September 2022 Newsletter

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

September 2022

Sep 03POPCORN @ Casey's

Sep 04 POPCORN @ Casey's

Sep 05 – Den 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 24US-34 Cleanup Project

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 15POPCORN @ BP Gas

Oct 16POPCORN @ BP Gas

Oct 17Pack Committee Meeting

Oct 25 – Haunted Hike @ Camp Kishwaukee

Oct 31– Halloween (no meetings)

(*) denotes activities that require registration through the website

November 2022

Nov 07 – Den Meetings @ Church

Nov 12TFC Training Academy @ Sycamore High School (*)

Nov 13Brookfield Zoo Tree Trimming

Nov 14 – Den Meetings @ Church

Nov 21 – Pack Committee Meeting

Nov 28 – Den Meetings @ Church

(*) denotes activities that require registration through the website

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 03: 10am-6pm; Casey's, Plano IL

  • Sunday, September 04: 10am-6pm; Casey's, Plano IL

  • 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

  • Saturday, October 15: 10am-6pm; BP Gas, Downtown Plano IL

  • Sunday, October 16: 10am-6pm; BP Gas, Downtown 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.

September Committee Meeting

The Pack Committee will meet on Monday, September 19th, from 7pm-9pm, at the Church. Parents are always welcome to attend.

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!

Brookfield Zoo Tree Trimming

One of our annual traditions is to decorate a Christmas Tree at Brookfield Zoo. This tradition is quite fun for our Scouts, as they make decorations for the tree at a den meeting then we all gather at the zoo to put them on our tree. We will be trimming our tree on Sunday, November 13, 2022, beginning at 10:00am. All Scouts and their families should meet near the carousel upon your arrival. We will then move as a group to our tree to decorate. After we are done decorating, your family is free to enjoy the remainder of the day visiting the zoo animals!

If you have a current zoo membership, we ask that you use it for admission and parking for your family. Admission tickets and parking passes for families that do not have a current zoo membership will be distributed at the den meetings on November 7th.

Parking: Main (North) Parking Lot
Meet-up: Sunday, November 13, 2022, 10:00am at the Carousel
Tree Trimming: location to be announced
Uniforming: Activity Scout Shirt ("Class B")