May 17 Set for Pack Picnic

Our annual Picnic/May Advancement/Tiger Graduation has been set for Saturday, May 17, at Fontana Nature Preserve in Hazleton. We will be in the open-air pavilion across the river and up by the playground.

Our tentative schedule is as follows:

  • Pavilion Reserved from 3-9 PM
  • Begin arriving anytime after 2 pm
  • Compass and Fishing begin after 2 pm
  • Charcoal starts around 4 pm
  • Dinner starts between 5 & 5:30 pm
  • Advancements/Tiger Graduation follows dinner
  • End by around 7:30

The Pack will provide the main meal – hot dogs on the grill – drinks, and paper goods/plates. Each den is asked to contribute a dish to round-out the pot-luck meal.  If you have any questions, please contact your Den Leader.

Hope to see you all there!

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Pinewood Derby Workshop (March 8th)

PWD workshop day

The worshop helps the family to work on their son’s car especially those families that don’t have tools to design the car. The workshop will have the tools to shape the car and drill holes into the car for weight to be added to make the car close to the 5 ounces. Take this opportunity and don’t be left out without car for the pinewood derby (March 15th).

Workshop is on Saturday, March 1st from 1 pm to 5 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church (512 5th St. NE). It will be in Luther Hall (lower level of split level area).  Signs will be posted to direct you.

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Febuary Pack Meeting Blue and Gold

Blue & Gold Banquet

Saturday Feb 1st

Parent information for Blue and Gold.

Tigers – Setup, Rolls & Butter

Wolves – Salads/Green Stuff

Bears – Hot Dishes, including cooked veggies. NO CORN; potatoes are taken care of.

Webs I – Desserts

Webs II – Desserts

2:00 – Tigers help with Setup & Decorations Tigers may leave after setup.

4:45 – Show Up in FULL BLUES. This includes blue shirts WITH PROPER PATCHES,

neckerchief/slide, belt.  NO HOLEY JEANS, SHORTS, FLIP-FLOPS. Shirts will be tucked in.

5:00 – Flag Ceremony by ?

5:05ish – Pre-dinner Programming, including:

–          FOS Presentation

–          Summer Camp Discussion

–          Polar Bear Announcement

–          Pinewood Derby Announcement

5:30 – Dinner

6:30 – Awards if Any.

7:00 – Bridging Ceremony

7:30ish – Closing Flags (?)

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December Pack Meeting “Cubs Caroling”

When: December 11th, 2012 at 6:30

Where: Start at the Long Term Care unit at the hospital

The pack meeting for December will involve the Cubs singing songs and warming hearts.  The Cubs will start at the Long Term Care unit, then go onto East and West Towne Care centers.  After caroling the cubs will head back to the Long Term Care unit for Hot Chocolate and COOKIES…

The following songs are on the caroling list.  The full songs will be distributed by individual dens at den meeting.

  • “Frosty the Snowman”
  • “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
  • “Silent Night”
  • “Deck the Halls”
  • “Santa Claus is Coming To Town”
  • “Jingle Bells”
  • “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”

Merry Christmas and Happy New year


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Good Food and a Good Cause

photo credit: Pizza Ranch

photo credit: Pizza Ranch

Mark your calenders for Wednesday, December 5th and Thursday, December 6th, 2012.

The Independence Cub Scout pack 75 will be doing a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch in Independence.  10% of all Dine-In sales comes back to the pack.  Tips are also welcome and appreciated.  The time of the fundraiser will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  On December 5th the Wolf Den will be working from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm.  The Tiger Den will be working from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm.  On December 6th the Bear Den will be working from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm.  The Webelos I & II Dens will be working from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm.

The scouts will be selling coupons for discounts at Pizza Ranch as well.  The coupons sell for $10.00 and procedes go to the local pack.

Some rules:

  • Scouting shirts…Preferably Class A if owned.  Otherwise Class B.  Shirts tucked into pants(no shorts).
  • No Gum
  • Please wear your hair up if you have long hair
  • Don’t Cut off your Arm (or Leg)

Tell your friends and family.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year.


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Welcome New Cub Scouts!

…and new parents! We’re SO happy to have you as part of our Pack.

The first thing you should know is that this is no longer “our” Pack, it’s your Pack, too. And the Pack gets better when more people are involved.

Take a browse around this site, read old posts, check out the Calendar. If you don’t remember when/where your Den meets, or you want to invite a friend, that information is on the About page. If you have questions or comments, feel free to post a comment. Sign up for updates, we try to update the blog as often as we can to keep you updated.

Boys, read through your book, think about the ways that you can start working on your ranks. Parents, think about volunteering – the more parents we have involved, the better the Pack is. Our Leaders’ Meetings are always open to parents – we meet at Bill’s Pizza, in the back party room, usually on the first Sunday of the month, at 7 pm. Some months, this gets changed, as the day falls on a Holiday Weekend – like this September 2012; the first Sunday was on Labor Day Weekend, so we switched the meeting to September 9. We hope to see you all there!

Our September Meeting should be a good one. We will kickoff our Fall Popcorn Sale (Pecatonica River Popcorn… YUM!!), maybe hand out some awards that were earned over the Summer, and then we will “Retire” an old and worn American Flag. This is a serious event, so we request that Scouts and Scouters (adult leaders) alike be in the most uniform you can be – if you’re new, that means your new Pack T-shirt. If you’re a ranked Scout, that means Dress Blues, complete with neckerchief, slide and belt.

We’ll see you all on Tuesday evening!

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Aquanaut Clinic and Pack Pool Party!

The August Pack Meeting will be a Pool Party on Friday, August 3. We will gather at the Independence Pool starting at 7:30 pm. We finish at 9:00.

Webelos – before the pool party, beginning at 6:30 PM, Craig Bussan will provide an opportunity for you to earn your Aquanaut Pin. So if you’re ready to do some swimming, show up early.

The Pool Party itself is open not only to Cub Scouts, but to their entire family. We will provide bug juice (I PROMISE not to make it, after last year’s massive fail), but we won’t have any snacks provided by the pack. If you’d like to bring a snack to share, you’re more than welcome to do so.

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