Announcements

2022

September

9/10/2022

1st Pack Meeting + Popcorn Kickoff + Fall Campout

It was nice to see so many smiling faces at today's Ice Cream Social! It was also nice to meet many of our new and prospective families. I'm just sad that there wasn't enough time to talk to EVERYONE!


Here are some important announcements as we start off our year.


1st Pack Meeting

Thursday, Sept 15, 6:30-7:45

Resurrection Lutheran Church

Our first official Pack Meeting (all grade levels) is only 5 days away!

This meeting will be OUTSIDE at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Adults, please bring a camp chair if you would like to sit. Scouts will sit on the ground. If the ground is wet, we will have tarps for them to sit on.

At this meeting, the Scouts will participate in various activities designed to help introduce them to Scouting and how we run our Pack. Meanwhile, the adults will attend a breakout session to explain our Pack in more detail, give you important information about our upcoming events, and answer any questions that you may have about our Pack, or Scouting in general. Most importantly though, we will discuss our upcoming fundraisers and Fall Campout!

If the weather forecast is bad, then we will send out a message and will relocate to the Lake Middle School Cafeteria


Popcorn Fundraiser Kickoff - RSVP Recommended

Saturday, September 17 - 9am-1pm (Open House Style)

BSA Base Camp: 6202 Bloomington Rd, St Paul, MN 55111

One of our fundraisers is selling Scout Popcorn. This is a nationwide fundraiser coordinated by our Council, and helps fund not only our Pack, but also the various camps and programs that are offered by our Council, with over 73% of the proceeds staying LOCAL. To help kickstart this effort, the Council is putting on an Open House style kickoff event to better explain the popcorn sale and get the Scouts excited to sell.

RSVPs are not required, but if you DO, you will be entered into a drawing for a Nintendo Switch. Also, ALL attendees will receive a color changing cup, and 1 in 20 will win another prize! And best of all, you'll see ME there! ;-)

FULL Details Here: https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/popcorn

RSVP Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/secretagentcamp


Fall Campout - RSVP Requested

Saturday, September 24 12:00pm - Sunday, September 25 11:00am - Overnight NOT required.

Fred C. Andersen Camp - 186 Andersen Scout Camp Road, Houlton, WI 54082

This is our BIG kickoff event! The afternoon will be spent working with your Dens on various activities. NEW Scouts will earn their first rank badge. We will enjoy dinner prepared for us by the Webelos (5th Grade) Scouts. We will enjoy a big campfire program, and then return to our campsite for a treat before heading to bed. In the morning, we will eat breakfast also prepared by the Webelos Scouts, and then spend some time at the Archery and BB Gun ranges.

If you don't have the gear for camping out, we DO have limited indoor space available. Otherwise, you are welcome to come return home for the night and join us again in the morning.

The help us better plan for this event, please fill out the following RSVP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054AADAB28A2F94-cubscout

FULL Details Here: https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/fallcampout

Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

Otherwise, I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday!!!

- Cubmaster Tillman


9/6/2022

Ice Cream Social + Activity Fee

Ice Cream!

It's hard to believe that summer is officially over already! But that means it's time for Cub Scouts again! Don't forget to join us at Resurrection Lutheran Church this coming Saturday, September 10 from 4:00-5:30pm for our annual Ice Cream Social! Class B activity shirts are perfectly acceptable for this gathering. Come for the ice cream, and stay for some games with your fellow Scouts. For our new families, meet our leaders, get your questions answered, and get some free swag for joining, including your very own Pack 60 Class B activity shirt! Also... feel free to invite a friend who you think would enjoy learning about Cub Scouts, because Scouting is even more fun with a friend!


Activity Fee - Due by our Fall Campout - September 24

A Scout is Thrifty - Our leadership committee is always doing whatever we can to keep our ongoing expenses low while still providing a quality program for the Scouts, and we will continue to do so. Unfortunately, COVID has put a toll on our finances via increased supply costs and decreased fundraising revenue. After much discussion, our leadership committee has decided that this year, we will need to charge an activity fee in order to avoid cutting back on some of our experiences. To lessen the impact of this activity fee, we've also adjusted our fundraising rules to allow families to start earning Scout Account money on their first sale instead of having to hit the requested minimum threshold first. Full fundraising details can be found on the fundraising pages of our website, but here is a quick overview for 2022-23:


Before Now

Activity Fee: $0 $35 per Scout / $50 per Family max

Fundraiser Earnings before $350 Quota: 0% 10%

Fundraiser Earnings after $350 Quota: 20% 20%


Essentially, before, you only earned money for your Scout Account AFTER you hit the threshold. Now, you'll earn 10% of everything you sell under the threshold. Therefore, if you sell the requested minimum amount in our fundraiser, you will earn your Activity Fee back. We intend to reevaluate this decision next year based on this year's fundraising totals and costs. This was not an easy decision for us to make, but we felt it was better than lessening our program.


We kindly ask that you pay for this activity fee either at our Ice Cream Social, September Pack Meeting, or Fall Campout. For those with Scout Account balances, we can easily deduct your fee from there.


Please feel free to reach out to me, or to Erik McKloskey, our Committee Chair, if you have any questions or concerns about this.


Thank you for joining us again this year... as usual, this year's going to be FAAAAAN-tastistic.... TERRRRRR-iffic......GRRRRRRR-oovy, and all that STUFF!


