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WELCOME TO CUB SCOUT PACK 19

A Journey To Excellence Gold Level Pack for 2015-2016

  

Summer Events!

August 25th - Pack Picnic (NOTE THE NEW DATE!)

 3...2...1...Blast-Off! Fall Recruitment Begins!

2017 Fall Recruitment

Come and have fun, check out the pack, and join Cub Scouts!

Feel free to forward to social media sites and get the word out!

It's never too late to join cub scouts!

All meetings (den and pack) start at 7:00 p.m. and occur at Lagnhorne Presbyterian Church at 125 E. Gilliam Ave, Langhorne.

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

General Information

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.

This year's registration fee will remain $90 and includes registration with Boy Scouts of America, a Boy's Life magazine subscription, all awards and advancement supplies, and all cross-over supplies for the next rank (hat, neckerchief, slide, and rank book)

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

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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

 

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.

Scout Law

A scout is...

Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent

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Pack Picnic

Posted on Aug 16 2017 - 11:16am

Hello Pack 19,

The end of summer is rapidly approaching (boo!) but there is still one last event planned...our Pack Picnic.  This year it will be held at the Langhorne Swim Club located at 290 E. Watson Ave in Langhorne.  Joint us for fun, food, and swimming on August 25th from 5:00 p.m. to closing.  The cost is $2 for non-members for access to all facilities.  Also, this event is another potluck so don't forget to sign-up to RSVP here bring your favorite side dish (pack will provide hamburgers and hotdogs).  This is a family event, so the more the merrier.  Hope to see you all there.

The approaching end of summer means fall recruitment as well.  The "Blast-Off" for our recruitment and sign-up is Friday, Sept. 15th starting at 6:30 on the LPC parking lot.  Attached to this announcement as well as on the main page of the website is a little JPG picture that you can send out to any social media site you can to help spread the word about scouting.  This year, the pack is starting a new Lions program for Kindergarteners so lots of exciting stuff going on.

See you at the Pack Picnic!

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

Help Wanted!!!

Posted on Jul 11 2017 - 5:12pm

Hello Pack 19,

The open enrollment deadline to start a kindergarten Lions den is this Friday.  The program will require 2 leaders to guide the parents of the new Lion scouts in their den meetings and outings.  I can volunteer to be one of the leaders but I would like to try and find another leader to help out.  Last year, another pack in our recruitment area started a Lions program and had almost 20 new scouts join.  Our pack is at a distinct disadvantage if we do not start a Lions program of our own.  The Lions do not have to meet at the same time and place as the rest of the pack and only have one den meeting a month with another "go see it" kind of outing.  This means that it is not as intense as the other ranks and should not interfere with the current pack schedule.  Plus, 1) The parents of the Lions are supposed to plan and run the meetings with guidance from the two leaders so the effort involved should be minimal; and 2)  I'm going to be a co-leader so I'll bring my leadership experience as well.  Ideally, I would like a current pack parent who may have a kindergartener starting next year to step up and help out but it could be anyone from the pack.  This is not a permanent position!!!  I will recruit new leaders from the Lions den to be the leaders for subsequent ranks (Tigers, Wolves, etc).  Please consider it and contact me if you have any questions or want to help out.

Just a few other announcements reminding everyone of our pack sponsored summer events.  All events (except summer residency camp) are for family and friends, not just scouts, so everyone and anyone can attend!  The more the merrier!

