August 2022 Newsletter

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

August 2022

Aug 11District Roundtable Meeting

Aug 14 – Pack Activities @ Foli Park

Aug 15 Pack Committee Meeting

Aug 20STEM Spectacular @ College of DuPage (*)

Aug 22 – Welcome Back Meeting @ Church

Aug 29 – Den Meetings @ Church

(*) denotes activities that require registration through the website

September 2022

Sep 05Den Meetings @ Church

Sep 08 – District Roundtable Meeting

Sep 10POPCORN @ Walmart

Sep 11 POPCORN @ Walmart

Sep 12 – Den Meetings @ Church

Sep 17POPCORN @ Walmart

Sep 18 POPCORN @ Walmart

Sep 19Pack Committee Meeting

Sep 26 – Den Meetings @ Church

(*) denotes activities that require registration through the website

October 2022

Oct 01 Hoover Advancement Day

Oct 01 Shooting Sports Field Day (*)

Oct 01-02 Family Overnight Campout (*)

Oct 02 POPCORN @ Walmart

Oct 03 – Den Meetings @ Church

Oct 08POPCORN @ Walmart

Oct 09 POPCORN @ Walmart

Oct 10 – Den Meetings @ Church

Oct 13 – District Roundtable Meeting

Oct 17Pack Committee Meeting

Oct 25Haunted Hike @ Camp Kishwaukee

Oct 31Halloween (no meetings)

(*) denotes activities that require registration through the website

STEM Spectacular

Three Fires Council's is holding their annual STEM Spectacular at the College of DuPage on Saturday, August 20, 2022. The Scout who participated last year had a total blast at this event and are already looking forward to what this year's expended event will offer. Sign-up is completed individually at the Scouting Event website.

August Committee Meeting

The Pack Committee will meet on Monday, August 15th, from 7pm-9pm, at the Church to make sure we are ready to kick-off another amazing year of Scouting in Pack 317!

Welcome Back Meeting

Our first meeting of the new Scouting year will be on Monday, August 22nd, from 7pm-8pm, at the Church. This first meeting is important for parents to attend, as we present information about the 2022-23 program year to parents, while the Cub Scouts are participating in "welcome back" activities.

We are excited to welcome our leadership team for this year as well:

  • Cubmaster: Mr. Lantgen

  • Asst. Cubmaster: Mr. Watgen

  • Tiger Den Leader: Mrs. Watgen

  • Wolf Den Leader: Mr. Wood

  • Bear Den Leader: Mrs. Bowman

  • AOL Den Leader: Mrs. Harrison

  • AOL Asst. Den Leader: Mr. Harrison

  • Committee Chair: Mr. Crawley

  • Committee Member: Mr. Boerner

  • Committee Member: Mrs. Quiles

  • Committee Member: Mr. Sexton

Popcorn Storefront Sales

We have a bunch of storefront sales this year. We will be selling in front of Walmart, BP, Casey's, and Rural King (just to name a few). Shifts should be reserved through the Trails End app.

  • Saturday, September 10: 9am-6pm; Walmart Supercenter, Plano IL

  • Sunday, September 11: 9am-6pm; Walmart Supercenter, Plano IL

  • Saturday, September 17: 9am-6pm; Walmart Supercenter, Plano IL

  • Sunday, September 18: 9am-6pm; Walmart Supercenter, Plano IL

  • Sunday, October 2: 9am-6pm; Walmart Supercenter, Plano IL

  • Saturday, October 8: 9am-6pm; Walmart Supercenter, Plano IL

  • Sunday, October 9: 9am-6pm; Walmart Supercenter, Plano IL

  • more dates and locations to come!

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 our Popcorn Kernel, Mrs. Watgen 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.

Shooting Sports Field Day & Overnight Campout

Join us October 01-02, 2022, for a fun overnight Shooting Sports Family Camp. After enjoying a fun day on the ranges, Cub Scouts and their families are invited to enjoy an outdoor movie experience complete with a concession stand. Cap the evening off by camping under the stars!!! You must register online for the Shooting Sports activity and the campout separately due to limited range space. Troops will be on hand to help Scouts and families set up camp and offer Scouts the chance to learn new Scout Skills.

This event is included in your Council Fee! Come enjoy the Great Outdoors with friends and family!

Cub Scout Advancement Day at Hoover Forest Preserve

The annual Cub Scout Advancement Day is scheduled for October 01, 2022, at Hoover Forest Preserve. We will post more information as it becomes available.

Haunted Hike & Halloween Party

It’s never too early to start planning for Halloween! We will have our Pack Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 25th 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. There will be activities and snacks for the whole family to participate in!