Welcome to the new Scout Manage web-site of Cub Scout Pack 60. We are chartered by the Lions Club in Arab, Alabama. Pack 60 offers an exciting program for boys aged 6 through 11 (first through fifth grades).
"Scouting is a game with a purpose" Even today we can still say, Scouting is about three things: It's about fun. It's about values, and it's about learning. Fun is the game, learning is the process, and values are the purpose.
The Pack is divided into Dens, Which are groups of boys of the same age. Tiger Cubs is for first graders, Wolves is for second graders, Bears is for third graders, and Webelos is for fourth and fifth graders. These dens participate in age-appropriate activities under the direction of parents, as well as adult volunteers called Den Leaders. These Dens typically get together weekly for meetings or activities, where they learn Scouting skills, do outdoor activities, arts and crafts, play games, and have fun.
Once a month all Dens get together for a Pack meeting. It's at this time that the boys recieve Scouting awards as well as participate in skits they learned in their individual dens.
"As a worldwide brotherhood, Scouting is unique. It is based on the principles of loving and serving God, of human dignity and the rights of individuals, and of recognizing the obligation of members to develop and use their potential. It is a movement dedicated to bringing out the best in people. Cub Scouting doesn't emphasize winning as an end result, but rather the far more demanding task of doing one's best."
-Cub Scout Leader Book
Fishing Rodeo and other activities
This Saturday there will be a fishing rodeo at the City Park. Here's the information from yesterday's Tribune:
"Scant City’s Derek Chambers will join fellow pro bass fisherman Justin Lucas of Guntersville at Saturday morning’s Arab Youth Fishing Rodeo at the pond at Arab City Park.
Though the rodeo, scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon, is not an official event associated with the Geico Bassmasters Classic, it is expected to draw plenty of young bass fishing fans who are spending the week or weekend in the Lake Guntersville area.
Members of the Arab High School fishing team are also expected to participate.
The event is open to anyone 12 and under and is free. Different age groups will compete for prizes in casting and other categories, such as biggest fish and most fish caught.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment but a limited number of rods, reels, poles, lures and other gear will be on site for those who don’t have their own equipment."
Leaders, don't forget the University of Scouting on March 8th. https://1bsa.org/university-of-scouting.php
On March 22-24, the Coosa Lodge of the Order of the Arrow will host their annual Pow Wow at Camp Comer. More information here: http://coosa50.org/
Cub Adventure Weekend will be late April and early May. https://1bsa.org/article.php?cn=910&account=
Our District will be hosting a Camporee the first weekend of May at Camp Jackson in Scottsboro. For those that attended Council Rock back in November, it is planned to be similar, but with opportunity for Cubs to camp overnight. More details to come.
Still trying to find a date for the District Pinewood Derby.
Den Meeting Den 5 (Hall)
Great meeting today guys!! It was awesome getting back together. Our next meeting will be Sunday March 2nd at 2:00 in my classroom. For those who need to present their posters, you may do so then.
Blue / Gold Banquet is Feb. 25th at 6:30. Our den is in charge of bringing drinks. One two liter per scout should do it, or one gallon of tea.
Work on the "Family" section in your Bear Book. We will not focus on these activities at den meetings. Let me know when they are accomplished so we can check them off.
Den Meeting 2/16/14 Den 5 (Hall)
Meeting today in my classroom at 2:00. Bring your posters that you created for presentation. This will finish the Communication Beltloop. Can't wait to see you guys!!
Pack meeting cancelled.
Since the city is cancelling all rec basketball games, etc., we're going to do the same with the pack meeting.
I appreciate the work the Den 5 Bears have put in to prepare a couple of games for the pack meeting...we'll save those and use them at another meeting.
If anyone needs help with their Pinewood Derby car, let me know and I'll plan to be home Saturday.
Pack meeting still on...monitoring
The Pack meeting for tonight is currently still on. The band of snow is almost through with very little coming behind it. We'll monitor conditions and make a decision later today if it looks like road conditions might be dangerous.
Scouts cancelled Sunday Den 5 (Hall)
One of our friends died recently. The funeral is Sunday. We are also helping to provide a meal for the family. I will try to reschedule ASAP.
