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Scouting For FoodGoodTurn4k

When: February 7th and 14th

Scouting for Food is the largest single-day food collection event in Dallas and one of the largest in the nation!  On one day, approximately 30,000 Scouts, go door-to-door collecting non-perishable food items for the less fortunate.  The food is then distributed to local food pantries and assistance agencies across Circle Ten Council.

This year’s Scouting for Food Drive is scheduled for February 7th and 14th.  Local Boy Scout Troops will be collecting our bags of food at the Tom Thumb at Legacy & Coit on Feb. 15th, probably from about 10am to 2pm (exact times TBD).  Den Leaders will be sending out information on meeting points and copies of maps.  This activity takes 1-2 hours.  Adult volunteers are needed to accompany scouts door-to-door, and pull wagons with the collected food (or drive a car).  Please contact your Den Leader if you can assist.

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Pinewood Derby 2015

iStock_000006181973_SmallPinewood Derby time is here!

Let’s get our Pinewood Derby Racers built!

We passed out 14 kits to scouts, and sold 6 more kits to siblings and adults. So we have 20 racers out there so far.  Strangely enough, the kits passed out to Scouts is almost exactly equal to the number of Webelos I’s and Webelos ll’s.

We need Tigers, Bears, and Wolves!!!!

Don’t be afraid, we will help!!  The “Build a Car” Workshop is new this year.  We thought it would be a great way to get the cars built quickly and with minimum difficulty.

If it sounds too costly, we might be able to do a DYI Car Build Event for free.  See the attachment on this.  Even without using the Car Build Workshops, or the Car Build DYI Event, there are a lot of ways to get a car built, so buy a kit, and call a Webelo parent (use the den directory in Scout Tracker, or call me).  We’re a huge den with 4 year’s experience building racers.  We can help.  (Yes, you’re welcome Webelos parents… :) )

If you would like a kit, you can buy from me. $5 each.

Small Print. 

At the pack meeting last Monday, I acquiesced to some advice and sold kits for $4.  It was a nightmare.  I don’t plan on carrying a wad of $1’s with me for the next couple months, so consider it an early-bird special.  The price is as I originally announced. $5.  The money goes to the pack.

The kits are available at the Scout Store for $4.  It’s a 20 minute round trip and costs $0.83 in gas (just kidding about the gas part, and anyway it depends on whether you drive Dereks’ car or Damons’ truck).

End of Small Print.

Support your pack and buy from me for $5.

Kits will also be available again at the January pack meeting.  Bring at least $10, ‘cause you’ll want one for your Scout (which is free, the pack pays for the Scouts) and one for a sibling, and one for yourself so you can enter your kick – butt Unlimited Racer.  If you get really crazy (oops, I mean creative) and come up with an ultimate challenger-crushing racer, you can enjoy the prestige of being picked for the Ultra Class (Stewards Discretion).

Please read the attachment for important information on the Car Build Work Shops.

There will be more info shortly on rules and event details.

Let’s go racing !!

Jim
Pinewood Derby – 2015
Steward of the Meet
S.O.M.
Steward
Pit Boss

(pick the one you like best, no I’m not making any suggestions…)

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CUBOREE – A Fantastic Campout

Camp Wisdom has to be one of the most fantastic places in all of Kid-dom.  

My son is new to scouting, and I’m new to scouting as well.  I had no idea what to expect when I signed my family up to camp at CUBOREE, except that it was going to be camping – which I enjoy.  But going didn’t come without some sacrifice.  My work commitments would be tugging at my phone all weekend; I’d be missing my middle daughter’s final game of the soccer season, and I’d be heading back to work on Monday without my normal weekend to get “caught up” on the previous week.  But I was so glad to come out and spend the weekend with my son, my teenage daughter, and all the other scouts and families at Camp Wisdom.

Archery LineupThe place can be a bit of a maze.  I’m not sure that’s a bad thing – but when we’re used to GPS and Google Maps and turn-by-turn directions, heading down a gravel road with a blurry copy of a paper map is a little daunting.  There are signs, but trying to correlate those with the camp map is not always easy.  But with a little bit of patience we found our way there, and to our campsite at Indian Trail, and as the weekend went on we came to get a general feel for the layout of the camp and how to get from place to place.

Over the course of Saturday, we, the scouts and their families traipsed all over.  There is so much outdoor fun for the scouts, and seeing them run, interact and be energetic boys was great to witness.  There’s a BB gun range, archery, a castle, air rocket launching pad, a frontier fort, a cave, and a battle of sailing ships unlike anything I’ve ever seen. (more…)

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CUBOREE

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Just a reminder that CUBOREE is this weekend (10/25/2014). Cuboree is a weekend campout held at Camp Wisdom near Cedar Hill. The weekend is organized by our Northern Lights District and includes: BB’s, Archery, Fort Farrington & Sir Dee Castle, the Pirate Ships, the Native American Village, games, crafts and much more. This year’s theme is “Going Batty”

Pack 112 has a great group of families attending this year.

They DO want/accept WALK-IN registrations. Anyone in Pack 112 is welcome to camp overnight, although not required.

Please join us if you have time in your schedule this weekend. CUBOREE is a favorite scout activity each year. Evening activities include songs, skits, a costume contest, and a viewing of “Halloweentown” movie (Disney 1998).

For more information visit http://www.northernlightsbsa.org/Campfire_Pinecone

The best news of all is that there is NO FIRE BAN – which means CAMP FIRE….and S’mores!

The weather will be perfect. Join us if you are able!

If you need camping gear, please contact Shannon Haynes. The pack has PLENTY to loan out.

If you are able to join us – contact Shannon…..we’ll get you signed up and on the CUBOREE wagon….it’s not too late!

Perfect camping weekend!!  We hope to see you there!

Looking for more info?

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CUBOREE – Don’t Miss It!

2014_CuboreePatchWhen: Oct 24th – 26th, 2014 Where: Camp Wisdom, Dallas (map)

General Information

Early registration is $15 per Scout due no later than October 9th, 2014, $20.00 thereafter.  Registration for siblings participating in games, crafts and activities is $10.00 Check in on Friday 5:30 to 9 pm & Saturday, from 9 – 11:00 a.m. On-site registration of $20.00 per scout and siblings $10.00 will be accepted at these times. Camping is not a condition of attending the activities, only more fun!

Quick Links!
Registration info: here
Camp Schedule: here
Activities Map: here
Campsite Map: here
FAQ: here

CUBOREE Staffing

We are a volunteer organization! The Cuboree is organized as a co-operative venture among the participating Packs from our District. Each Pack is expected to provide leaders to prepare and run events (one leader per each 10 registered participants). Please indicate with your registration your preference for staffing assignments. The District volunteers will provide planning, organization and supplies. Volunteer meeting: October 9th 6:30 pm (before the roundtable at the LDS Church on Legacy). One representative is expected from each Pack attending (we are expecting that all Packs will be attending). (more…)

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