We are off to great start with a huge turnout for our fall Family Bike Rally! Scouts enjoyed cruising along the St Joseph river and riding over the historic 1885 Darden Road railroad bridge.
We are off to a great start on an exciting year of scouting fun! If you missed the first meeting, you can still join by contacting Douglas Thain (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by coming to the next pack meeting on Monday, September 28th, at 6:30PM in the St Pius X Auxiliary Gym.
Here are all the forms and info distributed at the first meeting:
The first fall meeting for Pack 10 will be Monday, August 31st at 6:30PM in the Aux Gym of St Pius X Church (52553 Fir Rd, Granger, IN) Cub Scouting is open to all boys in grades 1-5. It doesn’t matter what school you attend, just come and join the fun!
We have all sorts of active fun planned for the coming year — biking, camping, fishing, rock climbing, the pinewood derby and more. Each month, boys will meet in small groups (dens), once as a large group (pack), and can participate in a pack outing.
At the August meeting, boys will split up into dens to get to know their leaders, get started on advancement, and play some fun games. Adults are invited to stay to meet the pack leadership, learn about the schedule of activities for the year, and complete registration paperwork. Yearly dues of $50 can be paid by check at this meeting.
If you have a friend interested in scouting, please invite them to come along and join the fun. If you can’t come but would like more information, please contact the pack committee chair, Douglas Thain, (email@example.com).
For more information:
The national BSA organization has made a number of changes to the Cub Scouting program and materials. (more info here) These changes are made to emphasize the adventure in scouting, and to strengthen the connection between Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting. The three biggest changes that you will see are:
- The books for each rank have been significantly rewritten and updated. You can pick up the latest book for your scout at the La Salle Council office.
- Advancement toward each rank now consists of completing a series of seven adventures, each one resulting in a unique belt loop or pin.
- Cub Scouts will now use the same Oath and Law as the Boy Scouts:
The Scout Oath:
On my honor, I will do my duty to God and my country,
to obey the scout law, to help other people at all times,
and to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law:
A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful,
friendly, courteous, kind,
obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent.
We will begin to use the new materials starting with the August 2015 pack meeting.
On May 25th, Pack 10 marched in the Mishawaka Memorial Day Parade along with the other St. Pius X Girl Scout Troops. Other than some rain at the beginning, it was a nice day to march. Thanks to everyone who came out to support those who have given their lives for our country.
The annual Pinewood Derby took place on March 14th at St. Pius X. It was a fun day of racing, food, and excitement! Thanks to all who volunteered and all who participated.
The annual Camp Card sale is on! Camp Cards are a simple and easy fundraiser which takes care of all of our expenses for the year. The cards only cost $5 each, so they are easy to sell to your neighbors. Each card has two single-use break off tabs worth $5 each, plus 7 discounts on the back that can be re-used all year long.
We are asking that each scouting family sell 10 cards at $5 a piece, for a total of $50. To keep things as simple as possible, we ask you to pay for the cards at the March pack meeting or the April Blue and Gold Banquet, sell them, and then keep the proceeds yourself. Please bring cash or a check payable to Cub Scout Pack 10. If you missed the meeting, please contact Rick Thyen (firstname.lastname@example.org) to pick yours up.
The vendors on the cards include: Buffalo Wild Wings, Drive & Shine, Dairy Queen, Papa John’s Pizza (St. Joe Co. only) Sonic, Culvers, and South Bend Cubs Baseball. (Note, due to a printing error, one part of the coupon on the back is invalid. It has been crossed or punched out, just in case anyone asks.)
The Pack was able to see a Notre Dame Basketball Game on March 7th. The game was preceded by a scavenger hunt around the Purcell Pavilion all about Notre Dame Basketball. Then, they watched the Fighting Irish defeat Clemson. They were all able to earn a Notre Dame patch!