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Spring Cookout & Arrow of Light Ceremony

posted Apr 17, 2017, 5:40 AM by Cubmaster Pack 29

Join us for our annual Spring Cookout followed by our Arrow of Light 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.  We'll also give out some awards for the last time until September.

Uniform: Class B
Date: April 21, 2017
Meeting Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Auburn United Methodist Church Grounds (near Scout Center)
Details:
  • Arrive whenever you like and bring some frisbees, footballs, etc. to keep yourself occupied!  Make sure you are there by 6:00 because that's when we eat!
  • The Pack is providing hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks.  Each family is asked to bring something yummy to eat.  Last names M-Z are asked to bring sweets and desserts.  Last names A-L are asked to bring side dishes.
  • You will need to bring the following with you for the evening:
    • Meal Item (detailed above)
    • Folding Chairs
    • Bug Spray
    • Frisbees, balls, etc.
Schedule:

5:00 - 6:00 - Free time & Fellowship Time

6:00 - Dinner Served

6:45 - Announcements & Awards

Dusk - Arrow of Light Ceremony

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.

Summer Camps

posted Mar 27, 2017, 1:01 PM by Cubmaster Pack 29   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 1:03 PM ]

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

All Cub Scouts are invited to join the Cub Scout Twilight Camp at The Red Barn on the Auburn University Campus.  The Camp will be June 5th-9th from 3pm-7pm each day.  For more information and a registration link see the council website below.  Make sure you select the Saugahatchee District when registering.

http://chattahoochee-bsa.org/Programs/Council%20Camping/Cub%20Scout%20Day%20Camp

For Scouts that will be Webelos I and Webleos II next year (Dens: 1, 7, 4, and 10) the council offers Webelos Resident Camp.  This 3 day 3 night camping experience will be held June 29th - July 2nd at Camp FGL on West Point Lake near LaGrange, GA.  For more information and a registration link see the Council Website Below.

http://chattahoochee-bsa.org/Programs/Council%20Camping/Webelos%20Resident%20Camp

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

2017 Spring Campout at Chewacla

posted Mar 27, 2017, 12:32 PM by Cubmaster Pack 29   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 2:27 PM ]

Due to all the conflicts this weekend and the lack of families registering we are canceling this trip.  For those of you who did sign up we will mail you a refund check.  Sorry for the inconvenience and we will plan better next year!

Pack 29 will hold a spring family camping trip at Chewacla
in Auburn, Alabama. We'll be camping on April 8-9 and all scouts and their families are invited!

Please be aware the is A Day weekend.

You must register for the trip (below) by 11:00pm on April 3.  If you have questions, please contact our Outings Chair, Bryan Murphy, at outings@pack29auburn.com.


Click the button below to sign up before April 3.

Register Here for Spring Trip


Dates: Saturday, April 8 - Sunday, April 9
Cost: $5 for Scouts and Leaders, $15 for additional family members.

2017 Blue & Gold Banquet

posted Mar 21, 2017, 11:57 AM 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. If you have not RSVP'd please contact the Cubmaster ASAP!

Uniform: Class A Best
Meeting Time: 6:00-8:00pm

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.

http://vols.pt/bK98tE

Nominations Open for 2017 Jimmy Stewart Award

posted Mar 11, 2017, 7:14 AM by Cubmaster Pack 29   [ updated Mar 11, 2017, 7:15 AM ]

Jimmy Stewart
Nominations are now open for the 5th annual Jimmy Stewart Award for Scout Spirit.  Scout Spirit is defined as adherence to the Cub Scout Promise, Law of the Pack, and Cub Scout Motto:

 Cub Scout Promise

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country

and to obey the ScoutLaw;

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..

Cub Scout Motto

DO YOUR BEST


Nominations are accepted through March 19th.  Anyone can nominate a scout for the award.  All material for each nomination should be submitted in one e-mail to cubmaster@pack29auburn.com.  All forms are available below.  The following material is required for nominating a scout:

  • Jimmy Stewart Award Nomination Form
      Plus one of the following
  • Recommendation Form (or letter) from someone at the Scout’s school
  • Recommendation Form (or letter) from someone in the Scout’s religious community
  • Recommendation Form (or letter) from den leader

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. 

2017 Pinewood Derby

posted Feb 7, 2017, 7:41 AM by Cubmaster Pack 29   [ updated Feb 7, 2017, 7:42 AM ]

The Race!
The Derby will be held at the Auburn United Methodist Church Annex in the Social Hall on Saturday February 11.   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 10 from 6:30-7:30 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!

We need some will need some help on Race Day.  We will have signup sheets at the Test and Tune Friday night.



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

12:10pm
Adult Race

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 24, 2017, 6:23 AM by Cubmaster Pack 29

The pack will host our annual Pinewood Derby Workshop Saturday January 28th from 9-11 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.

DeSoto Caverns Trip!

posted Jan 5, 2017, 1:03 PM by Cubmaster Pack 29   [ updated Jan 5, 2017, 1:29 PM ]

Pack 29 will be spending the night at DeSoto Caverns in the Cave!  We will also enjoy some of the attractions the park has to offer.  Sign up now so you don't miss out!

For more information, see the trip information packet or contact Bryan Murphy at outings@pack29auburn.com.  To reserve your spot, you must register and pay online.  The deadline to register is January 18 at midnight.

Register online at http://www.pack29desoto2017.ezregister.com

January Pack Meeting!

posted Jan 3, 2017, 5:36 AM by Cubmaster Pack 29   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 4:53 AM ]

We have rescheduled the Pack Meeting for Friday 1/13/16.  See you at 6:00 PM Friday.


Our January Pack Meeting will be held at Auburn United Methodist Church in the Epworth Center on Friday, January 6.  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 will be chilly, be sure to dress warmly for pie throwing.

Don't forget that there is an award for the den who is best dressed, so be sure to wear your uniform!

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

Responsibilities:

Setup: Den 6 (Scott)
Serving: Den 10 (O'Gwynn)
Opening: Den 5 (Bullington) & Den 8 (Elkins)
Cleanup: Den 2 (Wiley)
Tables/Chairs: Den 1 (Willis), Den 3 (Brown) & Den 4 (Stanley)

Christmas Party & Parade

posted Nov 20, 2016, 6:55 PM by Cubmaster Pack 29   [ updated Nov 20, 2016, 6:55 PM ]

We'll kick off our Christmas celebrations with our Christmas Party at Cyber Zone in Opelika for some Laser Tag!  We will be collecting toys for the Auburn Toy Drive.  See below for details on the Christmas Party.  Then On Thursday December 8 we will participate in the Auburn Christmas Parade.  The parade starts at 5:00pm in downtown Auburn and typically lasts about an hour.  See below for details. 

Christmas Party - Saturday, (Dec 3)
  • Uniform: Class Bimage
  • 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 10:45am 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: Sweets
G-O: Soft drinks (2 liters)
P-Z: Salty snack foods

Christmas Parade - Thursday (Dec 8)
  • Uniform: Class A Image result for polar express
  • Meet at 4:30 at float. Check your scout in.  (Hint: Use bathroom first.)  Float will be in line with other parade floats location to be determined (check back for updates closer to the parade).  Look for the Polar Express Christmas float.
  • Once your scout is checked in, he must stay on float until the parade ends.
  • Parade Starts at 5:00 and lasts about one hour.
  • Meet back where we loaded up after the parade to get your scout.

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