Pack 28 Fishing Derby is September 8

Update 9/7/2018
Due to the weather conditions tomorrow (Rain / wind / Thunderstorms) the Committee has decided to postpone the fishing derby. We want to make sure it is a safe and fun event for the scouts to partake in.

Update 9/5/2018 1:00 p.m.
After looking at the weather, it would seem that Mother Nature is conspiring against our derby. As of today, the weather report is calling for 100% chance of rain and thunderstorms. Since we do not want anyone to get sick or hurt, we are looking at possibly postponing the fishing derby.

We will continue to monitor the weather and will make a final call by Friday at 6:00 p.m. We will send out an email then either confirming the derby is still on, or saying when it will be rescheduled for.

Thank you,
Jeremy Patterson (Cub Master) and David Graham (Camping Chair)


2018 Pack 28 fishing derby is Saturday, September 8, 9 AM-Noon at Busch Wildlife Area, Lake 2
Parents need a fishing license to help kids fish per the Conservation Department.

Pack 28 Popcorn Season

Update 9/7/2018 2:45 p.m.
Show-and-Sell neighborhood blitz has been postponed due to weather forecast. New date TBD.


September 1: Scouts can start selling popcorn!

Starting this weekend, each scout family should see an email from the Popcorn website. The email received will have instructions on how to set up your online popcorn site and start selling to hard-to-reach customers. You’ll receive a seller’s ID and email copy you can forward to friends and family. We’re told this year’s online selling experience is lot better than what we had last year.

Popcorn Choices
Popcorn Order Form

September 9: Show-and-Sell neighborhood blitz.

The Park Charles South subdivision will be sold to by the pack. The pre-ordered popcorn will be distributed to Den Leaders for sales by their scouts at this event. Following the blitz, the Den Leaders will take the remaining popcorn. This way, each Den can have direct popcorn show and sells and work with their Scouts to sell the popcorn on-hand.

  • We will meet at Fairmount on Sunday, September 9 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Scouts will need to be in their class A uniforms.
  • The neighborhood will be divided up by Den.
  • Each Den leader will be provided a map of the neighborhood with with their section highlighted.
  • Each Den leader and parents will take scouts through their section of the neighborhood and sell popcorn on-hand door-to-door.

October 15: Popcorn sales are over! Scouts get completed order forms and money to Den Leaders.

November 10-11: Den Leaders will collect popcorn ordered for scouts to deliver to customers.

Pack 28 seeks volunteers for Popcorn Chair and Committee Chair

Pack 28 is seeking volunteers to serve in two important positions.

Contact Sarah Strasser at gslacpack28@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.

POPCORN CHAIR: This position is very important to the pack. This helps pay for our activities and awards. We only have one fundraiser a year because of how well we do selling popcorn. We really need someone dedicated and organized to run this. Duties include:

  • Be an active committee member and regularly attend monthly committee meetings
  • Attends district meetings about Popcorn sales, dates, information
  • Plans and coordinates the Pack’s yearly popcorn sales, goals, prizes, etc. according to information from district
  • Plans and organizes the Popcorn kickoff activity for scouts with Cubmaster
  • Plans and coordinates popcorn canvassing including mapping out designated neighborhood areas for each Den
  • Responsible for totaling all popcorn sales and revenues
  • Responsible for ordering, collecting, and distributing popcorn orders for each Den
  • Ensures scouts get appropriate patches / awards for their popcorn sales
  • Facilitates popcorn disbursement to Den leaders
  • Reports to committee about the status of popcorn sales and related information

COMMITTEE CHAIR: This position helps keep our pack running smoothly. We need to be able to train someone to take over next year. If you are interested in this position and want to see all that Mrs. Strasser does to get a better understanding, please let her know. Duties include:

  • Responsible for making sure Pack is in compliance with BSA guidelines
  • Serve as the primary contact regarding Pack needs.
  • Attend monthly Roundtables to collect information and deliver it to the Committee
  • Conduct Fall planning meeting to develop a school year calendar of the Pack’s events
  • Develop an agenda and chair monthly committee meetings to plan and coordinate Pack activities
  • Conduct annual Bylaws meetings to review and/or revise the Pack By-Laws
  • Approve bills before payment by the pack treasurer
  • Work with the committee to insure a full slate of den leaders and committee members
  • Work with the Membership Chair to complete a Pack Roster
  • Complete the annual Pack Charter in compliance with District guidelines
  • Take care of the annual charter renewal

Spring Camp Out (May 18-20, 2018)

Spring camp out is May 18-20​​ at Beaumont Scout Reservation. Attached are a copy of the agenda for the camp out, the Pack 28 Camp Rules to review, and a copy of the map once inside Beaumont.

Spring 2018 Camp Out Agenda

Pack 28 Camping Rules (May 2018)

Beaumont Map – Camp Grizzly Cub World

Beaumont Map – Camp May

Camperships available through Pack 28

Hello All,

As I mentioned in the Pack meeting Tuesday Boy Scouts of America gave the Pack some money to use on the boys going to Summer Camp since we did so well on our popcorn sales this year. If you are planning on going to Summer camp and would like to use some of the money to offset the cost, please send us an email with “Campership Request” in the subject. We want to make sure that everyone who wants to attend a summer camp has the ability to do so.

