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.

Sittin’ Around the Virtual Campfire…

Hello 1776 Cub Scouts! Tonight at 7pm, join us at the Cradle of Liberty Virtual Campfire. Scouts and Scouters from across the council will be livestreaming a campfire performance for all to enjoy. Our very own Bear leader, Miss Avery will be singing! So grab your snacks, your camp chair, and your scout spirit and sing along with us.

It will be livestreamed on the council Facebook page. Here’s the link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/146757846735326/

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!

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 😊

Oh the fun we had at Valley Forge

We had a wonderful (approx) 5 mile hike at Valley Forge last month. The weather was perfect and the company even better.  It was a nice turnout for scout attendance and even though the paths we took did not lead us to he dinosaur fossils, there’s always next time!  Way to go Cubs Dennis, Evan and Megan! You are 1/3 of the way toward your summer participation badge! Can’t wait to see who joins us in August!!  Have a happy and safe summer ☀️ check out some pictures! https://scouting1776.sharepoint.com/:i:/r/teams/PackLeaders/Shared%20Documents/Photos/20190622%20-%20Valley%20Forge%20Hike/IMG_4623.JPG?csf=1&e=PeEY2I

REMINDERS-Camping Trip sign up deadline and Pennsbury Manor.

As a Reminder, Cub Scout Pack 1776 is headed to Pennsbury Manor this weekend, July 27, 2019, to tour the reconstructed house of William Penn.. The tour will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Tours include entrance into the exhibit, William Penn: Seed of a Nation, an orientation video, and a guided tour of the Manor House and Kitchen House. Scouts and their families  will be meeting at Pennsbury Manor at 11am and our Tour will being promptly at 11:30am. Scouts are asked to pack a lunch for this event as well as extra water and sun screen. The cost of this event is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-11 and $5 for seniors. Pennsbury Manor is located at 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville, PA 19067. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Mike at MMagras@cubscoutpack1776.orgThe deadline to sign up for our camping trip to Fort Washington is this Wednesday, July 24th. I will be at the church from 7-8pm to collect payments. The cost for the trip will be $20 per person and includes includes: Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Campfire Snacks; and Sunday Breakfast. If you plan on attending or need to make other arrangements please email dgriess@cubscoutpack1776.org.

Mayfair Cub Scout Pack 1776 camping at Fort Washington

Fishing at New Falls Township Community Park

Our Fishing trip at  New Falls Township Community Park is this Saturday, July 13th. Scouts will get to learn the basics about fishing and hopefully catch a few fish of their own. Scouts and their families will be meeting at the boat launch parking area at 10am and we will begin fishing at 10:30am.

Even though we are still a few days away, Saturday looks like it will be a perfect day but keep in mind that the temperature is foretasted to be close to 90 degrees. One of our leaders will have a cooler with extra ice and water for the scouts but we do ask that scouts and their families pack a lunch for this event, as well as extra water, sun screen and even a hat to keep the sun off of your face.  If you have fishing equipment please bring that as well;extra rods are limited. Parents please keep in mind, if you plan to fish with your child or have a child 16 and older that will be joining us(and fishing), you will be required to have a 2019 FISHING LICENSE for PA.

New Falls Township Community Park is located at 9061 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 19054. If you have any questions, please contact me at Dgriess@cubscoutpack1776.org

Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday!