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December Pack Meetings: Indoor Rock Climbing at Gravity Vault

Posted on Nov 18 2017 - 6:35pm

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DECEMBER PACK MEETING:  Indoor Rock Climbing at Gravity Vault (Chatham)

Saturday, December 2.  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

90 Minute Climbing Session. Cost per participant will be under $24 per climber.  Adults are encouraged to climb!  Siblings are welcome but must be 5+ to climb.

Please contact David Pikulin with any questions.

REGISTRATION OPEN: Pack 1980 Overnight at Camden Adventure Aquarium is February 24

Posted on Nov 18 2017 - 8:12am

Image result for camden adventure aquariumThe Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium Overnight Experience: Shark in the Dark!

Experience the Aquarium’s amazing shark collection, as well as sea turtles, stingrays and a multitude of different fish. After your adventure, you’ll spend the night sleeping up close with one of these amazing aquatic animals. The next morning, you’ll get a chance to visit with our African penguins and hippos. It’s a shark-tastic experience you’ll never forget!

Pack 1980 has currently reserved 50* spots at a cost of $73 per participant.  Please register on the Pack Overnight At the Adventure Aquarium in Camden.

*Additional spots may be added if the need is known immediately.  Due to the payment that must be given to the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium to secure the reservation for our pack, on-line Pack 1980 registration will close on 12/01/2017. Sibling attendance will be decided after we see how many scouts sign up. 

Please make full payment via the Pack 1980 on-line store upon registration.

SAVE-THE-DATES: Don't Miss these Pack 1980 Winter Traditions!

Posted on Nov 18 2017 - 8:11am

January 28:  Pack 1980 Pinewood Derby.  All Pack 1980 Cub Scouts should receive a Pinewood Derby kit at their November or December den meeting and then the fun begins!  The block of wood in your kit can be shaped into a car of almost any design within the Pack 1980 Pinewood Derby Rules.  Please remember to let your scout have fun learning new skills in design, woodworking, and painting while you guide him.  All Pinewood Derby activites take place at Readington Reformed Church Fellowship Hall.

Febraury 10:  Hunterdon Arrowhead District Scouting for Food Drive  Pack 1980 Cub Scouts "Do a Good Turn" by collecting non-perishables outside of local grocery stores to stock the shelves of our local food pantry Readington Starfish.

February 24:  Pack Overnight at Camden Adventure Aquarium. Indoor camping in a museum with Cub Scout friends!  Registration is open through 12/01/2017.

March 4:  Pack 1980 Blue & Gold Celebration.  This is a time where we celebrate all of Cub Scouting!  At the same time, Pack 1980 also recognizes its 5th Grade Scouts who have completed the Cub Scout program and will take part in the Arrow of Light Ceremony and the Crossover Ceremony.  The 2018 Blue & Gold Celebration will be at Whitehouse School Cafetorium and will feature entrees from Sorellas.

March 10:  Hunterdon Arrowhead District Yukon Trail.  No, the Yukon Trail is not a hike!  It is an outdoor winter event full of activities for all ranks of Cub Scouts that is not to be missed! Our Cub Scouts will have an opportunity to shoot bow and arrow and sling shots! They will work together to push a sled, cross a river, and “3-man ski”. They will pan for gold and flip pancakes! They may even build a fire and tie a few knots. All of these activities will encourage team work and will commemorate the challenges that gold-seekers had when then braved the Yukon in search of riches.  The Yukon Trail is held at Spruce Run Recreation Area.

Pack 1980 Cub Scouts Enjoy Fall Hike at Hacklebarney State Park

Posted on Nov 18 2017 - 7:53am

Hacklebarney State Park is a beautful gem of a state park located nearby in Long Valley, NJ.  Complete with hiking trails, boulders, running water, and changing leaves, Hacklebarney made a great outing for Cub Scouts completing their own rank adventures during this pack meeting.  Scouts gathered at the trailhead to enjoy cider donuts and an opening flag ceremony and then hiked as dens throughout the park.  Follow the "read more" link for additional pictures.


Pack 1980 Cub Scouts at HAD Rocket Into Scouting Launch Day

Posted on Oct 15 2017 - 7:54am

Five Pack 1980 Cub Scouts took part in the Hunterdon Arrowhead District Rocket Into Scouting Launch Day at Round Valley Youth Center. Hunterdon scouter Mr. Vitovitch was the mission control specialist for the launch and started by introducing the boys to different size rockets that he had built.  After, the boys had an opportunity to launch their own rockets and recover them in the field.


Pack 1980 Scouts Enjoyed Fall Campfire Program & Campout at Tinicum Park

Posted on Oct 13 2017 - 8:05am

Setting up tents.  Playing catch with friends.  Cooking over a campfire.  Singing campfire songs.  Performing Den Skits.  Sharing Dutch oven desserts.  These were the perfect ingredients for Pack 1980's  Fall Campfire Program & Campout at Tinicum Park this past weekend.  The Sunday morning rain may have brought the activities to an abrupt end, but those that were willing to don rain gear appreciated the yummy breakfast cooked by Mr. Carlisi!  Our scouts had tons of fun camping so please don't miss out on our June Family Campout!


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