Good evening fellow Webelos Woods survivors,
I just wanted to recap the exciting trip we had this past weekend. This should give you some talking points about what your Scouts did if you were unable to attend. Also, many thanks to the parents that did attend and chipped in to make the weekend great.
This was some of the Scouts first taste of the next level of Scouting. While they may have not done all of the set up, cooking, planning etc. they did have a very important role in all of them. They were put in some situations of critical thinking outside of someone being there giving them the answer…how to stay warm at night, how to administer 1st aid with limited resources in the woods, team building and leadership, knife and axe safety, partner carries, fire building, and probably the parents/leaders favorite… nap, I mean map and compass.
A lot of this was even Scout led by older kids so it was interesting to watch how they interacted different with those a little closer to their age that may have been giving them similar instructions.
I have attached Saturday’s station layout, by Den, so you can see what each group did, in addition to hiking about 7 miles! 😐 We truly enjoyed the experience and hope your Scout did too. Please talk with them on what may have been their most and least favorite as I’d like to include their input on the Council’s review card.
I’d suggest keeping the Webelos Resident camp on your radar this summer (sometime around July) as it is similar but more geared towards a specific field (to be announced later). We’ll pass along more details as we have them, but it typically runs around $150 which is all inclusive (including meals) and is a Thurs-Sun event.
Thanks again for investing in your kid and giving them this Scouting experience.
Thank you everyone for a great turn-out last night! Here are some Pack Updates going into March!
All Payments have been collected!
We will be sending our check off on Thursday!
Once we get confirmation and a final receipt they will provide us with our agenda times.
The AOL den will put together the final agenda and we hope to have that ready by the April Pack Meeting!
We will discuss the Yorktown and answer any questions at that Pack Meeting! (and you can always email us as well!)
We have created a Slack Channel & an email group for those attending the Yorktown as not to bother the whole Pack!
Last night Scout Cards were passed out!
If you didn’t get any please reach out to Ryan via this email OR we have created a SLACK Channel for Scout Cards and you can ask questions or request more cards through that as well!
Our goal as a Pack is to sell 400 cards! That would bring approx $2000 to the Pack!
Remember for every 10 cards the scout sells they get back $10 in CASH!
We don’t have any major activities happening in March as we know Spring Sports & Activities are getting started again!
Keep up to date with your Den Leader for any Den Meeting changes & keep working hard on rank advancement! May will be here before you know it!
We are a year round pack and we love our summer Pack Meetings! Join us for
Rockets: June 4th at the Rescue Park 7pm
Regatta: July 9th at Holy Spirit 7pm (please note this is the 2nd Tuesday bc of July 4th)
Space Derby: August 6th at Holy Spirit 7pm
Rockets will be handed out in May at Crossing over.
Pictures & Social Media
We rely on our parents to take pictures at Den Meetings, Pack Meetings, etc…..if you have any you would like to share please email them to our new Social Media Chair: Melissa Culp at email@example.com
Please also let her know what your group was doing! It is great for our other dens to see what they have to look forward to!
2/15: PWD Movie & Set-Up! Movie, Snack, & Track Set-up, so please bring your whole family for a fun night with the Pack as we get ready to race the cars!! 6-9ish
2/16: Pinewood Derby Race! The doors open at 7:30 if you need to weigh your car or make last minute adjustments (and sign-in), the race starts promptly at 8:30am!
Breakfast and lunch will be served in the concession stand!
We need help in the concession stand and the positions are in small increments so we ask that all of our parents help! Click the link to sign-up.
2/18: We will send out an email to all those attending to finalize all the plans
Final Payment will be collected at the March Pack Meeting
Trip Dates: 4/12-4/14
We only have two more months until our Crossing Over Ceremony (MAY). Please get with your Den Leader to make sure you are on track to make rank at this ceremony!
Please see our latest emails about switching from the Remind App to Slack. If you need the link to join please email us and we will get it to you. Here is a brief use guide:
Once you have the SLACK App loaded you should be able to click the link in the previous email and it will ask you to set up your information. Once you have it set, you will need to click on the SLACK symbol and the click on the word channels. You will need to join each channel you want to be a part of. Everyone needs to be part of #allscout but we also have Den Specific Channels & Event Channels.
