Cub Scout Registration

If You Have Not Registered – It is not too late!!!

Join us this week for New Scout Orientation:

Rising First Graders – New Tigers:
Where: Garrison Mill Media Center
When: Tuesday September 9
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders:
Where: Garrison Mill Media Center
When: Wednesday September 10
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

If you have not signed up or have a friend that you know wants to sign up – please join us on the above dates!!!

For questions please contact:
Keith Kudlac – Committee Chairman
Phone: 678-908-4390
E-mail: kkudlac@hotmail.com

Ron Mixon – Scout Master
Phone: 404-316-9882
E-mail: rmixon@peachcapgroup.com

Cub Scout Spook-A-Ree – Bert Adams BSA Camp, 3 Weekends in October

Each year, the Bert Adams BSA Campgrounds holds a family camping event entitled Spook-A-Ree.  The details can be found here: 

 
 
This is an extra camping experience in which all the family can take part of.  There are options for renting one of the covered Adventure camp tents or you can set up your own tent.  You can make your own meals or pay in advance for them in the cafeteria. 
The events run the weekends of: 
Oct 10-12
Oct 17-19
Oct 24-26
 
We normally do not register as a pack, but if you register as a family, please be aware that you must bring 2 copies of your medical forms for all members attending.  Remember to bring some extra cash as the trading post is normally opened that Saturday. 
 
It is a very fun event, and the counselors and staff do a great job making sure everyone has a great time. 
 
If you do plan on attending, please contact Robert Payne at rjlpayne@gmail.com.  If there are other Pack 471 parents going, he will let you know.  Please let him know the weekend you are attending after you register.  Thank you. 

 

August Committee Meeting

Quick reminder that the next Pack Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday August 13th, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Keith Kudlac’s residence – 4284 Rocky Glen NE, Roswell, GA 30075

Please join us as we line up the activities for the following meetings.

Hope to see you there!

Pack 471 Yearly Planning Session – July 20th 6:00 pm

As we look forward to the start of a new school year, it is time to gather our leaders and interested parents and look ahead to the 2014-2015 scouting year and determine just what kind of year we are going to have.

The next planning session is this Sunday July 20th at Keith Kudlac’s residence (4284 Rocky Glen, in the Westchester subdivision off of Mabry Road) at 6:00 p.m.

Please join us as we review the schedule of activities we have lined up and the budget for the year. We will also be looking to fill in any gaps in our volunteer roster for the upcoming scouting year.

For the parents, If you have never been to a committee meeting this is a great meeting to visit as it is important to get everyone’s perspective on what the scouts have experienced and what their favorite activities are.

We hope to see everyone who can make it.

Keith Kudlac
Committee Chair

Garrison Mill Habitat Day – July 26th, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Hello Pack 471!

Summer is still going strong, but school is almost here.  To get our school ready, Pack 471 has long history of helping prepare the grounds around the school with our Habitat Day.

Our next Habitat Day is Saturday, July 26th, 9-12 p.m.  Please bring a water bottle, work gloves, gardening tools, rakes, hat, sunscreen, and your enthusiasm.  Wear your pack shirts if you have them, and we will be weeding and laying down mulch and straw.

We hope to see you there!

 

Memorial Day Flag Placement – Marietta National Cemetery, May 24th, 0800 – 1000

This is a Class A Uniform Event.  Pack 471 has participated in this annual event since its inception almost 20 years ago.

Each year Scouting organizations in our community place flags on the 18,000+ graves of U.S. military veterans in the Marietta National Cemetery.  This service project is carried out on the Saturday before Memorial Day. Its purpose is to help prepare the cemetery for the Memorial Day ceremony that takes place on Monday.  In addition to community service, it is an opportunity for both youth and adults to learn about and appreciate the service and sacrifices of those who have given their lives in service of our country, as well as the rich history of the Marietta area.

The event began in the Cobb District of the Atlanta Area Council (AAC) of the Boy Scouts of America, in cooperation with the National Memorial Day Association of Georgia.  It is currently hosted by the AAC Foothills District.  Over two decades it has grown to include members of both Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting organizations, and all are welcome regardless of where their Scouting organization is located.

Scouts and Leaders, in uniform, gather at the cemetery between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. Each Scout receives a commemorative patch upon arrival.  There is a short opening ceremony, which includes Presentation of the Colors, a rifle salute and the playing of Taps. Members of the Sons of the American Revolution, in uniform and with working muskets, are featured in the program.

Instructions for properly placing the flags are given, and Scouts are dismissed to spread throughout the cemetery and place the flags.  The flags are located at stations throughout the cemetery and are distributed to each Scout in small quantities so that everyone gets a chance to place some flags.

When there are no more flags to be placed, everyone is free to leave, there is no closing ceremony.

Marietta National Cemetery is located at 500 Washington Avenue Northeast, Marietta, GA 30060.  The cemetery borders on Roswell Street (120) and is a few blocks east of the Marietta Square.  Parking is available at the Charles D. Switzer Public Library (formerly known as the Central Library), 266 Roswell Street, directly across from the cemetery.  If you are using a GPS, the library address is probably your best bet for directions, or you can follow this link toGoogle Maps. Please use caution when crossing the street.