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Scout Skate Night 2019 - Champs Tuesday 1/22

posted Jan 19, 2019, 10:43 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 20, 2019, 11:58 AM ]

Champs Entertainment Complex

This Monday 1/21 we do NOT have a scout meeting due to the MLK Holiday. 

Instead on Tuesday 1/22 we plan to have our 4th annual Cub Scout Skate Night at Champs from 5pm-9pm

Champs Skating is Located at 297 Ruccio Way.

Here is how the event will work

All our Cub Scouts are invited to Champs for a night full of fun. 

Please remember that a responsible adult needs to stay with their scout to help us monitor since its likely to be fairly crowded.

For Scouts AND Scout Leaders when you come to the box office out front they will have a list of all our scouts and leaders and when you check in they will ask you three questions:

  1. Do you want to Skate?  (If so the Pack will pay for Scout and Leaders Admission and Skate Rentals)
  2. Do you want to Play One Game of Laser Tag?  (If so the Pack will pay for Scout and Leaders to play one laser tag game.  The cut off to join the game will be 7pm  the laser tag game to be around 7:20)
  3. Do you want Pizza?  (If so the Pack will pay for 2 slices of pizza for Scouts and Leaders and a drink this will be served around 6:30pm)
Scouts please wear your Class B shirts (Class A is also acceptable of course)

Siblings & other family are welcome to attend but their activities and food costs are not covered by the pack.

Video games and other activities are also available at Champs, such as Laser Maze and MiniGolf, but won't be covered by the pack.   

Please remember, this very fun event is made possible by all your hard work last October during our annual popcorn sale.  


Hope to see you there!




Pinewood Derby Track Setup

posted Jan 16, 2019, 5:58 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 16, 2019, 6:02 AM ]

For those leaders helping with Derby setup and running during the Pinewood Derby in just a few weeks we need you to help with setup and testing of the track.  We do this every year to make sure kinks are worked out a few weeks beforehand.  We will set it up and test it in the basement of the church where the ping pong table is.

We plan to do this Monday, January 21st at 6:30pm  instead of a normal den meeting.

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Pinewood Derby Workshops 2019 MooseWerkz & Newtons Attic

posted Dec 17, 2018, 7:28 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 2, 2019, 9:25 AM ]

Our Derby is coming up Feb 9th so you need to start working on the design of your cars now!
If you didn't get a car at the December Pack meeting ask your den leader.

If you do not have woodworking equipment there are two options to get help to build your car
See below for details on both options and the dates of the workshops.


First Option
Moosewerkz Derby Workshop - Free
See below for details




Second Option

Newtons Attic Derby Workshop - $15

This workshop is not free but the big benefit here is you can actually test your car on a racetrack

See below for details and sign up below to register if you plan to attend
https://goo.gl/forms/JP2QoHGEDn4RdaFu1
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University of Scouting 2018

posted Oct 24, 2018, 1:25 AM by Web Master   [ updated Oct 29, 2018, 9:59 PM ]

Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader
 The University of Scouting Committee of the Blue Grass Council is proud to present the 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. 

 IMPROVE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS - IMPROVE YOUR UNIT!!!

Basic Schedule  

Check-In

7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

Lunch and Social Time

12:00 noon to 1:15 PM

Opening Ceremony

8:20 AM to 8:50 AM

Session 4

1:15 PM to 2:05 PM

Session 1

9:00 AM to 9:50 AM

Session 5

2:15 PM to 3:05 PM

Session 2

10:00 AM to 10:50 AM

Session 6

3:15 PM to 4:05 PM

Session 3

11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

Closing Ceremony

4:15 PM to 4:45 PM

 

There will be short opening and closing ceremonies for all participants.  This meaningful time together will help boost your already uncontainable enthusiasm.  Please plan to attend.   


You will be provided a personal class schedule at check-in.

UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING 2018 REGISTRATION
DATE/TIME
11/3/2018
7:30 AM - 4:45 PM

LAST DAY TO REGISTER
10/29/2018 12:00 PM
LOCATION
2745 Boonesboro Rd.
Winchester, KY 40391, US


EARLY DISCOUNT
Before 10/29/2018 a discount of $5.00 will apply to all Adult/Leader Registrants.


MCKEE FALL ADVENTURE 2018

posted Sep 25, 2018, 4:13 AM by Web Master

http://www.bgbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2419403&orgkey=1324&ReturnURL=/app/calendar/month/1324/2018-10-01,2018-11-04/-1/0/

Click here to Register

Note: Space is limited for this event. Once we reach our maximum registration limit, we can no longer accept registrations no matter what the date.

Online registration for this event requires you to register at least one Cub Scout and one Adult Partner.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR ACTIVITIES: ONLY CUB SCOUTS should sign up for session activities. Each activity has a limited amount of space. If you do not see an activity listed during the session you would like, most likely, that activity has been filled and is no longer available. Please do not sign siblings or adults up for activities. They will be able to participate in some of the activities, but they do not need to register for those activities. If we receive session registrations for adults or siblings, they will be removed to make those spots available to other Cub Scouts.