  • There is a "mandatory" pre-camping information meeting tomorrow, July 12th at 7:00 p.m. at LPC for all those attending summer residency camp.  I would like to collect 2 copies of all medical forms (A, B, and C) at that time.  FORM C IS REQUIRED BY ALL ATTENDEES, EVEN FOR ADULTS!  This form must be filled in and signed by a doctor.  Empty forms can be found here.  Follow the "Are You Going to Camp?" download link to get the PDF forms.  If you have questions, please contact me.  Can't make it...no big deal, just let me know and make sure to have your forms ready!
  • Annual Trenton Thunder baseball game and overnight on July 21st.  The overnight is completely optional.  Please go here to register.  This is a really inexpensive ($8 per person) and fun night for everyone.  Plus, the ground is exceptionally flat for anyone staying overnight :-).
  • Family fishing at Washington Crossing Park - August 13
    • Currently only 10 "fishing" spots are available
    • If more people sign up, I will try to reserve more spots
  • The pack picnic date has changed to Friday, August 25th and will be held at the Langhorne Swim Club.  This will be a pot luck event so look for a SignupGenius to start soon!
  • Just a reminder, there will be several FREE summer activities at the Ockanickon Scout Reservation in upper Bucks.  Did I mention it was FREE!  They are all on Thursdays during the summer and go from around 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Ice cream will be served...FREE!  Just follow the link to register so 
    • Thursday, July 20th
    • Thursday, August 3rd
  • Don't forget that any scout that attends at least 3 summer events will receive a special summer activity pin that can be placed on their Class A uniform.
  • Stay tuned for more possible summer events.
Hope to see you at some of the summer events!

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 4th of July

Posted on Jul 5 2017 - 6:24pm

Hello Pack 19,

Happy 4th of July everyone!  Hopefully your summer has been relaxing and productive one.

Before I get to the summer event announcements, I would like to notify everyone that there is an open enrollment for the new Lions program for kindergarteners.  The program will require 2 leaders to guide the parents of the new Lion scouts in their den meetings and outings.  I can volunteer to be one of the leaders but I would like to try and find another leader to help out.  Last year, another pack in our recruitment area started a Lions program and had almost 20 new scouts join.  Our pack is at a distinct disadvantage if we do not start a Lions program of our own.  The Lions do not have to meet at the same time and place as the rest of the pack and only have one den meeting a month with another "go see it" kind of outing.  This means that it is not as intense as the other ranks and should not interfere with the current pack schedule.  Plus, the parents of the Lions are supposed to plan and run the meetings with guidance from the two leaders so the effort involved should be minimal.  Ideally, I would like a current pack parent who may have a kindergartener starting next year to step up and help out but it could be anyone from the pack.  Please consider it and contact me if you have any questions or want to help out.  I need to know by July 14th so I can turn in the necessary paperwork.

Just a few other announcements reminding everyone of our pack sponsored summer events.  All events (except summer residency camp) are for family and friends, not just scouts, so everyone and anyone can attend!  The more the merrier!

  • Annual Trenton Thunder baseball game and overnight on July 21st.  The overnight is completely optional.  Please go here to register.  This is a really inexpensive ($8 per person) and fun night for everyone.  Plus, the ground is exceptionally flat for anyone staying overnight :-).
  • Summer residency camp at Camp Hart from July 27th - July 30th.  There will be a "mandatory" pre-camping information meeting on Wednesday, July 12th at 7:00 p.m. at LPC for all those attending.  I would like to collect 2 copies of all medical forms (A, B, and C) at that time.  FORM C IS REQUIRED!  This form must be filled in and signed by a doctor.  Empty forms can be found here.  Follow the "Are You Going to Camp?" download link to get the PDF forms.  If you have questions, please contact me.
  • Family fishing at Washington Crossing Park - August 13
    • Currently only 10 "fishing" spots are available
    • If more people sign up, I will try to reserve more spots
  • Pack picnic in August 26th.  The tentative plan is to hold the picnic at the Langhorne Swim Club.
  • Just a reminder, there will be several FREE summer activities at the Ockanickon Scout Reservation in upper Bucks.  Did I mention it was FREE!  They are all on Thursdays during the summer and go from around 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Ice cream will be served...FREE!  Just follow the link to register so 
    • Thursday, July 6th
    • Thursday, July 20th
    • Thursday, July 3rd
  • Don't forget that any scout that attends at least 3 summer events will receive a special summer activity pin that can be placed on their Class A uniform.
  • Stay tuned for more possible summer events.
Hope to see you at some of the summer events!

