Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Pack end of year event Friday, May 31, 6 to 8 pm

Pack 99 Year end event - fun, games and ice cream!

Please RSVP by Thursday May 30th (see form below)


Where: WUMC Family Life Center (location of Blue & Gold)

When:  Friday, May 31; 6pm - 8pm

Who:  Pack 99 cub scouts and their family members -- especially siblings!!!!

Uniform:  Class B

Volunteer:  If you are available to help run one of the games, please click here to go to the Sign Up Genius for volunteers.

Event details:
The kids will be split into teams of 3 to 4.  They will have 3 to 4 minutes at each station and each station will be scored.  After they have completed all of the stations, the scores will be added up to see which team got the most points.

After the games, we will serve ice cream and toppings as a reward for all!!!

A sample of games at the event:

Ladder toss: Kids will take turns throwing the balls at the ladder rack.  Each ball thrown that lands on a ladder leg gets scored a point.

Hula Hoop cross the river:  The team will have 3 hula hoops and will place them down in front of them to get from one end of the gym to the other.  Each hula hoop they place down gets scored a point.  The most hula hoops used wins the event.
  
Corn hole:  Each kid will take turns throwing a bean bag.  Each bean bag in the hole is a point.  The most bags in the corn hole wins the event.

Ping pong carry:  Teams have to carry a ping pong ball on a spoon from one end of the gym to the other.  If the ball is dropped, the next kid goes.  Each ball carried across the finish line gets a point.  The team with the most balls carried across the finish line wins.

Ball carry with no hands:  Kids have to team up and carry a ball across the gym.  Each ball carried across the finish line gets a point.  The team with the most balls carried across the line wins the event. 

Cup stack tower:  The team is given a stack of cups.  Each row in the stack is given 1 point.  The team with the most rows wins the event.

 Please RSVP by Thursday May 30th (see form below)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Pack Planning Meeting for the upcoming calendar year - Tuesday May 28th

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:  May 28th, 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  2018/2019 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.  June/July/August activities?


5.  Discuss Pack structure, committees, process, etc.



Join Pack 99 and the VFW to place flags on veterans graves - May 25 - Indian Trail VFW




We'll be joining other Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts on Saturday, May 25 to honor those who have sacrificed for American freedoms by placing flags on military graves.

After placing flags, return to the VFW to join war veterans for chatting over hot dogs and burgers.

WHERE:  VFW Post 2423, 100 VFW LaneIndian Trail, NC

WHEN:  Arrive at 9:00am on May 25, Saturday

WHO:  All Pack 99 Scouts and their families

UNIFORM:  Full Class A uniform

Please bring a screwdriver -- you can use it to make a hole in the ground into which to easily insert the little flag.  Please feel free to contact Tom L. with any questions at 914-714-5929.


PLEASE RSVP SO WE CAN GIVE A HEADCOUNT FOR FOOD


Monday, May 6, 2019

Virginia Creeper Trail Campout - May 17-19



Registration for this event is now closed.

Pack Event & RSVP - Virginia Creeper Trail Campout - May 17-19


Please RSVP by May 15th so we can make the necessary plans for the campout.

WHAT: Pack 99 Campout - Cub Scout parents/guardians and siblings are welcomed to join.

WHERE: Laurel Creek Campground, Group Camping Site, Troutdale Virginia 24378


WHEN: Friday, May 17th to 19th (break camp 10am Sunday)


BREAKDOWN OF COSTS:   

  • Tent Camping: $40 for a tent with 1 adult and one scout.  $80 per family tent (more than one adult and scout).  These are the direct costs from the campsite.  Includes pizza Saturday night (provided by the Pack).  Please pay using the PayPal link below.
  • Mini Cabin Camping:  There are four mini cabins that are available to the first four families that would like to reserve them at a cost of $60.  Please contact us if you would like to stay in one of these cabins.
  • Adult Bike Rental (with shuttle ride back):  $25
  • Kids Bike Rental (12 and under, also includes shuttle ride back): $23
  • Adult bike shuttle ride back only (if bringing your own bike): $14
  • Kids bike shuttle ride back only (if bringing your own bikes): $9
  • Adult bike with bike trailer and shuttle (trailer is attached to adult bike): $40
  • Bike trailer and shuttle ride back: $30
**In order to expedite the process of getting the bikes on Saturday morning, we will collect money for the shuttle service on Friday night (We can take credit card for payment of the bike shuttle as well as cash or check).   You can reserve and prepay for the bike rental ahead of time by calling Greg at Creeper Trail Bike Rentals at 276-475-3611.  Mention Pack 99 and you will get %10 off.

