Committee Notes 05/02/2019

Thank you all for such an fun year of Scouting!!!

We have our camping trip at Camp McNeill this weekend!

Summer Activities: 2nd Saturday of the month up on calendar! https://pack255.org/events/

June 8th 10:00am – 12:00pm :  Geocaching and splash pad at Hugh McRae

July:  Sharks Game – Still working with them to see if they’ll do Scout Night this year, if not, then we’ll tentatively attend the June 12th Home Game and I’ll get us some discounted tickets!

August 10th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm :  Bowling at Beach Bowl Cardinal Lanes on Market Street. Come out in Pack T-Shirt $5.00 Per person for 2 hours of bowling and 2 slices of pizza!!!

If you have any questions please let us know!

Committee Meeting 04/04/19

Playground is completely off limits.  After this weekend, the playground was left in terrible shape with balls all over the place and not put up.  Some were in trees. There were also some crude chalk drawings on the buildings. We do not believe our scouts were responsible as two of our parents saw nothing out of the ordinary when they left.  Hopefully next year we can revisit this decision and get our playground privileges back.

Pinewood Derby is done!  Let’s make it even better next year!!  Our concession stand made right around $100!!   Next year our goal to make $150 to cover the cost of the derby trophies.

1.What can we start doing that would make it better? More check in stations, other packs race after us? Or earlier than 12pm, shorter race times, give out trophies after each individual race to speed things up.

2.What can we stop doing that wasn’t good, or was ineffective?  

3.What can we continue doing that was great? Concession stand, awards

Upcoming Events

1.April 6th – District Pine Wood Derby Race :  starting at 8 a.m. at the New Hanover County Law Enforcement  Officers Association, 5301 Holly Shelter Road, Castle Hayne.

2.April 11th 7pm – Fire Station #8 Visit! Full Uniform

3.April 18th – Webelos are going to Cameron Arts Museum, other Dens will have normal meetings unless your leaders says otherwise.

4.April 25th – Honor Recognition Banquet (Cross over!)   We need volunteers to help with set up (be at church at 6 or little before)  We are having a pizza party!! Vote : surplus $$ to be used for a discount for all scouts on Resident Camp Fees, top popcorn sellers would have entire camping fees paid or A fun outing for the pack at the end of the season.  Parents voted for an end of year fun outing!!  PARENTS PAY $5 PER FAMILY FOR CROSSOVER PIZZA PARTY. Collect money over next two den meetings.

5.May 3rd/4th/5th – Resident Camp – Session II.  The Pack will be attending Session II. Please sign up as soon as you’re able!

6.May 9th – Last Pack Meeting!  Let’s do something fun, I’m thinking Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins, or something fun like mini-golf, maybe Pelicans on CB beach road ( they have free mini golf).   Parents what would you like to do?  Parents voted for Pelican’s and free mini golf at the Carolina Beach location or bowling.

7.Bike Rodeo – Bike Rodeo – May 18th – David’s putting this together and I believe we’ll be at UNCW this year

Parents:  What do we want to plan for summer time activities?  (2 to 3 outings) Bowling, Sharks game, geocaching and splash pad or swimming at Legion Stadium.

Committee Meeting notes 02/07/2019

1.RECHARTER!  Please see if you and Lacey can get folks to sign up for recharter then and there, we need to start getting some of the funds back into the scout account so we can pay for Advancement and Blue & Gold, etc.  Very Very Important. The pack covered the Recharter monies that were due. It is imperative we get caught up on all dues and recharter fees. Lacey is available to take payments in person by check or credit card.  The pack store at www.pack255.org is always open to accept credit/debit card payments!!

2.Training – Go to https://capefearcouncilbsa.org for more information

   COPE/Climbing Instructor Course Feb 15th-17th

   NRA Certification Two Weekends, first weekend is February 15th, second weekend is March 1st

  RangeMaster Training – February 16th (Devin will be there if anyone wants to carpool)

3.Pack Meeting! – Blue & Gold – February 14th! We will have a potluck!!  Whitney will come at 6 to set up, any parents who can come help with set up, please come at 6pm.  Thanks!!

Tigers: bottled water, silverware, napkins, plates and desserts

Wolves: sides and veggies

Bears: sides and veggies

Webelos 1 & 2:  Entrees

4.Arrow of Light Cross Over! – February 28th!  

