Posts by Jigar Champaneria

September Pack Meeting

We had a fun first pack meeting to kick off the school year. This is the first in-person Pack meeting since February 2020! Since we have so many scouts who are brand new to scouting, we conducted a Bobcat adventure on the spot where our more experience scouts helped our new scouts complete the adventure. Parents then presented their new scouts with the Bobcat badge. We also played the spaghetti race for our activity. The scouts got a surprisingly large number of noodles into their cups! Here are some pictures from our pack meeting: Here’s the presentation from the meeting:
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Parent Info Night

If you attended tonight’s virtual Parent Info Night (or missed it!), here are the slides we shared. If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to email cubmaster@pack996.org View Presentation
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Why Join Scouting?

So many families have heard about scouting and want to know more about acitvities during the school year for scouts of all ages. You can learn more about our annual activities here and look through our previous events here. But what is the value of scouting?? These are just a few of the reasons family love scouting.1. Outdoor Activities – Hiking, Camping, Picnics…these are activities we do throughout the year.2. Try New Things – Building a birdhouse and campfire, learning to tie knots and create derby race cars.3. Important Skills – Learning how to read a map properly or use
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Welcome to a new Scouting Year!

As we start the 2021-22 school year, Pack 996 is looking forward to a wonderful year of adventures with our scouting families. Here’s some information about what you can expect for the coming year. Our pack is usually around 70-100 scouts all from Quail Run, both boys and girls. Scouts are assigned to dens of 5-8 scouts (either all boys or all girls) which are broken up by grades/ranks. Scouts will work through a variety of adventures associated with their rank such as learning about first aid, hiking, knot tying, cooking, building, swimming, etc. Scouts will typically meet twice per month:– One
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Advancement Picnic

This year, we were able to hold our advancement picnic IN PERSON! This was a great time to see our scouting family out in the warm sun and enjoy some time together (with social distancing and masks, of course!). In addition to our ceremony where scouts received their new rank neckerchiefs and badges, we played a few games and had lots of laughs. Next year, we hope to get back to our extended picnics where families bring lunch and spend a few hours together recapping our year of scouting.
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