Reminder – Spring Picnic/May Pack Meeting this Sunday, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Karen   May 17, 2017   Comments Off on Reminder – Spring Picnic/May Pack Meeting this Sunday, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

This weekend is our Spring Picnic at Cecil Park (large pavilion).  ALL FAMILY MEMBERS ARE INVITED!  If you have not signed up but are planning to attend, PLEASE sign up Today.  We need a final count for food by Friday morning.

We will start our Pack Meeting at 3:00pm with the opening ceremony and award ceremony immediately following.  After awards and new books are awarded, then we will eat.  The Tiger dens will have several games set up:  Tug of war, Cornhole, Dodge ball and soccer. Water shoes and a change of shorts is highly recommended because of the stream that surrounds the property.  Also, please bring a refillable water bottle to save on waste.  If you have basketballs, tennis rackets and soccer balls, we ask you to bring them if you wish.  The pavilion is next to the basketball/ tennis court.

Kona Ice will be visiting the pavilion from 4 – 5 pm.

The sign-up sheet has the list of side dishes we ask each den to bring to share.  Chicken, hot dogs and drinks will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

Memorial Day Parade

Karen   May 10, 2017   Comments Off on Memorial Day Parade

Pack 843 will be marching in the Bridgeville Memorial Day parade on May 29, 2017. If you are interested in marching in this parade, please e-mail Mark Gubinsky at mark@gubinskylaw.com so he will know how many kids will be there. (He buys candy for the kids to pass out during the parade and needs to know how much candy is needed). The pack will be meeting on Station Street by the American Legion Post at about 9:15 on the 29th.

The pack has participated in this parade for the past several years.  The boys really enjoy it.  If you are in town Memorial Day weekend, please try to take the time for your son to participate in the parade.

Any adult leaders are invited to participate as well.  Uniform shirts are required for the adults and children for the parade.

If you have any questions regarding the parade email Mark Gubinsky at mark@gubinskylaw.com.

Pirates Color Guard and Wash Wild Things Sleepover

Karen   May 8, 2017   Comments Off on Pirates Color Guard and Wash Wild Things Sleepover

This is last call for signup for either event.  If your family has signed up for either Pirates Color Guard and game tickets OR Washington Wild Things Game or Sleepover then I need to collect payment or Scout Account withdraw forms from you this week.  I will have Scout Account withdraw forms with me.  All checks need to be made out to Pack 843.  If you are paying in cash, I probably will not have change so please plan accordingly.  Thanks.  Following is where you can pay for your tickets.  I do not have the tickets yet but will try to get them by the Spring Picnic.  You can catch up with me at the following times and locations:

Wednesday (5/10), 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Fairview Park  (in the back of the park) for Lacrosse practice.

Friday (5/12), I will be WFH – 8:00am – 4:00pm.  7022 Clubview Drive, Bridgeville

Saturday (5/13), 9:00am – 10:00am – Starbucks in Bridgeville

Den meeting Wednesday and May Picnic Signup

Karen   May 1, 2017   Comments Off on Den meeting Wednesday and May Picnic Signup

There will be Den Meetings on Wednesday, May 3rd.   Many Dens will meet at non-school locations on Wednesday.  Please look for emails from your den leaders to verify your meeting location.

Also, please check out the sign-up sheets.  I just added the sign-up sheet for our May Spring Picnic.  This year we will be having the picnic at Cecil Park (large pavilion – next to basketball court).  Last day to sign up for Pittsburgh Pirate tickets and Washington Wild Thing tickets/sleepover is Friday.  Click here to get to sign up sheets.

Sign up today for Day Camp (Twilight Camp) on 8/8 – 8/10 in Cecil Park

Karen   April 25, 2017   Comments Off on Sign up today for Day Camp (Twilight Camp) on 8/8 – 8/10 in Cecil Park

Are You Ready for a Jurassic Journey at Day Camp?

Day Camp this year will really be TWILIGHT Camp at Cecil Park in McDonald.  The date will be Tuesday, Aug 8 -Thursday Aug 10.  Camp is from 3pm – 9pm. You will need to attend with your child or have another parent assigned to watch your child.  Last year we had only a few parents watching too many children and it was difficult for the parents that were watching the kids.  We also need a parent to be the lead for this event (sign everyone in and out and make sure we have everyone supervised).

Pricing:

$60 per Scout ($85 after May 1)

$10 per Adult

$50 per Participating sibling (must be entering first grade. Are able to participate fully in all stations).

All Scouts, Siblings (participating and non-participating), and Adults will need to complete medical forms A+B. This form can be found to the right in the attachments section.

 All adult leaders supervising more youth than their own children will also need to present proof of completion of BSA youth protection training as well as their PA state police, childline and either the PA affidavit for those who have lived in the state for more than 10 years or the FBI clearance for those who have lived out of state. 

Your camp T-Shirt will be your ticket. All adults, Scouts and participating are expected to wear their shirts daily. All registrations include one t-shirt but extra shirts may be purchased for $10.

Here is the link for sign-up.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your den leader or to me.  Thanks.

Reminder: This week we have a Den Meeting and a Pack Meeting

Karen   April 18, 2017   Comments Off on Reminder: This week we have a Den Meeting and a Pack Meeting

There will be Den Meetings on Wednesday, April 19th.   If you missed the March Pack meeting, please make sure you pick up your Raingutter Regatta boat kit at your den meeting.

I hope you are working on your boats!!!  If not, you might want to get started.  Friday is our Pack meeting.  You will need to have your boat ready to race in our Raingutter Regatta boat race.  The meeting will be outside at Zion Church on Friday, April 21st.  You may want to bring a chair and jackets for this meeting. The meeting starts at 7pm with the Bear Den Opening Ceremony followed by our Awards and then….. LET THE RACING BEGIN!

