming and stuffed Jalapenos, the Scout received their Rank Advancements.  During the Rank Advancement Ceremony the Scouts had their faces painted with colors symbolic of their rank and what they had learned.

Camp Out at Bovay Scout Ranch, April 28th to 30th:  A group of 20 Scouts, Siblings, and Family Members camped out at Bovay Scout Ranch in Navasota for the weekend.  While there, they enjoyed the many activity areas including Shooting Sports (BB Guns & Archery), Pool and Water Slide, BMX Bikes, Dino Dig / Geology, Sports Fields, and Nature Center.  On Saturday night, they enjoyed  the Staff-led Camp Fire Program which included the Songs, Skits, and Jokes.  The Scouts also enjoyed a nice Campfire, complete with Smores, at their own camp site.

Scout Games Pack Meeting, April 20th:  For the April Pack Meeting we tried a new Theme that we've never done previously - Thanks to Jake and Bears -  Scout Games.  The Bear Group put together a variety of individual and team events.  Some of these event included:  Scout Obstacle Course, Scout Long Jump, Scout Running Races, just to name a few!!!  All the Scouts had a great time at this event.  We'll be doing this event again!!!!

Webelos Woods, April 7th - 9th:  The 4th and 5th grade Webelos participated in the San Jacinto District Webelos Woods Event at Challenger Park in Friendswood.  The Webelos camped out and cooked for themselves from Friday night until Sunday morning.  Over the course of the day on Saturday, they participated in Scout Skills competitions run by the local San Jacinto area Boy Scout Troops.  During this time, the 4th grade Webelos had the opportunity to visit Troops in order to help them decide where they may want to go when they transition to Boy Scouts in next year.

Arrow of Light Ceremony and Local Camp Out, March 25th:  Approximately 75 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members came out to recognize the 5th grade Webelos for completing their Arrow of Light Award - the highest Cub Scout Award.  The group also included Scouts and Scoutmasters from Troop 848 and Troop 1598.  The event started with a nice dinner of grilled Hot Dogs and Sausages.  After dinner, the 5th grade Webelos performed a Flag Retirement Ceremony involving 4 flags - including one that had flown over a US Military base in Iraq.  After this, Scouts from Troop 848 performed the Arrow of Light Ceremony and Scoutmasters from Troop 848  and 1598 welcomed the near Scouts to the Troop.  Following the Arrow of Light, all the attendees where treated to the Traditional Cherry Cobbler.

Pack 389 Night at the Houston Rockets, March 24th:  Approximately 50 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members came out to annual Pack 389 Night at the Houston Rockets.  Prior to the game those Scouts (and their families) who sold $600+ during the Fall Fundraising had the opportunity to watch the Rockets during Pre-Game Warm Ups.  In addition, the Scouts who sold $600+ also received a FREE Game Ticket in recognition from the Pack for their efforts.

'Plant Something' Pack Meeting, March 23rd:  In order to celebrate the arrival of Spring, the Theme for the month was 'Plant Something'.  At this Pack Meeting, the Pack provided flower pots for Scouts to paint.  After painting the Scouts added potting soil to their painted pots, and planted flower seeds.  With some watering and care, the flowers should be ready for Mother's Day in May.  Approximately 40 Scouts and Siblings participated and made this Mother's Day Gift.  In addition, the Scouts also 'painted' and made some 'Pet Rocks' as a gathering activity prior to the start of the meeting.

Local Camp Out, March 4th:  Approximately 40 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members cooked out and camped out at Pine Gully Park as part of the Pack's local camping program. In the afternoon, the Scouts spent some time fishing from the Pine Gully Pier and playing games in the park, while many of the Adult Leaders cooked a nice meal of hotdogs and sausage over the grill. After dinner, the Scouts performed a Flag Retirement Ceremony and maintained vigil over the fire for the evening.  The Scouts also made Smores around the 2nd campfire and told stories.  In the morning the Scouts completed buried the ashes of the Flags.

