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SAVE-THE-DATE: Pack 1980 Cub Scout Spring Open House and Bear Scout Carnival is Friday, April 20th

Posted on Mar 17 2018 - 9:43pm

Pack 1980 is planning a HUGE night of FUN for Friday, April 20th at Holland Brook School!  

Scouts should wear their Class A uniforms and bring any friends, classmates, or teammates who might be interested in scouting!

Come check out the fun your friends are having in Cub Scouts and learn about the adventures you can have in Readington Cub Scout Pack 1980!

REGISTRATIONS OPEN: April Service Projects

Posted on Mar 17 2018 - 9:42pm

April 6 Feed My Starving Children:  compassionate service project where scout families will join with others from the community to pack meals specifically formulated for undernourished children across the globe.

April 14 Color Guard for RTJBL Opening Day:  represent Pack 1980 in the community by helping to lead the flag-raising ceremony on Readington-Tewksbury Junior Baseball League's Opening Day.

April 14 Stream Clean Up at YMCA Camp Carr:  conservation service project where Pack 1980 partners with Raritan Headwaters Association.  Scouts will clean up the campground and riverbanks of the South Branch of the Raritan River at YMCA Camp Carr.

POSTPONED: Yukon Trail 2018 at Spruce Run Recreation Area

Posted on Mar 10 2018 - 8:10pm

Yukon Trail 2018 is currently CANCELED until a new date can be found.  Spruce Run was not available on Saturday, March 10 due to damage from last week's storm.   We will repost when a new date has been set.

The Yukon Trail is an outdoor winter event for Cub Scouts from all over Hunterdon County.  The day will be full of activities - such as fire-building, sled racing, knot-tying, and archery - and will be fun for all ages of Cub Scouts.  The Yukon Trail emphasizes teamwork within your scout's den as it commemorates those who worked together to take on the challenge of the Yukon in their search for gold!

Mark your calendars because you don't want to miss this event.  Registration is currently closed.  a new registration page will be posted once a new date is announced.  Pack 1980 will also need help from parents to run a 3-Man Ski Station.

Scouting Summer Camp Options for Pack 1980 Cub Scouts

Posted on Mar 10 2018 - 8:09pm

It's that time of the year when parents start looking for summer activities for their sons and daughters. If you have never considered registering your child for camp, check out this great article published by the American Camp Society, New England 10 Reasons Why Your Child Needs to Go to Summer Camp.

Cub Scout camps emphasize fun, learning, and adventure in a safe environment.    There are so many different options that you are certain to find one that fits your family's schedule!

DAY CAMP:  Cub Scout Day Camp at Round Valley Youth Center July 23-27, just around the corner from Whitehouse Station, Day Camp runs from 9 AM - 4 PM Monday - Friday.  Shooting sports are a favorite and there is usually an option for mid-week overnight camping.  Both Shannon Woottton and Herb Ryder have recently volunteered at RVYC Day Camp and can anseer most of your questions.  The theme this year is "Passport to Adventure."  $215/scout before 5/16.  $240/scout after 5/16.

TWILIGHT CAMP:  Twilight camp is an exciting evening offering at Camp Wheeler (Stanhope, NJ) for boys and girls entering kindergarten and first grade in the fall, and their parent. There are several 4-day sessions runs for 4 days throughout the summer.  Twlight Camp is from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm with a different activity each evening. Activities include aquatics, shooting sports, nature and the weekly family campfire.  $125/youth

SPECIALTY NIGHTS:  Specialty camp is an awesome evening adventure at Camp Wheeler (Stanhope, NJ) running on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The camp is open to all boys and girls and their parent. Specialty Camp activities include aquatics, shooting sports, and nature.  $10/scout

RESIDENT CAMP: Pack 1980 Cub Scout families are encouraged to consider Cub Adventures at Musser Scout Reservation (~1 hr away in Pennsburg, PA) 3 Night Resident Camp from June 28- July 1.  Please sign up on the Cub Adventures - 3 Day Resident Camp webpage.  $180/scout and $80/adult before 2/15

FAMILY FUN WEEKENDS:  Interested in resident camping for your scout but can't miss work?  Check out Family Fun Weekends at Alpine Scout Camp (~10 miles north of the George Washington Bridge).  Themed weekends include STEM weekend June 8-10 and Shoot-o-Ree June 15-17.  $70/youth and $40/youth

Pack 1980 Cub Scout Families Celebrate Blue & Gold

Posted on Mar 7 2018 - 11:09pm

This past Sunday, Pack 1980 Cub Scout families celebrated the anniversary of scouting at their Blue & Gold celebration.  This year the Arrow of Light Scouts picked the theme for the Blue & Gold - Olympics - and the Blue & Gold committee outdid themselves with Olympic-themed decorations with an assist from scouts to make the centerpeces and table runners.  The Blue & Gold featured special award, song, skits, and videos for all ranks, and the Arrow of Light and Crossover ceremony for the 5th Grade Scouts.


Thank You to Pack 1980 Scouting for Food Volunteers!

Posted on Feb 10 2018 - 7:24pm

Pack 1980 had 16 Cub Scouts, 5 Leaders, and 9 Parents take time this Saturday to "Do a Good Turn" by collecting food at Bishops IGA for the Hunterdon Arrowhead District Scouting for Food Drive on Saturday!  The food collected filled both a minivan and an SUV.  All donations were taken to the Readington Starfish food pantry where Pack 1980 scouts joined with Troop 1969 scouts to unload and stock the pantry shelves.   Many thanks to all who helped provide families in Readington with food during the upcoming distributions!  Follow the "read more" link for additional pictures.


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