It's that time again, School is back in so we are gearing up for another great year in Scouting. There is a lot of important information in this email so please be sure to read the entire email carefully as we've got some changes to our program year.
As is tradition, we hold Pack Meetings on the third Wednesday of every month at Seaman's Lodge (when possible). The first Pack meeting of the year will occur on Wednesday the 19th, starting promptly at 6:30pm. For those busy families who can't fit in dinner, we'll do pizza for $1/slice between 6:00 and 6:30. Here's the meeting schedule through the end of the year:
UPCOMING DEN MEETINGS
Den meeting times and locations will be coordinated among the Den's themselves. Many of you returning Scouts have likely already been in touch with your Den leaders. Please be advised that we are recommending that Den's meet before the September Pack Meeting so that everyone is engaged for the upcoming year. Please reach out to your Den Leader to determine if/when your September meeting will occur. If you are new to Cub Scouts and don't yet have a Den, we'll get you plugged in as soon as possible - please be patient as we try to get that sorted out.
Mark your calendars for the weekend of 9/29-9/30. We will be returning to Camp Marin Sierra for our annual family campout. Moms, Dads, Brothers, and Sisters all welcome. We'll do fun activities Saturday afternoon, Fire with Flag Retirement Saturday Night, and a Scavenger hunt on Sunday morning. The Pack provides Dinner, Breakfast, and a snack late Sunday morning. Full details will be coming shortly.
The annual Popcorn fundraiser is our one significant fundraising effort for the year. Similar to last year, we will have several weekends where the boys sell popcorn in front of a store. In addition, we will be encouraging the boys to sell individually to friends and family where they can place orders for popcorn to be delivered at a later date.
Popcorn sales is the primary fundraiser for the pack. This fundraiser offsets the costs to operate the pack and supports our Fall and Spring overnight trips (among many other things). The more we sell, the more affordable Scouting becomes for everyone in the pack, the more fun things we can do, and the more we can give back to the community
Here's the dates we're doing the storefront sales. Please set aside time for your boys to sign-up for a shift - it's critical that everyone pitch in! We'll send another email with full details covering popcorn sales as time gets closer.
Cub Scouting simply doesn't operate without the parents. The benefits of Scouting are directly correlated to the time and effort put forth by the parents. This year is especially crucial for the packin that we will lose many of our leadership as they bridge with their boys to Boy Scouts in the spring. We are asking that each family be prepared to commit to helping out the Pack in one area - large or small. With everyone's help, we can create a life changing Scouting experience for these boys. If you have ideas for new activities - we want to hear from you too! We'll spend some time discussing this with the parents at the first meeting.
Lastly, a huge thanks to all of the past and present Den Leaders and Volunteers. This whole operation simply doesn't work without you.
I look forward to seeing everyone for the first Pack meeting on Wednesday, September 19th. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Cub Scout Pack 23, Nevada City, CA