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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 2015-2016 is $75, but those just joining now in 2016 will pay only $30 as a special introductory offer. No need to wait for fall!

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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Step Up as a Pack Scout Leader

Posted on Feb 2 2016 - 9:02am

After the Blue & Gold, several of our Pack-level leaders including Cubmaster will be moving on to Boy Scout Troops with their son. "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, because that is simply too much work. 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. 

What do the Leaders and Committee Do?

Posted on Dec 29 2015 - 10:26am

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.

What Does the Registration Fee Pay For?

Posted on Dec 29 2015 - 10:26am

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 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 Dec 29 2015 - 10:25am

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.

Leaders Earn Awards in Cub Scouting!

Posted on Dec 29 2015 - 10:22am

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

Battleship New Jersey Sleepover event on Saturday April 16 and Sunday April 17, 2016

Posted on Nov 2 2015 - 11:30pm

We hope that you will be able to participate in the Battleship New Jersey Sleepover event on Saturday April 16 and Sunday April 17, 2016. Please see the attached Flyer which describes all of the fun activities that we will have on this trip.The total cost of the sleepover event is $62 per person. A deposit of $20 per person is due now, and then the remaining balance of $42 per person will be due in March. In order to reserve your space on this trip, you must make your non-refundable deposit. Write a check to "Pack 127", in the amount of $20 per person and deliver it to Lisa Witherspoon (or your Den Leader) at the next Den Meeting or other Pack 127 event. For example, if 4 people in your family will be participating (e.g. two parents, a cub scout, and one sibling), then your required deposit will be $80. Do not delay. The Battleship New Jersey organization has warned us that this event will Sell Out long before April! If you have any questions, please send email to Michael.John.Suralik@gmail.com, or call me at 856-857-5216.

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