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2016 Join Scouting Night Tuesday @7pm

It’s that time again! Pack 1863 will have our JSN / Pack Meeting this Tuesday, September 20th at 7 pm in the GBE cafeteria.  cub_scout_group_logos_sticker__92323

Many scouts will be earning their awards from Summer camps and then the scouts will participate in some fun games outside. Parents will have a brief info session with the leaders about this years Pack events, calendar and meetings. We will be answering all of your questions! This is our Registration Night, so bring your checkbook or credit card.

Please visit our Pack website: http://www.pack1863.com for information about our pack and this year’s calendar. If you enter your email address on the front page, you will receive updates with every new post for reminders about meetings and events. Also, join our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter!

 

 

Pack Meeting Tonight!

We have our May Pack Meeting tonight at 7 p.m. This month’s theme is Kindness.

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.

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Spring Campout May 21-22

Join the fun at the PACK 1863 Spring FAMILY CAMP OUT

When: SATURDAY, MAY 21  (1:00) p.m. – SUNDAY, MAY 22 (12:00 p.m.)

Where:  Lake Fairfax      Campsites G9 and G10 

Camping   RSVP HEREjoinscouts4

Additional info can be found at www.pack1863.com

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Pack 1863 Landscaping Project this Sunday 1-3 p.m.

img_0532It’s our weekend to give back!

Pack 1863 will meet at GBE this Sunday at 1 p.m. to weed, plant and spread mulch for the school.  This is a big annual service project for the boys and our way of showing our appreciation to GBE for their support of Pack 1863.

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  • The school will be closed, so no bathroom access.
  • Bring your yard tools! (rakes, spades,etc.)
  • Every extra pair of hands helps! The more participation we have during this short service project, the more we can show GBE how much we appreciate their support as our Charter Organization.

It’s time to go CAMPING!!!!

PACK 1863 FAMILY FALL CAMPOUT

LOCATION:  Lake Fairfax Park, Group Camping Area 9

START:   Saturday, 18 Oct 2014

WEBELOS Arrival: 10 AM

     ALL OTHERS: 2-3 PM

COMPLETED BY: Noon, Sunday, 19 Oct 2014

Camp Website: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lakefairfax/fairfaxcamp/

Packing List: https://pack1863.com/events/family-camp-outs/what-to-pack/ NOTE: If your scout, and/or family members, want to go on the canoe…pack a swim suit , dry clothes & towel (all WEBELOS should pack these!!)

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

9:45-1000: WEBELOS Arrival

10am – 1pm: WEBELOS CASTAWAY PIN

1-2: Camp Prep (Leave No Trace & Build Canopies)

2-3 Family Camp Set up

3:15 PM: Opening Ceremony

3:30-4:30: Tiger, Wolf, Bear = Hike / WEBELOS: Canoe & Fish

4:30-5:30: Camp Game—WEBELOS Lead

5:30-6:15: Den Time (Skit Prep) / WEBELOS – Dinner Prep

6:30: Dinner

7:30: Camp Fire (Skits, Cheers, Story Time)

9 PM Family Time

10PM: Lights Out

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

06:30-730: WEBELOS UP / Breakfast Prep

07:30-0830 Breakfast

0830-0915: Den Time

0915-1030: Wilderness Survival (Taught By WEBELOS)

1030-1130: Camp TearDown

1130-1145: Leave No Trace

1145: Closing Ceremony

OPTIONAL: 1200-1400: Fishing / Canoe rides (bring Sack Lunch if participating)

Pack Meeting this Tuesday at 7 P.M.

We will have our October Pack Meeting this Tuesday (Oct. 6).

The theme for October is Brave– Super cubs! A Scout Is Brave—How Does “Super Cub!” Relate to This Point of the Scout Law?

Superheroes are known for facing danger even when they are afraid. A Scout, like a superhero, has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him.

  •  We will continue Registration for the 2015- 2016 scouting year ($85 per scout). If you have not yet gotten your cub scout uniform, the Scout Store will be at our Pack Meeting! with uniforms and patches available for purchase. They were generous enough to plan to come out to our meeting this year to help parents avoid the drive out to the store in Springfield.
  • We will have sign-ups for the Fall Family Camp Out- Oct 17-18. You can pay the fee at the Pack Meeting as well ($10 per person, max $50 per family). This helps us get an advanced head count and the funds in place to purchase the food and supplies needed for the camp out. This is a fun and easy opportunity to introduce kids to camping. We have a lot of first timers out there each year. The kids have a great time and the parents get time to socialize. It is not required that you spend the night, although highly recommended! Just come out and have fun with the kids!

Pack Meeting Activities:

  • How to set up a tent for camping (with help from the Webelos)
  • The Smoke Ring Vortex Cannon! Knocking down paper cups with a ring of smoke.

Join Scouting Night – September 22

We will kick off our 2015-2016 Scouting Year on September with our annual Join Scouting Night and Pack Summer Awards Ceremony.

Come and sign up for another exciting year of scouting! We will be starting the new Cub Scouting Adventure Program this Fall. So the books will change and many changes and additions have been made to the awards this year. For more info go to: BSA Cub Scout Adventure Program

Looking to Volunteer?  We NEED Leaders for the Tiger and Wolf Dens this year!

Please come see Sonya or Scott at the JSN if you would like to ask about helping out. We can help answer any questions before you make the commitment. Training and materials are available for the program year, but we need your help!

Scheduling your school year, sports and activities?

Visit the Pack 1863 website to see our Pack Calendar for the 2015-2016 School Year.

Spring Family Camp Out 2015 May 16-17

Hello Pack 1863!!

Our Spring Family Camp Out is just around the corner!  So please assist us by volunteering for a time slot or two!!

Pohick Bay Regional Park – Camp Wilson Group Area A

Sign Up to help here!   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c48a5ae2ea2ff2-spring

Pack Meeting and AOL Ceremony tonight!!

We have our March Pack Meeting tonight.  The boys have a lot of awards to catch up on due to all the weather interruptions this winter.  Should FCPS cancel evening activities tonight, we will reschedule our meeting for this Friday at 7 p.m.  Once we have handed out awards to the Cub Scouts, the meeting will be turned over to the Webelos II group for their Arrow of Light Ceremony.  This is the final award that they will earn with us as members of Pack 1863.  They will then do a Crossing Over Ceremony, where each Scout will officially leave Pack 1863 and join a new Boy Scout Troop.

Please join us in congratulating the Webelos II Scouts and their families on this tremendous accomplishment in their young lives.  We wish them the best in all of their future adventures.