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We had a great Can and Bottle drive today and collected over 8,300 bottles and cans!  Thanks to all that came out and supported the Pack.  The money earned with these drives helps pay for Blue and Gold Banquet entertainment, all the awards that are given out throughout the scouting year and other things the Pack requires so we don't have to ask parents for a monthly dues.  The dues you pay in Sept or Nov depending on if you are new or existing scouts goes to the BSA CT Rivers council.  100% of it! We get none of that.  We are still looking for an adult volunteer to head up these can drives for next year.  Please let myself or Jay Anderson know if you are interested.  It doesn't mean you do all the work.  It just requires someone to organize and make sure it runs smoothly.  Like today!  Especially someone who has good control over the weather...LOL. 

Akela's Newsletter Oct 21st 2015

posted Oct 21, 2015, 5:47 PM by Pack39 Pack39



Here it is October already!  Halloween is just over a week away and the leaves are starting to drop.  We had a great turn out and time at the camp day.  Maybe next time we can sleep over...  Hurd park was beautiful and we had some great stew cooked by Kelly and Jason Granatek and a tasty dump cake prepped by Ginny Mitchel.  Thanks for all your help.   

This week we have a can/bottle drive at the First Congregational Church from 9-12.  Please sign up online.  This really helps keep the pack going, and we are helping the environment at the same time.  Russ Neale and myself will be transporting the cans to the redemption center after, if there is anyone else with a truck or trailer that would not mind helping at 12:00 in case we need extra please let me know.  

Novembers events:  
Monday the 2nd we have an all den meeting in the Cafe at 6:30 pm.  Please submit your Popcorn Sales forms and money.

Pow-Wow adult training is on the 7th sign up online at www.ctrivers.org.  You can take a class about camp cooking or knots or any leadership position and more.  
 
Monday the 16th will be our November Pack meeting which is our Diversity event.  Please sign up online for that at our pack website.  Bring something to show and tell about what makes your family diverse.  It can be anything you want to share with the pack so we can all get a better understanding of each other and how we all make up this great group of people.  

* Popcorn Sales forms and money are due on Nov 2nd all Den meeting.  The popcorn sales are the main fundraiser for our Pack.  We need the money to pay for activities, training, and awards. Each Scout is asked to set a goal to sell $350.00. Door to Door sales are allowed, but only with an adult, and Cubs should be in full uniform.  The Pack will match monetary value of all prizes awarded by Trails End.  Popcorn orders with full payment are due at our November 2nd Pack meeting.  

Next month at the Pack meeting we will be collecting the dues for 2016.  All new members have already paid.  This is for returning scouts from last year.  The fees have gone up and Boys life is included.  Boys Life is a great magazine and it really keeps the boys interested and involved.  The Fee for Each boy is $62.  If you have any problems or issues with this please speak to me and we can work what ever they are out.  Thanks and Stay Safe this Halloween season!

Class B T-shirts are available:   $10 a piece.

www.pack39.com is our website.  
Make sure to check there for any changes in the calendar or events.  Also like us on FaceBook at Cub Scout Pack 39.

Also other sites of interest are www.scouting.org and www.scoutstuff.org.

Volunteers needed- 

Assistant Cub Master

Akela's Newsletter February 2015

posted Feb 19, 2015, 4:45 PM by Pack39 Pack39

Akela's Newsletter Feb 8th, 2015 

 This Month has been off to a snowy start.  I hope all have been enjoying this wonderful white that New England gives us.  Its one of the reasons I moved back to CT but I could use a little less interference with our Cub Pack plans.  Today is the Blue & Gold banquet.  We are celebrating Cub Scouting's Birthday.  This years theme for the tables is Around the World in 5 Dens.  We are going to enjoy some great food and entertainment.  Our older boys from the Arrow of Light Den will be getting their Arrow of light in a small Ceremony given by our very own Todd Gianetti.  The Arrow of Light is the highest award a Cub Scout can earn.  The patch is allowed on your Boy Scout uniform and also later on your adult leader uniform.  This is a great accomplishment for our boys.  Relax and enjoy the day. 

