What the Entire Pack is "Doing" Together...
Please remember that we have the annual Pack 22 Revue coming up this Monday, February 6 from 6:30-7:30 in the Lilja Cafeteria. Come celebrate the Patriots’ big win with an evening of funny skits and Cub Scout fun. Invite your relatives and friends to see what our Scouts have been working on. The Great Cubini has promised to be there. The new membership cards for 2017 are in and they will be available for pick up on the table by the door. The Bear Den will be doing the flag ceremonies
We will once again be “helping other people” by collecting food donations. The Natick Service Council and A Place to Turn are both participating in a drive over the next couple of weeks to collect food for needy families whose children will be home alone during February break. They are looking for easy to prepare items that kids would like and can make for themselves. Some examples include: easy mac-n-cheese, fruit cups, granola bars, Progresso soups, apple sauce, Pirate’s Booty, microwave popcorn, peanut butter, crackers, etc. As the host Den for the evening, the Bears will be taking the collected items to one of these fine organizations.
The outing to the Nashoba Valley Ski area for snow tubing is just over a week away. If you are planning to go, please bring your payment to the meeting on Monday.
On March 18th, our annual Pinewood Derby will be held in the Lilja Cafeteria from 11:30-4:00. The Tigers will race first and their registration period will be from 11:30-12:00 with the race beginning at 12:15. We encourage all Scouts to come cheer the Tigers on and participate in the vote for most creative car. The older scouts will have registration from 12:30-1:00 with racing starting at 1:15. I have attached the car construction rules for this year.
Also, don’t forget about our Outlaw Race. This is the time to try out any trick you can think of to make a car go as fast as possible. The only rules are it must only be powered by gravity and it must fit on the track. Siblings, friends, parents and others are invited to participate and there will be separate divisions for adults and children. The Outlaw Race will begin at 2:00.
I hope to see you on Monday, Go Pats!
Yours in Scouting,
Jeff Eckelkamp, Cubmaster
The Scouts of the Month for January worked hard and used their heads to complete all the challenges at the Pack 22 Paper Airplane Challenge. They made planes that sailed far and high and did turns and flips. Congratulations to Parker P'an, Will Wright, Sam Van Geel, Kenny Wu, Jack Stephens, Keith Sanborn, Kaspar Pilat, Connor Chvruk, and Zach Saloman.
Our December Scout of the Month is Tyler Evans. Tyler worked very hard and pounded the pavement selling the most wreaths and candles in the Pack by far. Great job Tyler!
November's Scout of the Month worked really hard to "help the Pack go." Finn Sugden led our Pack by selling over $1,500 worth of popcorn. Along with some great prizes, Finn earns the esteem of the rest of the Pack.
The Scout of the Month for October was Matthew Blanchard. Matthew was very Courteous and Kind when he noticed two older people who needed a seat at a restaurant and he urged his family to give their seat away. Matthew is a great example of the Scout Law in action!
October 16th is fast approaching - and so is our October Pack Event. We've got a fun afternoon starting at Noon (12pm) on October 16th. Family members welcome - bring the entire family and make a day of it in Boston!
- guided program ... which one? come and find out
- A Sailor’s
Life for Me? - discover details about the life at sea for new recruits aboard USS Constitution in the early years of the US Navy – the good and
OR the bad
- Invention Factory
- running a Ship like Constitution is hard work. Your group will build a complex machine to help make life easier for sailors in 1812
- tour of the USS Constitution
- access to the interactive Museum
What you need to know
12pm sharp - come a little early
How to Get There:
On your own or you can arrange to car pool with another family / scout - https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/visit/directions-parking/
$0 (Pack picking up the cost ... sell popcorn!)
On your own ... eat something before-hand and eat an early dinner in Boston
Picture ID Required For Adults-Only - Please be aware that visitors must pass through a security inspection and show federal or state photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, before embarking on USS Constitution. Scouts / Children under the age of 18 do not require a photo identification card.
As you all probably know by now we are in the midst of our annual Popcorn Sale fundraiser. Led by our intrepid Popcorn Kernel, Matthew Chase, we hope to top our fundraising from last year. By now you should have received an information packet and order forms in the mail, but if not please contact the Popcorn Kernel, Matthew Chase email@example.com or if your Scout sold so much you need new forms, let Matthew know. For all the details and more info click the link above or in the left navigation bar, under Pack Links.
The proceeds from the sales go to help Scouting with much of the money coming back to the Pack to help pay for things like Pack dues, awards, supplies and events and hopefully in the future as we get better at this we'll be able to offset the costs of more things like T-Shirts and overnights. There's also prizes for individual Scouts who are top sellers.
There are several ways to sell the popcorn from door to door, or canvassing mom or dad's office, you can even take orders online form distant relatives and friends. You can also help out with a Pack Show and Sell, which is when the Pack organizes a table at a local event or business with the Scouts selling to people coming in and out.
All the Scouts who participate a particular day split the proceeds for credit toward prizes. In fact we have a couple coming up in the next few weeks. Spaces are limited so please sign up by going to our Popcorn Page and clicking the links on the right side for the date you can make it. And we'll be hosting more over the next few weekends, announcements to follow. You can also set them up yourselves, just be sure to get permission, and let us know so we can post them.
We know it can seem difficult and the cost of the popcorn is high compared to plain old popcorn, but you need to remind everyone you talk to that they aren't really buying popcorn, they are helping to fund a year in Scouting!
Tucker Higgins is our Scout of the Month for June. Tucker is one of the strongest leaders in our Pack whose dedication to Scouting is impressive. Tucker very ably represented our Pack at the Memorial Day service even though the parade was rained out. Great job Tucker.
Our latest Scout of the Month is Tommy Howell. Tommy took being a helpful Scout to a whole new level at the last Pack Meeting. He was there a half hour early and helped set everything and he stayed to help clean up until everything was done. Great job Tommy!