Spring 2018 Events and Updates
Happy Spring! I wanted to share some announcements & exciting activities planned this season for Pack 3.
It all starts with our April Pack meeting this Friday, 4/20 @ 6PM EST at Zac’s Office:
PLEASE NOTE: the meeting will NOT be at the Trinity parish center due to a schedule conflict. Zac has been kind enough to host it the meeting at his office The address is:
30 Vesey Street, 9th Floor
at the Corner of Church and Vesey
We look forward to seeing you all there and catching up on what each of our dens have been doing.
Scoutbook – Scouting App
We’re excited to share that we have signed our Pack up for a new online scout app called Scoutbook.com. Scoutbook will allow both families and leaders to follow advancements, pack activities and scheduling. It will also provide us options for improved communication from our leadership.
You’ll be receiving a welcome email this week prior to the pack meeting and we’ll do a quick demo of Scoutbook at the meeting itself.
Activities coming up on our calendar:
• 4/28 Camping trip / Day Hike at Camp Pouch in Staten Island
This will be our first outdoor outing of the season. The plan is to do a day trip on Saturday 4/28 which will include a hike and activities focused on requirements for the outdoor based loops for each den. We have reserved a campsite to camp overnight on saturday night for those who want to camp.
• 5/12 (Saturday) Cub Activity Day @ Camp Alpine in Alpine, NJ
Spring Cub Activity Day: Rebels vs Empire. This is a Star Wars themed activity day where the scouts get to experience a variety of Alpine’s activities (including the Indoor Rock Climbing Wall!). It happens rain or shine. Several of our scouts participated in last years and they had a blast.
• 5/28 – Pack 3 Memorial Day BBQ on Governor’s Island
If you are in town on Memorial Day, please join us for a BBQ on governor’s island. We’ve reserved a grill for the day, so there will be hot dogs, hamburgers and undoubtedly S’mores as well.
• 6/2-6/3 and 6/9-6/10 – Family Fun Camping Weekends @ Alpine
Alpine Scout Camp hosts 3 Family Fun Camping Weekends that are focused specifically on Cub Scouts and their families. Alpine is a great place for family campaign as the camp sites have platform tents with cots & mattresses in them.
The Saturday program of each weekend includes rock climbing, archery, the BB Gun Range, games and swimming.
Meals are provided on Saturday and Sunday in the Alpine Dining Hall.
As we know the spring schedules of most of our boys is busy with baseball and other activities, we are currently planning trips on both weekends to helpfully give everyone a chance to join one (or both) weekends.
Week of 7/23 Manhattan Council Day Camp @ Central Park Zoo
Each summer the Big Apple District holds a Cub Scout Day Camp for a week @ the Central Park Zoo. The camp takes place from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Monday-Friday. The camp is open to Cub Scouts & siblings (1st Grade fall 2018-4th grade). The campers do a variety of activities including games, hikes in Central Parks, sports and several activities involving the Zoo.
The activities also give them a chance to work on requirements for their advancement in the 2018-2019 scout year. The cost is $275 for the week, which includes two t shirts and a boxed lunch each day. You can read more about it on the council website.
CAMP POUCH DAY CAMP
The Greater New York Council runs at a day camp at Camp Pouch in Staten Island. The camps run weekly starting on 7/2 and ends on 8/24. The cost is $325/week for single week with discounts added for multiple weeks. Pouch Day camp activities include swimming (lake), fishing, rock climbing, archery, hiking, sports, games, crafts, etc. The camp is open to boys and girls 1st-7th grades.
You can read more about the camp here:
As of right now, there is no transportation provided to and from the camp. That said, if there is enough interest, we’ll investigate possible transportation options.
I look forward to seeing you all on Friday and to a great Spring with you and your boys.