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Tough Cubber 2018

posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:15 AM by Cub Scout Pack 99

Dear Pack 99 Families,

Our first pack-meeting for 2018-19 is scheduled for Saturday Septebmer 22, 2018 and as has been our custom for the September event, this will be a family-oriented welcome-back cookout to which friends and family are invited including friends of the scouts who may be interested in learning more about Cub Scouts. The main event of the evening will be an age-appropriate version of the "Tough Mudder" for adults.

This activity is not just for the scouts. Siblings and friends are welcome to run the course, too.

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018,

Agenda:

4:00p to 5:00p Campers Arrive/ Set up.

5:00p Scouts and Families Arrive

5:15p First Wave of Tough Cubber Begins

5:30p Dinner will be served

6:30p Pack Meeting and Campfire

7:30p Campout Begins (See below for camping info)

10:00pm Lights Out

Where: Newtown Grant Rec Center - by the Fire Ring (360 Eagle Road)

Attire:

  • Helmet to wear on the course (optional)

  • Clothes and athletic shoes that are OK to get dirty; The kids will get wet and dirty!

  • Class-B uniforms for activity

  • Long sweat pants

  • Sneakers are required. NO crocs, flip flops or slides on the course

  • Class-A uniforms are NOT needed

Bring:

  • Chairs and/or blankets

  • Towels for drying off

  • Drinks for your family

  • Reusable cup or water bottle. (Pack doesn’t like to use disposable cups)

  • Snacks, finger desserts or side dishes to share (see sign up)

  • Serving utensils for dishes that need them

Lastly, we're going to need some help from adult volunteers to run some of the stations or go through the course with the kids. Den leaders will be looking for volunteers.

CAMPING INFO

All families are welcome to stay for the camp out (includes new scouts).

The pack will provide a late night snack and donuts/milk for Sunday morning.

Per BSA rules, Scouts are only permitted to sleep in tents with either their parents or other Scouts. No Scout is permitted to sleep in a tent with any other adult other than their parent.

Basic equipment checklist:

  • Tent (Pack has extras if you need to borrow one. Talk to your Den Leader ASAP)

  • Sleeping Bag (or 2 blankets)

  • Pillow

  • Flashlight

  • Sleeping Attire

  • Fleece jacket or sweatshirt

  • Clothes for Sunday morning

  • Bug Spray

  • Rain gear (poncho, rain jacket, etc.)


Summer Pool Party 2018

posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:12 AM by Cub Scout Pack 99

This year our pack pool party will be August 29, 2018 8 PM to 10 PM @ the Tyler Walk HOA Pool. More info to follow!!!

Summer Camp 2018

posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:09 AM by Cub Scout Pack 99

I hope everyone had a great time at the Blue and Gold Banquet.


As promised, we are now taking registrations for Summer Camp. I can't stress how important it is for all Bears and Webelos to attend. Adults are not required for these groups. If you have any questions, please let me know.


All Tigers and Wolves are also welcome to join. The program is equally adventurous for them. Each of my boys has attended camp since Tigers and look forward to it every year.


Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/ODTNaz2TCXE1Aiq73


Please submit an entry for each adult and scout attending. You will received a PayPal invoice to pay $100 deposit. Full payment is due in May.


Please note there is a fee includes AFTER March 1st.


Mini Week (Sun 7/29 - Wed 8/1)

$90 Adult Full Week Fee

$300 Cub Scout (prior to March 1st)

$325 Cub Scout (after March 1st)


Full Week (Sun 7/29 - Fri 8/3)

$145 Adult Full Week Fee

$375 Cub Scout (prior to March 1st)

$400 Cub Scout (after March 1st)


YiS

Tony Gambescia


Blue and Gold 2018

posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:08 AM by Cub Scout Pack 99

Our Blue and Gold banquet is Saturday, February 10th!  We are looking forward to awarding our scouts' achievements and spending the evening with all of the pack's families.


For those who are new this year to Pack 99, this event is for the entire family and there is no charge for entry to the banquet.  The pack is sponsoring the event, including the entertainment, venue, and entree-portion of the meal.  


Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 4:45 PM to 7:30 PM

Site: Council Rock SOUTH High School - School Cafeteria (main entrance);

Address: 2002 Rock Way, Southampton, PA 18966

Uniform: Class-A uniform; Blue or tan shirt, neckerchief, and khaki pants or jeans

Parking: Please park in the front of school near the main entrance (The front of the school is the opposite side of the track and baseball fields)

Cabin Camping 2017

posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:06 AM by Cub Scout Pack 99

Hello 1st and 2nd Year Webelos,

The Fall Cabin Camping trip is fast approaching. This is a very popular event for the boys. The leaders have an action packed trip planned.  Since we will be using a cabin, this trip has very limited space. Webelos are getting first dibs on bunks space. The deadline for registration is Sunday October 15th.  After the deadline, I will be opening registration to the Bears.

As with all our Webelos events, parents are not required to attend.

When: November 10, 2017 7:00 PM to November 11, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Ockanickon Scout Reservation | 5787 State Park Road | Plumstead Township, PA 18947
Cost: $12 per camper (includes adults and/or scouts)
Registration Deadline: Sunday October 15th
Registration & Payment Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pack-99-cabin-camping-2017-tickets-38735232122

Crossover Pack Meeting 2017

posted Jun 1, 2017, 7:07 PM by Cub Scout Pack 99

Our last Pack Meeting of the year is fast approaching. This year our annual Crossover Ceremony (aka Scout Graduation day)  will be held at Washington Crossing Park – Thomas Nelly House Saturday June 3th. Please note the exact time and location below. There are several Washington Crossing areas on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware. This meeting will include a family Bar-B-Q, a fireside Crossover Ceremony, and a campout (optional). All family and friends are welcomed to attend and celebrate the accomplishments of our scouts. Please bring a camp chair or blanket to sit on.

 

Please sign up of for an item to bring here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48a4a62da64-pack

 

Please also repond to the evite sent on May 22 so we can get a ballpark count on who is attending.

 

Directions: From Sycamore St head North on 532, turn left on Rt 32 (River Rd). Be sure NOT to cross bridge to NJ. The location is about 5 miles on the right. Look for the scout camp sign.

 

Google Map Directions

             GPS: 40.333468, -74.938009

             Approximate Address: Aquetong Rd & River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

 

Attire

  • Boys can arrive in their Class B uniforms

  • Boys should change into their Class A prior to starting the Ceremony

  • The area is wooded, so please NO open toed shoes and be mindful of tics

Agenda- Approximate Start time

  • 4:00 PM – Camping set up for those camping

  • 5:00 PM – All Den’s should arrive

  • 6:00 PM – Bar-B-Q

  • 7:00 PM – Ceremony Begins

  • 8:30 PM – Camp-out

  • 9:30 PM – Lights out

Camping Info

  • All families are welcome to stay for the camp out.

  • The pack will provide a late night snack and donuts/milk for Sunday morning.

  • Per BSA rules, Scouts are only permitted to sleep in tents with their parents. No scout is permitted to sleep in a tent with any other adult.

  • Basic equipment check list:

    • Tent (if you need a tent, let me know)

    • Sleeping Bag

    • Pillow

    • Flash Light

    • Sleeping Attire

    • Sweat Shirt

    • Clothes for Sunday morning

    • Bug Spray

    • Rain gear (poncho, rain jacket, etc.)

 

If you have any questions, let me know

 

Yours-in-Scouting

Tony Gambescia

Cubmaster


2017 Space Derby

posted Jan 21, 2017, 2:37 PM by Cub Scout Pack 99

Good Afternoon Parents!!

Our space derby event will be this Friday Jan 27 @ Newtown Elementary School. We will have a staggered start time similar to what we do for Pinewood Derby. See below for the exact schedule. Please arrive at your assigned inspection time below. It is also your responsibility to read the rules and build parameters for your son's rocket. The official Pack 99 rules can be found here 2017 Space Derby Rules.

