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Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 19!

WELCOME TO CUB SCOUT PACK 19

 

Our next pack meeting is our cross-over on May 8th which is also the "Campout in the Grove" through to May 9th.

It's a pot-luck side dish affair so bring yor favorite salad (leafy or potatoey), dessert, chips, salsa, what ever.  The pack will provide hot dogs and hamburgers.

Setup begins at 4:00 p.m. with food served at 5:00 p.m.  The tentative start time for the pack meeting is 5:45 and will be full of rank awards as well as the cross-over to new ranks.

Because we were clouded out at the last pack meeting, I plan to have my telescope setup and if the sky is clear we should be able to see Jupiter and the Moon.  If anyone else has a telescope, feel free to bring it along.

Tradition also has us retiring old American flags.  If you have an old worn out flag, bring it to the pack meeting and we will retire it with dignity and honor.

The final 3 den meetings are scheduled for April 17th, 24th, and May 1st.

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.

There is still time to join!  Please contact John Papp at pack19aerojp@gmail.com if you are interested.

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

 

Look for us on Facebook...search for "Langhorne Cub Scouts Pack 19"...and join!

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.

 

Summer Activities

Posted on Apr 21 2015 - 10:49pm

Hello Pack 19!

It's the calm before the storm.  Just two more Fridays until cross-over.  Time to start thinking of summer activities!  

  • The date for summer camp is July 12th - 15th.  Sign-ups are here.  Cost is $160 per scout and $80 per adult.  As a reminder, everyone, including any attending adult, will need Medical Forms A, B, and C.  You can find them on the links section of our website.  Candice Fletcher has graciously taken charge regarding summer camp and everyone should have received a notice from her about important dates.  The due date for all payments in May 1st!
  • We're looking for summer activities so that all scouts have the potential to earn their summer activity pin (3 events over 3 months).  Just let me (pack19aerojp@gmail.com) know and I'll add the event and setup a sign-up for it.  Simple as that.  It's also a great way to get to know the others in the pack.
  • Always check our calendar of events as I may forget to mention everything in the weekly E-blasts.

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Playwicki District
Bucks County Council
215.499.4058
Do Your Best and Have Fun

Final Countdown

Posted on Apr 14 2015 - 10:16pm

Hello Pack 19!

Thank you everyone for making our Starry Night pack meeting such a big success.  Special shoutout goes to Candice, her husband, and to Dan (I hope that is his name) who took time out of his busy schedule and volunteered to come setup and run the planetarium for us.  

I also like to thank those that came and helped with the district pinewood derby:  Aaron, and Christine and her husband (I'm so bad with names...I'm going to have to have a crib sheet for leader's spouses).  It was a long day but the scouts had good fun and there were some serious fast times.

Well onward and upward.  We are in the final countdown to the pack cross-over.

The annoucements for this week:

  • Our Spring for Spring fundraiser at SkyZone was thisTuesday, April 14th.  I'll post the raised funds when I get them.
  • The date for summer camp is July 12th - 15th.  Sign-ups are here.  Cost is $160 per scout and $80 per adult.  As a reminder, everyone, including any attending adult, will need Medical Forms A, B, and C.  You can find them on the links section of our website.  Candice Fletcher has graciously taken charge regarding summer camp and everyone should have received a notice from her about important dates.  The due date for all payments in May 1st!
  • Cross-over is May 8th - 9th because it is our annual Camp-out in the Grove.  Setup for the pack meeting starts at 4:00 p.m.  The pack meeting starts at 5:00 p.m. with food (pack provides hot-dogs and hamburgers, please bring a side dish).  At 5:45 p.m. the cross-over will begin with rank awards, a special leader skit (always loads of laughs), and finally the cross-over to new ranks.
  • The Webelos II flag replacement at local cemeteries with the Sobi VFW post is May 14th starting at 6:00 p.m.  The pack wide flag replacement is May 16th at OLG cemetery on Route 1 starting at 8:30 a.m.
  • The Memorial Day parade is scheduled for May 25th.  Great fun to show our pride for our veterans.
  • Something that slipped through the cracks somehow but has been added to the calendar.  The annual spring cub family camping has been scheduled for May 29th through the 31st at Ockanickon scout reservation in upper Bucks.  The theme:  "May the Pack Be With You" (thats Star Wars for all you Trekkies out there).  There will be BB guns and sling shots for cubs as well as the potential to earn two adventure belt loops from the new cub scout program.  This is a huge leg up for next year and I highly recommend going.  The cost is $65 per youth and $60 per adult.  Since it is a family camping event, it is open to all family members including siblings.  More details can be found here.
  • We're looking for summer activities so that all scouts have the potential to earn their summer activity pin (3 events over 3 months).  Typically this has been a summer camp-out, the summer residency camp, and a summer pack picnic.  However, I have been trying to expand to have at least 2 to 3 events a month.  So if you like doing something simple for a family outing, like biking, fishing, hiking, volunteer work, why not invite the pack.  Just let me (pack19aerojp@gmail.com) know and I'll add the event and setup a sign-up for it.  Simple as that.  It's also a great way to get to know the others in the pack.
  • Always check our calendar of events as I may forget to mention everything in the weekly E-blasts.  We are currently planning loads of summer activities.  If there is an activity that you like to do with your family, offer to run the event for the pack.  With our automatic sign-up and payment features, it's not a lot of work but really keeps our pack active at all times!

