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Congratulations to all the Scouts and a Great Derby! Thank you to the many parents, Scouts and siblings that volunteered and helped set up, check in cars, clean up and everything in between!
The standings and results are available here:
Some have asked about the car cam/Go Pro shots. Unfortunately, in the rush the camera was in time lapse mode. Next time I know to double check. Anyway, the still shots made into a video are available below the Pack Derby Pictures.
|Warning LARGE FILE (200MB) From Pinewood Derby 2016 Videos|
|Life of a Derby Car|
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|Place||Time||Avg MPH||Car#||Last Name||First Name||Group||Subgroup|
Pack 361’s Pinewood Derby Race is less than 1 month away! (February 6th)
Our pack will be following the Talakto District Rules with one minor exception regarding lubricants in the Outlaw/Open category. (See links below)
Rules for Cub Scout Cars Note: Dry Lubricants Only! and Official Wheels, Axle’s, etc. Only!
You may be wondering “What is Space Derby???”
Due to leaky gutters and cold weather of past Raingutter Regattas, we decided to try out Space Derby this year. Since this is our first year trying this please be patient as we learn together.
As with anything new, Google/Bing/Yahoo/(Insert your favorite search engine) is your friend.
More information to follow as we figure out the more information.
Hopefully, I am not the only one that thought of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man at Saturday night’s campfire. Cub Haunted is much better when the temperatures are not below freezing!
A night of jumping, swinging, hay riding fun! Hopefully, everyone is getting their pumpkin carved and ready for Halloween!
Sell on your own or sign up for one of the Pack’s Show and Sells. The quickest and easiest way to help our Pack Go!
Our 1st Pack Camp Out is coming up! Don’t miss out on the fun.
A few people have asked for some clarifications on what to bring; thus, I thought it might be useful to share it with those that are going on the campout.
What to bring:
If you haven’t turned in Health AB Forms for ALL the members in your family that are attending the camp out please fill out, print and bring copies with you. Also, any checks or payments if you were not able to drop them by the Holy Spirit School Office.
Camping Gear and Related Items:
Please refer to Camping Checklist. This list was based off of the BSA’s checklist for Cub Scout Pack Campouts.
If it has it been a while since you’ve been camping or you’ve never been camping… Your Son’s Den Leader and Cubmaster are also a good resource.
Remember tents are often specified with everyone sleeping shoulder to shoulder (and sometimes shoulder to feet to shoulder.) Check your tent dimensions and make sure you will be comfortable sleeping that close. Especially if your son moves around while sleeping. Also, note most 3 person tents will NOT hold three standard camp air mattresses.
Sodas, juice and other drinks for your family.
Snacks in case your family gets hungry between meals.
Meals will be prepared and cooked by the Scouts in the Pack. Information on the meals and the camp out schedule/agenda are available on the campout flyer.
Having a spouse with dietary restrictions I realize the often neglected meal concerns. We have tried to provide alternates at each of the meals with food allergies in mind. However, if you or one of your family members have dietary restrictions, depending on the severity, you may want to bring alternate meals or check before eating.
Folding chairs, air mattresses, sleeping bags, etc.
Soap and shampoo and associated toiletries if you plan to wash up before Church. (One of the advantages of sitting with the Pack any wilderness/campfire smells you can blame on the Scouts.)
If you have any camping and or cooking gear you are thinking about bringing, but are unsure as to whether or not to bring, please put it in your vehicle anyway. It is much easier to walk to your car to retrieve something than to have to drive back to the house and or a store. We almost always can use extra tables, camp mixing bowls, wash basins, stoves, camp coffee pots, etc.
It is all about the boys. While your camping, enjoy time with your son and family. Please try to disconnect from the internet, immediate news, updates, and constant electronic contact, as much as possible.
What not to bring:
Gameboys, 3DS’s, and other electronic games for the kids (or parents.) Also, I know its football season. Trust me you will survive and your team is not depending on you to watch them in order for them to be properly motivated and win. Such is the reason for DVR’s and football review shows.
Our Pack follows the policy of the Boy Scouts of America that the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances is not permitted at encampments or activities on property owned and/or operated by the Boy Scouts of America, or at any activity involving participation of youth members.
Adult leaders should support the attitude that they, as well as youth, are better off without tobacco in any form and may not allow the use of tobacco products at any BSA activity involving youth participants. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers, or electronic nicotine delivery systems that simulate tobacco smoking.
All Scouting functions, meetings, and activities should be conducted on a smoke-free basis, with smoking areas located away from all participants.
References: Scoutmaster Handbook, No. 33009,
and Boy Scout Handbook, No. 34554
The misuse of drugs happens in all levels of our society. We may be confronted with the problem at any time; therefore, we need to understand the misuse of drugs and what can be done
about the situation. See the Drug Enforcement Administration website (http://www.justice.gov/dea/index.htm) for detailed information on controlled substances and their effects.
It is unacceptable for anyone to use or be under the influence of medical marijuana at or during any Scouting activity.
Again, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call or email me. Your son’s Den Leader and the other leaders in the Pack are excellent sources of information upon which to draw.
Pack 361 Outdoor Activities Chair
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Phone – See Scoutbook.com
We had our first Pack Meeting for the 2015-2016 school year Sept. 1, 2015. We had several new Scouts join our Pack and are looking forward to the new Scouting program.