Raising the Flag on a Great Year of Scouting

Dear Pack 867 Families,

scout-pic-2I know you’ve had a super fun summer because I saw you at the bicycle rodeo, camp PMI, the Potomac Nationals game and the popcorn kickoff party. And, I’ve heard stories from other summer camps and activities.

If your family is anything like mine, you’re now adjusting to the shock of going back to school, pools closing and heavier traffic, but also seeing new and old friends, jumping into sports, and tackling other challenges – like sending our oldest off to college in my case … wow!

I can’t wait to see you next Sunday at our first pack meeting of the year. We’re meeting outdoors! At New Life Church on Trin Street at 2:30. Look out nature, here we come! This month, a Scout is Helpful, and our theme is “to the Rescue.”

After that, enjoy your Cubscout Adventures with your Dens, and think about things that you can share with the rest of us at future pack meetings. Help your Den Leaders, they are all heroes!

It’s great to see new families joining and other families getting more involved. Welcome Natalie Dreier, our new Committee Chair, and Charlie Henry, our new Treasurer. Thanks also to everyone who has, is and will help the pack. And, I can’t wait to meet our new Cubmaster later this year! Get involved and let’s have fun with a purpose.

Here are a couple of helpful links that you should be familiar with:

www.scouting.org
my.scouting.org
www.scouttrack.com
www.pack867.com
Facebook@pack867

scout-picPlease make sure you have a working training account and a Scouttrack account. I encourage every scout parent to take youth protection training, and all leaders need additional Cubscout training – now completely available online. Please be patient with the new training system. If it looks like you didn’t get credit for a section, make sure you log back into my.scouting and refresh your windows. If you seem to have come to a dead end, try to find the MY LEARNING tab on a Members LearnCenter window. Ask for help, and make a friend while you’re at it.

Finally, think about inviting a friend to Join Scouting Night on September 27th. We need Tigers in the house! Look for the Fall Family Campout coming very soon. Hope your popcorn sales are going well, and before you know it, we’ll be Scouting for Food!

Yours in Scouting,

Jim