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Agenda. Aims & Missions New Cub Scout Program (Cub Scouts 2010) Pack Communication Registration Pack Meetings Calendar of Events Pack Volunteers Outdoormanship Summer Camp Popcorn Sales. Mission.

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agenda
Agenda
  • Aims & Missions
  • New Cub Scout Program (Cub Scouts 2010)
  • Pack Communication
  • Registration
  • Pack Meetings
  • Calendar of Events
  • Pack Volunteers
  • Outdoormanship
  • Summer Camp
  • Popcorn Sales
mission
Mission

“The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.”

“Scouting is a game with a purpose”

  • Lord Robert Baden-Powell
cub scout promise law
Cub Scout Promise & Law

Cub Scout Promise

I, (name), promise to do my best

To do my duty to God and my country,

To help other people, and

To obey the Law of the Pack.

Law of the Pack

The Cub Scout follows Akela.

The Cub Scout helps the pack go.

The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.

The Cub Scout gives goodwill.

boy scout oath law
Boy Scout Oath & Law

SCOUT OATH

On my honor I will do my bestTo do my duty to God and my countryand to obey the Scout Law;To help other people at all times;To keep myself physically strong,mentally awake, and morally straight

SCOUT LAW

A Scout is:TrustworthyLoyalHelpfulFriendlyCourteousKind   ObedientCheerfulThriftyBraveCleanReverent

aims of the bsa
Aims of the BSA
  • Character Development
  • Participating Citizenship
  • Personal Fitness
  • Character Development
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Good Citizenship
  • Sportsmanship & Fitness
  • Family Understanding

Purposes of Cub Scouts

  • Respectful Relationships
  • Personal Achievement
  • Friendly Service
  • Fun and Adventure
  • Preparation for Boy Scouts
methods of cub scouting
Methods of Cub Scouting
  • The Ideals
  • The Den
  • Advancement
  • Family Involvement
  • Activities
  • Home- & Neighborhood-centered
  • The Uniform
  • Making Character Connections
cub scouts 2010 new program delivery method
Cub Scouts 2010New Program Delivery Method
  • A new method of delivering the existing Cub Scout program
    • Focuses on den leaders, meeting plans, & training
      • For more effective den and pack meetings.
    • Advancement is in the den as a natural part of planned program.
  • Cub Scouts
    • Den meetings are more organized with more time for fun.
    • More badges, awards, arrow points, belt loops/ pins are earned.
  • Den Leaders
    • Planning & execution is simplified = saving leaders’ time.
    • Den meetings are more fun and easier to run.
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Cub Scouts 2010New Program Delivery Method
  • What’s Changed?
    • Den Leaders get a “menu-based” structure for den meetings
    • The den meetings laid out in a more structured manner
      • Better advancement
    • Monthly themes tied to the Character Connections
  • What hasn’t changed?
    • Cub Scout Handbooks
    • Advancements that can be earned
    • Fun! (Well, there should actually be more of it) 
monthly core value themes
Monthly Core Value Themes

September Cooperation

October Responsibility

November Citizenship

December Respect

January Positive Attitude

February Resourcefulness

March Compassion

April Faith

May Health & Fitness

June Perseverance

July Courage

August Honesty

pack communications
Pack Communications
  • Den Leaders
  • Pack Newsletter
  • Monthly Updates (E-mail Blasts)
  • Pack Website
  • Scout Room Bulletin Board
  • Monthly Parent/Committee Meetings
pack 13 website
Pack 13 Website

