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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

March is Pinewood Derby and Arrow of Light Crossover!

 

Upcoming Events!

March 10th - Den Meetings

March 11th - Pinewood Derby

March 17th - Circus

Pack Meeting March 25th - Arrow of Light Crossover

Be sure to wear your Class A uniform

April 3rd - Leader Meeting (Open to All)

April 3rd - Summer Residency Camp Q & A

It's not too late to join our pack!

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

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

Pinewood Derby Results

Posted on Mar 11 2017 - 2:16pm

Just a notice that the pinewood derby results have been posted.  Follow the Pinewood Derby menu link to the 2017 Pinewood Derby page and download both final standings in den and pack as well as heat statistics.

All 1st - 3rd place holders in each heat automatically qualify for the District Finals in April 8th.

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

Start Your Engines!

Posted on Mar 7 2017 - 9:42pm

Hello Pack 19,

Yes it's that time of year again...Pinewood Derby!  See important information about it and other events in the announcements below.

  • The schedule for pinewood derby can be found here.  The event begins at 8:00 with racing at 8:30.  Each rank from Arrow of Light to Tiger checks in at half our increments and races half hour later (8:00 AoL Checking, 8:30 AoL Race, 8:30 Webelos Check-in, 9:00 Webelos Race, etc.).  Please be on time for your check-in so there will be plenty of time to fix any issues.  Because the check-in process can get rather crowded, I would ask that no one show up earlier than half hour before your rank check-in.  The rank whose time it is to check-in will be given preference over anyone that shows up early.  I always make things more complicated than they really are so I'm sure everything will work out just fine.
  • Track setup will occur during the Friday night den meetings.  If anyone is not having a meeting that night or is done with their den meeting and would like to help, just stop on by.  Once the track is set up, anyone who wants to try it out can do so.  No check-ins will occur Friday night.
  • From a suggestion by Kevin Shaffer, we are going to let the scouts of their den pick the "Most Righteous Ride".  Each scout will be given a sheet to vote for their favorite car.  And, no, they will not be allowed to vote for their own car :-)
  • The next big pack event is the circus on March 17th.  If you would like to get a special food voucher to get $10 worth of snacks for $8, contact Mike Angelini (mikeangelini@hotmail.com) as soon as possible.
  • 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.  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

Blue & Gold & Dessert

Posted on Feb 22 2017 - 8:39pm

Hello Pack 19,

Just a quick announcement about Blue & Gold this Saturday,

  • Although it isn't mandatory, it would be nice if everyone that can make it to Blue & Gold can register on the calendar events page so that we can make sure there will be enough tables and chairs setup.  Did I say chairs....yes!  We may need chairs so if you have a few extras, just in case we run out, please bring them.  Last year we needed about 10 - 12 extra chairs.
  • Cost remains same as last year with $5 per adult, $3 for child over 3. DON'T FORGET THAT SCOUTS ARE FREE!  Due to the limited ability of the online payment option, there is no way to include an extra adult as I've tagged all guests to be $3.  When you register, just put the discrepancy in the 'notes' section and everything will be squared up at Blue & Gold during check-in.
  • DESSERT...DESSERT...DESSERT!  As always, I usually forget one vital detail (even though this has been about my 7th or 8th B&G).  The main course is catered but the desserts are up to YOU!  Bring your favorite dessert to share, whether it's home-made or store-bought, so long as it's your favorite (I'm partial to COSTCO cakes myself).  Special kudos if it's scout themed.
  • Because there will be a Saturday afternoon mass at St. James, we are not allowed to park in their parking lot so find a place on the street or park back at LPC and walk.  It looks to be a very nice weekend for walking!
  • More announcements to follow at B&G!

Hope to see you Saturday!

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

Weekly Announcements

Posted on Feb 15 2017 - 8:15pm

Hello Pack 19,

Swamped at work so trying to be quick with this week's announcements,

  • Thanks to Marc Lewis and Mike Angelini for organizing the bowling event.  I couldn't believe how quickly 1-1/2 hours went by.  Everyone seemed like they were having fun.  Great Job!
  • February 25th:  Blue and Gold is just over a week away!  Have you registered!  Cost remains same as last year with $5 per adult, $3 for child over 3. DON'T FORGET THAT SCOUTS ARE FREE!  Register on the calendar events page.  Due to the limited ability of the online payment option, there is no way to include an extra adult as I've tagged all guests to be $3.  When you register, just put the discrepancy in the 'notes' section and everything will be squared up at Blue & Gold during check-in.  Also, we will more than likely need a few extra folding chairs so please use the Notes section to tell how many chairs you are willing to bring.  Last year we needed about 10 - 12 extra chairs.
  • March 4th:  Globetrotters!  Last year's pack trip to see the Globetrotters was a highlight for many.  We need at least 20 to get the group discount and we currently only have 10!  Please sign-up for this event by this Friday!
  • March 17th:  Circus, circus, circus.  Everyone should have received their tickets by now (thanks to Mike Angelini).  A pre-purchase food option is available where you spend $8 and get $10 food voucher.  Look for more information about the food voucher at B&G.  
  • Summer residency camp is rapidly approaching.  We are going to attempt to reserve space for July 27th - 30th.  Cost is $175 for scout and $80 for adult.  Financial aid is available on a "as needed" basis.  Please get in touch with me if you are interested.  Summer camp is a fun way to enjoy scouting while earning awards not normally available, like archery, BB-guns, and slingshots.
  • Finally, my ubiquitous plea for volunteer help.  With the influx of some great new volunteers, the good positions are going fast (ha ha ha ha).  But we still need a Committee Chair and Assistant Cubmaster.  The more people who help, the smoother things go and you will be rewarded in ways you can't imagine.  I will have descriptions of each of the openings at the pack meeting so check it out!  Openings include:
    • Outdoor activities chair (really important as we begin to plan summer camping events)
    • Cubmaster
    • Membership and Marketing
    • More Popcorn Kernels
    • Whatever position you would like to volunteer for....
  • Don't forget to check the calendar for all schedules.  As a reminder, you may have to click on the event to see the notes section.

Until next week's announcements.

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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