Merry Christmas to everyone!!! Hope you are enjoying this wonderful holiday
season with the ones you love most!!! Our Bowling Day was a big success, with
about 40 Scouts and a number of adults bowling the afternoon away. Thanks to
Angie and Pack 613 for taking care of this event!!! Also, congratulations to
Pack 613 for their second prize-winning float in the Athens Christmas parade!!
Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our January district event will be CUB SCOUT LOCK-IN, set for Friday, January
26th, from 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., starting at Athens Junior High School. This
will be a sports-centered night, with basketball, bowling, and skating going on
The boys will need to bring their own basketballs, clearly labeled with their
names. The price for the event will be determined by the numbers coming (and
hopefully will be about $10 per Scout and $5 per adult), but once set will
include use of the school gym, bowling, skating, pizza, and the lock-in segment.
Deadline for payment will be Friday, January 19th. We’ll have more details and
be able to discuss this more at our January Roundtable. Please encourage
everyone’s participation in this super fun event!!
--that our popcorn sale is now officially over! Don’t forget that all
monies to the council are due now!!!!!
--that Robert Randolph, Unit Commissioner, wants to let us know that Boy
Scout Troop 624 is having an open house on Tuesday, December 19th at Trinity
Church at 6:30 p.m.. All Webelos are welcome, and are encouraged to attend. If
anyone has any questions, please call Scoutmaster Mike McPhail at 745-5593
(you can usually can catch him between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.)
--that UT Basketball Scout Night is set for Saturday, December 16th at 4:00
p.m. Tennessee will play Western Kentucky at the Thompson-Boling Arena with
all Scouts as their guests!! Please call the council office (865-588-6514) for
your FREE tickets. All Scouts attending should wear their Scout shirts; extra
parents and friends are $5.00 each.
--that our next Roundtable will be Thursday, January 11th at 7:00 p.m. at
Mars Hill Presbyterian Church. Final plans for our Lock-In will be discussed,
as well as plans for our District Awards Banquet. Also, that would be a good
night for Cubmasters to turn in a list of the trainings that the leaders in
their Pack need at this point. When our District Training Chairman Phil
Seibert sees what is needed, he can schedule more trainings to meet the
--that the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Knoxville Thompson-Boling
Arena on Friday, January 12th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for Scouts are $12.50 each,
and include a Scout patch. Tickets can be ordered by mail, phone or email to:
Thompson-Boling Arena Ticket Office 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, Suite 202,
Knoxville, TN 37996; 865-656-444 or 877-995-9961; or firstname.lastname@example.org. The
deadline for orders is Monday, January 8, 2007.
--that there will be a Trainer Development Course at the Council on January
27, 2007. If you are interested in being a trainer for any BSA courses, this
BSA Trainer Development Conference is for you! You will learn of the latest
training methods, principles and technologies that are necessary to conduct an
effective training program. There is no cost, but you must register no later
than Monday, January 22, 2007. Again, contact Phil or
click here for registration form.
--that Wood Badge Training is coming up fast. If you have not sent in your
deposit yet, now is the time to do so! Time is getting short and space is
limited. Unaka District needs to have more people involved in this high-level
Click here for a flyer and registration form.
--that the next Boy Scout Hockey Night is set for Friday, February 2nd at
7:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Tickets are $7.00 for all youth (3
– 14), and $8.00 for adults. Call Michael Keeney at 865-525-PUCK for your
tickets!!! This is always a fun night for the boys!!! All Scouts and families
are welcome, but Boy Scouts 11 and up are invited to experience winter camping
on the ice and earn a Polar Bear Patch. Again, contact the above number for
--that “Scouting for Food” dates are set for Saturdays February 3rd (for
bag distribution) and 10th (for food pick-up and delivery). We will have bags
again this year; they will be passed out at the January Roundtable. This is a
very worthwhile activity for all Scouts, as they collect canned food items for
local food pantries. More details will come at the next Roundtable.
Click here for an information sheet and Council reporting instructions.
--that Tuesday, February 6th is the date of our second Scout Skate Night at
the Athens Skate Center, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. All Scouts, from Tigers to
Webelos, and their families are invited to participate in this fun event.
Tonya Moore and Pack 275 of Niota are again in charge of this
always-well-attended event. The cost is only $3.00 per person, which includes
the cost of skating and shoe rental. Please note that if anyone wants to rent
speed skates or roller blades there will be an additional $2.50 charge; those
wanting to bring their own specialty skates may do so, but still must pay the
$3.00 fee. Family members are invited and encouraged to attend at the same
--that Thursday, February 8th, is the date of our local Eagle Scout and
Volunteer Recognition Banquet at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in
Athens, starting at 6:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s awards banquet will be
a medieval one. Historically, the Cub Scouts have helped with decorations for
this banquet by making placemats for all the adults. Please encourage your
boys to be as creative and colorful as possible with these original pieces of
art!! Some lovely wall decorations would be extra nice. . . . . Please don’t
forget the theme and try to use it in a Cub Scout way. Everyone looks forward
to seeing what our Cubs can come up with!!!! Also, this is the night of the
presentation of the District Award of Merit, the highest award given at the
district level. If you know of anyone deserving of this award (who has gone
above and beyond the call of duty on the district level), you can nominate
them by getting the award form off of our district website and getting it to
me by our December Roundtable. Please call me if you have any questions about
this award! Click here for the
invitation and registration form.
--that Scout Sunday is set for Sunday, February 11th. This is a day to have
the boys in your pack or den recognized in church, in uniform, usually sitting
in a group. Individual churches handle this day differently; you can make it
as special as you want, just contact your pastor early.
--that the University of Scouting is scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd at
the Pellissippi State College campus. Please put this date on your calendar
and plan to attend this information-packed, daylong council training, from
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more details, please call the council or
click here for the flyer.
--that our District Pinewood Derby will be Saturday, March 10th, at the
Calhoun school gymnasium. Weigh-in and registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with
the derby set to begin around 9:30 a.m. Please try to schedule your pack’s
derby before this date to encourage more participation at the district level.
Pack 616 is in charge of the derby, so we can all look forward to a
--that another March event will be Cub Scouts helping with the River
Clean-up event on either Saturday March 10th on the Tellico River or March
17th on the Hiwassee River. Details will be forthcoming.
--that our April event will be our District Hike on Saturday, April 21st.
Pack 117 is in charge of this event; details are to be announced later.
--that our May event will be our fun-filled Gold Rush (and Fishing Derby,
if possible!), at the site of the Spring Camporee, on Saturday May 5th. Pack
614 will once again take care of this much-loved event.
--that our District Twilight Camp in Madisonville will be the week of June
18th – 22nd, and our District Day Camp, the week of June 25th – 29th, 2007!!
Please make your parents aware of these date NOW so that they can work and/or
send their boys. Please know that boys can attend either or both camps. What a
way to spend their summer days!!!!!!!!!!
That’s it for now! Please enjoy the holidays with the ones you cherish the
most!! MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Connie Akers Unaka Cub Scout Program Chairman 746-9132 email@example.com
Mark Janeway has asked me to remind everyone to turn in their recharter as
soon as possible. Any questions, please contact Mark at 745-4944.
Phil Seibert send me this little ditty—hope you enjoy it and cannot relate
too much. . . . . . . .