March 2022 Newsletter

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

March 2022

Mar 07Den Meetings @ Church

Mar 10 – District Roundtable Meeting

Mar 11 – No Pack Committee Meeting

Mar 12District Pinewood Derby @ Kaneland High School (*)

Mar 14 – Den Meetings @ Church

Mar 21 No Meetings

Mar 28 – Den Meetings @ Church

(*) denotes activities that require registration through the website

April 2022

Apr 04 – Den Meetings @ Church

Apr 11 – Den Meetings @ Church

Apr 14 – District Roundtable Meeting

Apr 15 – No Pack Committee Meeting

Apr 18 – No Meetings

Apr 25 Den Meetings @ Church

Apr 29 2022-23 Committee Planning Meeting

(*) denotes activities that require registration through the website

May 2022

May 02 – Den Meetings @ Church

May 09 No Meetings

May 12 – District Roundtable Meeting

May 13 – No Pack Committee Meeting

May 16 – Den Meetings @ Church

May 21Cabin Campout (TBD)

May 23Pack Graduation @ Church

May 30 Memorial Day Parade

(*) denotes activities that require registration through the website

Pack Masking Guidelines Update

Effective February 26, 2022, the Pack has updated its masking guidelines to be in compliance with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, State of Illinois, Three Fires Council, Plano Schools, American Legion Post #395, and the First Baptist Church of Plano.

Currently, masks are optional at all meetings & activities, for youth and adults, regardless of vaccination status.

We remind all families that "A Scout is Kind" and that we should all show respect toward the decisions of individual families on when and how they choose to use masks. This policy will remain in effect until such time as the recommendations of the above agencies are updated again.

Potawatomi District Pinewood Derby launches March 12th

The Potawatomi District Pinewood Derby is an opportunity for Cub Scouts to race against other units in the surrounding communities. This year, Pack 317 Plano and Pack 350 Yorkville will be jointly running the derby race for the entire district!

There will be two races: a champion race and an open race. A Scout can enter in only one race.

  1. For the Champion Race, the 3 top finishers from each rank in each pack (or alternate) are invited to enter.

  2. For the Open Race, any Scout can enter a car.

A scout can only enter the Champion or Open Race, not both.

All Scouts wanting to race must register with the Pack ahead of time. You do not need to be present during the race but must register in advance. The schedule on race day is as follows:

  • 11:00AM - Check-In Begins

  • 12:00PM - Open Race Begins

  • 12:00PM - Lion/ Tiger Combined Race Begins

  • 1:00PM - Wolf Race Begins

  • 2:00PM - Bear Race Begins

  • 3:00PM - Webelos Race Begins

  • 4:00PM - Arrow of Light Race Begins

In the Champion Race, trophies will be awarded for the top 3 finishers at each rank and the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd top finishers across all ranks. In the Open Race the top three finishers will be awarded with trophies.

There is no registration fee for this race as it is included in the Council Fee paid at registration for each scout.

Registration for participants must be completed by the March 7th den meetings. Cars must be submitted on March 7th and will be transported to the race by the Pack's leadership.

Uniforming: Official Scout Uniform ("Class A")

Summer Resident Camp at Camp Rokilio

Camp Rokilio provides a GREAT OUTDOOR ADVENTURE for Cub Scouts (entering 1st through 5th grade in the fall of 2022) and their parents and leaders on 213 beautiful acres of hilly terrain with tall timber located in the Kettle Moraine, seven miles east of Kiel, Wisconsin!

Camp Rokilio consists of a 3-day/2-night stay in one of the camp’s four themed buildings, which includes the Fort J.J. Keller, Gunderson Viking Bäten Ship, Kohler Castle, and Oertle Train Station. The buildings' amenities include electricity, water, flush toilets, showers, kitchen, and living quarters with beds for both adults and youth. Camp Rokilio provides an introduction to camping in a very comfortable and stylistic way!

As a Cub Scout becomes accustomed to the out-of-doors with their Den, they unconsciously absorb some of the greatness of nature itself — the quiet of the forest, the cheerfulness of a running stream, the breadth of a body of water, the openness of the sky, the freshness of the wind, the curiousness of a bog with insect eating plants, and the beauty of a sunset.

By spending time outdoors, they learn some of the skills, resourcefulness, and self-reliance of the pioneers. The woods, the streams, the trails, and the wild creatures that inhabit them become friends, and the out-of-doors becomes a lifelong source of recreation.

Camping is an opportunity for the continuation of Cub Scouting throughout the summer! The camp program is designed to meet the needs and interests of Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos, and parents; therefore, preparation for adventure belt loops and activity pins are continuous and consistent with the program in the Pack.

All of Scouting is an educational program, and since education consists primarily of determining the individual’s learning needs and proceeding to satisfy those needs, the Camp Rokilio program is designed to promote a meaningful and educational experience. The program consists of 3 days of waterfront, shooting sports (BB Guns/Archery), Nature, Campfires, Chapel, theme related projects and activities, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities, and NOVA awards.

Cub Scouts and their parents, grandparents and leaders can choose a session that fits into their schedule. All Cub Scouts are required to attend resident camp with a parent for the entire duration of camp. We will attend Camp Rokilio from June 27-29, 2022.

Summer Day Camp at the Yorkville American Legion

Three Fires Council's Wild West Day Camp is at the Yorkville American Legion is from July 25-29, 2022. This is the closest location to our pack. Day Camp is an activity-based adventure for your Scout (and siblings) to enjoy. The emphasis is NOT on advancements, but on having fun and fellowship with your fellow Cub Scouts. Day Camp is recommended for Tigers, Wolves, and Bears. Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts should consider Summer Resident Camp instead.