January 2009 Newsletter

Welcome to another edition of the Pack 673 Monthly Newsletter.

Cub Klondike

Cub Klondike will be held on Jan 17th, 2009.  It's the first time in a long time that this event will not conflict with our Pinewood Derby.  Leaders who attended this event before highly recommend it.  It is like the Scout Show but meant for Cub Scouts with very engaging activities (e.g. catapults).  Scouts who attend will have their admission fees covered by the pack.  Be sure to fill out and bring with you the first page of the medical release form for each adult and scout.  We will leave together from Eagle Crest Elementary School at 8:15am or meet us at the site at 8:30am so we may check-in together as a pack.
See event details at http://www.longspeakbsa.org/MountainView/klondike/cubscoutklondike.html

Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby is coming!

Please inform your den leader know if you know for sure you won't be racing.  This will help the Derby Coordinator define a more accurate schedule.  Volunteers are still needed to help run the derby so please contact the Cubmaster if you are able to help.

Derby 101 Night

About 20 scouts attended the Derby 101 Night on Friday 7:00pm, January 9th, 2009 at the Hygiene United Methodist Church. Derby car pitfalls and best practices were discussed.   A couple DVD's were shown: one funny and one super educational.  Everyone agreed it was an overall success.

NOTE: All 2009 Pinewood Derby events will be held at the Hygiene United Methodist Church.

Derby Check-In Night
Derby check-in night is planned for Friday, Jan 23, 2009, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Check-in your derby cars the night before the big race.  Judges will verify your car meets derby rules and store it in the garage for the race tomorrow.

Derby Race Day
Pinewood derby race day will run all day on Saturday, Jan 24, 2009, starting at 9:00am.  Races will be conducted by dens throughout the morning.  Den winners will then race each other to determine the Pack champions who will represent us in the District derby.  Craftsmanship awards will also be judged.  A more precise derby agenda will be available once we get a better idea on the number of cars entered.  A tentative schedule is currently posted in the Pinewood Derby page.  A more updated schedule will be provided soon.

Blue and Gold

Mark your calendar!  The Blue and Gold ceremony date has been set to Sunday February 8th, 2009.  Details to follow.


Volunteer Corner

Opportunities abound!
Pack leaders seek help with the following positions.
  • Popcorn Coordinator for 2009
  • Friend of Scouts (FOS) Coordinator
  • Special Events Coordinator (for buying group tickets to events)
  • Space Derby Coordinator for 2009
  • Treasurer for 2009
Some of these positions may be done as an assistant this year.
Please contact the Cub Master or Den Leader if you are willing and able to help.


If you have photos you would like to contribute to our website, we would love to have them.  Please send photos to webmaster@longmontpack673.org.