We were at a new location, Unity North Church, and indoors from the cool winter weather. The scouts were ready to race their cars down the track, and playing games indoors and outdoors. Each scout had some amazing cars they created with their parent(s) or created on their own. All of cars made it down the track with quick times. There was 1st and 2nd place winners for each den, a safe car winner, and the most creative. Also, there were three overall winners for the entire pack. All winners received a trophy and each participant received a goody bag with their Derby badge.
The December meeting was all about celebrating the scouts meeting or exceeding the goal from the Popcorn Sale. They had a few designated weekends to encourage the community to purchase popcorn or donate to our pack. Also, the scouts had the opportunity to encourage family and friends to purchase as well. The goal they needed to meet was $500, and the reward was getting to pie someone in the face. The scout could choose to pie a den leader, another adult in our Pack, a scout, or a sibling. Luckily, many of the den leaders were spared. As far as the scouts and their siblings, they were pied. Overall, everyone had fun and the best reward was earning money for our Pack.
This trip was awesome. Blue Angels was a go for their annual homecoming show at a great location, Pensacola Beach. The Scouts enjoyed playing in the sand and playing volleyball while waiting for the show to begin. We were at the perfect spot to watch the Coast Guard demonstrating how they saved their cadaver dummy named Elmo. The many different pilots of each aircraft wowed us with their tricks and skills until it was time for the Blue Angels to begin their stunts. It was amazing how they stayed in unison while flying. There were times we were surprised by several planes flying from the left, the right or behind us. Overall, it was well worth the location change.
The next day, the Scouts visited the USS Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. They explored the battleship and the submarine. The battleship was a maze with many different levels and rooms to explore. Luckily, there were maps to help out. We enjoyed our lunch before going trough the submarine. There was only one level to explore and some Scouts decided to explore the sub again. It was hard to imagine how anyone could live in tight quarters for many months. Some families took advantage of the gift shop and walked around to look at different aircrafts and tanks before heading back to camp. This trip will most likely be on the calendar for November of 2022 because it is worth doing it again.
It was a perfect weekend to go camping and explore different activities while earning badges. The different activities the dens explored were STEM, Nature/Outdoor skills, Field Sports and Crafts. The kids were able to choose from the three popular activities and learned how to be safe while on the range: Slingshot, BB Gun, and Archery. We did discover a Pirate Ship while waiting for our next round of fun to begin. Before heading back to camp for dinner, the kids did enjoy the games and crafts at the pavilion as well.
After dinner, we attended the Closing Flags and Campfire Show. We were entertained by each Pack and Troop performance. The Webelos represented our Pack with a hilarious skit. The Campfire ended with a flag retirement ceremony which was great for our newest members to witness a flag being retired. Overall, it was a great experience for everyone and we hope to do it again next year with more members from the Pack.
There are two trips coming up: Trailblazer Campout and USS Alabama/ Blue Angels.
Trailblazer Adventure Camp is a day full of fun for Cub Scouts and their families this Fall at Bert Adams Scout Camp. The members of the Order of the Arrow invite you to attend an exciting and fun-filled weekend including BBs, archery, games and MUCH more. Learn Native American History and join us in the dance ring. Bring your best skits and join us for a campfire Saturday evening. This will be October 1-3, the weekend over Fall Break.
The due date to sign up is September 27th: https://pack1714.square.site/ .
For more information about it : https://www.campbertadams.org/trailblazer .
The BIG trip for the fall is the USS Alabama and Blue Angels Overnight Trip. We will be driving down to Mobile, AL and camping at Blakely Campground on Thursday, 11/4. On Friday, we will take a short drive over to Pensacola to see the fabulous Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron! This is their “homecoming” show as it is the last flight of the season at their home base at Pensacola NAS. On Saturday, we will tour the USS Alabama, a WWII fast battleship that took part in many campaigns in the Pacific. This ship employed the largest guns in the US fleet, able to fire a 2700 pound projectile over 20 miles! There are many other things to see there as well such as the USS Drum, a WWII submarine and many historic aircraft.
The due date to sign up is September 30th: https://pack1714.square.site/ .
Selling Popcorn is a great way to raise money for our pack, and earn awesome prizes in the process. To help keep track of all the sells, you can download the Trailend’s app to your device. The app can help create links to your Scout’s account that can be shared to social media, email or text messages. We also have designated weekends for Show-and-Sell. This is a great way to sell a lot of popcorn in a short amount of time. It’s not uncommon to sell $500 worth of Popcorn in a 2 hour shift. Here is the link to sign up for a day and time at Reveille Cafe and/or Eggs Up Grill at the corner of Shallowford Rd and Sandy Plains: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A49A8A823A4FB6-2021
Hey everyone, be sure to come by our Sign-Up and Information night on Aug 5th! We’ll be in the school cafeteria from 6:30pm – 8:00pm to answer all your questions and give you more info about all the great things you we do as Scouts.
If you missed us on the 5th, feel free to sign up any time using the link below. We will also have a virtual sign-up night on Aug 17th from 7-8pm where you can ask questions, meet leaders and get more information about our program! Here is the link to the Zoom meeting. -> click here <-
You can sign up Thur night or go ahead and do it now -> here <-
Believe it or not, the county doesn’t provide any landscaping services other than cutting the grass. So, Pack1714 pitched in and helped spread tons of pinestraw and mulch that was donated to the school. It was a HOT morning to be doing yard work but everyone worked hard and got everything spread out nicely. That’s great teamwork, thanks everyone!
Stop by and visit with some of the Pack leadership and Scouts on Tuesday, July 29th from 7:45 AM until 1:00 PM during the school’s Sneak-A-Peek. We’ll be located in the gym with all the other extra-curricular activities available. We are ready and willing to answer any questions you may have about Scouting, some highlights of the activities we do each year, and how to sign up to join the Pack. It’s a great time to consider us as you look at the clubs and organizations that are offered for our Mountain View students.
Be sure to come by our Sign-Up night as well on Aug 5th! We’ll be in the school cafeteria from 6:30pm – 8:00pm to answer all your questions and give you more info about all the great things you can get from Scouting.
You can also sign up for Scouts -> here <-
Our May Crossover Pack Meeting is where all of our Scouts cross over to their next rank. After this meeting, our Tigers are now Wolves, Wolves are now Bears, etc.
Congratulations to all of our Cub Scouts that were able to earn their ranks!
This also is the last meeting and activity for the 2021 school year and the end of one of the strangest years anyone can probably remember. Thank you to all the families that stuck with us through these trying times and helped make Scouting a safe and fun experience for everyone this year!