Summer is Coming! ***Save the Dates***
Lake Erie Council Day Camp (Cub Scouts) / June 18-22
Webelos Resident Camp (Webelos) / July 15-18
FOR CUB SCOUTS
Magical Adventure Camp: June 18-22 (Monday-Friday), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Firelands Scout Reservation / Camp Avery Hand 3782 Gore Orphanage Road / Wakeman 44889 Information: www.adventuresummercamps.org
This daytime program is designed for Cub Scouts going into the 1st through 3rd grades in the fall of 2018; however, all Cub Scouts and their friends and siblings ages 6 to 12 are welcome to attend (boys and girls). This year’s theme is Harry Potter! Each youth will try their hand at Magical Games & Sports (shooting sports), Herbology (nature), Potions (STEM), Defense Against the Dark Arts (outdoor skills), Transfiguration (projects and crafts), and much more. All areas, especially range activities, place a special emphasis on safety procedures. Each participant will also receive a copy of the first Harry Potter book. Cost is $149 per Scout; the non-Scout fee has not yet been released. Adult volunteers attend for free. Pack 102 must send volunteers to camp, so please consider donating your time to this wonderful experience for the kids. Note that adults attending any of the camps must complete online Youth Protection Training.
FOR WEBELOS SCOUTS
Webelos Resident Camp: July 15-19 (Sunday-Thursday) Firelands Scout Reservation / Camp Wyandot 52420 Bates Road / Wakeman 44889 Information: scoutingevent.com/440-WebelosResidentCamp
Webelos Exploration Camp is a four-night camping experience for Scouts entering 4th and 5th grade in fall 2018. Learn important Scouting skills, with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) twist. Campers will learn what it will take to be a great Boy Scout. They’ll test their bodies and minds in areas like Backcountry Science, Strength & Speed Building, Building & Engineering, and Fluid Dynamics. Highlights include campfires, climbing and rappelling, swimming, boating, air rifles and archery, fishing, nature hikes, and games.
- Early bird (paid in full by May 1): $225
- After May 1: $250
- Adults: $100 (1 free adult for every 4 Scouts)
Pack 102 will camp together; adult leadership is required. Parents are welcome to attend any camp with their Scout. Adults attending any of the camps must complete online Youth Protection Training.
Available to Help with Camp Costs ***Please note the campership form sent as an attachment with this month’s newsletter*** The Lake Erie Council, the Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club (Pack 102’s chartering organization), and Pack 102 have earmarked funds to help families with the cost of attending camps such as Council Day Camp and Webelos Resident Camp. Applications for assistance are due to our pack Cubmaster by April 1. For more information, contact Pack 102 Cubmaster Kevin Klinect at email@example.com.
Blue and Gold Banquet
Saturday, Feb. 24, 12 p.m.
Olmsted Falls Middle School Cafetorium
Come celebrate Pack 102 Scouts and our Webelos II, who will complete their Cub Scout journey. We will have dinner, recognize all Scouts, honor the Webelos II and those who have earned the Arrow of Light (Cub Scouting’s highest honor), see Webelos cross over to Boy Scouts, and enjoy a slideshow of the past year. This is our chance to break bread together and send off Scouts and several families who have been with us for many years. Pack 102 provides the main dishes, and families sign up to bring foods such as sides, rolls, salad, etc. Keep your eye out for a SignUp Genius invitation. Also, note that this year’s celebration is on a Saturday!
Monsters Hockey Game
Sunday, Feb. 11 Game time: 3 p.m.
Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland Monsters vs. Manitoba Moose
PayPal invoices for tickets were sent out last week and are due. If you did not receive an invoice, contact Pack Treasurer Scott Voisinet at firstname.lastname@example.org. Game day information is coming soon.
Scout Sunday February TBA
Watch your email and our Facebook page for updates on this event. Once again, Pack 102 Cub Scouts are invited to join Boy Scout Troop 201 for their annual Scout Sunday. Scout Sunday occurs each February at a different church in the community and marks the anniversary of the founding of Scouts in the United States on Feb. 8, 1910. Boy Scouts participate in the church service, and all Scouts who attend earn a special patch.