BE PATIENT. Online registration is very detailed and can take a good amount of time.

If you have any questions regarding online registration, please contact Susan at the council office 859-231-7811 or sstone@bsamail.org.

LATE FEE
After 10/11/2018 a fee of $20.00 will apply to all Cub Scout Registrants.

DATE/TIME
10/26/2018 5:00 PM -
10/28/2018 10:00 AM

LAST DAY TO REGISTER
10/15/2018 11:55 PM
LOCATION
8695 Levee Rd.
Jeffersonville, KY 40337, US


2018 WEBELOS WOODS Signup

posted Sep 25, 2018, 4:08 AM by Web Master

http://www.bgbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2402950&orgkey=1324&ReturnURL=/app/calendar/month/1324/2018-09-01,2018-10-07/-1/0/

Click here to signup up.  Remember this is only for Webelos I and II.

This weekend camping experience is designed specifically for Webelos Scouts. Scouts will set up camp with their Webelos den/patrol and plan and prepare meals for the entire weekend. On Saturday, they will participate in activities related to Webelos Rank requirements and pins.


DATE/TIME
10/5/2018 6:00 PM -
10/7/2018 10:00 AM

AST DAY TO REGISTER
10/1/2018
LOCATION
8695 Levee Rd.
Jeffersonville, KY 40337, US

Class B T-shirts Store now Live

posted Sep 20, 2018, 6:43 AM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 11:15 AM ]

https://squareup.com/store/cub-scout-pack-859-lexington-ky

Our shirts will be Navy with Yellow Writing.
Each shirt is $9 which cover the cost of the shirt.
These are great to wear to campouts and other scouting events.
Order today so you don't forget to get in on the deal. 
Signup by Midnight on Monday, October 1st.
I will be talking about this on Monday the 24th at our pack meeting.
I will have examples of this shirt for you to see at the pack meeting.
I will have a square reader to take orders if you desire to wait until then.

Fall Family Camp Out Sept 21-23rd

posted Sep 7, 2018, 4:10 PM by Web Master

Richmond Battlefield Park

Our First family camp out is only a couple weeks away

Please read all the important info below regarding this camp out, especially if this is your first time camping.
This first camp out will be on Sept 21-23 at Battlefield Park in Richmond.
Scouts, parents, siblings, relatives all are welcome to attend this camp out!
You can sign up at the link below, or you can stop by the council offices to sign up in person which are near the Scout Store on Nicholasville Rd.

The Pack will be providing food so let us know if any attendees have any food allergies we need to be aware of.
Friday night we are NOT preparing food so please eat before arrival or bring something along.
Saturday Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and Sunday Breakfast will be provided.
IMPORTANT: Our Pack practices "Leave no Trace" We do not use disposable plates and silverware.  
IMPORTANT: Each attendee should bring a mess kit to use throughout the weekend.  (We will have dish wash stations set up)
Scouts need to have a responsible adult with them for the weekend (Cub Scouting is a family activity)

We need parent volunteers to help with food buying and meal prep at the camp out.  
Please let Kevin know if you are attending and are able to help with any part of the food for this camp out!  

You can email with specific questions for the camp out.


September 21-23, 2018
Battlefield Park, Richmond
Scouts - $15
Siblings - $10
Adults - $5
Activities include:
Shooting Sports (1st Grade and above)Games
Crafts
Campfire Program

Basic Items To Bring For Camp Out
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 Tent  Sleeping Bags 
 Ground Tarps  Pillows 
 Hammer  Snacks / Drinks 
 Cooler and Ice  Drinking Water 
 Sunscreen  Bug Repellant 
 Hiking Boots  Extra Shoes 
 Camera and Film  Flashlight 
 Lantern  First Aid Kit 
 Garbage Bags  ** Mess Kit (Plates and Cups) **
 Paper Towels  ** Eating Utensils **
 Camp Chairs and Table  Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc) 
 Poncho / Rain suit  Changes of Clothing 

Legacy Trail Bike Riding

posted Jul 14, 2018, 4:29 AM by Web Master




Who
All scouts in Pack 859 and their entire family is invited to come out to ride bikes on the Legacy Trail right here in Lexington.

What
We plan to ride bikes for about 1 hr.  Make sure you bring a helmet and water bottle.  It will likely be hot.

When
Saturday, July 21.  10am-11:30am.  We plan to ride for about 1.5 hrs., but families can stay as long as they like.

Where
We plan to meet at the Coldstream Trailhead at McGrathiana Blvd.  I've provided a link below to a google map it in case you need directions.  here.

2018 Summertime Activities

posted May 24, 2018, 5:17 PM by Web Master

2018 Summertime Activities

Below are the activities planned for Summer 2018. These optional activities are part of the Summertime Activity award. Scouts can go to as many as they want.
Plus, if a scout goes to at minimum 1 event in June, 1 event in July, and 1 event in August then they will earn the summertime activity pin


Details for each event will be emailed a week prior to the event

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