Our Pack Committee met twice for planning purposes. Once in August and then Sept 1st. We hammered out a lot of details, budget, finances, ISAs and got a lot done. they were both very good meetings. We also secured, I believe the meeting room at the local pizza hall for our meetings. Most everyone has a project/event to do. More will be dealt with once Join Night is done.
Our current list of Pack Events minus Committee, Pack, District & Roundtables:
Pack Hike Tryon Creek Sept 24
Webelos Woods Sept 30-Oct 2
Great Pumpkin Event Oct 15
Cub Scout Stampede Oct 22 & 29
Veteran’s Day Project Nov 11
Winterhawks Hockey Nov 12
Scouting for Food Dec 3
Holiday Caroling Dec 17
Snow Lodge Jan 28
Pinewood Derby Feb 12
B&G/Pack Mtg Feb 27
Goodwill/Good Turn Mar 5
AOL/XOver/Mtg Mar 17
Pack Crossover June 4th
Jr Rose Festival Parade June 6th
This does not take into account other District activities. Last year we had our first Cub-O-Ree in April. Hopefully, that will happen again. Plus there is a Camporee that the Webelos will go to.
Our philosophy as a Committee now is that we need to provide an event a month. It keeps the Scouts and parents engaged within the Pack. It also allows me to interact with them if I do not see them at Den Meetings and see how they are doing.
As for the Pack Meeting’s we are working on that. September is Join Night and I will post about that seperately. October is going to be the Bobcat induction & special 60th Anniversary event. Nov & Dec not set. However, January will be the return of our First Aid event. Which is actually going to be a Emergency Preparedness Event. Which, I am thinking that it will include Shelterbox. Using these ideas along with our planning, it should be a huge success. I already have Doug Metz looking for a local contact in the Portland area.
Our other goal is to work on having more service/conservation projects. Most of them are listed, but we are working on a Leave No Trace and a Earth Day event for April and working at a Foodbank in Dec/Nov.
The one nice thing is that I visited my District Exec and his boss, in which I they told me about opportunities for the 9/11, which would have worked if we would have known sooner. However, one activity could have been handing out Pins/Flags at the Portland Airport. The TSA actually called to see if the BSA Council could do it. I explained to them that if there are those types of events that you need a Cub Scout Pack, to let me know.
So, it’s beginning. The 2011-2012 Scouting Year!
Oh, and it’s only 157 days to #100daysofscouting!