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

Summer Events

Posted on Jun 7 2017 - 8:18pm

Hello Pack 19,

Just a few notes about our upcoming summer events:

  • The first planned summer event is the Philadelphia Airport Fire Station on June 10th.  This fire station is a training facility for firemen to fight fires on airplanes.  That means a lot of the one-of-a-kind equipment and cool things to check out that you won't see at your local fire station.  There are still about 10 - 15 spots open to attend.  This is a family event so anyone and everyone is invited, including friends, siblings, etc.  It's also a bring your own lunch, water, and chair event as we will be having lunch at the fire station and if the weather is nice, there is not enough seating outside.  Car pooling is an option so don't let the distance keep you from checking out a truly unique event.  If anyone needs a ride, we will be meeting in the LPC parking lot at 8:30 a.m.  Directions can be found here.  Hope to see a lot of you there.
  • All summer events planned so far have been entered into the pack calendar.  Check out the calendar and sign-up for the events.  All events are for family and friends, not just scouts, so everyone and anyone can attend!  The more the merrier! 
    • Annual Trenton Thunder baseball game and overnight on July 21st.  The overnight is completely optional.
    • Summer residency camp at Camp Hart from July 27th - July 30th.  Payments are now due!
    • Family fishing at Washington Crossing Park - August 13
      • Currently only 10 "fishing" spots are available
      • If more people sign up, I will try to reserve more spots
    • Pack picnic in August 26th at one of the local parks.
    • NEW!  There will be several FREE summer activities at the Ockanickon Scout Reservation in upper Bucks.  Did I mention it was FREE!  They are all on Thursdays during the summer and go from around 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Ice cream will be served...FREE!  Just follow the link to register so 
      • Thursday, June 29th
      • Thursday, July 6th
      • Thursday, July 20th
      • Thursday, July 3rd
  •  More events are being planned so stay tuned!
As many of you may know (or not), next year is technically my last year as Cubmaster as my youngest will be crossing over to boy scouts in March and I'll probably be taking on a Scoutmaster or Asst. Scoutmaster position.  So, I'm looking for a new Cubmaster to take over.  Now it looks like there is a ton of stuff to do as Cubmaster but many of the things that I do are simply that, things that I do because I wanted to change things up a bit from previous years.  They're not mandatory for the next Cubmaster and I highly recommend that whoever is the next Cubmaster will put their own spin on things and not necessarily follow in my footsteps.  If anyone out there is interested (man or woman), please contact me and we can discuss the details.
 
Hope to see you at some of the summer events!

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

Thank You!

Posted on May 30 2017 - 9:24pm

Hello Pack 19,

Another scout year come and gone.  I would like to take this opportunity before everyone goes into summer mode to thank all my leaders and volunteers for the year, especially to all the new leaders who have stepped up to help the pack grow.  The more people who help in a leadership position, the easier it is for everyone to put on a great scout year.

I would also like thank all the parents, grand-parents, aunts, uncles, adult partners, etc. who helped their young scout throughout the year.  Without the boys, we could not be a pack.

As many of you may know (or not), next year is technically my last year as Cubmaster as my youngest will be crossing over to boy scouts in March and I'll probably be taking on a Scoutmaster or Asst. Scoutmaster position.  So, I'm looking for a new Cubmaster to take over.  Now it looks like there is a ton of stuff to do as Cubmaster but many of the things that I do are simply that, things that I do because I wanted to change things up a bit from previous years.  They're not mandatory for the next Cubmaster and I highly recommend that whoever is the next Cubmaster will put their own spin on things and not necessarily follow in my footsteps.  If anyone out there is interested (man or woman), please contact me and we can discuss the details.

