Follow up to our Shop at Berkots event

Our Shop at Berkots event was cut short by the weather this past Sunday.  We were still able to collect food for 15 families Thanksgivings Dinners.  This was thanks in part to our Scouts doing extra chores to earn money to go shopping, and in large part to the generous donations of the Manhattan community.

Follow up to our Food Drive

A hearty “great job” to our Manhattan Scouts.  The Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts collected over 4000 lbs of food for the Manhattan Food pantry.  Great job, and a great example of what doing “a good turn daily” is all about.  Of course none of this would have been possible with out the generous donations from our Manhattan community.

Back Online

Our website is now back online and better than ever!  Click on the events link above to see a calendar of events which will be updated with more events and information as the week progresses.  Watch here for all your Cub Scouting needs!

Summer Camps for 2013

The dates for the summer camps are posted on the Rainbow Council Website, see below. Jackie R. has volunteered to be the coordinator for this event. Thank you Jackie. The dates are as follows:

Day Camp (New Lenox)
Monday, June 17th – Friday, June 23rd 9am – 3:30pm

  • Adult day walkers are needed from each pack/den in order for our scouts to attend. There is a ratio of adult day walkers to scouts.

Resident Camp Overnight (Morris)
Adults are REQUIRED to attend this event with their scout.

  • Session #1: Wednesday, July 17th – Saturday, July 20th
  • Session #2: Saturday, July 20th – Tuesday, July 23rd
  • Session #3: Tuesday, July 23rd – Friday, July 26th

Both of these are fun events which allow the scouts to earn multiple belt loops and possibily pins for the activities they complete. The day camp is great for the younger scouts because they get to experience scouting activities, but get to come home every evening. The resident camp is a tent camping experience that is also a great experience, that can be 2-3 nights and someone else does the cooking for you. Tim H. would highly recommend both! There will be a sign-up procedure and medical form to complete. We don’t have the cost for these event as of yet. These events can be funded by selling flower bulbs in the spring (all of this money goes into a Scouts individual scout account). The pack in the past has subsidized some of the cost for the scouts to attend. It all depends on the next two fundraisers (pancake breakfast and flower bulbs).

District Pinewood Derby

The district pinewood derby race is scheduled for, Sunday, March 10th. Registration for the event is from 12-1:15 and the race starts at 2 p.m. This is all the information we have so far, as more becomes available we will let you know. Scouts should wear their full uniform with their shirts tucked in. FYI: the top three finishers from each den are allowed to compete in the main races and all are allowed to compete in the open races at the end.

Online Registration for District Pinewood Derby

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday, March 2nd and I believe the start is at 11am. The Fehrenbacher’s have graciously allowed us to use their house as the staging area for building the float. As a pack we will be meeting on Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30pm at their house to build the float. All scouts are encouraged to participate and attend. Scouts should wear green and their uniforms, but I doubt those will be visible under their coats. Thank you Fehrenbacher’s!

Blue & Gold – February 24th

The Blue and Gold Banquet is right around the corner on Sunday, February 24th. However, the due date for registration is this Friday, February 8th. This is a good family event celebrating the Webelos 2′s crossing over to Boy Scouts. I would encourage all families to attend. The food alone is worth attending. Friends of Scouting (FOS) will be attending, so if you wish to donate to this cause, please bring your checkbooks (tax deductible). Scouts should wear their full uniform with their shirts tucked in. Thank you to Tracy B, Jackie F. and Angel G. for coordinating this event!
NOTE: There might be a location change, more information to follow.

Pancake Breakfast Coming This Weekend!

The Pancake Breakfast is fast approaching, keep in mind that the date changed to Saturday, February 16th. We will be serving breakfast from 8am – 11am. There will be four 1 hour time slots that can accommodate nine scouts each. Please contact Jackie F. via email at to sign up for a time slot for your scout. Some of the time slots are full, please review the slots below and pick a time. To ease congestion and chaos at the Methodist Church it would be best to have the scouts stick to their alloted time. Scouts should wear their full uniform with their shirts tucked in.

We are also asking scouts to bake something for people to buy and take home. The first pancake breakfast bake sale generated some extra funds so it’s no small thing. It’s best to have 6-12 items (cookies, etc.) per individual plate. Bake sale items can be dropped off the night before from 7-8pm or the morning of the event by 8am.

This day is an important fundraising event for our pack. Please invite and encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to attend. We would also like to thank Scott L. for volunteering to be our Food Safety Inspector and our coordinators Jackie F and Angela G.