Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Den 6 Pack 33, Tigers 2017-2018 Schedule

These events are subject to change or things added to them. I will be consistently updating this. Please feel free to bookmark this post if you need to. 

September 2017 
13th // Pack Meeting // 7pm-8pm
18th //Den and Parent Meeting// 6:45pm-8pm 

October 2017 (Tigers in the Wild)
1st //Street Festival// All Day- our time slot will be revealed soon
2nd // Den Meeting // 6:45pm-8pm  

14-15th Fall Campout, Washington Monument SP, 

Bobcat Requirement and Rank
Tiger in the Wild,2, 3C, 4, 5.

16th // Den meeting// 6:45pm-8pm

* Please bring in two different leaves tomorrow for requirement 6. We will be doing a craft with them! Parents, please prepare to help your child with their craft! 

What will be covering is: 3a, 3b, 6- Tigers in the Wild, Learn a camp song! "be prepared", Team Tiger 2: cubs sign up for pledge of allegiance + oath

28th- // Tiger Hunt (optional)// 1-5pm

November 2017 (Team Tiger) 
4th- Scouting for food- bag distribution
4th- Troop Pancake Dinner//optional and a way to support the boy scouts and get yummy food!
6th  // Den Meeting // 6:45pm-8pm
10th // Veterans Day Ceremony in Takoma Park  // 1:30-2:30pm
11th // Scouting for Food Drop Off // All Throughout the Day*
15th // Pack Meeting // 7-8pm
20th // Den Meeting // 6:45pm-8pm

* my girl scout + cub scout siblings, you can bring yours to the girl scout meeting as well.

December 2017 (Tiger Bites)
4th // Den Meeting // 6:45pm-8pm 
9th  // Pack Ice Skating // 6pm            (Happy Birthday Kai)
This is a reminder about Pack 33’s cleanup project this Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 2:30–4:00 p.m. In completing the project, we hope to earn the William T. Hornaday Unit Award. We’ll begin promptly at 2:30 with a 20-minute Pack Meeting and project briefing. After a little work is done, refreshments will be served to keep energy and morale at optimal levels.
In addition to providing cheerful service and fulfilling the part of the Scout Oath, “to help other people at all times,” one of the primary purposes of the project is to demonstrate our commitment to conservation with an effort that improves the environment and preserves our shared natural resources. We can only earn the Hornaday Unit Award if 60% of Pack participates, so it’s very important for everyone to show up! Parents and siblings are invited to help, too, and specific considerations for a successful outcome are covered below my signature block.

Yours in Scouting,

Location and Logistics
The site is located across the street from one of our Scout families, the Koppels, who live at 400 Circle Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland (see attached map). The Koppels have offered to open their house to helpers who need access to a bathroom. All Scouts and other youth will need to be driven to and from the cleanup site by their parents or other trusted adult. There should be ample parking along Elm, Circle, and Woodland avenues. All family members are invited to participate. Refreshments will be served from 3:00–3:30.
Safety Issues
Minor hazards include the potential for cuts and scrapes from trash or vegetation, e.g., roundleaf greenbrier. Poison ivy grows in the area, but exposure is less of a risk at this time of year with the leaves gone. All helpers should wear closed-toe shoes or boots, long pants, and long-sleeve shirts. Work gloves will be provided, but if you have your own feel free to bring them. Downed trees present trip hazards, which can be easily avoided. Other plants are more of a nuance than a danger, such as weeds with hitchhiker seeds like beggar’s lice, devil’s beggarticks, greater burdock, and hairy beggarticks. The Pack’s first-aid kit will be on hand at the refreshment stand. Pack 33 will follow the BSA’s policies and procedures for safe Scouting.
Weather Concerns
The forecast is calling for around 40°F with a chance of rain at this point. The project will not be postponed or canceled due to mild inclement weather. Canopies will be set up to provide some shelter from rain or snow. All helpers should wear appropriate attire for the weather conditions. In the event of severe weather conditions, the activity will be canceled.

18th // Den Meeting- Holiday Party// 6:45pm-8pm 

January 2018 (Games Tigers Play)
8th // Den Meeting // 6:45pm-8pm ☃CANCELLED DUE TO ICE STORM ☃

15th MLK Service Project (optional)

20th// Pack Splash Pool  // 2-5pm
Good evening Pack 33 family,

If you and the kids have been spending a little too much time inside lately, mark your calendars to attend our annual Splash Pool Outing on Saturday, January 20, at the Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center and Splash Pool, 6122 Sargent Road. Chillum, MD 20782.

