Third Annual Pack 16 Dutch Oven Cookout

Join Pack 16 for our annual Dutch Oven Cookout… Last year was a blast and this year will be no exception!

As the boys and girls progress, learning dutch oven cooking will be essential to their participation at campouts. This year we will prepare a variety of entrees (including vegetarian options), sides and desserts.

Read more about Dutch Oven Cooking in Scouting

This event is $10 per Scout to cover costs of food, charcoal, picnic utensils and a nifty patch. Parents/guardians are welcome to drop off their scout and take the morning off — “stop, drop and roll!” — but be sure to return for lunch! The Scouts will serve you a delightful lunch that they have prepared themselves starting at noon.

Jonathan Ashton (Welebos) will be leading this event. We need a couple of adult volunteers to help out – no Dutch Oven experience necessary!

Please RSVP here so we can know how much food to purchase. This event is a real treat and will count as your scout’s August summertime award event.

Thatcher Woods North Grove
August 4th, 10AM-1PM
(Scouts show up to prepare the lunch at 10 am, families welcome at noon)

Cub Scouts and Pack Meetings

What is Cub Scouts All About?

The Cub Scout program emphasizes caring, nurturing relationships between a child and their parents, adult leaders and friends. Cub Scouts is about having “Fun with a Purpose.” The ten purposes of Cub Scouting are listed below followed by the methods we use to implement these purposes. All Den, Pack, District and Council activities incorporate at least two of the purposes.

  • To influence the development of Good Character.
  • To encourage Spiritual Growth.
  • To help youth develop habits and attitudes of Good Citizenship.
  • To encourage Good Sportsmanship and Fitness in growing strong in mind and body.
  • To improve Family Understanding.
  • Support Respectful Relationships by strengthening the ability of children to get along with other and respect other people.
  • To foster a sense of Personal Achievement by helping youth develop new interests and skills.
  • To show youth how to be helpful through Friendly Service and to always do one’s best.
  • To provide Fun and Adventure introducing them to new and exciting things to do.
  • To Prepare Them for Scouts BSA.

The methods used to implement the purposes of Cub Scouting are:

  • Home and Neighborhood Centered
  • Parental and Family Involvement
  • Advancement Plan
  • The Den
  • The Ideals of Cub Scouting
  • The Uniform
  • Activities

Pack Meetings

Pack meetings will Start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and end no later than 8:00 p.m. Please check the Pack calendar posted on our web-site for Pack meeting dates and locations. They are generally held on a Monday each month. The Pack meeting is for all Cub Scouts of every rank. It is a program that reinforces in the monthly theme on which the Dens have been working. Occasionally times and dates may change so please make sure to check the web-site regularly.

Pack meetings are not a drop-off activity. A parent or guardian must attend the Pack meeting with his or her child. Parents participate in the Pack meeting activities so you need to be there. Keep in mind that this is a time for your child to receive recognition and display the good work they and their Den-mates have done that month. They will be proud to show you what they are working on and you should use this time as an opportunity to encourage them to continue to work hard. If necessary, siblings may attend the Pack meeting but only as long as you are there to provide guidance and they do not interfere with the night’s program. Siblings should not attend Den meetings. It is also important to note that Pack Meetings are about the scouts. It is not a social opportunity for the Parents to catch up with one another. Please be respectful of the intent of the meeting. This includes not using a cell phone or texting during the meeting.

Blast Into Scouting!

September 15 is Blast Into Scouting Day! If you, or any one you know, has a 1st to 5th grader interested in joining scouting – the Pathway to Adventure Council is hosting a registration night Thursday, Sept. 15 at ALL elementary schools from 7pm to 8pm!

Simply show up at your local elementary school (e.g., Beye, Whittier, Lincoln, etc.) that evening and you can talk to a Scout representative from one of our Dens to learn more about scouting. Once registered, each new scout will receive a rocket kit to build and ‘Blast Off’ at Millers Meadows on Saturday October 1, 2016.

Below you will find a series of photos from last years Launch Party! Hope to see you there…it will be, well…a BLAST!

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Once all the rockets were ready to go, we cleared the area, did a countdown, and FIRED!

Blast Into Scouting Rockets Launched

After the launch, everyone headed out into the meadow to try to find the downed rockets.   The rain stayed away for the launch, so even though it was a little windy, everyone stayed dry and a had a fun time.