Yeck’s Hay Ride

Every year the Pack holds an evening hay ride event at Yeck’s farm. In addition to the hay ride, the scouts enjoy a potluck full of yummy food, roasting marshmallows, and chasing each other in the corn maze. And to top things off, this year it didn’t rain like the past couple years!

Fishing Derby

“I caught a fish ‘THIS BIG'”

This year we decided to hold our annual fishing derby in September after our first pack meeting rather than the normal June/July time frame. Fortunately, the weather was perfect! Not too hot and not too cold. We also had a great turnout, especially the families and scouts new to the pack.

We hold our derby at a secret location in Cranberry Twp, and the scouts “catch-and-release” their fish. This year we had some record breaking moments! One kid caught over 25 fish, and another caught a nice sized bass! Looking forward to it next year!

Welcome New and Old Scouts!

This evening, we held the Pack 403 Pack Game, Bring a Friend, and Sign Up night at Dutilh Church in Cranberry Twp. It is our first event to kick off the 2019-2020 scouting season! We saw a lot of old faces, but also a lot of new faces too! The Pack welcomes the new families and young scouts exploring scouting for the first time.

We started the evening with indoor table games and snacks, but everyone eventually ended up outdoors to try their skills at gaga-ball. If you have not heard of gaga ball, it is a scout sport staple. Basically everyone plays in an octagon shaped pit with 2′ high walls. You slap a rubber ball with your hands trying to get others out with the ball. The last person remaining wins!

Summer Camp Time!

The scouts headed back to Camp Independence again for summer camp, but this time we headed over as a combined group of younger scouts plus the Webelos and Arrow of Lights. It was a first time for many of the scouts and parents, but everyone unanimously had a great time! While scouts enjoyed boating, fishing, swimming, bb-gun shooting, archery, nature, we think the favorite activities are gaga ball and sponge wars!

Santa Visits & Whipped Cream Pies in Leader’s Faces!

The December pack meeting was the last one for the year, and we went out with a blast!  First, we had a special guest visit us!  Santa Claus came to hand out candy canes and pinewood derby car kits to all the scouts.  But the best was seeing 3 leaders get pies in their faces.  The top 3 popcorn sellers got to smash a whipped cream pie in the face of the leader-of-their-choosing.  It was pretty sweet!

Pop Corn Sales

The pack spent several of the past few weekends selling popcorn at Walmart and Lowes in Cranberry Township.  You may have seen the scouts from our pack or any of the other neighborhood packs behind a table full of the various flavors (cheddar, caramel corn, butter, premium, and others).  73% of the sales of popcorn comes back directly to our pack.  The sales help keep scouting alive.  If you see us selling in the future, please stop by and say hello!

Wolves McConnell’s Mill Trip

The Wolves took a den trip to McConnell’s mill this weekend.  They were able to venture outdoors around the park as well as inside the mill.  Whilst the troop has a full schedule of activities, the individual dens also organize activities to fulfill rank requirements.