We hope this email reaches you well! As always there is LOTS of info. that's coming your way! Hold onto your keyboards and let's take a look at what's coming up for the PACK! It's worth the read!
RED ALERT!!! RED ALERT!!!!! RED ALERT!!!!!!
Have you rechartered? (Aka membership renewal) If not, the deadline has passed! If your son would like to continue reaping the benefits of scouting, please contact Michelle Marshall, our membership chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements to drop your payment to her ASAP!!!! We don't want your scout to miss out on all of the great events planned for the spring! Contact Michelle today!!!!!
WHAT A GREAT RACE!!!
We had a great turnout on Saturday, January 29 for our annual pack Pinewood Derby. A shout out to all of our scouts who worked so hard to make such special and unique cars! Congratulations to all! A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Will Felter for leading this event and to all of those who volunteered their time to make it so successful. Without wonderfully dedicated parents, this event would not be so great!!!! The results from the race are posted on the pack website. The Crosswinds District race is on March 12 at Cary Town Center. For those scouts who qualified to enter the district competition, check the website for the schedule and district rules. http://pack216.cary.nc.us/pinewood-derby.html
Blue and Gold Banquet/FEB. Pack meeting!
As many of you know, (in case you didn't!) our FEB. pack meeting is replaced by our annual Blue and Gold Banquet. It will be on SUNDAY, February 27 from 3pm to 6pm at Green Hope High School Auditorium. By now, you should have received an email from your den representative regarding food for this event. If not, please contact your den leader. Each Den will plan their own meals (pot luck, pizza, you decide). QUESTIONS? Contact Margo Peterson at email@example.com.
The March pack meeting is March 15 at 7:00pm at St. Michael's.
Conservation Project Activity
BREAK out the old shovel and gardening gloves! It's time to get digging! Saturday, March 5 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Koka Booth Amphitheater. As part of the Town of Cary Spruce Project, we will be clearing, mulching, and planting flower beds. What better way to give alittle back to our community than by being a part of this wonderful activity! It's a win-win situation....Boys LOVE the dirt and we beautify the amphitheater at the same time! Join us! Please sign-up on the website, so we'll know to expect you......you'll be glad you did! :)
Big Trip.....did you say BIG TRIP!!!
That's right....the BIG TRIP is just around the corner! MARK YOUR CALENDAR for April 9-10!!!! We will be heading to the North Carolina outerbanks to visit Roanoke Island and sleep with the sharks at the aquarium. A whole new meaning to "sleeping with the fishes"!!!! Roanoke Island is about 4 hours from Cary, and we'll be meeting at noon at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Web sign-ups RIGHT NOW!!!! Sign up!
District Order of the Arrow Webelos Day Camp Durant
Is your son a Webelos?! Well this is their day to find out what the Order of the Arrow (OA) is all about, having fun and learning about the great opportunities the Order of the Arrow brings to the Occoneechee Council. http://www.lodge104.net/uploads/docs/Event_Materials/Webelos_Reg_2011.pdf Webelos Scouts only- this event is not sponsored by the Pack, but by the council.
Let's do the Time warp again!!!!! (that's for the adults!)
How many trips to the pool, beach and free movie theatre can you have in one summer?! Looking for something else to do with your summer?! The Cub Scouts have the solution! Summer camp, Cub Scout style! Session 1 through June 27- July 1 Raleigh Fair Grounds. Session 2 through July 4- July 8. Cost is $110/wk and includes two shirts. Adults must volunteer for one day of the week. Theme is "Time Travel". Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, Paul Nashawaty Online sign up TBD right now!
Many hands make light work!!!! Giving BACK to the PACK!!
What makes our pack GREAT?! Well first the scouts of course! Who is behind every GREAT scout???? GREAT PARENTS!!! The pack relies upon on the efforts of many adult volunteers to develop and run the Pack. More than a third of all families have at least one adult serving in a full time role as Den Leaders, Assistants, or members of the Pack Committee. Not everyone needs to be a uniformed leader to help out. From time to time, we also need adults to help plan or assist with specific pack activities. Won't you consider giving back to the pack? My personal guarantee is that you will receive more than give! The smile on Scouts faces is worth every bit of work!
We have an immediate need for a 2011-2012 Membership Chairperson. This job is very flexible in that you pretty much can do it all on your schedule. Contact Mike Lopez at email@example.com if you would like more information on this or other opportunities to volunteer.
As always find the latest Pack information on the web at http://pack216.cary.nc.us. Hopefully you're also signed up to receive pack news through e-mail, if not there is a sign-up form on the website.
RECAP and Calendar!
1. Recharter with Michelle Marshall ASAP if you haven't done so already!
2. Blue and Gold Banquet, Sunday, Feb. 27, 3-6pm Green Hope HS-contact your den leader/den representative for food details!
3. March 5- 9-11am, Conservation activity! Alittle digging for some beautification of community!
4. March 15- NEXT PACK MEETING...same place, same BAT location.....7pm, St. Michael Parish Center.
5. April 9th- BIG TRIP! SIGN UP TODAY!!!
6. Give back to the Pack...if you can! :)
PR Chickie for Pack 216!