Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Pack 99 Calendar for 2018/2019

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Pack Survey - Adding Girls to Pack 99

Pack 99 has received approval from our chartered organization, Weddington United Methodist Church, to allow girls to join Pack 99.  We have not yet decided if we will be moving forward with inviting girls to join Pack 99.  We would like to get your feedback on this important decision.  We have provided links below to help you learn more about the BSA's position on girls in the Cub Scouts.  Please take a moment to answer the brief questions below to help us better gauge whether we should move forward with inviting girls into our Pack.

BSA website on Family Scouting

FAQ on Family Scouting

Excerpts from the FAQ on Family Scouting
  • Starting in 2018, families can choose to sign up their sons and daughters for Cub Scouts, ages 5-10. Chartered partner organizations may choose to establish a new girl pack, establish a pack that consists of girl dens and boy dens or remain an all-boy pack. Cub Scout dens will be single gender — all boys or all girls.
  • Cub Scout dens will be single gender — all boys or all girls. Cub Scout packs, meanwhile, can include any combination of all-boy or all-girl dens. The choice is left to individual leaders in consultation with their chartered organization.  This hybrid model builds on the benefit of a single-gender program while also providing character and leadership opportunities for both boys and girls.
  • Q: Should dens for girls and dens for boys meet at the same time and place? It is up to the chartered organization and the pack or the den to decide meeting times and places.
  • Q: Can separate boy and girl dens work on the same activity at the same time together? There is no set rule or guideline on this. If appropriate, this can be treated the same as two dens of the same gender working together. It will be up to the good judgement of leaders to decide what is best for their units.

Pack Event - Tubing down the Catawba River August 18

Pack 99 is going tubing down the Catawba River, Come join us!!

WHERE: Meet at the Lake Wylie Dam, 2541 New Gray Rock Road, Fort Mill SC 29708 (GPS Coordinates: 35.021171,-81.008077).  This is where the tubing adventure begins.  Jamie from Rockin River Adventures will escort  the drivers and vehicles to the Rock Hill BMX Super Cross Track (1307 Riverwalk Parkway, Rock HIll, SC).  The vehicles will be left here.  He will then bring the drivers back to the Lake Wylie Dam where we will all begin the tubing trip.  At the end of the trip, Jamie will pickup the drivers and bring them back to the Rock Hill BMX Super Cross location where the drivers will get there cars and head back to the end point of the tubing trip to pickup their party. See map below for full course of the tubing trip.

WHEN: Arrive by 10am on Saturday, August 18th.  The trip lasts approximately 2.5 hours, so we should be done by 1:00 pm.

WHO: All Pack 99 Scouts and their families.  Please fill out the signup sheet below so we know how many scouts from each rank will be coming.  You will also need to fill out the waiver below.

UNIFORM: Bathing suits or shorts (water shoes or old tennis shoes recommended)

COST: $20 per person (includes a tube, life jacket, paddle)  Please use the PayPal form below to pay for the tube rental in advance.  Please also fill out the registration form below the PayPay form.  PayPal does not provide us much information, so we need to collect registration info as well as payment.

Capacity:  Rockin River Adventures only has access to 50 tubes, so we need to cap the event at a total of 50 tubers.  We can have more people attend if they rent kayak's which are also available for rent at the site.  If you would like to attend and kayak down the river with us, please email us to let us know.

QUESTIONS?:  If you have questions on this event, please email weddington.scoutpack99@gmail.com

Please download and complete the waivers below:

Adult waiver: http://rockinriveradventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/ADULT-WAIVER-AND-RELEASE-OF-LIABILITY-ROCKIN-RIVER.pdf

Child waiver: http://rockinriveradventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CHILD-RELEASE-WAIVER.pdf
Paypal Payment of Tube Rentals

Total # of Attendees
Scout's name
Your email address

 Map of tubing trip from start to finish:

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Pack Planning Meeting for the upcoming calendar year

All Pack 99 parents are welcomed to attend and HELP chart the course for our coming program year!  Please join us for whatever part of the evening that your schedule allows.

WHERE:  Fellowship Hall

WHEN:  June 12th, Tuesday, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

WHO:  Pack 99 parents (Please register below so we know how much food to order)

FOOD?  Yes, light food and drinks.

AGENDA:  See below:

1.   Quick  2017/2018 recap – Your thoughts on what went well?  Where did we struggle - how to address?

2.    Brainstorm / suggestions on next year campouts – narrow down to a short list and desired dates

3.    Suggestions on next year day trips – narrow down to a short list and desired dates

4.    July/August activities?