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November 2011 Newsletter

posted Nov 5, 2011, 3:50 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Feb 7, 2012, 11:02 AM ]
Dear Scout Parents, 

Pack meeting (Thursday, Nov 17th at 7:00 pm)
Normally each den has a responsibility to help out at a pack meeting, check with your den leader on how you can participate. For this meeting,
  • - Bears: Arrive 15 minutes early to setup; conduct flag ceremony 
  • - Wolves: “Greeters” (greet scouts / families as they enter the gym); parents then supervise the game 
  • - Webelos 2: Demonstration 
  • - Webelos 1: Refreshments and Cleanup 
All parents: Please do not allow kids outside before, during, or after the meeting without parent supervision as accidents can happen especially around the pond. Remind kids they are not to play with gym equipment including ropes and climbing bars (per school rules).

Splash Universe: We Need Your Vote
Splash Universe is not open on Wednesday, Dec 7th, so we have to reschedule the event. The committee wants you all to have a vote since it can be a very busy month. Of course, siblings are welcome to this very fun event.

Cost: $11 per swimmer, $3 for non-swimmers...4 hour block of time in the Water Park. It is a great deal since a regular ½ day pass is $25 per person.

You will find a survey on the home page.  Please vote for 1 option:
  1. Saturday, Dec 7th from 12 – 4 PM 
  2. Wednesday, Dec 21st from 10 AM - 2 PM 
  3. Friday, Dec 30th from 10 AM – 2 PM 
Click for more info on Splash Universe in Dundee, MI.     

Let your voice be heard...Vote today!!!

Scout Bucks
A final tally of “scout bucks” earned per family is being conducted and will be communicated next month (see Tim Dorweiler). If you participated in Popcorn fundraising you can estimate how many “scout bucks” you’ve earned with the following:

Scout Bucks Earned = [(Total Door to Door Sales) + (Total 2x4 Kit sales) + (Hours worked at Grocery Stores * $46.54)] * 30%...I know, I know it’s the engineer in me…Basically 30% of your total popcorn sales.

Summer Camp Registration & Deposit
Tony Guajardo our Camp Coordinator will be making reservations in early Nov for summer at Camp Munhacke for all current Tigers through Webelos 1 scouts. At the Nov Pack Meeting he will have more details on the dates of Camp. The cost of camp is $125 per camper. Camp is a good value and with our “scout bucks” program, it can be affordable for families.

We need to get your reservation and deposit at the Pack Meeting. Please communicate your reservation intentions and whether you wish to use some of your “scout bucks” towards your deposit or bring a check for $40 per camper (typically $80 per family) made out to “SSA Pack One”.

SSA Pack Fees
There are still a few families that haven’t registered or paid the Pack Fee for this year. Please register your son and make a check payable to “SSA Pack 1” for $70 per scout and turn it in at the Pack Meeting or you can mail it to me at:

Jim Putlock
3075 Greenwich Court
Canton, MI 48188

Religious Awards
SSA Pack One encourages our scouts to earning at least one the two Cub Scout religious awards: Light of Christ and Parvuli Dei. Our website provides full details on how the boys can earn these awards (it takes about 3-4 months). The Detroit diocese deadline is Dec 31st while the Lansing diocese deadline is Feb 1st. Full details are here on our website.

Help with Subcommittees – Banquet & Derby
Your help is needed in handling some of the details (decorating, purchasing items, ordering food, etc) at two upcoming events:
  1. February 10th Blue & Gold Banquet (contact Sarah Schloss at 734-424-0331
  2. March 18th Pinewood Derby (contact Aerik La Fave at 734-780-1076
They can really use your help!

Youth Protection Training…Great for all Parents!!!
Here is the link to BSA’s Youth Protection Training. We encourage all parents to take this simple on-line course geared to protect our youth. It is mandatory for all leaders to complete an encouraged for all parents.

Next Committee Meeting – Saturday, Nov 18th at 8:00 am @ Alex’s Family Restaurant in Canton (42400 Ford Road, Canton)
This is a planning meeting for the monthly pack meetings. Parents are needed vote on decisions and to assist in planning the pack meeting and outings for the families. At this meeting we'll evaluate the recent pack meeting or event and plan for the upcoming pack meeting or event. Parents are encouraged to attend at least one planning meeting over the course of the year.

Jim Putlock
Assistant Cubmaster