Important Dates

  • Plastic Fillm Collection AND  Sneaker Donations
  • Monday, August 24th - Start BRMC Popcorn Sale (see Fundraiser webpage)
  • Sunday, September 27th - Start of Adventure Box Program
  • Sunday, October 11th - Den #2, 3, & 6 Meet
  • Saturday, October 17tth - Sunday, October 18th - Webelos to Woods
  • Sunday, October 18th - Dens #1, 4 & 9 Meet
  • Sunday, October 25th - Trunk or Treat
  • Monday, November 2nd - Webelos 2s Visit Troop 145

 

Adventure Boxes - Earn electives on your own!
With the help of VT Pre-Education Students,  Pack 145 will make available boxes containing lessons, instructions and materials to help each Rank earn Elective Adventures.  Check-out a box at any Pack/Den Meeting, complete the assignments inside, submit proof, earn the beltloop and return the box for resupplying, then check-out another box.

Available Adventure Boxes:

Rank  Elective  Number 
 Webelos  Art Explosion     5
 Lion I'll Do It Myself    5
 Lion Pick My Path    2
Bear Beat of Drum    3

Welcome to a Different 2020-2021 Scout Year!
Pack 145  hopes to offer extraordinary Cub Scout adventures to supplement for reduced school and sports during COVID times. Pack Leaders are planning activities for Dens and Families Pack meeting that are mostely outside and will to our very best to be safe and healthy according to CDC, VDH, BSA and UMC guidelines.  If, at any time, there are concerns or questions,  please do not hesitate to contact any Pack Leader.  The well-being of all youth is priority. Please check in at every Pack/Den Meeting to submit a Health Questionnaire (1 per family) or read the questions and sign the Gathering Form. 

Webelos to Wood - October 17-18
To earn the Arrow of Light,  Webelos need to attend a Troop outdoor activity like camping.  Troop 145 has invited Webelos 1s and 2s to experience Boy Scout camping at either Chantilly Farms in Floyd or Alta Mons in Shawsville for one night.  Cost $10.00 for the food that Troop 145 will provide.  Each Scout will have own tent.  Den #2 and #9 will discuss the packing list and expected activities.

Cub Scout Wednesdays
Pack 145 believes in serving the community and its youth.  With Montgomery County Public Schools scheduled to be closed every Wednesday as well as the burden on families and local childcare,  Pack 145 wishes to offer an all-day Cub Scout experience with extraspecial adventures from 8AM to 5PM. Permissions and details of activities are still being planned.  There is hope to start in October after approval from St. Paul UMC. These Wednesdays are to supplement Den/Pack Meetings. There will be a cost of $20.00 per Wednesday will be needed to help pay for costs outside of Pack Dues.

NEW Pack Dues
After much deliberation in accordance with new BSA fees,  Pack 145 must raise its yearly dues to $100.00.  That is less $8.50 a month for the 2021 12-month recharter year.  For volunteer Leaders, the cost of their Adult fees plus one child will be free. (Please consider becoming a Leader.) Additional children in the same family will receive $10.00 off each subsequent child. (i.e. $90.00 for 2nd, $80.00 for 3rd and so on.)  Dues need to paid by December 1st.  If there is a financial need for a "campership", do not hestitate to talk to a Pack Leader.

Pack 145 Cub Scouts Challenges - Almost Time to Wrap up This Virtual World

#1 - The Scout Oath asks that all Scouts to work on being “physically strong”. Let’s hear reports, see a photo or a video of our Cub Scouts being physically active outside today and how you unplugged.  

#2 - Show "A Scout is Clean" by demonstrating or explaining how you wish your hands.

#3-  "A Scout is Kind" enough to help lonely Senior Citizens by crafting cards or writing letters.

#4 - Our Professional Health Care Workers deserve our appreciation so signing a BIG Thank You card.

#5  - Let's Dance!  It improves the mood!

