Pack 416 Pack-wide Activities

Pack-wide Events:  All pack-wide events are on the pack's google calendar.  Please add these events to your calendar.  There is a handy "add" button in the lower right hand corner that will add the dates to your google calendar.

https://sites.google.com/site/pack416gainesville/fullcalendar

  
Thu. Sept. 18, 2014 at 7 pm          
Pack Meeting: All the dens in the pack gather together at Chiles Elementary Cafeteria for a night of skits, awards, cheers, really corny jokes and more...
Fri's and Sat's, Sept 20 to Oct 27       Show and Sell Popcorn opportunities for scouts to learn valuable interpersonal skills, sales techniques and self confidence by manning tables at local Publix's.  Earn money for Big Trip, win prizes, have fun....
Fri. Sept. 27, 2014      
Alachua Cuboree BSA District Bobcat Rally - Activities Include: BB Gun Shooting, Archery, Camping Exhibit, and more!  Run by the Alachua District
Thu. October 30, 2014 at 7pm    
Pack 416 Annual Halloween Bonfire and Pumpkin Carving Contest at Queen of Peace Church - We also pick the destination of the Big Spring Trip this night!
Fri. Nov. 14 to Sun. Nov. 16, 2014 Annual Pack 416 Family Campout at Hanna Park in Jacksonville, Fl.  It's a wooded campsite with miles of bike trails right next to the beach.  Biking, nature walks, outdoor programs, campfire programs, beach clean up, swimming, kite flying....you don't want to miss this one!  Cost: $35 per family
Thu. Nov. 20, 2014, at 7pm
Pack meeting at Chiles Elementary Cafeteria -- In addition to the usual fun, dens bring food in laundry baskets to send to needy families in the area for our second service project (beach clean up at Hanna Park was the first). 
 Thu. Dec. 18, 2014, at 7pm
Pack meeting at Chiles Elementary Cafeteria - Get your Pinewood Derby kits (little blocks of wood with wheels that scouts carve into funny or cool shapes to race on a track in January), make cards for service men for our third service project.
 Fri. Dec. 26 to Sun. Dec. 29, 2014 Webelos Winter Blast - Webelos come have some fun at Camp Shands! Programs will include activity badges, special belt loops, campfires, and more! PLUS a Countdown Closing Party!  Open to all Webelos Scouts currently in the 4th or 5th grade. You can come with your Pack or on your own with an adult.
 Thu. January 15, 2015, 7 pm Pack Meeting: All the dens in the pack gather together at Chiles Elementary Cafeteria for a night of skits, awards, cheers, really corny jokes and more...
 Fri. January 23- Sun. Jan. 25,  2015 Camp Buc Tuocs - District wide family camp out.  Our pack camps as a group at Camp Shands in Melrose, FL and scouts and sibs enjoy days filled with activities like archery, bb guns, camping skills lessons, rope course, rock wall, campfire programs, star gazing, etc.  We might even try to sneak up on a troop of Boy Scouts (sssh, don't let em know).  Approx Cost:  $15 per person
 Sat. January 31,  2015, 9 am Great Air Potato Round Up: Pack 416's fourth service project of the year helps to eradicate this invasive plant.  More important, perhaps, is how much the kids LOVE doing this activity.
 Fri. February 6, 2015, 7pm
 Sat. February 7, 2015,    8am to 1pm     
Pine Wood Derby - Chiles Cafeteria On Saturday morning, scouts race the cars they made on a sophisticated metal track.  There are lots of awards given out for speed, originality, humor, "Car most similar to a pumpkin", "Most patriotic design", etc.  (Fri. night is an optional practice time with the track).
 Fri. Feb 27, 2015, 6:30 p.m.      Pack 416 Annual Blue and Gold Banquet -  Scouts gather for a catered dinner and tradition-filled ceremony to celebrate our Webelos IIs who will be earning the Arrow of Light and crossing over to become full fledged Boy Scouts.  Scout cross over to troops such as Troop 611, Troop 125 and Troop 432 as well as Troop 416.  Approx Cost: $9 per person
 Two hours on Wed. Mar. 4, 2015 or Thurs., Mar. 5, 2015, and
 
 Sat. March 7, 9 am-10:30 am
Scouting for Food 2014 -  For our fifth service project of the year, scouts place on the doorknobs of local homes plastic grocery bags with notes on them asking homeowners to contribute food for the needy.  Then we come back a few days later to gather and turn in all the food to a local food kitchen.  Can we beat last year's total of over half a ton?
 Thu. March 19, 2015, at 7 p.m.    
 Pack Meeting -  themes and activities to be announced - Chiles Elementary
 Fri. April 17 to Sun. April 19, 2015North Florida Council Frog Jog Family Campout -  Enjoy two nights of camping at this council-run camp out with activities like Buc Tuocs.
 Thu. April 23, 2015, 7 pm
Pack Meeting - themes and activities to be announced - Chiles Elementary
 Fri. April 17- Sat. April 18, 2015  
Pack 416 Big Spring Trip -  Last year, we slept over at the Orlando Science Center and enjoyed earning the science belt loop and lots of other fun.  Where will we go this year?
 Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.    
 Pack 416 Graduation and advancement in rank -  Scouts gather for graduation and advancement ceremony.  You get your books, neckerchiefs and neckerchief slides for next year at this meeting.  Chili Potluck - bring a pot of chili to share ... or a side of corn bread, or a gallon of lemonade or tea or some brownies or cookies.  Pack will supply the bowls, plastic spoons, paper cups, and napkins.

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