The Pack’s Pinewood Derby is just around the corner! To prepare for this, the Pack held its annual Pinewood Derby building workshop. The scouts design and build their own cars, which they will race against other scouts within their dens for trophies and bragging rights.
Band saws, a drill press, power sander, and drill contraptions (to smooth axles and wheels) were set up for the scouts to use. The scouts intensely worked on getting the design, cuts, sanding, and axle-smoothing right, as each one has their eye set for the 1st place trophy. It’s all about straight and smooth axles, getting the weight as close to maximum, and looks!
Scouts had extra fun at tonight’s pack meeting. Rubber-band gun stations were setup where scouts got to fling rubber bands at plastic cups and other props. The scout leaders try to fit in something fun for the scouts during each pack meeting.
The cub scouts participated in the annual family bowling and laser tag event. This year, we had the laser tag to ourselves and played at least half a dozen back-to-back games. Bowling was fun as usual, and we stuffed ourselves with Pizza, wings, and dipping dots. Some of the scouts were ringers on the ticket-games!
December’s pack meeting was a memorable one! First, we celebrating the pack’s 50th anniversary with cake and drinks. A bunch of old pack memorabilia, pictures, and even an old charter was brought out on display. Scouts from Troop 404 came by and helped the cub scouts with knot tying. Santa came by and handed out our pinewood derby kits. The most memorable thing, though, was that the top Popcorn sellers got to pie whichever leader/adult they chose! Three of the leaders got a big fat whipped cream pie smashed in their face!
The scouts had a very special treat today, spending the day at Brayman Construction in Saxonburgh learning about metalworking and welding. The scouts were able to use the various tools and welder to do hands-on metalworking. Pack 403 would like to thank Brayman Construction for hosting us!
November’s pack meeting was full of fun and games for the scouts. The Bear and Webelos dens set up several stations with various games and activities that the younger scouts got to participate in. December’s pack meeting will be on the 15th, and we may get a special visit then!
This month’s pack meeting featured a little extra fun for the scouts. Scouts came dressed in their Halloween costumes, rotated through different stations where they played various games, and got trick-or-treat candy. There were some pretty neat costumes, and siblings were invited to dress up as well. Our next scout meeting is set for November 7th!
This past weekend, Pack 403 attended the council’s fall family camp at Camp Agawam. For family camps, the entire family is invited to camp with the scouts. Activities at camp included rocket launches, jamboree on the air, pumpkin carving, pumpkin chunkin, moon walking, gaga ball, human foosball, and astronaut balance walk.
Welcome to the new Pack 403 website. We are starting off the new scouting year with our first pack meeting September 22nd, at 7 pm.
Those who are interested in getting their sons involved in Scouting, we encourage you to attend a Pack meeting and to talk to the leaders and parents. Since the bulk of the pack meetings are geared towards communicating activities and other items to parents, there will be only a snippet of the “fun stuff” your son will be involved with. We also encourage you to bring your sons to a den meeting, as this consists of a smaller group of same-age boys and is where the boys participate in hands-on activities.
Even if you miss out of the first Pack meeting, your son will be able to join up at any time. If you have any questions, feel free to use this web site’s contact form.