December was full of activities whether Scout or personal and we had a great time!
Our Bears started off the month practicing skits for Pack Night and played a game where they tried to make others laugh without laughing themselves.
Cernan Space Center
On December 10 some members of our Pack visited the Cernan Planetarium. They had an “out of this world” experience!
Our Webelos 2 (Arrow of Light Scouts) worked on the Earth Rocks Adventure. Webelos learn all about geology and the earth while doing the Earth Rocks! adventure. They will find out more about rocks and minerals. And they will learn how to identify geological features on a map. They also had a flash Scout Law Quiz.
At Pack Night we awarded all of the winners from our Raingutter Regatta Races, handed out a small Christmas present to each scout, had a lot of fun skits put on by the Bear rank, and took a small hike around the Village Square to see the town decorations.
Pack 134 Wishes you a Happy New Year! Please come and visit us at our next Pack Night on January 17. We have so many fun adventures coming this year starting with our BRAC Takeover, Pinewood Derby Races, and Blue and Gold Ceremony. We hope you join us!
Becoming an Eagle Scout takes perseverance and hard work. Scouts have to earn all the ranks in order starting with Scout. The following is a list of the activities the Scout will complete on their journey to Eagle Scout:
Be active in the troop for at least six months as a Life Scout
Show dedication to Scout Oath and Scout Law3
Provide references from family, work, church, and other community groups
Earn 21 merit badges
Serve a minimum of six months in a leadership position1
Propose, plan, and carry out an Eagle service project
Attend a Scoutmaster conference
Pass a board of review
We are so very proud of Patrick. It takes hard work and dedication to become an Eagle Scout and we know he’s worked very hard! His Eagle Project was the transformation of an outdoor classroom at Crone Middle School (District 204) to include a lending library, a new path from the parking lot to the classroom area, mulching of path as well as remulching of the existing space, planters/flowers, and an 800 rock garden that was spread out over the entire area, which were painted by students, Scouts and community members. The Scouts were also able to remulch the entire front of the school, as they had leftover materials. Nearly 700 volunteers were involved with the project, providing almost 800 hours of service.
Patrick is a Scout at Troop 889 in Naperville, IL. The Troop meets at Wheatland Salem Church at the corner of 95th Street and Book Road.
Congrats Patrick! May you continue to live the Scout life and inspire more scouts to follow in your footsteps.
First I want to start off by thanking our Pack 134 families for being a part of our organization. We can’t have a Pack without YOU! Also a GIGANTIC thank you to the leaders that make our pack GO! We definitely couldn’t have a pack without you. Thanks to the parents and guardians that see the value in scouting and allow us to instill that in your children.
Earlier in November the Tigers practiced their buffet etiquette for Tiger Bites. They also learned about nutrition, healthy snacks, and had to eat a fruit and vegetable.
Cubs Build It
Some of our scouts took a trek down to Rainbow Scout Reservation in Morris to participate in Cubs Build It. The scouts had the opportunity to use real tools. They built a wooden Christmas tree, bird feeders, and also did some nail and string art. They had a great time having some hands on fun and learning.
Getting our friends to join us
On November 15th our pack invited the scouts to wear their Cub Scout shirts to school and talk to their friends about scouts. The principals at Jonas Salk and Pioneer Elementary Schools even announced who the scouts are over the loud speaker, inviting the other students to search them out and ask them about scouts. The kids were so excited to hear their names over the morning announcements!
November Pack Night
We had our November Pack Night at the Community Center. We generally meet the third Tuesday of every month there. (Reach out if you’d like to join us some time!) Our scout Law Point this month was: Thrifty. We talked about ways a scout can be thrifty to save money. Every year our pack adopts a family (or two) to give gifts to through Morningstar Mission. Our amazing Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmasters took pies in the face for donations made to the pack for the mission. We can’t wait to see what we can bless a family with this year.
At the pack night the kids practiced team work by working together to stack cups. It was fun to hear them working together and laughing!
Right before Thanksgiving our Webelos joined Troop 131 up in Blue River, WI to camp in Eagle Cave. This is always trip loved by the scouts. My boys looked forward to this trip every year. From the pictures it looks like it did not disappoint. Maybe some year I will brave the caves!
We try not to take up too much time for scouts in December, but we still have some fun up our sleeves for the month. Can’t wait to share what we did with you in the New Year. Better yet, come join us and give the kids the gift of Scouting for Christmas!