Rocket Launch at NASA Rocket Park, March 4th:  After being rained out in December, January, and February . . . Approximately 90 Scouts, Siblings, and family members came out to the Annual Pack 389 Rocket Launch at NASA Rocket Park.  The Scouts and Siblings had the opportunity to launch their Model Rockets with the NASA Model Rocket Club. In addition, they were also able to watch middle school students from the Science Magnet at Seabrook Intermediate launch their rockets as part of their Model Rocket / Science Competition.

Overnight on the USS USS Lexington, Feb 25th:  For this year's 'Overnight on a Navy Vessel',  25 Scouts, Siblings, and Adults camped out on the USS Lexington- a World War II era Aircraft Carrier , which is located at Corppus Christi.  The Scouts 'mustered in' on Saturday morning and had the opportunity to explore the Ship or go next door to Texas State Aquarium.  In the late afternoon - prior to Dinner in the Mess - the participants watched a Movie about Aircraft Carriers.  In  addition, they participated in self- guided tours of the USS Lexington, as well as Ghost Stories before heading back to their bunks.  On Sunday morning, the participants had Breakfast in the Mess, before being 'mustered-out'.  As usual, the Scouts spent the morning on the flight deck checking out the various Navy and Marine Aircraft, as well as the Anti-Aircraft Guns.

Annual Pinewood Derby, Feb 19th:  Approximately 80 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members came out to the El Lago Community Center for a fun day of Pinewood Derby Racing.  The Adult Leaders and Volunteer spent the morning setting up the Pinewood Derby Track and checking in cars.  Then at Noon it was Race Time!!!  There were Divisions for all the Scout Ranks, as well as Sibling Divisions, and an Outlaw Division for Adults and Boy Scouts.  The Pack provided healthy fruit and vegetable snacks for the event.

Scout Night at Monster Jam, Feb 11th:  Over 90 Scouts, Siblings, and family members came out to the Scout Night at Monster Jam to watch the races and freestyle competitions.  Prior to the start of the show, the Scouts were able to enjoy the Pit Party to see the trucks up close and meet the drivers.  As usual, it was a GREAT SHOW that was thoroughly enjoyed by all the attendees.  Looking forward to next year!!!

Hammers and Nails Pack Meeting, Feb 9th:  In keeping with February's Theme of 'Hammers and Nails', this months Pack Meeting involved the Scouts learning how to 'hammer nails' while constructing 'Home Depot Build It' projects.  This was the first time that the Pack tried this activity and it was very successful.  At least 50 Scouts and Siblings built various items from the kits that were provided.  Thanks to Jake and Leslie for getting the Kits.

Scouting for Food Service Project, Jan 28th & Feb 4th:  For the 7th consecutive year, Pack 389 participated in the Scouting for Food / Super Bowl of Caring Service Project.  Over the course of two weekends approximately 50 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members worked to distribute Door Hangers and then Collect and Sort food for those in need in our Community.  This year the Pack collected approximately 1500 pounds of food - OUR HIGHEST TOTAL EVER - which was provided to one of the local Food Pantries serving the Seabrook / El Lago / Nassau Bay Area.

Raingutter Regatta, Jan 28th:  After spending the morning putting out 'door hangers' in support of the Scouting for Food Service Project, the Pack held the annual Raingutter Regatta in McNair Park.  Approximately 70 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members came out to the Park for the 'boat races'.  Prior to the start of the races, the Scouts had the opportunity to shoot targets at the sling shot range and play capture the flag.  The Pack provides pizza from Cici's for the event.

Healthy Snacks and Exercise Pack Meeting, Jan 12th:  Approximately 60 Scouts, Siblings, and family members came out to the Seabrook Community House for the Healthy Snack and Exercise Pack Meeting as part of Pack 389 Get Healthy Month.  The Scouts and Siblings had the opportunity to learn about diet and exercise through a variety of activity stations.  The participants learned about healthy diet  and then applied what they learned by making 'Fruit Kabobs' and 'Yogurt and Granola Parfaits'.  The participants learned about various types of fitness activities and exercises by moving through stations that included Aerobic Tic-Tac-Toe, Aerobic Rock Paper Scissors, Zero In, and Quiz Calisthenics.  