Yours in Scouting,

Cubmaster Tillman


July

7/24/2022

Reminder to Register ASAP + Tentative 2022/23 Calendar


Just a friendly reminder that we would like all returning scouts to re-register for the 2022-2023 scouting year ASAP, but no later than Aug 31. To register, please go to https://www.pack9060.org/register. If you are panning to NOT return this fall, please let me know.


Also, our full tentative calendar for the 2022-2023 season has been posted! View it here: https://www.pack9060.org/calendar


Upcoming Events:

Starlight Cinema: Thursday, Aug 4, 7pm

Hot Wheels World Record: Tuesday, August 9, 9am-2pm https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/hotwheels

Woodbury Days Parade: Sunday, August 21, 10am-1pm https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/parade

Ice Cream Social: Saturday, Sept 10 - https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/icecream

1st Pack Meeting: Thursday, Sept 15

Fall Campout: Saturday, Sept 24 - Sunday, Sept 25



Yours in Scouting -

Cubmaster Tillman
cubmaster@pack9060.org


7/13/2022

Time to Reregister + Upcoming Events


Hello Pack 60! I hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far. I've got some important announcements for you about some exciting upcoming events!


Time to Reregister for the 2022-2023 Scouting Year

Please re-register NOW for our upcoming 2022-2023 Scouting Year by clicking the Join Pack 60 link on our webpage, or by going to this link: https://www.pack9060.org/register. The standard registration fee is $180 per Scout again this year. Please register ASAP, and definitely by August 31, or you may be dropped from our registration and will stop receiving our communications until you get registered again. If you are planning on NOT returning, please reach out to me so that I can take you off my reminder list.


Fishing Derby - Location Change (again)

Our annual Fishing Derby is TODAY, July 13 from 6-8pm. However, due to lake conditions, the location has changed (again) to the POWERS Lake Fishing Pier - 10000 Brookview Rd, Woodbury, MN 55129 - . Please bring your fishing pole that you received last year, and invite a friend who you think would enjoy joining us! Full details can be found on our website: https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/fishing


Starlight Cinema

Stop by the BSA Inflatable Archery Range at Starlight Cinema on Thursday, Aug 4 to say "Hi!" to some of our Pack 60 leaders and scouts. Try your hand at the archery range, and then stick around for a craft or two. Volunteers still needed to help staff the booth. Please contact Ross Dahlin ( rossdahlin78@gmail.com ) if you are interested in helping.


Hot Wheels World Record

Are you interested in being a part of HISTORY?! On Tuesday, August 9, from 9am-2pm, the Northern Star Council will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Hot Wheels Track, and they NEED HELP! If you are available and are interested in helping out, please check out our webpage for more information. https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/hotwheels


Woodbury Days Parade

It's hard to believe, but we are already making plans for our end-of-summer event, walking in the Woodbury Days Parade. We will be walking with other Woodbury scouting units, handing out candy and flyers, and waving to the crowd as we help promote Scouting. You can find more information at: https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/parade


Other Important Dates

While you're at it, please pencil in the following dates onto your calendars, as we kick off the 2022-2023 Scouting Year!

  • Saturday, Sept 10 - Ice Cream Social - Invite a fiend and stop by for ice cream and to receive your new neckerchief and information about our upcoming year.

  • Thursday, Sept 15 - Our 1st Pack Meeting

  • Saturday, Sept 24 - Sunday, Sept 25 - Our annual Fall Campout at Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp


Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. I hope to see you at some of our upcoming events.


Cubmaster Tillman
cubmaster@pack9060.org



May

5/23/2022

End of Year Deadline & Pack Picnic


Can you believe it?! The school year is almost at an end, and that means our Scouting Year is almost at an end too! Following are some VERY IMPORTANT announcements. Please read through them all.


May 31 Deadline

Our Scouting year officially ends on May 31. If you haven't completed all of your requirements for your current rank yet, or want to get one last elective beltloop completed, then you have less than 2 weeks to get it done. Please go into Scoutbook and mark items as complete... especially the Cyber Chip and Youth Protection components which can be easily overlooked. Hopefully your Den Leaders have already scheduled make-up events to get everyone caught up. However, everything CAN be done at HOME too!


Virtual Den Meetings:

Click here to visit Cub Connections which has virtual den meetings to cover all of the required adventures... and more! There's a tab for each rank.

https://www.northernstar.org/news/enavigator/introducing-cub-connections


Youth Protection and Cyber Chip/Protect Yourself

Each year, Scouts must complete the Youth Protection requirement, and either the Cyber Chip -or- the Protect Yourself requirement.

Instructions to complete these requirements can be found in the Den Resources section of our website, or at this link:

https://www.pack9060.org/dens#h.q9ecvpax0zqw


If you don't think you can get everything done by May 31, please reach out to your Den Leader, or to cubmaster@pack9060.org, and we can come up with a plan to get your Scout across the finish line.



Pack Picnic - Sat. June 4 - 10:00am Gather; 11:00am-2:00pm @ Stonemill Farms Park (11500 Sawmill Curve, Woodbury)

It's time again for our end-of-year Potluck Picnic and Award Ceremony!

T-Shirts and Camp Payments

If you are attending Summer Camp, or if you ordered one of the new Pack 60 T-Shirts, please bring cash or a checkbook to the picnic to pay what is still owed after your Scout Account funds have been applied. If you didn't order a t-shirt, we will have extras on hand for $20 each. Scouts who just joined this year get one for free.

