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Welcome to the Pack 127 Website!

Click on the file attachment below for information if you are a boy (or his parent) thinking about joining the Pack! Scouts is an interfaith organization -- all those who recognize a "Duty to God" are welcome! Our Pack is comprised of "Dens" where boys from 1st to 5th grade meet regularly during the school year for fun activities designed to encourage "do your best" behavior at home and in our community.

Pack Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm, Lions Lake Park off Route 73, Voorhees. However, NO meeting on 8/19! Instead, ALL ADULTS are welcome to the Annual Planning Conference on 8/21 to give input regarding the Pack program for 2014-2015 -- of course ALL leaders and committee should be there. 

Recruiting is also occurring, see your Den Leader to take care of that. Once paid and registered, boys receive a RANK MANUAL and can then begin completing rank requirements right awayJoining fee for the 2014-15 program year is $30 now plus $30 more by December for a total of $60! Questions? Call 856-528-3774, email recruiting@cubscoutingvoorhees.org or see attached file for all the details about Cub Scouting with Pack 127.

Due to Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection requirements, this welcome page is the only publicly available information on this website. All Cubs and their parents use the login supplied to them via email after their registration fee is accepted. Once logged in, you will have full access and be able to add information/comments of your own, but input only what you are comfortable sharing with all other members of the Pack.

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Recruiting is Important!

Posted on Aug 17 2014 - 12:56pm

You will notice that since the largest Den in our Pack "crossed over", graduating to Boy Scouts, we now need to RECRUIT NEW SCOUTS! The best ADVERTISING OF CUB SCOUTING IS YOUR SON just bringing a friend! He’ll get a special RECRUITER patch, and see that friend at Scouting activities. At this point, Pack 127 is accepting registrations for 2014-2015 program year, $30 now and $30 in December, which still includes a rank manual and scarf. Considering we currently serve all Voorhees boys, we sure could expand significantly. PROSPECTIVE NEW SCOUTS AND NEW PARENTS are encouraged to come out to ANY Pack or Den event and learn about Cub Scouting! Cub Scouts who want to "recruit" their friends, bring 'em to the next Den or Pack meeting! Also please tell any leader your ideas you may have to increase our visibility to parents with boys who could be Cub Scouts. In particular, ways we can get the word out through organizations you participate in, such as churches and clubs, would be helpful.  IF YOU HAVE ANY PROSPECTS, PLEASE contact your Den Leader or Cubmaster, otherwise EMAIL THE NAME, PHONE, AND EMAIL ADDRESS to recruiting@cubscoutingvoorhees.org – right now if you can!

Pack Planning Conference Time!

Posted on Aug 17 2014 - 12:56pm

The Annual Planning Meeting will be held at the Voorhees Library (Vogelson Branch), Room-B on Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 7p.m.  We will  plan the events for the upcoming year Fall 2014-Summer 2015.  All ideas are welcome!! Please have at least one leader from each rank stop by to pick up their folder which includes your room permit reservation by 8pm. All Parents Welcome! Contact me with any questions, Lisa Witherspoon-Committee Chair, Voorheesbsa@gmail.com or 856-449-5982.

Cub Scout Leader Online Training

Posted on Aug 17 2014 - 12:55pm

All Scouting units participate in the "Journey to Excellence" and Pack 127 continues to achieve GOLD level! ANY interested adult can view the online training videos, and I encourage everyone to do that, it will at least let you know what your Den Leaders will be doing. If you are a REGISTERED LEADERS, you must complete POSITION-SPECIFIC ONLINE TRAINING and YOUTH PROTECTION. See http://www.scouting.org/training/adult.aspx and scroll down to "position specific" for instructions on how to accomplish the training for your role, which is different based on if you are a Den Leader, Committee, Cubmaster, etc. Thanks!

NEW Pack T-shirts!

Posted on Aug 17 2014 - 12:54pm

What Does the Registration Fee Pay For?

Posted on Aug 8 2014 - 12:21am

You may be wondering the $60 fee covers and why we need fundraising.  Well, here is the answer. There is insurance for events through the Boy Scouts of America and a subscription to a year of Boy’s Life magazine.  Your son is also provided with a Scout manual, Quality Unit Patch, Rank Badges and cards, and up to 5 Belt Loops and Pins. At graduation, he will receive a new neckerchief plus parent and year participation pins.  There are lots of general needs for the Pack program, also. These include training for our Leaders, Den books, charts and Progress Beads, ranks, awards, certificates, belt loops, copying, craft materials for Pack meetings as necessary (glue, glitter, paper, scissors, markers, etc.), supplies for games and ceremonies, ceremonial fixtures, game prizes, paper goods, pencils, pens, and name tags. Fundraising is necessary to cover the balance. Note that special events (Pack or Den) usually have nominal fees which are paid only by those who participate in them. We traditionally have just one Pack fundraiser a year; the BSA Popcorn Sale.  Popcorn is to Cub Scouts as Cookies are to Girl Scouts, and the Scouts are eligible to receive promotional items based on their level of sales. To net about $35 to the Pack, each Scout needs to sell a minimum of $100 of popcorn. Any parent who feels an alternate fundraiser is warranted may volunteer to arrange and conduct one. In the unusual circumstance that a Scout cannot participate in ANY fundraising, there is an option to contribute the $35 . 

Ready Kids from the US Department of Homeland Security

Posted on Aug 8 2014 - 12:08am

Check out http://www.ready.gov/kids and get the whole family involved in preparing for a local or national emergency. This website is provided by the US Department of Homeland Security and is very helpful, with checklists and even games for the kids.

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