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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.

Congratulations the Winners of this year's Pack 1980 Pinewood Derby!

Posted on Jan 27 2015 - 10:11am

Great Job to all Cub Scouts and family members who competed in this year's Pinewood Derby.  The workmanship each one put into the design and the woodworking skills each developed as he cut, shaped, and painted his car for this year's derby were appreciated, by scouts, parents, and spectators.  

 

Tiger

Wolf

Bear

Webelos 

Arrow of Light

Family Race

1st

Cole Costigan

Harrison Marr

Joshua McDonald

Daniel Szymanski

Ryan Handel Vivian Marr

2nd

Cameron Smekal

Eric Wootton

Brian Armstrong

Colin Watson

Will White  

3rd

Marc Wootton

Mason Quintard

Jake Beatrice

Trevor Jerzewski

Christopher Brinkofski

Connor Forestierre  

Cub's Choice

Sam Nyez

Zachary Barckholtz

J.T. Wieder

William Kovacs

Sam Winter  

Registrations Due for Pack 40 Winks with the Sphinx Overnight at Penn Museum: Only 11 Spots Left! Sign Up for Yours Today!

Posted on Jan 24 2015 - 8:07pm

40 Winks with the Sphinx Sleepover Pack 1980 will have a new Overnight experience this year at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 

 40 WINKS WITH THE SPHINX PACK 1980 OVERNIGHT at PENN MUSEUM will be Friday, March 20th

 The cost is $45 per scout and $45 per parent.

Penn Museum's sleepover, 40 Winks with the Sphinx, invites guests to an overnight "expedition" of the Museum. The night's activities are geared to take intrepid explorers on a journey through time and across continents, with hands-on opportunities, through games and crafts, to explore ancient Egypt, the mummies and hieroglyphics, the ancient Greeks and Romans, the world of the ancient Maya, and more.  A scavenger hunt and an evening expedition through the galleries by flashlight offer new ways to connect with the ancient artifacts awaiting discovery.

Later in the night, explorers roll out their sleeping bags-to doze at the foot of the third largest granite Sphinx in the world, by the 3,200-year-old pillars from the great palace of the Pharaoh Merneptah, son of Ramesses II. 40 Winks with the Sphinx concludes with a light breakfast in the Museum Café, then time to explore the galleries by day, and visit the children's gift shop.

All New Registrations and Final Payment for Existing Registrations are due at the time of Pinewood Derby registration, January 23rd or 24th.

We Need Your Help! Sign up Today for the Scouting For Food Collection to Benefit Readington Starfish

Posted on Jan 23 2015 - 4:43pm

Our Boys Scouts of America local district, the Hunterdon Arrowhead District, is holding a food drive throughout Hunterdon County on Saturday, February 7th 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 7th

                                                             at BISHOP'S THRIFTWAY 

                                                              between 9 AM and 3 PM

Please save an hour (or more) of your schedule between 9 AM and 2 PM on this date to join our collection and make a difference.   

Please note the time window during which your scout will be collecting food in the "Notes" Section of the registration page 

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!

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

Posted on Jan 23 2015 - 4:43pm

Fee Free Entrance Days in the National Parks:  February 14-16 (Presidents Day weekend); April 18-19 (opening weekend of National Park Week) 

Sunday, February 22nd:  Washington's Birthday Celebration.  All are invited to the Johnson Ferry House at Washington Crossing State Park from 1 -4 PM on Sunday, Feb 22nd.  Each room of this popular historic house will host a different activity. In the parlor, listen to eighteenth century music, including Washington's favorite hymn, played upon the harp by Robin Fickle. The history of gingerbread, one of Washington’s favorite treats, will be presented, prepared and baked in the winter kitchen hearth. Watch wool spinning in the parlor bedchamber, grind some corn in the pantry or watch woodworking in the stone barn. Try your hand at quill pen writing, horn book reading, and colonial toys, in the upstairs bed chambers. A special feature this year will include a visit from the General after 3 p.m. Refreshment of “1740” ginger snaps with hot and cold punch will be available to all. This is a good family event for school age children and above. Come and go as you like as activities are ongoing. Parking and admission is free but a $5 donation is suggested to defray costs.  

Wednesday, March 4th:  14th Annual Charity Basketball Event Readington Teachers & Men's All Stars vs Harlem Wizards:  7:00 PM at Hunterdon Central Fieldhouse.  Proceeds benefit the Shannon Daley Memorial Fund mission is to assist local families facing financial hardship due to a child battling a serious ailment. Tickets are $10/adult and $5/children 12 and under.  Please contact Matt Miller to purchase tickets.  

Sunday, March 15th: Shawnee Mountain's 25th Annual Scout and Family Ski Weekend  8 AM - 5 PM both Saturday and Sunday. Scout Weekend Offers open to all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and immediate family members.

Washington Crossing Council Shoulder Patch Unveiled

Posted on Jan 17 2015 - 8:01am

Soon all of our scouts will be wearing a new shoulder patch with the name of our new council - Washington Crossing Council.  Up until now we have all been wearing the shoulder patch for our old council - Central New Jersey Council .  As many of you know, the CNJC dissolved last February due to financial difficulties and our Cub Scout Pack 1980 along with all other units in Hunterdon County transferred to the Bucks County Council in Pennsylvania.  Despite the long history of the Bucks County council (it was founded in 1941 and named after a Lenape chief who assisted William Penn in an exploration of the area), our new council recognized that the name no longer represented its expanded geography.  The new name of our council - Washington Crossing Council went into effect at the start of the year.  Production is currently underway for the new shoulder patches and we update you when we hear more.

New Year's Resolution: Better Health!

Posted on Jan 5 2015 - 9:41am

Fitness and Wellness are uppermost in most everyone's thinking at this time of the year.   Here is an opportunity to partner with your scout or even your whole family in the SCOUTStrong program.  The SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Liefestyle Award Challange rewards Scouts who spend 60 minutes a day for five days a week for a total of six weeks engaged in some kind of physical activity.  For more information on the program and how to log your activities on-line, check out the SCOUTStrong page on our left menu.

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