Welcome to Pack 127

Pack Meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month at Lions Lake  Park,Voorhees, New Jersey. Family and Siblings are welcome. See what Scouting is all about by attending, then go from there.

Registration fee is due in two installments for 2015-2016, totalling $75. $45 in September, then $30 by December.

Questions? Call 856-528-3774, email recruiting@cubscoutingvoorhees.org or see attached file for all the details about Cub Scouting with Pack 127. Adult volunteers are welcome, even those with no previous experience of Scouting. Use the same phone/email above for those inquiries.

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.

Due to Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection requirements, this welcome page is the only publicly available information on this website. All parents of Scouts will use the login supplied to them via email after their registration is accepted by Pack 127. 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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What do the Leaders and Committee Do?

Posted on Sep 15 2015 - 9:31pm

The Pack Committee works "behind the scenes" with the Cubmaster, Den Leaders, and Chartered Organization Representative to make everything happen, to include providing for Cub Scouting activities when school is out. ANY ADULT IS WELCOME TO VOLUNTEER. We are looking for new leaders and committee folks to plan and run Pack meetings and events, to include outdoor, traditional, or new activities. In particular, we need people to TRAIN LEADERS, be ASSISTANT DEN LEADERS, coordinate RECRUITING, arrange PINEWOOD DERBY, coordinate BLUE/GOLD, etc. There are Pack and Scout awards that will recognize our efforts in this area, all BSA training is FREE. Self-identify your interest to Committee Chair Lisa Witherspoon or Chartered Org Rep Charles Tracey at cor@cubscoutingvoorhees.org and DON'T BE SHY! NOTE: see http://usscouts.org/cubscouts/cspack.asp for a reminder of Pack organizational structure.

Cub Scout Adventures is HERE!

Posted on Sep 15 2015 - 9:30pm

Beginning with the start of 2015-16 program year, the Cub Scouting Program with respect to earning rank and progressing will be significantly updated to an "adventures" model. Many current elements will remain and be familiar, while others will be retired to transform Cub Scouting into a more consistent and active progression from Tiger to Boy Scouting. ALL PARENTS and LEADERS should view the orientation videos and other materials at http://www.scouting.org/programupdates and bring up any concerns to your Den Leaders, Cubmasters, or Committee. All adults should look over the LEADER GUIDES.

Pack 127 T-Shirt (known as "class B" uniform)

Posted on Sep 15 2015 - 9:30pm

TshirtT-shirts available at Pack Meeting. sizes, Youth M, L;  Adult: M, L, XL, 2XL cost JUST $10 each for any "in-stock" shirts!  We will of course take orders for future delivery of specific sizes and items that may be sold out right now, but we need to order over 70 at a time to get the best pricing! Feel free to use the website "Online Payments" link in the MENU section on the left hand side of the page after you login (email cor@cubscoutingvoorhees.org if you forgot your username/password). These "uniforms" are used for the times the Scouts are in the woods, making crafts, playing rough and tumble games, etc.  The Class B’s make it easy to identify Pack 127 Scouts, and are comfortable.  Class B’s are also great for the Scout Parent Partner and help make us a unified group. We can get Hoodies too for cooler weather.  

What Does the Registration Fee Pay For?

Posted on Sep 15 2015 - 9:23pm

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 . 

Trained Leadership for Cub Scouts? This is what it means:

Posted on Sep 15 2015 - 9:23pm

   The 2015 Journey to Excellence  unit scorecards and spreadsheets are already posted on the National Website .  There has been raised a question concerning the Trained Leadership criteria.  In the Bronze category it states that the direct contact leaders listed must have youth protection and an orientation.  National has clarified what is considered the orientation.  It is the  appropriate Fast Start course for the leader's position.  For example, in a pack a Cubmaster takes the Cubmaster Fast Start while a Den Leaders takes the Den Leader Fast Start. Going forward when your unit registers a new leader or committee member or aperson changes position, the Council Training Committee recommends taking the appropriate Fast Start course. For a brand new leader they can do this when they take their youth protection.  It is a great introduction to their position and will bridge the gap till they take their Position Leader-Specific course. The other question that was raised to National concerned leaders and committee members already trained in their position.  Would they have to take Fast Start if they never had it?  The answer is no.  For JTE purposes a leader already trained in their position would be considered to have satisfied the orientation requirement on the scorecard.  If you have further questions on the Trained Leadership criteria or any other criteria on the JTE contact the Council Training Chair. Click to go to the 2015 JTE scorecards.

Scouts Wanted

Posted on Sep 15 2015 - 9:22pm

Leaders or Parents if you would like a yard sign, please see me the committee chair and I'll give you as many as you would like. This is a great way to show your support, and is just on way of recruitment. With schools getting ready to close we will have kindergarden becoming tigers. Bring a friend to your next meeting or an event and they become cubs you will receive a patch.

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