Awards

Arrive any time after 10:30. We will be starting promptly at 11:00am with our Award Ceremony, so don't be late! The scouts will each be receiving their Rank Award, and all of their outstanding beltloops and pins to go with it. Then, they will get to take a trip through our Cub-o-matic which has the magical ability to transform Lions into Tigers, Wolves in to Bears, and Webelos into Arrows of Light!

Lunch

After the awards are complete, we will enjoy a potluck lunch provided by all our wonderful families. The Pack will be providing hotdogs/brats and Lemonade.

This year's picnic is Pot-Luck, so please sign up here for a dish or two to share! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a49ada72baafa7-pack3

Come for the food... stay for the conversation!

Activities

After lunch, Scouts will be able to participate in a number of activities including:

  • Kickball / Mushroom Ball

  • Water Bottle Rockets

  • Blanket Ball

  • Water Balloons (weather permitting)

  • ...and more


Items Needed:

Please save any empty 2-Liter bottles that you have and bring them to the Pack Picnic. The scouts will decorate them and turn them into water bottle rockets.



INVITE-A-FRIEND:

Do you have a friend in your school or neighborhood that you think would enjoy Cub Scouts? Invite them to join our Picnic! They'll get to hear about all the fun that we have, and will get to participate in our after-lunch activities! If they decide to join, you'll earn a cool "Recruiter" patch for yourself, and best of all... you'll have another friend to hang out with at summer camp!



Help Needed!

With the departure of Cubmaster Chris and the Arrow of Light families, we have some leadership positions within the Pack that are in desperate need of volunteers. These positions are needed to help keep our Pack going strong, and many only requires a limited time commitment each year. Additionally, by volunteering, you are setting an example to your Scout that you are committed to their scouting experience, and setting an example as the type of adult we strive for them to be!

Here are some specific positions we are looking to fill. If these don't interest you, please talk to us and we can find something suitable for you talents and commitment level.

a. Popcorn Storefront Assistant - Set up and Take Down our popcorn storefronts on mornings and evenings on weekends in September and October. This is a PAID POSITION

b. Treasurer - Keep track of our budget, Scout Accounts, Camp Payments, etc. Our existing Treasurer has offered to stay on for another year to help train/assist a new volunteer.

c. Committee Member - Attend the monthly Leader Meeting to discuss and plan the upcoming Pack events. Give your feedback about what's working, what's not. Suggest new events.

d. Assistant Cubmaster - Meet with the Cubmaster between meetings to help plan our monthly events. Assist with the execution of those events where possible.



Thank you for your continued support of our Scouting program! I'm looking forward to see you all of your smiling faces at the picnic!

Jason Tillman - Cubmaster
Woodbury Cub Scout Pack 60

cubmaster@pack9060.org

https://www.pack9060.org



April

4/29/2022

Camp RSVP Deadline TOMORROW + Planting Trees

In case you missed the announcement last week, I've got 2 very important reminders.


Summer Camp Registration Deadline TOMORROW, April 30

We still have openings in our camp reservation, but we have to forfeit any unfilled spots on Sunday.

RSVP now to guarantee your spot!

Check out our Summer Camp page for full details: https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/summercamp

RSVP Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054aadab28a2f94-cubscout

Payments due at our June 4 Picnic.


For those who are new to the Pack and have never attended Summer Camp, here is a quick overview of what camp is like.

Friday:

Arrive at 6pm after dinner, set up your tent, take a camp tour, enjoy an evening campfire program

Saturday:

Breakfast (provided by camp)

Break into small groups and walk around camp participating in 45 minute long activity stations (STEM, Archery, BB Guns, Swimming, etc.)

Lunch (provided by camp)

Additional planned small-group activities

Dinner (provided by camp)

Free Time

Evening Campfire Program

Evening Pack Campfire / S'mores

Sunday

Breakfast provided by camp

Additional planned small-group activities

Lunch provided by camp

Free Time for activities


Scouts are kept busy all day, and have a ton of fun. Additionally, scouts will complete numerous requirements for the next rank.

If you have ANY questions or concerns, please reach out to cubmaster@pack9060.org at any time.



Tree Planting at Lake Elmo Park Reserve - Tomorrow, April 30 @ 9:00am

The forecast for tomorrow is for rain, but the event is still moving forward unless there is lightning. If it needs to be cancelled, I will send an email out as soon as I know.

Please RSVP here so that we know who to expect: https://forms.gle/6k814SWfrMjocotCA


Check out the website for the full details including a map to the location, and a link to print a temporary vehicle permit.

https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/service


Be sure to dress for the weather, and bring gloves, shovels, and gear that can get dirty!!!


I look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow!



4/23/2022

Service Opportunities, Bike Rodeo, and Summer Plans (already!)

I apologize... it's been a while, and a lot has happened since our last update. In case you haven't been to our last couple events, here's a quick recap.


Pinewood Derby

  • 60+ cars

  • over 100 races

  • 100+ lbs of food collected for the Emergency Food Shelf

  • and a million smiles!


April Pack Meeting

    • Goodbye Cubmaster Blake! - Best wishes as you and your son move up to BSA Scouts!

    • 300 sandwiches made for the homeless!

    • T-Shirt and Summer Camp signups



Upcoming Events

Service Opportunities - https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/service

Service to others is the definition of being a Scout. As such it is a requirement to earn your "Duty to God" adventure in each rank..

