Holding Their Attention

Many thanks to our Webelos Den leaders who taught fire building and fire safety to the boys at our Pack Meeting tonight.

One of our district Unit Commissioners visited tonight and was very complimentary. He noted how the leaders taught the skills, answered questions, ensured safety, and kept the boys engaged throughout the lesson.

No small feat to do for more than a dozen boys, for more almost a half hour. Thanks again our leaders who dedicate so much of their time and effort.

February 2018 – Update #2

Hello Scouts & Scouters:

Another update for the month of February to help everyone stay connected.

Catch them Being Cheerful

Remember that we’re working on “A Scout is Cheerful” in February. Be sure to point out when your Scouts (or their siblings) are being cheerful – especially when it would be easy not to be. You can also point out when you see others being cheerful at school, the church or at the store. Books, TV shows and other media are also great places to help point out cheerful behavior. The more we can point out examples, the times they will see the behavior modeled. Let’s work on positively reinforcing the Scout Law.

Scout Sunday

We had a great turn-out for Scout Sunday. Eight of our Scouts participated in a responsive reading of the Scout Law with the Southway Church congregation. We provided insight into each point of the Scout Law, from both a BSA and Biblical perspective. The boys did an outstanding job with the reading, and that were all EXTREMELY well behaved. They embodied so many points of the Scout Law – Friendly, Courteous, Cheerful and Reverent (among others).

We presented a walking staff to Pastor Hess as a token of our appreciation for their decades of hospitality, and as a marker of a closer relationship going forward. The church made us feel very welcomed and loved. Thanks so much to everyone who attended and supported Scout Sunday. You can see our group picture here.

Crossover and Blue & Gold

We had a great Crossover ceremony for our Webelos Two den on Saturday, and a wonderful Blue & Gold Banquet. Thank you so much to Pam Brown for organizing everything, and her Dawson Diamonds for their volunteer service. We had a lot of great looking and VERY creative cakes from our boys. As a token of appreciation for all of the hard work that Jason McClure and Debbie put into Pack 404 over the years, we also presented each of them with walking staffs which commemorated the journeys they have shared with their boys.

Thanks to everyone who sent me pictures they had taken from their cell phones. I’ve posted those in a Facebook album. Be sure to tag yourselves and your kids, and share with your friends, family, and most importantly – grandparents. I know a number of people were taking pictures on “big” cameras as well. I’d love to add some more pictures to the album, so please send over any that you have. The B&G album can be found here.
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Walking Sticks

Picture of the walking staffs that were presented as tokens of our appreciation over the last two weeks.

Left is the staff that was presented to Pastor Hess of Southway Community Church for their decades of hospitality and support to Pack 404, during Scout Sunday services.

The center and left were presented to Jason McClure and Deborah Schwettmann Marino for their years of service to Pack 404, during the Blue & Gold to commemorate their Cub Scouting journeys with their boys.

Thanks to Bill Clarke for donating the staffs, and putting everything together for us.

2017 Blue & Gold, and Crossover

We had a great evening with our Arrow of Light crossover into Boy Scouting, and our annual Blue & Gold to celebrate the birthdate of Boy Scouting.

Many, many thanks to our AOL parents for planning a wonderful evening.  And extra thanks to the Dawson Diamonds for helping to serve and making the evening run smoothly.

Congratulations to our Scouts who received their Arrow of Light, and for crossing over into Troop 404.  And Congrats to all of our Scouts who won awards in the cake decorating contest.  And thanks again to the Dawson Diamonds for judging the cakes.

As always, more pictures in the Facebook album.