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Pack Update 03/09/2020

posted Mar 8, 2020, 7:09 PM by Jim Duffy

Pack 37,

This past Friday, our St Webelos formally crossed over to be Boy Scouts!  Congratulations to the boys and their families.  It is quite an accomplishment and the boys worked very hard to get there.  Check out some photos on our Facebook page.

In a few weeks we will be attending Medieval Times!  The dinner will start at 4:30pm on Saturday, 3/21.  Join us for some fun as we cheer on our favorite knights and enjoy a delicious meal.  Please register and pay here.

Please note that the parent committee meeting has been moved from 3/11 to 3/18 @7pm.  Apologies for any inconvenience.  

I have scheduled our next Pack Night to be on Thursday, 4/9 @7pm.  Please join us for some pack fun and we will also have a special guest from the NYC Council who will share some exciting announcements.

Looking out a few months, we have our June camping at Pouch Camp on 6/5 - 6/7.  This is more than just the fun camping and hiking.  During our June camping, we also celebrate the boys moving up to the next Den.  Mark your calendars!

Upcoming Events: 

Parent Committee Meeting (3/18 3/11) - all parents are welcome to join.  Join us at 7pm in the Parish House  
Medieval Times (3/21) - join us and cheer for your favorite knights.  The fun starts at 4:30pm  Please register and pay here.
April Pack Night (4/9) - please join us for our Pack Night where we will be joined by members of the BSA who will share some exciting announcements.
June Camping (6/5 - 6/7) - mark this on your calendar.  Aside from all the normal camping fun, we also celebrate the boys stepping up to the next rank.  Details to follow.

Calendar Updates:
  • The Parent Committee meeting has been moved from Wednesday, 3/11 to Wednesday, 3/18.  Apologies for any inconvenience.  
Hiking Calendar:
Below are the hiking dates.  The locations have not been finalized and I will update as we approach each date.  The plan will always be to start the hike promptly at 9am and the hike will end within an hour.  You can check out our website for the Pack calendar as well.
  • 10/26 - Green Belt Nature Center
  • 11/23  - Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:30am 
  • 12/14 - Willowbrook Park (enter on Victory Blvd)
  • 1/11  -  Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:00am     
  • 2/8  - Pouch Camp 

Den Meetings:
Den Day  Time Frequency Next Meeting
Lion Thursday 5:30pm Every 4 weeks 3/12/2020
Tiger Tuesday 6:00pm Every 2 weeks 3/17/2020
Wolf Wednesday 5:46pm Every 2 weeks 3/18/2020
Bear Thursday 7:00pm Every 2 weeks 3/19/2020
Jr Webs Monday 3:50pm Every 2 weeks 3/16/2020

I will send out weekly communications and provide updates on each of the above events.  My updates are also posted on our website under "Pack News" at pack37si.com.   As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you,

Jim

Pack 37 Update 03/02/2020

posted Mar 1, 2020, 6:08 PM by Jim Duffy

Pack 37,

I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  Thanks for those that marched with St Teresa's in the St. Patrick Day's parade, it was a beautiful day.

I am working to coordinate with our BSA representatives to have a speaker come talk about Cubworld for our next Pack meeting, which I am aiming for the end of March/early April.  Stay tuned for an update.

I should also have our registration for the Medieval times later this week.  

Looking out a few months, we have our June camping at Pouch Camp on 6/5 - 6/7.  This is more than just the fun camping and hiking.  During our June camping, we also celebrate the boys moving up to the next Den.  Mark your calendars!

Upcoming Events: 

Parent Committee Meeting (3/11) - all parents are welcome to join.  Join us at 7pm in the Parish House  
Medieval Times (3/21) - we confirmed for Medieval Times on Saturday, 3/21.  We will confirm deposit with Medieval times this week and circle back with a new payment link.
June Camping (6/5 - 6/7) - mark this on your calendar.  Aside from all the normal camping fun, we also celebrate the boys stepping up to the next rank.  Details to follow.

