Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
Otherwise, I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday!!!
- Cubmaster Tillman
Bell Ringing (Help Needed), Yo-Yos, and the Season of Giving!
Hello Pack 60! I hope everyone was able to spend some time this weekend relaxing, reconnecting with family and friends, and reflecting on all that we have to the thankful for as head into the holiday season. With the return to in-person school, scouts, and activities, I feel that we are busier than ever, so it was nice to have a weekend to relax with no other commitments.
While reflecting this weekend, I first found myself blessed to be surrounded by so many caring leaders and parents who help make our Pack a great place for our Scouts to learn, grow, and be engaged. Additionally, I came to the startling realization that we are already 1/3 of the way through our Scouting Year! In 3 months, we've already:
Welcomed over 20 new Scouts to our Pack; Had some fun outdoors; Earned some Bobcat ranks; Gone camping; Had campfires; Had a Halloween Carnival; Sold wreaths and popcorn; Earned some awards; Thrown some pies; Met some new friends; and HAD FUN!
Where does the time go?!
With all that behind us, we've still got a LOT to look forward to:
Saturday, Dec 4 - Bell Ringing for Salvation Army at Woodbury Cabela's.
If you haven't already signed up, please do so ASAP. It's for a good cause, and all Scouts who sign up for a 1 hour shift will earn the BELL RINGING activity patch! See it here!
Follow this link to sign up for a 1 hour shift. We especially need help from 4:00-5:00pm!
Sunday, Dec 5 - 5:00pm - Wreath Prize Raffle
Scouts who sold $250 in Christmas Wreaths are invited to attend our online Prize Raffle. This is our way of saying THANKS for doing such a good job and helping raise money for the Pack so that we can do all the fun things we do each year.
Thursday, Dec 9 - 6:30pm - Pack Meeting - Coat/Toy Drive, Dazzling Dave: Yo-Yo Master, and a Special Guest?!
In the spirit of giving, we will be collecting toys and winter clothing for those less fortunate. If you can, please bring a new/unwrapped toy or new/gently used winter clothing for all ages to the Pack Meeting. We will have collection bins set out at the beginning of the Pack Meeting.
We'll learn about some of our upcoming activities including: Winter Activity Day, Snow Sledding, and Polar Cubs!
Then, for our main attraction, Dazzling Dave will be joining us to show us some of the COOL things that can be done with a Yo-Yo. Dave will have yo-yos for sale afterward ranging from $8-$18.
Finally, I've heard reports that we might have ANOTHER special guest stopping by with a little gift for the Scouts as well.
This is a Pack Meeting you don't want to miss!
Saturday, Dec 18 - 11am - Laying Wreaths @ Fort Snelling
This is an individual event, but is a great opportunity for Scouts to perform some service and honor our veterans. Check with your Den Leader to see if they are planning to have this be a coordinated event for your Den.
Check out Scoutbook for more information: https://scoutbook.scouting.org/mobile/dashboard/calendar/event.asp?EventID=2896862
Coming Soon: More information on:
Winter Activity Day
Polar Cubs Day Camp
January Pack Meeting
February Pack Meeting - Cake Bake / Decorating contest
Thanks again for being a part of Pack 60! I can't wait to have some more fun!
Uniform Inspection Pack Meeting - THURSDAY!
Just a reminder that we have our Uniform Inspection Pack Meeting this Thursday, November 4th at 6:30pm.
Specifics, including the Uniform Guide and the Uniform Checklist can be found on our website under Pack Events -> Uniform Inspection.
So, get your uniform all pressed and proper, but don't worry if it isn't quite up to par. Everyone passes the Uniform Inspection as long as you promise to DO YOUR BEST to make it better for next time! As an added bonus, all Scouts who attend will get this year's Pack 60 Activity Patch, and a 5-Star Uniform Inspection segment to go with it! So, don't miss it!
PLEASE NOTE! - Pack Meetings this year will be held in the Cafeteria at LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL - 3133 Pioneer Drive
Because we are meeting indoors, in a public school, and serving our youth population, face masks ARE REQUIRED at this location. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
See you THURSDAY!!!
Wreath & Popcorn Orders DUE - Monday, November 1!
This is your 1 week warning! ALL Popcorn and Wreath orders are due next week on Monday, November 1.
This is your last chance to make a few more sales to try to get to that next level in Popcorn Prizes, or to try to be the TOP WREATH SELLER in your Den and throw a PIE IN THE FACE of the Leader/Adult of your choice and our Nov 4th Pack Meeting!
Add your orders to the Fillable Wreath Order Submission Form. (located on the website)
Make sure your Sales Total matches your Cash+Check Total.
Print out your Submission Form and put it in an envelope with all of your cash and checks.
Please DO NOT include your actual sales form - save this so you know whom to deliver the wreaths to.
