Thanks to all the scouts and their families who came out this morning for an early hike. We had 6 of our new scouts earn the Trail Trekker patch today. All got credited for a 2 mile hike and it was a nice opportunity to meet our new families and get some exercise while it was comfortable outside.
I would like to welcome our newest scout Aiden Campbell to the pack! I hope that you and your family will enjoy our pack.
I want to wish our Webelos good luck with camping. They leave tomorrow to Webelos Camp for 4 nights of camping at Camp Woodfield and we all hope that you will have great weather.
If you still need a Rain Gutter Regatta kit for our boat race in July, please let me know. The kits are $4 and we still have a few in stock.
Some of the new parents wanted to know about uniforms, t-shirts, and handbooks. You can get books and uniforms locally at Graham Sporting Goods or you can also get them at the scout store in Greensboro. For the pack t-shirts, we do have some in stock for $10. If we don't have your scout's size, we will place a new order in the fall. During the summer we do not require the Class A uniform (which is the blue or brown button up shirt) at events they can wear Class B (t-shirts). I will tell you at the Burlington Royals Baseball game, they will allow the scouts to walk on the field before the start of the game and some scouts will help with the Color Guard (flags) part of the program and we would prefer they wear Class A. They can then change into Class B after the game.
Also new parents, if you plan to camp at either the Dad & Lad, Burlington Royals Baseball game, Hanging Rock State Park, or Elon Football game and you do not have a tent or sleeping bag, let me know and we can make arrangements.
New scouts, if you recruit a friend to join the pack, you can earn the Recruitment Stripe that can be permanently sewn on the uniform. It is always more fun to have a friend in scouts with you!
** Upcoming Events ------------------------------------------------------------
Dad & Lad is July 9 & 10 at Camp Cherokee (Caswell County) to attend this event you will need to sign up online click here to sign up (http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/event/1882817)
July 14 is Putt-Putt Night for $8 per person, pay at the counter and you get 2 rounds of putt-putt and 20 tokens, bring the whole family for a night of fun. This is an Alamance District event, so we can hangout with other packs from across the county.
July 16 is our Pack event for July at Lake Michael from 10am-2PM. We will meet at shelter 1 close to the playground and we will hike first, then have the boat race. We invite all families to bring their own picnic lunch, which we can have after the events. Remember Lake Michael allows fishing for a small fee and they also have paddle boats.
July 16 is also the Mountain View Ruritan Club's chicken sandwich fund raiser. The dinner runs about $10 per person and the proceeds help finance scholarships for high school students through Southern High School.
Yours in Scouting, Lisa