Due to the school closings pending TS Ian, the September 26 meeting has been CANCELLED. Our guest speaker will be rescheduled for another date. We hope everyone has a safe and uneventful week
Deer Park Elementary, 8636 Trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34653
Turn in at the traffic light and park in the car loop area. Front parking lot will also be open for overflow parking. Please do not park on any grass. The cafeteria is the last walkway into the main school area, furthest from Trouble Creek Rd.
We are excited to welcome our new and returning Cub Scouts back to the 2022-2023 school year and weekly meetings. Our registration event will be Monday, August 15 from 6p-8p on the west side of Deer Park Elementary. Dress the kids to get wet with water fun while the adults meet leaders and complete paperwork.
Returning Pack 7 members (who were registered with the Pack anytime in 2022 prior to August 10) may pay their 2023 BSA fees and Pack dues online at https://www.thegreatpack7.com/paydues If you need financial assistance or will be using the fall popcorn fundraiser credits to pay dues, then do not pay online.
Our summer program is in full swing! Check out our calendar on the Calendar page and in our Facebook group. If you missed the first summer camp, the next closest one to our area will be at Sand Hill in July. We look forward to seeing you at our summer activities. If you are new to Cub Scouts, come join us and see why we are The Great Pack 7.
What a great last-camp-of-the-school-year weekend with the Pack, enjoying water activities and Cub shooting sports at Sand Hill Scout Reservation, with excellent weather. We are eagerly awaiting the landing and return of our weather balloon and Lego “Cubbie” we sent off to space. Thank you to the GTBAC Council and volunteers!
Due to the expected amount of rainfall and thunderstorms, the Pack Campout has been recheduled to Splash-O-Ree on April 22-24 at Sand Hill SR. Families who registered for the La-No-Che campout can transfer their registration and payments to the new camp if they are able to attend.
Cub Scouts camping and meals are free. Adults 13+ are $10 each, which includes camping, three meals Saturday and cold breakfast Sunday. Siblings 4-12 are $8. [Registration is closed but email firstname.lastname@example.org if you missed it and still want to come]
If you are unable to camp, you are welcome to come up Saturday morning and stay for the day’s activities. You must still register via the link. There will be water activities and shooting sports. The Pack has some loaner tents available if you would like to camp but don’t have a family tent. Please contact the committee or the camping chair, Irene O’Brien, for more info!
We had an amazing Blue and Gold celebration on the 12th with our MINECRAFT theme and featuring The Original Bandingo! Our Arrow of Light den received their awards and arrow plaques. Thank you to all of our families and volunteers for a successful and fun event. On Februrary 19th we had a great campout with our rocket launches, and said goodbye to our Jetpack Pug Patrol, who all earned their Arrow of Light awards and crossed over to Troops 177 and 77. We wish all of the ‘Pugs many future wonderful adventures with Scouts BSA and will miss them. Good luck to Den Leader Mr Kevin who will be joining the leaders at Troop 77 and thank you for your service to the boys. Assistant Den Leader Mr Jesse will be staying with Pack 7 as part of our Cubmaster Core.
Our 2022 Crossover Camp-out will be February 18-20 Camp Soule in Clearwater FL. Saturday night we will celebrate our Arrow of Light Cub Scouts as they end their Cub Scout journeys and crossover to continue the adventures with a BSA Troop. Join us for a fun weekend of camping, crossover, and ROCKETS! All attendees must register, except for visitors attending just Saturday evening for the Crossover ceremony. REGISTER HERE
Visitors for the ceremony should plan to arrive at 5pm for a 5:30 start time at the Council Ring. COVID-19 Screening Forms will be required for ALL attendees per BSA requirements for Council camps. Please help us have everyone seated in time by arriving with your COVID-19 form (pages 2-3) already filled out for each guest (including children).
Our annual Blue and Gold party is Saturday, February 12, from 4:30-8:00. Live entertainment provided by BANDINGO, dinner provided by Arlisa’s Events, and our competitive yet friendly silent auction make this event an annual family favorite.
This year’s theme is MINECRAFT, and we will present the Arrow of Light award, the highest award in Cub Scouting, to our Jet Pack Pug Patrol before they move on to their Troops later in February.
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Pinewood Derby has arrived! Early weigh-in will be Friday, Jan 28 from 6:30-7:30 in the cafeteria. Once checked-in, cars will remain on-site and secured. Saturday Jan 29 weigh-in starts at 8:00am for a 9:00am race start time. Breakfast and lunch concessions will be served (cash-only).