Save the Date – Creative Discovery Museum

We are organizing an overnight camp-in to the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga, May 10 and 11.  If you attended this in the past, you know what a fantastic trip this is for the boys, with lots of hands-on activities and energy expenditure.  The cost is $30 per person, and you can also register for this at the Derby.  Since we have to put down a deposit very soon, we appreciate your timely response.

2014 Blue & Gold Event

Our Annual Blue and Gold Banquet (where each boy who has earned his current rank badge will receive it and the Arrows of Light cross over into the Troop) will be on March 1st at Kennesaw United Methodist Church.  The theme this year is “It’s a Scout World, After All!“, and will focus on the huge impact Scouting makes around the World. There is a small registration fee this year to help cover costs.  It will be $3 per person if you register at the Derby, and $5 thereafter. Active cub scouts of Pack 703 will not be charged. So register at the Derby for the Early Bird rate!

2014 Pinewood Derby

Happy New Year to All. It’s shaping up to be a very exciting year and your Pack Committee is busy preparing for the upcoming Pinewood Derby on February 8 at 9AM at Kennesaw United Methodist Church (KUMC) on Ben King Road.

Click here for the official rules we will be using to govern the derby. Please adhere to these policies so everyone will have a fair and fun derby experience.

All cars must be weighed in and impounded before the race by the Pack Derby Committee. The weigh-in will take place at KUMC on Friday, February 7 at 6:30 PM.

We will publish approximate race starting times for each rank in the near future. Stay tuned.

This is always a special day for scouts and their parents and we hope your son will do his best to create a great derby entry. If you have not yet received your derby kit, please contact your den leader.

Remember our next Pack Meeting on Monday, January 27 (6:45PM at Living Hope).

USS Alabama Overnight

Overnight Adventure Aboard the USS Alabama

Saturday, January 18 to Sunday, January 19, 2014

3:00 P.M. (CST) arrival time on Saturday,

8:00 A.M. (CST) departure time on Sunday

 

The Alabama offers a unique camping experience, with complete overnight camping facilities on board. Campers sleep in the actual berthing areas once occupied by the crew. Trip includes dinner on Saturday, continental breakfast on Sunday morning.

 

Due to the Berthing set-up on the USS Alabama, this is an all-male overnight trip for participants 6 years of age and older. Younger male siblings are allowed to attend as long as they are 6 years of age by the time of the trip. All women and children under 6 years of age may purchase a day ticket for $15.00 adults and $6.00 for children 6 and under, to tour the ship at the Ship. This will allow you to remain with your family until 8:00 PM. If non-overnight participants would like to eat dinner with the pack on Saturdaynight they’ll need to pay $5.00. (Please add the $5.00 per person for non-overnight participants that will be eating to your check) Also, alternate accommodations near the ship can be found at: http://www.ussalabama.com/tourist_info.php

 

Class A uniforms must be worn to this event. Class B uniforms will also be required during the weekend.

 

The cost is $30.00 per personmust be male and at least 6 years old to attend. Registration deadline for this event is Wednesday, November 27th, 2013. Group size is limited to 90. Since this is a ticketed event we must receive full payment for tickets when you register. This event is non-refundable after November 272013.

 

Register NOW by filling out this quick and simple form at: http://cubscoutpack703.com/event-registration/

 

Once you complete your registration, please bring your check to the November pack meeting. Remember to label your scout(s) name on the memo line of your check. This will cut down on lines!! All you need to do is drop your check in the basket labeled ‘USS Alabama Trip’ at check-in. Once you’ve filled out the registration form online and paid, you’ll receive a confirmation email.

 

Please arrive no later then 3:00 P. M. for group check-in. We must check-in as a group. There is a mandatory orientation program when we first arrive.

 

Address for Directions:

Battleship USS Alabama

2703 Battleship Parkway

Mobile, AL 36602

 

The USS Alabama is located approximately 350 miles from Kennesaw.

Turkey Shoot 2013


Congratulations to Mitchell McClain [left] on achieving Pack 703′s top score at yesterday’s Mountain Lake District Turkey Shoot. Mitchell is the proud new owner of a nice plump Thanksgiving Turkey! Congratulations also to Mitchell’s brother Ben [right] who was runner up for the prize. Way to go, Sharpshooters!

Pack 703 had 60 boys participating in the event, and there were plenty of smiles throughout the day in various activities such as BB Guns, archery, slingshots, hammer throwing, Human Foosball, and Rock Wall Climbing. We’re proud of all of our scouts for representing us so well and conducting themselves with cheerfulness and good sportsmanship.

Please remember our November Pack Meeting will be a week early this month, on Monday, November 18th at 6:45PM at Living Hope Church.

Webelos Scientist Pin for Webelos 1 & 2

When: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Where: Lockheed Martin, Marietta
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $10 per person
Deadline to register: Wednesday, October 9th.
Please email us at events.703@gmail.com to register by 10/9. Please put Webelos Scientist Pin in the subject line of the email.

Lockheed Martin Leadership Association is proud to present the 13th WEBELOS SCIENTIST PIN at Lockheed Martin Marietta. The Event includes 4 Learning Sessions and a guided tour of the C-130J Production Line. The cost for the event will be $10 per scout, free for attending adults. The $10 fee will be used to purchase food for the event and provide the scout with an event patch along with other small departing gifts. All classes will involve some degree of writing so bring a pen/pencil.

Lake Allatoona Cleanup and Camp Out Update

We collected numerous bags of man-made refuse and help return the shoreline to it’s pristine condition.  We had a fabulous family camp out and enjoyed some wonderful food prepared by our volunteers, including camp-cooked peach cobbler and ice cream!  Afterwards, the boys had an ocean of fun on the beach making sandcastles and roasting marshmallows on our bonfire. Thanks to everyone for making it a huge success.

Lake Allatoona Clean Up and Campout 2013

Here are a few key details about the Allatoona Cleanup and family campout on Saturday, September 28th.

  • Please plan to arrive around 8:30 AM.  Pack 703 will be cleaning the shoreline of Lake Allatoona at Dallas Landing.  Scouts who participate in the cleanup will receive an Allatoona Cleanup patch.  There is no registration fee for the cleanup.
  • Scouts may wear their Class B t-shirts or any old t-shirt will do.
  • After the cleanup, the Lake Authority will host a cookout from 12:00PM – 2:00PM at the Riverside Day Use Area and provide a complimentary lunch for participants.  There will be live entertainment, games and prizes.
  • After the picnic we will camp at Dallas Landing.  Those that attend the cleanup and picnic will probably arrive around 3:00PM to 4:00PM.  Those attending just the campout will arrive when they can.  The Pack will cook dinner Saturday night and provide continental breakfast on Sunday morning.  The cost is $5 per person ($20 max per family).   Pack 703 registered scout who has paid pack dues is free. Please bring $5 per person to the September 23rd pack meeting if you are planning to dine with us at the campout.

Please click here for additional details including directions.

If you wish to attend either the cleanup or campout, please email your scout’s name and the number attending to events@cubscoutpack703.com.  We need a headcount of who will be at the cleanup and who will be camping no later than Wednesday, September 25th so that we can purchase food for the campout.