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.

Our Wolves are almost Bears!!

WooHoo !!  We are almost at the end! Our Wolves are SO close to advancement and we cannot wait to greet them again in person as Bears and give them their belt loops and new Badge. We are zooming meetings and assigning “homework” to get them through. This week, wolves must camp out overnight in the yard or in the house, packing as for a regular camping trip.  Make your lists! Don’t forget anything! If you forget it on a trip, you can’t go run and get it so you can’t on this trip either!!  Make sure you entertain your family with a skit or song! 

we also have participated in a flag folding ceremony via video instruction and discussion, snd watched a video and learned about campfire safety and held a discussion about a situation/change in our community.  We chose the virus and schooling from home and the rules we must follow.  There is no doubt the Wolves get it and are educated on the situation and are doing what they are supposed to.  It got them thinking about ways to get through this and that’s a win!

Over the next 2 weeks we will be wrapping up our program with more instruction to conclude their adventures for the year.  We will keep in touch and plan for summer as best we can and we CANNOT WAIT to see all of  your smiling faces again!

 

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/

Scouting for the rest of the year

Our lives have been completely turned upside down this past month and we just want you to know “we are all in this together” isn’t just a saying for us. We are a pack. We are a family.  We will support one another in good times and in bad times. Along with schooling and everything else, our scouting year has been disrupted and we have no real timeline for when activities and meetings will resume, but this doesn’t mean scouting has to cease. In fact, our leaders recently met via video chat and we have some really great and innovative ways to continue our program remotely, which we will be sharing after the holiday. In the meantime, enjoy your Easter and Passover with your families. Please count your blessings during these hard and scary times and know we are always here – isolation is hard. Home schooling is hard. And life itself is hard enough even without a pandemic- if you need anything, could use some advice or help with school or just need to hear a friendly voice- we are all just an email or phone call away! We miss you and wish you continued good health!

HAPPY EASTER

 From all of us at Cub Scout Pack 1776 to you- Have a happy, safe, healthy and blessed Easter holiday!

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

Watch for our ads on Facebook and Google! 

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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!

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

Watch for our ads on Facebook and Google! 

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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

Image

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!

HANG IN THERE

The Cub Scout SaluteJust checking in with our scout families!  We know this virus is scary and has upended our lives on so many levels, so we at 1776 just want to say HANG IN THERE. We are all in this together. Let’s just do our part and stay isolated unless your job requires you out and about. Practice good hand washing and proper coughing and sneezing measures, all around good hygiene. We may as well use this as a good learning opportunity for ourselves and our children.

Try to find the silver linings – on one hand 24/7 with the kids can be trying for sure, but it’s also a blessing in disguise.  You can use this time to help your child reach rank advancement by following the den requirements on Scoutbook.com, via the handbook and by referencing the materials and activity suggestions/resources sent by your den leaders. It’s all fun stuff that can be done indoors and outdoors that teaches as well as combats boredom in so many fun ways – which means less cabin fever For them and less chance of you going stir crazy! Regularly engaging  in family activities together will only bring you together and make you stronger and make this whole situation more bearable.

Essentially, this is what cubscouts is all about- when we come together in dens and as a pack, or virtually with our families, we are forming a bond and learning and working as a team, just as the program intended.   You are our scout family!

We may be unable to physically see you right now, but you are never far from our thoughts and we miss you. Please check in periodically to let us know how you are – we are only an email away.   Stay safe, stay healthy, don’t be afraid to answer your children’s questions truthfully- which can be done without scaring them further-  and please reach out if you need help:  Our Pack Committee has expertise with shelter in place and are very knowledgeable on how to prepare for various situations. This, of course, is so very new to all of us, but if we are able to help in any way, we will.

Like you, we have no idea when we will return to our meeting place, but we hope it is soon.  We will check in every week and forward any new scout return information that comes our way.

in the meantime, stay safe!  Don’t take any unnecessary risks! Focus on the positives like reconnecting and STAY HOME unless it’s to enjoy your back yard or to commune with nature at a park or woods ** keeping the required 6’ distance from others.

We miss all of you very much, so please pass on a virtual hug from all of the leaders and den chiefs!

Monday Night Adventure

Baloo HikingAs our mighty cubs are finishing up their schooling for the day and fueling for our meeting tonight, I want to remind den parents about tonight’s meeting. Weather permitting, the Tigers, Wolves and Bears are going on a one-mile hike around the neighborhood tonight and looking to find evidence of wildlife in nature.

All scouts should have sturdy footwear, a water bottle, flashlight, and appropriate outerwear for the weather. The predicted temperature for 7:00pm is 64 degrees F. Scouts are encouraged to bring a backpack with their six essentials to prepare for longer hikes and adventures if they desire.

Bears Update 3/2/2020

Bear Adventure: Fur, Feathers, and FernsThe Bears took on the adventure of Furs, Feathers and Ferns Monday night. The scouts were able to plant their own herbs or vegetables, their choice of the seeds available. They should keep the plant in sunlight, and the soil moist. Most of the seeds will begin to form seedlings in 5-12 days, depending on what they chose. When the plant grows even more, they can transfer the starter pot to a larger planter. The scouts talked about wildlife they’ve seen before, as well as composting. We discussed some of the benefits of composting and the scouts can look in their Bear handbook for more information, and how to start it at home, if they desire.

 

To finish this adventure, the scouts will be going on a weather permitting one-mile hike during their meeting next week. In preparation for this, the scouts went over the six essentials. Please ensure the scouts bring a flashlight and water bottle next week, as well as proper clothing, stay tuned on the weather. The route will be shared with everyone before we depart. Put on those walking shoes and see you all next week!