September 2021 Newsletter

Calendar of Events
Be sure to check Scoutbook for the latest updates to our calendar and to RSVP for events!

September 2021

Sep 06 – Labor Day – No Meetings

Sep 09 – District Roundtable Meeting

Sep 13 – Den Meetings @ Church

Sep 17 – Pack Committee Meeting

Sep 18Scouting Spectacular (*)

Sep 18 Popcorn Storefront Sales

Sep 19 Popcorn Storefront Sales

Sep 20 – Den Meetings @ Church

Sep 25 Popcorn Storefront Sales

Sep 26 – Pack Hike @ TBD

Sep 27 – Den Meetings @ Church

(*) denotes activities that require registration through the website

October 2021

Oct 02Popcorn Storefront Sales

Oct 03Popcorn Storefront Sales

Oct 04 – Den Meetings @ Church

Oct 09Shooting Sports Event (*)

Oct 09-10Family Camping (*)

Oct 11 – Columbus Day – No Meetings

Oct 14 – District Roundtable Meeting

Oct 15 – Pack Committee Meeting

Oct 15-17Jamboree on the Air (*)

Oct 18 – Den Meetings @ Church

Oct 23 – US-34 Cleanup Project

Oct 26 – Halloween Party @ Camp Kishwaukee

Oct 26 – Troop 71 Haunted Hike

Oct 04 – Den Meetings @ Church

(*) denotes activities that require registration through the website

November 2021

Nov 01 – Den Meetings @ Church

Nov 06Popcorn Storefront Sales

Nov 07Popcorn Storefront Sales

Nov 11 – District Roundtable Meeting

Nov 12 – Pack Committee Meeting

Nov 13 TFC Training Academy

Nov 14 – Tree Trimming @ Brookfield Zoo

Nov 15 – Den Meetings @ Church

Nov 29Space Derby @ Church

(*) denotes activities that require registration through the website

Welcome Back!

We are excited to welcome both new and returning Scouts to our program for 2021-22! The Pack Committee has been working hard over the summer to put together a very exciting program this year. We have so many activities to choose from this fall as we kick-off another year in Cub Scouts - - we hope to see you there!

Popcorn Storefront Sales

Storefront sales will take place at the Walmart Supercenter in Plano this year. We have one weekend reserved in each of the next three months for these sales. Shifts should be reserved through the Trails End app.

Saturday, September 18: 9am-2pm

Sunday, September 19: 9am-4pm

Saturday, October 2: 9am-4pm

Sunday, October 3: 9am-4pm

Saturday, November 6: 9am-4pm

Sunday, November 7: 9am-4pm

Additionally, you can sell via online direct delivery to family members all over the country via the Trail's End website. Finally, we are offering wagon sales again this year - - if your Scout wants to go door-to-door, they can checkout inventory from the Pack. See Mr. Boerner for details!

Parent Participation Needed

Our Scouting program is only as strong as the volunteers that support our Pack. We have many positions within the Pack that can fit with your skills and availability:

Assistant Leaders: weekly commitment to a Den

Committee Members: monthly commitment to the Pack

Event Helpers: occasional support for activities

If you are interested in having a more formal role in the Pack, please contact Mr. Crawley.

Scouting Spectacular

On September 18th, Three Fires Council is hosting a Scouting Spectacular at three locations for Scouts. This is a FREE event for Scouts, funded through the Council Fee.

Sandwich Fairgrounds: Shooting Sports

College of DuPage: STEM Activities

Camp Big Timber: Scouting Skills

Because this is a Potawatomi District event, you must register at to participate.

September Hike

We will have our first Pack Hike of the Fall on September 26th. Mark you calendar now and more information will be shared later in September. As this is an outdoor activity, masks are optional for all participants.

Shooting Sports & Family Camping

Join us for two exciting events at Plowman’s Park in Big Rock, IL on October 9th. The day starts with an afternoon of shooting BB guns, archery, and slingshots. Then, those that are interested can tent camp overnight, where we will enjoy an outdoor movie experience complete with a concession stand. We are even looking into providing a short Star Hike (weather-permitting)!!!

This event is FREE to all Scouts, as it is funded from your Council Fee! Because this is a Potawatomi District event, you must register at to participate. There are separate registrations for the Shooting Sports activity and the campout due to limited range space. We encourage families to register for the afternoon Shooting Sports (2pm-4pm) and then register for the overnight tent camping (5pm-10am).

Troops will be on hand to help Scouts and families set up camp and offer Scouts the chance to learn new Scout Skills.

Jamboree-on-the-Air / Jamboree-on-the-Internet

Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. This jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby amateur radio operator's ham shack. We are fortunate that Troop 71 hosts a JOTA session at Camp Kishwaukee, right here in Plano!

This event is free to all Webelos/AOL Scouts. This event will satisfy the Arrow of Light Building a Better World requirement. This is a very laid back event - - there is no “lights out” time. Being JOTA is a global event, time is relative - - we may be up at 3am, but the World Scout Office is just going to lunch! Outside of the Amateur Radio program this is purely a camping event for Scouts.

Halloween Party

It’s never too early to start planning for Halloween! We will have our Pack Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 26th at 7pm at Camp Kishwaukee. This is also Scouts BSA Troop 71's Haunted Hike event, so we will get to experience what the boys in the Troop have cooked-up for Halloween frights. We will have activities, snacks, and a costume competition for the Scouts to participate in!