Makevention 2013

Makevention-Flyer This is a really cool event for children of all ages to attend!  The best part is that Scouting will be represented and the event is FREE for everyone!







When: Saturday August 24 from 10am to 5pm
Where: Bloomington Convention Center


It’s short notice, but for those looking for something fun to do this weekend without breaking the treasury this might be just the thing.  If anyone goes, take plenty of pictures!


~Cubmaster Aaron


Join Scout Night – 8/22/2013

Join Scout Night for Pack 121 is tonight from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.  This is for parents of boys interested in joining Cub Scouts.  Representatives from the Hoosier Trails Council will be on hand along with Cub Master Aaron and Committee Chair Laura, to help answer questions, discuss Scouting, and meet with new families.

Cub Scout Pack 121 accepts boys in grades 1-6 and will be attending Summitt, Grandview and Highland Park school open houses.

Thursday August 22, 2013
6:30pm – 7:30pm

St. Paul United Methodist Church
Room I (i)
4201 W 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47404


Anyone interested in joining Cub Scouts is welcome to attend.  We are happy to answer all of your questions.


~Cubmaster Aaron

Call For Webelos – 2013 Camporee

Webelos Families –

The Wapehani Spring Camporee is coming up fast.  The Camporee is April 26th – April 28th at the Monroe County Airport. Our Webelos have been invited as guests of Troop 148, and can attend the Camporee with them.  This is for Webelos Scouts only, I believe family including younger scout siblings can camp with their Webelos scout but the activities and events are Merit Badge oriented with limited class sizes.  So only Webelos Scouts will be included in the Merit Badge classes.

The information on the Council website (  has some confusing errors regarding the dates and deadlines.  As far as I can tell, the Early Registration Fee is $10/scouter if registered before 4/19 and $15/scouter after 4/19.  There is some confusion, the Troop was told the Early Registration Deadline is tomorrow so not sure if it will be $10 or $15 for Webelos to attend.

I need the names of Webelos attending so I can collect the Registrations fee’s and get the list to Scoutmaster Jim so he can make sure our Webelos are registered to attend.  I need this information as soon as possible so please let me know by Monday’s Pack Meeting so Jim can register the additional Webelos and get us the details.

Thank you!!
Aaron Williamson
Cubmaster Pack 121

District Pinewood Derby (2/23/2013) Cancelled

pinewood derby

I regret to inform everyone that word just came in from our District Executive Kevin Trojan that the District Pinewood Derby scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled due to poor registration numbers.  I know many of the families were planning on arriving early for the the registration at 10am.  Perhaps it will be rescheduled at a later date.  See message from Kevin below:

From: Kevin Trojan
Date: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 3:50 PM
Subject: District Pinewood Derby Canceled
Cc: Holli Bruce, Jon Ocheltree, Dean Mayfield, Arthur Haldeman, Lloyd DeWar >

Dear Leaders,

I regret to inform you that we have decided to cancel the district pinewood derby that was scheduled for this Saturday due to a lack of registrations. We apologize for this inconvenience as I am sure that some of your boys may be affected by this. We are in discussion to reschedule it for a future date in May but have no information at this point. Please pass this message on to those in your group and express our apologies to them.

Yours In Scouting,

Kevin W. Trojan
Senior District Executive
Wapehani District
Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America
5625 East State Road 46
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812.336.6809
Mobile: 812.272.2368
Toll Free: 800.844.6809
FAX: 812.333.2412

2013 Blue and Gold Banquet

Thank you to everyone for making our 2013 Blue and Gold banquet a great evening.  Special thanks are owed to our wonderful leaders who do so much for our boys on a daily basis.  Your Den Leaders are all great role models for our boys and do so much to support them and allow the boys to do their best!

Our leadership:

  • Jesse Bloom and Traci Dodds (Tigers)
  • Heather Clinger and Aaron Craig (Wolves)
  • Bill Clinger, Jason Blessing and Scott Schooley (Bears)
  • Edd Threlkeld and April Schooley (Webelos 1)
  • Jay Smith and Mark Werczynski  (Webelos 2)

Thank you also to the other unsung hero’s of this pack:

  • Laura Threlkeld who had to deal with case of the missing celebration cake at the cake maker and still was able to get us setup and looking great for our Blue and Gold Banquet.
  • Michael Halla for always being our support and bridge with the Church.  We are very lucky to have such a great liaison with the St. Paul and on our Committee.
  • Charles Pope who at the last minute was able to get to the newly opened Scout Office and picked up, labeled, organized and presented all of the awards.  This plus putting together our rank advancement ceremonies.
  • Jay Smith for always being there, ready to help at the drop of the hat and for helping with the rank ceremony presentations.
  • Bill Clinger and the Bear Den for our Color Guard duties.
  • Edd Threlkeld for staying late again to make sure everything in the Brashaber hall was back in order, vacuumed,  and better than we found it.

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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:

Shoe Box Drive

If you would like to help the Kid’s Choice Nutrition & Physical Activity Program, please bring empty shoe boxes to the November Pack Meeting or the next Den Meetings.  We will be collecting the shoe boxes over the next couple of weeks so please help!  They need approximately 60 empty shoe boxes (no smelly shoes needing disposed of please.  🙂 ) so anything we can help with will be greatly appreciated!  Link below for the flyer (Wanted Posted) if you want to print and handout.

This is for the Kid’s Choice Nutrition & Physical Activity Program, at Stinesville Elementary and Edgewood Primary (latch key K-2). The boxes will be used for each student to construct a Daily Fruit & Vegetable counter. We’ll use cord/twine to attach beads with. Kids can move one bead per day for each fruit/vegetable serving.

Kids Choice Program