The 3rd Annual Pack 194 Raingutter Regatta boat kit race event will be held on Monday, April 11th starting at 6:45pm (please note the earlier than standard Pack meeting time).
Please note that we need to know who is planning on coming in order to create the race heats in advance. Please contact your den leader before the end of the day on Sunday, April 10th if your boy(s) are planning to participate.
Please do not modify the boat kit or add anything non-decorative to it.
Due to the Town Meeting tonight at 7:30, Pack 194 will shorten the Pack Meeting to allow folks to attend. The Pack Meeting will start as usual at 7pm, but we will try to conclude by 7:25. There are some announcements of upcoming events and some youth recognitions tonight, so we hope that you can join us.
Since learning about citizenship is an important part of the Scouting program, we encourage folks to head over to the Town Meeting afterwards with your boy(s) to show them first-hand a little of how government works on the local level.
This year Pack 194 is piloting a new fund raiser by having a kids stuff rummage sale on April 9th. You should have already heard about this from your den leader, but all of the details are now on the Pack 194 website at the URL: http://pack194.net/kid-stuff-sale/
We are looking for volunteers to assist with bringing items over on the afternoon/evening of April 8th as well as staffing the event on the 9th. Please contact Kate Reynolds at: kwinterfield[AT}hotmail.com if you have stuff to donate or can assist with the event.
Apologies for the short notice, but I was reminded today of a Scout Shabbat going on in Lexington tonight for Scouts of the Jewish faith. The details are as follows:
Friday, March 18th at 7pm at Temple Shalom Emeth (16 Lexington Street, Burlington). Scouts should come in their class A uniform. There will be a Oneg (coffee hour) after the service. All Scouts will receive a patch for attending. The event is optional, but I know some Pack 194 folks were planning on going. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact David Sandler (dsandler92[AT]gmail.com)
Information about our upcoming swim event can be found at the URL: http://pack194.net/upcoming-events-2/
There is no cost associated with this event. There are elective requirements at all levels relating to swimming and water safety, and this event will help boys complete those. There will also be games and other fun water-based activities. We hope to see you all there.
Hard to believe, but it is already time to start thinking about summer camp opportunities. The Spirit of Adventure Council offers multiple Cub Scout options for boys of Cub age. Our Council runs multiple Cub Scout day camps in various locations throughout eastern MA including a local site in Lexington. The day camps are both fun and educational experiences for the boys. Also, they are very inexpensive compared to many other summer day camps.
The Council also offers overnight experiences at resident camps and family camps.
Summertime, camp, and Scouting are all perfect fits and can lead to some of the best memories of a boys’ youth.
I ask that all take a moment to look at the Council’s Cub Scout camping site at the URL: http://www.scoutspirit.org/camping/cub-scout-camping/ to see what adventures your boy(s) could have this summer.
Sunday, January 24th at the Bedford American Legion
Webelos 1 – 12:00
Webelos 2 – 12:30
Bear – 1:00
Wolf – 1:30
Tiger – 2:00
Pack Championship – 2:30
Family entry race – 3:00
Good luck to all!
It is one of the most exciting parts of the Cub Scout year. Boys get to design, build, and race their own pinewood car. The Pinewood Derby has been a part of the Cub Scout tradition for over 60 years and is one of the hallmark events of the Pack 194 year.
Workshops will be held during the early part of January in preparation for race day. See the full details along with the schedule of events at the URL: http://pack194.net/pinewood-central/
One of the most common questions Pack 194 leaders get is, “where does this go on the uniform?” It can be confusing with all of the patches. There are multiple resources on the web, but some of them are outdated. The BSA has recently updated the official uniform inspection sheets to reflect some of the recent changes in the program, so they have now been posted to the Pack 194 website as a resource to assist Scout families.
They can be found at the URL: http://pack194.net/links-and-resources/uniform-placement/
While Pack 194 doesn’t do formal uniform inspections at this time, we do stress the importance of the uniform and will often play, “the Uniform Game,” at pack meetings. These sheets are the simplest, yet most complete guide that we have found that accurately describes where items belong on the uniform.
The importance of the uniform will be a part of the discussion at the November Pack Meeting.
The November Pack Meeting will be on Monday 11/30 at 7pm at the JGMS cafeteria. This meeting will include our annual participation in the Toys-for-Tots program. If you have or are able to obtain a new, unwrapped toy to donate to participate in this program, please bring it to the meeting. We will also have a discussion about the importance of the uniform and request that boys all wear their best representation of the Class A uniform to the meeting. I hope to see you all there.