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

Webelos and Arrow of Light Progress Report – May 5th 2014

Tonight we did some make up reviews and filled in some gaps for Activity Badges already covered.  We started off with a few Readyman requirements and covering the last Handyman requirement needed to complete the Activity Badge from last week.

Homework this week is to get caught up on past assignments and finish Readyman Activity Badge Requirement 7.

Summary of what we covered:

Here is a handout to assist with going over Readyman Requirement 7

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Webelos and Arrow of Light Progress Report – April 14th

Tonight all the Webelos, both 1st year and 2nd year, worked on the Engineer Activity Badge.  For the 2nd Year Webelos working on their Arrow of Light, this activity badge covers the Technical badge requirement towards the Arrow of Light.

Specifically the following requirements were covered:

In order to complete this Activity Badge the scouts do have a homework assignment, which upon turning in will complete the Engineer Activity Badge.  The items to be completed are:

 

Webelos & Arrow of Light Progress Report – April 7th 2014

On Monday, we started off with a discussion of the plant project done several weeks ago. This discussion completed the Science Belt Loop for those who participated in the first part of the experiment.  Earning the Science Belt Loop also completed Requirement 4 of the Scientist Activity Badge; completing the activity badge for several boys.

We continued to collect homework on the Communicator Activity Badge, thus completing the activity badge for the boys who attended the March 31st meeting and turned in their assignments.

Finally with camping and hiking season starting to peek out from behind colder days, we continued with reviewing some of the basics required to complete the Outdoorsman Activity Badge. Note that most of the requirements require your scout to actually go hiking or camping to finish the requirements, however we like to prepare the boys by discussing some basic safety tips for hiking and camping as well as what gear to bring.

To date, the following Outdoorsman requirements were covered either in Den or at other Activities. If your scout did not participate, you can work on these at home or let us know when we go camping in May.

  • Requirement 2: Outdoor Activity including a campfire (Fort Mifflin Camping Trip – September).
  • Requirement 3: With your Parent or Guardian, take part in a Webelos den overnight campout or family campout. Sleep in a tent that you have helped pitch (Fort Mifflin Camping Trip – September).
  • Requirement 6: Participate in an outdoor conservation project with your Den or a Boy Scout Troop. (April 5th at playground with Mr. Gallen or April 6th at Veterans Home assisting with the Eagle Scout Project & Mayfair Cleanup Project with Mrs. Karen) .
  • Requirement 7: Discuss the rules of outdoor fire safety, show how to build a safe fire and put it out. (Klondike Derby Preparations & 4/4 (Web 2))
  • Requirement 9: Discussion Only – (Scout needs to do a 3 mile hike to complete)

 

 

Webelos & Arrow of Light Progress Report – March 31st, 2014

Both the 1st year and 2nd year Webelos worked on the Communicator Activity Badge.  We covered the following requirements in den:

The boys had some homework to do which will complete both the Communicator Activity Badge and the Computer Belt Loop.

*Note Communicator Requirement 11 and Compute Belt Loop Requirement 13 can be one in the same.

We have attached a PDF copy of the homework assignment below…

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Bears & Webelos Progress Report: Knife Safety Training

Whittling Chip CardTonight the Bears and Webelos begin their annual Knife Safety training. This class is designed to teach knife safety and in addition to some basic safety rules, the boys will learn additional rules that must be followed.  While this is a requirement for Bears, the pack requires Webelos scouts to take the training each year as well.

Our program takes 2-3 hours depending on the attentiveness and behavior of the boys. We start with an introduction to various bladed items, teach them the differences, and validity of their usage. We will cover a series of safety requirements, administer a short test, and if they pass we will practice carving apples and soap.

  • For Bears this course will complete Bear Achievement 19: Shavings and Chips and allow your Bear to earn his Whittling Chip Card.
  • For new Webelos this isn’t a requirement for rank but the training is required to allow your Webelos to earn his Whittling Chip Card.
  • 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.

Craftsman Activity Badge – All Webelos – December 9th, 2013

Webelos BadgeOn December 9th, Webelos 1 and 2 will be joining forces to make bean bag toss games for the Christmas party. This will fulfill one of the requirements for the Craftsman Activity Badge. Since this is the first project that requires the use of tools, there will be a talk about tool safety.

All Webelos need to be in long pants and closed shoes (No flip flops!). If any of our parents are handy, I will gladly accept all help. Extra rulers, Philips screwdrivers, 1/2″ wrenches, and channel locks will help speed up the process.

Webelos Progress Report – February 25, 2013

Last night we completed requirement 5 of the Forester Activity Badge.  For anyone who missed last week or this week, Forester is a really straight forward and easy Activity Badge to complete.  The entire thing can be knocked out in about 30-45m if working one on one with a parent using the guidelines in the handbook.  Although there are 10 requirements total, only 5 need to be completed to earn the badge. Any 5 will suffice.

To complete the Activity Badge at the den meetings, we covered requirements 3, 4, 5, 6, & 9.  If anyone is interested in the handouts we used to complete this requirement just shoot us an email via the Contact Us page and we will get them out to you. Be sure to check off Cubmaster or Webelos Den Leader.

Webelos Progress Report – February 18th, 2013

Tonight we covered requirement 7 for the Webelos Rank; Demonstrate the Scout salute, Scout sign and Scout handshake. Explain the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto and Scout slogan. All of these can be found in the Webelos Handbook on pages 53-58.

We also began working on the Forester Activity Badge. With Hiking and Camping season making their approach, we felt this was a great introduction to the world around us.  Specifically we worked on requirements 3, 4, 6 & 9.  At our next den meeting we will finish requirements 5 & 6, while continuing to discussing more about the topic and finishing up with the Outdoor Code which can be found on page 346 of the Webelos Handbook.

This is the last activity badge required for the Webelos to earn their rank. It is important that if your scout is not here, he get this done before March 11th. I had erroneously said that Athlete was the last but the three required are Fitness, Citizen and we will use Forester as the elective (that is not in the same category as Fitness and Citizen).

Homework

Everything that we covered so far for Forester can be found in the Webelos Handbook. There are no special handouts or paperwork this week.  However for those who did not make it tonight, I will need someone to sign off that these were covered at home.  For all scouts, please have your scout read over the Forester section of the Webelos handbook.

 

Webelos Progress Report – February 11, 2013

This week, the Webelos started reviewing the remaining requirements for the Webelos Rank. Specifically covered requirements 3, 4, 8a, 8b and then discussed what was needed to complete requirements 8e and then 8c.  Requirement 8 is about Faith and as such 8e and 8c must be done at home. You can find all of details about the requirements in the Webelos handbook and on the Webelos Badge page on our site.  Next week we will go over requirement 7, finishing up the Webelos Badge requirements.

Once we finish up requirement 7, the Webelos will be given a choice of which activity badge they want to work on next. We will need to finish this one up fairly quickly to ensure it is done by March 11th before the Blue & Gold.

I can’t stress enough the importance of the boys finishing up their assignments they were handed out thus far this year. There are 3 boys that have not turned in their requirements to finish up Fitness and several who have not finished Citizen. Once these are done and we complete the last Activity Badge by March 11, the boys will have earned their Webelos rank and be awarded it at the Blue and Gold.   Any boys who do not finish by then are still eligible to earn their rank but they will not earn it at the Blue & Gold rank ceremony.