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Cub Scout Registration

posted Jul 7, 2017, 6:16 AM by Mike Boyle   [ updated Aug 2, 2018, 5:27 AM ]

 


 You can join Pack 37 at any time

 

We will hold our annual Registration BBQ event on September 15th from 11AM - 2PM. Those returning Cub Scouts can bring friends for new registrations at the same time they can register for this year's program.


Program fees will remain unchanged. First Scout to register from a family is $100, each subsequent registration from the same family is $75. For Sr. Webelos, registration is just $75 as well. All Scouts need to have a registration form filled out (available at the event or online at https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-406.pdf ).



Typically, all boys will meet with their Den (boys of the same age) 2 to 3 times per month, during which time they will learn many skills and values they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Cub Scouting is much more than meetings though. 

 

Pack 37 is a very active Pack. There is a saying that "Scouting is Outing", and that's the philosophy we follow. In the last year, our scouts have taken field trips to the United States Military Academy at West Point and The Intrepid. We also spent a night aboard the Battleship New Jersey. Those trips are in addition to three camping trips per year and almost weekly events we have planned at local parks or Nature Centers which allow our scouts to get away from the video games and come to appreciate the great outdoors.

 

For the upcoming year, we are planning an overnight trip to the USS New Jersey battleship in Camden as well as visits to various educational and adventurous sites throughout the area. Click on the "Photo Gallery" link to see photos of past events.

 

In addition to fun activities like field trips, we also emphasize service to our community.  We have a number of service projects throughout the year.  Our most important project is “Scouting for Food”, where we collect non-perishable items for the St. Teresa’s Food Pantry to feed the needy in our neighborhood. We also support a program known as Together We Rise whereby we assemble care packages for foster children to receive upon assignment to a family.

 

In short, Cub Scouts is the most educational, cost effective and FUN activity your son can join.  I hope you join us. Please e-mail me if you are interested.

 

Mike Boyle

                      Cubmaster, Pack 37

                                                                                    cubmaster.pack37@gmail.com

Battleship New Jersey Sleepover

posted Nov 8, 2016, 2:11 PM by Mike Boyle   [ updated Oct 24, 2018, 12:35 PM ]

On Dec 8, 2018 we will be spending a night on the legendary Battleship New Jersey, a floating museum on the Camden Waterfront across from Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia. After a chowline dinner, guides will take us on a memorable tour of BB-62’s spaces. We’ll enter one of the ship’s 16-inch gun turrets. Guides will bring us into the Combat Engagement Center where we’ll participate in a simulated launch of a Tomahawk missile. We’ll see the Captain’s and Admiral’s cabins, the Officer’s Wardroom and much more while climbing up and down the ship’s original ladders and companionways. We will be sleeping in the bunks used by the sailors. The following day after breakfast, we will be able to leisurely follow a self-guided route taking pictures and further checking the museum’s artifacts and exhibits. The Simulator landside and the Battleshop will be available to stop in along the way. Cost is $64 per person. 

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT IS NOW OVER. You can still get in on the trip, the cost is now $69 per person. For those that paid their deposit, the balance is $44 per person remaining to be paid by Nov 5 as we have to make payment to the vendor by Nov 7. You can pay a leader at any time.

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