Back from Webelos Woods!

Welcome Back, Webelos!

Webelos Woods this weekend was an awesome event!  We had almost our full contingent of Webelos and AOL Scouts present, and even the wet beginning on Saturday had a silver lining!

We camped with Boy Scout Troop 306 along with two other small groups in the Hickory Campsite.  Our Pack turned out the envy of the Valley with Mr. Foster’s dinner of Cowboy Casserole, and what might have been Treasure Valley’s first cross-site laser tag competition.  (We’re still not quite sure who won…but who cares?!?!)

The boys rotated through activity stations throughout the day(s), including Fire Building, Chemistry, Astronomy, Camping & Tents, Boating, Rock Climbing, Fishing, Knot Tying, Geocaching, and tons of fun games and events.  We’re still working through all the many contributions this event made toward our Webelos’ advancement.  Even the rainy start helped with some camping requirements around preparing for adverse weather.

A big thank you to Mr. Foster and Mr. Ryan for braving the weather (and the Webelos ;) this weekend, and to our parents for all the preparation, transportation, and support that made this weekend so much fun for their Scouts.

Rock on, 306!

Webelos Woods is This Weekend!


Just a reminder to our Webelos Scouts that Webelos Woods is THIS WEEKEND, October 3-4.  This is an overnight campout for Webelos I and AOL Scouts.  The schedule for the Pack is below.  Please let us know ASAP if there are any dietary restrictions or food allergies for your Scout, as we will need to plan food accordingly.

Saturday 10/03/15 

8:00 AM- 10:00 AM Cub Scouts Registration – East Lodge

10:30 AM- Cub Scout Unit Leaders Meeting

11:00 AM- 11:30 AM- Lunch Group A – East Lodge

11:40 AM- 12:10 PM- Lunch Group B – East Lodge

12:20 PM- 12:50 PM- Lunch Group C – East Lodge

1:10 PM- Opening Ceremonies- Boonesville Plain

1:25 PM- Activity Stations, Midway, Trading post Open

  • 1:25 PM- 2:00 PM- Station 1 – Various Locations
  • 2:10 PM- 2:55 PM- Station 2- Various Locations
  • 3:05 PM- 3:50 PM- Station 3- Various Locations
  • 4:00 PM- 4:45 Pm- Station 4- Various Locations

5:00 PM- 7:00 PM- Dinner (in campsite)

7:30 PM- 2015 Webelos Woods Show- “Tending the Fire!” – Council Ring

11:00 PM- Lights out

Sunday 10/04/15 

7:00 AM- 8:30 AM- Breakfast (in campsite – provided by the Pack)

9:00 AM- All Faith Service- Council Ring

10:00 AM- Program Stations, Midway, Trading Post Open

10:00 AM- 10:45 Station 5- Various Locations

10:55 AM- 11:40 Station 6- Various Locations

11:50 AM- 12:50 PM- Picnic Lunch -Boonseville Plains (Provided by the Pack)

1:00 PM- 1:45 PM-  Station 7- Various Locations

2:10 PM- Closing Ceremonies- Boonseville Plains

3:00 PM- Units depart/ Check out

Packing List

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are not able to provide any of the necessary gear for your Scout.

  • Tent – the Pack will be bringing the “Taj Mahal” tent.  Scouts are free to bring their own if they prefer, but the “Taj” can fit all our Webelos comfortably.
  • Sleeping Bag – cool night anticipated with lows in the 40’s – a 20-degree bag is recommended so everyone sleeps comfortably.
  • Sleeping pad (recommended) – a closed-cell foam sleeping pad for comfort and ground insulation
  • Jacket – Keep the weather in mind.  It’s looking like a wet weekend :)
  • Fleece Layer
  • Base Layer – synthetic wicking fabrics are best
  • Warm socks x2 – again, given the weather, synthetic or smartwool are preferred
  • Boots
  • Mess Kit – tupperware will do
  • Knit Hat
  • Ball Cap
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Water Bottle
  • Pocket Knife (WC)
  • Day Pack
  • Snack
  • Toiletries

Movie Night


Just a reminder – tonight at 7pm is the Pack 306 Family Movie Night at the Rutland Town Library!  This event is open to everyone – Scouts, friends, family, and all our neighbors.  We will be watching Dreamworks’ Home.  This event is free to everyone.  We will be “camping out” in the library with tents, popcorn, fun Scout stuff, and good times for everyone.  See you there!

Big MOE!


Big MOE was an awesome event!  We did a ton of outdoor activities – building birdhouses, geocaching, fishing, the bb gun range, mountain biking, and more.  Some of our families tried their hand at rock climbing, some at Kayaking, and some of our guests from the troop did shotguns and archery.  (Two of them even tried bear meat, milked a goat, and made ice cream!)

Big MO This Sunday


This Sunday is Big MOE in Sturbridge.  We will be going as a Pack, meeting at 10am in the DPW parking lot (on Pommogusett across from KP’s.) with the caravan leaving by 10:15.  Big MOE is a large outdoor exposition with a ton of Scouting-related activities that our Scouts can participate in.  Fishing, crafts, building, archery – it’s a great event!  Admission and parking are free of charge.

We recommend that every Scout and parent bring with them a bottle of water, and either a bagged lunch or money to buy food at the event.  Putting these in a backpack will make moving around the event easier.

We’ll see you all at 10am!

Popcorn Kickoff!

This Saturday and Sunday – 9/12 and 9/13 – we will be kicking off our Popcorn Blitz downtown at the common.

This a big fundraiser for us, that helps to pay for many of our initiatives throughout the year, and allows us to provide a great program for our scouts.  MAXIMUM participation is important for this event to be successful.

Please join us at 10am on either Saturday or Sunday downtown across from the Library, and we will orientate everyone to this year’s Popcorn program, hand out packets, and head out in groups to pursue local sales.

This year there are some very cool incentives for Scouts to earn.  Please take a few minutes to review the packet with your Scout, and send any questions you may have our way!

Make sure you are in your Class A uniforms, tucked in and pressed.  It’s important that we make a good impression on the public when they think of Pack 306.

See you this weekend!

Thank you, 306 for a Successful Bike Rally!

The 2015 Treasure Valley Bike Rally was an awesome day and a great fundraising event for our Scouts!  A BIG THANK YOU to all the boys and parents who able to help out.  We had a huge rush after the Bike Rally awards and sold completely out of burgers, and less than a pound of pulled pork left after slow cooking over 24 lbs!!!

Also a big 306 shout out to Whit Foster and Avatar Computing for donating the pork and bulkie rolls, and to Team Bums for sponsoring an awesome event and inviting us to participate every year.