Pack News

September Pack Meeting

posted Sep 16, 2018, 2:01 PM by Cub Scout

Out September Pack Meeting is on the 24th.  We will kick things off with root beer floats.  All of our new Scouts will receive their handbooks, neckerchiefs, and a welcome from the Pack.  The Scouts will play some games while the parents receive learn about the Pack and the program.  This will include information about fundraising and dues.  We will also have awards for those Scouts who worked hard over the summer.

Pack 508 Fall Kickoff: Base Camp Open House

posted Sep 1, 2018, 6:59 PM by Cub Scout

This year we are going to hike to Base Camp at Fort Snelling with a twist! Base Camp is having an open house, and our Pack will attend via a train ride and hike along the Minnesota State Trail.  You can find all of the details here: Train Ride and Base Camp Open House

Scout Me In!

posted Aug 21, 2018, 1:34 PM by Cub Scout

It is that time of year again...back to school, and fall recruiting. If you are interested in signing up for our Pack, use the link to sign up online, or come and meet us in person at one of the McKinley School events.

Open House: Wednesday, August 29 4:30-6:00
School Night for Scouting: Thursday, September 20 6:00-7:00
McKinley Walks Together: Thursday, September 27 5:30-7:30

If you are already a member of our Pack, come by and tell the new Scouts how much the program means to you! 

August: Summer Family Camp

posted May 28, 2018, 3:22 PM by Cub Scout   [ updated May 28, 2018, 3:28 PM ]

Whether you are a seasoned camper or need to learn how to set up a tent, this will be a memorable part of your Scout’s summer. We have the group campsite reserved for the Pack, and everyone is welcome.  Activities will include visits to Wargo Nature Center and the beach.  There will be time for fishing and biking.  We’ll close out the weekend with a “Scouts Own” outdoor worship service on Sunday. 

Check the calendar for the latest information!

July: Summer Picnic

posted May 28, 2018, 3:21 PM by Cub Scout   [ updated May 28, 2018, 3:27 PM ]

Our Pack activity for July is a picnic and family swimming at an area park.  This is a chance for the Scouts to see each other and for families to catch up with each other and relax.

Check the calendar for the latest information!

June: Blaine Festival Parade

posted May 28, 2018, 3:16 PM by Cub Scout   [ updated Jun 18, 2018, 7:22 PM ]

Our big event for June is the Blaine Festival Parade.  This is a chance to be part of a parade, and you don’t even need to play an instrument!  Our Pack walks (and occasionally rides) in the parade with the float we have created, and we share candy and information about Cub Scouts with the onlookers.  While our Scouts have fun, they also get to show the community how much we love Scouting!

This year, our lineup number is C01.  Lineup starts at 10:30 and the parade begins at noon.  Select the images below for the parade lineup location map and a map of the parade route.

Check the calendar for the latest information!

Resident Camp

posted May 28, 2018, 3:12 PM by Cub Scout   [ updated May 28, 2018, 3:26 PM ]

Summertime is camping time in Minnesota, and the Northern Star Council opens up its camps to Scouts of all ages.  Resident camp consists of two nights, and a full day of activities, in one of our Council’s 7 beautiful camps.  This is a memorable event for a Cub Scout, and attendance is encouraged (if not this weekend, then perhaps another).  There are still openings available, so please let me know ASAP if you’d like to attend.

Check the calendar for more information!

Annual Planning

posted May 28, 2018, 3:11 PM by Cub Scout   [ updated May 28, 2018, 3:26 PM ]

Each June all parents are invited to participate in a planning session where we put together the calendar through the following summer.  This is a chance to contribute ideas, or just to come and listen and support someone else’s idea.  Ask your Scout what they’d like to do in the next year and we can figure out together how to make it happen!

Check the calendar for the latest information!

Park Cleanup

posted May 28, 2018, 3:10 PM by Cub Scout   [ updated May 28, 2018, 3:25 PM ]

Each spring we serve our community by cleaning up Ham Lake Park.  Bring gloves and garbage bags and we’ll take an hour of our day and make the park a little better for everyone who uses it. Afterwards, we may take some time to have a little fun playing a game.  Be sure to look for the sign near the entrance that recognizes our Pack!

Check the calendar for the latest information!

Graduation Picnic

posted May 13, 2018, 5:23 PM by Cub Scout

Our Scouts are ready to start working on the next rank!  Join us Sunday, May 20 at Ham Lake Park for a ceremony to present the awards we have earned this month (and year), and a bridging ceremony where our Scouts will receive their neckerchief and handbook for the next rank! 

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