CUB SCOUT PACK 436

Chartered by the Jones Lane Elementary School PTA

Located in North Potomac, Maryland

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October Newsletter

October Pack Meeting - The next Pack Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 15th. The meeting will start promptly at 7:15PM. Please arrive EARLY so we can start on time. ALL SCOUTS should be in FULL UNIFORM. We ask that scouts sit with their assigned Den, and that parents/siblings sit in the chairs on the side. The Webelos II have set up, so please plan to arrive by 7 PM. The Webelos I will be performing the opening and closing ceremonies. The Bears have cleanup, so plan on sticking around about five minutes after the meeting.

Recruiting!! As was mentioned at the parents' meeting last month, we're having a bit of a lean year signing up new Scouts. We'll be doing a few things with the district to see if we can find some more who would like to sign up, and we'd also encourage you to have your boys bring in any of their friends who might be interesting. Your Scout can earn a Recruiter patch if he signs up a new Scout.

Parent volunteers - Thank you to all of our parents who have signed up for volunteer roles for the Pack. For those who haven't yet had a chance to sign up, you can find the link at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050545A5A96-cubscout. Thanks in particular to several people who have signed up recently:

We're still looking to fill some important slots, notably:

If you're interested in doing something that doesn't appear there, or if you see something you want to help with that is full, please contact Eric Victory at committeechair@pack436.com.

Dues - Pack dues for the 2014-2015 year are $75 for Wolves, Bears, and Webelos and $55 for Tiger Cubs. Please make checks payable to "Pack 436" and give them to your Den Leader ASAP. Anyone who cannot afford the dues but would like to continue Scouting can contact committeechair@pack436.com to discuss financial aid.

Popcorn Sales - Scouts should have received a popcorn order form. If you have not received one, the form can be downloaded from the NCAC website (or Chris Steele has them in a box out front of his house). This is our ONLY fundraiser for the year, and not only supports our Pack but also less fortunate families who want to join scouting but can not afford to do so. Individual popcorn sale forms are due back to Chris Steele by November 1; drop in the box at Chris's house - 12605 War Admiral Way. Questions can be addressed to Chris Steele, the Popcorn Commander, at popcornkernel@pack436.com.

Pack 436 T-Shirts - Pack 436 will be ordering pack T-shirts for all registered scouts (who have paid their annual dues). In addition, siblings and parents will have the opportunity to purchase additional shirts with the same colors and logos as the scout T-shirts. One T-shirt per scout will be covered by the pack. The order form will be coming shortly. Please complete this and give it to your Den Leader- and no later than the Pack meeting on October 16. Include a check made out to "Pack 436" to cover any shirts beyond the one scout T-shirt (price will be indicated in the order form). For additional information, see the order form or contact George Price.

Fall Family Camping - Thanks to Gina and Jim Simone for putting together another excellent Fall Family Campout at Little Bennett. If you haven't yet paid ($20 per family for those staying overnight, and $10 per family for those staying only for dinner and Saturday afternoon), please do so ASAP. Please drop checks with Jim & Gina Simone at 6 Keeneland Court.

Scouting for Food - The annual Scouting for Food (food drive) will be held November 1st (bag drop off) and November 8th (bag pick up). This is done as a Den, and your Den Leader will be getting more information in the next few weeks. This is a great opportunity for the scouts to participate in a service activity to assist those in need. We look forward to a record collection this year. You can also contact Chris Kempter at scoutingforfood@pack436.com.

Pack Hike - Our Fall Pack Hike is still TBD - we're looking for a hiking chair to put one together. You can sign up at the SignUpGenius link, or feel free to contact Eric or Gerard.

Scout Uniforms Needed - The Uniform Exchange takes Scout uniform items for Scouts in financial need. They're currently out of Scout shirts for both Cubs and Boy Scouts and are specifically looking for Cub Scout BLUE shirts. If you have a shirt(s) or other items that you are willing to donate it please contact In Su McCue to arrange for dropping it off.

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