www.pack13.org

  • Best place for current info
    • Photos & Video, too
  • Embedded Google Calendar with all pack events
    • Can sync to mobile devices
  • E-mail Link to Cubmaster & Committee Chair
    • Please ask us any question. Give any comment
parent committee meetings
Parent/ Committee Meetings
  • When: Monthly on the Monday before pack meetings
  • Where: Committee Room of the OCC
  • When: 7pm
  • What:
    • Plan for upcoming events
    • Discuss the Den activities
    • Discuss state of the Pack
  • NOT just for leaders
    • All parents are invited/ encouraged to attend
registration
Registration
  • Items Needed
    • Pack Registration Form
      • Basic contact info & consent for photos
    • Pack Fees = $65 for 2011
      • Covers the 2011 calendar year
    • Medical Forms
      • No Scout or Parent may attend a Pack function without a completed medical form!
      • Parts A & C, if not attending summer camp
        • No Physical needed
      • Parts A, B & C, if attending summer camp
        • Requires physical & doctor’s signature
registration cont
Registration (cont.)
  • What is Fee used for?
    • Membership in both BSA National & Annawon Council
      • Including supplemental insurance
    • Boys Life Magazine Subscription
    • Scout Advancement & Recognition
      • Patches, belt loops, pins, New rank scarf at end of year
    • Pack T-Shirt (i.e., Class B)
    • Pinewood Derby Car
    • Rocket & engines for rocket launch
    • Approved Trainings for Adult Leaders
    • Site Activity rentals, fees & registrations
      • Camp site charges, Covered Wagon registration
pack meetings
Pack Meetings
  • Pack Meetings
    • Start at 7pm
    • Held at Robinson School (unless otherwise noted)
  • Sept. 24
  • Oct. 16 (Sat.)
    • (at Camp Norse)
  • Nov. 19
  • Dec. 17
  • Jan. 21
  • Feb. 18 (Blue & Gold)
  • Mar. 12 (w/ Pinewood Derby)
  • Apr. 15 (Friends of Scouting)
  • May 16
  • Jun. 10
pack meeting ettiquette
Pack Meeting Ettiquette
  • Class A uniforms are appropriate for pack meetings
    • Uniform shirts tucked in, please.
    • Hats remain on or held
  • Buddy System at all times
    • Bathroom runs require 2 scouts
  • All attendees (Scouts, parents, siblings) must remain in the Cafetorium
    • No wandering the halls
  • Scouts sit with their respective dens
  • Scouts should pay respect to those who are speaking
2010 2011 calendar
2010-2011 Calendar
  • Available on pack website (www.pack13.org)
  • Active program 1 pack meeting & 1 activity per month
    • Council events and parades
    • Activities geared toward fun, adventure and advancement
      • Always with the aims & methods of Scouting in mind
  • More emphasis on whole family events
september 2010
September 2010
  • Scout-O-Rama
  • When: Sunday 9/26, 9am – 3pm
  • Where: Mason Field, North Attleboro, MA
    • The 2010 Scout-O-Rama is Annawon Council's special 100 year celebration. Many exciting activities, demonstrations and competitions are being arranged
    • Our Pack hosted a Cub Walker relay.
october 2010
October 2010

One fun-filled day at Camp Norse – 10/16 (Sat)

  • Covered Wagon
  • Introduction to the Great Outdoors
    • Pack overnighter – 16th to 17th
  • Pack Meeting at Camp Norse
  • Sign-up by: October 1
    • All family members are invited!
    • We will be out in nature, so dress accordingly (boots & raingear are always a good idea).
october cont
October (cont.)

Covered Wagon Derby (9am-2:30pm)

  • Cost = FREE (the pack pays the fees)
  • Scouts work as a team, transporting a Covered Wagon around the Camp to “Towns”, working on games/activities that teach skills a& teamwork. 
    • Towns in the past have included “Cheese Moose”,  Short Wave radio , Camp Yell, Obstacle Course, etc.
  • Bagged lunch, or lunch available for purchase
  • Scouts dress in western wear
    • If no western wear, regular clothes are fine. 
    • Uniforms are NOT needed.
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October (cont.)

Introduction to Great Outdoors (3-6pm)

  • Cost = $5 per person (to cover cost of food)
  • Learn the basics of staying/playing in the outdoors
    • We will teach:
      • fire building/safety
      • tent design/setup
      • What gear needed
      • hiking, etc. 
      • Cooking skills: Scouts (parents & siblings) get to prepare & cook their own dinners over an open flame! 
  • Scouts use these skills, the closer they get to Boy Scouts
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October (cont.)

Pack Sleepover (After Pack Meeting)

  • Cost = $5 per person
  • Olaf Cabin = sleeps 14 
    • We will offer the cabin by rank (Tigers get priority)
  • Adjoining tent site.  
    • Please bring your own tent
  • Plumbing!
  • Packing list
    • Basics only: a sleeping bag, a flashlight and some good, outdoorsy shoes
  • Following BSA policies, Scouts/siblings may only sleep in tents with their own families.
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October (cont.)

