Dear Cub Scout
is enjoying this gorgeous fall weather!!! I love this time of year!
Our first Cub
Scout sponsored BIKE RODEO was small but successful, with good facilities and
program!! Thanks to Roy Johnson and Pack 74 for their efforts!!!
Approximately Scouts and family members skated the night away at our recent
Skate night, always a popular and well-attended event..
Our next major
district event is just around the corner!! Our "CUB SCOUT OLYMPICS" is
set for Saturday, October 29th, beginning with registration ($1.00
per Scout!) at 12:00 noon, and the event itself at 12:30 p.m., at Ingleside
School in Athens.
Click here for a map from MapQuest.
forget that each pack has an assigned duty, whether a station, registration, or
food preparation; please, please make sure that you have enough staff ahead of
The eight activity and 2 other stations, and the
packs responsible for them, will be:
- Tennis Ball
Toss (Pack 613)
- Hula Hoop
Competition (Pack 177)
Obstacle Course (Rob Preston)
- Egg Spoon
Relay (Pack 527)
contest (Pack 614)
- Penny Cup
Toss (Pack 616)
- Potato Relay
Race (Pack 114)
Race (Pack 117)
stations will be:
Registration (Pack 100)
10. Food preparation/Serving (Pack 74)
that stations should be set up and ready for play no later than 12:00 noon.
Persons working registration should be present no later than 11:45 a.m. All
registration materials will be provided.
PLEASE REVIEW ALL RULES FROM OUR LAST NEWSLETTER, especially the one about
one adult for each boy
After all the
preliminaries, there will be play-offs at each station for each rank, and for
overall standings. When all competition is completed, we will have a family hot
dog supper. Each pack is responsible for providing enough hot dogs,
buns, condiments, chips, cookies, drinks, ICE WATER, cups, plates, napkins, and
garbage bags for their numbers. These items will be pooled
together at mealtime, and the pack responsible for food preparation will cook
the hot dogs and generally prepare the food tables. Each pack is also asked to
bring a large cooler of ice (not a bag of ice!!).
trophies will be awarded at the evening's end!! Please let your people know
that this is a long event, generally lasting until dusk. Please plan to stay
the entire time and remember that CLEAN-UP IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY!!!
This is a really fun activity that makes for some great quality time for Scouts
and their adult partners--and is one of the most popular of the entire Scouting
to call our INFOLINE number (745-3100, ext. 2470) in case of inclement or
questionable weather on that day!! A little rain simply means that you don a
poncho and enjoy the wet outdoors! A lot of rain or storms means the event is
re-scheduled for Sunday, October 30th, starting at 1:00 p.m. Please
don’t forget to wear Cub Scout T-shirts regardless of when this all takes
event is the ever-popular CUB SCOUT BOWLING DAY, set for Saturday,
September 19th at Classic Lanes in Athens, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The
cost is $5.00 per person bowling (Cub Scout or Adult or registered den chiefs
only—no siblings!), which includes shoe rental and all games. Sounds like a fun
afternoon to me
December is Good Turn month, and participation
in local Christmas parades, rather than an organized event. Each pack is asked
to do a good turn of some kind in their community as a sort of Christmas gift to
the community. We’ll discuss this more next month.
As far as the parades, I encourage all packs to
be involved, if only to march or decorate a pick-up truck and ride. Several
packs have earned extra money doing floats, something the boys really enjoy.
I’m listing here the parades I have information about now, so that you have time
to at least consider doing this:
Parade; parade starts at 7:00 p.m.; contact the
Etowah Chamber of Commerce at
263-2228 for entry forms and info
- Sunday, December 4th—Decatur
Parade; you will need to find out details
December 5th—Athens Parade; Parade starts at 7:00 p.m.; contact
the Athens Chamber of
Commerce at 745-0334 for entry forms and info. The theme this year is “A
SEASON OF HOPE”.
Parade, with no particular theme. Parade starts at 7:00 p.m., judging
at 5:00 p.m. Contact Harris Lovingood at 337-3740 or Charles Ridenour at
337-6123 for more information.
If you have
details on other parades, please let me know as soon as possible and I will
include them in our next newsletter
I need to let you know:
- that our
next Roundtable will be Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m.
in the fellowship hall of Mars Hill Presbyterian Church. Please plan
to attend these very informative, helpful and FUN sessions!!