Pack Christmas Party, Dec 12th:  Approximately 80 Scouts, Siblings, and family members came out for the Annual P389 Christmas Party at the El Lago Community Center.  We welcomed had a variety of activity stations - Snowball Launch, Elf Training, and Ping Pong Snowblower -  and craft stations - Ornaments and Snow Flakes.  In addition, the Scouts prepared Christmas Cards for the Troops.  Lastly, the Scouts received a Visit from Santa, where they had the opportunity to get Pictures with Santa and exchange gifts

Native American Weekend at Camp Karankawa, Nov 11 to 13th:  Several families camped out and attended the Bay Area Council Native American Weekend at Camp Karankawa in Sweeney, TX.  This event included a variety of activities on Saturday, such as Shooting Sports (BB guns and Archery), Canoeing, and Arts and Crafts.  In addition, there were cultural demonstrations where the attendees learned about Native Americans of Texas and their customs, as well as tomahawk throwing demonstrations by Order of the Arrow members.  The high point of the event was on Saturday Night, when OA Native American Dancer held a Pow Wow for the entire Camp

Houston Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show, Nov 11 to 13th:  A number of Scouts went out to the Houston Gem and Mineral Society Show at the Humble Convention Center.  The Scouts and siblings enjoyed the various Kid Friendly activities that includes the Scout Section and the Dino Dig. At the Show, Scouts were able to learn about geology and work towards various earth science related requirements.

Rocket Science Pack Meeting, Nov 10th:  Approximately 60 Scouts, Siblings, and family members came out to the Seabrook Community House for the Rocket Science Pack Meeting as part of Pack 389 Model Rocket Month.  The Scouts and Siblings had the opportunity to learn about the science of rockets - and how they work -  and to build Model Rockets.  These Rockets will be launched at NASA Rocket Park with the NASA Model Rocket Club in December.  In addition to building Model Rockets, we also conducted a second Bobcat Ceremony for those Scouts that were unable to attend the ceremony on Nov 5th.

Bobcat Ceremony and Camp Out, Nov 5th:  We welcomed 22 New Scouts to the Pack 389 Family at the Bobcat Ceremony that was held in conjunction with a local Camp Out at Pine Gully Park. The Scouts received their first Cub Scout Rank - the Bobcat - by demonstrating their knowledge of the Scout Oath, Scout Law, the Cub Scout Sign, the Cub Scout Handshake, and the Cub Scout Motto.  The new Scouts had their faces painted in the Bobcat Colors as part of this ceremony around the fire pit.  The Pack provided Pizza from Cici's for the event, which also included a Flag Retirement Ceremony.  The attendees make Smores around a second fire pit, and told stories around the Camp Fire.

Snow Cones at Ed White Fall Festival, Oct 29th:  Once again, Pack 389 supported the Ed White Elementary Fall Festival and the PTA fund raising efforts by providing ~250 Snow Cones.  The adult and Scout volunteer provided all equipment, supplies, and labor for this activity.  By doing this we help to raise $400 for the PTA.

Camping at Brazosbend State Park, Oct 21st to 23rd:  Approximately 50 Scouts, Siblings, and family members came out for a State Park Camping Weekend at Brazosbend SP.  The Scouts and siblings enjoyed the Nature Center, as well as exploring the park on Saturday and Sunday.  Some of the highlights included Geocaching on Saturday afternoon, and looking at stars from the top of the George Observatory on Saturday night.  As always Patrick prepared great meals throughout the weekend and the Scouts were treated to Smores around the campfire.

Fun-with-Son, October 14 to 16th:  New Scout families from Pack 389 attended the Annual Sam Houston Council Fun-with-Son Event at Bovay Scout Ranch in Navasota.  The participants had the opportunity to camp on either Friday or Saturday evening.  While at the event, participants were able to utilize the Shooting Sports areas for Archery and BB Guns.  In addition, they participated in various Arts and Crafts and an Evening Camp Fire.

