September Pack Meeting Announcements

We are collecting dues for the 2014-15 scout year. The dues for new scouts are $85 and returning scouts are $75. These dues cover mandatory fees from the BSA, the Boys Life subscription and cover awards and advancement purchases.

We will have a family camp out at Stephen F Austin State Park, November 14-16 and will be participating in a service project on the 15th. The event will cost $25 per family and covers the campsites and 4 meals. The whole family is invited and encouraged to attend. All signups, the $25 fee, medical forms and YPT needs to be turned in by the October 28 pack meeting.

Popcorn Kickoff night is October 7 at 7:30pm behind Colony Bend Elementary. It is our big fundraiser of the year and allows us offset or reduce the cost of many activities, like the November camp out.

Starting this year, we are strongly encouraging all parents and adults to take the BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT). Also, any adult that attends a pack camp out will be required to take the training before the camp out. For more information go to the Youth Protection page.

Everyone that attends a scout camp out, whether they are a scout, leader, sibling, other adult or parent, has to have a medical form turned in to the Pack. This is a Boy Scout policy that we must follow. Please fill out a medical form with a copy of your insurance card for your scout and every member of the family that will be camping. BSA Medical Form Parts A & B

If you have any uniform bits and pieces that you are not using email Dawn Reichling chair@pack631.com

All uniforms should have the proper patches and placement on them. Patches that you receive from scout activities should only be hung from the right pocket or placed on a red brag vest. For more information on patch placement use the Cub Scout Patch Placement Guide. You may also order a brag vest for $5 from the pack. See the treasurer, David Doan, to purchase a vest.

All scout advancements, pins and belt loops earned need to be given to your den leader by October 19th so your son may be recognized at the next Pack Meeting.

We need volunteers for several job and events. Take a look at the Pack 631 Job Descriptions sheet and contact the Committee Chair, Dawn Reichling, at chair@pack631.com to sign-up for a position.

Pack t-shirts and brag vests are being sold. The t-shirts are $11 and the vests are $5. Contact the treasurer, David Doan, to get your t-shirt or vest.

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