2011-12 Announcements and Newsletters

Popcorn & Peanuts "Show & Sell" at Tractor Supply - Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

posted Sep 12, 2012, 9:33 PM by Pack 141   [ updated Sep 12, 2012, 9:34 PM by Eric Field ]

What:  Popcorn & Peanuts Show and Sell Event
When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Tractor Supply, River Road
Why: Support Pack 141 (and pay off your dues) by selling popcorn and peanuts
How: With a smile and in your uniform!
Contact your den leader for more details and to reserve a time slot.

2012-2013 Dues Breakdown

posted May 2, 2011, 3:19 PM by Pack 141   [ updated Sep 12, 2012, 11:26 AM by Eric Field ]

What does our year long, fantastic program cost?
    $75 ... sort of.  (see below)
Who gets paid with this?
    No one.  Everyone is a volunteer!
How is the money used?
    Registration, Boy's Life magazine, unit insurance, and the boys' advancement awards.
What's the "sort of" all about?
    The boys can pay off their dues by participating in the Popcorn/Peanuts fundraiser. 
  •         Sell $100 worth = $15 off dues
  •         Sell $200 worth = $30 off dues
  •         Sell $300 worth = $45 off dues
  •         Sell $500 worth = $50 off dues + next year's registration fee is covered!
Total registration fee due at sign-up is just $27.  What a bargain!

Spring 2011 Camping Details

posted May 1, 2011, 6:02 PM by Ellen Moore Osborne   [ updated May 1, 2011, 6:06 PM by Eric Field ]

Who: Pack 141 Cub Scouts/Webelos, Scout Leaders, and Parents

What: Spring Camping & Outdoor Activity Trip
• Camping
• Outdoor cooking
• Hiking
• Nature study
• Campfire (conditions permitting)
• Fun!!!!

When: May 13 through 15
• May arrive afternoon/evening of 13th beginning at 5:00 PM (Remember dinner is on your own that evening, so eat before arrival or plan to cook your own meal that evening.)
• NOTE: There are no alternate dates in case of inclement weather. If poor weather is expected we will evaluate and schedule accordingly. For example, if weather is bad on May 13, but expected to clear on the morning of the May 14 we may change arrival to May 14 and only camp one night.
• If you can only camp one night or only come for the day please join us!
• End time?

Where: Mint Springs Park, Crozet, VA

• The following costs cover meals from Breakfast May 14 through Breakfast on May 15
• $25.00 per adult and any number of Pack 141 scouts in that immediate family
• $5.00 for each additional adult
• Cost for those not staying overnight but wanting dinner: $10.00 per adult and any number of of Pack 141 scouts in that immediate family; $2.00 for each additional adult
• See your Den Leader or Cubmaster if you need to make special financial arrangements

• NOTE: each camper should bring their own eating utensils including plate &/or bowl, cup
• If you have alternate suggestions there is still time for us to consider changes to the menu
• Saturday Breakfast: scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, milk, OJ (or a facsimile)
• Saturday Lunch: lunchmeat & cheese, PBJ sandwiches, fruit, crackers, granola bars, lemonade
• Saturday Dinner: chicken foil dinners or flat bread pizzas (boys will prepare their own)
• Saturday Evening Snack: Smores, fruit
• Sunday Breakfast: oatmeal, Cheerios, granola bars, milk, OJ (or a facsimile)

This information is available to download as a PDF below.

Virginia Air and Space Museum Overnight Program Feb 19-20

posted Feb 14, 2011, 4:48 AM by Ellen Moore Osborne   [ updated Feb 14, 2011, 5:05 AM by Eric Field ]

Arrival and Registration
Plan to check in by 6:00 p.m. Participants are not admitted prior to 5:45 p.m. Pull up to the front of the
center to unload your gear. You can not park here, but you can unload. You may park in the lot across the
street or in the parking garage diagonally across from the Center. To get to the parking garage go past the
Center, which will be on your left, turn right on Museum Way and the garage entrance is on your right.
After you enter the center, you and dozens of other participants will leave your gear in the lobby and the
leader will proceed to check-in. At check-in you will need to provide the roster of names of participants in
your care. You will be given a schedule of events and other information for a safe, successful stay. Wait
with your group for an Event Aide to show you to our sleepsite. After locating your sleepsite, stack your
gear neatly against a wall. Be sure not to block traffic areas or emergency exits. Do not unroll your sleeping
bags at this time.