Sorry for another cancellation. We will catch up!
Pinewood Derby set
Friday, February 7, will be the date for our Pinewood Derby. I'll make sure the rules are updated on the site tonight. We'll get the track set up that afternoon and plan to start registration at 5:30 and race at 6.
If you need help with your car (i.e., need tools, etc.) there is a workshop at the Scout Shop in Huntsville on February 1 from 10am until 4pm. Also, I'll try to be available that Saturday. There are templates on our Pack website just to give you some ideas.
Communications Belt Loop and next Den Meeting Den 5 (Hall)
Great meeting today!! Remember to complete the third requirement for the Communication Belt Loop (creating a poster about something that interests you). You will present this poster at the next den meeting.
The next den meeting will be Sunday Jan. 12th at 2:00. The following weekend is an extended holiday for some people, so we will not meet on the 19th.
The next Pack Meeting is Tues. Jan. 28th. The Pinewood Derby should be in the month of Jan., but a definite date has not been determined. I will let you know when I find out. It would not be a bad idea to go ahead and start working on your car!! Last minute cars tend to be too "adult" and not enough kid doing the work.
Den Meeting 2:00 - 3:00 Den 5 (Hall)
Den meeting today (Sun. Jan. 5th) in my classroom. We will work on some belt loops. Hopefully, we will earn three today. Happy New Year!
No nursing home visit today
There will be no nursing home visit today. We will reschedule for another time.
Lions Club service project
Lions Club service project is Saturday, Dec 21.
Service Project with the Lions Club
This is our time to help our chartered organization with a service project. We'll meet at Papa's by 8:30 (earlier if you want a donut) and go with the Lions Club members to distribute fruit baskets to widows of their former members. The ladies appreciate the fruit, but they love the visit more. Please wear your uniform.
Also, just to clarify, Pack meeting is THURSDAY, Dec 19, not Tuesday. The calendar sent an auto-notification before I changed the date. Sorry for any confusion.
December Pack meeting
Our December Pack meeting with be Thursday, Dec 19, at 6:30pm at the community center.
Our recharter is due at the end of the month. I'm going to be out of town 23-26, so it would be great if we can get the fees squared away prior to that. $24 to register for 2014. Again, those that joined this fall have already paid this. I'll be glad to meet with anyone who can pay this week instead of waiting until next Thursday.
Leaders: I need a copy of your Youth Protection certificate to turn in with the recharter paperwork. Thanks to those who have already brought them.
Sunday, Dec 15th, we have an opportunity to spread some Christmas cheer to the residents at the nursing home. We can visit with some of the residents, maybe sing a carol or two. Looking to meet at 3:30. Den Leaders, please check with your dens and let me know about how many can participate. Dress will be uniforms and holiday hats (if you have one).
Den 5 meeting Sunday Dec. 15th 2:00 Den 5 (Hall)
Our next den meeting will be Sunday Dec. 15th at 2:00 at Arab High School. Our football banquet is this Sunday, so we will need to meet next week. Remember the Christmas parade this Tuesday. We plan to meet at Otelco to watch it together. If you can make it, come on!!
Parade date change
Due to Avery rainy forecast, the city has moved the Christmas parade from this Thursday to next Tuesday, Dec 10.
Here's a reminder of some coming events:
Tuesday, Dec 3, 6-9pm. Scouts Skate for Food. Bring 3 canned goods and $1 and get in to skate at Roller Knights one hour before the general public. Benefitting TESA.
Thursday, Dec 5, 6pm. Arab Christmas Parade. We'll meet at the Otelco lot to watch the parade together.
Saturday, Dec 7, 10am-4pm. Santa at the Scout Shop. The Scout Shop on Drake Ave in Huntsville will be hosting Santa. There will be crafts, snacks, and a drawing for a 4' filled stocking.
Scout Canned Food Drive at Roller Knights
On December 3, 2013 the Boy and Girl Scouts of Arab (and Cub Scout Pack 60) will host a canned food drive at Roller Knights Skating Rink!
