Pinewood Derby a Winner!
For the second year in a row we teamed up with Pack 3874 for our annual Pinewood Derby, and this year Pack 3880 from Cascade joined us as well. Each unit provided trophies for their own pack's winners, but we also had a special trophy for the Cub Scout who posted the overall fastest race time of the day. The “Grand Champion” trophy was awarded to our own Everett P. Way to go!
Duty to God
Fourteen of our Cubs earned religious emblems in early 2012. The program required boys to work with their parents and pastors on exploring their faith and learning about the connections between Scouting and reverence toward God. Click here for more information about the religious emblem program.
Crossing Over to Adventure
Our pack's three fifth-grade Webelos crossed over into Boy Scouts in a wonderful ceremony conducted by Plymouth's Troop 851. The crossover ceremony took place at our anual Blue and Gold Banquet, help every February to comemorate the anniversary of Scouting. Nearly 90 people enjoyed the great food, awards presentations, and watching our dens perform some funny songs and skits. Thanks to our generous parents, the pack raised more than $2,000 for the Friends of Scouting campaign.
Spreading Christmas Cheer
Several of our Scouts and their parents went to Rocky Knoll Health Care Center December 10 to sing Christmas carols for the residents and staff. Many of the residents came out into the hall to listen to our Scouts sing all the classic holiday songs.
Scouting for Food, To Help Other People
We can be proud of terrific participation in the national Scouting for Food program this year. Coordinating our efforts with Pack 3874, 25 of our boys and their parents canvassed the north side of town with grocery bags on Oct. 15. The following weekend, Plymouth Boy Scouts went door-to-door picking up the bags of donated food which was all delivered to Plymouth's St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. This was truly Scouting ideals in action!
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
On Aug. 1, the pack joined many other Scout units from around the area at Miller Park to watch the Brewers play the St. Louis Cardinals. As part of Scout Night at Miller Park, everyone in uniform got to parade around the field before the game.
Summer Camp!
The Train Depot theme building at Camp Rokilio was the site of much fun and excitement for 4 of our boys and their parents. For three nights and four days they enjoyed archery, BB guns, nature hikes, games, swimming, boating and more. They sang songs and performed skits at the evening campfires; prayed and sang hymns at the outdoor chapel; and ate their fill of (mostly) great food. Additionally, five of our older boys attended summer camp at Camp Twin Lakes, which is just for Webelos. They camped in tents, got to cook over an open fire, learned knife safety, and earned some Webelos activity badges. While there, they earned the coveted AWASE Award, bestowed on those scouts who go above and beyond the basic program offered at camp.
Memorial Day Parade
We joined other Scout units and civic organizations in Plymouth's Memorial Day parade May 30. The boys looked proud in their uniforms and enjoyed waving at family and friends as we made our way up Mill Street.
Clean-Up Project at Generations
In anticipation of the opening of Generations (formerly known as the Plymouth Intergenerational Center), Cub Scouts from Pack 3849 lent a hand cleaning up the grounds on April 30. Several bags of trash were picked up by our boys and the property looks much better thanks to their help.
Winter Candlelight Hike
Cold temps and a fresh blanket of snow did not deter us from participating in the annual Candlelight Hike and Ski at Kettle Moraine State Forest February 5. Despite what the thermometer said, the nighttime walk through the woods was surprisingly pleasant. Lunch bag luminaries lit the way around a 1.2 mile loop in the Zillmer hiking area. The hike ended with a bonfire, hot apple cider and cookies.
Sharing Christmas Joy
Several of our Cubs did their part to bring Christmas joy to less-fortunate children by volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul/Salvation Army Holiday Cheer Toy Drive Dec. 11. Held annually at the Plymouth Armory, donated toys are made available to families needing a little help with their shopping expenses. Our job was to pack up all the unclaimed toys and load them back on the truck. Once again, our boys and parents did the job quickly, efficiently, and happily. Another great display of Scout spirit!

Summertime Pack Award

We have a new ribbon for our flag: The 2010 Summertime Pack Award! This is given to those units that stay active with at least one pack activity in each of the three months of summer. In June, we went to summer camp at Camp Rokilio; July had us cheering on the Brewers at Scout Night at Miller Park; and August was our community service project. We had great participation in all of these events. Six of our Cubs earned pins to wear on their uniforms for participating in all three of our summertime activities. The Wolf den also gets a ribbon of its own for having at least 50 percent participation in each of the summertime activities.

Keeping Our Community Clean
Scouts and several family members spent an August afternoon picking up trash along the banks of the Mullet River. Our community clean-up included four parks in Plymouth: Ha Meyer Nature Park, Stayer Junior Park, Utility Park and the Veterans Memorial Trail. We concluded our service project with a picnic and awards ceremony.