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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



            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.