October 2008 Newsletter

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Pack 673 Monthly Newsletter.

Pack leaders hope this newsletter will help keep parents and scouts updated with pack news, announcements, and events.

Hobo Kudos!

Thanks to the 12 boys who helped out during Hygiene UMC's annual Hobo dinner last week.   Patrons were very appreciative of our boys efforts and especially noticed how polite they were.


Popcorn sale ends October 18th this year. 
Please submit orders to your den leader by the end of the next pack meeting on October 24.  Please also return any unsold popcorn you may have by then.  If you have collected all the popcorn money already, you may submit the money along with your popcorn order.  Otherwise, continue collecting money and submit the entire amount by November 29th.

Popcorn orders will arrive on November 15th.

Blue and Gold

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

OUR Center Can Drive

Our annual Can Drive for the OUR center will occur on Saturday, November 8th.  Each Den will patrol their assigned neighborhood and collect canned foods and other items requested by the OUR center. 

Next Pack Meeting

The next pack meeting will be held on Friday, October 24 2008, at the Hygiene United Methodist Church.

This is our Halloween Carnival Themed pack meeting. Each scout is encouraged to bring a pumpkin that has already been carved for judging. Each den will be in charge of an activity and the scouts will rotate from one station to another during the meeting.

Your Den Leader will be handing out the Space Derby Rockets. 

Bobcat award ceremony will be held.

Lead Den: Webelos 1: Infernos (Den # 4)

6:30 – Meeting setup (Webelos 1)
6:45 – Premeeting activity for the boys and pumpkin viewing
7:00 – Flag ceremonies to be lead by Webelos 1 and assisted by the Tigers (Den 6)
7:05 – Announcements & Awards (Leaders)
• Den awards
• World conservation award
• SOAR awards
• Bobcat awards
• Akela award
• Fishing derby awards
7:35 – Boys visit the Halloween stations
• Pumpkin bowling & pumpkin ring toss – (Webelos 1)
• Gross food guess – (Tigers, Den 3) – http://www.partygameideas.com/halloween-games/gross_food_guess_4.php
• Bobbing for apples ‐ (Wolves)
• Mummy wrap with toilet paper – (Bears Den 2)
• Eyeball bounce (Tigers, Den 6) ‐ http://www.partygameideas.com/halloween-games/eyeball_bounce_3.php
8:20 – Pumpkin judging award presentation
8:25 – Marionette show (Webelos 2)
8:30 – Closing flag ceremony
• Dismiss by den to get pumpkins and ribbons
8:30 – 9:00 ‐ Cleanup

• Setup and clean up – Webelos 1
• Premeeting activity ‐ NONE
• Flag ceremony – Webelos‐1 & Tigers (Den 6)
• Pumpkin judging & awards – organized by Webelos 1
• Halloween activities – ALL DENS (See assignments above)
• Closing song or activity – Webelos 2 • SNACKS – Webelos 2

Volunteer Corner

Opportunities abound!

Pack leaders seek help with the following positions.
  • Popcorn Coordinator
  • Friend of Scouts (FOS) Coordinator
  • Special Events Coordinator (for buying group tickets to events)
  • Space Derby Coordinator
  • Treasurer
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.