Science Pack Meeting, Oct 13th:  Approximately 60 Scouts, Siblings, and family members came out to the Seabrook Community House for the Annual Science Pack Meeting as part of Pack 389 Science Experiment Month.  The Scouts and Siblings had the opportunity to learn about the Scientific Method in preparation for their Elementary Science Fair Projects.  In line with this, we set up 'age-specific' stations where we had Scientific Method experiments for Tigers (1st Grade), Wolves & Bears (2nd and 3rd Grade), and Webelos (4th and 5th Grade).  In addition, we had 'general' Science Experiment Stations for all ages - these included Homemade Slime, Candy Chromatography, Chromatography Art Project,  and Atmospheric Pressure / Air Pressure.  While the 'Slime' wasn't as successful as hoped, the Candy Chromatography was a real 'winner'.

El Jardin Bayfest, October 8th:  Twelve Scouts from Pack 389 served as the Honor Guard during the Flag Raising at the El Jardin Bayfest held at El Jardin Beach. The raised the Flag to begin the Festival and saluted the Military Veterans that were attendance.  Following the ceremony, the Scouts and their families had a great day enjoying the activities at Bayfest.  Thanks to 2nd Grade Den Leader Jake for organizing the event.

Fun Day in the Park Cook Out in McNair Park, Oct 2nd:  Approximately 60 Scouts, Siblings, and Parents came out to McNair Park in El Lago for the October Fun Day in the Park Cook Out. Prior dinner, the Scouts tested their skills at the Sling Shot Range, firing beans at the targets.  They also played a little Kick Ball and practiced Fall baseball skills.  A big Thanks!!! to all the Adults who brought out the Sides and Extras, as well as the Cooks who manned the grill.

Fishing and Activities at Pine Gully Park, Sept 17th:  Following the City of Seabrook Kid's Fishing Tournament, we had approximately 35 Scouts, Siblings, and Parents come back out to Pine Gully Park for a Pack Fishing Activity.  The participants fished from the Pier for a few hours prior to having Pizza from Cici's in the Park.  After the pizza, the participants made Smores as a nice dessert.

Seabrook Kids Fishing Tournament, Sept 17th:  We once again supported the City of Seabrook Kid's Fishing Tournament at Pine Gully Park.  This year, we brought out the Snow Cone Machine and Adult Leaders and T848 Boy Scouts made approximately 300 Snow Cones for Tournament Attendees.  Many of our Scouts participated in the Fishing Tournament.  Nathan caught an 18" eel, but it slipped through the cracks in the pier when it was being un-hooked . . . this really was the 'one that got away'.

September Pack Meeting (Fishing Skills), Sept 15th:  Approximately 70 Scouts, Siblings, and Parents came out to the Seabrook  for our Annual Fishing Theme Pack Meeting. The participants went through a series of fishing related stations and received 'bead' to attach to a Paracord Bracelet for completing the activity at the station. At the 'Backyard Bass' Station the participants practiced Casting Skills and Fish Identification.  Inside, the participants learned about Fish Habitat and Structure and the Anatomy of Fish, as well as played a game where they identified freshwater and saltwater fish based upon Fish Silhouettes.  There were also stations where the participants made Inked Fish Prints, and one of our T848 Boy Scouts taught the participants about Leave No Trace and led a game where the Scouts identified which pieces of trash took the longest to degrade.  Finally, another T848 Boy Scout ran a station where he showed the participants the sea creatures that Pokemon are based upon.

Scout Day with the Astros, August 28th:  Approximately 30 Scouts, Siblings, and Parents attended Scout Day with the Astros Game at Minute Park.  Prior to the game, the Scouts participated in the Scout Parade, where they were able to go down on the Field and walk around the outside perimeter.  After this they had plenty of time to watch Batting Practice and go to the Astros Fun Zone.  Although the Astros lost this one to the Rays, everyone had a great time at the game.  Following the conclusion, the Scouts were able to Run the Bases on the Field.