What to Bring
* Sleeping Gear
Each participant should bring an indoor sleeping bag. Adults who have
survived an overnight recommend that you bring an air mattress or foam
pad for sleeping on hard, cold floors. Place all belongings together in one
package or bedroll to facilitate storage and access. All your gear should be
clearly labeled with your group and individual name to minimize the loss
of items. Your gear will be stored in the exhibit halls with that of dozens
of other participants.

* Clothing
You’ll do a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Shoes must be worn at all times. The
temperature in the Museum is unpredictable, so dress in layers. Participants usually sleep in light clothing.
Dress for the weather if you are launching rockets. It can be very cold during the winter standing in the
field watching the rocket launch.

* Other
Feel free to bring your cell phone and camera. You can take photographs at most places in the Museum.
Participants may wish to bring money to purchase souvenirs and educational items at the Museum Store.
Boy Scouts should bring their own Blue Merit Badge cards and are responsible for getting the cards signed.
We have a limited supply of cards here and will provide them if requested that evening.

* What Not to Bring
Please do not bring food or drink of any type, tents, cots, hair dryers, curling irons, alarm clocks, electronic toys,
games, music, or alcohol.

The program ends at 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Overnight staff are available until this time. If you wish to stay longer you will need to pack and store your gear in your car before 10:00 a.m. If you still have energy, come back when the center opens to stay longer and explore!


Veterans Day Dinner tonight

posted Nov 8, 2010, 5:00 AM by Ellen Moore Osborne   [ updated Nov 8, 2010, 5:01 AM by Eric Field ]

6-8 pm at Stone Robinson.

Veterans Day Spaghetti Dinner Cake Contest and Auction

The annual Veterans Day Spaghetti Dinner will be held at Stone Robinson on November 8, 2010 at
6:00. As part of Pack 141’s Spaghetti Dinner activities, there will be a Cake Contest and auction.

All Cub Scouts should participate! Bake and decorate a cake based on one of the themes listed below
and bring it to the Veterans Day Spaghetti Dinner.

The cakes will be judged that evening. All cakes can be bought via an auction process.
We will recognize all participants with awards.

1. Cub Scouts must bake and decorate their cake with minimal help from parents. CUBS MUST HELP WITH
2. Cake and icing mixes are fine. No store bought cakes!
3. The ENTIRE cake must be edible - including ALL decorations. (HINT: you may use anything edible such as
candy, cookies … even vegetables, fruits, cinnamon sticks, etc...
4. All cakes must have a title as part of the cake decoration or on a card attached to or nearby the cake. Cakes
will be registered and numbers issued for judging purposes.
5. The cake must be placed in/on a cake tray or other rigid surface (such as foil covered cardboard).
6. All cakes must be submitted for judging prior to the commencement of judging activities.
7. All cakes are available for the auction.

· Judges will judge cakes based on the Cub Scout's work.
· Judges will use the rules as the basis for judging all cakes.
· Judging will be based on creativity and appearance, not taste. (Sorry judges!)
The purpose of this event is for the Cub Scouts to have a good time learning about and doing
a little baking. All Cub Scouts should follow the Cub Scout motto, "Do Your Best!"
Have fun baking!!!
Check the handbooks … the Cub Scouts may even complete a requirement or two in the

June Camping Weekend Just Around the Corner

posted May 13, 2010, 6:17 PM by Mark Chamberlain   [ updated May 13, 2010, 6:25 PM by Eric Field ]

June 4 -6 Campout will soon be upon us! Let your Den Leader(s) know if you and your scout(s) plan to attend. Cost is $20.00 per family and covers the fee for the campsite and food.
Things we need people to bring for the good of all.
  Camp cook stoves in good, safe working condition, propane only please!
  Cooking utensils, e.g., spatulas
  Cookware, e.g., pots, pans, griddles that could be used on on propane stoves and/or campfire.
Remember the night of June 5 we will have a Campfire Crossing Over Ceremony!

Web Page Meeting

posted Mar 6, 2010, 12:42 PM by Ellen Moore Osborne   [ updated Mar 6, 2010, 12:43 PM by Eric Field ]

Wednesday, March 10, 5 pm, bring your boys and we'll keep them occupied with Pizza while we look at possible changes to what I've done here.

No Meeting Monday March 8

posted Mar 6, 2010, 11:02 AM by Ellen Moore Osborne   [ updated Mar 6, 2010, 12:44 PM by Eric Field ]

Due to the fabulous time we had at the Blue and Gold Banquet this weekend!

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