Friday, December 12, 2014

Reminder: Visit to Mountain Trace on 12/15

Our final pack meeting will be held at Mountain Trace Nursing facility on 12/15.  Please come in uniform.  We will pass out cards and sing a few songs for the residents.

Click here for directions

Monday, November 24, 2014

Pack Meeting - Popcorn and Dues DUE!

Remember we have Pack Meeting this evening at 6 pm at the church.  Please come prepared to turn in all your popcorn sales money AND dues for the next calendar year.

Dues are $26 per scout for the year.  If you would like to also subscribe to Boys Life, that is an additional $12 for a total of $38.  See our treasurer or myself if you are interested in a scholarship for part or all of your dues as those are available.

LOTS of boys have earned LOTS of awards so I encourage you to come.

Have your scouts come in uniform for candy!

Reminder to Tigers & Wolves: you must bring the "map of your neighborhood" drawn by your scout to qualify to receive the Map and Compass belt loop tonight.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Program Planning Meeting for 2014-2015

We will hold a Program Planning meeting for our pack to schedule our events for the coming year.  We want input from our families on activities we will do and where we will focus our effort.  We will meet at Cullowhee Methodist church on Monday, July 28th at 6 pm in the "library" room - across the hall from the big room where we normally meet for scouts.  Please plan on around two hours.  We will have some pizza on hand for a "working supper."

We are not planning on activities for kids and ask that only parents come.  If you have any questions, please contact me (828.399.1657) or Eric Hester, our committee chair.

If you are interested in volunteering in some capacity with the pack, whether helping with one activity or task or being a den leader, this is a great time to let us know and figure out how to include you and your skills.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fontana Dam Trip - Details

Fontana Dam Trip - Saturday July 19
We will leave from Cullowhee United Methodist Church at 10:30 am and convoy there.  We should get there at about lunch time - please bring a picnic lunch for yourselves.  After lunch we will spend some time in the visitor's center to learn about the dam, then have about a 30 minute hike on the trail, depending on the weather. Make sure to bring plenty of water, any snacks you want, and comfortable shoes and clothes.
If your scout hasn't earned the Hiking belt loop yet, this is a good opportunity:

I hope y'all are having a great summer so far and an enjoyable 4th of July.  Please remember to be safe with all fireworks.
Yours in Scouting,
Lee Nickles, Cubmaster

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

July 19 - Fontana Dam Trip

Saturday, July 19th seems to be the date that most people can do something, so we will have a pack trip to Fontana Dam that day. Tentatively, we will meet at Cullowhee UMC, caravan over, have a picnic lunch and check out the dam, the visitor's center, and have a hike on the nearby trail.  I'll send more details closer to the date.  For now, please mark your calendars!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Final Pack Meeting - June 2nd

Our final Pack Meeting will be Monday, June 2nd at the Rec Center in Cullowhee.  We have reserved the picnic shelter between the swings and basketball court. Our pack meeting will start at 6:00 and will include giving out all the final awards our boys have earned.  After that, we will have a hot dog supper and then time for the boys to play.  Your whole family is welcome, of course.

I'm asking each family to bring one side dish and/or one dessert to share.  We will provide hot dogs, buns, condiments, paper products, and water (our pack avoids sodas). 

Please contact me if you have any questions.

-Lee Nickles, Cubmaster

Friday, May 2, 2014

Yard Sale

Please be reminded that Boy Scout Troop 914 is having a yard sale to benefit our Pack tomorrow (Saturday) from 8 am until noon.  I believe I mistakenly said it would be held at Cullowhee Methodist.  That is incorrect; it will be held at Wholesale Supply in Sylva, beside Speedy's Pizza. 

Here is a link to their address in Google Maps if you need it:

I encourage you to come and support our scouts!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cub Parent Weekend

Some last-minute details for Cub-Parent Weekend:

Unless your family signed up for an adirondack cabin, please be sure to bring a tent.  I HIGHLY recommend you label your packs/gear, perhaps with masking tape and marker, with your name and our pack number - 914.  They will be taken to our camp site for us. 

Here are directions from the church where we normally meet to Camp Daniel Boone:
If you're not sure of the way, be at the church a few minutes before 9 am and go with the group.  I have to go up early so I will see you there.
-Lee Nickles, Cubmaster

Monday, February 10, 2014

Pinewood Derby Cancelled - Will Reschedule

I just saw on that Jackson County Schools are going with early dismissal at 12:30 pm, so our Pinewood Derby is cancelled.  We will reschedule tentatively to hold it during our Pack meeting on Monday, Feb. 24 at 6 pm.

Cataloochee District Pinewood Derby Race - March 1 at the National Guard Armory in Sylva.

Please remember
No meeting on Feb. 17 due to President's Day

Parents & leaders meeting scheduled for next Thursday evening, Feb. 20th at 7 pm.