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Pack 396 Popcorn Sales Update (10/4/17)

posted Oct 4, 2017, 6:24 AM by Cub Scouts Pack 396

From our Pack 396 Popcorn Kernel, Matt Simpson:

I wanted to give everyone on update on important popcorn information. We were able to get more popcorn tonight, so we should be able to fill most orders (still no cheese lovers box).

The sales goes until October 22, but I have to have all popcorn turned back in on the October 24. If orders are turned in on the 22, there is a chance popcorn will not be available at that time.

All of the popcorn kernels are being encouraged to try to have all orders filled in the next week if possible because of the issues with getting popcorn. This doesn't mean you can't keep selling, but if you have orders to fill we can get them completed. This will make it so there will not be any large orders that will need to be filled in that last week.

The online sales blitz is October 7-15. If you sell $180 with the online sells you get the Marble copter that is on the popcorn prize sheet.

Thanks,
Matt

How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide

posted Oct 4, 2017, 6:03 AM by Cub Scouts Pack 396

In order for a scout (Grades 1-3) to earn the Cyber Chip Award, he must complete the exercises in the document "How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide". This must be completed with the parent, guardian, or other caring adult. A copy of this document (PDF format) is attached to this post.

*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian.

Note: All Cyber Chips will expire annually. Each Scout will need to "recharge" the chip by going back to the Netsmartz Recharge area. This space will hold new information, news, and a place for the Scout to recommit to net safety and netiquette. Then, with the unit leader, the Scout can add the new date to the Cyber Chip card or certificate.

1.
Read, commit to, and sign the Level I Internet Safety Pledge. (BSA Cyber Chip blue card)
2.
Watch the video "Bad Netiquette Stinks." (NetSmartz.org/scouting)
3.
Play the Router's Birthday Surprise Interactive Adventure, and print the completion certificate to give to your den leader. (NetSmartz.org/scouting)
4.
Show and tell your family, den leader, den, or pack what you have learned.
Scouting.org Cyber Chip: http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection/CyberChip.aspx
NetSmartz.org/scouting: http://www.netsmartz.org/scouting

Pack 396: OPTIONAL Circuit of Fun Family Scouting Activities (Oct-Dec)

posted Sep 29, 2017, 12:29 PM by Cub Scouts Pack 396

 

Scout Night with Indy Eleven-, October 7*, 2017; 6 pm @ Carroll Stadium - IUPUI

Scouts and their family are invited to participate in our fantastic Scout Night with the Indy Eleven. By purchasing tickets thorough this offer, Scouts will be able to kick a soccer ball into the net on the field after the match and receive a FREE Indy Eleven Scout Night Patch!

For more information and order methods click here.

 

Civil War Days - Battle of Belzer, October 20-22, 2017

Come join us for the unique experience of Battler of Belzer where both youth and adults are enlisted into the army for the weekend. You will live like a Civil War soldier, and learn to battle as they did during this time.

Groups are paired with Civil War reenactment actors and will travel through historical education stations, participate in company and battalion assemblies and parades, and attend military drills including the School of the Soldier. They will get to witness cannon firings as well!  Our soldiers will also live camp life in the bivouac area including eating a soldier's rations such as hardtack and beef jerky. This is a great hands on learning event for Scouts an Adults! To learn more click here, and to register click here.

 

Bewitched Belzer Bash-October 29, 2017, 5:30 - 8PM @ Camp Belzer- $15 per car.

Join us for a night of spooky family fun and celebrate Halloween in a setting that can't be beat!  We will have many activities including haunted hike, storytelling, campfire and festive games, candy amd food..and more!!

Admission is $15 per car for a scary fun! To learn more visit http://www.facebook.com/campbelzer.

 

Scout Night with the Indiana Pacers-November 17, 2017, 7PM (Doors open at 6 PM )

Scouts are invited to participate in our fantastic Scout Night with the Indiana Pacers, where each Scout cam earn a Patch! This event will sell out, so do not miss your chance to root on the hometown team!

By purchasing tickets through this offer, you will also shoot a free throw on the main court after the game, receive a FREE Scout Night patch! and access to a SPECIAL MEET & GREET with a Pacer after the post-game free throw! And through the Scout Value Package $30 or $50 ticket option ONLY you will get FREE hot dog, bag of chips, small Pepsi product and Pacers hat!  You can order tickets by completing this form or visit http://www.pacersgroups.com/scouts and use passcode Scout.  Tickets must ordered by October 18th.

 

Colts vs. Titans @ Lucas Oil Stadium - Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 1:00PM

Scouts and their families are invited to attend the Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans game. The day will include a special ticket offer to the game, post-game field pass, a photo opportunity with your fellow unit members (don't forget to bring your cameras) and a Patch!  All participants MUST purchase Colts game tickets by filling out this form or purchasing it online at https://colts.formstack.com/forms/boyscouts_ff.  *Order tickets by November 3, 2017 (based on availability) and payable to "Indianapolis Colts". 

 

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes - December 3, 2017

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed battle to defend the universe for evil. This all new show unites Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange in race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before Loki gains control. Special pricing for all Scout families! To order tickets click here.  Order by Nov. 16.

 

For a complete list of events:  http://www.crossroadsbsa.org/375

 

Bill Holloway

den7.pack369@gmail.com

Youth Protection Training!

posted Aug 31, 2016, 7:45 AM by Cub Scouts Pack 396   [ updated Sep 24, 2017, 3:26 PM ]

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the safest environment possible for our youth members. To that end, BSA’s ScoutingU has created some additional Youth Protection training to professionals, volunteers, and leaders regarding the prevention of youth-on-youth incidents that might occur within the context of Scouting, especially in a camping or overnight setting. It is designed to help prepare adult leaders to prevent and appropriately respond to these incidents.

You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to take Youth Protection training.

To take Youth Protection training go to My.Scouting.org  and create an account. You’ll receive an email notification with your account information, including a member ID/reference number. Please email your member ID to your son's Den leader for their records.

From the My.Scouting.org  portal, click Menu then My Dashboard from the menu list. The My Training page displays to take Youth Protection training. Upon completion, you may print a training certificate to submit with a volunteer application. Your training will automatically be updated in our system and associated with the member ID/reference number issued when you created the account.

Why you should take Youth Protection Training today --> http://goo.gl/tKUxpi

New Pack Website - Welcome!

posted Jul 1, 2016, 12:01 PM by Cub Scouts Pack 396   [ updated Jul 1, 2016, 12:08 PM ]

You will notice some changes in the way we go about Pack business over the next several months and we are pretty sure they will be changes for the better.  Our hope is that you can (eventually) rely on the website as your main source of information about our Scout program.

In the near future, our leaders will learn to post stories and update their calendars and some other nifty tricks to keep everyone at the top of their game. Please give them some leeway as the changes go into effect and everything starts smoothing out.  It might get a little rocky before it gets smooth.

We think you are going to like the changes.  This website is already packed with features and when we get in a groove at the leadership level it will be even better.

If you'd like to contribute let us know.  You can start at the "Become a Leader" section.

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