Next Cub Scout Meeting
April 2, 2015
Scales will be at the school
Be prepared: all cars will need additional weights to get up to 5 ounces.
We will have a band saw and belt sander there for adults to cut derbies. Scouts must outline what they want. Some sandpaper will be available.
Mystery Trip photos added. Simulators, planes and rides
ONE GREAT DAY
Mr. Wright's son Joe will be having his Eagle Court of honor at the Delta Enrichment Center on March 28 starting at 2 pm. You are invited.
The eagle rank is scouting's highest achievement. Congratulations Joe !!!
Joe started in Pack 386
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
Scout parents: Please bring in any outgrown scout shirt you may be willing
to donate to a new incoming scout
We have many students 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
JOIN CUB SCOUTS
Lots of fun stuff coming! We continue to recruit 1st through 5th
graders. Many events are being planned. We need more parents
to help plan and come up with new ideas.
Dens will be combined for the Pinewood Derby races.
We want the scout umbers to be close to the same.
More to come!
Every night is question and answer night. We close the meetings with a Circle up........
circle up, is the time for everyone to hear the same answer and
ask questions... Everyone has them!
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!
When the scout sign ( two straight fingers from a fist ) is raised
mouths go closed. This is for respect for the speaker and to enable all to hear what is being said.
April 7, 2015 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. There is usually lots of room. 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
Tuesday April 7, 2015
Thank you for
attending the meetings.
We will start building
Pinewood Derbies on
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.
Scouts like to cook..
We have found out that
most scouts really like
two or three ingredient
recipes and like to make
them. Here is dessert
recipe that your cub
scout can help with:
Place one or two Twinkies
in the bottom of a cereal
bowl -- ladle thawed frozen
strawberries on top.
( yellow cake - "whip cream"-
strawberries or other fruit )
tasty- easy- and very quick)
read the red
article to the
Be thinking about the
design of your Pinewood
derby for April.
We will distribute the
derby kits in late March.
Work with mom and dad
about design ideas.
They may be able to Google
something you like.
there will be power equip-
ment at the school , our
derby fabrication nights.
But only adults will use
FOR THE DERBY, WE
WILL COMBINE DENS
SO NUMBERS ARE
CLOSE TO EQUAL.