Label the envelope "WREATHS - <Scout Name>"
Deposit the envelope by Monday, Nov 1 into the Lock Box on the bench outside the Tillman residence - 7285 Newbury Draw
Enter ALL of your orders as "Wagon" sales into the Trail's End App or Website.
View your Dashboard in the Trail's End App or Website to see your Amount Due to Unit
Pay your amount due by either:
1) PREFERRED - Click on the "Pay Now" button in the Trail's End App (not available in the Website) to pay your amount due by Credit Card
2) Put cash and checks into an envelope labeled "POPCORN - Scout Name" and drop it into the Lock Box on the bench outside the Tillman residence - 7285 Newbury Draw by Monday, Nov 1.
Please DO NOT turn in your paper sales form with the money
If you need an IMMEDIATE response, please call/text Jason Tillman @ 651-983-1687 for popcorn questions, or Clint Jamison @ 651-348-6386 for wreath questions.
Pie in the face?! - Respond by Friday!
Yes, you heard me right! It's the return of the Scout favorite activity! HIT ONE OF OUR LEADERS WITH A PIE IN THE FACE!
Email email@example.com by Friday with your Scout's name, number of WREATH items sold, and total WREATH dollar amount, and they will be entered into a drawing to hit one of our leaders with a pie in the face at our Carnival on Saturday!
Speaking of Saturday, please arrive and be ready to go by 1:00pm. We will have a brief Pack Meeting before kicking off our Carnival. The sooner we get our meeting started, the more time well have for games! Games will go until 3:00pm. Stay as long as you want.
We are looking forward to seeing all the Scouts and their creative costumes!
Sat, Oct 16 - Trick-or-Treat Carnival - 1:00pm @ Stonemill Farms Resident's Club
Mon, Nov 1 - Wreath & Popcorn Orders/Money Due @ Tillman Residence - 7285 Newbury Draw
Thurs, Nov 4 - Pack Meeting - Uniform Inspection - 6:30pm @ Lake Middle School Cafeteria
Hello Pack 60! Our Scouting year is off to a roaring start! Here are some important announcements as we try to keep up the momentum:
Upcoming Events - Full Calendar
Trick or Treat Carnival - Saturday, Oct 16 @ Stonemill Farm Resident's Club - 1:00-3:00pm
This is taking the place of our October Pack Meeting. Come join us for a brief pack meeting, followed by a whole slew of carnival style games prepared for us by the Bear Den! Costumes are not required, but are HIGHLY encouraged! All Scouts in attendance will earch this year's "Carnival Patch"! See ALL the details here!
Uniform Inspection Pack Meeting - Thursday, Nov 4 @ Lake Middle School Cafeteria - 6:30-7:45pm
This is your chance to show off all of your awards! So, make sure to get your uniform all prepped, and look your best! You'll be judged by various community members in THEIR uniforms! If your uniform isn't perfect, that's OK, as long as you try your best, and pledge to fix up the things that aren't quite up to par, you'll walk away with this year's "5-Star Inspection" patch!
By now, your Den Leader should be in contact with you with plans for working on Den Requirements. For the Lion (K) and Tiger (1st) Dens, things might be a little slower to get off the ground. If you haven't heard anything from them by the Trick-or-Treat Carnival, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to help get this going.
Scoutbook.org is our online advancement tracking system. Unfortunately, due registration issues this year, not all of the new scouts have accounts in Scoutbook yet. We are working to get that corrected. In the meantime, keep track of your advancement in your physical Scout Rank Books, and we will get the online records updated as soon as possible.
Pack Meeting Location
Due to conflicts at New Life Academy, we've had to find a new location to host our monthly Pack Meetings. Therefore, until further notice, we will be using the Lake Middle School Cafetorium (3133 Pioneer Dr, Woodbury) for our gatherings. We've used this space in the past, and we feel that it will adequately support our needs. Pack Meetings will generally start at 6:30pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month, but be sure to double-check the calendar, as there ARE a few exceptions.
We are still in need of Scouts to staff the storefronts on Oct 9 & 10, Oct 16 & 17, and Oct 30 & 31. These storefront will net you $150+ in sales per shift, and are the EASIEST way to achieve your $250/$350 fundraising quota, or to earn that next level prize! Sign up NOW before the shifts are full!
Email email@example.com with your current wreath totals by Friday, Oct 15 to be entered into a drawing for a special prize at our Trick-or-Treat Carnival! The more you sell, the better chance you have of winning!
We are still in need of volunteers to help our Pack operate as smoothly as possible. If you are interested in helping out in any of these positions, or have some other talent to offer, please contact Erik McKloskey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advancement Chair: Once a Month - Approve the advancement records in Scoutbook, and purchase the awards from the Scout Shop at Base Camp near Fort Snelling. Become informed of other awards that Scouts may earn and help advertise them to the Committee and families.