- that the
district "Popcorn Sale" is now underway, with order-taking or simply
selling the products in progress. November 8th is the deadline to
turn in your show and sell money or return unsold popcorn, as well as to turn
in your popcorn order forms and prize order forms. You may fax in your order
to the council at 865-588-3728. Pick-up of the products will be at one of
two places, depending on the size of the order. If it is a very large order,
pick-up will be at Citizens National Bank, in the back beyond the
drive-through windows; if it is a medium order, it will be at Crafters
Closet. Either way, it will be ready for pick up November 18th and
19th. Your pack’s popcorn chairman should be in contact with
Leona Layman at 745-9307 or 462-4024 (cell) about the specific schedule for
pick-up and delivery of the product. All monies must be turned in to Leona
by December 8th, at our December Christmas Dinner Roundtable.
Please be reminded that there are extra incentives for packs ordering in full
cases only (an extra 15 cents to go into the pack’s council account!).
- that you
need to call me one week before any Roundtable if you would like something of
interest to Scouters added to our monthly newsletter!!
- that Steve
Neill with “Woodmen of the World” insurance agency will provide your pack
with an American flag upon request. If you are interested, please call
Steve at 745-5743 and simply request this service. Steve is most generous
with these flags, and has been supportive of our efforts for many years!!
- that we are
having a patch design contest for a new district patch!! This is the
patch around which we place the segments you buy for the different events.
Rules for the contest will be handed out at the Olympics and the next
Roundtable, but generally know that the deadline is December 8th,
at our Roundtable/Potluck dinner. In order to just order the patches, we
must have some money and the plan is to take pre-paid orders. What we are
asking your pack to do is collect $2 from each of your Cub Scouts, Tigers to
Webelos, toward the cost of a new district patch. Depending on the final
cost of the patches, they may be completely paid for with that amount, or they
may owe a little more. Please encourage your Cubs to work hard to have
another nice district patch!!
Pack 613 is planning a trip to the
Lost Sea on Friday, November
11th. Cost will be $22 per person if there are 19 or less
participating, $20 per person if there are 20 or more. Supper and breakfast
are available also at an additional cost of $4.50 each, but must be
pre-ordered and have a minimum of 12 eating. If you plan to eat supper
there, you would need to arrive at 5:00 p.m.; if not, plan to arrive at 6:00
p.m.; everybody leaves at 8:00 a.m. Patches are also available for an extra
$2.50 for those boys doing the wild tour. Please talk to Angie at 745-9307
if you are at all interested.
- that the
Council Volunteer Recognition Banquet will be Tuesday, November 15th
at Farragut First United Methodist Church. This banquet is to honor the work
of long-time local volunteers who have gone above and beyond the call of
- that our
December Roundtable will be a potluck dinner with local Boy Scout leaders!
This fun evening is set for Thursday, December 8th at the Allen
Memorial Methodist Church fellowship hall. You don’t want to miss this fun
- that the
University of Scouting is scheduled for Saturday, March 4th at
Pellissippi State College campus. Please put this date on your calendar and
plan to attend this information-packed council training, led by our own Leona
“Scouting for Food” dates are set for Saturdays February 4th and 11th.
This is a very worthwhile activity for all Scouts, as they collect canned food
items for local food pantries. More details will come at each Roundtable.
- that our
local Eagle Scout and Volunteer Recognition Banquet will be Thursday, February
9th at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, starting at 6:30
p.m. The theme of this year’s awards banquet will be announced at the
November Roundtable. I will be asking each pack’s Cub Scouts to do their
usual wonderful job of making placemats and wall decorations. We’ll talk a
lot about this at the next few Roundtables.
every Cub Scout deserves a trained leader. Please plan to attend all
essential trainings so that you will know how to do your job--better!!! Be
sure to talk to Phil Seibert (336-1925 or 336-9919), our District Training
Chairman, about trainings you need. Click here to view
the District Training Calendar.
that it is not too early to be thinking about our “BOYS AND BUGS” day
camp, set for the week of June 19th – 23rd. Leona Layman
is the director of this wonderful event. Please get this date to your parents
so they can begin the necessary planning!
Hope to see all
of you at the Olympics!! This is a great way to spend a lovely fall afternoon
with your family!!! Get out your sneakers and start stretching those muscles!!
Encourage everyone to wear Cub Scout-related T-shirts!
I have a great Cub
Scout Halloween song for you, sung to the tune of the “Twelve Days of
“On the first day
of Halloween, my true love gave to me:
OWL IN AN OLD DEAD TREE
–2 TRICK OR TREATERS
–3 BLACK CATS
LOUD AND ENJOY!!!!