  We have a lot coming up this next month.  This coming Friday the 13th is our Pack Movie night.  Come in PJs if you wish, bring your pillow and blanket to the Cafe at 6:30.  The movie is still in the works but we are trying for a really good one that was just released... The next day after that the 14th will be our can and bottle sorting day since it was so cold on the drive day.  9-11 in the garage right after the bowling alley on Bear Swamp RD (dirt road) in East Hampton ( its heated).  Thursday the 26th we are having a combo Pinewood Derby Workshop run by Mike Steinbrecher starting at 6pm followed by a leadership meeting starting at 7pm.  The 7th of March we will be setting up the Pinewood Derby track after 4:30 so it will be ready to go in the morning. (we will be done in time for the PTO Mardi Gras)   If you are interested in helping with set up and learning how the race goes please let me know.  As always any questions or concerns please contact me.  Lets enjoy these times with our boys because they grow so fast! 

Class B T-shirts are available:   $10 a piece.

www.pack39.com is our website.  Make sure to check there for any changes in the calendar or events.  Also like us on FaceBook at Cub Scout Pack 39.

 Other sites of interest are www.scouting.org, www.scoutstuff.orgwww.ctrivers.org.

Volunteers neededThe following positions are open and volunteers are needed to fill them.  Please consider helping the pack to provide your son with a quality Scout program.  You can speak to myself or Mr. Mike about these positions/ jobs.  (a sign-up sheet will be circulated) 

            Assistant Pack Leaders...

            Committee Chairperson.

            Pinewood Derby positions.   

             we will need volunteers to help learn the setup of the track and how to run

             heats.  All of our experienced race crew will be moving on to boy scouts this

             year so we need to learn all we can from them to have a successful one next

             year. 

 

            Summer Camp 2015 and/or Camping Chair (2014-2015 School year) - must

            attend summer camp with myself and the boys and be willing to plan additional Pack/ Family camping trip.

Akela's Update - January 2015

posted Jan 12, 2015, 6:01 AM by Pack39 Pack39

Akela's Newsletter January 12th, 2015

 

            HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had a great holiday season and are preparing for an exciting year in scouting.  As some of you have heard the Cub Scout program is changing in June.  They are gearing it to be more modern and keep the boys more active.   There will be a webinar on Jan 17th at 10:30 and 5:30.  For more information please check out the Council website www.ctrivers.org.   This month is our annual Pack Olympics.  Our boys will be showing off their athletic prowess in what I am sure will be an enjoyable night for all. 

 

                Up and coming events include our Can and Bottle drive at the First Congregational church on Jan 17th and March 21st 9-12am.  Please sign up for an 1 1/2 shift.  If you are helping bring the cans to the redemption center please sign up for the later one.   Our pack swim will be held on the 24th of Jan. at Healthtrax in Glastonbury from 1-3pm with pizza to follow.  Please sign up for this tonight as well so we can get a count for pizza.  Located at 628 Hebron Ave. #200.  The Blue and Gold Banquet is coming up next month Sunday Feb 8th from 1-4pm in the Cafe.  The theme will be Around the World in Five Dens.  You can work with your dens to come up with a theme and what potluck food you will bring to share with the whole pack.  The Pack movie night will also be next month Friday the 13th at 6:30.  Movie yet to be determined (don't worry Jason will not be appearing on screen).  Come in PJs (no uniform required) bring a pillow and blanket.  Then on the 26th of Feb we will have our pinewood derby workshop with master builder Mike Steinbrecher before our parent leadership meeting.  The workshop is to help those who have no idea what to do or just need some finishing touches on their cars.  Mike always has some great tricks and hints to make a great car.  That will start at 6pm. 

 

Class B T-shirts are available:   $10 a piece.

 

www.pack39.com is our website.  Make sure to check there for any changes in the calendar or events.  Also like us on FaceBook at Cub Scout Pack 39.

 Other sites of interest are www.scouting.org , www.scoutstuff.org,www.ctrivers.org.

 

Volunteers needed-  The following positions are open and volunteers are needed to fill them.  Please consider helping the pack to provide your son with a quality Scout program.  You can speak to myself or Mr. Mike about these positions/ jobs.  (a sign-up sheet will be circulated)

 

            Assistant Pack Leaders...

