What a fun Open House!

A warm thanks to everyone who came out tonight to the Cub Scout Pack 1776 Open House. We saw many new faces, as well as our dear familiar ones. The children thoroughly enjoyed “SCIENCE!” With Dan, electrical circuitry with Mike, Catapults of Fun and corn hole with Nora and Digging for Dinosaurs with Kristine. We all had an evening of learning through fun, comradery, and laughs. A special thank you to the boy scouts and venturing crew (both of 1776) who assisted us tonight, and of course to Regina, our Cub Master, who met with all of the parents.  We really have a great group here, and we very much look forward to expanding our cub community! See     you all next week!

**Remember, it’s never too late to meet with us. If you were unavailable for our Open House, you are welcome to swing by any Monday meeting between 7:00PM and 8:00PM!

Welcome ALL to our annual Open House

We are all looking forward to meeting new faces tonight. There is a lot of information and fun planned for this evening!

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

Blue and Gold

Dear Parents,
Can you believe that the end of our scouting year is upon us? Where did the time magically go? Just a moment ago it was September and we were just starting the year and then POOF!!! It is over. We are having our end of year Blue and Gold Banquet on June 2, 2018. The doors open at 12:15 and the banquet starts at 1:00. Tickets are available. Each scout gets a ticket for themself and 2 tickets for parents. Any extra tickets are $5.00 each. Payment at the door is acceptable. Head counts are needed by May 30th. We look forward to ending the year with the same spirit that we have had all year!

Thank you!
Sincerely,
Regina Giuffre

Weblos Update

Webelos and Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Adventures In Science

On Monday, The Voyagers, yet again, blasted off into Adventures in Science. They read and discussed a biography on Thomas Edison. Next week, we will take a virtual tour of a museum to wrap up The Adventures in Science requirement. With the warm weather and camping season quickly approaching we will start working on some of our outdoor activities to wrap up our Webelo’s badge.

Things to remember: This Saturday, March 17, 2018 is The Pinewood Derby Car Workshop from 10am-2pm.
As previously discussed, The Cyber Chip is required annually for our scouts to earn their rank. Please make sure you are completing with your scouts.

Webelos Update 02/26/2018

Webelos Badge

On Monday the Webelos den continued our “ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE“. We covered requirement 3a by planting tomato seeds in 2 different types of soil; “fertilized soil” and “standard potting soil” to see if “fertilized soil” is better than “standard soil”.

Next week we will be continuing our adventure by creating circuits using light bulbs and batteries

Webelos Update- February 19, 2018

Webelos and Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Adventures In ScienceOn Monday February 19th, the Webelos Den worked on The Adventures in Science requirement 3g of the Webelos Handbook. The Scouts explored safe chemical reactions with household materials by using two substances and then observed what happened when the amounts of the reactants were increased.

Working together, they inflated a balloon using baking soda and vinegar. The goal of the project was to demonstrate the power of gas produced when the baking soda and vinegar are mixed. The goal is for the balloon to be blown up by the gas created.

If your Scout did not attend Mondays meeting, they can complete this requirement at home using the following instructions:

What materials are required?
• Balloon (1)
• Small bottle (cleaned glass beverage bottle will work well) (1)
• Small funnel (1)
• Baking soda (2 tablespoons)
• Vinegar (4 ounces)

Where can the materials be found?

Most materials can be found at the dollar store.

Experiment
1. Using the funnel, add the baking soda to each balloon (two people may be needed for this; one person to hold the balloon open and the other person to put the baking soda inside of the balloon).
2. Pour the vinegar into the bottle.
3. Carefully fit the balloon over the bottle opening (be careful not to drop the baking soda into the vinegar yet).
4. Once the balloon is fitted snugly on the nozzle, hold up the balloon and allow the baking soda to fall into the vinegar.
5. Observe the chemical reaction and effect on the balloon.
6. Record observations.

Webelos 1 & 2 Update – 11/13/2017

Webelos Elective Adventure: Art ExplosionOn Monday, both Webelos dens worked together on the Art Explosion adventure. In this adventure Webelos Scouts discovered that exploring the arts is a fun way to try new things! They had the opportunity to develop their creative potential while making original works of art after discovering what inspired them during their visit to a virtual art museum. When sharing their project ideas with each other, the Webelos Scouts had the opportunity to respect the creations of others while valuing their own ideas.