Hours are from 6-9 pm for all Scouts and their families, and from 7-9 pm the Skating Rink will be open to the general public. This will give less crowded rink time to our younger scouts during the first hour.
Admission for everyone is 3 canned food items and $1. All proceeds to benefit TESA.
This is a fantastic opportunity for Scouts to show their commitment to serving our community!
Pack meeting and Recharter
Remember our Pack meeting will be Nov 26 at 6:30 at the Community Center. Hopefully the awards will arrive for the top popcorn sellers.
It's time to renew our charter. Dues are $24/per person for next year. Please be ready to pay that next week. If you need a little time, talk to me, but this has to be done by the end of the year.
NOTE: If you joined Scouting this fall, you DO NOT have to pay anything as that was rolled in to your registration.
Please bring a copy of your valid Youth Protection Certificate. I have to turn in a copy with the recharter paperwork. (I already have one for Jennifer Morris, Jeff Taffar, and Harry Williams.)
Den Meeting Sun. Nov. 24th Den 5 (Hall)
The next den meeting is Sunday Nov. 24th at 2:00. I am working on the location. I will arrange the place as soon as possible. Have a great Sunday!
Meeting Sunday Nov. 10th Den 5 (Hall)
We are meeting this Sunday, BUT THERE IS A TIME CHANGE, as well as LOCATION. We will meet at the City Park at the Veterans Memorial at 1:00.
City Park, Veterans Memorial, 1:00.
Please respond to this message if you plan on being there.
Den Meeting Nov. 10th
Our next den meeting is Sunday Nov. 10th at 2:00. I know it is Veteran's Day weekend; however, it allows me to plan more effectively for the meeting. With my father's sickness on top of the end of football season and school, I need the time to catch up with my life.
My father is improving. Thank God! If you have any questions or concerns about the den meeting next Sunday, please let me know. We will back on track soon!
Council Rock Cub Scout Event, Scottsboro, Nov 9
ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH TO BE A CUB SCOUT? Only the bravest boys in the first through fifth grade need attempt this Saturday challenge. Beware, from 9am until 4pm Scottsboro’s King Caldwell Park will contain all the adventures of the Jungle Book.
Boys and Girls are welcome to try their courage and skills on ‘Bagheera’s Panther Walk’, the ‘Run from Shere Khan’, ‘Mang’s mid-air Bat Meal’, the ‘Flight of Ko the Crow’ and ‘Ikki’s worst porcupine nightmare’. Can you stand in front of ‘Rama & Mysa’s Stampede’?
Many of the day’s challenges can only be attempted with a teammate (friend or parent) like Thuu & Kaa’s great Python Battle, Escaping from Jacala’s Jaws, and Hathi’s Desperate Rampage. Do you have the strength to play with ‘Tha the Elephant’s Toenails’?
Join other adventurous boys and girls on the ‘Run from
Shere Khan the Tiger,’ play on a team in ‘Monkey-ball,’ and be a part of the ‘Elephant Races’.
All are welcome at the COUNCIL ROCK campfire 4pm-5pm where those brave enough to enter the King Caldwell Park Jungle will celebrate their day’s deeds with skits and song. Learn how to sing to an Alligator while your mom escapes to safety; learn how to make a Peanut & Butter sandwich in any emergency; learn how to walk through any jungle without fear once you know the Desperado song; and find out if you are a Chicken or an Eagle?
You can come for just a glimpse as you walk safely along the sidewalk or step into the King Caldwell Park Jungle for a day of adventure and fun with the Cub Scouts of America and all of the members of the Jungle Book saga.
Here is the schedule:
8:30 check-in & game begins
9:00-9:15 Opening Ceremony
9:15-12:00 Sessions 1 & 2 & 3
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Campfire Skit/Song Practice
1:00-4:00 Sessions 4 & 5 & 6
4:00-5:00 Council ROCK Campfire
5:00 depart the Jungle or go to Boy Scout Campfire
Directions: King Caldwell Park is located on the West side of S. Broad St. in Scottsboro, shortly after crossing US-72. After passing the First United Methodist Church, turn right on Ashmore Lane and park at the Caldwell School. Walk back to Broad St., cross over via the crosswalk, go left, then right onto Chappell St and right onto Garden Dr to the park entrance.