 

            Pinewood Derby positions.   

             we will need volunteers to help learn the setup of the track and how to run

             heats.  All of our experienced race crew will be moving on to boy scouts this

             year so we need to learn all we can from them to have a successful one next

             year. 

 

            Summer Camp 2015 and/or Camping Chair (2014-2015 School year)- must

            attend summer camp with myself and the boys and be willing to plan     additional Pack/ Family camping trip.

Akela's Update - November 2014

posted Nov 12, 2014, 7:40 PM by Pack39 Pack39

    Well its November already!  Can you believe it?  Has everyone recovered from the wet cold Halloween night?   We have a lot going on this month.  If you have not already we need a commitment and payment A.S.A.P for our Mystic Aquarium sleep over.  It will be April11-12 and cost $60 per person.  We need to sign up soon.  Next Sat November 8th is the adult leader Pow-Wow training being held at East Windsor High school.  There are lots of great classes being held.  Check it out online at www.ctrivers.org. 

            The Pack Hike will be held on the 16th at the Devils Hopyard state park.  There will be a parent/leader meeting on the 24th in the Cafe, come and be a part of the planning and have your voice heard.  The Weblos will be having a camp out with the Boy Scout troop on the 21st-23rd.  This will give our Weblos a taste of what the Troop does and get them more excited about crossing over.  Speak with Tom or Kelly, the Weblos Den leaders for more info.

            Our next Can/Bottle Drive will be on Jan 10th.  I know its a ways off but remind all your friends and family to hold on to those bottles and cans over the holidays (they are right around the corner). 

            We had a great Showing for the Blish park clean up sponsored by LL Bean.  Some of our boys completed and earned their Outdoor Ethics Award.  We found everything from water pipes to basket balls in the woods and also collected some bottles and cans for our drive.

            Our December Pack meeting will be on Dec 8th and it will be a fun night of skits and songs put on by each Den and also a Cookie swap (YUM)!  Remember we have some severe peanut allergies in the pack. 

Class B T-shirts are available:   $10 a piece.

www.pack39.com is our website.  Make sure to check there for any changes in the calendar or events.  Also like us on FaceBook at Cub Scout Pack 39.

 Other sites of interest are www.scouting.org , www.scoutstuff.org,www.ctrivers.org.

Volunteers needed-  The following positions are open and volunteers are needed to fill them.  Please consider helping the pack to provide your son with a quality Scout program.  You can speak to myself or Mr. Mike about these positions/ jobs.  (a sign-up sheet will be circulated)

 

            Assistant Pack Leaders...

 

            Pinewood Derby computer operations, and other derby positions.   

            (Tom Paquette will work with you to transition), we need people to learn from

            current people running the derby since most of them will not be here next

            year. 

 

            Summer Camp 2015 and/or Camping Chair (2014-2015 School year)- must

            attend summer camp with myself and the boys and be willing to plan     additional Pack/ Family camping trip.

Akela's Update - May 2014

posted May 6, 2014, 12:26 PM by Pack39 Pack39   [ updated May 8, 2014, 6:49 AM ]

Akela’s Newsletter  May 7, 2014

Welcome to pack meeting Number 9 of the 2013-2014 year. Here is some important information on upcoming activities and other pack happenings:

·         Next Pack Meeting: The next pack meeting will be the Pack Picnic with rank graduation to be held on Sunday June 8th at Blish Park Pavilion.  All family members are welcome including siblings and parents. Please sign up online and indicate the number of attendees. We will need to know by Sunday June 1st so that we can be sure to have enough food for all.

§  We will start the day at 3:00 with some activities for the scouts and siblings. Please wear your Class B uniform shirt. It would be good for the scouts to have their Class A shirts to put on over their class B for the graduation.

§  Please feel free to bring a bathing suit to enjoy the chilly water.

§  We will plan to have dinner at 5:00

§  We will then have the awards and graduation portion of the ceremony from 6:00 to 7:00

§  The Pack will provide the food and drinks for all. Desserts are welcome if you feel like baking and sharing.

 

o   Memorial Day Parade:  The Pack will march in the parade on Memorial day. We will meet in the bus parking lot at 1:00 on Monday, May 26th. Scouts should were their complete class A uniform including shorts/ pants, hat, neckerchief, scout shirt with correct patches.