Calendar Updates:
  • None
Hiking Calendar:
Below are the hiking dates.  The locations have not been finalized and I will update as we approach each date.  The plan will always be to start the hike promptly at 9am and the hike will end within an hour.  You can check out our website for the Pack calendar as well.
  • 10/26 - Green Belt Nature Center
  • 11/23  - Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:30am 
  • 12/14 - Willowbrook Park (enter on Victory Blvd)
  • 1/11  -  Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:00am     
  • 2/8  - Pouch Camp 

Den Meetings:
Den Day  Time Frequency Next Meeting
Lion Thursday 5:30pm Every 4 weeks 3/12/2020
Tiger Tuesday 6:00pm Every 2 weeks 3/3/2020
Wolf Wednesday 5:46pm Every 2 weeks 3/4/2020
Bear Thursday 7:00pm Every 2 weeks 3/5/2020
Jr Webs Monday 3:50pm Every 2 weeks 3/2/2020
Sr Webs Wednesday 7:00pm Every 1 week 3/4/2020


I will send out weekly communications and provide updates on each of the above events.  My updates are also posted on our website under "Pack News" at pack37si.com.   As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you,

Jim

Pack 37 Update 02/24/2020

posted Feb 24, 2020, 5:57 AM by Jim Duffy

Pack 37,

Our Blue and Gold dinner was a success.  I posted some photos on our Facebook page, please have a look. Thank you to everyone that made this a success.  It truly took a village to make this happen and I am grateful for everyone that leaned in and put this together.  Seeing everyone come together confirmed, for me, the reason we are such an amazing Pack.  I have never seen the gym cleaned up in such record time!   Once again, thank you.

While I strive to make everything perfect, things are inevitably are missed.  I am aware that we did have a few mistakes with the awards and will work with the Den leaders to remediate them in short order.  I appreciate your understanding and patience.

That all said, the Blue and Gold DOES NOT celebrate the end of the scouting year and we have plenty more in store for you all.  We have confirmed Medieval Times for Saturday, 3/21. We will coordinate with them this week and get a new payment link out next week. 

I am in the process of putting together some events for April and May.  If you have any ideas, please come to the Parent Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 3/11 @7pm in the Parish House.

Looking out a few months, we have our June camping at Pouch Camp on 6/5 - 6/7.  This is more than just the fun camping and hiking.  During our June camping, we also celebrate the boys moving up to the next Den.  Mark your calendars!

Upcoming Events: 

Parent Committee Meeting (3/11) - all parents are welcome to join.  Join us at 7pm in the Parish House  
Medieval Times (3/21) - we confirmed for Medieval Times on Saturday, 3/21.  We will confirm deposit with Medieval times this week and circle back with a new payment link.
June Camping (6/5 - 6/7) - mark this on your calendar.  Aside from all the normal camping fun, we also celebrate the boys stepping up to the next rank.  Details to follow.

Calendar Updates:
  • None
Hiking Calendar:
Below are the hiking dates.  The locations have not been finalized and I will update as we approach each date.  The plan will always be to start the hike promptly at 9am and the hike will end within an hour.  You can check out our website for the Pack calendar as well.
  • 10/26 - Green Belt Nature Center
  • 11/23  - Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:30am 
  • 12/14 - Willowbrook Park (enter on Victory Blvd)
  • 1/11  -  Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:00am     
  • 2/8  - Pouch Camp 

Den Meetings:
Den Day  Time Frequency Next Meeting
Lion Thursday 5:30pm Every 4 weeks 3/12/2020
Tiger Tuesday 6:00pm Every 2 weeks 2/18/2020
Wolf Wednesday 5:45pm Every 2 weeks 3/4/2020
Bear Thursday 7:00pm Every 2 weeks 3/5/2020
Jr Webs Monday 3:50pm Every 2 weeks 3/2/2020
Sr Webs Wednesday 7:00pm Every 1 week 2/26/2020

I will send out weekly communications and provide updates on each of the above events.  My updates are also posted on our website under "Pack News" at pack37si.com.   As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you,

Jim
 

Pack 37 Update 02 10 2020

posted Feb 9, 2020, 5:51 PM by Jim Duffy

Pack 37,
It was a little cold, but a beautiful weekend.  Thanks for all who were out for the hike on Saturday and thanks to Rob for leading the hike!

