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Our fall membership 'blast-off' is scheduled for Sept. 26th starting at 6:30 p.m. in the cabin and parking lot across from Langhorne Presbyterian Church

If you are in 1st through 5th grade, come and join us for fun and excitement!

Build and decorate your very own paper rocket then launch it yourself!

See if you can go the farthest or be the most accurate!

Remember...Cub Scouting is fun with a purpose!

And Don't forget to bring your parent to sign you up!

Boys can begin their Cub Scouting experience in 1st grade, and continue through 5th grade.  Our pack is active all year long and encourages family participation in all Pack activities and events. Without parental volunteers to assist with our pack activities, the Pack 19 leadership could not put together a successful and memorable Cub Scout program for our boys.

Den meetings are the 1st and 2nd Friday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m.

Pack meetings are the 4th Friday starting at 7:00 p.m.

All events take place at Langhorne Presbyterian Church unless otherwise specified.

For more information please contact John Papp at pack19aerojp@gmail.com


The Cub Scout Promise

I Promise to do my best

to do my duty to G-d and my country

To help other people and to obey the Law of the Pack


That Dreaded/Happiest Time of Year

Posted on Aug 18 2014 - 10:38pm

Well, the end of summer is fast approaching.  It's either the most dreaded (if your a kid) or happiest (if your a parent) time of year.  Nights are getting cooler, days are getting shorter, pack activities are gearing up, and the smell of scout sold popcorn is in the air.


There's still one more summer event...our pack picnic at Core Creek Park this Friday, August 22nd.  This is a pot-luck picnic where the pack will provide the protien (hamburger/hotdogs) so look up the event on our pack calandar link and sign-up with your attendance and dish to limited repeats.  It's like voting...Do it fast, do it now, do it often.

On a more serious note, Karen Sayles, as of this update, is still in the hostpital but getting better.  As a matter of fact, by the time you read this, she may already be discharged.  Keep her and the Sayles family in your prayers.  Once I find out when she arrives home, I will get details on the church sponsored FoodTidings so everyone can sign-up to make meals for the family.  Please consider doing this.  It is really such a small thing that can help out a lot.

Finally, popcorn sales are right around the corner.  Look for new events and sign-up for weekend show and sells.  Donna and Elizabeth have done an excellent job coordinating everything.  Now it is our turn to 'do a good turn' by filling those slots and selling that popcorn.

Hope to see at the pack picnic on Friday.

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Playwicki District
Bucks County Council
Do Your Best and Have Fun

Let Popcorn Selling...wait for it...BEGIN!

Posted on Aug 4 2014 - 11:24pm

Hello Pack 19,

Popcorn selling season has begun.  Donna Clendening and Elizabeth Newell have scheduled some show and sells soon but everyone should be receiving their popcorn order forms from council in the next couple of days.  Look for dates and sign-ups soon but feel free to start selling immediately.  I believe that you can even order online directly from Trail's End and the proceeds will come back to us.  Just make sure you provide the correct pack information.  Soon, I will be providing details on a NEW pack selling goal incentive.

Our last event of the summer is the camp picnic at Core Creek Park on Friday, August 22nd.  This is a pot-luck picnic where the pack will provide the protien (hamburger/hotdogs) so look up the event on our pack calandar link and sign-up with your attendance and dish so there are limited repeats.

Hope to see you all in a couple of weeks.

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Playwicki District
Bucks County Council
Do Your Best and Have Fun

Prayers for Jeff Clendening

Posted on Aug 3 2014 - 11:39am

Hello Pack 19,

I just wanted to let everyone know that Jeff Clendening is in the hospital due to a strep infection possibly from a scratch he received at Camp Hart.  Jeff has been hospitalized since Wednesday and is being administered strong antibiotics through an IV.  Things were touch and go for a little bit but it seems that everything is under control at the moment.  He is walking around and feeling much better but the doctors don't know exactly when they will be able to remove the IV and let him go home so he is continuing to stay at the hospital.  Jeff is at St. Mary's in room 186 if you wish to visit.  Donna and the kids are doing fine and have family in the area for support.  I ask that you keep Jeff and his family in your prayers and feel free to visit.  I'll send out a notice if the situation changes.

Thanks all.

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Playwicki District
Bucks County Council
Do Your Best and Have Fun

Here Comes August

Posted on Jul 28 2014 - 11:20pm

Hello Everyone,

Wow!  Summer is going by fast.  We just finished a successful and fun resident camp at Camp Hart and Family Fishing with the PA Fish and Boat Commission (the sunfish were biting like crazy!).  Now August is almost here and the new cub scout year is around the corner.  Our next event is a visit to the Churchville Nature Center's Lanape Living Villiage.  Please sign-up early because the tour is by reservation only.  Cost is $8 in person or $8.50 if by Pay-Pal.  Our final summer event is the Pack Picnic at Core Creek Park set for August 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  This is a pot-luck event so I'll have a sign-up for side-dishes, pack will provide the meat.  Although not organized as a pack event, keep in mind that the Veteran Wheel Chair Games are in Philadelphia from August 12th to the 17th.  As cub scouts, we can be 'Fans in the Stands' and just need to attend and cheer on the competitors.  If anyone is interested, contact me and I can send you more information.