§  Be sure to bring something to drink

§  Candy to toss to the crowd is ok.

§  You are asked to stay for the duration of the memorial service on the Town Green following the parade.

 

o   Fishing Derby May 16th - Fishing at Glastonbury Fish and Game 4:30 - 8:00. This is the annual GF&G fishing outing that is hosted for Scouting every year. They have a nice barbeque with hot dogs and hamburgers; Make sure that you bring a pole and bait. There will be a sign up on the Web site. Sign-up deadline is May 14th (for dinner purposes).

 

o   Blish Park Clean Up day: Saturday, May 17th from 10:00 to 1:00. Meet at or near the pavilion.

§  A big part of scouting is helping out in the community. This year we decided to help the town with a couple of hours of clean-up at Blish Park.

§  All scouts should arrive at 10:00 and we will work until 12:00 at which time the Pack will provide Pizza for all that helped out.

§  The pack will provide rubber gloves, trash bags, and the pizza and drinks.

§  Please sign up on the web page so that we know how much pizza to buy. Sign-up deadline is May 14th (for Pizza purposes) .

 

o   Summer Camp – We will be attending camp during the week of June 29th through July 4h. All scouts that are interested should let Mr. Steinbrecher know if you are planning on attending

 

§  Cub scouts are welcome to attend day camp, or can register with the camp as a “provisional Scout” during any week of camp. Please see Mr. Steinbrecher with any questions.

§  "Cub Country" is hosting an "Open House" on Saturday, May 10th 10-12:30 at June Norcross camp in Ashford.

 

 

·         New t-shirts in Youth small and Youth Medium are here.

·         www.pack39.com - The Pack webpage is UPDATED…. Tom Paquette is the Web Master for the Pack. (webmaster@pack39.com). We're looking for a new webmaster in the upcoming months.

·         Facebook: “Like” Cub Scout Pack 39 for Facebook updates.

·         Volunteers needed – The following positions are open and volunteers are needed to fill them. Please consider helping the pack to provide your son with a valuable Scout Program. I would be happy to discuss any of these positions/ jobs with you. (see additional sign-up sheet to be circulated)

o   Assistant Pack Leader

o   Webmaster and/or Pinewood Derby computer operations

o   Summer Camp (2015) and/or Camping Chair (2014-2015 school year) – must attend summer camp with boys and be willing to plan additional Pack/ Family camping trip

Akela's Update - February 2014

posted Feb 8, 2014, 7:53 PM by Pack39 Pack39

Akela’s Newsletter  February 9, 2014

Welcome to pack meeting Number 6  of the 2013-2014 year. Here is some important information on upcoming activities and other pack happenings:

Blue and Gold Banquet to celebrate the 84th anniversary of Cub scouting.  

Next Pack Meeting: The next pack meeting will be the Pine Wood Derby to be held on Sunday March 2nd.

  • Registration for the races will be from 12:00 to 12:30.  

    • The races will run from 1:00 to Approximately 3:00

    • There will be a concession stand with snacks, pizza, and drinks

    • Scouts are expected to wear their Class A uniforms.

    • We will have a “repair” table set up with additional weights, drills, hot glue, and other necessary tools for the use of anybody that runs into issues during registration and or during the races.

    • Reminder of some of the rules for the races:

      • The cars can weigh no more than 5 oz.

      • The wheel slots that are cut into the car must be used…. You cannot move the axels on the car

      • The width between the wheels must match the width of the original block of wood

      • The car length must match the original block of wood at the wheels/ bottom

      • The wheels and axels (nails) provided with the original kit must be used.

      • The sides of the car cannot extend beyond the wheels

      • Your car number must be shown on the car as either part of the design, or a sticker will be applied. Do not place numbers on your car that do not match your given number.

      • No liquid lubricants are allowed

         

  • On Friday February 14 we will have the annual movie night. Since it is St. Valentines Day we are offering to watch your kids during this time. We will show either “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” or “Epic”.

    • The scouts/ family members should plan to arrive in the school café at 6:30 to find you spot and get set up

    • You are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag, blankets, pillows, camp chairs… whatever you want to be comfortable on the café floor.

    • Pajamas are encourage but not mandatory.