Pack Meeting (7-8:30pm)

  • Cost = Free
  • Our October Pack meeting will be held around a campfire this month!  Dens will put on a great show of songs, skits and stunts
    • Scouts should wear their Class A uniforms
  • RAIN or SHINE! 
    • We have requested 70 degrees and clear skies
      • But, sometimes, our requests are granted late… ;-)
    • We have secured the Dining Hall (complete with a huge fireplace) in case of inclement weather. 
november 2010
November 2010
  • Webelos Woods – 11/5-11/7 (Fri-Sun)
    • Webelos II’s only
  • Pack Meeting – 11/19 (Fri)
  • Veteran’s Day Parade – 11/11 (Thu)
  • Holiday Parade – 11/28 (Sun)
    • Float Decorating – 11/27 (Sat)
december 2010
December 2010
  • Pack Meeting -- 12/17 (Fri)
  • Pack Bowling Night (date TBA)
  • Caroling - Council on Aging (date TBA)
january 2011
January 2011
  • Museum of Science Sleepover – 1/16 (Sun)
  • Pack Meeting – 1/21 (Fri)
  • Tubing at Nashoba – 1/22 (Sat)
february 2011
February 2011
  • Scout Sunday – 2/6 (Su)
  • Scout Sabbath – 2/12 (Sat)
  • Blue & Gold Pack Meeting – 2/18 (Fri)
  • Providence Bruins – 2/20(Sun)
march 2011
March 2011
  • Pinewood Derby
    • Weigh-in: 3/9 (Wed)
    • Race : 3/12 (Sat)
  • Scouting for Food – 3/12 (Sat)
    • Service project which raises food for Our Daily Bread food pantry
    • Scouts can go door-to-door to collect food
    • Cubmaster’s challenge
  • Spring Camping/ Camp Norse–3/26-27(Sat/Sun)
  • Maple Sugaring at Moose Hill – TBA
april 2011
April 2011
  • Council Arrow of Light Court of Honor – 4/6 (Wed)
  • Council Pinewood Derby – 4/10 (Sun)
    • Top 4
  • Friends of Scouting Pack Meeting – 4/15 (Fri)
    • Council Fundraiser
  • Great American Cleanup of Mansfield – 4/30 (Sat)
  • TBA: Pack sleepover – Mystic Seaport?
may 2011
May 2011
  • Pack Meeting – 5/16 (Fri)
  • Pack Olympics with Norton Pack 61 – TBA
  • Memorial Day Parade – 5/30 (Mon):
  • Hike/Picnic at Purgatory Chasm – TBA
june 2011
June 2011
  • Rocket Launch – 6/5 (Sun):
    • Rocket Launch Rain Date – 6/12 (Sun)
  • End of Year Pack Meeting – 6/10 (Fri)
  • Flag Day Observances – 6/12 (Sun)
  • Relay for Life Pack Service Project – TBA
  • PawSox Overnight – TBA
july 2011
July 2011
  • Camp Carpenter Resident Camp
    • 7/10-14th (Sun-Thu)
  • Camp Norse Day Camp – TBA
  • Family Fun Night – 7/12 (Tues)
    • (Raingutter Regatta)
  • Movies/Concerts on the Common
    • As available
august 2011
August 2011
  • Movies/Concerts on the Common
    • As Available
  • Pack 13 Ice Cream Social
  • Pack Planning Conference
other ideas
Other ideas
  • Espionage at Patriot Place
  • Monster Trucks
  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • Night Hike at Mass Audubon in Norfolk
pack volunteers
Pack Volunteers

“The Cub Scout helps the Pack go”

So do Volunteers!

We really need your help!

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Pack Volunteers
  • There are many critical Pack-level jobs that are either open now, or need someone for next year
    • Asst. Cubmaster(s) – NOW
    • Popcorn Kernal (Assistant NOW/replacement for next year)
    • Medical Forms Coordinator – NOW
    • Asst. Pack Committee Chair – NOW
    • Pack Secretary – NOW
    • Recruitment Coordinator – NOW
    • Membership Coordinator – NOW
    • ScoutParent Coordinator – NOW
    • Pack Outing Chair – NOW
cubmaster
Cubmaster
  • This is Mr. Whitaker’s last year as Cubmaster
    • We need to find a replacement
    • Ideally, the replacement would act as an Asst. Cubmaster this year
  • The Cubmaster/ Asst. Cubmaster is responsible for all aspects of the program
    • Runs the Pack Meetings
    • Makes sure Scouts are advancing appropriately
    • Guides and supports den leaders
    • Helps maintain good relationships with Boy Scout troops
    • Sets an example for all Scouts

