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Arrow of Light Ceremony

posted Apr 7, 2019, 1:22 PM by Cubmaster Pack 29

 
Join us for our Arrow of L
ight ceremony!  We'll have a lot scouts earn the arrow of light at our impressive ceremony.  This is a great time to be outside and fellowship with other scout families. 

Uniform: Class A
Date: April 12, 2019
Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: Auburn United Methodist Church Grounds (near Scout Center)

Details:
  • We will begin the ceremony at dark around 7:15 PM.  Please be there a little early so we can get started When it gets dark.
  • Please bring chairs to sit in. 

Logistical Information:

The area of the church we will be is between the main church building (where we meet) and the Annex (where the Pinewood Derby was).  It's best to park in the main parking lot of the church and walk through the building.  The area between the buildings will be blocked off where no traffic can come through.

Note: There will be no food served at this event.

2019 Blue and Gold Banquet

posted Mar 17, 2019, 3:06 PM by Cubmaster Pack 29


The Blue & Gold Banquet is an annual celebration of scouting, our scouts, and our Pack!  Everyone is welcome to the banquet, but you must RSVP to have a seat. Please RSVP at the link below by Saturday 3/23/18!

https://goo.gl/forms/tAiofS6YwpaOCOFs2

Uniform: Class A Best
Meeting Date: 3/30/19
Meeting Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Fellowship Hall, Epworth Center

We also need some volunteers throughout the day to help setup, serve food and clean up.  Please click the link below and sign up to help.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

2019 Summer Camps

posted Mar 15, 2019, 12:40 PM by Cubmaster Pack 29   [ updated May 6, 2019, 11:26 AM ]

The Council is offering two Summer Camp Opportunities for Cub Scouts this summer. 

All Cub Scouts are invited to join the Cub Scout Twilight The Camp will be held at the Elks Lodge on Opelika Rd..  The Camp will be June 4th-8th from 3:30pm-8:30pm each day.  For more information and a registration link see the council website below. 

http://chattahoochee-bsa.doubleknot.com/event/saugahatchee-day-camp-week-3-central-time/2494248

For Scouts that will be Webelos I and Webleos II next year (Dens: 5, 8, 2, and 9) the council offers Webelos Resident Camp.  This 3 day 3 night camping experience will be held June 27th - 30th at Camp FGL on West Point Lake near LaGrange, GA.  This is a great opportunity for your Webelos Scout to knock out 5 or 6 elective adventures for their rank next year!  Register Early by 5/17/19 for a discount.  For more information and a registration link see the council website below.


Pack 29 does not participate in these camps as a group but they are excellent opportunities for the Scouts offered by the council.

Nominations Open for 2019 Jimmy Stewart Award

posted Mar 7, 2019, 4:56 AM by Cubmaster Pack 29

Jimmy Stewart
Nominations are now open for the 7th annual Jimmy Stewart Award for Scout Spirit.  Scout Spirit is defined as adherence to the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Scout Motto:

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
to help other people at all times;
to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

The Scout Law

A Scout is:
Trustworthy,
Loyal,
Helpful,
Friendly,
Courteous,
Kind,
Obedient,
Cheerful,
Thrifty,
Brave,
Clean,
and Reverent..

Scout Motto

DO YOUR BEST


Nominations are accepted through March 19th.  Anyone can nominate a scout for the award.  To nominate a Scout click on the button below and fill out the online form.

Image result for nomination button




One Pack 29 scout each year will receive the award, and a small committee of senior leaders will determine the winner based on nominations submitted.  The award will be presented at the Blue & Gold Banquet in March. 

2019 Pinewood Derby

posted Feb 11, 2019, 3:04 PM by Cubmaster Pack 29

The Race!
The Derby will be held at the Auburn United Methodist Church Annex in the Social Hall on Saturday February 16.   The Pinewood Derby is an excellent time to show good sportsmanship and showcase what the scout and family was able to build together!  You don’t need to arrive until your race time, but be sure to check-in on time.  You can register your car early, or you can have someone else register it for you.

Test and Tune!
On Friday night February 15 from 6:00-7:00 PM we will have the track set up and available to test your car.  Drop by and make any final adjustments to ensure optimal performance!



Race Day Schedule:
7:45amTrack Opens, Check-In Begins
8:20amTrack Closes
8:30amWebelos II Races
9:00amWebelos I Races
9:45amBear Races
10:30amWolf Races
11:15amTiger Races
Noon
Outlaw Race
12:30pmPack Championship
1:00pmAwards
1:15pmClean-Up

* All cars must be checked in at least 10 minutes before each race!


Be sure to check out our Derby page for all the info and the rules.  Pinewood Derby

Please note the Pinewood Derby replaces our February Pack Meeting.

