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Camp Navajo 2013

posted Sep 2, 2013, 6:06 PM by Pack 451

Our Webelos Scouts went to Camp Navajo, part of Tomahawk Scout Reservation, August 7-10, and some of the boys were able to stay another day for Outpost.  We enjoyed a meal with Boy Scout Troop 449, camping, BB guns, archery, swimming, the climbing wall and lots of other great activities.  We worked on the Outdoorsman, Naturalist and Forester activity badges, and a good time was had by all.

Annual Planning Meeting 6/19

posted Jun 5, 2013, 8:11 PM by Pack 451   [ updated Jun 5, 2013, 8:25 PM ]

The Pack Committee will be meeting at the Abbotts' home on Wednesday, June 19, to plan our calendar for the 2013-2014 activity year.  Be sure to complete the survey so we know what to plan to do, and come to the meeting to find out how you can become more involved as a leader in the Pack.  Almost all Pack-wide positions will be open soon, and the boys need your help.  No experience is required, and the training is available online and with the current leaders.  All positions offer the opportunity to have lots of fun with your son!

Spring Campout

posted Jun 5, 2013, 8:06 PM by Pack 451

Once again, the Pack celebrated Mother's Day weekend at Camp Sacajawea.  Dinner was prepared by two excellent chefs (one a professional), and it has been described as the best meal on a campout in Pack history!  Check out the slideshow!

Pinewood Derby January 2013

posted Apr 28, 2013, 7:29 PM by Pack 451

The Pack's Pinewood Derby was again held at Valley Middle School in Apple Valley with an amazing range of designs.  The Scouts with the fastest cars moved on to the district competition, and everyone had a great time.  The fastest car there was actually made by a younger brother of one of our Scouts!

Polar Cubs 2013

posted Apr 28, 2013, 7:22 PM by Pack 451

Scouts of all levels enjoyed a variety of fun winter activities including tubing, mushroom ball, broom ball along with throwing hatchets, sawing logs and drinking hot chocolate.  At our cabins, we played different card and board games, and the cooking of Mr. Abbott was excellent as always.

Okpik Trip January 2013

posted Apr 28, 2013, 6:47 PM by Pack 451   [ updated Apr 28, 2013, 6:49 PM ]

Six Webelos and five fathers traveled up to the Northern Tier High Adventure Base outside of Ely in January.  We enjoyed snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, sliding, building a quinzee, dog sledding, and ice fishing while learning more about how to have fun and stay warm in cold temperatures.

Website Updates Coming Soon

posted Apr 19, 2013, 7:36 PM by Pack 451   [ updated Apr 19, 2013, 7:51 PM ]

We are in the process of updating our site.  The calendar shows activities for the Pack for the next few weeks, and we will be adding stories of recent activities too.  We have been busy, and we cannot wait to show you!
Contact our Leaders if you have any questions!

Pack 451 Salvation Army Bell Ringing

posted Nov 26, 2012, 5:26 AM by Pack 451

Pack 451 Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Following is the schedule for Pack 451 Salvation Army Bell Ringing. If you would like to add or remove your name from this list, please email Lisa McKeown at:

Location: Cub Foods Main Entrance (Diffley at Lexington)
When:  Saturday, December 8, 2012 1-4

1 pm - 1:45pm     Trey and Trevor Howard
                          Monty and Brady Amundson

1:45 - 2:30 pm      Mike and Josh Broeker and Jack Kelly
                          Mike and Sam Abbott

2:30 - 3:15 pm       Lisa and Connor McKeown and Regan Nguyen
                           possibly Simon Friend

3:15 - 4 pm    Andy, Ben, Sam Fischer
                    Mike and Brady Sauve (if needed)
                    Rick, AJ and Karson Thissen
                    LJ and Vincent Marciano
                    Jacob Olson

If there are changes to the list, we'll send out an updated list a few days prior to Bell Ringing.  Right now we are only scheduled for the Main Entrance but if more volunteers come forward, I will sign us up for the south entrance as well.

Thank you for Doing the Most Good by volunteering to bell ring for The Salvation Army! Your generous donation of time will make a difference in the lives of Twin Cities’ residents in need.

A kettle and bell should be waiting for you at the stand when you arrive. If these items are not present, please be patient – our staff might be running a few minutes late with delivery. When your shift is finished, please leave the bell by the kettle stand for the next ringer and make sure the kettle remains locked to the stand. If you are on the last shift, leave the bell next to the kettle for Salvation Army staff to collect; you are free to leave the kettle, as it is securely locked.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing Video:  OR

What to wear: plan on being outside for the entire 45 minutes. (Ideally the boys would wear their uniform, but it will be too cold for that.)

Can we bring our own bell and a santa hat? Yes.  There should be two bells and two salvation army aprons.  Bring additional bells if you want your own!

Can we sing Christmas Carols?  Yes.  In fact, I have noticed that people like to give money when kids are singing!!! Plus, this usually makes adults smile!!

Can I give out Christmas treats/gifts to shoppers?
We ask that while you are volunteering you do not give items such as candy canes, flyers or other items to shoppers. As part of our agreement with the stores, we are not allowed to give out items or promotional materials at the kettle.

Lisa McKeown Contact Information: 612-418-3012
Kettle Emergency Contact Information: 651-303-5055 (if kettle is extremely full)
YouTube - Videos from this email

Cub Scout Xtravaganza-DECEMBER l, 20l2

posted Nov 21, 2012, 6:04 AM by Pack 451

You already know why Cub Scouting is awesome.
Now show your friends for free on December 1.
OR BY CALLING 763-23l-720l


Climbing Wall
Pinewood Derby Track
Guitar Hero

DECEMBER l, 20l2
Base Camp
201 Bloomington Road
Fort Snelling, MN
9:00 a.m - Noon

Boys from Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Cost: Must bring a friend new to Scouting!

BONUS: If your friend joins a Pack, you will receive a FREE PUMP ROCKET!

*Participants must fill out the standard Base Camp waiver.

God and Family Religious Classes

posted Oct 12, 2012, 12:06 PM by Pack 451

God and Family Religious Classes
4-5th grade boys & girls in scouts, 4H, Campfire, and American Heritage Girls
Emanuel Lutheran Church (2075 East 70th Street, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076--Hwy 52 at 70th Street)

Sunday 10/14, 5:30- 7 p.m.  Makeup: Tues. 10/16, 6:30- 8 p.m.
Sunday 10/21, 5:30- 7 p.m.  Makeup: Tues. 10/23, 6:30- 8 p.m.     
Thursday 11/13, 6:30-8 p.m.(With Pizza)  Makeup, if needed

To Register call Gretchen Fett (Pack 455, Troop 458) at 651-552-8975 or

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