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Week 2 Popcorn Fundraiser Update

Pack popcorn purveyors, Our first popcorn booth weekend is in the books!  We had 5 scouts do 6 booths last weekend, plus a strong showing in online sales pushed our total sales to date to $3,010.58 !  Awesome work everyone, please keep it up!  Be it online or in-person we need all the help we can get!

When we think of the word Champion we often think of sports and an individual (or team) winning a trophy or metal.  However, a champion is also someone who works hard for something that is outside themselves.  The kids (and their parents) that did their part to help out the pack the last few weeks are Champions of the Pack!  So I want to shout out some of their efforts.

Our current top five Pack Popcorn sales Leaders are: Dev R, Max H, Wesley H, John P, and Sai R!  

Top Lion: Max H

Top Tiger: Lillie S

Top Bear: Dev R

Top Webelos: Wesley H

Top AOL: John P

Great job, everyone!  Keep it going, we will see who will be in the lead next week.

Also a special shout out to Lucas Spears, who had probably the toughest/slowest booth of the week, but he stuck to it and finished his booth and contributed to making the pack go! Keep it up Lucas it does get better! 

So far Dev, Max, and Wesley have crossed the $372 threshold and have earned their activity costs for the year!  Everyone can hit this mark with just a little effort.  

With our total so far we have paid for: The Pinewood Derby, reservation costs for our Pack Picnic in the Spring and some of the Campout fees!  Keep going!

We have had 13 of our 28 scouts participate in the fundraiser so far (46%).  We need EVERYONE to chip in, so if you haven’t done so what are you waiting on?!  I have a front room full of popcorn waiting for some scouts to find it a new home!  Booths and wagon sales are two ways to help the pack sell our allotment of popcorn.  You can sign up for a booth this weekend on the Trails End app.  Want to sell to your neighbors?  Well, I’m your Candyman and I will hook you up with some popcorn to do so.  If you have any questions on how to use it or how to get started I am happy to help.  Just ask.  We also have a handful of folks who haven’t registered their Trail’s End accounts yet, please do so soon.  Sitting this one out after 2020 really isn’t a good option.  Once you get going I think you will see that a couple of hours spent with your kid selling popcorn (and testing each others trivial knowledge) isn’t much of a burden, and with luck and some decent salesmanship it can actually be kindof fun. Challenge yourselves!  You might be surprised by what you find.

As always be safe and thanks for all you do for our kids,

Please sign up for this weekend’s booths by TOMORROW night!

September Pack Meeting

Pack 165

September Pack Meeting Agenda

  • Opening Ceremony – The Dragons Den
  • The Last JSN meeting is Wednesday, Sept 15th, but your friends have until the October Pack meeting to join.  Let them know!
  • Welcome New Scouts!
  • Popcorn sales are starting!
    • Go to the Trails End website to get started:
      • Includes in-person booth signup list for this weekend
    • Popcorn available now for in person Wagon Sales
      • Contact Randy  for follow up
  • First Den Meetings starting soon, if not already.
    • Lion and Tiger Dens, stay after to coordinate how we can help you all get started or reach out to Mark
  • Achievements Unlocked!
    • Earned Achievements will be presented at every pack meeting.
    • If you earned an achievement and didn’t receive one, reach out to your Den Leader and we can follow up. 
  • Parents Needed!
    • Look out for the upcoming Parental Talent Survey email
    • Open Positions
      • Social Media Coordinator
      • Treasurer (Jan 2022)
      • Advancement Chair (Jan 2022)
  • Closing Ceremony – The Dragons


Sept 15th, 6:30 – 8pm – Join Scouting Night – Old Town Elementary Cafeteria

Sept 18th and 19th – Popcorn Booth Sales – Sign up via

Oct 23rd – Pumpkin-palooza

Pack 165 2021 – 2022 schedule!

