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Pack 118,

Hello! Our next pack event & meeting is next Friday September 10th from 6:45pm to 8:00pm at Brooks United Methodist Church. 119 Morgan Mill Road Brooks, GA.

This is the Rain Gutter Regatta race! Your scout needs to come with a recycled rain gutter regatta boat already built and ready to race. Scouts will be racing other scouts in their own ranks/grade level for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place finisher ribbon!

Boat materials need to be made of some sort of trash, scrap, or re-purposed type material. Think juice boxes, water/soda bottles, scrap rigid insulation foam, etc. You'll need a sail also to catch the "wind" you provide by blowing through a straw! Tons of ideas online if you need some inspiration. Parents/guardians can provide help to their scout that is appropriate for their age level.


Check your email for additional details & rules!

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Welcome Back Pack 118!

Hello all! Welcome back to a new Scouting year! I hope everyone had a great summer! We have a bunch of great things planned for the year and a few changes from last year. I have several important announcements listed in this email so please read this in its entirety and let me know if you have any questions.

Recruitment:

Fall recruitment is underway. District Executive Danny McCranie is visiting Inman Elementary School on Monday August 16th. He will be going around to the different grades and handing out information. Your scout may come home with info. Our school recruitment night is Tuesday August 17th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Inman Elementary cafeteria. If your child is already registered with the pack from last year, you do not need to attend this or complete an application. You are still registered with BSA and the pack. You just need to pay 2021-2022 pack dues. If you have another child joining this year, you will need to complete an application and pay the registration fee. You can also come to our “Intro to Scouting” Pack Meeting on August 27th at Brooks UMC and register then. You can also register your new scout online by going to our new scout page here.

Pack Webpage:

Don't forget, we have an awesome website where you can pay dues, get your calendar, get info on upcoming events, etc. https://pack118.trooptrack.com/

Pack Face Book Group Page:

We have a Pack 118 Face Book page also. We post some photos from events, announce events, post lost and found items, etc. If you are on Face Book, please join our page here.

Email Communication:

The primary means of communicating is via email. Please ensure you are checking your email regularly and you do not mark us as spam. You will be in the dark if so.

Intro to Scouting Meeting:

The first Pack Meeting of the year is the “Intro to Scouting” meeting on Friday August 27th from 6:45pm to 8:00pm at Brooks United Methodist Church located at 119 Morgan Mill Road in Brooks, GA. You may wear the “Class B” Pack T-shirt to this meeting if you have it. We will have bounce houses, games, and an ice cream truck! Every youth present will have a $1.50 credit for ice cream. We will also have a new member orientation, provide information, pass out den/pack calendars, you can pay dues, collect your neckerchief, pack t-shirt, etc.

Recruitment Award:

For any current scout who gets a friend to join is eligible for a “Recruiter” strip patch that can be worn on the uniform. Let the Cubmaster know who you got to join the pack.

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award:

Please let Advancement Chair Justin Anderson know if your scout attended Fayette Day Camp this past June or attended an overnight Scout Camp this summer. If so, they are eligible for this awesome award. If they received it last year, let him know that too, they get a cool paw print pin that goes on the patch for a subsequent award. There are other criteria for the award but if you were active with the pack and your den last year, and attended the other outings, you would have completed all the requirements. See Justin Anderson for details.

Popcorn Fundraising:

The annual popcorn fundraising is kicking off soon. You should have received, or will be soon receiving, a popcorn flyer in the mail from Flint River Council. We have changed the percentage for this year. Your scout will now be allowed to keep approximately 33% of the popcorn they sell. This is the FULL unit portion. This will help offset your scouting dues, uniforms and outing costs. More to follow, stay tuned.

Pack Dues and Costs for the Year:

New Scouts Pack Dues are $190 and Returning Scouts Dues are $165. These have gone up from last year. Your dues include 2021-2022 BSA registration fee & insurance, awards throughout the year, belt loops, pins, patches, neckerchief, Pinewood Derby Car, and the cost of den & pack activities. It does not include uniform items other than the neckerchief. Spook-O-Ree is a separate cost. The “Big Trip” to Dauset Trails will be an additional cost as well. More to follow on those.

Note about Uniforms:

A couple of changes regarding the uniform for this year:

1) Hats - We are no longer providing a Pack Hat. We are not requiring you to purchase or wear a hat with your uniform. But, if you are wearing a hat with your Class A uniform, it needs to be the appropriate rank specific hat or if you have the old pack hat, you can wear that.

2) Neckerchief Woggles – in previous years, we provided a hand tied woggle. We will not be doing that this year. You can purchase a rank specific woggle at the scout shop or I will offer a free woggle kit for you to tie one yourself. We do have a limited amount of free older donated woggles available. See Justin Anderson for details. Neckerchief slides are available for purchase at the scout shop.

