Monday, March 9, 2009

The Bear Facts - March 2009

We have a lot of information to share with you, so please take some time to review all. We hope you’re having fun working on your Pinewood Derby creations! Another big Thank You to Joe Obermeier for letting some of our Scouts use his workshop – Thanks Joe!!!

Pinewood Derby, Wednesday, March 18th at Grace Drake
Registration and weigh-in starts at 5:00 pm. Racing will start shortly after 6:00 pm, concluding some time around 8:30 pm depending on the size of each den. Snacks and a movie will be provided.

Candy Sales
All monies from the Candy Sale are due on March 18th. Please see Regina Hagar during the Pinewood Derby race.

Upcoming Den Event: MAPS Air Museum, Saturday, March 21st, 12 noon
MAPS Air museum is an organization dedicated to the education, history, science and technology of flight. The cost is $6.50 per adult and $4 per Scout. This guided tour will last about 1.5 hours. It will include aircraft memorabilia and exhibits; viewing different types of aircraft in the hangar, including planes, a helicopter, and the Goodyear blimp gondola. Some of the planes will be open for the Scouts to view the insides and sit in the cockpit.

Attending Scouts will receive several Elective credits in category #6: Aircraft. Plus, they’ll have a lot of fun!! Visit for more information. We will need a headcount for this event, so let us know if you are planning to attend.

Garfield Talent Show SURVEY: Is Anyone Interested …
… in performing as a group at Garfield’s annual talent show? (the Scouts, not adults!) A few of the Scouts/parents thought it would be a good idea. Please let us know if you/your Scout have any interest. It would be a GREAT way to show our den spirit – either through song or a corny Cub Scout skit.

Thoughts and ideas are appreciated. If we have enough interest, we’ll need a creative volunteer to help put the show together. Please respond back!

Scout Nights at Canal Park, Saturday, (*)June 27, 2009
Plan to join the den for a campout at Canal Park and enjoy an Akron Aeros game!! Cost is just $20 per camper. Space is limited, so we need to make our reservations NOW. Activities include a home run hitting contest, inflatable slide and a movie. Of course, you’ll enjoy watching the Akron Aeros vs. Binghamton Mets game too. Participants will also receive tickets to the July 25 AND August 29 Scout Nights at Canal Park. Let us know if you’re interested, as we’ll register as a group.

(*) NOTE: June 27 conflicts with the dates for Summer Day Camp. However, the boys are eligible to attend overnight Webelos Camp this year! Dates for Webelos Camp are August 5-8 (more details to follow).

Achievements, Beltloops, Pins, Electives
Now that we have completed all of our achievements for Bear Rank, please focus and keep track of your Scout’s accomplishments toward their beltoops, pins and electives. All will be awarded to each Bear at April’s Pack meeting. Remember, for every 10 electives completed – 1 arrow point is earned.

Questions? Comments? Call Tom or Susan at 330-764-3080.

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