Important Dates

  • Plastic Fillm Collection AND  Sneaker Donations
  • No more Den #1, 2, 3, 4 Meetings
  • Friday, May 29th  7:00 PM - Bear Den #9 - Whittle Chip Lessons
  • Sunday, June 7th - Pack Promotion Picnic

Pack Promotion Picnic - Sunday, June 7th
Following VA Phase One and UMC guidelines,  Pack 145 will have the opportunity to recognize the Cub Scouts of Pack 145  and promote them to the next level in one (1) hour Den celebrations.  Families will be encouraged to attend with a picnic dinner/dessert, blanket and camp chairs to distance themselves around the St. Paul UMC lawn. Tiger and Lions  - 4:00 PM, Wolf - 5:00 PM, Bear 6:00 PM, and Webelos 7:00 PM.  Families will receive a flyer of Summer Pack Events. 

COVID-19 Status
Thank you to all Pack 145 for their continued duties to slow and hopefully stop soon the spread of the COVID-19 germ.  By obeying state/local/medical/BSA/church guidelines, we must all work together and be patient during their difficult times with supply shortages, closures, reduced services and even quarantines.  Pack 145 will have to shift its activities to other dates but the lessons of Scouting can be still reinforced everyday.  To earn special patches and awards,  Cub Scouts are encouraged to participate in some challenges that can be reported via text, photo or video to the Pack Facebook or email.

Pack 145 Cub Scouts Challenges

#1 - The Scout Oath asks that all Scouts to work on being “physically strong”.  Today’s weather calls for sunny and in the 50s!  Let’s hear reports, see a photo or a video of our Cub Scouts being physically active outside today and how you unplugged between Wednesday 03/18 and Thursday 3/19 7:00 PM.

#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

Pinewood Derby Season 2020 
Pinewood Derby is a tradition for Cub Scouts AND great fun for Pack 145 Cubs and families! PinewoodDerbyLogoRace check-in will occur TENTATIVELY Saturday, August 15th th from 3-5PM then race will start after 2:00 PM on TENTATIVELY Sunday, August 16th.  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  - Let's Try Saturday, July 18th
The Pack 145 classroom and garage are FULL and still have supporters donating some excellent items.   New BSA fees meant that $60.00 dues for each Scouts went all to the 10-month recharter.  Pack 145 did not get to keep any portion to help pay for Pack activities.   To help raise money for the Pack and to fill Scout Accounts,  this Yard Sale needs to be a HUGE Success.  Please donate items, help work a 2-hour shift on Friday or Saturday and ADVERTISE! Alternative Date:  Saturday, August 15th.
  

DayCamp2020LogoDay Camp Summer 2020
 Be ready for daily adventures in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.  The weeks of July 20th and July 27th have been put on hold for a possible rescheduling of this Pack 145 event while adhering to all COVID guidelines.  Check the Day Camp webpage soon for more information.

 

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.
 

 

 

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.


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!