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!

Crisson Gold Mine – Dahlonega July 16, 2016

Pack 703:

We have an opportunity to explore the Crisson Gold Mine in Dahlonega, GA on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10AM.  The cost is $9 per person with a total of 20+ attending.  With less than 20 attending the cost will go up to $15 each.  This will include 3 attractions:

Gold Panning – With one pan of dirt, you will learn the exciting art of Gold Panning and actually pan for that bright shiny metal yourself. You will get to take home your gold findings in your own bottle, this will be a good way to remember this fun experience. Great way to learn how the Old Timers did it!
Gemstone Search – With a two gallon bucket of dirt, you will learn to sift for many types of valuable gemstones from all around the world- Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, Garnets, Amethyst, and other brightly colored stones. We have wonderful descriptive charts to help identify all your Gems you found, as well as our knowledgeable instructors.
Wagon ride – Take our wagon ride through our nice woodsy area where you will see all of our animals, antique farming exhibits, and even pass by a gold mining tunnel as well as our Open Pit Gold Mine.

Please let us know ASAP if your family is interested in attending by emailing events.703@gmail.com.


Website for more info about the location of this exciting activity! http://www.crissongoldmine.com/

Memorial Day Flag Laying

Pack 703,

Please volunteer! This Saturday, May 28th is the Memorial Flag Laying. 

Where:  Kennesaw Memorial Park

          1306 Whitlock Ave

Marietta 30064

       Meet at the flag pole in the cemetery

When: 8:00am – 10:00am

Bring: Screwdriver (sometimes the ground is hard. This will help make putting the flags in the ground easier for you) and water bottle.

Wear: Scouts and Leaders, please wear your class A uniform.

Snack: KMP providing goldfish and capri suns for the scouts afterwards.

Leader contact:  Erik Van Herik at 404-326-1687.

 Thank you for volunteering!



Pack 703 Annual Planning Meeting!

Parents – we will hold our annual planning meeting this coming Sunday 5/22 at 3:00 PM at Swift Cantrell Park in Kennesaw. We plan to use the picnic tables hear the playgrounds so that there is entertainment for the boys and siblings.

This is your chance to help plan and shape the pack for the upcoming 2016-2017 year.

Hope to see you there!

Mid-May Rank Advancement Ceremony

 You’re invited to the

 Rank Advancement Ceremony and Family Campout

on Saturday, May 14th to Sunday, May 15th

at McFarlane Nature Park

276 Farm Road, Marietta 30067

Saturday 12:00pm to Sunday 10:00am 

Rank Advancement Ceremony at 2:00pm

Family Campout Cost: $10/per person

(Cost includes dinner, s’mores & breakfast)

RSVP by Monday, May 9th at the Committee Meeting at Living Hope Church (8pm).

 We need a GRUB MASTER! Would you like to be the Grub Master for this family campout? If so, please let me know ASAP!! You would work with Britni Cress on the menu. She has volunteered to shop. 

You and your scout are welcome to attend just the 2pm Rank Advancement ceremony if you are unable to participate in the overnight camp.

Thanks – Michelle


Save the date! April 16th – Big Shanty Festival Parade

We expect our Pack to be able to march in the parade at the Big Shanty Festival Parade on April 16th.  However, we do not usually hear the details like the exact time and location to meet until shortly before the festival.  If you and your scout would like to attend then please plan to be at the Festival in downtown Kennesaw on this date and more details will come before the event.
April 16th – Big Shanty Parade – Kennesaw, GA