December 9 Committee Meeting

We had a great planning meeting at Panera Bread and confirmed details for the next two month's of meetings and events. Check out the details under each event on our calendar (above). Coming up next will be the Cake Walk on January 11th, so let's all hit the kitchens and make some creative cakes. Awards will be presented for each cake based on some pretty whacky categories.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! And for Janary 7th -- GO BUCKS!


November 11 Committee Meeting Notes

December 7 Pack Meeting

- Tigers - Opening and closing Flag ceremony
- Webelos I and II - baked goods for bake sale
- Wolves - skit/cheer
- Popcorn sales awards
- lads who filled up their order forms should send a copy of the form to the address noted for a patch
- Pack awards for sales over $500.00 - Scouts must select prize desired - John will send out e-mail (possible will have prizes by December 5 if selections made by Scouts)
- Pack Pizza/Bowling Extravaganza on January 19, 2008 (details to follow)
- Awards
- Announcements
- Calendar for remainder of year
- Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Wal-Mart on Hudson Drive in Cuyahoga Falls - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please sign up for 30 minute slot (parents must accompany Scouts)
- February 16, 2008 - Skiing outing $35.00 (skiing) $40.00 (snowboard)
- Dues (most folks paid but will update list to Den Leaders prior).
- Sock

January 11, 2008 Pack Meeting

- Date moved one week to accommodate New Year's Holiday (Dave H., Please note on Pack Calendar)
- Father/Son Cake Bake and Cake Walk
- We'll need paper for numbers, tape, boom box, award form (should still have blanks from last year)

February 1, 2008 Pack Meeting

March 1, 2008 Pinewood Derby

- Planning practice run on February 23, 2008, likely 10:00 to 2:00 (or so).
- Weigh-in, Friday February 29, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
- Voting on cars March 1, 2008 10:00-11:30
- Race begins 12:00, until a winner.
- Concessions - Tiger Moms
- Any volunteers to help run weigh-in and/or race are sought/welcomed
- Need to order trophies/patches
- Need to reserve CAC

March 9, 2008 Blue and Gold Banquet

- Holiday Inn Hudson, 1:30-4:00
- Response/ticket reservation due 2 weeks prior - Pack pays for Scouts, if you reserve tickets for family, payment needed (generally limited ability to accommodate additional folks on day of banquet).
- Flyer noting prices and dates will be passed out at December 5 Pack meeting.

April 4, 2008 Pack Meeting

- Crossover

May 10, 2008 Spring Trip to Buffalo Naval Park

- Need headcount and down payment of $18.00 per person by mid-March (to Steve Mileski).


Fall Campout Pictures

The weather was perfect this year at our Pack Fall Campout at camp Manatoc. We started the afternoon setting up tents -- OK a LOT of tents. Then dove into a great pasta dinner, thanks to the efforts of the Kozar family.

At night, we played Ghost in the Graveyard, went on a night hike and had a S'mores around the campfire. Scouts also enjoyed the classic Scout skit "If I were not a Boy Scout" performed by our leaders.

After a great night's sleep, we arose to the smells of cooking bacon and eggs as well as a plethora of bagels, fruit, danishes, muffins, etc. Then dens participated in some team-building exercises like crossing the "river" on two boards and rope-assisted climbing. We wrapped it up with a hike through the beautiful fall colors to the old Quarry.

More pictures coming soon!


Fall Camp 2007

Scouts, get ready for the spectacular FALL CAMP coming October 19 and 20. We'll be staying overnight at the Valley View and Vale Edge Cabins at the Manatoc Scout Reservation. Click here for directions.

Bring a warm sleeping bag and change of clothes. There is water and electricity in the two cabins, but some might wish to stay in the Klondike shelters outside. Webelos will be staying in tents! We'll have a dinner brought in Friday night, a campfire with s'mores, then cook breakfast Saturday morning. Camp will adjourn by noon.

So bring an appetite for fun and be prepared to play some cool games!

Items to bring to the camp-out:

· Sleeping Bag and Pillow

· Scout book

· Flashlight

· Rain gear

· Change of clothes (if rain/snow is in the forecast I recommend several changes of clothes)

· Plenty of socks

· Completed Class I Medical Form for both Adults and kids (print from this link)

· Water bottle or canteen (for hiking) (There is Akron city water at the site)

· Snack (for Friday Night and hiking)

Optional Items:

· Tent (If anyone wants to tent camp instead of sleeping in the cabin – tents REQUIRED for Webelos)

· Board Games

· Any type of Craft item that the scout might want to work on (There are Kits available at Kamper City)

BSA rules prohibit the use of any type of liquid fuel type lanterns.

We will need to provide firewood for the wood fired stoves and campfire; please bring an arm load of wood with you if possible. Depending on temperatures, fires may need to be maintained through the night. This require two adults to be up at all times though out the night for fire watch.

Camp schedule:

Friday 10/19/2007
5:30-6:30 PM Arrival and set up camp at Valley View / Vales Edge Campsite (No uniforms) Gather firewood now too.
6:30-7:30 PM Dinner and clean up
8:00-9:30 PM Pack Activities (Night Hike, Star Gazing, Group Games, etc.)
9:30-10:30 PM Group Activity (Campfire, Singing & Skits)
10:30 PM Lights Out

Saturday 10/20/2007
7:00 AM Wake-up
7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast (Prepared by the Webelos)
8:30-9:00 AM Breakfast Clean-Up (Wolves & Bears) & Group Games
9:00-11:00 AM Den Activities*
11:00-12:00 PM Camp Clean-Up / Lunch**

*Everyone will split up into their respective dens after breakfast. Each den will be responsible for their own activities. The activities will be based on each dens requirements that they need to complete. Each den will determine how late they will remain at camp.

**The Pack will provide hotdogs for lunch, but other lunch items should be supplied by each individual scout. Each Den will be responsible for cleaning up after lunch.

Each den will be responsible for any clean from their activity prior to leaving. If anyone decides to leave early, please insure that you clean-up your area prior to leaving and inform your den leader.

The scouts must be supervised at all times. There may be other Cub Scout Packs or Boy Scout Troops also camping, so we need to insure that we do not disturb them anymore than we would want them to disturb us. If we do have any problems, please bring them to the attention of Pat Hoban or your den leader immediately so that we can get them resolved as quickly as possible.

The Webelos will prepare breakfast on Saturday morning (bacon and eggs). Wolves & Bears will be responsible for the breakfast clean-up.

Please remember to dress according to the weather. We don't want anyone to get sick.

Directions to the Valley View / Vale's Edge Cabins at Camp Manatoc

From Hudson, take Route 303 West to Old Route 8 South (right turn). Turn Right onto Truxell Road (just past Barlow). The entrance to Camp Manatoc is past Kendall Lake around the curve in the road on the right. Look for the impressive gate at the main entrance on the right-hand side of the road. Follow the road up into the camp and take the first driveway on the right to park at Valley Forge campground. Then carry gear across the main road to the Valley View and Vale Edge cabins.


2007 Webelos Resident Summer Camp

This year's Webelos Resident Camp had a movie theme to it. Each patrol was named after a particular type of movie: "The Silents", "Adventures", "Comedies", etc. We were of course, "The Comedies". Our Scouts enjoyed shooting BB guns, bow and arrows, swimming in the pool and LOTS of hiking around. This year's camp was only 2 1/2 days (one day shorter than last year) and happened concurrently with the Boy Scout Camp. The best part of the camp was seeing the corny skits, which you can always count on.