Blue and Gold RSVP Reminder!

Check your calendar for next Saturday afternoon, April 21, right now.  Clear?  Great!  Time to RSVP for the Blue and Gold potluck picnic, noon-3pm, at Evans Field.  We will be there with fresh grilled burgers and hotdogs rain or shine.  Really, no excuses!!  We have a shelter right next to the parking lot.  Join us – it is going to be fun 🙂

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Final Blue and Gold Picnic Details (finally!)

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My apologies for the late arrival of the Blue and Gold Picnic details and signup genius RSVP!  I blame it on the timing of back to back spring break weeks in the Zeh house.  (Anyone want to help??)

  • Date:  Saturday, April 21
  • Time:  Drop in noon-3pm, with hot food at 12:15pm and awards ceremony (this is when you get your Rank / Den patches) at 1pm
  • Location:  Evans Field (off Thatcher just north of North Avenue, see google map)
  • Bring:  Yourselves, your family, and a side dish to share!  The Pack will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, cake, water, and lemonade.
  • RSVP:  Signup genius here by Wednesday, April 18 (note this is only a week away!)

Also in the works … plans for ultimate frisbee, soccer balls, softballs, tug of war, plus maybe a hike and veterans’ care kits to assemble.  You won’t want to miss it 🙂

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Spring Family Campout Signup, plus Summer Camping Opportunities!

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The signup genius for our spring family campout at Indiana Dunes State Park is ready for your RSVP here!  Reminder your family is welcome for 1 or 2 nights (Friday and/or Saturday), May 18-20.  Cost to you is $15 per camper with a max of $45 per family.  Included are all meals and snacks starting with breakfast Saturday thru breakfast Sunday.  There will be games, hiking, campfire cooking – lots of outdoor fun for all!  Many thanks to the Murphy family for helping orchestrate the details 🙂

Interested in day camp?  The Pack is forming a group to attend the Council 3-day Cub Scout Day Camp in Palos Heights, July 17-19.  Sign up through the Pathway to Adventure Council website.  Day camp is open to Scouts and their siblings, incoming grades 1-5.  Cost is $50 per Scout or Sibling, $5 per adult.  Incoming Tigers (1st graders) must attend with a parent or authorized adult.  Adults are encouraged to attend with your older Scout (incoming 2nd through 5th grades).  If you are unable to do so, please contact Mary Anne before registering!  She will confirm if we have the required number of adults attending to provide supervision for your Scout.

Cant attend Day Camp during the week?  The Council is offering a Saturday Day Camp in Thatcher Woods on July 28.  Sign up through the Pathway to Adventure website.  Cost is $15 per Scout or sibling, free for adults.  This Day Camp is open to all Scouts incoming grades 1-5 and their families.

The Pack is also forming a group to attend the Council Joint Cub Scout and Webelos Overnight Camp at Camp Lowden, June 29-July 1.  Sign up through the Pathway to Adventure Council website.  This is open to Scouts incoming grades 1-5.  Cost is $75 per Scout, $35 per adult.  Incoming Tigers (1st graders) must attend with a parent or authorized adult.  Adults are encouraged to attend with your older Scout (incoming 2nd through 5th grades).  If you are unable to do so, please contact Mary Anne before registering!  She will confirm if we have the required number of adults attending to provide supervision for your Scout.

Looking for a summer family overnight camping opportunity?  The Pack is hoping to offer a summer family campout, date and location TBA.  Contact Mary Anne if you are interested, and watch your email for details 🙂

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Reminder – Pack Meeting and Webelos Crossover Tonight

Pack meeting tonight, 7pm, in the Lincoln School Auditorium!

Please come support our Webelos 2 Scouts who are crossing over to Boy Scouts.  (All other Dens will receive their rank patches at the Blue and Gold picnic in April.)  Afterwards we planned a fun bridge building activity in the gym 🙂

 

 

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Summer Day Camp and Overnight Camp Opportunities

As you make summer plans, consider these options available through the Pathway to Adventure Council:

Day Camps

Saturday Cub Scout Adventure Day Camp. Saturday, July 28, 9am – 3pm, Thatcher Woods.  Cost:  $15 per child before June 1.  Open to all families with Cub Scouts entering grades 1-4 and their siblings.  See DayCampFlyer_v3_0 for more information, and register here.

3-Day Cub Scout Day Camp.  Offered on 6 dates at different locations throughout the Chicago metro area.  Cost:  $50 per child before June 1.  Open to all Cub Scouts and their siblings entering grades 1-5.  Please note that a parent or authorized adult must attend with individual campers.  Chaperone requirements are different if we register as a Pack and for incoming 1st graders.  See Day_Camp_2018_Flyer_NoSat2 for more information, and register here.

