September 15th Pack Meeting

Pack 471 families!

Please join us tonight for our next virtual Pack meeting Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020 @ 6:45 PM via Zoom!

Topic: Pack 471 Zoom Meeting – Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award
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We will be working on the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award as a pack. Please have every Scout go outside beforehand and draw something they see outside (birds, trees, etc). Be prepared to show your drawing of what you observed on the call. Also, bring rope as the AOL’s will be demonstrating knot tying.

We will be going over upcoming events but please note these important dates below.

Thursday, September 10, we’ll have a meet and greet with new parents from 6-7pm at Garrison Mill playground (bus area if weather is not good). We’ll also be collecting DUES and MED FORMS for returning scouts for those who want to turn these in person.

October camping weekends are coming up fast and we need your registrations! Please visit the Pack website, https://gmpack471.org/wordpress/, to register and do so as soon as possible so we will know how many families we will have.

Med forms are REQUIRED for EVERY camping participant, not just the Scouts. Please see the attached and go ahead and get it filled out. They are good for 1 year so getting it done will cover you all the way to next fall.

We have had several new Scouts join after seeing our Pack in their community, social media, or from School emails. Our Pack is always open for new members. If anyone knows of anyone who wants to join now or who wants further information, you can have them send an email to: 18thwolfpacker@gmail.com or pack471leader@gmail.com. Please invite them to next week’s meeting.

We hope to see you there!

Pack 471 Leaders

Welcome back to School!

Hello Pack 471!

It’s that time of year, back at school and officially starting our new year in cub scouting. We know that it has been a different spring and summer but we are looking forward to having fun this year. The calendar for 2020 – 2021 is attached. Please take a minute to note some important dates, including fall camping that is again in early October. Also see that spring camping will be just our Pack at a different campground than we have previously attended. We want to offer some different activities as well as take the opportunity to teach more camping and outdoor skills. Also attached is the dues schedule for this year. Scouting’s national organization has continued to increase dues. Last year, the Pack covered the increase for all Scouts using previous popcorn sales surplusses, so 2 years of national dues increases are reflected in the amounts. You can pay Cindy Clayton by check or use the Pack paypal link https://gmpack471.org/wordpress/.

We will hold our first pack meeting virtually next Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 @ 6:45 PM via Zoom!
Topic: Pack 471 Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 493 227 2148
Passcode: Scouts

While we will be meeting as a Pack virtually for at least a couple of months, your Den Leaders have great programs to get you back into Scouting and enjoying the outdoors with your friends. Enjoy Scouting in person with your Dens and we will meet again in person as a Pack later in the year as we receive guidance from our District and Council.

We are also signing up new Scouts just like every year. Interest is already high and we have several confirmed new members. Remember to tell all of your friends, and if you bring a friend to rally night who signs up, you get a Recruiter patch. We hope to have a HUGE turnout for that night, and if anyone knows of anyone who wants to join now or who wants further information, you can have them send an email to: 18thwolfpacker@gmail.com or pack471leader@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there!

Pack 471 Leaders

Upcoming events for Pack 471:

Aug 25 – Sign Up Night & 1st Pack Meeting of the year 6:45pm via Zoom
Sep 15 – Pack Meeting, Scavenger hunt 6:45pm via Zoom
Oct 9-11 – Fall Family Camping – Spooky-Ree !!!

Welcome back to school!

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

Hello Pack 471!

It’s that time of year, back at school and officially starting our new year in cub scouting. We hope that everyone has had a great summer and we are looking forward to having more fun this year. The calendar for 2019 – 2020 is updated on the site. Please take a minute to note some important dates. Also see that spring camping will be just our Pack at a different campground than we have previously attended. We want to offer some different activities as well as take the opportunity to teach more camping and outdoor skills.

We will hold our first pack meeting on Thursday, August 15th, at 6:45pm in the Garrison Mill Cafeteria. We are having it on a Thursday so we can meet at our regular location at Garrison Mill. This is a Class A meeting, so please come in your blue or tan (Webelos) uniform. This is also our Rally Night, so we will have a great night of games, while we sign up new scouts for this year.

