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
Weblos: 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.
Weblos: 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!
This is your reminder we have our first Pack Meeting of 2018 Tuesday 9/4/18 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in the Gym. Please arrive at 6:45 so we can begin promptly at 7pm as we have a lot to cover.
Also get ready for the popcorn kickoff page to become live. You can find that HERE
Hello everyone. I have to say I dropped the ball on the pre-campout website blast. I apologize for that, but let me sum up some things that are going on in Pack 83. First, thanks to everyone who came out to the Crossing Over ceremony. It was a huge success and very important to the boys. We are all excited about what next year will hold.
Speaking of next year: We’re moving! Yes that’s right, and I’m sure you’ve all heard it by now. Holy Spirit Church on Highway 16 has opened their doors and welcomed us into their facilities. We are thrilled to have such a great meeting space, and we’re beyond excited that they really want us there to be our partner. They have high regard for the scouting programs and are happy we are coming to their church. What this means for us in the short term is once school lets out we will need some help moving our existing supplies and stock to their facilities. Be on the look out for an email asking for volunteers. We would love to have some trucks or trailers help. This means long term your meeting space and drive will change. I added a link to their address above if you need directions.
Hold up! Our next activity after our move will be model rockets! We will NOT be meeting at Holy Spirit to shoot our rockets off yet. We will be at Rescue park next to the charter school on June 6th at 6:30pm. There is a very important parent meeting before we shoot the rockets off so please arrive promptly by 6:30pm. We will be discussing the new pack location among other things. If you have not received your rocket kit yet please contact your den leader or any other leader on here to arrange to get one. You can reach us on the contact page or via leader pages. It’s best to start early on this one as it takes some time to build the rocket in stages between glue drying.
Moving on, I’d like to thank the parents and volunteers who helped make the spring camp out so successful. I’m not sure about you but I had an absolute blast at the camp. We tried having volunteers lead different rotations to give the kids a chance to pick things they’re interested in. Here is a list of some of the awesome rotations we had going at the camp:
I’d like to give a huge thanks to everyone who helped set each of those events up to make the trip so fun. From the feedback I received, I think everyone really enjoyed the facilities at Bob Hardin as well. There was plenty of space to play, swim, and just be scouts. Personally I enjoyed camping with the older boy scouts as well. It gave us an opportunity to see how the older boys prepare, act, and plan for their own camp outs. I’m not sure we’ve ever done that before. Again, thank you everyone who came and made this such an awesome trip. Please go check our Facebook page to see all of the pictures from the trip.
To close out this post, I’m updating the calendar as we speak for our next summer events ALL summer events require class B shirt! The next things we have scheduled are:
If you have any questions about anything listed above, our recent meetings, BSA and our stance on co-ed integration for scouts, please reach out to the pack leaders. I hope to see you all again soon at the Rocket Launch Pad!
We hope you had a great Spring Break!
Our Pack Meeting for this month is on Tuesday April 10th at 7pm. We will be meeting at NEW COVENANT CHURCH ( 14514 Lucia Riverbend Hwy, Mt Holly, NC 28120)
PLEASE bring your SCOUT CARD MONEY to this Pack Meeting
PLEASE consider bringing a snack that we can donate to our local schools
Thank you so much for your contributions last month, we were able to help St James Elem and Catawba Springs Elem!
We will be discussing the Pack decision regarding the changes to the BSA, our Spring Camp-out and our Crossing Over/Making Rank Ceremony.
A Couple of other things:
CubScout Odyssey 2018 is May 18th-20th in Rutherfordton, NC: https://www.piedmontcouncilbsa.org/csodyssey
CubScout Day Camp will be 6/18-22nd for the Heartland District: https://www.piedmontcouncilbsa.org/daycamps (rising 2nd-5th) $75 if registered by May 18th and $100 if after.
I recommend Day Camp as a great way to get some requirements completed for your Scouts new rank!
