Pinewood Derby time is upon us. All Scouts and their parents are busily building their racers. At this months meeting we had the track set up and had a trial run is preparation for the big day. The cars looked sharp and the excitement is starting to build.
Many of the boys have been busy, not only on their cars but on advancement as well. Den 7 the Webelos have been working on the Artist and the Traveler activity pins. Matt B., Matt L., Matt S., Josh B., Andrew L., Andrew O., Nick O., Trevor H., Alex P., and Jacob C. all completing them. The Wolf den has also been busy with the following boys earning arrow points. Jeremy A. gold and 3 silver, Joey G. a gold and 3 silver, Sam O. a gold and 3 silver, Lucas C. a gold and 1 silver, Allen F. a gold and 2 silver, Tyler H. a gold and 2 silver, and Jacob T. a gold and 2 silver.
Have a good month and "Good Luck" at the race.
| Pinewood Derby
This years' Derby was filled with fun and excitement. Twenty-eight boys and their cars participated in an afternoon of racing. Each boy proudly presented his car to be inspected and weighed in. Once the preliminary work was done and the Pack had its opening ceremony Mr. Bucklund took over as MC. Mr. Bucklund has been helping Pack 1 with the Pinewood Derby for many years and as usual had the race running smoothly.
Each boy raced his car four times in the first round, once on each lane of the track. The cars, which finished in the top half of the pack, advanced on the second round. Racing continued until we had the four fastest cars.
Congratulations to the top four finishers.
1st Place: Billy W.
2nd Place: Brandon S.
3rd Place: Justin H.
Honorable Mention: Kahlil W.
Again congratulations and good luck at the District race.
February is the time of our annual Blue & Gold Banquet. This years' theme was "Turn Back the Clock". Each Den was responsible for a decade during the 1900's. They learned something about the decade and then created a centerpiece depicting what they had learned and then shared it with the Pack. Each Den also created and performed an original skit. Each one was very creative and entertaining.
Many awards were presented during an award ceremony that explained a little history and honored the scouts, past and present. The awards presented were:
Tiger Paws: Andrew B., Sam H., Tom C., Justin H.
Wolf: Sam O., Tyler H., Corey L., Alan F., Joey G., Lucas C., Jeremy A.,
Wolf Gold Arrow: Sam O., Tyler H., Corey L., Alan F., Joey G., Lucas C., Jeremy A.,
Bear: Will B., Ryan C., Doug M., Evan N., Greg P., Kahlil W., Billy W., Brandon S.
Whittling Chip: Will B., Ryan C., Doug M., Evan N., Greg P., Kahlil W., Billy W., Brandon S
Webelos: Josh B., Matt B., Jacob C., Trevor H., Andrew L., Matt L., Andrew O., Nicholas O., Alex P., Matt S.
Fitness Pin: Josh B., Matt B., Jacob C., Trevor H., Andrew L., Matt L., Andrew O., Nicholas O., Alex P., Matt S.
Arrow Of Light: Chris A., Josh M., Kyle Z., Steve P., Eric P., Josh S., Jordan B.
Also honored as Cub Scouts who were crossing over of Boy Scouts were: Chris A., Josh M., Kyle Z., Steve P., Eric P., Josh S., Jordan B. Representatives from Troop 147 and Troop 5 greeted the boys crossing over. The boys crossed through an arch that was decorated with greens from a Christmas tree which had been cut from the tree farm at Yawgoog Scout Reservation.
Each of the adult leaders were recognized for their time and talents, which they share with the boys each time they meet. They were each awarded a small award of recognition. Dotty L. and Carl O. each earned the Cub Scouters Knot.
Help! Look out for the snowstorm. A storm dropped about 3 inches of snow the day of our Pack Meeting and cancelled a lot of evening activities. We still had our meeting since the school was going to be open but attendance was scarce.
We had a Day Camp presentation and film (perfect timing) and the scouts who were able to attend created their own version of a Y2K bug. They took a bunch of left over materials and created. They scouts had a good time gathering and sharing during the storm.
Pack 1 has had a very busy December. In addition to all the normal holiday activities that the scouts participate in we finished a successful popcorn sale. Congratulations to Andrew L. for being the top salesman in the Pack with over $1000 in popcorn sales. And thank you to all the other scouts who did a great in this fundraiser.
The annual Pack Meeting / Christmas Party was a good time had by all, with Santa helping with the awards before talking to each individual Scout. He also presented each scout with a small gift, surprise they were Pinewood Derby cars.
The following awards were presented:
Fitness-Mat L., Josh M.
Family Member-Nick O.,Andrew O.,
Craftsman-Chris A., Josh M.
Citizen-Eric P., Chris A., Josh M., Jordan B., Josh S., Joe C., Jason H.,
Compass Patch-Josh S., Josh M.
Compass Point-Eric P.
Skating-Mat L., Matt S.
Bicycling- Mat L., Matt S., Matt B., Andrew O., Nick O., Trevor H., Alex P., Josh B., Andrew L., Jacob C.
The meeting was then followed by a few holiday games.
On Sunday the 19th the Pack gathered for an evening of Christmas Caroling. We met and then proceeded around the neighborhood singing carols. We stopped at several homes. Homes of elderly, friends and just people we knew. After the caroling the group all gathered for refreshments are a nice campfire. The evening really helped the holiday spirit.
Until next month everyone have a safe and happy holiday.
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