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Pumpkin Patch 2021

Returning again this year is the Pumpkin Patch at St. Thomas! The pumpkins are expected to be delivered on Friday, October 1st, and we will open the next morning at 9am. We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Someone will be present to accept your cash and credit cards from 8am-5pm on M-F and from 9am-5pm on weekends until Saturday, October 23rd, where we will remain open until 7pm on weekends. If you get to the patch after it’s “closed,” no worries! There are instructions for PayPal and Venmo payments in the patch – please use the honor system. Drop by Starbucks, grab a pumpkin spice latte, come get a wagon, toss the kids in it, and take all the photos you want.

Questions? Email pumpkins@pack1965.org.

Cub Scout Fishing Tournament

The San Jacinto District Cub Scout Fishing Tournament is coming up!  The fishing tournament is for Cub Scouts (kindergarten through 5th grade), families and friends thinking about joining Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts love to fish. Cub Scouts will compete to catch the longest, smallest and most fish by rank. Bait will be provided, just bring your pole. You can bring a friend along too. When you are done, scouts will earn a patch.

They will also need help from our AWESOME volunteers for various tasks (handing out bait, measuring fish, etc.)  If you are planning to be out there and would like to help out please contact Thom Fitzgerald at rodeokidsz9@gmail.com.

September 18, 2021 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

Challenger Seven Memorial Park
2301 W Nasa Blvd. 
Webster, TX 77598

Here is the link to for more info and to register:  Fishing Tournament — San Jacinto District (shac.org)

Join Night Aug. 22 4pm

We are in for some fun year this year! We are happy to announce that we will have both a fall and spring campout for our scouts in addition to a rocket day, rain gutter regatta, and pinewood derby race. Take a look at our updated calendar  and get ready for epic fun!

When your scout and family participate in our events, you can trust that we will be taking every reasonable precaution to keep you and our community safe.

If you have any questions about what we have in store, reach out to our leadership team. Better yet, come to our “Join Night” on August 22nd and ask us in person. We would love to have you there!

Come join us for some games, snacks, and have your questions answered about how our pack does Scouting the fun (and safe!) way!

Fall Events

Unfortunately, this year St. Thomas the Apostle has canceled its Fall Family Festival.  This means we won’t be having the annual bake sale, but our Executive Committee has decided to move forward with pumpkin patch sales. We will be responsible for the weekend shifts, so please visit our volunteer signup on signupgenius.com and sign up for a shift.

We are exploring other fundraising opportunities and we’ll surely pull through fine, if just a little leaner than in the past.  We are working on finalizing our activities for the year (for example, Scout Olympics and Raingutter Regatta are out for obvious reasons, but we will likely have rocket launches and perhaps camp-outs as well) and they will be uploaded to the calendar as soon as possible.  

COVID-19 Response

As you all know this year has been very trying for everyone and that is especially true for Scouting, as we are by nature a group activity.  Nonetheless, Cubmaster Hal and Committee Chair Zac worked with Chartered Organization Representative Father Mike Stone to create what we think are reasonable protocols for in-person meetings during this still-uncertain time. They have created a document outlining our guidelines for your review prior to your first meeting. Please submit a signed copy to your Den Leader and Zac, our committee chair.

Zac made a survey of families to see who would be returning to in-person Scouting this year; 30 out of 60 families responded. With the exception of a couple of families that plan to be inactive, about half said they’d like to Scout in person as we did before while observing safety guidelines. About 35% said they’d do a hybrid mix of in-person and Scouting from home (with mom/dad), and about 10% said they’d Scout from home only.  Since we normally don’t have 100% attendance at meetings, combined with the responses received in the survey, we don’t believe we’ll have an issue with overcrowding this year. Even so, it is good to be prepared.    

Our Den Leaders will be relying pretty heavily on Scoutbook this year. You will need to register for an account for your child if you haven’t already. So if you’re not familiar with it, check it out and consider downloading the app. Please RSVP for meetings via Scoutbook. This will help Den Leaders know how many and who to expect at meetings.

Even though we cannot meet as we did before, we will adapt to conditions to stay connected and stay vigilant to stop the spread of the virus.

If you have further questions, please contact our Committee Chair Zac Whirley at chair@pack1965.org.

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