Remember to tell all of your friends, and if you bring a friend to rally night who signs up, you get a Recruiter patch. Pack 471 will have a table at sneak a peak tomorrow, so go ahead and send your interested friends by to take a look, and stop by yourselves to say hey and tell us about your summer!

We will ask that all scouts wear their class B red shirts to school that day as a reminder, and we will send out another reminder as we approach that date. We hope to have a HUGE turnout for that night, and if anyone knows of anyone who wants to join now or who wants further information, you can have them send an email to: pack471leader@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there!

Pack 471 Leaders

Upcoming events for Pack 471:

Aug 15 – Sign Up Night & 1st Pack Meeting of the year 6:45pm @ Garrison Mill Cafeteria
Sep 17 – Pack Meeting, Obstacle Course 6:45pm @ Garrison Mill Cafeteria
Oct 4-6 – Fall Family Camping @ Woodruff BSA Campgrounds

Pack Meeting – 4/16 6:45pm – GM Cafe

Greetings Pack 471,

The next Pack meeting is April 16th at the GM Cafe.

Spring Family Camping is right around the corner! The event is April 26-28 at Bert Adams. The deadline to pay and submit medical forms for all attendees is April 19th. You may email your med forms to Jeff <18thwolfpacker@gmail.com> or bring a paper copy to the April 16th Pack Meeting. There is a pdf version attached to the Pack website in the camping section. Payment may be submitted via Paypal on the Pack website (https://gmpack471.org/) or cash/check to Cindy at the April 16th Pack Meeting.

CAMP CARDS are DUE at the April 16th Pack Meeting! If you are unable to attend the Pack Meeting, feel free to reach out to Andrew <andrewjohnson1865@gmail.com> to coordinate a dropoff of cash/checks and any unsold camp cards.
Upcoming Events:
Apr 16: Pack Meeting 6:45PM @ GM Cafe
Apr 26-28: Spring Family Camping @ Bert Adams BSA Campgrounds
May 18: Rocket Launch 1PM @ Pope HS Practice Field
May 19: Rocket Launch 1PM @ Pope HS Practice Field (BACKUP – RAIN DATE)
May 25: Memorial Day Flag Placement Volunteer Activity 8:30am @ Marietta National Cemetery

Pack Meeting – 9/18 6:45pm – GM Cafe

Hello Pack 471!

We will hold our next pack meeting on Tuesday, September 18th at 6:45pm at the Garrison Mill Cafeteria. This is a Class A meeting, so please come in your blue or tan (Webelos) uniform. This is our Webelos obstacle course night and second chance signup.

At the Pack meeting we will have our Pack sales prizes on display so the Scouts can see what they can win at the September pack meeting raffle. After the popcorn totals are in (by October 16), there will be an additional prize drawing at the November Pack meeting. Also, for every $450 in popcorn sold, a Scout receives a free trip to Space Camp in the spring. Once a Scout reaches $750 in total Popcorn Sales they are eligible to receive the Sitting Hammock Pod that is this year’s $750 club prize from the district. There are additional prizes available for each Scout that are on the popcorn sales sheet based on total sales and separate prizes awarded based on Online sales.

Fall Family Camping this year is October 5th – 7th at Woodruff Scout Reservation, 31 Woodruff Dr, Blairsville, GA 30512. Please fill out medical forms for all attendees if you have not done so already (medical forms are good for one year). You may download and print here. Camping fees can be paid via Paypal at the Pack website (https://gmpack471.org). Adults are $16 each and Scouts or Siblings (over 5) are $26 each. All family members are welcome!

Also a reminder that dues are due by the October 16th Pack Meeting.

Pack Meeting – 8/21 6:45pm – Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

Hello Pack 471!

We are glad to be back at school and officially starting our new year in cub scouting. We hope that everyone has had a great summer and we are looking forward to having more fun this year.

We will hold our first pack meeting on Tuesday, August 21st at 6:45pm at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in the gym. This is a Class A meeting, so please come in your blue or tan (Webelos) uniform. This is also our rally night, so we will have a great night of games, while we sign up new scouts for this year.

