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Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary!

posted Mar 24, 2019, 10:09 AM by Chad Eberle   [ updated Mar 24, 2019, 10:16 AM ]

http://www.floridawildlifehospital.org
April 2nd
, 2019

At our April 2nd pack meeting, we will have a presentation from The Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary!

The Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary (http://www.floridawildlifehospital.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to Florida’s wildlife in need. They aid sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife and return them to the wild. It was founded in 1973.

FWH is open 365 days a year to admit native Florida wildlife and migratory birds. Nearly 5,000 animals are admitted each year. Some of the animals that they aid include pelicans, gannets, herons, songbirds, raccoons, otters, and turtles. FWH also treat many declining species that are endangered or threatened, including the sandhill crane, the gopher tortoise, and the wood stork.

They will be bringing some animals for us to learn about!

Fishing Derby!

posted Mar 24, 2019, 9:41 AM by Chad Eberle   [ updated Mar 24, 2019, 10:00 AM ]

April 6th, 2019

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

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

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)
5:  chairs, sunscreen, hat

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


Moss Park Campout!

posted Feb 7, 2019, 7:08 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Feb 22, 2019, 10:57 AM ]

February 22nd - 24th, 2019

The second campout  of our 2018-2019 Pack Year will be at Moss Park!

We will be camping in the group area at the Orange County Park named "Moss Park", about 60 miles away (a bit over an hour drive).  Moss park is a beautiful park with large trees, Shermans Fox Squirrels, Sandhill Cranes and other wildlife.   They have a very nice playground, open fields for games, and several large lakes.   They have small hiking trails as well.
 
On Saturday at 9:30am, we will have a 1 mile informative nature hike, with a ranger.   Saturday afternoon we will mix it up with canoeing, hiking, group games, and nature hikes.   The canoes will be on-loan from the Troop and are free to us!

The playground is a nice one, and is for younger kids.






MEALS - The Pack will offer certain meals as shared.  We encourage everyone to participate if possible as it's economical, easy, and involves good fellowship.  Here is the menu.   If food items don't work for you, you may opt out of that meal and/or bring something to supplement.  The pack has all of the kitchen supplies needed.
  • Sat Breakfast - $2.50 - Pancakes, Sausage, Cereal, Fruits, Juices, Coffee
  • Sat Lunch - $3.50 - Cold Cut Sandwiches & Wraps, Chips, Pickles, Cookies & Drinks
  • Sat Dinner - $4.50 - Hobo Dinners (chicken/beef, potato, veggies in foil over fire), Bread, Iced Teas, Cobblers
  • Sun Breakfast - $2.50 - Breakfast Burritos (form your own), bagels with cream cheeses, sausage, juices
Fees & Payments Camping Fees and Pack Expenses are per person over 5 years old are $8 for 2 nights, and $5 for 1 night.  Daytime only participants are $3
 Children 5 and under are free.   To pay for the campout (and meals), you use Paypal to pay through a bank card or credit card when completing your registration.  If this doesn't work for you, just go through the registration process and don't follow through with Paypal.  Then remit payment to a leader prior to the deadline.


Moss Park Campground Map - HERE (or scroll to the bottom to download file).  There is also a black & white version (South at top) which shows some trails HERE

Packing - With the Pack, camping is easy.  We have a LOT of supplies.  To see packing lists, to to our Camping Page.

Directions - For a map to Moss Park - Click Here,  We will send out the gate code after we get it, but you can call one of the McMillans or Dan Walton upon arrival.   Phone numbers are on the  "Meet the Leaders" page.

Questions - Please email or call Secretary Kim McMillan or Cubmaster Dan Walton.  Their contacts are on the "Meet the Leaders" page.

Registration & Payment - To attend, families must register and pay by midnight on Tuesday, February 19th (the Den Meeting the week of the campout)  This will allow us time to purchase the food.

          Sandhill Crane                                                       Sherman's Fox Squirrel

Kelly Park Rock Springs Run Campout!

posted Oct 12, 2018, 4:54 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Nov 14, 2018, 1:53 PM ]

November 16th - 18th, 2018

Our first campout of 2018 will be at Kelly Park in Apopka, Florida!

We will enjoy camping together in adjacent group sites, sharing most meals, and enjoying Rock Springs, adjacent to our campsite!   At Rock Springs, families can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, tubing down the Rock Springs Run, or even taking the run without a tube!

Packing - With the Pack, camping is easy.  We have a LOT of supplies.  To see packing lists, to to our Camping Page.

Directions - For a map to Kelly Springs - Click Here, or simly Navigate to the bottom of this page.   There are several route options.  Upon arrival, don't go through the main gate.  Rather go to a chain-link gated entrance just to the North.  If it is locked, cal Dan Walton, Kim McMillan, or Dan McMillan.   Phone numbers are on the  "Meet the Leaders" page.

Fees & Payments - Camping fees will be $6/person and will cover 1 or 2 nights.  Children 5 and under are free.   Costs for coming just for the day are $3/person.   To pay for the campout (and any meals), you use Paypal to pay through a bank card or credit card.  If this doesn't work for you, just go through the registration process and don't follow through with Paypal.  Then remit payment to a leader prior to the deadline.






Pack Meals - The Pack offers the following meals at a highly discounted price.  If the food choice doesn't work for your diet, you may bring a supplement, or opt out.  However, it's best to be a part of the fellowship & fun of preparing meals together if you're able.   Here are the meals:
  • Friday Snack - $1.00 - A small campfire fun snack
  • Sat Breakfast - $2.50 - Pancakes, Sausage, Bagels & Cream Cheese, Fruits, Juices, Coffee
  • Sat Lunch - Not Provided - Since we'll be at Rock Springs, each family may choose to either use the concession stand for food (burgers & dogs), or bring sandwiches for your family
  • Sat Dinner - $4.00 - Trash Can Turkey, Green beans, Baked Potatoes, Bread, Salad, Iced Teas, Cobblers
  • Sun Breakfast - $2.50 - Breakfast Burritos (form your own), bagels with cream cheeses, sausage, juices
NOTE:  You MUST provide for your own families lunch on Saturday, as we will be at Rock Springs.  You may use the concession stand (great burgers & dogs), or bring a cooler with sandwiches.

Tube Rental - If you wish to rent tubes, you have to go OFF SITE at several locations. A few we've used is "Rock Springs Bar&Grill" and "Rons".  We'll try to have one of our leaders go out and make a run for anyone wanting a tube.

Arrival Information - HERE is  map with directions on arrival.  See directions to the park above.

Park Map - HERE

Questions - Please email or call Assistant Cubmaster Marie Higbie, or Secretary Kim McMillan.  Their contacts are on the "Meet the Leaders" page.

Registration - To attend, families must register and pay by midnight on Tuesday, November 13th.  This will allow us time to purchase the food.





Star Party - October 20th 7:30-9:30pm

posted Oct 11, 2018, 12:49 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Oct 17, 2018, 10:37 AM by Dan Walton ]


The Brevard Astronomical Society is offering our Pack and Troop a Star Party!

A Star Party is where you, your family, and friends, can come and observe the universe through the high-powered telescopes set up and operated by members of the BAS.   Refreshments provided.   This is both educational and fun!

Date:     Saturday, October 20th
Time:     7:30-9:30pm
Location: The Scoutpost
Who:      Pack & Troop Families as well as any friends you'd like to invite!

Please leave flashlights at home, and TURN OFF HEADLIGHTS when entering/leaving the Scoutpost.  Please read the Star Party Etiquette.

F
or fore information, contact the Star Party Coordinator, Assistant Cubmaster Marie Higbie at: mhigbie2@gmail.com+



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