Cub Scouts Cutting A Radio Spot For Spirit 95

This morning some of  our Scouts got to take a tour of the Spirit 95 radio station.  A big THANK YOU to Jim Webster for being our tour guide today, the boys and parents had a blast!  We got to see behind the scenes of the radio station and even got to send out a test of the Emergency Broadcast System the station uses during bad weather events to warn the public of weather conditions.  So anyone listening today around 10:30am to Spirit 95 can blame the Cub Scouts for breaking in on their regularly scheduled programming with an Emergency Test.  🙂

In addition to the great tour, the boys actually got to cut a radio commercial that will air on Spirit 95’s morning programming!  We will be getting a copy for the boys parents but tune in Monday morning to hear their commercial play live on Spirit 95.  Below are some pictures of the “DJ’s” in action.

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Here are the boys with Kizer and Conner Threlkeld cutting their radio spot which will air on Spirit 95 Monday morning:

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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!

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

2012 Scout-O-Rama

This past weekend, the Cub Scouts of Pack 121 joined other units from the Hoosier Trails Council in the 2012 Scout-O-Rama, held at the Monroe County Fairgrounds.  Our boys demonstrated the Rain Gutter Regatta to guests and other Scouter’s, and also handed out Blue ribbons to anyone who participated in the races.  The boys also got to participate in other activities hosted by other Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops.  Despite the tornado watch and severe thunderstorm warnings, everyone had a safe and fun weekend!

Following the Scout-O-Rama activities on Saturday, our Pack conducted our Graduation Ceremony.  Our Tigers are now Wolves, our Wolves are now Bears, our Bears joined the Webelos 1 ranks, and our Webelos 1 scouts became Webelos 2 as they begin work towards their Arrow of Light and transition to the Boy Scouts.  Congratulations to everyone involved.  The boys did a wonderful job this past year!  Our Summer Program is shaping up well too.

May is a holiday for the Pack as they relax from a busy spring, but the Committee has already begun planning June-August activities and our Newsletter this month should be out soon with details of what the Pack will be up to over the summer.

Thanks to all of our leaders and parents for their support and guidance this past year!  Without you the Pack couldn’t move forward.  THANK YOU!!

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April Newsletter

The April Newsletter is now available.  If you didn’t receive it or aren’t currently signed up to get them automatically you can visit the Newsletter tab on this webpage to signup.

 

Excerpt from Newsletter:

April is an exciting month for Pack 121.  The year is winding down and our summer programs are about to begin.  Our April pack meeting will take place at the Scout-O-Rama, on Saturday, April 28th.  The Scout-O-Rama will be held at the Monroe County Fair Grounds from 4/27 through 4/29 and introduces Scouting to the community.  The Pack will host an activity booth from 12 noon-5:00pm and the Cub Scouts will work in shifts demonstrating some Scouting Fun and allowing audience participation……<More>

 

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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