Cub Scout Pack 33 Newsletter
Happy New Year!
In October, we had 2 pack hikes in local parks. We also helped out IHM Parish at their annual Consignment Sale. All through the fall, cub scouts raised money by selling refreshments at IHM School basketball games. Many families enjoyed our annual hayride at Bellevue State Park.
In November, we had our first overnight trip, an outing to Ashland Nature Center, studying "Unhuggable" animals, astronomy and hiking with naturalists and parents. This month's pack hike was to a national wildlife refuge in Philadelphia. Cub Scouts had a great time racing their homemade boats and practicing good sportsmanship at the Raingutter Regatta as well.
In December, we had another local pack hike as well as our annual Adopt A Family service project and celebration in which scouts and families shop for families from St. Paul's parish and celebrate Christmas together.
As always, please follow the wiksispace for information on Pack activities.
We have lots of exciting events planned for 2014, but we will need the help of family members (parents, grandparents and others are welcome). We will also have some change in Pack Committee leadership as some parents leave for Boy Scouts with their sons. We always welcome new volunteers, whether on a one time project like shirt sales or registration, or an ongoing position like Service Chair. Contact any leader for more information on available opportunities.
Adopt a Family
Pack 33 BINGO
Thursday, Jan. 16th, 6:30pm
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Lower Hall, Wilmington, DE
You may bring your scout's siblings if you like.
Please bring crayons to mark your cards!
Schedule6:45 PM: Welcome by Tiger den leaders, Presentation of Colors by Tigers, Announcements
6:50 PM: Presentation of advancements by den leaders to any scouts who have earned them
7:00 PM: Play Bingo!
8:00 PM: Clean Up, Leave no Trace
VolunteersVolunteers are needed for set up and clean up and to call out the numbers for the games and hand out prizes. Tiger parents are needed to purchase prizes in preparation for the event, borrow a bingo set, set up and clean up.
Calling all Sports Fans
Not a basketball fan? You can arrange a similar event at a professional or semi-professional sporting event such as hockey, soccer or baseball games.
Sunday, Jan. 19th, 1:30pm
David English Trail, White Clay Creek State Park 880 New London Road Newark, DE 19711
Trailhead: Park Office on Thompson Station Road –CARPOOLING OPTIONS UNDER CONSIDERATION
Mark Your Calendars Now
BINGO on Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. in IHM Lower Hall
organized and led by our Tiger Dens
Pack Hike on January 19 at 1:30 p.m. at White Clay Creek State Park
Distribution of Pack 33 t-shirts and sweatshirts to those who ordered them
Winter Camping - January 31 - February 2
organized and led by our Webelos 1 dens
Purchase Pinewood Derby car kits at Wilmington Scout Shop for $3.99 in February and build cars for Derby in March.
Winter Camping - January 31 - February 2
Pack Hike on February 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Brandywine Creek State Park
Blue and Gold Dinner on Saturday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. in IHM Lower Hall
organized and led by our Webelos 2 Den. Webelos 2 scouts will also be presented with the Arrow of Light if they have earned it.
Webelos 2 join Troop 33
Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 15 at 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in IHM Lower Hall (Purchase car kits at Wilmington Scout Shop for $3.99 in February and build.)
organized and led by our Bear Den. Webelos 2 scouts will assist with races.
Pack Hike on March 16 at 1:30 p.m. on Brandywine River Trail
Scout Sunday at noon mass at IHM on Sunday, March 23 followed by reception and service project
organized by Bev Randolph
Spring Camping event TBA
Pack Hike on April 9 at 5:00 p.m. at Alapocas Run State Park
Pack Hike on April 20 at 1:30 p.m. at location TBA
Crossover Ceremony at bridge at Bellevue State Park, date TBA
Organized and led by Pack Committee
How your employer can help our Pack
Local Scouting News
Cub Scout Summer Camp
There is no better way to retain scouts than to offer them excitement and adventure in the outdoors. Del-Mar-Va Council has great facilities where Scouts make nature their classroom! During the summer, our council offers fantastic programs for Cub Scouts at Resident Camp at Henson Scout Reservation and Day Camp at several locations spread across the peninsula. Some of these day camps offer multiple weeks of programming and Scouts are encouraged to sign up for multiple sessions. At camp, Scouts will learn, play, advance and enjoy experiencing the out-of-doors.
Questions About the Cub Scout Program?
Check out the Parent Information Guide at http://cubscouts.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Cub-Scout-Parent-Information-Guide.pdf
January is Pinewood Derby Month at the Scout Shop
Come in for Ways to Test and Fine-Tune
Your Pinewood Derby Design!
Did you know? January is Pinewood Derby Month! Stop in at your local participating Scout Shop (at the Riverfront's Shipyard Shops next to Planet Fitness) anytime, all month long, for a free, accurate weigh-in for your car, and a chance to check out what's new and exciting for 2014.
Then plan to join us for Pinewood Derby Champ Camp. Contact your local Scout Shop for more details, store hours, and event specifics. All Cub Scouts® must be accompanied by an adult.