Pack 216 Year in Review
Pack 216 has had a great year full of fun trips and activities!
|Cub Scout Pack 216, Cary, NC|
Pack 216 kicked off the year with our annual picnic in August. It was great to get together again after summer vacation, and to welcome the new group of Tiger Cubs to the pack. We enjoyed food, fun games, and traditional scouting songs and activities.
In October, our pack camped at Camp Raven's Knob in Mt. Airy, NC. We climbed Raven's Knob, roasted marshmallows and watch scouts do their skits.
Our most popular activity. Congratulations to all scouts who built and raced cars in this year's event.
Blue and Gold Banquet
A cub scout tradition. We dine together, enjoyed a performance by a magician, and most importantly recognized all the scouts achievements for the year. The highlight was our second year Webelos scouts receiving their Arrow of Light award and bridging to boy scouts in a special ceremony.
We took advantage of the great facilities at Camp Durant, when we went camping with our families in the spring.
Night with Durham Bulls
In June, we joined scouts from around North Carolina at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. We paraded around the field before the game, watched the game, and then spent the night camping in the outfield.
Many of our scouts took part in the Occoneechee Council's summer camp offerings. Cub scouts attend day camp, while Webelos can attend a week long resident camp at Camp Durant. Twilight Camp is a third option, including camping one night at Optimist Farm.
The Big Trip
The Big Trip is the highlight of each year for Pack 216, and this year was no exception. We traveled to USS Yorktown and visited Charleston, SC.
Football Camping Trip
In September we went to the Duke-Army Football Game. We were on the field for the player's tunnel, and then we camped overnight nearby.
Our annual fundraiser is selling Trail's End popcorn. Congratulations to all of our scouts that developed character, earned prizes, and helped raise money for the pack's trips and activities.
NC Transportation Museum
We visited the NC Transportation Museum and learned about the transportation system and how it all started.
We visited a local retirement home and sang Christmas carols for the residents.
In May, we finished the formal scout year with a special celebration where the scouts advanced to the next rank. The Tigers became Wolves, the Wolves became Bears, and the Bears became Webelos.
Scouting for Food Drive
In July, we volunteered our time to help collect, sort, weigh, and transport 862 pounds of food donations for the Western Wake Crisis Ministry.