Welcome
Welcome to Longmont Pack 673!  We are a Cub Scout pack in Longmont, Colorado with about 60 boys mainly attending the following schools:

Learn more about our pack by reading our 2015 Pack 673 Welcome Guide






  • Summer of Adventure
    Scouting adventure doesn't end when school's out!  Come join the pack for these summer events.

    Scouts can log their participation in these events in ScoutBook toward earning the National Summertime Pack Award pin.  They can earn it each summer by participating in an event in June, July, and August.  Since our summer break start in May, your scout can count the Fishing Derby on May 28 in place of one of the other months as necessary.

    Attending the Mountain View Day Camp in June or resident camp at Camp Nicol sometime this summer will put your scout on the path to earning the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award.  In addition to attending day camp or resident camp, scouts need to complete a particular outdoor adventure with their den, as well as participating in some other outdoor experiences.

    Make sure to log your hiking in ScoutBook, also.  The pack gives patches to scouts who reach 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, ... miles, and we're now exporting the information from ScoutBook.  It will be fun to see how many miles some of our scouts rack up over their active summer months.

    MAY

    Saturday, May 14 – Pack Graduation @ Willow Farm Park
    901 S Fordham St, Longmont
    10:30am-1:30pm, Potluck lunch

    Sunday, May 15 – Service Project at Longs Peak United Methodist Church
    1421 Elmhurst Dr, Longmont
    1pm-3pm, Build two garden boxes and move some rocks.

    Wednesday, May 25Last day of school for SVVSD   

    Saturday, May 28 – Fishing Derby @ Isaac Walton Park
    7:30am – 11am, Bring your poles & worms and the pack will provide the prizes.
    Pack will provide bagels & fruit for breakfast and hot dogs & chips for lunch.

    JUNE

    Monday, June 6 – Bike Riding & Picnic dinner @ Stephen Day Park
    1340 Deerwood Drive, Longmont, CO
    6-8pm, Bike riding pump park, playground and splash pad available

    Thursday, June 16 & Friday, June 17Mtn. View Day Camp @ Lyons LDS Church
    200 2nd Ave, Lyons, CO 8am-4pm
    **Must pre-register in May to attend**

    Wednesday, June 29 – Hiking @ Heil Valley Ranch
    Geer Canyon & Lefthand Canyon
    6:30pm, NO DOGS

    JULY



    Friday, July 15 – CAMPING @ Union Reservoir
    461 CR 26, Longmont, CO
    Sara Spensieri is coordinating.
    Please RSVP by email.

    Wednesday, July 20 – Seed collecting service project with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
            Bill Dunford is coordinating.
            5:30-7:30 pm.
            Rally Point:  Meet at 5:20 at Boulder County Parks and Open Space; 5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont CO.  
            We will carpool to the collection site.
            Collection Site:  Sadar Property; 63rd & Hygiene Road
            Signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0844A4AE22A4FA7-wildflower

    Thursday, July 21Fishing @ McCall Lake
    N 66th & Ute Hwy (Hwy 66 west of town)
    5:30-7pm, Fishing along the north shoreline.

    Tuesday, July 26 – Walking @ Golden Ponds
    651 3rd Ave. & Hover St, Longmont
    6-7pm

    AUGUST

    Thursday, August 11 – Bike Riding @ St. Vrain Greenway OR McIntosh Lake
    We are hoping the new bike path from Main Street to East County Line Road will be finished but if not we will meet at Dawson park.  

    6pm


    Tuesday, August 16First day of school for SVVSD


    Friday, August 26 August Pack Meeting

    Posted Jul 8, 2016, 7:34 AM by Paul Wiggins
  • Pack Graduation and Picnic

    What:
    Pack Graduation & Picnic - 
    Join us to celebrate a great year of scouting!
    When: Saturday, May 14, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Where: Willow Farm Park (AKA the Red Barn Park), 901 S. Fordham St. Longmont, CO 80503
    Uniform: Boys should come in their blue or tan uniform, wearing their current rank neckerchief.  They'll receive a neckerchief for their new level as we promote them to the next den level during the ceremonies.

    We'll be watching the forecast and communicate any weather-related changes if necessary as the date draws closer.  So far it looks promising.



    Agenda:
    • Opening - Flag/oath/law ceremony at 10:30 AM
    • Prayer, Welcome, and Leader Recognition
    • Craft - Make neckerchief slides
    • Cubmaster Minute - A Scout is Kind
    • Tiger to Wolf
    • Wolf to Bear
    • Activity - Kind Scout Race
    • Bear to Webelos
    • Webelos to Arrow of Light
    • Closing - Retire flags
    • Celebration - Picnic!
    Bring:
    • Sunscreen
    • Lawn chairs for family members - scouts can sit with their den groups in the grass
    • Blankets for picnic
    • Food to share for the picnic (pick one if you have multiple scouts):
      • Tiger - Dessert
      • Wolf - Side Item (Chips, etc.)
      • Bear/Webelos - Fruit or Vegetable
    The pack will provide the following for the picnic lunch:
    • Sub Sandwiches
    • Plates/Plasticware/Napkins/Cups
    • Drinks - Water and Lemonade
    Food service will be set up in the barn shelter, and your picnic items can be dropped off there before the meeting if desired.  Keep in mind the timing of the lunch after the ceremonies, so coolers may be needed for some items depending on the weather.

    Following the program and lunch, many boys may want to play in the trees or the stream that runs through the park.  It can be a lot of fun, but be prepared if you plan to let your boys participate.  It may be wise to bring a change of clothes (play shirt under their uniform shirt would work) and a towel.  With that much boy (and sibling) energy concentrated in one area, we'll need to work together to supervise the fun.

