Scouts are welcome to join anytime of year. There is no prerequisite to joining and they can jump right in! Just ask our secretary, Mrs. Allen, for a registration packet and she will get you signed up. Feel free to bring finished applications to the next pack meeting or event.
Upcoming Pack Events:
- Pack Bike Hike – Sunday, September 12
- Pack Meeting (Prepare for Camping theme) – Monday, September 27 6:30 pm
Interested in joining Pack 10 Cub Scouts? Come join us at our first meeting on August 30, 6:30 pm. We will meet at the fields next to the big playground. Hope to see you there!
We had a great turnout for our outdoor Pinewood Derby. Each den raced their cars against each other and then the winners raced for that coveted Pack winner trophy! Congrats to all our Scouts who made cars and raced them. Thanks to all the families for coming out and making this a fun event.
We have an exciting year planned for this year! Scouting is dependent on the outdoors, being active, and having fun. All of our activities this year are designed to be socially-distanced, with the requirement of masks if Scouts are within 12 feet of each other. We follow the guidelines of the Saint Pius X parish leadership, and will change our activities should the situation warrant it. We are looking forward to making the most of our time together in the safest way possible.
Link to Calendar: Pack 10 Calendar 2020
Also, you can subscribe to our pack 10 Google Calendar to get the most up-to-date events.
First event: September 12th 10AM at Pinhook Park in South Bend.
Interested in learning more about Scouting with Pack 10? Please fill out the following form to get on our email list to learn about our pack, the activities we have planned for this year, and more.
Ready to sign up? Here are the forms you will need to fill out and bring to a meeting to turn in.
Adult Application – must be filled out by at least one adult in Lion & Tiger families
Youth Application – must be filled out for new Scouts
Medical Form: 680-001_AB – must be filled out for new Scouts
We can’t wait to meet your Scout and their family!
Pack 10 is chartered by the Saint Pius X Church community; therefore we follow their guidelines for meeting expectations. Moving forward, Pack 10 is committed to continuing the scouting program in whatever format is outlined by the parish leadership. The pack leadership is committed to maintaining a program that values safety, community, and fun. Stay tuned for more details around the opening of the pack for the 2020-2021 school year!
Typically, the pack takes a break during the summer. The LaSalle Council often offers summer camp options for Scouts of all ages. Due to Covid, the Council offered a “Camp in a Box” option, and many of our Scouts participated in this at-home program. It included many woodworking, first aid, crafts, and age-appropriate activities.
Being home in quarantine hasn’t stopped Pack 10! Our dens and pack met virtually consistently throughout the spring. Members of our pack participated in:
- the National Camp-In
- our Pack 10 Camp-In
- Virtual Pack meetings
- Virtual Blue-Gold Meeting (see our private FB page for links to the pack slideshow!)
Through it all, our pack worked hard to accomplish advancement at all levels. It was great to stay connected throughout this time, and we cannot wait for the day when we can be in person again together!!
The goal of the Pinewood Derby is for scouts to have fun building a car while learning how to use basic tools under appropriate adult supervision. Each scout should enter a car that they have constructed for this year’s race. To ensure that race day is as fair as possible, all cars must obey the following rules:
- The car may not weigh more than 5 ounces.
- The car body must be 2.75 inches wide and 7 inches long.
- Bottom clearance under the car must be 3/8 inch.
- BSA brand wheels and axles must be used. Only dry powder lubrication may be used.
- The wheels and axles must be mounted in the standard pre-cut grooves, which are 4 and 3/8 inches apart.
Note that any BSA branded car kit already has the proper dimensions and wheels, so it is easy to follow the rules if you simply use the kit in the obvious way. If you use a non-BSA branded kit, then be sure to check each of the measurements above, and buy a set of standard BSA wheels to use with the car.
All cars must be presented to the weigh-in judge for weighing before racing begins. If a car does not meet the rules, the scout may modify the car and try again at any point before his den begins racing. If a car breaks during a race (e.g. a wheel falls off) the owner will be given five minutes to repair the car, and the race attempted again. Scouts will have the opportunity to race their cars three times, using different and randomized lanes of the track.
The decisions of the judges are final, and all scouts and parents are reminded that the judges are friendly volunteers whose goal is fun and fairness to all.