Our new Tigers…

September 14, 2010

… are off and running! Their first den meeting was last night, and we got to meet “joyful Jack”, “low Logan”, “jolly John Michael”, “awesome Alex” and “charismatic Christian”. Here’s the Tiger banner they began working on. 

We learned the Cub Scout salute, the Cub Scout sign, and the Cub Scout Motto.

Many thanks to Jack’s dad Regan for agreeing to be our Tiger leader! It will be a great year for our Tigers!

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Spookoree 2010

August 31, 2010

Pack 110 will be attending Session 2B on October 23-24. Registration deadline Oct 14th (but don’t wait!)

Register & pay online or at the Scout Office

100 Year Anniversary Celebration

August 31, 2010

Cost: $10 per person, max $30 per family
Registration deadline Sept 15th

Register online and get additional information at http://www.wtacbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.asp?ActivityKey=748688

Central District Cuboree

August 31, 2010

Central Fall 2010 Cuboree
September 18-19
Old Lexington Airport; Lexington, TN.
$8 for Registered Scouts and $8 for Registered Leaders

Our first camping opportunity of the new Scout year is coming up fast!

You must register with the Cubmaster for Cuboree on or before our next Den Meeting on 9/13! (no walk-ons will be allowed).

Cost is $8 per registered Cub Scout and registered Adult Leaders. Parents and siblings do not need to pay.

Cuboree is usually a nice laid-back introduction to camping for our new Scouts. The whole family is welcome. Come join us!

Activities will include a Soap Box Derby race and a home-made Kite Derby. See below for the Kite Derby rules – start making your kite now!

Cub Scouts must camp with a parent. We will camp together as a Pack, and have Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast as a Pack – the Cubmaster will coordinate.

The Pack will supply the cooking gear, fire supplies, lanterns, an awning, and other items that we will all use as a Pack.

Personal camping gear and equipment are the responsibility of each camper. Clothes suitable for fall weather should be worn. Personal gear should include tent, a ground cloth/tarp, air mattress, sleeping bag (blankets, sheets, pillow), flashlight (extra batteries), canteen/water bottle, change of clothes, rain coat/poncho, gloves and extra socks.

Schedule:

Saturday, Sept 18

9 a.m.             Check-in and Receive Campsite assignment

11 a.m.           Cubmaster Meeting at Camp Headquarters

11:30 p.m.      Lunch on your own

12:15 a.m.

1 p.m.             Opening Ceremony

1:10 p.m.        Kite Contest

3 p.m.             Soap Box Derby      

5 p.m.             Supper by Packs

6 p.m.             Cook-Off Competition

7 p.m.             Campfire

10 p.m.           Quiet Time

Sunday, Sept 19

8:30 a.m.        Non-Denominational Church Service

9:30 a.m.        Break Camp/Clean-up

Kite Derby Rules

  • All kites must be parent-son made to enter the contest. Store bought kites will not be allowed in the contest but may be flown. We strongly encourage parent son involvement.
  • Each scout may have an adult to help him get the kite into the air and help catch it when it comes down.
  • No restrictions on materials used in the construction of kites, except that no fighting kites are allowed. (Glass, razor blades, and metal are not permitted.)
  • No wire flight lines are permitted.
  • Kites may be adjusted and modified any time during the derby.

Judging:

Preflight judging will be done for design and workmanship, and prizes will be awarded for:

  • Smallest, largest, most unique, best craftsmanship and the best decorated 100th anniversary theme

Inflight judging will be presented for:

  • First kite in the air, highest after 5 minutes, most stable flying, best sportsmanship, most persistent scout

Kites can be made from many different materials. (dowels, dry weeds are very lightweight, newspaper, tissue paper, water thinned glue to attach paper to frame, string or fishing line) Lighter is usually better and the overall balance is important. We will allow pins to be used to tie together the framework of the kite.

Cook-Off Contest

Categories for judging will include: (1) Best entree- Kabobs and (2) Best Dessert- Apple or Peach dessert (no cobblers). All food must be cooked over open fire or charcoal. (use of propane or electricity not allowed). Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place in EACH division.

This is a non-smoking event. No pets, please.


