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Cub Scout Laser Tag and Pizza Night at Champs

posted Mar 5, 2018, 6:14 PM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 5, 2018, 6:26 PM ]

Champs Laser Tag

Our pack has decided to have an amazing night of laser tag and pizza party provided for by the pack.

Who:  Pack 859 Cub Scouts and siblings

What:  Pizza provided by the pack and 2 rounds of laser tag for each scout and any siblings.  Adults and friends will have to cover their own cost.

Where:  Champs at 297 Ruccio Way, Lexington, KY 40503.

When:  Tuesday, March 20th.  6:30pm


Register for Blue and Gold 2018 Banquet to be held Feb 26th

posted Feb 20, 2018, 6:00 AM by Web Master   [ updated Feb 20, 2018, 6:03 AM ]

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Blue and Gold 2018

2018 Pinewood Derby Signup

posted Jan 24, 2018, 7:38 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 8:14 AM ]

Please Sign up for the derby if you plan to spend the night so we know how much food to buy and prepare for Saturday Morning...

2018 Pinewood Derby Signup

Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 7, 2018 so we can get needed supplies together.

This event is FREE to all so please register. 

Each scout must have an adult present at the camp-in.

This registration form works best on a computer instead of a phone.

Pinewood Derby Car Rules, Please Read & Follow in order to Pass Inspection for entry to Derby

Make sure you eat dinner before you come.

Friday activities include: Derby car display build and watch a movie with popcorn.  You can turn in your cars when you get there if you don't want to hold onto them until the morning.  But, once turned in they can't be modified anymore. 

Saturday activities include: breakfast, games and build derby car display if you haven't already, and race our pinewood derby cars.  We will also be hosting a Derby Car Show announcing winners before the racing begins.

The success of the camp-in depends on parent volunteers, please sign up to help make this a fun and successful event.

Print the Derby Agenda attached for your information.

RESCHEDULED 4th Annual Champs Scout Skate Night - Tuesday Feb 20, 2018

posted Jan 10, 2018, 7:36 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 17, 2018, 4:13 AM ]

Champs Entertainment Complex
Since Monday's Den Meeting is cancelled we will instead be holding our
Due to the Winter weather on our original date this event was rescheduled

4th Annual Champs Scout Skate Night Tuesday Feb 20th 5-9pm

The Pack will cover the cost for Admission and Skate Rental for scouts.
This is an optional event and runs from 5-9pm so you can come whenever convenient for your family.
There will be a scout roster at the Champs ticket office where you will check in your scout. 
Parents not skating can get in free.  But parents/siblings that want to skate will have to cover their fees.
This event is made possible through the hard work your scouts did in November selling popcorn for the pack.

Hope to see you there

MooseWerkz Pinewood Derby Workshop

posted Dec 19, 2017, 5:57 AM by Web Master

We have distributed derby cars for all on December 18 at the Potluck dinner.  If you didn't pick up your car, please ask one of the adults in January after we return from break so you can get one.  We have Pinewood Derby weekend February 10.  It will be here before you know it.  Be working on your cars.  If you don't have the tools or skill to help your child, this is a good opportunity to get your car done in one morning or afternoon.

Pack 859 December Potluck Dinner RSVP Required!

posted Dec 9, 2017, 2:35 PM by Web Master

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We are approaching the end of the year and want to share some info regarding our final two meetings.
Dec 11th will be a normal Den meeting but Dec 18th is going to be a special pack meeting with a potluck dinner.

Our Dec 18th Pack meeting will not have awards since its such a short time since the last pack meeting but we will be having a potluck dinner for scouts and parents/guardians

The pack will provide the chicken main dish and our den families will provide the sides and desserts.

If you have more than one scout you only need to RSVP one line to indicate the total number people scouts/parents attending

RSVP is required so we know how many will attend. Also, please see below for the recommended items each den should bring.

Tiger Den Families -  Two  2-Liter drinks/sodas
Wolf Den Families -   Fruit ,  Vegetable 
Bear Den Families -   Side dishes such as bbq beans , corn, Salads
Webelos 1 Families - Dessert
Webelos 2 Families -  Bread/Rolls/Casseroles

Please RSVP now as you may forget to do it later and its very important we know how many will be attending this final meeting of 2017

Kroger Community Rewards Receipt Contest

posted Nov 22, 2017, 5:54 PM by Web Master

At the Nov 27th meeting we will be having a drawing for three prizes for scouts 
whose family has signed up to help fund the pack.