As you get a discount on the cost of camps if you book before April first we are asking to have the emails by March 26 so we can disperse the funds and you can still qualify for the early registration discount. We ask that you tell us what type of camp you are interested in / and what your situation is. The Committee will review all submissions and disperse the funds to the scouts.

Here is a link to the summer camps being offered: https://stlbsa.org/activities/camping/summer-camps/cub-scout-summer-camp/

You can also apply for a campership through Friends of Scouting (Who is coming to our next pack meeting in April) if you need additional help. Here is the link if you wish to apply for a BSA Campership: https://stlbsa.org/activities/camping/summer-camps/camperships/

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me.

Best Regards,

Jeremy Patterson
Cubmaster
Jeremy.Patterson567@gmail.com

Rocket Launch is Saturday, March 10

When:
Sat March 10th From 1-3pm

Where:
Community Park (Right next to Central Elementary / Middle School)
4611 Central School Rd, St Peters, MO 63304

What to Bring:
Your Rocket – Den leaders have Rockets for their Scouts now and will be handing them out shortly. You will want to have your rocket assembled a couple days in advance to make sure the glue dries prior to launch day.

Every scout will get to launch 2 rockets. The first with a little (A) engine. Secondly with a big (C) engine. The Pack will provide everything you need to launch (Engines / Wadding / Launch stands). We will try to have a couple of spare rockets on hand to make sure everyone gets to launch a couple of times.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

From the Pack 28 Leadership, Committee, and our volunteers, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Pinewood Derby Rules (2017-2018)

Car Dimension Rules

  • The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.
  • The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches.
  • The car must have 1 ¾” clearance between the wheels.
  • The car must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body so it does not rub on the track.

Weight and Appearance

  • Weight shall not exceed 5.00 ounces (141.75 grams).
  • The readings of the official race scale will be considered final.
  • The car may be hollowed out and built up to the maximum weight by the addition of wood or metal only, provided it is built into the body and/or firmly affixed to it.

  • Weights cannot be taped to the car.

  • No loose or moving materials of any kind, including mercury, are permitted in or on the car.

  • Details such as steering wheel, driver, spoiler, decals, painting, interior details, etc., are permissible as long as these details do not cause the car to exceed the maximum length, width, and weight specifications.

  • Cars with wet paint will not be accepted.

Wheels and Axles

  • Official BSA wheels must be used. The wheels may not be cut, drilled, beveled or rounded. You may remove the seams and imperfections from the wheels.
  • Only official Scout Grand Prix wheels and axles can be used.  Axles may be polished, but may not be grooved.  Axle diameter may not be decreased.

  • Wheels may be lightly sanded to remove mold imperfections and flashings.  This light sanding is the only wheel modification allowed.  NO material may be removed from the wheel, this includes removal of the step from either end of the wheel bore, or outer hub face, or removing material from the wall of the wheel for “balancing”.  Beveling, tapering, sanding, wafering, rounding, lathe truing, reducing diameter, narrowing, thinning, etc., is prohibited.  NOTE:  Illegal wheels, purchased or modified, are the #1 cause for disqualification.

    For clarification:

    • i.  Wheel diameter may not be reduced below 1.170 inches

    • ii.  Wheel width may not be reduced beyond 0.360 inches

  • Wheel bearings, washers or bushings are prohibited and the car shall not ride on any type of springs.

  • The car must be free-wheeling with no starting device or other propulsion.

  • Distance between front and rear axles must be maintained at 4 ½ inch spacing (See 1.e.ii).

  • The car must have four wheels, free spinning on axles, in the normal position, with axles installed in the precut slots, but it is not required that all four wheels contact the track.

  • Axles may be bent or angled in the slot to adjust steering, angle a wheel or to raise a wheel from touching, however, the axles must be in the slot.

  • The axles, including the tip, must be visible to the inspector.  Any glue or epoxy in the slot must be transparent.

Lubrication

  • Only dry lubricants, such as powdered graphite, may be used.  Krytox, XOil, Nyoil, and similar liquid lubricants are NOT allowed.  Car must have visible evidence of dry lubricant application.  Regular oils or silicone sprays may soften the plastic wheel or damage the track and are prohibited.

  • Powdered graphite will be permitted only in the Pit Stop Area inside the derby location.

  • Cars may be lubricated in the Pit Stop Area before inspection.  No further lubrication will be permitted.

Car Modifications Not Allowed

  • The official pine wood block must be used. The block may be shaped in any way that is desired.

Other Pinewood Derby Race Rules

  • Once a car passes inspection and is entered into the race, only race committee members can touch it.
  • If the car loses a wheel, or is otherwise damaged, the racer shall have 5 minutes to make repairs.
  • Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete.
  • The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cars that do not meet these rules.

Derby Race Rules — Open Class

  • Rules are the same as the Scout Class, with the following exceptions:
    • Weight shall not exceed 1 pound (16 ounces)
    • No spikes are allowed

Wreaths Across America – December 16

December 16 is Wreaths Across America at Jefferson Barracks. Ceremonies begin at 11am. Please reach out to your respective Den Leader if you are interested in going.

Pack Meeting — December 19

The Pack 28 Meeting will be on December 19  at Fairmount Elementary. This is the last meeting for the year before the Christmas break, so come on out!