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Lansing, Michigan
Next Cub Scout Meeting
April 23rd, 2015
Den Meetings &

some Derby Fabrication
Scales will be at the school on April 23
Be prepared: all cars will need additional weights to get up to 5  ounces.

All derbies must be weighed in by end of April 30th meeting

Webelos:   April 24-25  ( Friday night  and Saturday thru supper)
You are invited to an overnight campout.  Leaders will buy and  prepare the food.  Bring your appetite and a sleeping bag.
warm clothes, heavy shoes/boots, coat.   we will have a heater and should fair well , arrive at Optimist Park at around 6 pm on Friday  and be back home by 7 pm Saturday/
leaders have the menu cooking gear, and tents.  If you are not sure talk to Al.     We want you parents also!!!!!
June 27 -  Saturday - Sharp Park
              Delta Rocks
        Help recruit new scouts- the Pack will have a table there.

Mystery Trip photos added. Simulators, planes and rides


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

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

Fun Facts!

Puns for the Educated Mind
  • The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size by eating too much pi.
  •   I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan Island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian
  • A rubber band pistol was confiscated from an Algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.
  • No matter how much you push an envelope, it'll still be stationery.
  • Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
  • Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  •  Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One said you to the other "you stay here, I'll go on a head.".
  • I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
  • A backward poet writes inverse.
  • You can lead a human to knowledge but you cannot make him smart hummmmm!  this is like the horse and drink thing   hummmm! 

Upcoming Events

Fun at Every Turn


       Parent Meeting
   Tuesday May 5th, 2015
 Thank you  for
attending the meetings.
         We will race
   Pinewood  Derbies on
   May 7th
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:
   Strawberry shortcake
  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