<![CDATA[Cub Scouts Pack 65 - News]]>Sun, 24 Jan 2016 08:06:00 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[9/20/2015]]>Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:31:57 GMThttp://www.pack65nc.com/news/9202015Great Camping Trip
We had a great camping weekend, great weather, food and fellowship. I would like to thank Doug and Christy Horner for getting all the food and cooking this weekend. We might have all went away gaining 10 pounds each! :) Thanks to Brandon and all the leaders and Den Chiefs for working with the scouts on performing skits and songs. Scouts and parents learned how to tie knots, went on a hike, and enjoyed the beautiful weather and lake water. The Wolf den worked really hard and almost finished 3/4 of an Adventure Loop. Welcome new scouts! Jaquarius Daye, Jeremiah Workman, James Johnson, William Coletrane, Sean Coble & Erik Kaulinis! Remember this week, we will meet at Eli Whitney Community Building on this Tuesday at 7PM. This will be our ice cream social to welcome our new families and popcorn kickoff. We want all families to bring ice cream and drinks to share. If you have not signed up 
 Remember Webelos II are hosting this event and need to arrive early to setup the room and help in the kitchen along with the end of the evening final clean up. Class A Uniforms are highly encouraged for all scouts who have them, if not please Class B, except for newly signed up scouts. Popcorn sales start this coming weekend and we need lots of help We need all families to help fill several shifts. New scouts, the challenge is on to earn the Bobcat Rank by the end of October. If you do, you earn a chance to win Putt-Putt at Celebration Station for you and a friend. Click here for the rank advancements requirements. (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/594ec439bce1ae391ee48c559/files/BobcatChallenge2015.pdf) Many of our scouting families still need to turn in required forms and paperwork. Aprille Aguilar has all the forms that have been turned in, so please,click here to check your status (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pLTfqpA81APr0etQT33bQHdw7PhNOgl7H7h24SThh_8/edit?usp=sharing) of the completed forms. Cook-O-Ree (family camping event) is closing in. It is highly important for the majority of our scouts to attend this event with regard to their rank badge. Wolf, Bear, and Webelos require camping with the Pack or their Den to be eligible for their rank badge. If they don't camp with us during October 23-25 (depending on Den), they may only have one additional chance in the Spring to make rank advancement, regardless of how many Adventure loops they complete. The 2015 program has camping as an essential part of making the next level of rank for our scouts. 
 Happy Birthday to Alexander Klischer 9/25 & Ethan Toler 9/25 
 Yours in Service, Lisa

<![CDATA[9/13/2015]]>Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:27:12 GMThttp://www.pack65nc.com/news/9132015Heroes Week 
This Tuesday we will have a Police Officer and his K-9, a member of the fire department and an ambulance to give talks, should be tons of fun for the Tigers Wolves and Bears! Special thanks to the family members who attended the BALOO training this weekend at Camp Woodfield. This truley helps our pack with succession planning and allowing more opportunities for our pack to camp in case someone has to back out for an emergency. Thank you!!! This weekend we have our Jordan Lake event. We are able to arrive after 4PM on Friday. We are at the Parker's Creek group campsite #256 click here for a map (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/594ec439bce1ae391ee48c559/files/jordan_lake_parkers_creek.pdf) of the location. Remember when we camp, the pack does not provide drinks or special food. You will need to provide drinks for your family along with any special food your family members need or require. We will have coffee and orange juice, but you should come prepared with your own drinks. Also, we do have a hike planned, so you must bring a backpack with the Cub Scout six essentials along with his water bottle. Also there will be time to fish, so plan on bringing a rod and bait to fish for a while. For families who still want to camp but have not signed up for Jordan Lake, we have another great option for camping. Camping at the Elon Football game on Saturday September 19, 2015 at 6PM. Cost is $20 per person which includes the game ticket, camping, dinner, breakfast, and a gift. Or pay just $5 per person to attend the game! This week we will host new parent orientation at 6PM this week for parents to ask questions. We would like to have den leaders there to answer questions, if you can make it. September 22, we will have our Ice Cream Social/Popcorn kickoff! This will be held at the Eli Whitney Community building at 7PM. We need each family to sign up for drinks, ice cream, or toppings! It should be a great fun evening! 
 We have many popcorn locations booked and we still are working on booking a few more. If you know of a location, we would love to hear from you! 
 I would like to thank the leaders today that attended the popcorn meeting. We made some great decisions and I hope that we will have a successful popcorn season. 
 Cook-O-Ree is October 23-25 at Camp Woodfield. This is a huge family event of camping and fun combined with rank advancement. Sign up for the 26th anniversary of this awesome family encampment. Shooting Sports and food will make for a fun weekend for all. 
 Happy Birthday to Jacob Tharpe 9/15 & William Bivins 9/19
 Yours in Scouting, Lisa