(Pack 165 Sponsored Events, Capitol Area Council Sponsored Events)

September 1 Virtual Join Scouting Night (7:00-8:00PM)

September 8  Fall Join Scouting Night

            Old Town Elementary Cafeteria (6:45-8:00PM)

September 13  September Pack Meeting

Old Town Elementary Cafeteria (6:45-8:00PM)

September 15  Fall Join Scouting Night 2-New Scout/Parent Orientation

            Old Town Elementary Cafeteria (6:45-8:00PM)

September 17-18  Webelos Woods Campout

            Old Settlers Park (3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665)

October 18  October Pack Meeting

            Old Town Elementary Cafeteria (6:45-8:00PM)

October 23-24  Cub Scout Pumpkinpalooza Halloween Carnival and Campout

            Smilin V Scout Ranch (250 County Rd 286 Spur, Liberty Hill, TX 78642) (Time TBD)

November 5-7  Pack 165 Fall Campout

            Russell Park, Lake Georgetown (2101 Co Rd 262, Georgetown, TX 78633)

November 6  Tiger Day

            Dell Diamond (3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665) (9:00-noon)

November 15  November Pack Meeting

            Old Town Elementary Cafeteria (6:45-8:00PM)

December 4-5  USS Lexington Sleepover

            USS Lexington (2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402)

December 13  December Pack Meeting

            Old Town Elementary Cafeteria (6:45-8:00PM)

January 13  January Pack Meeting

            Old Town Elementary Cafeteria (6:45-8:00PM)

January 15  Pinewood Derby Car Build Day

            Location TBD, Time TBD

January 30  Webelos-Arrow of Light Crossover

            Location TBD, Time TBD                   

February 5  Report to State Parade and Scout Rally

            Downtown Austin, Texas State Capital, Time TBD

February 6 Scout Sunday

            Location TBD, Time TBD

February 14  February Pack Meeting

            Old Town Elementary Cafeteria (6:45-8:00PM)

February 26 Blue and Gold Camp Cookoff

            Location TBD, Time TBD

March 21 March Pack Meeting

            Old Town Elementary Cafeteria (6:45-8:00PM)

March 26 Pinewood Derby Race Day

            Location TBD, Time TBD

 April   Pack 165 Spring Campout

            Location TBD, Date/Time TBD

April 11 April Pack Meeting

            Old Town Elementary Cafeteria (6:45-8:00PM)

April 23  Earth Day Conservation Service Project

            Location TBD, Time TBD

April-May  Pack 165 Spring Camp-in (NASA Space Center)

            Location TBD, Time TBD

May 22  Pack Picnic

            Location TBD (Time TBD)

Feb 2021 – Spring Campout

Registration and signups coming soon.

Fri, Feb 28, 2020 6pm to

Sun, Mar 1, 2020 10am

Where: Smilin V Scout Ranch

Camp Details

  • 91 acres of improved Hill Country ranch land – 8 campsites
  • Men’s/Women’s restrooms, shower facilities
  • Magnificent pavilion with picnic table seating for 200, with serving kitchen


Near Liberty Hill, Texas
Directions: Google
Map of camp:
Click Here (syncs with Google Maps app on your phone)

NOTE: The above map links direct you to get to camp from Liberty Hill primarily using RR 1869.

Please use this route, noting the following:

  • After leaving Liberty Hill on RR 1869 continue about 6 miles until you see the blue Smilin V Ranch sign, and turn left on CR 285. Then follow the remaining blue Smilin V signs until you see camp on your right.
  • This is the second intersection with CR 285. DO NOT TURN AT THE FIRST CR 285 INTERSECTION. This route is quicker, safer and more respectful to our neighbors.

FAQ on Joining Scouts

Who can join?

Cub Scouts is open to boys and girls in Kindergarten through fifth grades.

How often do you meet?

Each grade level will form a ‘Den’.  Dens typically meet once a month to work on badge requirements together.  Together, all the Dens form a Pack.  Pack 165 meets once a month on Monday evenings at 7pm in the OTE Cafeteria.

