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Fall-Camp out 2015

posted Nov 10, 2015, 4:33 PM by Chairman PackFourFiveFour

The Pack enjoyed a phenomenal fall camp-out this year. We returned to the Patuxent River Park in Upper Marlboro where we had not been in a number of year. In fact, most of the Pack's current member had never camped there. Everyone loved the venue. There is tons of space for tents, easy access for the cars, a huge pavilion for meals and meetings, and more. The weekend we were there, the park opened a brand new Native American outdoor exhibit that was super cool. There were examples of structures that would have been used for sleeping, smoking meats and more. There was even a display of wood dugout canoe being constructed.

Friday night did get a bit chilly as it dipped into the upper 30's. The upside was that the cubs actually stayed in their sleeping bags until after 7 am. Woo Hoo!

On Saturday afternoon, the Bears put on the inaugural Bears Carnival - part of the Grin and Bear it adventure. The kids had a great time launching catapults, popping balloons, doing ring toss and winning prizes. Everyone loved it so much, it may well become an annual event.

Saturday night we had a productive Pack meetings. The cubs received their awards and learned about environmental stewardship. An previously unknown bugle player named Mp3, performed a first rate version of taps. Everyone had fun roasting S'mores and playing flashlight tag.

It started to rain as we ere packing up Sunday morning, but it didn't dampen our spirits. If it ain't damp, It ain't camp - right?

Webelos Woods 2015

posted Sep 6, 2015, 6:57 AM by WebMstr PackFourFiveFour   [ updated Oct 1, 2015, 1:30 PM by Chairman PackFourFiveFour ]

Webelos Woods - RESCHEDULED October 16, 17 & 18 2015.

Please see the Webelo Woods 2015 Page for more information.

All webelos MUST have a Parent or an appointed Guardian with them on the campout to attend! All webelos MUST have, and bring, a BSA Health form (Parts A & B) completed and signed within the past year. Click here to download the latest form! All Scouts MUST bring a pair of shoes that can be used for wading. Crocs, waders or the like. Please DO NOT bring any child who is not a registered member of BSA since they are not covered by BSA Insurance! Please DO NOT bring Pets. The facility is a certified organic farm.  Each pack is responsible for their own Equipment, including but not limited to, Tents, Tarps, Cooking, Cleanup, firewood, Food and anything else which you will be using for the weekend! Open Fires are allowed but they MUST be in a container above the ground! You MUST also bring your own firewood and firestarters! For a suggested list of personal equipment please see the BSA Webelos Scout Overnight Checklist. Please remember to take precautions for ticks. This is their active season. There will be a water buffalo with potable DRINKING water. It is to ONLY drinking water. Each unit is responsible to bring their own water for cooking, cleanup and/or fire buckets.

Fishing Adventure 08/09/15

posted Jun 19, 2015, 5:35 PM by Chairman PackFourFiveFour

The Annapolis Waterworks Park

Sun. August 9 rain day Sun. August 16 2:00 pm till 6:00pm?

We will be doing a leave no trace service project (park clean up)

The Park is located at 260 Defense Highway, about one mile west the Annapolis Mall.

PARKING IS VERY LIMITED – carpooling is highly recommended.

 The Annapolis Waterworks Park is a passive recreational facility operated by the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department. This Park is one of the few open space resources in the area which provides the public with hiking trails, as well as places to picnic and fish. There are miles of nature trails and a picnic pavilion (first-come, first-serve. There are three fresh water fishing ponds –

Catch and release fishing only

(The fish cannot be taken home.)

 

Maryland fishing licenses apply

Over 16 requires a valid fishing license

A 7 day license can be purchased online at

http://dnr.maryland.gov/service/license.asp

 

PERMIT INFORMATION - entrance to the park is by permit only

Permit is already reserved by Steve Seen (I’ll be there at 1:30)

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

This park is home to a wide variety of wildlife and we ask that you treat the natural surroundings with respect. For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, the following rules and regulations must be followed or your permit will be revoked:

1. Entrance to the park is by permit only. Obey posted park hours 7 a.m. to dusk 2. Stay off the dam. 3. No fires of any kind. No smoking. 4. Please do not enter any of the buildings or small pump houses. There is very dangerous high voltage electrical equipment in these structures. 5. Do not go beyond the designated trails. We ask that you respect all private property. The white farm house and the large brick pump house near the entrance to the park are not part of the park operations. Please refrain from approaching either building. 6. No wheeled vehicles of any kind except strollers, wheelchairs and other mobility vehicles for the handicapped. No bicycles, of any kind, are permitted on any of the trails. 7. The person whose name appears on the permit is responsible for the conduct of the group. 8. Children must always be supervised by an adult. 9. You are expected to help maintain the park’s natural beauty. Do not cut or dig up trees or plants. Do not harm or harass wildlife. No hunting. 10. No swimming, wading, or bathing allowing. 11. No ice skating or boating is allowed. 12. The possession of firearms, fireworks or weapons of any kind is strictly prohibited.  13. No alcoholic beverages or controlled substances are allowed in the park. 14. Pets are prohibited. 15. Please use the trash receptacles located adjacent to the entrance gate. If the cans are full, we ask that you please take your trash with you. 16. Report any accident or injury to the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department at 410-263-7958.

 

Pool Party & Cookout 07/12/15

posted Jun 30, 2014, 8:14 PM by WebMstr PackFourFiveFour   [ updated Jul 13, 2015, 5:58 PM ]

A FUN TIME WAS HAD BY ALL THAT ATTENDED AND NOBODY LEFT HUNGRY.
GREAT TURNOUT 454! 

Summer pool party & cookout.


Belair Bath and Tennis is located at the Corner of Belair Drive and Tulip Grove Drive.
http://bbtbowie.org/

Per the BBT website, guest fees (non-BBT members) are:

  • All Guests -- $5.00
  • Children under the age of 2 years old -- no charge
  • Maximum charge for one family -- $25.00 (a family is -- a father, a mother and their children)

Pack 454 will supply hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs and plates, utensils and condiments. We ask each family to bring a side, drinks or desert to go along with the burgers and dogs - please select from the list below. PLEASE NOTE - NO GLASSWARE CAN ENTER THE CLUB. bags and coolers will be checked. Please make sure your food / drink items are in plastic, cardboard, etc.

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