JOIN THE CUB SCOUTS!!
CAMPING – HIKING – BB GUNS – ARCHERY – RACE CARS – CRAFTS – CITIZENSHIP
We have GREAT FUN teaching TIMELESS VALUES!
Cub Scouting is for boys in grades 1 – 5 and their families. Our Pack meets on Monday nights from 7 to 8 PM at Nicholasville United Methodist Church. If you want your son to have fun, excitement, outdoor opportunities, and a chance to participate in a program in which he doesn't always have to win--instead, he learns about "Do your best" and how to be helpful to others--then Cub Scouting is for you!
SCOUT & DEN PHOTOGRAPHS - OCTOBER 27
Mark Northrup from Northrup Photography will be joining us on Monday, October 27th to offer photographs to families of their scout(s) and group den shots during Den Meetings. Several photo packages and a la carte options will be offered. Package details can be found here.
2014 POPCORN FUNDRAISER INFORMATION
Have some orders to turn in? Bring your orders and money collected to a Pack or Den Meeting.
Have you filled up an order form? If so, please make a copy and submit to the Popcorn Kernel, Tracey Ragone. Order forms that are filled are eligible for Council prizes.
Need additional forms? Click the links before for Adobe PDF files that you can print at home, or pickup a form at the next meeting.
Join other Pack 45 scouts and leaders at local retailers to promote scouting and sell popcorn! Sign-ups located at the link below.
REMINDERS: Last day to turn in orders and money is Monday, October 27.
Popcorn will be available for distribution in mid-November.
Checks are an accepted form of payment when made out to Pack 45.
Pack 45 Campout Information - If you have any questions regarding the campout, do not hesitate in contacting us via email or phone.
SPECIAL ITEMS TO BRING: Please bring a snack to share (details/suggestions below), a pumpkin for decorating, and 20oz empty Gatorade/Powerade bottle. We will be hiking, so please bring appropriate closed toed shoes for the hike.
DIRECTIONS: For best route, do not use online or GPS directions. Use directions listed below.
From I-75: Take the Richmond/Irvine Exit 90A. As you exit the interstate, you will be on the Richmond Bypass, Rt. 25. Proceed East on 25 several miles to a LEFT onto 52 East at the Jeep/Chrysler dealership, stoplight #13. Follow 52 East 20 miles to Irvine. Go through Irvine / Ravenna (turn right at courthouse, stoplight #3) proceed about 2 miles to flashing yellow light. Go straight through the intersection and pick up 1571. Follow 1571 under railroad, and left along the river. Follow 5.5 miles until it stops at 52 again (you will have bypassed Tipton Ridge). Turn left onto 52 west, go 1.3 miles to intersection of 1182, 975 and 52. Turn right onto 1182 and then IMMEDIATELY LEFT onto 975. Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center is at the end of 975 (3.2 miles).
Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center: 125 Aldersgate Camp Rd. Ravenna, KY 40472 | (606) 723-5078
We will camp together as a pack with a dining hall/kitchen fly acting as our central location for check-in, information, and all meals. All agenda information will be disseminated out to your den leaders, so if you have any questions on site, they should be up-to-speed.
There will be a sign-in/sign-out sheet on a clipboard at our Pack Campsite. EVERYONE is asked to sign in and out when you arrive/leave the campgrounds. We need to try and keep track of everyone, so please remember to sign in/out.
The pack will provide the following snacks/meals. (PLEASE EAT DINNER BEFORE YOUR ARRIVE ON FRIDAY)
· Friday snack (hot dogs & s’mores)
· Saturday breakfast (eggs, bacon, biscuits, jelly, sausage gravy, orange juice, milk)
· Saturday lunch (chili, chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese, grapes, apples)
· Saturday dinner (pulled pork, rice, green beans, peaches)
· Sunday morning breakfast (pancakes, sausage, milk, juice)
You will need to bring a mess kit consisting of a plate, cup, bowl, and utensils. Kits (such as http://www.amazon.com/GSI-Outdoors-Cascadian-Person-Tableset/dp/B001LF3IBG/ref=sr_1_1?m=A2P5I4NW0QQAX1&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1379908276&sr=1-1&keywords=gsi+tableset),can be found at Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sportsman’s Warehouse, or online at retailer’s such as Amazon.com or you can put a kit together from durable plastic wear that you may already use at home. No matter what, please make sure you have a mesh bag (such as a small laundry bag) to place your tableware in after dining, as we hang these on a line to drip dry.
While the pack provides breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday, we do ask each family to bring a snack to share with the group throughout the weekend. Please bring a dessert/finger food to share with the group. The items that are frequently eaten first are packaged cookies and mini cupcakes from the Walmart/Kroger Delis, rice krispie treats, brownies, cookies, and single serve packaged treats (Little Debbie, Hostess, etc).
We have several individuals with peanut and tree nut allergies, so PLEASE NO NUTS!
Following are the list of General Camping Items you may need or choose to have. Please make sure to bring a mess kit, as the pack does not provide plates, cups, and silverware for meals.
· tent stakes
· rubber mallet
· ground cloth
· camp chairs
· sleeping bags
· sleeping pad/air mattress/cot
· mess kit: plate, cup, silverware, mug, etc.
· canteen or water bottle
· drinks (lemonade & water provided by the pack)
· mesh bag (for hanging mess kit to dry)
· flashlight (with extra batteries)
· clothes and extra warm clothes
· extra socks
· Cub Scout Uniform
· warm coat, gloves, warm cap
· rain poncho
· hiking boots
Finally, Pack 45’s Camp out rules can be found at the link below. Please review as a family so that everyone is familiar with the rules.
God & Me/God & Family
Religious Emblem Programs
The following programs will begin in November. If you are interested in your scout participating, please sign up no later than October 27th at the link at the bottom of this email.
For Tigers, Wolves, and Bears
God & Me program is the first program in the God & Country Series. The objectives of the program are to help scouts grow in their understanding of the Christian faith, to show them how other people have translated belief into action, and to provide opportunities for Christian service to others. God & Me will be offered by Pack 45 as an optional 4-meeting program, and there will be some activities to be completed with the scout's family. Scouts completing the program will receive an emblem and a square knot patch worn on the uniform. God & Me classes are scheduled for November 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 6-7pm at the church.
For Webelos Scouts
God & Family is the second program in the God & Country Series. The objectives of the program are to provide an opportunity for young people and families to explore their faith together, to learn six ways of strengthening families through faith, to help families grow in God’s love and to memorize the Ten Commandments. God & Family will be offered by Pack 45 as an optional 6-meeting program and there will be some activities to be completed with the scout's family. Scouts completing the program will receive an emblem and a square knot patch on the uniform. Dates for God & Family classes are scheduled for November 3, 10, 17, & 24, & December 1 & 8 from 6-7pm at the church
Pack 45 offers the protestant version of the program. If you desire a different denomination we can help you find a different program.
Class fees are $10 which offsets the cost of the workbook, patch, and uniform religious emblem.
A medal that can be pinned to the uniform is also available for an additional cost of $12.50 per scout.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Register no later than October 27th at