Please also allow notifications of SLACK. If you do that it should work similar to texting. This is two way communication so you will be able to respond and ask questions! Please bear with all of us as we get used to this new system. SLACK will allow us to communicate any last minute changes or reminders to the group.
Here is a recap of the meeting from 1/8/19:
PACK 83 BUSINESS UPDATES
Due to the length of our Pack Meetings and age range of our kids we have decided to no longer discuss business items at the Pack Meeting. We want to make sure we are giving enough time to our scouts for their advancement recognition, exciting events and WHOLE pack game time.
The Pack meetings are designed to be spent together as a Pack and while we are very active and have a lot going on we believe we have strong communication and can rely on:
Notes handed out at the Pack Meeting
Slack App Texting: CLICK HERE (Actually Check your email so we don’t get spammers trying to join)
If you ever have any questions about what you see in these notes or in an email you can always ask Jennifer Seeley (Committee Chair) directly or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Important Dates:
1/8/19: January Pack Meeting, derby cars handed out
1/19: Holy Spirit Spaghetti Dinner, please wear Class A if you attend or volunteer.
To Volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054caeaf2eaafb6-spaghetti
1/26: Pinewood Derby Build Clinic & Shed/Trailer Clean-Up
2/5: Blue & Gold Pack Meeting, dessert will be served, celebration of Scouting: starts @6:30pm
2/15: Pinewood Derby Movie & Set-Up Night @ 6pm
2/16: Pinewood Derby Event 7:30am-Noonish, concessions served
4/12-4/14: Yorktown Spring Camping Trip
Pinewood Derby Build Clinic & Shed Clean-Up: Our Bears are heading up the PWD Build Clinic. If it’s your first year or you need help with your car you are welcome to come for tips and pointers! We will have tools on site available for use.
We also need help cleaning up the trailer and moving items into our shed. This affects the whole Pack and we need volunteers to help us get organized. We will be doing this at the same time as the PWD build clinic so if you are set with your car, please help us clean the shed/trailer!
Blue & Gold: The Blue & Gold is meant to celebrate the “birthday” of scouting! We have a great night planned for you and your family! You are welcome to bring family & friends! This will be held during our February Pack Meeting.
Blue & Gold Dessert Contest: Once again we will have a dessert contest with prizes to give!
You can participate in one of the below categories:
Best Scout Theme
Best Overall Design
Best Animal Design
Volunteer Help with Pack: We are searching for a new Committee Chair to take over officially 1/1/2020. That may seem far away but you would start working with the new Committee Chair now to help with all the big events so you will be ready to take over 100% next January. If you are interested please email Jennifer Seeley at email@example.com
Committee Chair Role & Responsibilities
Maintain a close relationship with the chartered organization representative and the chartered organization to cultivate harmonious relations and maintain communications.
Confer with the Cubmaster on policy matters relating to Cub Scouting and the chartered organization.
Supervise pack committee operation by
— Calling and presiding at pack leaders’ meetings.
— Assigning duties to committee members.
— Planning for pack charter review, roundup, and re-registration.
— Approving bills before payment by the pack treasurer.
Conduct the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders’ meetings.
Ask the committee to assist with recommendations for Cubmaster, assistant Cubmasters, and den leaders, as needed.
• Recognize the need for more dens, and see that they are formed as needed.
• Work with the chartered organization representative to provide adequate and safe facilities for pack meetings.
• Cooperate with the Cubmaster on council-approved money-earning projects so the pack can earn money for materials and equipment.
• If the Cubmaster is unable to serve, assume active direction of the pack until a successor is recruited and registered.
• Appoint a committee member or other registered adult to be responsible for Youth Protection training.
• Develop and maintain strong pack-troop relationships, and work closely with the unit commissioner and other pack and troop leaders in bringing about a smooth transition of Webelos Scouts into the troop.
• Support the policies of the BSA.
