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Thursday, August 20th: Pinewood Derby at the Cresskill Recreation Center Outdoor Pavilion - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

  • Weigh-in is at 6:00 pm. Cars should be ready to race at weigh-in. So paint must be dry and the cars at their race weight, not to exceed 5 oz.

  • As a reminder, the rules of the pinewood derby can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/cresskill-cub-scouts/pinewood-derby

  • Please contact me if you never picked up your pinewood derby kit or perhaps have misplaced it since January, as we have a few extra.

  • Scouts should come in Uniform

  • All scouts and attendees must also bring and wear an appropriate cloth or medical facemask. We will have hand sanitizer available throughout the evening.

Please read the following for information related to social distancing and safety precautions. Please contact me if you have any concerns or questions about attending.

We will conduct a temperature check and screening for all attendees. Anyone with a fever greater than 100.4 or who recently consumed fever reducing medicine will not be permitted to attend.

Please do not come If you or your children have a fever or are experiencing covid-19 symptoms or if anyone in your household is currently diagnosed with COVID 19. Below is a list of COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Precautions and mitigation strategies are important, but they cannot eliminate the potential for exposure to COVID-19 or any other illness when in-person activities resume. People with COVID-19 may show no signs or symptoms of illness, but they can spread the virus. Some people may be contagious before their symptoms occur. The fact is that someone with COVID-19 may pass the required health screenings and be allowed into program activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. If you are in this group, please ensure you have approval from your health care provider prior to resuming in-person Scouting activities.

Every member, volunteer and family must evaluate their unique circumstances and make an informed decision before attending in-person activities. We hope this information will be helpful as you make that choice.

For updates, please monitor https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus

Please enjoy this article and the video below to learn about the science of winning pinewood derby cars.

https://boyslife.org/hobbies-projects/projects/138909/use-science-to-make-a-fast-pinewood-derby-car/

March 25: Next Pack meeting: Pinewood Derby Workshop 6:30 at Cresskill Recreation center.

At this meeting we hold our annual pinewood derby.

As a reminder, the rules of the pinewood derby can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/cresskill-cub-scouts/pinewood-derby

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

In the meantime, please enjoy this article and the video below to learn about the science of winning pinewood derby cars.

https://boyslife.org/hobbies-projects/projects/138909/use-science-to-make-a-fast-pinewood-derby-car/

January 22: Next Pack meeting: Pinewood Derby Workshop 6:30 at Cresskill Recreation center.

At this meeting we will hand out pinewood derby kits and the kids will have the opportunity to start designing and building their pinewood derby cars.

Scouts should be in Uniform. There is nothing else to bring but yourselves.

If you, have not yet paid your dues for the year they need to be paid at this meeting. Check should be written payable to pack 121 for $200.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

In the meantime, please enjoy this article and the video below to learn about the science of winning pinewood derby cars.

https://boyslife.org/hobbies-projects/projects/138909/use-science-to-make-a-fast-pinewood-derby-car/

December 18 - Pack meeting - International holiday dinner - Bring a dish to share

The theme for next Wednesday's Cub Scout Pack meeting is Reverence, one of the 12 points of the Scout Law.

  • December 18th - 6:30 pm at the Cresskill Community Center, 100 3rd St.

  • We will also be holding our first Paper Airplane Derby - Scouts will build paper airplanes during the meeting and compete against one another to see who's plane flies the farthest and who has the best looking and most creative plane.

  • Please bring a food dish to the meeting that is representative of your families cultural identity to share with others, preferably something they can eat with their hands, although we will have plates and forks.

  • Dishes with nuts should be labeled

  • Scouts should come in uniform.

Looking forward to sharing our cultures with one another and celebrating respect and reverence for one another our traditions.

Next Pack meeting: 6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 20th at Cresskill Recreation center

The overall aims of scouting are to develop a child's character, train him in good citizenship, and encourage him to become more fit—physically, mentally, and morally.

The vision of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

This month's pack meeting will focus on the elements and meaning of the 12 points of the scout law. We will also make decorations to hang on the Cresskill town holiday tree.

  • Scouts should be in Uniform.

  • FOOD DRIVE: Please bring one or two light weight dry food items to this meeting to support the local food drive for the holidays: cereals, mac & cheese kits, pasta, rice, etc. Please use the green NVE bags to bring these to the meeting.

  • If you have not yet paid your dues, please bring a check payable for $200 to "Pack 121"

Cub Scout Pack Kick-off meeting and sign-up for new members.

Wednesday September 18th, 6:30 - 8 pm, Cresskill Recreation Center:

Featuring, Magician David Funn : Children will be amazed and delighted with the fun and exciting magic tricks that will capture their imagination and attention.

Boys in Kindergarten thru 5th grade can join Cub Scouts Pack 121

  • This pack meeting is open and free for all Cub Scouts & boys interested in joining Cresskill Pack 121, as well as their parents and siblings.

  • Registration forms will be available.

Please share with your your friends and bring your siblings.

Date Change for May Cub Scout Pack meeting and lost wolf cub hat

The date of our May pack meeting will now be on May 15th.

We are moving it up earlier from the 22nd to avoid a conflict with the Bryan School K- 5 Learning Fair.

This is not one to miss, as we will be making and launching air-powered rockets.

Also, if your wolf cub lost their hat at the last meeting, let me know as we found it.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at 6:30 pm on May 15th at the Cresskill recreation center.

Our next Pack meeting is Wednesday April 24th.

  • This meeting will be focused on health and fitness.

