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!

Resident Camp – Register before March 24 for early bird rate

Karen   March 20, 2017   Comments Off on Resident Camp – Register before March 24 for early bird rate

Camp Archery

Pack 843 will be attending Resident Camp at Heritage Scout Reservation, Camp Independence, on these dates:

Cub Scouts (Current Tigers and Wolves):  June 25, 2017 – June 28, 2017 (3 nights)                        Cost for the camp is $290 (early bird rate) if paid in full by 3/24/17.  Cost after 3/24 will be $315 for cub scout/parent;

Webelos (Current Bears and Webelos I’s):  June 28, 2017 – July 2, 2017  (4 nights)                          Cost for the camp is $380 (early bird rate) if paid in full by 3/24/17.  Cost after 3/24 will be $415 for cub scout/parent;

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

To Register or for more information, contact: Mark Gubinsky email: mark@gubinskylaw.com or phone 412-860-6931

If you or your child has a food allergy you will need to contact Mark Gubinsky to submit what is need to make sure the food service is aware of your allergy.

Misc Information:  We usually meet at McDonalds close to campsite around 11am and arrive together to check-In at campsite.  One parent or guardian MUST be at camp at all times but parents can rotate.  However, you will both need to have Medical Forms completed and must check-in and check-out when switching places.  Both parents can camp at the same time but there would an extra cost for the additional parent.  You and your son are not required to stay the entire time but the cost will be the same – and your son may be disappointed if he has to leave early.  This is a really great camp for your scout.  There is fishing, boating, swimming, archery, bb guns, skits by the staff, campfires and MORE!

 

Cubmobile Races on April 1st. Sign up NOW!

Karen   March 18, 2017   Comments Off on Cubmobile Races on April 1st. Sign up NOW!

On your marks, get set,…..GO!  The Frontier District Cubmobile Races will be held Saturday, April 1st in the  Settler’s Cabin Wave pool parking lot.

Cubmobile RaceWhat is a Cubmobile?  It’s a type of soapbox derby car that the boys race in 4 different events.  There is one gravity (downhill) event, and three events with a pusher and a driver.  Teams of two to four scouts compete against other scouts of the same rank.

How do I get a Cubmobile?  You build it!  Attached is a pdf file with instructions.  Several dens in the Pack have already built cars in the past, so if you are interested, ask around and you are sure to find some help.  There are three cars in the pack not currently being used, so talk to the Cubmaster if you want to race one of those.

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.

Reminder: Tonight – Den Meeting & Hoagie pickup

Karen   March 14, 2017   Comments Off on Reminder: Tonight – Den Meeting & Hoagie pickup

Den meetings are tonight (except Den 1 – meeting on Saturday).  If you ordered Hoagies, you will need to pick up your order after your den meeting tonight.  If you are unable to pick up your order, you will need to make arrangements to have someone pick up your order at the school by 7:45PM.  If you have any questions, please contact your Den leader.

Karen   March 13, 2017   Comments Off on

BinturongIf you like animals, then the Pack 843 March Pack Meeting is not one you will want to miss.  We will be visited by some critters from the Wild World of Animals.  You can expect to see some interesting amphibians, some riveting reptiles and of course, a few mesmerizing mammals.  Get ready for a wild evening.

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Hoagies – Orders Due

Karen   March 7, 2017   Comments Off on Hoagies – Orders Due

Reminder:  Hoagie orders are due this week.  For those of you unable to deliver the orders on Wednesday, you may bring your orders on Thursday.  I will be at Starbucks by Aldi’s at 3007 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017 between 6pm and 8pm.

If you need to set up another time to drop them off, please message me at 412-526-3591.  Please remember to bring ONE check with only the Hoagie Summary Sheet.

Thanks,

Hoagie Honcho