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Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 19!

WELCOME TO CUB SCOUT PACK 19

A Journey To Excellence Gold Level Pack for 2017-2018

January's Pack Theme is:

CARNIVAL!

Important January Dates

Jan. 5th, 7:00 p.m.:  Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Arrow of Light Den Meetings

Jan. 12th, 7:00 p.m.:  Tiger, Bear, Webelos, Arrow of Light (No Wolf Den Meeting)

Jan. 12th, 6:30 p.m.:  Lion Den Meeting

Jan. 12th:  Payments due for February overnight and Philadelphia Natural History Museum

Jan. 12th:  Registration deadline for bowling

Jan. 13th:  Klondike Derby (Webelos and Arrow of Light)

Jan. 20th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.:  Bowling and Penndel Lanes

Jan. 26th, 7:00 p.m.:  CARNIVAL Pack Meeting (Class A attire recommended)

Important February Dates

Feb. 10th - 11th:  Philadelphia Natural History Museum Overnight

Feb. 24th:  Annual Blue & Gold pack meeting

 

It's never too late to join cub scouts!

All meetings (den and pack) start at 7:00 p.m. and occur at Langhorne 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).  A boy should never be denied the benefit of being a cub scout for financial reasons so Pack 19 offers payment plans and financial aid...just ask! 

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!

Follows us on twitter @LanghornePack19

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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Go Eagles!

Posted on Jan 18 2018 - 10:08am

Hello Pack 19,

Believe it or not, there is still a lot of scouts stuff going on even though I hear there is some kind of big playoff game this weekend for a sport called...football?  Is that it.  It'll never catch on :-)  On a more serious note, on to this week's announcements: 

  • Den events:
    • Lion Rank:
      • We will be meeting on Friday, February 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. to complete the Animal Kingdom adventure.   The assistant den leader, Kate Buff, has come up with a great idea to make Valentines Day cards for soldiers as a service project so that is what we will be doing.
      • The next regular den meeting will be February 9th at 6:30 p.m.  Look here for more information on which adventure we will be doing!
    • Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light Ranks:
      • Den meetings are scheduled for February 2nd
      • Your den leaders need all the help they can get.  Please look at your scout's rank book and see if there is an adventure that piques your interest that you would be willing to help run.
  • Pack events:
    • This month's pack meeting is C A R N I V A L! on January 26th at 7:00 p.m.
      • Awards and recognition
      • Popcorn
      • Games
      • Fun
      • Pinewood Derby Clinic...bring your car if you received one at Holiday Pack Meeting!
        • Get pointers from 'experts'
        • The boys can design their cars
        • Looking for band saws and/or band saw operators to help cut cars!
      • Class A Uniform Inspection
        • The scout uniform is one of the things that defines the boys as scouts and they should take pride in having one and wearing it
        • On that note, tradition in the pack has been to have uniform inspection at January pack meeting in order to prepare for February Blue & Gold.
        • I realize that uniforms can be expensive so if you have financial difficulties and need a uniform, please contact me (pack19aerojp@gmail.com) as I have several that were donated to the pack.
        • I will bring my supply of left over items (books, neckerchiefs, slides, patches, etc.) and try to offer missing items and can also take orders for anyone that would like to purchase items from the scout store
    • February Blue & Gold Banquet
      • February is scoutings birthday which is celebrated in Blue & Gold events
      • The Blue & Gold pack meeting will be held on Saturday, February 24th, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at St. James church
      • The event is fully catered with a DJ, games, and prizes for all scouts
      • Scouts are free but there is a small cost for adults ($5) and siblings ($3)
      • A general head count would be appreciated so please register here.
    • Pinewood Derby
      • Every scout should have received a Pinewood Derby car by now.  If not, please contact your den leader and they will get you one
