Squire Boone Pack Trip 2014

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The Pack trip to Squire Boone Cavern is scheduled for August 2, 2014.
This trip the scouts are able to earn Geology loops pins as Cubs or their Geology and Forestry achievements as Webelos.

The Pack is paying for the scouts to take these classes and for 1 adult
to take the cave tour with their scout. Additional adults cost $13.00
for tour. Children not in class $8.50 and that includes the cave tour, gem mining and candle dipping. Children under 6 are free. We have arranged for there to be no charge for parking, so just let the staff know that if they try to have you pay.

Cave Tour lasts about an hour. There are 73 steps down and back up on the tour just so everyone knows.

Squire Boone Caverns
100 Squire Boone Rd. S.W.
Mauckport, IN 47142
(812) 732-4381
http://www.squireboonecaverns.com

Cub Scouts Geology class starts at 1:00pm (Eastern Daylight Time- Louisville Time)

Webelos Geology is at 10am (EDT) for the first 15 scouts on the list and Forestry at 1pm  for all those on the list (EDT- Louisville Time). For those Scouts that did not make the Geology class list, you can come around 12pm EDT. (There will be about 1 hour between classes for lunch so please pack a cooler with your own lunch and drinks.Each Class will last about 2 hours.

Cave tour lasts 1 hour (tours will be starting at 3, 3:15, and 3:30) There is also a village to look around and you can dip candles and see many other things (open from 10am-6pm (EDT). Candle dipping and gem mining are included for the scouts.

Here is the Squire Boone Scout Information Sheet that explains about the day as well.

 

 

2014 Pack 369 Car Show

Pack 369 will be having a car show July 12, 2014 in the parking lot of Castle High School. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated and will be used for Pack service projects (Toys for Tots, Warrick Humane Society, Food Bank, etc.)
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Pack 369 Car Show

When: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Where: Castle High School
Time: 9 am – 4 pm (Awards at 3 pm)
Cost: Free entry. Donations are accepted (will be used for service projects). Concessions will be available.
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2014 Bike Rodeo

The bike rodeo is part of the Summertime patch a Scout can earn if they participate in a Pack activity each month of the Summer (this is just one of a variety of things offered)

Bike Rodeo

When: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time: 8 am- 11 am
Where: First Christian Church Newburgh

Bring your bike to have fun at a variety of stations: Newspaper Toss, Longest Skid Mark, Fastest and Slowest Ride, and Relay Race. There will be awards for the Top 3 in each category plus a Best of Show voted on by Scouts.

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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.

Help! Pack Positions That Need To Be Filled

 

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”.

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.