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WELCOME TO CUB SCOUT PACK 19

A Journey To Excellence Gold Level Pack for 2014-2015

The Scout Year Is Over But Check Out Our Summer Events!

  

Upcoming Events!

June 5th - Last Committee Meeting

Summer Events!

June 10th - Philadelphia Fire Station Visit

July 21st-22nd - Trenton Thunder Game and Overnight

July 27th-30th - Camp Hart Residency Camping

August 26th - Pack Picnic

 

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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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

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

One More Den Meeting Left...

Posted on May 10 2017 - 11:51am

Hello Pack 19,

It's the last dash towards rank advancement...only one more 'official' den meeting left until cross-over.  Now on to this week's announcements. 

  • The deadline for summer residency camp registration is May 15th.  Please register here so that I can get a firm head count.  Online payment option is now active but if you want to pay in installments or need financial aid, please let me know ASAP.  On thursday, I will be sending out e-mail messages to each person who is registered to confirm their attendance!  Will be officially registering on Monday!!!
  •  It is a potluck event again with everyone bringing their favorite side dish or dessert while the pack provides hamburgers and hot dogs.  I've setup Sign-Up Genius again so click here to RSVP and register what you intend to bring!  Because it is a dinner, we will be starting earlier than usual at 6:00 p.m. with the pack meeting starting as soon as everyone is finished eating.
  • Cross-over is also an optional overnight!  Bring your tents and setup in the Grove at the end of the parking lot.  This is 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 goes until noon.  However, because there are so many volunteers helping, all flags are usually placed by 10 or 10:30.  Unfortunately, many of those placing the flags think that it is a competition and race each other, often times missing some gravestones.  So if the only time you can make it is later in the morning, you can still help by going over all the areas where the flags were placed to make sure you grave was missed.  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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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

Counting Down to Cross-Over

Posted on May 3 2017 - 7:54pm

Hello Pack 19,

Hard to believe that the scout year is almost over.  Only two more den meetings and then the cross-over.  On to this week's announcements. 

  • Great job Bear den and any other adults who helped with this last pack meeting.  Didn't get out much to see everything but everyone I talked to said it was a great time.
  • Our Earth Day presence was a huge hit.  I believe Lydia Goldberg said she handed out over 70 bags, which means that at least 70 pipe-cleaner bird feeders were made.  It was a steady stream of kids and the weather couldn't have been better.  Thank you for all the volunteers and scouts who came out to help!
  • I believe someone was talking to me about a fishing derby coming up and I thought it had something to do with the family Camp-o-ree at Ockinickon.  It ends up I was wrong.  There will be a Fishing Derby at Core Creek park this Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m. and going until 12:00 p.m. at Pavilion 6.  It's part family fishing and part recruitment for scouts.  They want scouts who go to bring a friend and have them sign up.  Anyone that signs up will get a free fishing rod.  I believe bait will be available but unless you are signing up as a new scout, you will have to bring your own fishing gear.  I may stop by to see how things are going depending on my availability, but I everything is free.  I'll check to see if a fishing license is required and send out a notice.
  • The deadline for summer residency camp registration is May 15th.  Some of you have let me know you will be attending.  Please register here so that I can get a firm head count.  Online payment option is now active (keep forgetting to turn it on) so if you want to pay online you can.  If you want to pay in installments or need financial aid, please let me know ASAP.
  • The pack meeting this month is our cross-over for the entire pack.  Weather permitting, the cross-over is usually held outside.  It is a potluck event again with everyone bringing their favorite side dish or dessert while the pack provides hamburgers and hot dogs.  Because it is a dinner, we will be starting earlier than usual at 6:00 p.m. with the pack meeting starting as soon as everyone is finished eating.  Bring your tents and setup early as it is also an overnight opportunity.  A great way to get a camping adventure requirement out of the way.  After cross-over, 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 for anyone interested.
  • The pack committee meeting is May 8th at 7:00 p.m. at LPC.  It is open to everyone and is a great way to help plan events for the pack or let leadership know of any great ideas you may have helping the pack grow.
  • 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 goes until noon.  However, because there are so many volunteers helping, all flags are usually placed by 10 or 10:30.  Unfortunately, many of those placing the flags think that it is a competition and race each other, often times missing some gravestones.  So if the only time you can make it is later in the morning, you can still help by going over all the areas where the flags were placed to make sure you grave was missed.
  • 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 - TBD
  • 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.
  • I will be attending the District Awards dinner this Friday, so I will not be able to attend the den meetings.  Always available by e-mail or phone if you need to reach me.

See you later!

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

Mystery Solved!?

Posted on Apr 25 2017 - 5:11pm

Hello Pack 19,

We're only a couple of days from solving the Mystery!? pack meeting.  On to this week's announcements.

 

  • The April 28th "Mystery!?" pack meeting is nearly here.  Any adult help is always welcome for even those outside the Bear den.  Please plan to arrive around 6:00 - 6:15 if you want to help.  The pack meeting will start at 7:00 p.m.  We are getting close to the end of the year so there will be lots of adventure belt loops to present as each den gets closer to achieving their rank badges.
  • There will be an Earth Day festival at Core Creek park this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. full of games and other fun activities for the kids.  Since the best way to recruit is to go to where the boys are, Lydia Goldberg has reserved space for us at the event to build Cheerio Bird Feeders.  It's a great community activity and allows us to contact potential new scouts in the area.  Lydia has created a Sign-up Genius page so anyone that wants to help for a half hour can sign up for a slot.  If you plan to attend the even anyone as something to do on Saturday, why not help the pack grow by volunteering at the Pack 19 table for a half hour.  More information will be provided at the pack meeting.
  • 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.
  • Speaking of summer residency camp, the May 15th deadline for summer residency camp registration is rapidly approaching!!!  I would like to finalize things at the pack meeting this Friday.  Although payment is absolutely necessary, I would like to have at least a down payment so pack funds are not depleted for a long period of time.
  • 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 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

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