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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. On 9/16, SPECIAL recruiting night, bring a friend for LAZAR tag!

Annual registration fee is DUE. 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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What Does the Registration Fee Pay For?

Posted on Sep 13 2014 - 7:21pm

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 . 

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Posted on Sep 13 2014 - 7:21pm

I encourage all Pack 127 parents to attend this training for your own knowledge of “camping the cub scout way.” The Pack will reimburse registration fees, and process your “leader application” as a Committee Member or Assistant Cubmaster so you can help lead our Pack camping program. EVERY Pack camping trip MUST have at least one leader who has attended BALOO. Details: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a one-day training event that introduces leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. Participants who complete this training course will: Understand the focus of the Cub Scout level of the BSA outdoor program. Gain the skills needed to plan and carry out a successful Cub Scout-level overnight activity. Learn more about the resources available from the BSA for carrying out this activity. This training is required for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack campout. CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR NEXT OFFERING OF THIS BSA TRAINING.

Recruiting is Important!

Posted on Sep 13 2014 - 7:20pm

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!

Cub Scout Adventures Program COMING in 2015-2016

Posted on Sep 4 2014 - 12:24am

Beginning FALL of 2015, 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. Reference http://www.scouting.org/programupdates for a "preview" of what's coming! See http://www.scouting.org/filestore/program_update/pdf/2015_Program_Change... for some significant details. Listen to the Audiocast at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/scoutcast/cubcast/201406_1/CC_June_New... for some further explanation.

What do the Leaders and Committee Do?

Posted on Sep 3 2014 - 9:52pm

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 Overnight Event BSA Requirements

Posted on Sep 3 2014 - 9:46pm

There are a few things all parents need to understand regarding BSA policies that apply to all Pack and Den events, INCLUDING FUNDRAISING. Our Leaders must enforce all National BSA policies, and we will be representing the BSA and our Pack while out in the Community. All registered leaders and boys will be covered by the BSA supplemental liability and accident insurance, but parents and siblings are not. Adults will supervise their children. Boys will as usual need to follow directions given by Pack Leaders, and parents will be responsible for discipline as needed. No alcoholic beverages, inappropriate language, or smoking allowed at any time. BSA Youth Protection will be observed at all times by leaders (two-deep leadership). On overnights, only relatives may sleep together in the same tent, except boys only or girls only may sleep in a tent but then no adults can be in that tent. Only adults or qualified Boy Scouts (such as siblings or Den Chiefs)  will be allowed to tend to any fires, cook over flames, or engage in other potentially unsafe activities such as those involving knives, saws, axes, fuel, matches, etc. Repeated non-compliance with these policies may result in that family being asked to depart without recourse. The medical form found at link below should be submitted to the Den Leader so it can be reviewed by event leaders and held during the event in case of of incident. Scouts are not allowed to self-administer any medications, so parents must hold and dispense. Form ONLY needs parent signature, by the way. http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx LET’S HAVE A SAFE AND FUN TIME AT THESE EVENTS!

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