A new kind of Scouting year is underway!

Post date: Oct 03, 2021 6:57:38 AM

We've been so happy to resume in-person Scouting activities during the 2021-2022 year. The year will still look different than a "normal" year but events and activities are being held!

In August we held our first annual Camporee, a fun family event of games, a hike, whittling, s'mores, and more. It was so much fun we've decided it will be a regular event!

October 2 was our Bottle Rocket Launch event, the event in which the Scouts learn just how "explosive" of a combination Diet Coke and Mentos can be, then we made our empty soda bottles into rockets, filled them with water, and "blasted" them down the field.

In November we had a wonderful time at our all-pack family campout at the Boulder Creek Scout Reservation. We had so much fun hiking, learning about archery and riflery, playing in the trees and creek, cooking over camp stoves, hiking and doing crafts, catching crayfish, and singing during campfire! We're all looking forward to next year's campout!

During our December pack meeting we had two big events- we put together care packages to send to our military servicepeople stationed overseas, and learned about the solar system, thanks to our Arrow of Light scouts who created a wonderful model for all the explore. It was scaled with the sun being represented by a basketball, down to planets as small as a pencil dot- it stretched all the way down St. Joseph Avenue in front of Montclaire!

We played bingo, did a scavenger hunt, and played Kahoot during our virtual January pack meeting. Our scouts also enjoyed hearing about recent awards won and learning about how our care packages were sent on to our deployed military members.   

Our next (virtual) pack meeting will be held February 4.

Plans for pack events like our Pinewood Derby, Blue and Gold dinner, a winter hike, and lots of other fun den activities and pack meetings are underway!

Please contact me or your den leader if you have any questions!

Yours in Scouting,

Kat Carpenter, Cubmaster