Pack 50 heads to Fort Yargo State Park in Winder, GA for our fall camping trip.
Join us for our first Pack meeting of the year. We’ll distribute awards earned during summer camp, and welcome all our new Bobcats! Don’t forget your cameras!
Saturday, Mar 1, 2014
We will meet at the Stone Mountain Campground (Campground Pavilion – a map showing this location is attached) between 5:00pm – 5:15pm – the supper begins at 5:30pm. We will be dining with Troop 50 as well as our own Pack 50.
The Boy Scout troop will be providing the meat dish (hamburgers and hot dogs) and paper products. Pack 50 will provide condiments.
Bring a covered dish – please bring enough to share with others. Don’t forget serving utensils!
- Tigers – bring a dessert.
- Wolf & Bear – bring chips and bread.
- Webelos 1&2 – bring a salad, veggie tray, or side dish.
- All families need to bring their own non-alcoholic drink.
Following the meal, we will begin Campfire Pack Meeting in the Pavilion.
Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather. The Pack meeting is inside a campground pavilion with a fireplace; we are protected from the wind and rain. However, other than the fire, it is not heated. Cub Scouts should wear their Class A uniforms!
The Pavilion has picnic bench seating; but feel free to bring a chair.
Don’t forget your camera! Most, if not all, boys will be advancing in rank tonight.
We say farewell to our Webelos II scouts tonight – They crossover from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. This is a special ceremony for them, but fascinating to watch as well. As an encouragement for those boys crossing over, and to possibly motivate your son to make this achievement as well, please plan on staying for this special ceremony at the conclusion of our Pack meeting.
You can download a detail map here of check the google map below. See you there!
Saturday, Mar 1, 2014
For those who will hike the “Up-Down-Around” Trail:
We will meet between 9:45 – 10:00am in the parking lot by the Confederate Museum (located adjacent to the west gate entrance):
We will begin hiking at 10:00am.
It will take about 4-5 hours to complete the hike (the hike is approximately 6-7 miles).
Bring a sack lunch, snacks and something to drink. Hikers need to carry this in a backpack (book bag).
Wear appropriate clothing (for the weather) and shoes/boots.
Race day will be here before you know it! It’s just over a month away. At tomorrow’s pack meeting we will be holding our pinewood derby workshop. This is a chance for those of you with lots of experience and tools to share your knowledge, expertise, and tools, and for those new to the event to not only ask questions, but to get the use of power tools to cut out your basic car shape. If you have tools appropriate for the job like a portable bandsaw or scroll saw, please bring them!
If at all possible, get with your scout and look at some car designs online – I’m including some links below – and get an idea of what you would kind of car you’d like to build. If you find a design you like, print or draw out any profiles you like – even directly on the block you received at the Christmas event – and bring it with you to tomorrow’s meeting. Either way, please bring the kit you were given with you to the meeting.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting tomorrow!
The official rules – Please read over these carefully! Last year we had some cars that won races but were unable to move on and compete at the district event because they were taller than allowed.
Some speed tips – Just remember that our district’s rules require you to use the wood, wheels and axels included with the kit.
A collection of links from Boy’s Life- Lots of good little tidbits
There are a ton of other links on the Internet, including just using Google Images to look for pictures of cars. There is also a magazine style book at Lowes that is full of tips and tricks. Lowes also has a full selection of specialty tools like wheel alignment jigs, etc if you are as overboard as some of us are… Just remember, win, lose or place, just getting in the race is a blast! Hope to see you there.
Sleep In The Deep at the Tennessee Aquarium
Sign up now! We are limited to 80 people by
the aquarium, and once we’re full, we’re full!
When: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Where: Tennessee Aquarium (Chattanooga)
Time: 5:30pm ET to 8:30am
Cost: $55 per person + overnight parking fees
Important Info: Must be at least 6 yrs old to participate. Space is limited to 80 people total, no exceptions! All participants will need to have BSA medical form on file & aquarium waiver (last page of linked document) completed prior to trip.
Here are some things to remember…
We are excited that you will be joining us for an evening of fun at the Tennessee Aquarium. To get started, we will need to meet Aquarium staff members between the Aquarium’s two buildings near the white tent between 5:30 and 5:50 pm ET. Our group will be accompanied by Aquarium staff throughout the event as you tour the galleries after hours, venture behind the scenes, meet a friendly critter and bed down for the night under the watchful eyes of some of the Aquarium’s magnificent creatures. We will be on the move from the start of the program until lights out (11:55 pm) so be sure to wear comfy shoes and bring a lot of energy! Wake up is at 7:00 am to make sure we have time to get everything in before you leave us by 8:30 the next morning.
Well, after much wrangling with tech support, we finally got an updated site up! Please bear with us as we now work to get some content added over the coming weeks. Please check back often. The calendar here will be linked to a ffed of the ScoutTrack calendar, which will remain the authoritative site for when things are happening with the pack.
Also, we are opening up our photo site! Thanks to Carl Kinkade for setting it up. For the privacy and safety of our scouts, we are limiting access to the site to our scouting families and extended families, so the first time you try to go you will have to request access. Please indicate who your scout is, and what relation you are to the scout so we can get everyone approved ASAP. The new site will allow families to upload photos they take at scouting events to share with everyone else. We hope you will participate!
We have a LOT of activities happening in the coming months, so stay tuned here for more details!