JD will call for all scouts with a receipt that shows Kroger is donating to 
Cub Scouts Pack 859 can enter in the contest. 
Be sure to write your scouts name on the receipt.

One receipt per scout all receipts will be put in the drawing box at same time.

JD will draw for the winners.

ALL Popcorn Order Forms Due At Oct 23 Den Meeting

posted Oct 17, 2017, 7:05 PM by Web Master


ALL Scout Popcorn Order Forms need to be turned in
 Monday Oct 23rd at the Den meeting at the church


If you are not going to be at the church on Monday Oct 23 
you will need to contact Samantha to set up a time to meet

Please email or text Samantha at 859-576-2624 if you need to meet up at a different time

2017 University of Scouting

posted Oct 10, 2017, 3:23 PM by Web Master   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 5:30 PM ]


Saturday, November 4

George Rogers Clark High School
2745 Boonesboro Road
Winchester, KY 40391

Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader!
The University of Scouting Committee of the Blue Grass Council is proud to present the 13th University of Scouting.
The University of Scouting offers supplemental training for all registered adults for all phases of scouting. 
These supplemental trainings do not replace the formal BSA training for your position.
Fun, learning and fellowship! The tools you need for your position!

There will be courses for Boy Scout Leaders, Cub Scout Leaders, Venture Advisors, Commissioners, Order of the Arrow, youth, camp staff and camp volunteers, charter organization representatives, committee members and interested parents and adults. Blue Grass Council has a wealth of experienced leaders who will provide you with information that will make your position in Scouting more exciting and fun. Best of all, you will gain knowledge so that you can provide the best available program for the youth in your community.

If you are interested in attending this year let Kevin know and we will request your transcript from the council if you have been to past UoS 
As always the Pack will reimburse leaders who take optional training such as this.

Webelos Woods 2017 Camp Out for 4th/5th Graders

posted Oct 4, 2017, 6:55 PM by Web Master

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  • The Webelos Woods campout for 4th and 5th grade only scouts will be November 10-12. 
  • No walk-ins allowed. Webelos Scouts, designated adult partners, and adult leaders, must pre-register.
  • The fee for WEBELOS Scouts is $12.
  • The fee for participating WEBELOS Scouts includes a patch, and covers their designated adult partner.
  • Adults may purchase patches at the event for $4.00 each, subject to availability after Webelos Scouts receive theirs.
  • An adult can be the designated adult partner for UP TO 3 Webelos Scouts (their Scout plus 2 others). NOTE: Scouts CANNOT tent with non-related adults per BSA Youth Protection Guidelines.
  • It is proper procedure to use permission slips according to your unit’s procedures.
  • Registration and payment must be in the BGC Service Center by Wednesday, November 8th, 6:00 PM.
  • There will be a cracker barrel on Friday night for unit leaders
  • It is suggested that you eat supper before you arrive at camp.
  • Check-in will open at 5 PM Friday at the Admin Building. (look for signs)
  • You will be directed to the campsite where your unit will be camping. Unless your group is particularly large, you will almost certainly be in a campsite with other units. Anticipate this, organize the campsite accordingly. Communicate and cooperate with one another.
  • Traffic flow on the camp road is one way. This is necessary in order to keep from blocking the road.
  • ONLY ONE VEHICLE PER CAMPSITE WILL BE ALLOWED INTO CAMP AT ANY ONE TIME. When it is your turn, get our stuff unloaded and your car returned to the parking lot as quickly as possible. Do not leave your car in camp while you set up. Registered leaders are responsible to enforce compliance with this policy for parents associated with their pack. Please respect this BSA guideline and Camp McKee policy and understand that it is concern for the safety of everyone that these guidelines exist.
  • There is water available at the campsites.
  • You will need to bring your own tents, food, cooking equipment, dining fly or tarp, sleeping gear, personal items, and whatever other equipment you choose.
  • Refer to the WEBELOS program handbook for a list of suggested equipment. Be prepared for cool or wet weather. Part of the program involves hiking a trail. Wear suitable shoes or boots.
  • Plan camp activities so the Scouts complete advancement: pitching tents, planning menus, cooking, etc.
  • Use the fire ring in the camp, or elevated fire stands if you choose. Liquid fuels and the equipment used with them are to be handled only by adults. Also, there is wood down all around camp that can be gathered and used.
  • Cook as a den using simple menus. Keep Saturday’s lunch quick and simple: soup, sandwiches.
  • Leave your bagged garbage in the receptacles in each campsite. You are responsible for cleaning up your area when you leave.

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