Iron Horse Camping

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Iron Horse Campout this weekend!  The weather report looks to be dry but cold this weekend.

A few last minute reminders:

  • You can arrive anytime 5PM or later on Friday.  Arriving earlier makes it easier to set things up, but come whenever you are able. Dinner will be available through the evening.
  • Please bring a plate, silverware, and a hot cup (coffee and hot chocolate) for everyone in your group, so that we are not wasting lots of disposable items.
  • It will be cold at night, so dress in layers.  Wear a winter coat, hat, gloves, warm socks, and boots.  To be cozy at night, you will probably want to wear hat and gloves, in a sleeping bag, with several extra blankets on top.  Be prepared!
  • Lunch Saturday is on your own. (Some den leaders are using Saturday to organize small group cooking.)  If your den is not cooking, then you can bring your own bag lunch, cook your own at the campsite, or purchase hot dogs and chips at the Iron Horse Hike.
  • Webelos scouts (4th-5th grade) may bring a knife for whittling, but may only use it as part of a supervised small-group den activity.
  • Please contact Tim Wyatt ( if you are able to bring tailgate tents, firewood, fold up tables, outdoor games, or large coffee urns to share with the group.

Attached are some helpful maps and information from the Wyatts:

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First Pack Meeting Details

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 ( 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:


First Pack Meeting August 31st, 2015

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, (

For more information:


Changes to Cub Scout Program

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Advancement toward each rank now consists of completing a series of seven adventures, each one resulting in a unique belt loop or pin.
  3. 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.


Memorial Day Parade

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.


Camp Card Sale!

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 ( 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.)