Help! Pack Positions That Need To Be Filled

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As many of you know that in February we will not have Woody as our Cubmaster anymore. You may not know that we will also be losing our Assistant Cubmaster, Treasurer, Popcorn Chairs, and Website Administrator.

That is a lot of positions that need to be filled!! Now is the perfect time to think about where you can help.  If you would like to learn more about any of the positions below please email the Pack to be put in contact with the current person in charge, csapack369@gmail.com.

If you chose to take on one of these positions  you will be able to talk with the current person in charge, shadow him or her, and learn all the ins and outs before February.

What is the Cubmaster?

The Cubmaster is the main guy in charge to put it simply. This person makes sure the Pack is following all the BSA requirements like having Two Deep Leadership, Trained Leaders, Pack Activities, and happy Scouts! Here is a good write up talking about what all the Cubmaster does with a Pack. Here is another explanation of the role of Cubmaster.

What is an Assistant Cubmaster?

Having an Assistant Cubmaster can really help the Cubmaster to keep the Pack running smoothly. This person can fill in when needed as well. Go here to read a detailed description of this position.

What is the Treasurer’s role?

The treasurer ensures the pack’s finances are sound. Specifically, the treasurer will:

  • Help the pack committee and Cubmaster establish a sound financial program for the pack with a pack budget plan.
  • Open or maintain a bank account in the pack’s name and arrange for all transactions to be signed by any two of the following: Cubmaster, pack committee chair, secretary, or treasurer.
  • Approve all budget expenditures. Check all disbursements against budget allowances, and pay bills by check. The pack committee chair should approve bills before payment.
  • Collect dues from den leaders at the pack leaders’ meeting, preferably in sealed den dues envelopes. Open envelopes in the presence of den leaders. Give receipts for these funds, and deposit the money in the bank account.
  • Keep up-to-date financial records. Enter all income and expenditures under the proper budget item in the finance section of the Pack Record Book. Credit each Cub Scout with payment of dues. From time to time, compare the records with those of the den leaders to make sure they agree. Give leadership in developing a coordinated recordkeeping system in the pack.
  • Be responsible for thrift training within the pack. Encourage each den leader to explain the pack financial plan to each boy and his family so that boys will accept responsibility for paying dues and family members will be alert to opportunities for boys to earn dues money and develop habits of thrift.
  • On the request of den leaders, sympathetically counsel with a boy who does not pay dues, determine the reason, and encourage regular payment. If the boy is unable to pay, work out a plan with the Cubmaster and pack committee so that the boy can earn dues.
  • Periodically report on the pack’s financial condition at the monthly pack leaders’ meeting. Make regular monthly reports to the pack committee at the pack leaders’ meeting, and report to the chartered organization as often as desirable on the financial condition of the pack.
  • Provide petty cash needed by leaders. Keep a record of expenditures.
  • Guide the pack in conducting council-approved pack money-earning projects.

What does the Popcorn Chair do?

This person:

Is in the Chair of the Popcorn Committee
Attends council popcorn meetings
Orders all popcorn for show and sell
Organizes popcorn kickoffs
Collects order forms and money
Completes all final paper work for council

 

What does the Website Administrator do?
This person handles finding a host for the site (like GoDaddy, West Host, etc.). You also make sure the domain name is renewed. Both of these can be done for 2 years at a time or whatever you chose (the Committee can approve your suggestion and cost). The site content is all done through WordPress. It is basically a word processing site. You can log in from any computer, so you don’t have to worry about installing anything special on your own machine. Simply type text, add photos, etc. and “Publish”.

Advancement Campout, May 2-3, 2014

Advancement
It is hard to believe that is almost the end of another year of Scouting! Advancement will be May 3, 2014 with camping available the night of May 2nd.

What is Advancement?
This is a day the Pack spends together where we are all done with our current rank so we get a head start on the next rank. We do activities with our rank, have lunch, then some free time, dinner, and then our ceremony. This is where Woody welcomes the scouts to their new rank. For the Bears becoming Webelos I is a very cool event where he breaks the arrow over each of their shoulders. It is a very busy day, but lots of fun!