1-Day Tiger Scout Day Camp.  Offered on 5 dates at different locations throughout the Chicago metro area.  Cost:  $15 per child before June 1.  Open to all incoming Tiger Scouts and incoming 1st grade siblings.  All Tiger Scouts must attend with their adult partner.  I do not have a flyer for more information; it is similar to the 3-day camp (Day_Camp_2018_Flyer_NoSat2) but in a single day format.  Location and registration information is here.

Overnight Camps

Cub Scout Family Camp.  Offered at Camp Betz, Berrien Springs, Michigan.  Four (2) night (weekend) sessions in July and August.  Cost:  $65 per Scout or sibling 5-16 years old, $25 per adult or child over 16 years old before June 1.  Open to all families with Cub Scouts and their siblings.  See overnight family camp for more information, and register here.

Cub Scout “Scouting the Galaxy” Camp.  Offered at 2 locations, 1.5-2 hours drive out of town.  Four (2) night (weekend) sessions in June and July.  Cost:  $75 per Scout and $35 per adult before June 1.  Open to all Cub Scouts entering 1-5 grades.  Please note that a parent or authorized adult must attend with individual campers.  Chaperone requirements are different if we register as a Pack and for incoming 1st graders.  See Scouting the Galaxy 2017 for more information, and links to register here.

Webelos “Scouting the Galaxy” Camp.  Offered at 2 locations, 1.5-2.5 hours drive out of town.  Two (2) night (weekend) sessions both in July.  Cost:  $75 per Scout and $35 per adult before June 1.  Open to all Webelos Scouts entering 4-5th grades.  Please note that a parent or authorized adult must attend with individual campers.  Chaperone requirements are different if we register as a Pack.  See Scouting the Galaxy 2017 for more information, and links to register here.

Webelos OSR Overnight Camp.  Offered at Owasippe Scout Reservation’s Camp Wolverine, Twin Lakes, Michigan.  Three (3) night sessions in June and July.  Cost:  $160 per Scout and $120 per adult before June 1.  Open to all Webelos Scouts entering 4-5th grades.  Please note that a parent or authorized adult must attend with individual campers.  Chaperone requirements are different if we register as a Pack.  See webelos overnight camp for more information, and register here.

Regarding all camps …

Late fees apply for registration after June 1.

Please contact Mary Anne if you are interested in organizing a group from the Pack to attend any of the camps together.

Looking for a personal recommendation?  The Zeh’s can put you in touch with Pack families who participated in the past.

There are a lot of options available.  It is very confusing!  Please reach out to Mary Anne with any questions.

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Spring Save-the-Dates

Before baseball, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, etc., fill your spring calendar, put these Pack events on it 😉

Monday, March 19, 7pm – Pack Meeting.  Our Webelos 2’s are crossing over to Boy Scouts, and Nancy Snyder is bringing us a fun, interactive bridge building activity.

Saturday, April 21 – Blue and Gold potluck picnic.  Scouts will receive the badges for their rank at the picnic this year.  Watch your email for more details, including location, time, and a signup genius to RSVP.

Monday, April 30, 7pm – Pack Meeting.  Wilderness survival speaker Ron Nosek from Nature Education Programs is coming to present What 2 Know B4 You Go – Part 1.  Expect the meeting to run 15-30 minutes longer than usual. I am assured Mr. Nosek is a riveting speaker and our children will remember things he says for a lifetime (or at least until high school!).

Friday, May 4 – Saturday, May 5 – Dozin’ with the Dinos at the Field Museum!  We have 15 participants paid and registered.  We can add you to the reservation if you want to go, but you need to sign up and arrange payment of $40 per person attending (cash, check to Pack 4067, PayPal, credit card) with the Zeh’s (email or phone / text 708-299-4317).

(tentative) Monday, May 14, 7pm – Pack Meeting.  Mr. Nosek is coming back for What 2 Know B4 You Go – Part 2.  Again, expect the meeting to run 15-30 minutes longer than usual.  Excellent timing right before our spring campout!

Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20 – Spring Campout at Indiana Dunes State Park.  Come for 1 night or 2.  Watch your email for more details and a signup genius to RSVP.

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February 26 Pack Meeting

Free-Clipart-Of-A-DrumReminder that our next Pack meeting is this Monday, February 26, 7pm, in the Lincoln School Auditorium.  John Milan is coming back to give us an experience inside a drum lesson with present and former Pack 67 Scouts, and an interactive group drum lesson using buckets and music.  See you there!

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