Fellow Scouters, Cub Scouts and Scout Parents,
If you are new to Pack 172, welcome to our Pack! If you are a returning parent, welcome back for another year of scouting fun and adventure! The attached package of information will help answer many questions about Cub Scouting in general and Pack 172 in particular. This information will make you an informed Scout Parent and help your son make the most of his Cub Scouting experience. I ask that you please take 5 minutes to read this information, even if you are veteran of the Pack. We have included a lot of useful information and I am confident that you will learn something new. Having each of you read this will also help to avoid confusion and help to reduce many of the questions you might otherwise have.
It is also our goal this year to discount pack functions for the scouts as much as possible. We believe that doing so will increase participation and enjoyment for the scouts. In addition to providing funding to run the pack, our fundraisers will also help us supplement these costs. In order to do so we ask that you “DO YOUR BEST” and sell as much popcorn as possible when the time comes. If we do not raise the funds by fundraising we will have to charge families on an event by event basis.
Hopefully, you have found value in and continue to visit and use our Packs website found at http://www.pack172.com. It is our intent to continue using this site as a convenient form of communication to you
The beginning of our Scout year is a little busy but worth it. Our Tiger Round up is on August 22nd and is a welcome event for new Tigers and Lions and their adult Parents. At the Round Up we will introduce both the new Lions and Tigers to Cubs Scouts, we will introduce their adult partners to it as well. Our second event is our Parents meeting and Bobcat Night on August 29th. All parents need to attend this meeting. Our parents will meet with the Cubmaster and Committee Chairman to go over the year while the scout meet with the other leaders to review the Bobcat Requirements. (Those who haven’t earned Bobcat yet will do so this night.)
We will return to our regular monthly schedule with first Pack Planning meeting on September 5th. Our first Den meetings are on September 12th and 19th and our first Pack meeting will be on September 26th. All Pack Planning Meetings are at 7pm in the Scout Room. All Den Meetings are at 6:30pm in your Dens assigned room. All Pack Meetings are in the Gym starting at 6:30 to 8:00pm.
Once again, the entire Leadership Team and Pack Committee are very proud of having achieved the Gold Level in the “Journey to Excellence” last year. We are confident that the program put in place this year will once again allow us to maintain this high level of Unit Quality. We also have the intention of having the Pack earn the National Summertime Pack Award and have as many of our dens as possible earn the National Den Award.
Please get involved and help all of our boys to Have Fun with a Purpose. As always, we will “Do Our Best” and expect the same from each of you and your Scout. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can always be reached by phone or email. My number is 203-556-0927. If you text me, just remind me who you are!
Let’s make the pack’s 77th year an awesome one and let us have A GREAT YEAR WORKING TOGETHER!
Yours in Scouting,
Patrick J Hughes