Pack 243 Christmas Activities 2015

Pack 243 is going to have a busy Christmas Season again this year:


Caroling at Azle Manor in 2014

Monday, November 30th Den Meetings – Make Mistletoe bundles and Christmas Cards for Azle Manor

Saturday, December 5th 1PM – Mistletoe, Hot Chocolate, and Popcorn Sales at “Christmas on Main Street”

Saturday, December 5th 4:30PM – Azle Christmas Parade

Monday, December 7th 6PM – Caroling at Azle Manor

(Bears Den Only) Saturday, December 12th 9:30AM – Bingo at Azle Manor

Monday, December 14th 6PM – Christmas Pack Meeting at Holy Trinity

Merry Christmas!


Transformers Thanksgiving Feast

Transformers Pinewood Derby Car

At the Pack Meeting on Monday, November 16th 2015 at 6PM we will have our annual Thanksgiving Pot Luck.  The theme this year, as voted by the boys, will be Transformers.

Also, the Tiger Den requests that you bring a canned food item to be donated to needy North Texas families for Thanksgiving.  Holy Trinity is also doing a Thanksgiving canned chicken broth collection for NICA (northside-inter-community-agency-inc.).

The PerfectPotluck link to note what you are going to bring is here:

See you there!

Fall Festival and Haunted Hayride 2015


More info on the council Website Here:


·         Your assigned campsite is:  Travis

·         Your wristband color is: RED (see the charts below for your dinner and hayride times)

·         If your Pack is arriving Friday night, please check in with the Camp Ranger or Camp Master for directions to your campsite.  There is no event check-in on Friday night.

·         PLEASE COMPLETE THE UNIT ROSTER FORM prior to arrival (see link, above)

EMERGENCY NUMBERS:  Ranger Brian:  817-903-3173; Ranger Ray:  817-233-6760; Sandi Bertocci (I do not get cell service while in Buchanan Springs)

BRING WITH YOU FOR THE DAY:  water bottles (Styrofoam cups will only be available during meals), close-toed walking shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks and rain gear (just in case).

DIRECTIONS TO FALL FESTIVAL:  Once you arrive at the main entrance gate to Sid Richardson Scout Ranch (SR2), drive approx. 1.75 miles to the gazebo by the first Ranger’s house.   Continue approx. 0.34 miles to the Buchanan Springs turn-off, then TURN LEFT.  Use the attached map to find your campsite.

SPEED LIMITS:  Speed limit on the main SR2 road is 25 mph.  For the safety of everyone, please obey this speed limit.  The speed limit everywhere else on SR2 property is10 mph OR LESS.  Please watch for livestock, Scouts and other cars.

CAMPSITE ROADS:  The road leading into Buchanan Springs is very rutted, with lots of exposed rocks.   This is especially true for the road leading up to Travis, San Jacinto and San Saba campsites.  Please drive carefully on the camp roads.

CAMPSITES:  Each pack is assigned a campsite.  Many of you will be sharing the same campsite with another pack(s).  Look for the sign with your pack’s number on it.  Please keep the footprint of your pack’s campsite to a minimum so others will have room to set up.

CHECK-IN:  Saturday @ 12 noon at the Buchanan Springs Activity Building.  Please send only one adult to pick up your Pack’s event wristbands (which will be required for activities, hayride, meals and general safety) and patches.  Please provide a completed Pack Roster containing the names of all youth and adults in camp (we use the roster to find someone in case of an emergency, etc.).

Service Project at Azle Elementary OLC on Sunday, October 11th 2015


Reminder that this Sunday (October 11th) at 1PM we are meeting at Azle Elementary (Rock School) to help them finish setting up the Outdoor Learning Center.

Matt Cook with AISD is coordinating the project:

“I have made a planting map of the area. I am having kids @ AE make plant identification signs. I would like the Scouts to use their orienteering skills by reading the map and it’s key and place the plant markers int the correct place for me. “

Matt also has some digging and other tasks for us as time permits.




Utility Knives




I’ve invited our brother Cub Scouts from Pack 147 to join us to help Azle Elementary.

See you there!

Azle Homecoming Parade 2015

Azle Homecoming Parade 2014

Pack 243 is participating in the Azle Homecoming Parade again this year on Monday, October 5th.  Please dress is Field Uniforms (Class A) and drop your Scouts off at Azle Elementary (the Rock School) between 5:30 and 5:45PM.  The Parade will begin at 6PM and go from Azle Elementary down Church Street to Main Street, down Main Street to Industrial.  We’ll need a volunteer to walk the route and hand out candy and a couple of volunteers to ride with the Scouts in the trailer.

See you there!

Opening Campout at Worth Ranch, September 25th-27th 2015


We will have two caravans leaving from Holy Trinity – one at 5PM and one at 6PM.  You can also travel on your own and meet us there anytime during the campout.  We should be at “Old Man Gillespie” campsite, but check with the Ranger or check-in board on the way in.

We will hold our September Pack Meeting at the Campout at 7PM on Saturday.  New Bobcats will be awarded and inducted into the Pack.

Contact your den leader if you have any questions.

Worth Ranch Campout Agenda

Azle Cub Scouts Signup Night 2015!


Learn more about Cub Scouts and join Pack 243!  See us at Azle Central Fire Station ( located at 900 Lakeview Dr, Azle, Texas 76020 ) Thursday September 3rd at 6PM.

Every boy that signs up gets a free rocket kit and the opportunity to shoot it off at a special event for new Cub Scouts.

If you are on Facebook, we have a Facebook Event that you can join and get reminders and notes about Signup:

We will have a short parent orientation and have all of the leaders available to meet and answer questions.

See you there!