I have a battery pack without any wires so I must thread a wire through each hole on the battery but i am left with the ends. what do i insert those ends into on the board to give it power?
SO many things you would need to tell us before anyone can help!
Most importantly - what voltage does the battery pack produce?
Basically the advice would be if the battery pack puts out between 4 and 5 volts, put the wires in the +5v and GND pins in the female header pins.
If it puts out more than 6 or so volts, get a male 2.1mm power plug and solder it to the battery pack wires, then plug it into the external power port.