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CUB SCOUT PACK 141

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October 1, 2019

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 are listed further down on this page.

Show N Sell (Kroger) – October 5.

Show N Sell (Kroger) – October 12.

CS Pack 141 / FG Troop 377 Annual Campout – October 12-13.

Show N Sell (Kroger) – October 19.

Community Service Project (CSP): Adapt-A-Street Program – October 20.


PACK MEETING:
Our Annual Fall Carnival and Costume Contest is October 24. The event is open to all family members. Remember to save your pennies because all games will cost you one penny to play. The more pennies you have the more times you can play, so bring lots of pennies. We like to say that all costumes must meet our PG-13 rating for a costume or lower. We will not allow any questionable costumes to stay in the Church and that decision will be final. Just so that you know, some fake blood (in very, very, very, very, small quantities) will be permitted for any appropriate costume. The contest is open to all family members. So put on your best costume.

NOVEMBER PACK MEETING:
Remember, the November Pack Meeting is scheduled for the 21th at 7:00 p.m. and will feature special guest speaker. It should be an interesting night with lots of great information.

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POPCORN FUNDRAISER:
Our Popcorn sale will end on October 19. The popcorn and prize orders are due on the same day, October 19 by 5:00 p.m.. You can turn in your orders on or before this date, so please get your orders in on time. LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. If you miss the deadline it will be your responsibility to explain to those who purchased popcorn from you as to why they will not received their product. Once the process starts, we will not be able to go back and amend it. Again, you can turn in your order information any time before the deadline if you are done selling. We will not collect any forms but will get the totals from them and give them back to you. You will need them when you deliver your popcorn. You may also turn in any popcorn money that you have collected at any time. Please make checks payable to Pack 141. Regardless of when you turn in your information, you will need to have the following information:

1)   the total number for each individual items needed,
2)   the total number of items overall,
3)   the total dollar amount, and
4)   the prizes (with prize numbers) you need, which cannot exceed the total dollar amount.

You can get a Popcorn Sales Patch for selling one item. Make sure that when you order your Popcorn prizes, that the total amount of your prizes do not exceed the total amount of popcorn sold. So, let’s sell bunches of popcorn.

SHOW AND SELL:
The last opportunity to participate in this event will be Saturday, October 19. All Show N Sell totals will be emailed to the participants in time for you to complete your popcorn and prize order turn-ins.

ANNUAL CAMPING TRIP:
Our annual camping trip is planned for October 12-13 at Claytor Lake State Park. Camping trip details will be sent out via email.

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.

CSP: ADOPT-A-STREET PROGRAM:
On Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m., we will meet in the CES parking lot for one of our four-scheduled Community Service Projects (CSP). We participate in the Adopt-A-Street Program and have promised to keep our little section of Christiansburg clean by picking up trash along the roadside. So wear your Class B uniform, bring your gloves, and let's get ready to do some community service. Also, bring your swimming attire as we plan to go to the Aquatic Center for a dip in the pool after our community service event. Each family will be responsible for admission into the Aquatic Center. If it rains, the event will be canceled and will not be rescheduled. Regardless, we will still plan to go to the pool.

PACK DUES:
It is time for us to start collecting dues. Since the recharter dates have moved from February 1, 2020 to December 1, 2019, we must now complete and submit our paperwork before this date in order for us to continue as a registered Pack with the BSA. Therefore, we will need to collect these dues as soon as possible so we can process your BSA membership. Dues are the same as last year. There is a $5.00 discount per cub scout / frontier girl for families with more than one scout or frontier in the Family of Scouting program. If you would like to order the Boy’s Life Magazine for your Scout or have already ordered it, please include $12.00 with your payment. Please make checks payable to Pack 141. If for some reason you have an issue in paying your dues, please get with your Den Leader or the Cubmaster so that some arrangements can be made. If you have any questions about your dues, do not hesitate to contact the Cubmaster.

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 purchased at the Scout Store in Roanoke and that it may not be convenient for you to travel there before your first scouting function. Please do not let your lack of not having a uniform prevent you from coming to any of our meetings, events, or functions.

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 Upcoming Activities.


The SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge

Art Contest 2019


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 2019 - 2020 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.