<![CDATA[9/6/2015]]>Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:23:43 GMThttp://www.pack65nc.com/news/962015Happy Labor Day Weekend! 
Great 1st meeting! 
We had a great meeting with most of our scouts in attendance. We added 3 new scouts on Tuesday, Ayden Brown (Wolf), John Gribbin (Bear), and Joshua Hunter (Bear) welcome to Pack 65. We are happy that you have joined us.
 On Tuesday night we passed out the new handbook that had forms we need to be turned in. We need the signed consent form for this year, the signed parents handbook, and you need to make sure you have an updated health form. Aprille is collecting all of these forms, if you are unsure about the health form you can check with Aprille. Also we would like the talent form filled out, it helps us to plan meetings to see who might be able to help. Also if you need a Pack t-shirt or hoodie, those forms were also included in the handbook in the back. Our deadline for ordering shirts and hoodies will be September 29. We would like to get the order placed to hopefully have the shirts back by Cub-O-Ree.
 We need help with recruitment this week as we have Alexander Wilson at 6:45 on Wednesday September 9th and B Everett Jordan we think same time on Thursday September 10th. Remember if your scout helps at either location, they can earn a rocket that will be launched on October 10th at 3PM at the Alamance Battle Ground, so mark that date. We also encourage our home school families to come out to help at either location. Please sign up so I know who will be attending!  With recruitment, remember this year if your scout gets another scout to join then they can earn the special patch for this year, which I am told has parts that will glow in the dark, plus they get the rocket and earn the recruiter strip, if they have not already earned it. 

 We have just a few spots left on Friday night and Saturday night for the camping at Jordan Lake on September 18-20. If you want to go please pay Spencer this Tuesday night. Also that same weekend is camping at the Elon Football game on September 19. Cost is $12 for game and camping, we are still waiting for additional details. 
 Ice Cream Social and popcorn kickoff will be September 22 at the Eli Whitney Community Building at 7PM. We ask that each family signup for drinks, ice cream and toppings. This is a night that we welcome all new families to the pack and we explain the popcorn program. 
 Remember Webelos II parents, you are helping host this event, we will need your help with setup, kitchen and clean up that night! So please arrive early! While we are still hoping to get more popcorn locations, we do have still a lot of shifts to fill, click here to sign up 
 ***NEW SCOUTS*** This year the Old North State Council has a special offer to the pack and scouts that earn the Bobcat Patch before October 28, 2015. For the scouts that earn this, their name goes into a drawing for a round of putt-putt for them and a friend at Celebration Station. For the pack, if we can get 75% of our new scouts to earn Bobcat rank by October 28 we will earn a special ribbon and we will be entered into a chance to win a Pizza Party and $100 gift card to scout shop. Leadership has discussed this and Mike Solomon will work with new scouts to try to earn this rank.
 Courses the council office is offering are BALOO training and Webelos Outdoor Leader Training. BALOO is the basic camping class great for new parents. This is at Camp Woodfield and we are required to have two BALOO certified people on all camping trips. Currently I am aware of 4 parents taking this class and remember the pack will reimburse through scout bucks for the cost of the class.If you are willing to help at Cub-O-Ree (Cook-O-Ree) October 23-25 either running a station or helping at the shooting range, then please let me or Travis know right away.
Lastly, I was able to upload the scouts' pictures to our Scoutbook software, but it will not allow me to upload the parents. I will work on getting your picture to you in the next week for you to add it to your profile. The nice part of the software is it will allow us to take attendance at the meetings and will show us everyone's picture! 
Happy Birthday to Ethan Cunningham 9/13 
 Have a great labor day weekend and we will see you Tuesday! 
 Your in Scouting, Lisa

