A Scout is Loyal

This month’s point of the Scout Law is “Loyal”.  I was having a hard figuring out how to discuss “Loyal” at our recent Pack meeting.  Usually we think of loyalty as “fealty”.  What I came to realize, was that it also meant “dedication”.

A “loyal fan” is someone who is dedicated to their team – win or lose.  They show up to the games.  They cheer.  They offer their support, and indeed their loyalty to that team, and its players.

For our Scouts, “loyalty” to Scouting means the same thing.  We want our Scouts, their parents, and other adult leaders to show up.  To participate.  To be involved. To be dedicated.

As Scouters we desire this loyalty not to just our events and activities, but to the ideals and principles of Scouting itself.  We desire a continual mindfulness and intentionality to the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Continue reading “A Scout is Loyal”

Church Workday

Thanks to everyone who came out to the work day at Southway. Southway has been hosting our pack and providing meeting space for us for 30+ years. It felt great to give back.

We made a real impact to our host.  We patrolled the entire grounds and picked up every bit of trash.  We removed major debris, such as a tarp, lumber, an a large timber.  We also did a lot of touch-up painting inside the church, replaced a handle on the stove, and cleaned all of the floors.

The Scouts and their families had a very fun and rewarding day of service.  You can check out more pictures on our Facebook page.


April Pack Meeting

Roaring Laughter & Fire Relay

Thanks for everyone attending our April pack meeting.  We had a great time with the jokes from the Bear’s Roaring Laughter Adventure.  They proved that laughter was indeed contagious, as the rest of our Scouts couldn’t help but tell jokes of their own.

Thanks to our Wolf Den for putting on our activity, the Fire Relay.   It was great fun to see all our Scouts and siblings enjoying the silliness and the competition.

Awards & Advancement

We had another awesome month of advancement with our Scouts.  Remember that the “season” ends May 31st.  All advancement has to be entered – and approved by a leader, prior to June 1st.  For the Scout to receive his award or rank at the May pack meeting, the advancement needs to be completed by May 20th.

Feedback for Annual Planning Meeting

Thanks to our parents, leaders and Scouts for your feedback.  This will be invaluable to the pack during our annual planning meeting on May 6th.

April 2018 – Update #1

Den Activities for April

Tiger: Cyber Chip; Wolf: Hometown Hero; Bear: Roaring Laughter; Webelos: Sportsman

April Events

The Cub-O-Ree is this weekend. I forgot to ask for RSVPs in Scoutbook. If you are going, please reply to this email or text me with your name and headcount.

We also have the church workday on Saturday April 28th from 9am – 1pm. Please do plan to attend, and RSVP in Scoutbook. Details on the projects can be found there.

Leadership & Parents Meeting

The Parents & Leadership meeting this month will be on Tuesday, April 17th at 7pm. The focus on planning the summer activities. I encourage everyone to attend and bring their family calendar, so we can plan dates as best as possible.

The multi-den activity will be practicing opening and closing flag ceremonies. Our boys don’t get a lot of opportunities to practice these in our den meetings, and it’s important that they get the practice. Our new Den Chief will be there to assist. Continue reading “April 2018 – Update #1”