  • We will be spending some time outside during our meeting and fingers crossed, it looks like the weather is cooperating to make it a great evening.

  • There will be running, jumping, and likely a fair amount of sweating.

  • Scouts should wear a t-shirt under their uniform, so they can remove their uniform shirt for the running and jumping exercises.

Please get ready for a great time at this next event where the scouts will compete in various activities.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at 6:30 at the Cresskill Community center.

Congratulations to all who competed in our annual pinewood derby.

Our next Pack meeting is Wednesday April 24th.

  • This meeting will be focused on health and fitness.

  • Please get ready for a great time at this next event where the scouts will compete in various activities.

  • More details to come.

Looked like everyone had a great time designing and getting started with their pinewood derby cars at our are last pack meeting. Please contact me if you were unable to attend and need a pinewood derby set.

As reminder the pinewood derby will be on March 27th at the Cresskill recreation center. See below for more details on the pinewood derby and an additional wood cutting session you can attend.

Feb 27: Blue and Gold Awards Banquet

  • 6:30 pm at Cresskill recreation center.

  • We encourage both parents to be present for this recognition event. Scouts will be presented with the scout ranks earned in the previous year and all skill awards and ranks earned so far this year.

  • Pizza will be served.

March 6: Workshop to work on Pinewood derby cars

6:30 at Cresskill Recreation Center

We will have an electric saw available for those who need cars cut and a scale to weigh cars.

Our next Pack meeting will be our Blue and Gold Banquet on Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30 pm.

We will be meeting at the Cresskill Community Center, 100 3rd St, Cresskill, NJ 07626

The Blue and Gold banquet is where we recognize the achievements our scouts have earned during the past year. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

As a reminder the Pinewood Derby will be on March 27th.

Happy Holidays Cub Scouts,

The theme for our Pack meeting this Wednesday, December 19 is Respect, one of the 12 points of the Scout Law.

We will be meeting at 6:30 pm at the Cresskill Community Center, 100 3rd St, Cresskill, NJ 07626

  • Please bring a food dish to the meeting that is representative of your families cultural identity to share with others, preferably something they can eat with their hands, although we will have plates and forks.

  • Dishes with nuts should be labeled

  • Scouts should come in uniform.

Looking forward to sharing our cultures with one another and celebrating respect for one another.

Wednesday, November 28th, at 6:30 pm is our next pack meeting at the Cresskill Recreation Center. We will be making wildlife edible decorations for Cresskill town tree lighting event.

  • Scouts should be in uniform for this meeting.

  • If you have not paid your dues, please bring them to this next meeting

  • Remember to go to www.Pack121.org for additional info

We are starting to schedule Den meetings and need additional parent volunteers to help with the Den meetings particularly for the Lions (Kindergarten) and Wolf (2nd grade) Dens.

Den meetings are get togethers just for the scouts in each level. We aim to have one Den meeting, and one Pack meeting each month, except the Webelos Den, which has weekly Den meetings.

The Boy Scouts produces a tremendous amount of material to help out with these meetings - they have meeting plans that cover everything you need to know, and I and other experienced leaders can help out as well.

Please email cs121cubmaster@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out as a leader. We welcome parents in all levels to be leaders, but we have a strong need for Tiger and Wolf Den leaders.

Active Den leaders receive a credit towards half of their child's dues in the next year.

New 6:30 pm is the new start time for pack meetings beginning November 28th and going forward

10/24 Campfire /Hike RSVP

  • Use this link to let us know you are coming and how many you are bringing siblings are welcome.

  • Be there at 6:00 pm start time - we will end around 8:30.

  • We do not recommend scouts wear their uniform for this event. Wear comfortable warm clothes and shoes appropriate for walking in the woods.

  • We also recommend you bring a folding chair/camp chair for the adults in your party.

  • Remember to bring your registration (for new scouts) and dues (all scouts). Click here for Dues info.

  • We will be serving hotdogs, chips, drinks and roasting marshmallows.

  • Directions to campfire/hike location

Popcorn sales end this month (October): Bring your sales sheets with you to the campfire/hike on 10/24.

New 6:30 start for pack meetings beginning November 28th

Registration/dues drop off and Q&A with leaders October 17, 7:00 pm Cresskill Recreation Center

  • Please stop by and drop off your registration form and dues.

  • Pack leaders will be available to answer questions about uniforms, patch placement, popcorn sales, or anything else Cubscout related.

  • Link to info about dues

Cub Scout Pack Kick-off meeting and sign-up for new members.

Wednesday September 26th, 7 - 8 pm Cresskill Recreation Center:

Featuring, Rapp'n with Raptors: Cub Scouts will observe several live raptors up close and learn about their behavior, physiology, adaptations, ecological importance & natural history. Hands-on artifacts and demonstrations will capture their imagination. Boys

K to 5th grade can join Cub Scouts Pack 121

  • This pack meeting is open and free for all Cub Scouts & boys interested in joining Cresskill Pack 121.

  • Registration forms will be available.

Our Pack cookout will be 1:00 - 5:30 pm on June 16th at Camp Alpine Northern NJ Council, Ruckman Rd & Anderson, Alpine, NJ 07620 . There will not be a separate pack meeting in June. Lookout for an email from the cubmaster with additional information.

Camp Alpine Directions

  • Go north on Piermont Road from Cresskill towards Closter and proceed to Ruckman Road

  • Turn right on to Ruckman Road and follow it to camp entrance

  • Proceed to camp camp road-parking lot is on the left

There will not be a July pack meeting. The next meeting after our June 16th cookout will be in August.