Announcements

 

Crawdad Boil Adventure!

posted Oct 3, 2017, 11:01 AM by Leslie O'Shea   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 11:14 AM ]



Come and enjoy the outdoors while helping rid our nearby wildlife of invasive critters! 
Learn about them, then Eat them!

Sunday, October 22nd from 10:00am-1:00pm @ Seven Springs
Carpool will meet at SUMC at 8:30am. Seven Springs can be a bit tricky to find if you haven't been before. 
We highly recommend the carpool/caravan. Plus it gives the scouts and parents more time to get to know each other.

More information will be coming to you via Scoutbook! Don't forget to RSVP!

Pack 100 Kick-Off and Orientation

posted Aug 21, 2017, 1:48 PM by Leslie O'Shea   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 7:21 PM ]

Come one, come all! 
Pack 100 is starting our new scouting year, and you are invited to come learn all about what we do.

When: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, 6:00pm
Where: Scottsdale United Methodist Church 4140 N. Miller Road - in the main hall
Why: We believe all boys can have a great time while learning to be great citizens.

You do not need to RSVP. Just show up. All children and family members are welcome to attend. 

Pack 100 Swim and BBQ Kick-Off

posted Jul 31, 2017, 9:08 AM by Sean Bridges   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 9:13 AM ]


When
: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 3pm-6pm  (3pm-5pm: Swim. 5pm: Hamburger dinner)

Where: Pera Club, 1 E Continental Dr, Tempe AZ 

Directions:  From the corner of 68th Street & McDowell, go south to Continental, turn right (west) you will run into the Pera Club at the end of the street – we will be at Ramada 4.  If there is a host at the gate, just tell them you’re there with Pack 100/Cub Scouts.


This is the first pack event of the season.  It serves as an orientation for new scouts and also a fun activity for returning scouts.  Bring a swimsuit, towel and your appetite!!! We will start by swimming at the Pera Club pool, followed by hambuger and hotdog BBQ and orientation.




Swim Party and BBQ


Family Camp!

posted May 2, 2017, 10:56 PM by Sean Bridges   [ updated May 2, 2017, 10:57 PM ]

Hi Pack 100,

You know what time it is? Time for our Annual Family Camp! You will have received most details via email, but for reference we have the follwoing.


Camp Details: This year our pack returns to Long Valley Workstation campground.


Camp Registration: We need to get a headcount this week for who is attending so we can start planning food and port-a-john requirements. See the link below for the registration form to fill out. If you are not sure on a detail, it is better to give best guess than not submit at all. This gives us details on when to expect your family and collects contact information should there be any issues. This will only take a minute of your time and will be our official roster on who to expect at the campout! This is required to be filled out for camp please.



** Click here to Fill Out Family Camp Registration by May 6th





As a reminder:

  • Let's get involved and have fun with our kids.  It takes a pack to keep these children safe so let’s parent well.  

  • No Pets

  • No Alcohol (Saturday & Sunday)

  • No Campers or Pop ups


Summary:

Please complete these actions as soon as possible.

1) Check out attached sheet

2) Fill out Registration (https://goo.gl/forms/M5wCnEuoFVKlBDb53)

3) Submit payment (or bring to camp) (http://store.pack100isthebest.org/item/family-camp)

4) Let your den leader know if you have any questions!


Thanks everyone!

Your Family Camp Committee



Blue and Gold

posted May 2, 2017, 10:54 PM by Sean Bridges   [ updated May 2, 2017, 10:54 PM ]

Hello Pack 100,

Saturday is our Blue and Gold Banquet! Scouts are required to wear Class A uniforms, and to bring their ceremonial headbands and feathers.

The banquet will be at Scottsdale United Methodist Church 
4140 N Miller Road (not at North Campus this year)
5:00pm Start time to 7:30pm

Food: If you are expecting more than your immediate family (scout, siblings, parents) to attend the ceremony, please let me know the added number. We would like to be sure we have enough food without waste. (Weblos 2's we already have an estimate. Thanks)

Weblos 1 scouts will be cooking dinner starting at 3:00pm. Please wear Class B and bring class A uniforms for the banquet. Weblos 1's will also be serving dinner to the Pack.
Tigers and Wolves will be decorating the tables starting at 3:45pm
Bears will be serving dessert.
Everyone will be needed to clean up after the event. Please plan on staying to help out.

