Webelos II Campout with Troop 327

All the Scouts had a great time with the Troop 327 Scouts who build a signal tower from "scratch" over the course of an entire Saturday. See the pictures here.


Webelos II Campout with Troop 327

Our First REAL SCOUT campout...

Webelos IIs, If you are planning on camping this weekend with Troop 327, respond to Larry Penman as soon as possible. They collected fees and forms last night.
If you are staying overnight, the camping fee is $2 + $10 for food ($12). Larry needs this ASAP so the grubmaster can purchase food.

If you are only able to join us Saturday for a partial campout and do not want to pay the $10 for food (since you won’t be there for Saturday’s dinner), make sure you bring a LUNCH or whatever food you need. If you can’t camp overnight, PLEASE come join us for signal tower fun Saturday. The goal of this campout is to build at free-standing, 10-foot tall tower using lashing skills (remember Fall Camp?). Should be lots of fun.

Everyone attending is required to bring the Medical Form (same as submitted for the Fall Camp). Ed Kennedy has those from Fall Camp, I believe; however, you can always turn in a fresh copy (located here ).

Also required for the campout:
Your uniform shirt! (No neckerchief). No shirt, no camping.

A warm and dry camper is a HAPPY CAMPER….

A waterproof container (ie. Backpack) to transport clothes/sleeping bag from the car to the camp site. Per troop policy, these are not allowed inside your tent; it should be waterproof and stored outside. You can bring a trash bag (several) and gym bag or other bag if you don’t have a backpack.
A small folding chair – we do not typically have any place to sit – no picnic tables, so bring something light to sit on. You don’t want to stand around ALL weekend.
• Water Bottle
• Mess Kit equivalent
• 3-4 pair of socks (wools are best) – keeping your feet warm is CRUCIAL to keeping your body warm.
• 3-4 pair of Underwear
• 2 pair of pants – avoid jeans (or any cotton) if possible. Wet jeans make you cold. That said, I will probably be wearing jeans, but have insulated tights under them.
• Waterproof boots
• T-shirts (3 – long sleeve)
• Sweatshirt
• Coat / warm jacket
• Gloves
• Hat
• Raincoat – water proof!
• Sleepwear – sweat pants, warm socks, sweatshirt
• Sleeping bag, foam mat
• Toothbrush
• Medications (must be given to the leader to be dispensed)
• 2 Flashlights

We are meeting at HUMC at 6pm Friday night to go to Butler. Arrive having eaten dinner already – there will be no Friday night dinner prepared – only Cracker Barrel (snacks).

Those arriving Saturday will need to ask where we are camping by checking in at the Camp Butler camp master’s cabin (on the left, just after going up the hill after passing the lake). I will try to have my cell phone also (330-995-8148).

2) Popcorn Orders – please turn in to John Kozar by this Saturday!
3) Our next meeting is scheduled for this coming Monday, Nov. 1, the day after our campout this weekend. 7-8:30pm. The following meeting on Nov. 15 will be at Kent State where Mr. Mileski will present Geologist to our den. Directions to our meeting place will be provided before the meeting.
4) Another campout opportunity is with Troop 333 on 11/13, so also consider this one. We will gauge interest Monday night.
5) Our next Pack meeting is next Friday (11/5) at 7pm.

Weather will be from 36 to 55 degrees this weekend and looks like it will be 20% chance for rain – not bad. See you there!

November Pack Meeting - Circus Fun!

The theme for the pack meeting will be "Circus Fun". We will have six stations set up for the scouts to rotate through.

Following are some other items to either bring or to be prepared for:

1) Pack Dues - If you haven't paid them yet, please bring a check for $40.00/scout to the pack meeting. Make checks payable to "Pack 3327"

2) Popcorn - Please submit all forms and all money to John Kozar by Saturday, October 30. Remember, if your scout sells at least $300 worth, he'll get to throw a pie in the face of his favorite (or least favorite) leader, possibly at the December Pack Meeting. The kids love throwing pies in our faces. I can't figure out why???: ) Also remember, if your scout sells $600 worth, he'll get a $50 gift card from the pack and will also get a marshmallow crossbow from BSA and will also be able to participate in the "Scout Day at the "Q"" and will get a free ticket for each of the following: an Indians, Cavs, Gladiators, and Lake Erie Monster game. So if your scout is close to either goal, go out and get it.