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Playwicki District
Bucks County Council
215.499.4058
Do Your Best and Have Fun

Starry Night

Posted on Apr 7 2015 - 9:27pm

Hello Pack 19!

Our Starry Night pack meeting is this Friday starting at 7:00 p.m.  No, not the Van Gogh "Starry Night", but the real thing (weather permitting).  As a reminder, please bring a toilet roll tube or paper towel tube for a special craft involving space and stars.  Everyone pray for a clear night and we will have telescopes set up to look at the moon and maybe even Jupiter.  Plus a full blown (or blow up) planetarium as well.  We have never done something like this before so be prepared for a treat!!!

Our year is near an end with only three den meetings and our cross-over.  Just a few more announcements:

  • For those that placed in the Pinewood Derby and had their cars impounded, the Playwicki District Pinewood Derby runoff is Sunday, April 12th.  Please check here for a more detailed schedule.  Please show up on time to check in as there are a lot of other scouts checking in at the same time and the line can get quit long.  We are in need of some volunteers to help with setup/pit-row/check-in/tear-down.  If you are coming with your scout and can show up a little early (1/2 to 1 hour before) and can stay late (1/2 to 1 hour after).
  • Our Spring for Spring fundraiser at SkyZone will be Tuesday, April 14th.  You can go anytime between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Make sure to mention that you are part of the Pack 19 fundraiser so our pack can be compensated.  We receive $4 for every half hour of jumping!.  More details can be found here.
  • The date for summer camp is July 12th - 15th.  Sign-ups are here.  Cost is $160 per scout and $80 per adult.  As a reminder, everyone, including any attending adult, will need Medical Forms A, B, and C.  You can find them on the links section of our website.  Candice Fletcher has graciously taken charge regarding summer camp and everyone should have received a notice from her about important dates.  The due date for all payments in May 1st!
  • Cross-over is May 8th - 9th because it is our annual Camp-out in the Grove.  Setup for the pack meeting starts at 4:00 p.m.  The pack meeting starts at 5:00 p.m. with food (pack provides hot-dogs and hamburgers, please bring a side dish).  At 5:45 p.m. the cross-over will begin with rank awards, a special leader skit (always loads of laughs), and finally the cross-over to new ranks.
  • Always check our calendar of events as I may forget to mention everything in the weekly E-blasts.  We are currently planning loads of summer activities.  If there is an activity that you like to do with your family, offer to run the event for the pack.  With our automatic sign-up and payment features, it's not a lot of work but really keeps our pack active at all times!

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Playwicki District
Bucks County Council
215.499.4058
Do Your Best and Have Fun

Thank You Everyone

Posted on Mar 31 2015 - 9:40pm

Hello Pack 19!

I wish to thank everyone that made the Webelos II cross-over special.  To my leaders, Kevin, Marc, Jeff, Matt, Christine, Cara, and Shannon.  To my committee member Aaron Johnson.   To my committee chair Anastasia Hanneken.  But especially to the Webelos II and their parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, whoever was there to make sure they stuck it out and crossed over to be boy scouts.  We wish Jorge, Gage, Owen, Benjamin, and Joshua luck at Troop 19, Joseph and Jonathan at Troop 30, and Stephen at Troop 82.  I'm sure we will be seeing all of them at a Eagle Scout court of honor soon.

Well, next up for the rest of us is our April pack meeting on Friday the 10th.  Please bring a toilet roll tube or paper towel tube for a special craft involving space.  Everyone pray for a clear night and we will have telescopes set up to look at the moon and maybe even Jupiter.  Oh, did I forget to mention that we will have a full blown planetarium as well.  Look for lots of fun!

I finally wish to thank Rachel Tyahla for stepping up and being our Treasurer at least for next year.  I have to say that volunteering in our pack really has an impact on the boys.  Before I asked Rachel to be our Treasurer, I asked her son, Chase (a Bear), if he was going to cross over to Webelos?  He didn't seem that enthusiastic about it.  But once he found out that the reason I was asking him was to see if Rachel would be around to be our Treasurer, he got all excited and said he would definitely stay in the pack.  You may not think so, but it means so much to your scout if they see you involved and helping in the pack.  We are always looking for more committee members to help with membership and marketing, popcorn sales, religious coordinator, etc. Trust me, if you see need in the pack, I can create a position for it.  So please think about volunteering.

