I hope everyone enjoyed our 2 week winter break and looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.
This Tuesday is the DEADLINE for rechartering, which means if you plan to continue with the pack in 2014 you will need to pay your dues. Otherwise the scout will be dropped from the official council roster. The cost is $24 for the dues and $1 for the insurance, then optional $12 for the Boy's Life Magazine. The total for all is $37. This can be paid with scout bucks, if your scouts has money in his account. Spencer Murray is the person that can provide that information.
Thanks to all the families who came out this past Wednesday for our First day of the New Year's hike. We had nine families (23 total including siblings) come out and hike 3 miles on what turned out to be a great day!
We are continuing our SAFE food can collection. Remember the scout that turns in the most cans by the end of January will earn his family's attendance cost to our Blue and Gold Banquet. We have already turned in the cans we have collected to SAFE and they sent us a very nice thank you card.
Roundtable for those who are interested will be January 9, 2014 the topic will be rechartering. Meeting starts at 7PM and usually lasts about an hour.
District Banquet is January 16th at Shiloh Church on Grand Oaks Blvd. Scouts who sold $1000 worth of popcorn will be announced, recognized up front and receive a plaque while on stage. If you are planning on attending this event please let me know. Cost is $10 per adult if paid before January 10th.
Lastly I have attached our Winter 2014 newsletter that contains information about future events.
Yours in Scouting,
Remember this week we will start back to meeting on Tuesday at 7PM. We hope to see all of our scouts and their parents on Tuesday!
Be sure to read over our Pack 65 Handbook, and fill out the consent form for this year.
- Remember if you are interested in the Virginia Creeper trip you will need to let us know ASAP and we will be collecting money this Tuesday.
- We will have a parents meeting on Thursday night at the Crabtree's house at 6:30, we will be discussing our popcorn plan, recruitment, leadership needs and planning some activities for the fall. If you have items for the agenda please e-mail them to Lisa.
-Speaking of leadership, the pack as lots of positions that need to be filled this upcoming year, so please consider helping our pack continue to be successful!
- Save the date, Cub-O-Ree is coming October 11-13. Webelos Scouts are allowed to camp out October 11, all other scouts can arrive on the 12th before 12 noon. Meals need to be decided very soon for all scouts and parents who plan to attend. The theme this year is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math). Of course shooting sports will be included. We also need someone to lead up the Campfire program for Pack 65. This can be a skit, a song or a joke. We need something that involves the majority of the group. Camp Woodfield charges $2 per person per night to camp and use facilities. Usually it is about $15, plus meals is the cost for a scout. Meals will run about $3 per person per meal for parents and siblings plus $2 for camping per night depending on if you are a Webelos or a cub scout.
- BALOO training is being offered on September 14th at Camp Woodfield. This is essential for our Pack to be able to camp. We must have two adults trained in BALOO. Cost is $20 which includes lunch. Webelos Leader Specific is also offered for $45 on the 14 & 15 of September at Camp Woodfield, this includes meals. These costs and your mileage are tax deductible for both of these. Please let Travis know if you are planning to take either of these courses.