Bear Den News

April 6th Den meeting and Reminders

posted Apr 5, 2015, 1:13 PM by Bear Leader Pack 221

We have our den Monday April 6th.  We are doing a Model Rocket build, and will launch them at a later date.   The for the rockets and 2 engines the cost is $10.  I will have rockets and all that is needed to assemble them for launch.  We will set a launch date later in the week.  Tomorrow will be cover the parts of the rocket, and build the rockets.   The boys will be able to paint and decorate at home.

April 11th - Also, we have our last Bear requirement on Saturday April 11th.   It will be at Salato Wildlife Center, an cover Achievement 5. at 10am.  (Salato Wildlife Center, 1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601)

IMPORTANT ACTION  After the April 11th meeting, we will have covered everything to achieve the bear badge.  If your son missed a meeting, they will need to work at home with the family to complete the achievement and let me know it has been completed.   I will have handouts with me to show the current progress I have for each boys.   This is important to be current because APRIL 23rd will be the last day you can submit for the bear badge.   After that day, your son will not be eligible to receive the bear badge and will begin his path towards the Webelos rank.

Below are all the items we worked on as a a den.   If you have a section to make up, feel free to pick a different Achievement in the game category (God, Country, Family, Self).


Categories (1)

1 - God  

- Do either Achievement 1 or 2 at home

2 - Country (3)

-Bear Achievement 3 – What Makes America Special?

-Bear Achievement 4 – Tall Tales

-Bear Achievement 5 – Sharing Your World with Wildlife (4-11-15)

3 - Family (4)

-Bear Achievement 9 – What's Cooking

-Bear Achievement 10 – Family Fun @ HOME

-Bear Achievement 11 – Be Ready

-Bear Achievement 13 – Saving Well, Spending Well

4 - Self (4)

-Bear Achievement 14 – Ride Right

-Bear Achievement 16 – Building Muscles

-Bear Achievement 19 – Shavings and Chips

-Bear Achievement 22 – Tying It All Up


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Calendar for April

6th - Den Meeting (Model Rockets)

11th - Salato Wildlife Center (Achievement 5)

13th - Planning Meeting 

17th - 19th - Spring Campout

20th - Den Meeting (ideas)

23rd - Last Day to complete Bear Requirements

27th - Pack Meeting (Bear Badge)

Our Skits for Monday's pack meeting

posted Mar 18, 2015, 8:37 PM by Bear Leader Pack 221

Everyone,

Here is a soft copy of the skits we are doing on Monday night. 

Would like the boys to look over both and be familiar with them.  I will divide the boys into a group for them to perform one of the skits at our pack meeting.



#1  Camp Coffee
Required:

4 scouts

1 large can full of water

4 coffee mugs

Preparation:

Place the can in the center of the stage.

Script:

Scout 1: (walks to can with his cup, dips it in and takes a drink) 'Yuch! This Camp Tea is awful!'

Scout 2: (walks to can with his cup, dips it in and takes a drink) 'Yuch! This Camp Coffee is terrible!'

Scout 3: (walks to can with his cup, dips it in and takes a drink) 'Yuch! This Camp Chocolate is disgusting!'

Scout 4: (walks to can, reaches in and pulls out pair of socks. Wrings them and says...) 'Aaah, they're finally clean!'
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#2 Invisible Bench


Required: 4 to 8 scouts

Scout #1 walks onstage and squats down as if he is sitting on a bench that is invisible.

Scout #2 walks up to #1. Scout #2: Says “Whatcha doin'? “

Scout #1: “Just sitting on this invisible bench. “

Scout #2: “Can I join you? “

Scout #1: “Sure.”

Scout #2 sits down next to #1.

Scout #3 repeats the dialog.

Each scout comes on and repeats, making a long line of scouts sitting on the bench.

Last scout walks up to line of scouts. Last Scout : “What are you guys doing?”

Everyone: “Just sitting here on this invisible bench. “

last Scout : “No you aren't. I moved the bench over there. “(points)

All the sitting scouts fall down.




Thanks
Ian

Bear Progress Update

posted Mar 13, 2015, 9:20 AM by Bear Leader Pack 221   [ updated Mar 13, 2015, 9:23 AM ]

Hi Everyone,

Here is a status report of our current plan for achieving the Bear rank for the boys.  There are 2 topics.  1. Bear Rank.  2. Calendar.  Also, there is a list of action items I need from the families at the end of the posting.  

