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September 30: Cub Day of Service at Spruce Run Recreation Area

Posted on Sep 18 2017 - 4:10pm

Cub Scouts are invited to "Do a Good Turn" during the Cub Day of Service on Saturday, September 30 from 1 PM to 4 PM at Spruce Run Recreation Area

Scouts should wear their Pack 1980 t-shirt and their rank cap.  Please layer underneath for warmth and to protect as you go into the brush to retrieve trash and recycling.

Scouts should bring gloves and wear close-toed shoes.  Garbage bags will be supplied.

This event is rain or shine.  If there are thunderstorms, then we’ll find a new date.  Your Scout does not have to be present for the entire time.  However, it will be easier to find the group and obtain the trash bags if you do arrive at the starting time. 

There are service requirements for some Cub levels and for Scouts as well.  This is a good way to get those requirements completed while giving back to the community.  Spruce Run has been a great location for our District’s Yukon Trail for the past four years and it is great to have scouts help to keep it clean.

Please register your intention to participate on the Cub Day of Service webpage.

October 4: Cub Scouts Invited to Hear a Real Astronaut Share His Story at HAD Distinguished Citizen Event

Posted on Sep 18 2017 - 4:08pm

olsen2On Wednesday evening, October 4, the Hunterdon Arrowhead District will host the Hunterdon County Distinguished Citizen Reception Hunterdon Central Regional High School (Auditorium in 9/10 building).  

  • The reception starts at 6:30 PM  and includes a Scout Open House - Pack 1980 Leaders Mr. Pikulin and Mr. Wieder will be presenting a table on Pinewood Derby and Rocketing.  
  • The program begins at 7:00 PM and will recognize Sheriff Fred Brown  as the Hunterdon County Distinguished Citizen.  
  • The Keynote Speaker will be Gregory Olsen, an American entrepreneur, engineer, scientist, and astronaut who traveled to the International Space Station in 2005.  Your Cub Scout will be inspired by Olsen who often speaks to elementary school children about the importance of science and mathematics as early preparation for a career as an astronaut.

This event is FREE to Pack 1980 Cub Scouts, due to Pack 1980 presenting a table.  Please stop by and say "hello" to Mr. Pikulin and Mr. Wieder!

Please let us know that you are planning to attend by registering on the HAD Distinguished Citizen Program webpage.  Scouts must wear Class A uniform to attend for free.

October 7: Pack 1980 Fall Campfire Program + Parent-Cub Fall Camping at Tinicum Park

Posted on Sep 18 2017 - 4:08pm

  Parent-Cub Tent Camping:  Scouts families should arrive after 3:00 PM and before 6:00 PM.

  •      Scouts and parents will cook dinner and breakfast with their dens.
  •      Dens will also work on camping/outdoor cooking requirements for their rank badges.
  •      Need supplies?  Pack 1980 has tents to use for the campout if your family does not have one.

  Campfire Program:  Scout families should arrive at 6:45 PM

  •      Scouts should wear their Class A uniform for the campfire program.
  •      All scouts should bring a flashlight.  A flashlight will be necessary to walk back to your car after the campfire.
  •      Parents are encouraged to bring campchairs.
  •      Campfire program will include Dutch Oven Fall Desserts and Spiced Hot Apple Drink

Tinicum Park is located on River Road (Rt. 32) in Erwinna, PA, just 1 mile south of the Frenchtown Bridge).  Our Pack 1980 Campfire and Camping will be in Group Site 2.

October 14: HAD Rocket Into Scouting Launch Date

Posted on Sep 18 2017 - 3:45pm

Hunterdon Arrowhead District will host a launch event on Saturday, October 14 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Round Valley Youth Center.

The Rocket Into Scouting Launch Day is a FREE district event that is open to all scouts!  

NEW SCOUTS should have received receive a rocket kit when you turned in a completed application during the September Recruiting Event.  This launch day is an opportunity for new scouts to blast off on their scouting adventure!  Motors for new scouts rocket kits will be available at launch day.  Please contact Cindy Barckholtz if you turned in an application but did not receive a rocket.

RETURNING SCOUTS are also welcome to share in the fun of the Rocket Into Scouting Launch Day.  Scouts are welcome to bring their own rockets.  Please see HAD Rocket Into Scouting Launch Date webpage for additional information.

Registration will probably be direct on the Washington Crossing Council webpage.  We will provide a link once it is set-up.

Pack 1980 Kicks-Off 2017-2018 Scout Year with Conservation Lesson from Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center

Posted on Sep 16 2017 - 10:25pm

Pack 1980 welcomed new and returning scouts to the September Kick-off Meeting, featuring a presentation by Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center.  Boys were treated to the opportunity to see and learn about several animals that could be found in our own backyards that are currently under the care of Pocono Wildlife, including a rat snake, a wood turtle and a box turtle, a screech owl, a hawk, a kestrel, an albino crow, an opossum, a skunk, and a porcupine.  Many thanks to all scouts who brought supplies to donate to Pocono Wildlife!

      

Additional Cub Scout Opportunities

Posted on Sep 16 2017 - 8:58pm

Opportunities this fall for Pack 1980 Cub Scouts to participate in activities offered by neighboring districts or councils.

Fall Fest at Musser Scout Reservation:  Musser Scout Reservation (Pennsuburg, PA) is where Pack 1980 goes in the summer to aatend Cub Adventure Resident Camp.  A fun-filled day of Fall related activities at Musser Scout Reservation. Activities include: pumpkin carving, apple chuckin', shooting sports, nature, STEM and more! Check in from 8:15 - 8:45, program starts with an opening ceremony at 8.50. The day ends at 4.15pm. Lunch is included.  $7.00 per Adult; $22.00 per Cub Scout or per Sibling (grades K-5).  Fall Fest is offered on weekends this fall, including: Saturday, October 21, Sunday, October 22, Saturday, October 28, Sunday, October 29, Saturday, November 4, Sunday, November 5, Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12.   registration is on-line through the Fall Fest webpage.

Mercer Area District (MAD) Fall Cubarama at Northlandz in Flemington on Saturday, November 4th:  Hunterdon Arrowhead Cub Scouts are invited to join in the fun!Times are 10AM to 4PM- show up any time. Visit the Museum inside and enjoy the outdoors train ride. Scouts in uniform receive unlimited train rides! Scouts and siblings ages 2 to 12 years are $10.00 each. Adult and children from age 13 and up are $13.00 each. Admission to the museum is included in the fee. All Scouts and family members must wear event wristbands for admission. There is food available at the Club Car Café.  Please register on the MAD All Aboard for the Fall Cubarama webpage.  

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