<![CDATA[8/30/2015]]>Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:15:50 GMThttp://www.pack65nc.com/news/8302015Meeting this week! 
 I hope you are all ready to start the new year! We will have our first parents meeting on Tuesday September 1 at 6PM in the church fellowship hall. Please make note that the rules have changed on how we are handling the space of the church. We do not want any scouts inside the church area without an adult. During the meeting, children can play outside, but no where in the church. These rules will be covered at the first meeting at 7PM. 
 When we meet Tuesday, we need your scout in either Class A or Class B for a picture. Our new software allows a profile picture of each scout which helps with taking attendance. Also leaders can have their picture taken that night for the program. The first meeting is very important as we will cover the changes, explain the forms, please make every effort to be at this meeting. We will start to take orders for pack t-shirts & hooded sweatshirts for this year. 
 Our Jordan Lake camping trip is coming up soon and we have limited space for camping. We will take the first 35 people that pay and create a wait list after that, if needed. There will be payment slips at the meeting on Tuesday for you to fill out. We are trying to accommodate as many families as possible, so if you can only camp one night, another family may be able to camp the opposite night from you and we could get more people there. Now we hope most will come and stay both nights. We also have another camping option the same weekend as Jordan Lake. Its Elon football vs A&T, game time is at 6:00 PM on Sept 19 Camp out for cub scouts/boy scouts/misc groups Similar to last year... game ticket, food voucher for dinner at game, camp out on field, breakfast in the am for about $12-15 bucks per person. More details to come soon! 
 This year we will start using Den Chiefs in our program. A Den Chief is a scout from the troop who comes to the pack meetings to help the den leaders from week to week. This topic will be discussed at the parents meeting on Tuesday. 
 We have two recruitment nights set. AWE will be September 9 and BEJ will be September 10, remember any scout that helps with recruitment will earn a rocket to be launched October 10 at the Alamance Battleground. Also this year they are offering a special patch to any scout that recruits a new scout to join which is pictured here. Any new scout that joins will also get a rocket. We are asking that on the day at your school that we have recruitment, you wear your pack shirt to school that day. Also we ask the pack families helping with recruitment to wear their pack shirt. Home school families we like for you to join us at either of these locations to help so pick a night that works best for your schedule, and bring a friend to join scouting If anyone is good at creating display boards, we really need 2 new boards created for recruitment to show what we do! Let me know if you can do this for the pack! 
 Birthdays this week Alexander Wiseman 9/1
 Yours in Scouting, Lisa

<![CDATA[8/23/2015]]>Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:09:54 GMThttp://www.pack65nc.com/news/8232015Huge Thanks to Pack 65 for your work at AWE & BEJ 
We had a great turnout this morning at both AWE and BEJ for a school clean- up. Members of the pack worked on spreading lots of mulch, picking up trash and limbs, blowing off sidewalks, and weeding around plants. At AWE scouts helped spread mulch provided by AWE PTO and trimming bushes in the Butterfly garden. We have posted pictures of the event on Facebook and on the Pack website. Teachers have already stated how much better things look at the schools. Also this week, we set up information tables at both BEJ & AWE to get the word out about scouting during the school open houses. I would like to thank the parents who helped staff the tables. We got a couple of interested parents who we hope will come out and join Pack 65 in the near future. 
 This afternoon we headed to Hillsborough for a hike at Occonnechee State Park. We hiked 2.2 miles, while after the morning clean up we were all a little tired, but our scouts forged ahead and had fun while being out in nature. It is great to watch boys be boys. We have posted pictures of the event on Facebook and the pack website. 
 Our first meeting back will be September 1. We will have a parent meeting that night starting at 6PM. We will review topics on church space and check list, recruitment nights for schools, our popcorn goal will need to be set, and camping plans for Jordan Lake. We invite all of our parents to come out to this meeting to help us with the essential and critical planning. The Pack meeting will start at 7PM. We are asking that scouts come in either Class A or Class B uniform. We will be taking pictures of each scout and leaders for the new Scoutbook software for the profile information. Also, we will discuss some of the changes this year with den rules and parents are expected to stay and help the leaders when we break out into dens. 
 We will be collecting money for the Jordan Lake camping. There is a limit to how many families can go on this trip since we only booked 1 campsite. The cost to attend is $12 per person. The limit is 30 and we might can get a few more than that if their is interest but will need to cap it at 40. The first ones to pay for the trip will be given a spot. So, if you want to attend, plan to pay on September 1 to assure your spot. 
 Remember there is BALOO training being offered on September 12 at Camp Woodfield and also that same day and same location is the Webelos Outdoor Leader Training. If you take the class, the pack will roll the cost of the class into your scout bucks accounts. Click here (http://www.bsaonsc.org/eventregistration.html) for a complete list of training options. 

