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Take Youth Protection Training Today!

Youth protection can be best achieved through the shared involvement of everyone in Scouting. This includes Scouting professionals who are expected to increase the awareness of Youth Protection policies, make training available to everyone, encourage all Scouting units to include personal safety awareness education in their programs, and ensure youth protection is considered in all council-sponsored activities; volunteers and leaders who must create a culture of awareness and safety within their units and councils, and ensure their units follow the BSA’s Youth Protection policies; parents who should monitor and participate in their children’s activities and teach them personal safety skills; and anyone who becomes aware of possible abuse within Scouting and must report any suspicion to the proper authorities for review and investigation.

Click here to access the free online training modules (including Youth Protection Training). If you take the YPT module (approx. 30 minutes) please save a PDF of your certificate. Better yet, forward it to pack leadership so we have proof of that training. All leaders must have valid certificates on file, and it doesn’t hurt to have every adult in the pack have this on file. The safety of the boys is priority one, help us guarantee it.

Pinewood Derby photos available!

This year’s Pinewood Derby was a blast. Cars in every shape, color and design came out to race at the FUMC at Green Road in Ann Arbor. Every car checked in at under 5 ounces, and competitors raced for top positions in Tigers, Wolf, Bear and Webelos competitions, followed by an All-Pack event. Check out the photos at the Pinewood Derby page or check out the photo gallery with photos of the scouts with their cars (password-protected).


Popcorn Sale Time!

It’s that time of year again… the annual Fall Popcorn Sale is here! The calendar has been updated with dates, the most important one is November 15th, as that is when our final tally is due for prizes. What are the prizes? Besides the usual sales level prizes (based on total sales) there are also several incentives this year: anyone selling anything online will receive an entry into a drawing for a tablet computer for each item sold online. Anyone filling up an entire sheet earns an X-Stream Glider and an entry into a drawing for TVs, Gaming Consoles, Legos, Tablets and other items for each sheet filled as well as entry into a drawing for a trip to Disney World for four (for each sheet filled!). The counsel is offering either a BB gun or robotics kit for those who sell $750 (parent’s discretion of course). If you reach $1000 you get the above AND a ticket to an event such as a Detroit Piston’s game, waterpark entry, Lansing Lugnuts game and other events (plus another ticket for every $500 sold above that). Those who sell at least five military sales earn a special patch (and there are ribbon magnets to give to those who purchase that item this year). Finally, if a Cub sells $2500 total in any given year they earn a scholarship worth 6% of that sale and ALL FUTURE SALES (even those under $2500 in future years). And they’d still be able to pick their prize from the appropriate level. LOTS of incentives!

Why do all of this? Because it is the primary means for funding outings and other activities such as the Blue and Gold banquet entertainment. Outings such as the U.S.S. Silversides easily cost the pack hundreds of dollars (the pack covers Scout fees), we can only do these events if we can afford them and dues only really cover membership fees and advancement awards, not outings. If we don’t raise money in the popcorn sale we can’t pay for the scouts to go to the Silversides or Blue Springs Caverns or the Air Zoo or the Toledo Zoo overnight… the parents would have to pay all of those fees. We ask that everyone does their best to meet and exceed their sales goals. Plus we’re always looking for assistance with organizing sales events (all of the leaders are volunteers, we are busy with many other things too!) If you’re interested in helping please contact pack leadership.

Resident Camp 2015!

The attendees at this year’s Cub Scout Resident Camp held at Camp Munhacke on July 24-27th had a terrific time! The only downside were the torrent of mosquitoes who were uninvited yet persistent guests. This year marked the 25th year of Cub Scout Camping at Munhacke, there will be many more years of Cub Scout camping ahead and all pack members are highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity next summer. Activities included swimming, kayaking, fishing, BB guns, archery, soccer and to go along with this year’s theme, Yosemite, an Explorer outpost with a gold mine and panning for gold!

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