Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Pack 99 Blue and Gold event - March 3rd, 2018

Cub Scout Packs celebrate the Scouting Anniversary with a Blue and Gold Banquet. In Pack 99, the Blue and Gold banquet is a huge, fun event with more than 300 people attending!  This year's Blue and Gold banquet will be a Carnival theme.  Please join us for food, Carnival games, fun,  and prizes -- we want to make sure we have all our Scouts' families join!

Pre-Sale Ticket admission is $7 per individual up to a maximum of $30 per family. Online ticket sales end at midnight on February 28th!  
Admission at the door will be $10 each up to a maximum of $45 per family.  Purchase tickets online using the PayPal link below and simply check in at the Will Call table when you arrive.


What:   Blue and Gold Banquet 2018

When:  Saturday, March 3rd, from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. (see agenda below).

Where: Weddington United Methodist Church, Family Life Center

  All Pack 99 Cub Scouts and their families

Plan to bring the entire family for Carnival fun and a night of food, and magic!

Dinner Included - Pizza night!  Cheese or Pepperoni plus salad, fruit, drinks.

Raffle - Buy raffle tickets at the event for a chance to win some prizes:
  • Bathroom granite countertop makeover!
  • Sports Tickets!
  • Dick's Sporting Goods gift certificates!
  • Big Air Trampoline Park family fun!
  • and more!

  • First responder vehicles to explore in the parking lot
  • Carnival games - play games, win tickets, redeem for prizes
  • Magician - Adrian Gagnon

Cake Contest - Who will win?  Plus -- it's our dessert!  :)
  • Boys can bring a cake to enter into one of these categories: 
    • "Anything Scouts"
    • "Carnival"

    We had several volunteers signup at the Pinewood Derby.  Thank you!  There are still volunteer opportunities available.  Click here to see how you can help!
    (If you signed up already and forgot what you signed up for or when, use the link above to check your signup.)

    ·       4:15 – 
    o   Sheriff/Fire departments arrive:  guests can go through vehicles in parking lot before coming inside
    ·       4:15 – 5:00
    o   arrival of guests
    o   name tags at entry
    o   Cake voting beads passed out, voting available until 6:45
    o   Raffle tickets on sale through 6:45
    o   cakes to cake tables
    ·       4:15 – 5:45
    o   Carnival Games for kids (sponsored by the Bear den)
    o   Art gallery display (Sponsored by the Webelos den)
    o   Raffle
    o   Prize Booth open
    ·       5:45
    o   Welcome and Introduction
    ·       6:00
    o   Devotional, prayer and dinner   
    ·       6:45
    o   Friends of Scouting Presentation
    o   Determine winner of cake contest!
    ·       7:00
    o   Magician performance
    ·       7:45
    o   Awards (God and Me/God and Family)
    o   Winner of cake contest is announced. (prizes)
    o   Raffle winners announced
    ·       8:00
    o   Cut Cakes

    ·       Clean-Up

    The Blue and Gold event will be held at the Family Life Center.  See the picture below for the location.

    Purchase Tickets
    Use the form below to purchase tickets for the Blue and Gold event.

    Total Attendees
    Scout's Name

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    Scouting for Food - Saturday, Jan 27th Volunteer Opportunity

    Dens will meet in neighborhoods to collect food for the Jesse Jude Food Pantry in Waxhaw.  

    From experience, we know that most homeowners love seeing the Cub Scouts going door-to-door collecting food items for the needy.  Younger ranks will work in teams, not alone.

    Class A uniforms are required - BSA shirt, blue or olive khaki shorts or pants, 
    neckerchief and clasp, 

    Harris Teeter - (Dennis Mercurio, Angela and Dana Tucker onsite to lead)
    For the first time, we will have a table at Harris Teeter across the street from Fellowship Hall.  We will be there from 10 to 12 on Saturday the 27th.

    Brookhaven Community in Matthews - Webelos I and Wolves (Thomas LoMonaco to lead)
    Meet up at the Brookhaven Community Clubhouse at 10 am. We will canvas the neighborhood from 10 to 12. The Brookhaven Clubhouse is located at 3001 Stanbury Dr, Matthews.

    Prescot Community in Waxhaw - Bears (Michael Ryan, Bear Den leader, to lead)
    Meet up at the Prescot Community Clubhouse pool parking lot at 10 am.  We will canvas the neighborhood from 10 to 12.  The Prescott Clubhouse is located at 7900 Prescot Glen Pkwy, Waxhaw.

