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WELCOME TO CUB SCOUT PACK 19

A Journey To Excellence Gold Level Pack for 2014-2015

April is a MYSTERY?!  What will the Bear den come up with?

  

Upcoming Events!

April 3rd - Leader Meeting (Open to All)

April 3rd - Summer Residency Camp Q & A

April 7th - Den Meetings

April 14th - BounceU

April 21st - Den Meetings

Pack Meeting April 28th - MYSTERY?!

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

Announcements...Announcements...Everyone Loves Announcements

Posted on Apr 19 2017 - 12:12pm

Hello Pack 19,

Hopefully everyone had a great Easter and Passover last week.  Just a few announcements this week (with some same as the week before).  Don't forget that next week is the mystery pack meeting.

  • BounceU was a huge success with about 20 people attending.  Thanks to Mike and Deirdre Angelini for helping organize the event.  If anyone has any pictures they would like to share, please send them to Lydia Goldberg so she can post them on our pack's private Facebook page.
  • All summer events planned so far have been entered into the pack calendar.  Woohoo!  So far there is a visit to the Philadelphia Airport Fire Station in June, the annual Trenton Thunder baseball game and overnight in July, and the pack picnic in August.  Check out the calendar and sign-up for the events.  Space may be limited for both the fire station visit and Thunder overnight.  More events are being planned so stay tuned!
  • The May 15th deadline for summer residency camp is rapidly approaching!!!  I would like to finalize attendance at the April 28th pack meeting.  If anyone has any questions about summer camp, feel free to contact me and I will answer them as best I can.
  • Cub Scout Summer Day Camping is also available.  You can check out the Washington Crossing web site for more details.  Some parents have expressed an interest in attending the day camp and organizing car pooling and such.  The April 28th pack meeting would be a great opportunity to do this so I will make an announcement at the meeting and anyone interested can get together and discuss about it then.
  • The April 28th "Mystery!?" pack meeting is coming up next Friday.  Any adult help is always welcome for even those outside the Bear den.  Contact me if you are interested.
  • 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 not be able to attend this Friday's den meetings as I will be swinging with the Boy Scout monkeys at a zip-line park so make sure to "Have Fun with a Purpose" without me!

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

Blessed Easter and Passover Holiday

Posted on Apr 12 2017 - 12:57pm

Hello Pack 19,

No meetings this week as it is both Easter and Passover.  There are still a few announcements this week.

  • The big event this week is BounceU this Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 for $10.  Sign-up is still active either through our website calendar or at SignupGenius.  But, it seems I've made an error setting up the BounceU event because people have either RSVP'd and then registered everyone to bounce (even adults) or have RSVP'd and then registered no one to bounce.  Unfortunately, this makes it hard to determine an exact head count for the event.  It's not too late to sign-up but make sure you register the proper amount to jump.  Money will be collected at the door (exact change is appreciated).  Also, there is a waiver that must be signed.  You can download the waiver here.
  • Another reminder that summer plans have been made and will go on the pack calendar shortly.  Just have to find the time to get them up.
  • The May 15th deadline for summer residency camp is rapidly approaching.  I would like to finalize attendance at the April 28th pack meeting.  If anyone has any questions about summer camp, feel free to contact me and I will answer them as best I can
  • Cub Scout Summer Day Camping is also available.  You can check out the Washington Crossing web site for more details.  Some parents have expressed an interest in attending the day camp and organizing car pooling and such.  The April 28th pack meeting would be a great opportunity to do this so I will make an announcement at the meeting and anyone interested can get together and discuss about it then.
  • Which reminds me...the April 28th "Mystery!?" pack meeting is coming up next Friday.  I won't spill the beans as to what it is but the Bear den has come up with a doozy that you don't want to miss.  Any adult help is always welcome for even those outside the Bear den.  Contact me if you are interested.
  • 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 not be able to make it to BounceU this Friday so make sure to "Have Fun with a Purpose" without me!

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

Keeping it Brief

Posted on Apr 6 2017 - 11:36am

Hello Pack 19,

This week's announcements will be brief:

  • Thanks for those that came to the summer camp Q & A session.  Just a reminder that the deadline for Summer Residency Camp is May 15th.  Currently there are 15 scout spots on hold and I'm not sure I can reserve more so please sign-up as early as possible.  Money should never keep a scout from the summer camp experience so financial aid is always available in some form or another.
  • Don't forget BounceU on April 14th.  The cost is $10 for 90 minutes, which is a really good deal!
  • Summer plans have been made and will go on the pack calendar shortly:
    • Philadelphia Airport Fire Station Visit
    • Trenton Thunder game, movie, and overnight
    • Pack Picnic
    • Possible tubing, biking, hiking and other adventures.
  • 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 not be able to make it to the den meeting this Friday so make sure to "Have Fun with a Purpose" without me!

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

Awesome Turnout!

