Important Dates

  • Monday, September 9th - Start Optional Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser
  • Friday, September 13th - Start Optional Popcorn Fundraiser
  • Sunday, September 22nd - September PACK Meeting
  • Sunday, September 22nd - Continue Plastic Fillm Collection AND Start Can Food & Shoe Donations
  • Saturday, October 19th - Sunday, October 20th - Webelos to Woods

 

September PACK Meeting - Pillowcase Project
emergencyprepbsapinSunday, September 22nd will be chance for Cub Scouts to learn about the American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness and decorate pillowcases for using to collect emergency supplies kits.  The goal of the project is to help create a generation of children who understand the science of hazards, are empowered to take action preparing for emergencies, and are excited to help create a prepared community by sharing what they have learned with family and friends.  Cub Scouts can earn a special BSA award pin.  Time TBD.

LegoCubScoutRecruitment Continues!
Only way to grow is by "word of mouth"  Tell others parents and kids that Pack 145 is family friendly and then show them the photos of the no-cost, high thrills activities available to Cub Scouts!  See the Join Today webpage link on the left! Please help Pack 145 grow!  

 

 

Fall Fundraising Opportunities Available
Pack 145 offers activities that require fees especially on monthly campouts and special events.  Troop 145 will be offering these OPTIONAL fundraisers to Scouts and families to fill Scout Accounts (SA).  This Fall, there are four available:
popcornpiece1) Popcorn Fundraiser organized by the Blue Ridge Mountain Council and supported by Troop145.  As soon as a  Scout receives a Take-Order form, he can begin selling and until October 21st. All monies need to be collected with the order.  Pick-up of orders will be November 15/16th.  All 30% of profits goes into SA.

krispy kreme logo
2) Krispy Kreme Donut-raiser with Troop 145 Boy Scouts. Order forms will be available September 9th and must be returned October 14th with money.  Donuts will be delivered to Scouts hot and ready to the  St. Paul UMC parking lot on Friday, October 18th between 7:00-7:30 AM.  40% of the profits will be shared with SA.

scouting for food patchCan Food Drive - September 23 to October 28th
Once the patrols are set,  there will be a Can Food Drive with a contest between patrols.  Bring any can food to the one of three collection boxes.  Then, these cans will be delivered during November 4th visit to the Christmas Store.

 

 

Scout Clothing Bank 
Pack 145 has a great collection of uniform shirts, patches, neckerchiefs, slides, hats and belts.  These items may have been donated, exhanged for a larger size or purchased new.  Cub parents may pay for new items with a tag or sticker.   Or, a donation of any amount can be provided for any gently used item.  Pack 145 has a generous exchange program where one old rank item can be exchanged for the next rank or smaller size for larger size.  Donation of unused Scout items are always weclomed.  See Uniform Guidelines below for more information.

 

 

DayCampShirtIdea page2Day Camp Summer 2019
FORTKNOT was a BLAST while learning survival challengs, teamwork, crafts, knot-tying, game and field trips.  Check out the Day Camp webpage (on left) for details of how much fun had the week of June 10th!   Also, see the photos on Pack 145 website!

 

 

Recruitment All Year Round!

Know a friend or a current K-student who wants to have Cub Scouting fun and adventures this spring and summer?  Now, not just autumn, but ANYTIME is the best time to join Pack 145!  Click on and send the link the "Join Today" to a friend!  Invite him for a visit!  Let's grow Pack 145 because "the more, the merrier"!  

 

Den #2 Plastic Film Collection
Last year, the Wolf Cubs started a campaign to rid the environment of plastic litter! trexbox Now, Pack 145 has 2 benches around the campfire pit.  The Webelos of Den #2 will continue their collection in the Activity Building for more benches in/around St. Paul UMC.  Look for the collection box in/near the kitchen area. 

 

 

 

Pack 145 is a wonderful promotion of Cub Scouting skills and values, all made possible by volunteer leaders who are greatly supported by the Pack Committee and the St. Paul UMM, our charter organization. MORE LEADERS ARE GREATLY NEEDED!  The den schedule of 1 time a month for 2 hours is to accommodate busy adult and youth schedules.   Please consider the rewards and beneifts of completing an Adult Application and some minor online training!  Please help Pack 145 comply with  the policy of "2-Deep" Leadership.  Please contact Cubmaster Henry, if any questions.
 

 

 

Lion Cub Scout Program Success at Pack 145 
As a Lion, a kindergartner will make friends, laugh loud, gain confidence, discover nature, and most of all…have fun! He’ll experience the Scouting concepts of character development, leadership, citizenship, and personal fitness through engaging and exciting adventures!! Your kindergartener will have a blast exploring the world around him in ways that fuel his imagination and creativity. Together, you’ll take his first steps down the path to success. Adventure awaits. It has been a success so far.  Please spread the word to help us recruit in April, through the summer and before school starts.

National Acceptance of Girls into Cub Scout PacksWelcomeToCubScouts
Pack 145 was approached to be the first unit in Christiansburg to accept girls into the Cub Scouting program.   Our charter organization, St. Paul United Methodist Men have voted to allow this family-oriented option of an integrated Pack with segregated Dens. Pack 145 Leaders/Committee is examining the logistics involved.  For now, Pack 145 is allowing girls with their adult partners to be integrated into Lions and Tiger Cub Scouts.  Then, Wolf, Bears and Webelos will have separate girl dens and boy dens.  All Pack activities will continue to be "ALL-IN" for girls, boys, and family members as we have done for many, many years!   Let's make the most of the Scouting program has to offer!  

 Uniform Guidelines

  1. For Den Meetings, Cubs can wear Class-B (any Boy Scout themed) t-shirt or the Class-B Pack (has "145" on it) shirt to allow for messy crafts or active play.  
  2. For Pack Meetings and any events with Veterans, Cubs should wear Class-A (blue or tan) uniform with perferably the neckerchief and slide as a FULL uniform.
  3. However, it is OK to wear the uniform shirt without the neckerchief and slide to a Pack Meeting! It is A-OK, if a Cub want to wear their uniform shirt with or without the neckerchief and slide to a Den Meeting. 
  4. NEW this year from National BSA:  Cub Scouts can wear JUST the neckerchief and slide over a solid colored shirt to any Den or Pack meeting.
  5. Lion Cubs will only need to wear the offical Lion Cub t-shirt with or without a Lion neckerchief.
  6. Pack 145 does NOT require offical BSA pants, shorts, socks or hats.  Those are considered optional.
  7. No hurry on purchasing or exchanging any uniform part from the Pack 145 Clothing Bank. If Pack 145 doesn't have your size, a shirt can be ordered from the Scout Store via your Den Leader.
  8. The November Pack Meeting will have a very casual uniform inspection from our Troop 145 Boy Scouts.

 sportsballsScouts and Sports together make a balanced diet of activities! Scouting is flexible enough for a Cub Scout to excel at both, and many Scouts do. Scouting encourages a well-rounded balance of activities, and a Boy Scout doesn’t have to attend every Scouting event.  No one should have to feel that it is "Scouts verus Sports" situation.
Pack 145 supports its Cub Scout players in various sports thoughout the seasons!  As Pack 145 starts a new Scout Year and should a Cub Scout be unavailable for any meeting or other activity,  please stay in communication with Den Leader and Cubmaster so we can all be your "cheering section"  in Sport AND in Scouting!  As always, we look forward to your attendance to any of the Pack planned activities!