Assistant Cubmaster: Assist the Cubmaster and other Assistant Cubmasters with the planning and execution of our monthly Pack Meetings and other Pack Events.
Committee Member: Attend our monthly Committee Meetings to help us plan and organize our upcoming events. New ideas are always welcome!
Scribe: Assist the Committee by helping keep notes of discussions and decisions made. Help develop consistent and clear communications for our Website and email blasts.
Webmaster: Help keep our website organized and up to date with useful information
We are blessed to have 17 new scouts joining us this year! Please welcome them into our Pack, and help them to have a successful first year with us!
All new scouts should have received a 1) fishing pole, 2) Water Bottle containing 2a) Cub Scout T-Shirt, and 2b) Free Fall Day Camp Pass, 3) Neckerchief & Slide, and 4) a Den Number patch. If you haven't received any of these yet, please contact Jason Tillman at email@example.com
Fabulous February Everyone!
Can you believe we're already 1/12th of the way through 2021?!
Here are some important announcements for all of our upcoming activities.
Be sure to RSVP for our upcoming events to ensure that we will have space available for you!
1) Please bookmark our NEW Pack Website
Instead of digging through emails to try to find the latest information about our Pack Events... check out our website instead! We are trying to keep all the important information there so that it is quickly within reach. If you have suggestions about the content or organization of items on the website, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
2) RSVP ASAP for Winter Activity Day @ Cottage Grove Ravine Park - Sat, Feb 13 - 10am-1pm
We still have room available for participants for our Winter Activity Day. Consisting of 3 1-hour activity rotations, this event is sure to please! Ice fishing, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing! Please go to the activity page on our website to register so that we have enough volunteers and gear for everyone!
3) RSVP ASAP for Polar Cubs Day Camp @ Camp Phillippo - Cannon Falls, MN - Sat, Feb 20 - 8am-3pm
Register by Thursday, Feb 4 to guarantee your spot. Late registrations are welcome, but only if there is still room available. Polar Cubs is always a load of fun, especially when we have a decent amount of snow! Check out the activity page linked above for more details.
4) Snow Sculptures for our Feb, 11 Pack Meeting
Our next Pack Meeting is coming up on Thursday, Feb 11 @ 6:30pm. Before then, get outside and make a snow sculpture to celebrate the Winter Carnival and all things winter here in MN! Submit your photos by Tuesday, Feb 9 so that we can share it with the entire Pack! Check out the activity link above for more details.
5) PINEWOOD DERBY!!! - Complete your cars by March 1
In case you missed the last Pack Meeting, it was announced that it is now PINEWOOD DERBY SEASON! That's right Scouts! Break out those saws, sandpaper and paint! Get your cars completed by March 1. Then, wait for an announcement about when and where to turn your cars in. Leaders will then race the cars and video record the results so that we can all watch us during a LIVE ZOOM EVENT! Check out the activity link above for ALL the details!
6) Pack 60 Medallion Hunt Update - Final Medallion Hunt starts Friday, Feb 5!
Thanks to you, our 1st ever Pack 60 Winter Medallion Hunt has been a huge success! Some medallions have been easy to find, and others, not so much! All I know is that we've got some real super sleuths in our Pack who have been able to decipher the clues with ease! There's still 1 medallion left to find, so get out there an HUNT!
Congratulations to all of our winners so far:
Lion Medallion - Mason Behning - Webelos Den
Tiger Medallion - Sawyer Seleskie - Tiger Den
Wolf Medallion - Caden Cretzmeyer - Wolf Den
Bear Medallion - Nicholas Tillman - AoL Den
Webelos Medallion - Benji Blake - Webelos Den
AoL Medallion - Still to be found!
7) Summer Camp - Save the Date! - Friday, June 25@6:00pm - Sunday, June 27@Noon - Camp Phillippo Scout Scamp - Cannon Falls, MN
I know it's hard to think about Summer Camp with all that snow out there... but reservations have already been made for current K-3rd grade members of Pack 60 to attend. Check out https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/summercamp for more details!
* Current 4th grade scouts - contact your Den Leaders to find out plans for a separate AoL camp just for your Den!
Chris Blake - Cubmaster
Ross Dahlin & Jason Tillman - Asst. Cubmasters
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Our Medallion Hunt has started! Be sure to check out the Medallion Hunt page in the Pack Events for all the details!
Check out the Pack Event page for information on our upcoming events!
Pack 60 Medallion Hunt - NOW thru Feb 11
Zoom Pack Meeting - Thurs, Jan 14
Pack Sledding Day - Sat, Jan 30
Winter Activity Day - Sat, Feb 13
Polar Cubs - Sat, Feb 20
Check out the Pack Event page for information on our upcoming events!
