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September 10, 2020

IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:
The Church has just announced that they have extended the suspension of on-site activities through the end of October. CPC believes it is in the best interest of the congregation and the community at large to “wait and see” a while longer. Watch for more information.


BSA MEMBERSHIP FEE INCREASE DETAILS AND FAQ – UPDATED 6/1/2020
For more information, click HERE.


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. The BSA strictly adheres to and enforces COVID-19 Guidelines at all events.

Scout Popcorn Fundraiser – August 8

BRMC 2020 Fall Rumble Virtual 5K – September 1-30

MCPS First Day of School – September 8

BRMC Fall Trout-o-ree (all Scouts and families invited) @ Camp Powhatan – October 16-17

BRMC Spookeree 2020 – October 24-25


GREETINGS AND WELCOME:
We trust everyone is well and is ready to start school, be it in person or on-line. We are traveling through some uncharted waters, waters that continually force us to make course corrections and adjusts. While things are a little different for us, one thing has not changed, it is time for us to get started on another exciting year of Scouting and Frontiering. While it has be exceedingly difficult planning our year with so much uncertainty, our CS Pack and FG Troop Committees have worked to formulate a plan that will hopefully carry us through these uncharted waters until we are able to meet in person again. Please be sure to check our Pack Calendar, located on “Calendar” page under the “Schedules” tab on the main menu bar and our “Announcements” page under the “News” tab on the main menu bar as well as our Pack Facebook page often as we update them with new information as it becomes available.

So, as we enter into another year of scouting, let us prepare ourselves for an interesting and unusual year. If we work together, we can make it through these uncharted waters and make this an exciting year.

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POPCORN FUNDRAISER:
We have already started our annual Popcorn Sale fundraiser. Our sales goal for this year is $8,500.00. We know this sounds like a lot of money, but we know it is a goal that we, by working together, can achieve. The CS Pack dues we collect are a far cry from the amount needed to ensure that every Scout has the opportunity to participate in all the activities that our Pack provides with no additional cost to you as a parent. Our Pack uses monies from the popcorn sales to fund the events the Pack Committee have chosen to provide.

This year the Blue Ridge Mountain Council has decided to go with Pecatonica River Popcorn Company for our popcorn needs. Pecatonica River Popcorn offers a variety of popcorn products. But here is the biggest announcement and one of the most exciting things this company offers. You can sell on-line and the product is delivered FREE to the door of the customer. What a deal. FREE SHIPPING with all on-line sale orders. During these uncertain times, this is a huge offering that will ensure our Scout's safety as well as those customers who supports Scouting with the purchase of popcorn products. We are really promoting on-lines sales this year as we are not doing our usual Kroger storefront sale.

If you are interested in selling on-line, let the Cubmaster know and he will get you set up for on-lines sales with your own custom profile. Click this link PR Popcorn Helpful Tips to get more information about the products being offered. Please know that not all products listed on the Pecatonica River Popcorn Company website are available in our Council's Popcorn Order Form. To get your 2020 Popcorn Order Form and your 2020 Popcorn Prize Order Form, please go to the Council's Popcorn Website Welcome to the 2020 Popcorn Season! to obtain your copy.

Let us work together to make this an awesome fundraising effort.

DEN MEETINGS:
All den meetings were officially slated to start the week of September 13. Even though we are unable to meet in person, we will still begin our Scouting program that week. In order to accomplish this, we are once again going to need your help. Each of you will have to become the den leader for your son(s) and help him complete his adventure loop requirements. The plan is to send out the Adventure requirements we would be working on when the den would normally meet in person and have you work on those requirements with your son(s). The meeting schedule should be the same as it was last year with the exception of the new Tiger den, which will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and the new Webelos den, which will met on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays. If you need to see the meeting schedule, please check out the schedule, located on our “Meetings” page under the “Schedules” tab on the main menu bar. Watch for more information coming soon.

PACK DUES:
Just a reminder that we will be collecting dues earlier this year because we re-charter in December instead of February. National and Council dues have increased. Watch for more information coming soon.

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 the Activities & Training on the main menu bar.


The SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge

2020 Fall Rumble Virtual 5K

Cub Scout Fall Trout-O-Ree

Cub Scout Spookeree 2020


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 2020 - 2021 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.