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Pack 505 Families:

Here are the goings on of Pack 505.

Pack 505 is not currently hosting any in-person Pack-wide events. The Pack committee continues to follow the lead of our charter organization: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and School. Our Scouts may continue to work on awards and advancement with family, or friends as your family is comfortable. There are also lots of opportunities for Scouting online for families that are looking for activities to do from home.

2020 Summer Scavenger Hunt

Pack 505’s Summer Scavenger Hunt is back again. This year’s photo summer scavenger hunt will be the Scout Oath.

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scavenger Hunt Rules:

1. Make a collage of at least six pictures. There should be a picture representing each of the highlighted topics. The topics are as follows with some examples to help think of ideas.

Duty to God and my Country(ex. act of religious expression, service activating, social distancing, donate used toys and clothes)

Obey the Scout Law(ex. write a thank you note, add to piggy bank, clean your room)

Help Other People(ex. participate in Den or Pack service project, chore for your family)

Keep myself Physically Strong(ex. eat healthy foods, play tag, go camping, swim, bike)

Keep myself Mentally Awake(ex. visit a museum, read, puzzles, learn a new skill, board games)

Keep myself Morally Straight(ex. be kind to friends and siblings, well-behaved for family)

2. Upload your collage to one or more of our Pack social accounts (Facebook, Shutterfly, etc) or bring to our first fall Pack meeting. You can look at thePack 505 Shutterflyfor examples from last year.

3. The pictures should be from six different events / activities.

4. Remember to follow the Scout Oath and Scout Law all summer.

5. Do Your Best and Have Fun.

See the rules attached.

Scavenger Hunt Patches:We will pre-order patches this year. A link will be sent later this summer for your patch preorder. We will send out the design for the patch with the preorder link.

Pack 505 Camp In

Pack 505 is planning on a camp in July. Have your Scout start preparing a joke, song, or skit to share. We will send out more information soon about how to share your Scout’s video.

If you would like to help plan or run this event, please email me

Scouting at Home

Some activities require that a Scout do an activity with their den. We are Scouting in unusual times. To meet “with your den” activities, a Scout’s family can be their den, or you can ask to meet virtually with Scouts in your den online. Do your best to have your Scout meet the spirit of these requirements.

Please enter your Scout’s advancement in Scoutbook as they earn it. Your Scout may finish their awards and adventures from the 2019-2020 school year, OR begin working on their next rank. August 1, 2020 is the deadline for 2019-2020 rank advancement.

Summer is a great time for awards, and the Nova and Supernova awards are great awards to work on. Find out more on our website at

We plan on ordering more awards and advancement belt loops as early as the first week of July. If your Scout is earning awards, we will do our best to make sure they get them. [Special thanks to Mr. Clayton Finney for going door to door delivery awards this summer]

REMEMBER: Youth Protection is very important while we Scout remotely. There should never be any one-on-one contact between your Scout and another adult. Anywhere there is a Scout, including online, there should be two adults.

If you have questions, or need help, please reach out to your den leaders and to me ( or 713-471-4784. I am happy to help you and your Scout.

Outdoor Sports Day

There is an outdoor sports day at Bovay Scout Ranch - BB guns, archery, and fishing. For more information, visit:


Popcorn sales are going on now. Online popcorn sales have started. If you have already registered with Trails End, you do not have to register again.

If you have not registered your Scout, please go to Trails End

You will need to enter:

Pack 0505

Sam Houston Area Council

Twin Bayou District

For your Scout to get credit for their sales.

Scouting Online

There are lots of opportunities for our Cub Scouts online this summer.

Our Sam Houston Area Council is hosting a FREE virtual day camp (July 13-17 or July 20-24, 2020) for Cubs:https://www.samhoustonbsa...l-day-camp

More resources are available at Sam Houston Area Council:https://www.samhoustonbsa...2020-03-23

Rank Advancement- Virginia Headwaters:

Duty To God

Participate in BSA National Religious Relationships Committee:

STEM: Capitol Area Council is offering Scouting STEM Camps over the next two weeks

