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Join Scouting Night Tonight!

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Where: Greenbriar East Cafeteria

When: Tonight (September 20) 6:30 p.m. 

Join Pack 1863 tonight at GBE for Join Scouting Night! Kids (and parents) can learn about Cub Scouts, our Pack events and have fun making new friends!

Cub Scouts is for ages Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

Kindergarten – Lion Requirements

Kindergartners work toward the Lion rank. The Lion rank is earned by completing five adventures as described below. Although participation with an adult partner is required for all Lion awards, recognition items are for the Scouts only.

1. Complete the five required adventures:

  • Lion’s Honor
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Fun on the Run!
  • King of the Jungle
  • Mountain Lion

2. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet entitled How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide. 

Outside of the requirements, Lion Scouts can also complete any number of seven elective adventures of their den’s or family’s choosing.

First Grade – Tiger Requirements

First graders work toward the Tiger rank. The Tiger rank is earned by completing seven adventures as described below. Although participation with an adult partner is required for all Tiger awards, recognition items are for the Scouts only.

1. Complete each of the six required adventures:

  • Games Tigers Play
  • My Tiger Jungle
  • Team Tiger
  • Tiger Bites
  • Tiger Circles: Duty to God
  • Tigers in the Wild

2. In addition to the six required adventures, complete at least one elective adventure of your den’s or family’s choosing.

3. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet entitled How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide.

4. Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)

Second Grade – Wolf Requirements

Second graders work toward the Wolf rank. The Wolf rank is earned by completing seven adventures as described below.

1. Complete each of the six required adventures:

  • Call of the Wild
  • Council Fire (Duty to Country)
  • Duty to God Footsteps
  • Howling at the Moon
  • Paws on the Path
  • Running With the Pack

2. In addition to the six required adventures, complete at least one elective adventure of your den’s or family’s choosing.

3. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet entitled How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide. 

4. Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)

 

Third Grade – Bear Requirements

Third graders work toward the Bear rank. The Bear rank is earned by completing seven adventures as described below.

1. Complete each of the six required adventures:

  • Baloo the Builder
  • Bear Claws
  • Bear Necessities
  • Fellowship and Duty to God
  • Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
  • Paws for Action (Duty to Country)

2. In addition to the six required adventures, complete at least one elective adventure of your den’s or family’s choosing.

3. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet entitled How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide. 

4. Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)

 

Fourth Grade – Webelos Requirements

Fourth graders work toward the Webelos rank. The Webelos rank is earned by completing six adventures as described below.  Scouts who are in Cub Scouts in fourth grade must complete the Webelos rank before working towards their Arrow of Light.

1. Be an active member of your Webelos den for three months.

2. Complete each of the five required adventures:

  • Cast Iron Chef
  • Duty to God and You
  • First Responder
  • Stronger, Faster, Higher
  • Webelos Walkabout

3. In addition to the five required adventures, complete at least one elective adventure of your den’s or family’s choosing.

4. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet entitled How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide. 

5. Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)

 

Fifth Grade – Arrow of Light Requirements

Fifth graders work toward the Arrow of Light rank.  If a fourth-grade Cub Scout has completed the Webelos rank, they may begin to work on the Arrow of Light. The Arrow of Light rank is earned by completing five adventures as described below.

1. Be an active member of your Webelos den for three months.

2. Complete each of the four required adventures:

  • Building a Better World
  • Duty to God in Action
  • Outdoor Adventurer
  • Scouting Adventure

3. In addition to the four required adventures, complete at least one elective adventure of your den’s or family’s choosing.

4. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet entitled How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide. 

5. Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)

 

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Advancement Ceremony Tonight

Cub_Scout_CharactersDue to our unfortunate (but wisely) cancelled Family Camp Out / Advancement Ceremony,  We will have a brief ceremony TONIGHT at 7 p.m. in the PARK across from GBE.

Tonight, scouts will receive their Rank Patch after all the hard work they have done this year. We will also have the Cub Closet for a friendly exchanged of unwanted rank specific uniform items (hats, neckerchief, etc.)

Den Meetings at 6:30 TONIGHT!

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PACK 1863

Den Meeting Night

April 19

6:30-7:30

 

Pack Meeting Tuesday (April 3)

imageOur April Pack Meeting is Tuesday April 2 starting at 7 p.m.

April – Loyal

A scout is loyal to his Family, his friends, his Pack or his team. What does it mean to be Loyal? Part of being loyal, means that you support the people who count on you. What are some ways that you can support others and show that you are a loyal scout?

 

Den Meetings Tuesday Night

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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.

