Spooky-ree Campout 2014

posted Oct 2, 2014, 6:49 AM by Pack 815 Webmaster   [ updated Oct 2, 2014, 8:09 AM ]

Spooky-ree Logo
Spooky-ree is a Fall Festival-themed weekend at Bert Adams Scout Reserve in Covington GA, filled with Fall activities, including a creepy-crawly nature show, pumpkin carving and decorating, archery, BBs, s'mores, and a campfire. The highlight of the weekend is the Trick-or-Treating Trail for all Scouts and an extra spooky haunted trail for the older Scouts and adults.

This is a Family Camping Event, so parents, siblings, and other family members are welcome to attend. A parent or adult partner must attend with each 1st - 3rd grade scout. Webelos Scouts (4th-5th) grade may attend without a parent provided their parent has arranged for another attending adult to be responsible for the scout during the weekend.

EVENT DATE: Fri-Sat, Oct 24-26
(Note: This is the session that Pack 815 is attending as a group. If you cannot attend this weekend, then your family can individually register for and attend one of the earlier Spooky-ree sessions on either Oct 10-12 or 17-19. Go to the Atlanta BSA Spooky-ree site if you need to register for one of these other weekends.)

LOCATION: Bert Adams Scout Reserve, 218 Scout Road, Covington, GA 30016

COST: $15 per scout (actual cost is $25 per scout but Pack 815 will cover $10 per scout)
            $12.50 per sibling (5 and older)
            $3 per adult
            Children under 5 are free

REGISTRATION: To attend Oct 24-26 with Pack 815, sign-up on our Spooky-ree Registration page.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Please register and pay by Oct 11th. (We can take late registrations up to Oct 22nd, but earlier registrations make it much easier for our meal planning. If you register after Oct 11, you must pay online.)

HEALTH FORMS: An annual BSA Health Form (Parts A & B) must be submitted for EVERY person attending the event (including siblings and parents). Immunization dates are required on this form (years will suffice for adults if you don't have specific dates). You must also attach a copy of the front and back of the person's insurance card to each form. Please turn in (or arrange to have turned in) these forms at the Pack meeting on Sat, Oct 11th. The form is good for one year, so you won't have to fill out another form until next Oct.

ACTIVITIES:
All activities are first come, first served. No specific activity tickets or individual start times will be given. To support the excitement around Archery and BB shooting there will be between 48-64 lanes of shooting offered continuously throughout each Saturday! To support our Rangemasters, the ranges will close off the line at 11:45am for lunch and 5:00pm for the day.
  • BB Shooting- Take aim at our shooting range. 
  • Bows & Arrows- Can you hit the bull's eye?
  • Slingshots- Grab a "wrist rocket" and see if you can hit the target!
  • Pumpkins-  Every Scout and sibling gets a pumpkin!  2nd graders and youngers decorate their pumpkins and 3rd graders and older can carve with adult supervision.
  • Letters to the Troops- Write a letter to a US service man or woman who is deployed so that they can receive it on Thanksgiving.
  • Creepy Crawly Nature Show- Learn about the things that go bump in the night (aka. spiders, snakes).
  • Guided Nature Hike- Camp staff will guide you on a trail to see wildlife, plant life, and explore our ecosystem.
  • Field Sports- Learn the rules and play a sport!
  • Fall Festival- Play carnival games, explore the inflatables, and much more!
  • Scavenger Hunt- Explore our camp and see how many items you can find.
  • Council Fire- Make s'mores and learn about Cub Scout summer camps!
  • Campfire- Experience a real Scout campfire program in the huge amphitheatre.
  • Trick-or-Treat Trail- Put on your costume and Trick-or-Treat on our slightly spooky trail.
  • Haunted Trail- For the older Scouts and siblings (recommend 3rd grade or older), a haunted trail that is complete with a ghost pirate ship, cemetery, and zombies!
Click here for a tentative Activity Schedule. Activities are subject to change.


PACK 815 MEAL PLAN: $10 per person, includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday (exact menu TBD)
Eating together as a Pack during camping trips is one of the fun things to do as a group and it makes it easier for new campers since they don't have to stress about preparing meals. If you attend the entire weekend, then there are 5 meals to plan for: Friday dinner, Sat breakfast, Sat lunch, Sat dinner, and Sun breakfast. For $10 per person, Pack 815 will cover the 3 Saturday meals, so you are on your own for Friday dinner and Sun breakfast. For those two meals, you can eat before arriving on Friday and after leaving on Sunday, bring your own food to prepare, or you can purchase individual meals from the Bert Adams Dining Hall.


