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February 1, 2020

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.

FAMILY OF SCOUTING SUNDAY – February 2

SCIENCE MUSEUM LOCK-IN – February 7-8

PINEWOOD DERBY CAR SHOP – February 8

WINTERPLACE SCOUT SKI DAY – February 9

PINEWOOD DERBY RACE AND CONCESSIONS – February 15

WINTERPLACE SCOUT SKI DAY – March 1


FEBRUARY PACK MEETING:
This month’s Pack meeting will be on February 27. 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.

SPECIAL THANK YOU:
We would like to recognize some local businesses (listed below) for their contributions to our Red, White, Blue and Gold Banquet and we would like to give them a big Scouting and Frontiering hand as our salute to them. In the upcoming weeks, please make it a point to stop by, identify yourself as a member of Frontier Girls Troop 377 or Cub Scout Pack 141, and just say “Thank You.”

BUSINESSES
Amelia's Pizzeria & Restaurant (Cambria Street) Christiansburg Aquatic Center
Imaginations Toy & Furniture (Main Street, Blacksburg) Thirty-One Gifts
It's Game Time At The Superbowl (Arbor Drive) Wendy's (Franklin Street)
Xtreme Springz Trampoline Park (Midway Plaza Dr)

RE-CHARTERING AND PACK DUES:
The process has begun. If you have not paid your dues, now is the time to pay so that you are not dropped as a BSA member as well as from our Pack roster.

PINEWOOD DERBY RACE:
pinewood_sign The Pinewood Derby Car Shop will be open Saturday, February 1 and 8, from 9-12 for anyone who needs help with his or her car. There are weight and slot restrictions for the cars, so come by the Scout Room to make sure the car conforms to pinewood derby specks. You will also be able to paint and design your cars then. You can find a link to the specks below. The Pinewood Derby will be Saturday, February 15, in the Fellowship Hall at CPC. Registration will open at 11:00. The race will start at noon and no late entries will be accepted.

The winner of each division will race in the final round for the overall championship. There will be prizes for the winners. It will be your responsibility to provide lunch for your family. There will be refreshments sold at the race, but they will by no means qualify as a nutritious lunch. Also, please know that the race is very time consuming process and is not something that can be done in an hour, so please plan accordingly. No cars will be worked on in the Church.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ OUR PINEWOOD DERBY RULES!!! Due to the information that can be found on-line, we have made some minor rule modifications that may make your car ineligible, especially if you build it according to what you see on the internet. Our rules will be strictly enforced and any decisions made by the Race Committee will be final. Please click HERE to see a copy of our Pinewood Derby rules.

There will also be an open race for older Scouts, Frontiers, and all other family members. If you would like to get a car, the cost is $4.50 per car. Please make sure you have the correct change on hand. There will be prizes for the winners of the open race.

For those of you who have basketball games or other sporting events during the race, the Race Officials will run your car while you are at your event provided you get your car registered during the registration period. If for some reason this is not possible, then you will need to contact the Cubmaster in advance so that other arrangements can be made. Each scout and frontier must register his or her own car.

FAMILY OF SCOUTING SUNDAY:
Family Of Scouting Sunday service will be held on Sunday, February 2 at CPC. We will meet in the rear parking lot of the Church at 10:15 a.m. and do not forget to wear your uniforms. Let us try to fill the church. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this event. Also, the following week is Scout Week where all scouts who belong to the Boy Scouts of America wear their uniforms to school during the week. Also, February 20 is Frontier Girls Leader Appreciation Day when all frontiers are encouraged to wear their uniforms to school and about for the day. Both of these events would be great recruiting opportunities.

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.

PACK CLASS B UNIFORMS (T-SHIRTS AND HOODIES):
Shirts and hoodies have arrived and are ready for pickup.

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.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:
It is time for bad weather to come. Just remember that all Frontiering/Scouting 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.

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


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.