Cubscout Pack 90
Do Your Best!
Cub Scout Pack 90 Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 8
Hope you are enjoying the long weekend! Hereís whatís going on in the Pack:
Pinewood Derby: Congratulations to all of our participants! There were 51 boys who
brought cars to race! Thanks to the Pinewood Committee for the well-organized
Hiking Club: We are going hiking in Waterfall Glen on Sunday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m.
The calendar originally said 4/29, but the Pack is bowling on that day. Watch your
email for details closer to the date.
Pack Night: Pack Night will be on Monday, April 16, at 6:30. The Wolves are
running this meeting, and there will be a lot of awards to give out since our last one
was in January.
Spring Campout: Spring Campout will be April 20-22, at Camp Topenebee in Indiana.
The theme is Survivor Scout, and the boys will be doing their fair share of the
cooking! Forms are due at Pack Night.
Project NICE: Project NICE is on April 28, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Check your email for
Bowling: The Pack is going bowling on Sunday, April 29, 2:30 p.m. at Rolling Lanes in
Countryside. Again, check your email for the flyer.
Summer Camp: Registration is still open for Weekend in IL (overnight in Rochelle)
and Shin-Go-Beek (4 day/3nights in Wisconsin). Talk to some of the other parents in
your sonís den. Itís a lot more fun to go as a group. Forms are available on the
DPVC website: www.bsa-dpvc.org
Tigers: The Tigers earned their Kickball Belt Loop at their last den meeting. Akelas
got in on the fun, too, with a kids vs. adults game. Tigers won, 10-8.
Wolves: The Wolf Den will be visiting the Brookfield Library to cover the Books
elective, led by a librarian. They may be visiting the Lake View Nature Center to
work on the Fishing elective.
Bears: The Bears went Dozin with the Dinos at The Field Museum last month! Boys,
parents and siblings enjoyed a night full of natural history experiences and slept
amongst the mammals of Africa. Close encounters with tarantulas and large insects,
dissecting owl pellets to find bones of the animals they've eaten, having our names
written in Egyptian Hieroglyphics, and discovering real mummies in the dark were
just a few highlights. Thank you to Mrs. Walsh who gave an extra special behind the
scenes tour! The Bears are now working toward the World Conservation Award in
their last den meetings and learning about circuits and electricity with Mr. Walden.
Upcoming Events: Hiking Club (5/20), Pack Night (5/21), Family Camp (6/1-3). More
information to follow.
Training: Do you want to be more involved in your sonís Cub Scout experience?
Please consider being a leader, assistant leader or committee member. Training is
available online, and leader specific training is also being held on 4/17. Also, please
consider BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) training on 4/28. The Pack
is required to have at least one BALOO-trained adult on a campout. You do not need
to be a leader to do BALOO training. Please talk to any of the leaders/committee
members about these options.
Reminder: Please remember that you should be working with your son at least an
hour per week on scout-related activities. Once your son has earned his rank, you
can work on Belt Loops and Pins, electives, Leave No Trace, Wildlife Conservation
and so many more things! Leave No Trace can be earned easily if you attend Project
NICE, too. If you have problems finding anything, ask your den leader or any other
leader in the pack.
Committee Meetings: The Packís next committee meeting is on Friday, April 13,
7:30pm at the Moon-Basanich house (3136 Elm, Brookfield). All Akelas are welcome.
Come and see what the pack is planning!