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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Pack Meeting
November 18th
Woodbury Baptist Church 6:20-7:30pm
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Uniforms- Class A, Class B. Where to wear and where to get em

Posted on Oct 19 2014 - 11:16pm

For Tigers through Bears, the Class A uniform in our Pack program is the blue, button up the front shirt, rank specific neckerchief, and a belt. Webelos can wear the khaki version which is nice because it's about this time, they've outgrown their blue.
A Class B uniform is any t-shirt with the BSA logo on it.
Class A uniforms are worn at formal gatherings (like Pack and den meetings as well as to school on National Patriotic Holidays - like the upcoming Veteran's Day, Nov 11.
Class B uniforms are worn at scout events like camp or events like our sled event or other gatherings where there is likely to be large motor skill games and activities. We also encourage these be worn to school on days of a den or Pack meeting.
In your rank specific files on this site (look under Menu, click Files, then click on the appropriate den rank heading) you will find a file named something like, "How to save money on your uniform." The Word document details how and where to get new as well as experienced uniforms for less than the cost of new. There's even information on how to save money on getting the patches sewn on - we recommend sewing over the adhesive because adhesive doesn't hold up, looks sloppy, and it's a bugger to remove the dark stains adhesive leaves behind.
It's not a requirement to own or wear a uniform to be in the program, but the boys really do want to wear them. They take great pride in wearing one. They like to be part of the group, fitting in and seeing and comparing their patches, belt loops, etc. One mom blogger's advice, buy it too big because the boys grow and transferring all those patches can resource consuming.

What? Fundraising orders due already?

Posted on Oct 14 2014 - 12:03pm

Bring your fundraiser order tally sheets and money to the Pack meeting. Keep your customers' address and contact information in a safe place, you'll need that to deliver the items. If you need more time or have other fundraising concerns, talk to the Pack's Fundraising Chair, Mr. Luchsinger. We ask everyone do their best to meet the 30 item sales goal so the Pack can continue with its great program without charging for activities or orchestrating additional fundraising efforts.

Parent Meeting Tuesday. All dens should have at least one representative attend.

Posted on Oct 12 2014 - 10:44pm

One of the many great things about Scouting is it is a parent and child activity. Come to think of it, I don't know of any other extra curricular program that allows parents to be "on the field" with their child like Cub Scouts does.To be an informed parent on how the program works, what to expect, and the best ways to get the most out of Scouting, come to Tuesday's meeting 6:30 at the St. Germain's 1232 Pinewood Court, Woodbury 55125. If you can't find free child care, it's okay to bring your kid(s), just know there's no structured program for them. The Pack asks that all dens have at least one parent representative attend but if more than one want to receive tips, tricks and best practices from adults who've been in your shoes, all the better. Contact your den families right now and see who'll attend this upcoming non-uniformed, very informative gathering.

Wolf Den earning achievements at Fall Pack camp!!

Posted on Oct 11 2014 - 9:41pm

Here's a nice picture of the Wolf den completing the "Your Flag" acheivement during the Fall pack overnighter!  Great job everyone!  Please let me know if you have any pictures from the camp, I'll get them posted.   Jason.vanberkom@gmail.com

Congratulations! You've been accepted to the University of Scouting!

Posted on Oct 6 2014 - 11:15pm

This kind of training is only available two times a year - once in October and the other in April. An average of 800 adults just like you attend this bi-annual event for classes ranging in subject matter that benefit every role from Lion leader level to Professor level. Attending this event is a requirement option for every leader at all levels - the alternative is attending four roundtables which are held the first Thursday of the month Sept-April. But the UoS is the only place to recieve tips/tricks/best practices for your role in one place at one time. Check out the course catalogue here: http://training.northernstarbsa.org/uploadedFiles/file/UofS/Fall2014_UOS...

Hillary says it takes a village, Cub Master says it takes you

Posted on Oct 5 2014 - 10:51pm

Several of you asked this weekend how or where your leaders learned to do certain things.
"What a fun game. Where'd you learn it"
"What a fun way to cook. How'd you hear about it?"
"What a fun song, did you just make it up?"
The answer to these questions and several others is adults just like you took some time from their busy day to attend training events. Because Cub Scout parents regularly transition out of the program, there's a constant need for more trained adults. Visit the following link and sign up for what appeals to you. http://training.northernstarbsa.org/default.aspx