Martin’s Fantasy Island

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This month’s pack activity, as promised, is Martin’s Fantasy Island! We’re really excited to be going to play for a day at the park, there are tons of activities, rides, and of course if it’s hot they have a great water park area. I checked out their website,, and I’m really excited to be going this year. They also have extended a great price for Scouts and their families – $14.95 per person (this applies to our scouts, their friends and siblings, and even their parents. This is better than any of the deals for tickets at any of the local stores or other outlets.

The special pricing does, however, require that we RSVP and buy our tickets ahead of time by Saturday, August 3rd. To do this effectively, we have a few options for you:
1. Email Cubmaster Jonathan at and let him know you’re coming, and how many people to expect (adults/children)
2. Call Cubmaster Jonathan and tell him or leave a voicemail. His number is 716-226-8725. If you leave a voicemail, he’ll call you back or else leave the RSVP information on the voicemail.
3. RSVP online with our new online tool that we’re testing. You can simply go online at the following site: You don’t need to set up an account to sign up, but it’s a great way to RSVP and track that information for yourself.

Here’s all the information that we can think of that you might need for the trip.
* We’ll meet at the entrance at 11:15am (they open at 11:30am).
* Before we go in, we will break into smaller groups so that there are no scouts without a friend to have fun with, and to ensure that we’re providing for two-deep leadership.
* Parents, bring a lunch and/or snacks in a backpack. We aren’t going to reserve a pavillion, but we’ll meet in the picnic area at 2pm for snacks and some social time before we break up again.
* If you don’t want to RSVP, there is an additional $2/person at the door to get the discounted tickets.
* We’ll have additional updates for you as we get closer.

Other news
* Parents and Leaders meeting on August 14th at Cubmaster Jonathan’s house at 6:30, on the deck. This will be part 2 of our planning meetings for the 2013-2014 season.
* Be prepared! September is coming up quick. That means popcorn pickup will be coming up, and this year’s show-and-sell will be a great fundraiser this year!

July Activity – We All Scream for Ice Cream

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It’s July, and while many of you may not believe it, it’s summer! And summer means ice cream!

But summer doesn’t mean that we aren’t scouts. This month we have an activity planned for anyone who can make it – we’re going to Anderson’s for a tour and tasting. Here are the details:

We show up at Anderson’s on Sheridan (near Colvin Avenue) on Monday, July 15 at 10:00am. The kids will get a chance for a tour of the store and make their own cones (and eat them too). The tour will last for 30 minutes. Siblings (and friends) are welcome, and the cost per person is $2/person.

A gentle reminder as well that we have our brainstorming Parents meeting at 6:30pm at Jonathan’s back deck on Sunday, July 14th. Snacks and adult beverages to be provided. We’ll be working on our planning for next year’s Pack activities, starting from the brainstorming we did together at the Family Campout.