Hoping all are well and summer camp

  1. Hello scouts!!
    Right now may be upsetting and dreary, but summer is just around the corner and fingers crossed this virus and quarantine will all be behind us. Here’s something to look forward to:  SUMMER CAMP!!  Here is what you need to know (please visit the BSA website for any additional information as they run the camp, not our unit)  this is a lot of fun and my son and I have enjoyed it for many years
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Cub Scout Summer Camp 2020 March 2020
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Musser Upcoming Events
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Stay informed of all of the events happening at Musser Scout Reservation!

 

May 16
June 5-7 or 12-14 –
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, and Nov 1

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Dear Cub Scout Families,
As the Scout Motto Says – Be Prepared – WE ARE PREPARED for an awesome summer camp season! Even in this ever-changing world in which we all are living, your camp leadership teams are still preparing for an exciting summer at Cub Adventures and Community Day Camps! We have recruited an all-star staff that are ready to welcome you and your Cubs to camp this summer.
Be sure to continue to sign-up your Cubs for camp – It is our intention for summer camp to be run as planned this season. Click here for summer camp options for your Cub Scouts!
We have developed resources to help you continue your Scouting program at home while we all practice social distancing. Take a look at these resources on our Scouting at Home page!
We are fully committed to offering the same quality camping experience this summer that we have in summers past even with the current COVID-19 situation. This is a new adventure that we are embarking on, the likes of which we have not seen in recent history. But it is an adventure we are ready to tackle head-on to make 2020 a memorable and safe stay in camp for everyone. We hope to see you there!
Yours in Scouting,
The COL Cub Camping Team

Its Camp Promotion Time
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With everyone cooped-up indoors, we want to make sure that EVERYONE knows about Summer Camp! Our goal is to help get every Cub Scout outdoors this summer, and to make that a reality, we want to promote camp to your Scouts, parents, and leaders. Since Packs aren’t meeting in-person, we are happy to join you on your digital call and provide you with digital resources to share with your families.
Fill out a Camp Promotion Request to have us join you digitally.
If you are willing to help promote camp to other packs, please contact Jason Burns

Wild West Adventures at Musser

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Howdy, Partner! The Sheriff and his deputies invite you to participate in Wild West Adventures for Summer Camp in 2020. Cubs and their Pack will have the opportunity to attend camp for Day Camp, or overnight at our extended-weekend overnight camp or the full-week overnight camp!
Help get your kids outdoors this summer and give them an adventure they won’t forget!
IMPORTANT NOTES:
**Due to the COVID-19 circumstances:
1. Campership deadline has been pushed-back to April 15th
2. Pre-Camp Leader’s Meeting scheduled for April 20that the Valley Forge Middle School will now be held virtually in early May.

Stay tuned for updated information at the

Backyard Wild West Adventures with Cub Scout Community Day Camps

Looking for a local Day Camp close to home or your work? This year we are offering 9 opportunities, 5 of which are in Philadelphia, for your Cub Scout family to experience Cub Scout Day Camp. Ideal for younger Scouts (1-3 grades) but any Cub Scout should attend to get this awesome outdoor experience.
Go to our Day Camp web page to learn more and register today!

Check out Musser Scout Reservation’s NEW Website

Head-over to musserSR.org to see our brand new website! This is a great resource for planning your summer adventure, as well as finding options for your next Pack Camp-0ut.
 
Take a look and let us know how we can continue to improve it to help better-serve you!

