Let’s get ready to race!
All cub scouts should have their kits and be working on their cars. If you don’t have a kit please see your den leader. If you have questions about the rules, make sure to talk to your den leader.
We will have early weigh-ins for those who want to test-weigh your car. Those will be at the Jan 22 and Jan 29 Den Meetings. Bring your car and you can have it weighed and measured early so you can make changes before final weigh-in on Feb 1.
Also during the pinewood derby a professional photographer will be there to take pictures of the pack and all dens. Individual picutures will also be available. Prices are as follows: 8×10 $12, 5×7 $8, 4×6 $5, wallets in sheet of 8 $8. Order forms will be available at the next den meeting.
Good luck to all and remember, have fun building those cars!
Here is a video to get inspired.
The November Pack Meeting is re-scheduled for Nov 20 at 6PM. We will have the Raingutter Regatta, so be sure to arrive by 6PM!
Due to the recent hurricane and continued power outages we are postponing the upcoming pack meeting to a later date in November. The committee meeting that was also scheduled for Nov 1 is postponed as well.
Wanted to let everyone know the Halloween Party scheduled for Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30pm has been cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy.
Please remember that the popcorn order forms are due next week – Tuesday, October 23rd. I will be at the church from 6:30-7:00 to collect them. If you do not sell the required $250 worth of popcorn per family, there is a $25.00 buy out. Also, in addition to the prizes that are listed on the order form, we have decided to have a grand prize of a $50 gift card to Rascal’s for the cub scout who has the highest amount of sales, so let your boys know about this incentive! Please let me know if you have any questions, and if I have missed anyone on this e-mail, kindly forward it along or let me know who I missed.
We are having another popcorn show-n-sell Saturday, Oct 13 10am to 2pm at Army-Navy in Whitehall. Please respond to this email with either a 1 hour or 1/2 hour time slot. Remember the boys should be in their class A uniforms and accompanied by an adult for the duration of the time that is signed up for. The total profit is split among the boys that come and help sell.
Please note that the necessary paperwork to be filled out by each family is posted here. The forms that will be needed to be handed in are: permission form, mission statement (code of conduct included to be signed by parent, child, and den leader), and photo release form. All these forms are required regardless of filling them out last year. All forms are due Oct 16th.
Committees are now forming for Raingutter regatta, pinewood derby, Halloween/holiday party, basket bingo. All families are asked to sign up for at least one committee. The most upcoming committee needed is for the Halloween party. The more help the smoother these events run.
Dues in the amount of $75 are also due.
We are having a Popcorn Show-N-Sell this Sunday, Sept 23 from 9am to 12pm at Parkland Restaurant. Please be aware that what ever we sell the profit will be divided amongst all the boys who come help sell and the pack. Please email Trish with your sign up for 1 half hour time slot.
The first den meeting for Cub Scout Pack 8 will be held on September 11, 2012 at UCC Greenawalds, at 6:30PM.
If you want to bring a friend who is not a scout, we welcome all new attendees.
We look forward to another great year with all of our scouts!
The pack meeting last Friday night was a blast with a lot of fun competition with our Space Derby rocket builders. We had a lot of close races and in the end we had a happy group of winners holding trophies and medals.
1st Place -
2nd Place -
3rd Place -
4th Place -
5th Place -
Best of Wolf Den -
Best of Bear Den -
Best Webelos -
I have some pointers that will help with tonight’s Space Derby;
- Be sure the red plastic tube is covering the entire hook end of the wire.
- The crafts will use ONE rubber band per craft. This must be a rubber band that was supplied with the kit.
- The ONE rubber band will be doubled, or perhaps in other words, folded in half, inside the craft.
- Be sure to bend the wire over the end of the propeller in such a way to prevent the wire from being able to turn without rotating the propeller. The wire needs to rotate the propeller.
- Be sure that the hanger and any fins are securely glued to the rocket.
- Do not glue the dowel that holds the rubber band in place at the rear of the craft.
- It is a good idea to create a notch into the rear of the craft to help keep the dowel from spinning (this is part of the directions that came in the box).
- No wet paint please!
All crafts will be inspected when they are checked in to “Mission Control.” The rubber band will be verified to be one that was supplied with the craft and that it is doubled over. Any minor adjustments outside of this will be the responsibility of the parent.
Please try to arrive before 7pm. This will help make sure that event starts on time and finishes at a decent hour.
We only had one person sign up to be on the Space Derby Committee. In addition to me, to effectively run the event we need one or two adults to check in the crafts (they need to arrive early!), four adults to wind the propellers, two adults to retrieve the crafts at the finish line, and one adult to release the crafts. The more help we get, the more fun the event will be. Please consider helping in some fashion tonight!
I’m looking forward to see you at blast off time tonight!!!!
Pack 8 Chief Space Cadet