November Pack meeting

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

Kennesaw Santa Day Parade Participation

Pack 703 has been accepted to march in the City of Kennesaw’s Santa Day Parade on Saturday, December 3rd!

We will march as a Pack (no float) in our Class A uniforms and we will be wearing Santa hats as well.

Please bring any Santa hats that you might have (especially kids sizes) but if you don’t have any then don’t worry about it, we are working on providing some for the day.  Walking sticks and backpacks can also be worn/carried to show how much we enjoy camping and hiking.

Below are some important details about participating, which we will discuss a little further at the Pack Meeting on 11/28:

  • Adams Park is the staging area for the parade. The park entrance is located at 2753 Watts Dr.
  • Our Pack participants should arrive no later than 10:30am, no one will be admitted to the staging area after 11am.  All units must be in position and “ready to go” by 11:30 a.m. The parade will begin promptly at 12 p.m.
  • If it is anything like the Spring parade we took part in last year then the parade route takes between 30-45 minutes to complete.
  • After the parade, according to the Day with Santa event entry on the City of Kennesaw website, “The celebration continues with a holiday host of activities including FREE snow tubing, inflatables and amusements, kid’s crafts, visits with Santa, stage entertainment, and a holiday market full of gift ideas and unique merchandise. Food vendors will be onsite.”  So feel free to hang around for the afternoon with some of the Pack or continue elsewhere for holiday errands and such.

Our Unit Number (Position in parade): #25-B

Our Official Entry Name: Cub Scout Pack 703

I hope many of you can make it to this fun activity so we can carry our banner and flags and show our enthusiasm for Scouting!

Assistant Cubmaster Tim

Turkey Shoot Results!

Hello Pack 703 Parents!

The BB shooting results are in from the Turkey Shoot yesterday and our overall winner is Blake Jervey, one of our Bears, with a score of 96 (out of 100)!

Here he is with his certificate and turkey.  Congratulations, Blake!

We would also like to recognize the best shooters in each of the other Dens.  Their names and scores are below:

Rank                        Scout Name              Score

Tigers                      Hayden Perry            55

Wolf                         Tyler Steinman          67

Webelos                  Heath Tucker            91

 

We will announce all of these winners again at the November Pack Meeting and award a small prize to the other Den winners.  Targets will be returned by your Den Leader or at the Pack Meeting.

 

Special mention of another one of our Bears, Garrett Osterling, who scored an impressive 92!

Also, we wanted to note that some of our siblings did exceptionally well.  Especially Xavier Callender with a perfect score of 100!  Also Samantha Steinman who scored a 91, nice job!

Here is the complete list of scores:

Great shooting, everyone!  I hope you all had fun taking part in the shooting sports and other activities they had at this year’s Turkey Shoot.  It’s always a good time.  If your Scout is not happy with their shooting then please reassure them that there will be more opportunities for practice in the Scout summer camps (day or overnight), which we will be talking about more in the Spring.  Also, take advantage of the Official Cub Scout Guide to Shooting Sports as it contains many helpful tips on improving technique.  We’re proud of all of our Scouts!

 

If any participants did not receive a Turkey Shoot patch then please let me know and we will get you one.

 

I have posted some pictures from the event on the Pack Picture Website that I am trying to institute at the following link: https://pack703pix.shutterfly.com/pictures

If you cannot access that site, then please create a shutterfly account (or log into an existing one) and request access and I’ll get you right in.  Especially if you have more event pictures to upload!

Thanks everyone!

Assistant Cubmaster Tim

Satisfaction Survey

Hello Pack 703 parents,

We will now be sending out two surveys each Scouting year to all involved families to try to get an idea of what is liked and disliked about the program so that we can be constantly improving. The first of these is at the following link: SURVEY LINK

Please take a few moments to complete the survey and help us to improve the Scouting experience for all of our Scouts and their families. It is anonymous unless you choose to enter your contact information because you wish to be contacted about a question, problem or idea.

In a couple of weeks we will email information about the survey results and some plans to address what is discovered. The second survey will go out in the Spring.

Thanks so much!

Assistant Cubmaster Tim

Wreaths Across America

On 12/17/2016, Pack 703 will place wreaths on veteran gravestones at Marietta National Cemetery.

There are 18,838 veteran graves in this cemetery.  To help ensure that each participating scout gets the opportunity to place a wreath on a veteran’s grave, please consider making a wreath donation.

To learn more, go to https://wreaths.fastport.com/viewLocation.html

Thank you!

Silver Comet 18th Annual Turkey Shoot

Saturday, November 5, 2016

10:00AM to 4:00PM

Jim Miller Park (2245 Callaway Road, Marietta 30008)

$10 per participant

BB Ranges     Archery Ranges   Sling Shots   Climbing Wall   Games   Prizes   Crafts

All Scouts must wear their Class A’s 

For those who registered and paid, our shoot time is 10:00am.  You must arrive at 9:30am to check-in and receive your target.  For anyone NOT yet signed up, you can still participate.  The cost is $12 at the event.  There is no guarantee you will be able to shoot with the Pack at our assigned time, but you can definitely shoot at some point and also take part in the many other fun activities at your leisure.