      • The 2018 rules have been posted under the "Pinewood Derby" menu item on the website
      • No substitutions are allowed.  Please do not go to Home Depot, Lowe's, or some other hardware store and get cars, wheels, axles, etc. as they are not official BSA certified (although they may say they are).  The only exception is for weights.  You can get those where ever you want
      • For those that have no clue about Pinewood Derby, don't forget the clinic at this month's pack meeting
  • Leaders Always Needed!
    • Many positions are open if you are interested in joining pack leadership.  Please go here to sign-up for more information on a leadership position(s).  You are under no obligation to volunteer if you sign up!  Jen Capaldi is looking for a venue to have the meeting but it will either be January 31st or February 1st.  Food to be provided!  I hope that I will convince you to take a position but I never want to force anyone to do something they don't want.  An active pack with a lot of volunteers helping in the various positions not only makes things less stressful but it also shows an excitement to those wanting to join, which helps the pack grow!
  • Pack Committee...where the sausage is made...everyone is invited to attend!
    • The next committee/leader meeting is scheduled for January 31st, 7:00 p.m. at LPC Rooms D/E.
  • Outdoor events:
    • Still looking for time to launch rockets.  Have to wait for my life to settle down and find a good weather weekend.
    • Congratulations to all our Webelos and Arrow of Light scouts who competed in the annual Klondike Derby at Camp Ockinickon this past weekend.  Although it was cold, there was still plenty of mud and fun...hopefully more fun than mud.  This year, Pack 19 had 21 scouts using 3 'dog' sleds to compete.  Scores will be posted by February 7th.
    • Summer Camp:  Yes, it's time to start thinking of summer camp!  Cost this year will be $180 for scouts and $80 for adults.  This covers everything for 4 days and 3 nights of cubscout adventure full of:  swimming, shooting sports, crafts, hiking, skits, s'mores, songs, camp fire, boating, BMX biking, scout skills, and just general fun!  Everyone who was ever on the fence about camping and scouting has come back from summer camp fully recharged and ready to go.  There are three choices this year so I've created a survey here to get a general consensus about the most popular date.  Reservations need to be made by February 15th in order to get a discount prices so please be attentive to filling out the survey if you are interested in attending summer camp.
  • Indoor events.  Follow links for more information.  Note the sign-up deadline dates for each event!
  • General notes:
    • Uniform policy:
      • It is strongly encouraged to wear your Class A uniforms to den meetings and pack meetings unless otherwise notified by your den leaders
      • If you have difficulty obtaining a Class A uniform (I know they can be very expensive), please contact me (pack19aerojp@gmail.com) as I have received several donations of uniforms that no longer fit or are no longer needed because the scout has ranked up or crossed-over to boy scouts
      • If you have an old uniform that you don't need anymore, please consider donating it to the pack so that it can be given out to scouts who may need it.
  • Fund Raising
    • If anyone has any ideas for fund raisers and would be willing to coordinate, please feel free to send info to either one of your den leaders or me.  Better yet, come to a committee meeting and present your idea to the committee!
  • Service
    • The pack is always open to service projects.  As a matter of fact, the new Lion den is looking for a nice simple service project to work on to complete one of their adventures.  If you have a good idea for a service project, shoot me an e-mail or come to a committee meeting to present your suggestion.
  • Financial
    • Thank you all for paying pack dues!
    • Please make sure to pay for events promptly.
    • No scout should be denied joining or participating in some extra pack activities due to financial reasons so we offer several payment and financial aid options.  If you require some type of financial accommodation, please contact me (pack19aerojp@gmail.com) and we can work something out.

