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Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 19!

WELCOME TO CUB SCOUT PACK 19

A Journey To Excellence Gold Level Pack for 2014-2015 

ARROW of LIGHT CROSS-OVER!

Upcoming Events:

Den Meetings are April 1st, 8th, and 29th.

March pack meeting is Friday, April 15th.

Den meetings are typically the 1st and 2nd Friday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m.  Pack meetings are typically the 4th Friday starting at 7:00 p.m.  All events take place at Langhorne Presbyterian Church unless otherwise specified.

It's NEVER to late to join ALWAYS enough space!  Please contact John Papp at pack19aerojp@gmail.com if you are interested.

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

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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.

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

 

The Cub Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty,

to G-d and my country,

and to obey the Scout Law,

to help other people at all times,

to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

 

Pack Cross-Over

Posted on May 5 2016 - 11:20am
Hello Pack 19,
 
Well, another scout year has gone by and we are now at pack cross-over.  Where did the year go.  Anyway, for those that have been to cross-overs, you know how hectic it can get and it looks like this year's weather won't be cooperating.  I hope to still have an outdoor camp-out so long as it isn't downpours or lightning and there is always the option of sleeping in the hall for the night.  We'll have to play it by ear and Do Our Best!  Because the cross-over is chocked full of great and fun stuff, I want to get an on-time start so I would like to start setting up by 5:15, start cooking by 5:30 - 5:45, start eating by 6:00 p.m. and get the pack meeting started around 6:45 p.m.  
 
REMEMBER!  THIS PACK MEETING IS A BRING A POT-LUCK SIDE!  SALADS, CHIPS, DESSERT, DIPS, ANYTHING GOOD FOR A SIDE!
 
Any help is greatly appreciated.  I need setup help, cooking help, cleaning help, help, help, help!  Also, there will be lots of sign-ups for summer events that we need to finalize at this meeting so be prepared for that as well.
 
See you at the pack meeting!

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Tamanend District
Washington Crossing Council
twitter:  @LanghornePack19
facebook:  "Langhorne Cub Scouts Pack 19"
215.499.4058
Do Your Best and Have Fun

Last Den Meetings

Posted on Apr 27 2016 - 8:55pm
Hello Pack 19,
 
This Friday is the last den meeting of the 2015-2016 scout year.  Next week is our cross-over, which is a cook-out pot-luck with overnight camping.  Look for more info in next week's announcements!
 
See you at the den meetings!

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Tamanend District
Washington Crossing Council
twitter:  @LanghornePack19
facebook:  "Langhorne Cub Scouts Pack 19"
215.499.4058
Do Your Best and Have Fun

Happy Passover

Posted on Apr 20 2016 - 9:21pm
Hello Pack 19,
 
No den meetings this Friday.  Just a few general reminders:
  • Summer Camp
  • Summer Events
  • Cub scout 'O-Rees'
  • New Popcorn Kernel Needed!
  • Recruitment, recruitment, recruitment
    • Heckman Spring Fair
    • Recruitment Incentives
  • Friends of Scouting

Scroll down for more details:

 

  • We've registered for summer camp.  If you have registered but haven't paid, please provide a payment as soon as possible.  There may still be room so if you still want to attend and missed the deadline last Friday, just shoot me an e-mail and I'll put you on a waiting list.  We also have enough funds to help with one or two more scouts in case some financial assistance is required.
  • Lots of summer events are taking shape.  Every den level should have a camping requirement and we have at least three in the mix.
    • June 10-12:  Hickory Run State Park family tent camping.
    • July 29-30:  Trenton Thunder overnight has gone live and is ready for sign-ups
    • Aug 19-21:  Coast Guard camping at Cap May
    • Family Fishing
    • Look for more to come!
  • There are a lot of district events coming up all with overnight options.  Because many of these events coincide with pack events, the pack will not be organizing a concerted effort to sign people up and register.  Please go to the council website to register.
    • April 15 - 17:  First-Aid-O-Ree
    • May 13 - 15:  Spring Camp-O-Ree - Orienteering
  • WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF A NEW POPCORN KERNEL FOR THE PACK.   A couple of people expressed an interest and that's good.  I think this job needs 2 - 3 people to really make it easy.  So if you have been on the fence with helping, think about filling the Popcorn Kernel position even if it is only for this year.
  • We are trying something new in the pack by branching out our recruitment efforts.
    • The Oliver Heckman Spring Fair is tentatively scheduled for May 14th but it is touch and go whether the event will happen.  If it does, then Pack 19 will try to have a presence to sign-up new scouts for next year.
    • Ideas are percolating on offering other recruitment incentives to current members.  Look for more details in future announcements and at the pack meeting!
  • Again, we are still only about $700 short of our pack goal for Friends of Scouting.  If we can meet our goal, our pack gets 10% off at the scout store which could potentially save us between $150 - $200.  All we need is 10 people donating less than $10 a month and we will meet our goal.  So if you have been sitting on the fence about donating, please seek out a den leader for a donation envelope and fill one out today.
See you at the pack meeting!

