April's Cubmaster Corner:
April showers are upon us and Spring is just around the corner. We are nearing the end of our scouting year and have recently bid farewell to the Webelos II scouts in our Pack. The next couple months are marked by the boys in our Pack earning the rank emblems that they have been working on all year and bridging over to their next rank level. It is an exciting period for the scouts and we Akelas have a responsibility to keep the momentum and enthusiasm going! We have some great events on the calendar over the next few months. I look forward to seeing you all there!
Just as a reminder, like any non-profit there are certain Board positions that are mandatory for the non-profit to continue. For Cub Scouts one of those positions is Cubmaster. As you all know, I am bridging out of Cub Scouts and Pack 176 in June and the Pack will need a new Cubmaster for the fall. The Cubmaster's duties are simple: the Cubmaster plans and leads the Pack meetings and supervises the Den Leaders. The position is rewarding, you will receive training, and you will have an assistant Cubmaster and clerical support.
Our Pack has a very proud history of over 50 years as one of the largest, most vibrant, and active Packs in the Council. Let's keep the tradition going!
Cubmaster, Pack 176
Some Upcoming Events:
Join Pack 176 and join the adventure!
Pack Meetings - usually the last Tuesday of every month, 7:00-8:00pm at the CPC (Sept 24 - June 10)
Questions? Contact our Cubmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
Raingutter Regatta - April 12, Meyer Park @ 1pm
The raingutter regatta is a super fun racing event for Cub Scouts that is the sailboat equivalent of the pinewood derby. Within the basic design rules, Scouts are free to paint and decorate their sailboats kits as they choose. The boats are raced in a standard rain gutter and propelled by blowing on the sail, either directly or through a drinking straw; the boat cannot be touched with hands or the straw. The first boat to reach the end of the gutter is the winner. The BSA boats are made by the scouts at home PRIOR to the event. Order a simple BSA boat kit ($8) by contacting Jaime at the e-mail below and have your scout get creative! Its fun, its silly, and its a great way to spend an afternoon! Questions? Contact Jaime at email@example.com
Tiger Cub Safari - April 26-27, Wente Scout Reservation
Tiger Cub Safari is an exciting overnight camp full of adventure and fun for Tigers (1st graders) and their adult partners to enjoy. You’ll be able to test your marksmanship skills at the BB gun and archery ranges. Large-mouth bass and bluegill lurk in the 80 acre lake so be ready to do some fishin’. Rowboats provide a thrilling outing on the lake and you’ll be able to experience the wonders of nature on the trails. Arts and crafts will give you a chance to make something to take home with you so you’ll always be able to remember your wonderful weekend at Wente Scout Reservation. For more info go to: http://sfbac.doubleknot.com/event/1312767
April Pack Meeting - Tuesday, April 29, 7pm @ CPC
Our monthly pack meetings bring together boys from every den, their leaders, and their families, to participate in a large-scale event that serves a showcase for highlights of what the boys have learned and done in their individual den meetings over the previous month. The pack meeting gives the boys a larger experience beyond their own den, and helps them to connect their individual activities to the entire Cub Scouting program. Pack meetings, along with the monthly Den meetings, are mandatory meetings for all registered scouts. Questions? Contact our Cubmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Core Values
6. Health and Fitness
9. Positive Attitude
APRIL DEN DUTIES:
Set-up: Den 3
Gathering Activity: Den 4
Opening Flag Ceremony: Den 8
Den Report: Den 6
Brings Pack Staff: Den 6
Takes Pack Staff: Den 3
Skit and Den Yell: Den 1
Pack Activity: Den 2
Closing Ceremony: Den 3
Snack Duty: Den 2
Clean-up: Den 6
CLASS B UNIFORMS
Our class “B” or "activities" uniform is an alternate uniform shirt, a t-shirt with the pack’s logo, worn to certain outdoor scouting events and activities. It is used mostly for outdoor activities and events during the spring and summer months. The class “B” uniform should only be worn to scouting events and activities when instructed by your Den Leader or Cubmaster. For all Pack and Den Meetings and most activities and events the normal full Class “A” Uniform must be worn.
Class "B" uniform shirts are available for purchase at our monthly Pack meetings for $10.