See: http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Cubmaster

popcorn kernel
Popcorn Kernel
  • Point person for Popcorn Fundraiser
  • Responsibilities
    • Attend Popcorn Kickoff Meetings
    • Order Popcorn for Show & Sells, Take Orders
    • Coordinate Show & Sells locations/dates
    • Maintain inventories for Dens
    • Oversee “Take Order” activities
      • Collect Forms
      • Fill Orders
event coordinators
Event Coordinators
  • Pack Level Event Coordinators/Helpers
    • Pack Olympics Team
    • Parade Coordinator
    • Pinewood Derby Team
    • Blue & Gold Pack Meeting Committee
    • “End of Year” Pack Meeting Committee
    • Rocket Launch Committee
    • Scouting for Food Coordinator
    • Winter Sleepover Coordinator
    • Spring Sleepover Coordinator
outdoormanship
Outdoormanship

It has often said that “Scouting” is “outing”

  • Why go to the outdoors?
    • Adventure
    • Fun
    • Character Development
    • Preparation for Boy Scouts

“The best classroom of all is the great outdoors”

“The open-air is the real objective of Scouting and the key to its success.”

  • Lord Baden-Powell
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Outdoormanship
  • What type of experience is needed?

ANS: As much as you have right now

In Cub Scouts, the emphasis is getting into the outdoors and doing your best

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Outdoormanship
  • How is it done?
    • Hikes
    • Pack overnighters
    • Outdoor pack meetings/events
    • Webelos den campouts
outdoormanship what do we need
OutdoormanshipWhat Do We Need?

Good News! Not Much!

  • Cub Scout Essentials
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Tent (if not sleeping in cabin)
outdoorsmanship weather
OutdoorsmanshipWeather
  • It is always sunny, 75°F with a 4mph wind from the SW on Scout outings!

FALSE!!!!

  • Cubs go out in all kinds of weather
    • Prepare with the proper rain gear, layers, footwear
    • The trips that the Scouts remember most are the ones that don’t go perfectly
      • They also learn to cope with things that aren’t perfect – They develop character!
summer camp
Summer Camp

Two Options

  • Camp Carpenter Resident Camp
  • Camp Norse Week-long Day Camp
camp carpenter
Camp Carpenter
  • Resident Camp in Manchester, NH
    • July 10-14 (Sun-Thu)
    • A short 1.5 hour drive
    • Nationally accredited & award winning
      • The camp staff is AWESOME!
    • Home to Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum
  • Activities
    • Fort, Native American Village, Webelos Woods, Pirates Cove…
    • Archery, BB’s, Swimming, Boating, Handicrafts, Nature, Fishing, Rock throwing, Water Slide…
    • Black Bat
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Camp Carpenter
  • Camping Options
    • Parent & Scout for full week
    • Partial/Switch-off Parent & Scout
      • Come for part of week
    • Solo Scout
      • BSA 2-deep leadership observed at all times
      • No Scout will sleep alone (paired with other Scout)
      • Staff is fully trained on revicitis (home-sickness)
  • Side-walled, platform tents are provided
    • Everyone sleeps on cots
    • Mosquito netting is recommended
  • This is easy camping
    • Cub Essentials (Day pack, sleeping bag, clothes, sunscreen, towel, flashlight & bug spray)
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Camp Carpenter
  • Cost is $280 per camper
    • Includes lodging, 3 meals per day, photo plenty of nature & more fun than you can imagine
      • Sleep in side-walled tents
      • Eat in Dining Hall
      • Parents can do activities with Scouts
  • Deadlines
    • March 13 for initial $50 Deposit
    • May 17 for final payment
camp norse
Camp Norse
  • Kingston, MA
    • About 35 min drive
  • Offers several Camping opportunities
    • Week-long Day Camp
    • Cub/Parent Overnighter
    • Camp Norse Family Camp
    • Camp Norse One-Day Camp
  • June 5 – Camp Norse Open House
camp norse week long day camp
Camp NorseWeek-long Day Camp
  • 4 Mon-Fri Day Camp sessions 9am-4pm
    • Week 1: 7/11 to 7/15
    • Week 2: 7/18 to 7/22
    • Week 3: 7/25 to 7/29
    • Week 4: 8/1 to 8/5
  • Cost = $150** (**2010 prices)
    • Bus service for additional $30**
  • Scouts enjoy activities throughout the week on a rotating basis
    • crafts, skills, nature, BB, and archery.
camp norse other options
Camp NorseOther Options
  • Cub/Parent Overnighter
    • No schedules, so the Scout can take advantage of any particular activity
    • Meals provided
    • Bring your own tent
  • Camp Norse Family Camp
    • No schedules, so the Scout can take advantage of any particular activity
    • Cook your own meals
    • Bring your own tent
  • Camp Norse One-Day Camp
    • Same program as Week-long Day Camp
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Camp NorseWeek-long Day Camp
    • Week-long Day Camp
    • Cub/Parent Overnighter
    • Camp Norse Family Camp
    • Camp Norse One-Day Camp
  • Bus service for additional $
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Camp NorseWeek-long Day Camp
    • Week-long Day Camp
    • Cub/Parent Overnighter
    • Camp Norse Family Camp
    • Camp Norse One-Day Camp
  • Bus service for additional $
popcorn sales
Popcorn Sales