Take advantage of these opportunities to help others!


Check out the Service Events page on our website for full information: https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/service


  1. Saturday, April 30 @ 9:00am - Tree Planting and Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Former Pack 60 family member Jordyn Langan is working on completing her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, planting trees and shrubs to restore some of the wetland and savannah over at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, and she needs our help!

Please see the website for full details, including a map to the location, and link to print a temporary vehicle permit. https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/service

Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/6k814SWfrMjocotCA


  1. Sunday, May 8 @ 8:45am or 10:15am - Mother's Day Sunday School Volunteers at Resurrection Lutheran Church

To thank Resurrection Lutheran Church for agreeing to be our new home, Pack 60 would like to help them out by assisting with their Sunday School lessons on Mother's Day, Sunday May 8. The Church already has lesson plans set and the Church Youth Director will be providing instruction and assistance as well.


We are looking Scouts in 2nd Grade and older to help with this project.


Check out the website for full details. https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/service

Please RSVP here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4ba4a92da0fe3-mothers



Pack T-Shirt Orders

We are currently taking orders for our NEW Pack 60 T-Shirt!

The Pack T-Shirt can be worn at our Pack Picnic, Summer Camp, any of our other summer activities, and any other time that our full uniform isn't required.

All NEW scouts will get a t-shirt FREE simply for joining our Pack. Additional shirts may be purchased by ALL scouts and adults for an additional charge.

Orders are due at our May Pack Meeting (Bike Rodeo). Payment and delivery is expected at our Pack Picnic on June 4.


Check out the Trading Post page on our website to see the new design and place your order! https://www.pack9060.org/tradingpost


Bike Rodeo

Get you bike tuned up, and gather all your safety gear... because the 3rd Annual Pack 60 Bike Rodeo is coming up!

Our May Pack Meeting on Thursday, May 12@6:30pm will be held OUTDOORS and Resurrection Lutheran Church (weather permitting).

In the case of inclement weather, we will fall back and meet at Lake Middle School instead.


If you don't have a bicycle, a scooter will be acceptable. We will have a handful of extra scooters available if needed.


Summer Camp - June 24-26

Believe it or not... time is running out!

There are still a limited number of openings available, but only until May 1st!

Any unfilled registrations will be forfeited at that time, and future registrations will only be made if space is available.

So, don't delay! Register now before they are gone!

Check out our Summer Camp page for full details: https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/summercamp

RSVP Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054aadab28a2f94-cubscout


End of the Scouting Year

Our Scouting Year ends on May 31, 2022. ALL rank requirements must be completed and entered into Scoutbook by that date.

If you have a lot of missing requirements, now is the time to get them completed. Your Den Leader should be reaching out to you to get things finished, and to potentially schedule a "catch-up day event" to get items completed.

Otherwise, you are encouraged to complete requirements on your own at home, and enter them into Scoutbook or tell your Den Leader once you are done.

On June 1, all Scouts will advance and start work on the NEXT rank.


Scouts do NOT have to complete all of the requirements in order to advance. However, they will not earn their rank patch if they don't complete the requirements.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your Den Leader or cubmaster@pack9060.org


Pack Picnic

We will once again be holding our end-of-year potluck picnic at Stonemill Farms Park on Saturday, June 4 from 11:00am-1:00pm

We will have a Pot Luck picnic followed by our end of year awards ceremony and activates.

You don't want to miss it!

Check out the website for full details! https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/picnic


Pack Annual Planning Meeting

Feedback is a gift, and we are looking for feedback from ALL of our families!

Please join us to help fill out the activity calendar for our 2022-23 Scouting Year

What were your favorite parts of this year? What were your least favorite? What's something new we should try?

We want to hear from YOU!


When: Monday, June 6

Where: Carver Park Pavilion and/or fire ring

Who: ALL Pack 60 Families - kids can play on the playground, or we may have some activities planned

Whew! That's a lot of stuff!

If you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to your Den Leader or cubmaster@pack9060.org!


March

3/12/2022


7 Days Until the Derby - REGISTER NOW!

Don't forget, our Pinewood Derby is NEXT SATURDAY, March 19 at Guardian Angels Church in Oakdale!


As of right now, we only have 11 cars registered for our race. Deadline for registering is THURSDAY.

Please go here ASAP to register: https://forms.gle/BdhiuP6ugVRTKuUc9


Food Drive

We will be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations to donate on behalf of Guardian Angels Church to thank them for allowing us to use their space.

The Den with the most donations per Scout will win a Pizza/Movie Party for their entire Den. So, gather up some food and donate to a good cause.


Volunteers Needed

We are still in desperate need of a few parent volunteers to help make sure our Derby goes smoothly. In particular, we need 4 volunteers to be our Judges. Your job is simply to tabulate the Scout Favorite vote, and then choose our winners for the other design categories (Scout Theme, Fastest Looking, Movie Theme, Olympic Theme)

The sign up for a volunteer spot, please visit this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a49ada72baafa7-2020


Retro Race

Do you have an old Pinewood Derby car from when YOU were a Cub Scout?

Are you an AoL Scout and still have your car from your LION derby?

If so, then bring your car to the Derby and enter it into our Retro Race.

No modifications needed, just throw some graphite on the wheels, and letter rip!

