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. 

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.

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

Pinewood Derby 2016 Results

Posted on Feb 28 2016 - 1:30pm

Overall Fastest: Mason J., Gavin G., Jason S., Johnathan Bi., Jonathan Br.; Overall Design - Most Original: C.J. B, Best Paint Job: Jacob S., Most Likely Done by Scout: Brian M., Best Design: Michael S.; Tigers: Jacob P, Finn B, Pierce V; Wolves/Bears: Jason S, Johnathan Br, Michael B; Webelos 2: Gavin G, Johnathan Bi, Ryan H.; Siblings: Madde J, Josh S., Diana S., Tyler R.PinewoodTrackStartLine

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.

Night Flight program at the Philadelphia Zoo

Posted on Nov 2 2015 - 11:27pm

Congratulations Scout Family!! We won a Council-level Cub Scout Fall Round-Up Drawing!  The Pack received a certificate covering fees equal to 10 Scouts participating in the Night Flight program at the Philadelphia Zoo, so the cost for those who attend this program will be reduced accordingly. Date is TBD, anyone volunteering to arrange this trip? Lisa Witherspoon, Committee Chair

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