2020 North Shore District Pack of the Year!

For the 4th Consecutive Year: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

Pack 170 Leander Texas

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S.T.E.M. Fact
170
is 10101010 in binary
170 is 2222 in quaternary
170 is AA in hexidecimal
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Sleeping with the Fishes… Leopards… Elephants…

Sleeping with the Fishes… Leopards… Elephants…

Yes! We did! We drove down to Houston on Saturday afternoon to visit the Houston Zoo and to pitch our tents in a small strip of savannah under some Live Oak trees. We had the Zoo to ourselves that evening and also the next morning. If you missed the article in the North Shore District June Newsletter, here is the link: http://nsdbsa.org/?s=zoo. A great time was had by all!S.T.E.M. Fact Cosmo, the San Esteban chuckwalla, is the largest chuckwalla species in the world. It drinks sea water and...

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Colorado Trip – Class  of 2021

Colorado Trip – Class of 2021

A Den is part of a Pack but sometimes, a Den has a life of its own and becomes a family where the scouts and the parents bound together; that’s what happened to the pack’s class of 2021.

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Super Supernova!

Super Supernova!

Can one ever get tired of saying this past year has been a challenge? Of course it was - but if our pack has proven anything, it’s that we are up to the task. We had a tremendous ceremony this week (5/25/21), demonstrating how active our dens and cubs have been despite the challenges of virtual and hybrid meetings.Each week, our leaders brought together a program that helped our scouts to earn fun awards and learn valuable skills to be prepared for life. But amidst these standout  pack...

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Why join pack 170?

“Prepared for Life.” That is the moto of the Boy Scouts of America, and also what fuels Pack 170, from the leaders to the scouts and their parents.  By living the Scout Oath themselves, our decorated leaderships’ motivation enables us to maintain a year-round program preparing every scout to succeed not only in the BSA when they continue their journey but also in life.  Dedication from parent volunteers and leaders is the force that makes us a successful pack. Having stated this there is no such thing as scout activities without some guaranteed fun!!! Here are some of the reasons why Pack 170 would be a best fit for you and your child:   

  • The Pack runs as a family with dedicated volunteer parents and scout leaders from all levels of life and the scouting organization.
  • Our diverse group of scouts bring in with them parents who are experts in many industries.  This makes us a resourceful group. 
  • We cater to variety in participation.  We have scouts that love and breath it and scouts that share the scout life with other activities. 
  • Pack activities focus on the scouts having fun and enjoying their time while learning.
  • Some of the activities that our current scouts enjoy are camping in NASA Space Station in Houston, overnight stays at Round Rock Express game, Reading Around the World Movie Nights in the Summer, Pinewood Derby Race, to list a few.
  • Our in-house NOVA and SuperNOVA Councilor allow us to run a STEM program for all scouts, whether they aim to achieve SuperNOVA or not.

What families have to say about the pack:

There are two phrases and one item that I think sums up Pack 170. “Grass doesn’t grow under their feet”, “Go big or go home” and a big old Oak Tree.

            When this pack decides to do something, they make sure they do their absolute best. This results in a “go big” feeling for everything and I mean everything. For example: amount of popcorn sold, #of awards each child earns, scope of trips taken, details and scope of each event such pinewood derby and blue and gold. While this is a very motivated and active pack no one pack can do everything and they recognize that and thus there are some events they do not offer every year such as space derby and box car races.

            They not only truly do their best at each activity but they act on ideas swiftly and thoroughly. They are constantly working on the next few meetings/events/goals. For example, blue and gold planning doesn’t start in December like it does with many packs but in August. A full calendar is planned out in May and from there each person takes their part and starts planning and making it happen. With this constant movement one could say “grass doesn’t grow under their feet”

            A large old Oak tree has many parts, fluidity and stability creating one amazing tree. Pack 170 has all of this. Like the base of the tree it has strong key 3 leader ship. Like the larger branches it has an amazing and full committee. The smaller branches are the fantastic den leaders. The many leaves are all of the scouts and parents. A tree grows in all of these parts every year and so does pack 170. Each year a few families transition out and new parents join. Regardless of the transition, positions are changed smoothly retaining their strength. This is due in part to “passing along info and tips” and largely to their constant encouragement of continued training for all adults and an eye on the future.

With everyone doing their part and the strong constant leadership this pack is a force to be reconned with and a place that you can feel confident that you and your scout will get the absolute best and most amazing scouting experience in the central Texas area. A program worth traveling for.