Registrations for the Retro Race would be appreciated: https://forms.gle/BdhiuP6ugVRTKuUc9


Guests are Welcome

The Pinewood Derby is one of our most exciting events of the year. The Scouts are proud of their cars and want to show them off. Grandma and Grandpa, neighbors, and friends are welcome to join us for this event.


Snack Bar

Once again, the Girl Scouts will be running a snack bar during the Derby, with a selection of cookies, hot dogs, chips, etc. They will be operating on a CASH ONLY basis, so please remember to bring some cash for the Snack Bar.



3/1/2022


Derby Check-In - Pre-Register Your Derby Car - Food Drive!


Pinewood Derby Location and Time!

The time of our Pinewood Derby as been set!

Our Derby will be held on Saturday, March 19 at Guardian Angels Church, near the Best Buy in Oakdale.

Please drive around back and enter the lower level of the church.

Check-in runs from 12:00-12:50 pm.

The race will start promptly at 1:00pm, and should be complete before 4:00pm.

It is planned for the Girl Scouts to be running a snack table selling cookies, hot dogs, chips, candy, and beverages. This table will be operating on a cash-only basis.


Food Drive

To thank Guardian Angels Church for graciously allowing us to hold our Pinewood Derby in their space, we will be collecting donations of Non-Perishable Food Items and Cash to be given to the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf on behalf of Guardian Angels. Please support this food drive as best you can.


Pre-Register Your Car by Thursday, March 17

Go to our Pinewood Derby page or the Derby Registration Form to register your car. The deadline to register is Thursday, March 17. Please complete 1 registration for each car. Registrations are due by Thursday, March 17. Registrations are required for all 3 of our race classes: Main Event (scouts); Open Class (siblings, parents, guests); Retro Class (unmodified cars from previous years).


If you did not receive a Derby Car Kit, please contact jason.tillman@pack9060.org ASAP.


Otherwise, check out our website for full rules and information, and to watch last year's Derby to get some inspiration for your own design.

https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/pinewood


Volunteers Needed

The Pinewood Derby takes a lot of work to make sure we give the Scouts the most exciting event possible. To make sure that everyone (adults too) get a chance to sit back and enjoy the race, we need families to help out with a few small jobs. Please head over to our Volunteer Signup to help out!


Need Help?

About 1/2 of our Pack is made up of 1st year Scouts who may not have participated in a Pinewood Derby before. If you are finding yourself at a loss for what to do, please reach out to jason.tillman@pack9060.org or any other leader and they will be able to give you plenty of advice. If you are in need of tools to cut and shape your car, once again, please reach out to jason.tillman@pack9060.org and we may be able to arrange an hour to make some basic cuts and get you on the right track.


January

1/18/2022


Last call for Polar Cubs + Pinewood Derby Info

POLAR CUBS

Last call for Polar Cubs! We able to add 5 more spots, but they won't last long. If you want to attend, please register ASAP!


We currently have scouts from ALL 6 grade levels attending!

Lion=2; Tiger=3; Wolf=6; Bear=3; Webelos=2; AoL=2; Siblings=3


To register, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a49ada72baafa7-pack2 ASAP.
For more information, check out the Polar Cubs page on our website:
https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/polarcubs



PINEWOOD DERBY

As discussed during the Parent Meeting at our Pack Meeting last week, preparations for our Pinewood Derby have begun. I know this can be a confusing event for new families, so here are a few bits of information to get you pointed in the right direction.


  1. We are looking for a couple of parent volunteers to help us plan the actual race. No experience necessary. You will be working with leaders who have run this in the past. Please reach out to Jason Tillman if you are willing to help.

  2. All registered Scouts should have received a Derby Car Kit at our December Pack Meeting. If you were not there, and would like a car, please contact me and I will be sure to get you one.

  3. Check out the Pinewood Derby page on our website for a TON of information, including links to the video from last year's Derby!
    https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/pinewood

  4. The Scout does NOT have to make the car all by them self. NOR should the parent do all the work. This is meant to be a project to work WITH your Scout, and to use it as an opportunity for them to be creative, learn how to use some new tools, and most importantly, have FUN working as a family. At a minimum, your Scout should be the designer. Then, as they get older, they should be able to perform more and more of the work, but ALWAYS with your help.

  5. Parents, siblings, neighbors, and friends are ALL welcome to race in our Open Class. Additional cars are available to purchase at the Scout Shop, or at our Pack Meetings for $4/each.

  6. For 1st time participants, don't worry about winning the race. Instead, focus on making something creative... something your Scout will be proud to hold onto after the race is done. If possible, design your car to fit one of our Theme Categories for the year (Scout Favorite, Scouting Themed, Fastest Looking, Movies, Olympics)

  7. Workshops ARE available for those without access to the necessary tools or knowledge. Ask your Den Leader about possibly scheduling a time to attend as a Den. Information about known dates will be posted to the website.

  8. Rules and Restrictions - You can find all of the rules and restrictions for the race on the Pinewood Derby page of our website. We are lenient on the enforcement of the length and height rules. However, all of the other rules are firm. If you have a question, please reach out.

  9. If you have ANY questions, just ask.


This is easily the most anticipated event of the year! We look forward to making it memorable!



1/4/2022


HAPPY NEW YEAR! - Lots of Winter Events Upcoming!

Happy New Year Pack 60! I hope everyone had a joyous, safe, and healthy Winter Break and start of the New Year! For me, it was nice to step away from Scouting momentarily and focus on family, and to relax and recharge. But with 2022 now upon us, we've got a LOT of upcoming events that you won't want to miss!


