Cub Scout Pack 1932
Williamsburg, VA

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Trail Cleanup at St. Bede, Dec. 21st, 2013

Posted by cubmaster.pack1932 on December 21, 2013 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Bears of Den 3 spent about 45 minutes putting the finishing touches on the St. Bede Meditation Trail on Saturday, December 21st, during the project's first den cleanup day.  The Scouts and their parents removed pine cones and branches from the trail, and completed the process of marking the trail edges with fallen limbs.



The St. Bede Meditation Trail is now ready for its first visitors!

Webelos II Scouts earn the Arrow of Light

Posted by cubmaster.pack1932 on December 17, 2013 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

On Tuesday, December 17th, all four Webelos Scouts of Den 5 were awarded the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouting.

Scouts Andrew B., Ian C., Jaymes E., and Jacob S. were presented with the Arrow of Light badge and an Arrow of Light plaque by their parents.




To earn the award, these Scouts were required to do the following:

  • Be active in a Webelos den for at least six months since completing the fourth grade (or for at least six months since becoming 10 years old), and earn the Webelos badge.
  • Show knowledge of the requirements to become a Boy Scout by doing all of these:
    • Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath or Promise and the 12 points of the Scout Law. Tell how you have practiced them in your everyday life.
    • Give and explain the Scout motto, slogan, sign, salute, and handshake.
    • Understand the significance of the First Class Scout badge. Know its parts and tell what each stands for.
    • Tell how a Boy Scout uniform is different from a Webelos Scout uniform.
    • Tie the joining knot (square knot).
  • Earn five more activity badges in addition to the three already earned for the Webelos badge. These must include:
    • Readyman
    • Outdoorsman
    • At least one from the Mental Skills Group
    • At least one from the Technology Group
    • One more of the Scout's choice
  • With the Webelos den, visit at least one Boy Scout troop meeting and one Boy Scout-oriented outdoor activity.  (If done to earn the Outdoorsman activity badge, the same outing may not be used to fulfill the Arrow of Light Award requirements.)
  • Participate in a Webelos overnight campout or day hike.  (If done to earn the Outdoorsman activity badge, the same outing may not be used to fulfill the Arrow of Light Award requirements.)
  • After completion of all five of the above requirements, and after a talk with the Webelos den leader, arrange a visit, with a parent or guardian, to meeting of a Boy Scout troop the Scout might like to join. Have a conference with the Scoutmaster.
  • Complete the Honesty Character Connection:
    • Know: Say the Cub Scout Promise to your family. Discuss these questions with them: What is a promise? What does it mean to keep your word? What does it mean to be trustworthy? What does honesty mean?
    • Commit: Discuss these questions with your family. Why is a promise important? Why is it important for people to trust you when you give your word? When might it be difficult to be truthful? List examples.
    • Practice: Discuss with a family member why it is important to be trustworthy and honest. How can you do your best to be honest even when it is difficult?

Congratulations to all the Scouts of Den 5 and their families for this outstanding achievement!

Pack 1932 Scouter earns Wood Badge

Posted by cubmaster.pack1932 on December 5, 2013 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Pack 1932 Den Leader Dawn H. received her Wood Badge beads and regalia at the First Colony District Roundtable on Thursday, December 5th, 2013, in recognition of her completion of the demanding Wood Badge for the 21st Century course.


"Wood Badge is a Scouting leadership programme and the related award for adult leaders in the programmes of Scout associations throughout the world. Wood Badge courses aim to make Scouters better leaders by teaching advanced leadership skills, and by creating a bond and commitment to the Scout movement. Courses generally have a combined classroom and practical outdoors-based phase followed by a Wood Badge ticket, also known as the project phase. By "working the ticket", participants put their newly gained experience into practice to attain ticket goals aiding the Scouting movement. The first Wood Badge training was organized by Francis "Skipper" Gidney and lectured at by Robert Baden-Powell and others at Gilwell Park (United Kingdom) in September 1919. Wood Badge training has since spread across the world with international variations.

On completion of the course, participants are awarded the Wood Badge beads to recognize significant achievement in leadership and direct service to young people. The pair of small wooden beads, one on each end of a leather thong (string), is worn around the neck as part of the Scout uniform. The beads are presented together with a taupe neckerchief bearing a tartan patch of the Maclaren clan, honoring William de Bois Maclaren, who donated the £7000 to purchase Gilwell Park in 1919 plus an additional £3000 for improvements to the house that was on the estate. The neckerchief with the braided leather woggle (neckerchief slide) denotes the membership of the 1st Gilwell Scout Group or Gilwell Troop 1. Recipients of the Wood Badge are known as Wood Badgers or Gilwellians." From Wikipedia article "Wood Badge" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Badge



Religious Emblems Awarded to Two Scouts

Posted by cubmaster.pack1932 on November 19, 2013 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Two of Pack 1932's Scouts were presented with the religious emblem of their faith at the November Pack meeting on Tuesday the 19th. 

