Monthly Archives: November 2016

Car Clinics this weekend- Last Chance!

 This weekend will be our last round of Pinewood Derby Car Cutting clinics. racing-mainSign up HERE! I need to know how many people are coming to plan for support.

Volunteers can now sign up on the same online sheet for kids. I am looking for 2-3 volunteers this weekend that can assist scouts at different stations. No experience necessary, but we will be very busy and we want to keep our scouts and their siblings excited and engaged! If you can volunteer some time this Saturday or Sunday afternoon, I would greatly appreciate the help.

  • Want to do the kit at home? You can stop by and pick up a kit at the clinic, ask questions and be on your way!

  • Brother or sister want to participate? Extra kits will be available (at cost- $4 each) at the clinics!

S4F Collection Day is Here!

Scouting for Food is a nationwide event and a  major source of resupply for the area food banks whose shelves Cub_Scout_Charactersare sparse this time of year. This is a valuable service project for our community and scouts. We need a lot of volunteers tomorrow.


Tomorrow morning will be part two of Scouting for Food. We will meet at GBE at 8:45 to begin collection.

Once scouts return from the neighborhood, we will sort the collected items for the Boy Scouts to load up. There will be some refreshments there for the scouts once they return from collection.

We need boxes! We need many standard sized boxes. I’m talking about paper ream boxes, banker boxes, etc. to sort all the food collected.



Scott Stables

Cub Master Pack 1863



Scouting For Food Tomorrow

SFFWe will do our part to kick off our annual Scouting for Food Drive Saturday morning at 9 AM. Please arrive at GBE at 8:45 so we can organize and distribute the bags and flyers. Scouts and their families will be given routes based on their Dens in the morning. This is a SERVICE PROJECT and participating scouts will receive a patch for Scouting for Food 2016!

This first weekend only takes about 1-2 hours (depending on the number of volunteers). Tiger Scouts will be lead by Den leaders and parents who will guide the kids as they do the activity. We will go over additional details in the morning. See you all there!

Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Clinics

pwd-logoForgot to sign up for a time? Don’t worry, there are spaces available this Sunday and next weekend.  To sign up, follow this link. The location address is on the sign up sheet.

Pack Meeting Tonight at 7 p.m.

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween! Our November Pack Meeting will be tonight at 7 p.m. at GBE. Our November theme is COURTEOUS- Cubs in Shining Armor.

A Scout Is Courteous. How Does “Cubs in Shining Armor” Relate to This Point of the Scout Cub_Scout_CharactersLaw? A Scout knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together. The word “courteous” is an old English word that comes from the time of knights. Many associate chivalry and graciousness with a knight in shining armor because of their code of conduct. The knight’s code of conduct extols these virtues, ensuring that a Cub Scout in shining armor will exhibit courtesy to all.


Scouting for Food November 5 and November 12.

scoutingforfoodOur annual Scouting for Food drive will be the next two Saturdays. We will meet in front of GBE at 9 a.m. each Saturday. Need more info?

Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Clinics

Sunday Nov 6, Saturday Nov 12, Sunday Nov 13 – 1:30-5:30 each day. You will need 1-2 hours at a clinic. Sign up here (add each participants name on this google docs sheet) It gets really busy, I need parents that would like to volunteer for a station. It is pretty easy and I can train you in a few minutes!

pinewood_derby_logoEach year the cub scouts, their siblings (parents too) and some of our local Girl Scouts are invited to our Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Clinic sessions. These sessions are designed to teach the kids about some of the tools used, safety and to provide tips on design and construction of their cars for the big race (January). We get an early start so that everyone get get their car started before the weather around the shop turn cold. You will get some of the rough work done at the clinic and then take your car home to complete the sanding and painting.