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Pack 1980 Summer 2016 Activities

Posted on Jun 16 2016 - 7:12am

Summer is now here and we are excited to let you know that Pack 1980 will be offering different activities throughout the summer to keep the excitement of Cub Scouting going all year-long!  Scouts should wear Pack 1980 t-shirts to most events. Keep checking the webpage and your e-blasts because we will be adding a couple more activities (fishing, bike hike, and Grow-a-Row service project).

Bonus:  Boys who participate in three summertime pack events are eligible to receive the National Summertime Award pin. (The summertime award scouts receive will match their current rank badge they are wearing rather than the rank they are working on - boys who have attained the rank of Tiger will receive the Tiger pin even though they were promoted to Wolf at our Family Campout.)

June 18th:  Pack 1980 at Summer Solstice Celebration (Solberg Airport)

Join Pack 1980 at the Summer Solstice Celebration community event offered at Solberg Airport.  Bring a picnic blanket, enjoy a few activities, and have a front row seat to the 6:30 PM balloon launch. 

June 27th:  Geocaching at White Oak Park (Branchburg)

The pack will be holding a small, casual geocaching event at White Oak Park on Monday, June 27th, at 6:30pm.  Dan McDonald will be our Pack 1980 scout leader for this activity.  We'll start with a brief talk about geocaching, and how to do it safely. There are eight new caches that have been added to the park since we last went hunting!

July 25th:  Summer Rocket Launch (North Branch Park)

Pack 1980 Cub Scouts are invited to build an Estes Rocket model rocket this summer and launch it with the pack on Monday, July 25th.  Pack 1980 will be ordering rockets for your scout to assemble and engines for the launch.  We will order a rocket for each scout registered.  Please let us know by Sunday July 10th if your scout will participate!  The cost to each scout will be no more than $10.

July 30th:  Stuff the Bus Service Project with United Way’s Tools 4 School (Rt. 22 Walmart)

We are looking for scouts who would be available to help with a service project to help the United Way’s Tools 4 School campaign.  On Saturday, July 30th, United Way will have a Stuff the Bus event at Rt.22 Walmart from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM.  Our scouts would stand outside Walmart and pass out papers that have school supply shopping lists.  Our scouts would also receive any purchased  school supplies or money donations.  Some scouts may help with counting the number of people who make donations.  Some scouts might also help with actually stuffing the bus.

August 17th:  Miniature Golf (Tee-rrific Golf Center)

Join Pack 1980 on Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30 PM for Miniature Golf at Tee-rrific Golf Center.  $5/person (at the door:  cash payment or scout account) The entire family is welcome!  Pre-register by August 10th so that Pack 1980 Leaders can coordinate with Tee-rrific Golf and plan starting tees by rank for a shot-gun start.  

Family Campout 2016 Picture Summary! Congratulations to All Cub Scouts who Earned their Rank Badges!

Posted on Jun 11 2016 - 9:12am

Threat of storm did not deter Pack 1980 Cub Scout Families from having a great time at our annual Picnic Dinner and Rank Promotion Campfire Program.  Most also camped over and enjoyed campfires, time with friends, fishing, and play on the banks of the river.  Many thanks to all who helped create lasting memories for our scouts, including:

  • Scott Wootton for delivering Popeyes Fried Chicken for our picnic dinner.
  • Jay Wieder for cooking hot dogs for our picnic dinner and frying oreos for a special treat!
  • Dan McDonald and the Webelos for leading our campfire program.  Special shout-out to Josh McDonald for leadig scouts in the "Bear in Tennis Shoes" song!
  • All den leaders and den chiefs for leading scouts all year long to advancement and then preparing scouts for their den skits.
  • Scott Armstrong for designing an awesome Pack 1980 fire ring, building the campfire, and preparing the s'more supplies.
  • Jay Wieder and Jared Beatrice for cooking egg-in-a-bag camping breakfast.
  • Cindy Barckholtz, Zac Barckholtz, and Peter Bellek for leading our Sunday morning Scouts' Own Service.
  • The bald eagle that soared along our campsite.  Scouts were in awe to see the eagle perch in a tree and then dive down to the river to pluck out the largest fish we had seen in the river...though the fish squirmed away from his talons! What a treat to close out our Cub Scout campout! 

