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Lightfest Service Project & Fundraiser

posted Nov 21, 2018, 7:48 AM by Dan Walton   [ updated Nov 21, 2018, 8:13 AM ]

Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

Most of you are familiar with the Space Coast Lightfest at Wickham Park with Holiday themed light displays of over 3 million lights, Santa, and Hayrides.  Well, this year Troop 337 and Pack 337 will be running the event itself plus running a concessions tand on the following two nights:
  • Saturday, November 24th - CAR NIGHT $15/Car or $5/person for hay rides - Drive around unlimited number of times, visit a Santa Village, go on a hayride, enjoy concession, and visit Santa!

  • Sunday, December 2nd - STROLL NIGHT (no Cars) - $5/Person - Includes entertainment, kids activities, horseback rides, bounce houses, Santa Visits, Vendors, Crafts, and lots and lots of yummy food!



WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? - First of all, it is a service project.  By doing this, we are bringing lots of joy to families in our community during this Christmas Season.  Secondly, it is a fundraiser for the Troop and Pack. 


WHO CAN HELP? 
As much as we'd like Cub Scouts to be a part... there is parking, dealing with money, handling food, loading and unloading people on/off of hayrides and it's long (5:15-10:30pm).   None of this is age-appropriate for Cub Scout aged kids.   HOWEVER, we VERY MUCH need the help of adults. Please do not bring any children with you if you are helping.


HOW CAN YOU HELP?   There are three ways you can help:

  1. Help Run It
  2. Donate Baked Goods to our Concession
  3. Help Advertise

HELP RUN IT
Parents, please SIGN UP HERE  (or scroll down) if you are able to help.  Note:  We almost have things covered on Sunday, December 2nd, we mostly need help on Saturday, November 24th.  If you don't have a preference or know what the stations are, just put "Willing to Work" on everything.







DONATE BAKED GOODS
A good part of the fundraising aspect of the event is our Homemade and Quality Baked Goods sale (and hot chocolate).  We ask that all Pack families donate at least one home made or quality purchased baked goods.   Please CLICK HERE to indicate what you will bring and how you will deliver it.  Look at the email from Marie Higbie for Details.






HELP ADVERTISE
In order to receive our full commission, we have to distribute via blog & facebook to large groups, and place signs and coupons in storefronts.  If you can help with any of these, please do.   The fliers and coupons are at the bottom of this page, or see previous Pack email.








Scouting for Food - Pickup

posted Nov 9, 2018, 6:21 AM by Dan Walton   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 6:59 AM ]

Saturday, November 10th, 2018 - 8:30am at the Scoutpost

Scouts and Families of Pack 337!  Come out Saturday at 8:30am to the Scoutpost for our Annual Scouting for Food Pickup!   

Each year, scouts around the Nation pick up food and deliver it to local food banks.  Ours is the Daily Bread, which will warehouse it and deliver it to families in need throughout the year!






We need parents, and siblings as well to accompany their Cubs to do the following:
  • Meet at the Scoutpost at 8:30am - Cubs Wear Uniforms
  • Attend the opening (on time) with safety talk, instructions and assignments.
  • Go out to your designated neighborhood to collect food left on door steps, porches, and out by mail boxes
  • Deliver them to the Scoutpost
The whole thing should only take about an hour or so.   For more information on what Scouting for Food is Nationally - Click Here

See the Troop 337 Video below for a tongue-in-cheek description of the process of the door-hanger work they did last week for us!

Troop 337 Door Hanger Instructions (tongue in cheek)


Fall Festival - Tuesday, October 26th at 6:20pm

posted Oct 26, 2018, 9:31 AM by Dan Walton


Come to our First Pack Meeting of 2018, the Pack 337 Fall Festival!

Bring the whole family to enjoy the following activities, food & fun.


GAMES
  • Pumpkin Chuck - Each cub gets their own pumpkin and uses a giant slingshot to chuck it!
  • Pumpkin Spitting Competition - Go for distance & style.  Winners get prizes at the end
  • Apple Wedge Tower Build Competition - Use apple wedges and toothpicks to build a tower as high as you can within a time limit.  Winners get a prize at the end.
  • Apple Crate Toss - Toss Beanbags into Apple Crates for small prizes
  • Pumpkin Rolling - Younger kids roll pumpkins into hoops for small prizes
  • Craft Station (inside)

FOOD
    • Popcorn made over the campfire
    • Apple Cider served from a cauldron heated on the campfire
    • 'Lil Smokie Sausages & Pineapple skewered and roasted over the campfire

    CEREMONIES
    • Bobcat Ceremony
    • Awards Ceremony

    If you have any questions, please contact your Den Leader, or the Assistant Cubmaster Marie Higbie.  Contact Page

    Star Party was AWESOME!

    posted Oct 23, 2018, 6:45 AM by Dan Walton

    The Star Party was a success!

    About 16 cubs and 6 scouts attended the Star Party with families.   Two people from the Brevard Astronomical Society came out with an impressive telescope.

    We got to seem the Moon, Saturn, Mars, Neptune, Two star clusters,  and a exploded star.    The scouts seemed most impressed by Saturn, it's rings  and the moon.  They could see the craters on the moon. Mars was red/orange with some white on the top.  The white is Mars polar ice cap.

    Tang (space drink) and cupcakes were supplied by the Senior Patrol leader of the Troop, Matthew Walton.   The event was planned by Marie Higbie, and the Brevard Astronomical Society put it on!!

    Den Numbers Announced

    posted Oct 11, 2018, 3:26 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Oct 12, 2018, 1:12 PM ]

    The following are Pack 337 Dens as up 10/2018

     Boy/Girl Rank Grade Den #
     Leader
    Both
     Lion K3 Brittary Williams
     BoyTiger
     1st4
     TBD
    Boy
     Wolf 2nd5 (none needed)
     Boy Bear 3rd1
     Dan Walton
     BoyWebelos
     4th&5th2 Nathan & Heather Eley
    Girl
    Tiger
     1st6 Kim McMillan
     Girl Wolf 2nd7 Kim McMillan
     Girl Bear 3rd8 Kim McMillan
     Girl Webelos 4th&5th9 Shannon Eberlie

    New Website Available

    posted Oct 11, 2018, 11:32 AM by Dan Walton

    We are happy to announce this new website for our 2018-2019 Pack 337 Year!  If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact the webmaster at: webmaster@pack337.com

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