We are two weeks away from the Blue and Gold dinner (2/23).  This is our last opportunity to collect donations and we need your help.  I have attached a donation letter you can take along with you to local establishments that you frequent.  We find that most business are happy to donate.  If you do receive a donation please bring it to your next Den meeting, drop it off at the rectory or call me and I can pick up (917-678-5425).

The Blue and Gold Dinner will start at 2pm.  There are not reserved seating, so if you have a large group we advise you get there a bit early.

The tickets for the Blue and Gold Dinner will be $20/adult, $15/child and free for children under 6.


This Wednesday, we will have our Parent Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 2/12 @7pm in the Parish House (corner of Windsor and Slosson).  This is our last committee meeting before the Blue and Gold dinner, please join, all parents welcome.

Lastly, we are trying to plan a trip to Medieval Times in March on Saturday, 3/21.  The cost would be $44.53/adult and $41.33/child.  At this point, we are just trying to gauge interest.  Please RSVP here is you are interested.  Once we have a confirmed headcount, I will setup another event where you can pay.

Upcoming Events: 

Parent Committee Meeting (2/12) - This will be our last chance to plan and coordinate for the Blue and Gold dinner.  Please join if you can at the Parish House @7pm
Blue and Gold Diner (2/23) - This is our biggest event of the year.  The boys will be awarded there badges and we will have food, raffles and a lot of fun.  
Medieval Times (3/21) - we are trying to organize a fun event at Medieval Times on Saturday, 3/21.  At this point, we are just looking to gauge interest.  Please RSVP (no cost yet) here.

Calendar Updates:
  • None
Hiking Calendar:
Below are the hiking dates.  The locations have not been finalized and I will update as we approach each date.  The plan will always be to start the hike promptly at 9am and the hike will end within an hour.  You can check out our website for the Pack calendar as well.
  • 10/26 - Green Belt Nature Center
  • 11/23  - Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:30am 
  • 12/14 - Willowbrook Park (enter on Victory Blvd)
  • 1/11  -  Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:00am     
  • 2/8  - Pouch Camp 

Den Meetings:
Den Day  Time Frequency Next Meeting
Lion Thursday 5:30pm Every 4 weeks 2/13/2020
Tiger Tuesday 6:00pm Every 2 weeks 2/18/2020
Wolf Wednesday 5:46pm Every 2 weeks 2/12/2020
Bear Thursday 7:00pm Every 2 weeks 2/20/2020
Jr Webs Monday 3:50pm Every 2 weeks 2/17/2020
Sr Webs Wednesday 7:00pm Every 1 week 2/12/2020


I will send out weekly communications and provide updates on each of the above events.  My updates are also posted on our website under "Pack News" at pack37si.com.   As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you,

Jim

Pack 37 Update 02/03/2020

posted Feb 2, 2020, 5:05 PM by Jim Duffy

Pack 37,
Thank you all that came out to the Scout Mass yesterday, it was a success.  

We are three short week away from the Blue and Gold dinner (2/23).  This event is our biggest for our scouts and also serves as the most important fundraising event.  In order to make this a success, we need to solicit for donations.  I have attached a donation letter you can take along with you to local establishments that you frequent.  We find that most business are happy to donate (e.g. I had breakfast at the Staten Island Dinner last Sunday and they gave me a $20 gift certificate).  If you do receive a donation please bring it to your next Den meeting, drop it off at the rectory or call me and I can pick up (917-678-5425).

