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!



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.