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Tamanend District
Washington Crossing Council
twitter:  @LanghornePack19
facebook:  "Langhorne Cub Scouts Pack 19"
215.499.4058
Do Your Best and Have Fun

Pack Meeting

Posted on Apr 13 2016 - 12:41pm
Hello Pack 19,
 
Because of the weird calendar schedule this year with all the holidays, the pack meeting is again early...AND THIS FRIDAY!  WOOHOO.  The Wolves are in charge of this event and it looks to be a good one!  The theme is "Going the Distance" and is full of a bunch of fun games and activities in addition to the other fun we have with awards and skits.  Some important announcements this week regarding summer events so please take a moment to read them and be ready for the pack meeting.
  • Summer Camp
  • Summer Events
  • Cub scout 'O-Rees'
  • New Popcorn Kernel Needed!
  • Recruitment, recruitment, recruitment
    • Heckman Spring Fair
    • Recruitment Incentives
  • Friends of Scouting

Scroll down for more details:

 

  • Summer camp is coming.  Registration and payment are due at the pack meeting.  If you have not paid or have not talked to me or another leader that you intend to pay, you will be dropped from summer camp.  This is a great opportunity to get a head start on next year's program and I highly recommend it.
  • Lots of summer events are taking shape.  Every den level should have a camping requirement and we have at least three in the mix.
    • June 10-12:  Hickory Run State Park family tent camping...again another opportunity for outdoor camping, an important part of any rank's adventure requirements.  I'll be bringing my hiking shoes and bike for the day and telescope for the night.  Plenty of fun for everyone. 
    • July 29-30:  Trenton Thunder overnight has gone live and is ready for sign-ups
    • Aug 19-21:  Coast Guard camping at Cap May
    • Family Fishing
    • Look for more to come!
  • There are a lot of district events coming up all with overnight options.  Look for more information about each event on our calendar.  If you are interested, please sign-up at the council website.  Because many of these events coincide with pack events, the pack will not be organizing a concerted effort to sign people up and register.  However, the events are out there in case you want to get more scouting fun!
    • April 15 - 17:  First-Aid-O-Ree
    • May 13 - 15:  Spring Camp-O-Ree - Orienteering
  • WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF A NEW POPCORN KERNEL FOR THE PACK.  Liz Newell has had to resign her full-time duties due to family commitments so the pack is looking for a new Kernel.  Liz will be more than happy to guide any intrepid volunteer through the process.  The time frame is from September to October and once you're done, you're done so the time committment isn't that much.  Selling popcorn is our pack's main way of fund-raising and the less we raise, the harder it is to keep costs down for pack activities.  So if you have been on the fence with helping, think about filling the Popcorn Kernel position even if it is only for this year.
  • We are trying something new in the pack by branching out our recruitment efforts.
    • The Oliver Heckman Spring Fair is May 14th and we will have a booth at the event to recruit new members for the summer and next year.  With the unfortunate news that the school is closing after this year, this recruitment event is more important than ever as next year we will be fighting for exposure with probably 8 - 10 other packs at the new mega-school at Tawanka.  I hope to link this event with the council's new "Hooked on Scouting" program where new scouts will get a free fishing rod and tackle box.
    • Ideas are percolating on offering other recruitment incentives to current members.  Look for more details in future announcements and at the pack meeting!
  • Again, we are still only about $700 short of our pack goal for Friends of Scouting.  If we can meet our goal, our pack gets 10% off at the scout store which could potentially save us between $150 - $200.  All we need is 10 people donating less than $10 a month and we will meet our goal.  So if you have been sitting on the fence about donating, please seek out a den leader for a donation envelope and fill one out today.
See you at the pack meeting!

