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Family Cub Scout Pack 241 Welcome Message

Thank you for your interest in scouting! We would love to have you join us! Scouts BSA is a volunteer organization and families are welcome and encouraged to take an active role in Scouting for the benefit of the entire family, boys and girls.

Here is a link to basic information about Scouting that will answer a lot of questions you may have about the program in general: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/CubScouts.aspx.

Your Cub Scout will be grouped with a Den of 8-12 kids their same age or grade level, kindergarten through fifth grade. Our Pack serves both Northstar Elementary and Double Eagle Elementary although we have Cub Scouts from other public and private schools as well. Dens will typically meet for about an hour once or twice a month to work on Rank Requirements. Rank Requirements include physical fitness, citizenship, family fun, emergency preparedness, craftsmanship, leadership, environmental science, STEM, personal management, duty to God, and more.

Our Pack is the collection of all of our Dens. We typically have one or two Dens per grade level and have somewhere between 30 and 50 Cub Scouts, boys and girls, in our Pack – we are one of the largest Packs in Albuquerque. The Pack, as a group, gets together once a month at our Pack Meeting (held on the third Thursday of the month) to go over Pack announcements, hand out awards and achievements that the Scouts have earned, and have some fun together as a large group.

Our scheduled Pack and Den Meetings coincide with the academic school year starting in August and going to May.  We have one Pack Activity each month throughout the year, including the Summer, which is a good opportunity to earn the Summertime Activity Pin!

Below is a list of the planned pack events for the year:

Aug. – Water Extravaganza (giant water balloon and water soaking event)
Sept. – Trip to Explora!
Oct. – Fishing
Nov. – Rocket Derby (build and launch model rockets)
Nov. – Veteran’s Day Parade
Nov. – Roadrunner Food Bank Service Project
Dec. – Caroling at retirement homes
Jan. – Pinewood Derby (the premiere Scouting event!) – building and racing wooden model cars
Feb. – Scout Sunday
Feb. – Blue and Gold Banquet (celebrating our 5th grade Scouts crossing over into Scouts BSA)
March – Ice Skating
April – Parent’s Choice Activity
May – Crossover overnight campout (family event to promote Cub Scouts to next rank)
May – Flag Placement @ Sunset Memorial Park
May/June – District-sponsored week-long Summer Day Camps; BB guns, archery, etc!!
June – TBD
July – Swim Party!
July – Webelos Week in the Woods/Cub Scout Adventure Week (four night overnight camp)

Feel free to come out and meet us at any of our Den or Pack activities. There is no requirement to join, just come out and have fun with us and see what we are all about. We look forward to meeting your family! If you have any questions at all, please email me at the address below.

Sincerely,
Geoff McCool
Pack 241 Cubmaster
abqpack241@gmail.com