The Blue and Gold Dinner will start at 2pm.  There are not reserved seating, so if you have a large group we advise you get there a bit early.

The tickets for the Blue and Gold Dinner will be $20/adult, $15/child and free for children under 6.


This coming Saturday (2/8), we will have our last hike of the year on Saturday, 2/8 @9am..  If you did not get your 3 hikes in, this is your last chance.  We will hike the trails at Pouch Camp.

Next week, we will have our Parent Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 2/12 @7pm in the Parish House (corner of Windsor and Slosson).  This is our last committee meeting before the Blue and Gold dinner, please join.

Lastly, we are trying to plan a trip to Medieval Times in March on Saturday, 3/21.  The cost would be $44.53/adult and $41.33/child.  At this point, we are just trying to gauge interest.  Please RSVP here is you are interested.  Once we have a confirmed headcount, I will setup another event where you can pay.

Upcoming Events: 

Pack Hike (2/8) - Our Final Hike of the year will be at Pouch Camp.  We will meet in the parking lot, in front of the scout shop.
Parent Committee Meeting (2/12) - This will be our last chance to plan and coordinate for the Blue and Gold dinner.  Please join if you can at the Parish House @7pm
Blue and Gold Diner (2/23) - This is our biggest event of the year.  The boys will be awarded there badges and we will have food, raffles and a lot of fun.  
Medieval Times (3/21) - we are trying to organize a fun event at Medieval Times on Saturday, 3/21.  At this point, we are just looking to gauge interest.  Please RSVP (no cost yet) here.

Calendar Updates:
  • None
Hiking Calendar:
Below are the hiking dates.  The locations have not been finalized and I will update as we approach each date.  The plan will always be to start the hike promptly at 9am and the hike will end within an hour.  You can check out our website for the Pack calendar as well.
  • 10/26 - Green Belt Nature Center
  • 11/23  - Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:30am 
  • 12/14 - Willowbrook Park (enter on Victory Blvd)
  • 1/11  -  Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:00am     
  • 2/8  - Pouch Camp 

Den Meetings:
Den Day  Time Frequency Next Meeting
Lion Thursday 5:30pm Every 4 weeks 2/13/2020
Tiger Tuesday 6:00pm Every 2 weeks 2/4/2020
Wolf Wednesday 5:46pm Every 2 weeks 2/12/2020
Bear Thursday 7:00pm Every 2 weeks 2/6/2020
Jr Webs Monday 3:50pm Every 2 weeks 2/3/2020
Sr Webs Wednesday 7:00pm Every 1 week 2/5/2020


I will send out weekly communications and provide updates on each of the above events.  My updates are also posted on our website under "Pack News" at pack37si.com.   As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you,

Jim

Pack 37 Update 01/27/2020

posted Jan 26, 2020, 7:17 PM by Jim Duffy

Pack 37,
The Pack had another great weekend with our sleep over at Liberty Science Center.  Thanks to all of you that came out, everyone had a blast!  Check out our Facebook page for some pictures.

We are four short week away from the Blue and Gold dinner (2/23).  This event is our biggest for our scouts and also serves as the most important fundraising event.  In order to make this a success, we need to solicit for donations.  I have attached a donation letter you can take along with you to local establishments that you frequent.  We find that most business are happy to donate (e.g. I had breakfast at the Staten Island Dinner on Sunday and they gave me a $20 gift certificate).  If you do receive a donation please bring it to your next Den meeting, drop it off at the rectory or call me and I can pick up (917-678-5425)..

In two weeks, we will have our last hike of the year on Saturday, 2/8 @9am..  If you did not get your 3 hikes in, this is your last chance.  We will hike the trails at Pouch Camp.

The following week, we will have our Parent Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 2/12 @7pm in the Parish House (corner of Windsor and Slosson).  This is our last committee meeting before the Blue and Gold dinner, please join.

