Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Pack 99 3rd Annual Gift Giving & Wrapping Party - Sunday Dec.16 @ 5:30pm



Pack 99 - Christmas Gift Giving
Please sign up to support one or more children! Pack 99 has received the names of 50+ children in Union County who are involved with the Monroe campus of Weddington United Methodist Church; and it would be wonderful if Pack 99 families can join together and deliver gifts to as many of the boys and girls as we can.


Please see the Sign Up Genius here in order to sign up for a child's gift:
Register here to donate a gift

If you have purchased a gift to donate, please join us at a Wrap Party!  This is for the whole family.

WHERE:  Fellowship Hall

WHEN:  Sunday, December 16, 5:30pm - 7pm

UNIFORM:  Class B

PLEASE BRING:  Wrapping supplies for your gift AND a little plate of nibbles to share with others (cookies, chips, cupcakes, or horribly nutritious fruit/veggies).  Drinks are already arranged.


REMINDER ON GIFT RULES

  • Please limit gift price to $15-20 each
  • If your family is able, please feel free to bring more than one gift
  • Please involve your Scout in an appropriate gift choice for age/gender
  • Please deliver to Fellowship Hall by December 14th or to the WUMC office located next door to Fellowship Hall by December 17th.

Pack 99 Class B Shirts

With paid dues, Pack 99 includes a Class B t-shirt.  Our t-shirts are heavy cotton, with a different color and design every year.  The Class B shirt for this year is shown below.


Scout shirt sizes:
 Complete the form below to submit the shirt size you would like for your scout.  To make it easier for us when going through the shirt sizes, if you have multiple scouts, please submit a different form for each scout you need a shirt for.  Please see the size chart below when choosing a shirt size.

Order form deadline:
Be sure to enter your scout's shirt size by Friday, December 21st.  If you don't submit a shirt size for your scout, we will order a shirt for them, using the guidelines below:
  • For Tigers/Wolves, we will order your scout a Youth Small.  
  • For Bears and older, we will order your scout a Youth Medium.

Additional shirts for siblings or parents:
If you would like to order additional shirts for siblings or parents, complete the PayPal form below to order and pay for the additional shirts.


The charts show the measurement of the shirt as it lays flat on a table not measurements on a person. “Width” is measured from below where the sleeves connect to the body of the t-shirt and “Length” is measured from the bottom hem to the top of the collar.
Key: Y=Youth, A=Adult, Shirt dimensions are torso width x total height, imprint is WxH



Several Parents have asked about ordering the long sleeve shirts that many of us have from previous years.  Before we place an order, I want to gauge interest.  The shirt we will be ordering is shown below, if you would order a shirt, please use the second form below to let us know.

The shirt looks like the one below, but in navy and with the Cub Scout logo on it:



The shirt looks like this (though this one is quite worn):


Class B Shirt Order form:
Complete the form below to specify the shirt sizes for your scout and for any additional t-shirts you would like to order.




Payment for additional shirts:
Use the PayPal form below to pay for additional scout, sibling or parent shirts.  Each scout gets a t-shirt with their paid dues, so please do not pay for a shirt for your scout.  This is only for additional t-shirts.


Number of Adult / Extra Class B Shirts
Scout's name
Your email address

Long Sleeve Pack 99 Interest: Complete the form below to let us know if you would like to purchase a long sleeve Pack 99 shirt.  Once we have the final numbers, we will let you know the price.  The more orders we get, the cheaper the shirts will be.  For example, if we purchase 10+ shirts, the cost will be $24.31, but if we order 30+ shirts, the cost will be $16.52.

Riverbanks Zoo Sleepover - January 5th 2019



Come and see what the zoo is like at night! Our Cub Scout Pack sleepover offers a chance to see what happens when everyone else goes home and the animals settle in for the night. You’ll enjoy a special animal presentation, animal activities, and some behind-the-scenes experiences.

Where
500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210 (just off I-126 at Greystone Blvd)

When

January 5, 2019
Arrive by 6:30 pm Saturday, and depart 8:45am Sunday (entry to the Zoo on Sunday is included in the cost and you can return after exiting from the sleepover).

Who
All Pack 99 cub scouts and their family members who are at least 5 years old.  Every Scout must be accompanied by his parent/guardian.  There is a maximum of 100 people allowed at the sleepover, if we hit capacity, we will need to close registration.

Uniform

Class B

Cost
$52 per person.  Please use the PayPal link at the bottom of this page to pay.

Forms
All participants need to fill out the Overnight Participant Waiver and the Overnight Chaperone Contract.  The forms can be downloaded below and must be brought with you to the sleepover.

