Cub Scouts - Pack 18
December 2014 & Remembering 2014
A BIG THANKS!
Cub Scout Resident Camp
We have reserved a weekend for Cub Scout resident camp. Mark your calendar for July 24-27, 2015. This is a big deal for the boys, and adults. Cost this year will be $190 per boy and $130 per adult. This includes the full weekend of food and fun. Those that have gone in the past have never been disappointed. Look for announcements later for payment due date. Tentatively, we will be asking for these fees be paid at April's Pack meeting. See the link for information on reimbursement and other frequently asked questions. Registration flier.
Too expensive you say... remember that every scout will get a scholarship to go to Day Camp or Resident Camp. And all sales from the next fundraiser (see below) will go directly into the individual scout's account for use at camp. It can be affordable!!
Day Camp announced...
Another Fundraiser....With you in mind!
Thanking our Veterans!
Scouting for Food. You guys ROCK!
Riding around Tillicum Village looking for food. 1 of 4 vehicle on the hunt for goodies!
After our rounds we had a little fun sledding on the streets in Sun Meadow subdivision.
Our courageous crew of scouts that helped collect food for our regions less fortunate.
Adult Training - We can do better!
Registered and participating adults (that is everyone not registered but spends time with the boys), we need to get our training numbers up. The goal for the district is to have 80% or more of the adults trained from every unit (our Pack) trained. Right now our Pack sits at 18%. It doesn't take much to be trained. Simply follow these instructions:
- Go to www.myscouting.org. Put in your user name and password. If you don't have one, create a new account.
- Go to the "E-learning" link on the top right.
- Scroll down and look for your training. EVERYONE needs to take Youth Protection Training (YPT) every 2 years if you are around the boys. Additionally, if you are registered with the Pack, you need to do the "Leader Specific Training" for your position. If you are a den leader, you need to do the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos Leader Specific Training. If you are not a den leader, you do the Pack Committee Leader Specific Training.
- Other trainings are required if you want to do special events such as swimming, boating, or any outdoor activities. Without the training in place, the Pack can't pull the permits and therefore can't be covered by BSA insurance during activities.
- Provide Chris Henningsen your certificate at the end of the training (PDF preferred otherwise paper copy works). These are kept on file for those parents that are not registered with the Pack, allowing us to distribute the certificates at the necessary events.
- If you are registered, you must link your account with your membership number. This is the only way that BSA and the Pack can accurately follow who is trained and not trained. This is important and is the only way we can bring up our Pack's trained percentage. Contact Chris Henningsen for your membership number.
To make this easier, I will bring my computer to pack meetings for adults to do the training during the meeting. Each training takes about 20 minutes +/-. Just come early and grab me so I can get it set up. Let's get these numbers up!
December Pack meeting
Saturday, Dec. 13th, 9:30am-12pm
Mount Bachelor Ski Resort
You voted on it so here it is...we are going snow tubing. Scouts can participate free, paid for out of the Pack funds. This is one of the awards for participating and doing so well at popcorn sales. Adults and siblings are welcome and encouraged to come too but have to be pay your way. Come have fun!! More information, link. Please be there early, no later than 9:00-9:30 as it does sell out. The tubing opens at 10:00. If you can please let Chris Henningsen know if you plan on attending, I might be able to get the Pack a deal. If there isn't enough snow, the event will be rescheduled. Watch for updates.
We will be passing out Pinewood derby kits at this time. Every boy gets 1 kit, paid for by the Pack. Parents, please do not let the boys open the kit at the Pack meeting. There are a lot of small pieces (wheels and nails).
This Pack meeting is also the deadline to sign up and pay for Snowcapdes. Fee is $15 per adult and $18 per scout/sibling, checks made out to BSA. See below for more information.
If you can't be at the Pack meeting, make arrangement with Chris Henningsen to get your Pinewood derby kit and to sign up for Snowcapdes, if you are interested.
Round Table (Leaders & Adults Welcome)
Thursday, Dec. 18th, 7pm
60800 Tekampe Rd
Pack 18 Committee Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 8th 2015 at 6:30pm
20265 Meyer Dr
Round Table (Leaders & Adults Welcome)
Thursday, Jan. 15th 2015 at 7:30pm
60800 Tekampe Rd
Jan. Pack Meeting - Pinewood Derby races
Tuesday, Jan. 27th 2015 at 6pm
60850 Brosterhous Rd
This is Pack 18's Pinewood Derby race. Notice the meeting is a little early because the Pack serves a pizza dinner. Bring your own drinks. This meeting can go alittle long too so be prepared.
Remember the rules included with your car kit: 5 ounce max car weight and the keep to the required car dimensions. Cars will be weighed and measured before the day of the race.
Based on the results of the race, some boys go to the District Pinewood Derby races on February 28th. The top three from each den and all tigers get to go race against the top cars from the regions Packs.
Saturday, Jan. 31st 2015 at 4am
Klamath Falls, OR
For those that signed up for this event in December, meet at the SE Albertson's at 4am. We will caravan down to Camp McLoghlin, west of Klamath Falls. This is a full day of activity for scouts and families, full of sledding, snow shoeing, scouting skills and other activities. Everyone is to bring a helmet (bike helmet or sledding helmet) and warm clothing. We will be outside all day, except for lunch (which is provided, but you can obviously bring snacks). Those that are driving need Snow Park passes.
