2016-17 Scouting Events:
2015-16 Scouting Events:
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'.
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.