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Pack 187 Winter-Spring 2012 Meetings & Events

January 2012

Friday, January 6 7:00pm—Regular Weekly Pack Meeting

Friday, January 13 7:00pm—Regular Weekly Pack Meeting

Friday, January 20 7:00pm—Regular Weekly Pack Meeting

Saturday, January 21 10am—Pinewood Derby Cars Cut Day

Friday, January 27 7:00pm—Regular Weekly Pack Meeting

Saturday, January 28 2:00pm—Ice Skating at Aviator Sports Complex (with Boy Scouts)

February 2012

Thursday, February 2 7:30pm—Cub Scout Leaders Meeting

Fall 2010 Meetings & Events

September, 2010

Boy Scouts Weekly Meeting 9/16 7:00-9:00 PM
Cub Scouts Weekly Meeting 9/17 7:00-9:00 PM
Boy Scouts Weekly Meeting 9/23 7:00-9:00 PM
Cub Scouts Weekly Meeting 9/24 7:00-9:00 PM
Boy Scouts Weekly Meeting 9/30 7:00-9:00 PM

October, 2010

Cub Scouts Weekly Meeting 10/1 7:00-9:00 PM
Catholic Retreat 10/1-10/4
Boy Scouts Weekly Meeting 10/7 7:00-9:00 PM
Cub Scouts Weekly Meeting 10/8 7:00-9:00 PM
Boy Scouts Weekly Meeting 10/14 7:00-9:00 PM

What to Pack for a Group Camping Trip

Before packing, check the weather forecast for the area where you will be. Make sure all items are labeled with your child's name. Make sure your child can identify his/her pack and knows what is in it! Note: this list was created as a checklist in order to not forget anything so it is all-inclusive. You don't necessarily need every item, every trip. Use your own best judgment and remember to check the weather forecast.

Essential Gear

  • Flashlight (good quality)                   Optional: headlamp flashlight
  • Extra batteries for all battery-powered equipment (in a ziplock bag)
  • Sleeping bag/bedroll                   Optional: waterproof pad in case of night accidents
  • Mess kit (bowl/plate, cup/mug, fork, knife, spoon)
  • Water bottle - suitable for carrying on a hike (such as a Nalgene or sport water bottle)
  • Pocket/utility knife (folding or w/sheath) IF activities require it - check with scoutmaster or trip leader
  • Scout handbook (if needed for activities)

Personal Items & Washup Kit

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Soap (all-purpose, biodegradeable)
  • Lip balm
  • "Croakies" for glasses
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug repellent (if temps above 40F)
  • Sunscreen (in summer)
  • Towel
  • Any prescription medications (in a ziplock bag)

Clothing

Don't forget to label all items! Pack items that can be worn in layers to adapt to varying temperatures. Plan on one of each item per day, with at least one extra set in case clothing gets wet. (Don't plan to change clothing just because it gets dirty - dirt is part of camping!) For example, for a trip leaving Friday evening and returning Sunday, pack 3-4 pairs of socks and underwear, 3 pants/shorts, 3 shirts/tees, 1 pajamas (2 in case of night accidents), 1 jacket. It's a good idea to pack items in plastic bags, or pack a few extra plastic bags to pack dirty/damp items for the return trip.

Year-round:

  • Pajamas
  • Underwear
  • Socks (1 pair per day +extras)
  • Sweatshirt or fleece
  • Long-sleeved shirt(s) - at least one long-sleeved shirt or light jacket even in summer, in case of buggy evenings
  • Long pant(s) - at least one even in summer in case of buggy evenings
  • Rain gear — hooded jacket or poncho

Additional Summer Items:

  • Shorts
  • Swimsuit
  • T-shirts
  • Baseball cap or sun hat
  • Optional: flip-flops or water shoes

Additional Winter Items :

  • Warm, waterproof boots
  • Warm, waterproof coat
  • Mittens/gloves & spares
  • Hat/ski mask
  • Thermals/long underwear
  • Optional: Sweatpants or fleece pants
  • Snow pants

Optional

  • Binoculars (not expensive/easily breakable)
  • Field guide books
  • Magnifying glass (not expensive/easily breakable)
  • Compass (not expensive/easily breakable)
  • Small notebook/sketchbook & pencil
  • Camera, film (preferably single-use camera in a ziplock bag)
  • Day pack (small backpack) for hikes

Where to Shop for Scout Gear

In Brooklyn:

IDEAL UNIFORMS
1816 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn , NY 11210
(718) 252-5090

www.idealuniform.com

Open 7 days a week.

LEGENDS SPORTING GOODS
280 Page Ave
Staten Island, NY 10307
(718) 680-8957

Official Boy & Girl Scout outlet.


In Manhattan:

EMPIRE SCOUT SHOP
48 West 37 Street
New York, NY
Phone: 212-643-0316
HOURS:
  • Monday - Friday - 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Saturday - 9:00am to 5:00pm

In Staten Island:

STATEN ISLAND SCOUT SHOP
Pouch Scout Camp
1465 Manor Road
Staten Island, NY
Phone: 718-351-5654
HOURS:
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday - 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • Saturday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday - 9:00am to 12:00pm
LEGENDS SPORTING GOODS
6390 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10309
(718) 984-6270

Official Boy & Girl Scout outlet.



Shop Online:

The Greater New York Councils has an online Scout Shop.

The BSA Official Catalog is at Scoutstuff.org

Cub Scout Promise & Law

Cub Scout Promise

I promise to do my best To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people, and To obey the Law of the Pack.

The Law of the Pack

The Cub Scout follows Akela. The Cub Scout helps the pack go. The pack helps the Cub Scout Grow. The Cub Scout gives goodwill.

The Cub Scout Motto

Do Your Best

Scout Camps

The Greater New York Council's camp facilities are the places that Cub Packs and Scout Troops may go for weekend Scout Activity Days or overnight camping trips and Camp-o-Rees, as well as for summer camp. Click the camp name to go to the camp's website.

Cub Scouting

Cub Packs are open to all boys in First through Fifth grades (6-10 years old). There are several active Cub Scout packs in Brooklyn. Each pack is sponsored by a religious or community organization. Cubs learn by doing fun activities with other boys their age. For more information or a referral to a pack near you, please use the Contact Us link above.

Boy Scouting

Scout Troops are open to all boys in Fifth through Twelfth grades (11-18 years old). There are several active Scout Troops in Brooklyn. Each pack is sponsored by a religious or community organization. Boy Scouts learn leadership in troop positions such as Patrol Leader. For more information, or a referral to a troop near you, please use the Contact Us link above.

GNYC Scout Camps

The Greater New York Council's camp facilities are the places that Cub Packs and Scout Troops may go for weekend Scout Activity Days or overnight camping trips and Camp-o-Rees, as well as for summer camp. Click the camp name to go to the camp's website.


Girl Scouting Sites

Brooklyn Scout Parent

The Brooklyn Scout Parent Examiner is a news column about Brooklyn Scouting.

Sticks, Rocks, and Dirt

Sticks, Rocks, and Dirt A blog about family camping, sharing nature with kids, and finding nature in the city.

Brooklyn Wildlife

Brooklyn Wildlife Examiner Articles about wildlife in New York City.