 Save the date for Cub-O-Ree! This years theme will be "Cook-O-Ree" on October 23-25 and the effort will be focused on cooking, recipes, good hygiene, safe food handling, and shooting sports. These are directed specifically to rank advancement requirements, if interested in running a station, please contact me or Travis ASAP. $10 per scout plus food cost, adults and siblings are encouraged to attend at the rate of council camping fees per night ($2) and the cost of food per meal at $3 per meal per person. 
 I hope all of our scouts that are starting school this week will enjoy their first week. Best of luck on your school year! Remember the Cub Scout motto "Do Your Best!" 
 All parents are encouraged to take the Youth Protection on the myscouting.org website. please take 20 minutes to complete this very important training to see how much we try to protect your kids and our scouts. 
 Birthdays this week Ian Garris 8/27 & Jarrett Waldron 8/30! 
 Yours in Scouting, Lisa

<![CDATA[8/15/2015 Week in Scouting]]>Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:20:08 GMThttp://www.pack65nc.com/news/8152015-week-in-scoutingWow, can you believe it just one more week till most of our scouts start back at school. I really hope that all of you have enjoyed your summer. I know I have taken the last two weeks to spend time with the boys and enjoy one last trip to the beach and get ready for school. With one week left this week, we have a busy week. We need parents to help us get the word out about scouting. We have made arrangements with both AWE and BEJ to allow us to have a table with information about the scouting program. Please take time to sign up for a 30 minute window at the school that your scout attends, if we can have parents in Class B and if the scout could be in Class A, that would be great. We would like to have any of our home school scouts join us at either location. Both schools are hosting open houses from August 20, 2015 from 4-6 pm. Any scout who helps with Open House and/or recruitment night can earn a rocket. All new scouts that join this year will get a rocket on October 10 at 3 PM at the Alamance Battleground to launch. The pack is purchasing rockets for scouts that help with recruitment.

Last year the pack made a commitment with Adopt-a-School program through BSA at both AWE & BEJ, which means we have to perform 4 service projects during the scouting year. We have made arrangements at both schools for Saturday August 22, 2015 from 9-11 AM to perform a school clean up. At AWE, we will be trimming bushes and weeding areas around the school along with a trash and limb pickup. At BEJ, we will perform a trash cleanup of the grounds. This is very important for the scouts to understand that a big part of the program is giving back to the community. 

 Also on Saturday August 22 at 2 PM, we will have our hike for August at Occonneechee Park in Hillsborough. We will meet the naturalist, who will lead the pack in a hike and we will learn about the very unique geology and other rocks in the park that have helped with our US space program and the construction of many of the buildings on the Duke University Campus.

We would still like to encourage any parent to sign up for BALOO training. We are required to have at least 2 members of the pack trained for any camping trips. The pack has agreed to pay for any parent that takes the class. You will need to sign up and pay and the pack will roll the money into scout bucks once completing the course. This is a great course for any parent still new to camping. Click here to sign up! (http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/event/baloo/1768047) 

 Yours in Scouting, Lisa

<![CDATA[8/8/2015 Week in Scouting]]>Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:17:26 GMThttp://www.pack65nc.com/news/882015-week-in-scoutingPutt-Putt was tons of fun this week. We had 11 scouts that were in attendance, plus one family that visited and we hope will join at the first of September. Putt-Putt staff was great and the scouts and families played putt-putt, the video games and we all enjoyed pizza and had fun catching up. 

 We had at least 4 families attend the Burlington Royals game on Saturday evening. They camped out and had a great night! 
We have confirmed open house tables at both AWE & BEJ on August 20 from 4-6pm. We are asking each family to help staff the table for about 30 minutes. Please signup for a shift and help educate other interested families on our scouting program. 

 We have also arranged our first Adopt a School Community Service event. Both BEJ & AWE will have a school yard clean up on August 22 from 9-11 AM. 
After the school clean up, we will have a hike at Occonneechee State Park at 2 PM. 

This year we will have new rules in place to help our leaders and also to respect the church space. The rules will be included in our new handbook. Each family will be given the first night to review and sign the handbook. I thought I would go ahead and highlight the den rules so they do not take families by surprise.
 Den Rules 
 1. Always be on time. 
2. Always wear your uniform with pride. 
3. Always behave and follow instructions. 
4. Always follow Akela. 
5. Always DO YOUR BEST. 

