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We Need LOTS of Scouts! Siblings too! We will be sorting out the food after collection.

Saturday morning (NOV 11) we will meet at 8:45 a.m. at GBE to begin collected donated goods from our neighbors in Greenbriar. null


WE NEED BOXES! Specific size: paper ream/ banker boxes


I have updated the website with an overall route map that includes all the dens. Now you can simply open your phone to check your routes!!

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Reminders:

  • Safety First!
    • Parents should be taking the donations from the scouts and putting them into the cars.
    • Kids should not be leaving the sidewalks to go into the streets or crossover without supervision.
    • Stay with kids when they need to wait for a neighbor to go inside and gather collections.
    • Do NOT let them go inside of people’s homes. If they have an emergency, please have an adult from our group supervise them.
  • We need 1 Driver for each Den/ Group to drive the routes and act as a mobile collection point. Please see me at arrival if you would like to volunteer.
  • Please knock on doors! We have seen a dramatic increase in donations when we started knocking. Many people just simply forget.

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We will have Hot Chocolate, Coffee and snacks for everyone when they return from their routes!

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SIGN UP HERE for Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Clinics

THIS Weekend!!!   

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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.


Scouting For Food Flyer

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!

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.

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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.

 

Sincerely,

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!

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.

 

 

 

Scouting for Food a Huge Success!

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Great job today everyone! I was a little cold this morning, but once got out in the neighborhood we really did a good turn for our community. We had 43 adults and 63 scouts/ youths participate in Scouting for Food this year. Today we collected an estimated 4186 lbs of food for our area Food Bank. Giving back to our community is an important part of all Scouting. So job well done!

Scouting For Food Tomorrow! / Clinic Note

A reminder that Scouting for Food is tomorrow morning!

Meet at GBE at 8:45 a.m.

Please have your Cub Scouts sign in with the Cubmaster when they arrive and then join their dens. Be aware, there will be an Eagle Scout project work zone around the flagpole. Please help keep our Cub Scouts away from that area in the morning.

See you all there!

Car Cutting Clinic note:

My address for the clinics is on the online Clinic Sign Up sheet. Please visit our Pack website and open the link from the Clinic post this week to sign up ASAP!

Thanks

Scouting for Food 2015: Saturday, November 7 GBE 9:00 a.m. and Saturday, November 14 GBE 9:00 a.m.

Scouting for Food 2015: Saturday, November 7 GBE 9:00 a.m. and Saturday, November 14 GBE 9:00 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.
 

Scouting For Food Flyer

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 14th.

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

Thank you for your support!

Scouting for Food

This Saturday we will have our collection day for Scouting for Food.  We will meet again at GBE at 9 a.m.  After collection, we will sort the food at GBE before handing it over to the Boy Scouts for transport to the food bank.  We need boxes.  Please bring any boxes that are about the size of a standard paper ream box.  A great turn out Saturday morning will go a long way in making this process go quickly and smoothly.  Remember, the kids get a service project patch for Scouting for Food!