Pack News

What the Entire Pack is "Doing" Together...

New Facebook Group

posted Aug 27, 2018, 11:00 AM by Daniel Srinivasan

Join our new FB group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Pack19Tampa/

We will transition photo sharing to this group.  This is a members only group.  Please request access so one of the admins can approve your request and grant you access.

Once in, please share any photos you have from pack meetings, outings or camp outs.

Reach out to Daniel Srinivasan with any questions or suggestions.

Welcome Back!

posted Aug 17, 2018, 9:58 PM by Daniel Srinivasan   [ updated Aug 17, 2018, 10:06 PM ]

Welcome back, Scouts!! 

We are very excited about the upcoming year.  There are several camping trips and outings already scheduled and several more in the works.

Make sure you are at the this school year's first Pack meeting - 6:00 PM at the American Legion on Wednesday, August 22nd.

See you there!

We are now on Instagram!!!

posted May 11, 2018, 8:08 AM by Daniel Srinivasan   [ updated Aug 17, 2018, 10:06 PM ]

@pack19tampa  

Follow us there!

Blue & Gold Ceremony

posted May 11, 2018, 8:07 AM by Daniel Srinivasan   [ updated Aug 17, 2018, 10:06 PM ]

This year's Blue & Gold ceremony, celebrating our boys' accomplishments, is today at 6:00 PM at the Barksdale Building

Announcing the Pack 19 Uniform Closet!

posted Aug 27, 2017, 8:24 PM by Daniel Srinivasan

As Pack 19 continues to grow, so to do our scouts, who may have old uniform items at home that they have outgrown. This year, Pack 19 will begin an Uniform Closet, where scouts can donate their usable uniform items, and also claim donated uniform items for use.  We hope to help families looking to get into scouting, and to reuse and recycle usable uniforms items within the Pack.  We will be collecting the following items at all pack meetings:
  • Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Belts
  • Neckerchiefs
  • Slides
  • Hats
Please help us by donating any of these items you might have at the next pack meeting!
If you have any questions about the Uniform Closet, please contact Meridith Marks at mcstephen@gmail.com.

To see what's in the closet, click on the "Uniform Closet" link to the left.

Miss a Pack Meeting? See what you missed here....

posted Aug 24, 2017, 9:18 PM by Daniel Srinivasan   [ updated Aug 26, 2017, 8:49 AM ]

Pack meeting minutes and other electronic documents will be posted under "Pack Meeting Minutes" link to the left.


Council Merger - Greater Tampa Bay Area Council

posted May 19, 2016, 7:06 AM by Andy Bennett

Effective May 1, 2016 there is no more Gulf Ridge Council.  Pack 19 now falls under the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council.  

"The Gulf Ridge Council and the West Central Council have agreed that the service to youth will be promoted and administrative efficiencies will be effected by the formation of a new Scout council that consists of a merger of the two councils. Therefore, the Gulf Ridge Council will merge with the West Central Council and the name of the surviving corporation, West Central Council shall be changed to “Greater Tampa Bay Area Council, Inc.,” Boy Scouts of America, upon the effective date of merger. Each council shall provide the surviving corporation with a list of, and all title documents to all of its property, real and personal, tangible and intangible, and every other asset, including operating, capital and endowment accounts and those rights which it enjoys as a beneficiary of a trust or similar arrangement, and all of its records, all of which property, assets, rights and records shall inure to the benefit of the surviving corporation."

Source: http://www.wcfcbsa.org/document/plan-of-merger-document/158287 

CROSSOVER

posted May 4, 2016, 6:31 AM by Andy Bennett

The Blue and Gold Banquet is a special time on the Cub Scout calendar.  It marks a time to celebrate and recognize all the accomplishments of our Scouts over the last year.  Our Pack is now in its second year and continuing to grow.  This will be our first year to have Scouts crossover (graduate) from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.  Their entire year has been dedicated to learning about the Boy Scout method and how it differs from the way Cub Scouting works.  

This year our four Arrow of Light Scouts will be crossing over to the Boy Scout Troops they have selected.  Our Webelos will pick up to be the senior guys in the Pack.  Bears will learn what it means to be Webelos.  Wolves will get to earn those Totem Chits by learning pocket knife safety.  And our Tigers will no longer be the little guys.  They will become Wolves and learn to run with the Pack.  

As we see our Arrow of Light Scouts move on to their Troops, I say good luck, have fun and always DO YOUR BEST and BE PREPARED!!  We are all so proud of you.

PINEWOOD DERBY!!

posted Jan 23, 2016, 10:50 AM by Andy Bennett

Calling all Scouts and Scouters!!  It is Pinewood Derby time.  On Feb 6, 2016 Pack 19 will continue a time-honored Cub Scout reaching back to 1953.  Cars will reach blazing speeds of up to 20 MPH zooming down the track.  We will recognize first, second and third place for Tigers, Cubs (Wolf and Bear) and Webelos.  We will also recognize the Cubs' Choice for best car as voted by the Scouts.  

Cars can be purchased at the Scout Office or online.  Just make sure to complete your cars prior to 6 Feb, 2016 so your completed car can participate in the race.  Rules can be found on the box or 

http://www.pinewoodpro.com/pinewood-derby-cars-rules.php

New Addition to Pack 19!!

posted Nov 4, 2015, 5:34 AM by Andy Bennett

As Cubmaster I have the privilege to watch our sons grow and learn through Scouting.  At every level of the Pack we have new experiences taking place.  From Neil and Aidan striking their first matches at the Spook-o-Ree while starting the coals for Sunday breakfast, to Christian setting up his first tent, to Kaz learning how to use his foot to put in a stake without bending it.  In a few years we will have another cub learning!  We are very thankful for our newest addition and Andrew couldn't be happier to have a little brother!

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