ALSO, DON’T FORGET:  Den 6 is working on a service project and looking for your help.  The boys will be collecting for ANIMAL FRIENDS Supply Drive during our April activities.  If you are able to help, please bring your donations to the Wednesday Den meeting or the Friday Pack Meeting (Raingutter Regatta). ANIMAL FRIENDS are need of the following items:

• Old bath towels
• Old or new fleece blankets
• Cat litter (any brand,clumping or non-clumping)
• Milkbone brand biscuits,(size puppy and small)
• Peanut butter (any brand)
• Timothy hay for our rabbits (no carrots)
• Small bags of dry dog and cat food (any brand or flavor)
• Brand new pet toys (tags attached)
• Dog or cat treats (any brand or flavor)
• Pet food coupons

• Visit their Amazon Wish List for more ideas: http://amzn.to/196zmhH

Guidelines:
All food/treats need to be in their original, unopened packages.
Animal Friends does not accept cat toys made from real rabbit fur.
We do not accept rawhide bones and chews that are not made in the USA.
No retractable leashes, please.
We do not collect bowls or collars, as we use specific types of each.

Washington Wild Things Scout Night

Karen   April 9, 2017   Comments Off on Washington Wild Things Scout Night

Scouts are invited for some summer fun with a baseball game and sleepover at the Washington Wild Things ballpark.  Stick around after the game to play catch, watch a move and camp out in the outfield.  All scouts and leaders will receive a Wild Things Scout Patch for attending.

Sleepover event is available for scout and one parent/adult chaperone and includes a reserved ticket to the game, in game, and post-game activities, movie, sleepover, and breakfast.  Parent or adult chaperone must attend with scout.   Scout cost will be covered by Pack.  Parent or adult chaperone cost is $18.  Other family members are invited to attend game for only $7 per ticket.  Signup now.

 

 

Reminder Den Meeting Wednesday & Request from Den 6

Karen   April 3, 2017   Comments Off on Reminder Den Meeting Wednesday & Request from Den 6

There will be Den Meetings on Wednesday, April 5th.   If you missed the March Pack meeting, please make sure you pick up your Raingutter Regatta boat kit at your den meeting.  We will be having our Raingutter Regatta boat race at Zion Church on Friday, April 21st.

Also, Den 6 is working on a service project and looking for your help.  The boys will be collecting for ANIMAL FRIENDS Supply Drive during our April activities.  If you are able to help, please bring your donations to the April Den meetings or the April Pack Meeting (Raingutter Regatta). ANIMAL FRIENDS are need of the following items:

• Old bath towels
• Old or new fleece blankets
• Cat litter (any brand,clumping or non-clumping)
• Milkbone brand biscuits,(size puppy and small)
• Peanut butter (any brand)
• Timothy hay for our rabbits (no carrots)
• Small bags of dry dog and cat food (any brand or flavor)
• Brand new pet toys (tags attached)
• Dog or cat treats (any brand or flavor)
• Pet food coupons

• Visit their Amazon Wish List for more ideas: http://amzn.to/196zmhH

Guidelines:
All food/treats need to be in their original, unopened packages.
Animal Friends does not accept cat toys made from real rabbit fur.
We do not accept rawhide bones and chews that are not made in the USA.
No retractable leashes, please.
We do not collect bowls or collars, as we use specific types of each.

Cubmobile Races are this Saturday – Sign up TODAY!

Karen   March 27, 2017   Comments Off on Cubmobile Races are this Saturday – Sign up TODAY!

REMINDER: Cubmobile Races are this Saturday, April 1st.  This is a lot of fun for the Scouts!

The Sign-up sheet is on our website.  If you are interested in going, PLEASE sign up today.  I need to get the teams organized.

When/Where/How Much is the race?  The race is at Settler’s Cabin, in the wavepool parking lot.  It’s Saturday April 1st.  Check-in begins at 8:30.  There is an opening ceremony at 9:00, and racing starts at 9:15.  The cost is $10 per scout if paid in advance (money will be collect and scouts registered in advance).  Check-in runs until noon, and racing ends at 2:00 PM.

Anything else?  Dress WARM (even if it seems like a nice day — it’s cold on that hill!).  You MUST wear a helmet, gloves, and long pants.  Uniforms or “class Bs” are required, but they are usually under your coat, anyhow.

Important News – Save $100 on Resident Camp

Karen   March 21, 2017   Comments Off on Important News – Save $100 on Resident Camp

SIGN ME UP!!!

The Committee has just approved to pay $100 of the cost for each Scout for Resident Camp this year!  What this means to you —

If you are a Tiger/Wolf right now, Your Cost for the camp will be $190 for cub scout/parent (signup and payments after the early bird rate is $215).

If you are a Bear/Webelos right now, Your Cost for the camp will be $280 for webelos/parent (signup and payments after the early bird rate is $315),

Full payment due by 3/24/17 for early bird rate.

We would like more of our scouts attend Resident Camp!  We hope this encourages you to sign up.  If you have money in your scout account, you can use this money toward your payment.

If you have already paid for Resident camp with cash, Mark will refund your $100 in cash.  If you paid by check, please contact Mark to work out how to receive your $100.  If you paid by Scout account, we will reduce the amount taken by $100.  Please contact Mark Gubinsky(mark@gubinskylaw.com) or Karen Billingham if you have any questions.

Boys that go to camp are more likely to continue with Boy Scouts!