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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!

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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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Pack Meeting Tonight

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Tonight we have our February Pack Meeting at 7 p.m.

We have patches to hand out, games and a fun STEM activity planned for tonight’s meeting.

February-Friendly

Friends Near and Far A Scout Is Friendly. How Does “Friends Near and Far” Relate to This Point of the Scout Law? A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He offers his friendship to people of all races and nations, and respects the beliefs and customs of others. “Friends Near and Far” reminds us that we are part of something bigger than our own community. By living the Scout Law, we are accepting of the world’s peoples and their values.


 

Pack Meeting Tonight

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We have our January Pack Meeting Tuesday, January 10 at 7 p.m. at GBE. 

 IMG_4030.JPGJanuary Theme —Obedient

A Scout Is Obedient. How Does “Cub Scout City Council” Relate to This Point of the Scout Law? A Cub Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and pack. He obeys the laws of his community and country. At this pack meeting we will have a mayor, council members, and lots of commendations for the great work that each Cub Scout has done this month.

 


Cubmaster’s Minute

This month you have had great adventures, but you have also learned about always doing your best and obeying the Scout Law. Rules and laws are important. Following the rules and laws help make our community a better place to live because there is order. I challenge each of you to do your best each day to make your community better by obeying not only the rules and laws of your home, school, and community, but by following the Scout Law each and every day. Remember, a Scout is obedient.

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.

 

 

 

Pack Meeting Oct. 4th

pack-meetingIt’s Pack Meeting Time! We will have our Pack Meeting this Tuesday, October 4th at 7 pm at GBE. Our October theme is KIND. 

In our lives, we encounter many people and have many chances to make an impact on their lives. Showing kindness in small ways might make a difference for someone who really needs it. Don’t wait for the perfect moment to do something kind for others; do what you can each day to show you are kind.

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This month Scouts will learn how creepy crawlers relate to kindness and the Scout Oath. A Scout does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason. This month, explore creepy crawlers and discover the world of insects. The Scouts will learn that creepy crawlers are important to our world, and they will learn how to be kind to our crawling friends.

Fall Family Camp Out October 15-16

cub-family-campOur Fall Family Camp Out is coming up this month at Lake Fairfax. Get more info at the Pack Meeting and on the Camp Outs section of our Pack website.

 

January Pack Meeting (Tuesday 5th)

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I hope everyone enjoyed time with your family and friends over the holiday break. We have some exciting events coming up in Pack 1863 for January.

January Theme: Trustworthy – “The Great Race”

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Friday, Jan 22 – Pinewood Derby Setup night and Registration

Saturday, Jan 23 – Pinewood Derby Race 10 am – 1 pm

 

 

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.