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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.


Ockanickon Scout Reserve

posted Dec 1, 2015, 7:13 PM by Lori Moul

Pack 99 will be cabin camping at Ockanickon Scout Reserve where we will be taking part in new adventures, hiking, playing and having a great time! The event will be split by age groups.  Tigers, Wolves and Bears will camp Friday, January 8th to Saturday, January 9th.  The Webelos will camp Saturday, January 9th to Sunday, January 10th. Overlapping pack meeting will be at 1:00pm on Saturday for all dens.

Raingutter Regatta

posted Nov 13, 2015, 6:59 AM by Angela Flannery   [ updated Nov 13, 2015, 7:02 AM ]

Rules for the building of the boats attached. More information to come!

October Haunter Hike

posted Sep 20, 2015, 2:58 PM by Angela Flannery

Join us on Saturday night, October 17th at 6pm near the Newtown Grant Fire Circle for a "Haunted Hike" and camp. More details to come!

September Pack Meeting

posted Sep 2, 2015, 4:26 PM by Angela Flannery   [ updated Sep 18, 2015, 10:35 AM ]

Our first pack-meeting for 2015-16 is scheduled for Saturday 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 received rank advancement at the Blue & Gold Dinner in February, please plan to attend one of these fall campouts.

Date: Saturday, September 19

Time Change to 5:00p




Where: Crossing Community Church; 80 Lower Silver Lake Rd, Newtown, PA 18940

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 severed
  • 6:30p Pack Meeting and Campfire
  • 7:30p Campout Begins (See below for camping info)
  • 10:00pm Lights Out
Wear
 - Helmet to wear on the course
 - Clothes and shoes that are OK to get dirty; The kids will get wet and dirty!
 - Class-B uniforms for activity
 - Long sweat pants
 - Extra layers: prepare for the temperatures to drop to the 50s-F.
 - Class-A uniforms are not needed
 
Bring
 - Chairs and/or blankets
 - Towels for drying off
 - Drinks for your family
 - Snacks, finger desserts or side dishes to share
 - 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. If you are able to run a station, please see our cubmaster, Tony Gambescia, for instructions and a station assignment when you arrive.

Thanks. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again for another great year.  

Crossover Pack Meeting

posted Jun 10, 2015, 6:14 AM by Cub Scout Pack 99

Well, our last Pack Meeting of the year is fast approaching. This year our annual Crossover Ceremony will be held at Washington Crossing Park – Thomas Nelly House Saturday June 13th. 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.
The Pack will provide hamburgers and hot-dogs. We are asking the families to bring a side dish or dessert. Please use the link below to sign-up.

 Sign-up Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a49acaf292-pack1

Location: Washington Crossing Park – Thomas Nelly House
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.
GPS: 40.333468, -74.938009
Approximate Address:
1635 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 – Meeting and camping set up
5:00 PM – All Den’s should arrive
6:00 PM – Bar-B-Q 
7:00 PM – Ceremony Begins
8:30 PM – Camp-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
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Pillow
    • Flash Light
    • Sleeping Attire
    • Sweat Shirt
    • Clothes for Sunday morning
    • Bug Spray
    • Rain gear (poncho, rain jacket, etc.)

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