Pack News

Updating

posted Aug 2, 2017, 7:53 PM by Cub Scout Pack 503   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 7:59 PM ]

Please bear with me as I learn the ropes of getting this website updated.
Our calendar is ( for the most part) accurate.
Thank you.

Cresson Green

Pack 503 Sign Up Set for Sunday, September 17th

posted Aug 13, 2014, 9:31 AM by Cub Scout Pack 503   [ updated Aug 28, 2017, 12:37 PM ]

Pack 503 is inviting boys grades K through 5 to Join Cub Scouts!

As a Scout, your son will be doing much more than taking part in tons of fun activities. He'll be building character, learning how to work with others, and finding out what it takes to be a leader.  Scouting provides opportunities like family camping, field trips, outings, and community service that prepare kids for a lifetime of learning. And while you might call it life changing, he'll just call it fun.


Ready to sign up your Scout for the 2017-2018  year? Pre-register online by clicking the Sign Up Now picture to the far left.

Pack 503 recruits from the Scenic Hills Elementary School neighborhoods but all are welcome.  Our brother pack, Pack 240 recruits from the Sabold Elementary School neighborhoods.

Final Popcorn Distribution Sessions at Madden’s Garage Thursday and Sunday!

posted Oct 9, 2013, 4:08 PM by Cub Scout Pack 503

Important Reminder: Don’t forget that all unsold, consigned popcorn and sales must be returned on or before Thursday, October 17th.  After the 17th the consignee will be responsible to the Pack for the cost of the popcorn!

Mike is located at 148 Broadview Road, Springfield, PA 19064.  Our Popcorn Kernel (the luminous Ms. Laura Doyle) can be reached by phone at 610-513-3217. 

University of Scouting 2013 Planned for Saturday, November 2nd at VFMA

posted Oct 9, 2013, 4:07 PM by Cub Scout Pack 503


The University of Scouting is a supplemental training opportunity for all adult Scouters. It is the only time during the year where you can find, all in one place, the widest variety of training opportunities in all program areas: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers as well as District and Council Volunteers. Whether you are new to the program or a veteran of years, the University provides interesting courses in all areas of Scouting, including Position Specific Training.  See the attached flyer for more info or contact us with questions.

REGISTER BEFORE 11:55 pm on OCTOBER 15TH AND PACK 503 WILL PICK UP THE COST! 

We’ll reimburse the $20.00 Early Bird Rate!

Cub Scout Fall Festival at Musser! – October 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th

posted Oct 9, 2013, 4:05 PM by Cub Scout Pack 503

Come out for a great day celebrating Scouting in the great outdoors

Seasonal cooking and activities will entertain Cub Scouts alongside classics stations like BBs shooting and Archery. Hundreds of Cub Scouts have participated at this fantastic event in the past and plan to attend again this year. Will you join in the fun this fall? The dates are: October 19th, 20th, 26th, or 27th.

This event is for Cub Scouts - at every station all Scouts will participate FIRST. However, your whole family, den, or Pack is welcome to attend and all who register will eat their fill in the Dining Hall and receive an event patch! This event is "Rain or Shine!"

Each day is limited to 250 Scouts participating. Scouts must attend as part of a group or with their parent and be accompanied by adults throughout the event. Scout fee is $20 and adults/siblings pay $5.

Click HERE for more information and to register!

 

Cub Olympics on October 26th

posted Oct 2, 2013, 6:04 PM by Cub Scout Pack 503   [ updated Oct 9, 2013, 4:02 PM ]

Come join scouts from other Packs in the area, rain or shine, for a friendly morning of competition.  Scouts will compete in up to 13 different events - some new and some of the past year’s favorites.  Cub Olympics is open to ALL SCOUTS and NEW SCOUTS are particularly encouraged to attend.  Special badges/prizes are awarded.

Registration for Pack 503 Scouts is now FREE! (thank you Pack Committee!)

Muster Times have been assigned: Pack 503 Muster Time is 9:15 am

  

Pack 503 Hayride Scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd

posted Oct 2, 2013, 5:58 PM by Cub Scout Pack 503


Come join us for a family hayride, marshmallow roasting, and a bonfire at our local Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA.  The hayride is FREE for our Scouts and only $6.00 for each accompanying family member.  Siblings are welcome. 

Don’t make the wagon wait – Please plan to arrive promptly by 5:30 to help us ensure you make it on a wagon. 

Just fill out the attached form (can also be found in the web sites file cabinet) and return it with payment at or before the October 18th Pack Meeting.  Have a Den Meeting before then? Go ahead and leave it with your Den Leader.  

WE STILL NEED A VOLUNTEER CHAIRPERSON FOR THIS EVENT.  PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING FOR ONE OF THE PACK’S EASIEST OUTTINGS!

For planning purposes, registration is due by the October 18th Pack Meeting.

Click HERE to Volunteer to Chair the Event.

 Click HERE for more information about Linvilla Orchards.

Pack 503 to Welcome Veterans Back Home from their Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

posted Jun 5, 2013, 2:50 PM by Cub Scout Pack 503


Pack 503 and other area Scout Packs and Troops are asked to help welcome our WW II Vets home from their ‘Honor Flight’ to Washington D.C. when they arrive back at St. Kevin’s Catholic Church/Social Center, 200 W. Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA 19064 on the evening of Saturday, June 15th.

Our veterans are men and women who at some point in their lives decided that they were prepared to suffer the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Thanks to their dedication, spirit and sacrifice we live in a society filled with freedom and liberty. Although we can never repay our veterans, we can honor them.  An "Honor Flight" – a trip by World War II veterans to Washington DC to be recognized, thanked and admired as the conquering victors that saved the world – will be held for our local Vets on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 – 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm.

Mike Brown is coordinating this year’s participation from Pack 503.  Email Mike at michael@sirspeedy7099.com and let him know you’re planning to help welcome or vets home!

This is a great way to show your appreciation.

Get more information about Honor Flight Philadelphia HERE

Rain Gutter Regatta Results Posted!

posted Jun 5, 2013, 2:46 PM by Cub Scout Pack 503   [ updated Jun 5, 2013, 2:47 PM ]

Congrats to all Scouts wetting boats during this year’s Regatta.  The winds – gale force at times – made some of the heats interesting.  I even think we witnessed a boats tacking in the gutters.  Special Congratulations go out to this year’s Den winners:

Tigers:

            1st Place:         Dan Olson

            2nd Place:         Alex Spatola

            3rd Place:         Jonathan Baumann

Bears:

            1st Place:         John Croce

            2nd Place:         Andrew Gould

            3rd Place:         Domenic Spatola

 Wolves:

             1st Place:         Tyler Sondermann

            2nd Place:         Joseph Wilding

            3rd Place:         Ben Pintof

 WEBELOS:

             1st Place:         Sam Brattini

            2nd Place:         Dan Burke

            3rd Place:         Matt McGarrigle


Our thanks go out to Cap’n Jim Gould for putting together yet another memorable event.

BSNJ Encampment Patches Available for This Year’s Attendees

posted Feb 20, 2013, 5:34 PM by Cub Scout Pack 503

A well deserved Bravo Zulu (that's Navy speak for 'Thanks') to Ray Kreszwick for a job well done coordinating and managing this year's BSNJ Encampment.  A great time was had by all and Pack 503's own Ben Pintof was selected to fire the 40 mm gun!

If you didn’t get your BSNJ Encampment Patch from Ray prior to going ashore on Sunday morning, he’ll have them with him at the upcoming Pack events.  Just answer one of Ray’s Battleship trivia questions and claim your commemorative Encampment patch! 

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