Link to map: https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Guntersville+Rd&daddr=Ashmore+Ln&hl=en&ll=34.507688,-86.244049&spn=0.476993,0.794449&sll=34.659612,-86.033823&sspn=0.00372,0.006207&geocode=Fby3CwIdjyzY-g%3BFfbfEAId20Df-g&t=m&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=18&safe=strict&z=11
Medical Forms for Cub Haunted
If you're attending Cub Haunted, be sure to take medical forms for EVERY person attending...adults and children.
You only need parts A and B. These can be found on the pack website at www.pack60arabalabama.org. Click "Files" on the left sidebar, then scroll down to "Health Form parts_ab__2012 update.pdf". Fill it out and save it on your computer for future events, then print a copy and bring with you. These are required at all overnight events.
Here's the direct link:
Meeting Today Oct. 13th
Don't forget we have Scouts today at 2:00.
Meeting cancelled Den 5 (Hall)
Today's den meeting has been cancelled. We will meet next Sunday Oct. 13. Sorry for the late notice.
Den 5 Bear Meeting Oct. 6th Den 5 (Hall)
Our next den meeting will be Sunday Oct. 6th at 2:00. We will work on achievement 11 p. 96-105. Have your son read p. 96- the top of p. 97 to prepare for the meeting.
Also, have him clean the knife he used to carve soap. This should reinforce what we learned today. Bring the knife to the next meeting for "inspection." Spend some time whittling with your son. The conversation should be interesting as you watch him create an incredible looking stick or whatever. He can bring his creation to the next meeting to share with the group.
I hope the achievements and activities we do ARE NOT items to check off a list. Your deliberate investment with your son will pay off for the rest of his life. Thank you for allowing me to work with your child. I love it!!
We need to gather by 5:15 for the parade. Wolves, Bears and Webelos meet in front of the Snead building on S. Main. Tigers can join at the Arab Meat Market.
We'll end our walk on the front steps of 1st Baptist and gather by den to make it easier to keep the boys together. Parents, please let your scout's den leader know when you are leaving with your scout.
Den 5 Bear meeting Sunday Sept. 22nd Den 5 (Hall)
Our next den meeting is Sunday Sept. 22nd at 2:00. We will work on completing Achievement 19 p. 146-151 in the Bear Handbook. Your son will earn his "Whittling Chip." He will need a pocketknife that he can open and close on his own.
Please make arrangements to stay for the meeting with your son to help with SAFETY. Plus, it should be a great time for everyone involved. Thank you for allowing your son to be involved in Cub Scouts. It is an honor to work with each of your boys.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Raingutter Regatta reminder
Just a reminder about our second summer event...Raingutter Regatta.
We'll get started at 9 Saturday morning at the small pavilion between the pool and the baseball fields near the park entrance.
There will be time to put the boats together before we start racing or you can assemble them at home.
Look forward to seeing you all Saturday.
Just a couple of items about the campout with Troop 60 this weekend...
They'll be set up and ready for us to begin to arrive between 1 and 2 p.m. on Saturday. There will be some separation of campsites between the Pack and Troop and each will have a campfire (if you want to use it to cook.) I'd suggest bringing a small grill or camp stove if you have one.
If you have any questions, just let me know.
Scout Campout with the Huntsville Stars
The Huntsville Stars will be hosting Boys Scouts and Cub Scouts from across N. Alabama on June 29th for a game and a campout on the outfield grass.
Under the "Files" menu, see the "2013 Boy Scout Campout" flyer for all the details. This MUST be filled out and turned in ahead of time.
They will allow small coolers for evening snacks. The Stars request that tent stakes not be used.
Here is a list of coming events for the Pack:
May 19th, 3 p.m.,
Pack meeting, pavilion next to the City Park Pond. This will be our "graduation" meeting.
June 8th, 8am-12
Beltloop Bonanza, City park
We're looking for badminton equipment. Please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can bring a set for that day.
Cub Scout Day Camp, Albertville Scout Hut
4-8 W-F evenings, 9-2 Saturday. Early bird cutoff (saves $24) is May 22nd.
