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