FALL FEST 2019 – November 1-3 with the pack OR any other time on your own

Hello, fellow scouters and parents!  Just a few quick important things about Fall Fest.  This is an activity with a lot of flexFall Fest 2012ibility.   Scouters may attend any weekend it is offered.  Scouters may camp for the weekend OR come up for a day.  Please speak with any of our leaders if you have any questions.  AS A PACK, our leaders have a cabin for the weekend of November 1-3.  If you are planning to camp WITH US all weekend, please MEET Dan, Mike, Nora and Regina at MUSSER campsite at 6 PM in the parking lot at HART.    ***if you only wish to come up for the day on November 2, our group will be staying at RED FOX  – you can meet up with them there, or the mess hall.  Whether you make this a full weekend or just a day trip, it is always a blast!  It’s always smart to bring your hiking gear/boots and warm weather clothes, rain gear (as a precaution), a good flashlight, some extra toilet paper, a pre-charged phone charger, some snacks and water (though we will have food) and some S’More makings, ’cause what’s a campout without S’Mores! Hope to see you there for all of the fun and comraderie!

Congratulations Pack 1776!

Klondike Banner

Congratulations to the scouts who attended this year’s Klondike Derby, A Winter Jungle. Their combination of scout spirit, team work, and ability to complete the tasks at hand, as they went from station to station, earned Cub Scout Pack 1776 a first place win for the second year in a row. Those who attended the Klondike Derby are welcome to attend the April round table, on Wednesday April 11, to be recognized for their accomplishment.

Once again, congratulations!

Klondike Derby Final Headcount & Payment Due

Just a reminder that tonight is the last night to finalize our headcount and collect payments for this weekend’s Klondike Derby.

The Klondike Derby is an event modeled after the Klondike Gold Rush.  Please note that this is *NOT* the Pinewood Derby, where you work with your son to build a wooden race care.  In the Klondike Derby the scouts will be broke down into sleds (teams). They will then pull the supply filled sled from town (station) to town (station) performing activities at each town (station). The activities are themed and offer fun and/or a challenge to scout skills/scouting knowledge.

The cost of the Klondike Derby is $8 per scout and $4 per adult and it includes lunch (hot dogs and chips), hot cocoa, thermal mug, and loads of fun – adults get lunch only.

The Derby will begin around 9:00am “Rain or Shine“.  Please be there no later than 8:45am.  The event coordinators are seeking volunteers to assist.  Assisting will beat standing around in the cold all day with nothing to do.

Please remember to bring your neckerchief, handbook and a bottle of water with your son’s name on it.

Now for the important stuff — The weather is expected to be mostly sunny with a high of 40 degrees and a low of 28 degrees.  It will be colder in the morning and gradually warm up as the day goes on.  At this time of the year things can change pretty quickly meaning it could be snowing, raining, warmer or colder.  BE PREPARED but more importantly make sure your boys are prepared.  In addition to dressing properly and bringing the required supplies, bring spare socks, and a heavy blanket just in case.

Dressing in layers (for cold weather)

When it is cold outside and you are going to be out in the elements for an extended period of time it is vital that you dress in layers.  Below is some basic layering advice to assist you

  • Layer 1 – Under garments, heavy socks.
  • Layer 2 – Long Johns
    • If they are the Under Armor type, do not wear a t-shirt underneath it.
    • If you don’t have long johns then a long sleeve shirt and sweatpants work.
  • Layer 3 – Pants & Shirt
    • Pants should be something that can shield the wind; jeans are not good for this; but acceptable if the only alternative
    • Running pants and hiking pants are great, a nylon mixture not cotton.
    • These should be something that do not hold water.
  • Layer 4 – Outer Shell, Coat, Hat, Gloves, Boots, Rain Jacket/Poncho
    • A coat, while not seen as cool anymore, is your best line of defense.
    • Hoodies, even if lined, will not repel wind and moisture.
    • Don’t forget a hat and gloves. Mittens will keep your hands warmer but gloves will provide free fingers. A good combination is cotton gloves inside water proof mittens.
    • Boots are a must *AND REQUIRED*

LOCATION:

Wissinoming Park (parking lot is on Cheltenham Ave.)
5801 Frankford Ave

Philadelphia, PA United States

 

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.

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.