1. Bear Rank (Badge)

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As a plan, we are one Achievement away from the Bear rank.   If your son attended every den meeting and completed the homework, including Achievements 1 and 10, they will complete the Bear rank after our Achievement 5 meeting in April.     I will be emailing your son’s progress report.   Please let me know if you have any updates on incomplete items.    

This is the list of all the Achievements your son needs completed for the Bear Rank.  Achievement 5 is the only one we have not offered in den meetings.

Section 1 - God  

   - Do either Achievement 1 or 2 at home

Section 2 - Country (3)

   -Bear Achievement 3 – What Makes America Special? 

   -Bear Achievement 4 – Tall Tales

-Bear Achievement 5 – Sharing Your World with Wildlife (4-11-15)

Section 3 - Family (4)

   -Bear Achievement 9 – What's Cooking

   -Bear Achievement 10 – Family Fun @ HOME

   -Bear Achievement 11 – Be Ready

   -Bear Achievement 13 – Saving Well, Spending Well

Section 4 - Self (4)

   -Bear Achievement 14 – Ride Right

   -Bear Achievement 16 – Building Muscles

   -Bear Achievement 19 – Shavings and Chips 

   -Bear Achievement 22 – Tying It All Up


2. Our Calendar

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I had to move out the Salato meeting to April 11th because of the change to the District Pinewood Derby.  It conflicted with the original date in March.   Below is the current calendar.  

Monday we will be working on a project in the den meeting and learning a skit for our Pack meeting on the 23rd.


March

16th - 20 – Sawdust and Nails (Lubbe) - Tools

23rd - Pack Meeting

30th - Spring Break (No meetings)

April

6th - Den Meeting (Model Rockets)

11th -Salato Wildlife Center (Achievement 5)

13th - Planning Meeting 

20th - Den Meeting (ideas)

27th - Pack Meeting


ACTION ITEMS

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1. Look over the email with your sons progress towards the bear rank.  Let me know what updates you have, and bring any questions to Monday’s meeting.

2. Consider a position to help our sons and the pack.   Everyone in the pack is a volunteer.  The more parents engaged, the more activities we can do, and the more we can distribute the work needed to make our pack great.   There are positions from Assistant Cub Master, Committee Members, Den Leaders, to event coordinators like pinewood derby, blue & gold, and more.  

     I am happy to talk with you and how you can help our pack continue it success.   


See you Monday.

Pack Meeting Jan 26th

posted Jan 25, 2015, 7:43 PM by Bear Leader Pack 221

Hello everyone,

A quick reminder we have our Pack meeting tomorrow night (Jan 26th) at the Church.

Our theme this meeting is "Positive Attitude" and the boys will have the opportunity to fill out a card at our Gathering.  They will be asked to share a challenge they have had and explain how they beat that challenge. 

It would be helpful if you could share this with your boy(s) so they have an opportunity to think of their challenge before the meeting.

Looking forward to a fun night.

Ian. 

Den Meeting for Jan 12th - Tying it all up.

posted Jan 11, 2015, 8:17 PM by Bear Leader Pack 221

Hi Everyone,

We have our Den meeting on Monday Jan 12th at 6:30pm.   This meeting we have special guests helping the boys complete an achievement.   Achievement 22 - Tying it all up.   Boy Scouts from Troop 41 will be attending and teaching the boys how to tie knots.

Please bring your Scout books to this meeting.  They will be helpful in learning. 

Reminders

 1. Let me know when you complete Achievement 1 or 2,   and Achievement 10 - Family games.   I will need to track completion towards the Bear badge.

2. Pack 221's Pinewood Derby is coming up on February 9, 2015.  If you need assistance in cutting out your car there, there is a Council Sponsored workshop available 3 weekends in January. 

Those dates are: 10,11,17,18,24,25

Saturdays 9am-5pm

Sundays 1pm-5pm

(Special extended hours on Jan 24th 2pm-8pm)

More Info on the Flyer attached, or on Facebook search for MooseWerkz

Look forward to seeing everyone Monday.

Den Meeting for Jan 5, 2015 (Location Change)

posted Jan 4, 2015, 9:28 AM by Bear Leader Pack 221

Happy New Bear... I mean Year!!

