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Scout Fair Coupon Book Sales

Posted on Feb 8 2016 - 11:34am

Scout Coupon Book Sales

$10 per book – Over $600 in savings (partners such as Kroger, Sonic, Bass Pro, Goodyear and more)

Goal: 20+ books sold per scout

Pack 1999 will receive a 30% base commission for each book sold with an opportunity to earn up to 45% commission on each book. 

Important Dates:

February 1, 2016 Scout Fair Coupon Book sales begins

February 29, 2016 Deadline to turn in Coupon Book sales for 5% bonus commission

March 28, 2016 Deadline to turn in Coupon Book sales for 3% bonus commission

March 31, 2016 Deadline to sign-up for a booth or as a service unit to receive 10% participation commission

April 4, 2016 Deadline to turn in Coupon Book sales for 1% bonus commission


February 29th and March 28th are checkpoints for sales where the Pack will get a bonus for turning in sales early.  Scouts can continue to sell past these checkpoints.  All sales should be final by the April 4th deadline. 

Sales at Kroger: 

Each pack/troop was allowed to sign-up for 4 4-hour slots during the original Kroger Booth sign-up.   I was able to secure all Saturday or Sunday slots.  I have divided the slots into 2 hour shifts giving us a total of 8 shifts. You Den Leader should have reserved one of below slots for your Den and will manage the sales for each Den. If you can't make it the day you Den has a slot please contact your Den leader to see if you can join another Den for their sales slot.


Den 1 – 5 scouts – 1 slot

Den 2 – 17 scouts – 2 slots

Den 6 – 12 scouts – 2 slots

Den 7 – 10 scouts – 1 slot

Den 10 – 7 scouts – 1 slot

Den 12 – 5 scouts – 1 slot


Kroger #738 – 8745 Spring Cypress @ Champions Forest


Sales slots available:

A: Saturday 2/27 4:00pm – 6:00pm

B: Saturday 2/27 6:00pm – 8:00pm

C: Sunday 3/6 12:00pm – 2:00pm

D: Sunday 3/6 2:00pm – 4:00pm

E: Saturday 3/12 12:00pm – 2:00pm

F: Saturday 3/12 2:00pm – 4:00pm

G: Saturday 3/12 4:00pm – 6:00pm

H: Saturday 3/12 6:00pm – 8:00pm

If your group would like to have additional opportunities to sell in front of Krogers let me know.  After February 18th I can register for additional times should there be any available. 


Once we get closer to the Kroger sales dates I will send further details. For right now I just need to fill our 8 slots. 


# of books per Scout / Den

To start the sales each scout will get 10 books to sell individually.  There will be additional books available for Kroger sales.  Once your scouts have sold their original books I will have additional books for distribution. 

When distributing the coupon books to your scouts please advise them that Boy Scouts looks at these the same as cash.  At the end of the sales period, they are expecting to collect money or the books back.

PARENTS NOTE: If books are lost the expectation will be that payment will be made for the lost books. 


Take Flight with Scouting Incentives:

Scouts receive 1 License Point for each coupon book sold.  Prize levels start at 15 license points.  Also, each scout that sells 15 coupon books will receive the super salesman patch. 

If a scout sells 33 books their yearly recharter fee will be covered in November. Remember: A scout is Thrifty. 

If you accumulate less than the designated prize levels, License Points can be redeemed at Scout Fair, April 16th.  


Scout Fair Coupon Book Chair

Heather Cook



Blue & Gold Banquet/Bear Carnival

Posted on Jan 21 2016 - 3:17pm

Event:                   Pack 1999’s Blue and Gold Banquet
Location:              Hassler Cafeteria
Date and time:    Saturday, February 20th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Registration:        Please register and list the dinner choice for each attendee in the registration notes area: 

  • hamburger (default choice),
  • hot dog,
  • salad with grilled chicken.

Cost:                     Scouts are free; parents, siblings, and guests are $10, payable at the door.

Pack 1999's Blue and Gold Banquet, to celebrate the birthday of Scouting, will be held on Saturday, 20 February 2016 from 6PM to 8PM.  Our Blue and Gold Banquet takes the place of our regular Thursday night Pack Meeting for February; and this year, will be held at Hassler Cafeteria.  Please bring a serving utensil to share your cake after it is judged.

Our B&G Banquet will be a fun-filled evening with food catered by Fuddrucker's, Scouting-related fun activities, a Carnival arranged by the Bears and our infamous Father/Son Cake Bake!  Check out the Cake Bake rules and the judging categories below.

 Each Pack 1999 Cub Scout's meal is paid for by the Pack.  Parents, siblings, and guests can get tickets at the door for $10 each.  Please register each attendee (including Scouts) and let us know the dinner choice:  hamburger (default choice), hot dog, or a salad with grilled chicken.  Registration deadline is Monday, February 15th . HERE

The purpose of the Father/Scout Cake Bake Contest is threefold:  (1) To provide all Cub Scouts and their male baking associates (i.e. dads, brothers, grandpas, uncles, neighbors, etc.) an opportunity and excuse to wreak havoc on their kitchens, (2) to attempt to create a gourmet dessert that rivals what’s served in the most gourmet restaurants and (3) to win a trophy for having tried your best to make a cake that looks, smells, and tastes, at least…edible.

Trophies will be awarded by our esteemed group of judges in the 13 categories listed below.  Scouts may choose to place their cakes in a specific category; however this will not limit the judge’s ability to award prizes outside the chosen specific categories.

Best Scout-Themed

Most Patriotic

Best Sport-Themed

Yummiest Looking

Most unappetizing Looking



Most Original

Most Colorful

Most Elaborate

Most Creative

Best International Theme

Judges Favorite




Rules: All rules must be followed. Judges will use rules as the basis for qualification.