Victory on the High Seas (2017 Klondike Derby)

Small Pirate ShipCongratulations to the pirate scouts who attended this year’s Klondike Derby, A Pirate Adventure. Their combination of scout spirit, team work, and ability to complete the tasks earned Cub Scout Pack 1776’s ship (sled), The Black Pearl, a first place win on the high seas.

The scouts sailed The Black Pearl from port to port participating in many pirate games and challenges along the way.  Those challenges consisted of multiple first aid scenarios, using a compass to discover treasure, building shelters on a deserted island, land fishing, sword fighting, and shooting a marshmallow cannon at enemy ships on the horizon.

The mighty sailors manning the Pack 1776 Ship, The Black Pearl, are invited to the Roosevelt District Round Table on Wednesday February 8th at the Philadelphia Protestant Home to be acknowledged for their victory on the high seas.

2017 Klondike Derby

KlondikePatchThe Klondike Derby is an event modeled after the Klondike Gold Rush.  Please note that this is *NOT* the Pinewood Derby, where you work with your son to build a wooden race care.  In the Klondike Derby the scouts will be broke down into sleds (teams). They will then pull the supply filled sled from town (station) to town (station) performing activities at each town (station). The activities are themed and offer fun and/or a challenge to scout skills/scouting knowledge.

The cost of the Klondike Derby was $8 per scout and $4 per adult if paid before 1/1/16. The cost is now $10 per scout and $5 per adult and it includes lunch (hot dogs and chips), hot cocoa, thermal mug, and loads of fun.  Final payment was due on Monday January 16th.

The Derby will begin around 9:00am “Rain or Shine“.  Please be there no later than 8:45am.  The event coordinators are seeking volunteers to assist.  Assisting will beat standing around in the cold all day with nothing to do.

Please remember to bring your neckerchief, handbook and a bottle of water with your son’s name on it.

Now for the important stuff — The weather is expected to be partly sunny with a low of 40 degrees and a high of 55 degrees.  It will be colder in the morning and gradually warm up as the day goes on.  At this time of the year things can change pretty quickly meaning it could be snowing, raining, warmer or colder.  BE PREPARED but more importantly make sure your boys are prepared.  In addition to dressing properly and bringing the required supplies, bring spare socks, and a heavy blanket just in case.

Dressing in layers (for cold weather)

When it is cold outside and you are going to be out in the elements for an extended period of time it is vital that you dress in layers.  Below is some basic layering advice to assist you

  • Layer 1 – Under garments, heavy socks.
  • Layer 2 – Long Johns
    • If they are the Under Armor type, do not wear a t-shirt underneath it.
    • If you don’t have long johns then a long sleeve shirt and sweatpants work.
  • Layer 3 – Pants & Shirt
    • Pants should be something that can shield the wind; jeans are not good for this; but acceptable if the only alternative
    • Running pants and hiking pants are great, a nylon mixture not cotton.
    • These should be something that do not hold water.
  • Layer 4 – Outer Shell, Coat, Hat, Gloves, Boots, Rain Jacket/Poncho
    • A coat, while not seen as cool anymore, is your best line of defense.
    • Hoodies, even if lined, will not repel wind and moisture.
    • Don’t forget a hat and gloves. Mittens will keep your hands warmer but gloves will provide free fingers. A good combination is cotton gloves inside water proof mittens.
    • Boots are a must *AND REQUIRED*

LOCATION:

Wissinoming Park (parking lot is on Cheltenham Ave.)
5801 Frankford Ave

Philadelphia, PA United States

 

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.

District Pinewood Derby

This weekend is the District Pinewood Derby. It is being held at Our Lady of Calvary Church, located at

11024 Knights Road Philadelphia, PA  19154.

Registration & Weigh-in: 8:30am to 9:30am             Races to start at 10:00am

 

Who can attend the Districts Pinewood Derby?     Anyone connected with your pack may attend (Racers, Parents, Leaders, Den Chiefs, guest, etc.)

 Good Luck Racers and our Best in Show !!

 

District Pinewood Flyer