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October Pack Meeting

Published on September 30, 2014

The October pack meeting is Wednesday, October 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Cafetorium at Eldorado K-8.

The boys need to wear their Class A uniforms NOT the yellow shirts to the pack meetings.

 
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2015-16 Cub Scout requirements finalized

Published on September 29, 2014

http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/09/29/2015-16-cub-scout-requirements/

 

Good news for Cub Scout leaders, especially those who love to plan ahead.

You can now get your hands on the revised and final 2015-16 Cub Scout requirements, effective with the 2015-2016 Scouting year.

As with other program updates (including updates to Venturing and Boy Scouting), you can find everything you need to know at the BSA’s indispensable Program Updates page.

For the final Cub Scout requirements, you want the link for “Adventure requirements and insignia” under the “2015 Updates: Cub Scouts” heading.

Changes, which were made in consultation with Cub Scouters and chartered organizations, include:

  • Minor changes to clarify requirements (based on feedback from Scouters)
  • Changes in the required Duty to God adventure for each rank

The Duty to God changes are intended to:

  • Solidify Scouting’s focus on the creation of an environment and experiences where a boy, under the guidance of his family, may come to better understand and act on his own understanding of his Duty to God and reverence
  • Offer boys and families who do not belong to a formal faith institution opportunities and options to continue their exploration of their own vision of Duty to God

You’re probably wondering when you can get your hands on handbooks, den leader guides and other affected materials, right?

Those are on schedule to be in Scout Shops and at ScoutStuff.org no later than May 1, 2015.

 
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Have a fun day or weekend at Camp Jack Nicol

Published on September 24, 2014

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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Scout Night at the Denver Zoo

Published on September 24, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and their families are invited to Denver Zoo for a special after-hours event that meets scout requirements. Delve into the amazing adaptations of nocturnal animals as you watch the sunset and explore Denver Zoo at night. Learn about the zoo’s conservation efforts, discover fascinating facts about the animals and go wild for games and activity station created just for scouts! Scout Night also features up-close animal encounters, after-dark animal viewing with real night vision scopes, free carousel rides and train rides, crafts, entertainment and a 2014 Scout Night commemorative patch!

Download Scout Night Program (pdf): http://denverzoo.org/downloads/2014_ScoutNightProgram.pdf

$15 per person

 
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