August 18, 2015

Good Evening Pack 118!!

I want to let you know about an important date change to the email I sent out several days ago.  I realized that on September 26, the Mecklenburg County Council will hold an important training event at the Levine Campus of CPCC in Matthews.  As you know, that is when our fall trip to Riverbanks Zoo was scheduled.  This is a training event that I cannot miss, and I wanted to give the leaders in our Pack the opportunity to attend a few classes at this event if they could.

Because of this, I have worked with your Pack Committee to change the date of this trip to Friday, September 18th.  This means that we will each drive to Columbia on our own and meet at Riverbanks Zoo at 6:45 pm on Friday, September 18th.  You will eat dinner on the trip down.  We will check in for the overnight program at 6:45 sharp, so you will want to arrive by about 6:40 pm to find a parking place and make it to the check-in point.  We will participate in their overnight program, sleep at the zoo, and on Saturday, you will be able to visit the zoo with free admission.  The positives to this change are that you will be able to choose what you eat for dinner on Friday evening, and you will already be at the zoo on Saturday morning, instead of having to drive down in time to visit the zoo before the overnight program.  PLEASE NOTE:  RIVERBANKS ZOO WILL NOT ALLOW ANYONE UNDER 6 YEARS OLD  TO ATTEND THIS EVENT.  Unfortunately, this is a zoo policy, and we have no say in this matter.

Also, I want to remind you about the first Committee Meeting of the program year at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 25 (next week).  Please come if you are able.  This is a meeting for parents and leaders, so there won’t be any program activities for the boys.

We will have the first pack-wide event, the Cub Scout Round-Up, between 6:30pm – 8:00pm on Thursday, August 27 at St. Stephen UMC.  We will have representatives from Troop 118 grilling hotdogs for us, and we’ll have activities for the boys to do.  This is the main night for Cub Scout recruitment, so please attend if you can.

We will have a recruiting table set up at the open houses for Greenway Park and Lansdowne (and maybe Rama Road) on Thursday, so please stop by and say “Hi!” to our pack leaders.  Don’t forget to spread the word about Pack 118.  Invite your friends and your friends’ friends to come by St. Stephen on Thursday, August 27 between 6:30pm – 8:00pm to check out Pack 118!

And, finally, our first Den Meetings of the year will be on September 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  We will meet in the Scout Room and begin the meeting promptly at 6:30pm.  You will get a first-hand look at the new Cub Scout program!  Remember, Pack 118 will be providing the new Cub Scout handbooks for each boy!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know.  This email address is the best way to get in touch with me.  I look forward to seeing you all next week!

Yours In Scouting,

Martin Zoutewelle
Cubmaster, Pack 118
Buffalo Patrol


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