Welcome to the 2014-2015 scouting year!

Post date: Aug 31, 2014 4:42:29 AM

Hello P-471 families and welcome to the 2014-2015 scouting year!

Our committee has been hard at work planning a wonderful year for our scouts and families. We hope that you will be a part of the planning fun this year! Our first pack night will be in the Harley Avenue Cafetorium on Friday, September 19th at 7:00pm. The whole family is invited. After our opening ceremony and advancements the kids will stay in the cafetorium while the parents attend a mandatory orientation meeting in the library. This will be your chance to sign up to be on one of our various committees. We will also hopefully answer any questions you may have about the upcoming scouting year!

Your son should wear his Class A uniform to the first pack night. Tigers will not have their den assignment as of the first pack night. We may still have new recruits coming down! Tigers should be in Class A uniform. The pack will supply the den number patch once it is determined. If you are new to scouting and unsure of what components there are in a Class A uniform then be sure to visit our website www.pack471.org.

If you have not yet registered for the 2014-2015 scout year, please do so either via paypal on our website, via mail to our home (email us for the address) or at the first pack night. If you will not be joining us this year...we will miss you. But, please, email us asap. We are making up rosters for the upcoming year and need to know your son's status.

If you have not yet friended us on Facebook then please do! This is a wonderful way to keep updated on the pack and to view pictures of recent events. This is a closed page and only open to parents of current cub scouts. The name of our page is Cub Scouts Pack 471 Elwood, NY

ALL SCOUTS ARE REQUIRED TO SELL 2 BOXES OF CHOCOLATE to their friends, neighbors, family and parents co-workers ;). BUT....YOU MAY OPT-OUT OF SELLING AND PAY $50. If you choose to opt-out then we MUST know ASAP so we do not order chocolate for your scout. We must receive an email from you by Friday, September 5 stating that you are opting out. A check for $50 must be submitted at the first pack night on September 19th at the check in table.

All scouts will be required to attend a show and sell on a weekend morning in October. The boys will be selling additional chocolate for the pack outside local stores. We promise you...the boys LOVE this event. Those dates will be forthcoming and we encourage you to join your den on their assigned day. If you are unable to attend on your assigned day, please email us with your availability and you will be able to assist another den with their sale. This is usually only about 2 hours.

And finally, we are still accepting new scouts! Bring your scout age friends, family and neighbors (don't have to be Elwood) down to our pack night. We would love to have them join our pack!

We are so excited to begin this adventure with you!

In Scouting,

Amy and Steven Schombs

Co-Committee Chaircouple