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CUB SCOUT PACK 141

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January 19, 2022

THE RED, WHITE, BLUE, AND GOLD BANQUET HAS BEEN POSTPONED!!


IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:
The Church has announced that we can once again meet in the Scout Room. We have been asked to follow the mandates in place by the Commonwealth of Virginia at the time the meeting is occurring. CPC requires everyone using their facilities to wear a mask or face covering. Watch for more information.


THE MOST RECENT COVID-19 GUIDANCE FROM THE BSA – UPDATED 12/29/2021
Be sure you’re familiar with the most recent COVID-19 Guidance from the BSA. As COVID-19 continues to be an issue, check the BSA COVID-19 FAQ for the most recent guidance for Scouting activities. For more information, click HERE.

SCOUT SHOP SUPPLIES – UPDATED 6/21/2021
There are several options available:

The BRMC has partnered with the Virginia Headwaters Council in Waynesboro, VA for your advancement and uniform needs. They offer $9 shipping on any size order for 2-day shipping options. Order online at https://www.vahcbsa.org. or call (540) 943-6675.

Outdoor Trails now carries uniform items and books. 2 locations: Lynchburg (434) 384-4302 or Daleville (540) 992-5850. Discounts available for BSA Members!

And you can still find all of your Scouting needs at the BSA Scout Shop.


IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATES: We will list our most important Pack news updates in this section. So please check back often for new notices, new information about upcoming events, or even reminders about upcoming events. Council and District events and links are listed further down on this page.

JOINT ACTIVITY: RED, WHITE, BLUE, AND GOLD BANQUET HAS BEEN POSTPONED

PINEWOOD DERBY CAR SHOP – February 5

FAMILY OF SCOUTING SUNDAY – February 6


RED, WHITE, BLUE, AND GOLD BANQUET HAS BEEN POSTPONED:

FEBRUARY PACK MEETING:
This month’s Pack meeting will be on February 24. We are working on our “Duty To God” theme and are planning an awesome program for the night, so mark your calendars and make plans to come out for what promises to be an enlightening evening.

RE-CHARTER:
Our re-charter paperwork has been completed and submitted to the Blue Ridge Mountains Council. Thanks to all who helped in our re-charter efforts. Your help was greatly appreciated.

PACK CLASS B UNIFORMS (SHIRTS and HOODIES):
Shirts have been ordered. We will let you know when they arrive.

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PINEWOOD DERBY RACE:
The derby is quickly approaching. We hope to distribute cars at the Red, White, Blue, and Gold Banquet to all who Scouts who are in “Good Standing” (all monies paid). If any parents or siblings plan to race in the Family race and you want the Pack to pick up a car for you, please contact the Cubmaster with the total number of cars you would like him to pick up for you. The cost of a car is about $5.00. Whenever you pay, please make sure your name is written down, so you can receive the proper credit for your purchase. Click HERE to see a copy of our Pack 141 Pinewood Derby rules.

FAMILY OF SCOUTING SUNDAY:
Family Of Scouting Sunday is February 6, at the Presbyterian Church (subject to the mandates in place by the Commonwealth of Virginia at that time). We will meet in the rear of the Church at 10:15 a.m. and do not forget to wear your uniforms. The following week is Family Of Scouting Week where all scouts and frontiers are asked to wear their uniforms to school and/or out and about during the week. Also, February 20 is Frontier Girls Leader Appreciation Day when all frontiers are encouraged to wear their uniforms to school and/or out and about for the day. Both of these events would be great recruiting opportunities.

BOY SCOUT SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION:
For those of you who will crossover into Boy Scouts this spring and you are interested in attending the Boy Scout Summer Camp this summer with Troop 141, please contact Scoutmaster JB Anderson for more information.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:
It is time for bad weather to come. Just remember that all Scouting / Frontiering functions are canceled if the weather does not support the activity. If school is canceled the day of a den meeting or Pack meeting, so will that meeting be canceled. Because of the planning involved in the Red, White, Blue and Gold Banquet and the Pinewood Derby, they will not be canceled except for extreme bad weather.

DEN MEETINGS:
All den meetings have officially started. Look on our “Meetings” page under the under the “Schedules” tab on the main menu bar on our website for more information about our den meeting nights and times. Remember, CPC requires everyone using their facilities to wear a face mask or face covering.

UNIFORMS:
Just a reminder that Class A uniforms are required for all our scout and are to be worn in their entirety to all scouting functions unless otherwise noted. For more information about Scout uniforms, see the “Uniforms” page under the “About” tab on the main menu bar. For those who have just joined, we understand that uniforms are shipped after the purchase and that there is a delay for some items to arrive. Please do not let your lack of not having a uniform prevent you from coming to any of our meetings, events, or functions. We do allow time for your delivery to arrive.

