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February 2019 Newsletter

posted Feb 2, 2019, 12:57 PM by Mary Russell

Hi Pack 153 Families!

February is here, as is winter in full force!  I counted 4 inclement weather days from school last month!  However, that has not slowed down Pack 153.  The Winter Excursion hosted by Troop 51 was a great success.  The sunshine, activity, fires, and warm cabin helped combat a chilly day.  Our scouts especially enjoyed learning about fire building and knife skills.  Den meetings continue for our scouts to work on meeting requirements for advancement.  Last week our younger scouts learned about the importance of playing games with friends and family, Bears learned about aerodynamics and paper airplanes as well as what it is like to be a new kid in a new environment, Webelos practiced their construction skills, and Arrow of Light scouts learned from Troop 51 leaders what to expect after crossing over into Scouts BSA.

Many thanks to all of you for supporting our pack as we experience a transition in leadership.  We welcome Mike Russell as our new Den Leader for the Lions/Tigers/Wolves and we thank Allison Weber for working on updating the website/social media.  On Sunday, February 3rd we will be having a Leadership meeting.  I've had a request to change the time to 5:30.  If that time works for all of those who plan to attend, then we'll plan to meet then.  If the new time is a challenge, please let me know and we'll keep the meeting time the same.  This is a business meeting to support Pack 153 activities.  Attending should be Cub Master, Committee Chair, Treasurer, Den Leaders, District Roundtable Representative, Training Coordinator, Website/Media Master, and anyone else interested in supporting Pack 153.  An agenda will be sent in an upcoming email.

Yours in Scouting,
Kathy Fortner
Chartered Organization Representative
Pack 153

Calling Volunteers!
We are looking for volunteers for the following positions:  Cub Master, Committee Chair, Treasurer, District Roundtable Representative, Training Coordinator (doesn't necessarily perform the training, but supports Pack Leadership in taking advantage of training opportunities).  If you are interested or would like more information, please e-mail me.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 3 @ 6:30pm:  Pack 153 Leadership Meeting
Business meeting to support Pack 153 activities.  Attending should be:  Cub Master, Committee Chair, Treasurer, Den Leaders, District Roundtable Representative, Training Coordinator, and anyone else interested in supporting Pack 153.  An agenda will be sent out prior to the meeting, but we will at least be discussing filling pack leadership roles, planning for upcoming events, and determining the best time for this group to meet (monthly).

Friday, February 8 @ 6:00pm:  Tubing at Four Seasons
Cost: $14/person
Refreshments:  Available for purchase

Sunday, February 10:  Scout Sunday @ Fayetteville United Methodist Church
This is when FUMC recognizes the contributions of young people and adults to scouting.  All Pack 153 scouts are encouraged to attend.  Those attending are encouraged, if possible, to serve as greeters and/or pass out bulletins.  Scouts are asked to come in full uniform.
8:00am Early Worship (begins at 8:15am)
9:15am Sunday School, Adult Forum (Kathy Kaffenberger, Scouts USA update)
10:15am Worship with Children's Church (begins at 10:30)

Monday, February 11 @ 6:30pm:  Den Meetings at FUMC
Contact your Den Leader if you have any questions about this meeting.

Wednesday, February 13 @ 7:00pm:  District Roundtable at Eastwood Baptist Church
District Leadership meeting - Not a Scout/Pack activity!  We are in need of an adult to represent the Pack by attending this meeting.
Topic:  Leader & Volunteer Appreciation & Recognition, knots, awards, certificates, and more explained

Monday, February 25 @ 6:30pm:  Den Meetings at FUMC
Contact your Den Leader if you have any questions about this meeting.

March Events
Sunday, March 3 @ 1:00pm: Blue & Gold/Crossing Over at FUMC
Monday, March 11 @ 6:30pm:  Den Meetings at FUMC
Wednesday, March 13 @ 7:00pm:  District Roundtable (Topic:  Cub Scouts Summer Program Ideas, Leadership Development for older Youth and Adults)
Monday, March 25 @ 6:30pm:  Den Meetings at FUMC

January 2019 Newsletter

posted Jan 12, 2019, 3:13 PM by Mary Russell

Hi Pack 153 Families!

I realize that we're half-way through the month already, but we have a big event coming up, another den meeting this month, and some additional opportunities you may choose to participate in.  I have been working on updating the Pack 153 website (http://www.scoutpack153.com/).  So far I've updated the calendar.  In addition to the Pack 153 calendar that was published in the fall, I have added the District Roundtable meetings (we're looking for a volunteer to represent us at these meetings) as well as District and Council events that you may be interested in.  I will continue to update the website as I am able.  I do not currently have access to the community page on facebook.  Once I do, I will update that as well.  Also, please use Cubmaster@scoutpack153.com to contact me (I do not currently have access to the scoutingpack153@google.com account).

Yours in Scouting,
Kathy Fortner
Chartered Organization Representative
Pack 153

Calling Volunteers!
We are looking for volunteers for the following positions:  Cub Master, Committee Chair, Treasurer (?), District Roundtable Representative, Den Leaders (Lions, Tigers, and/or Wolves), Training Coordinator (doesn't necessarily perform the training, but supports Pack Leadership in taking advantage of training opportunities), web/social media master.  If you are interested or would like more information, please Mrs Fortner at Cubmaster@scoutpack153.com.