Look for more information on popcorn sales and a special announcement for a new pack sales incentive!

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Playwicki District
Bucks County Council
Do Your Best and Have Fun

Core Creek Fishing Event

Posted on Jul 21 2014 - 10:04pm

Hello Everyone,


I am happy to see that we successfully filled all 25 spots for the fishing event at Core Creek this Saturday.  Can those of you that are bringing anyone that is not a registered on our Website as a Cub Scout, parent or guardian, please add the full names of those attendees under the notes column on the sign-up sheet?  If anyone has decided they cannot make this event, please remove your information from the sign-up sheet on the Pack 19 website and/or inform me via Email at:  kmshaffer@verizon.net

I pasted some information that was just sent to me from the Fish and Game Commission about this event below:




This email serves as a reminder that we have your family registered for the Family Fishing Program this Saturday, July 26th, at the Core Creek County Park, Pavilion #7 off the Duchess Lane Road from 9AM to 1PM.


IMPORTANT: If your family is no longer attending, PLEASE let us know so we can adjust for the numbers. If you don’t show up and don’t tell me, you stole some other family’s chance to attend. If you are attending, then no need to reply.


What to expect: Our staff will be there to lead an instructional program prior to you fishing with your family. You do not need to bring any fishing equipment, but you can if you would prefer to learn on your own gear. We will provide the equipment for the event. We will provide bait. Adults do NOT need a fishing license during the hours of the program. You should expect to bring your own:


-              Sunblock

-              Insect repellent

-              Hydration

-              Snacks

-              Clothing/accessories for the weather conditions – hats, sunglasses, rain jackets


We do hold the program rain or shine; however, thunderstorms cause delays or cancellations. I will be onsite at 9:00AM to make that determination.


If you enter Core Creek County Park from the Bridgetown Pike off Rte. 413 between Langhorne and Newtown, you pull in to the park entrance and turn left following the park road, then make the first right onto the Duchess Lane Road, and follow it all the way to the parking area at the end. I will be at the pavilion at the very bottom of the hill. Look for yellow Fishing Event signs along the way. If you enter from the Tollgate Road off 413, then turn into the park entrance off Tollgate Road, and follow the road to the Stop sign, turn right and follow the park road around the lake past the dam and you’ll see the Duchess Lane Road on the left after crossing over a little bridge and through a shaded area of trees.


Here is a map that may help: http://www.buckscounty.org/docs/parks-and-recreation-documents/corecreekparkmap.pdf?sfvrsn=2


Contact me with questions.


Thank you & I look forward to seeing you Saturday,



Andrew Desko

SE Regional Education Specialist

PA Fish & Boat Commission

101 Swamp Road

Newtown, PA 18940


Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.  I am looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday. 

Kevin Shaffer

Email:  Kmshaffer@verizon.net

Churchville Nature Center – Lenape Village Fire Making

Posted on Jul 21 2014 - 9:34pm

Hello Pack 19,

This is a reminder to those of you interested in going to the Churchville Nature Center on Sunday, August 3 at 1 PM.  There is an overview of their Lenape Village Program pasted below.  The main activity on this particular day is fire building.   Cost is $8 per person ($8.50 using PayPal).  Children under the age of 4 are free.  You can sign up at on our Pack 19 website or contact Lydia Goldberg (squidia@verizon.net) for more information.

Here is a link to their website for more information:  


Travel back in time to the 1500's just prior to European contact. Trained educators dressed in authentic buckskins will take you through eight stations for a hands-on experience just the way it would have been back then.
What kind of medicines they used and where to find them How to plant a Three Sister's garden and what foods were foraged
How food was cooked and stored What kind of houses they lived in and their social structure
What kind of animals they hunted and uses for all parts of the animal How to make a fire by friction using only natural materials
Learn how the Lenape made bowls and other things from nature. Learn to make rope from natural materials.
Each month a different station will be featured making a craft that goes along with that station.
April – Native Medicines May – Native Gardening June – Cooking July – Family life
August – Hunting September – Cordage October – Fire Making
The last Sunday of October will be our Fall Festival from 12:00-4:00pm celebrating how the Lenape celebrated their fall harvest before they went north for the hunting season.
Cost: $8 (Children under 4 Free) Pre-registration required

Thank you,

Kevin Shaffer


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