Remember to tell all of your friends, and if you bring a friend to rally night who signs up, you get a Recruiter patch. We will ask that all scouts wear their class B red shirts to school that day as a reminder, and we will send out another reminder as we approach that date.

We hope to have a HUGE turnout for that night, and if anyone knows of anyone who wants to join now or who wants further information, you can have them send an email to: pack471leader@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!

Pack 471 Leaders

Pack Meeting – 8/15 6:45pm – GM Cafe

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

Hello Pack 471!

We are glad to be back at school and officially starting our new year in cub scouting. We hope that everyone has had a great summer and we are looking forward to having more fun this year.

We will hold our first pack meeting on Tuesday, August 15th, from 6:45pm in the Garrison Mill Cafeteria. This is a Class A meeting, so please come in your blue or tan (Webelos) uniform. This is also our Rally Night, so we will have a great night of games, while we sign up new scouts for this year.

Remember to tell all of your friends, and if you bring a friend to rally night who signs up, you get a Recruiter patch. We will ask that all scouts wear their class B red shirts to school that day as a reminder, and we will send out another reminder as we approach that date.

We hope to have a HUGE turnout for that night, and if anyone knows of anyone who wants to join now or who wants further information, you can have them send an email to: meredith_maher@hotmail.com

We hope to see you there!

Pack 471 Leaders

Signup for Fall Family Camping

** Cross Post from Scoutbook**

Who wants to go on “The Great Galactic Adventure”??

This year’s Fall Family Camping Event will be held on October 7-9 at the Woodruff BSA Campgrounds near Blairsville, GA. This Fall, we will have Archery, space themed games, costumes and a whole lot of fun.

If you are interested in attending, please let Meredith Maher know how many Parents, Siblings and Scouts will be attending from your family by September 13th. Camping fees can be paid via Paypal at the Pack website (https://gmpack471.org). Parents are $16 each and Scouts or Siblings are $26 each.

We will provide more details on this camping event as we get closer to the date, but we hope the entire family can join us.

Pack 471 Leaders

PACK 471 Meeting – THURSDAY August 18th, 6:45 p.m.

**Repost from Scoutbook**

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! PACK 471 RALLY NIGHT

Hello Pack 471!

We are glad to be back at school and officially starting our new year in cub scouting. We hope that everyone has had a great summer and we are looking forward to having more fun this year.

We will hold our first pack meeting on THURSDAY, August 18th, from 6:45pm in the Garrison Mill Cafeteria. This is a Class A meeting, so please come in your blue or tan (Webelos) uniform. This is also our Rally Night, so we will have a great night of games, while we sign up new scouts for this year.

Remember to tell all of your friends, and if you bring a friend to rally night who signs up, you get a Recruiter patch. We will ask that all scouts wear their class B red shirts to school that day as a reminder, and we will send out another reminder as we approach that date.

We hope to have a HUGE turnout for that night, and if anyone knows of anyone who wants to join now or who wants further information, you can have them send an email to: meredith_maher@hotmail.com

We hope to see you there!

Pack 471 Leaders

ROCKET LAUNCH on May 14th

**REPOST FROM SCOUTBOOK**

A friendly reminder that Pack 471 will host the annual Crossover Ceremony and Rocket Launch on Saturday, May 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pope High School. IF YOU HAVE A LAUNCHER, PLEASE LET MEREDITH KNOW. 
We will using the Pope High School practice field (behind the Gymnasium). First, we will have the crossover ceremony where we will celebrate our scouts crossing into their new ranks. After that, we will launch our rockets!

Time to start building a new rocket or dusting off an old one. We strongly suggest that you only use A or B size rocket engines so we don’t lose our rockets if they go too high. If you have never built rockets in the past, there are several types that are very easy first time rocket kits, which include everything but the engine itself. Hobby Town and Hobby Lobby both have a great selection of rockets and engines. Remember to add wadding, but we have extra if you forget!

Things to bring:

Scout’s rocket
Engines (bring multiple if you want to launch your rocket more than once)
Class A uniform
Water bottle
Sunscreen

We hope that you can make it and celebrate this year of adventure that we’ve had!

Upcoming events for Pack 471:

May 28 – Memorial Day Flag Placement 9am @ Marietta Cemetary