Discipline at den meetings will be at the discretion of the den leader in accordance with the following guidelines: 
 1. Failure to obey a rule will result in a warning, followed by time out or removal from an activity. In cases of harmful or repetitive misbehavior, parents may be called to pick up the Scout.
 2. At the Den Leader's discretion, parents may be required to attend den functions with their Scout. 
3. Den Leaders have the right to exclude a Scout from their Den for reasons of conduct. The situation will be reviewed by the Pack Committee and, in extreme cases, and after consultation with the Council, a boy may be dismissed from the Pack for misconduct. 
4. Den meetings are for Scouts, their parent, and leaders. Other arrangements should be made for siblings during this time. It is the duty of any uniformed adult leader of Cub Scout Pack 65 to assist in maintaining order with the Cub Scouts during any Pack function. Parents are responsible for the conduct of their non-scout children during Pack activities. Parents may be asked to remove disruptive children from these meetings and events. We recognize that as a participant, we, through our actions, represent Pack 65, the Alamance District, the Old North State Council, and the Boy Scouts of America. We will uphold these standards of expected conduct with a smile.
 Yours in Scouting, Lisa

<![CDATA[8/1/2015 Week in Scouting]]>Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:07:24 GMThttp://www.pack65nc.com/news/812015-week-in-scoutingThis Week events! 
This week we have Putt-Putt on Tuesday starting at 6PM, you are still welcome to join us, the cost is $9 per person which includes 1 round of putt, 20 tokens, 2 slices of pizza and drink. 
 On Saturday night is the Scouts with Burlington Royals night. The price is $10 per person, which includes game ticket, dinner, light breakfast, and camping for the night. This is a special night for the scouts and you can call (336) 222-0223 for tickets. Mike Solomon will be attending this event, there are no assigned seats for this event. The scouts are allowed to do a parade lap before the game and they prefer the scouts to be in Class A for the lap but after that they can be in Class B. 
 We have secured BEJ for Open House August 20 from 4-6PM and we are hoping to also have AWE for the same date and time. Our goal for this event is to provide information to any parents that are interested in Scouting. We ask if you have a child at either school that you help staff a table. If we can get each family to help, then you should only need to take 30 minute shifts. Also, we would like to invite our home school families to help.  Right now we are just planning on recruiting at those two schools, but if anyone has ideas for other schools and the home school program, please share that with me this week. I have to tell our plans this week at the recruitment meeting at Blessed Sacrament Church. 

Each year we host an Ice Cream Social/Popcorn kickoff, this year's event will be September 22 at the Eli Whitney Community Building. The ice cream social is a time to welcome new families into the pack and help answer questions. The Popcorn Kickoff is to announce goals for this year and explain how the details for this year's upcoming popcorn season. We ask that each family bring ice cream, drinks, and toppings. I have created asignup sheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1D6j1AwLZue01KPVCTJ9Kc1lDU0lxpIfyuwCvohlJ0cc/edit?usp=sharing) if you want to go ahead and get signed up. 
 Important Dates to Remember 
* Parents/Leaders Meeting September 1 6PM at Saxapahaw United Methodist Church 
* 1st Scouting meeting September 1 7PM at Saxapahaw United Methodist Church
 * Ice Cream Social/Popcorn Kickoff September 22 7PM at Eli Whitney Community Bldg
 * Camping Jordan Lake September 18-20
 * 1st Pack Meeting September 29 7PM at Eli Whiney Community Bldg 
* September 26 Popcorn starts runs through all of October 
* October 6 Parents Meeting 6PM at Saxapahaw United Methodist Church 
* Cuboree October 23-25 at Camp Woodfield (register on-line at council website)
 * October 27 Pack Meeting at Eli Whitney Community Bldg 
* November 3 parents Meeting 6PM at Saxapahaw United Methodist Church
 * November 11 Graham Veteran's Day parade 
* November 20 Pizza Party if we meet our goal at Eli Whitney Community Bldg Space Derby 

 You can have the Scoutbook Calendar added to you calendar, you can have the pack or the den or both. To add the pack the ical is https://www.scoutbook.com/ics/10507.BA803.ics To add the bear den the ical is https://www.scoutbook.com/ics/28622.8E6F4.ics To add the Wolf den the ical is https://www.scoutbook.com/ics/28623.A9D74.ics To add the Webelos I the ical is https://www.scoutbook.com/ics/28625.1816B.ics To add the Webelos II the ical is https://www.scoutbook.com/ics/28624.45D72.ics 
 Yours in Scouting Lisa 

