Move Up Ceremony!

Thursday, June 7, Pack 48 closed out our first year with our End of Year BBQ and Move Up Ceremony!   We started with hot dogs and tons of food outside (cookie cake!  cookie cake!).

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We then presented our last round of advancements that our Cubs earned in their last month this year.  This was followed up by a slide show of the fun we had in our first year as a Pack.

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It was then time to close out the year.  Each Den came forward, then crossed their next year of Cubs!  We finished off with Nick, who became our first Arrow of Light Scout to cross over to Boy Scouts… good luck Nick!

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Our first year was an absolute blast.  While we won’t get back to regular den meetings until September, we have a TON of fun activities ready for this summer!

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Memorial Day with Pack 48!

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HUGE thank you to everyone who came out Saturday of Memorial Day weekend to help out the Berlin VFW!

We started our day at Berlin Cemetery, where we helped out placing flags on the graves of over 1000 veterans who are buried there.  We also visited the very first Eagle Scout in the history of the BSA, who is buried in this cemetery.

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We then moved on to the VFW itself.  There, the Pack helped Troop 48 and Crew 148 fold dozens of flags to prepare them for retirement.  They then watched the opening the ceremony before helping with the flag retirement itself.

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Afterward, hot dogs and cold drinks!

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May Pack Meetings!

May was a fun, final month of Den Meetings!

Our Wolves worked on Map Skills!

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Our Lions learned about plant parts and how they grow, then visited Damblys to plant some seeds and plants (thank you to Damblys Garden Center for having us!).

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And our Bears/Weblos/Arrow of Light Scouts did some fishing!

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Great final month for Den Meetings, we’ll have lots of new Den Meetings come September!

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Honor our veterans THIS SATURDAY!

The Berlin VFW has does so much to support us in our first year as a Pack, THIS SATURDAY, May 26 is our chance to give back to these veterans by helping them out!

9 AM to 10:15 or so – Flag Placement – Berlin Cemetery – White Horse Road, Berlin, NJ – We’ll be meeting at the Berlin Cemetery (40 Clementon Rd, Berlin, NJ 08009) at 9 AM to help the VFW place flags on the graves of over 2000 veterans buried there.  Scouts, please wear your blue or tan “Class A” Cub Scout uniforms to this event if you have them, preferably with nice pants rather than jeans or shorts.  If you do not have a uniform yet, please dress is red, white, and blue.  Friends, family, siblings, alumni, neighbors, Girl Scouts and other Boy Scouts, co-workers, and everyone else are invited and encouraged to attend and participate this event!

10:30 or so until 1115 or so – Flag Retirement Ceremony – Berlin VFW (34 Chestnut Ave, Berlin, NJ) – Right after the flag placement, we’ll head over to the Berlin VFW where Troop 48 will be running a flag retirement ceremony for the VFW starting around 10:30 AM.  As before, Scouts, please wear your blue or tan “Class A” Cub Scout uniforms to this event if you have them, preferably with nice pants rather than jeans or shorts.  If you do not have a uniform yet, please dress is red, white, and blue.  Friends, family, siblings, neighbors, Girl Scouts and other Boy Scouts, alumni, co-workers, and everyone else are invited and encouraged to attend and participate this event!

After flag retirement – Cook Out! the VFW will be having a hot dog cookout to thank all the volunteers who helped out!

Although this is our first year participating, this really is a wonderful annual event every year that brings home the meaning of Memorial Day.

There is a Facebook event located on the Pack 48 Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/pack48berlin.  If you do the Facebook thing, please mark “Attending” and share this Saturday’s events with folks!

If you want an idea about what this event it about, there was a wonderful article in the Berlin Sun last year –
https://theberlinsun.com/centuries-of-heroes-honored-at-berlin-cemetery-3115f489ea83

See everyone Saturday!

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Stupid weather

From Paul –

“I am sending this to the entire Pack whether you were planning to attend this weekend or not.

Due to the weather forecast and the possibility of bad weather, the cuboree has been postponed. The tentative date will be June 16.

More information will be provided was new plans get firmed up. But wanted to let you know as soon as possible.”

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May Pack Meeting – Camp, Camp, Camp!

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Somehow, our last meeting of our first year came already!  In May, our theme was “Camp, Camp, Camp” (going nicely with our campout coming up this month!).  We had a camping obstacle course, a nature scavenger hunt, the canteen relay, and a few of our old favorites for games.

We might be out of Pack Meetings, but our Campout is coming up May 19 to 20 at Pine Hill Scout Reservation and we’ll have our end-of-the-year BBQ and Move Up Ceremony on Thursday, June 7th at the Berlin VFW, officially ending our first year!

Sad that Scouts is over for Year 1?  Don’t worry, we have LOTS of fun stuff planned for June, July, and August!

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April Den Meetings!

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Another fun (and FINALLY warmer) month of meetings!  Our Bears and Weblos worked on physical fitness, our Wolves went for a twilight hike and learned map and compass skills, and our Lions played board games (Hungry Hungry Hippos!), ran through an obstacle course, and held a Boxcar Derby!  Fun months!

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April Pack Meeting… FOR SCIENCE!

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HUGE thank you to Dr. Naegely for coming out to our April Pack Meeting and doing some chemistry experiments with the Scouts!  The deep freeze Cheese curls in particular were a hit!

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Bear/Weblos Camp Out!

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Bears and Webelos had an awesome time on their camping trip at the end of March!

They  learned about first aid, camp fires, and fire fighters, and visited Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford!  Thank you to our friends in Venture Crew 148 for all the help this weekend!

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March Den Meetings!

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March might have featured snowed out meetings, but it was also a lot of fun!  The Bears and Weblos went to visit the EMTs, our Lions held a park cleanup, and our Wolves split time between Emergency Preparedness and Coins!

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