Upcoming Events: 

Pack Hike (2/8) - Our Final Hike of the year will be at Pouch Camp.  We will meet in the parking lot, in front of the scout shop.
Parent Committee Meeting (2/12) - This will be our last chance to plan and coordinate for the Blue and Gold dinner.  Please join if you can at the Parish House @7pm
Blue and Gold Diner (2/23) - This is our biggest event of the year.  The boys will be awarded there badges and we will have food, raffles and a lot of fun.  

Calendar Updates:
  • None
Hiking Calendar:
Below are the hiking dates.  The locations have not been finalized and I will update as we approach each date.  The plan will always be to start the hike promptly at 9am and the hike will end within an hour.  You can check out our website for the Pack calendar as well.
  • 10/26 - Green Belt Nature Center
  • 11/23  - Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:30am 
  • 12/14 - Willowbrook Park (enter on Victory Blvd)
  • 1/11  -  Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:00am     
  • 2/8  - Pouch Camp 

Den Meetings:
Den Day  Time Frequency Next Meeting
Lion Thursday 5:30pm Every 4 weeks 2/13/2020
Tiger Tuesday 6:00pm Every 2 weeks 2/4/2020
Wolf Wednesday 5:46pm Every 2 weeks 1/29/2020
Bear Thursday 7:00pm Every 2 weeks 2/6/2020
Jr Webs Monday 3:50pm Every 2 weeks 2/3/2020
Sr Webs Wednesday 7:00pm Every 1 week 1/29/2020


I will send out weekly communications and provide updates on each of the above events.  My updates are also posted on our website under "Pack News" at pack37si.com.   As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you,

Jim

Pack 37 Update 1/20/2020

posted Jan 19, 2020, 8:15 PM by Jim Duffy

Pack 37,
The Pack 37 Pinewood Derby is now in the books.  Thanks to all of you that turned out and participated in the races.  It was great to see all the amazing cars and all the kids had a blast.  Check out our Facebook page for some pictures.

Below are the winners per Den:

Den Cub Name Place
Lion Christopher Traverso 1st
Lion Thomas Conway 2nd
Lion Ricardo Russo 3rd
Tiger Micheal Moreno 1st
Tiger Hunter Owen 2nd
Wolf Christopher Comeau 1st
Wolf Gabriel Domingo 2nd
Wolf Gavin Matrisciani 3rd
Bear Kevin Donnellan 1st
Bear Matthew Moroz 2nd
Bear Caden Owen 3rd
Jr Webelos Alex Baez 1st
Jr Webelos Daniel Shprints 2nd
Jr Webelos Kevin Thorsen 3rd
Sr Webelos Liam Patterson 1st
Sr Webelos John Vanden-Heuvel 2nd
Sr Webelos Jeffrey George 3rd
 

This coming Saturday, 1/25 we will be going on our Liberty Science Center sleepover.  We will be meeting there at 6pm and I have attached a flier for the event.  They do not allow food in the main exhibit area, but does have food available to purchase outside the exhibit areas.  Also, they recommend you bring the minimum about of stuff with you.  Basically, your clothes, toothbrush, sleeping bag and pillow.  Please plan to eat dinner prior to the event. 

In parallel to all these activities, we are working very hard to prepare for the Blue and Gold dinner.  This event is our biggest fund raising event and also our biggest.  In order to make this a success, we need to solicit for donations.  I have attached a donation letter you can take along with you to local establishments that you frequent.  We find that most business are happy to donate.  If you do receive a donation please bring it to your next Den meeting, drop it off at the rectory or call me and I can pick up.

Upcoming Events: 

Liberty Science Center (1/25) @6pm - Join us for a fun filled sleep over at Liberty Science Center.
Blue and Gold Diner (2/23) - This is our biggest event of the year.  The boys will be awarded there badges and we will have food, raffles and a lot of fun.  

