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Pinewood Derby – Saturday January 28 – 9am – 2pm(?). Weigh-in Friday 6:30p-8p, Sat 8a-9a

Pack Meeting – Outdoor Campfire (Bus Loop) Monday, January 30, 2023. 7pm-8pm.

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.

AOLs (Fifth grade) meeting at Trinity Presbyterian Church this week.

Aiming for the Arrow 2022

After Registering, pay for one youth or youth+adult here to finalize registration. Payment and registration must be received by 10/21 to receive a camp t-shirt. Select from the drop-down box below how many you are registering. One youth is $30, or one youth and one adult is $45. Youth may attend this campout without their accompany adult.

Aiming for the Arrow

October Family Camp

Last day to register is October 18. Our first family campout of the year is here! We hope you are as excited as we are to share this beautiful October weather outside and have some Halloween fun. We will be camping at WWCC on the Weeki Wachee river for Friday – Sunday. Pre-registration is required. Register here: [Registration closed]

Saturday we will also have our annual Tent Or Treat event. Each den will be decorating their trick or treating station; please reach out to your Den Leader with any questions or info on what supplies the den needs. Campers and siblings are welcome to bring a costume to wear for the evening.

Unique to this campout is also the option for our Bears, Webelos, and AOL Dens (third through fifth grade) to bunk together in A/C’s cabins for the weekend. During registration you will be able to indicate whether your Cub Scout will be cabin camping or tent camping with his/her family. Boys and girls will bunk in their own separate cabins and areas. Due to BSA youth protection requirements, any siblings attending the camp outside of these grades will need to tent camp with their attending adults.

The Camp FAQ will be sent out to families this week. If you need to borrow a Pack loaner tent for this event, please email committee@thegreatpack7.com with the number of campers that will be sleeping in the tent.

Annual Recharter

Annual program fees (“recharter fee”) for Jan-Dec 2023 to the national BSA organization are now due. If your family paid the 2023 BSA fee during fall registration in full, no payment is due. Families who are utilizing the fall popcorn fundraiser to cover recharter costs please stop by the admin table to review their popcorn credit balance. All others may pay the 2023 fee via credit card, Venmo, or PayPal online, or via credit card, cash, or check at the admin table. The fee for twelve months of registration for 2023 is $128 ($10.66/month).

Back to the Pack

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.

Save time at the event by completing the 22-23 Pack Registration form online at https://www.thegreatpack7.com/register

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.

New members to Pack 7 must register with the BSA first and pay the 2022 registration, then complete the two steps above. https://www.thegreatpack7.com/join

Pack t-shirt presales are also available in the store.

Summer 2022

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.

2022 Splash-O-Ree Wrap Up

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!

April Family Adventure Camp

RESCHEDULED

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 committee@thegreatpack7.com 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!

February 2022 Wrap-Up

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.

Crossover / Family Camp 2022

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).

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