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 21, 7:00pm:  Troop for Girls Info Night
Information night on starting a new Troop for Girls (Arrow of Light Crossovers and grade 6 through 18 years of age). Hosted by the leadership of Troop 51 and Fayetteville UMC.  

Saturday, January 26, 10:00am - 6:30pm:  Winter Excursion
From Tina Battone of Troop 51:
The Den Chiefs and Troop 51 Boy Scouts are looking forward to seeing all the Cub scouts at this years Troop 51 Winter Outing.  We have been planning the stations and putting together the schedule for a day of winter fun.  Please see the attached information;  Highland Map, Schedule and items to bring.

Date:  Sat Jan 26, 2019
Time:  10am-6:30pm
Place: Highland Forest - Pines Cabin

If interested please email me your Scout's name, Rank (Tiger/lion, Wolf, Bear, Web or AOL) and any food restrictions (ie: Vegan, Gluten Free etc), by Friday Jan 18th.
I will need the full name of any adults attending.  Any questions regarding the Outing, please email me.  
Thank you,
Tina Bottone
Troop 51 Den Chief Coordinator

Monday, January 28 @ 6:30pm
Den Meetings at FUMC
Contact your Den Leader if you have any questions about this meeting.  We are still looking for a Den Leader(s) for the Lions, Tigers, and Wolves to coordinate meeting activities.

Sunday, February 3 @ 6:30pm:  Pack 153 Leadership Meeting
Business meeting to support Pack 153 activities.  Attending should be:  Cub Master, Committee Chair, Treasurer, Den Leaders, District Roundtable Representative, Training Coordinator, and anyone else interested in supporting Pack 153.  An agenda will be sent out prior to the meeting, but we will at least be discussing filling pack leadership roles, planning for upcoming events, and determining the best time for this group to meet (monthly).

February Events
Sunday, Feb 3 @ 6:30pm:  Pack 153 Leadership Meeting
Friday, Feb 8 @ 6:00pm:  Tubing at Four Seasons
Saturday, Feb 9 @ 9:30am - 4:00pm:  Snow Box Derby @ Lafayette HS (Council event - if you're interested, please let Mrs Fortner know)
Saturday, Feb 9 or Saturday, Mar 2:  Webelos and AOL Camp-in at The MOST (Council event - Den Leaders, let Mrs Fortner know if your den is interested - Cubmaster@scoutpack153.com)
Sunday, Feb 10 (morning):  Scout Sunday @ FUMC
Monday, Feb 11 @ 6:30pm:  Den Meetings at FUMC
Wednesday, Feb 13 @ 7:00pm:  District Roundtable (Topic:  Leader & Volunteer Appreciation & Recognition, knots, awards, certificates and more explained)
Monday, Feb 25 @ 6:30pm:  Den Meetings at FUMC

Matthew 25 Farm

posted Sep 8, 2014, 5:51 PM by Al Dominy

On September 20th we will be harvesting at Matthew 25 Farm again this year. More info to come…. 

General info on this charity can be found at http://www.matthew25farm.com

National Summertime Award

posted Sep 8, 2014, 3:58 PM by Al Dominy

The National Summertime Award is awarded to Scouts who step up and remain active with their Pack over the summer months, a time that scouting typically becomes dormant as the School districts are on break.  This years activities were a pool party, horseback riding, hiking & zip lining at Adams Eden Camp in LaFayette. Second year for our pack to be awarded. 4 boys earned the individual scout award by participating in an event in June, July & August. What great dedication!

Continuing Dedication...

posted May 21, 2014, 4:06 PM by Al Dominy

Our den leaders are showing their continuing dedication to our Pack by receiving leadership training. Bill is completing the Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) training and Kathy Fortner is completing the Outdoors Webelos Leader training (OWL) this weekend at Camp Woodland. This will allow our pack to continue hosting camp outs for the scouts.

Sum-sum-Summertime

posted May 21, 2014, 3:57 PM by Al Dominy

We are looking for families to volunteer to host a summer scouting event in July or August. We would like to have 2 - 3 events each month. It can be as simple as a kickball game in your yard, an organized trip to the zoo, swimming at Green Lakes etc..... We will have calendars for folks to sign up at the last few den meetings. You can reference this link for the requirements for the award. Scouts have to participate in 1 event in July & Aug. Dens need 50% participation in each month. There is a pack level, den level and scout level awards.

National Summertime Award

June Picnic and Camp-out

posted May 21, 2014, 3:51 PM by Al Dominy

We'll be at Mill Run Park on 6/14 for a picnic and subsequent overnight.  You can arrive any time after 3pm, and we eat at 5pm. Dens will all advance at this final meeting of the year. All remaining awards will be handed out. 

We will also be doing our first Rain Gutter Regatta during the picnic. 

This event is open to everyone—for the picnic and overnight—All families attending the picnic will need to bring a dish to pass. 

February Pack Meeting

posted Feb 24, 2014, 4:48 PM by Al Dominy

Check our Communications for important info!

4 Seasons Tubing, Winter Camp-out & Scout Sunday.

posted Feb 24, 2014, 3:55 PM by Al Dominy   [ updated Feb 24, 2014, 4:10 PM ]












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