See you Tuesday!
Pack Members: We have had a lot of changes lately with the pack. I’d like to recap some of that here and remind everyone what to look for. Hills Chapel has encoutered severe financial hardships and can no longer support the program. Graciously New Covenant United Methodist Church (14514 Lucia Riverbend Hwy, Mt Holly, NC 28120) has allowed us to host some of our next meetings there. We will confirm each meeting before it happens to make sure that everyone knows WHERE we will meet. We will be finalizing the new recharter with Holy Spirit Church on business 16. We will begin the full transition this summer and will need some help during that process. Stay tuned for more info on this later.
In a week we have the Derby Setup and Race at Optimist Club Recreation Center (8160 Optimist Club Rd, Denver, NC 28037). The setup is Friday (3-16-18) night and the race starts at 8am Saturday morning (3-17-18). Make sure you come to the setup Friday so you can pre-weigh in your car and make sure it will pass inspection Saturday morning. We will also have concessions available for Saturday. Small breakfast and lunch items like hot dogs, chips, etc will be for sale for for nominal fee. Please bring several dollars. Please reach out to your den leaders or pack leaders if you have any questions.
Scout discount cards were handed out at the last meeting. These are extremely helpful for the pack. Please arrange to get your 10 cards if you haven’t done so already. If you sell all 10 you will get $10. We only have 1 month to sell them and turn in the funds at the next pack meeting. If you sell more than 10 we have several incentives setup to help offset summer camp.
Finally, we have rescheduled the crossing over ceremony to coincide with the May 1st pack meeting. Please make every effort to be here and support your fellow pack members. This is a big deal.
We will post more info about the spring camp out later too. Keep an eye out for emails about not only the camp out but also all the next meeting locations and changes.
EDIT: Please see the latest newsletter under the ‘Files’ section of the website for some important info.
We have had some date changes for our events come up due to unforeseen reasons. Please see the email that was sent out. The highlights are that the Derby Setup and Race day have changed respectively to March 16 and 17 at East Lincoln Optimist Club complex at Optimist Club Road.
The Charlotte 49er’s are holding a Scout Night on Saturday Feb 3rd at 7pm. You attend the game OR you can attend & sleepover! We would like to make this a group event! If we get more than 10 scouts to attend they will announce over the scoreboard and if we get 15 or more, they can have their picture taken on the court.
Also stay up to date on our communications by visiting our Newsletter Page where we keep a running of all of our old correspondence.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out via the website contact form or call your leaders.
We have recently added an archive to the website of all of the newsletters we have sent out regarding upcoming events and other important info. Unfortunately, we spend a lot of time answering emails and calls about things that have been covered in our newsletters. We all donate our time and energy to the wonderful organization of scouting, but we’d like to cut back on the repetitiveness of some of our duties. Please follow this Newsletter Link to find answers to view all of our old newsletters and communications. You can also navigate there yourself by going to the upper menu above to “Files -> Newsletter Emails”. Thank you for understanding.
Calling all Scouts! We have several upcoming events that just went out in our newsletter. First and foremost we need a LOT of help to pickup all of those food bags we delivered last weekend. I know several families spent a long time last weekend delivering to all the neighborhoods. Please show up at 9 am this Saturday the 18th for maps and pickup instructions. If you attend both Saturdays your scout will earn the Messenger of Peace badge as well, so please remind us if you qualify.
Our class B shirts came out perfect! Congrats to the Fields family who created the masterpiece. We have some availability to order long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts as well. Please see the newsletter link if you’d like to get one.
The Denver Christmas Parade is around the corner. Please get your thoughts and supplies together for this fun event. Our theme this year will be the 12 days of Christmas. Please see your den leader for specific instructions.
Finally, don’t forget to bring in things you’ve been doing for the presentation table. We want to continue to see what you’ve been working on individually, as a den, and as a pack as the year progresses.
See everyone at the next pack meeting!