Enough with the public service announcement, now on to our regularly scheduled programming:

  • For those that placed in the Pinewood Derby and had their cars impounded, the Playwicki District Pinewood Derby runoff is Sunday, April 12th.  Please check here for a more detailed schedule.  Please show up on time to check in as there are a lot of other scouts checking in at the same time and the line can get quit long.
  • The date for summer camp is July 12th - 15th.  Sign-ups are here.  Cost is $160 per scout and $80 per adult.  As a reminder, everyone, including any attending adult, will need Medical Forms A, B, and C.  You can find them on the links section of our website.  Candice Fletcher has graciously taken charge regarding summer camp and everyone should have received a notice from her about important dates.  The due date for all payments in May 1st!
  • Our Spring for Spring fundraiser at SkyZone will be Tuesday, April 14th.  You can go anytime between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Make sure to mention that you are part of the Pack 19 fundraiser so our pack can be compensated.  We receive $4 for every half hour of jumping!.  More details can be found here.
  • Always check our calendar of events as I may forget to mention everything in the weekly E-blasts.

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Playwicki District
Bucks County Council
215.499.4058
Do Your Best and Have Fun

Goodbye Webelos II

Posted on Mar 24 2015 - 9:36pm

Hello Pack 19!

Where did the year go?  Our Webelos II are crossing over to boy scouts this Saturday.  Actually, this is the last year that Webelos II will cross-over as next year Webelos II rank becomes Arrow of Light rank.  Although this is mainly a special event for the Webelos II, all of the solomn ceremonies and the cross-over bridge make it worth bringing even a Tiger to see so they know what to look forward to.  The cross-over starts on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. with a pot-luck dinner.  The main pack meeting starting at around 4:45 p.m.

So get your food on and bring your favorite dish!

We'll need main dishes, side dishes, salads, desserts, whatever you feel like bringing.  We'll have plenty of plugs so feel free to bring your crock-pots.

Now on to our regularly scheduled announcements:

  • Mark your calendar...the April pack meeting has been moved to the 10th in order to accommodate our special theme...SPACE.  The planetarium has been confirmed and there will definitely be telescopes and other space related activities.  Pray for clear skies and we'll go outside to take a look at the moon and Jupiter!
  • The date for summer camp is July 12th - 15th.  Sign-ups are here.  Cost is $160 per scout and $80 per adult.  As a reminder, everyone, including any attending adult, will need Medical Forms A, B, and C.  You can find them on the links section of our website.  Candice Fletcher has graciously taken charge regarding summer camp and everyone should have received a notice from her about important dates.  The due date for all payments in May 1st!
  • We will be needing a new treasurer!  Sean Flynn has graciously offered to stay past his son's cross-over date, but I would like to fill the post by the May pack cross-over.  As with Cubmaster and Committee Chair, the pack Treasurer is a required position for the pack to exist.  If you are interested or know someone who would be a good candidate, please contact me (pack19aerojp@gmail.com).
  • Our Spring for Spring fundraiser at SkyZone will be Tuesday, April 14th.  You can go anytime between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Make sure to mention that you are part of the Pack 19 fundraiser so our pack can be compensated.  We receive $4 for every half hour of jumping!.  More details can be found here.
  • Always check our calendar of events as I may forget to mention everything in the weekly E-blasts.
  • We always need volunteers. I know everyone helps out during an event but it would be nice to have a few people to help before the event. Please, please, please, if you can help I can guarantee you will be appreciated, not just by me, but by the entire pack of young scouts.

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Playwicki District
Bucks County Council
215.499.4058
Do Your Best and Have Fun

2015 Pinewood Derby Results

Posted on Mar 24 2015 - 9:35pm

Hello Pack 19,

Final results showing heats and standings for all races are available as PDF downloads.  Just click on the Pinewood Derby menu to the left or here.

I would also like to personally thank all those that helped to make this a successful first pinewood derby for me, especially the Webelos II parents (Rachel, Karen, Cara, Shannon, Caroline, Nancy, Jeff), Kevin, Ginney, Marc, Dave, Lee, Stephen, Anastasia, and a whole lot more that I probably never saw.  This was my first time setting things up and the fact that the basement flooded and destroyed half our stuff didn't help to lower the stress factor.  I apologize if I seemed a bit short with anyone but things did not go as planned during setup and the fact that I mis-typed the pack run-off time by an hour didn't help either.

Other than that...great job to everyone.  Hopefully it was still a lot of fun...at least it looked like the scouts were having fun and that's all that matters.

Thanks,

John Papp

Pack 19 Cubmaster
Playwicki District
Bucks County Council
215.499.4058
Do Your Best and Have Fun

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