Den Meeting - April 20, 2017

posted Apr 18, 2017, 7:17 AM by Shawn Regits

Tonight the boys will be starting work on the Digging in the Past Adventure.  During this meeting the boys will create and enjoy an edible fossil layer in which they will learn how different soil types affected the creation of fossils.  Next, they will prepare a dinosaur dig that they will complete at a later meeting.  Finally they will create several fossil casts.

Please note the schedule change on April 27.  We will cancel that week’s den meeting due to the Sheckler 2nd grade music program.

Home Assignments:

·         None this week

Den Meeting - March 23, 2017

posted Mar 20, 2017, 9:46 AM by Shawn Regits

Tonight the boys will be continuing their work on the Grow Something Adventure.  We will spend the evening building a terrarium.  The boys will get to be very creative with this activity.  Let’s see what they come up with!  We will also review our homework by comparing photos of their Marigold’s growth progress as well as their completed autograph book.   Just a reminder, next week is the Arrow of Light Crossover.  Our scouts are highly encouraged to attend to support the AOL den in celebrating their accomplishments.  Pizza and cake will be served.

 Home Assignments:

·         Continue to care for your flower and bring either a picture or drawing of its growth to our next den meeting.  We will continue this for the next 30 days.

Den Meeting - March 16, 2017

posted Mar 15, 2017, 9:38 AM by Shawn Regits   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 9:38 AM ]

Tonight the boys will be working on the Collections Adventure.  We will first start by having the boys share each of their collections.  We will have them tell each other why they started their collection or how it came be, what is special about each item, and what items they would like to add to the collection.  Next, we will watch a webcast about collecting or model building.  Finally we will collect autographs from each other so they can be added to our autograph book that will be assigned as a home assignment.

 Home Assignments:

·         Continue to care for your flower and bring either a picture or drawing of its growth to our next den meeting.  We will continue this for the next 30 days.

·         Collections 4A: Create an autograph book and collect 10 autographs.  See your Wolf book for additional tips.  The autographs can be anyone including fellow scouts, leaders, parents, etc.

Den Meeting - March 9, 2017

posted Mar 9, 2017, 10:19 AM by Shawn Regits

Tonight the boys will be working on the Grow Something Adventure. We will first start by
researching our growing zone and the types of plants that will grow in our area. Next we will
research the Allentown Rose Garden, a community garden in our area, and learn about two of
the plants that grow there. The boys will share what they learn. Finally, we will be wrap-up the
night by planting a marigold flower from a seed. The boys will need to care for the flower for 30
days (see home assignment) and update their den on the growth progress.

Home Assignment
Care for your flower and bring either a picture or drawing of its growth to our next den meeting.
We will continue this for the next 30 days.

Bring a collection of 10 items that all have something in common to share at our next den
meeting on Collections. You should have a title for your collection and each item should be
titled.

Den Meeting - February 9, 2017

posted Feb 6, 2017, 9:56 AM by Shawn Regits

Tonight the boys will be working on Adventures in Coins.  We’ll start by identifying the different parts of a coin.  Next, they will identify the mint mark and the year the coin was made.  The boys will also make a coin rubbing of a coin they find to be interesting.  Finally, we will play a game where the boys can practice adding and subtracting coins.  It will be a fun, hands-on evening!

 Home Assignment

Complete the cyber chip. 

Please note the Blue and Gold Banquet advancement deadline is Feb 11.  Our den’s goal is to have our scouts earn the Wolf Badge by the Blue and Gold.  Please check ScoutTracks regularly to ensure your scout is on track and has completed any unfinished requirements that were home assignments.  Going forward I’ll provide an achievement update at our den meeting however, ScoutTracks will always have they boy’s latest information.

Den Meeting - Febrary 2, 2017

posted Feb 1, 2017, 5:58 PM by Shawn Regits

Tonight we will be starting on elective adventure Air of the Wolf.  They boys will be making paper airplanes to see how its shape affects flying distance.  Next we will see how different levels of air pressure affects how well a basketball bounces.  Finally, we will be exploring how speed can affect sound.

 Achievement deadline is February 11th.  Achievements will be distributed at the Blue and Gold Banquet.  Extended family is invited to join the banquet.  It is a special pack event celebrating the hard work of our scouts.  In addition we will be having special entertainment for our event.  Each family will be asked to bring a dish to the banquet, more details to follow on this. 

 Homework (required for Wolf Badge)

1) With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide

2) Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age

Den Meeting January 26, 2017

posted Jan 25, 2017, 9:40 AM by Shawn Regits

Tonight the boys will perform their campfire program for our Akelas.  They have been practicing for two weeks now so it should be quite an entertaining show!  We will also be making smores so it should definitely be a fun evening for all involved. 

 Home Assignment

None this week.  Please note the advancement deadline for the Blue and Gold Banquet.  Our den’s goal is to have our scouts earn the Wolf Badge by the Blue and Gold.  Please check ScoutTracks regularly to ensure your scout is on track and has completed any unfinished requirements that were home assignments.  Going forward I’ll provide an achievement update at our den meeting however, ScoutTracks will always have they boy’s latest information.

Den Meeting January 19, 2017

posted Jan 15, 2017, 12:07 PM by Shawn Regits

Tonight the cub scouts will be practicing their campfire program they will deliver to you on
January 26th for the Howling at the Moon Adventure. Please plan on staying for this meeting. It
should be a fun filled evening with entertainment provided by the boys! After this practice we
will start the Duty to God Footsteps Adventure. We will begin with discussing what it means to
do your duty to God and have the boys share how they can do this during their daily life. We
will then read a story about groups of people who came to America to enjoy religious freedom.

Homework
Please complete Duty to God Footsteps Requirement 3: Offer a prayer, meditation, or reflection
with your family, den, or pack.

Den Meeting December 8, 2016

posted Dec 8, 2016, 10:10 AM by Shawn Regits

This week we will wrap up the “Germs Alive” Adventure.  Last week we had a mucus mishap so we will be making a 2nd attempt of making mucus.  We will also review the chore list assignment and review the results of our mold culture.  Finally, we will practice our skit that we are preparing for the Pack Holiday party.

Den Meeting November 3, 2016

posted Nov 3, 2016, 10:12 AM by Shawn Regits

The wolf badge requires 6 required adventures and 1 elective.  Tonight we will be working on elective adventure Germs Alive!  This evening the boys will learn the germ song which teaches them how long they must wash their hands to kill germs.  Next they will play the germ magnet game which demonstrates to the boys how easily germs can be transmitted to each other.  Finally we’ll do the sneeze demonstration.  Fortunately, no germs are involved in any of our activities!

The pack bake off event is coming up on November 5th.  We always have great attendance and an incredible turnout of wonderful baked goods made by the boys.  Achievements will also be distributed for the first time this year.  Hope to see you all there.

 Home Assignment

None this week

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