11/25 Bi-Weekly Update

Hi All,

Hope you had a great holiday break! This is the first update blog post which we will do our best to post bi-weekly.

As always, we do our best to update the site with info as we have it but please check back in for updates.

Finally, thanks for being an awesome community!

Now, here’s the latest goings ons with 735:

Toys for Tots Service

The Pack is doing a Toys For Tots drive for one of its service projects. Refer to the December Service: Toys for Tots Page for details.

December Pack Meeting

Our Pack meeting is on 12/14 and we will be giving the scouts their first adventure awards & celebrating the holiday cheer. There will be our Toys for Tots Gift drive (unwrapped gift) AND our annual Scout Gift Swap (wrapped gift). Refer to the December Pack Meeting Agenda for the agenda and more info on Scout Gift Swap.

11/29 Committee Meeting – Decisions on Winter Program Options

Join us on Thursday at Biltmore & Main at 8 PM. We have some decisions to make regarding our winter outing and overnight & appreciate all input we can get. Refer to Committee Info Page for more info.

January Reading Committee Social

On 1/25/19, the Reading Scouting Committees are planning a town-wide social. Join us and get your name added to the distribution list at the Committee Info Page.

Also, keep up to date with on the specifics by looking at Event Calendars.

Lion Advancements

Awards for Lions will be done at their Den meetings.

All scouts are always welcome, but we understand that sometimes Pack meetings run a little longer than we plan for.

January Game Night! Please Answer the Survey

The Bear Den is hard at work planning this pack meeting for their Grin & Bear It! Adventure. Refer to the Game Night Planning: Grin & Bear It to stay up to speed. There will be prizes!

Also, we can have this on Friday night or Saturday night for this. Please fill out the survey below.

Game Night Survey

If you’d like to contribute a game, then refer to the Volunteering Sign Ups Page.

Pinewood Derby Coming Soon

We are planning for this sometime in January through March. Logistics & key contacts are still being worked out. We will notify you here with updates. Refer to the PineWood Derby page for information.

We will need lots of parent volunteer help to make this an excellent experience for the scouts! So stay tuned!

Joshua Eaton Summer Camp Expo in January!

On January 23, 2018, from 6 PM – 8 PM, the Joshua Eaton PTO will be inviting local summer camp providers to set up a display in the cafeteria to showcase their summer camp opportunities for our students. Families will be able to drop in, discover new opportunities and gather registration information.

Rain date is January 30, 2019.  Refer to the school’s newsletters for more information.

New Reading Scouting Page & News Article

To alleviate the confusion of which scout goes to which unit, the Reading units created a new landing page to help busy families (yes, we also included links to the Girl Scouting program in town).

Check it out & let us know what you think!

https://readingscouting.org/

We are also in the process of updating all of the BeAScout unit profiles with this link.

We are also working on an article for the Reading Patch & other outlets discussing how the units are working together.

Stay tuned! We will let you know when it’s submitted.

Sharing Memories

As mentioned in early November, we’d love to share memories of events, but we have limited photo releases. Currently, we are only posting select content that’s been pre-cleared.

Please see the Sharing Photos Page for info

Thank You for the Final Push for Charter Renewal

Big thank you! To everyone for getting those last few applications & dues in.

The technical aspects this year created quite a few headaches. If you still have dues outstanding, then please reach out to chairman@readingpack735.org.

Future Programming

Refer to the Event Calendars & Planned Programming for upcoming info and refer to the Committee Info where we plan more specifics.

Finally, we are planning a spring rocket launch for all Reading Packs in mid-May. We will post updates as it approaches.

Other News

There’s always lots of programming available for free or little cost in our area. Look at the resources below, some of these would be a great Den outing.

Council: Don’t forget to check out Council Newsletter & Council Calendar for area news and events.

Flintlock District: Also check out the Flintlock FB Page & the Flintlock District Webpage for news and events close to town.

Always Available for Concerns, Questions & Feedback

As always email cubmaster@readingpack735.org or chairman@readingpack735.org for anything. We will do our best to respond promptly.

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