Pack 60 Medallion Hunt
Winter Activity Day
Pack Sledding Day
Scoutbook Login Issues
The Scoutbook website recently underwent some technical changes, and they have inadvertently messed up logins for many people.
In order to login, do not go to scoutbook.com anymore. Instead, go to scoutbook.scouting.org. If that link does not take you to Scoutbook, then you will need to clear your browser's cache, and cookies for scoutbook.org. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:
Clear your cache: https://kinsta.com/knowledgebase/how-to-clear-browser-cache/
Clearing Cookies for Scoutbook sites: https://www.lifewire.com/clear-cookies-for-one-site-4587347
Try connecting to scoutbook.scouting.org again.
If you continue to have troubles connecting to Scoutbook, please contact email@example.com
Hello Pack 60! We’ve got some EXCITING news for you regarding our upcoming events!
Event Summary (details below):
Sat, Dec 5 - Salvation Army Bells at Cabela’s - 10am-4pm (30 minute sessions)
Thurs, Nov 27 - Sun, Nov 30: Gingerbread / Christmas Card Pickup at Tillman Residence
Thurs, December 10 - Pack Meeting - 6:30pm
1st Ever Virtual Pack Meeting & Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
Fri, December 11 - Friday December 18 - Decorate Christmas Cards for residents of Select Senior Living in Coon Rapids
January - Pack 60 Winter Medallion Hunt - Dates T.B.D.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
We still have many open spots for our Annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing event. Please sign up ASAP so that we know we have it covered. Sessions are only 30 minutes each, so feel free to sign up for 2 back-to-back shifts… especially for older scouts.
When: Saturday, December 5th, 10am-4pm
Where: Cabela’s - Woodbury
Gingerbread Kit / Christmas Card Pickup
Please stop by the Tillman residence to pick up Gingerbread House and Christmas Card kits.
Gingerbread House kits are 1 per Scout, and will be used for our upcoming Pack Meeting.
Christmas Card kits are “take a few, but leave a few for others”. Decorate cards as you wish. They will be collected after the Pack Meeting and given to residents of Select Senior Living in Coon Rapids.
If you don’t pick up your kits, your Den Leaders will need to deliver them to you. So, please save your Den Leader some time and make it a point to stop by and pick up your kits.
When: Thursday, Nov 27 - Sunday, Nov 30 - All Day
Where: Tillman Residence Front Step - 7285 Newbury Draw, Woodbury 55125
December Virtual Pack Meeting - Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
Pick up your Gingerbread House Kit at the Tillman’s house Nov 27-30, or provide your own.
Decorate your Gingerbread House according to the rules listed below and submit a picture no later than Tuesday, December 8.
Join the Pack 60 Zoom Meeting on Thursday, December 10 at 6:30pm to see all the cool designs and vote for your favorite!
Zoom Meeting Information: Check your email or Scoutbook.
Rules for the Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
Pick up starter materials from the Tillman residence
You can use the materials provided, or your own, as you see fit
Scouts should work with their Adult Partners to design and construct the best Gingerbread House that they can.
Visible elements should be 100% edible (but don’t worry, we won’t make you eat it!)
Support structure can be made of other materials (cardboard, popsicle sticks, etc.), but should be covered to the best of your ability.
Each Scout will receive 1 kit, but can add as much additional material as they want
Each Scout can submit 1 house
Siblings can combine their efforts into 1 submission if they want.
Awards will be handed out for the following categories:
Submit your BEST photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, December 8 @ 11:59pm.
In your email, please include:
Scout’s Name / Rank / Den
Name of your Gingerbread House (if applicable)
Any interesting facts or descriptions that you want people to know.
Go to https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/20_21/december to see all the submissions
Log in to the Pack Zoom Meeting on Thursday, Dec 10 and vote for your favorite!
Decorate Christmas Cards for residents of Select Senior Living in Coon Rapids
Using the Christmas Card Kits that you picked up, or any other materials you want, design, assemble, and decorate cards that can be given to residents of Select Senior Living in Coon Rapids to help brighten their holidays.
Please drop completed cards off in the dropbox on the Tillman’s front step
When: Between Friday, December 11 and Friday December 18.
Where: Tillman Residence - 7285 Newbury Draw, Woodbury 55125
Pack 60 Winter Medallion Hunt
Who wants to find some hidden treasure?!
In January, we will be hosting a Medallion Hunt in local Woodbury Parks. Just like the Winter Carnival Medallion Hunt, but with a Pack 60 twist!
Get outside! Have some fun! Win prizes!
Watch the Medallion Hunt website for more information!
See you soon!
Chris Blake - Your Cheerful Cubmaster
Ross Dahlin & Jason Tillman - His Merry Minions