More information...See flier.
The Pack needs your help....
We need help from adults to do:
Day Camp organizer. This is collecting medical forms and attending informational meetings.
Cub Master. Chris will be leaving this position December 2015. Start thinking about the future of the Pack. Join up as an Assistant Cub Master and learn the position now.
Wolf den News
Webelos 1 Den news
Thur Dec 4 - Den meeting, Jewell Elem, 6:30 pm.
Thur Dec 11 - Den meeting, Jewell Elem, 6:30 pm.
Sat Dec 13 - Pack Meeting.
Thur Dec 18 - Den meeting, time and location TBD.
NO MORE MEETINGS UNTIL Jan 8th.
Webelos 2 den news
Message from the Cubmaster - Chris Henningsen
I would like to say I have had a great 2014 with all the boys, and parents, of Pack 18. I hope everyone has learned a lot and had a great time over this year under the leadership of our fantastic den leaders and Pack committee. We, the registered leaders of Pack 18, do our best to provide a program where hopefully families grow together and scouts work their way toward being responsible young adults.
I am so proud of all the boys, seeing many of them grow in such a short time. This growth is what makes my position in the Pack so rewarding, seeing that we are helping to shape the future. Keep it up. I am reminded every day of how quickly these boys grow up. Wow!
We have had a great year but can have an even better 2015. I challenge the parents/guardians to continue to be involved in the program and with their boys lives. For those that didn't know, I was a Boy Scout as a youth earning my Eagle Scout rank, the highest rank in scouting,much like other adult members of our Pack. I had a conversation with my parents the other day (literally): "You had the motivation to get yourself to Eagle, but we had something to do with it. Without our help by being involved in your life (and as volunteer's in the BSA), it would have been more difficult." Looking back as an adult at my youth experiences, I believe they are absolutely right. There is nothing more important than a solid home life. BSA is centered around this ideal. For those that aren't involved in the Pack, think about what you can do to help. No one in the Pack is paid to do what they do; it's a volunteer position for all of us. With that said, I would like to say a very special thanks to the following people (some that work behind the scenes to make the program work). They make this Pack work and don't get the recognition they deserve.
Russ White: Committee Chair
Michelle White: Tiger/Wolf Den Leader
Wendy Schrank: Bear Den Leader
Christian Benedict: Pack Treasurer and Webelos 2 Den Leader
Eric Spinney: Pack Secretary
Julie Jackson: Advancements Chair
Curt Schrank: Fundraiser Chair
Enjoy the pictures from 2014 below. Have a great Holiday season and let's make 2015 one to remember! God bless you all.
2014 - A great year to be in Pack 18!
Jan '14. Snowcapades. Preparing our walk into the parade ground.
Jan '14. Snowcapades. Sledding fun all day.
Jan '14. Snowcapades. The last leg of the obstacle course. Before was a short zip line, a role climb, a tube slide and then this...
Feb '14. District Pinewood Derby. Pack 18 has a finalist!
Feb '14. Bear den. Police Station visit with finger printing.
Jan '14. Pack 18's Pinewood Derby cars.
Feb. '14. Cross Over. One of our Webelos 2 scouts enters into Boy Scouts.
Feb. '14. Cross Over. Our Webelos 2 scouts take the oath.
April '14. Bear den. Roller skating.
May '14. Rain Gutter Regatta. Blow...
May '14. Rain Gutter Regatta. Pack 18's winners!
May '14. Scout Service. Pack 18 pulled weeds at Nativity Lutheran, our charter.
June '14. Day Camp. Pull!
June '14. Day Camp. Crafts anyone? Anyone other than me notice than there were more pen marks on the table than on the projects ;)
June '14. Day Camp. Hammering contest on the last day of wood craft.
July '14. Resident Camp. The boys having fun around the camp fire.
July '14. Resident Camp. Standing in line waiting for meals. Still having fun...
July '14. Resident Camp. Ready for the water front?
July '14. Resident Camp. We have a sharp shooter in our camp. Good job!
July '14. Resident Camp. Pack 18's participants, minus a few that left the night before.
July '14. Resident Camp. Early in the morning on the water front. Preparing to jump in the lake for "Polar Bear".
August '14. Webelos 1/2 den camp. Paulina Lake. Fire starting 101 with flint.
August '14. Webelos 1/2 den camp. Paulina Lake.
August '14. Webelos 1/2 den camp. Paulina Lake. At the top of the Obsidian Flow.
Oct. '14. Pack Meeting. Building the tallest structure....from gum drops and tooth picks.
Oct. '14. Pack Meeting. The adults can play too.
Oct. '14. Webelos 1 den hike/caving. Preparing to go down into the cave.
Oct. '14. Webelos 1 den hike/caving. That's a big hole we ware going into...
Oct. '14. Webelos 1 den hike/caving. It's dark down here :)
Sept. '14. Pack 18 helps to retire the old flag at the news station.
Nov. '14. Scout Service. Helping Nativity Lutheran, our charter, prepare for their facilities for the winter.
Nov. '14. Scouting for Food. Helping the community by providing food for the needy.
Nov. '14. Monster Trucks. All aboard the Monster Truck for the flag ceremony.
Nov. '14. Scouts visit the News station.
Nov. '14. Scouts at the News station learning about the green screen.
Nov. '14. Scouts in the News room. Lots of familiar faces for the news working hard.