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Akela's Update - April 2012

posted Apr 2, 2012, 10:33 AM by Pack39 Pack39   [ updated Apr 2, 2012, 10:34 AM ]

Akela’s Newsletter  April 2, 2012

Welcome to pack meeting Number 7 of the 2011-2012 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 May 7th from 6:30 to 7:30 in the school Cafeteria.  The theme of this pack meeting is Health and Fitness.

o    It will be a standard pack meeting with awards and entertainment provided by our scouts.

o   The awards for the Uniform inspection, completed in December, will be given out at this pack meeting.

o   Summer Camp fees are due to the Pack by that meeting (5-7-12). Visit www.pack39.com to sign up for summer camp!

·         Science Center sleep over – April 28th and 29th

o   Check in time for the CT Science Center starts at 6:00Pm and goes to 6:45Pm with activities starting at 7:00 Pm

o   You should plan to have dinner prior to arriving to the science center, and plan to be up until

o   See separate Overnight policies packet for your review and understanding.

o   You are encouraged to carpool as much as possible to save on the $18 parking fee for overnight parking.

o   There is still room for additional pairs to attend this outing… I need to know tonight (4/2/12) if you would like to attend and have not signed up or paid.  Payment from all registered families is due to Mike Steinbrecher tonight.

·         WEBELOS 2 crossover/ WEBELOS 1 / Bears campout/ Outdoor campfire. April 20, 21, 22nd. This will be held at Camp Johnson in Bolton.

o   WEBELOS 2 are invited to camp Friday night (as a WEBELO) and then Saturday night (as a Boy Scout) with the Troop. Parents are needed with the boys Friday night, but can either go Home Saturday night, or stay with the Pack until Sunday Morning.

o   WEBELOS 1 and Bear scouts should plan to arrive at the campsite on Saturday morning at about 10:00.

§  You will set up your site prior to lunch and then join the WEBELOS 2 and Boy Scouts for an afternoon of activities.

§  A bag lunch should be brought by each attendee and Dinner will be provided by the Scout troop.

§  Parents need to camp with the cub scouts on Saturday night as well.

o   The Boy Scouts are putting together a weekend full of Scouting exercises and activities including a camp fire on Saturday night for any Cub Scouts that would like to attend.

o   All cubs planning to attend should plan to bring some desert or snack for after the campfire on Saturday night.

o   The weekend should be completed by 10:00 on Sunday Morning.
·         Parent/ Leaders meeting scheduled for Thursday May 3 at 7:30 in the school cafeteria. This is our final planned leader’s meeting of the School year, it is open to any parent that would like to attend and take part in planning Pack activities.

·         Pine Wood Derby District races are scheduled for Sunday April 15th starting at 10:00 and going to 5:00. All scouts are invited to enter their cars in the races for this day register at the following link. (http://www.ctrivers.org/Event.aspx?id=2388) This year the races will be held at Gengris Dodge/ Jeep/ Ram located at 460 Connecticut Boulevard in East Hartford.

o   WEBELOS 2 race from 10:00 to 12:00

o   WEBELOS 1 race from 11:00 to 1:00

o   Bears race from 12:00 to 2:30

o   Wolfs race from 1:00 to 4:00

o   Tigers race from 2:30 to 5:00

·         Pack Cookout Sunday June 10th from 3:00 to 6:00 there will be fun games to play between the Scouts and parents… please plan to attend…. RSVP on the Pack Website (www.pack39.com)

o   Location and additional details to be finalized and shared via e-mail at a later date.

o   This will be the final pack meeting prior to the start of the summer.

·         Cub Scout Summer Camp – July 22nd through the 27th at Camp Tadma in Bozrah CT.

o   This is always a lot of fun for the boys, and any adults that might choose to stay with us. We are always looking for more adults.

o   Sign up for this week of resident camp is due by the pack meeting in May (7th). There is a link on the pack web page to sign up for this as well.

o   See Michael Steinbrecher for additional details or if you have any concerns about you scout attending camp for the week.

·         www.pack39.com - The Pack webpage is UPDATED….


·         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   Popcorn Kernel to take over next year – Speak to John Arruda for position details

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

§  PineWood derby and concessions

§  Pack Hike

§  Pack Bike Rodeo

§  Can Drives