    • The pack will provide a few snacks…. A special Valentine ’s Day snack and popcorn. Families are asked to provide their own drinks.

    • If you would like to leave your child, you should plan to be back to pick them up by 8:30pm.

    • No electronic games/ stereos/ phones will be allowed during the movie.

       

       

  • On Sunday February 16th the St. John Fisher Catholic Church will be celebrating Scout Sunday during its 10:30

    • The Scout Sunday Mass has been set up for February 16th at the 10:30 Mass. All Scouts are expected to come in Class A uniform with no hats. We are asking everyone to arrive by 10:00 so that we can be seated. I will have a number of pews reserved for us based on those who are going.

    • After Mass: Typically after Mass we will go downstairs to have a brief social period. This is an opportunity for the parishioners to ask question of the boys and learn more about Religious Scout Awards that are available by the Diocese of Hartford. There will not be any presentations of religious awards during the Mass, but it is at the discretion of Fr. Sas if he wishes to recognize en masse those who have earned them. For the social period we are asking families to bring a home baked/store bought dozen cookies, brownies or some other confection or a few selections of juice for our coffee period after mass (drop them off downstairs by 10:20 please).

       

  • On Wednesday February 19th we will have a Pine Wood Derby workshop night her ein the school café.

    • This WILL START AT 6:30 AND GO TO 8:00

    • Bring your car kit, no matter the stage of completion

    • We will provide secrets to getting faster

    • We will have tools, scales, templates and other items to help with your build.

       

  • On Sunday February 23 the Marlborough Congregational Church will be hosting Scout Sunday at the 10:00 service…. Please see attached flyer for details.

     

  •  On Thursday February 27th we will have the next parents/ Leaders meeting. We will start at 7:00 and be done as close to 8:00 as possible.

     

  • Update on Trip to the Intrepid Air Craft Carrier:

    • We have two spots available for additional attendees

    • The bus trip will cost $26 per attendee.

    • All attendees should pay balance due today, or set up special payment terms.

    • The last can drive is scheduled for March 22 from 9:00 to 12:00

    • Final plans for the bus pick-up time/ place and drop off time to be discussed at the next Parent/ Leader meeting.

Akela's Update - December 2013

posted Jan 2, 2014, 4:51 PM by Pack39 Pack39

Akela’s Newsletter  December 18, 2013

Welcome to pack meeting Number 4 of the 2013-2014 year. Here is some important information on upcoming activities and other pack happenings:

      Next Pack Meeting: The next pack meeting will be held on Monday, January 13 at 6:30 to 8:00 at the School Multi Purpose room. 

-       This Pack meeting will be the annual Pack Olympics. Each Den is asked to come up with an activity that can be completed by the other dens on a round Robin type activity. The duration of each station will be 15 minutes. The Tigers are not required to have an activity.

o     There will be no awards presented at this next pack meeting.

o     Scouts are asked to wear their Class B (Pack t-shirt) for this event.

o     The round robin events are strictly for fun, there are no finish places awarded nor prizes.

 

·         On Wednesday January 8 there will be a Den Meeting night, followed by a parent/ leaders meeting. This will start at 6:30 in the school café and will go to about 8:00. We will have activities for the scouts to do while we conduct our meeting.

This night is designed to provide another meeting opportunity for each den. The café will be split into quarters and each den will have a corner of the cafe. Mr. Steinbrecher will be available to help with skills if you would like. The pack flags will be there as well so that dens can practice being a color guard.

·         On Saturday January 25th we will have the Pack Swim event. It is scheduled to start with swimming at 1:00 at the Healthtrax fitness center in Glastonbury.

o        The pack will provide Pizza for after the swim. We will have a room from 2:00 to 3:00 for the Pizza and drinks.

o        Please visit the Pack Web site and sign up. Please be sure to provide an accurate count of the number of attendees so that we are sure to have enough pizza for all.

o        As is usual, siblings are invited to attend and go swimming as well.

