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Join Scouting Night: Sept. 19

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Greenbriar East Cafeteria

September 19

     7:00 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.)

 

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.)

 

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!

 

 

JSN Tuesday @7 pm

This Tuesday at 7 p.m. we will have our Join Scouting Night. We will have a ceremony to hand out awards for the boys’ summer camp achievements. Afterwards, the kids will go down to the gym with some of the leaders and parents to play some games together. The rest of the parents will remain in the cafeteria to get info about the Pack and our upcoming scouting year. We will go over a few things that are coming up soon, such as the Fall Family Camp Out and Scouting for Food and answer any questions. There will be tables set up in the back for Registration and for the Cub Closet in case you need to look for any uniform pieces.

If you are a veteran with the Pack, come celebrate the awards with the boys and register before you go. We will have our first “normal” Pack Meting October 6th.

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!

Pack Meeting/ Join Scouting Night

This Tuesday night we will have our annual Join Scouting Night along with our Pack Meeting.  You are invited to come join us at the GBE Cafeteria at 7 p..m.  We will have an info and questions session with the parents (while your kids play some fun games!)  Learn about Cub Scouts and Pack 1863. Cub Scouts helps your son build character, explore nature and learn about his community all while having fun meeting friends that he will have all through his early education here.

Our Pack strives to give every young boy  that wants to join scouting the opportunity to participate.  To do that, we focus on the following:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • low annual dues (thanks to a few low commitment fundraisers)
  • Fun and entertaining meetings and events for the Scouts and their families
  • the participation of parent volunteers throughout the year

Let’s face it, the last thing most of us want in this area is to commit ourselves to volunteer or lead another thing in our lives.  With so many activities, sports and crazy commutes, our time is important to us.  Pack 1863 is entirely lead by parents who volunteer.  When our kids reach 5th grade, our volunteers “graduate” just like our sons do.

This is why your participation is so important.  We simply ask that you do what you can, when it works for you.  So first, I ask you to consider how important  this time is for you son in his education and development as a young man.  I have had a son make his way entirely through Pack 1863 already.  I have two current Cub Scouts and two future Cub Scouts that will join.  I know that I am in this for the long haul.  So believe me when I tell you what the former Cub Master told me, this time truly FLIES by.  Enjoy Cub Scouts with your son.  Having you lead a Den or take a volunteer role during an event is an important opportunity to model what we are teaching our children about Community and Character.

So what do we do as a Pack besides meetings?  We have many events during the school year.

  • Fall and Spring Camp Outs
  • Scouting for Food- we collect goods from our community for the area food banks
  • Our annual Pinewood Derby Race!
  • Holiday Party
  • Blue and Gold Party (annual Scout Birthday Party)
  • Landscaping project- Our way of giving back to GBE
  • Participation and summer Scout Camps

We look forward to seeing you this Tuesday, September 16th for our Join Scouting Night!