DINING HALL MEAL OPTIONS: As an alternate option to eating with the Pack, the Bert Adams Dining Hall will offer complete meal deals for the weekend as well as individual meals. These must be pre-ordered when you register for the event.

Meal Plan Options:
  • Complete 5-Meal Deal - $25 per person (Includes Friday dinner, Sat breakfast, Sat lunch, Sat dinner, and Sun breakfast)
  • Sat/Sun 4-Meal Deal - $20 per person  (Includes Sat breakfast, Sat lunch, Sat dinner, and Sun breakfast)
Individual Meal Options:
  • Friday Dinner - $5.50 each: Your choice of pizza, hot dog, or hamburger. Potato chips, cookie, and drink.
  • Saturday Breakfast - $5.25 each: Scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuit, potatoes, cereal, fresh fruit, milk, juice, and coffee.
  • Saturday Lunch - $5.50 each: Chicken tenders, French fries, corn, fruit, salad bar, cookie, and drink.
  • Saturday Dinner - $6.50 each: Turkey pot roast, green beans, mashed potatoes, roll, cake, salad bar, and drink.
  • Sunday Breakfast - $5.25 each: French toast, sausage, fresh fruit, cereal, milk, juice, and coffee. 

CAMPSITES: The event is filling up quickly this year and all of the permanent tent campsites have already been taken. We will be assigned a "primitive" campsite, which means each family must bring their own tent (including ground cover, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, etc.). If you don't have this stuff, Wal-mart and Amazon are your friends (but feel free to ask us questions if you're not sure what you need to bring). The site will have running water and there will be restroom facilities nearby, however it is likely that the campsite will NOT have electricity.

Youth Protection Reminder: Per BSA rules, no child may sleep in a tent with an adult who is not their parent/adult partner. 

RESOURCES: Useful information about Bert Adams Scout Reserve (BASR):

QUESTIONS: For questions, contact Cubmaster Steve Sanchez at cubmaster.pack815@gmail.com.

Spring Family Camp 2014

posted Mar 9, 2014, 4:58 PM by Pack 815 Webmaster

SFC 2014 Patch
Spring Family Camp is Fri-Sun, Mar 21-23, 2014 at Woodruff Scout Reserve in Blairsville, GA. Please go to the SFC page to get more info and submit the registration form by Mar 14th.

Please read through all the info and attached files on the SFC page for more details, but here are some key points:
  • COST: Cost is $10 per scout. Siblings in 1st-5th grade can attend and participate, also for $10 each. There’s no charge for adults or non-participating siblings. Payments can be submitted at the Mar 11th Pack meeting or your next Den Meeting. As always, make checks payable to “Pack 815”, or pay with cash.
  • HEALTH FORM: A BSA Health Form (Parts A & B) must be submitted for every person (scouts, parents, siblings, etc.) who will be attending. The form is available on the SFC page. Turn these in with your payment. Additional copies of the form will be available at the next Pack meeting if needed.  Note - this form is valid for a year, so you don't need to submit a new form if you submitted one after Mar 31, 2013.
  • ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: It’s about a 2 hour drive from Murdock to Woodruff, as long as you leave before 3:00pm on Friday. You can arrive at Woodruff as early as 3:00 PM on Friday, Mar 21st. Plan to depart from Woodruff around 9:30 – 11:00 AM on Sunday morning though you can stay as late as 4:00 PM if you want.
  • MEALS: You’re on your own for dinner Friday and breakfast on Sun. For about $10 per person*, the Pack will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and we will need volunteers to help prepare, serve, and clean-up after each meal. *The exact amount may change depending on how many people attend. Also, on Friday night you will have the option to purchase hamburger/hotdog meals for $5 each from a local Boy Scout Troop, payable at time meals are picked up. Please indicate on the registration form how many Friday dinners and Saturday Pack Meal plans your family will purchase.
  • QUESTIONS: We will talk more about this trip at the March 11 Pack meeting.  Otherwise contact James Cox, Greg Foreman, or your Den Leader for any questions.

