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The “Top 10” Links to Share with new scout families.

Original post here: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/08/22/top-10-links-to-share-with-new-cub-scout-families-to-get-them-up-to-speed/

1. What are the basics to know before starting Cub Scouts this fall?

If a new Cub Scout parents reads just one post, make it this one that shares three Cub Scout must-knows.

2. Why do Cub Scouts meet with their packs and dens each week?

This post covers why Cub Scouts have meetings and what they do at them.

3. What is a blue and gold banquet?

At some point this fall, the Cubmaster is going to start talking about the blue and gold banquet. Here’s what that is.

4. Are Cub Scouts part of Boy Scouts?

Yes, Cub Scouts are part of the Boy Scouts of America, but they have their own awesome program. Read more about the difference.

5. What is the order of Cub Scout ranks?

Informed Cub Scout parents will want to know the definitive order of Cub Scout ranks.

6. What is the Arrow of Light?

Short answer: the Arrow of Light is the pinnacle of Cub Scouting. For the longer answer, go here.

7. What is Boys’ Life magazine?

Short answer: If it’s in a boy’s life, it’s in Boys’ Life magazine. Slightly longer answer: Boys’ Life is a monthly magazine for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers. It includes Scouting stories, science facts, fun jokes and games, stories of Scouting heroism, previews of the latest books and movies for guys, and much more. For Scouts, the cost is just $12 a year ($1 an issue).

Contact your local council or unit leader for details.

8. What is the Pinewood Derby?

The Pinewood Derby, a racing event using cars Cub Scouts build with their parents or guardians, is a Cub Scouting tradition. Read tips for planning the best Pinewood Derby ever, and tips for helping your Cub Scout build a faster car.

9. How do I help my Cub Scout get ready to camp?

Read these four suggestions for getting your pack’s camping program into high gear.

10. How can I support a Scout with special needs?

There’s room for everyone in a Cub Scout pack or den, including Cub Scouts with special needs. Here’s how to help them feel welcome.

Welcome to Scouting Year 2018-2019!

Welcome back! Our first meeting of the 2018-2019 scouting year will be September 6, 2018 at 6:30PM and the calendar for meetings thereafter has been updated above! Adult leaders please note that we will be having a planning meeting August 9, 2018 at 7PM. We look forward to seeing you all shortly!

Lions coming this fall!

From the BSA’s Scouting Magazine:

“On the heels of a successful pilot that introduced new families to Scouting and raised retention rates, Lions, the BSA’s Cub Scout program for kindergarten-age youth, will become an official part of Cub Scouting this year.

When can my pack begin welcoming Lions? This fall — as part of the 2018-2019 program year.”

Click here for the full article and to read more!

 

Blue & Gold Banquet

Parents & Family of

Pack 400, You’re invited!

The Blue & Gold Banquet is our annual celebration of your scouts’ accomplishments and includes Rank Advancement ceremonies, Awards, Webelos Arrow of Light presentation and bridging ceremonies for Webelos II to Boy Scouts of America.

If you are the parents, guardians or immediate family of a scout in Pack 400, you are invited!

When? 4:00PM sharp, Saturday, February 24, 2018

Where? American Legion Post 182 – Slate Ridge, 2217 Whiteford Rd (Rt. 136), Whiteford, MD 21160

Please RSVP by February 16, 2018 by emailing info @ slateridgescouts.org and include the name of your scout and the total number of persons attending from your family. Please also email your pictures from the 2017-2018 scouting year to chair @ slateridgescouts.org for inclusion in our slide show!

Pinewood Derby 2018

Pinewood DerbyParents and scouts, the derby will soon be here! With Santa’s gift delivered by Cubmaster Bruce Steltzer or by purchasing a kit separately through the Scout Shop, work with your parents on getting your car ready to race! If you need ideas or would like to learn more about the history of the derby, you can head on over to http://www.pinewoodderby.org/ .

Here are the rules we will use for this year’s Pinewood Derby.

Pack 400 Pinewood Derby 2018 for Cub Scouts

Pack 400 Pinewood Derby 2018 for Open Class (siblings, sponsors, parents, etc.)

Date Reminders: March 22, 2018 for Trials and Weigh-In with the derby itself on March 24, 2018.

TIME CHANGE! On the 24th, check-In will occur at 1:30pm, with the derby starting at 2:00pm.

Pinewood Derby ComicAnd just a tongue-in-cheek reminder for us parents: Please take the opportunity to share in the experience, but make sure your scout makes and owns the decisions going into their car. The race will mean so much more if they feel that they had/have ownership in it. Your scout should be responsible for designing and building their car, with your help and supervision of-course.

2017-2018 Calendar Coming Soon

A calendar for the 2017-2018 scouting year will be coming soon!

Our first night back as a pack will be Thursday, September 14 at 6:30P. We will be building rockets our second meeting on September 21st to launch Saturday the 23rd! Details of the launch event will be shared during the meeting and posted afterward. New scouts are welcome!

Cub Scout Meetings resume September 8, 2016!

Just a reminder to all concerned and those interested, Cub Scouts is set to resume regular meetings on September 8, 2016 at Slate Ridge Presbyterian Church starting at 6:30PM local. For the 2016 year, we will keep the Thursday night schedule. A printable schedule is available by clicking on the link below.

Pack 400 Calendar 2016-17

Pinewood Derby 2016

Pinewood DerbyParents and scouts, the derby will soon be here! With Santa’s gift delivered by Cubmaster Chad Nagel or by purchasing a kit separately through the Scout Shop, work with your parents on getting your car ready to race! If you need ideas or would like to learn more about the history of the derby, you can head on over to http://www.pinewoodderby.org/ .

Here are the rules we will use for this year’s Pinewood Derby.

Pack 400 Pinewood Derby 2016 CUBS

Pack 400 Pinewood Derby 2016 OPEN Class

Date Reminders: March 31, 2016 for Trials and Weigh-In with the derby itself on April 2, 2016.

Pinewood Derby ComicAnd just a tongue-in-cheek reminder for us parents: Please take the opportunity to share in the experience, but make sure your scout makes and owns the decisions going into their car. The race will mean so much more if they feel that they had/have ownership in it. Your scout should be responsible for designing and building their car, with your help and supervision of-course.

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