Back to School Cook Out in McNair Park, August 27th:  Approximately 70 Scouts, Siblings, and Parents came out to McNair Park in El Lago for the Annual Back to School Cook Out.  Although the weather forecast was 'questionable' all week, it was a nice, sunny afternoon and the cook out went off without a hitch.  Prior dinner, the Scouts tested their skills at the Sling Shot Range, firing beans at the targets.  They also played a little Kick Ball and practiced hitting some baseballs.  Finally, the we brought out the Water Balloon Launchers and the Scouts had  blast shooting water balloons at Adults and each other.  For Dinner, we had a nice spread of Fajitas will all the trimming - this included nice  accompaniments which included Homemade Salsa, White Queso, and Beans and Rice.  A big Thanks!!! to all the Adults who brought out the Sides and Extras, as well as the Cooks who manned the grill.

Sugarland Skeeter Baseball Game and Camp Out, August 5th:  Approximately 20 Scouts, Siblings, and Parents went out to Sugarland to see the Skeeters play.  Prior to the game, the Scouts were able to participate in the Scout Parade on the Field, in addition all attendees were treated to Fireworks.    About half of the attendees also took advantage of the opportunity to Camp Out on the Field.  Those participants who camped out, were able to set up their tents in the Outfield, watch a movie on the 'Big Screen', and enjoy a Midnight Snack.  The event finished off with a nice Breakfast on Saturday morning.

Fun Day at Moody Gardens Palm Beach, July 23rd:  Once again, we had a great turn out for our Annual Fun Day at Palm Beach, with 22 Scouts, Siblings, and Parents coming out for the day.  The participants were able to enjoy all the Palm Beach attractions at a discounted Scout Rate.  Everyone had a great time on the Water Slides, the Lazy River, and the Wave Pool.  Later in the evening several participants enjoyed the Band on the Sand Concert series at the water park.

Seabrook 4th of July Parade, July 4th:  Once again Scouts from our Unit led the City of Seabrook 4th of July Kids Parade through Meador Park in Seabrook.  Our Scouts carried the US and Texas Flags around the perimeter of the Park before returning to the pavilion for the City Sponsor Activities.  As has been our tradition, the Pack provided Water Balloons (and Adults) so that the kids attending the event could Launch Water Balloons at the Seabrook Fire Trucks.  In line with the principles of Leave No Trace . . . Our Scouts and Adults picked up all the Water Balloons afterwards.

San Jacinto District Twilight Camp, June 6th to 10th:  Several Scouts and Siblings participated in the annual San Jacinto District Twilight Camp at the Lomax Fairgrounds.  During this District operated Camp the Scouts and Siblings went through the following Activity Areas:  Scout Skills, Scout Crafts, Field Sports, and Shooting Sports.  Over the course of this five-evening camp, they were able to work on various Rank Advancements for the 2016-17 year.  In addition, the attendees were treated to a variety of demonstrations and activities - such as the 'Egg Drop Challenge'.

2015 - 2016 Events:
Camping at Bovay Scout Ranch, May 20th - 22nd:  Approximately 15 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members camped out at Bovay Scout Ranch in Navasota.  The attendees were able to enjoy the facility at the Scout Ranch and participate in a variety of Activities.  Some of these activities included Canoeing, BMX Bikes, Field Sports, Crafts, Dino-Dig and the Nature Center.  In addition, since this is a Council operated Camp they were also able to participate in the Shooting Sports - Archery and BB Guns - which allowed them earned their Shooting Badges.  As always, the participants had all their meals prepared by the Camp Staff and served in the Air-Conditioned Dining Hall.

Advancement Cook Out at McNair Park, May 14th:  Approximately 80 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members came out to McNair Park in El Lago for the Annual Advancement Cook Out where the Scout received their Rank Badges for the 2015-16 Program Year.  Prior to the Ceremony the Scouts played a variety of games and participated in activites such as Slingshots, Water Balloons and Kick Ball.  Following an excellent Mexican Fiesta featuring Fajitas with all the trimming and stuffed Jalapenos, the Scout received their Rank Advancements.  During the Rank Advancement Ceremony the Scouts had their faces painted with colors symbolic of their rank and what they had learned.

Camp Out at Martin Dies Jr. State Park, April 22nd to 24th:  A group of 20 Scouts, Siblings, and Family Members camped out at Martin Dies Jr. State Park in Jasper for the weekend.  While there, they enjoyed Fishing, Hiking, and Geocaching throughout the Park.  They also enjoyed the Astronomy / Stargazing Program on Saturday Night, as well as the Snake Feeding and Program at the Nature Center.  The Scouts also enjoyed a nice Campfire, complete with Smores.

