Terrific Time at National Night Out!

A big shout out and thank you to everyone who supported this wonderful community event, especially Ronni Faith Lotto for organizing this massive gathering and, of course, our local police force. It’s always a pleasure to reconnect with old friends and businessss, but so much better when you meet and connect with so many new ones as we did tonight! One of my most favorite things about scouting is the comraderie and bonding amongst the scouts and leaders. We truly become family. We enjoy one another immensely. We join together and work together, complementing one another…and  tonight was no exception as all of our branches came out to represent.  In case you weren’t aware,  1776 is comprised not only of Cub Scouts (boys and girls) but also includes Boy Scouts and Venturing Crew (co-ed).  This means we not only spend a few years together, but grow and journey together until adulthood. Though we love our little group just way we are, we are always excited for new members and can’t wait to welcome into our group the many new faces we met tonight.  Community is only as strong and upstanding as it’s members and we are proud to foster that in our children.  So, thank you for your support and we hope to see you at our open house in September 😊

Scouting For Food Bag Pick Up and weekend activities.

Scouting for FoodThis Saturday, Nov 17th, we will be meeting at the Gym at 9:30am to pick up donations for our annual Scouting for Food Drive. WE NEED DRIVERS, anyone with a vehicle who is able to drive to speed up the pick up process is much appreciated.

Scouting For Food is one of nation’s largest food drives that Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing Crew members participate in to support their local Food Pantries and Hunger Relief agencies. The Scouts of the Cradle of Liberty Council have continuously exceeded expectations and fully stocked dozens of our partner agencies with bags of canned food.

Everyone will be divided into groups with multiple adults per group and we will go out and pick up the donations within our given area.

The time accumulated this weekend will count as community service for the scouts and maximum participation may help us qualify for the Messengers of Peace award.

Our pack meeting that was originally planned for Saturday at 5pm has been RESCHEDULED for Monday, December 3rd.

Scouts who have participated in Scouting Food are welcome to join us for a lock in at the church. The lock-in will start at 7pm and is $5 per person which includes pizza, drinks, and a small breakfast in the morning. Scouts will have the opportunity to enjoy the night with their friends while playing games and preparing for the Mayfair Thanksgiving Day Parade that will take place on Sunday, November 18th. The Unit will be leaving from the church  to gather at Welsh and Frankford Avenues. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at dgriess@cubscoutpack1776.org

 

DON’T FORGET WE ARE ALSO COLLECTING CLOTHES & SHOES FOR OUR CLOTHING DRIVE.

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS.

Scouting for Food 2018-November Activities

Scouting For Food is one of nation’s largest food drives that Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Crew members participate in to support their local Food Pantries and Hunger Relief agencies.

The Scouts of the Cradle of Liberty Council have continuously exceeded expectations and fully stocked dozens of our partner agencies with bags and bags of canned food.

We will meet this Saturday, November 10th at 10:00am at the gym to begin our annual Scouting for Food drive. Everyone will be divided into groups with multiple adults per group and we will go out and place tags on all doors within our given areas.   Next weekend we will go collect the bags of canned goods.  Families are encouraged to take home some extra tags to distribute on their own block.

The time accumulated this weekend and next will count as community service for the scouts and maximum participation may help us qualify for the Messengers of Peace award.

 

On Saturday, November 17th at 10:00am, our Scouts will participate in the collection of bags of canned goods. That evening we will be having our 1st pack meeting of the year, followed by a lock in for all scouts. The pack meeting will be from 5-7, all scouts and their families are encouraged to attend. During the pack meeting scouts will be acknowledged for their advancement thus far.

The lock-in will start at 7pm and is $5 per person which includes pizza, drinks, and a small breakfast in the morning. Scouts will have the opportunity to enjoy the night with their friends while playing games and preparing for the Mayfair Thanksgiving Day Parade that will take place on Sunday, November 18th. The Unit will be leaving from the church at approximately 9:30am to gather at Welsh and Frankford Avenues, where we will be leaving at approximately 12pm to begin the parade route, down Frankford Avenue. If you plan to attend please email me and/or sign up on Monday in the back of the gym.

**Please note that parents of Lions, Tigers, and Wolves will be required to stay with their scout during the sleep over and walk with the Pack during the parade.

Service Day at Musser Scout Reservation

On Saturday, September 15th Pack 1776 will be participating in a Service Day at Musser Scout reservation. Participants will receive a Free Service Day T-Shirt, Free Service Day Patch and a Free lunch provided at Camp Hart. Participants can also win door prizes which include camp merchandise and even a campership. This a great opportunity for scouts to give back to a camp that has given them great opportunities in addition to earning service hours.

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Where: Musser Scout Reservation
1125 Miller Road, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Time: 8:00-2:30pm

 

 

All scout age youth and adults are invited; if interested please email dgriess@cubscoutpack1776.org

2017 Scouting for Food Summary

Scouting For Food PatchI want to thank everyone who came out to help us with this year’s Scouting for Food drive; all of the scouts, parents, sibling, former scouts and their families, friends of the pack, the leaders, and Crew 1776.  While Scouting for Food may seem like more work than fun, the program goes a long way to to helping families who worry about where their next meal will come from.

This year, Pack 1776 collected 1,021 food items weighing in a 825.7 lbs. To put this in another perspective we collected almost “one-half ton of food”, all of which was donated to the food bank at St. John’s Lutheran Church who works closely with Saints United Lutheran Church (our Chartered Organization) to provide meals to families in need from 9 different zip codes.

