Virtual Camporee

Calling all scouts! Calling all scouts! It’s time to go camping! But wait, in social distancing, how do we do that? Well I have the answer for you! Cradle of Liberty Council is hosting a Virtual Camporee the weekend of May 15th-16th. Join us in camping in your backyard, or in your living room, just keep the smelly socks upstairs!

There will be a multitude of activities for cub scouts, older scouts, as well as adults and leaders. If you have a sibling that’s not a scout, let them join in the fun and try to recruit them. Here’s a little info on how this will work.

 

  • Friday Night at 7pm there will be an opening campfire hosted by the COL Venturing Officer’s Association (you may see some familiar faces performing!)
  • You can view the campfire as well as the opening colors (flag ceremony) at 8:30am, as a livestream on the council’s facebook.
  • Go to the Camporee website to see the day’s schedule
  • Click on the classes you wish to be apart of, register (for free!) in order to get sent the link for the zoom rooms!
  • During second period, at 10am, join myself, Ms. Avery, in a cub scout cooking class! I would love to see my 1776 scouts there, I miss you guys!
  • A parent guardian can send pictures to the Cub Scout Facebook page, or email the leaders, with permission to share on our Facebook. We want to showcase the scouts participating!
  • Closing scout’s own will be at 4pm, livestreamed on Facebook.
  • You do not need a Facebook account to view the live, just click the link above. You do not need a zoom account to participate, just click the link you get after registering.

I hope to see a bunch of the 1776 scouts at the camporee, if you have any questions, you can reach me at asytsma@cubscoutpack1776.org.

Wolves are getting ready for Spring with hiking and camping preparedness

Cub Scout Six Essentials Over the past two weeks, wolves have worked on various required and elective adventures related to hiking, camping and being prepared.  Our program is designed to teach safety, as represented by the buddy system, what to do in an emergency, how to handle different weather conditions and natural disasters, signaling for help, what items to have on hand, and more.  We also learned about the outdoor code and general principles on how to treat the land and wildlife.  Our cubs built first aid kits and learned a new knot.   All in all, this is all prep for the fun hiking and camping activities that we have scheduled for the warmer days ahead.  The best part is: these skills are not only useful for hiking and camping – they are life skills that can and should be applied to any outing, school trip, vacations and experiences.  So, parents, we encourage you to review our six essentials and other preparedness measures with your child at every opportunity.  Really all it requires is common sense and repetition on your part.  All of our guidelines and lists may be found on the BSA website, on scoutbook and in the wolf manual! So, just remember  – outings are fun, but a lot more so when we know our child is safe and prepared!

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!

ARE YOU READY FOR A SPOOKY GOOD TIME??

THIS MONDAY – October 28 – put on your costumes and let’s PARTY!  Halloween is around the corner and we are going to celebrate it with fun and games, music, food and friends.  Party starts at 6:30 PM.  We had a great turnout for food and drink sign up, so please don’t forget to bring your items!  Once again, I am making my signature witch’s potion – it’s simply to DIE for!  hahahahahahhaBoo

FORT MIFFLIN TRIP

Please join us for a fun filled and educational day out at Fort Mifflin at 9:30 AM on Saturday November 10th. There will be lots to do and great company!There will be guided tours, musket demonstration, and scouts can meet Ben Franklin.

The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for kids under 12 & veterans.

Remember to pack a snack and water and wear comfortable shoes! Thank you Mike Magras for leading this awesome outing!

Pennsbury Manor

PENNYPACK HIKE Sunday, June 23, 2019

Akela HikingWe are so excited to get summer rolling that we had to add another outing! Whether or not you can make it to Valley Forge on Saturday, we hope to see you at Pennypack Park on Sunday. Come out with Mike and Nora Magras for a local hike through many of the beautiful trails in our own backyard – PENNYPACK PARK. This is a shorter hike so no lunch is necessary, but feel free to bring a snack and plenty of water. Sunscreen, bug spray, hat, and anything else you will find helpful. Of course, you can pack a lunch and stay longer if you like.

We will meet at FRANKFORD and ASHBURNER at 11:00 AM. Please be prompt so everyone can be on their way by 11:15.

We hope to see you this weekend at one or both events! If you can, let us know if you plan to attend, but if you decide last minute, that’s just fine, too!

VALLEY FORGE HIKE Saturday, June 22, 2019

Baloo HikingJoin us for fresh air and exercise and a touch of history – oh and did we mention DINOSAUR FOSSILS!! That’s right! Valley Forge has amazing trails and beautiful views, historic significance, and more. Like dinosaur fossils!!! Now, it’s no secret, but it’s purposely not advertised where they are, so consider this fun outing like a scavenger hunt for young explorers! What kid doesn’t LOVE exploring!
We MEET AT 10:30 AM at the visitors center and BEGIN THE HIKE PROMPTLY at 11:00. We will hike a few miles, stopping for a lunch break. Here are some essentials you should bring: Lunch and snack and plenty of water. Sunscreen, sunglasses/hat, bug spray. We hope we never need it, but a little first aid kit and rain poncho is always smart, perhaps a walking stick, and some money as there are opportunities for food and gift purchases. \
If you can let us know ahead of time if you plan to attend, great, but please know you are welcome to just show up if you decide that day. Hope to see you there!! Leaders present will be Dan Griess, Regina Giuffre and Kristine Darmohray.
THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE CANCELED UNLESS FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER.

Cub Day at Adventure Aquarium.

Cub Scout Pack 1776 will be taking part in Scout Day at Adventure Aquarium, in Camden New, Jersey. Scouts and their families will have the opportunity to enjoy tons of indoor adventures while learning about sharks, sea turtles, hippos and 8,500 other aquatic species. Each participating Scout will receive a patch.  

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Where: 1 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103

Time: 10:30am

Cost: $18.50 per ticket due NO LATER than Monday, February 4th.

***Families will be responsible for their own lunch which will be available to buy ***

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at dgriess@cubscoutpack1776.org

Scout Night at The Phillies Tickets

2017 Phillies Scout Patch

The tickets for the Phillies game on Sunday April 22nd will be available for pickup at the Monday night meeting.  In the event that you cannot make the Monday night meeting. Please reach out to Sandi Ramos, using the contact information provided on the flier you were handed, to make arrangements.

Those scouts who wish to participate in the pregame parade around the field should be in full uniform and try to make it to the park by 11:45. You must be at the top of the ramp, located outside the ballpark, located at the Northeast corner of the ballpark (Phillies Drive & Darien Street), no later than 12:15 PM.  There is only allowed to be 1 adult per 6 scouts; Sandi is the point of contact, so please be sure you provide her with correct contact information in the event she needs to reach you.

The pack will be sitting in section 241, which is in left field. So the closest parking lots to the seats will be R, V, or S and the parking lots closest to where those in the parade will need to meet is Q or P.

Here is the parking lot map for your reference:

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