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Tamanend District
Washington Crossing Council
twitter:  @LanghornePack19
facebook:  "Langhorne Cub Scouts Pack 19"
215.499.4058
Do Your Best and Have Fun

Hickory Run State Park Camping Trip

Posted on Apr 7 2016 - 7:53pm

Hello Pack 19;

 

Is everyone ready for some snow?  Yes, we may see some of the white stuff this weekend.  

 

You may have seen mention of upcomming campout at Hickory Run State Park that we are organizing for June.  I wanted to let everyone know that the organizer (me) has a conflict with the original date of June 4 to 5.  So not to ask someon else to take the responsability of organizing and running this event, I decided to move the date to June 11 to 12.  I apologize to anyone that was planning to attend this event and this change prevents you from doing so.  

 

I will send more information about the trip and post it to the website as soon as John Papp and I figure out what the charge will be.  The fee will be minimal and the fun factor will be huge with the opportunity to go hiking, biking, fishing and Geocaching.  Oh and lets not forget about boulder field, which is just what it sounds like.  A big field filled with boulders left by a glacier at the end of the ice age.  

 

I hope everyone can make it.  Again sorry for the date change.  Thank you for your understanding.  

 

Kevin Shaffer

Assistant CubMaster

Pack 19 (Langhorne) 

Happy Easter

Posted on Mar 30 2016 - 9:21pm
Hello Pack 19,
 
Happy Easter everyone.  Took a spring break last week but were are now in the home stretch towards cross-over and our summer events.  Just a few announcements this week:
  • New Popcorn Kernel Needed!
  • Cub scout 'O-Rees'
  • Recruitment, recruitment, recruitment
    • Heckman Spring Fair
    • Recruitment Incentives
  • Summer Camp
  • Summer Events
  • Friends of Scouting

Scroll down for more details:

  • Liz Newell, our intrepid Popcorn Kernel, has had to resign her full-time duties due to family commitments so the pack is looking for a new Kernel.  Liz will still be setting up the show-and-sell venues for next yere but the pack needs someone to do the day-to-day Kernel duties, like getting material to the show-and-sell, organizing the sign-up genie, storing part of the popcorn supply, etc.  Selling popcorn is what helps our pack do the things we do and it is one of the more important positions in the pack so please, if you have been on the fence with helping, think about filling the Popcorn Kernel position even if it is only for this year.
  • There are a lot of district events coming up all with overnight options.  Look for more information about each event on our calendar.  If you are interested, please sign-up at the council website.  Because many of these events coincide with pack events, the pack will not be organizing a concerted effort to sign people up and register.  However, the events are out there in case you want to get more scouting fun!
    • April 15 - 17:  First-Aid-O-Ree
    • May 13 - 15:  Spring Camp-O-Ree - Orienteering
  • We are trying something new in the pack by branching out our recruitment efforts.
    • The Oliver Heckman Spring Fair is May 14th and the leadership committee was thinking of having a booth at the event to recruit new members for the summer and next year.  Look for more details later.
    • Ideas are percolating on offering recruitment incentives to current members.  Look for more details in future announcements and at the pack meeting!
  • Summer camp is coming.  Register now to assure yourself space.  Deadline for payment is the April 15th pack meeting!
  • Lots of summer events are taking shape.  Every den level should have a camping requirement and we have at least three in the mix.
    • June 3-5:  Hickory Run State Park family tent camping (Rain date is June 10-12)
    • July 29-30:  Trenton Thunder overnight has gone live and is ready for sign-ups
    • Aug 19-21:  Coast Guard camping at Cap May
    • Family Fishing
    • More to come!
  • We are still only about $700 short of our pack goal for Friends of Scouting.  If we can meet our goal, our pack gets 10% off at the scout store which could potentially save us between $150 - $200.  All we need is 10 people donating less than $10 a month and we will meet our goal.  So if you have been sitting on the fence about donating, please seek out a den leader for a donation envelope and fill one out today.
See you at the den meetings!

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Tamanend District
Washington Crossing Council
twitter:  @LanghornePack19
facebook:  "Langhorne Cub Scouts Pack 19"
215.499.4058
Do Your Best and Have Fun

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