Blue and Gold Banquet 2014

posted Feb 21, 2014, 5:50 AM by Pack 815 Webmaster   [ updated Feb 21, 2014, 9:14 AM ]

It's time for the annual Pack 815 Blue and Gold Banquet! 


DATE: Saturday, March 1, 2014 

TIME: 4:45 pm – 7:30 pm 

LOCATION: Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta 30066

COST: $8 Adults; $6 Children; 3 & under - Free

MENU: Pizza and Pasta from Frankie’s Italian Restaurant

Father & Son Dessert Contest: Bring a dessert to share! Our theme is Celebrating Scouts!

Webelos II Crossover: Congratulate our 5th grade Webelos II Scouts as they cross-over into their new Boy Scout Troops.

Entertainment: My Reptile Guys – www.myreptileguys.com

Uniform Inspection: Doors open at 4:45 PM and we will have uniform inspections starting at 5:00 PM.  Make sure your cub's uniform is in official Class A condition.  If necessary, refer to our uniform pages for guidance.

Cubmaster Handover: Come wish Cubmaster Alan Seal farewell and thank him for his many years of service to Pack 815 as his son is crossing over to Boy Scouts.  Alan will also be receiving an award for completing his 18 month Wood Badge leadership training course.  The Cubmaster role will be handed over to our current Assistant Cubmaster, Steve Sanchez.

IMPORTANT
Tickets: You must purchase tickets for this event AND RSVP to jenbeck@outlook.com by 2/21/14. You can turn in payment to your Den Leader (cash or checks made to "Pack 815"), or pay online. PLEASE, no walk-ins the night of the Banquet since we must plan the food purchase based on ticket sales!

Fall Family Camp 2013

posted Nov 1, 2013, 8:38 AM by Greg Foreman

FFC 2013 Patch
Here is the latest info for our Fall Family Camp trip this weekend.  First, a few reminders and late breaking items:
  • Both Class A (Scout uniform) and Class B (Pack T-shirt) uniforms will be needed.  We’ll wear B most of the day on Saturday, but will wear A for an afternoon session and for the optional religious service on Sun morning.
  • We’ll have some extra Pack T-shirts on hand if you’d like to purchase one ($12 for youth sizes, $15 for adult sizes)
  • Our Pack is assigned to Adventure Camp campsite AC#8 and Parking lot P4 next to Love Dining Hall.  Greeters will direct you to the site if you arrive between 3:00 and 7:30pm on Friday. Otherwise see the attached FFC Map and other info below. Only those staying in one of the canvas tents will actually be in AC#8.  The rest of us will pitch our tents in the surrounding area.  Come to the pavilion in AC#8 when you arrive to find out where others from our group are pitching tents.
  • Greeter duties: Pack 815 will be performing the Greeter duty from 3pm to 8ish at the main camp road at the entrance to Adventure Camp. Chuck Kersnick and Alan Seal will do the 3-5 shift. We need 1 or 2 more adults for the 5-7 shift and for the 7-8ish shift. Please reply to ASAP if you can help. Tiger Parents (i.e., 1st graders) can only do this if both parents are attending since a parent must always be present with a Tiger Cub.
  • Weekend weather prediction: 80% chance of rain for Fri., sunny for Sat. and Sun.; temps: 40-69.  It should be a perfect day on Sat, but we may get a little wet when we arrive. Bring rain gear and sun block.
  • No knives: Scouts are not allowed to use pocket knives at Family Camp, even older boys who’ve earned their Whittling Chip.
  • No electronics: Please have the kids leave their electronics at home (or in the car). We want them exploring the outdoors this weekend.
  • Bring bicycle helmets for your Cub and his participating siblings.  This will be used for some of the activities.  If you don’t have one, it is OK.  Each kid will also receive a bandana that can be used as a head cover so a helmet can be borrowed if necessary.
  • If you have a compass, please bring it for use during one of the activities on Saturday.
  • Bring camp chair or blanket to sit on for watching the camp-wide soap box derby race on Sat afternoon.  Some of our Cubs will be pushing Cubmaster Alan Seal in the race using the awesome Pack 815 Cubmobile, which was designed and built by Mr. Rob Hembree with help from Bear Den 5.
  • Bring cash (small bills please) for purchasing Friday night dinners. There is a Scout Shop/Gift Shop at Love Dining Hall that should be open on Saturday.
  • Cooking Volunteers Needed: We will have over 80 attendees from our Pack.  Cooking for all those people will be a major undertaking, so we really need people to pitch in.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the AC#8 pavilion.  Please sign up for any open slots.
  • We need to supply our own firewood for our Sat night campfire (foraging is not allowed).  If you have room for few pieces of firewood, please bring some with you.
  • Each Den should plan to perform a skit or song at the campfire.  Use free time on Fri and Sat to plan/practice this.
 
