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Welcome to your Pack 1980's website.  Please check here often for updates on pack activities and events planed for our pack and individual dens.

August 5th Summertime Pack Event: Fishing & Outdoor Cooking!

Posted on Jul 30 2015 - 9:07pm

Fishing & Outdoor Cooking

   on Wednesday, August 5th from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

   at ESC Facilities at 37 Hoffman's Crossing Road (Califon)

   Please register under the Fishing & Outdoor Cooking page.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION for 2015-2016 SCOUT YEAR: Now Available!

Posted on Jul 30 2015 - 6:50pm

Returning Scout Families are encouraged to pay their 2015-2016 Registration Fees on-line in advance of our Sept. 26th Kick-off Meeting.  Credit Card payments can now be accepted for most transactions at the Pack 1980 On-Line Store.

Pack 1980 forms (BSA Health & Medical, Code of Conduct, and Photo Consent) can be found under the left menu Come Join Pack 1980! 

Pack 1980 Scouts had a Blast at Summer Rocket Launch!

Posted on Jul 25 2015 - 10:17pm

Pack 1980 had a beautiful evening for the summer rocket launch at North Branch Park.  In the days leading up to the launch, scouts had built Estes rockets.  Scout Leaders David Pikulin and Scott Armstrong prepared 8 launch pads.  30 scouts and several family members launched rockets.  Some of the rockets reached an altitude of over 1100 feet.  Scouts had fun tracking down their rockets after landing.  The winds were to blame for several being blown into trees despite leaders taking the precaution to launch the rockets at an angle into the wind.  Scout Leader Steve Kovacs had also arranged for co-worker John Cain to pilot drones to take video of the rocket launch.  Thank you to David, Scott, and Steve for a fun summer event!  follow the "red more" link to see group pictures of Pack 1980 ranks at the summer rocket launch.

       

Pack 1980 Scouts Collect School Supplies for United Way's Stuff the Bus

Posted on Jul 25 2015 - 10:16pm

Thank you to all Pack 1980 scouts and family members who volunteered to collect school supplies for United Way's Stuff the Bus event at Rt. 22 Walmart.  Pack 1980 had 15 scouts, 4 den chiefs, and 5 Scout Leaders assist with the collection.  The shoppers at Walmart were very generous in their giving, donating over $700 in cash and purchasing enough school supplies to fill every seat on the school bus!  Follow the "read more" link to see additional pictures.

  

Pack 1980 Scouts at Cub Adventure 2015

Posted on Jul 18 2015 - 8:46pm

Seven scouts and six adults from Pack 1980 attended Cub Scout half-week resident camp at Musser Scout Reservation this past week. In addition to having fun at scout camp, these scouts are now eligible to pursue the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award!  During Cub Adventure, our group of scouts camped for three nights, participated in the 7 AM polar bear swim, shared all meals in the camp’s dining hall, enjoyed all program areas offered by the summer camp (swimming, boating, bb gun shooting, archery, slingshots, lassoing, scoutcraft, nature, handicraft, and STEM).  They also had fun cooking mountain pies, dessert burritos, and s’mores over their own campfire, hanging out playing cards, fishing, and playing gaga.  Pack 1980 scouts showed their scout spirit by sharing The Mosquitos Skit and the Dum-Dum-Dah-Dah song with the other resident campers and staff at the closing campfire program.

          

FYI: here we will post activities/events that may be of interest to our scout families

Posted on Jul 18 2015 - 8:45pm

September 12th -13th:  WILD Outdoor Expo. The NJDEP’s sixth annual NJ WILD Outdoor Expo will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. This fun-filled family event is designed for visitors to discover new ways to appreciate and enjoy New Jersey’s great outdoors. 

Summer Canoe Paddle at Pocono Environmental Education Center  $5/person.  Enjoy the summer out on the water!  Paddle a canoe…and try out our new kayaks!  Beginners are welcome – we teach you everything you need to know.  Dress appropriately – you may get wet.  See Summer Canoe Paddle Flyer for Dates and Reservation information.

Boys' Life “Say Yes to Reading!” Contest!  Write a one-page report titled “The Best Book I Read This Year” and enter it in the Boys’ Life2015 “Say Yes to Reading!” contest. The book can be fiction or nonfiction. But the report has to be in your own words — 500 words tops. Enter in one of these three age categories: 8 years old and younger; 9 and 10 years old;11 years old and older.  Everyone who enters will get a free patch.

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