If you are camping set up is Friday, May 2 starting at 5 PM.

When: May 3, 2014
Time: 8 AM- ?? (ceremony starts around 6 PM)
Where: Newburgh United Methodist Church
Clothes: Weather appropriate wear. Wear Pack T-shirts or Sweatshirts until dinner then change into Class A Uniform for the ceremony.

Here is the information from the Pack about the day and schedule.Advancement Campout 2014   Camping information, Advancement information, and all that information stuff can be found there.

Day Camp June 11-13 2014 Forms and Info

 

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When: June 11-13, 2014
Where: Eykamp Scout Center in Evansville, IN
Time: 8:00 am- 3:30 pm (plan to arrive around 7:45 am)
Directions: From Lloyd West, go to Lincoln Avenue and enter State Hospital grounds. Follow road (stay left) to stop sign and turn left. Scout Center will be at top of hill. Park in lot at bottom of hill. Scouts will meet their Packs on the hillside in front of this lot.
Cost: $45 Per Scout until May 9th. AFTER May 9th it is $55
No fee for adults/siblings, but you can buy a T-shirt for $10. Tags are welcome, but cannot expect to do the activities that the Scouts are doing unless there are extra materials and time.

Leaders and parent volunteers are needed for this event. Parents will need to have completed Youth Protection. This can be done online at MyScouting.org (you will create an account)

If you would like more information about this visit  http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx

Consent and Health Forms along with payment need to be turned in to the Pack by Advancement, May 3rd. Be sure to fill out all the forms and write the check to Pack 369.

If you need forms here are the Consent and Health Forms
Here is the Day Camp Info Sheet for all areas.

Webelos, Artist Activity Badge

Artist has been a very fun break for the Scouts after working so hard on the Webelos Badge for Blue and Gold.

It works out great that they are also taking Art in school as well, and cover some of these things. Always pay attention to what they do at school. It will help save you time and keep your Scouts from being bored.

Other ideas for any Scouting activities can be found online, and Pinterest has been a great source for us Webelos leaders as well.

This is what Den 12 worked on for their Artist Activity Badge.

Required

1. Talk to an artist in your area or to your art teacher about the different occupations in the art field.  Make a list of them. We talked about jobs, and like I wrote they are taking art so it’s something they talk about in class as well.

2. Create a scrapbook (portfolio) of your Artist activity badge projects and show it to your den leader. This was a little tougher because we didn’t make things that go in a book. I took photos and this post is our portfolio. This also works as #11 of the Art Academic Pin (Display your artwork in a pack, school, or community art show…Blue and Gold or a Pack Meeting are great times to display your artwork too!)

Pick Five of the following Nine

3. Draw or paint an original picture out-of-doors, using the art materials you prefer.  Frame the picture for your room or home.

4. List the primary and secondary colors.  Explain what happens when you combine colors. Another leader came up with a way to incorporate the colors with a snack. She got icing, food coloring, and graham crackers. She discussed colors first then let them create their own.Colors
5. Using a computer, make six original designs using straight lines, curved lines, or both.

6. Draw a profile of a member of your family. We have a big dry erase board at the library. I brought in a light and the Scouts traced each other’s profiles.profilesnonames

7. Use clay to sculpt a simple object. I got a package of clay at Dollar Tree for each Scout and let them create.Will Nathan Jackson Gerald Dominik

8.Make a mobile, using your choice of materials. Our other leader found patch graphics to print for various events: Camping, Raingutter Regatta, Pinewood, Arrow of Light, etc. She had blue and yellow yarn and then the clothes hanger to tie them all to.MobileMaking Mobiles

9.Make an art construction, using your choice of materials. They just finished making a paper sculpture in art class the week before our meeting.

10.Create a collage that expresses something about you.

11.While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Art.

In one longer than normal meeting that included a trip to the bathroom because of a storm warning we finished the Artist Activity Badge!