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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.

Full year registration fee for program year 2016-2017 is $90.  At your option, this may be broken into two payments: $45 by September and the other $45 by January. Rank manuals are required, pay your son's Den Leader the discounted price of $10 at the first Den Meeting.

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.

Leaders Earn Awards in Cub Scouting!

Posted on Aug 8 2016 - 10:45pm

Want a nifty "square knot" patch for your uniform? Adults can earn the following awards, simply complete the requirements and turn in the application worksheet to the Pack Committee Chair! Den Leader Training Award see http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/511-052_WB.pdf Scouter’s Training Award for Cub Scouting see http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/511-057_WB.pdf Cubmaster's Key see http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/511-053_WB.pdf Unit Leader Award of Merit see http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-003_WB.pdf

What do the Leaders and Committee Do?

Posted on Aug 8 2016 - 10:45pm

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.

Step Up as a Pack Scout Leader

Posted on Aug 8 2016 - 10:44pm

"Pack-level leaders" are all the adult volunteers,OTHER THAN Den Leaders. THIS IS THE TIME TO STEP UP and serve all the families in the Pack. Ideally, Pack-level leaders focus on that role, and do NOT lead a Den in addition. That would be simply too much work, and therefore not good for our program. In addition to the primary Cubmaster, we can have an UNLIMITED number of assistant Cubmasters, plus Committee Members with roles such as: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Outdoor Activities, Trainer, Public Relations, Outdoor Activity, Membership, and others we can think up. See http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/CubScouts/Leaders/About/ThePack/pcom... and http://scoutermom.com/scoutingprogram/cub-scout-pack-committee/ or http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/CubScouts/Leaders/About/ThePack.aspx for additional info.  You can start small, and grow into a greater role, or step right out front. Just complete an adult volunteer application if you haven't already. Request one through your son's Den Leader, or directly through Lisa Witherspoon, Committee Chair. In the meantime, take the online course for youth protection and even the "leader-specific" courses that align with what you might be interested in -- it's free and easy. Help the PACK GO AND GROW! Any questions, call Charles Tracey, Chartered Org Rep, at 856-237-6336. 

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

Posted on Aug 8 2016 - 10:44pm

What is the Trained Leadership criteria?  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. Fast Start is optional if you have already completed leader-specific.

What Does the Registration Fee Pay For?

Posted on Aug 8 2016 - 10:43pm

You may be wondering the registration 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 Rank Badges and cards, and other advancements such as the loops. At graduation, he will receive 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 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 still necessary to cover much of the costs. 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 . 

Day and Overnight Summer Camp Offered

Posted on Jun 22 2016 - 11:45pm

Summer camping opportunities available for cub scouts of all ages.  Day camp THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER is offered close by at 120 Watsontown-New Freedom Rd., Pine Hill, NJ 08021! See http://www.gardenstatescouting.org/DayCamp2016 for details. Register directly with Garden State Council ONLINE. Dens are encourage to form groups but boys can register individually and directly. SPECIAL OVERNIGHT CAMP FOR WEBELOS see http://www.gardenstatescouting.org/WebelosResident2016 or SPECIAL TWILIGHT PROGRAM FOR those boys who will start TIGERS this fall, see http://www.gardenstatescouting.org/TigerTwilight

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