Den Meetings:Cub Scout Quick Q&A

Tuesday, Jan 23

6:30-7:30pm

January Events

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

 

 

November 2 Pack Meeting

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A Scout is Reverent


CUBS GIVE THANKS

A SCOUT IS REVERENT. HOW DOES “CUBS GIVE THANKS” RELATE TO THIS POINT OF THE SCOUT LAW?

During this time of the year, we give thanks for the bounty we have received. Giving thanks is an expression of our inner strength and confidence based on our trust in a higher power.032e27c1-6b5d-4f2b-8332-6e3205df4f0c


Our Pack meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 2nd.


Scouting For Food

November 4- Bag and Flyer Hand Outs in the Neighborhood.

(meet at GBE at 8:45 a.m.)

November 11- Donation Collections

(meet at GBE at 8:45 a.m.)


Every Year Pack 1863 is a proud supporter of Scouting for Food. This event happens the first two Saturdays in November. We join other local Packs, Girl Scout Troops and Boy Scout Troops to collect donated food and necessities from our Greenbriar neighbors to help our community. We meet at GBE at 9:00 a.m. sharp! Please sign in when you arrive and join your Den. The first Saturday we will be distributing the flyers and plastic bags, returning to collect donations on the following Saturday. This is a great opportunity for the boys to give back to their larger community and help our neighbors. Pack 1863 Cub Scouts will earn a Community Service Patch for this event.


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Scouting for Food

Our mission is to collect non-perishable food items on behalf of Western Fairfax Christian Ministries Food Pantry (www.wfcmva.org), which provides assistance to families right here in our community, regardless of religion. The food we collect will fill the food pantry shelves for 5-6 months.

The items listed below are needed to help others (especially those with an *).

Canned Fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple, fruit cocktail, etc.) Canned Beans (pinto, red, baked, etc.) Canned Meats & Fish (chicken, ham, spam, beef stew, tuna, salmon, etc.)
Canned or Boxed Family Meals w/Meat included Boxed Potatoes & Stuffing Tomato Paste, Whole Tomatoes, Crushed Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce
Dried Beans, Peas, Lentils (1 lb. Pkg or smaller) Box/Bag Rice (2 LB. Pkg), Mac & Cheese * Personal Hygiene Products (bar soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
Granular Sugar (2 lb. pkg) Spaghetti Sauce * Toilet Paper & Feminine Products
Dry Pasta (all kinds) Jell-O * Dishwashing & Laundry Detergent
Juices, Evaporated Milk Cooking Oil – 24oz Canned Vegetables (peas, carrots, corn, etc.)
Oatmeal, Grits Pancake Mix & Syrup Canned Soups (all kinds)
Peanut Butter & Jelly White Flour (2 lb. pkg) Canned Pasta (SpaghettiOs, ravioli, etc.)

Please leave your bag of donated items outside your front door by 9:00 am on Saturday, November 11th.

Please – No expired items, glass containers, frozen or perishable food!

Thank you for your support!

Pack Meeting Tonight

Tonight we have our May Pack Meeting at 7 p.m. Some of our Dens will also be earning their Rank Advancements. We only have 1 more Pack meeting after this, can you believe it?!

We are looking for more volunteers for our Bake Sale on May 13th. We need lots of baked goods and Cub Scouts to help raise money for our Pack. Please take a few minutes to sign up and volunteer for next weekend. Thank you for your support!


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My Animal Friends


A Scout Is Kind. How Does “My Animal Friends” Relate to This Point of the Scout Law? A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. It is important to be kind to all creatures great and small. This month we will explore ways to be kind to our animal friends.

Pack Meeting Tonight

Sorry, Late Notice folks!   pack-meeting

We do have a Pack Meeting tonight at 7 pm. We will be short some Leaders, but I have a pretty cool Science demo planned for the scouts. So don’t miss it!

 

Blue & Gold/ Arrow of Light Ceremony Friday Night

BlueAndGoldOur annual Blue and Gold event will be this Friday night (March 10). This is the Cub Scouts “birthday party” and annual celebration of Cub Scouts. This year we will also be hosting our Arrow of Light and Crossing Over Ceremonies the same night. These ceremonies will recognize our 5th grade Webelo II scouts and celebrate their experience and hard work in the Cub Scouts. They can then do a Crossing Over ceremony which symbolizes their promotion from Cub Scouts and the beginning of their adventures as Boy Scouts. Please join us in celebrating Cub Scouts and our Webelos. Thank you to the parents who have supported the boys and the pack throughout their journey!

Congratulations Webelo II scouts! Pack 1863 wishes you a fun and exciting adventure wherever it takes you!

 

Blue & Gold/ AOL (March Pack Meeting)

Friday, March 10

6:30 PM

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