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2018 Water Day

Posted in: Pack News by rlgray on August 19, 2018 | No Comments

When: Saturday, August 25, 9:00-11:00am
Where: Scottish Hills Recreation Club, 1423 Tarbert Dr.
Parking: In the swim club parking lot.


  • Swimsuit
  • Water shoes
  • Towel
  • Chairs if you want to sit down (it is an open field)
  • Water rockets (we will NOT be building at the event)
    Instructions for building water rocket here.
  • Shaving cream shoot
  • Dunking bucket
  • Water balloon toss
  • Water rockets
Note there is NO waterslide or firetruck this year.
The pack will provide a treat!
The facility opens for general membership use at 10AM.
Please make sure that for safety reasons, the back gate must remain closed at all times and not propped open.
2018 Rocket Day

Posted in: Pack News by Jimmy Dorff on July 31, 2018 | No Comments

When:  Saturday, August 11, 10am – 12pm
Where: Bond Park Field 4 – this is NOT the same place we have used in the past. (map)

You should fill out the waiver in advance and bring it with you.  You can use one form and list multiple names on it (for families).

We will have blank waivers in case anyone forgets to fill out the form.

Waiver and Safety Code/Rules:

The pack will provide shade canopies, water, and treats for the scouts and siblings.
If past years are any indication, it will probably be quite sunny, so please make sure your family wears plenty of sunscreen.
Boys are encouraged, but not required, to wear Class B uniforms (scouting T-shirts.)

Notes from last year:

Check your launchers before you come out for rocket day, many of the launchers failed last year.

  1. Make sure you have fresh batteries in your launcher and bring a spare.
  2. Do a “dry run” on one of your igniters to make sure everything is operating properly.

Where can I find rocket kits?

Local stores that carry model rockets include:

  • Hangar 18 hobby shop on Kildaire Farm Rd (website) 10% Scout discount!
  • Michael’s in Crossroads
  • Hobby Lobby in Parkside Town Commons – West Cary

Online sources for model rockets include:


Most kits will require some level of assembly, but this is usually limited to just gluing parts together.
Be sure to allow at least 24 hours for the glue to dry before using the rocket.

Building Guidelines

Due to the size of the launch field, please limit your rockets to “A” or “B” sized engines. If you use anything larger, your rocket will probably end up in the trees surrounding the field. Depending on how windy it is, it’s possible that you could lose a rocket even with the smaller engines, so please don’t purchase any rockets that are too expensive or complicated to assemble.

In addition to the rocket and engines, you’ll also need to bring engine igniters and wadding (these are usually included with the engines, but double check just to be sure.)

Please bring your own launch pad to share! The Pack doesn’t have any launch pads.
This year, we will designate specific locations for where the launch pads can be set up. Once all those locations are taken, we would like everyone to share.

2018 Bike Rodeo

Posted in: Pack News by rlgray on July 15, 2018 | No Comments

When: Saturday, July 28, 8-11am
Where: FUMC Parking Lot


  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Closed-toed shoes (no crocs, sandals or flip-flops)
  • Class B uniform
  • Water bottle, sunscreen and bug spray
  • Skills to show off

Siblings and friends welcome!

Activities to include:

  • Safety Inspection
  • Snail Race
  • Maze Course
  • Pony Express
  • Slalom Course

The pack will provide a treat!

2018 Resident Camp

Posted in: Pack News by rlgray on May 17, 2018 | No Comments

When: July 22-25
Where: Camp Durant (map)

Tents and food provided.
The dining hall is air-conditioned.
2018 Day Camp

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Cub Scout Day Camp is a Council-organized, themed, 5-day program for rising 1st-5th grade boys and girls aged 6-11, and is offered at a very reasonable cost.

Families are expected to fill at least one volunteer-day.
Boy and Girl Scouts can earn Service Hours for volunteering.

The daily program centers on the ideals of Scouting and the outdoor  program:

  • Shooting Sports (Archery, BB guns and Slingshots)
  • Fishing
  • Sports and Games
  • Nature Crafts and Cooking
  • Skits and Songs
  • Midday programs (Demonstrations and guest speakers)

If you have a friend, they do not have to be a Scout to attend!
Sisters of attending Cub Scouts in the same age range are also welcome, and childcare is provided for volunteers.

Signup for all camps here:

Cary Day Camp

When: August 6-10
Hours: 8:00-4:30 Monday – Thursday; 8:00-2:30 Friday
Where:  Optimist Farm, 2908 Optimist Farm Road, Apex (map)
Theme:  Where am I? (flyer)

Raleigh Day Camp

When: July 2-6
Hours: 8:00-4:30 Monday – Thursday; 8:00-2:30 Friday
Where: Our Lady of Lourdes, 2718 Overbrook Dr. (map)
Theme: Where am I? (flyer)

Fuquay-Varina Twilight Camp

When: June 18-22
Hours: 5:30-9:00 pm
Where: American Legion, 6400 Johnson Pond Rd. (map)
Theme: Where in the Universe am I? (flyer)