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It’s Time to Start Preparing for the Pack 196 Pinewood Derby 2017

It’s Pinewood Derby time again! Scouts should be receiving their kits and numbers from their Den Leaders at an upcoming meeting if they haven’t yet done so. For the uninitiated, here’s how the Cub Scouts describe the event: “The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby [...]

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Moving Pack Communications Forward With TroopTrack

Pack 196 Scout Parents: Have you ever wanted to catch up on your Scout’s progress toward achievements, or remind yourself about next steps on a certain award? Ever wished you had more information or contact info regarding Pack or Den events while on the go? Well, our move to using TroopTrack software/website — at https://lhpack196.trooptrack.com [...]

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What are the Arrow of Light & Crossover ceremonies?

The Arrow of Light award is the pinnacle of Cub Scout achievement, in that it’s the highest rank Cubs can receive. It’s also the only award former Cub Scouts can wear on their Boy Scout uniforms. The Arrow of Light is earned by 2nd year Webelos, who are in the 5th grade. The Crossover or [...]

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Youth Protection Training

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs. All registered adult members of [...]

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Pinewood Derby Rules & Resources

It’s Pinewood Derby time again! Download our pack’s official rules for 2016 in PDF format. Get specific details about location and timing of our event here. To help you in your project, here’s a collection of links to helpful resources for Pinewood Derby car builders… Speed Secrets from Boy’s Life Use Science To Make A [...]

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Campout Tips & Checklist

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Our Cub Scout Pack, along with their families, enjoys several campouts each year — typically in winter, spring and fall. To help you prepare for any campout, download and print this general packing list or this Webelos overnight camping packing list. It will give you ideas on the kinds of things you might need, but [...]

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The Cub Scout Uniform

The “Class B” Uniform For most informal events, including pack and den meetings without formal ceremonies, Scouts in Pack 196 may wear their Class B uniforms — this consists of an official Scout t-shirt, which can be purchased from the organization, and shorts or slacks. For Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Scouts, the “Class A” Cub [...]

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