• Make recommendations regarding pack leadership to the chartered organization for final approval of pack leadership.
• Recruit the Cubmaster and one or more assistant Cub masters, with the chartered organization approval.
• Coordinate the pack’s program and the chartered organization’s program through the chartered organization representative.
• Help with pack charter renewal.
• Help stimulate the interest of adult family members through proper programming.
This weekend is our Fall Pack Camp-Out! Here are a few important details to keep in mind!
1. We don’t normally do a RSVP but we know Hurricane Matthew may have changed a few plans. If you plan on attending please complete this form: https://goo.gl/forms/XuSeO9tLGPD95g3R2
If you don’t think you can attend but last minute plans change, you are always welcome to attend. This just give us the ability to plan a bit in advance!
2. The Camp-Out will be at NEW COVENANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (not Holy Spirit). It begins at 2pm on 10/20 and ends at 8:30am on 10/21. Address: 14514 Lucia Riverbend Hwy, Mt. Holly NC
3. Scouts are asked to wear a Class B if they have it, but to bring their Class A with them so they can wear it for the Campfire Program.
4. If you haven’t camped or camped with us please use this list as a reference of items you can bring. At the bottom of the list are tips from other parents!
5. We are providing Water Coolers and BBQ for the camp-out. Please CLICK HERE to bring some additional items we will need for dinner and dessert! THANK YOU as our list is almost full but there are a few items left!
6. Please don’t forget your re-fillable water bottle! We will have plenty of water but no plastic water bottles!
We always have so much fun at the camp-out and it is a great way for our families to get to know each other! This also prepares you for the Spring Camp-out!
We can’t wait to see you on Saturday!
I wanted to provide a quick recap of the meeting last night for everyone. I hope this helps those who missed it and our new recruits who will be joining us soon. This will be more of a bullet point list than a full synopsis.
2018-2019 Meeting Times
Tigers: Tuesday’s at 7pm
Wolves: Thursday’s at 7pm
Bears: Thursdays at 6:30pm
Webelos: Thursday 6:30pm
AOL: Tuesday’s at 7pm
As always these meetings are 2nd and 4th weeks of the month. Pack meetings are 1st Tuesday of every month.
Just like last year, Dens will have individual responsibilities to plan and execute certain events. The responsibilities are as follow:
Lions: Nothing as you’re new and have a lot to learn already.
Tigers: Fall and Spring, Scouting for food. Fall scouting for food is November 10 for distribution and 17th for pickup. Spring TBD. Maps are on the google drive.
Wolves: Fall Camp out to include place, games, activities to earn badges, and food.
Bears: Pine Wood Derby build clinic in January and event in February.
Webelos: Blue and Gold in February and Crossing Over in May.
AOL: Spring Camping Trip
Class B Shirt
There is a T-Shirt design contest starting TODAY that runs for 2 weeks. Get your design’s into the cub master email address if you have a submission for a pack class B shirt. 1 submission per family and we are trying to get it out by the fall camp out.
Popcorn online sales are already started. Sign up for a Trails-End account and try to sell at least 1 item. For every 10 kids that sign up and sell 1 item the pack gets a $10 gift card which we will give back in a raffle to a scout. For every online sale you complete, you are entered into a raffle to win a trip to Disney World for you and your family. SignupGenius.com signups for Tractor Supply Slots and Lowe’s slots is going live soon. Stay tuned for a 2018 dedicated popcorn page with all that information on it. We covered a LOT of info about popcorn last night so if you missed it, reach out to this years Popcorn Kernel: Adam Coleman or his wife Meredith Coleman. I will recap a lot of that info on the popcorn page soon.
The pack is moving away from disposable water bottles. If you commit to sell popcorn your scout gets a free bottle. If you want an extra one they are $5.00 each. All of our events in the future we will not provide bottled water. We will have larger coolers with water that the scouts may use to fill their bottles with.
Recruitment is coming up so speak to all your friends and encourage your scout to recruit at school with their friends. We hope to have another great year ahead of us!
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
537 N. Highway 16.
Denver, NC 28037