    Barrington Community in Waxhaw - Tigers and Webelos 2 (Dan Jones and Mike Vaughn, Webelos 2 Den leaders, to lead)
    Meet up at the Barrington Community Clubhouse at 10 am.  We will canvas the neighborhood from 10 to 12.  The Barrington Clubhouse is located at 2500 Twinberry Lane, Waxhaw

    Canvas your own neighborhood 
    If you'd like to gather food in your own neighborhood please contact Tom LoMonaco to coordinate dropping off your collected food.

    If you have children in more than one rank, it's fine to pick just one of the above neighborhoods for your family.

    We will need a couple of volunteers for each neighborhood to trail the boys with their van, SUV, or truck as they canvas the neighborhood to collect the food and then drop off at Fellowship Hall.

    Troop 99 Boy Scouts will deliver the food to the food pantry in Waxhaw for us (thank you boy scouts!).

    Don't forget to encourage boys to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated while they walk.  We plan to be in each neighborhood for about 2 hours.  Parents will walk along with their boys and help facilitate on how to ask, thanking, etc.

    Sample speech for boys when asking for food donations:
    My name is _____________.  I am a Cub Scout in Pack 99 working towards my Arrow of Light, the highest rank in Cub Scouting.  The Cub Scout Promise asks us to ‘help other people’ so this year we are collecting food for those less fortunate. All food collected will be given to Jesse Jude Food Pantry in Waxhaw which supports families in our area. Last year our Pack collected 1,650 lbs of food… our goal this year is 3,000 lbs!  Can you help us hit our goal by donating food to us?

    Sunday, January 7, 2018

    Pinewood Derby Race Registration - Please Sign Up by February 3rd

    Registration Closed

    Calling all Derby champs!

    Please make sure you and your son know the car build rules.  Cars will be inspected upon check-in to ensure weight, dimensions, and construction are all "legal" for the race.

    There is no cost for participating in Pinewood Derby.

    RACERS PLEASE REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 3rd, 2017 (Registration form below)

    February 8 - practice runs 6pm - 8pm at Fellowship Hall, all dens welcomed

    February 9 - practice runs 6pm - 8pm at Fellowship Hall, all dens welcomed

    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your race time, for car check-in.  This is a Class A uniform event.  Fellowship Hall opens at 8am on February 10.

    PLEASE BRING A HEADSHOT PHOTO OF YOUR SON THAT MEASURES 1.5 X 2.5 INCHES -- you can cut out from a larger photo or print that size from your computer

    February 10 Race Schedule:
    • Bears:                       8:30 to 9:20 am (3 heats)
    • Webelos 1:                9:30 to 10:10 am (2 heats)
    • Webelos 2:               10:20 to 11:00 am (2 heats)
    • Wolves:                    11:10 to 12:00 pm (3 heats)
    • Tigers:                      12:10 to 12:50 pm (2 heats)
    • Best Design Voting:  1:00 to 1:15 pm
    • Scouts Final Race:   1:20 to 1:50 pm
    • Siblings Race:          2:00 to 2:30 pm
    • Open Class Race:    2:30 to 3:00 pm

    Each heat's 1st and 2nd place winners return at 1:20 pm for Pack final races.

    Each heat's Design Winner returns at 1:00 pm for announcement of Pack 99 Best Design winner.

    Siblings Race:
    This year, we will be having a siblings only race to allow younger or older siblings that are not in the scouts to race.  The siblings race will adhere to the same rules as the scouts race.

    Open Class Race:
    This is for parents, siblings, and experimental Derby Cars.  No weight limit, no propellants or explosives allowed, cars must comply with width/length fitting in the test box at registration.

    Please use the registration form below to register for ALL races your family will be racing in. The information entered will be entered into the race software for race day, so please be careful when entering information.  Please enter one race entry per submission.

    Tuesday, January 2, 2018

    Pinewood Derby 2018 Guide - Design Tips

    Five main parts of a good design:
    1. Maximize momentum.  Have a car that is as close to 5.0 ounces as possible, without going over.  Place most of the weight in the rear of the car, so it has the farthest distance to travel downhill (i..e, weight at the front of the car will have a few inches less downhill travel).
    2. Aerodynamic shape.  The difference between a square front and sloped front may provide a negligible advantage, but every advantage counts!
    3. Axle and wheel preparation.  Make the axles as smooth and polished as possible.  Ensure the wheel running surface is flat and without any burs.
    4. Lubrication.  Use only dry graphite as as lubricant.  Apply some right before race time to ensure the axles stay as lubricated as possible.
    5. Axle alignment.  If the car doesn't roll straight, it may cause zig-zagging on the track, which slows it.  The axles should be exactly perpendicular to the side of the car, to help ensure straight tracking.

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