Chartered by the Jones Lane Elementary School PTA

Located in North Potomac, Maryland

April Newsletter

April Pack Meeting - different location and night than usual : The April Pack meeting will be the Arrow of Light ceremony, starting at 7:15PM sharp on Wednesday, April 30th. This is an exciting ceremony, with a Native American ritual performed, and the culmination of Cub Scouting for our graduating Webelos II den. The meeting will be held at the Purrings' home (thanks to Kim and Todd for hosting!) at our usual start time of 7:15 pm. Their address is 12601 Split Creek Ct., just off Travilah, near Travilah ES. (Backup location in event of rain will be JLES.) It will be outdoors with a campfire! Please dress appropriately and bring chairs or blankets to sit on. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be held at Jones Lane ES – look for an e-mail if there is a chance of rain.

Pack Hike – rescheduled for April 6: given the snow (!) last weekend, the Pack Hike is rescheduled for April 6. Here are the details:

Chess Night: Our annual Pack Chess Night is being held Thursday April 10, at 7 pm in the Jones Lane ES multi-purpose room / cafeteria (same place we have the Pack meetings). No need for the boys to wear a uniform, but if you have a chess board and pieces handy we would recommend bringing them. Contact Lisa Fischer for more information.

Pack Service Project - Jones Lane Outdoor Classroom Clean-Up: – Pack 436 will be helping clean up the Jones Lane outdoor classroom on Saturday, April 26th, 3:00-4:30 pm. (Rain date is Sunday the 27th.) Rosemary is looking to get an accurate count, so please register at This is a great way for us to “give back” to Jones Lane, since the school's PTA is our sponsoring organization. Adult supervision is required – please come prepared for “yardwork” with appropriate clothing, shoes, and eye and hand protection. If you can bring along yard rakes, garden rakes, loppers, etc it would be much appreciated.

Spring Family Camping: The Spring Family Camping has been set for May 3-4 at Little Bennett. This is LOW-KEY but loads of fun. Please register ASAP at There will be a few organized activities Saturday afternoon. Different from our recent campouts, a grill will be provided, but you need to bring your own main dish for dinner; the signup has information about bringing a side dish. For more information, please contact Jim and Gina Simone at

Summer Camp: Outdoor camping is one of the great things the boys get to do as Scouts, and all the boys have the opportunity to attend a camp this summer:

Adult Volunteers: As we approach the end of the current Scouting year, it's not too soon to start thinking about next year - we continue to rely on all of you as adult volunteers for each and every event we run. We're going to be losing a number of leaders this year and next, so if there is something you have in mind that you'd like to do (either an existing job or a need that you think isn't being currently filled), contact Eric and the job can be yours! The bottom line is that there is a lot of work to go around, and we all need to pitch in to contribute to the Scouting experience for our sons. Several in particular that we're pretty sure we'll need next year:

Other activities:

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