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April Newsletter

Hello Pack 106 Parents and Guardians and community,

The purpose of this message is to keep you informed about Pack 106 events. I hope the following formation will be helpful as you plan your family activities. If you notice any errors in this message, please contact me (at melanie@pack106.com) so I can make the needed corrections.

Thank you.
Melanie Mohling – Pack 106 Public Relations Chairperson

Calling All Campers

Your son has the opportunity to attend one of two summer camps offered by the Ore-Ida Council.

Cub Scout Day Camp

The Time Traveler day camp is for boys who are currently Tigers and Wolves. Pack 106 will participate in the camp on June 17 at Curtis Park in Caldwell. Paperwork for the boys attending this camp has already been submitted.

Weblos Woods

Weblos Woods is a three-day camp for boys who are currently Bears and Weblos I scouts. This camp is August, 3–5 at Camp Morrison, which is outside of McCall.

For Weblos camp, at least one parent/guardian is encouraged to attend. The deadline to sign up is quickly approaching. If you’re planning to send your child, here’s what you need to do:

•    Write a $65 check payable to Pack 106. As long as your son attends camp, this check will not be cashed.
•    Write a (separate) $65 check for the parent/guardian, payable to Pack 106. If you want a t-shirt, add another $10.50.
•    Fill out medical forms for your child.
•    Fill out medical forms for the parent/guardian.
•    Provide copies of your health insurance cards.

The medical forms are available online at http://oreida-bsa.org/Webelos-Woods.php and http://oreida-bsa.org/Camp-Morrision.php.

April Pack Meeting Recap

At the April 16th pack meeting, the experts from Boise Disc Golf shared their knowledge about the game. Then the scouts and their families had the opportunity to play six holes on the course at the Kuna city park. It was a fun outing for those in attendance—and they learned that a tomahawk isn’t just a weapon!

For information about disc golf activities here in Kuna, check out Kuna Disc Golf on Facebook.

A Fiery Farewell

Shooting flaming arrows! Trying it would be pretty cool— it was for the Weblos who recently participated in the pack’s crossing over ceremony. Seven Webelos II scouts from Pack 106 graduated from Cub Scouts and are now Boy Scouts.

During a crossing over ceremony, each scout walks over a bridge, which symbolizes the transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. So how do the flaming arrows fit in? They were just a part of the fun and excitement for the boys in Pack 106 who reached this scouting milestone. They shot the arrows into a pile of wood to start a bonfire.

If you haven’t been to a crossing over ceremony, check it out next spring to give your son a taste of what he can look forward to.

Next Pack Meeting

The next pack meeting, which is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, May 30, is the cubmobile race.

Each scout gets three chances to see if he drives off a ramp, down a hill, and across the finish line in the fastest time. Awards will be given to the top three places for each rank and for the pack overall. Join us to see who’s the fastest and which den builds the most creative car.

For the cubmobile rules and plans, visit the Pack 106 web site at http://pack106.org/cubmobile/. The race location will be announced in a future message.

We Need You

All of the Pack 106 den and pack events happen thanks to a dedicated group of den leaders. They spend several hours of their personal time planning and executing den and pack meetings, attending training, and attending monthly committee/leader  meetings.

Pack 106 also has a committee whose primary function is to handle administrative and support tasks. The purpose of this group is to enable the cub master and den leaders to focus on working with your boys. The pack committee has several positions that still need to be filled. We hope you can help.

Open positions include:
•    Assistant Cub Master (this is the position with the most significant need)
•    Treasurer Trainee
•    Pack Trainer
•    Outdoor Activities Chairperson
•    Membership & Registration Chairperson

For information about these positions, visit http://pack106.org/akela/.  The next pack committee meeting will be Monday, May 18 at 7:00 PM at the Kuna United Methodist Church.

Even if you can’t commit to joining the pack committee, please help out any way you can. (Hint! Hint! We need help planning this fall’s popcorn sales and next year’s Blue and Gold Banquet.) Regardless of whether it’s a little or a lot, your help is appreciated.

That’s it for now! Thank you.

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