 

·      Update on Trip to the Intrepid Air Craft Carrier:

o        Current pricing for a bus is just over $2000 for a round trip up to 53 passengers. I need to know how many that are signed up for the trip will commit to taking the bus.

o        The next installment for the trip is due at this Pack meeting (Dec. 18th) and should be $50 for each person going.

o        The last installment will be due at the Blue and Gold banquet on February 9th.

o        We will have a few can drives to help offset the cost of the bus. If we make $250 per can drive, the total will be $750 off the bottom line Total would be aprox $32 per person for the ride. (if all 43 currently signed, up take the bus) (We exceeded the estimate on the first can drive by almost $100 ….  Awesome job to all who helped.)

o        We need scouts that are going on the trip to volunteer, with their parents, to work these can drives.

o        The Next can drive will be scheduled for a Saturday at the beginning of January. Currently scheduled for January 4th with a bad weather day of January 11th. The third can drive will be scheduled for March 22nd.

 

·       New t-shirts in Youth small and Youth Medium are here.

·      www.pack39.com - The Pack webpage is UPDATED…. Tom Paquette is the Web Master for the Pack. (webmaster@pack39.com).

·      Facebook: “Like” Cub Scout Pack 39 for Facebook updates.

·      Volunteers needed – The following positions are open and volunteers are needed to fill them. Please consider helping the pack to provide your son with a valuable Scout Program. I would be happy to discuss any of these positions/ jobs with you. (see additional sign-up sheet to be circulated)

o        Assistant Pack Leader

o        Summer Camp/ Camping Chair – must attend summer camp with boys and be willing to plan additional Pack/ Family camping trip

o        Parents to run events for next year (Committee Members)

§         Pack sleep over… make reservations; collect money; give pack updates and ask for participants

§         Blue and Gold Banquet

Pine Wood derby

Akela's Update - November 2013

posted Nov 4, 2013, 7:10 PM by Pack39 Pack39

Akela’s Newsletter  November 6, 2013

Welcome to pack meeting Number 3 of the 2013-2014 year. Here is some important information on upcoming activities and other pack happenings:

      Next Pack Meeting: The next pack meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 11th at 6:30 to 8:00 at the School Cafeteria.  

-        This Pack meeting will be the annual Cookie Swap. Each family is asked to bring 2 dozen cookies. All cookies will be out on a  table and all attendees will partake in them during a cookie snack time. The pack will provide Milk and water for drinks to have with the cookies.

o   This year we have a couple scouts that are highly allergic to Peanuts. If you can and are willing, please bring cookies that are nut and peanut free so that they can take part in this activity.

§  Any cookies made that are absolutely “peanut allergy safe” should be labeled as such. We will separate cookies on different tables to accommodate the ingredients.

o   Each den should have a skit or song prepared as entertainment while we have our cookies.

-         

·        The Pack Hike is scheduled for Nov. 17th. The details of this will be forwarded as they are finalized.

 

·        On November 20th there will be a Den Meeting night, followed by a parent/ leaders meeting. This will start at 6:30 in the school café and will go to about 8:00. We will have activities for the scouts to do while we conduct our meeting.

This night is designed to provide another meeting opportunity for each den. The café will be split into quarters and each den will have a corner of the cafe. Mr. Steinbrecher will be available to help with skills if you would like. The pack flags will be there as well so that dens can practice being a color guard.

 

·        Update on Trip to the Intrepid Air Craft Carrier:

o   Current pricing for a bus is just over $2000 for a round trip up to 53 passengers. I need to know how many that are signed up for the trip will commit to taking the bus.

o   The next installment for the trip is due at the next Pack meeting (Dec. 11th) and should be $50 for each person going.

o   We will have a few can drives to help offset the cost of the bus. If we make $250 per can drive, the total will be $750 off the bottom line Total would be aprox $32 per person for the ride. (if all 43 currently signed, up take the bus) (We exceeded the estimate on the first can drive by almost $100 ….  Awesome job to all who helped.)

o   We need scouts that are going on the trip to volunteer, with their parents, to work these can drives.

o   The Next can drive will be scheduled for a Saturday at the beginning of January.

o   We will open the trip up to Siblings and additional parent to fill the bus and disperse the cost over more attendees. Note: the minimum age for visitors to the Intrepid is 6 years old. This is a first come first serve basis- once the space is filled no more reservations will be taken.

 

·         New t-shirts in Youth small and Youth Medium are here.