Just a few rocket tips:
  • Sand paper works best when shaping the rocket. Use coarse paper to take a lot of material off, then switch to a finer grain to fine tune.
  • Since there are no power tools involved, there is no reason your son can't complete this entire project own his own.
  • There will be prize for most creative, so please paint the rocket.
  • DO NOT alter the length of the rocket.
  • DO NOT increase the rockets width. You can decease the width.
  • Only TWO rubber bands are allowed. Please bring the extra rubber bands for back up.
See you all Friday.

Yours-in-Scouting
Tony Gambescia
Cubmaster


Race Agenda
Schedulestartend
Set -up6:006:30
Tiger Inspection and Set-up6:306:45
Bear Inspection and Set-up6:306:45
Tiger Race6:457:30
Bear Race6:457:15
Webelos Inspection and Set-up7:007:15
Webelos Race7:157:45
AOL Inspection and Set-up7:157:30
Wolf Inspection and Set-up7:307:45
AOL Race7:308:15
Wolf Race7:458:15
Clean up8:158:45

Pack 99 Haunted Hike

posted Sep 14, 2016, 9:34 AM by Lori Moul   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 5:38 PM ]





Date: Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Where: Newtown Grant Recreation Center

Please bring a dessert to share (no utensils please)
Warm apple cider will be served.  Please bring your own beverages if desired.  Family & friends of Pack 99 are welcome!

Agenda 

Saturday 

2:30 pm Webelos Setup 

5:00 pm Campers arrive and setup  

6:00 pm Pack Meeting Opening and Awards 

6:30 pm Hike and Movie Start 

8:30 pm Break-down and Clean-up 

9:00 pm Camper safety briefing 

10:00 pm Lights out 

Sunday 

7:00 am Campers Wake 

7:30 am Donuts & Coffee 

9:00 am Break Camp 

 

Wear 

  • Class-A uniforms for Cub Scouts 

  • Layers warm enough for temperatures in the lower 40s 

  

Bring 

  • Chairs and/or blankets 

  • Flashlights

  • Bug Spray 

 

CAMPING INFO 

Please be mindful of the weather. Please bring extra blankets and something to sleep on between your sleeping bag and the tent floor (e.g. air mattress, cot, sleeping mat, etc.) 

  • All families are welcome to stay for the camp out. 

  • The pack will provide a late night snack and donuts/milk for Sunday morning. 

  • Per BSA rules, Scouts are only permitted to sleep in tents with their parents. No scout is permitted to sleep in a tent with any other adult. 

  • Basic equipment check list: 

  • Tent 

  • Sleeping Bag – Extra Blankets 

  • Pillow 

  • Flashlight 

  • Sleeping Attire 

  • Sweatshirt 

  • Clothes for Sunday morning 

  • Rain gear (poncho, rain jacket, etc.)






September Pack Meeting - Tough Cubber

posted Aug 18, 2016, 10:49 AM by Angela Flannery   [ updated Aug 18, 2016, 10:49 AM ]

Our first pack-meeting for 2016-2017 is scheduled for Saturday 9/10 and as has been our custom for the September event, this will be a family-oriented welcome-back cookout to which friends and family are invited including friends of the scouts who may be interested in learning more about Cub Scouts. The main event of the evening will be an age-appropriate version of the "Tough Mudder" for adults.

 This activity is not just for the scouts. Siblings and friends are welcome to run the course, too.

Parents we need your help with food! The pack will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and water/bug juice. Webelos I & II please bring side dishes. Bears and Wolfs please bring dessert.  If you’re a new scout and would like to bring something to share, simply bring along a bag of chips.

 In addition, the pack meeting will be followed by a campout. Keep in mind all ranks requirements (expect Tigers) now require camping. The pack will hold campouts in September (tent camping), October (tent camping), and November (cabin camping). If you wish your son to receive rank advancement at the Blue & Gold Dinner in February, please plan to attend one of these fall campouts.

More details on the timing of the event and how to be prepared will be shared soon!

2016 Pinewood Derby

posted Jan 14, 2016, 7:26 PM by Lori Moul   [ updated Jan 14, 2016, 7:48 PM ]





The 2016 Pinewood Derby will take place on Saturday, March 12th at Crossing Community Church from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.  Please contact your den leader if you have not received your kit. Rules for the derby included here.


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