November 2019 Raingutter Regatta

Check out photos from our last Pack Meeting, where the Raingutter Regatta was contested!

Raingutter Regatta Gallery

 

 

November 2019 Raingutter Regatta

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Akelaland Winter Event 1/12/19

For Bears, Webelos, and Arrow of Light Scouts, the Webelos Winter Event is the following Saturday, January 12th at Akelaland at Camp Trexler. This is a day event and registration is $8 per Scout. We should have Scouts signed up shortly after the Holiday Party to allow time for us to register our group(s) and make a plan for what to bring with us. We will then spend time at the Den meeting earlier that week practicing some of the skills needed for the stations.

Registration deadline is January 2, 2019

WWE-RegistrationPacket-2019

Click here for Minsi Trails Council’s webpage for the event.

Long Overdue Updates here!

The tentative 2018-19 Pack 8 Calendar has been updated. Check and see when our Den and Pack Meetings are, as well as loads of special events.

More to come in the next couple of weeks, including pictures from this past summer’s Akelaland experience!

Summer Activities for Pack 8

Pack 8 has various activities throughout the summer to:

  • Have fun
  • Get a head start on the next rank
  • See their fellow scouts
  • Earn special awards

On Saturday, May 13 (yeah, not yet officially summer, but after our final Pack meeting), many members of Pack 8 and their families will participate in the Hike-o-ree event in central Philadelphia, visiting sites from the movie, “National Treasure,” which we’ll show in its entirety following our final Pack Meeting on Sat. 5/5. The trip will start with a caravan leaving Greenawalds UCC at 6:30 am that morning, include a train ride from Lansdale into central Philadelphia, and scouts and their families can choose from between the full 10 mile hike and a shorter, slightly less than 5 mile version for younger scouts and those not looking for quite so much of a challenge.

On Tuesday, June 20, we will have a fishing expedition to Johnsons’ Pond (scroll down to find listing and directions; there is no separate page for the pond) in North Whitehall.

On Tuesday, July 11, scouts will learn about Levers, and begin work toward earning the NOVA: Swing Award, a program designed to help Scouts explore how engineering and simple machines called levers affect everyday life. For more information, click the following link: NOVA: Swing.

From Sunday, July 30 – Saturday, August 5, at least seven members (total confirmed as of this writing) of Pack 8 will attend Summer Camp at Akelaland, along with leaders Jim Muscatell and Andrew Grim. They’ll learn valuable skills and earn achievements toward their next ranks, as well has having a boatload of fun. Opportunities for participating in extra awards such as the “Frozen Froggie,” and in fun, informal contests (including in past years: Belly Flop contest, a “karaoke” lip-synching contest, among others).

We will have at least one more optional, informal meeting sometime in August.

Keep on the lookout here, on our Calendar, and in your e-mail inbox for information about when it will be.

2017 Blue & Gold Banquet and Crossover Ceremony

Blue and Gold Web Invite 2017

Then please e-mail Ed Rothrock with it ASAP

at rothrocked@hotmail.com.

     Please come and enjoy our potluck dinner, and help us celebrate our Webelos II Scouts moving on into Boy Scouts. Be sure to sign up for your Potluck Dinner contribution at www.tinyurl.com/Pack8Crossover/. Select an available category, and let us know what you’ll be bringing! Last year’s turned out GREAT, with lots of different options. We expect this year’s spread to be every bit as good!

Webelos Geocaching Hike

On Saturday, October 29, the Webelos den took a Geocaching hike at Wehr’s Dam Bridge Park. In a landslide victory, EVERY geocache we found was located by a member of the Roy family! Pictures hopefully soon to follow!

(we’re still waiting for some photo clearance forms to be returned to Packmaster Ed Rothrock, so if you haven’t turned yours in yet, please do! We’ll have some pics up as soon as they’re all in!)

Calendar Updates!

Please take a look at our online calendar, as several dates have been updated.

Cub Pack 8 Schedule

“Get to know Troop 8” – Sat. 10/22

Troop 8 has invited all of Pack 8 to a “Get to know Troop 8” event. The entire Pack is invited, along with Parents. Our goal is to get the Pack and Troop to know each other better, and show the Pack what we do as a Troop.

The date is SaturdayOctober 22nd, at UCC Greenawalds, rain or shine, from 10AM to 1PM. Some of the Scouts from the Troop will be making lunch for everyone (Adults included), and hopefully will get some of the Cubs to help. While that is going on, the rest of the Troop will work with the Cubs in building a gigantic Tipi, as a demonstration of the type of activities/skills that the Troop does.

If it rains, then we will move indoors and have other activities that can be done. Regardless of the weather, the Troop will cook lunch.

This is a great opportunity to learn something about what the next part of your scouting journey mighmight like. Webelos II’s are strongly encouraged to attend, as you may well be a member of Troop 8 next year!

 

5/14/16 Camp Seranova trip

Originally planned as a sleepover camping trip, our visit to Camp Seranova was converted into a day trip, with fishing and cooking. Several scouts completed requirements fulfilled by hiking, building fires and cooking on them, and just enjoying the scenery. Here are some of the photos captured that day:

Patience is a virtue when it comes to fishing.

Patience is a virtue when it comes to fishing.

How much longer before one bites, Dad?

How much longer before one bites, Dad?

Got it hooked, now pull it in!

Got it hooked, now pull it in!

Great care must be taken to ensure the hook goes through ONLY the bait, not the fingers!

Great care must be taken to ensure the hook goes through ONLY the bait, not the fingers!

Paydirt! Hmm. Should we throw this one on the grill? Maybe a little too small...

Paydirt! Hmm. Should we throw this one on the grill? Maybe a little too small…

 

Sometimes selecting just the right worm is a challenge.

Sometimes selecting just the right worm is a challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone gets into the act helping to build the fire, even not-yet-Tiger Scouts!

Everyone gets into the act helping to build the fire, even not-yet-Tiger Scouts!

Waiting for the kindling to catch.

Waiting for the kindling to catch.

Now it's starting to look like a campfire!

Now it’s starting to look like a campfire!

 

 

 

 

Proper prep work is vital to a good meal.

Proper prep work is vital to a good meal.

"Hobo Stew" is an easy and delicious camp meal. Wrap everything up in the foil and toss it into the campfire's coals for a while. Voila!

“Hobo Stew” is an easy and delicious camp meal. Wrap everything up in the foil and toss it into the campfire’s coals for a while. Voila!

Apparently celebrating the successful extinguishing of the campfire. Safety RULES! [see what we did there? ;-) ]

Apparently celebrating the successful extinguishing of the campfire. Safety RULES! [see what we did there? 😉 ]

Manning (or is it "boying" the grill). Learning to cook outdoors is a part of every Cub Scout's development.

Manning (or is it “boying”?) the grill. Learning to cook outdoors is a part of every Cub Scout’s development.