·        Training Pow Wow- November 16th at the East Windsor High school. The pack will pay for anybody interested in participating in a day of training.

·        www.pack39.com - The Pack webpage is UPDATED…. Tom Paquette is the Web Master for the Pack. (webmaster@pack39.com).

·        Facebook: “Like” Cub Scout Pack 39 for Facebook updates.

·        Volunteers needed – The following positions are open and volunteers are needed to fill them. Please consider helping the pack to provide your son with a valuable Scout Program. I would be happy to discuss any of these positions/ jobs with you. (see additional sign-up sheet to be circulated)

o   Assistant Pack Leader

o   Summer Camp/ Camping Chair – must attend summer camp with boys and be willing to plan additional Pack/ Family camping trip

o   Parents to run events for next year (Committee Members)

§  Pack sleep over… make reservations; collect money; give pack updates and ask for participants

§  Blue and Gold Banquet
Pine Wood derby

Akela's Update - October 2013

posted Oct 17, 2013, 6:53 PM by Pack39 Pack39

Akela’s Newsletter  October 16, 2013

Welcome to pack meeting Number 1 of the 2013-2014 year. Here is some important information on upcoming activities and other pack happenings:

      Next Pack Meeting: The next pack meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 6th  at 6:30 to 8:00 at the School Cafeteria. 

The annual Uniform inspection and Pack Photo will happen at the November Pack Meeting. Scouts should wear a full Class A uniform which includes the following:

-       Cub Scout shirt with proper patches

-       Blue pants or shorts

-       Dark Socks

-       Dark/ brown shoes… not sneakers

-       Neckerchief with proper slide

-       Rank badge (Bobcat/ tiger/ wolf/ bear) located in correct location

-       Cub Scout Handbook for appropriate rank

-       Hat for appropriate rank

-       Cub Scout belt

-       Clean hands and fingernails

-       Neat Appearance (shirt tucked in, hair combed/ brushed, clean face…etc)

 

·      Popcorn sales

o        The Popcorn sales are the main fundraiser for our Pack. We need the money to pay for our activities, training, and awards.

o        Each Scout is asked to set a goal to sell at least $350.00 in Popcorn.

o        Door to Door sales are allowed, but only with an adult, and scouts need to be in full uniform

o        The pack will match the monetary value of all prizes awarded by Trails End.

o        Filled in Popcorn Orders are due to be turned in to your Den leaders on November 6th.

o        Please collect money Up front and indicate that popcorn will be delivered sometime at the beginning of October.

o        Parents, please convert all cash collected into a personal check.

o        Any sales made and charged to a Smart Phone Cube (credit card) will be collected at the cost minus the fee of (2.5%) the pack will not hold the parent wit the I phone responsible for the 2.5% fee.

 

·      Bike Rodeo – Saturday, October 19th from 1:00 to 3:00. We will meet at the Airline trail parking lot on route 85 in Colchester, next to the old lumber Yard.

o        Please be sure to bring your bike and bike helmet. Bikes with training wheels are welcome. We will group the boys appropriately and adjust the length of the ride based on ability.

o        SIBLINGS ARE WELCOME.

o        Parents are need to ride along with the groups and to maintain control

o        We will go over bike safety prior to beginning the ride.

o        All boys who attend will earn their Cycling Belt loop.

o        Bottled water is a good idea

o        This is weather dependant, if it is raining, I will get an e-mail out to the distribution list by 10:00 with cancellation.

 

·      Update on Trip to the Intrepid Air Craft Carrier:

o        Current pricing for a bus is just over $2000 for a round trip up to 53 passengers. I need to know how many that are signed up for the trip will commit to taking the bus.

o        We will have a few can drives to help offset the cost of the bus. If we make $250 per can drive, the total will be $750 off the bottom line Total would be aprox $32 per person for the ride. (if all 43 currently signed, up take the bus)

o        We need scouts that are going on the trip to volunteer, with their parents, to work these can drives.

o        The first can drive is scheduled for Saturday October 26th from 8:00 to 11:00

o        After 11:00 we need volunteers to help get the cans over to the redemption center.

o        We will open the trip up to Siblings and additional parent to fill the bus and disperse the cost over more attendees. Note: the minimum age for visitors to the Intrepid is 6 years old. This is a first come first serve basis- once the space is filled no more reservations will be taken.

