Blue and Gold - Feb. 16th 2017

IMPORTANT NEWS!! Our Blue and Gold celebration/ Pack meeting is this Thursday February 16th from 7-8:30 pm. For those of you who are not familiar with the Blue and Gold celebration it is when we get together and celebrate the birthday of Scouting.

We will have cake and drinks but are asking that everyone bring a desert to the celebration. 

Luke Kareklas will be a special guest for FUN and EXCITING entertainment. 
Luke is known for his amazing juggling, balloon art and magic. It will be a great and fun time for the boys. Luke will have balloon gifts for all the Scouts and siblings after his show. 

After Luke's show we will have an additional guest that will be joining us to deliver our annual Friends of Scouting presentation. This presentation is about asking for your help in financially supporting local Scouting and to highlight some of the great things happening in Scouting around the area. This year’s presentation takes a closer look at what Scouting means to you and how the gifts raised through this campaign are used to deliver Scouting to young people.

Spring Family Campout 2017

Circle the date on your calendar and join your Pack for a family campout at Tar Hollow State Park on
Friday, April 28th to Sunday, April 30th.  Tar Hollow is located near Chillicothe, Ohio.  Check- in will start Friday evening and we will be departing mid-morning on Sunday. Even if you are unable to stay for the whole time, join us when you can.  If any boys have food allergies or need gluten free items please let us know as soon as possible so we can plan the food menu accordingly.

Some activities you can look forward to include BB Guns, Archery, learning to use a compass, fishing, campfire and much, much more.
Online camp registration opens March 1st.

Friends of Scouting

The Council Friends of Scouting drive will be presented at our Blue and Gold Banquet.  You can still participate and give to this great program that supports our local Scouts.  Please consider donating.  Donations can be given to your Den Leader, Cubmaster, or you can go to the Simon Kenton Council website. 

Some Facts about Friends of Scouting (FOS):

Friends of Scouting (FOS) is an annual fund raising campaign that provides you the opportunity to contribute to Scouting and significantly help offset the cost of programs and services provided locally.

Simon Kenton Council is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization that relies on local contributions to deliver character development programs, camping facilities, youth and adult training, service centers, professional support and so much more.

 Your support of Friends of Scouting is100% tax deductible.

We’re counting on our “Friends” to help fund the programs and services offered locally to more than 23,000 youth in the Simon Kenton Council.

Monthly Parent & Leader Planning Meeting - Jan 2016

Pack Parents & Leaders Meeting:  Jan. 5th, 2017  6:00 pm at FPC 
District Roundtable:  Jan. 5th, 2017  7:00 pm at FPC

Our next Pack Leaders meeting is going to be held on January 5th at 6:00 pm at FPC. All dens should please have a representative at the leaders meeting. Parents are also welcome to participate to see what is going on with the pack.

We are also looking for new adult volunteers and have several immediate openings. If you are interested in helping as Pack Chaplain – Religious Emblems Coordinator, or Friends of Scouting Representative, please let the Cubmaster know. Cub Scouts is a volunteer run organization and without volunteers we can’t make the pack go!!

Pinewood Derby and Raingutter Regatta 2017

January Pack Meeting is Race Time !!!

The Pinewood Derby and Rain Gutter Regatta is a signature event for any Cub Scout Pack—it is definitely for YOUR pack! The Pack purchased a car or boat for every Scout. You will receive your car/boat at the December Pack Meeting. If you are unable to make it to the Pack meeting and still need a Derby car or Regatta Boat Kit, you can pick one up at the Derby Clinic on Sunday, Jan. 8th. You can also see your Den Leader or Cubmaster if you still need one.

Siblings are welcome to get a car and participate in the sibling race also!

Lion and Tiger Cubs will be racing boats in the Rain Gutter Regatta and all other scouts will be racing cars in the Pinewood Derby.

Derby Weigh‐In:
January 19th is a mandatory weigh‐in from 5:00 ‐ 8:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please take note that you will surrender your car/boat once it has been weighed until after the derby race. This rule is necessary to ensure that the cars are not modified after they qualify at the weigh‐in. For the Lions and Tigers, you can try out your boat. Please see the Race Rules to ensure your car or boat is ready to go for the racing.

Race Day:
Derby Races will be on January 20th starting at 6:30 PM. There will be awards for the top winners in each rank and then also overall pack winners. We will also have pack winners for Best Design and Best Paint Job.

Obedient

More on Our January Theme...Obedient.

A Scout is Obedient. A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobeying them.

These last few months you have had great adventures, but you have also learned about always doing your best and obeying the Scout Law. Rules and laws are important. Following the rules and laws help make our community a better place to live because there is order. I challenge each of you to do your best each day to make your community better by obeying not only the rules and laws of your home, school, and community, but by following the Scout Law each and every day. Remember, a Scout is obedient.

Try to incorporate the Scout Law core values into everything you do.
Always remember, a Scout is: TRUSTWORTHY, LOYAL, HELPFUL,FRIENDLY, COURTEOUS, KIND, OBEDIENT, CHEERFUL, THRIFTY, BRAVE, CLEAN and REVERENT

Cubmaster Matt

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