WHAT TO BRING: Besides the items mentioned above,
- Bring things that you would normally need for spending the day outside: water bottles (fresh water is available for refills on site), sun block/spray, bug repellant, snacks, raingear, hat, comfortable shoes, etc.
- Bring things for camping overnight: tent, tarp for covering ground beneath your tent, sleep pads for under your sleeping bag, extra blankets/clothes to stay warm in mid-40 temperatures, flashlights, batteries, etc.  If you don’t want to do it the old fashioned way, bring skewers for roasting marshmallows (Pack is providing marshmallows)
- There are modern restroom facilities with electricity located about 100 yds from our campsite.  These are usually stocked with toilet paper, hand soap, and paper towels, but bring whatever other toiletries you need.  Showers are available, but most campers just wait to get home on Sunday.
- If you plan to fish, you will need your own bait and fishing gear.  Adults over 16 need a fishing license, which you can purchase in the Walmart sporting goods section (among other places).
 

WHAT NOT TO BRING:
- Heaters of any kind are not allowed in tents!
- Sorry, but smoking is not allowed on the premises.
- No alcohol, fireworks, firearms, etc....
 
 
DIRECTIONS: Your GPS should be able to locate Bert Adams Scout Reserve (BASR) in Covington GA. Follow this link for an online copy of the map with directions that we handed out at the past Pack meeting.  Click here to bring up the location on Google Maps.  Once you enter BASR, go about 0.8 miles and turn left.  This road deadends at the P4 parking lot adjacent to Love Dining Hall and near AC#8 campsite.
 
 
ARRIVAL TIME: Try to arrive between 3 and 7:30 PM on Friday night.  Try to get there before dark if you have to pitch a tent. You will be dealing with Friday afternoon traffic on I-285 and I-20, so the earlier you can leave home the better.  With no traffic, drive time is about 1hr and 15min.  With heavy traffic, it will be over 2 hrs.  If you plan to arrive on Saturday, try to arrive in time for the activities that start at 9:00 AM, park in P4, and go to AC#8.  If we are not there, then give me, Alan, or Chuck a call and we’ll help you find us.  Or, check the schedule in the attached map and schedule file and try to find someone in a Pack 815 tie-dye T-shirt.
 
 
YOUTH PROTECTION: If you’ve taken the BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT) course, then you know the rules.  If you haven’t, then please ensure these rules are followed at all times:
- Two Deep Leadership – At least two adults must always be present with a Cub (of course you can be alone with your own child, but you may not be alone with someone else’s child). To state it differently, no adult may be alone with a child who is not theirs.
- Separate restroom facilities – There are separate restrooms for Cubs and adults.  Adults should not enter the Cubs’ restroom except in an emergency. In some parts of Bert Adams, there are kids restrooms, men’s restrooms, and women’s restrooms.  The facility near our camp has the Cubs’ restroom in the middle and single-occupant restrooms on the side.  Adults are to use the ones on the side only.
- Separate tents – An adult may not sleep in a tent with a child for whom they are not a parent or guardian.
- Respect of privacy – An adult may not be present when a child for whom they are not a parent or guardian is changing clothes.  Also, cameras, phones, or other digital recording devices should not be taken into group restrooms.  If you suspect a child has taken pictures in a bathroom, please seize their device immediately and report the incident to me and Alan.
If you see someone breaking these rules please let them know about it immediately and also let me and Alan know if necessary.
 
 
BASR: We handed out a “What to Expect at Bert Adams” document previously that has lots of info about the camp.  Click here to access an online copy of that document if you need it.
 
 
HEALTH & SAFETY: Please read through the attached Safety Briefing from the BASR Health Officer. As stated in the Bulletin, please know that open toe shoes are not allowed except for in the restrooms.  So, please make sure you and your Cub wear closed-toe shoes this weekend (i.e., no flip flops, sandals, or crocs). 
 
