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Akela's Update - December 2011

posted Dec 5, 2011, 9:20 AM by Pack39 Pack39   [ updated Jan 10, 2012, 7:19 PM ]

Akela’s Newsletter  December 5, 2011

Welcome to pack meeting Number 4 of the 2011-2012 year. Here is some important information on upcoming activities and other pack happenings:

      At this meeting we will do our yearly cookie swap and The Pack will be taking pictures for the Pine Wood Derby licenses.  Have each scout fill in the picture sheet with the appropriate information and bring up with them for the pictures.

·         Next Pack Meeting: The next pack meeting will be held on January 9thth at 6:30 in the school Multi-Purpose Room This pack meeting will include the Pack Olympics. Each scout should wear their CLASS B t-shirt (yellow t-shirt with Blue pants).

o   Dens (except Tigers) need to come up with an activity for this meeting. The activity should be fun and last about 15 minutes. We will run this meeting like a round robin with a station change every 15 minutes.  There will be no flag ceremony or awards at this meeting.

·         CT Wale Hockey Game: On December 17th ; The game is at 7pm (XL Center) for the Hartford CT Wales vs. Providence. It is a specific Scout night. All Scouts will get a patch and there is a “special holiday surprise”. Scouts should wear their Class A uniforms (full uniform with scout Shirt). We had a great turn out of people interested in going I believe we will be in excess of 50 people

·         www.pack39.com - The Pack webpage is UPDATED…. Tom Paquette has taken over as the Web Master for the Pack. He has updated the page and it is full of all types of valuable information. Den leaders please forward copies of your den schedule to him and he will update the pack calendars with the information. (webmaster@pack39.com).

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

·         Reminder - Date changes:

o   The Blue and Gold will be held on February 5th (Sunday) in the school cafeteria from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. This year’s theme is “Resourcefulness” and it celebrates Boy Scouts of America 102nd Birthday. Dens should plan to make table decorations that have to do with the theme “Resourcerfulness” and remember it will be the 102nd birthday of BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA.

·         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   Web page administrator- Filled (Tom Paquette)

o   Bottle drive chairman – schedule and run bottle return days. Can get info for setup, locations and return procedure in place for other volunteers to help run.  – Filled (Ray Kaiser)
o   Assistant Pack Leader

o   Pine Wood Derby Volunteers  - Speak to Jarrett McClurg for positions

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