Why do we sell Popcorn?

  • Pack 13’s only fundraiser
    • Funds most of the activities for the pack
    • Dues cannot cover expenses alone
  • Our Pack can earn as much as 40% in commission by selling $10,000 or more
    • About $200 per Scout
    • We did it the last 3 years, & we can do it again!
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Popcorn Sales

Where does the money go?

  • Some goes to our local Council
  • Some goes to Trails-End
  • some goes into our Pack to help fund our activities
  • Some goes to “Scouterships”
  • Scouts receive a portion of their sales as “Popcorn Credits”
    • A Scout may use his earned Popcorn credits toward summer camp, an overnight activity, or a Scout day event
popcorn sales important dates
Popcorn SalesImportant Dates
    • Sept. 1st – Online orders begin (www.Trails-end.com )
  • Sept. 6th – Unit orders due
    • The Popcorn Kernel’s order is due for the Pack.
  • Sept. 18th – Packs’ Popcorn pick up
    • Pack popcorn sales begin
  • Oct.16th – Take orders with order page begins.
  • Nov. 11th – All Pack take orders due to Popcorn Kernal
  • Nov. 13th - Popcorn Super Saturday
    • Council dead-line for Popcorn orders & Popcorn prize orders. All order forms and money that has been collected are due by this date.
popcorn sales three ways to sell
Popcorn SalesThree ways to Sell
  • Online
  • Show-n-Sell
  • Take order page
popcorn sales online
Popcorn SalesOnline

www.trails-end.com

  • Scouts create an account & e-mail to friends/family
  • Buyers order directly from Trails-End
    • Great way for distant relatives/friends to help
  • Products will be delivered directly to the buyer by Trails-End.
  • Be sure the buyer puts down the name of the Scout so the Scout can receive the credit.
popcorn sales show sell
Popcorn SalesShow & Sell
  • Each Den/Scout signs up for a place/time
    • List of available Show & Sells posted in the Scout & conference rooms at the church
    • A group of 2-4 Scouts is ideal. Parents must supervise on the day they choose
  • Dens have a supply of Show & Sell popcorn to sell directly to buyers
    • Direct Sales
    • Scouts split proceeds evenly for the time worked during a show & sell
popcorn sales take order
Popcorn SalesTake Order

This option can be done two ways:

  • You may bring products with you as you sell door-to-door.
    • Each den is given a supply of popcorn that can be used for show & sells or door-to-door selling. See you den leader if you would like this option
  • You may also take orders door-to-door (without product), using the order form.
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Popcorn SalesTake Order (cont.)
  • You must turn in order sheet before Nov. 11th.
    • All money for your order is due when you turn in your form
    • Take order sheets may be given either to your Den Leader or the Popcorn Kernel
  • You may collect the money as you take-orders, or you can collect the money when you deliver the products
  • Please include your email address, Scouts name & Den, and phone number on order form.
  • Checks are payable to BSA Pack 13.