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January 2019 Newsletter

posted Jan 12, 2019, 3:13 PM by Kathy Fortner

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 John Stevens

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 John Stevens

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 John Stevens

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 John Stevens

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 John Stevens

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 John Stevens

Check our Communications for important info!

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

posted Feb 24, 2014, 3:55 PM by John Stevens   [ updated Feb 24, 2014, 4:10 PM ]












In My Father's Kitchen

posted Nov 24, 2013, 8:44 AM by John Stevens   [ updated Nov 24, 2013, 9:01 AM ]

Chef John

Chef John Tumino visits the Pack and cooks a meal to support the homeless.  He and his wife Leigh-Ann are founders of In My Father's Kitchen...check out the great work they do at their site.

"The mission of In My Father’s Kitchen is to feed people spirit, soul and body by using food to open the door to people’s hearts. 
The purpose of In My Father’s Kitchen is rooted in the teachings and example of Jesus Christ. In My Father’s Kitchen feeds the hungry naturally and spiritually through food distribution and supplying basic necessities."


A note from Michelle:

Hello all,

It was great to see you all last night. We helped many people with our donations of food and supplies. I personally thought that John's presentation and the work he does with In My Father's Kitchen was inspiring. His willingness to share his mission with us helps us to teach the scouts the importance of being a good citizen in our community and that it is all our jobs to help those in need.

The FM Food Pantry contacted me this morning to arrange delivery of our donation. They will meet us at the Pantry on Thursday 11/21 at 7:20pm. We will be there for only 1/2 hr., we will deliver the food, check existing stock for expiration dates, and stock the shelves with our donation. The Pantry is located at 122 West Seneca Street Manlius. It is located in the back of the building. 

One of the awards your son can earn is the Citizenship Beltloop and/or pin. For the beltloop there are 3 criteria he must accomplish, one of them is participating in a community service event with the pack. If you participated in the food drive or plan to participate in stocking at the pantry this would meet that requirement. If your scout accomplishes the other 2 requirements for the beltloop or the the 5 requirements for the pin we will award him at the next pack meeting. Please let us or your den leader know in advance so we can have the award ready for him. Below is the list of requirements for this award:

Citizenship Beltloop and Pin

Here is the crepe recipe that John made for us last night in case you would like to make it at home.....

2 eggs
1oz sugar
3/4 c milk
1/2 c water
1 c flour
Whisk.
Spray pan with Pam.  Add 1 oz to pan. Swirl to coat pan. Couple minutes on first side. Edges start to turn brown, Flip and toast second side. First might not come out. Spray pan and cook next.

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