Tonight and the Weekend Pack Meeting

Just a reminder that there is no den meetings scheduled tonight as this weekend is our October/Halloween Pack Meeting. Several of us will be on hand at the Church from 6:30 to 7pm tonight for Popcorn Orders and Registrations. Remember tonight is the last chance to turn in your popcorn order forms and money. If you do not get your forms and money turned in to Heather tonight, you will not get your popcorn orders filled. So be sure you have everything ready to go and bring the completed forms and money to the Church tonight from 6:30-7pm.

Also Scott and I will be available to take new scout registrations as well as return scouts re-registration. I have applications on hand for both our scouts and leaders, so those of you who have volunteered to be leaders or assistant leaders but are waiting on me to get more application forms I have those now.

This weekend we will have our October/Halloween Pack Meeting! This is a very special meeting, as this is where most of our new scouts will be receiving their Bobcat Badges. There is a neat ceremony for them and will be the main focus of the day. We will be having several activities, including our Rain Gutter Regatta and the Pumpkin Carving contest. Each boy (and siblings as well) should bring a pumpkin and carving tools for the contest. A change of clothes may be a good idea too as we tend to get wet during the Regatta. The Pack is providing Hotdogs and drinks so families are asked to bring picnic style sides for dinner. The meeting will be at Shelter 5, of Karst Farm Park from 3pm-8pm. Look for more information later this week.

Thanks!

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October Pack Meeting

Just a reminder to Pack Families, Next weekend (Saturday October, 27) we will be having our October Pack Meeting. This Pack meeting will be held at KarstFarmPark from 3pm to around 8pm, at Karst Farm Park Shelter #5. This is a partially enclosed shelter so scouts should dress accordingly for the weather. A change of clothes may be needed in case of rain, and we will be having a rain gutter regatta so sleeves tend to get wet. Since there is a Pack Meeting next week, we will not have Den Meetings on Monday. However we need to finish registrations AND Monday is the LAST DAY TO TURN IN YOUR POPCORN MONEY! Heather and Scott will be at the Church from 6:30p to around 7pm to collect popcorn money, registration fee’s and Popcorn order forms. If you do not get your popcorn orders and money to Heather by 7pm on Monday, you will not be getting order filled. So be sure to get those finished and in to Heather ASAP. I will also be there to help out, answer questions and to collect applications for new scouts and Leaders. I will have more Youth and Adult Applications if we need them.

For the Pack Meeting, we will be having a pitch in dinner, so families are asked to bring side items (picnic type sides), the Pack is providing hot dogs, drinks and table services. These should be picnic sides, we won’t be eating until around 6pm. Also, we will be having a Pumpkin Carving Contest so scouts (and siblings) should bring a Pumpkin and carving tools.

Activities planned:

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Rain Gutter Regatta
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • A Skit
  • Campfire with a Bobcat Ceremony

We are excited to have our Tiger Scouts serving as our Color Guard for the Pack Meeting. Also we have been given permission to have a mobile fire pit for our Campfire! So we will be able to have our Bobcat Ceremony at the Campfire! We have a bunch of new scouts, so we should have a very special Campfire.

If you have any questions, just let me know.

Thanks and see you next week!

Regards

AW

Pack 121 Celebrates The Birth of Scouting

The annual celebration of Scoutings Birth Day is celebrated every year in February and for the Cub Scouts that means the Blue and Gold Banquet.  This year Pack 121 celebrated the Blue and Gold banquet with a special guest speaker.  Mrs. Kisters whose husband Sgt. Gerry Kisters was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Purple Heart and many other accommodations for service and sacrifice during WWII honored the pack by sharing her husbands story.  She also brought along all of the medals he received for his courage and service.

What a wonderful story about not only an american hero, but also a former scout and resident of Bloomington, Indiana.  The Monroe County Airport, is named Kisters Field in honor of Sgt. Kisters.  The kids had a great time and what a great history lesson and honor it was to have Mrs. Kisters speak to the pack.

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