 
Pack 815 Leader Contacts for FFC Questions (put these into your phone now):
- Chuck Kersnick: 770-380-0022
- Alan Seal: 404-314-3921
- Greg Foreman (me): 678-708-5191 (call or text is OK – I also receive e-mails to gfore@mindspring.com on this phone.)
 
 
FFC Coordinator Contacts:
- FFC Director, Greg Hunt: 404-200-2646
- Health & Safety Officer, Sheryl Hughes: 404-867-1678
 
 

Summer Activities 2013

posted May 10, 2013, 6:25 AM by Pack 815 Webmaster   [ updated Jun 7, 2013, 3:28 PM by Greg Foreman ]

Summer Activity Pin
Cubs can earn the Summertime Activity Pin by participating in 3 Pack events over the summer! Also, any Den with greater than 50% participation in at least 3 summer events will earn the National Den Summertime Award.

Pack 815 will be tending the garden behind Murdock over the summer, which will count as one of the events.

Other scheduled summer activities are listed below.


PACK 815 SUMMER ACTIVITIES CALENDAR 2013

 

Friday, May 17th, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – ICE CREAM SOCIAL at Menchies

Menchies on Shallowford Road in the Kroger Shopping Center

This is a summer Recruitment of future 1st graders and other Murdock Students who are interested in Scouting. Please wear Class A Uniforms.

 

Saturday, May 25th, 8:00 AM– DECORATION OF GRAVES at Marietta National Cemetery

Class A Uniforms required to participate in placing the flags.

 

Saturday, May 25th – SLEEP IN THE DEEP

Your fast paced tour will take you where the aquarists and divers go and give you some idea of what it’s like to be part of the Aquarium team. We round off the night with time for a snack and meet with some of our critters up close as we see what it’s like in the Aquarium after the lights go down. Just when your eyes can’t stay open any longer, we’ll bed down alongside our largest exhibits where you can dream about all the magnificent creatures found in the Tennessee Aquarium. (Registration as Pack closed)

 

June 10-14 - FOOTHILLS DISTRICT CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP

LDS Church 3195 Trickum Road NE, Marietta, GA 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Registration as Pack closed)

 

June 22-23 FUN WITH A SON – A Cub Scout Adventure Weekend

Get hooked on scouting with our annual Fun with Son weekend.  Fun with Son will be hosted on Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23 at the Bert Adams Scout Reservation.  Fun with Son is a special one-on-one weekend experience for any Cub Scout and his adult partner at our beautiful camp!  Activities include hiking, fishing, learning to shoot BB guns, doing leatherwork, swimming, boating, shooting bows and arrows, and exploring nature.  The fun culminates with a campfire at the historic amphitheater. 

Hot dinner Saturday evening and breakfast Sunday morning will be served in the air-conditioned camp dining hall!  You and your son get to camp in one of the camp tents, just like the Boy Scouts do each week.  And, of course, Scouts get to keep all their crafts as well as a fantastic collector's participation patch.

Go to the Atlanta Area Council web site for more details and registration: http://www.atlantabsa.org/funwithson

 

July 7 – 27 WEBELOS AND CUB SCOUTS ADVENTURE CAMP – 6 Sessions

Adventure Camp is summer resident camp for Cub and Webelos Scouts at Bert Adams Scout Reservation. This all-inclusive program includes camping in canvas wall tents, healthy meals in the air-conditioned dining hall, and access to modern shower and restroom facilities.  

Session 1 – Sunday July 7th – Wednesday July 10th

Session 2 – Wednesday July 10th - Saturday July 13th

Session 3 – Sunday July 14th – Wednesday July 17th

Session 4 – Wednesday July 17th - Saturday July 20th

Session 5 – Sunday July 21th – Wednesday July 24th

Session 6 – Wednesday July 24th - Saturday July 27th

Go to the Atlanta Area Council web site for more details and registration: http://www.atlantabsa.org/adventurecamp

 

Saturday, July 13, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – SCOUT MONSTER MINI-GOLF PARTY

Putt-putt in the air conditioned indoor Monster Mini-Golf course at 2505 Chastain Meadows Pkwy. (Next to the Super Walmart off Barrett Pkwy). Cost is $7.00 per child golfer and $8.00 per adult golfer, but a dollar less if more than 20 people participate.  Bring some quarters to play in their arcade. Please RSVP yes to coordinator by July 1st if you can join us!