Overnight Participant Waiver 

Overnight Chaperone Contract

Meals
Includes a light snack Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning.

AGENDA

Scout Event Workshop Overnights combine seasonal event workshops offered after-hours with all the perks of an overnight excursion. The workshop portion includes a brief presentation, activities, games, crafts and animal encounters centered on Scout-specific topics and themes that meet badge requirements. Following the workshop your group can stay and participate in our public events, make s’mores, and enjoy keeper led tours. In the morning, participants will enjoy a continental breakfast before heading out into the park on their own.

Saturday Evening (January 5)

6:30 pm: Arrive at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
6:45 pm: Welcome! Drop off Luggage
7:00 pm: Introduction, Review Safety and Expectations
7:15 pm – 10:15 pm: Evening Education Programs, Behind the Scenes Tour and Snack
10:15 pm – 10:45 pm: Get ready for bed. Lights Out!

Sunday Morning (January 6)

7:00 am – 7:30 am: Rise & Shine! Pack up belongings.
7:30 am:  Breakfast
8:00 am:  Guided Zoo Tour or Activity
8:45am:  End of Overnight; Pack/load vehicles
9:00 am:  Enjoy the rest of the day at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden


Riverbanks Zoo rules and expectations


General Information
What to bring:

 Signed Release Waiver for each participants
 Signed Chaperone Contract for each chaperone/adult
 Sleeping bag, pillow and sleeping pad (small air mattresses are restricted to adult use)
 Toiletries
 Comfortable walking shoes
 Modest pajamas
 Water bottle
 Change of Clothes
 Appropriate outer wear
 Camera (optional)
 Bug Spray (optional)
 Flashlight for adults only

What not to bring:

Additional food or snacks (except special diets)
 Weapons
 Chewing Gum
 Tobacco or Alcohol
 Electronic devices (music players, game players) 


**Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is a tobacco free facility. For the safety and enjoyment of our visitors, staff, and animals, smoking in not allowed anywhere onsite (this includes e-cigarettes). Please plan accordingly with patches or other needs to accommodate this. Overnight instructors are not able to escort guests out of the park for smoking breaks during the overnight program.


Food 
  • Overnights include a light snack in the evening and a continental breakfast with juice and coffee. Dinner is not included unless specified in the program description.  Outside food and drinks are restricted to guests with special dietary needs. If anyone in your group has any dietary concerns it is their responsibility to bring their own food and to notify the Overnight Instructor. 


Bedding Down 
  • Where do we sleep?
    Sleeping accommodations vary depending on the overnight program. Participants will either sleep inside the Colonial Life Discovery Center Classrooms, Sea Lion Landing Exhibit, or in tents at Riverbanks Botanical Gardens. Air mattresses are discouraged due to space limitations and restricted to adult use only. A limited number of sleeping mats are available for participants. Bathrooms are located within the Discovery Center, Sea Lion Landing Exhibit, and a short walking distance from the children’s garden lawn.
     
Souvenirs
You may pre-order “I SURVIVED THE NIGHT AT RIVERBANKS ZOO” glow-in-the dark black T-shirts ($15 each) or specially designed Riverbanks logo patch which have a sunset with African animal silhouettes on the horizon.($4 each).  Please fill out the form below to request the shirts and patches and we will collect the money from you at the zoo.

T-shirt

Patch



Payment Information
Use the PayPal form below to pay for attendance at the Sleepover at the Riverbanks Zoo.
PLEASE also complete the forms below to provide information on who will be attending and if you would like to purchase a t-shirt and patch from the zoo sleepover.


Tickets
Scout's Name
Rank

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Join Holiday Caroling for Senior Citizens - December 11 @ 6:15pm



Join Pack 99 Cub Scouts as we spread good will and holiday spirit as they sing seasonal carols in a local retirement community.   Our Pack 99 boys can puts smiles on the face of many older residents of our community this special evening.  Let's have a great showing for this event!

 WHERE
Brookdale Weddington Park
2404 Plantation Circle Drive
Matthews,  NC  28105
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PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS AT THE SAME FACILITY THAT WE HAD IT AT LAST YEAR.
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WHEN

Tuesday, December 11

Gather outside the front entrance by 6:15pm. Singing should last less than 30 minutes.

WHO
All Pack 99 cub scouts and their family members.  Scouts will be front-and-center.  Family members will stand wherever there is room and are welcomed to join the lively singing!

UNIFORM
Class A....  and Santa Hats, Elf Hats, or Reindeer Antlers are optional and encouraged accessories for this event!

SONGS

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