October 2022 Newsletter

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

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 scoutingevent.com website

November 2022

Nov 07 – Den Meetings @ Church

Nov 10 – District Roundtable Meeting

Nov 12TFC Training Academy (*)

Nov 13 – Brookfield 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 scoutingevent.com website

December 2022

Dec 05 – Den Meetings @ Church

Dec 08 – District Roundtable Meeting

Dec 12 – Den Meetings @ Church

Dec 19Pack Committee Meeting

Dec 26Winter Break (no meetings)

(*) denotes activities that require registration through the scoutingevent.com website

Popcorn Storefront Sales

We have a bunch of storefront sales this year. We will be selling in front of Walmart, BP, and Casey's. Shifts should be reserved through the Trails End app.

  • 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.

October Committee Meeting

The Pack Committee will meet on Monday, October 17th, from 7pm-9pm, at the Church. Parents are always welcome to attend.

Haunted Hike & Halloween Party

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. Scouts and their siblings are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes for this party. 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")