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May 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.

Annual Pack Trout-O-Ree – May 5.

CSP:Memorial Day Flag Ceremony – May 26.

Annual Pack Picnic – June 2.


PACK MEETING:
This month’s pack meeting is our annual Crossover and Graduation Ceremony. So, mark your calendar, prepare yourselves for a great night of awards and plan to come on May 23 for the celebration. Class A uniform is mandatory for this meeting.

THE SCOUTING YEAR COMES TO AN END:
We are rapidly approaching the close of another great Scouting year. We have all worked hard on getting our Scouts to the next level and they have worked equally as hard on getting there. Thanks to all for your help, time, and effort in making this a very successful Scouting year. We have made great strides over the past year and without the help that we received, we would not have the quality program that we have. We have much work to do to prepare for the upcoming year as we continue to integrate our Family Of Scouting program and we will need all the help we can get. And though we are just building the foundation for our three programs, we are confident that the program we build together will be one that will promote growth and learning while encouraging participation from all our members and leaders alike. Congratulations to all the Scouts on their achievements. We trust you will continue the hard work at the next level and for the rest of your lives. We pray for safe travels through the summer vacation season and we look forward to the start of a new Scouting year. Again, congratulations to all the Scouts and thank you for another great year of Scouting.

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TROUT-O-REE:
This year, the Trout-O-Ree will be held at an old location, The Wall Brothers Farm off of Merrimac Road, just down the road from Cox’s Driving Range. The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 5, from 1:00 p.m. until dark.

We will be catching the fish we will have for dinner. You do not need a fishing license as this is a private pond, but you do need to bring fishing equipment and bait for trout. Berkley Powerbait is highly recommended, which can be brought at Wal-Mart.

So, if you know how to filet fish, please bring your filet knife and a board to filet; we will need all the help we can get with the fish. If you would like to learn to filet fish, bring a filet knife and a board to filet fish on and we can teach you in a few short minutes. We will also have the usual, hush puppies, coleslaw, drinks, and such. This will be a fish fry and not a cookout, so there will be no hamburgers, hotdogs, and the like. Uniforms are not required.

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CSP - MEMORIAL DAY FLAG CEREMONY:
On Sunday, May 26, starting at 2:00 p.m., we will be teaming up for a Community Service Project (CSP) at Roselawn Memorial Gardens on North Franklin Street to honor our Veterans. Mr. Brandon Daigle, a former scout, who works at the Gardens will be helping us with this project. Activities will include learning how to identify what a Veteran’s marker looks like on a grave marker, distribution of American flags to honor those Veterans, and the possible participation in a flag ceremony to retrieve an old color (flag) and to post a new color (flag). Please mark your calendar and plan to come out to help us with this community service project.

UNIFORMS:
Just a reminder that Class A uniforms are required for all our scouts and are to be worn in their entirety to all scouting functions unless otherwise noted. For more information about Pack uniforms, see the “Uniforms” page under the “About” tab on the main menu bar. Please do not let you lack of not having a uniform prevent you from coming to any of our meetings, event, or functions. We do allow time for you to get a uniform.

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FAMILY OF SCOUTING PROGAM:
Our scouting programs will not participate in the official Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Family Scouting program because we already have an alternative scout like program for girls that is a part of our Family of Scouting program. Frontier Girls Troop 377 was launched 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 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 the Christiansburg Presbyterian Church, but one that would cater specifically to the young girls in the community. Please click HERE to visit our Troop 377 website for more information on the program itself. Also, please check out and like our Facebook page at @FGTroop377. 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. Should you have any questions, please feel free to 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

Cub/Webelos Resident Camp 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 2018 - 2019 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.