July / August Newsletter

 

We hope you are enjoying your summer and time with family and friends.  We have some great activities planned for the rest of the summer.

 

But first a few big announcements and thank you’s that need go out. Tom Johnson is stepping down from the position of Committee Chair and will be continuing to help us as an Assistant Cubmaster. We thank Tom for all of his years of service to Pack 529 and look forward to continuing to work with him.
Filling the position of Committee Chair will be Ashley Cadenhead who has given so much of his time as Cubmaster.
Finally the torch of Cubmaster has been passed down to Dan Tobin. Dan brings a wealth of experience in working with children to our Pack. Welcome Dan!

 

Parental involvement is what keeps our program strong. We have a number of leadership & commitee postitions that need to be filled.  Please talk to Ashley if you have any interest in the available positions.

 

Current Committee & Leadership list:

 

  • Charter Rep: Buffalo Bob 
  • Committe Chair: Ashley C
  • Secretary: Beth C (Will need replacement Spring 2017)
  • Treasurer: Tom D
  • Advancement Chair: Marc L
  • Public Relations Chair: empty
  • Social Media: Beth C (Will need replacement Spring 2017)
  • Popcorn Kernal: Kelly M
    • Assistant: empty
  • Membership & reregistration chair: Jonathan C
    • Assistant: empty
  • Outdoor Activities: Dan T
    • Assistant: Dan T
  • Religious Emblems chair: empty (currently covered by Beth C and Marc L)

 

  • Cubmaster: Dan T
  • Assistant Cubmasters: Kelly M, Tom J
  • Webelos 2/ Arrow of Light: Beth & Ashley C
  • Webelos 1: Kelly M
    • Assistant: Dawn D
  • Bears: Doug P
    • Assistant: John S
    • Wolves: Michael K
  • Tigers: empty (Being covered by Tom Johnson until new parent can be trained)
  • Lions: Heather Gianni

 

The Family Campout was a huge success in June.  We had a great turn at Letchworth State Park.  We had a scavenger hunt, kick ball game, time to explore the park, camp fires and the boys even did skits!  Thank you for joining us and sharing a weekend with your Pack 529 family.

 

This week on Saturday, July 16:  Salamanca Pow Wow at Veterans Park, Broad Street, Salamanca, NY.  We will meet inside the main entrance at 10:30 Saturday morning. 

Admission Information:
Free Admission for all Veterans & Active Military (must show ID)
Free Children 4 and under
Adults $10
Adult Two-Day Pass $15
Students (5-17) & Seniors (60+) $5 

 

July 18th: Leader & Parents meeting.  We will be organizing the new program year into a calendar.  Kelly Mayback is hosting it at her home at 7pm.  If you want to attend please call her or send a Facebook message for her address.

 

July 28, 29, 30, 31 – Summer Camp is taking place at Camp Scouthaven.  This year the theme is “Ahoy Mate” a pirate theme. The cost is $265 per scout, $165 per adult.  It’s not too late to sign up!    Contact Mr. Ash for more information.. If you signed up but do not yet have the parents information package that was given out please contact Mr Ash ASAP.

 

August 20 – Old Fort Niagara.  10:00 AM, Cost is $9 per person & parking is $6 per car. We will need to know (via Troop Track event)  if you are coming by July 18th.

 

August 31– Popcorn Pickup 6:30pm St Amelia Lighthouse- contact Kelly Mayback for more information.

You will be able to pick up popcorn to sell to your family, friends, neighborhoods, parents place of employment, online sales for out of towners and much more..Selling popcorn is an easy way for our boys to cover program costs, fees and summer camp.  It also shows the boys how to work to pay for their program.  Please start brainstorming a list of people you can sell to. There will be information given out with ideas/methods to sell your popcorn and how to cover the program costs, how much to aim for and how your boys can set sales goals with incentive prizes (new prizes this year!).  

 

Please keep in mind we are always welcoming new Scouts.  Encourage your son to invite their neighborhood friend, school/religious ed classmate, a older or younger sibling/cousin.  There’s always room for more boys in our pack.  Bring a friend to a summer activity.  If they do have someone register with our pack, your son will earn his recruiter badge.  The number one reason boys do not join Scouting, is that “we were not invited.”