May Committee Meeting Agenda Posted…

The Pack 471 Committee Meeting Agenda for May is posted here….

We will meet at Robert Payne’s residence at 4603 Blakedale Circle in the Westchester neighborhood, Tuesday May 1st, from 6:30 – 7:30.

This is the last committee meeting before the summer planning session, so please try to make it a point to attend.  Several summertime items will be reviewed along with crossover.  See you there!

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Scout Day at the Braves – April 28, 2012

Kick off the 2012 baseball season by bringing your Scout to watch the Atlanta Braves take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tickets start at $12.

I have attended this event the last two years and it has been a hit with the scouts and parents alike.  Come early at 12:00 PM to walk the field and get pictures.   Look for others in the Pack so everyone can walk together.   There is a deadline for Tickets from the Scout Service Center but if necessary you can purchase Tickets at the gate on game day.  Everyone can order their own Tickets and the Tickets are general seating in the upper balcony.   Wear your uniform.  Last year, 4 scouts from our pack were selected to do the Honor Guard and stand on the field with the flags during the national anthem because they were in full uniform.

This year I, Dan Betts, will not be able to attend due to the Webelos Woods Camp Out.  I am looking for someone who will champion this event and act as a point of contact for gathering and getting the scouts to sit together during the game.

Cub Scout Summer Camps – Register Now!

It is time to book your Summer Camp activities.   There are several opportunities to attend camps this summer.   Pack 471 is promoting the following two opportunities.  For additional opportunities visit the Foothills District and Atlanta Area Council Webesites at:  www.foothillsbsa.org & www.atlantabsa.org and look under camping.   I cannot stress enough, that if scouts can get to one or both of  camps they will have the experience of a lifetime.

 Foothills District Summer Day Camp:  June 11-15, 2012

Last year we had more than 20 scouts attend the Summer Day Camp at Sewell Mill Baptist Church.   Ask anyone who attended and they will tell you the kids all had a great time and earned a lot of Achievements, Electives, and Belt Loops.  Webelos will have the opportunity to earn 4 Activity Pins this year.   In order to get the $90 rate, you must register with the Pack and all forms & payments submitted to District by 4/16/2012.   After that date the cost is $100 and registration closes 4/30/2012.   No registrations will be accepted after 5/1/2012.

Regular Fees

_ $90 – Scouts

_ $75 – Scouts & Siblings with a 5-Day Volunteer

_ $30 – Tot Lot (younger children of 5-Day Volunteers)

_ Add $10 per Scout if submitting after April 17.

Pack 471 will pay for all adult leaders that help out at Day Camp.

Please visit the Foothills Summer Day Camp Website for further information and all forms needed  http://www.foothillsbsa.org/daycamp.  We will also need enough adults to attend as volunteers in the ration of 1 adult for every 4 scouts.  For brand new Tigers (entering 1st grade in the fall of 2012) they must have a 1:1 ratio.

Cub Adventure Camp (formerly know as Resident Camp):  July 15-18, 2012

This year rising Wolf, Bear, and all Webelos will attend the same sessions (new Tigers cannot attend).   However, Webelos will have a separate program from the others.  Last year we had 6 Cub Scouts and 6 Webelos attend.  Wolves and Bears must have a 1:1 Adult to Scout ratio.  Webelos must have at least a 1:4 ratio.  While there are several weeks available for Adventure Camp, the pack will be sponsoring the session that runs from July 15-18, 2012.  If you wish to attend a different session, you can register and attend on your own.

We need to book the number of people going by 4/16/2012.   Afer that we can adjust the number and make changes.  We will need the following information and a $35 deposit:

Name (campers & Adults)

Phone:

e-mail:

Address: (street, city, state, zip)

Parents:

Webelos I will choose what Activity Pins and Free Period activities once the roster is complete.

Webelos II can choose to go on the Outback Adventure

Adults supporting the Webelos will be paid by the Pack.

Cost:

Scouts:  $135

Outback Adventure:  $145

Adults:  $60

Paperwork and Payments:

Brian Boatright will be coordinating the Packs Summer Camp Activities.   You may submit forms and payments in the following manner (all payments will be made to the Pack 471 for the dates above):

Drop off payments and forms to Robert Payne between now and April 15th at:  4603 Blakedale Circle, Roswell, GA  30075

  1. Drop off payments and forms to Brian Boatright between now and April 15th at 4680 Glenforest Dr., Roswell, GA  30075
  2. Bring payments and forms to the April 10th Pack Meeting
  3. Bring payments and forms to the April 14th Aquarium Overnight
  4. Attend an informational session about Summer Camps on Wednesday April 11th at Garrison Mill Elementary School from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM.  This sesson in intended for additional questions and help completing the forms.  All others can submit forms & payments in the ways listed above.

Both Day Camp and Adventure Camp require a Medical Form wth parts A & B completed (no physicians signature or exam needed).  If you have attended a Family Camp or Webelos Camp this school year, the Pack probably already has your forms on file and can make copies for these camps.

Please consider volunteering as an adult to help with these camps.  The lives you will impact will include your own sons and many others.

If you have any questions about Summer Camps please feel free to contact Brian Boatright or Dan Betts

Brian:  (404) 202-4071                Dan:  404-345-9472