We had 17 cub scouts, 7 other scouts, 1 sibling, 9 adults and 9 leaders participated in this service project with us. Over the two weekends combined, Pack 1776 completed 185 combined service hours.

Scouting for FoodNot only should the scouts be commended for their tremendous efforts but a hearty thank you goes out to all of the parents, siblings and others who helped to make this annual food drive a success. Some walked with a group of kids, others followed behind with a vehicle to collect food items, while others helped unload, count and sort the food. All of the cub scouts had a great time while performing a good turn and they most certainly did their best.

Once again, thank you to everyone involved.

Note: All Cub Scouts that participated have had their service hours added to Scoutbook.

Clothing Drive

Good morning everyone. Tonight is last night we’re collecting donations of clothes and shoes for our clothing drive. So if you have a bag, please bring it to our meeting tonight. Every little bit helps. Thanks so much everyone. See you tonight. 

2017 Scouting For Food (Bag Collection)

Scouting for Food

This Saturday, Nov 18th, we will be meeting at the Gym at 9:30am to pick up donations for our annual Scouting for Food Drive. WE NEED DRIVERS, anyone with a vehicle who is able to drive to speed up the pick up process is much appreciated. Please let Ms. Shawna or Mr. Campy know ASAP if you are available to drive. ( Stracey@cubscoutpack1776.org or Ccampagna@cubscoutpack1776.org )

Scouting For Food is one of nation’s largest food drives that Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing Crew members participate in to support their local Food Pantries and Hunger Relief agencies. The Scouts of the Cradle of Liberty Council have continuously exceeded expectations and fully stocked dozens of our partner agencies with bags of canned food.

Everyone will be divided into groups with multiple adults per group and we will go out and pick up the donations within our given area.

The time accumulated this weekend will count as community service for the scouts and maximum participation may help us qualify for the Messengers of Peace award.

NOTE:  IT WILL BE CHILLY – PLEASE DRESS WARMLY AND IN LAYERS JUST IN CASE IT HAPPENS TO WARM UP – BE SURE TO BRING HATS & GLOVES!!!

DON’T FORGET WE ARE ALSO COLLECTING CLOTHES & SHOES FOR OUR CLOTHING DRIVE.

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS.

2016 Scouting for Food Summary

Scouting For Food PatchI want to thank everyone who came out to help us with this year’s Scouting for Food drive; all of the scouts, parents, sibling, former scouts and their families, friends of the pack, the leaders, and Crew 1776.  While Scouting for Food may seem like more work than fun, the program goes a long way to to helping families who worry about where their next meal will come from.

This year, Pack 1776 collected 1,059 food items weighing in a 1,011 lbs. To put this in another perspective we collected a “half ton of food”, all of which was donated to the food bank at St. John’s Lutheran Church who works closely with Saints United Lutheran Church (our Chartered Organization) to provide meals to families in need from 9 different zip codes.

We had 18 cub scouts, 8 additional scouts, 7 siblings, 13 adults and 10 leaders participate in this service project with us. Over the two weekends combined, Pack 1776 completed 254 combined service hours.

Scouting for FoodNot only should the scouts be commended for their tremendous efforts but a hearty thank you goes out to all of the parents, siblings and others who helped to make this annual food drive a success. Some walked with a group of kids, others followed behind with a vehicle to collect food items, while others helped unload, count and sort the food.  All of the cub scouts had a great time while performing a good turn and they most certainly did their best.

Once again, thank you to everyone involved.

Note: All Cub Scouts will have their service hours added to Scoutbook.

2016 Scouting for Food (Collection)

Scouting for Food

We will meet at 10:00 AM Saturday morning for the second part of our Scouting for Food initiative.  This is one of the largest food drives in the nation and helps feed many people.  This is also the most important day of this initiative and we can use all the help we can get from our scouts. Feel free to bring friends and family to assist.

We will meet in the gym to break into groups.  Each group will require someone with a truck to follow them in order to collect the bags of canned goods.  As the vehicles fill we will unload at the gym to count the items and load them onto the trailer.  Once we have canvassed our area, we will take all goods to the food bank at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church which is just up the street.

Please make sure to dress warm, dress in layers as it will be cold. Also bring you hat and gloves. We will be outside a majority of the morning.  Don’t forget a water bottle to stay hydrated!!

Don’t forget we are having a sleepover at the gym for those scouts who participated in Scouting for Food.  Please see the following posts and calendar items for more information on the sleepover:

Sleepover Post
Sleepover Calendar Item

Pancake Brunch

Pancake BreakfastAttention all Scouts and Parents,

Sunday marks the date of the Pancake Brunch! The brunch is going to be held at Saints United Lutheran Church between 11:30am-1:30pm. The cost is $5 per person which includes an order of sausage and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Toppings and extra sausage are available for a small fee.  Additionally, we will have a bake sale table for all to enjoy. Invite friends and families to enjoy a nice brunch.

This event is a fundraiser for the scouting units chartered by Saints United Lutheran Church. With all units involved, we will split the proceeds between the units.

If you or your scout would be willing to help out during the event please email Tom and Karen, who will forward the information to me, at the following email address: advisors.

In the email, please include your scout’s name, whether or not they would like to assist in the event, and whether or not you could bring in a baked good.  We ask all staff to arrive around 10:00 so we have time to prepare. If your scout does not wish to work the event, you may still come out and enjoy the breakfast.

Let’s make this a successful event for all involved and for all who come out! Please email me with any questions comments or concerns.

Thanks,

Avery