Troop/Pack joint campout. Location TBA
July 13th, 9-11am
Raingutter Regatta, City Park
Webelos Resident Camp, Camp Comer
Let me know if you're interested, as we need to register all Webelos together (regardless of first year or second year). If some parents can go, that will be great. At a minimum, we need one parent per four scouts.
August 10th, 6-9pm
Scout Swim Night, City Pool
BALOO & OLSWL Training
BALOO & OLSWL, May 18th & 19th, Cathedral Caverns State Park. Cub Scout Leaders, while we’re all looking forward to the end of the school year, it’s also time to begin preparing for next Fall. Remember how busy the Fall always is with school starting, Fall sports, college football, and a new scouting year all at the same time. Well, here’s your opportunity to Be Prepared by attending Basic Outdoor Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) and Outdoor Leadership Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL). To keep the Outing in Scouting, get your Cub Scouts outdoors and do some camping. For a Pack to go camping, you must have at least one leader that has attending BALOO, and Webelos leaders that plan to go camping with their Webelos Dens will learn everything they need to know to have a fun, safe, and meaningful campout in OLSWL. Preregistration required.
I hope some of you can make it!
Wolf Meeting Cancelled Den 5 (Hall)
Due to the number of scouts who can't be there this Sunday, the meeting has been bumped to April 28th. Sorry for the late notice. Hope you all have a great weekend!
District Pinewood Derby...March 23
The district pinewood derby will be held on Saturday, March 23 at the DAR log gym in Grant. Here’s the address: 6077 Main Street Grant, AL 35747.
Registration will begin at 9:00 AM and the racing will begin at 10:00. There will be Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos divisions, as well as an open outlaw race. First, second, and third place winners for all divisions other than outlaw will receive an invitation to participate in the Council race in Birmingham.
Cost is $5 per car.
Den Meeting Den 5 (Hall)
Our next den meeting is Sunday Feb. 24th at 2:00. Please work on all achievements that you can at home. Our goal is to have each Wolf earn his badge by the March pack meeting on March 19th. The most involved task is keeping up with chores for one month. See Wolf handbook for details.
Don't forget Blue and Gold Banquet this Sat. 4:00 - 6:00. Our den should bring drinks. (tea, sprite, coke...)
Have a great week!
Pinewood Derby rules and helps
On the Pack website (www.pack60arabalabama.org) under Files, you'll find the Pack Pinewood Derby rules. Also, there are some templates in a zip file that might give you some ideas about shapes.
The most important thing is to have fun building a car TOGETHER. Don't worry about aerodynamics...they don't move fast enough for that to matter. Just have fun with it.
Again, if anyone needs help cutting the body out or would like some ideas, you're welcome to meet at my house on Saturday around 2pm. Just let me know you're coming so I'll have enough space prepared.
820 Haynes Rd NE
Our Chartered Organization, the Lions Club, delivers fruit baskets to the widows of former members each December. This would be an opportunity for a good turn with them.
They will meet at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, December 22 at Papa's Daylight Donuts and go from there in small groups (usually pairs). It usually takes them about 2 hours.
If you are willing and able to participate, please let me know as soon as possible so I can let Mr. Leak know how many to expect.
Tomorrow (Thursday) if you're available, come to the fire station at 1:30 to help with feeding the needy for thanksgiving. Wear your uniform as there will be a write up in the paper and more than likely pictures.
Thanks to Stacey Hutchins for letting us know about this chance to give back.
Pack Campout info
Just wanted to pass along some information about the campout Saturday night...
Spending the night is optional. We'll have activities during the afternoon and a campfire program in the evening, so there will be fun times, even if you go home later.
If you don't have a sleeping bag, a couple of heavier blankets will do. If you don't have a tent, talk to your den leader. If you have an extra tent you'd be willing to share, please bring it just in case.
Everyone is responsible for their own supper/breakfast. There will be room to bring a grill if you'd like. There is also a 36"x36" charcoal grill at the upper pavilion that can be used to cook.
We can start arriving around 4pm and activities will start around 6pm.
Don't forget your camp chair and a smile. :)
If you think of something I've not mentioned, or have a question, shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com.