 

·       New t-shirts in Youth small and Youth Medium will be here by the next pack meeting.

·      Training Pow Wow- November 16th at the East Windsor High school. The pack will pay for anybody interested in participating in a day of training.

·      www.pack39.com - The Pack webpage is UPDATED…. Tom Paquette is the Web Master for the Pack. (webmaster@pack39.com).

·      Facebook: “Like” Cub Scout Pack 39 for Facebook updates.

·      Volunteers needed – The following positions are open and volunteers are needed to fill them. Please consider helping the pack to provide your son with a valuable Scout Program. I would be happy to discuss any of these positions/ jobs with you. (see additional sign-up sheet to be circulated)

o        Assistant Pack Leader

o        Summer Camp/ Camping Chair – must attend summer camp with boys and be willing to plan additional Pack/ Family camping trip

o        Parents to run events for next year (Committee Members)

§         Pack sleep over… make reservations; collect money; give pack updates and ask for participants

§         Blue and Gold Banquet

§         Pine Wood derby

§         Awards Chair to work with Nancy Gianetti this year

Akela's Update - May 2013

posted May 8, 2013, 7:17 PM by Pack39 Pack39

Akela’s Newsletter  May 8, 2013

Welcome to pack meeting Number 7 of the 2012-2013 year. Here is some important information on upcoming activities and other pack happenings:

·      Updates/ Additions to calendar:

o        Leader’s meeting – Re-scheduled again to May 23 to be held in the school Café starting at 7:00 pm.  I would like a parent from each family to attend. Please let me know if this become an issue.

 

o        Memorial Day Parade:  The Pack will march in the parade on Memorial day. We will meet in the bus parking lot at 1:00 on Monday may 27th. Scouts should were their complete class A uniform including shorts/ pants, hat, neckerchief, scout shirt with correct patches.

§         Be sure to bring something to drink

§         Candy to toss to the crowd is ok.

§         You are asked to stay for the duration of the memorial service on the Town Green following the parade.

 

o        Scout Expo in Hebron – Friday May 31st through Sunday June 2nd at the Hebron Fair Grounds. There will be over 10,000 scouts in attendance. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the ticket booths.

§         All cubs are encouraged to go for the day on Saturday. There will be plenty of activities for the entire family. Scouts should wear their Class A uniform. I would suggest wearing the Class B shirt underneath in case you wish to take off the Class A shirt.

§         The Scout show for Saturday night would be included in your day admission and will include the group “Stomp”.

§         If any family is interested in staying overnight either Friday or Sat, please let me know as the scout troop has a campsite and will have some spare space for a certain number of tents.

 

o        Pack Cookout – Scheduled for Sunday June 9th at Blish Park Pavilion. The games and festivities will start at 3:00 in the afternoon and will go to about 7:00 pm. All family members are encouraged to come. There will be lots of games and activities for all of your family members.

 

o        Summer Camp – Webelos will be attending camp during the week of July 14 through the 19th. All scouts that are interested should register by May 16th to avoid a $25 late fee. Please let Mr Steinbrecher Know if you are interested in attending

 

§         Cub scouts are welcome to attend day camp, or can register with the camp as a “provisional Scout” during any week of camp. Please see Mr. Steinbrecher with any questions.

 

 

·      www.pack39.com - The Pack webpage is UPDATED…. Tom Paquette is the Web Master for the Pack. (webmaster@pack39.com).

·      Facebook: “Like” Cub Scout Pack 39 for Facebook updates.

·      Volunteers needed – The following positions are open and volunteers are needed to fill them. Please consider helping the pack to provide your son with a valuable Scout Program. I would be happy to discuss any of these positions/ jobs with you. (see additional sign-up sheet to be circulated)

o        Assistant Pack Leader

o        Summer Camp/ Camping Chair – must attend summer camp with boys and be willing to plan additional Pack/ Family camping trip

o        Parents to run events for next year (Committee Members)

§         Pack sleep over… make reservations; collect money; give pack updates and ask for participants

§         Blue and Gold Banquet

§         Pine Wood derby

§         Awards Chair to work with Nancy Gianetti this year

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