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2022 North Shore District
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A little Blue and Very Gold

Blue & Gold. The colors of Cub Scouting. The blue stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above. The gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness. Blue & Gold is also the celebration of Cub Scouting's birthday... 92 this year. For Pack 170, it is when our AOL Scouts complete their Cub Scouting journey and cross into Scouts BSA. That adds another dimension to the meaning of the colors... a little blue as our AOL Scouts depart the Pack and very Gold...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Leander, TX

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Leander, TX

January 17th, 2022 in Leander, Texas. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No better time for a festival and parade. Wait... did someone say parade? Count us in, Pack 170 will be there! It was short notice for many of our families and manay parents had to work but we had a lucky few that were able to make it. Our Lion Scouts were represented, as were Bears and AOL Scouts. And Troops 16 and 91, also chartered by Acts Church Leander, had a strong contingent. It was a very brisk pace set by the vehicles...

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Guess Who’s Coming to Den Meeting!

Guess Who’s Coming to Den Meeting!

Do you recognize the smiling eyes? We do because she has worked with our Arrow of Light Scouts before to help them understand how our government works. We were very happy to welcome her back again this year as well.

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First Responder

First Responder

Be Prepared… the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself/herself by previously thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he/she is never taken by surprise. ~ Lord Robert Baden-Powell WEBELOS have an adventure called First Responder. Scouts learn how to build a First Aid kit, and create an Emergency evacuation plan and first aid skills. This is their first real exposure to Health and Safety apart from the leaders saying "be safe". As they will...

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Cast Iron Chef

Cast Iron Chef

Their scouting year started in disbelief as they were handed a box of matches and encouraged to light them.  Sure, Pack 170 Webelos leaders started out with a conversation about how fires are built and a reminder of the Scout Outdoor code: “Be careful with fire”, but we were asking THEM to light a fire!  Some singed fingers and a lot of gleeful cheers later we had a fire going.  These Webelos held true to being Trustworthy Scouts and rewarded us by being careful and following similar lessons...

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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.