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Final Week to Build Pinewood Derby Cars: Registration is Friday and Saturday. Race Day is Sunday!

Posted on Jan 21 2017 - 8:15pm

Pack 1980's Pinewood Derby will be held on Sunday, January 29th at Readington Reformed Church.  The race schedule is posted on the Pack 1980 Pinewood Derby webpage.  All scouts should have received a pinewood derby kit from their den leader.  Please contact your den leader if you do not yet have your kit. All den leaders are more than willing to help scouts who need a hand in getting started - please do not let lack of tools or pinewood derby experience get in the way of your scout having a great experience building his car with you this year!

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It is is time to start designing, shaping, and painting your pinewood derby cars.  A schedule for Pinewood Derby weekend will be announced very soon.  Please remember to keep the following rules in mind as you work:  

  1. the maximum weight of the car cannot exceed 5.0 ounces on the Pack 1980 balance (you also don't want to be significantly under this weight for your car to be competitive)
  2. the wheel base (distance between the pre-cut axles on the block of wood) cannot be changed
  3. all four wheels must touch the ground with their full tire tread
  4. all wheels must be BSA wheels
  5. all cars must be made from the pinewood derby kit given to each scout
  6. all cars must be pre-registered on the Friday (7:00 - 8:30 PM) or Saturday (2:00 - 4:00 PM) check-in times available immediately before Pinewood Derby Sunday on Sunday, January 29th.

Wolf Den 2 Stuffed Animal Drive during Pinewood Derby Weekend

Posted on Jan 21 2017 - 8:13pm

Related imageThe WolfScout of Pack 1980 Den 2 will be holding a Stuffed Animal Drive to donate to hospitalized children during February,  Please bring donations of 16" or smaller new stuffed animals to Readington Reformed Church Fellowship Hall any time during Pinewood Derby weekend, January 27th - 29th.  Contact Den Leader Jay Wieder with questions.

SERVICE PROJECT: Scouting for Food on February 11 at Bishops IGA

Posted on Jan 21 2017 - 8:13pm

Our Boys Scouts of America local district, the Hunterdon Arrowhead District, is holding a food drive throughout Hunterdon County on Saturday, February 11th at local grocery stores to benefit the area food banks.  This part of the year is a time when food donations come to a halt, and food banks struggle to meet the needs of local families. Our scouts can "do a good turn" to help meet this need!

PACK 1980 COLLECTION FOR SCOUTING FOR FOOD TO BENEFIT READINGTON STARFISH

                                                        February 11th

                                                at BISHOP'S IGA

                                          between 9 AM and 3 PM                              

Please register on the Scouting for Food webpage and note the time window during which your scout will help collect food in the "Notes" Section of the registration page.  We are looking for 2-3 scouts to volunteer per hour.   

Cub Scouts should wear their Cub Scout cap and rank neckerchief (tied in a knot) over their winter coat.  Please dress appropriately for the weather!

February 26: Scout Sunday Service at Readington Reformed Church

Posted on Jan 21 2017 - 8:13pm
All Pack 1980 Scouts are encouraged to attend a special Scout Sunday Service at Readington Reformed Church.  Scout Sunday provides opportunity for all scouts to give back to our chartering organization in visible and meaningful ways by serving as ushers and readers or simply by joining with the congregation to participate in the worship service.  Cub Scouts should wear their Class A uniform (please do not wear rank caps) and arrive at 9:45 AM.  Scouts who register on the Scout Sunday at RRC webpage before January 18 will receive a special Scout Sunday patch.

SAVE THE DATE: Pack 1980 Blue & Gold Banquet will be Sunday, February 26

Posted on Jan 21 2017 - 8:11pm

Image result for cub scout blue & gold patchPack 1980 will hold our Blue & Gold Celebration on Sunday, February 26.  Please mark your calendar for this special date when we will 

  • Celebrate the Achievements of all Cub Scouts with a slide show and special Cub Scout Awards
  • Recognize the Webelos II Scouts who will be earning their Arrow of Light Badge and Crossing Over to Local Boy Scout Troops
  • Present awards to Overall Top 3 Pack Pinewood Derby winners
  • Recognize top scout fundraisers
  • Thank pack and adult leaders who have helped the pack

Details will be announced soon and then registration opened.

Pack 1980 Cub Scout Share Peace Light at Readington Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Posted on Dec 17 2016 - 8:01pm

Braving an extremely cold Friday evening, Pack 1980 Cub Scouts and Leaders joined with others from the community for the Readington Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Pack 1980 Leader Herb Ryder also brought the Peace Light to share with all.  The Peace Light was originally lit from the eternal flame that has been burning at the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem for more than 1,000 years and is then carried by scouts across the globe to share the message of peace and goodwill during the holiday season.  Thanks to all scouts and leaders who represented Pack 1980 at the Tree Lighting Ceremony!

   

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