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.

Five Below Fundraiser 3/18/16 – 3/20/16

Friday, March 18 – Sunday, March 20, Pack 8 is having a Fundraising event at Five Below, 120 Whitehall Mall. At our Tuesday, March 8 Den meetings, all scouts were given a copy of the flyer for this event to bring home. Save some money, and earn a little for Pack 8 in the process. Present the flyer at checkout, and Five Below will donate 10% of what you spend to Pack 8.

Here’s a link to a PDF file of the flyer:

Cub Pack 8 – 5 Below Fundraiser

Print up a whole bunch, and hand them out to your friends and neighbors; bring a pile to your place of worship or other groups. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity to make a little extra for Pack 8’s coffers!

2016 Pinewood Derby

More photos to come. If you have good ones you’d like to see here, please email them to Neil Farrell at tenpiualto@hotmail.com.

2016 Pinewood Top 5 Finishers

2016 Pinewood Top 5 Finishers

2016 Pinewood Best in Den

2016 Best in Den

2016 Misc. Awards

2016 Misc. Awards

Calendar Updates!

The upcoming few weeks have some changes from our original schedule. Our online calendar has been updated to reflect these changes. Please take a look (click “Calendar” in the menu bar above this post), and notice in particular:

  • Tues. Jan. 19, ONLY the BEAR den will meet at Greenawalds UCC at 6:30pm
  • Wed. Jan. 20, the TIGER, WOLF, and WEBELOS 1 & 2 dens will meet at 6:30 pm, at:
  • Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, Allentown, PA 18104, for a special physical fitness themed den meeting.
  • While there will be no Den meeting on Tues. Feb 2 (usual for the week of a Pack meeting), we will hold a half-hour long Pinewood Derby Pre-Weigh-in at Greenawalds UCC from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
  • ALL CARS FOR THE PINEWOOD DERBY must be weighed in and turned in to the Pack by the Friday Feb. 5 Official Weigh-in, which begins at 6:30 pm, and during which the track and timing equipment will be set up as well.

New Photos Added!

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It’s taken quite a while to get everything together to post these photos of recent Pack activities, BUT, HERE THEY ARE! If you have any other photos of these events you’d like us to consider posting, please send them to Neil Farrell at tenpiualto@hotmail.com.

June 2015 Iron Pigs Game:

October 2015 Biaggio’s Popcorn Show & Sell

October 2015 Trexler Game Preserve Hike

November 2015 LV Phantoms Game

January 2106 Father/Son Bake-off Pack Meeting

October 2015 Trexler Game Preserve Hike

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Packmaster Ed Rothrock gets everyone’s attention

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Resting at the top of the ridge to enjoy a beautiful view

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Some Webelos posing

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Shouldn’t this be at the BEACH!?!?

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A Praying Mantis on the path

June 2015 Iron Pigs Game

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Bringing in the Flag

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Bringing in the Flag 2

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Fireworks after the game!