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

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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!

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!

Tiger Cubs…

Tiger Cub Parents last night we finished up the elective Earning Your Stripes. Next week we will be working on the Tiger Tales elective, playing a game and sharing a snack.

REV UP YOUR ENGINES!!!

PINEWOOD DERBY IS FINALLY HERE!! Woo hoo!! Get those race cars painted and fine tuned because Saturday WE RACE! That’s right! This Saturday, March 7 at Saints United Gym we are all gathering at 10:00 AM for the fun filled EXCITING  down to the last second hold your breath racing event of the year! At least for scouts 😁😁. This event lasts a few hours so bring a snack and a drink (covered containers only please) and your cheering voices. Remember, we want to win, but we also want to be happy for everyone else. So, do your best and support your pack members, too! ***please come in uniform if you can! 
DETAILS OF THE DAY

  • ARRIVAL TIME 10:00 AM  At this time we weigh and register your cars. Any cars found to be overweight or too wide may be altered and re-checked and registered so long as changes can be made before registration closes. 
    Once registered, the cars are entered into the computer and MAY NOT BE TOUCHED AGAIN BY ANYONE until the race begins. Doing so may also result in disqualification. 
    Cars are placed on display until the race starts so everyone can see all of the cool designs 🚖🚘

 

  • REGISTRATION CLOSES BEFORE 10:50 AM. So, to be safe, don’t be late.  We want to see your smiling faces promptly at 10:00 AM🙂☺️😊😀😃😄

 

  • FAILURE TO REGISTER BEFORE 10:50 AM DEADLINE MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.  We hate to have to do this, but we have specific BSA Pinewood Derby guidelines to follow and the computer needs time to calibrate the information which is sent to the electronic track. Please don’t be late!

 

  • THE FIRST RACE BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 11:15 AM.  Please understand this event is run in heats and therefore lasts a few hours and we rent the track. That means if we are late starting, we are late ending, and the people coming for the track after the race will be held up and that’s not very scoutlike of us to not be courteous to them!

 

  • EXPECT LOTS OF CHEERS AND GROANS AND LAUGHING so bring your happy face whether you come in first or last!
    YES:  😁🤗🤪😊😃
    NO:☹️😢😭😤😠😡
    A LITTLE HERE AND THERE IS ONLY NATURAL: 😯😧😬😣😕

 

 

  • THE WINNER HERE GETS TO GO ON TO COMPETE AT THE DISTRICT DERBY! 👏🏻👏🏻🏆

SEE YOU SATURDAY!!!! GOOD LUCK!!! 🍀
family and friends are welcome to attend, so please don’t be shy about asking them. Share the fun!!

 

Flying High with the Wolf Den

 Last night our wolves put their creativity and engineering skills to the test. Each scout decided upon a paper airplane design to make and see how well and far it would fly. We conducted our first experiment based on the original design, then made adjustments we felt would make them fly more efficiently and then again. Each change helped them learn and demonstrate aerodynamics and problem solve how to fix what’s not working and how to improve what is- all great skills necessary in every endeavor in life, and a super fun way to learn! Next week we take our flight to a new level and build a paper plane catapult to soar even higher – or so we hope – we will find out!

Ready, Set, RACE! Pinewood Derby Workshop Sunday Feb 23 at 1:00

OK, so we are not racing YET!  But how can we if we don’t have our cars??? That’s what this Sunday is for!!  You see, we will have stations set up prepared to cut and shape your block of wood into the car of your dreams.  Once we are done, all you need to do is paint it, decorate it and add the wheels.  Full directions, guidelines and weight requirements will be provided by us on Sunday and can also be found inside your Derby Car box.

You don’t have a Derby Car Box, you say?  Don’t worry, no one does yet.  When you arrive, present the laminated pinewood card (the business card sized card your child received in his Christmas stocking at our Christmas party).  Please try to remember it so we can keep track, but if you cannot find it, as long as your dues are paid up in full, we know you’ve got one coming to you.  If, however, you lose or break the car we give you Sunday, or need a replacement for any reason, there is a $5.00 cost.

What you need to do before you arrive:  take the time this weekend to have your child sketch out (or help them) a car shape and design.  2nd step is to bring it with you.  It’s that simple.  Your job is to be creative and maybe research what body styles may be more aerodynamic to increase your chances of winning the race.  That’s it!

After the pinewood workshop:  sand it down smooth – who wants splinters?  We provide sand paper so you can do it as soon as your car is cut, or use your own and do it at home if you can’t stay.  The decorating you do at home.  You have 2 weeks to complete your car so it is ready to race on Saturday, March 7.  You will receive more detail on arrival time and registration prior to the race.  Stay tuned!

This is such a fun event – the track takes up almost the whole gym!

upcoming Wolf adventure for Monday Feb 24

To us Wolves, we may as well rename Monday ‘FUNDAY”!  Our kids are constantly collecting things and getting more interested in hobbies, so we want to know just what it is that makes your little cub tick!  This Funday, we are asking wolves to bring in something they collect.  Maybe it’s Pokemon cards, or beyblades.  Maybe it’s rocks, fossils or dinosaurs; sports stuff or comic books.  If your child is anything like mine, it’s probably all of the above and more.  So, have your little Wolf select one of his collections and bring it in for our version of Show and Tell.  Scouts are welcome to bring whatever they wish (with parental approval, of course), but we recommend if the items are fragile or valuable, maybe those should be left at home,  Please understand the leaders will of course be doing our best to ensure all items are properly handled and taken care of, but we cannot 100% guarantee anything.  I know I am really excited to hear all about my Wolves’ interests and collections – I hope they are just as excited to share!