September 2012 – Pack Meeting

Just a reminder to parents, tonight is our September Pack Meeting from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  On the agenda for tonight is our summer awards and advancements (those not awarded at the Scout O Rama).  There are also a few other things we get to go over tonight, including PopCorn updates and more.

 

See everyone tonight.

 

 

~AW

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August: Back To Scouting

August is not only back to school, but it’s also back to scouting.  Our Summer Program has been a success and we can look forward to a great scouting year.  Before we get going full steam ahead, we still have some summer business to take care of.  We are well on our way to earning the National Summertime Pack Award and we have several boys who are closing in on earning their individual summertime awards.  Our final Summer Event is Saturday August 25 .  We had planned to have a joint event with the Boy Scouts at St. Paul UMC, but the Troop is not going to be available to participate.  Also, there are other events going on at the Church including Soccer, so a Change of Venue will be coming our way so.   The details are still being planned out, but all of our boys and our leaders should plan to attend and this is a Class A event.

Regular Den meetings begin Monday August 27th.  We will have a new format for Den meetings, so things should flow a little better and be a little less hectic.  At least that is the plan.  The Bear Den and our Tigers are still needing leaders.  If your boys are going to be Tigers this year, we need our leadership team to come together.  Several parents have indicated they are interested in leading the Tiger Den, but we have yet to get Leader applications completed.  We need this ASAP so if you can check in with Cub Master Aaron at the August event (or sooner via email) that will be much appreciated.

Also, the Webelos 1 den is looking for a Den Leader and an Assistant Den leader.  Jason isn’t going to be able to lead the Webelos Den this year, so we have to get someone to step up and fill in as Leader as well as an Assistant.  We have had a couple of potential leaders talking about helping but like the Tigers we don’t have an Application completed or concrete commitment.  We need this as soon as we can, so we can start planning our Den meetings.

Hardin Ridge Campout July 20-22 2012

Wow! What a great weekend we had.  We couldn’t have asked for better weather or a better bunch of Cub Scouts and Families.  Thank you to everyone for making our July Camp-out a great one.  I would like to give special thanks to the leaders who camped those who came to help lead Saturday activities.  THANK YOU!!

One person I forgot to mention at our Campfire Saturday was our Boy Scout helper,  Drew Webster.  Drew wasn’t able to stay Saturday for the Campfire, so I neglected to recognize him for all of his help with activities on Saturday.  Drew helped with our hike and our fishing as well as making rounds to check on the camping families Friday Night.  When you see him next, thank him for helping us out and giving back to Pack 121.

 

-Cub Master  Aaron

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>

 

March Pack Meeting – Crossover Ceremony

Thrusday night (March 22, 2012) we will be having a special Pack Meeting.  Instead of our normal monthly Pack Meeting we will be having a Cross-over Ceremony for one our Webelos Scouts who will be moving on to Boy Scouts.  This is a special ceremony as our Scout will also be receiving the Arrow of Light rank which he has earned by completing seven Activity Badges representing the seven trials of Akela’s people and he has learned the Laws of Scouting.

The program will be held at St. Paul’s Church and will begin with the Color Guard flag ceremony.  Following the Cross-over ceremony, the Pack will be providing a Pizza dinner for our Den families and guests.  The program should begin around 6:30pm and will conclude with a retiring of the colors sometime around 8:30pm.

Hope to see everyone there tomorrow to help us celebrate Evan’s achievements in Scouting.

                                                                       

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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