THIS SATURDAY, January 8 - Pack Sledding at Tablyn Park - 10:30am-1:30pm

8735 Stillwater Blvd N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Our annual Pack Sledding event it bound to be loads of fun! No need to register, just grab your sled, bundle up, and join us for a great time. Snacks and Hot Cocoa will be provided. Feel free to come and go at any time.

Attendees will earn the WINTER ACTIVITY segment for their Pack 60 Activity Patch!


Thursday, January 13 - Pack Meeting - Lake Middle School - 6:45pm

Please note the later start time of 6:45pm.

BSA Scouts from Woodbury Troop 72 will be present to work with our older scouts (Bears/Webelos/AoL) to give them a taste of what is in store for them in 5th grade once they earn their Arrow of Light and cross over into a BSA Troop. Meanwhile, the younger Scouts (Lions/Tigers/Wolves) will be working on some Den related activities, including some team building games, and making their own Den Flag that they can carry during our flag ceremonies.


Saturday, January 15 - Cub Scout Loop-a-Looza - Zoom - 10:00am-5:00pm

Register for this FREE event and Council volunteers will help guide your scout to earn one or more beltloops during 1-2 hours sessions of your choice! There are only a limited number of spots available, so register soon.


Saturday, February 5 - Polar Cubs - Camp Phillippo - 8:00am - 3:30pm

Please REGISTER by Jan 15 - spaces are limited - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a49ada72baafa7-pack2

Polar Cubs is a fun filled day spent OUTDOORS participating in many fun activities such as sledding, tubing, kick sleds, campfire, mushroom ball, leather branding, capture the flag, crafts, and more.

Cost is $14 for adults, $36 for youth 5+, Youth under 5 are FREE

99% of the day will be spent outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather. However, camp staff does a wonderful job keeping kids warm. The kids even get a special Sub-Zero patch if the temperatures are below 0 at any point during the event!

When registering, please be sure to accurately list the types of people attending (Adults/Youth/Under5) so that we get our registration correct. You will need to click the "Add more items" button at the bottom of the list.

Attendees will earn the WINTER ACTIVITY segment for their Pack 60 Activity Patch!


Sunday, February 6 - Scout Sunday

The Boy Scouts of America was founded on February 8, 1910. To help recognize the contributions of youth and adults to the scouting movement, and to recognize the importance of a scout's Duty to God, scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms to their religious services on this day.

Additionally, we are trying to organize a way for scouts to help out at Resurrection Lutheran, our new chartered organization, on this day, to show our gratitude for helping us out, and to increase our visibility within the organization.


Religious Emblems

On a related note, Scout Sunday is also a time to recognize any scouts who have recently earned a religious emblem, signified by a Purple Square Knot worn over the left pocket. Requirements to earn these emblems are different for each religious denomination. If you are interested in having your Scout work on these requirements, please reach out to Alicia Tillman at alicia.lieberherr@gmail.com and she can help to get you started. More information can be found here: https://www.scouting.org/awards/religious-awards/


Thursday, February 10 - February Pack Meeting - Lake Middle School - 6:30pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

SCOUTS BSA is 112 years old! You're invited to a birthday party to celebrate being a Cub Scout! There will be music, games, and most importantly... CAKE! It's going to be a BLAST!


Saturday, February 12 - Winter Activity Day - Cottage Grove Ravine Park - 10:00am-3:00pm

Join us for a day of Winter Activities... Ice Fishing, Snowshoeing, and Cross-Country Skiing. Watch the website for more information about signing up for timeslots to participate.

Attendees will earn the WINTER ACTIVITY segment for their Pack 60 Activity Patch!


Saturday, March 19 - Pinewood Derby

Mark you calendars! Saturday, March 19 is RACE DAY!

As you may have noticed... Santa gave all the Scouts a gift at the last Pack Meeting... their very own 2022 Pinewood Derby Kit!

Checkout the Pinewood Derby page on our website for all the information! https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/pinewood

It is our intention to run our derby In-Person again this year, and we are looking for some volunteers to help pull this off. If you are interested in helping, please reach out to jason.tillman@pack9060.org


Whew! Did I miss anything?! I hope not! See you all soon!

2021

December

12/1/2021

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!
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E4DAFA82AAAFC1-salvation1

  • 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

    • Snow Sledding

    • Polar Cubs Day Camp

    • January Pack Meeting

    • February Pack Meeting - Cake Bake / Decorating contest

    • and more!


Thanks again for being a part of Pack 60! I can't wait to have some more fun!


November

11/2/2021

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!!!


October

10/24/2021

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!


Please visit the WREATH and POPCORN pages for full instructions on how to turn in your orders. Here is a quick rundown:

Wreaths:

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


Popcorn:

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

-OR-

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 have any questions, please reach out to wreaths@pack9060.org or popcorn@pack9060.org.

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.


10/13/2021

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 wreaths@pack9060.org 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!


Upcoming Events

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


10/1/2021

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!

Important Announcements

Den Meetings

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 cubmaster@pack9060.org and we'll try to help get this going.

Scoutbook.scouting.org

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.

Popcorn Fundraiser

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!

Wreath Fundraiser

Email wreaths@pack9060.org 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!

Volunteers Needed

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 cchair@pack9060.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

New Scouts

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 jason.tillman@pack9060.org


If you have ANY questions, please reach out to any of the leaders in our Pack, or to cubmaster@pack9060.org or cchair@pack9060.org


May

5/27/2021


As we close out our 2020-21 scouting year, I’ve got a couple of important announcements.


