Pack 9 September 2012 Newsletter

posted Sep 4, 2012, 6:05 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 25, 2012, 6:52 PM ]

Hello everyone, I trust that you had a great summer and are ready to get going again with Scouting. We had some fun times this summer during our activities, even though we got rained out at the last one (Reed Pool), I appreciate all the participation. Pack 9 has some new and cool things happening this year but first let’s get down to business:

Fall Recruiting (09/09/12)

Leadership had been gearing up for new what we hope are a lot of new Scouts. We are looking for new boys to join Pack 9. Our recruitment drive kicks off after Labor Day. All Pack 9 Cub Scouts please wear your Class A uniforms to school on Tuesday September 4th. We plan to handle the flag ceremony for school assembly that morning (Wolves Den 2) and give a brief presentation about Scouting. I look forward to seeing you and your cub after the holiday.

The official recruitment day is Sunday September 9th at 2:00 pm in the Brykerwoods Playground. This is the time to introduce new scouts and parents to Pack 9. We plan to cover sign up, dues, Bobcat badge & group activities (Kickball Belt Loop). Please invite other parents you know. Personal referrals are the best. Please come provide support if you can.


The annual Cub Scout popcorn fundraiser starts this month, your popcorn kernel (Rita Constante) will be present at the first den meetings to provide more information to parents and hand out order forms. Pack 9 receives a portion of the proceeds directly to our bank account to fund the year’s activities. Past events have included trips to Fossil Rim, the USS Lexington, bat watching, ice cream and pizza parties, etc. The remaining proceeds go to the Capital Area Scouting effort and the national Scouting offices to help fund things like Camporee, Jamborees, and pay for camps like Philmont, Tom Wooten, and Lost Pines. There will be more popcorn information available at the Pack Meeting on 09/20/12.

Den Meetings (09/16/12)

Mega Den Meeting Day (monster truck voice)! Pack 9 will be having its first Den meetings of the year on Sunday September the 16th at the Brykerwoods Scout Hut. Here’s the break down:

  • Den 4 (Webelos) 1-2 pm
  • Den 1 (Tigers) 2:30-3:30 pm
  • Den 2 (Wolves) 3:30-4:40 pm
  • Den 3 (Bears) 3:30-4:30 pm

Please have your cub wear their Class A uniforms and bring their handbook. We have lots of great info and activities planned, so don’t miss out.

Pack Meeting (09/20/12)

First pack meeting of the year and man do we have some fun stuff on the agenda. First off, Pack 9 is bringing back the Den yell! During Mega Den Meeting Day I’ll be coaching the Dens on their yell. Come Pack meeting, I expect the Dens to show their stuff. It’s a hoot and I can’t wait to see what the boys come up with.

Next up, Pack 9 is adding the Rain River Regatta to the race circuit. What this means is at the end of the Pack meeting I’ll be passing out boat kits for the race in October (10/20/12). This is much like Pinewood Derby but on water. A workshop is in the works. Please have your cub wear their Class A uniforms. Pack 9 meets at the Brykerwoods Cafeteria every third Thursday at 6:30-7:30 pm during the school year.

Armadillo District Leader Training (09/22/12)

This is the big training day for our district. New and returning leaders can get caught up on training requirements.

Don’t forget you can also get caught up online. Sign up and take the online classes.

Campout (09/29/12)

McKinney Falls here we come. This a great group site with a big fire ring (please rain). Camp opens at 12 PM. We have the site until 11 AM the next day. McKinney Falls is not only close to home but has awesome Texas history. I’m thinking a good hike will tell the park story best.

Thank you,

Matthew Shaw

Pack 9 Cubmaster