Cub Scouts Go Bowling

This week we had to alter our den meeting plans due to a scheduling conflict at the Church.  Our Scouts did what they do best,  they found fun anyway!  Our Wolves, Bears and a couple Webelos spent the evening at Classic Lanes bowling.  It was a fun night!  Thanks Heather and Bill for putting it together and running it for the kids.

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Reminder Of Tonights Go-See-It Meetings


Just a reminder:

The Church has been reserved for other functions tonight.  So all Den’s are on a Go-See-It tonight.  Some Den’s may not be meeting this week, check with your Den Leader(s) for specific details.


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:

Pinewood Derby 2013

Wow what a great turnout and fun day of racing for the Cub Scouts of Pack 121!  Thank you to everyone for showing up and making it a rocking good time.  Special thank you to the following who helped make today such a great memory:

  • Mark and Jay for the great job in repairing the track before and during the race.  Nothing could have been done without them!
  • Heather and the Concession team who made sure everyone got fed and drinks flowing!
  • Edd and Laura who stayed late on Friday setting up and were still cleaning up long after the rest of us had gone home tonight!
  • Tony and Charles who handled the duties of managing and recording the results of the races!
  • Tony a second time for being our inspection and weigh in official.
  • Bill who served as our Pit Boss and watchdog!
  • Mike Boggs and Drew Webster for being our Race Starting Officials.
  • Drew Webster and Michaela Threlkeld for taking care of pre-registrations on Friday night.
  • Jesse Bloom, James Roach, Will Mask, Tyler Bass and Jason Blessing for being finish line officials.
  • Yvonne Jones, Ginger Manning, and Eric Russell for being our design judges.

I know I am probably forgetting someone, if so it wasn’t intentional let me know and I will get it fixed.

A special congratulations to our race winners:

  1. Sam Bass – 1st place, grand champion
  2. Chase Smith – 2nd place
  3. Ian Williamson – 3rd place

The boys made some super fast cars this year!  And what a great collection of designs.  I was particularly impressed by the sportsmanship and class of ALL of our Cub Scouts.  They are all winners in my book!



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