We will have a Taco Bar Potluck!!  Den leaders: please coordinate with your dens to ensure parents are not bringing the same items.

Tigers: tortillas  (hard and soft) tortilla chips, beans and rice

Wolves: toppings

Bears: taco meat

Webelos 1 & 2: bottled water, silverware, napkins, plates and desserts

5.If anyone needs pine wood derby car see Devin, I’ve got some spares (For Scouts only, or $5.00 for parents who want to outlaw) Parents: build a car and race with the outlaws!!! It’s super fun ☺

Build Day 03/23/19  12-3pm at Windermere:   bring your Derby kit, we will have all the tools needed to cut and perfect your race car!Derby Day!!  03/30/2019   12-4 pm at Windermere

Hey all!

We’ll keep an eye on weather as we get closer to the date!  If we need to reschedule we’ll let you know as soon as possible!  If we have higher than a 50% chance of Thunderstorms we’ll have to reschedule to ensure we’re safe.

It’s going to be an awesome time!

Attached is a camping checklist as well as Forms A/B.

** Everyone, please fill out a new Physical A/B even if you already have one on file.  Fill out and bring to camp and give to Whitney and Brian.

Please also register here: http://whoozin.com/TDT-NFR-39GN  

With proper amount of guests so we know how many we’re cooking for!

Here is our camping plan and information:

When

Saturday, November 3rd @ 1015-1030 until Sunday morning @ 1030

Directions

Follow these directions to the last house and keep on going onto the dirt road.

2054 Moore Town Road, Rocky Point, NC 28457

https://goo.gl/maps/ZF3vohp3pHt

  1. Take 40 West
  2. Take Exit 408 – for Highway 210 East, turn right after off-ramp toward Hampstead
  3. Take a right onto Moore Town Rd
  4. Road will turn into a dirt road, keep following, you’ll see Dead End, then Pavement Ends signs
  5. You’ll see a power pole, get ready to park!
  6. After unloading gear park across the road off the track on a diagonal.

Camp Layout

  1. Keep the dens together, starting with the tigers closest to the cooking area.
  2. Tigers, then Wolves, then Bears, then Webelos will be toward the end and on the other side.
  3. Please see attached rough diagram of camping areas.
  4. Do your best to form a Square U with tent setup to allow a small den area.

What to Bring (Check Campout Checklist to be sure(attached))

  1. Uniform
  2. Tent
  3. Chairs
  4. Sleeping Bags
  5. Mess Kit
  6. Toilet paper
  7. Water bottles
  8. Layered clothing for the night time when it cools down
  9. Small snacks for your group while hiking

Menu

Saturday Lunch

  • Tacos!

Saturday Hiking Snack 

  • Trail Mix

Saturday Dinner

  • Spaghetti with Salad!

Saturday night snack

  • S’mores

Sunday Breakfast

  • Boiled Eggs and Banana

General schedule

Saturday

1000- 1200 – set up camp/start Lunch (Bears will be doing primary cooking, but all dens and family are welcome and encouraged to help!)

1200-1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 – Den Programs

  • Hiking and outdoor adventures

4:00 – 5:00 – family time (set camp if not done in the morning)

5:00 – 6:30 – Dinner, camp fire prep

6:30 – til     – Camp Fire – snacks, skits, stories, songs…

We’ll also be doing a flag retirement ceremony toward the end of the camp fire.  Please understand this is a very serious event, so please be respectful.

** Parents – You all are also more than welcome to share stories or songs from your scouting experience, or life, for example a bear in the woods story.  Please just be sure that it is age appropriate for our Scouts.  Also – Please no politics.

Sunday

0700 – 0800 – Our Scout Worship Service and Breakfast

0800 – 0900 – Break Camp

0900 – 1030 – Conservation Project

1030 – Dismissal

Phone numbers of leaders

Tiger – Jeremy Ferris 540-810-0237
Wolf – Tom Gardner 910-233-5249
Wolf – Julia Tulloch 910-620-0354
Bear – David Wilson 910-262-6334
Bear – Elizabeth Pepper 910-471-5832
Bear – Ryan Stumbaugh 910-547-8540
Cub Master / Webelos – Devin Blakley 910-520-0739
Arrow of Light – Blue Francis 910-232-2194
Committee Chair – Whitney Olson 919-943-1471
Treasurer – Lacey Somech 910-617-3392

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to reply back and we’ll get them answered!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

If you happen to need any camping gear, please reach out so we can ensure we have enough for everyone!