  • Registration for summer camp is closed.  Payments are due immediately!  PayPal is activated so you can pay online by credit card or get in touch with me to meet at the church sometime and drop of a check.
  • Thanks to everyone who showed their support for our fallen veterans by participating in the Memorial Day Parade.  Thanks to all the leaders and adults who helped in my absence.  Check out some of the pictures on our Facebook page.  They look great!
  • The first planned summer event is the Philadelphia Airport Fire Station on June 10th.  I would like to point out that this is no ordinary fire station visit.  This fire station is also a training facility but not just any training facility but one for firemen to fight fires on airplanes.  That means a lot of the one-of-a-kind equipment and cool things to check out that you won't see at your local fire station.  Attendance seems pretty light so far but I know how everyone usually waits until the last minute to sign-up.  But I need to put a deadline of Monday the 5th for everyone to sign-up so I can give an estimate to the fire chief.  Car pooling is an option so don't let the distance keep you from checking out a truly unique event.
  • All summer events planned so far have been entered into the pack calendar.  Check out the calendar and sign-up for the events.  Space may be limited for both the fire station visit and Thunder overnight so make sure you register.  More events are being planned so stay tuned!
    • Annual Trenton Thunder baseball game and overnight on July 21st
    • Summer residency camp at Camp Hart from July 27th - July 30th
    • Pack picnic in August 26th at one of the local parks
    • Cub scout day camp throughout the region, check council calendar for dates and details.
    • Family fishing at area parks - August 13 or July 17.
    • NEW!  There will be several FREE summer activities at the Ocknickon Scout Reservation in upper Bucks.  Did I mention it was FREE!  They are all on weeknights during the summer and go from around 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Ice cream will be served...FREE!
      • Thursday, June 29th
      • Thursday, July 6th
      • Thursday, July 20th
      • Thursday, July 3rd 
Since we are in summer mode, I will not be posting updates every week.  But still look for important messages, especially as each summer event approaches.  Don't forget that if your scout attends at least 3 summer events, they can receive a special summer participation pin!

Hope to see you at some of the summer events!

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 Cross-Over

Posted on May 17 2017 - 10:57pm

Hello Pack 19,

Hard to believe that the scout year is almost over and summer events begin.  Whew!  Now on to this week's announcements. 

  • Registration for summer camp is closed.  We have 13 scouts and 11 adults attending.  Thank you all for registering.  If you haven't paid yet, please try to pay as soon as possible.
  • Cross-Over is here!!!  Some important announcements.
    • It is a potluck event again with everyone bringing their favorite side dish or dessert.  There doesn't seem to be that many people signed up for a side dish so please click here to RSVP and register what you intend to bring!
    • Bring your tents and setup in the Grove at the end of the parking lot for our traditional overnight after the cross-over.  A great way to fulfill an overnight adventure requirement with the pack.  We will have a fire for s'mores and to retire any old flags anyone may have.  New for this year will be an option to watch a movie in the hall and some games to play outside!  Pray for good weather.  Go here to register so I can have a head count for supplies.
  • Saturday, May 20th, is when our pack (along with many other organizations) helps the VFW Sobi Post replace flags at Our Lady of Grace cemetery on route 1.  It starts at 9 am and technically goes until noon but because of all the volunteer help, a flags are usually placed by 10:30 or 11:00.  This is right after packing up from the cross-over overnight.  Make sure to wear your Class-A uniforms to look sharp while reverently replacing flags.
  • May 29th is the Langhorne Memorial Day Parade.  Pack 19 has always marched in the parade to show our support for our veterans.  Please plan to attend.  Look for more information in future announcements.
  • All summer events planned so far have been entered into the pack calendar.  Check out the calendar and sign-up for the events.  Space may be limited for both the fire station visit and Thunder overnight so make sure you register.  More events are being planned so stay tuned!
    • Philadelphia Airport Fire Station on June 10th
    • Annual Trenton Thunder baseball game and overnight on July 21st
    • Summer residency camp at Camp Hart from July 27th - July 30th
    • Pack picnic in August 26th at one of the local parks
    • Cub scout day camp throughout the region, check council calendar for dates and details.
    • Family fishing at area parks - August 13 or July 17.
    • NEW!  There will be several FREE summer activities at the Ocknickon Scout Reservation in upper Bucks.  Did I mention it was FREE!  They are all on weeknights during the summer and go from around 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Ice cream will be served...FREE!  Once I catch my breath I will post the dates to the calendar. 
  • As always, Pack 19 Swag is still for sale.  We have T-shirts ($7), bags ($5), and hoodies ($17) all with the Langhorne Pack 19 logo.  Great Class B option for both children and adults.  I had the bins out at the pack meeting but forgot to make an announcement about their sale.

See you at the cross over!

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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