September Pack Meeting

Published on August 19, 2014

The first pack meeting is Wednesday, September 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 at Asti Park.

Asti Park is located at 124 W. Coal Creek Drive.  Drive down McCaslin towards 36 and make a left at Town Hall (Coal Creek).  Go about two blocks and Asti Park is on the right.  The Superior Museum is located at the rear of Asti Park.

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Rocket Launch

Published on August 19, 2014

We encourage boys and dads/moms to bring friends to the Rocket Launch this Saturday morning.  If someone you know would enjoy scouts in the coming year, be sure to tell them about our fun and great group, Pack 278. Especially our new potential Tiger Cubs!!!  Current and prospective scouts going into 1st to 5th grade are invited to attend the annual rocketlaunch.

Saturday, August 30 at 8:30 AM

Sports Fields Behind Monarch K-8 School

263 Campus Drive, Louisville, CO 80027

You bring the Estes model rocket, and we’ll supply the engines, igniters, and launch pad.

No rocket? No problem.  We’ll have a few ‘pack rockets’ available to share among the rocket less.

One local source for Estes model rockets is the Michael’s craft store in Superior Marketplace (between Costco and Target, check Sunday paper for coupons).

We’ll have three engine sizes available: A8-3, B6-4, and C6-5.  Please bring a rocket that can use one of those engine sizes.

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Camp Nicol Fall Weekends

Published on August 19, 2014

Cub Scout STEM Day – 9/13: This NEW fall STEM day is designed to offer an introduction to the Nova award for Cub Scouts. We will have an informational session for adults about the Super Nova award and its components. Lunch will be provided as well as a demonstration from a professional in the science field during lunch. Each Cub Scout will receive a patch.  We will be offering the Tech Talk portion! The Cub Scouts will work on the requirements for the Pins and Belt Loops to include: BB gun Shooting, Bowling, Mathematics, Photography, and Partial Astronomy. As this is not an overnight event we will not be able to do the night portion for Astronomy. We will also have the video portion offered in the dining hall at Nicol.

Webelos BB & Archery Days – 9/20-21:  Archery and BB days is designed to help Webelos earn the Archery or BB gun sports pin. This is a long day concentrated in either Archery or BB guns. You will spend the entire day focusing on that one event and should earn the sports pin before leaving camp. There are no other activities taking place on these days.Lunch and all program equipment will be provided. Please do not bring your own shooting equipment (bows, arrows, or BB guns). You must choose one discipline or the other, but you can come for both days to do both disciplines. You will need to select which discipline you want to do on each day.   There will not be time to do both in one day. You can also qualify for the Camp Nicol Archer and Marksman awards.

Fall Color Hikes – 9/27-28: This is an excellent opportunity to spend a day with your family or den, watching the fall colors changing. There will be staff available to lead hikes or you may take a hike on your own. Staff-led hikes will depart at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm. These hikes will last approximately 2 hours. All hikes must depart no later than 2:00 pm. Please do not arrive after 2:00 pm. Check-in begins at 9 am and goes throughout the day until 2 pm. All participants need to bring a sack lunch. The patch and snacks are provided. All hikes will depart from the Jack Nicol Cub Camp Office at the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch. Please bring a water bottle and rain gear. This event is for the whole family, but keep in mind that trails are rugged and may be difficult for younger family members.

Tiger Cub Adventure Days – 10/4-5: This opportunity is open to all newly registered Tiger Cubs and their adult partners. It is a fun-filled day at Jack Nicol Cub Camp with activities that include Archery, BB guns, Wrist Rockets, Arts & Crafts, Disc Golf, Nature Hikes, and much more! This is a great way to welcome new Tigers to your Pack so don’t miss this opportunity! The cost is $5 per person. Lunch is provided and all participants will receive a patch at the end of the day! Be sure to check out at the Camp Office to get your patches.

Haunted Weekends – 10/10-12, 10/17-18, 10/24-26: This is a family camping or den camping weekend. All activities take place on Saturday but families and dens are invited to camp Friday and/or Saturday night. You must provide your own camping equipment—the tents at Camp Nicol are not up in October. There are no fires allowed in Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp so please do not plan to have a campfire. Activities begin on Saturday with check-in at 9 am, program starts at 10 am. Activities include Archery, Wrist Rockets, a hike to the old gravesite, crafts, pumpkin carving, disc golf, costume contest and the Haunted Castle! Activities are age appropriate for most age levels. Bring the entire family!

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4th of July Parade

Published on July 3, 2014

This year’s theme is “if Superheroes lives in Superior”.

The boys should wear a superhero costume or their Class-A uniforms (the blue shirts).
All of the boys will be on the float, no bicycles or walking.  Make sure to get your boys at the end of the parade route.
The parade starts in a slightly different place this year due to road construction.  Come find us at 8am on S. Pitkin Ave. just west of Rock Creek Parkway which the street that runs through Purple Park. 
Float Line Up – 7:30
People Line Up – 8:00
Parade Starts – 8:30
Pancake Breakfast – 9:00
Flag Ceremony – 10:00

Last year’s float is pictured on the Town’s website:


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