3) Pack Uniform Requirement – The Class A uniform consists of the blue button up shirt (Webelos can wear the BSA tan…) with appropriate patches, rank specific neckerchief, neckerchief slide/woggle, & scout belt. These are available from the Scout Shop in Griffin or online. You do not need to wear the official scout pants or shorts. They are a bit pricey and it is not necessary. A pair of blue jeans is just fine. Pants/shorts with belt loops are required however. Again, a hat is optional. Class A uniform is required at all pack/den meetings unless otherwise noted by the den leader or Cubmaster. Class B uniform is the pack T-shirt. I’d like to see every scout in uniform as soon as possible. Again, you can offset or completely pay for your uniform via popcorn sales. If you have any questions, let me know.

Pack Meeting/Event Dates: 

August 27th – Pack Meeting (Intro to Scouting, Jump House, Ice Cream Truck, Pay Dues, etc.)

September 10th – Pack Meeting (Rain Gutter Regatta)

October 15th – Bobcat Ceremony

October 22th – 24th – Spook-O-Ree (Camp Thunder Overnight)

November 19th – Pack Meeting (Turkey Shoot)

December 10th – Pack Meeting (Cake Auction)

December 4th – Fayetteville Christmas Parade on Saturday

January TBA – Pack Meeting TBD

January 8th – Pinewood Derby Clinic (Saturday)

February 4th – Pinewood Derby Check-In & Blue & Gold

February 5th – Pinewood Derby

February 6th – Scout Sunday

March 4th – Pack Meeting (Arrow of Light Crossover)

April 22nd to 24th – Pack Meeting (“Big Trip” Dauset Trails)

May 6th – Rank Advancement

June – Fayette Day Camp

July – Cub Scout/Webelos Summer Camp


**All of these dates are subject to change. Pay attention to email and announcements! **

Covid – We follow current guidelines from the BSA, CDC, State of Georgia and the Fayette County School Board regarding school closures & Covid directives. If FCBOE decides to cancel school for Covid or any other reasons – ice storms, bad weather, etc., - we will cancel meetings on those affected dates as well. We also follow the rules and guidance from our charter – Brooks United Methodist Church – on whether we are able to meet inside their building and/or their masking rules. But please, if you are ill or showing symptoms of any illness, please stay home and we will make sure your scout is caught up. The majority of requirements can be completed at home when needed. 

It’s going to be a great year!

That’s all I have for now. See you all on August 27th!

Dustin Hallman

Cubmaster

Pack 118

Scoutleaderhallman@gmail.com



Den Calendars  

LionTigerBearBearBear
WEBELOS II / ARROW OF LIGHT

     

 

 

Pack118

New Scout First StepsPack 118 Online Store
Find us on Facebook
Pack Policies


Contact Pack 118 Leadership and Meeting Information

Den calendars at the bottom of the page.

Upcoming Events

Pack 118,

Hello! Our next pack event & meeting is next Friday September 10th from 6:45pm to 8:00pm at Brooks United Methodist Church. 119 Morgan Mill Road Brooks, GA.

This is the Rain Gutter Regatta race! Your scout needs to come with a recycled rain gutter regatta boat already built and ready to race. Scouts will be racing other scouts in their own ranks/grade level for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place finisher ribbon!

Boat materials need to be made of some sort of trash, scrap, or re-purposed type material. Think juice boxes, water/soda bottles, scrap rigid insulation foam, etc. You'll need a sail also to catch the "wind" you provide by blowing through a straw! Tons of ideas online if you need some inspiration. Parents/guardians can provide help to their scout that is appropriate for their age level.


Check your email for additional details & rules!

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Welcome Back Pack 118!

Hello all! Welcome back to a new Scouting year! I hope everyone had a great summer! We have a bunch of great things planned for the year and a few changes from last year. I have several important announcements listed in this email so please read this in its entirety and let me know if you have any questions.

Recruitment:

Fall recruitment is underway. District Executive Danny McCranie is visiting Inman Elementary School on Monday August 16th. He will be going around to the different grades and handing out information. Your scout may come home with info. Our school recruitment night is Tuesday August 17th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Inman Elementary cafeteria. If your child is already registered with the pack from last year, you do not need to attend this or complete an application. You are still registered with BSA and the pack. You just need to pay 2021-2022 pack dues. If you have another child joining this year, you will need to complete an application and pay the registration fee. You can also come to our “Intro to Scouting” Pack Meeting on August 27th at Brooks UMC and register then. You can also register your new scout online by going to our new scout page here.

Pack Webpage:

Don't forget, we have an awesome website where you can pay dues, get your calendar, get info on upcoming events, etc. https://pack118.trooptrack.com/

Pack Face Book Group Page:

We have a Pack 118 Face Book page also. We post some photos from events, announce events, post lost and found items, etc. If you are on Face Book, please join our page here.

Email Communication:

The primary means of communicating is via email. Please ensure you are checking your email regularly and you do not mark us as spam. You will be in the dark if so.

