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Meeting Preparation - December 12th

posted Dec 6, 2012, 5:07 PM by Den3 pack1014   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:52 AM by Webmaster Pack1014 ]

Our next Den Meeting will be on December 12th (6:30pm at Eastover).  In addition to completing Achievement #7, we've switched things around slightly and will also be working on Achievement #6 (Start a Collection).   

In preparation for this meeting each boy should be ready to show off a collection that they have started.  The collection can be any variety of things - baseball cards, sea shells, stickers, stamps, coins, Ninjago figures, etc!

Also as a reminder, Achievements #9 (Be Safe at Home and on the Street), #8 (Cooking and Eating), and #10 (Family Fun) are intended to be completed by each Wolf Cub and their family members.   

Please let me know when your Wolf Cub has completed each of these achievements.

-See you at our next meeting,
-Eero

Bowling Recap and Dec 5 Recap

posted Dec 6, 2012, 4:56 PM by Den3 pack1014   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:53 AM by Webmaster Pack1014 ]

The Wolf Den went bowling on the 28th.  In between slices of pizza, boys worked on their Bowling Pin or Bowling Belt Loop.   Everyone had a lot of fun!

On December 5th we had a Den meeting at Eastover learned how to tie some knots and worked on most of achievement #7 (Your Living World).  At the end of the meeting we all went out and collected trash from the playground - as an added twist, we used glowsticks and flashlights to find our way (and find trash)

Wolf Cub Outing - Bowling! (November 28th)

posted Nov 22, 2012, 7:34 AM by Den3 pack1014   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:52 AM by Webmaster Pack1014 ]

We're going bowling at our next den meeting!

-We'll be meeting directly at the bowling alley (Troy Lanes) around 6:15pm or so, and have some fun bowling.  We have lanes booked thru 8pm. 

-Boys who are able to attend will be able to earn their Bowling Belt Loop (or complete most if not all the requirements for the Pin) at the event   (we have lanes booked until 8pm).  

The Den will be covering costs of rental shoes and bowling for the boys.

Troy Lanes is at: 1950 E. Square Lake Road (near John R) 



See you there!


-Eero Laansoo



Meeting Recaps (October thru Nov 14th)

posted Nov 22, 2012, 7:08 AM by Den3 pack1014   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:52 AM by Webmaster Pack1014 ]

MEETINGS:
Over the last two months we've had three den meetings, two pack meetings, and a couple of weekend activities (including Conservation Projects at Highland Recreational Area and Scouting for Food).  

With strong attendance at our den meetings, averaging 11 boys per meeting. we've been able to work thru three Wolf Achievements (Feats of Skill, Tools for Fixing and Building, and Your Flag).  (We plan to to complete all 12 achievements by our Blue and Gold banquet so that all the boys in our Den can be officially recognized as 'Wolves').

For boy who have were not able to attend all of the den meetings we've had so far, we'd like you to work thru the achievements at home - Let me know when you've completed them.  (Note - since we'll be regularly practicing 'Your Flag' achievements at our den meetings (conduct a flag ceremony, fold a flag, etc), you do not need to worry about practicing any part of this achievement that requires a physical flag at home).

Also, as a reminder, we expect that each boy will work thru achievement #9 ('Be Safe at Home and on the Street') and achievement #8 ('Cooking at Home') with their parents and family - we are not planning on formally covering these achievements during our regular den meetings.  

SCOUTING FOR FOOD OVERVIEW:
Our scouting for food event was on November 3rd.  The scouts collected food that was generously donated by our neighbors around Eastover Elementary.  The scouts then donated the food to Gleaners Food Bank in Pontiac.  

We will also be volunteering at Gleaners food bank on the first and second saturday's of December - signup for this event is via 'Sigunp Genius', and was sent out on behalf of Pack1014 earlier this week.

Let me know if you have not received an invitation via 'Signup Genius' to signup and volunteer at Gleaners.  





Wolf Den - Meeting #1 Recap and News for Upcoming Meetings

posted Oct 6, 2012, 9:06 AM by Den3 pack1014   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:52 AM by Webmaster Pack1014 ]

Meeting #1 Recap:
On September 27th we had our first Wolf Den meeting at Eastover (Fine arts wing) - 8 boys were able to attend - at this meeting we covered the first 7 Bobcat requirements  (as a refresher for the returning boys, and as part of the curriculum for the new boys), conducted an outdoor flag ceremony  (covering achievement #2e and #2f), and had a fun activity where we built bird feeders using pine cones and peanut butter - the bird feeder can be used at home to complete part (or most) of Elective 13  .

As an homework assignment, we would like everyone to review the bobcat requirements with your boys, including #8, and specifically for parents of boys who are first time Boy Scouts, sign the bottom of each page (under 'Akela') as your son completes the 8 achievements.    - Remember, section #8 is a tear-out section that you can remove from the book.    

Future Meetings:
At our next pack meeting (Oct 10th) we are tentatively planning on presenting Bobcat badges to all boys who have completed their Bobcat achievement- from there they will start actively working towards achieving their Wolf Rank, earning 'Progress Towards Ranks' beads along the way.

To advance to  'Wolf' each boy will need to complete 12 achievements (as detailed in the Wolf handbook - we'll cover some specifically during our Den meetings, and have boys complete others at home with the help of their Akela.  The planned schedule (including 'at home' assignments) is posted on the calendar at our  website www.pack1014.org/wolf-den3-second-grade

In order to make sure that all the boys achieve Wolf rank in time for the Blue and Gold banquet (early Feb, 2013), we've re-arranged the achievements we'll be covering at each meeting and have decided to add one more Den meeting during October (October 17th).  

The meeting on 17th of October is our ''Feats of Skill' meeting - we'll be completing all of Achievement #1 (and likely a related elective or two).
The following meeting (24th of Octrober) we'll be completing Achievement #5  (Tools for fixing and building)
Homework for the month of October (boys to do at home with help from their parents) is achievement #9 (Be Safe at Home and on the Street).

The remaining schedule is at www.den3.pack.1014.org- This will be considered the 'master' schedule.

Please make sure your son brings his  'Wolf Cub' book to each Den Meeting - we use these books to record each boys progress to becoming full fledged Wolf Cubs.  


Popcorn Sales;
Popcorn sales (our annual fund raiser) got off to a great start last weekend - Sales at our three locations (Lowes, Kroeger, and Walmart) were brisk.  There are still some openings left - you can sign up for 1-hr blocks using:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F48A4AA2AAA8-show2 

The boys can also use the 'Take order' forms to complete sales- ideally we'd like to collect these at our October 10th pack meeting, but if you need some more time, please let us know.

Other Items:
Let us know if your son has completed any belt loop or pin requirements with you at home - these can completed anytime (no Wolf rank required)  - We will get these awards ordered so that they can be presented at a future meeting.  (Each belt loop requirement is described here:  http://www.pack1014.org/academics-sports)


If you have any questions, please give one of us a call or send us an email:

Den #3 Leadership:

Steve - 248-895-3621
Eero -  248-807-4020
email;  den3.pack1014.org


Thanks,
Steve and Eero,

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