Thanks again!

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Individual Campout Checklist for Pack Overnighter

Normal Den meetings this Thursday!

Very Important: If you are not a tiger parent, please go to the committee meeting which will be held in the room across from the fellowship hall led by Whitney Olson!

Popcorn Sales start October 6th!  Get ready to sell!

See you Thursday!

Scouts and Parents!

I’m excited to announce that our first day back is this Thursday 09/27 at 6:30PM at Windermere Presbyterian Church!
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
We’ll be celebrating our founder, Dori’s Birthday in style and awarding summertime awards!
Please be there in full-uniform!  Webelos remember to get your new tan shirt before then!
This will be potluck style:
Wolves: Side Dishes
Bears  : Entrees
Webelos: Bread and Salads
Arrow of Light: Utensils, Cups, Plates, Drinks
There will be cake!
Please let me know if you have any questions before then.  Thank you, and looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!
This Saturday:
If anyone needs help, now’s the time!  Please let me know, (910) 520-0739.
We can set something up this Saturday starting at 1PM.
If you don’t need help, there are tons of efforts you can pitch in to help with, just check with your neighborhood and churches in your area!
This Sunday:
 
We normally do our Beach Sweep around this time, so this’ll work out great!
Please bring gloves, and trash bags, and come in Uniform to help clean up our beaches!
09:00AM-11:00AM
Public Beach Access 29 Wrightsville Beach
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Thanks all, and we’ll see you soon!

All,

The welcome back for existing Scouts is cancelled this week.
Please be safe, don’t forget to get the following if you’re evacuating:
  1. Important Documents
  2. Any small irreplaceable items you can bring with you
  3. Pets
Other tips:
Before you pick up and go (and if you have enough time) follow these steps — they’re designed to protect your pets and help prevent property damage:
Clear your yard. Remove any objects hanging on trees or your home’s exterior, such as birdhouses and wind chimes — they can break off in high winds and cause serious damage. Bring inside anything that’s not nailed down including lawn furniture, trashcans, toys, and garden equipment.
Shut off utilities. Turn off electricity, water, and gas. Doing so will help prevent additional dangers including flooding, fire, and explosions. Keep in mind, you’re going to need the utility company to turn your gas back on when you return home.
Windproof windows and doors. If you don’t have storm-proof shutters, fit plywood coverings over all windows. (FYI, using just tape on windows is not recommended because it will not stop windows from breaking, just shattering.)
Protect indoor stuff. Move valuables to higher levels in your home to prevent water damage. As an extra measure, wrap electronics and furniture in sheets, blankets, or plastic drop cloths.
Gather up pets. If it’s not safe for you to stay, it’s not safe for Fido. Make plans to stay with friends or at a pet-friendly hotel — most emergency shelters will only accept service animals that assist people with disabilities.
Lock your house. Because crooks and looters take advantage of evacuations, lock all doors and windows and don’t leave house keys in an obvious place, such as a mailbox.

If you’re staying, please check this out for reference as far as things you might need:
Be Safe and Smart!

Happy September Everyone!!!

I hope that everyone has had a most wonderful summertime!
Here’s some information on upcoming dates!
First Day Back! – 09/13/2018 – 6:30PM @ Windermere Presbyterian
First day back for returning Scouts is Thursday, September 13th!
We’ll be celebrating our founder, Dori’s Birthday in style and awarding summertime awards!
Please be there in full-uniform!  Webelos remember to get your new tan shirt before then!
This will be potluck style:
  • Wolves: Side Dishes
  • Bears  : Entrees
  • Webelos: Bread and Salads
  • Arrow of Light: Utensils, Cups, Plates, Drinks
There will be cake!
First Day for New Scouts! – 09/20/2018 – 6:30PM @ Windermere Presbyterian
 
We’ll welcome all the new scouts to the pack and cover the following topics:
  • Den Leaders
  • Popcorn!
  • Uniforms – Demonstration from Leaders and Scouts – so please be at your very best in full-uniform!
  • Communication – Email Pack Wide
  • Communication – Den’s are responsible for communication so make sure you have numbers / emails exchanged.
  • Cake at the end!
Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!
Thanks and see you all soon!