Geology Rocks Pack Meeting, April 21st:  For the April Pack Meeting we had a special guest from the Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society.  Our friend Trina, brought out the materials to conduct the Scout Geology Program.  During this program, the Scouts learned about:  the three types of rocks - igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks;  the difference between rocks and minerals;  how to identify different types of rocks; and lots of other fun things about geology.  The 50 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members in attendance had a great time with this program.  In addition, the Pack presented the 5th grade Webelos with their Arrow of Light of Plaques.

Scout Fair at NRG Arena, April 16th:  For the 6th consecutive year, the Pack supported the Sam Houston Area Council Scout Fair at NRG Arena.  The Scout Fair is the premier Scouting Event in the Houston Area for all thing Scouting . . . Units from all over Houston and the surrounding area come together to put on displays related to Scouting activities.  This year, our Unit manned a booth targeted to the younger Scouts - we built and ran a 'bean bag toss' game.  The booth was very well received and was popular with the Tigers and younger siblings.

Arrow of Light Ceremony and Local Camp Out, April 2nd:  Approximately 75 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members came out to recognize the 5th grade Webelos for completing their Arrow of Light Award - the highest Cub Scout Award.  The group also included Scouts and Scoutmasters from Troop 848.  The event started with a nice dinner of Fajitas with all the fixings.  After dinner, the 5th grade Webelos performed a Flag Retirement Ceremony involving 6 flags - including one that had flown over a US Military base in Iraq.  After this, Scouts from Troop 848 performed the Arrow of Light Ceremony and Scoutmasters from Troop 848 welcomed the near Scouts to the Troop.  Following the Arrow of Light, all the attendees where treated to Cherry Cobbler.

Spring Planting Pack Meeting, March 24th:  In order to celebrate the arrival of Spring, the Theme for the month was Spring Planting.  At this Pack Meeting, the Pack provided flower pots for Scouts to paint.  After painting the Scouts added potting soil to their painted pots, and planted flower seeds.  With some watering and care, the flowers should be ready for Mother's Day in May.  Approximately 40 Scouts and Siblings participated and made this Mother's Day Gift.

Local Camp Out, March 5th:  Approximately 30 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members cooked out and camped out at Pine Gully Park as part of the Pack's local camping program. In the afternoon, the Scouts spent some time fishing from the Pine Gully Pier and playing games in the park, while many of the Adult Leaders cooked a nice meal of hotdogs and sausage over the grill. After dinner, the Scouts performed a Flag Retirement Ceremony and maintained vigil over the fire for the evening.  The Scouts also made Smores around the 2nd campfire and told stories.  In the morning the Scouts completed buried the ashes of the Flags and presented the grommets to our own War Fighters Jake and Mike in appreciation of their Service to Our Country.

Webelos Woods, March 4th - 6th:  The 4th and 5th grade Webelos participated in the San Jacinto District Webelos Woods Event at Challenger Park in Friendswood.  The Webelos camped out and cooked for themselves from Friday night until Sunday morning.  Over the course of the day on Saturday, they participated in Scout Skills competitions run by the local San Jacinto area Boy Scout Troops.  During this time, the 5th grade Webelos had the opportunity to visit Troops in order to help them decide where they will go when they transition to Boy Scouts in April.

Annual Pinewood Derby, Feb 27th:  Approximately 80 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members came out to the El Lago Community Center for a fun day of Pinewood Derby Racing.  The Adult Leaders and Volunteer spent the morning setting up the Pinewood Derby Track and checking in cars.  Then at Noon it was Race Time!!!  There were Divisions for all the Scout Ranks, as well as Sibling Divisions, and an Outlaw Division for Adults and Boy Scouts.  The Pack provided pizza from Cici's for the event.