Cubs Can Code 6/22/2020 10-11:45am

Uncovering the Past 6/22/2020 10-11:45am

Fearful Symmetry 6/22/2020 1:30-3:00pm

NOVA Award Science Everywhere 6/22/2020 1:30pm-3:00pm

Tech Talk Tuesday 6/23 10-11:45am

Down and Dirty Tuesday 6/23 10-11:45am

Swing Tuesday 6/23 1:30-3:00pm

NOVA Wild Tuesday 6/23 1:30-3:00pm

Cubs Can Code Wednesday 6/24 10-11:45am

Fearful Symmetry Wednesday 6/24 10-11:45am

Science Everywhere Wednesday 6/24 1:30-3:00pm

Down and Dirty Thursday 6/2510-11:45am

Tech Talk Thursday 6/25 10-11:45am

Swing Thursday 6/25 1:30-3:00pm

NOVA Wild Thursday 6/25 1:30-3:00pm

Cub Scouts can Code Friday 6/26 10-11:45am

Uncovering the Past Friday 6/26 10-11:45am

Fearful Symmetry Friday 6/26 1:30-3:00pm

Science Everywhere Friday 6/26 1:30-3pm

Looking Ahead

Our Pack Planning Meeting is August 2, 2020 at 5pm. We will plan on meeting in person, unless the situations requires otherwise.

Pack 505 is run by volunteers. The people that you see running your Pack and Den events give more time to providing your child the amazing program than you might ever know. We need your help. Please let us know your strengths, and where you would like to serve the Pack. You don’t have to be perfect, just Do Your Best.

If there is anything that I can do for your Scout, please reach out to me and let me know.

Yours in Scouting,

Kyle Verret

Cubmaster Pack 505

(713) 471-4784

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Chief Electronics Technician Jeremiah Picou

Chief Petty Officer Jeremiah Picou joined the United States Coast Guard in February of 2002. Basic Training was 8 weeks long in Cape May, New Jersey. 

After graduation CPO Picou was ordered to the Electronics Technician Training school located in Petaluma, California where he spent 13 months learning how to operate and repair advanced electronic navigation, communication, and radar guidance equipment.  

After his training was complete, he was ordered to Boston, Massachusetts where he served 4 years on the US Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, as a duty electronics technician. His duties included search and rescue coordinator, drug and migrant interdiction,  and fishery law enforcement.  

After 4 years in Boston, Chief Picou was transferred to Honolulu, Hawaii. There he served at the Electronic Support Unit maintaining the Digital Global Positions Satellite systems.  Two years later he was transferred to New Orleans, Louisiana as part of a Maritime Safety and Support Team,  where he specialized in the safety and security of our ports and waterways.  His duties included military escorts for submarines, and working with President Obama's Security team on two occasions to ensure the local waterways around the President were secure. 

When his tour in New Orleans was complete, he opted to gain additional training on the MK92 Gun fire control system. This system allows a radar system to track and shoot down incoming missiles. Once his training was complete, he returned to Honolulu, Hawaii, and served 3 years on the US Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis. He followed this tour with an additional 2 years serving on the CGC Morgenthau, as the communications expert.  

When the Morgenthau was decommissioned, he transferred to Pensacola Florida to serve onboard the US Coast Guard Buoy Tender Cypress, where he used his skills in electronics and navigation to repair, replace and properly monitor the navigation buoys in various ports from Corpus Christy, Texas to Georgia, and as far south as Puerto Rico.  

Now Chief Picou is stationed in Galveston, Texas where his team of Electronics Technicians maintains the electronics for 9 Coast Guard Cutters and 30 small boats throughout the area.

His time in the Coast Guard has presented him the opportunities to stand alone in the middle of a Redwood Forest, stand where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence,  see the OLD North Church where Paul Revere hung his lanterns,  to swim in the ocean every day of the year,  to scuba Dive in the Mariana Trench, to stand at the top of Mt. Fuji and pondered, to cry at Pearl Harbor and Nagasaki. He has seen eagles flying free over the snow-covered Alaskan Mountains,  learned to husk a coconut from children on an Island in the Pacific that can count the number of visitors it gets each year one using only their fingers.  He has Crossed the point in the Ocean where the International Date line and the Equator Meet, traveled back in time and relived the same day twice. 

He combated a shipboard fire as 50,000 people watched the Blue Angels fly overhead, while none of them knew the danger he and his crew were in, while they still maintained their position.   His efforts are credited for saving more than 370 lives from the sea.

Chief Picou credits his successful career in the US Coast guard to the skills and abilities he learned in the Boy Scouts of America, in his progress from Tiger Cub to Eagle Scout, and the love and support of his family, Erin his wife, Cierra his Daughter, and his son Clayton. 

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