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2018 Fall Pack Family Camping

Posted in: Pack News by Jimmy Dorff on October 12, 2018 | No Comments

When: Oct 19-21, 2018
Where: Camp Boddie, Blounts Creek, North Carolina

About 2 hours east of Cary, Camp Boddie is on the Pamilco River. Please bring and apply insect repellent! Note our camp sites should have showers and a bath house.

Saturday morning we are going to the Aurora Fossil Museum for a talk about fossils and to dig for fossils in their pit! Please brings small shovels, buckets, screens and any digging tool you want. Dens will be organizing Saturday afternoon activities related to Adventures for each rank.

Pack family camping FAQ:
http://pack200.org/camping/

Agenda:

Friday, October 19
3:00-10:00PM You may arrive any time after 3PM and set up camp
Dinner is own your own
No formal camp fire program
10:00PM Lights Out

Saturday, October 20
7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast with your den or own your own then clean-up
8:45 Drive in parent vehicles to Aurora Fossil Museum, 400 Main Street in Aurora, North Carolina (17 miles)
9:15 to lunch: Attend Fossil talk, tour the museum and dig for fossils. Please apply sunscreen.
12:00 to 2:00 Lunch on your own or with your den back at the campsite.
2:00 to 5:00 Work on adventures or electives with your den.
5:30 to 7:00 Dinner on your own or with your dens then clean-up.
7:00 to 8:00 Campfire
Each Den will have to perform a skit
Pack provides S’mores
10:00 Lights Out

Sunday, October 21
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Short religious ceremony
9:30 Police the campground
10:00 Leave the camp

If you are the last two families/cars, please exit together to be sure everyone is on the road safely.

2018 Raingutter Regatta

Posted in: Pack News by rlgray on September 30, 2018 | No Comments

When: Saturday, October 13th, from 9:30am-noon
Where: North Cary Park

Ahoy there!
Registration starts at 9:30 and races begin at 10:00.

Scouts are not required to purchase a kit for their boats.
They are free (and encouraged) to design boats out of what ever materials they choose as long as the boat is within the size guidelines specified in the rules.

Scouts will race in four groups (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos) and will be judged in the categories of Speed, Craftsmanship, and Creativity.

Flyer with rules:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRTBm4Gw10d60iZfd0-HIg_Fh-zGjt7gRrHvwCRqjYquwbXY-hxfI7cWeSkzMyzJbJyD3C6Tf4z_Bh1/pub

Many hands make light work; please signup to assist with judging, setup and breakdown:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0945A9AA23A1FF2-20182

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.

Bring:

  • 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.
Activities:
  • 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)
Volunteerhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0945a9aa23a1ff2-20181

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:  https://www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/special-events/rocket-day

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:

  • amazon.com
  • estesrockets.com
  • hobbylinc.com

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
Volunteers:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0945A9AA23A1FF2-2018

Bring:

  • 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!