 

Saturday, August 3, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – SCOUT ROLLER SKATING PARTY                 

Meet at Hot Wheels Skate Center at 228 Farm Ridge Dr, Woodstock GA (770-592-4688)

Cost is $9 for entry and skate rental for skaters (that’s $2 off their normal rate!). Parents and siblings not skating are no charge. Please RSVP yes to coordinator by July 21st if you can join us!

Spring Family Camp 2013

posted Feb 23, 2013, 8:26 PM by Pack 815 Webmaster   [ updated Feb 24, 2013, 1:17 PM ]

SFC 2013 Patch

Spring Family Camp is Fri-Sun, Mar 22-24 at Woodruff Scout Reserve in Blairsville, GA. Please go to the SFC 2013 page to get more info and submit the registration form by Mar 2nd.

Please read through all the info and attached files on the SFC 2013 page for more details, but here are some key points:
  • COST: Cost is $10 per scout. Siblings in 1st-5th grade can attend and participate, also for $10 each. There’s no charge for adults or non-participating siblings. Payments can be submitted at the Mar 12th Pack meeting or your next Den Meeting. As always, make checks payable to “Pack 815”, or pay with cash.
  • HEALTH FORM: A BSA Health Form (Parts A & B) must be submitted for every person (scouts, parents, siblings, etc.) who will be attending. The form is available on the SFC 2013 page. Turn these in with your payment. Additional copies of the form will be available at the next Pack meeting if needed.  Note - this form is valid for a year, so you don't need to submit a new form if you submitted one after Mar 24, 2012.
  • PARENT MEETING: We will have a separate parent meeting during the week leading up to the camping trip to answer any questions about the trip (what to bring, tents, food, etc.) and to plan our Pack Saturday night meal.
  • ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: It’s about a 2 hour drive from Murdock to Woodruff, as long as leave before 3:00pm on Friday. You can arrive at Woodruff as early as 3:00 PM on Friday, Mar 22nd. Plan to depart from Woodruff around 9:30 – 11:00 AM on Sunday morning though you can stay as late as 4:00 PM if you want.
  • MEALS: You’re on your own for dinner Friday, lunch on Saturday, and breakfast on Sat and Sun. The Pack will eat dinner together on Saturday evening, so we will need volunteers to help plan and prepare this meal. There will likely be an additional charge per person to cover the cost of this meal (amount TBD). Also, on Friday night you will have the option to purchase meals (hamburger/hotdog, chips, & drink) for about $5 each, payable at time meals are picked up. Please indicate on the registration form how many Friday dinners your family will purchase.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Regards,
Greg Foreman
Pack 815 Committee Chair/Wolf Den Leader

Blue and Gold Banquet 2013

posted Jan 26, 2013, 6:49 PM by Pack 815 Webmaster   [ updated Feb 24, 2013, 2:05 PM ]

It's time for the annual Pack 815 Blue and Gold Banquet!

Blue and Gold Patch 2013

DATE: Saturday, February 9, 2013

TIME: 11 am – 2 pm

LOCATION: Sandy Plains Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 2825 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA 30066

Cost: $8 Adults; $6 Children; 3 & under - Free

Menu: Italian food from Frankie’s Italian Restaurant

Father & Son Dessert Contest: Bring a dessert to share! Our theme is Celebrating Scouts!

Webelos II Crossover: Congratulate our 5th grade Webelos II Scouts as they cross-over into their new Boy Scout Troops.

Entertainment: Todd Keys Juggling Act – www.toddkeyjuggles.com

Uniform Inspection: Doors open at 11:00 AM and we will have uniform inspections at 11:30 A.M.  Make sure your cub's uniform is in official Class A condition.  If necessary, refer to our uniform pages for guidance.

IMPORTANT
Tickets: Must purchase tickets or RSVP to jenbeck@outlook.com by 2/2/13 (you will receive a confirmation email with your ticket numbers) Checks (made to Pack 815) or cash only.  No Walk-ins the night of the Banquet since we must plan the food purchase based on ticket sales!

Pinewood Derby 2013

posted Jan 10, 2013, 1:11 PM by Pack 815 Webmaster   [ updated Jan 18, 2013, 8:27 AM ]

(Note - The info below is also in the files attached at the bottom if you prefer a printed copy.) 