We are getting geared up for Scouts in 2015.  We have our first Den meeting on Monday night at 6:30.  It will NOT be at the church, but Kroger on Tates Creek and Man o War.   We will be working on Bear Achievement 13 - Saving Well, Spending Well.

Please wear your blue uniform shirt as we will be representing the Pack on an outing.

We will be meeting in the deli area on the far left hand side.  There are tables inside.

I will need help of parents as the boys will be going through the store with their parent to get prices of items to make an Italian meal or Mexican meal and compare items. Please bring a pencil. If you have a clipboard, you may choose to bring that as well.

Meeting on Jan 5th
LOCATION IS KROGER at TATES CREEK at 6:30pm  Meet in Deli Area by tables

- Will comparison shop
- Discuss results
- Treat
- Homework - Play a game involving Money.

Cheers. 


Pack update for 12/8

posted Dec 8, 2014, 8:02 AM by Bear Leader Pack 221

Everyone,

Below is the pack level posting about 12/8 Leader / planning meeting.   It is for adults to coordinate for the next month's activities.   If you have not attended one of the meetings, I encourage you to attend.   Your input and help will make the pack stronger.

Next Monday, 12/15, is our holiday Pack meeting.  The main part of the meeting is an opportunity for kids (boys and siblings) to make a gingerbread house.  It is a lot of fun, and one of the most talked about pack meetings we have.

To pull off such a big event, we need adults to help us pre assemble the houses on the Sunday before (12/14) at 5:30.   Please let me know if you are able to assist.   We teach everything needed to make the houses.

Cheers,
Ian

Reminder:  Tonight is a LEADERS/ADULTS only meeting!  We always welcome parent input, so please join us!  

Request:  We are in need of several adults (also middle & high school students) to help pre-assmemble gingerbread houses for our December pack meeting.  If you have an hour you can spare on Sunday, December 14th at 5:30 pm, please come to Providence Christian Church.  Many hands make light the work.

December 5th Den meeting.

posted Nov 30, 2014, 8:49 PM by Bear Leader Pack 221

Monday night 12/1 - We have our den meeting.   The focus of the meeting is not geared to an achievement, and going to have some fun.


The agenda is 

- Learn Shark Song

- Real Object Memory Challenge

- No Hands tower building

- Refresh on 911 song for pack meeting.


Also let me know when you complete Achievement 10 - Family Fun  and either Achievement 1 - Ways we Worship or 2 - Emblems of Faith.   You son should be complete by end of 2014.   


Looking forward to seeing you Monday.

Nov Pack Meeting Location change!

posted Nov 23, 2014, 6:46 PM by Bear Leader Pack 221   [ updated Nov 23, 2014, 6:48 PM ]


Everyone,

We have a change of location for Monday 11/23/14 Pack meeting.  Below is the information.   Please dress in the Blue shirts.

The location is Boone National Guard Center near Frankfort, KY. Attached is the direction sheet.

The boys will get some great opportunities to experience state of the art equipment at this meeting.  I forwarded an email to all Bear parents with directions and information.

Hope to see everyone there.

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Thanks to scout dad, Stuart Lindfors, our pack is being offered an amazing opportunity to see first hand what our armed forces are doing.  Please make every effort to attend the pack meeting on Monday in Frankfort.  All the information you need is attached in two files.  If you have any questions, please call, text or email me.

http://www.lexingtonpack221.com/Pack-News/dontmissthenovemberpackmeeting

Den Meeting 11/17

posted Nov 16, 2014, 7:18 PM by Bear Leader Pack 221   [ updated Nov 16, 2014, 7:40 PM ]

We have a den meeting on Monday 11/17 that will focus on Achievement 4 - Tall Tales.

- What is Folklore
- 5 Folklores will be shared (one is an audience participation)
      - Pecos Bill 
      - Bigfoot
      - Pony Express
      - Paul Bunyan
      - Rip Vanzzzzzzzzzz.
- 3 Games related to Pecos Bill, Big Foot, and Pony Express.
- A fun scout song.

To complete Achievement 4, the boys will need to do the following at home.
    4A - Play the Folklore Match game
Once the item is complete, please let me know in email.

I look forward to seeing everyone Monday Night!

Also let me know when you complete Achievement 10 - Family Fun  and either Achievement 1 - Ways we Worship or 2 - Emblems of Faith.   You son should be complete by end of 2014.   

Let me know if you have any questions.

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