Complete ALL requirements by JUNE 1st

ALL work for the current rank MUST be completed by June 1! If the work is not completed, your scout WILL still move on to the next rank with their den. However, they will NOT earn the patch for the rank they are currently working towards (Lion/Tiger/Wolf/Bear/Webelos).


Many scouts and families simply need to complete the Youth Protection requirements, which must be repeated each year. To complete the requirements, simply follow the instructions on the Den Resources section of our website, or following this link: https://www.pack9060.org/dens#h.q9ecvpax0zqw


If you feel that your scout will not be able to complete the requirements by June 1, but DO want them to earn the rank patch, please reach out to your Den Leader and me, and we can come up with a plan to get them across the finish line.

RSVP for Picnic (even if you can't attend)

Our end-of-year picnic and award ceremony is scheduled for June 5, a week from Saturday. Many families have not yet RSVP’d. Even if you will not be attending, please go to the following link and RSVP so that we have a good count on how many people we need to provide food for.

RSVP HERE: https://forms.gle/kbhFJfNAXgWnUoiG6

INVITE A FRIEND!

Please! Have your scout invite a friend or two to come along and have some fun with us at the picnic! No RSVP needed, but it wouldn’t hurt. If someone you invite does join us, please introduce them to one of the leaders to that we can answer any questions that they might have about Scouting.

Volunteers Needed

We are desperately in need of some new parent volunteers! Many hands make light work. Also, by volunteering, you’re setting an example for your scout that you are committed to their scouting experience, and they are more likely to be excited about being a Scout! Following are some specific positions we are looking for. If you aren’t interested in any of those, please talk to us and we can find something suitable for your interests and commitment level.

a. Wreath Coordinator – works with the Popcorn coordinator to promote our fall fundraiser

b. Awards Coordinator – works with the Cubmaster and Committee Chair to purchase and distribute awards once every month or two.

c. Cubmaster – The “Face” for the pack! Works with den leaders and other leaders to help plan and run our group events.

d. Committee Chair – The organizational agent working behind the scenes to make sure we have a plan, and that we have the necessary leaders to execute that plan.


Thank you for your continued support of our Scouting program!

Jason Tillman - Assistant Cubmaster

Woodbury Cub Scout Pack 60

jason.tillman@pack9060.org

https://www.pack9060.org



5/19/2021

Pack Picnic & End of Year Deadline


It's been a strange year, but we've managed to keep on Scouting!

Award Ceremony & Culver's Custard; Gingerbread Houses; Medallion Hunts; Christmas Card Making; Snow Creations; Sledding Day; Polar Cubs; Pinewood Derby; Bike Rodeo... and now Pack Picnic, and soon, SUMMER CAMP!


May 31 Deadline

Our Scouting year officially ends on May 31. If you haven't completed all of your requirements for your current rank yet, or want to get one last elective beltloop completed, then you have less than 2 weeks to get it done. Please make sure to go into Scoutbook and mark items as complete... especially the Cyber Chip and Youth Protection components which can be easily overlooked. If you have questions, please reach out to your Den Leader.


Pack Picnic & Awards - Sat. June 5

Returning to tradition, we will be having a Pack Picnic on Saturday, June 5, at Stonemill Farms Park in Woodbury (11500 Sawmill Curve). We will be starting promptly at 11:00am with our Award Ceremony, so don't be late! The scouts will each be receiving their Rank Award, and all of the beltloops and pins to go with it. They will also get to walk through our Cub-o- matic which will magically transform them into the next rank! After our awards are complete, we will take some time to have lunch and converse. Finally, we will end our day with a variety of activities for the scouts to perform, including: 2-Liter Bottle Rockets; Blanket Ball; Kick Ball; Raingutter Regatta; and more!


To help us plan for food, please RSVP here ASAP: https://forms.gle/y19y7Hr9xvFYNvPe7


Items Needed: Please save any empty 2-Liter bottles that you have and bring them to the Pack Picnic. The scouts will decorate them and turn them into rocket ships which will be launched after lunch.


INVITE-A-FRIEND: Do you have a friend in your school or neighborhood that you think would enjoy Cub Scouts? Invite them to join our Picnic! They'll get to hear about all the fun that we have, and will get to participate in our after-lunch activities! If they decide to join, you'll earn a cool "Recruiter" patch for yourself, and best of all... you'll have another friend to hang out with at summer camp!


We are looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces at the picnic!


Yours in Scouting,

Jason Tillman

jason.tillman@pack9060.org

651-983-1687


March

3/4/2021

Pinewood Derby - Work Week!


Our Pinewood Derby turn-in is only 9 DAYS AWAY!

Spring Break is the perfect time to start working on your cars if you haven't already, and put the finishing touches on them!


Even if you ARE NOT racing this year, PLEASE go to our website and fill out the registration survey on the right side so that we know who will be racing.


If you ARE racing, then please go and sign up for a timeslot to turn in your cars on Saturday, March 13.


If you want to participate, but simply don't have the tools available to cut the cars:

  • Joann and Michaels usually sell cars that are pre-cut. Just use these with the wheels from your kit.

  • Or, reach out to me. I'm more than willing to help Scout cut their cars into some basic shapes so that they can start decorating.


