Help! Pack Positions That Need To Be Filled (Update)

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10/6/14 Update:  We still need a Treasurer for the Pack. Now is a great time to learn what all goes into it before our current Treasurer leaves in January. See below for a description.
We have a replacement for Cubmaster Woody. We will soon have Cubmaster Chris taking his place. Taking Assistant Cubmaster Charlie’s position will be Assistant Cubmaster Joe!

9/4/14 Update: We are still needing someone to take over as Cubmaster when Woody leaves in January. Now is the time to learn as much as possible from him and make for a smooth transition .

We still also need someone to take over as Treasurer for Jay before he also leaves in January. He has everything very organized and could show you how to do it. Right now with popcorn getting ready to start would be a great time to learn!

Leaders, Event Chairs, Parent Help, Helpers with Popcorn are always very very welcome as well!

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? (NEED)

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? (NEED)

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 an annual Pack budget plan.
  • 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, Assistant Cubmaster, or treasurer.
  • Coordinate approval of all budget expenditures with the Cubmaster and Pack committee chair. Check all disbursements against budget allowances, and pay bills by check. The Pack committee chair should approve bills before payment.
  • Assist the Cubmaster in collecting dues. 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 financial records. Maintain a coordinated recordkeeping system for the Pack.
  • Report on the Pack’s financial condition at the monthly Committee meeting.
  • Provide petty cash needed by leaders. Keep a record of expenditures. Reimburse leaders for Committee approved expenditures made on behalf of the Pack.

 

What does the Popcorn Chair do? (FILLED)

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?  (FILLED)
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”.

Fall Campout September 20-21, 2014

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The Fall Campout is going to be Saturday,  September 20, 2014 at Old Ben Scout Reservation in Winslow, IN.
This is an overnight campout with dinner and breakfast provided by the Pack. Please bring your own lunches.
There will be den/rank activities this day as well.

Here are directions with maps to get to Old Ben
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A map of the campground
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Agenda for the Campout with packing guide
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Pack Picnic, August 23

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We will be having our annual Family Pack Picnic for all new and returning Scouts plus their families.

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time: 5 PM – 8 PM (Dinner at 6 PM)
Where: Newburgh United Methodist Church on Hwy 261 (Shelter house behind the church)

The Pack will be providing all the food. There are going to be inflatables, dunking booth, and the Scouts will be playing a team sport (can earn their first belt loop for our new boys.)

2014 Car Show Photos

The Car Show on July 12th got cut short by rain, but was a great event with almost 50 vehicles present. There were so many different and beautifully restored and cared for vehicles.

Here are a few of the pictures from that day.

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Cub Scout Registration Forms 2014

 

PackRoundUpJust a reminder that the Pack is needing some roles filled immediately. Read here about those positions!

Leadership and parent help are always appreciated and needed within the Pack with events, den, outings, etc.

When: August 20, 2014
Where: John H. Castle Elementary Cafeteria
Time: 6:30 PM

Leaders will be needed, and should arrive at 6 PM to help with set up and helping direct arriving Scouts. If Scouts are coming be in Class A uniform.

New Scouts
What to bring:

Forms (Medical Forms for each family member,Registration Form,Talent Survey, T-Shirt Order Form)These forms will be available on this post for printing. The medical forms you can fill out on the form and print.
Copy of your Insurance Card
Check made out to Pack 369 for Dues ($55.00) and any extra shirts you want to order

Returning Scouts
What to bring:

Forms (Medical Forms for each family member, T-Shirt Order Form, Talent Survey) Registration Form only needs filled out if there are changes(highlight those)
Copy of your Insurance Card
Dues ($55.00) Checks can be made out to Pack 369

Medical Forms

To make things a little easier here are the Medical Forms that you can fill out and print. This has to be done for each member of your family who will be at any events. That includes parents and siblings.

Instructions
To fill this out you need to have the free Acrobat Reader.

If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader, after you click on the link in this post, then click the “Download” button then “Open With Adobe Reader”.

You may also right click on the links to save them to your computer then open in the programs necessary.

Pack 369 Registration Form

This is the Pack 369 Registration Form that needs to be filled out for each Scout and brought to Round Up as well.

T-Shirt Order Form
Each Scout and Leader receives a T-shirt courtesy of the Pack. Please fill out this 2014 T-Shirt Order Form for that, and any other shirts and/or sweatshirts you would like to purchase.

Family Talent Survey

One last form to fill and bring is the Talent Survey. This is helps the Pack on planning activities and finding volunteers for events. All of us parents working together helps the Pack provide the boys with the best experience possible.

Extra Information

For our new Tiger Cub parents, here is an Information Sheet about dens and leadership of them.

Here is the 2014 Pack Calendar through December 2014. The Pack will email reminders, updates, and changes to the calendar if they come up.

Pack 369 Policy and Procedures

Squire Boone Pack Trip 2014

SquireBooneCavernsLogoSquire Boone is on Eastern Daylight Time- Louisville Time!
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.)
Feel free to print the flyer to share 2014CarShowFlyer.

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.