Two Pack 357 Cubs Place in District Pinewood Derby

posted Apr 6, 2011, 7:23 PM by Kathie Rooker   [ updated Apr 6, 2011, 7:31 PM ]

Congratulations to Adam Wofford and Harrison Dunn!  They both placed in speed at the District Pinewood Derby race and have earned bids to the Council Pinewood Derby event in Birmingham, AL.  The Council race will be May 7th at the Clayton Scout Service Center. 
View more pictures from the District competition.
Good luck to Adam and Harrison!


Pack 357 Participates in Community Service Project

posted Nov 16, 2010, 7:05 PM by Kathie Rooker   [ updated Nov 17, 2010, 8:24 PM ]

Pack 357 worked hard on Veteran's Day to plant over a dozen trees at one of Huntsville's Elementary Schools - Whitesburg Elementary.  The school had no shade on their primary playground. 
Thomas Dunn (Pack 357 alumni) now with Boy Scout Troop 70 led this community service project.  He obtained a $500 grant, bought the trees, got the mulch and compost, and arranged for the city to pre-dig the holes! 
The pack along with Thomas Dunn and some help from other Troop 70 members provided the boy power for this project.  They spent 3 hours working hard to get all the trees planted, composted, and mulched. 

The Pack Earns the National Summertime Award

posted Sep 21, 2010, 10:21 AM by Kathie Rooker

In order to receive the National Summertime Award, a Pack needs to participate in at least three activities during the summer.
 In June, the pack gathered for a short hike learning about some local history.  The boys picked buckets of blackberries and toured a Native American farmhouse on Redstone Arsenal.  See photos here.
In July, the boys participated in a five mile hike at Camp Comer in Mentone, AL.  Several new Tiger cubs joined some seasoned cubs for an adventure along the trail. 
Bobcat, racoon, and deer tracks were spotted along with a black racer snake!  Several caves and an old girl's school house were also explored along the way.  The six scouts earned the Thunderbird Patch for enduring the long hike.  Check out the tired scouts here.

The third event, in August, was a fishing trip to Lake Wilson.  The boys spent a morning baiting hooks, casting lines, and reeling in lots of fish.  Check out the fishing photos here


Pack 357 Represents in Washington, DC

posted Aug 18, 2010, 6:10 AM by Kathie Rooker   [ updated Aug 27, 2010, 10:07 AM ]

Cub Master, Ken Dunn, and his son traveled to our country's capital to participate in a parade celebrating 100 Years of Scouting!  The scorching heat did not keep our local scouts from enjoying the sights of DC. 

100 Years of Scouting in DC

Six Scouts Earn Thunderbird Patch

posted Jul 18, 2010, 11:29 AM by Kathie Rooker   [ updated Jul 26, 2010, 7:14 PM ]

On Saturday July 17, 2010 six Pack 357 Cub Scouts earned the Thunderbird Patch for hiking 5 miles along the Thunderbird Trail at Camp Comer.  Two brand new Tiger Cubs hiked along with two Wolf Cubs and two Webelos.  The boys located bobcat, racoon, and deer tracks.  They cooled off at the Rattlesnake Den and Icebox Cave.  The also ate some wild blueberries along the way.  A black racer snake crossed the trail with only a quarter mile to go.  

The boys capped off the afternoon with watermelon, hot dogs, and some ice cold drinks.  

Austin Places in Council Pinewood Derby Competition

posted May 28, 2010, 2:26 PM by Kathie Rooker

Tiger Cub, Austin Rooker, placed 3rd overall in the "Looks" competion at the State Council competition.  His banana snack car stood out from the crowd with it's organic material glued on top - raisins!  Congatulations to Austin and all the other scouts who placed in the various pinewood derby competitions.
View all the state winners.

Wyatt Wins Arbor Day Poster Contest

posted May 28, 2010, 2:14 PM by Kathie Rooker

Congatulations to pack member Wyatt Dunn for winning the National Arbor Day poster competition.  His poster was selected among thousands entered!  Way to go Wyatt!
Read more in the Huntsville Times.

Join Tiger Cubs

posted May 17, 2010, 1:39 PM by Kathie Rooker

Tiger Cubs are first graders.  As soon as your child graduates from kindergarten, they are eligible to join cub scouts.  Stop by the Talakto District office at the scout store on Drake Ave to join.
Do your best!

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