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Cub ScoutsCub Scouting is a year-round family program designed for boys in the 1st through 5th grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. The program emphasizes shared leadership, learning about the community, family understanding, character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.

Young boys grow up fast. Give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Cub Scouting today. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow.

Call Mr. Jonathan at 716-226-8725
to learn how to join Pack 529 in Ken-Ton!

April 2016 Newsletter

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Spring Newsletter:

March 13th was the annual Blue & Gold dinner. Our pack sent up 9 Webelos 2 into Boy Scouts. 7 of those boys earned their Arrow of Light Award. We had an incredible turn out from the pack’s families. Each den entertained us with a skit, song or demonstration. There was also a special flag retirement ceremony done by the boy scout troop. Thanks to everyone who helped set up, contributed a side dish, dessert or supplies. Thank you for the kitchen helpers too. It was a sight to see everyone pitch in for clean up. We have a wonderful group of boys with great families. We hope you all had a nice time.

Special thanks: Marc L for taking on the pack’s awards chair. Mike K has signed on as the Tiger Den Leader. And Dan T is now our Outdoor Committee Chair. Your support in helping fun the pack is wonderful!

March 23rd we had a pack outing at The Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State College. We saw the Hubble Telescope model from NASA and watched a couple movies. It as very educational and enjoyable. Thank you Mr. Hope for setting it up for the pack.

April 13th was a Pack meeting at Tift Nature Preserve. We held an outdoor awards ceremony followed by a hike led by the Webelos. The boys viewed signs of wildlife and nature, plenty of geese and picked up liter. It was a little chilly but we had clear skies and a gorgeous sunset. The hike covered many adventure requirements for each den.

April 16th was a trip to the Herschell Carrousel Museum. We had very low attendance for this activity but the couple of Scouts that attended enjoyed the tour and the rides at the end.

 

Upcoming Events:

April 30th – Bike Path at Niawanda Park at 11am. If you would rather, there will be a group of walkers. Bring your own lunch and a bike helmet (required) for those who are riding. This is a free event. Please bring the whole family!

Future Events:

May 14th – Lockport Caves- Deadline for reservations is Wednesday April 27th. Adult cost is $10, Siblings 5-17 is $7 and children under 5 are $3.00

May 18th – Last Den Meeting. The Bear Den is running the opening activity: Carnival!

May 25th – Last Scout Meeting for the year

June 3rd – Bison Scout Night Game and Sleepover – Money is due to Kelly on May 18

June 10, 11, 12 – Family Campout – Letchworth State Park

July 16 – Seneca Pow Wow, Salamanca NY

July 28, 29, 30, 31 – Scout Summer Camp – Money is due to Cubmaster Ash by May 20th before the price increase. $240 per scout, $140 per adult.

August 20– Old Fort Niagara Tour, $9.00 per person (we will need to know by July 20th if you & your family will be attending)

We are still have a couple committee chair openings. If you are interested in volunteering and would like to hear more about the positions, please see Cubmaster Ash.

February/ March newsletter

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February Newsletter:

This month started out with wonderful news from Punxsutawney Phil, announcing an early spring. But this month has been very cold and snowy. We hope you have been enjoying your early winter break and getting out into the snow.

As a pack, we celebrated Scout Sunday on February 7th, which marked the 106th Anniversary of Scouting. Mass was followed by the Pinewood Derby. This event was a lot of fun and well attended. Webelos 2 scout Tomias Ramsey took the trophy for overall fastest car. Way to go Tomias! Thank you to all of the parents and leaders who helped make this event a success! We couldn’t do it without.

This months pack meeting was lead by Linda Harle-Mould. She took us into the lives of the Native Americans. We learned a dance and much of their culture. Thank you Linda for such a great evening!

Wednesday, February 17th was one of two pack outings this months. Nearly half of the boys came out to the Tonawanda Aquatic Center for a couple hours of swimming. The boys swam with flippers and noodles while others played pool basketball. Saturday, February 20th we met up at the sledding hill inside Beaver Island State Park. We were not able to sled but we still had a great time on our breezy nature walk. The boys also enjoyed the hot cocoa.

Sunday, March 6th is our next parent meeting. It will be at Panera Bread on Sheridan Drive starting at 6:30pm. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is a good opportunity to talk about upcoming events.

Next months on Sunday, March 13th is the annual Blue & Gold dinner. This is a night the entire pack and their families are invited to come, have dinner, enjoy some entertainment and witness our Webelos 2 den bridge over to Boy Scouts. Arrow of Light Awards will be given out as well. A representative from council will be there to talk about Friends of Scouting- a group that helps to support scouting in WNY. Kelly Mayback is the chair for this event. She is looking for helping hands with set up, volunteers for bringing side dishes, serving food and clean up. Kelly will have sign up sheets for this event at each meeting. You email kback120@yahoo.com if you have questions or can help.