See you Saturday,
Here are some of the coming events through November. The exact time for the Homecoming Parade will be announced when we find out. The Veteran's Day program will either be Nov 11 or 12...more to come on that as well.
Hope to see you all at the camp out Saturday.
Sep 22, 2012 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Council Fishing Rodeos Hanceville Veteran's Park
Sep 22, 2012 4:00 PM - 8:00 AM Pack 60 Campout Arab City Park
Sep 25, 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Pack Meeting Arab City Park, old Senior Center
Sep 29, 2012 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Council Fishing Rodeo Joe Wheeler State Park
Oct 4, 2012 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Homecoming Parade Downtown (exact time TBA)
Oct 6, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pack Conservation Project Arab City Park
Oct 7, 2012 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tiger Cub Safari Birmingham Zoo
Oct 13, 2012 4:00 PM - 12:00 PM Cub Haunted Camp Sequoyah
Oct 23, 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Pack Meeting Community Center, Arab City Park
Scout Shop savings
The Scout Shop will be running a summer clearance from July 6 through August 3. Items will be up to 70% off regular price. As is the usual case, this will not include uniforms, however some of the older style nylon uniforms will be discounted.
New Youth Protection On-line Training Course
Hello Pack 60 Leaders, I hope your summer is going well.
I want to encourage you to go into myscouting.scouting.org and retake the Youth Protection class, some of you are getting close to the 2 year point and need to take it anyway, but the new training is much better than the previous one.
There are new sections in the training about Bullying, how abusers "groom" their victims, and new mandatory reporting requirements.
No hurry, but we will need a copy of the certificate with your application in Aug/Sep.
Scout Shop sale
At the Huntsville Scout Shop, April 13-19, everything that you can stuff in a FREE reusable shopping bag is 25% off (excluding program insignia and literature, Pinewood Derby, advancement items and gift cards). The national site says that uniforms are also excluded, but the flyer at the Huntsville store didn't have that...you'll need to check.
So, camping gear, t-shirts, jeans (already marked down to about $8), etc., is valid for the 25% off.
Be PALS -- Arab clean up
BSA Community Service Opportunity
Arab will be participating in PALS (People Against a Littered State) on Saturday, April 28th.
Registration begins at 8am at the Recreation Center on Main Street.
You Choose the Area and fill the trash bags provided for you. The City will handle the pick up and disposal.
You Chose how long you work.
Be a part of helping Arab's spring cleaning event!
Note: Bring Gloves and water. A limited quantity of t-shirts are available for those who arrive early.
Pack Meeting, March 20th. LOCATION CHANGE
Due to Spring Break occurring on the fourth week of the month, the Pack 60 meeting has been moved up to the third Tuesday, March 20 at the regular time of 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the gym at the Arab Rec Center on Main Street (across from City Hall).
Hope to see you all there.
Pinewood Derby Photos
I have put the photos from the Pinewood Derby on the Website, under the Pinewood Derby 2012 link. However, due to youth privacy concerns, you must use your Scout Manage username and password to log in to see them. Once you've logged in, There are other photos in the "Photos" tab.
If you have forgotten your username or password, I can provide your username and reset your password.
Yours in Scouting, Kendall
I hope you all are ready to race tomorrow. It promises to be a fun time as always.
Leaders need to plan on arriving at the Community Center at 8 a.m. to help setup. Registration is planned to start at 8:30 with racing to start at 9 if possible.
We're glad to have Pack 173 Cubmaster Daniel Cole back this year to provide the track, electronic timing and to manage the race.
See you tomorrow!
Please bring old eye glasses to next Pack Meeting
As you know, the Arab Lion's Club is the Pack 60's Charter Organization and has made it possible for Cub Scouting to exist in Arab for many, many years.
One of the activities that the Lion's Club does is to collect old eye glasses. These old eye glasses are refurbished and provided to people that have no other way to get the glasses they need.
So that we may "help other people," please bring your old eye glasses, you know the ones that are sitting in the drawer after you got a new prescription, and the ones that you just won't wear them anymore. The Lion's Club will see that they get to a person that really needs them.