The 2013 running of Pack 815’s Pinewood Derby is going to be bigger and better than ever! Here’s why!
  • This year’s Theme – Food. So get those Weinermobile’s painted and ready to race!
  • New Race Format. With most Scout race contests (Space & Pinewood Derbies, Raingutter Regatta) we use a double elimination format. So, you might put in a whole lot of work and the event is done in a couple of minutes. This year we will run a new race format that will offer a whole morning of excitement for ALL participants! 
    • Every car will have a race number – and every Scout will wear the same number.
    • “NASCAR” format – every car will run a minimum of 6 races. The order of finish will dictate the number of points each car receives (1 – 4). After 6 races, the eight cars with the lowest number of points will go to the SHOOTOUT to be crowned Pack Champ. If there are cars tied for the 8th place, there will be a “Race In” to get to the SHOOTOUT.
    • Races will be run every minute and the Scout will be placing their cars on the track to race
    • On the average, every Scout will have a race approximately every 13 minutes. So don’t wander away too far. Your race is coming up . . . again!
    • There’s even an award for Slowest Car. The car that gets the highest order-of-finish points total will receive this trophy.
    • Each Den will also have winners – again, it will be the cars with the lowest point total
    • The Scouts and fans will be kept abreast of all cars’ point totals through our online and real time Scoreboard. You’ll be able to see, at a glance, how you are doing in the contest
  • Of course, there’ll be design awards (and this year’s theme insures that the winners will be very imaginative).


SPECIAL INFORMATION

You MUST register your car on Friday, January 11 between the hours of 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Murdock. (This enables the Scoreboard to be readied for the event)


Race Day Schedule

8:15 a.m. “Resubmission” (of cars that did not pass the night before)

8:30 a.m. Design Judging

8:40 a.m. Flag Ceremony and Race Day rules review

8:50 a.m. Friends of Scouting

9:00 a.m. Racing Begins

11:30 a.m. (est) – Our Pack Champ is crowned


Race Day Rules

1. All Cars, once registered, must be kept in either the Pits or Race Areas at all times.

2. The Races will work as follows:

a. You received with your Race number a list that detailed your races and the lanes you’ll be in for each race

b. We will be calling three race numbers:

i. The race now about to run

ii. The race that is “On Deck”

iii. The race that is in “Ready” position

c. When your race is called for “Ready,” you will go to the Pits and stand before your car. You will not pick the car up until the current race has been run. If you have any questions here, please ask the Pit Boss.

d. When your race is called “On Deck,” you will pick up your car and line up in the proper lane(which is identified A, B, C or D). You will wait here, carefully holding your car, until your race is called. If you have any questions here, please ask the Deck Manager.

e. When your race is called, you will walk up to the track, still standing in the proper lane, and gently place your car on the track. If you have any questions here, please ask the Race Manager.

f. Once you have placed your car on the track, you will walk to the finish “box” to watch the race. Scouts in Lane A & B will go to the Left Box and those in C & D will go to the Right Box.

g. Once all cars have stopped, the Referee will direct you to pick up your car. You will remove the cars from the track and put them back in the appropriate box in the Pit Area.

h. If your car does not make the finish line, it will be judged as coming in 4th place

i. If two cars fail to make the finish line, the one that goes the furthest will be deemed in 3rd place.

3. NO RUNNING IN THE PITS OR RACE AREAS! RUNNING WILL GET YOU DISQUALIFIED FROM THAT RACE!

4. You cannot adjust your car once it has been registered with the exception of necessary repairs. Any repair made must be approved by the Pit Boss.

5. You will get points for each race. 1st place = 1 point, 2nd place = 2 points, 3rd place = 3 points, 4th place = 4 points. The eight cars with the lowest number of points at the end of the main races will go to the SHOOTOUT

6. The car with the most points will win the Slowest Car Award
Pinewood Derby Patch

7. Any cars tied for the 8th SHOOTOUT spot will go into a one race “Race In.”

8. Any cars tied for the highest point total will go into a one race “Slow-off.”



Official Car Design Rules

Click here for the Official rules for desiging your Pinewood Derby Car, or download the file below.

