There are less than 3 weeks left until the Pinewood Derby. Are you ready to race? Race day is Sat, Jan 29.
There are two opportunities for unofficial pre-race weigh-ins: Sat, Jan 22 at 10:30am and Mon, Jan 24 at 6:00pm at the West Park Club House. Check the Pack website for details, rules, helpful hints, etc.
The February Pack Outing is a trip to the Triangle Rock Club at 10:30am on Sat, Feb 5. For details and to sign up go to http://pack216.cary.nc.us/signup_rockclimb0211.php. The outing is free for scouts, with a small fee for siblings and adults who also wish to climb. Sign up before Monday, Jan 17. Payment is due at the January 18 pack meeting at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.
Rechartering (membership renewal)
Membership renewal will only take place at the Pinewood Derby this year. Please bring your checkbook and re-register at that time if you plan to continue with the Pack in 2011-2012. If you cannot make the Pinewood Derby, you will have to contact our membership chair firstname.lastname@example.org and make arrangements to drop your payment off at her house prior toFebruary 11.
Blue and Gold Banquet
We'll celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week in February with the traditional Blue and Gold Banquet. The planning committee is investigating two possible dates for this year:Sunday Feb 20 and Sunday Feb 27. Keep an eye out for an announcement for the final date. Each Den needs a representative for blue and gold banquet to help with set up and clean up and to coordinate den plans. Please send your representative’s contact info (including email) to Margo Peterson at: email@example.com
The January pack meeting will be on January 18 at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.
There is no February pack meeting due to the Blue and Gold Banquet.
Save the date! The weekend of April 9 we will be heading to the North Carolina outer banks to visitRoanoke Island and sleep with the sharks at the aquarium.
Conservation Project Activity
Saturday, March 5. Location and project still TBD. Please save the date and let’s show all of our Scouts what it means to be good citizens by giving back to the community!
District Order of the Arrow Webelos Day Camp Durant
Webelos, this is your 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.
Cub Scout Summer Day Camp- Plan Ahead!
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". On Line Sign Up is TBD Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, Paul Nashawaty
The Pack relies 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. Please consider contributing your time if you can.
Specifically, we are recruiting a Membership Chairperson for the 2011-2012 scouting year. The job is very flexible in that you pretty much can do it all on your schedule. Contact Mike Lopez email@example.com if you would like more information on this or other opportunities to volunteer.
Keep in Touch
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.