There will be a Pack Meeting promptly at 2:15 p.m. in the Community Center adjoining the Splash Pool. It’s important to attend this meeting because we hand out Pinewood Derby car kits! Afterwards we'll walk next door to  splash until the pool closes. We’ll be splashing and swimming from 3:00 - 4:45 p.m.


Have your children don their swimwear underneath their street clothes. We typically have a lot of people to check in at the pool, and the locker rooms will get crowded. If the kids put on their swimwear under their street clothes, they be ready to start splashing sooner rather than later.

All Scouts get in free of charge, but for all others there is a modest charge. If parents are planning on splashing and bringing non-Scout siblings (and yes they are welcome), we can get everyone through a lot faster if you bring either exact change in cash, or a check made out to Cub Scout Pack 33. The costs are:
  • Free for all Scouts (covered by annual dues)
  • Free for each additional child, ages 2 and under
  • $5 for each additional child, ages 3 - 17
  • $6 for each adult ages, 18 - 59
  • $5 for seniors, ages 60 and up

22nd // Den Meeting  // 6:45pm-8pm

February 2018 (Duty to God) 

5th // Den Meeting // 6:45pm-8pm

We will make Valentine's Day cards for the elderly who don't always get to celebrate valentine's day and one of our parents/gs leader will help deliver them this week! (Requirement 4).

We will also talk about what Duty to God looks like and how cool it is that everyone celebrates or honours a little bit differently. (Requirement 1).

Homework: Do Requirement 2 (Scout Sunday works well for this-- attend a religious service that shows your reverence) OR Requirement 5 (think and do an act of kindness or respect that you thinks honours God).

10th // PWD workshop  //12-5pm HIGHLY Suggest going. 
When: Saturday, February 10, noon - 5:00 p.m. (please arrive no later than 4:30)
Where: Heffner Park Community Center, 42 Oswego Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
What to bring: Car kit and your Scout's big ideas (if you don’t have a kit, ask your den leader)
Can you Volunteer?
SIBLING CARS There are extra car kits available for siblings, which cost $5 each. Siblings race against each other and the Cubmaster in an exhibition race. Please contact me or your den leader if you'd like a sibling car kit.

11th Scout Sunday (optional)

This is usually done at the church we meet at. Details to come. It works well for knocking out a requirement at a pack level but also they get a patch!

19th  // Den Meeting // 6:45pm-8pm

A fun activity. 

Go over homework listed above and talk about how we did for reverence (scout law) and the requirements the last two weeks. 

Sign books off.

24th// Pinewood Derby  //  our time slot will be revealed.
I have requested our time be somewhere between 1-230pm due to scheduling. Here are the scout car numbers by name.

Congrats to our Den Winners!
1st place-- Kai
2nd Place and Design- Nathan

1- Lincoln
2- Sawyer
3- Nathaniel
4- Oliver
5- Kai
6- Benjamin G
7- Ben H
8- Grant
9- Owen
11- William
12- Ajain
13- Jason
14- Xavier
15- Hayden
16- Lucas
102- River
103- Bruce

Den Race Times
Webelos Scouts
Check-in from 11:45 to 12:15
"Call to Race" at 12:25
Racing from 12:30 to 1:15

Bear Scouts
Check-in from 12:45 to 1:15
"Call to Race" at 1:25
Racing from 1:30 to 2:15

TIGER Scouts
Check-in from 1:30 to 2:15
"Call to Race" at 2:25
Racing from 2:30 to 3:30
Wolf Scouts
Check-in from 3:00 to 3:30
"Call to Race" at 3:40
Racing from 3:45 to 4:45

Arrow of Light Scouts
Check-in from 4:15 to 4:45
"Call to Race" at 4:50
Racing from 5:00 to 5:45

"Fastest in the City" Finals
"Call to Race" at 5:55
Racing from 6:00 to 6:30


Pack 33 has a tradition of allowing Scouts' siblings to race against each other and the Cubmaster in an exhibition race or races. Please see the Race Master on Derby Day for scheduling and other details.



As with everything in Scouting, the Pinewood Derby runs on volunteer power. Pack 33 needs leaders and parents onsite the night before to set up the track and throughout the following day to provide assistance to Scouts with their final preparations before the big race.