    Please contact paul@longmontpack673.org if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with this event.

    Posted May 8, 2016, 9:55 PM by Paul Wiggins
  • District Pinewood Derby
    Update

    Ishaan placed first, beating all the Tigers across Mountain View and Indian Peaks districts.
    Kevin and Clayton had strong results in tough Wolf and Bear races.
    Alec and Gabriel both placed second in their Webelos and AOL races.

    Based on their top 2 finishes in the rank races, Ishaan, Alec, and Gabriel qualified for the overall district finals.  Gabriel came in 2nd of all the cars from all ranks.  Ishaan and Alec finished just off the podium in 4th and 5th place overall.

    Thanks, boys, for representing our pack at the district race, and congratulations on the outstanding results!





    It's been a while since we held our derby, and now all the area packs have completed their races, also.  The best cars from each rank will be racing against one another at the District Pinewood Derby on Saturday, May 7 at Calvary Bible Church, 615 Evans St. in Erie.  We can cheer our best on as they compete against the best cars from the whole district:

    Tiger - Ishaan B.
    Wolf - Kevin T.
    Bear - Clayton V.
    Webelos - Alexander J.
    AOL - Gabriel M.

    Everyone else is also invited to enter their car in a special open race this year, also.  Each car entered costs $5 to cover the insurance, patch, and other event costs (Pack pays for our winning cars).  There will be races for scouts, siblings, and adults held at the same event.  See the flyers below for details on this fun event for the whole family...
    MV-IP-District-Pinewood-Derby-Flyer-2016.pdf
    MV-IP-Pinewood-Derby-Race-Schedule-2016.pdf
    MV-IP-Pinewood-Derby-Rules-and-Guidelines-2016.pdf

    It is best to check in cars the night before if possible.  I'll be bringing our winning cars with me when I setup our pack's track for the race.  Check-in time is 6-8PM.  Parents of the winning racers, please let me know if you can come during that time to add graphite and deal with any issues during checking (fluctuation of weight, wheels no longer touching, etc.).  If not, please let me know if you'd like me to handle that for your son or if you want to deputize someone else.  It would be great to know what time you'd plan to be there, also, as I'll make sure to stay until you're all checked in, even we already have the track is setup and running.
    Posted May 8, 2016, 11:05 PM by Paul Wiggins
  • Pack Campfire and Campout
    You're invited to join the adventure at our Pack Campfire and Campout!

    Who hath smelt woodsmoke at twilight?
    Who hath heard the birch log burning?
    Who is quick to read the noises of the night?
    Let him follow with the others.
    For the young men's feet are turning,
    To the camps of proved desire and known delight.
                                            -- Rudyard Kipling

    What:
    Pack Campfire and Campout
    When: Friday, April 22 (See times below)
    Uniforms:  Scouts can come in their uniforms or pack T-shirts, or anything comfortable for the campfire and campout.
    Monthly Theme: Cheerful - A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.

    All scouts and their families are invited to our campfire.  It will be a great way to practice our theme for the month of being Cheerful scouts.  There will be some group songs and stunts prepared.  Dens can share something, and individual scouts, leaders, and parents can also bring jokes, songs, stories, etc., to share.  Let me know if you or your scout have something to share so I can make sure we include you in the campfire program.

    All but our youngest scouts have a requirement to participate in a family, den, or pack overnight event, and this campout will be a great way to meet that requirement if your scout hasn't done that yet.  If the weather cooperates, we should have the ability to allow any family that wants to join in the campout.  If we have to move inside for the campout due to threatening weather, we'll need to prioritize the scouts who need the overnighter to meet a requirement.  Each scout staying overnight must have a parent stay with them and a tent that accommodates the parent and scout.  We'll have convenient access to the bathrooms in the church fellowship building during the campout.

    If you want to participate in the overnighter, we need you to RSVP to paul@longmontpack673.org by Wednesday April 20.  Please send me the names of the scout and parent staying overnight, and let me know whether this event is needed to meet a rank advancement requirement for your scout.  Each parent and scout staying overnight will need a health form on file and need to turn in a signed consent form.  We'll bring the health forms the pack already has, as well as some blank forms and the simple consent forms, also.

    Schedule:

    Friday

    5:30-6:45 PM - Arrival and tent setup for any families registered to stay overnight.
    6:45-7:00 PM - Arrival for those just joining the campfire; fire setup and gathering.
    7:00-7:45 PM - Campfire fun: jokes, skits, songs, stories, stunts
    7:45-8:15 PM - S'mores, enjoy the campfire, say goodnight to those not staying overnight
    8:15-9:30 PM - Parent-supervised fun, prepare for sleep, retire to tents
    9:30 PM         - All quiet

    Saturday
    Morning         - Breakfast (bring your own if desired), break camp and head home
    9:00 AM         - Camp closes

    For the Campfire Bring:
    • Flashlight
    • Seating (camp chair, lawn chair) for scouts and family members.  Scouts will sit by dens close to the fire ring with families surrounding the scouts.
    • Depending on the weather forecast, you may want a blanket or other way to keep warm during the program.
    • Joke, poem, or story to share, or a favorite song to teach the group.  If you let me know in advance, I'll make sure you're on the program.
    For the Campout Bring:
    • Tent
    • Sleeping bags, mats, cots, etc.
    • Change of clothes, toiletries, etc.
    • No-cook breakfast items as desired
    Let me know if you have any questions about this event.  I hope to see you there!
    Posted May 5, 2016, 8:27 PM by Paul Wiggins
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