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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.

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).

Blue and Gold 2022

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.

Purchase tickets and RSVP [ticket sales have ended]

Pinewood Derby 2022

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).

Here are some tools to help you with your design!

See you at the track!

December NASA Campout

Registration for our family campout December 3-5 is [registration closed]. We will be camping on-site at NASA Titusville and visiting the Kennedy Space Center on Saturday December 4. If you are unable to camp, you are welcome to still drive over and attend KSC with the Pack. Camping fees are $10 per adult, plus $12 per tent. Camp fee for kids 12 & under including Cub Scouts are covered by the Pack. Camping includes Friday night campfire snack (“cracker barrel”), three meals on Saturday, and Sunday breakfast.

KSC Admission tickets for Pack 7 Cub Scouts are provided by the Pack. Adult admission tickets are $48pp. Additional siblings 3-11 are $21pp. If you have your own passes, register for the campout and indicate you do not need KSC tickets during the registration process. After filling out the Google Form, please proceed through our Pack store to complete your registration. If you are applying fundraising credits to this camping trip, in the store checkout payment page there will be an option to indicate to pay with credits on your account. All others may checkout via Paypal or credit card. Registration closes 11/26.

October Campout!

Registration for our October Family Campout from Oct 1-3 at Camp Soule is now open! Cub Scouts and siblings 12 and under are free. Adults 13+ are $10 each, which includes camping, three meals Saturday and cold breakfast Sunday. Register here.

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. We will be swimming Saturday afternoon and Cub Scouts will have the opportunity to attempt the BSA swim test. 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 for more info!

Labor Day & Next Meeting

Just a reminder there is no Cub Scout meeting on Monday September 6. The next Den Meeting will be Monday September 13 from 7-8p at Sims Park. This will be our last Sims Park meeting for the fall, we will return to the great indoors on 9/20. Pack 7 will be at the Cub Scout recruiting night on Thursday 9/9 from 6:30-8:30 at Mitchell Park on Little Rd, if you are interested in joining before the next meeting.

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