What Den will I be in?

Each Den is named after a rank, represented by an animal.  Scouts are assigned to the Den aligned with their grade level in school.  Lions = Kindergarten, Tigers = First Grade, Wolves = Second Grade, Bears = Third Grade.  Older boys are in a Patrol unit.  Webelos I for Fourth Grade and Webelos II for Fifth Grade.

What happens at a Pack meeting?

Scouts execute a flag ceremony to open and close each meeting.  Fun skits are performed and hilarious jokes are told.  Awards are granted to scouts!  Important announcements are made.  Prizes are won!

Where do I buy a Uniform?

The local Scout Shop is located at the Frank Fickett Center, off I-35.  Pack 165 uses the ‘half’ uniform, which requires all pieces worn above the waist.  A Scout needs a cap, uniform shirt, neckerchief and slide, scout emblem, council shoulder patch, den number patch, and belt.  Don’t forget the belt as all awards come as a belt loop badge!

Is there a guide to help me put on all the patches?

Yes, there are many guides online.  HERE is a link to a good one.

How often do you go camping?

Pack 165 schedules an overnight camping trip once per semester.  Scouts are not required to spend the night.  Campouts are open to the entire family.  Saturday is typically the big day with activities scheduled the entire day, ending with a Pack potluck dinner.  Click this link for FALL CAMPOUT info.

When can I join?

Pack 165 is hosting ‘Join Scouting Night’ on Thursday August 29 at 7pm in the OTE Cafeteria.  Come fill out an application and pay your dues!  If you cannot make it that night, please come to any of the upcoming Pack meetings and ask for an application.

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EARLY BIRD Pricing for Summer Day Camp Ends May 1

Don’t miss out on four fabulous days of fun at Old Settlers Day Camp! Get registered now for the EARLY BIRD price of only $100!  That includes a FREE CAMP SHIRT!

  • Fun with your FRIENDS
  • Earn rank requirements for next year!  Most boys will earn 50% or more!
  • Shooting Sports nearly every day!
  • Rockin’ R Waterpark adventures!
  • Woodworking!

Mom, Dad…want to join the fun?  Volunteer and bring all siblings over 3 for practically free.  🙂

Old Settlers Day Camp will be Tuesday-Friday June 5-8 from 8am to 430pm each day.

CLICK HERE for registration!


WEEKEND OVERNIGHT CAMP for Cubbies is back at Camp Tom Wooten!

Two Sessions only!  Friday thru Sunday.  June 22-24 and Jun 29-July 1

Cost:  $130 per Scout before May 1.  $150 per Scout after May 1.  $40 per Adult

Are you and your buddies excited about overnight camp?  If we register as a Pack, then we only need to send two adults.  Otherwise, each Scout will need one parent to attend camp with them.  Talk to your Den Leader if you are interested in one of these sessions.

CLICK HERE for Overnight Camp registration!




Click HERE to see a list of other Day Camps in our area


Pinewood Derby Race Schedule

Scouts…Start your engines!!!

It is time for the annual Pinewood Derby.

What: Pinewood Derby Race Day

When : Saturday, January 14th 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Round Rock Presbyterian Church

Race Schedule

WEBELOS: 9:00 am

BEARS: 9:45 am

OPEN RACE: (siblings, parents, and scouters) 10:20 am

WOLVES: 10:50 am

TIGERS: 11:25 am

FINALS: (top three finishers from each Cub Scout rank) 11:45 pm

Additional Information and rules can be found at Pack Web site

Pinewood Derby 2017

Scouts…Start your engines!!!

It is time for the annual Pinewood Derby.  Don’t be left out.

What: Pinewood Check-In

When : Friday, January 13th 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Round Rock Presbyterian Church


What: Pinewood Derby Race Day

When : Saturday, January 14th 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Round Rock Presbyterian Church

Additional Information and rules can be found at Pack Web site

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