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4-6 pm Tues. May 19
Advacement Picnic
Tartan Park. Pavillion 2a

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Pack website for dummies

Posted on Apr 14 2014 - 10:44pm

Recently the Pack's web host (SOAR) has released a bunch of new features. Unfortunately, your webmaster isn't clear on their function or their purpose. If anyone has interest or experience in these matters, please contact the dummy in charge aka your cubmaster.

Heart bleed, schmart bleed

Posted on Apr 14 2014 - 10:44pm

One of the largest website vulnerabilities in history was disclosed this week called Heart Bleed. For affected websites, someone could pull any information they wanted from an affected website without any access credentials.
More details can be found in this article.
In the first short SOAR Announcement in quite some time, we would like to announce your SOAR website is NOT affected or vulnerable to this exploit. We are not using, and have not used, the OpenSSL libraries that have this vulnerability in them. ! Your data is safe.
-SOAR Support, April 10, 2014

Making wind - or - whatever floats your boat.

Posted on Apr 13 2014 - 2:32pm

The Raingutter Regatta kits come nearly complete with everything for a fun race but we recommed you bring the following niceties to the Pack meeting Tuesday:
A) Mini phillips screwdriver
B) Sanding block
C) Coping or other small saw capable of easily cutting a half inch of soft, balsa wood
D) Lung power - scouts will be blowing their crafts down the race track.
Bring what you can and extra for those who can't.

Leaders' Meeting @ Tiff's

Posted on Apr 7 2014 - 12:44am

See calendar for details. Log in for specifics.

Friends of Scouting form

Posted on Apr 6 2014 - 10:39pm

Please complete the attached PDF and send where indicated by May 1st whether you can give or not. Failure to do so will result in a volunteer calling you to discuss your FOS contribution.You'll need to log into see the attachment.
What is Friends of Scouting?
Friends of Scouting is an annual direct-solicitation campaign, reaching out to Scout families, service organizations and businesses.  Friends of Scouting is the council's largest source of income (23 percent).  Additionally, the United Way recognizes the value of Scouting and provides 18 percent of the council's annual budget.  Eighty-three percent of funds raised are dedicated to program, over 15% more than the not-for-profit standard set forth by the Better Business Bureau.
It costs $193 to provide one year of quality program for each Scout.

What does a Friends of Scouting investment provide
Local programs and activities throughout the council territory
Camp scholarships, uniforms and registration fees for youths who otherwise could not participate
Accident and liability insurance to protect both youth and adult members
Professional staff who counsel, guide, and inspire volunteer leadership
Camps and facilities available for year-round camping and Cub Scout family outdoor events
Opportunities to attend summer camp and high-adventure events
Advancement programs where Scouts are recognized for learning and achievement of goals they set establish
Distribution and development of literature and training-materials 
Leadership training for young people who will become future community leaders​

Look! Up in the sky! It's...it's...core value revelance

Posted on Apr 2 2014 - 12:54pm

April's core value is Faith so naturally we'll be talking about the celestial heavens. In a cosmic twist of fate, the night before our Pack meeting Mars will make its closest approach of the year to Earth. All through the night, Mars will resemble a dazzling star shining with a steady fiery-colored tint making it a formidable sight; its brightness will match Sirius (aka the Dog Star), the brightest of all the stars.
As a bonus, later that very same night (actually during the early hours of April 15) North America will have a ringside seat to see a total lunar eclipse when the Full Moon becomes transformed into a mottled reddish ball for 78 minutes as it becomes completely immersed in the shadow of the Earth.
This total lunar eclipse will be the first one widely visible from North America in nearly 3.5 years. The Americas will have the best view of this eclipse, although over the Canadian Maritimes, moonset will intervene near the end of totality. Of special interest is the fact that the moon will appear quite near to the bright star Spica, in the constellation Virgo, during the eclipse. They actually will be in conjunction a couple of hours prior to the onset of totality, but they're still relatively near to each other when the eclipse gets underway.
Source: http://mashable.com/2014/04/01/spring-stargazing-guide/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

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