Overnight on the USS Cavalla, Feb 20th:  For this year's 'Overnight on a Navy Vessel',  45 Scouts, Siblings, and Adults camped out on the USS Cavalla, which is located at Seawolf Park in Galveston.  The Scouts had guided tour of the USS Cavalla - a World War II era submarine - and then they moved over to the Destroyer Escort to have pizza and watch a 'Navy related' move (Operation Petticoat).  After the movie, the participants had to option of either 'bunking' on the Cavalla or on the Destroyer Escort.  Following breakfast, the participants explored the Destroyer Escort, before leaving for the trip home.

Saw Dust and Nails Pack Meeting, Feb 18th:  In keeping with February's Theme of 'Saw Dust and Nails', this months Pack Meeting involved the Scouts learning how to 'hammer nails' while constructing 'string art' projects.  This was the first time that the Pack tried this activity and it was very successful.  At least 40 Scouts and Siblings made 'string art' masterpieces at the meeting.  The Pack provided the materials - wood, nails, and string - as well as some templates for the Scouts to start out with.  Then the Scouts used their creativity to the make designs in various colors.

Pinewood Derby Build Night, Feb 11th:  As has been our tradition, the Pack held it's 'Annual Pinewood Derby Build Night' at the Seabrook Community House prior to the Pinewood Derby. During this time, Pack Leaders and Volunteers helped the Scouts and Siblings to Design, Drill, and Cut Out their cars for the upcoming races.   The Pack has been doing this for the past 5 years in order to ensure that everyone gets to race . . . even if your family doesn't have power tools.

Scouting for Food Service Project, Jan 30th & Feb 6th:  For the 6th consecutive year, Pack 389 participated in the Scouting for Food / Super Bowl of Caring Service Project.  Over the course of two weekends approximately 50 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members worked to distribute Door Hangers and then Collect and Sort food for those in need in our Community.  This year the Pack collected approximately 1000 pounds of food, which was provided to one of the local Food Pantries in Seabrook.

Raingutter Regatta, Jan 30th:  After spending the morning putting out 'door hangers' in support of the Scouting for Food Service Project, the Pack held the annual Raingutter Regatta in McNair Park.  Approximately 70 Scouts, Siblings, and Family members came out to the Park for the 'boat races'.  Prior to the start of the races, the Scouts had the opportunity to shoot targets at the sling shot range and play capture the flag.  The Pack provides pizza from Cici's for the event.

Scout Night at Monster Jam, Jan 23rd:  Over 100 Scouts, Siblings, and family members came out to the Scout Night at Monster Jam to  watch the races and freestyle competitions.  Prior to the start of the show, the Scouts were able to enjoy the Pit Party to see the trucks up close and meet the drivers.  

Rocket Launch at NASA Rocket Park, Jan 16th:  Approximately 90 Scouts, Siblings, and family members came out to the Annual Pack 389 Rocket Launch at NASA Rocket Park.  The Scouts and Siblings had the opportunity to launch their Model Rockets with the NASA Model Rocket Club. In addition, they were also able to watch middle school students from the Science Magnet at Seabrook Intermediate launch their rockets as part of their Model Rocket / Science Competition.

Rocket Science Pack Meeting, Jan 14th:  Approximately 60 Scouts, Siblings, and family members came out to the Seabrook Community House for the Rocket Science Pack Meeting as part of Pack 389 Rocket Science Month.  The Scouts and Siblings had the opportunity to learn about the science of rockets - and how they work - from our special guest Harold Larson of the NASA Rocket Club.  This included a number of example model rockets and explanation of how the rockets will be fused and launched.  In addition, the Scouts and Siblings also had the opportunity to learn more about Science at 4 scientific experiment stations.

Rocket Build Party, Jan 7th:  Approximately 40 Scouts, Siblings, and family members came out to the Seabrook Community House to  Build Rockets in preparation for the Annual Pack 389 Rocket Launch at NASA Rocket Park.  The Scouts and Siblings had to opportunity to get and work on their model rockets together as a group.