Pinewood Derby Workshop

posted Jan 28, 2019, 6:50 PM by Cubmaster Pack 29

The pack will host our annual Pinewood Derby Workshop Saturday Febuary 2nd from 10-12 in the morning.  We will meet at Auburn United Methodist Church Annex in the Social Hall.  If you need help or advise building your car drop by.  We have saws, drills, sanders and expert advise!  This is an optional drop in event so you can drop by at any time.

We will have extra car kits for sale for $5 at the workshop.

If you did not get your car kit at the pack meeting please see your Den Leader.  They have your car kit.

January Pack Meeting and Popcorn Prizes!

posted Jan 8, 2019, 4:28 AM by Cubmaster Pack 29


Our January Pack Meeting will be held at Auburn United Methodist Church in the Epworth Center on Friday, January 11.  Pizza will be served promptly at 6:00pm.  As always, you are encouraged to bring some dessert to share with the Pack!  After supper, we'll present some awards and then allow time for rewards!  That's right - popcorn prizes will be available and pie throwing will commence!  Be sure not to miss this meeting since all scouts will get to throw pies at parents and leaders.  Since it may be chilly, be sure to dress accordingly for pie throwing.


Uniform: Class A
Meeting Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Responsibilities:

Setup: Den 71 (Dagg)
Serving: Den 8 (Elkins)
Opening: Den 6 (Thomas) & Den 3 (Stolt)
Cleanup: Den 4 (Stoltz)
Tables/Chairs: Den 2 (Truitt), Den 5 (Brown)

Snow Tubing Winter Trip

posted Dec 17, 2018, 7:30 AM by Cubmaster Pack 29   [ updated Dec 17, 2018, 7:38 AM ]

Pack 29 will travel to Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, January 26, 2019.  Snow Mountain is Atlanta's favorite winter destination with a 400-foot snow-covered tubing hill and an enormous snowy play area. Race each other down the slopes on Tube Runners or brave the hill together in family-sized tubes on Avalanche Alley. It's all about the cold stuff in the SnowZone—a winter wonderland full of real snow where you'll find Penguin Run and Little Angels—the perfect spots for small ones just starting to find their snow legs.

There is a $20/car parking fee. Families are encouraged to carpool if possible!

Uniform for this trip will be Class B.

We will gather as a group @ 12:45pm (EST) at the entrance to Snow Mountain. Please be early  we have to enter as a group!  We will have 2 hours to play in the snow. You are welcome to get there earlier if you wish. All food and other attractions will be at your expense. There are hotels and yurt rentals if any families choose to spend the night.

After our two hours of playing in the snow we will hike to the top of the mountain for those who are interested.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you pay attention to the weather for this trip. It could be very cold or not cold at all. You will be outside during this event.....coats, hats, gloves, etc will be necessary. It might be a good idea to pack dry clothes for everyone, since we will be playing in the snow!

Please Register at the link Below.  Register and pay no later than 11 pm CST, Sunday, January 6, 2019


Cost:  $15 per Cub Scout,   $30 per Adult and Sibling

Sign Up Now

If you have any questions, contact Bryan Murphy at outings@pack29auburn.com.

2018 Pack Christmas Party!

posted Dec 3, 2018, 1:57 PM by Cubmaster Pack 29

Please join us for our Christmas Party at Cyber Zone in Opelika for some Laser Tag!  We will be collecting toys for the Auburn Toy Drive so please bring an unwrapped toy to donate.



Christmas Party - Saturday, (Dec 15)
  • Uniform: Class B
  • We will be collecting Toys for the Auburn Fire Department for their Toy Drive, so be sure to bring a new unwrapped toy.
  • Starts at 10:30am at Cyber Zone at 107 North 9th Street, Opelika, AL.  
  • We have rented the place out for an hour and will be playing as much Laser Tag as we can!  Siblings are welcome to join in the fun.
  • We're asking you to bring some snacks and drinks to share!   Please bring the following per the first letter of your last name:
    • A-F: Something Sweet
    • G-O: Soft drinks (2 liters)
    • P-Z: Salty snack food

Popcorn Pickup Friday November 16!

posted Nov 13, 2018, 5:56 AM by Cubmaster Pack 29


Popcorn Pickup this Friday in the Youth Center at AUMC.  This is the same location as the new member meeting and popcorn pickup of recent years.  It's near where we normally meet for meetings, but closer to the parking lot (and to the right).

When you arrive, you'll find your popcorn ready for you (thanks to a great group of volunteers).  Then, you will do the following:
  1. You'll need to verify that the order is correct.
  2. Sign Picking Slip stating you received the popcorn.
You will need to pickup your popcorn between 5pm - 7pm.

We need some volunteers to help us divide up the orders.  We will need people from 3:30 - 5:00.  The more people who help the less time it will take.
If you can help please sign up at the link below.


Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

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