Whittling Chip

Hello, Bear and Webelo parents!
At this Sunday’s Den meeting, we will be working on the Whittling Chip.  This is the knife safety and carving technique course that earns our Bear Cubs their “Bear Claws” adventure, as well as the ability to carry and use pocket knives at Scout events and campouts.  If your Scout has a pocket knife – or if you have one that he can borrow – please bring it to the Den meeting this Sunday.  We will have some extras on-hand as well.

This Sunday, we will be working on basic knife safety, handling, and sharpening, and maybe some practice carving on bars of soap.  This will earn the boys their whittling chip. At the next meeting, we will be working on wood carving techniques and that will complete the Bear Claws adventure for our Bear Cubs.

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

Webelos Woods Registration Opening Soon

Registration for Webelos Woods will be opening in Mid August this year.  This is an event that typically sells out, so be sure to sign up early and take advantage of early-bird savings.

Webelos Woods is a two-night camping adventure running October 2-4 in Treasure Valley.  Open to all Webelos and Arrow of Light / Webelos II Scouts, this is the premier event to introduce these Scouts to the world of adventure that awaits them in Boy Scouts when they cross over to the Troop.  This year’s program incorporates a number of changes and updates that will make this the most exciting Webelos Woods EVER!

Webelos and AOL parents – keep an eye out for an update when registration opens and make sure to sign up early!

Promotional video for 2015

Footage from last year’s event

Cake Auction – Friday, May 15

Join Pack 306 for our Cake Auction on Friday night, May 15 at Naquag School from 6 – 8pm.

Scouts and family will be able to bid in a live auction on each cake.  Proceeds go to the Pack and will be spent on the boys.

Here are the guidelines:

  • The Scout and a parent must make the cake.
  • The cake must be edible.
  • The cake must be displayed on cardboard, covered in tinfoil.
  • The ingredients used must be displayed and taped to the top of the tinfoil. (We do have some nut allergies in the Pack)

The theme of the cake can be anything the Scout would like so be creative!

There will be prizes for the most favorite cake at each den level, voted on by all the scouts prior to the auction.