Calendar Updates:
  • None
Hiking Calendar:
Below are the hiking dates.  The locations have not been finalized and I will update as we approach each date.  The plan will always be to start the hike promptly at 9am and the hike will end within an hour.  You can check out our website for the Pack calendar as well.
  • 10/26 - Green Belt Nature Center
  • 11/23  - Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:30am 
  • 12/14 - Willowbrook Park (enter on Victory Blvd)
  • 1/11  -  Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:00am     
  • 2/8  - Pouch Camp 

Den Meetings:
Den Day  Time Frequency Next Meeting
Lion Thursday 5:30pm Every 4 weeks 2/13/2020
Tiger Tuesday 6:00pm Every 2 weeks 1/21/2020
Wolf Wednesday 5:46pm Every 2 weeks 1/29/2020
Bear Thursday 7:00pm Every 2 weeks 1/23/2020
Jr Webs Monday 3:50pm Every 2 weeks 1/20/2020
Sr Webs Wednesday 7:00pm Every 1 week 1/22/2020


I will send out weekly communications and provide updates on each of the above events.  My updates are also posted on our website under "Pack News" at pack37si.com.   As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you,

Jim

Pack 37 Update 1/13/20202

posted Jan 12, 2020, 6:17 PM by Jim Duffy

Pack 37,

I keep having to check my calendar, it says January because it feels like June!!  Thankfully, the boys were able to take advantage of that and have a great hike on Saturday.  Check out our Facebook page for some pictures.

This coming Saturday, 1/18 we will have our Pinewood Derby race.  This is your last week to get your car ready!  We need your help in setting up the track in the Lower Church Hall.  If you can, please join us at 6pm on Friday, 1/17 to help.  

We will be racing each Den from youngest (Lions) to oldest (Sr Webelos).  When you arrive, your car will be weighed and can not exceed 5 ounces.  Once registered, we will take your car and be placing it on the track for you.  From there your child's picture will be taken for an official Pack 37 Driver Licence.   No child or parent will be permitted to enter the area around the track and/or place the car on the track.  We will also be keeping ALL cars, except first place winners in each Den, until the Blue and Gold dinner.  At the Blue and Gold Dinner, you will have your cars returned along with a certificate and drivers license.

The following Saturday, 1/25 we will be going on our Liberty Science Center sleepover.  We will be meeting there at 6pm and I have attached a flier for the event.  They do not allow food in the main exhibit area, but does have food available to purchase outside the exhibit areas.  Also, they recommend you bring the minimum about of stuff with you.  Basically, your clothes, toothbrush, sleeping bag and pillow.  Please plan to eat dinner prior to the event.  We had to send in payment this past weekend and thus closed out the Eventbrite page.  I am following up to confirm that you can pay on the day of arrival, stay tuned.

In parallel to all these activities, we are working very hard to prepare for the Blue and Gold dinner.  This event is our biggest fund raising event and also our biggest.  In order to make this a success, we need to solicit for donations.  I have attached a donation letter you can take along with you to local establishments that you frequent.  We find that most business are happy to donate.  If you do receive a donation please bring it to your next Den meeting, drop it off at the rectory or call me and I can pick up.

Upcoming Events: 

Pinewood Derby (1/18) @10am - Start your engines! Join us for our annual Pinewood Derby races!  More details to come.  There will be car cutting assistance at the scout shop, I will update you on dates and times.

Liberty Science Center (1/25) @6pm - Join us for a fun filled sleep over at Liberty Science Center.

