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Potluck Crossover Pack Meeting

posted Feb 14, 2020, 6:15 PM by Dan Walton

HERE is the Potluck Sign-Up Sheet.

Why a Sign-Up? - We've found that having a sign-up sheets leads to having an amazing Potluck with great variety.   There's a "fill in the blank" under each section.

How Much to Bring?  - You can bring home what's left, so bring a lot.  Consider the size of your family, and the fact that you're getting a great meal out of it.

What's Already Supplied? - The Pack and Troop will supply DRINKS & DESERT (so please don't bring these).  Also, Boy Scouts (since they are by themselves) are bringing simple cold stuff like coleslaw, potato & macaroni salad, dinner roles, chips & deviled eggs.

When to Bring It?   - The Pack meeting will start promptly at 6:30pm, so come in time to set your dish out.   We will have power if you need it.

SIGN UP SOON (so you'll have good choices)

Food Drive Pickup

posted Nov 5, 2019, 7:26 AM by Dan Walton   [ updated Nov 5, 2019, 7:47 AM ]

Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 9am

Each year, Scouts all across America have what is the worlds largest single-day food drive called "Scouting for Food"!  The food collected on this drive will provide food for the needy in our community throughout the year through the Second Harvest Food Bank.  This is your chance to be part of something REALLY BIG that is "HELPING OTHER PEOPLE" as we pledge in our Scout Oath.

There are two parts of the food drive:  

Door Hanger Drop-off - We Already Did This!

Food Pickup (this Saturday) - Troop & Pack families drive around, looking for bags, picking them up. We put them all in the flat-bed trailer.  Then, those who want can go to the distribution site to deliver the goods!

Who:          Cub Scout Families
Date & Time:  Saturday, November 9th, at 9am Sharp for group meeting
Location:     McGrath Field (info) - 1975 Stewart Road(map)- DO NOT MEET AT SCOUTPOST!
Attire:       Cubs Wear Class-A Uniforms (we realize some don't have yet).  Wear walking shoes.
Notes:        We'll meet at McGrath, assign areas, and send families out with maps & water bottles.
              At the end, if desired, go to the drop-off station nearby to help unload and see!!!

If we have enough help, we can do it in about 1 1/2 hours!

Scoutpost Work Day!

posted Jul 30, 2019, 12:06 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Jul 30, 2019, 12:11 PM ]

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019


We're calling for all families of Pack 337 to come out Saturday for a 
Scoutpost Work Day!   

We ask that Each and Every Family, please chip-in!

We're doing this to prepare for our "Scoutfest" Open House (on Friday, August 16th)  Here's the kind of work we'll be doing:
  • Yard Work (mowing, trimming, bagging, weed spraying)
  • Preparing the back-porch slab for painting
  • Erecting a fence-yard
  • Cleaning up / repairing the fire-pit
  • Repairing plaster & touch-up Paint
  • Spring Cleaning inside of the Scoutpost
WHO?    Please bring all able-bodied family members, or even trusted friends to help.   
SHIFTS? Work as many shifts as you can, even all day.  
FOOD?   We'll supply snacks & drinks, but there's a fridge and microwave to bring/make your own lunch.

EVERYONE PLEASE RSVP - In order to plan teams, we need EVERYONE to SIGN UP, (even if you can't go).  We'll be following up with every family.

2019 Pack Registration is Active!

posted Jul 29, 2019, 12:35 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Oct 27, 2019, 10:51 AM ]

Registration for the 2019-2020 Pack Year is HERE!

Who Needs To Register?
Both NEW and RETURNING families need to fill out THIS FORM.  

What is the Deadline to Register?
We need all families to register ASAP.  Until you register, you will not be  on any Pack email or text lists.

Pack Dues Amount
They are $120 for the year (this is only $10/month).  For your convenience, they may be paid in part or full using the Pack Registration Form.  You may also pay via cash or check at any meeting.  If you need special arrangements for payment, please contact the Cubmaster at cubmaster@pack337.com to make arrangements.

Pack Dues Deadlines
We prefer full payment ASAP, but the final deadlines are:
  • First 1/2 Payment - September 24th- "Carnival" Pack Meeting
  • Second 1/2 Payment - October 29th - Pack Meeting
Note: If meeting these payment deadlines is an issue, please contact the Cubmaster at cubmaster@pack337.com to make arrangements.

In addition to the Pack Registration above, you need to:
  • Be sure you have registered with the Pack  (see links above)
  • Council Registration - Even though you have registered your information with us (the Pack)... to be an official scout, you must register with the Council.   You must also pay council registration fees to the council to get you through the rest of the current year.  After that, the Pack pays the $50/year council registration fees, using Pack Dues.   There are two ways to register with Council:
    • Online - CLICK HERE  and then select "Apply Now".  Follow instructions to register and pay the pro-rated council fee for your scout through the end of the year.
    • Paper - You can get a paper registration from the Scout Shop, or from our Secretary Kim McMillan at a meeting.  Then, fill it out, and turn it in with the pro-rated payment for council registration through the end of the year.
  • Obtain a Uniform & Book
  • Attend a New Parent Orientation Meeting (you will be notified as to when this is)
  • Catch up on emails you may have missed by looking on the "Email Archives" on this website
Please contact Assistant Cubmaster Marie Higbie at - mhigbie2@gmail.com or secretary Kim McMillan at kamcmillan01@gmail.com.   Or contact one of our leaders on the Leader Page.

Fishing Derby!

posted Mar 24, 2019, 9:41 AM by Chad Eberle   [ updated May 7, 2019, 2:07 PM by Dan Walton ]

Saturday, May 11th, 2019 - 10am

Our Fishing Derby will be at Mr. Roper's property at 4443 Country Road, Melbourne! - Click for Map

We will be fishing for: Tilapia, Bram, Bass. Catfish and Grass Carp.

There will be a "keep & cook" limit of 2 per kid... that way we don't over-fish.  After that, it's Catch & release (all you want!)

A parent/family member must accompany each scout.
Scouts should wear their Class B T Shirt
If you scout is a non swimmer, they will need arm floaters or a PFD (Personal Flotation Device).

Things to Bring
1:  Fishing Pole
2:  Fishing tackle (hooks, bobbers, etc.)
3:  If you have a fillet knife please bring it
4:  Bait  (Corn or bread) - works, lures if you want.
5:  Sunscreen, Hat
6. Chair for around the lake (if desired) - We have chairs for dining

We will be having a fish fry after the fish are clean.  There will be a cleaning station for us to use.

- Everyone Arrive at 10am and fish until 11 or 11:30
- 11:30 or so - we'll have lunch which will be fish, pulled pork, baked beans, slaw, chips, and drinks
- Everyone is free to hang out, but lunch will be done about 12 or 12:30

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

  • 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)

    • 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

    • 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 #
     Lion K3 Brittary Williams
     Wolf 2nd5 (none needed)
     Boy Bear 3rd1
     Dan Walton
     4th&5th2 Nathan & Heather Eley
     1st6 Kim McMillan
     Girl Wolf 2nd7 Kim McMillan
     Girl Bear 3rd8 Kim McMillan
     Girl Webelos 4th&5th9 Shannon Eberlie

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