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!

Bear Update 01/27/2020

Bear Adventure: Grin and Bear ItOn Monday the Bears started working on the Grin and Bear It Adventure. We covered what the adventure entailed and how we will complete while doing some painting and telling some great jokes.  We are keeping the details a “secret” until we are completed and ready to share with everyone.

If you wish to review a bit more about Grin and Bear It, just click the link to review the requirements.

Bear Den Update 01/20/2020

Bear Adventure: Super ScienceTonight the bear den completed the Super Science Adventure in full (requirements 1 through 5). While the Bear Scout may have gotten a little messy they gained a lot of knowledge. With science being an everyday wonder that Scouts can learn more about by simply using ordinary household supplies, their actions created amazing reactions in fun investigations while exploring static electricity, oil and water, sinking versus floating, and color morphing and layering.

The specific requirements covered were:

  1. Make static electricity by rubbing a balloon or a plastic or rubber comb against another material, such as a fleece blanket or wool sweater. Explain what you learned.
  2. Conduct one other static electricity investigation. Explain what you learned.
  3. Do a sink-or-float investigation. Explain what you learned.
  4. Do a color-morphing investigation. Explain what you learned.
  5. Do a color-layering investigation. Explain what you learned.

Their takeaways for the evening were: following directions; introduction to the scientific method; learning the scientific law of action and reaction; and finding new ways to be creative.

Here are a few of their creations:

Super Science - Color Layering & Density Bear Adventure: Super Science

 

Firehouse Visit (5/15/17)…

Attention LIONS, TIGERS, WOLVES & BEARS we are having our annual Firehouse visit this Monday (5/15/17) at 6:30pm. We will meet AT the Firehouse. It is located at 7818 Frankford Ave, 19136 (right by Holmesburg Branch library). It is Engine 36, Ladder 20. We ask that adults stay for the duration of the tour, because if the firehouse gets a call, they have to go. If your cubs have uniforms, please have them wear them. This will be the meeting for the week, we will meet here and dismiss from there. So, we’ll see you all on Monday and we’ll meet in front of the firehouse, by the flagpole.

Lion, Tigers, Wolves and Bears…TONIGHT.

Hello everyone! I just want to make parents/guardians of the LIONS, TIGERS, WOLVES AND BEARS aware tonight (Monday 4/10/17) we are “hiking” through the neighborhood. Please make sure your son (and any accompanying siblings are in proper footwear. Also a bottle of water. We’ll see you all at the meeting tonight. 🙂 

Fire House Visit (4/25/16)

Hello Parents: Hope you all had a great week/weekend. Tomorrow (4/25/16) the TIGERS, WOLVES & BEARS are going to visit the Fire House in Holmesburg. We’ll be meeting AT the Fire House, on Frankford a few doors down from the library. We ask that the boys be IN uniform. Thanks! We’ll see you all there. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ?

Fire Station Visit

Tigers, Wolves, and Bears will be meeting at Fire Engine 36 Ladder 20 located at 7818 Frankford Ave.  Please arrive at 7:00 PM and wear your Cub Scout Uniform.

Fire House Visit

Tiger, Wolf and Bear Parents don’t forget we have an additional meeting next week. We’ll meet Monday as usual, but we will also be meeting on Tues March 31, at 7pm at the FIRE HOUSE. It’s located next to Holmesburg branch library on Frankford Ave (19136). Please have your cubs in uniform.

Let’s help the NE fire victims

Hello Pack 155 families. As I’m sure most of you know by now, there was a devastating fire here in the Northeast. 53 families lost all their belongings. We are organizing a food/toiletry/clothing drive. We will be collecting non-perishable food items, socks, undergarments and shoes for men, women and children. We will also be collecting books (adult and children’s), small toys, they need toiletries(soap/shampoo/conditioner/etc). They do need some clothes as of now, mostly for men and women, they have received a lot of children’s clothes. If you have anything else you’d like to donate, please let me know and I’ll see if it’s needed. The children are mostly younger 4-7 and teenagers. Start your spring cleaning. Remember they have lost everything, so any little bit will help, thanks in advance! There will be a trailer to load any donations onto at Monday’s meeting (3/23/15).

 

**Whatever is donated that is not needed, we will be donating to Purple Heart and/or Big Brothers Big Sisters.

 

Any questions please email me Stracey@cubscoutpack1776.org