Hello Pack 703!
We hope to see you at our upcoming Pack Meeting scheduled for this Monday, January 23 at 6:45PM. Before and after the meeting, you will be able to sign up for Cumberland Caverns Camping (April 29-30) as well as our Blue & Gold Luncheon (March 25). See below for details on both events:
Cumberland Caverns Camping:
Camp-out underground in the “10-Acre Room” with all the comforts a true caveman or cavewoman would expect, including fully functional underground restrooms. The cost for this event is $49.39 per person and includes the Daily Scenic Walking Tour, Rocky Topper Caving Tour, and breakfast in the Volcano Room.
The Daily Scenic Walking Tour takes about 1½ hours to complete. You will view stalagmites and stalactites. The cave surface is dirt and rock, there are steps and slopes to walk up and down.
The Rocky Topper Caving Tour is a 2.5-3 hour tour. We recommend bringing a flashlight and a change of clothes for this one! There will be muddy passages, tight squeezes and cave crawling. View spectacular gypsum crystals and enjoy unsurpassed underground sights and formations.
Check in will be at 5:30pm on Saturday, April 29th and leave the next morning between 8-8:30. Breakfast at 7:30am served in the volcano room. Minimum age requirement is 6 years old.
Cumberland Caverns is about 3 hours away from Kennesaw in McMinniville, TN. Visit the Cumberland Caving Website to see more pictures or learn more about the experience! http://cumberlandcaverns.com/
Blue & Gold Luncheon:
Join us as we celebrate the Anniversary of Scouting and watch as our Webelos cross over into Boy Scouts! This event is the highlight of the year and will take place of our March pack meeting. The cost for this event is $5 for each guest which covers the cost of food and drinks. All scouts are free! This year’s theme will be announced at the January pack meeting.
Events Chair – Pack 703
There is an event going on at Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw Campus) this weekend that might interest some parents or dens. You can register as individuals or groups.
Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center, Inc. Kids Saturday Science
Who: 3rd-8th Grade Students
What: “The Bare Bones: Forensic Anthropology and the Human Skeleton”
When: January 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Social Sciences Building, Room 4080
Registration Form Link
There have been some pictures added to our Pack Share site from a few of our recent events and meetings. Please check them out and add any photos you might have from our recent events.
Note: If you don’t already have access to view and add photos to the photo share site then you can request access with a new or existing (free) shutterfly.com account and access is usually granted within minutes.
Congratulations to our Wolves for selling the most Popcorn of any rank in the Pack! As a result, they are awarded two hours of video gameplay at the OpenPlay Gaming Center here in Kennesaw!
Open Play has given us a great discount for this reward and in return we want to encourage Pack 703 families to check them out and support a local small business. Give your kids an affordable and fun period of playtime while the weather is cold or rainy and they are going stir crazy.
Open Play also offers Parents Nights Out frequently, if you need a date night.
Open Play Gaming Center
1600 Kennesaw Due West Rd, Suite 304
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Hello Again, Pack 703 Families!
Who’s looking forward to our Pinewood Derby? I know I am!
Our Webelos I Den Leader-extraordinaire and Assistant Cubmaster, Tom Donoghue, has offered his home and workshop for Scouts who want some tools and/or assistance in customizing their Pinewood Derby Cars before the big event in February. Other Scout parents in Tom’s Webelos I Den are lending him some additional tools as well to help us make this available to as many Scouts as possible.
The first workshop event will take place on December 18th from 3pm-5pm and it would be best if you signed up for approximately the time slot that you intend to arrive so that we don’t have 15-20 Scouts all trying to share and manipulate power tools simultaneously. (Time slots are rough and strict adherence to your 30-minute window is not necessary.)
Tom’s home address is 3239 Waterhouse St NW in Kennesaw (send him and his 3-Scout family a Christmas card!) Sign-up for a slot and if we fill up then we will likely host another workshop in January.
Here is the link to SignUpGenius to get your Scout a timeslot!
Date: 12/18/2016 (Sun.)
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm EST
Location: 3239 Waterhouse St NW, Kennesaw
Hope to see you guys there!
Assistant Cubmaster Tim
Hello Pack 703 Parents,
Friendly reminder –
Due to the swiftly-approaching holidays, this month’s Pack Meeting will take place on Dec. 12 @ 6:45 pm at the usual location of Living Hope Church.
Among other brief meeting activities and awards, we will have a ceremony for the Arrow of Light scouts. As such, this pack meeting may be a little longer than most.
We got a good number of responses to our survey that we sent out to the Pack families back in early November. We have discussed the feedback among the Pack and Den leadership and come up with some ideas to address some of the problem areas.
The analysis and ideas are quite lengthy so I have placed them on a separate page of this website for the time being, as it would be too long for a post.
See the information here.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey!
Hello Pack 703 Parents!
On December 17th, our Pack will be laying wreaths on the graves of veterans at the Marietta National Cemetary. All Pack 703 Scouts and their families are invited to attend and assist us with this effort. This will be our first time doing this service project and we hope it will be something we can do each year from now on to give back to those who give so much for us.
The address of the cemetery is 500 Washington Avenue in Marietta. There is general parking available in the area and we are asked to arrive no later than 11:30am in order to participate in the process. Please wear Class A uniforms.
To donate an additional wreath to be laid for a veteran, you can follow the link below where there is also additional information about the event.
Please contact me with any questions, we hope to see everyone there!
Assistant Cubmaster Tim
Thanks to all who marched with us in the Santa Day Parade through downtown Kennesaw! We had a great time and represented our pack well with our cheery and festive scouts. We’re still adding pictures, but there is a new album on our Shutterfly Photo site: https://pack703pix.shutterfly.com/pictures/
If you don’t already have access then all you need is a free Shutterfly account and to click on the request for access when accessing the link above. I’m usually able to grant the access within a few minutes.
Our November Pack meeting will take place on Monday evening the 28th. Please arrive by 6:45pm as will begin promptly at 7.
Here are some of the fun things we have planned:
- Those who sold over $150 of popcorn will be allowed to throw at least one water balloon at the leader of their choice
- Prizes will be handed out for the Turkey Shoot leaders in each rank (except the Bears, as Blake Jervey has already received his prizes)
- Raffles, of course
- And more!
See you there!
Assistant Cubmaster Tim