You will be meeting Tim and Karen Gambon at the Pack 703 check-in tent/table to get your target.  Tim’s cell # is 404-406-3921.  The Turkey Shoot will take place Rain or Shine! 

The Theme of this year’s Turkey Shoot is Castles and Dragons.  Most games and demonstrations will use recycled or reused materials or have a recycling component.

As a community service, we are asking all Packs to bring personal hygiene items, such as: toothbrush/tooth paste from a dental office, small soaps, shampoo, Kleenex, wipes, and so on.  These items will be donated to Must Ministries.

In addition to bringing the toiletries, we are partnering with the Center for Family Resources to help “stuff the turkey.”  They are trying to collect 1400 boxes of stuffing to help provide 1400 families with Thanksgiving dinner.  Of course, any other canned goods or non-perishable food items are welcome as part of that effort.

Thanks in advance for making the event and service a success!

October Pack Meeting! Carnival, Costumes and Event Updates!

Hello Pack 703!

It is very exciting that our next pack meeting is almost upon us!  It is next Monday, October 24th at 6:45pm at Living Hope Church.  I have some important reminders for you all for the meeting.

The Bears will be leading our annual carnival event so tell the boys to be prepared for a carnival full of fun!!  There will be games and candy for prizes!!

We will also be doing a costume contest so please let your boys dress up for some costume fun!!  We will have judges so may the best costume win!!!

Please bring your popcorn order forms to Greg at this pack meeting so we can get all of the orders turned in on time so we don’t miss out on anyone’s delicious popcorn!

We will also begin collecting money for Yorktown.  For some of our larger pack events, we must begin collecting the money a couple of months ahead of time to put down a deposit to reserve our spot for the trip.  This unique, awe-inspiring and educational trip is a 2 night event and the cost is $99 per person (child or adult).  Feel free to ask around at the pack meeting about the fun to be experienced at Yorktown if you would like more information on the trip.

Your den leaders will be reaching out to you to let you know if we still need your annual dues or medical forms.  If you have not already paid your dues or turned in medical forms, please bring them to the meeting.

We will need a medical form for everyone attending Spooky-Ree in 2 weeks.  We need new medical forms each year for adults and children so please bring these to the pack meeting.  If you need another copy of the medical forms, please reach out to me and I will get you one or click this link to download a copy of the blank forms.

I am looking forward to seeing you all next Monday!  Please reach out to me with any questions or if you need anything!

Thank you all for making pack 703 great!

Ashley Hardeman

New and Returning Leader Training – Save the Date!

Those of you who are offering to be Den Leaders and Pack Committee Members, or maybe just want to be ready to offer service to the pack in the event that it is needed, please save the date of Saturday, August 27th because that is when the general Cub Scout Leader Training will take place and it sounds like it will cover all of the requirements.

Here is where and when, but for more details please see the District Flyer regarding the training.

WHERE: Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, 5145 Due West Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127
WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 2016

Cub Scout Program Leaders 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Includes all Den Leaders & Assistant Den Leaders,
Cubmasters and Assistant Cubmasters,
Pack Committee Members and Pack Trainers

Thank you for your help and service!

First Major Events of the 2016-2017 Scouting Year

This is just to give everyone a heads-up for these first couple of activities that we are planning within the next couple of months.

Allatoona Cleanup and Family Camping at Dallas Landing: September 24th 8:30am-?

Come help us to clean up Lake Allatoona as a Pack. You can participate in just the cleanup that Saturday morning or stay on and participate in the Family Camping that night with dinner and a campfire.

Coming to help clean during the day is a free activity. Camping out for the night usually involves a small cost, but the Pack is taking care of that for everyone this year! More details regarding this event to come shortly.

Spooky-Ree Camp Adventure Weekend: NEW DATE!!! October 28th-30th

This is a super fun Halloween-themed camping weekend with tons of great activities which is always a hit with the Scouts.

Cost varies depending on how you wish to attend and participate. More details can be found here.

Please contact Tim Gambon (tgambon@bellsouth.net) or Britni Cress (events.703@gmail.com) to arrange for registration and payment before Friday 8/26! or with any questions you might have regarding this Scout-pleaser of an event.

Upcoming Meetings to kick off the 2016-2017 Scouting Season!

School Night for Scouting at Bullard Elementary cafeteria on Thursday, August 11th from 6:00-7:00pm (note the time as the 7-8pm timeslot was sent in some materials, but 6-7pm is correct). This is a great opportunity for 1st – 5th grade boys interested in scouting! Learn more about our Pack and what scouting has to offer.

New Parent Orientation will be held on Monday, August 15 from 7:00-8:00pm at Living Hope Church 3450 Stilesboro Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152. Come and learn more about the Pack and see how much fun your family can have with the Scouts! Even if you haven’t decided to join, you are welcome to come and participate with no pressure given to sign up.

First Pack meeting of the 2016-2017 school year will be on Monday, August 22nd at 6:45pm at Living Hope Church 3450 Stilesboro Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152.

If you’re interested in joining Cub Scouts or just learning more about it, then please attend any or all of these meetings to get more information.  We would love to have you and we have fun activities planned for the kids!