Intro to Scouting Meeting:

The first Pack Meeting of the year is the “Intro to Scouting” meeting on Friday August 27th from 6:45pm to 8:00pm at Brooks United Methodist Church located at 119 Morgan Mill Road in Brooks, GA. You may wear the “Class B” Pack T-shirt to this meeting if you have it. We will have bounce houses, games, and an ice cream truck! Every youth present will have a $1.50 credit for ice cream. We will also have a new member orientation, provide information, pass out den/pack calendars, you can pay dues, collect your neckerchief, pack t-shirt, etc.

Recruitment Award:

For any current scout who gets a friend to join is eligible for a “Recruiter” strip patch that can be worn on the uniform. Let the Cubmaster know who you got to join the pack.

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award:

Please let Advancement Chair Justin Anderson know if your scout attended Fayette Day Camp this past June or attended an overnight Scout Camp this summer. If so, they are eligible for this awesome award. If they received it last year, let him know that too, they get a cool paw print pin that goes on the patch for a subsequent award. There are other criteria for the award but if you were active with the pack and your den last year, and attended the other outings, you would have completed all the requirements. See Justin Anderson for details.

Popcorn Fundraising:

The annual popcorn fundraising is kicking off soon. You should have received, or will be soon receiving, a popcorn flyer in the mail from Flint River Council. We have changed the percentage for this year. Your scout will now be allowed to keep approximately 33% of the popcorn they sell. This is the FULL unit portion. This will help offset your scouting dues, uniforms and outing costs. More to follow, stay tuned.

Pack Dues and Costs for the Year:

New Scouts Pack Dues are $190 and Returning Scouts Dues are $165. These have gone up from last year. Your dues include 2021-2022 BSA registration fee & insurance, awards throughout the year, belt loops, pins, patches, neckerchief, Pinewood Derby Car, and the cost of den & pack activities. It does not include uniform items other than the neckerchief. Spook-O-Ree is a separate cost. The “Big Trip” to Dauset Trails will be an additional cost as well. More to follow on those.

Note about Uniforms:

A couple of changes regarding the uniform for this year:

1) Hats - We are no longer providing a Pack Hat. We are not requiring you to purchase or wear a hat with your uniform. But, if you are wearing a hat with your Class A uniform, it needs to be the appropriate rank specific hat or if you have the old pack hat, you can wear that.

2) Neckerchief Woggles – in previous years, we provided a hand tied woggle. We will not be doing that this year. You can purchase a rank specific woggle at the scout shop or I will offer a free woggle kit for you to tie one yourself. We do have a limited amount of free older donated woggles available. See Justin Anderson for details. Neckerchief slides are available for purchase at the scout shop.

3) Pack Uniform Requirement – The Class A uniform consists of the blue button up shirt (Webelos can wear the BSA tan…) with appropriate patches, rank specific neckerchief, neckerchief slide/woggle, & scout belt. These are available from the Scout Shop in Griffin or online. You do not need to wear the official scout pants or shorts. They are a bit pricey and it is not necessary. A pair of blue jeans is just fine. Pants/shorts with belt loops are required however. Again, a hat is optional. Class A uniform is required at all pack/den meetings unless otherwise noted by the den leader or Cubmaster. Class B uniform is the pack T-shirt. I’d like to see every scout in uniform as soon as possible. Again, you can offset or completely pay for your uniform via popcorn sales. If you have any questions, let me know.

Pack Meeting/Event Dates: 

August 27th – Pack Meeting (Intro to Scouting, Jump House, Ice Cream Truck, Pay Dues, etc.)

September 10th – Pack Meeting (Rain Gutter Regatta)

October 15th – Bobcat Ceremony

October 22th – 24th – Spook-O-Ree (Camp Thunder Overnight)

November 19th – Pack Meeting (Turkey Shoot)

December 10th – Pack Meeting (Cake Auction)

December 4th – Fayetteville Christmas Parade on Saturday

January TBA – Pack Meeting TBD

January 8th – Pinewood Derby Clinic (Saturday)

February 4th – Pinewood Derby Check-In & Blue & Gold

February 5th – Pinewood Derby

February 6th – Scout Sunday

March 4th – Pack Meeting (Arrow of Light Crossover)

April 22nd to 24th – Pack Meeting (“Big Trip” Dauset Trails)

May 6th – Rank Advancement

June – Fayette Day Camp

July – Cub Scout/Webelos Summer Camp


**All of these dates are subject to change. Pay attention to email and announcements! **

Covid – We follow current guidelines from the BSA, CDC, State of Georgia and the Fayette County School Board regarding school closures & Covid directives. If FCBOE decides to cancel school for Covid or any other reasons – ice storms, bad weather, etc., - we will cancel meetings on those affected dates as well. We also follow the rules and guidance from our charter – Brooks United Methodist Church – on whether we are able to meet inside their building and/or their masking rules. But please, if you are ill or showing symptoms of any illness, please stay home and we will make sure your scout is caught up. The majority of requirements can be completed at home when needed. 

It’s going to be a great year!

That’s all I have for now. See you all on August 27th!

Dustin Hallman

Cubmaster

Pack 118

Scoutleaderhallman@gmail.com



Den Calendars  

LionTigerBearBearBear
WEBELOS II / ARROW OF LIGHT

     

 

 

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