Scout Chris C. received the Light of Christ award, a Catholic award for Tiger and Wolf Cub Scouts.  Scout Jack P. received the Parvuli Dei award, a Catholic award for Bear Cub and Webelos Scouts.

Congratulations to both Scouts!

Religious emblems programs are created and administered by various religious groups to encourage their members to grow stronger in their faith.  The Boy Scouts of America has approved of many of these programs and has allowed the wear of religious emblems earned by Scouts to be worn on the Scout uniform.

For more information on religious emblems programs recognized by the Boy Scouts of America, please visit the Religious Emblems Programs page.

Article on Pack 1932 from St. Bede's August Newsletter

Posted by cubmaster.pack1932 on August 1, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The following article was published in St. Bede Catholic Church's August Parish newsletter:

 

St. Bede's Cub Scouts have had a busy summer!

On Saturday, June 1st, nine Scouts, parents and siblings from Pack 1932 participated in the 25th Annual Clean the Bay Day, partnering with the Cheseapeake Bay Foundation and numerous local organizations in a concerted effort to remove trash from the Chesapeake watershed. Our Scouts and families picked up about 50 pounds of trash from the banks of the James River, including hundreds of yards of deadly monofilament fishing line. They also had a chance to meet our U.S. Representative, the Honorable Robert Wittman, who stopped by to assist in the cleanup!


 

Our Scouts hiked Colonial Williamsburg on Saturday, June 15th to learn about our town's history and to earn the Boy Scouts of America Williamsburg Historic Trail patch. Twenty Scouts, parents and siblings participated in the hour and a half-long march, visiting both familiar and obscure locations around the Historic Area.


 

On Sunday, June 16th, we know you saw us at the Parish Picnic! A couple of our leaders came out to set up our Raingutter Regatta gutters. We hope you dropped by to see some Cub Scout fun!

 

Our Pack had a major presence at this summer's district Day Camp: three of the five adult staff were Pack 1932 leaders, and seven of our 21 Cub Scouts attended. In keeping with the camp's theme, Galactic Trek, the Scouts enjoyed a variety of science and technology presentations and activities, along with the more traditional Day Camp fare of sports, fishing and BB gun shooting.

 

July was a busy month for our Cub Scouts as well! Our Pack got together for a Bowling Night on Thursday, July 11th at NWS Yorktown Twin Pin. Over twenty Scouts, parents and siblings gathered for a fun evening of bowling and pizza!

 

Our Scouts hiked the Fire Tower trail at Waller Mill Park on Saturday, July 20th, enjoying the fresh air and sounds of nature in one of Williamsburg's most attractive parks.

 

On Friday, July 26th, our Scouts presented the flag and enjoyed an evening of baseball and fireworks at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton, watching the Peninsula Pilots take on the Wilson Tobs.

 

We have several activities planned for August. On the 10th, we'll be enjoying ice cream and Cub Scout fun at a Raingutter Regatta at Saint Bede. If you're interested in joining us, the Raingutter Regatta will be from 10am to noon. We'll be hiking York River State Park on Saturday, August 17th, starting at 9am. Finally, our first Pack meeting of the new school year will be Thursday, August 22nd, at Providence Classical School.

 

If you have a son (or grandson) who is in the first through fourth grades (including boys who've just finished kindergarten), and you'd be interested in checking out Cub Scouts, please email our Cubmaster, Ken Bouchard, at [email protected].

Bowling Night, July 26th, 2012

Posted by cubmaster.pack1932 on July 28, 2012 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Who doesn't like bowling?  Not Pack 1932!  On Thursday, July 26th, 38 Scouts, parents and siblings gathered at the Twin Pin bowling alley on NWS Yorktown to enjoy some pizza and roll some strikes.  While everyone had fun, the Scouts also had an opportunity to work on the requirements for the Bowling belt loop and pin.  Last but not least, they had a chance to catch up with friends they may not have seen over the summer.



24th Annual Clean the Bay Day, June 2nd, 2012

Posted by cubmaster.pack1932 on July 28, 2012 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday, June 2nd, nineteen Scouts, parents and siblings from Pack 1932 joined thousands of people throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed to clean up trash on our waterways.  While the 50 pounds Pack 1932 removed from the banks of the James River was only a fraction of the total 150,000 pounds of debris cleaned up by volunteers, we can be proud to have been a part.  Items found by Pack 1932 members include fishing line, bait containers, aluminum cans, plastic bottles and cigarette butts.


Clean the Bay Day is an annual project organized by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, attracting volunteers from all walks of life who care about water quality and our quality of life in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.


In 2013, Clean the Bay Day will be held on Saturday, June 1st.




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