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.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS for the Summer

Mark your calendars, we have a fun filled summer of events for you and your families!

July 13, 2019- We are heading to New Falls Township Community Park for a hike and fishing trip, were 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. Scouts are asked to pack a lunch for this event as well as extra water and sun screen. If you have fishing equipment please bring that as well;extra rods are limited. 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

July 27, 2019-  We will be taking a tour of Pennsbury Manor.Scouts and their families will have the opportunity to tour the reconstructed Manor 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.org

 

 

August 9th-11th- Save the date for our first camping trip of the summer for Pack 1776. More information pertaining to the price and location will be sent out to parents within the next week or so.

 

 

 

 

Cub Day at Adventure Aquarium.

Cub Scout Pack 1776 will be taking part in Scout Day at Adventure Aquarium, in Camden New, Jersey. Scouts and their families will have the opportunity to enjoy tons of indoor adventures while learning about sharks, sea turtles, hippos and 8,500 other aquatic species. Each participating Scout will receive a patch.  

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Where: 1 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103

Time: 10:30am

Cost: $18.50 per ticket due NO LATER than Monday, February 4th.

***Families will be responsible for their own lunch which will be available to buy ***

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at dgriess@cubscoutpack1776.org

Christmas Bazaar

Pack 1776 will hosting a fundraiser at The Christmas Bazaar for Saints United. More information and a time  will be provided as we get closer to the event.

 

Fall Fest Sign Up Deadline and Dates to Remember

Just a reminder that the deadline to sign up for Fall Fest is Monday, October 22nd.


When: Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 4th
Where: Camp Hart 1125 Camp Rd, Pennsburg, PA 18073

We will be camping at Camp Hart, in a cabin. Meals included will be Saturday breakfast, Saturday Dinner, Sunday Breakfast, and campfire snacks. Families are welcome to bring something with them Friday evening.

On Saturday, we will be attending Fall Fest, which includes Saturday’s lunch. More details about the Fall Fest activity can be found at: https://colbsa.org/fallfest/
Attending Fall Fest is a required part of this camping trip for all campers, scouts & adults.

The cost of Fall Fest is $25 for participants; $8 for adults and den chiefs. New Cub Scouts (just joined in the last few months): FREE
The Cost of Camping is $20 per family, up to 3 people, and $5 per additional person.
Arrival will be Friday evening after 6:00 pm, Departure will be by 10:00 am Sunday morning.

If you did not want to camp, Scouts and their families are welcome to join us for the day:
Cost is $25 per Cub Scout and non-Cub Scout participants; includes lunch. Cost is $8 for adult non-participants; lunch included.
Check in is between 8:15-8:45 am | Program begins at 9 am with an opening ceremony | The day ends at 4:30 pm

 

Important Dates to Remember
October 22, 2018– Deadline to Sign up for Fall Fest and Camping at Camp Hart
October 29, 2018– Halloween Party 7-8:30pm

November 2-4, 2018– Camping at Camp Hart (Fall Fest on November 3, 2018)
November 10, 2018-Scouting for Food Flyer Drop Off 10-2pm
November 14, 2018– Early Bird Discount for Dues Deadline
November 17, 2018-Scouting for bag pick up 10-2pm
Pack Meeting-5-7pm followed by a lock in for scouts. More information will be provided.
November 18, 2018– Mayfair Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Pumpkin Fest After Dark

Camping at Camp Hart

 

When: Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 4th

Where: Camp Hart  1125 Camp Rd, Pennsburg, PA 18073

Deadline to sign up: Monday, October 22, 2018

 

We will be camping at Camp Hart, in a cabin. Meals included will be Saturday breakfast, Saturday Dinner, Sunday Breakfast, and campfire snacks. Families are welcome to bring something with them Friday evening.

 

On Saturday, we will be attending Fall Fest, which includes Saturday’s lunch. More details about the Fall Fest activity can be found at:

Attending Fall Fest is a required part of this camping trip for all campers, scouts & adults.

The cost of Fall Fest is $25 for participants; $8 for adults and den chiefs. New Cub Scouts (just joined in the last few months):  FREE

The Cost of Camping is $20 per family , up to 3 people, and $5 per additional person.

Arrival will be Friday evening after 6:00 pm, Departure will be by 10:00 am Sunday morning.

 

 

What is Fall Fest?

Fall Fest is a Day program designed to introduce you and your Cub Scout Family to what Cub Scouting has to offer.  Your Cub Scout will get to try many different activities to get them excited about Cub Scouting and even Summer Camp.  All of the day’s activities are designed for Cub Scouts of all ages/ranks. Activities include:

  • Archery
  • BB rifles
  • Slingshots
  • Apple Chucking
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Bouldering wall
  • Scout Skills
  • BB gun shooting
  • Giant Lawn Games
  • BMX Bikes
  • Crafts
  • Science

If you did not want to camp, Scouts and their families are welcome to join us for the day:

Cost is $25 per Cub Scout and non-Cub Scout participants; includes lunch. Cost is $8 for adult non-participants; lunch included.

Check in is between 8:15-8:45 am | Program begins at 9 am with an opening ceremony | The day ends at 4:30 pm

Pumpkin Fest After Dark has been Rescheduled.

Due to the potential for inclement weather, Pumpkin Fest After Dark at Shady Brook Farms has been rescheduled for October 18th. All families who have purchased tickets will be able to use them next Thursday evening.

 

When: October 18, 2018

From: 4:30-9pm

Where: Shady Brook Farms

931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, PA 19067

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.