1st CUB SCOUT
ELMWOOD SCHOOL GYM
ACCEPTING ALL STUDENTS
PUBLIC, PRIVATE, CHARTER OR HOME SCHOOLED
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
JOIN CUB SCOUTS
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
Planning for a Sleepy
Hollow State Park
overnighter, is in
process but we may go
to Lansing's KOA
instead.Talk to your den
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.
read the red
article to the