Specifically, we need volunteers to run the concession stand and bake/snack sale table, provide baked goods and snacks for the sale, and staff our raceway, including setting up and tearing down the track, registering Scouts' cars, and working the pit crew station. If you can pitch in an hour or two, please sign up for one of the tasks below via the provided links.

Concession Stand

Bake/Snack Sale

Track Set-up and Strike Crew, Check-in Station Registrar, and Pit Crew

March 2018 (Backyard Jungle & Leave No Trace) 
5th // Den Meeting // 6:45pm-8pm

So for the month of March we are going to be practicing the backyard jungle and the leave no trace for the Tigers. 

At this meeting we will be taking the time to talk about what leave no Trace is and then we will break up into three groups lead by one of the assistant den leaders or the den Chief to make posters that will be presented for display at the blue and gold next to our table. They will show three aspects: what trash is, what "clean" (a point of the scout law) looks like, and the LNT oath and signing of all the boys. (Bring any nature magazines you have that you can spare). 

They will then go on the playground and practice their LNT skills both on the playground and in cleaning up after themselves. 

We also plan to practice the "Weee skit" for the blue and gold. 

Leave no trace is a cub scout award that will be earned over time so boys must participate in the necessary activities to earn it including this meeting. 

For the next meeting, please save your milk jugs for building a bird house. 🐦

10th // Blue and Gold // 5-7:30pm

We did the Wee skit from this list!

19th  // Den Meeting // 6:45pm-8pm

April 2018 (Good Knights)
2nd  // Den Meeting // 6:45pm-8pm
16th  // Den Meeting // 6:45pm-8pm
21st-22nd// Spring Campout, Cedarville

Hello Pack 33,
What a great time we all had at the Blue and Gold last weekend! With the expectation the weather will warm up, our planning is underway for the Spring Campout.  
We are 5 weeks away from an exciting weekend at Cedarville State Forest!  
WHO: All Pack 33 Cub Scouts and their families
WHEN3PM April 21 - 11AM April 22, 2018  (Webelos arrive on April 20, 2018)
WHERE: Cedarville State Forest
10201 Bee Oak Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613
(301) 888-1410
PLEASE PLACE THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR AND RSVP TODAY ( no later than April 8th to let the Pack 33 leadership know if you'll be there. Also remember there are lots of important and fun roles that help make each campout a success. When you RSVP please consider volunteering for a role and join in the fun of making Pack 33 campouts such a great time for all our scouts and families.
Consent and Health Forms: A quick reminder, especially for our new scouts, BSA requires a consent form (Form A) and health history (Form B) accompany everyone participating in the campout. Many of you have already submitted a health history for this Scouting year, but a consent form for this specific event will still need to be turned in. Also if you are going to summer camp this year, remember you will also need to complete and turn in a Pre-Participation Physical (Form C) which must be completed by your child’s doctor. Adults attending summer camp also require Forms A – C. While not needed for the spring campout, it’s a good time to get an appointment and get your Form C completed. All three forms are attached and more information is available here:
One final reminder, the Pack 33 calendar for the year is up to date and online. Access it for all the important Pack level events coming up here:
Yours in Scouting,
Jonathan Peterson
Assistant Cubmaster / Campout Coordinator

28th// Sweep the Creek

May 2018 (Safe and Smart)
7th// Den Meeting (or 30th and 14th)  // 6:45pm-8pm
16th// Pack Meeting // 7-8pm
21st // Den Meeting // 6:45pm-8pm

June 2018-- End of the year
4th// Den Party  // 6:45pm-8pm 
9th// End of Year Picnic  // 4-7pm

Pack Leader Meetings:
Sunday, September 10, 7:30 – 9:00 pm TPPC Library, 2nd Floor
Sunday, October 8, 7:30 – 9:00 pm TPPC Library, 2nd Floor
Sunday, November 5, 7:30 – 9:00 pm TPPC Library, 2nd Floor
Sunday, January 7, 7:30 – 9:00 pm TPPC Library, 2nd Floor
Sunday, February 4, 7:30 – 9:00 pm TPPC Library, 2nd Floor
Sunday, March 4, 7:30 – 9:00 pm TPPC Library, 2nd Floor
Sunday, April 1, 7:30 – 9:00 pm TPPC Library, 2nd Floor
Sunday, May 6, 7:30 – 9:00 pm TPPC Library, 2nd Floor

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