<![CDATA[7/26/2015]]>Sun, 26 Jul 2015 22:37:20 GMThttp://www.pack65nc.com/news/7262015Tuesday our scouts went to Triangle Sportsplex for Ice Skating. For most of our scouts it was the first time on the ice. While they all faced a learning curve they all stuck to the cub scout motto "Do Your Best" and they were all skating by the end of the night. While no belt loops were involved, it was still a great experience that all the scouts enjoyed and it felt good inside. We posted pictures on Facebook and will soon add them to the Website.
 We followed that adventure with hiking at Cedarock Park Saturday morning. Our scouts hiked two miles and worked on the importance of the Cub Scout six essentials, what to do if they got lost, and the buddy system. We need your help. We are evaluating our communication of information. Please take time to complete the following survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D757PWW) to help us be more effective in how we get information to our scouting parents. Our next pack event will be August 4 at Putt-Putt in Burlington at 6pm. The cost is $9 per golfing participant which includes one round of putt-putt, 20 tokens, 2 slices of pizza and a drink. Should be tons of fun, DEADLINE TO SIGN UP  is July 30th, so we can get a headcount to Putt-Putt. 
The Alamance District has teamed up with the Burlington Royals on August 8 for a scout Night. The cost is $10 per person, which includes the baseball game, camping, dinner, and a light breakfast. To sign up for this event, call the Burlington Royals office. Mike Solomon will be attending this event, so if you have questions talk to Mike. 
 We have one more event planned for the summer. It is a hike at Occonneechee State Park in Hillsborough at 2PM on August 22. This is a great hike for scouts learning about Geology and seeing fools gold. Matt Dodson will be leading this event, so please sign up ! Always bring your Cub Scout six essentials on these outings because your den leaders can provide credit towards your rank advancement in the new 2015 program. 
 BEJ parents, we have secured an information table for Open House on August 20 from 4-6PM. If we could get parents to sign up for shifts so that all families have time to meet with teachers, but also share the scout program to any new parents interested. Let me know ASAP what time slot you wish to secure in manning the table.
 AWE families we are still working on securing this night but hopefully will have that information this week. 
 We encourage all parents to go to the myscouting.org website and create a free account to take the on-line training courses available. The first class you should take is the Youth Protection course. It lasts for about 20 minutes.
 Yours in Scouting, Lisa

<![CDATA[7/19/2015]]>Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:20:53 GMThttp://www.pack65nc.com/news/7192015Thanks to all the families who came over this past Friday to the Crabtree's for Pot Luck. The scouts had tons of fun and the parents enjoyed the fellowship. We had great food and it was not too hot! 
 This week is a busy week of cub scouting events. First on Tuesday night we have Ice Skating at the Triangle Sportsplex in Hillsborough at 5:45-7:15 for $5 per person. This includes the skate rental and it is a great thing to do on a HOT summer night! When you arrive you will pay at the front desk, tell them you are here with Pack 65 for the public skate. We invite all family members to come out and skate.
 Then on Saturday at 9AM we have hike at Cedarock park. We will work on the Trail Trekker program and the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award and we would like to ask the den leaders to get with any parents about working on an Adventure Loop. Right now, the Wolf Den is going to work on "Paws on the Path", the Bear group has the option of working on "Fur, Feathers, and Ferns", if we have a parent to lead them and the Webelos can work on "Webelos Walkabout" Adventure Loop. Also at Cedarock Park they have Photo scavenger hunt going on right now and goes through July 26. They have points for items you find in the park and take a picture and post it online. I have posted the rules and items on our website (http://www.pack65nc.com/documents.html) . Any scout on our hike is welcome to take along the list and take pictures as we hike. 
 We also have Putt-Putt on August 4 for $9. 
 This year we are going to assign dens to setting up the tables and taking them down each month. Also during that month that den will be in charge of the flag ceremony, so they will need to arrive about 6:30pm. We also would like the parents of that den to help with the pack meetings and if a special event falls in that month to help with that event(s). Here is the schedule for the Dens: September Webelos II October Webelos I November Bears December Wolves January Tigers February Webelos II March Webelos I April Bears May Wolves June Tigers 
 Also as a reminder if you have yet to get your new scout handbook for the new scouting year, these can be purchased at Graham Sporting Goods in Burlington near Lowe's Home Improvement, so you do not have to go all the way to Greensboro for these items. 
 Thanks to the parents who are already working on securing several popcorn locations. If you have any suggestions for new locations for us to set up popcorn show & sale spots, please send those to me soon. 
 Yours in Scouting,