Posted on Mar 29 2017 - 12:18pm

Hello Pack 19,

Wow, WOw, WOW!  This past pack meeting was awesome!  It was great to see virtually everyone there wishing our Arrow of Light well as they crossed-over to boy scouts.  From my perspective, everything went extremely smoothly.  We started a bit late due to the need to setup additional tables but other than that, WOW!.  Thanks to all my volunteers for the event who helped setup, run, and clean-up afterwards.  Thanks to everyone who brought their special food dish, although I wish there would have been some desert left for me to try.  Finally, let your scouts know how well they did both in their behavior and in how they participated, especially when they read the notes at the end.  Again, WOW!  Now on to this week's announcements.

  • Cross-over means new leaders.  Thanks to Marc Lewis and Mike Angelini who have agreed to work as co-chairs for the committee.  There should be one person from each den who serves on the committee so expect to hear from Marc and Mike so they can start planning great things for the pack.
  • I am still looking for a cubmaster.  I plan on crossing over with my son next year at this time and start to play a larger role in my 3 boys' boy scout troop.  Now, the cubmaster position is more for a showman than a planner.  The cubmaster is like the frontman of the band.  The Freddy Mercury, the David Lee Roth, the Yannick Nezet-Seguin.  The cubmaster is the head clown in the circus that is a cub scout pack.  The only thing a cubmaster is 'really' in charge of is to make sure that everyone is progressing through their ranks appropriately.  Other than that, it's up to him/her how he/she can make cub scouting exciting and fun.  My personal stamp on the pack has been to push our website more, add new ceremonies during the pack meetings, and the little personalized cards all the scouts get with their belt loops and pins.  The next cubmaster can add/change/delete as they like and put their own personality into the pack.  Think you have what it takes?  Please shoot me an e-mail or take me aside at one of the den/pack meetings and we can discuss it more.
  • The deadline for Summer Residency Camp is May 15th.  Don't know what summer camp is?  There will be an informal Q & A session on April 3rd starting at 7:00 p.m. for anyone interested.  Come and find out what it's all about and hopefully sign-up.
  • Mark your calendars...the next monthly pack committee meeting is April 3rd starting at 7:00 p.m. which is open to all members and a great way to get involved in planning activities for the pack.  Check out the summer camp Q & A and then head over to the committee meeting.  Two events for the price of...nothing!  They're both free!
  • Mike and Marc are planning a BounceU event for April 14th.  The cost is $10 for 90 minutes, which is a really good deal.  The pack has put a down payment of $100 to reserve the date and we need a minimum count to be able to get that deal so please sign-up as soon as possible.
  • Don't forget the April pack meeting is coming up as well.  With the weather getting nicer, the Bear den has some pretty interesting things planned for both inside and outside but they're keeping it pretty secret.
  • Summer events are getting into shape.  There's Trenton Thunder overnight baseball, a pack picnicking, maybe a visit to the Philadelphia airport fire station, and some additional camping opportunities in the mix.  Summer events are a great way for the scouts to get to know each other more outside of the structure of the den and pack meetings.  They are also great for the adults!  Want to go somewhere and think it would be great to invite the pack, drop a line to me or come to a committee meeting and present the idea.  Cub scouting is "Fun with a Purpose" and the more fun we have the more the pack grows.
  • 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 annoucement about their sale. 

I'm going to be a bit busy with other events for the next couple of den meetings so if anyone needs to contact me, please feel free to e-mail or call.

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

Wishing our Arrow of Light Well

Posted on Mar 22 2017 - 10:50am

Hello Pack 19,

This week is cross-over for our Arrow of Light rank.  Please plan to attend the pack meeting this Saturday.  Now on to this week's announcements.

  • The circus was awesome.  If you didn't have a chance to attend with the pack, I highly recommend attending at one of the few remaining showings.  Thanks to Mike Angelini for organizing the event.
  • The Arrow of Light Crossover is March 25th and is also this month's pack meeting.  Lots of people have signed up to bring their favorite dishes but there is always room for more so if you haven't signed up, click here to go to the SignUpGenius website to register your tasty item.  The pack meeting starts a bit earlier than last year at 4:00 p.m.  After the initial events, we'll probably be eating around 4:15-4:20 so make sure you food is hot and ready to go.  We have plenty of power cords and outlest if you bring crock-pots.  This is our last chance to wish the Arrow of Light rank well as they move on to boy scouts.  There is a special ceremony for the Webelos as they become the highest rank in the pack and a new ceremony for all the scouts to participate in and congratulate the Arrow of Light rank.  There are leader awards and den awards and then the crossover to boy scouts so it's a pack meeting chock-full of fun and adventure.
  • Crossover also means we will be losing some important leaders, most notably the Committee Chair and I'm pleased to announce that Marc Lewis has agreed to take on the roll.  But he will need lots of help, so here is my ubiquitous "We Need Volunteer Leaders" request.  I'm also open to any other help that anyone feels they can contribute.  No job is too small or too big, so give it a try!
  • The deadline for Summer Residency Camp is May 15th.  Don't know what summer camp is?  There will be an informal Q & A session on April 3rd starting at 7:00 p.m. for anyone interested.  Come and find out what it's all about and hopefully sign-up.
  • The next monthly pack committee meeting is April 3rd starting at 7:00 p.m. which is open to all members and a great way to get involved in planning activities for the pack.  Check out the summer camp Q & A and then head over to the committee meeting.  Two events for the price of one and since they're both free, it's a great deal!
  • Don't forget the April pack meeting is coming up as well.  Still plenty of action and activities left for the remaining ranks in the pack as they work towards their rank badges.
  • Mike and Marc are planning a possible BounceU event for April.  Look for more information at the cross-over!
  • Summer events are getting into shape.  There's Trenton Thunder overnight baseball, a pack picnicking, maybe a visit to the Philadelphia airport fire station, and some additional camping opportunities in the mix.  Summer events are a great way for the scouts to get to know each other more outside of the structure of the den and pack meetings.  They are also great for the adults!  Want to go somewhere and think it would be great to invite the pack, drop a line to me or come to a committee meeting and present the idea.  Cub scouting is "Fun with a Purpose" and the more fun we have the more the pack grows.

