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November 16, 2023

H A P P Y
T H A N K S G I V I N G

Happy Thanksgiving to the CS Pack 141 and FG Troop 377 family. We pray that each of you will have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Day and an awesome weekend that follows. We pray for safe travels for each of you that will be traveling the roadways during the holiday. We also pray that you will enjoy all of your blessings, for we know that they be plentiful. We would like you to know that we are so thankful that you are a part of this family and we give thanks to God for each and every one of you, for you all are a blessing to us. Remember, there is always something that we can be thankful for, so just give GOD THANKS AND PRAISE!!!. Blessings.


BSA MEMBERSHIP FEE INCREASE DETAILS – UPDATED 6/27/2023
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 is now the official retailer for BSA items. 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.

PACK MEETING: ARMED FORCES TRIBUTE – November 16

THANKSGIVING DAY – November 23

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY – November 24

CHRISTIANSBURG CHRISTAMAS PARADE – December 8

PACK MEETING: CHRISTMAS SPIRIT (SKITS/PLAYS) – December 21

CHRISTMAS DAY – December 25


PACK MEETING:
This is a reminder that our Pack meeting for this month will be held on Thursday, November 16 at the Church. This meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. and will feature special guest speakers to cover our "Armed Forces Tribute." It should be an interesting night with lots of great information. Please mark your calendar and make plans to come out.

DECEMBER PACK MEETING:
Remember, the December Pack meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m. and will feature skits and a few other exciting things. Please mark your calendar and plan for a night of laughs, fine acting, and much, much more.

POPCORN FUNDRAISER UPDATE:
Again, thanks to all who participated in our fundraiser. We are in the final stages of our fundraising efforts. Remember to pick up your popcorn on November 11, 9-11am in the Scout Room. The most important deadline involves us paying for our popcorn on time. Popcorn money is due in before November 16. So please make sure that you collect the money and turn it in on time. Make sure checks are payable to Pack 141.

We have already done all the work to earn our share in this fundraiser so let us not cut our profits because we are late with our popcorn payment. Make sure you also turn in the envelope with your money so your child the proper credit.

PACK DUES:
It is time for us to collect dues, but there are a few changes we need to make you aware of. BSA National have once again increased their dues. The BSA announced for the upcoming Scouting year (January-December), the annual fee will be $80.00 a year for all registered youth in Cub Scouts. The BRM Council dues have not increased and will remain at $25.00 for each registered youth. Our Pack fees will increase this year. They are now $30.00 for all Scouts, except Webelos and AOLs, they are $35.00. This means that total amount of money we need to collect this year for dues will be $135.00 for all Scouts and $140.00 for Webelos and AOLs. Boy’s Life Magazine is an additional $15.00.

Dues need to be paid (received) on or before November 16. If for some reason you have an issue paying your dues, please contact the Cubmaster so that other arrangements can be made to help get them paid. Remember there is a $5.00 discount per scout / frontier for families with more than one scout or frontier in any of our Family of Scouting programs. Please make checks payable to Pack 141.

CHRISTMAS PARADE:
The Christmas Parade is set for December 8. We will meet in the Church parking lot at 6:00 p.m. so that we can walk together to get in our place for the Parade. We will be walking this year and any and all family members are invited to walk with us. Normally we do not attempt to wear our uniforms because of the cold temperatures and the coats everyone wears that cover up the uniforms. Regardless, please dress warmly, preferably in layers. Refreshments will be served following the parade in the CPC Youth Center (the building behind the playground).

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.

PACK CLASS B UNIFORMS (T-SHIRTS AND HOODIES):
pack_hoodie Once again, we are able to offer our Pack family an opportunity to purchased Pack Class B uniforms, which include three classes of shirts; t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and hoodies (hooded pullovers). We are selling these shirts for cost but the actual price of each shirt is dependent upon the total number of t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and hoodies we ordered. The minimum number of shirts that we can order is 12 shirts, in total.

We will taking orders until mid-November, at which point we will be able to quote you the actual price of the shirts. Long sleeve shirts cost a little more than t-shirt with hoodies costing the most. The current sizes go from youth S to youth XL and adult S to adult 4XL and up. If you are interested in getting one or more shirts, let us know.

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 because of weather the day of a special 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.

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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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EVENTS FROM THE REGION:
For information on pack friendly events happening in the region.

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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 2023 - 2024 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.