Fall Family Campout – Oct. 26

When: Sat. Oct. 26 3:00pm – Sun. Oct. 27 11:00am

3:00-6:00pm: Site available to set up tents (Tulip Point site)

6:00pm: Cook dinner

7:00pm: Entertainment at amphitheatre

8:00pm: Camp fire activities

Where: Camp Drake (near Oakwood)

Who: All scouts and their families (siblings welcome)

Cost: Free! (Please RSVP so we can get right amount of food)

To Bring: Tents, sleeping gear, excitement

RSVP: Jonathan Ashbrook (jonathan@ashbrook.biz) by Oct. 23

Pack 42 Fall Campout Flyer

Camp Drake Map

Stick around on Sunday for the Smilin Pumpkin activities that start at 1:00 at Camp Drake.


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Den Meetings Start Tuesday – 9/3

The 2013 Pack 42 den meetings kick off next Tuesday (9/3) from 6:30-7:30 at the Homer United Methodist Church.

All of the dens will be meeting.

If you have soccer or baseball practice, just come when you can.

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Crossover / Campout This Saturday

This Saturday we are holding two back-to-back events at Camp Drake.

6:00pm: Crossover ceremony for all Cub Scouts, new and old.
7:00pm: Campfire w/ hot dogs, s’mores, songs, and more.
Later: Overnight camping for those interested.

You should have received an Evite for the campfire. Please respond and add a comment if you plan to spend the night.

We will decide Saturday morning whether or not the campfire and camping will take place (in case it looks like rain). The crossover will happen rain or shine.

Contact Jonathan with questions.

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Pinewood Derby Schedule

Friday March 22

  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Race setup. We need lots of volunteers to make this go quickly
  • 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Test runs. Bring your car and give it a couple of test runs and double-check the weight.

Saturday March 23

  • 1:00pm: Race check-in begins
  • 2:00pm: Racing begins

All activities will be at the Homer Elementary School in the Old Gym.

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Pinewood Derby

The Pack 42 Pinewood Derby is coming up faster than you think! It’s just 3 1/2 weeks away (March 23).

You should already have received your car (and assigned car number) from the pack. If you have not, please contact Gloria.

Here are the official Prairielands Council rules, which we will also use for our race:

Council Pinewood Derby Rules

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Adventure Camp

Adventure Camp at Camp Drake is just around the corner.  This year, Pack 42 will be attending the Gold Session from July 22-25.

This is a three-night (Sunday-Wednesday) camping experience for our Webelos at Camp Drake.  It involves three days of outdoor activities to keep your boys busy and having fun.  There are also lots of chances to earn awards during this trip.  The Webelos that went last year earned 4 activity pins in just three days!  The flyer is attached to this e-mail.

During camp, there will always be two leaders with the boys.  If you would like to spend a portion (or all) of the time at camp, please let me know.  If we have more than two adults, we have more flexibility in what we do.  Currently, I am the only adult who has committed to going to camp.

If you would like your son to attend, the registration deadline is June 25.  To register, you just need to give me a check made out to “Pack 42.” for $130.  If you would like to use your son’s scout account, I can let you know the difference.

Additionally, each scout must have a fully completed health form to attend camp.  This is also attached.  Sections A, B, and C of this form needs to be given to me when you arrive at camp in July.  This health form requires a doctor’s visit, so don’t delay in getting it filled out.  Adults – you also need to have a physical to complete the form.  DON’T DELAY IN SCHEDULING YOUR DOCTOR’S VISIT!

Please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail me if you have any questions about camp.



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Pinewood Derby Results

This PDF file has the results for all of the Pinewood Derby races last weekend.  Good job to all of the boys.  We had some really fast cars.  All of the cars looked awesome!



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Pinewood Derby Today!

starts at 11:00.

Judging at 12:00

Flag Ceremony at 12:15

Racing Begins at 12:30!!


Hot dogs, snacks, and drinks will be available at our concession stand during the race.

Please bring a dozen cookies or treats individually wrapped for the concession stand.

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Upcoming Tiger Events

Just a reminder up some of our upcoming Tiger Den Events:

Sunday (11/13) 11-1: Pack swimming party @Urbana Aquatic Center
1:30-2:30: Tiger Den nature hike at Busey Woods in Urbana (see map below). We will be working on achievements 5F, 5D, and 5G.
Tuesday (11/15) 6:30-7:30: Tiger Den meeting @ Ogden fire station. We will be touring the fire station, and then making Christmas tree decorations.

Busey Woods:

Ogden Fire Department:
View Ogden Fire Department in a larger map

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Homecoming Parade and Pack Campout

We have two exciting Pack 42 events coming next week.

On Friday, October 14, Pack 42 will be marching in the Heritage Homecoming parade. If you would like your scout to participate, please have him wear his uniform to school on that day. Also, e-mail Kimberly to let her know that your scout has your permission to march. She will pick the boys up from their classes before the parade line-up at 1:30 and return them to their classrooms after the parade. The actual parade starts at 2:00.

The Pack 42 Fall Campout / Scavenger Hunt will be October 15 and 16 at Camp Drake. The scavenger hunt starts at 3:00 on Saturday. After the scavenger hunt, we’ll set up tents and have some camping fun. We will have activities and the boys will have lots of time to explore Camp Drake. Families are welcome and encouraged. You need to provide your own tent. The Pack will take care of the food. If you plan to attend and have not yet RSVP’d, please e-mail Jonathan and let him know how many members of your family will be attending.

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