Pack Christmas Party, Dec 1st:  Approximately 80 Scouts, Siblings, and family members came out for the Annual P389 Christmas Party at the Seabrook Community House.  We welcomed had a variety of activity stations - Snowball Launch, Elf Training, and Ping Pong Snowblower and craft stations - Tin Ornaments and Snow Flakes.  In addition, the Scouts prepared Christmas Cards for the Troops and made 'Thin-Blue-Line' Christmas Ornaments for the Seabrook Police Department.  Lastly, the Scouts received a Visit from Santa, where they had the opportunity to get Pictures with Santa and exchange gifts

November Pack Meeting, Nov 12th:  We welcomed 23 New Scouts to the Pack 389 Family at the Bobcat Ceremony.  The Scouts received their first Cub Scout Rank - the Bobcat - by demonstrating their knowledge of the Scout Oath, Scout Law, the Cub Scout Sign, the Cub Scout Handshake, and the Cub Scout Motto.  The new Scouts had their faces painted in the Bobcat Colors as part of this ceremony around the fire pit..

Snow Cones at Ed White Fall Festival, Oct 24th:  Once again, Pack 389 supported the Ed White Elementary Fall Festival and the PTA fund raising efforts by providing ~200 Snow Cones.  The adult and Scout volunteer provided all equipment, supplies, and labor for this activity.  By doing this we help to raise $300 for the PTA.

Fun-with-Son, October 16-18th:  New Scout families from Pack 389 attended the Annual Sam Houston Council Fun-with-Son Event at Bovay Scout Ranch in Navasota.  The participants had the opportunity to camp on either Friday or Saturday evening.  While at the event, participants were able to utilize the Shooting Sports areas for Archery and BB Guns.  In addition, they participated in various Arts and Crafts and an Evening Camp Fire.

El Jardin Bayfest, October 10th:  Twelve Scouts from Pack 389 served as the Honor Guard during the Flag Raising at the El Jardin Bayfest held at El Jardin Beach. The raised the Flag to begin the Festival and saluted the Military Veterans that were attendance.  Following the ceremony, the Scouts and their families had a great day enjoying the activities at Bayfest.  Thanks to 2nd Grade Den Leader Jake for organizing the event.

Camping at Brazosbend State Park, September 25-27th:  Approximately 50 Scouts, Siblings, and family members came out for a State Park Camping Weekend at Brazosbend SP.  The Scouts and siblings enjoyed the Nature Center, as well as exploring the park on Saturday and Sunday.  Some of the highlights included Geocaching on Saturday afternoon, and looking at stars from the top of the George Observatory on Saturday night.  As always Patrick prepared great meals throughout the weekend and the Scouts were treated to Smores around the campfire.

Houston Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show, September 26-27th:  A number of Scouts went out to the Houston Gem and Mineral Society Show at the Humble Convention Center.  The Scouts and siblings enjoyed the various Kid Friendly activities that includes the Scout Section and the Dino Dig. At the Show, Scouts were able to learn about geology and work towards various earth science related requirements.

San Jacinto District Fishing Tournament, September 19th:  Approximately 30 Scouts, Siblings, and family members attended the San Jacinto District Scout Fishing Tournament at Sylvan Beach.  The Scouts and siblings enjoyed fishing from the pier and continued to win prizes for largest fish, smallest fish, and most fish across various Scout divisions. 

Seabrook Kid Fishing Tournament, September 19th:  Approximately 25 Scouts, Siblings, and family members attended the Annual Seabrook Kid Fishing Tournament at Pine Gully Park.  The Scouts and siblings enjoyed fishing from the pier and catching lots of fish.  Thanks to the City of Seabrook and the guys from the Parks Department for putting on this great event!!! 

September Pack Meeting, September 17th:  Approximately 50 Scouts, Siblings, and family members attended the September Pack Meeting at Seabrook Community House.  The Scouts and siblings enjoyed  learning about fishing in preparation for the Scout and Seabrook Kid Fishing tournament and learned practiced casting with the Backyard Bass.  Everyone enjoyed a nice dinner consisting of pizza from CiCis.

Back to School Cook Out and Pool Party, August 30th:  Approximately 100 Scouts, Siblings, and family members attended a Back to School Cook Out and Pool Party at McNair Park in El Lago.  The Scouts and siblings enjoyed  an afternoon of swimming and playing games , while the adults prepared a great meal of hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausage.

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