Upcoming events:

  • March 23rd- visit to the Ferguson Planetarium
  • April 13th- Carrousel Museum
  • April 30th- Bike Path
  • May 14th- Lockport Caves
  • June 10-12 Family Campout (location TBA)

Lastly, Pack 529 is need of more Parents Volunteers to fill various committee positions which assist with running the pack. Cub Scouting is a family event. It is run by volunteers, and we need every family to participate in order to make it successful. If you can please help lighten the load, please see Cubmaster Ashley for details. More hands make lighter work and helps our pack flourish.

Scout Sunday

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Scout Sunday is Feb. 7, 2016. This is the anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America in the United States, 106 years ago.

The Scouts will gather in the school gym between 10:15 and 10:30.
Some boys will be given a task, others will be seated prior to mass.

Just before Mass starts the boys will meet in the back of the church to process in front of the priest.

After mass we go to the gym for coffee/juice and doughnuts.

Then we’ll take a group picture; and then start the Pinewood Derby!

April 22, 2015 Announcements

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A few announcements and big events over the next few weeks.

First- a reminder the meeting tonight will be held at the Paddock Gold Dome (175 Brompton Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150). There will be a small cost of $3.00 per person for miniature golf.

This Saturday is the Big Kenmore Cleanup:

Our Pack will meet at the Village Green (area in front of the Municipal Building) at 9 am. If you can, please bring a broom and/or rake, gardening tools and gloves if you have them. KVIS will have have trash bags and disposable gloves available. We’ll be picking up trash, sweeping up grit, weeding and trimming all the gardens. This event takes place rain or shine.
Everyone is welcome! See you on Saturday!
For Webelos- this will count as a service activity for the Arrow of Light or as part of the naturalist badge (also counts for the Arrow of Light).
Bears, Wolves & Tigers- you all also have needed achievements & electives that this will count towards. Check with your den leaders this Wednesday night.

May 11th is the next parent meeting.

Our activity for May 16th has changed. We were invited by the Tatonka District to participate in “Mission Possible”. The cost will be $10 for boys and activities include Rope/ Knots, a Nature Station, Tent Pitching, Fire Making, 3 Legged Race, Obstacle Course, Archery, Compass Station & Finger Printing. A patch for the boys & lunch is included. Did I mention there may be the opportunity to meet a former Buffalo Bill player (and current Scout leader)- there is. Please let us know as soon as possible if you & your son are planning to attend. http://www.wnyscouting.org/event/1719438

May 25 is the Memorial Day Parade. We will be marching in it this year. Time & Location to meet is TBA.

March 29th is the Buffalo Bisons Scout night- more information is available at Troop Track: https://trooptrack.com/plan/events/229111

June 12-14 is the annual family campout & crossing over ceremonies. This year we will be at Letchworth State Park. If you are in need of camping equipment please contact a leader since the Pack has equipment available. We will be posting photos of where Troop 529 camped at Letchworth on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Pack529

It is not too late to register for Summer camp! We will be at Scouthaven from July 30-August 2nd. A reminder to parents who have already registered- we still need bunk deposits and payment is due by May 22nd.

As always any last minute updates (and general fun stuff) is found at our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Pack529)

Beth
(718) 635-4351

April Newsletter

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The weather is finally warming up and we hope that everyone is getting some much needed fresh air. Time to pack away the winter coats and head outdoors. We have plenty of activities planned for the following months to get you moving and out into the sunshine.

This Saturday April 18, 2015 between 9:30am-1:00pm the collection for St. Paul’s food drive will be going on. Good Turn for America at Tips on Sheridian. Be sure and sign up at tonight’s pack meeting to participate.

Now that the snow is melted all the debris that it covered needs to be cleaned up. We have organized a Kenmore Cleanup day for Saturday April 25, 2015. Details on this will be at the packing meeting tonight.

Both of those events will count towards the Webelos service hours. So bring in the canned goods and grab a bag to help clean up the community.

Memorial Day is right around the corner and that means it’s a great time for a parade. We are all invited to march in the parade on May 25, 2015

Batter up! We have the Bison’s game and campout coming up also. May 29, 2015.

Family Campout will be on June 12-14, 2015. This year it will be at Letchworth State Park.

Anyone needing gear for the campouts including tents the pack has some available.

 

Let’s end this scouting year with as much fun and excitement as we can! Have a great time!

Pack Meeting 6:30pm

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Tonight we will be starting the pack meeting early. It will start at 6:30pm We will be having a demonstration on liquid nitrogen. There may even be a special treat. So show up promptly and grab a seat. This will be a really fun night!