3) Salvation Army Bell Ringing - Please check your schedule for December 11th as I will be bringing a sign-up form for the annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing on 12/11 from 11am to 5pm. I believe this is our 4th year doing this and the kids always have fun especially if they ring with one or more of their best scouting buddies. It will be at the Walmart on Hudson Drive in Cuyahoga Falls next to Route 8. You can sign up for as much time as you want. Typical blocks of time are 1/2 hour or an hour. Just from experience, a half hour goes by very quick. By the time you get there, talk with scout parent in prior time slot, then talk w/ scout parent in next time slot, it seems like you're only there for about 15 minutes. For Bears or anyone else who won't be at the pack meeting, please contact Steve Mileski with your preferred time slot in advance of the pack meeting.

4) Shooting Patches - We will hand out shooting patches that most of the scouts earned at the fall campout. Bears received theirs if they attended Friday's den meeting since they won't be at the pack meeting. If your Bear wasn't at the den meeting and won't be at the pack meeting, please contact me and I'll get him his shooting patch soon instead of making him wait until December.

5) Awards - Some den leaders will hand out other awards prior to the Circus Skills/Games.

6) Baked Goods Raffle - Please bring at least a few dollars for your scout to buy some raffle tickets for the Baked Goods Raffle that we have at almost every pack meeting at HUMC. One den brings baked goods to each meeting (Webelos 1s for this meeting) that are raffled-off. The scout will hold the goodies he brought and will pick the ticket out of a basket and call the number. Which ever scout has the winning ticket will win the baked good.


October Committe Meeting

November 5th Pack Meeting
Under the Big Top:
Stilts - Ed K.
Corn hole - Dave H., Steve M.
Nerf targets - John G.
Juggling - Steve C.
Balance beam - Steve C.
Catapult - Dave H.

Opening: Webelo 2
Baked goods: Webelo 1

Future Pack Meetings
Magician? Dave H. will talk to our neighborhood magician for a FUTURE pack meeting.
Boomerangs? Steve C. will talk to Gary

Popcorn forms due by Saturday, Oct. 30 to Kozar.
Prizes: $300 for pie in the face; $600 for district incentives.

Community Cash Back from Acme: John G. will set this up and we will announce at next Pack mtg.

Pack Service Project: Start thinking about something that is both fun and beneficial.
One idea: Cutting grape vines at Hudson Springs Park


Tiger Day at the Zoo

On October 10, some additional Tigers went to the Akron Zoo. These were the kind that are REALLY wild! See the pictures below:


Fall Campout 2010

We had about 108 campers attend our beautiful Fall Camp this year at Camp Manatoc. Once again we stayed at Vally View / Vale Edge camp site on the entrance road to Manatoc.

Weather started out extremely hot Friday afternoon and night, then dropped 30 degrees to about 62 by Saturday morning. The Friday night hike was highlighted with the Ed Kennedy "Vinder Viper" horror story and some blazing campfires. Saturday was a beautiful sunny day where each den split off to do their own activities. The Saturday night campfire was excellent with many skits put together by each den and lowlighted by the leaders "If I were not a Boy Scout" song.

Many people put in some long hours in planning for the campout. The Kozars provided the Friday night "pasta and meatballs" dinner and prepared ALL of that great garlic bread on their grill beforehand. Jeff Cassell used double-boilers to keep all of the food WARM this year, which really turned out great compared to previous years where we never had anything warm. Ed Kennedy had a well-organized cleaning station setup to make washing hands and cleaning up an easy task. Thanks to all our volunteers who made this campout really nice!

Enjoy these pictures of the event.

See more pictures just submitted 10/17/2010!