#6 - Blue Ridge Mountain Council has challenged Scouts to build an outdoor/indoor tent with #CampAtHomeBRMC for a chance of a prize.

#7 - BINGO Cub Scout Version

#8 - Cub Scouts are going a Bear Hunt by placing a stuffed bear/animal in a window for other community kids to participate in a scvanger hunt.

#9 - Scout is Thirfty!  Find and count/group spare change from around your house.

#10 - Outdoor Scavenger Hunt 

#11 - Litter Clean-Up in your neighborhood

#12 - Easter Egg Coloring to celebrate the holiday

#13 - Scout Strong to show you community witha sign posted on car or home that To Be Strong.

#14 - Scout is Kind by painting and placing kindness rocks around your neighborhood.

#15 - National Park Week can be visited and completing an activity on the https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/national-park-week.htm

#16 - Happy Earth Day with a celebration of nature used in art.

#17 - Baking Fun

#18 - Virtual Museum or Aquarium Tours

#19 - May the Fourth Jedi Name

#20 - Cinco de Mayo & Taco Tuesday Celebration

#21 - Make your own Musical Instrument

#22 - Celebrate Mom with a photo

#23 - Create some Chalk Art

#24 - Help the Birds by constructing a bird house/feeder

#25 - Nature Hunt

#26 - Art Show your talents and creativity

#27 -  Build a rocket to celebrate Sally Ride and America Launch

#28 - Composting Day

#29 - Movie Premiere - recreate your favorite movie moment or character.

#30 - Build a Bug Hotel to welcome our insects to help in nature

#31 - Plant a Garden

#32 - Wheely Fun Summer - put on some wheels and have fun!

#33 - Duct Tape is Scout tool that can repair or craft anything.  Show what you can do!

#34 - He & Me photo to celebrate Father's Day

#35 - Scout Patches Tradition - Show off all the patches you have earned before or during COVID.

Pinewood Derby Season 2020 & 2021 
Pinewood Derby is a tradition for Cub Scouts AND great fun for Pack 145 Cubs and families! PinewoodDerbyLogoRace check-in will occur TENTATIVELY on a Saturday in January from 3-5PM then race will start after 2:00 PM on TENTATIVELY the next Sunday in January.  A schedule has been emailed and posted on the Pinewood Derby webpage. Pack 145 will consider this event as a Welcome Back to Cubs Event as well as an Open House to invite possible recruits.  Please stay tuned for more information.

 

Yard Sale Success!
We did it!  With generous donations from members of Pack and Troop, St. Paul UMC and even the community,  this was the biggest Yard Sale in the history of this fundraiser. There was hot weather and nearly 350 customers. Profits were over $2400.00 with $14.00 per point earned by donations and volunteer time.  All was done safely according to COVID guidelines.  Many thanks! 
  

DayCamp2020LogoDay Camp Summer 2020
 Pack Leaders tried very hard to plan and gain permissions to hold this annual week of adventures in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Due to lack of approval and time constraints to revise plans, increase restrictions and to plan,  Pack Leaders are saddened to cancel this event and focus efforts on offering Cub Scout Wednesdays as a mini-Day Camp experience. 

 

Recruitment
OLegoCubScoutnly 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!  Any youth ages 5-10 can join anytime!  Four-year olds can become Lion Cubs in April before Kindergarten.

   

 

 

Den #3 Recycle Projectgotsneakers
Wolf Cubs of Pack 145 has decided to start their own recycle program.  Starting in October, Den #3 will be collecting used still-wearable athletic sneakers and sport cleats from children (not toddler or baby) and adults.  These shoes will be sent to Haiti, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Ukraine through GotSneakers.  By donating gently worn, used and even new sneakers to the Den #3 collection box, the sneakers will make a difference in people’s lives around the world and here at home.

Den #2 Plastic Film Collectiontrexbox
Two years, the Wolf Cubs of Den #2 started a campaign to rid the environment of plastic litter!  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.
 

 

 

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.

 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.

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Scouts 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!

 

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!