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FAMILY OF SCOUTING PROGAM:
In case you did not know, Christiansburg Presbyterian Church (CPC) offers a Family of Scouting program that consist of Boy Scout Troop 141 (11-18 years old), Cub Scout Pack 141 (5-10 years old), and Frontier Girls Troop 377 (3-18 years old and mothers can play too). Most of you are aware of the BSA scouting programs, but what is Frontier Girls? Our Frontier Girls Troop 377 was started in January 2016 as an alternative scouting-type program for the highly active and spirited young girls who wanted to experience a program that mirrored one that many of their brothers, who had joined the BSA scouting program experienced. Because the “Frontier Girls” program itself permits a seamless integration with the local BSA programs, the program is the perfect complement to the existing BSA scouting programs already sponsored by CPC, but one that would cater specifically to the young girls in the community. If you have family members or friends that you think would be interested in any of our Family of Scouting programs, please share this information with them. We each have websites as well as Facebook pages. Should they have any questions, they can always contact us.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP:
It is “Not Too Late For Scouting” and we could use your help spreading the word. If you know of a young boy who would benefit from the Scouting program, please invite the entire family to your next Den meeting or to our next Pack meeting.

This would a great way for them to see firsthand what the Scouting program and our Pack are all about. Please share this information with your family and friends because they may know someone who could benefit from these great programs. If they have any questions before the meeting, please have them to contact our Cubmaster. Once again, we thank you for your help.

WEBSITE UPDATES:
It has been a few years since our new website rolled out and became live. Since that time, our website team has been diligently working to build a more user-friendly website that will grant access to information about our Pack as well as updates and news from our Pack. Most websites have what is referred to as “a site map,” which is very similar to the “table of content” one finds at the beginning of a book. This table of content lists the pages of the particular website with active links. This map is designed to help visitors to easily navigate through the website and help visitors easily find the exact content they are looking for on the website. While our site continues to be a “work-in-progress,” we believe this addition will be beneficial to all who visit. You can find our “Site Map” under under the “About” tab on the main menu bar.


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EVENTS FROM THE COUNCIL:
For information or information about online registration, go to the Blue Ridge Mountains Council website and look under the Activities & Training on the main menu bar.


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GETTING PACK ACTIVITY INFORMATION:
We have several means by which you can keep track of all the upcoming events in our Pack. Every month we will send out our Monthly News Update via email, highlighting the upcoming events for the month. We will post much of the same information on our website on our “Announcements” page under the “News” tab on the main menu bar. And we will post events weekly on our Facebook Page. We also have our Pack calendar on our website on our “Calendar” page under the “Schedules” tab on the main menu bar. And you can always see our latest, “Cub News Newsletter” on our “Newsletter” page under the “News” tab on the main menu bar.

Should you ever have a question, do not hesitate to contact any of the Den leadership. We want you to be informed and we use these tools to keep you informed with the latest Pack information, events, and announcements. So, if you ever need information, we have several places available where you can find what you need. And if you cannot find it anywhere else, you can always contact our Scout Leadership or our Cubmaster.

EMAIL LIST UPDATE:
If you have a new email address or another address that you would like to add to our distribution list, please email the Cubmaster the information and it will be forwarded to the appropriate Den Leaders. Please include the name to whom the address belongs and the scout’s name that the address is to be connected to.

PACK IMAGES, PHOTOS, AND/OR PICTURES:
Images, photos, and/or pictures of our activities, which may include our scouts and members of their family, are posted on our official Facebook Page. Please know that we do not practice “tagging” in the images, photos, and/or pictures that we post to any of our social media sites and we strongly discourage the practice for privacy reasons as well as an overall general security standpoint. Every effort has been made to completely disable this feature on the social media sites that we use so that others cannot “tag” anyone in any of our images, photos, and/or pictures, however we make no guarantees, either expressly or implied. If you, as a parent or guardian would like to “opt out” of having images, photos, and/or pictures of your son or any members of your family published/posted on either of social media sites, please submit a signed and dated written request to the Cubmaster stating,

“I do not grant Pack 141 or any of the organization’s registered leaders permission to publish/post any images, photos, and/or pictures on any Pack 141 social media sites that can clearly identify my son or any members of my family to the general public.”

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PERSONAL HEALTH AND MEDICAL FORM:
Every Scout in the pack is required to have a Personal Health And Medical form for 2021 - 2022 on file. Please make sure that you get one to your Den Leaders. For a copy of the form, click HERE.


If you have any Pack related announcements that you would like to see on this page, please click HERE to submit them. All announcements must be approved before they can appear on this page.