Thanks everyone and 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

Announcements...Announcements...Everyone Loves Announcements

Posted on Jan 10 2018 - 9:41am

Hello Pack 19,

Finally above freezing and the days are getting warming.  Spring is just around the corner...at least I hope it is.  On to this week's announcements:

  • Den events:
    • Lion Rank:
      • The next Lion den meeting is this Friday, January 12th.  I'm always looking for volunteers to help run the meetings so take a look at the Parent/Leader guide and pick something you would be interested in running.  I will be sending out information about the adventure plan very soon!
      • The second part of the Animal Kingdom adventure requires a small service project that the Lions can do and takes about 20 minutes.  If anyone has any ideas for a project, please let me know (pack19aerojp@gmail.com).  The Tiger den will also be doing a service project so I'm trying to coordinate with them to see if we can all do it together.
    • Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light Ranks:
      • Den meetings are scheduled for January 12th
        • Tiger and Bear dens are meeting.
        • There is no Wolf den meeting.
        • Webelos and AoL will finish preparing for Klondike!  Get those sleds and learn to mush!
      • Your den leaders need all the help they can get.  Please look at your scout's rank book and see if there is an adventure that piques your interest that you would be willing to help run.
  • Pack events:
    • This month's pack meeting is C A R N I V A L! on January 26th at 7:00 p.m.
      • Awards and recognition
      • Popcorn
      • Games
      • Fun
      • Pinewood Derby Clinic...bring your car if you received one at Holiday Pack Meeting!
        • Get pointers from 'experts'
        • The boys can design their cars
        • Looking for band saws and/or band saw operators to help cut cars!
  • Pack Committee...where the sausage is made...everyone is invited to attend!
    • Due to scheduling conflicts, this month's committee meeting has been re-scheduled to Wednesday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m.  The venue is still being worked out.
  • Outdoor events:
    • Still looking for time to launch rockets.  Have to wait for my life to settle down and find a good weather weekend.
    • The Klondike Derby
      • We have 21 scouts attending Klondike this year...enough for 3 sleds...way to go!
      • Having 3 sleds is something new for the pack so extra supplies are needed.  Look for an e-mail from your den leader for help gathering supplies!
  • Indoor events.  Follow links for more information.  Note the sign-up deadline dates for each event!
  • General notes:
    • Financial aid and/or payment plans are available for all events and pack dues.  A scout should never be denied the opportunity to fully participate due to financial reasons so please contact a leader if you need any help.
    • Jennifer Capaldi, our pack Treasurer, has graciously put together a SignUp Genius for all volunteer positions the pack is in need of.  Our pack is a volunteer run organization and there are a lot of great people in the background who help make everything you see at the den meetings, pack meetings, and various other indoor and outdoor activities possible.  Please consider volunteering for a position within our pack.  I'm going to have an information session about the various positions the 2nd week of January (food/drinks to be provided).  If you are interested, please go here  and sign-up for a position(s).  You are under no obligation to volunteer if you sign up!  I just like to use this website to prepare for the information meeting in the week of Jan 29th to Feb 1st.  I hope that I will convince you to take a position but I never want to force anyone to do something they don't want.  An active pack with a lot of volunteers helping in the various positions not only makes things less stressful but it also shows an excitement to those wanting to join, which helps the pack grow!
    • Uniform policy:
      • It is strongly encouraged to wear your Class A uniforms to den meetings and pack meetings unless otherwise notified by your den leaders
      • If you have difficulty obtaining a Class A uniform (I know they can be very expensive), please contact me (pack19aerojp@gmail.com) as I have received several donations of uniforms that no longer fit or are no longer needed because the scout has ranked up or crossed-over to boy scouts
      • If you have an old uniform that you don't need anymore, please consider donating it to the pack so that it can be given out to scouts who may need it.
  • Fund Raising
    • If anyone has any ideas for fund raisers and would be willing to coordinate, please feel free to send info to either one of your den leaders or me.  Better yet, come to a committee meeting and present your idea to the committee!
  • Service
    • The pack is always open to service projects.  As a matter of fact, the new Lion den is looking for a nice simple service project to work on to complete one of their adventures.  If you have a good idea for a service project, shoot me an e-mail or come to a committee meeting to present your suggestion.
  • Financial
    • Thank you all for paying pack dues!
    • Please make sure to pay for events promptly.
    • No scout should be denied joining or participating in some extra pack activities due to financial reasons so we offer several payment and financial aid options.  If you require some type of financial accommodation, please contact me (pack19aerojp@gmail.com) and we can work something out.

Thanks everyone and 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

Happy New Year!

Posted on Jan 2 2018 - 9:35pm

Hello Pack 19,

Happy New Year everyone.  Hopefully everyone is refreshed and ready to start a the new year.  Here are this week's announcements:

  • Fund Raising
    • If anyone has any ideas for fund raisers and would be willing to coordinate, please feel free to send info to either one of your den leaders or me.  Better yet, come to a committee meeting and present your idea to the committee!
  • Service
    • The pack is always open to service projects.  As a matter of fact, the new Lion den is looking for a nice simple service project to work on to complete one of their adventures.  If you have a good idea for a service project, shoot me an e-mail or come to a committee meeting to present your suggestion.
  • Financial
    • Thank you all for paying pack dues!
    • Please make sure to pay for events promptly.
    • No scout should be denied joining or participating in some extra pack activities due to financial reasons so we offer several payment and financial aid options.  If you require some type of financial accommodation, please contact me (pack19aerojp@gmail.com) and we can work something out.
  • Den events:
    • Lion Rank:
      • The next Lion den meeting is January 12th.  I'm always looking for volunteers to help run the meetings so take a look at the Parent/Leader guide and pick something you would be interested in running.  Look for more info about the next adventure next week!
      • The second part of the Animal Kingdom adventure requires a small service project that the Lions can do and takes about 20 minutes.  If anyone has any ideas for a project, please let me know (pack19aerojp@gmail.com)
    • Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light Ranks:
      • Den meetings are scheduled for all ranks January 5th
        • Webelos and AoL will be working on practice for Klondike Derby!
      • Den meetings are scheduled for January 12th
        • There is no Wolf den meeting.
        • Webelos and AoL will finish preparing for Klondike!  Get those sleds and learn to mush!
      • Your den leaders need all the help they can get.  Please look at your scout's rank book and see if there is an adventure that piques your interest that you would be willing to help run.
  • Pack events:
    • This month's pack meeting is C N I V A L!
      • Awards and recognition
      • Popcorn
      • Games
      • Fun
    • One of the pack meeting stations will be a pinewood derby clinic.  Look for a special date to cut cars.
    • Due to scheduling conflicts, this month's committee meeting has been re-scheduled until a later date in the month TBD.
  • Outdoor events:
    • Still looking for time to launch rockets.  Have to wait for my life to settle down and find a good weather weekend.
    • The Klondike Derby
      • The decision date is rapidly approaching for Webelos and Arrow of Light dens.  It's a really fun event that tests scouting skills in the outdoors.  This year's Klondike will be on Saturday, January 13th.  If you wish to join the sled team, please let your den leader know by this Friday's den meeting.
      • Troop 82 has graciously invited us to stay with them overnight on both Friday and Saturday for Klondike.  They have a sweet indoor hall with a nice big fireplace.  Cost is an $5 per person to cover food for all the days.  Stay Friday night, stay Saturday night, stay all the nights...your choice.  I'll be asking during this week's den meetings to see if anyone is interested.
  • Indoor events.  Follow links for more information.  Note the sign-up deadline dates for each event!
  • General notes:
    • Financial aid and/or payment plans are available for all events and pack dues.  A scout should never be denied the opportunity to fully participate due to financial reasons so please contact a leader if you need any help.
    • Jennifer Capaldi, our pack Treasurer, has graciously put together a SignUp Genius for all volunteer positions the pack is in need of.  Our pack is a volunteer run organization and there are a lot of great people in the background who help make everything you see at the den meetings, pack meetings, and various other indoor and outdoor activities possible.  Please consider volunteering for a position within our pack.  I'm going to have an information session about the various positions the 2nd week of January (food/drinks to be provided).  If you are interested, please go here  and sign-up for a position(s).  You are under no obligation to volunteer if you sign up!  I just like to use this website to prepare for the information meeting in January.  I hope that I will convince you to take a position but I never want to force anyone to do something they don't want.  An active pack with a lot of volunteers helping in the various positions not only makes things less stressful but it also shows an excitement to those wanting to join, which helps the pack grow!
    • Uniform policy:
      • It is strongly encouraged to wear your Class A uniforms to den meetings and pack meetings unless otherwise notified by your den leaders
      • If you have difficulty obtaining a Class A uniform (I know they can be very expensive), please contact me (pack19aerojp@gmail.com) as I have received several donations of uniforms that no longer fit or are no longer needed because the scout has ranked up or crossed-over to boy scouts
      • If you have an old uniform that you don't need anymore, please consider donating it to the pack so that it can be given out to scouts who may need it.

Thanks everyone and 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

Merry Christmas

Posted on Dec 22 2017 - 12:37pm

Hello Pack 19,

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to everyone.  Lots of exciting scouting things planned for the new year but for now, enjoy the break and be sure to spend time with family and friends and keep safe and healthy.

Pack Meeting Is On For Tonight

Posted on Dec 15 2017 - 6:10pm

Hello Pack 19,

The pack meeting is still scheduled to happen tonight.  Primary roads are clear and secondary roads are also pretty good.  Use our best judgement if you still want to come tonight but please make sure to allow for enough travel time.  Traffic is moving extremely slowly.

Thanks all,

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

Pay It Forward...Volunteer (and a Time Correction)

Posted on Dec 14 2017 - 9:11am

Hello Pack 19,

Jennifer Capaldi, our pack Treasurer, has graciously put together a SignUp Genius for all volunteer positions the pack is in need of.  Our pack is a volunteer run organization and there are a lot of great people in the background who help make everything you see at the den meetings, pack meetings, and various other indoor and outdoor activities possible.  Please consider volunteering for a position within our pack.  I'm going to have an information session about the various positions the 2nd week of January (food/drinks to be provided).  If you are interested, please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4fa5a72aa7fd0-pack and sign-up for a position(s).  You are under no obligation to volunteer if you sign up!  I just like to use this website to prepare for the information meeting in January.  I hope that I will convince you to take a position but I never want to force anyone to do something they don't want.  An active pack with a lot of volunteers helping in the various positions not only makes things less stressful but it also shows an excitement to those wanting to join, which helps the pack grow!

Finally, there was a mix-up in the last E-blast about caroling at Attleboro.  The time to meet is 12:45 with caroling starting at 1:00, not the 1:45 that was originally posted.

Thanks everyone and 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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