Remember, adults and siblings are encouraged to turn in cars too! We currently have 30 cars registered. I'd love to see that rise up closer to 60! So, get registered, and start your engines!!!



Important Dates

  • Saturday - March 13 - Car Turn-In - Tillman’s House (7285 Newbury Draw, Woodbury)

/Sign-up for a timeslot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A49ADA72BAAFA7-pinewood

  • Sunday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 16 - Voting is LIVE for our design awards.

Go to our Website or https://forms.gle/6YiHGtaxwycDpTSa7

  • Thursday, March 18 - 6:30pm - Virtual Auto Show and Awards!

Tune in to see all of our cars and see who gets to take home the hardware!


As always, please reach out to me with any questions.


Yours in Scouting,

Jason Tillman

651-983-1687


February

2/19/2021

Pinewood Derby - Important Announcements


Our Pinewood Derby Plans for this year and coming together nicely. Here is some important information that everyone needs to know in order to participate in this year’s Pinewood Derby!


  1. All of this information is available on our website.

https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/pinewood


As always, please look at our website for all of the UP-TO-DATE information, including:

  • Important Dates

  • Links to the Pre-Registration Survey and Car Turn-In Appointments

  • Rules

  • Frequently Asked Questions


  1. If you still NEED a car, please contact Jason Tillman (jason.tillman@pack9060.org 651-983-1687) right away.


  1. EVERYONE (even non-participants) - Pre-Register ASAP

Please go to the website above, and fill out the Pre-Registration form on the right side, EVEN IF you are NOT participating. This will give us a better idea of how many racers we should expect to have, so that we can plan this event to run as smoothly as possible.


  1. Important Dates


  • Saturday - March 13 - Car Turn-In

    • Location: Tillman’s House (7285 Newbury Draw, Woodbury)

    • Time: 8:00am-12:00pm - Sign-up for a timeslot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A49ADA72BAAFA7-pinewood

    • Pre-Turn-In Checklist

      • Make sure your car weighs as close to 5oz as possible, but NOT OVER! We may be able to make minor modifications, but will not have the time or tools to make major modifications at turn in.

      • Make sure you have a name picked out for your car.

      • If it isn’t obvious, please put an arrow on the bottom of your car indicating which end is the FRONT of the car.

      • Plan to have the owner of the car attend the turn-in event in their scout uniform (if applicable) so that we can get a picture of them with their car to be used in our Auto Show and Derby presentation.


  • Sunday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 16 - Voting is LIVE for our design awards.

This year, Scouts get to vote for their favorites in ALL of our categories!

Go to our Website or https://forms.gle/6YiHGtaxwycDpTSa7


  • Thursday, March 18 - 6:30pm - Virtual Auto Show and Awards!

Tune in to see all of our cars and see who gets to take home the hardware!


As always, please reach out to me with any questions.


Yours in Scouting,

Jason Tillman

651-983-1687



2/1/2021

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

https://www.pack9060.org/

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 jason.tillman@pack9060.org


2) RSVP ASAP for Winter Activity Day @ Cottage Grove Ravine Park - Sat, Feb 13 - 10am-1pm

https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/winter-activity-day

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

https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/polarcubs

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

https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/snowsculptures

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

https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/pinewood

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!

https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/20_21/medallion

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!


Keep Scouting!

Chris Blake - Cubmaster

Ross Dahlin & Jason Tillman - Asst. Cubmasters


January

1/1/2021

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!

Upcoming Events

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

2020

December

12/22/2020

Upcoming Events

Check out the Pack Event page for information on our upcoming events!

  • Pack 60 Medallion Hunt

  • Winter Activity Day

  • Polar Cubs

  • Pack Sledding Day

November

11/29/2020

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:

  1. Clear your cache: https://kinsta.com/knowledgebase/how-to-clear-browser-cache/

  2. Clearing Cookies for Scoutbook sites: https://www.lifewire.com/clear-cookies-for-one-site-4587347

  3. Try connecting to scoutbook.scouting.org again.

If you continue to have troubles connecting to Scoutbook, please contact jason.tillman@pack9060.org


11/25/2020

Hello Pack 60! We’ve got some EXCITING news for you regarding our upcoming events!


Event Summary (details below):

  1. Sat, Dec 5 - Salvation Army Bells at Cabela’s - 10am-4pm (30 minute sessions)

  2. Thurs, Nov 27 - Sun, Nov 30: Gingerbread / Christmas Card Pickup at Tillman Residence

  3. Thurs, December 10 - Pack Meeting - 6:30pm

1st Ever Virtual Pack Meeting & Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

  1. Fri, December 11 - Friday December 18 - Decorate Christmas Cards for residents of Select Senior Living in Coon Rapids

  2. 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

Signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E4DAFA82AAAFC1-salvation


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

  1. Pick up your Gingerbread House Kit at the Tillman’s house Nov 27-30, or provide your own.

  2. Decorate your Gingerbread House according to the rules listed below and submit a picture no later than Tuesday, December 8.

  3. 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:

    • Biggest

    • Funniest

    • Most Appetizing

    • Winter Themed

    • Scout Themed

    • 2020/COVID Themed

    • Most Bling!

  • Submit your BEST photo to jason.tillman@pack9060.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!

https://www.pack9060.org/packevents/20_21/medallion


See you soon!


Chris Blake - Your Cheerful Cubmaster

Ross Dahlin & Jason Tillman - His Merry Minions