DETAILS
We will be biking the first 17 mile stretch of the Virginia Creeper Trail which is a 35 mile long former railroad which starts in Abingdon, VA, goes through Damascus, VA to the NC State line near Whitetop, VA. It is one of the most popular cycling destinations in the United States. The trail passes through numerous small communities and traverses 47 trestles. This trail is great for all levels, including beginners! The first section of the Virginia Creeper Trail is very easy and the scenery is unforgettable! 

We will be camping at Laurel Creek Campground in Troutdale, VA, approximately a 3 hour drive from Weddington. The campground is located a short 15 to 20 minute drive from the start of the VA Creeper Trail in Whitetop, VA.  We will be departing from the campsite to drive to the start of the trail at approximately 8:00am.  For those who do not bring bikes, Creeper Trail Bike Rental is at the start of the trail.  You can rent bikes, trailers, baby buggies, etc.  We will use Creeper Trail Bike Shuttle for the shuttle back. We need to pay for the shuttle in advance to guarantee a return spot. The shuttle runs every 90 minutes, with the last shuttle running at 4:30pm. The ride down the trail is 17 miles, takes about 3 hours and finishes back at the bike shop.  We are riding the Whitetop to Damascus portion of the trail (see the elevation chart below).  Due to the elevation of where we will be starting the trail on the top of Whitetop, the temperature will be cooler than at the bottom so it is recommended to dress in layers to be able to remove layers as you bike.  It will also be a good idea to bring a small backpack to carry drinks and lunch (there is an ice cream shop in Damascus that we can stop at for lunch but we thought it would be nice to stop on the trail and have a group picnic lunch).



Youtube video of a section of the Creeper Trail:





Links:
Creeper Trail Bike Rental
Virginia Creeper Trail official website
Laurel Creek Campground

DIRECTIONS TO THE CAMPSITE:
The campsite is located at 6315 Whitetop Road, Troutdale, Virginia 24378.
From the South – CAUTION – two lane winding roads: Take the Hillsville, VA exit off I-77.   Follow Hwy-58 West onto Hwy-16 at the Mouth of Wilson.   DO NOT take the Hwy-58 route at Volney!   Remain on Hwy-16 toward Troutdale, VA.   Turn LEFT onto Hwy-603 in Troutdale, VA.   Drive 12 miles to Whitetop Road.   Turn LEFT onto Hwy-600.   Laurel Creek Campground is immediately on the LEFT after you cross the bridge.   

AGENDA SUMMARY

FRIDAY
  • Dinner on your own or by Den
  • 7:00-7:30 PM - Welcome and Flag Retiring Ceremony (Picnic Shelter)
    • Review Weekend Agenda
    • Review Safety – Two Deep Policy and Buddy Systems
    • Fire Safety
    • First Aid Kit Locations
    • Rules on Pocket Knives and Sticks
  • 7:30-9:45 PM - Den Free Time and Camp Setup
  • 9:45 PM - Bugle Call (Taps)
  • 10:00 PM - Lights out
 SATURDAY
  • 7:00 AM - Bugle Call (Reveille)
  • 7:00-7:45 AM - Breakfast on your own or by Den
  • 7:45-8:00 AM - Flag Raising Ceremony at the Picnic Shelter
    • All Scouts in Class B Uniforms
    • Discuss the day’s activities
  • 8:00 - Depart Laurel Creek Campground for Creeper Trail Bike Rental Shop
  • 9:00 - 2:00 Creeper Trail Ride, stops along the way for breaks and lunch
  • 2:00 - Shuttle up to the top of WhiteTop to return bikes and get cars.
  • 3:00 - Head back to Laurel Creek Campground
  • 3:30-5:30 PM - Den Free Time
  • 5:30-7:00 PM - Dinner - pizza ordered from local pizza shop
  • 7:30 PM - Flag retiring ceremony
  • 7:45-9:30 PM - Pack time, story time, songs, games, etc.
  • 9:45 PM - Bugle Call (Taps)
  • 10:00 PM - Lights out
SUNDAY
  • 7:00 AM - Bugle Call (Reveille)
  • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast by Dens
  • 9:00 AM - Flag Raising Ceremony
  • 9:15 AM - Devotional
  • 9:30 AM - Flag Retiring Ceremony
  • 10:00-11:00 AM - Break camp
*******Important Notes*********

  • Put out Fires – Cold to touch
  • Patrol Campsites for Trash
  • Check out by 11:00AM
  • No tobacco, alcohol, or pets. BSA rules.
  •  first aid kit will be available at the campsites.
  • Bears and below are not permitted to play in, poke at, or put anything in the campfire. Webelos 1 and 2 are permitted to tend a fire with adult supervision for training only (BSA rule.)
  • Use the buddy system—no solo scouts.
  • Whittling chip required for pocket knife use.
  • No video games at the camp.

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