Headbands and feathers: If your scout has participated in a Pack Awards Ceremony, they will have already received their headband and feathers. New scouts earning their Bobcat patches will receive their headband and first feather at the banquet tomorrow. There are extra headbands and feathers available for purchase if your scout has lost or damaged them. Please see Ashley Davis for replacements.

*Feather colors:
Bobcat: Red
Tiger: Orange
Wolf: Yellow
Bear: Blue
Weblos 1: Black and White
Arrow of Light: White

*Please note that Advancement feathers will be awarded at Family Camp... so, for example, Tigers with their Bobcat award will only have or receive their red feather, the orange feather will be given at Family Camp.

Awards will be given according to what was entered and leader approved in Scoutbook. If your scout earned something that is not awarded at the ceremony tomorrow, check with your den leaders to make sure they have been entered into Scoutbook properly and they will receive them at Family Camp in May.

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Bike Bonanza

posted Apr 7, 2017, 3:39 PM by Sean Bridges   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 3:40 PM ]

Hello Pack 100! It is time for our April Pack event!

We will be meeting this Sunday, April 9th, at 12:00pm at the West Buttes Park Lot for a pack bike ride. The parking lot is right across the street from the Phoenix Zoo entrance. 

Things to bring:
  1. WATER (They can bring a bike bottle, but preferably a camel back).
  2. Bike (with working brakes)
  3. Helmet (REQUIRED)
The forecast is showing a beautiful day out as of now. The trail is 3.1 miles and consists of a mostly graveled path with some areas of pavement. The initial part is a good climb (some kids may be walking their bikes), but then it is a lot downhill. This is not a technical trail, but more fun that riding a green belt path! Please double check your brakes to make sure they are in working order. If your scout does not know how to ride yet, we will have an area setup to practice their riding skills. Parents are encouraged to ride also.

NOTE: It is hard to predict how full that lot will be as this is public parking and we are not able to reserve a spot. If the lot is full, you have the ability to park in the Zoo overflow lot and bike over. 

Hope to see everyone out there!

Sean Bridges
Pack 100 Committee Chair

Pinewood Derby 2017

posted Feb 20, 2017, 7:55 PM by Sean Bridges   [ updated Feb 24, 2017, 12:07 PM ]

Hi Pack 100,
 Your scout will be receiving their Pinewood Derby car kits at their den meetings this week. This is rather lengthy, but please read all to ensure everyone is in the loop.

Our pack car cutting night is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1st from 5:30pm - 7:00pm at SUMC. They can arrive anytime in this period to get assistance with getting their cars cut. This is optional if you have the tools at home, but is a fun event where kids can swap ideas.  NOTE: If you have a bandsaw, belt sander, or we can use your help on car cutting night! Let me know.

To prepare for this event, the scouts should have a clear idea of how they would like to design their cars. Attached is a design template that they can use to help sketch ideas. I will also make sure each has a printout when they get their cars. Once they have a design, they will draw on their block of wood their design and hand it off to an adult to cut. They then have the next 3 weeks to sand, paint, install wheels and weight at home. If you have any questions about how this works please feel free to email directly.

In addition to trophies for the top 3 racers, there will also be awards for favorite car in the following categories: Patriotic, Humorous/Funny, Unusual, Scout Spirit, and Creative based on scout vote.

We promote having the scouts design and do as much work as their abilities allow. For parents and siblings wishing to make their own cars, we will have an Open Class race the day of the derby where anyone can participate!  You can purchase extra car kits for $5 from your den leader (or pick one up at any scout store).  Note, that Open Class cars can weigh up to 7oz, but all other rules apply.

