PACK 111 Fall Cuboree Info Sheet by zaj13553

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									               PACK 111 Info Sheet -- Fall 2008




Welcome to Pack 111. We are located in Mandeville, Louisiana, and serve boys in
first through fifth grades from throughout the community. Our Pack is charted by
St. Timothy United Methodist Church. Students from any school are welcome to
join, and we have scouts from several local schools as members. The largest
numbers of our scouts attend Mandeville Elementary (1st-3rd grade) or the
associated middle schools (4 th-5th grade).

Our pack meets monthly as an entire group. In addition, boys meet regularly with
their Den (a sub group of the pack, a smaller group of usually 6-10 boys plus
leaders). Throughout the year each Den and Pack participate in many activities
such as the annual Pinewood Derby, Raingutter Regatta, Summer Camps, Crafts,
Camp Outs, and Outings. Pack 111 currently has over 50 boys organized in Tiger
Cub, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Dens. In addition, a large percentage of our scouts
have graduated into one of several local Boy Scout troops (for ages 11-18).

MEETINGS: Pack meetings are normally held on the first Monday of the month
    (Sep to May) at 7PM at St Timothy’s United Methodist Church in the
    gymnasium. In addition, each scout will meet with their den at least 2
    additional times each month. Special events and outings are also held
    throughout the year, such as our annual Blue & Gold awards banquet in
    February/March.

RACING: Every year Pack 111 hosts 2 or more racing events: Raingutter Regatta
     in the fall, and Pinewood Derby in the spring, and Space Derby in the
     summer. In these events, the scout (with adult assistance) constructs a
     wooden vehicle (sailboat, race car, or rocket respectively) and competes
     against other scouts in racing (how fast) and “show & shine” (appearance)
     for trophies and prizes. Winners from pack 111 also participate in district
     level events against other nearby packs.

OUTINGS: Pack 111 hosts 3-4 overnight adventures each year, including at least 2
     family campouts (fall and spring), an overnight campout at Zephyr field
     (camp on the baseball field!) and one other trip (this year we are planning to
     spend the night on the USS Alabama in Mobile, AL). In additional older
     scouts in grades 4-5 (Webelos) will have additional camping and outdoor
     opportunities, including opportunities to participate in Boy Scout outings in
      conjunction with local Boy Scout troops. Generally most outings are open to
      the entire family, including older and younger siblings.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES: Scouts attend day camp in early June, which offers
    shooting sports (BB Guns & Archery), Crafts, Aquatics, Scouting skills and
    much more. Additional activities are held each summer month.

LEADERSHIP: Pack 111 has a strong team of leaders at all age groups. All pack
    leaders have taken youth protection training as well as training in scout
    leadership skills. Currently the pack has a ratio of approximately 1 leader
    for every 4 scouts. We strongly encourage all parents to get involved!
    Additional volunteers for a variety of leadership positions small and large
    are ALWAYS welcome. Leaders are 100% non-paid volunteers.

FIELD UNIFORMS: Scouts are responsible for obtaining their own uniform.
     Uniforms are available from Playville (Mandeville or Covington). You will
     need to know your rank (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos) as well as Pack
     Number (111) and den number (provided once you are assigned to a den).
     Pack 111 only requires uniforms “from the belt up” – scout pants and socks
     are not required. Either dark blue or khaki pants or shorts (i.e. MES school
     pants) can be worn. Hats are optional. Shirt, belt, neckerchief and slide,
     plus appropriate insignia are required. Tigers through Bear ranks wear blue
     cub scout shirts. Webelos scouts (4 th and 5 grades) wear khaki shirts with
     blue shoulder tabs. (We recommend the blue cub scout belt even for
     Webelos to enable the wearing of earned Academics and Sports belt loops.)
     Info on where to place badges and insignia may be found in the scout books
     as well as http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34282.pdf . In addition, each
     scout will require a cub scout book for their appropriate rank. – Financial
     assistance in acquiring uniforms and supplies is available upon request.

ACTIVITY UNIFORM: For many outdoor and other events, scouts are not
     required to wear the formal “field” uniform. For these events any scout
     related shirt or t-shirt would normally be worn. Pack 111 sells T-shirts (in
     both adult and youth sizes) for $7 each which may be worn.


Pack 111 Website: www.pack111.info
Bogue Tuchenna District: www.btbsa.org -- Western St Tammany +
       Washington parishes.
Istrouma Area Council: www.iac-bsa.org – Based in Baton Rouge, covers 13
       parishes in SE LA including most of the northshore.
Boy Scouts of America: www.scouting.org

Inquiries may be directed to: cubmaster@pack111.info or by contacting one of
the leaders shown below:
       Andrew Pierre – Cubmaster (985) 320-7220
       Mike Sonnier – Pack Committee Chair (985) 789-1481

								
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