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2017 Advancement Campout

Event: Pack 369 Advancement Campout 2017
Date / Time:

Saturday, May 6

8:00 Arrival Time

8:30 Flag Ceremony & Leave No Trace

9:00-11:30 Den Activities

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch (on your own, no fire. times may vary with rank)

12:30-3:00 Den activities

3:00-5:00 Free time/rest/clean up

5:00 Dinner (provided by pack, Webelos help prepare)

After dinner scouts need to dress in uniforms for pictures and the ceremony.

Sunday, May 6

Breakfast (Pancakes & Sausage)

Pack up & head home (whenever your family desires)

Location:

Scales Lake – 800 W Tennyson Rd, Boonville, IN 47601

Campsite: Our campsite will be in 213-216.

Amenities: Indoor bathrooms (no showers) There are showers in the campground (driving distance) if needed.

Information: 

If you are camping, we will be setting up in a large horseshoe fashion (as best as possible). 

What to Bring REGARDLESS if you are camping or not…

Food & Drinks for Saturday lunch and snacks. IF you are only coming for the day…..Lunch and snacks for Saturday (coolers w/ice and drinks)

  • Mess Kit
  • Durable shoes
  • Jacket, poncho or rain coat (dependent on weather)
  • Clothing that can get dirty
  • Extra socks
  • Scout uniform (to be worn during Saturday evening ceremony/campfire only)
  • Lawn chairs
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Scout books, Notebook & pencil
  • Fishing gear (Adults must have a current fishing license to fish. Scouts do not)

If you are camping helpful things to add to the above list! 🙂

  • Tent, tarp or ground cover
  • Sleeping bags, air mattresses, pillows
  • Flashlights w/batteries
  • Assorted clothing: warm weather and cold, wet or dry!
  • Toiletries
  • First aid kit

 

IMPORTANT

INFO

VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: Pack Policies/Procedure

1 NO pets of any kind

2 Buddy system to be used by all children.

3 Please sign in and out if you have to leave during any part of the encampment. Sign in sheets will be under the pack canopy.

4 If you are camping: You may pull up to the camping area to unload only, then all vehicles must be moved to the beach parking.

5 If camping: BSA rules are one family per tent. Scouts are not allowed in any tent with anyone but their parent or guardian. This is to protect the scout AND the adults.

6 No fires or flame lit lanterns/camp stoves other than in designated areas that will be away from the tents.

7 Please be respectful of other campers/park users re: noise, activity levels. Remember we are scouts!

8 Any adult may cut the corner of a whittling chip card if you witness a Current Bear or Webelos Scout that is not practicing safe knife procedures. They are the ONLY scouts permitted to have pocketknives at pack campouts and ONLY if they have their whittling chip (card) on their body!

9 Pack provides dinner on Saturday, but you may be asked to bring an item to contribute.

10 Scouts are not allowed to bring portable electronic devices of any kind – radio, phone, computer, gaming devices, movie players, etc. to any pack, den & council events!

11 Please do not allow children to run in & around tents, as they may trip over tent tie downs. If we set up in the horseshoe fashion, we should have plenty of play room in the middle.

12 No tobacco products. No alcoholic beverages. No firearms. No pets.

13 Shirts and Shoes must be worn at all times to avoid cuts and bruises.

14 A parent or guardian must attend with Scout. Parents are ultimately responsible for their own children at campouts and are encouraged to assist den & pack leaders with scheduled activities.

15 Tag a Longs are welcome to participate in all activities under the supervision of a parent or

guardian.

16 Pack leadership reserves the right to modify or cancel any activity or site they deem unsafe for children ages 7-11.

17 The Pack Committee may modify or add to these rules as needed.

 

2017 Pinewood Derby

Event:  2017 Pack 369 Pinewood Derby
Date / Time: Registration: Friday, March 10th from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. — All derby cars MUST be registered during this time period.

 

Race: Saturday, March 11th @ 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

Location:  John H. Castle Elementary Gymnasium
Details:  There will be graphite for the wheels and additional weights available at check-in on Friday evening if you need to add weight or modify your car to comply with the rules. 

 

2017 Pinewood Derby Rules

2017 Pinewood Derby (Big Kid Rules)

Each car will race a total of 4 times, once in each lane. We will then determine the fastest 3 cars in each rank (Lion, Tiger, etc.) by overall time from each race. The track is electronically timed and submitted to a computer program. When all racers have completed, we will also determine the overall top 4 racers in the pack.

Additional trophies will be given out for the following categories:

Scout Theme
Sports Theme
Most Colorful Paint-job
Most Unusual
Animal Theme
Patriotic Theme
Most Stickers
Funniest Theme
Fastest Looking
Leader’s Choice
Cubmaster’s Choice

Additionally, each scouts time sheet will be printed and given to them after all the racing is completed.

Any scout that has not yet picked up their derby car may contact myself or Committee Chair, Dana Drees. Remember that adults and siblings are allowed to race as well and you can buy a car from the pack for $3.50 or the scout office for $3.99. Former cub scouts will compete in the “big kid” category.

There will also be a concession stand available during the races that will be ran by the Webelos Dens. Proceeds go directly to Dens 4 & 5.

Pack 369 Blue and Gold Ceremony

RSVP required to be turned in by February 1st, 2017. The registration form is located here.

Event: Pack 369 Blue and Gold Ceremony
Date: February 17th, 2017
Time: 6:00 P.M. – ?
Location: First Christian Church Gym / Worship Center (Park in the back parking lot)
Details: The Blue/Gold Ceremony is a celebration of a boy’s journey through Cub Scouts and the crossing over to Boy Scouts. The event will start with a meal and the ceremony following. Your den will be performing a skit during the proceedings. The Webelos I scouts will be receiving their Webelo Badge (if all requirements for the rank are met). The Webelos II (Arrow of Light) scouts will be receiving their Arrow of Light and then cross over the bridge to be received by a Boy Scout Troop. It’s an event all scouts are encouraged to attend.

YMCA Lock-In

YMCA Lock IN

Event:  Pack 369 YMCA Lock-In
Date:  February 11, 2017 – February 12, 2017
Time:  6:30 P.M. to 7:30 A.M. (Sleeping over is optional)
Location: Dunigan YMCA  (6846 Oak Grove Rd, Evansville, IN 47715)
Details:

We will have use of the swimming pool for the first 2 hours to break up the winter blues and open gym play with a movie and snacks later on as we wind down for the night. You and your scout do not have to spend the night if you do not want to, just come and play for awhile. We will have the place all to ourselves!

This is NOT a drop off event. Every child must have a parent / guardian present!

What to Bring / What to Expect:
  • Please bring the following snack/drink based on your rank to share:
    • Tigers – Salty snacks
    • Wolves – Sweet snacks
    • Bears – Drinks (2 Liter or gallon please)
    • Webelos – Fruit
  • Your scout can wear their pack t-shirt, no uniforms required. 
  • We will be swimming, so please bring swimwear and towels.
    • If you have a young child that will be swimming, you MUST remain in the pool area with them.
  • We will have a sign-in and sign out sheet, please make sure you sign the scout  out when you leave.
  • As with the camp outs, your scout should not bring electronics.
  • If you are staying overnight, make sure you bring sleeping bags, the floors get a little hard. It is going to be fun and I hope to see you all there!

 

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