It’s been a rough few months on all fronts. Pack 611 is still here, and we’re making plans for how best to start up the Scouting year this Fall. Our Cubmaster, Brandi Gill (firstname.lastname@example.org) is working with our Den Leaders to establish a program using distance methods.
If you’re new to Scouting and are interested in joining, please feel free to email myself (email@example.com) or Brandi for more information.
Below is the list of activities for March. If you have any questions, please let me or Brandi Gill know.
March 3rd – 7PM: Arrow of Light Crossover (McClure Hall @ Acworth United Methodist)
There will be no Den meetings this evening. We encourage everyone to attend the Arrow of Light Crossover in McClure Hall at Acworth United Methodist as our Arrow of Lights cross over to Scouts BSA.
March 5th: No Webelos Den Meeting
March 10th – 7PM: Lion, Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Den Meetings (FLC)
March 12th – 7PM: Webelos Den Meeting (Bldg C)
Silver Comet District Banquet (https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1908)
March 15th – 6PM: Pack Planning Meeting (TBD)
March 17th – 7PM: Lion, Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Den Meetings (FLC)
March 19th – 7PM: Webelos Den Meeting (Bldg C)
March 21-22: Space Camp Trip (Huntsville, Alabama)
If you have questions about this trip and making sure you’re fully registered, please speak to Brandi Gill
March 24th – 7PM: Lion, Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Den Meetings (FLC)
March 26th – 7PM: Webelos Den Meeting (Bldg C)
March 28th – 8AM: District Pinewood Derby (https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1923)
March 31st – 7PM: Pack Meeting – All Dens (FLC)
All Dens will meet tonight for the Pack Meeting. If you are going to Day Camp, remember that you will have a chance to win a free week at Camp for your Scout if all health forms (for your Scout and/or yourself if you’re volunteering) are turned in by this meeting. Everyone who turns in their health forms by the start of the Pack Meeting will go into a drawing for a free week of Day Camp!
Also, all Camp Card Money is due by this meeting. Please return either unsold cards or money by this date!
ALSO: Please make sure you sign-up for Day Camp (https://www.atlantabsa.org/sc-kennesaw-daycamp). You will need to turn in your health forms to Nikki Hauser or myself.
As we move into the second half of the Cub Scout Year, we have a number of events coming up in addition to our weekly Den Meetings and monthly Pack Meetings!
Feb 8: Blue and Gold Banquet
Tickets for Blue and Gold are $5 for Adults, $4 for kids age 4-17, and kids under 3 are free! There is a max of $20 per family for the event, which will include a Taco Bar, a Reptile presentation, Friends of Scouting, information about Day Camp, our annual Cake Contest, and a Blessing in a Backpack food drive service project.
Feb 29: University of Scouting
University of Scouting will be at Life University again this year and offer a number of different opportunities for leader training!
Mar 3: Arrow of Light Crossover Ceremony
Our Arrow of Light Scouts will be crossing over to their selected Troops during a ceremony held at our usual meeting time.
Mar 21-22: Space Camp
Members of our Pack will be participating in the overnight Space Camp experience in Hunstville, Alabama, the weekend of March 21-22!
May 16: Pack 611 Rank Crossover Dinner and Ceremony
Every year, Pack 611 holds a dinner and ceremony for Scouts advancing to their next rank within the Pack. This will be held at the Family Life Center and the Amphitheater at Acworth United Methodist Church respectively.
June 1-5: Silver Comet North Day Camp
Our Scouts are encouraged every year to attend the Silver Comet North Day Camp at Kennesaw United Methodist Church. It’s a fun week of activities and socializing with their fellow Scouts as well as a chance to get a jump start on their adventures for their next rank!
On September 28th, the Pack will be hosting their first STEM Saturday. This even will run from 10AM to 5PM and will include lunch. Over the course of the day, we will complete the Up and Away NOVA Award for all Scouts attending. The schedule is below:
10AM – Meeting at the FLC at Acworth United Methodist Church
12PM – Lunch
1PM – Raingutter Regatta
2PM – Rocket Building
3PM – Transfer to Acworth Elementary to launch our rockets!
5PM – Complete rockets and dismiss
The cost for this $15 and includes lunch.
With new folks coming in and those returning, I want to make sure folks are aware of when and where meetings are:
Lions: Tuesday Nights at 7PM
Tigers: Tuesday Nights at 7PM
Wolves: Tuesday Nights at 7PM
Bears: Tuesday Nights at 7PM
AOL: Tuesday Nights at 7PM
These meetings take place in the Family Life Center (building D) at Acworth United Methodist Church.
Webelos: Thursday Nights at 7PM
These meetings take place in room 212 of Building C at Acworth United Methodist Church.
The last Tuesday of the month that we meet, we meet as a Pack with no Den Meetings that week. So all Dens, Lions through AOL, will meet on that last Tuesday of the month at the Family Life Center (Building D) of Acworth United Methodist Church.
Thank you to everyone we met at the Sneak a Peaks at both McCall Primary and Acworth Elementary today. It was a pleasure speaking with you.
If you have further questions, please let us know. You can use either of the below emails to contact us:
The end of summer picnic will be 8/10 from 11A – 3P at Red Top Mountain State Park Picnic Shelter #2 ($5 parking fee required).
Please use the link below to sign-up and join us!
It’s been a fun summer for Pack 611 so far. We participated in the Acworth Memorial Day service, leading the Pledge of Allegiance before going to Liberty Hill Cemetery to place flags on the graves of service members who passed away. Then in June, a lot of us attended the Silver Comet North Day Camp, spending a week working on advancements and just plain having fun.
In July, we’ll be going to a Rome Braves game and then closing out the summer in August with a cook-out at Red Top Mountain State Park before we get back in the swing of regular meetings for the school year.
If you’ve been considering Cub Scouts or were looking to come back after a break, feel free to join us for any of the above or for our regular meetings during the year!
Den Meetings: 4/9, 4/16, 4/23
Pack Meeting: 4/30
Cross-Over Campout: 5/17 – 5/19
Memorial Day Flags: 5/25
Silver Comet North Day Camp: 6/3 – 6/7
I just wanted to say thank you to all the Scouts and Families who came out to help with our area at Santa Comes to Acworth last night! We gave out almost 1000 cups of hot chocolate and we ran out of marshmallow sticks.
Next weekend, we’ll be at the National Cemetery in Canton for our second service project of the season to help lay wreaths on the graves of service members.