Cub Scout Winter Mud Day
Saturday, Feb. 3 / 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Firelands Scout Reservation / Wakeman, OH
The Lake Erie Council will host this all-day event, which features BB guns, a snowman-building contest, archery, broom hockey, ice-boat racing, winter hiking, penguin race, winter First Aid, and a flag retirement ceremony. Lunch is provided. Registration is limited to the first 200 participants. Cost is $10 per person ($10 per Scout and $10 per adult).
Setup: 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19
Mandatory weigh-in: 6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19 (Family Race
tentatively set for 8 p.m.)
Race day: 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20
Olmsted Falls Middle School Cafeteria
WEIGH-IN: Race day is right around the bend! The derby kicks off with a mandatory weigh-in on Friday night. Once cars are checked in, they will remain “quarantined” at the middle school. Weights and graphite will be available for last-minute adjustments; however, cars should be as close as possible to the 5-ounce maximum weight when Scouts arrive.
FAMILY RACE: This year, the pack is bringing back the family race! Moms, dads, brothers, sisters – all are invited to build cars of their own and race them on Friday night. Kits are under $5 and may be purchased at the Cleveland Scout Shop downtown or ordered online by clicking here.
RACE DAY: On Saturday, Scouts will vote for Most Awesome Car before racing in four heats; every car will race once in each of the track’s four lanes. Scouts will compete for 1st through 3rd place in their dens; 1st through 3rd place in the pack; and 1st through 3rd place for Most Awesome Car. Donuts, drinks, coffee, and some fruit will be for sale.
SETUP: Help is needed on Friday for setup, and on Saturday for Pit Crew, hospitality, and cleanup. Please visit the event SignUpGenius page.
Recharter Fees – November
Membership fees for returning Scouts will be due by Nov. 30; PayPal invoices will be sent out to families in early November. Recharter does not affect Scouts who joined Pack 102 this fall; those Scouts already have membership through December 2018.
Recharter fees are:
- $70 for returning Wolves and Bears (those who joined prior to Fall 2017). This covers Boy Scouts of America (BSA) membership, Pack 102 membership, and insurance through December 2018.
- $100 for Webelos I. This covers BSA membership, Pack 102 membership, and insurance through February 2019. This is the final recharter fee for this group of Pack 102 Scouts.
- No cost for Webelos II. Fees through February 2018 were collected last year.
- Please note that the BSA has raised the national dues for membership in 2018. However, because of the generous support from our families, Pack 102 is able to absorb this increase for the coming year. Finally, to successfully recharter, our pack leadership must have current leader-specific and Youth Protection training. All leaders should ensure they are up to date and complete online training as needed.
Pack 102 Annual Cub Scout 500 Race
Friday, Nov. 17 / 6:30-8 p.m.
Olmsted Community Center
What kid doesn’t love a cardboard box? Pack 102 takes that to the next level with its annual Cub Scout 500 race. Scouts decorate a cardboard box and then wear it as they race on foot around a track. Scouts race by age level. Scouts also will vote on the “Most Awesome” cars. In addition, Pinewood Derby car kits will be distributed the night of the Cub Scout 500 race. Leaders, please arrive at 6 p.m. to help set up.
Service Opportunity: Yard Charge
Saturday, Nov. 11 / 8:30 a.m.
Meet in front of Falls-Lenox
Service is a meaningful and essential part of Scouting, and every Scout is expected to contribute to our community. Our fall service opportunity is Yard Charge, where Scouts and their families spend the morning helping those who are less able by raking leaves and other debris from their yards. This project will be followed by a lunch. Please dress appropriately and bring gloves, rakes, tarps, etc. Blowers are a big help, if you are able to bring one. Meet in front of Falls-Lenox, and we will divide into groups that will each be assigned several yards to rake.