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Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 19!

WELCOME TO CUB SCOUT PACK 19

A Journey To Excellence Gold Level Pack for 2015-2016

  

Missed our "Blast-Off" Night?  No Problem!

Feel Free to Attend One of These Orientation Nights!

Lion Den (Kindergartner) Parent Orientation Night:  Sept. 22nd, 7:00 p.m.

Tiger Den (1st Grade) Parent Orientation Night:  Sept. 29th, 7:00 p.m.

Wolf - Arrow of Light Dens (2nd - 5th Grade):  e-mail pack19aerojp@gmail.com

Regular Den Meetings Start Oct. 6th

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 or download the Welcome Packet below

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 is $100 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

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Welcome to a New Scout Year!

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 9:24pm

Hello Pack 19,

Wow, what a "Blast-Off".  Thank you to all those that came.  Thank you to all those that helped.  It looked like a very fun and successful night.  So...

Welcome to a new Scout Year!!!

Things officially kick off on October 6th but there are bonus den meeting opportunities this Friday, Sept. 22nd, and next Friday, Sept. 29th, so make sure to check your e-mails from your den leaders.  Now onto this weeks announcements.

  • Just signed up for scouts.  What do I do now?
    • You should be receiving login information soon to be able to access the pack website in order to sign-up for events and sync your calendar.
    • There will be a Lion den parent orientation meeting on Sept. 22nd starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Langhorne Presbyterian Church that will go into more detail about the new pilot program.  If you just signed up your kindergartener or are thinking of signing up, this meeting is for you!
    • There will be a Tiger den parent orientation meeting on Sept. 29th starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Langhorne Presbyterian Church that will go into more detail about the Tiger rank program for 1st graders.  Please plan to attend if you have signed up or want more information before joining.
    • For Wolf (2nd grade) to Arrow of Light (5th grade), look for e-mails from your den leaders about the next den meeting.
  • What, When, Where?  Want to know what events are planned, when they hare happening, and where they are?  Sync our pack calendar to your Android or Apple device using the "Calendar Sync" link at the top left menu.
  • Popcorn sales have started!!!  The popcorn fundraiser is our one and only fundraiser for the year.  We raise approximately $3,000 in sales and about $1,000 in donations which help offset some of the costs throughout the year.  If we didn't sell popcorn, pack dues would have to be increased 50% so it is a big deal.  There are 11 show & sells at various places throughout the weekends in September and October.  Please try to help out as much as possible.  There are about 60 - 70 slots that need to be filled.  We have about 50 scouts so it shouldn't be a problem filling those slots at least once.  This is also the easiest way to sell popcorn because the customers come to you!  A Popcorn Signup Genius has been set up here.  Please consider signing up for a 2 hour slot so we can meet our goal.  I've been Cubmaster for 5 years now and my challenge still stands.  If the pack sells $10,000 worth of popcorn, I'll shave my head at the November pack meeting.  So far, I've had a nice warm head with plenty of hair.  I know we can do it because it's been done several times in the past with less scouts.  This is your last chance because I cross-over at the end of this scout year!
  • There is a pack committee meeting next Wednesday, Sept. 27th at LPC starting at 7:00 p.m.  All in the pack are invited to come check out how things get planned and what it takes to run a pack.
  • Our annual fall campout is now at Tohickon Family Campground on Oct 13th - 15th.  Thank you Mike Angelini, our Committee Chair, for reserving our site.  This looks like a fun-filled camping experience with the pack (Including free hay rides!).  Space may be limited to make sure to sign-up early on our pack calendar.
  • The October pack meeting is Oct. 27th and is our annual Halloween pack meeting.  Scouts get to wear their favorite costume.  Adults as well!  Siblings always welcome!
  • Something for our new Webelos and Arrow of Light ranks.  The annual Webelos Weekend is scheduled for Oct 28th and 29th at Ockanickon Scout Reservation in Upper Bucks.  This year's adventure...Science!  More to follow.

See you at the den meetings if not sooner!

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

T-Minus 2 days and 22 1/2 Hours Until Blast-Off

Posted on Sep 12 2017 - 7:31pm

Hello Pack 19,

The scout year is almost upon us.  For all the leaders, it already started back in August with a lot of work in the background planning an exciting scout year and helping recruit.  All dates for events planned thus far have been entered in the pack calendar.  Don't have the pack calendar...sync it to your Android or Apple device using the "Calendar Sync" link at the top left menu.  Lot's of stuff to get to so here are this week's announcements:

  • Popcorn sales start this weekend!!!  The popcorn fundraiser is our one and only fundraiser for the year.  We raise approximately $3,000 in sales and about $1,000 in donations which help offset some of the costs throughout the year.  If we did sell popcorn, pack dues would have to be increased 50% so it is a big deal.  There are 11 show & sells at various places throughout the weekends in September and October.  Please try to help out as much as possible.  There are about 60 - 70 slots that need to be filled.  We have about 50 scouts so it shouldn't be a problem filling those slots at least once.  This is also the easiest way to sell popcorn because the customers come to you!  A Popcorn Signup Genius has been set up here.  Please consider signing up for a 2 hour slot so we can meet our goal.  I've been Cubmaster for 5 years now and my challenge still stands.  If the pack sells $10,000 worth of popcorn, I'll shave my head at the November pack meeting.  So far, I've had a nice warm head with plenty of hair.  I know we can do it because it's been done several times in the past with less scouts.  This is your last chance because I cross-over at the end of this scout year!
  • The fall recruitment pack meeting is only a few days away on Friday, Sept. 15th starting at 6:30 in the Langhorne Presbyterian Church parking lot.  I'm going to need lots of help at various stations so the night runs smoothly and we put our best foot forward for all the new potential scouts.  This year we are starting a Lions den for kindergarteners so there may be a lot of extra energy that will have to be well channelled.  So I've setup a Recruitment Night Signup Genius here describing the various stations and what is to be done at each.  There are 4 slots for each station so please try to sign-up for at least one (or 2 or 3 if you want to help setup and cleanup at the end).  No experience necessary, just a friendly face and some patience.
  • Our annual fall campout at the FOP lodge has hit a snag due to scheduling difficulties.  Mike Angelini, our Committee Chair has graciously accepted my request to look for alternatives.  We are planning a Sat-Sun overnight on the weekend of October 14th so keep that date open for a fun filled camping experience with the pack.
  • Some thing for our new Webelos and Arrow of Light ranks.  The annual Webelos Weekend is scheduled for Oct 28th and 29th at Ockanickon Scout Reservation in Upper Bucks.  This year's adventure...Science!  More to follow.

That's all for this week.  Hope to see you at our Blast-Off event this Friday!

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

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

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