Uniforms: What do I need to buy, and where to buy it?

August 31, 2010

Below is a picture of a Cub Scout in his “Class A” uniform. We typically wear our Class A uniforms at Pack Meetings and special events like parades, Scout Sunday worship services, flag ceremonies and color guards, or any other time we’re representing Scouting in the community.

Uniforms are an important part of the Scouting experience:

Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment to the goals of character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. The awards displayed on the uniform mark significant milestones in every Scout and leader’s progress in achieving these goals and successfully practicing Scouting’s ideals.

In our Pack, the required parts of the Scout uniform are the uniform shirt, a neckerchief for the Den your child is in, a neckerchief slide, and the uniform belt. You should also get the Council patch and Pack 110 insignia patch to place on the left shoulder of the uniform. There are other items available as a part of the uniform, but they aren’t required: things like pants, hats, socks, etc. Your son is welcome to wear those items (and they look great!), but they’re also welcome to wear regular blue jeans, khaki’s, etc. as a part of the uniform.

Your son will also need a Scout handbook for his Den – there’s a different one for each Den (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos).

You can purchase these items in Jackson at the Scout shop, located at 1995 Hollywood Drive (between North Parkway and Old Hickory). The shop is open Mon-Fri:  8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (but closed 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. for lunch). They accept Visa and Mastercard. You can find more information about the shop at their website.

“Class B” uniforms are simply any Scout t-shirt (from the Pack, from the Scout shop, or from an event like Cuboree, Spookaree, etc.). We wear these at Den meetings, while camping and other activities.

About Cub Scouting

August 31, 2010

Since its beginning, the Cub Scout program has been a fun and educational experience concerned with values. Besides providing a positive place where boys can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service.

Purposes and Methods of Cub Scouting
All the activities leaders plan and boys enjoy relate to one or more of the purposes of Cub Scouting, using the seven specific methods to achieve Scouting’s aims.

The Values of Cub Scouting
Cub Scout leaders strive to use Cub Scouting’s 12 Core Values throughout all elements of the program—service projects, ceremonies, games, skits, songs, crafts, and all the other activities enjoyed at den and pack meetings.

The Benefits of Cub Scouting
As a worldwide brotherhood, Scouting is a movement dedicated to bringing out the best in people. All Scouting activities benefit the growth and development of boys.

Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Cub Scout program.

© 2009 Boy Scouts of America

Meet Our Leaders – and become one!

August 31, 2010

Last night at the Pack Meeting, we introduced the leadership of Pack 110:

Pack Committee:

Daniel Taylor, Chairman

Bryan Wilcox, Treasurer

Dee Ann Scott, Secretary

Each of our Den Leaders

Cubmaster: John Scott

Den Leaders

Wolves: Tom Greer

Bears: Ron Tyler

Webelos I: Sheri Hopper

Webelos II: John Scott

Popcorn Kernal: Marsha Isip

AND YOU!

We need your help in leading our Pack! Here are some ways you can help:

  • Popcorn co-Kernal – help with our popcorn drive for the next couple of months!
  • Assistant Den Leaders – every Den Leader needs a backup!
  • Pack Committee members – open to all our parents!
  • Assistant Cubmasters – help plan our activities!
  • Baloo-trained adults – attend Scout training in outdoor activities like camping – it is required that we have Baloo-trained adults at every outdoor event!
There are training classes available for every one of these positions. Training sessions starting in September!

A Pack 110 Summer

August 31, 2010

First Pack Meeting of the Year!

August 30, 2010

Looking forward to seeing YOU at our first Pack Meeting of the year, tomorrow night, 630pm at Grace United Methodist!  http://bit.ly/aL5ugn

It’s Round Up Time!

August 25, 2010

Last night was our Pope Elementary Round Up, and I’m pleased that we added 18 new Cub Scouts to Pack 110! More will be coming over the next week, too.

Many thanks to all our adult leaders who helped make it such a success last night – Mr. Tyler, Coach G, Mrs. Scott, Mr. Wilcox.

And a very special thanks to our Boy Scouts from Troop 110 and our Venture Crew 110 who came, served and helped us!


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