The Webelos scouts completed Art Explosion Requirements 1, 2, 3b, 3c, and 3i meeting all of the requirements to complete this adventure.  The scouts were encouraged to go through the Art Explosion adventure in their handbooks and consider working on any of the optional sub-requirements in requirement 3 and the optional requirement 4 for some additional exploration into the arts.

2017 Whittling Chip Update (Bears & Webelos Update)

Whittling Chip CardOn Monday, January 16th, the Bears and Webelos continued their knife safety training by covering some more detailed parts of a pocket knife, the different types of pocket knives, how to choose a good pocket knife, the rules, safety, and the care of a pocketknife.  We also reviewed what was covered last week.

The scouts were given a worksheet to complete as a homework assignment.  This worksheet (attached below), must be turned in along with a signed permission form (also attached) in order for your scout to complete his whittling chip.  Without these, your scout cannot participate in the final part of the training.

On Monday, January 23rd, we will complete the whittling chip course by having the scouts practice what they learned with apples, bars of soap, and if time permits we may allow some of them to use other pocket knifes to try whittling a piece of wood.

  • For Bears this course will complete the Bear Claws Adventure  and allow your Bear to earn his Whittling Chip Card.
  • For 1st year Webelos this isn’t a requirement for rank but the training is required to allow your Webelos to earn his Whittling Chip Card. The first year den leader may opt to skip the hands on portion of the training and work on other requirements.
  • For 2nd year Webelos this is one of the requirements for the Arrow of Light Scouting Adventure.
  • For returning Webelos who have already earned their Whittling Chip Card, this training is required by the pack in order to upkeep the privilege of the whittling chip.

Attached below are a parent letter describing the course, a copy of safety rules and care tips they can keep, and a parent permission slip. Your scout must sign the permissions slip to acknowledge the rules, and a parent or guardian must also sign the slip acknowledging the rules and giving the scout permission to participate and earn his whittling chip. This slip along *MUST* be turned no later than Monday January 23rd.  Without this, your scout cannot earn his whittling chip.




The Bear and Webelos Den leaders also asked that their scouts complete the cyberchip requirements by Monday January 30th.  We will make another post regarding those shortly.

2017 Whittling Chip (Bears & Webelos Update)

Whittling Chip CardOn Monday, January 9th, the Bears and Webelos began their annual Knife Safety training. This class is designed to teach knife safety and additional rules that must be followed.  While this course is required for Bears and 2nd year Webelos Scouts who have not already earned it, the pack requires any scout who has previously earned their whittling chip to take the training annually.

Bears should immediately start reading the Bear Claws adventure which can be found on page 30 of their handbooks.

We started by covering the following: what the whittling chip is; the whittling chip pledge and what it means as well as how it pertains to safety; the basic parts of the knife; how to pass a knife to another; the safety/blood circle; the difference between a tool and a weapon; how the pocket knife is a weapon at schools; the no school rule; and an introduction to various bladed items with their differences and validity of their use.

On Monday, January 16th, we will continue our knife safety course by covering some more detailed parts of a pocket knife, the different types of pocket knives, how to choose a good pocket knife, the rules, safety, and the care of a pocketknife.  This will reinforce what we covered last week and expand upon it.

On Monday, January 23rd, we will complete the whittling chip course by having the scouts practice what they learned with apples, bars of soap, and if time permits we may allow some of them to use other pocket knifes to try whittling a piece of wood.

  • For Bears this course will complete the Bear Claws Adventure  and allow your Bear to earn his Whittling Chip Card.
  • For 1st year Webelos this isn’t a requirement for rank but the training is required to allow your Webelos to earn his Whittling Chip Card. The first year den leader may opt to skip the hands on portion of the training and work on other requirements.
  • For 2nd year Webelos this is one of the requirements for the Arrow of Light Scouting Adventure.
  • For returning Webelos who have already earned their Whittling Chip Card, this training is required by the pack in order to upkeep the privilege of the whittling chip.
  • We may or may not have activities that allow the use of a pocketknife and having a whittling chip card is a requirement to participate in such activities.

Attached below are a parent letter describing the course, a copy of safety rules and care tips they can keep, and a parent permission slip. Your scout must sign the permissions slip to acknowledge the rules, and a parent or guardian must also sign the slip acknowledging the rules and giving the scout permission to participate and earn his whittling chip. This slip along *MUST* be turned no later than Monday January 23rd.  Without this, your scout cannot earn his whittling chip.