Fall Family Camp 2012

posted Oct 4, 2012, 3:19 PM by Pack 815 Webmaster   [ updated Nov 15, 2012, 6:39 AM ]

FFC 2012 Patch

Fall Family Camp is Fri-Sun, Oct 26-28 at Bert Adams Scout Reserve in Covington, GA. Please go to the FFC 2012 page to get more info and fill in the pre-registration form WHETHER OR NOT YOU WILL BE ATTENDING. We want to get a response from everyone so we can be sure everyone has been notified. 
Please do this ASAP, but at least by Oct 10th. We will also have a sign up sheet at the Rain Gutter Regatta Pack meeting this weekend (Reminder for Sat, Oct 6th: Sign-in boats between 8:00 – 9:00 AM, event starts at 9:00).



Please read through all the info and attached files on the FFC 2012 page for more details, but here are some key points:
  • COST: Cost is $10 per scout. Siblings in 1st-5th grade can attend and participate, also for $10 each. There’s no charge for adults or non-participating siblings. Payments can be submitted at the Oct 6th pack meeting or your Oct Den Meeting. As always, make checks payable to “Pack 815”, or pay with cash.
  • HEALTH FORM: A BSA Health Form (Parts A & B) must be submitted for every person (scouts, parents, siblings, etc.) who will be attending. The form is available on the website link above. Turn these in with your payment. Additional copies of the form will be available at Raingutter if needed.
  • PARENT MEETING: We are considering have a separate parent meeting during the week leading up to the camping trip to meet with everyone who’s going and to answer any questions about the trip (what to bring, tents, food, etc.). Please indicate on the pre-registration form if you are interested in attending such a meeting (probably on the afternoon of Sun, Oct 21). This would be especially useful if you’ve never been to Bert Adams (or camping for that matter).
  • ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: It’s about a 70 minute drive in light traffic from Murdock to Bert Adams. You can arrive at Bert Adams as early as 3:00 PM on Friday, Oct 26th. Good news – that week is early release at school, so you should be able to get on the road ahead of Friday rush hour traffic. Depart from Bert Adams 9:30 – 11:00 AM on Sunday morning.
  • MEALS: You’re on your own for dinner Friday, lunch on Saturday, and breakfast on Sat and Sun. The Pack will eat dinner together on Saturday evening, so we will need volunteers for a Camp Cooking Committee to help plan and prepare this meal. There will likely be an additional charge per person to cover the cost of this meal (amount TBD). Also, on Friday night you will have the option to purchase meals (hamburger/hotdog, chips, & drink) for $5 each, payable at time meals are picked up. Please indicate on the pre-registration form how many Friday dinners you will purchase and if you want to volunteer with the Cooking Committee.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Regards,
Greg Foreman
Pack 815 Committee Chair/Wolf Den Leader

Raingutter Regatta 2012

posted Sep 26, 2012, 7:18 AM by Pack 815 Webmaster   [ updated Oct 2, 2012, 9:20 AM ]

Raingutter Regatta 2012 Patch
The 2012 Pack 815 Raingutter Regatta will be Saturday, October 6th outside the Murdock Cafeteria.  By now, everyone should have received their boat kits from the Den Leaders. If you have not, contact your Den Leader or myself and we will make sure you have one.

For help making your boat, Google ‘Raingutter Regatta’ for tips and tricks, or check out this Boys' Life article. See the pack rules .pdf file attached below to make sure your boat is compliant.  NOTE - online you may see various multi-hull designs, but for our competition, the boat hull must be one piece. You cannot use a catamaran or a trimaran (multi-hull) style or an outrigger to stabilize your boat.

This year’s theme is International Spirit. You make pick any country for your boat. Paint and decorate the boat to show off this country. Feel free to add ornaments if needed to show off the country's spirit, past times, or history.

All boats must be checked-in and inspected. Once boats have passed inspection, they will be held by the Raingutter Regatta Committee until race time and can no longer be modified. Check-in location is the covered area outside the Murdock cafeteria.  There will be two windows for this:

  • Friday, October 5th 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 6th, 8:00 – 9:00 AM

The Flag Ceremony will start promptly at 9:00 AM on Saturday morning and races will start immediately afterwards.  Volunteers will be needed to help with setup and running the event.  If you are able to volunteer for this event, please attend the Pack Committee meeting at the Murdock Cafeteria on Tuesday, Oct 2, 7:00 - 8:15 PM to help with the final plans.

I am looking forward to a great Regatta!

Alan Seal

Pack 815 Cubmaster

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