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Memorial Day 2015

This weekend Scouts from Pack 365 helped honor our veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice by placing flowers on their graves at a local cemetery and joined other Scouts from Worthington as we marched in the Worthington Memorial Day Parade. 

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Spring Campout

Pack 365 visited John Belts Retreat in Galena the first weekend in May…what amazing weather! The perfect camp out was highlighted by our first Bike Rodeo, which included four challenging bike adventures and an amazing bike safety and maintenance station. The Scouts and siblings agreed, we’re adding a Bike Rodeo to our yearly list of incredible Pack 365 events. Check out more pictures on the Pack Pictures page

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How’s The Earth Treating You?

Several Scouts from Pack 365 celebrated Earth Day by volunteering to clean up a local Worthington Park. The park looks great and these Scouts are one step closer to being recognized with their World Conservation badge.

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Worthington Food Pantry

Scouts from Pack 365 are always eager to help out. The Pack was recently asked to help assemble over 100 backpacks of food for local school children. It’s great to live in a community that looks out for everyone.

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Off to Boy Scouts

A lot that happens in five years; we eagerly await a new group of 1st graders each year, watch them dress into a uniform 2 sizes to large, learn the Scout Oath, the Law, and watch them grow over the years into a Webelos Scout.  The Arrow of Light symbolizing all those great moments and all the great achievements and experiences earned along the way.  To watch a Den of Scouts earn their Arrow of Light is not just an enjoyable moment, it is truly a celebration of their hard work and the countless hours of leadership provided by their Akelas and Den Leader.  What an awesome Den of Scouts, congratulations to Connor, Josh, Tyler, Tyler, and Mr. Whalen…We know you will enjoy Boy Scouts as much as you enjoyed Cubs.

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2015 Derby In The Books

Wow, it was a great race today! Thank you again to all the Akelas that came together to put on such a memorable event. We raced 74 cars in record time and it was nice to see so many families stick around to watch the Scouts in the finals. Congrats to Annav from the Tiger Den for winning 1st place, not too shabby for his first pinewood derby!

If you took any photos today and would like them shared on our Web site please send me 3 or 4 of your best shots.

The next Pack 365 event is the 2015 Blue & Gold Celebration on Friday, February 27. Please RSVP to your den leader and plan on watching our proud Webelos II Scouts cross over into Boy Scouts.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Chris
Proud Cubmaster
Pack 365

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Popcorn Top Sellers

Hard work pays off, just ask the top sellers in this year’s popcorn fundraiser! The top sellers of each den got their pick of delivering a pie in the face of another Scout or Akela.

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Thank you Worthington Estates!

The grand totals are not in just yet but by shear volume Worthington Estates and Pack 365 were able to meet their goal and donate a considerable amount of food to those in need.

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Scouting For Food

On Saturday, November 15, 2014 Scouts from Pack 365 will be canvassing the Worthington Estates neighborhood to collect food for the St. Michael’s Pantry, and we need your help. Please place your canned or boxed (no glass) food donations in a bag or box with a sign for “Pack 365″ and leave them on your porch!

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Cubmaster Memo September 2014

First, I want to thank everyone again for such a great September Pack meeting! It is fun to see all the Scouts back in uniform and starting off a new year making Scout memories…they will remember this for the rest of their life.

To all the new Scouts and families, Welcome to the Pack! Hopefully you have had your questions answered and started to learn a little bit about all the great opportunities we offer Scouts and families. Cub Scouting is truly a family event. While the Den Leaders are here to organize and plan outings we need the parents and families to become active participants in making every event a success. Don’t be afraid to ask how you can help, we won’t turn you down.

Note: Cub Scouts is not a drop off activity. We expect you to be present and active in our events. Don’t hesitate to jump in and help.

Second, for all the new Scouts and a few old Scouts who didn’t order Class B’s in the Spring please do so by filling out the following form: http://goo.gl/7uzLeL Class B shirts are FREE for Scouts.

As adults and siblings you are more than welcome to order shirts. It is a custom design by yours truly so you don’t have to worry about running into someone else with the same design. Unless you are at one of our campouts or events then everyone will have the shirt so then you’ll really feel like part of something special…or a lemming, but a cool lemming. Shirts are $8, yes, ONLY $8. Please have all orders in by October 1st so we have time to get the shirts ordered and printed by our Fall Campout. Bring your check/cash/credit to the October Pack meeting.

Third, the October Pack meeting is a uniform inspection! At a minimum we ask all Scouts wear the Class A shirt (tucked in), jeans or khakis, and neckerchief/slide. Optional are the BSA brand hat, pants, and belt. To find out more about uniforms check out:
http://wespack365.org/about-cub-scouts/scout-uniform/

Fourth, if you have not done so already please try to complete the BSA Youth Protection online course by the Fall Campout. The 30 minute (free) online course will help you understand what we expect from all adults in Scouting. Follow the Youth Protection link located in the right column of our Pack Web site: www.wespack365.org

Fifth, how are those popcorn sales coming? Hopefully better than my diet..that darn Sea Salt Splash is too good. If you have any Popcorn questions be sure to ask your Den leader or Kernal Cucksey ASAP…the sale will be over before we know it and this is our only opportunity to raise money to make our events awesome.

Sixth, we are moving to using the Boy Scout Oath and Law instead of the Cub Scout versions. The BSA is making this transition in the Summer of 2015 but is allowing any unit who wishes to make the change to do so earlier. Cub Scouts will continue to use the Cub Scout motto, sign, salute, and handshake found in the current handbooks. Please work with your Scout to memorize the new Law and Oath: http ://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts.aspx

Seventh, Stay tuned for an invite to our monthly Pack Parent meeting at 3:30PM on October 5th. Weather permitting we will meet at the WES playground. Without proper planning our events wouldn’t be so much fun.

Speaking of planning events, the next time you see your Scout’s Den leader thank them. They offer so much of their time to make sure your Scout has positive experiences. They put in way more than the “it’s only an hour a week” sales pitch catch phrase I gave them when they signed up (suckers). Don’t forget to thank the Popcorn Kernal (Chad “Mr. Corny” Cucksey), Advancements Coordinator (Melissa “Bling” Lacher), Pack Trainer (Melanie “Checklist” Deis), and Pack Treasurer (Martin “The Money” Molloy). I’ll also toss in Maggie Archer, who doesn’t have a title but if she did it would be something like the Pack “I-Get-Things-Done-er”. You could thank me too if you are so inclined but you don’t need to, I have too much fun, so THANK YOU for supporting Scouting.

See you soon,
Christopher Deis
Cubmaster
Pack 365

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