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Good Evening Pack 471 Families:

It’s that time of year again. School has started and so has Cub Scouting! We hope that 2021-2022 will be the best year yet in the 38 year history of Pack 471. We are going to have our kickoff meeting on Tuesday, August 17th at 6:45pm. Our meeting will be held outside at the Covered Play area of GM. Please bring a chair, your insurance card, and a method of payment you wish to use to pay for Scouting dues this year. We can accept cash, personal checks, or credit/debit payments through Paypal swipe.

There are several things scheduled this year that are very exciting. There are two camping trips planned for all Scouts and their families with two additional trips being offered for the Webelos and AOLs. We try to visit both Atlanta Area Council Campgrounds, Woodruff and Bert Adams, and that is this year’s current plan as well. For our big trip this year, we are trying to go to Yorktown and spend the night on an aircraft carrier. If COVID prevents this trip, we have some backup ideas to maintain our Big Trip tradition.

Consistent with past years, we are also interested in signing up new Scouts! Interest is super high as we have 20+ families who have reached out at this point. Please have the returning Scouts wear their red Class B uniforms both Tuesday, August 17th and Tuesday, August 24th to school to encourage their friends to ask about Scouts. If your Scout brings a friend to the August 17th kickoff night who signs up, they will get a recruiter patch. If you have any friends, neighbors, or acquaintances who want to join or would like more information, please have them email me, rtclaytonjr@yahoo.com or pack471leader@gmail.com.

Finally, we will discuss our largest fund raiser, delicious Scout Popcorn at this meeting. This fundraiser keeps our dues low, and we are looking for a Popcorn Chair if you are looking for a way to volunteer. We can never have enough volunteers! See everyone on the 17th!

If you cannot make it that evening, and want your child to continue in Cub Scouts, please reach out to our legendary treasurer Cindy Clayton at cindybear31005@yahoo.com.