On March 9, we will be participating in the annual Friends of Scouting campaign. This is a very important part of our commitment to Scouting because it helps support all the great things Scouting provides to our youth. A scouting volunteer representative will be here to explain the importance of the program and collect donation pledges. Each unit is asked to help carry a little bit of the load and many participants make light work. We understand family budgets vary but ask that you invest in our youth as much as is comfortable. The attached brochure has some suggested levels and explains more about the program and its importance.
So why is your donation important? Friends of Scouting is the second largest source of funds for our local council programs. If we fall short, our programs and camps are left without the resources to keep them well maintained and our programs strong. There is no “someone else” to take care of this. Consider this: For more than 100 years, families before ours gave their time and resources to Scouting and the program we enjoy today is available because they did. Let’s make sure that the new Cubs and Scouts have great Scout camps to go to. Let’s make sure that the families yet to come have the opportunities our youth have.
I am asking you to join us by making your pledge to keeping Scouting well-funded and strong. The attached PDF pledge card can be mailed back, or parents can use the NCAC online pledge system:
Important – if you use the online system, please send a copy of their receipt to me and the SullyDistBSA.FOS@gmail.com so that we can record your pledge and arrange the recognition items appropriate.
PWD Race Procedure Eligibility: Scouts finishing 1st, 2nd, & and 3rd place for their rank (Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Arrow of Light) in a Pack race qualify for the District PWD, and encouraged to participate. Arrow of Light Scouts who have already crossed over to Boy Scouts are still eligible for this event if they placed at the Pack level while still a Cub Scout. (NOTE: If any placed scouts cannot participate, please choose another scout to compete to encourage maximum participation.)
Date: Saturday, 3 March 2018
Location: Liberty Middle School, 6801 Union Mill Rd, Clifton, VA 20124
Pinewood Derby Fee $13.00 Bake-Off Fee $10.00
Register Online at https://scoutingevent.com/082-SullyBakeoff
Race Times: 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Check-in: 10:00 AM
8:15 AM Lion Check-in
8:30 AM Lion Racing (Track 1) & Awards
8:30AM Tiger Check-in
8:45 AM Tiger Racing (Track 2) & Awards
8:45 AM Wolf Check-in
9:15 AM Wolf Racing (Track 1) & Awards
9:15 AM Bear Check-in
9:45 AM Bear Racing (Track 2) & Awards
9:45AM Webelos Check-in
10:15AM Webelos Racing (Track 1) & Awards
10:15AM Arrow of Light Check-in
10:45AM Arrow of Light Racing (Track 2) & Awards
11:00AM District Championship Check-in
11:45 AM District Championship Racing & Awards
Bake-Off Procedure Eligibility: Scouts finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (for each bake-off category) in their Pack competition, qualify to compete at the District level bake off. Arrow of Light Scouts who have already crossed over to Boy Scouts are still eligible for this event if they placed at the Pack level while still a Cub Scout. (NOTE: If any placed scouts cannot participate, please choose another scout to compete to encourage maximum participation.) This is not a rank-level competition
Check-in: 10:00 AM
Judging: 10:30 AM
Awards: 11:30 AM
Bake-Off Categories: Cakes, Breads, Cookies, Pies, Decorative/Creative
Congratulations to all of our racers this Saturday! We had a fantastic time at the Pinewood Derby. THANK YOU to all those who supported the Pack by volunteering your time and donations that made this event such a success. This is our most time intensive activity for the Pack and we truly appreciate all the help it takes to make it a memorable race for the kids.
Tuesday, Jan 23
Racers Start Your Engines!
Race weekend is here scouts!
Friday Night Registration and Set Up
5:30 p.m-7:30 p.m.
Pit Stop tables will be setup to aid with last minute adjustments to weights, wheels and lube. Make sure you run through the Pit BEFORE coming to the Registration table. Once a car is accepted for registration, it is NOT allowed to be touched again by anyone! If you need to make an adjustment after a car is registered, you will need to go through the registration process again.
Volunteers Needed! Sign Up Now!
Saturday- Race Day
Doors open at 9.00 a.m. The Pack 1863 Cafe will be open all day! Every car will race 4 times (once per lane). Awards will be handed out at the conclusion of the race. The top 3 derby cars from each den will be invited to compete at the Sully District Race March 3rd.
Good Luck Racers!
This Saturday, from 2 pm-5 pm, there will be a Wheels and Weights clinic to help anyone who needs a little help putting on their wheels, adding weights, and checking the weight on the scale. Make sure your cars are fully painted and don’t forget to bring the weights with you!
Happy New Year Scouts!
Our upcoming Events Calendar:
Jan 9 7 pm Pack Meeting
Jan 13 2-5 pm Wheels and Weights Clinic (bring your own weights)
Jan 19 6:30-8 pm Pinewood Derby Registration Night
Jan 20 10 am RACE DAY!!
Jan 23 6:30 pm Den Meetings
Come this Saturday, December 2 (1:30-5:30) for a Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Clinic. Please sign up and come to this clinic if you need help getting started with your race cars!
Just a quick reminder that we’ll be having our den meetings tomorrow night at GBE Cafeteria @ 6.30 p.m.
See you there!