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Hike Up the Kennesaw Mountain

posted Aug 21, 2014, 5:47 PM by Unknown user

We had a great hike the Kennesaw Mountain with the pack.

Prior of starting the hike we saw a documentary about the civil war and the battle of the Kennesaw Mountain.

We revised the safety rules to ensure everyone will have a fun climb



On our climb up we saw some wild life such as deers.

Finally on top of the Mountain!

And as a reward we had a beautiful view of the city.


We ended the Hike with a picnic followed with some fun games together!



July 12 Fishing Trip and Hatchery Tour Landed Some Big Fun

posted Jul 14, 2014, 7:08 PM by Todd Williams

Last Saturday, 11 of our pack members enjoyed a trip to the Buford Trout Hatchery. The scouts fished for for bluegill bream and catfish in the family pond competing in an informal tournament to see who could catch the most fish. Here are the tournament results:  
  • Wolf Den - Vinny (1) and Will (1) 
  • Bear Den - Chris (5) 
  • Webelos I - Conner (5)
  • Pack - Chris (5) and Conner (5)  
After some more casual fishing (all catch and release), we learned about fishing regulations in Georgia. Next everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch by the fishing pond with their family members. In the afternoon, we were given a tour of the hatchery by Pat Markey, the hatchery manager. We learned that the hatchery used to raise the trout from birth, it now raises them from 4 inches to 10 inches then releases them into the Chattahoochee River. All together the hatchery raises and releases about 450,000 trout a year.

While not everyone caught a fish, by the end of the day, the scouts that participated all landed their fishing belt loop. 




June 14 Rocket Launch was a blast!

posted Jun 24, 2014, 10:30 AM by Bret Williams

Thanks to all the Scouts that made it out to launch some rockets with SoAR Southern Area Rocketry.  A special thanks goes out to William Bercini and Jorge Blanco from SoAR who were nice enough to give the Scouts a few tips on rocketry and rocketry safety.  The weather was sunny and the wind was calm.  For the most part we avoided the trees (sorry John!) and mud puddles.  I think everyone had a great time.

For more info on joining SoAR or attending upcoming launches visit soarrocketry.org


Summer Activities!

posted Jun 24, 2014, 8:22 AM by Bret Williams

We have some exciting activities planned for the boys this summer. We understand that summer is a busy time for families and these activities (as always) are optional. However, any boy that attends either one activity each month or three total will earn the National Summertime Activity Award

 Here is our summer schedule and the leader for each event:

June 1-5: Twilight camp (I think all agree it was fantastic with a thunderous ending!)

June 14 : Model Rocket Launch - Sorry if you missed it. We had a blast!  :)  -Bret Williams 

July 12 : Fish Hatchery Tour and Fishing – Todd Williams  

July 27 : Hike up Kennesaw Mountain – John Hannah

Aug 9 : Roswell North Elementary Clean-up – John Hannah

Aug TBD : Bike ride – Jan Lattunen

Aug 28 : Pack Meeting – Craig Ficik
 
Some events are still being planned and subject to change. We will send out an invite for each event separately with more details (time, location, cost, carpooling, what to bring, etc.) as we get closer to each one. If you accept the invite (1 acceptance per family is fine) we will add you to communication list for that event in case there are any changes to the plan.

May Pack Meeting

posted May 23, 2014, 7:05 AM by Craig Ficik

Congrats to all who moved up to the next level of their cub scout experience.  The Cub-O-Matic was a little buggy but worked eventually for everyone, Version 2.0 will be better.   Many thanks to the Webelos 2 for helping lead the moving up ceremony, great job!

Blue & Gold

posted Mar 21, 2014, 6:30 AM by Craig Ficik

Blue & Gold was a big success my thanks to all who helped make it come together.   Congratulations, to all the boys who advanced in rank and moved onto the next phase of their scouting career, Boy Scouts.    

Video Recap - 2014 Pinewood Derby!

posted Mar 11, 2014, 2:41 PM by Bret Williams

I hope all had a great time at the Pinewood Derby!  I had a lot of fun shooting and editing this video.  Enjoy!

2014 Pinewood Derby Highlights video!




Pinewood Derby Update

posted Feb 21, 2014, 7:47 AM by Craig Ficik

This is just a quick note to remind everyone the pinewood derby will be held in the Dodson Youth Center (DoD) instead of Fellowship Hall.  

2014 Pinewood Derby & Tune Up Clinic Details

posted Feb 9, 2014, 5:18 PM by Teri Lamprey

2014 Pinewood Derby
Saturday, February 22, 2014
RUMC Fellowship Hall
Check in: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
** failure to check in by 10:00 a.m. could result in disqualification of this year's Pinewood Derby**
Race time: 10:00 a.m. - done

Check in begins at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. During the check in process, your car is weighed and inspected to make sure it is in compliance of the derby rules (rules attached). Once your car is checked in, you are not allowed to touch it again until after the races. A repair table will be set up during the check in period (9:00 - 10:00) in case you need to make some last minute adjusts, but please note, failure to check in prior to 10:00 a.m. could result in disqualification. (Disqualified cars MAY compete in the family division.) It's strongly recommended you attend the tune up clinic on Friday.

Awards will be given for top 3 overall, top 3 in each den, best craftsmanship, scout spirit, most original, and scout favorite. In the family division, awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and the most original. 

Please wear class A uniforms. 

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Optional Tune Up Clinic
Friday, February 21, 2014
RUMC Fellowship Hall
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The tune up clinic is the perfect time to make sure your car is in tip top shape before the big day. You will be able to weigh it using the official scale and will be able to check it on a section of track. People and tools will be there to aid with adjustments and/or help with troubleshooting. 

* Note: If you have having difficulties with your car, please don't wait until the last minute to ask for help. Feel free to reach out to your den leader or send a message to pack@pack845.org for assistance.

January Pack Meeting

posted Jan 24, 2014, 7:06 AM by Craig Ficik

Lot's of fun to be had by everyone.   Introduced the Den Chiefs to the pack and their dens.  Welcome Zach Rosenberg, Miles Hampton & Omar Kayyali.    Catapults were made and marshmallows were launched....    The skits were great, looked like the boys had fun.  Please get with your Den Leaders regarding the Food for Scouting Drive.   Don't forget scout Sunday (2/9)

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