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

Snow Day Today...Circus Friday

Posted on Mar 14 2017 - 1:30pm

Hello Pack 19,

Hopefully everyone is keeping safe and enjoying the snow.  There are no den meetings scheduled but this Friday is Scout Night for the circus at the Sun Center.  Make sure to see the special details below about both the pre-show and circus event.  Now on to this week's announcents.

  • Great job to all the scouts and their cars!  Although not all cars could be the fastest, all the cars were the coolest because everyone "Did Their Best".  Pinewood derby results have been posted.  Follow the "Pinewood Derby" menu link to download the PDF.  All 1st - 3rd place finishers are automatically eligible to compete in the district derby on April 8th.  I'll be sending out e-mails to make sure everyone can make it and if not, the 4th place finisher will be racing.  The "Most Righteous Ride" award will be given out at the April 25th cross-over pack meeting.
  • The circus is this Friday.  If you are going, please read the following information sent from Chad LeVan at the Sun Center
    • Hi,We are looking forward to welcoming your group to one of the Final Farewell performances of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World Friday, March 17th! The educational component of your Scouting experience is slightly different than in past years and will take place from 6pm to about 6:45pm inside of the arena during the Starseeker’s Early Access where you will see various demonstrations from the performers and get a preview of what to expect during the show. Please plan to arrive prior to 6PM to take full advantage of this additional opportunity that is sure to be popular and well attended.
    • Location – The Sun National Bank Center is located at 81 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08611. For directions click here.
    • Parking – Cars are welcome to park at the Sun National Bank Center for $10. For parking directions click here.
    • More information about the Starseeker’s Early Access is below:
      • 5…4…3…2…1…BLAST OFF with Ringling Bros.® one hour before the show launch at the Starseeker’s Early AccessTM — FREE with your Scout ticket. Be part of an immersive experience from the moment you enter the arena until the time the show begins! In this unique pre-show experience your family will see Ringling Bros. performers up-close and have exclusive access to personalized autographs! Get an incredible sneak peek through exclusive content from backstage at The Greatest Show On Earth®. Jump in and have fun at the Ringling Bros. interstellar dance party. Clown around with the cosmically hilarious Ringling Bros. Clown Alley. And travel from planet to planet in an immersive concourse experience that will prepare you for intergalactic fun that is truly Out Of This World!
      • All this and more, and The Greatest Show On Earth hasn’t even started yet!
      • As part of your preparation for intergalactic travel, download the FREE Ringling Bros. app where your family can unlock exclusive content from circus stars during the Starseeker’s Early Access. Intercept special messages from the Space Fleet via the Circus Command Center that allow you to become part of the Out Of This World circus experience. Take a “circus selfie” with one of our world-renowned performers, and you might just see your photo appear larger than life on the big screen above the arena floor! It’s your chance to be a Circus Star — so get ready to shine!
  • The Arrow of Light Crossover is March 25th and is also this month's pack meeting.  It's a potluck event so click here to go to the SignUpGenius website to register your tasty item.  This is our last chance to wish the Arrow of Light rank well as they move on to boy scouts.  There is a special ceremony for the Webelos as they become the highest rank in the pack and a new ceremony for all the scouts to participate in and congratulate the Arrow of Light rank.  There are leader awards and den awards and then the crossover to boy scouts so it's a pack meeting chock-full of fun and adventure.
  • Crossover also means we will be losing some important leaders, most notably the Committee Chair position currently occupied by Dave Donahue.  This is a position that will be necessary to fill ASAP, so as usual, here is my ubiquitous "We Need Volunteer Leaders" request.  I'm also open to any other help that anyone feels they can contribute.  No job is too small or too big, so give it a try!
  • Farther out is Summer Residency Camp.  Mark your calendar because there will be an informal Q & A session on April 3rd starting at 7:00 p.m. for anyone interested in attending.

See you at the den meetings or the Pinewood Derby!

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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