Well we know at least one local needy family will still be able to have a VERY Merry Christmas!
Today I dropped off our collection of gifts for that family to the Willards Elementary School Guidance counselor Mrs. Thompson (Right).
As I have said before this is my favorite charitable activity that we engage in and it touches my wife especially close. It was incredible to see the generosity of these boys on display.
As always it is an honor to serve the Amazing Pack 834!!!
Well ladies and gentlemen with the final numbers rolling in for our last official weekend of the 2013 Popcorn Season Pack 834 has raised the bar once again!
Finishing the year with over $36,000 in total sales the Pack wraps up with:
- 19 Scouts in the $600 Club
- Every member of our Top 10 with over $1,000
- Every member of our top 5 with over $2,500
- And 3 new enrolls into the Scholarship Program!
I am so completely amazed by what this Pack can do! Being in such a rural area it takes a lot of hard work and amazing dedication, by Scouts and parents alike, to put up the sales that these boys do. With good, hard working boys such as these out there the future of our country is very bright!
As always it has been an immense honor to serve these boys in their pursuit of self-reliance.
Per the request of some of our parent here is a copy of the Prize chart.
A hot shower and long nap later and I’m finally ready to recap this weekend’s adventures!
Let me start by saying, thank you, to everyone who attended and helped make this an awesome trip full of fun for the boys.
From BBs and Bows to Costumes and Candy this weekend was loaded and 834 did it ALL, well almost. Although I was disappointed we had to miss the camp’s “Costume Parade” I think we made the right choice in holding our Tent-to-Tent – Trick-or-Trick before the “Campfire” as it left us the much needed time to enjoy that grand nightly camping tradition of s’mores.
Although we were so spread out it took 3 campfires to get everyone covered (kind of hard to compact when you have nearly 50 people in attendance!) it was really awesome to see everyone socializing! We had boys running around getting skewers for their marshmallows from other camps and even my own son, Cole, went to another fire and came back with a freshly made s’more! (he didn’t want to wait in line and we were taking too long with ours…lmao).
It was truly an honor to build these new memories with all of you.
In honor of our soon to be Crossing-Over Webelos, I would like to give a special mention that for Scouts: Wyatt Donoway, JR Presho and Gabe White, this was their last trip to Henson as a Cub Scout and although they will be moving on to bigger and better things as Boy Scouts Their presence will be deeply missed by many and I would like to extend the warmest regards of Pack 834 to them.
Once again thank you so much to all who attended. This trip was. in my opinion as well as several parents I spoke with, our best CFW to date and I hope to see many more and I hope they are as good or even better!!!
I would like to remind everyone that next month, November 15th, is the upcoming due date for all recharter and registration fees.
To provide an understanding of these expenses here is an itemized list of fees associated with recharter for a typical Scout,
|BSA Membdership Fee||$24.00|
|BSA Insurance Fee||$1.00|
|Boy’s Life Magazine (optional)||$12.00|
|Pack 834 Annual Dues||$75.00|