   

Congratulations to Raingutter Regatta Winners!

Posted on May 28 2016 - 7:42pm

Pack 1980 Cub Scouts did a great job designing, shaping, and decorating boats for our annual Raingutter Regatta!  Awesome job to all who raced boats following the Cub Scout Motto to "Do Our Best".  Congratulations to our Rangutter Regatta Race and Design Winners! 

Rank

1st place

Best Design

Tiger

David Shchervinsky

Chase Wieder

Wolf

Marc Wootton

Philip Kazantsev

Bear

Eric Wootton

Tyler Rossi

Webelos

Brian Armstrong

Andrew Ryder

Open

Warren Fuhrman

Joanna McDonald

 

Thanks to All who helped with Pack 1980 Raingutter Regatta, Scout Carnival, & Spring Open House

Posted on May 21 2016 - 10:42pm

Pack 1980 families had a fantastic evening this past Friday as we met at Whitehouse School to hold our annual Raingutter Regatta, first-ever Bear Scout Carnival, and Spring Open House.  There are many thanks to go around, starting with a big thank you to all visiting families who came to check out Cub Scouts at Pack 1980.  We had 10 families visit and we are thrilled that several have already joined Cub Scouts!   

  • Thank you to Mr. Jared Beatrice for organizing the Raingutter Regatta, with great assistance from Mr. Tony Woods,  
  • Thank you to Mr. Herb Ryder for odering the trophies for our 1st place race winners and best design (winners will be posted next week).
  • Thank you to all of our Cub Scout who crafted, painted, and decorated boats for the Raingutter Regatta!
  • Thank you to Mr. David Pikulin and Mrs. Cindy Barckholtz and all of our Bear Scout parents for helping their Bear Scouts put on an awesome scout carnival!  
  • Thank you to Mrs. Allison Quintard for creating the carnival passports and providing the goodie-bags!  
  • Thank you to Mrs. Barbara Hess for giving balloons to decorate the gym.  
  • Thank you to the 13-strong Boy Scouts from Troop 1969 and the 2-mighty boy scouts from Troop 186 who filled many roles during the night, especially for the scout carnival.  
  • Thank you to Mr. Dan McDonald for welcoming visiting arents and sharing our Pack 1980 Cub Scout program!  
  • Thank you to Mrs. Stacy Rossi for capping off a fun evening with Rita's Ice for all!!

More pictures will be posted next week!

Cub Scout Summer Day Camp and Family Camp Options for Pack 1980 Scouts

Posted on May 21 2016 - 10:19pm

Plan for your scout to attend Cub Scout Camp this summer!  Attending a BSA Day Camp, Family Camp, or Resident Camp is the first requirement to earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award.

FAMILY CAMP:

Climbing tower, boating & fishing, planetarium, campfire programs, field games, trail hiking, bb shooting, archery, slingshots

DAY CAMP:

RESIDENT CAMP:

CONGRATULATIONS to PINEWOOD DERBY DISTRICT WINNERS!

Posted on Apr 16 2016 - 8:26pm

Congratulations to Josh for a first place in the Webelos race at the Hunterdon Arrowhead District Pinewood Derb!.  His red Ferrari emblazoned car averaged 207.6 mph in the district heats.  This feat qualified Josh to also run in the Grand Finals where he took home a monster 3rd Place trophy.  Congratulations Josh! 

  

Congratulations also to Chase who won the best design entry for a Tiger Scout and to J.T. who won the District Executive's Choice award for overall best design.

And, a shout-out to Webelos Leader Dan McDonald who emcee'd the Pinewood Derby Races!  Thank you for representing Pack 1980 and serving Cub Scouts throughout Hunterdon County!

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