Calendar Updates:
  • None
Hiking Calendar:
Below are the hiking dates.  The locations have not been finalized and I will update as we approach each date.  The plan will always be to start the hike promptly at 9am and the hike will end within an hour.  You can check out our website for the Pack calendar as well.
  • 10/26 - Green Belt Nature Center
  • 11/23  - Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:30am 
  • 12/14 - Willowbrook Park (enter on Victory Blvd)
  • 1/11  -  Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:00am     
  • 2/8  - Pouch Camp 
Quick Reminders:
  1. Pinewood Derby (1/18) @10am -  More details to come.  There will be car cutting assistance at the scout shop, I will update you on dates and times.  
  2. Liberty Science Center Sleepover (1/25) - Trying to book this event, we need you to RSVP so we can get a headcount.  Cost will be $65/head.  Please RSVP here.
  3. Blue and Gold Diner (2/23) - This is our biggest event of the year.  The boys will be awarded there badges and we will have food, raffles and a lot of fun.
Den Meetings:
Den Day  Time Frequency Next Meeting
Lion Thursday 5:30pm Every 4 weeks 1/16/2020
Tiger Tuesday 6:00pm Every 2 weeks 1/21/2020
Wolf Wednesday 5:46pm Every 2 weeks 1/29/2020
Bear Thursday 7:00pm Every 2 weeks 1/23/2020
Jr Webs Monday 3:50pm Every 2 weeks 1/20/2020
Sr Webs Wednesday 7:00pm Every 1 week 1/15/2020

I will send out weekly communications and provide updates on each of the above events.  My updates are also posted on our website under "Pack News" at pack37si.com.   As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you,

Jim

Pack 37 Update 1/6/2020

posted Jan 5, 2020, 7:23 AM by Jim Duffy

Pack 37,

I hope you are all well rested and ready to get back into the swing of things!!  We have a lot going on in January.  First, we have our Parent Committee meeting on Wednesday at 7pm, please join we need to plan for the Blue and Gold dinner.  Second, we have the Liberty Science Center trip on 1/25.  Please make sure to register by this week, we have to provide payment by the end of this week.  Third, we have our annual Pinewood Derby races on 1/18.  Please let your Den leader know if you did not get your car.  We will need help setting up the night before (1/17), if you can help, show up around 6:00pm.  Also, remember that you can go to the Scout Shop to get your car cut, see attached.  Lastly, we have our 4th Hike which will be at Clove Lakes starting promptly at 9am.  Meet at stairs across the street from 116 Royal Oak Road.

As you attend your Den Meetings this week, please collect you Class B T-Shirt.  The shirts are in the Lower Church Hall for your Den Leaders to distribute.  There is a list with the shirts, as you take one, please cross your name off the list.

Upcoming Events:

Parent Committee Meeting (1/8) @7pm - All Parents Welcome!   We will start planning for the Blue and Gold diner and need your support.

Pack 37 Hike (1/11) @9am - We will be going back to Clove Lakes, meet at the stairs across the street from 116 Royal Oak Road

Pinewood Derby (1/18) @10am - Start your engines! Join us for our annual Pinewood Derby races!  More details to come.  There will be car cutting assistance at the scout shop, I will update you on dates and times.

Liberty Science Center (1/25) @6pm - Join us for a fun filled sleep over at Liberty Science Center.

Calendar Updates:
  • None
Hiking Calendar:
Below are the hiking dates.  The locations have not been finalized and I will update as we approach each date.  The plan will always be to start the hike promptly at 9am and the hike will end within an hour.  You can check out our website for the Pack calendar as well.
  • 10/26 - Green Belt Nature Center
  • 11/23  - Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:30am 
  • 12/14 - Willowbrook Park (enter on Victory Blvd)
  • 1/11  -  Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:00am     
  • 2/8  - TBD  
Quick Reminders:
  1. Parent Committee Meeting (1/8) @7pm - All Parents Welcome!  
  2. Pack 37 Hike (1/11) @9am -  Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:00am 
  3. Pinewood Derby (1/18) @10am -  More details to come.  There will be car cutting assistance at the scout shop, I will update you on dates and times.  
  4. Liberty Science Center Sleepover (1/25) - Trying to book this event, we need you to RSVP so we can get a headcount.  Cost will be $65/head.  Please RSVP here.
  5. Blue and Gold Diner (2/23) - This is our biggest event of the year.  The boys will be awarded there badges and we will have food, raffles and a lot of fun.
Den Meetings:
DenDay TimeFrequencyNext Meeting
LionThursday5:30pmEvery 4 weeks1/16/2020
TigerTuesday6:00pmEvery 2 weeks1/7/2020
WolfWednesday5:45pmEvery 2 weeks1/8/2020
BearThursday7:00pmEvery 2 weeks1/9/2020
Jr WebsMonday3:50pmEvery 2 weeks1/20/2020
Sr WebsWednesday7:00pmEvery 1 week1/8/2020