Car registration and check-in will happen on Friday March 24th from 5pm to 7pm.  Your car will be impounded at check-in pending the actual race on SaturdayThis ensures we can start right at 4:30pm on race day. You will want to make sure your car is as close to 5oz as possible prior to coming. We will have some tools and extra weights around to do fine tuning.

Our Derby race is Saturday, March 25th at 4:30pm to 7pm at the SUMC. Plan on having lunch and snacks at the church. We will have pizza and snacks for our hungry racers and family.

Parents, things to keep in mind when your son is building their car. If you use the pre-cut slots and the supplied axles and wheels, the main thing you have to be aware of is:
  1. Car cannot be heavier than 5oz.
  2. We must be able to see each end of the axle nails (don't cover with weights).
  3. The front of the car can not be notched in.  The track has pins that hold the car at the starting line that sit in the front middle.  The car body and wheels must be entirely behind these pins when resting.
If your scouts design requires moving the axles slots or you are looking to do something out of the ordinary, please review all the official car specs to make sure your car can race. See the attached full official rules for all details on building your cars

Thank you!

Pack 100 at the Parada Del Sol

posted Feb 8, 2017, 7:03 PM by Sean Bridges   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 7:04 PM ]

Hi Pack 100!
 Our pack returns to the Parada del Sol  this Saturday.  Please come in full Class A uniform, with a scout hat, sunblock and a water bottle. The forecast this year looks like it is going to be overcast with a slight change of rain, but please check the weather before coming out and dress appropriately. 

Attached is a map of the staging area. We will be in group #51 that is staged in the South bound lane of Drinkwater North of 3rd Avenue & South of Stetson (same as last year). We ask that parents arrive to the staging area by 9am. We will be hanging out for a while until the parade starts @ around 10am. There is no 'official' parking for the parade this year, but the SUMC will be doing a fundraiser by charging $5 for parking, and is a good spot to do a short walk over to the staging area.  

Let's get another huge Pack 100 showing :)  Please come on down! Only uniformed participants or parents may join in the parade walk. It’s fun to look for family cheering for us as we go! 

The parade ends right at Brown and Indian school.

Thanks everyone!

Pack 100 Scouting For Food 2017

posted Jan 29, 2017, 10:27 AM by Sean Bridges   [ updated Jan 29, 2017, 10:28 AM ]

Another scouting for food is in the books!

The cub scouts from Pack 100 were responsible for neighborhood just south of Osborn to Thomas while the boy scouts from Troop 201 combed the neighborhood north of Osborn towards Indian School. The boys all came through in fine fashion. Thank you parents for your participation! Pack 100 and Troop 201 collected 1900 lbs of food and $35.00 dollars surpassing last year's donation!


Holiday Party!

posted Dec 4, 2016, 4:04 PM by Sean Bridges   [ updated Dec 4, 2016, 4:17 PM ]

Parents and Families,


Our holiday party is scheduled for December 10th from 12:00 to 3:00 at SUMC Burgess Hall. We will also be collecting our Adopt-A-Family gifts for delivery to our adopted family.



Schedule:


12:00pm: Scouts and parents meet at McDowell Village (8300 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale) for Christmas caroling.

Note: If anyone has food that needs to be heated it can be dropped off at the church earlier.


1:00pm: To SUMC (Miller and Indian School) for building crafts and dropping off Adapt-A-Family gifts. An area will also be available for any families or dens who wish to take pictures.


1:45pm:  Dinner


3:00pm:  Clean-up


Food:


Tiger and Wolves: Appetizers

Bears: Desserts

Webelos I: Main dishes

Webelos II: Side dishes


Water and Lemonade will be provided.


Other Information:


As part of being green, families are encouraged to bring their own plates and utensils. Scouts are also encouraged to wear their holiday hats.


Finally...we ask that everyone please R.S.V.P. in scoutbook: https://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/dashboard/calendar/editevent.asp?EventID=390873


PS. Our song list is attached on this page.

Thank you,

 The Holiday Party Planning Committee:

Carole Ancona

Teri Casteneda

Jen Bridges

Iris Wehry

Crystal Flowers


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