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