I will send out weekly communications and provide updates on each of the above events.  My updates are also posted on our website under "Pack News" at pack37si.com.   As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you,

Jim

Pack 37 Update 12/30/2019

posted Dec 30, 2019, 6:38 AM by Jim Duffy

Pack 37,

I hope you are all enjoying the holidays. This week there are NO Den meetings.  Next week we will be getting right back into things.  Two events in January: Pinewood Derby and Liberty Science Center.  See details below.  

The Pinewood Derby is on Saturday, January 18th.  This means you have until then to carve and paint your car.  You can find the official rules for the Pinewood Derby car here. You can also ask your Den Leader.  You can also get help at Pouch Camp.  They will be holding Pinewood Derby Workshops every Saturday from 11am - 5pm.  See the attached flyer for more information.

You all were supposed to receive your Class B T-Shirt, but there was a problem with the order.  I will get them this Tuesday.  I will leave a list and the shirts in the Lower Church Hall for your Den Leaders to distribute.

The Next Parent Committee Meeting is on Wednesday, 1/8 @7pm.  All parents are welcome to attend.  We need to start planning for the Blue and Gold dinner and need all of your support.

Lastly, please remember to register and pay for the Liberty Science Center trip here.  The trip will take place on Saturday, January 25th.

Upcoming Events:

Parent Committee Meeting (1/8) @7pm - All Parents Welcome!   We will start planning for the Blue and Gold diner and need your support.

Pinewood Derby (1/18) @10am - Start your engines! Join us for our annual Pinewood Derby races!  More details to come.  There will be car cutting assistance at the scout shop, I will update you on dates and times.

Liberty Science Center (1/25) @6pm - Join us for a fun filled sleep over at Liberty Science Center.

Calendar Updates:
  • None
Hiking Calendar:
Below are the hiking dates.  The locations have not been finalized and I will update as we approach each date.  The plan will always be to start the hike promptly at 9am and the hike will end within an hour.  You can check out our website for the Pack calendar as well.
  • 10/26 - Green Belt Nature Center
  • 11/23  - Clove Lake Park (Across the street from 116 Royal Oak Rd) **9:30am 
  • 12/14 - Willowbrook Park (enter on Victory Blvd)
  • 1/11  - TBD  
  • 2/8  - TBD  
Quick Reminders:
  1. Parent Committee Meeting (1/8) @7pm - All Parents Welcome!  
  2. Pinewood Derby (1/18) @10am -  More details to come.  There will be car cutting assistance at the scout shop, I will update you on dates and times.  
  3. Liberty Science Center Sleepover (1/25) - Trying to book this event, we need you to RSVP so we can get a headcount.  Cost will be $65/head.  Please RSVP here.
Den Meetings:
Den Day  Time Frequency Next Meeting
Lion Thursday 5:30pm Every 4 weeks 1/16/2020
Tiger Tuesday 6:00pm Every 2 weeks 1/7/2020
Wolf Wednesday 5:46pm Every 2 weeks 1/15/2020
Bear Thursday 7:00pm Every 2 weeks 1/9/2020
Jr Webs Monday 3:50pm Every 2 weeks 1/6/2020
Sr Webs Wednesday 7:00pm Every 1 week 1/8/2020

I will send out weekly communications and provide updates on each of the above events.  My updates are also posted on our website under "Pack News" at pack37si.com.   As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thanks,

Jim

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