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. 

Pack 505 Families:

Our service project for this month is for our Scouts to reach out to members of our community living in assisted living communities.

What?Your Scout should prepare a card, letter, art work, or other creation to share with a senior member of our community. The message should be positive and uplifting.

We have prepared a template for your Scout to use. Your Scout does not have to use this template.

Who?Your Scout may mail their cards, art, and other creations to residents at assisted living communities. We have reached out to two communities who welcome letters from our Scouts. If you know of another senior community, or individual, who is in need of uplifiting your Scout may send their cards to them.

THE GARDENS AT BELLAIRE 4620 Bellaire Boulevard, Bellaire, Houston, Texas 77401

CLAREWOOD HOUSE 7400 Clarewood Drive, Houston, Texas 77036

Help Us Track.Pack 505 needs to track our community service hours for reporting to our council.Please complete this form to help us report.

Please feel free to contact me (713) 471-4784 or atkyleverret@gmail.comif you have any questions about this project or Scouting while we Scout Remotely.

Remember, if your Scout has not made their rank yet, they can still work on advancement. If you need help with this, please reach out to me, Bonnie Nelson, and your den leader.

As Scouts, we are to "Help Other People At All Times." These times present special challenges to us, our children, and our communities. If you, your family, or someone you know is in need of anything, please reach out to me: (713) 471-4784

Yours in Scouting,

Kyle Verret

Cubmaster, Pack 505

Hello Pack 505 Families, It is that time of year where we start planning our kids summer activities. Cub Scouts offers a few wonderful programs that you might want to consider for your child. Twilight Camp (June 1-5, 2020; 6 - 9 pm) For Scouts going into 2nd to 5th grade, you can drop off at Twilight Camp. Cub Scouts going into first grade (our current Lions) will need an adult partner. Adults, please consider volunteering to help with this camp. Volunteers will need to take a training class and have current youth protection. Register here: Scouts @ HMNS (various dates) The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers a program for our Scouts. You register through the online box office for the museum, or in person.

A few Pack families will be attending the week of July 6. More information here: Bovay Resident Camp (various dates; Pack 505 will attend July 12-15) Summer Camp for our Scouts. Lots of fun with archery, BB guns, fishing, and a pool to cool off in. The Pack traditionally camps during the first session, which will be July 12-15 this year. Registration opens soon at https://www.samhoustonbsa...ident-camp Pack 505 Summer Scouts Patch We will have an opportunity for your Scout to earn a Pack 505 patch for continuing their Scouting through the summer. More information to come soon. Pack 505 Summer STEM Nova Our Pack Nova counselors and Supernova mentors are planning to have a few STEM days through the summer. More information to come soon. If you are interested in helping with this program, please email me. Please email me if you find any other opportunities for our Scouts for this summer.

Yours in Scouting,

Cubmaster Kyle


Pack 505 is an active group of families and students from several area schools including St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Corpus Christi Catholic School, and Roberts Elementary.

To join, go to, enter your zip code and select Pack 505.


Kyle Verret - Cubmaster

T: 713-471-4784


Bonnie Nelson - Committee Chair

T: 281-615-6485