  1. Only male cooks, advisors, and cleanup crews are allowed to participate. No advice, instructions, or help of any sort is allowed from the 'girls'.
  2. The cake and all decorations visible must be completely edible. You may use non-edible items for support, but they cannot be visible. Remember, this is a cake contest and we will be eating them for dessert at the banquet.
  3. Cake and icing mixes are allowed; however, we have heard that the more “from scratch” you make it, the messier it can get. And the messier it gets, the more fun you may have. (But don’t forget about the boys only cleanup part).
  4. Moms, sisters, grandmas, aunts, etc. are encouraged to watch and enjoy the experience. Photo opportunities abound!
  5. 5.      Entries will be placed on tables in the Gymnasium. The judges will determine against which category each cake will be judged. You may bring your cake in starting at 5:45pm on February 20ndAll cakes must arrive in the gym by 6pm; Judging will begin promptly at 6pm.

Pack 1999 Community Garage Sale - 09 April 2016

Posted on Jan 18 2016 - 9:42pm

Pack 1999 Community Garage SaleGarage Sale Logo

Save the Date and Pass the Word -- Saturday 09 April 2016 (8:00 AM - 12:00PM) at the front Parking Lot of Hassler Elementary School, 9325 Lochlea Ridge Drive, Spring, Texas 77379 in Gleannloch Farms

Just in time for Spring Cleaning, Pack 1999 will be hosting our 6th Bi-Annual Community Garage Sale at the Hassler parking lot on the morning of 9 April 2016!

For $25, you can get TWO spaces (two spaces = one stall) to “bring your garage” to Hassler for our Community Garage Sale. The Pack will have Cub Scouts on hand to assist families - setting up stalls, carrying items to/from cars, etc. We may even be hosting a concession stand.

To reserve your stall(s), please use the form below (attachment).

For more info, please email garagesale@pack1999.org  and make sure to include "Garage Sale" in your subject line. 

If you'd like to Email us some of the special items you'll be selling, we can list them on this page.

Please note: This is a community service project and fundraiser for our Cub Scout Pack. As a participant, you are responsible for transporting your items to the Community Garage Sale parking lot, for pricing your items, for bringing change ($), and for monitoring your items at all times. The Pack will have Cub Scouts and Leaders on hand to assist; but the safety of our Cub Scouts, Leaders, and participants/attendees is our primary concern. For safety reasons, no vehicles allowed in the Garage Sale Area after 7:45 AM. Please be considerate of our neighbours when parking. This event ends at 12 PM. Stalls will be assigned in the order payments are received. Stalls must be prepaid. We make no guarantees on the availability of extra stalls on the day of the event.

Please share this info with your friends and neighbors to help continue this great community event!

Email us to have your items listed here!


Pack Leadership Positions Available Now!

Posted on Jan 8 2016 - 4:56pm

Hey Pack 1999,

We need you!

Many of our Pack Leadership positions are open and need to be filled as soon as possible!

There is no better way to ensure that your son has a quality Scouting program than for you to be a Pack Leader!  Your son deserves to see you in a leadership position!! 

Here are some positions that are open:

Assistant Cubmaster

Details about the positions can be found here.

If you would like to be a Leader, or if you know of someone who would make a great Pack Leader, please Email LeaderRecruiting@pack1999.org to discuss.  Leadership transitions need to happen as soon as possible so our new Leaders can have the benefit of working with the person currently in that position.

Training provided . . . plus, you get to wear the snazzy uniform!

We also need volunteers to chair the following activities:

Advancement Chair
Blue & gold Dinner Chair
Butterflygarden Chair
Daycamp Chair
Flowers Chair
Friends of Scouting Chair
Garage Sale Chair
Hockey Chair
Join the Pack Chair
Leader Recruiting Chair
Parade Chair
Picnic Chair
Pinewood Derby Chair
Pool Party Chair
Pushmobile Chair
Scoutfair Ticket Selling Chair
Training Coordinator
Webelos to Scout

Pack1999 Advancement mobile app setup instruction

Posted on Dec 18 2015 - 2:03pm

Dear Parent,

Please start using the Pack1999 mobile app to track your scouts advancements. The setup instruction can be found here

Friends of Scouting Campaign Started . . . Shooting for 100% Participation

Posted on Dec 8 2015 - 9:02pm

Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, and alumni, to support Scouting.

Help us provide the resources necessary to make sure every youth can benefit from Scouting’s fun, exciting, adventure-filled activities that foster character, honesty, respect, and life-long values. The $24 annual Scouting registration fee goes directly to the National Council office of the Boy Scouts of America. Our Pack dues stay with our Pack to help pay for supplies, advancements, and our great program activities.  None of that money helps the Sam Houston Area Council. In order to keep Scouting affordable for all youth, our council runs an annual Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign.

Our Pack has a long history of being one of the most generous supporters of Friends of Scouting.  Our campaign will start with our FOS presentation at our Pinewood Derby.  Let's shoot for 100% participation!  

Friends of Scouting helps:

  • Recruit and train youth and leaders
  • Provide assistance to those in need
  • Keep our camps and activities affordable
  • Enhance programming and facilities
  • Provide communication tools for volunteer leaders

Friends of Scouting contributions provide approximately 24% of the support the council receives each year. The success of Scouting depends on those who support it. Please help Scouting provide the resources necessary to make sure every youth can benefit from Scouting’s fun, exciting, adventure-filled activities that foster character, honesty, respect, and life-long values. Your generous tax-deductible gift to the Boy Scouts of America provides direct funding for educational initiatives and active learning that program fees alone do not cover – is a statement about your belief in Scouting, our programs, and our properties; and in our belief in educating the entire mind of the young people.

If you need to turn in your pledge card (or if you need a pledge card), contact FOS@pack1999.org .

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