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 Pack Meeting
September 18
                                            YOU  ARE   INVITED TO HELP US BUILD

We  are  still  receiving calls  from  families wishing to  join  our pack.  Our  first  full pack  meeting will  be September  18   This  meeting  will  be  outdoor sports.   Since  popcorn will not be  in Lansing until Sept 25th. The  popcorn trailer  will NOT  be at the meeting.                  As they say on TV-- Come on down               .

A couple of things to remember
  One:  Have as many of your son's friends join with him as you can. 
The more of his friends who are present -  the more fun scouts will have.
and, your son will earn his recruiter strip for his scout shirt

Second: The pack treasury will buy the scout books for each
We will need an accurate headcount first.  Books as well as dens are age coordinated.
 Third: New families need only $9.00 for each new scout          
  Then we will all be paid up through Dec 31st.
cost is $25 per year
Scout parents: Please bring in any outgrown scout shirt you may be willing
 to donate to a new incoming scout

We met many students this week from different schools.
Remember, scouting is not school district sensitive. Our parents   adhere to a quote from "Field of Dreams"....
"If you build it they will come."
Parents just have to be willing to drive to our meeting place

Lots of fun stuff coming!  We are recruiting 1st through 5th graders. 
         Fall is coming fast!  Many events are being planned.

Note: scouts registering with the pack before October 1st  will receive a fishing rod & reel

DNR Visit and Sleep Hollow Pictures added.  See the Photo Album

Sept. 18  is still question and answer night. 

Pack 386 would like for each boy to have a scout shirt. That tends to make them feel  part  of  the  group. Regular  jeans  would  be great.  A scout shirt  would  make a great  Christmas gift.  After getting a shirt, we would like for them to wear it. Scouts act more like scouts!


October 7th  is The Next Parent Meeting  6:30 - 7:30 pm

We will meet at the Lansing Mall food Court. We will get a couple of tables well away from others. The place is usually empty. Our five to ten parents are left by our lonesomes!  This  is the business meeting of  the pack. The attending parents decide what to do for the next four weeks. The den leaders of Tigers and Wolves ( grades 1 and 2 ) can ask questions of the other leaders. The den leaders of bears and Webelos ( grades 3-4-5 ) who  just did those scout books in the last year or two.
This our First Tuesday meeting. Schedules have allowed that this is the best timeframe to meet. The meeting lasts one hour ( 6:30 to 7:30) and some parents bring their kids. The kids play on a separate table but very close to us. Food is available as well as soft drinks.
Everyone seems intimidated by these terms, as a result this is not well attended and therefore less new ideas surface.
Our program as in other student programs, is parent driven. A general outline comes to us thru the books but the fun stuff ---  WE   ( all of   us!)   MUST  DECIDE WHAT WE WANT TO DO.             Parents who were either boy or girl scouts know their leaders always had stuff for them to do. What they probably don't realize is that their parents did this too. We put  four weeks of content together in this one hour.          See our calendar for themes.
To Be A Scout Leader ( a parental safeguard )

All Scout leader applicants submit a form similar to the youth form, but for one additional page. Leaders must list their community associations, drug and criminal histories, and references. This page is submitted to the FBI and any unusual entries/hits & will be reviewed before an applicant is accepted into leadership. Also all scout functions must be attended by at least two registered/accepted leaders. Leaders and scouts must be in full view of all other attendees. Pack 386 wants all parents to be at all the events and meetings they possibly can, whether they are registered leaders or not.  Tigers ( 1st graders )  must  have  a parent of  guardian with them at all events.  This rule makes sense because most  Tigers are very timid, even of their classmates.   Comfort comes with time.  and a shirt helps

Fun Facts!

Did You Know...
  • The human brain has the capacity to store everything you have experienced.
  • Ice cream is Chinese food.
  • Smelling bananas and/or apples ( smelling not eating ) can help you lose weight.
  • Movie popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon.
  • A pizza company in Alaska delivers pizza for free by airplane. Pizzas cost $30 each, any time of the year.
  • If you are one in a million, there are 7,234 people just like you.

Upcoming Events

Fun at Every Turn


 Planning for a Sleepy
 Hollow  State  Park
 overnighter,  is  in
 process but we may go
 to Lansing's KOA
 instead.Talk to your den
 leader  soon.
October  11  is  Ichabod
Crane weekend at Sleepy
Hollow State Park. Check
out their website.
and link Sleepy Hollow.
Fishing poles will be at
the Sept 18th meeting.
In  the  past 99%  of  the
den  meetings  were held
at  Elmwood  School.
Den outings for special
trips were the exception.
Den leaders and parents
make that call.
Boy Scouts do a lot of
cooking- cubs not much.
We have found out that
two or three  ingredient
recipes are liked real well
by most scouts.  Here is
a mild chili recipe that a
cub scout can help with:
   Brown 1 lb. ground beef
   add one pkg Chili-O Mix
   stir  and add  2 cans of
   diced  tomatoes, and 2
   cans of kidney beans.
   simmer   15-20 minutes.
   serve over rice. Feeds 4.
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