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We meet all year round for family fun and character building activities for boys in Grades 1-5!  Be sure to look at our calendar for upcoming events.  New Scouts are welcome to join at ANY time throughout the year.  If you have questions or comments, please feel free to let us know using our "Contact Us" form.
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There is plenty of scouting left for this year!

Posted on Apr 10 2014 - 12:15pm

 

PACK 788

Now that we have had our Blue & Gold banquet, in which we experienced 100% advancement, there is still a lot of scouting left this year. 

Leadership is planning a whole bunch of fun activities!  They are listed below for your convenience;

April 21st             -           Den Meetings

April 28th             -           Our last Pack Meeting

May 12th             -           Den Meetings

May 16th & 17th   -           Family Spring Campout (more details coming)

May 19th             -           Den Meetings

June 6th              -           Family Picnic (scouting year-end)

June 20th            -           TBD (we are working on a very fun event, may require earlier rescheduling)

So keep your schedules clear for these exciting events!

Friends of Scouting Annual Fund 2014

Posted on Apr 10 2014 - 11:59am

We had our Friends of Scouting presentation at our recent Blue and Gold Banquet, which is what I wanted to follow up with you about. We had a wonderful ceremony and now I am following up on all those envelopes.  As you also know, 

At the ceremony, we delivered a wonderful speech and video about what Scouting means to us, the families and parents of current scouts.  It was quite moving.  Please check out the video at http://hovc.org/supportScouting/fos-family-campaign/.  It is well worth the two minutes it takes to watch it. 

Our Pack 788 Goal is to achieve 100% participation. This means that every family has the opportunity to support Scouting by returning the pledge card they will receive. Please return your pledge card.

You can write one check now to bring with you to our next meeting or I will have more pledge cards at that meeting and you can pledge an amount to be paid over the year by monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or one payment at a later date.

 Thank you for being a Friend of Scouting and allowing us to work with your son!

 Sincerely,

 John

Pack 788 FOS Unit Captain

Pack Service Project - CARITAS Lunches on 3/31

Posted on Mar 27 2014 - 9:55pm

The Pack 788 service project has been scheduled for Monday, March 31st at 6:30pm. We will be meeting in the Education Building (Room 202) at Christ Church to prepare bag lunches for CARITAS (Congregations Around Richmond Involved To Assure Shelter). CARITAS is a great organization in which a number of churches around Richmond help the homeless by providing shelter, meals and services. During the week of March 31st, Christ Church will be welcoming and helping a group of homeless women. The lunches that we make on Monday will feed the CARITAS guests on Tuesday. The lunches will include a sandwich, chips, fruit and dessert. The scouts will also be asked to write a short note or draw a picture to place in the lunches.

We ask that you please volunteer to help with this service project. Only 30 lunches need to be made, which should be very easy to accomplish. Please follow the link www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4AA8AB23A75-pack1/8398848sign to sign up so we will know how many scouts will be participating. For additional information, contact Tom Tyler at 804-677-1626 or ttyler@irr.com.  

March 31 Price Increase for Cardinal District Day Camp

Posted on Mar 27 2014 - 9:53pm

 

Go ahead and register your scout now for Day Camp, before the price increases Tuesday! Even if you aren't sure which parent will volunteer on which day, you can figure that out later. You also have time to pay - payment isn't due until mid-May. BUT if you don't register online by Monday midnight, the price goes up!

Cub Scout Day Camp (Days of Knights) will be held June 16-20th at Deep Run Park. Day Camp is an exciting opportunity for scouts to participate in Archery, BBs, Fishing, Sports, and many other fun activities. For interested scouts, the Scout Registration Guide has more information and instructions on how to register. Please note the following KEY Points: 

  1. The On-Time Registration Price is $85 through March 31st
  2. After March 31st, the price with late fee increases to $95 during April, $105 during May, and $120 during June.
  3. Registrations will close at the end of day on June 5th or earlier if camp fills.
  4. Day Camp runs by volunteers only. For your scout to attend, one adult family member must volunteer as a chaperone one day that week, or you can volunteer for Set-Up or Take-Down the Sunday prior or last day of camp (Friday).

Blue and Gold Banquet

Posted on Mar 18 2014 - 8:42pm

Blue and Gold Banquet

March 21, 2014 6:30pm

GCC Building, Christ Episcopal Church

 

 

Wow it is almost time for our Blue and Gold Banquet!  Can you believe it!  Our Blue and Gold Banquet is one of the biggest events of the year, and is a Birthday Celebration of Scouting.  It is also a very special awards ceremony where our Scouts will earn their rank badge.

Friends of Scouting Annual Fund 2014

Posted on Mar 18 2014 - 8:29pm

Dear Scout Parents,

Scouting provides many rewarding opportunities for your son to discover the ability to lead, to teach, and to instill confidence in others.  For the past 100 years, the Heart of Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America, has provided programs designed to prepare young people for life!

The success of Scouting in Central Virginia depends on those who support it. That includes the work of adult volunteers, the encouragement of parents, and the financial investments from Friends of Scouting! Your support is needed now more than ever, to provide a quality Scout program to over 12,000 young people in 24 counties and 4 cities across central VA.

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