Welcome to another edition of the Pack 673 Monthly Newsletter.

Popcorn Update

Message from our Popcorn Coordinator Michelle:

On Saturday November 15th, popcorn will arrive and be available for Den Leaders to pickup and distribute.
Please submit all money collected by November 29th.
Look forward to the final popcorn sales statistics and top seller awards to be announced at the next Pack meeting.

OUR Center Can Drive

Our annual Can Drive for the OUR center occurred on Saturday, November 8th.  Dens patrolled their assigned neighborhood and collected a total of 2940 pounds of canned foods, baby supplies, and toiletries.  In addition, some cash donations were collected. 

The pack's collections were delivered to the OUR center on Sunday.  The OUR center staff was very appreciative and gave the scouts a nice tour of the pantry and operation.  Check out the photos from the event.

Next Pack Meeting

The next pack meeting will be held on 6:30pm Friday, November 14 2008, at Altona Middle School.

This is our Space Derby Themed pack meeting.  Scouts should have their Space Derby Rocket ready to race (see Den Leader if you did not receive a rocket kit).

Popcorn sales results will be announced along with prizes for the top sellers.

A more detailed agenda to come later.

December Pack Meeting

The December Pack Meeting will be held on 7pm Friday, December 5th, at the Hygiene United Methodist Church. 

The Cub master is planning to have a uniform inspection at this pack meeting.  Please review the appropriate scout handbook for uniform details including where the patches should be attached  You may also refer to  The scout uniform allows scouts to be properly identified and recognized as they do their work in the community.

Scouts are asked to write letters to the troops like we have done in the last two years.   These letters should be ready by the December Pack meeting.  Phone cards may also be donated to the troops along with the letters.  Any questions will be addressed at the Pack meeting on Friday Nov 14th.

Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby is coming. 
Video night for Pine Wood Derby is planned to be on Jan 9th at 7 pm at the Church. The video will go about 1 hour.
More details to come later.

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