Pack News

What the Entire Pack is "Doing" Together...

Family Scouting Is Here!

posted Aug 21, 2018, 9:47 AM by Pack 33

We are excited to announce that our Cub Scouting program is now open to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises.

Pack 33 will be organizing new dens for girls based on the response we get. All dens (boys and girls) will participate in pack events together.

Dues are Due!

posted Dec 15, 2017, 9:46 AM by Pack 33

Pack 33 needs to collect all dues by the end of this year.

If you have not already paid this year's dues, please bring a check payable to "Pack 33" to the next Den meeting. 

Dues are $60 for the first scout, $50 for each additional scout. Add $12 to continue your subscription to Boys' Life magazine. Den Leaders are also responsible for paying their annual $33 registration fee.

If you are new to Scouting and already paid $10 to the Del Mar Va Council via Nick Henry at a Join Scouting/Registration Night event, you only owe $50 for the first scout, $40 for each additional scout. 

Each year the Pack collects these dues to pay the registration fee of $33 to the Boy Scouts of America for each scout and adult members. This registration fee pays for the operation of the BSA National Service Center, which supports approximately 270 local councils that administer the Scouting program. The National Service Center develops program enhancements, covers liability insurance costs and much more. The remainder of the dues are for the Pack to use for our events.

Checks can also be mailed to:
Lynn Koehler
6 Stoney Creek Ln.
Wilmington, DE 19803

Raingutter Regatta Results

posted Nov 16, 2017, 7:22 AM by Pack 33   [ updated Nov 16, 2017, 7:26 AM ]

Congratulations, everybody! The boats looked great! 
1st Place - Xander White, 
2nd Place - Joshua Rowe, 
3rd Place - Logan Josefyk 

Special Awards: 
Cheesiest - Keagan Irani, 
Rocking Paint Job - Jackson Molnar, 
Whopper of a Boat - Gus Sargent, 
Funniest - Alex Quashne, 
Extra Special - Kyle Morris, 
Most Tricked Out - Linus Koehler

Registration of Returning Scouts

posted Sep 13, 2017, 12:55 PM by Pack 33   [ updated Sep 18, 2017, 5:48 AM ]

Parents, the form for returning scouts wishing to renew their registration for the 2017-2018 school year can be found in the Documents page of this site (the link is on the left). The pdf is titled "Pack33ReturningScoutRenewalQuestionnaire."

Please fill it out and bring it to your Den Leader at your next den meeting along with the annual fee of $60. Make your check payable to Pack 33.

September 2016 Newsletter

posted Sep 24, 2016, 7:06 AM by Pack 33   [ updated Sep 24, 2016, 7:15 AM ]

Newsletter for September

Change is Coming...Read all about it

posted Aug 20, 2015, 7:16 AM by Pack 33

Hello Den Leaders, Parents and Scouters, 

If you are a returning Scout you may notice some changes this year to the Cub Scout Program. Yes, there are new books, but there are also other changes that have happened.  We have highlighted some of the changes you will see this year. Changes took effect as of June 1st, 2015! Not to worry though, our leaders are on top of it! This is just to be used as information for you. As always our Pack still meets from September - May.

The new books are available the Scout Shop. The books are also available in Kindle format.  We do suggest, especially for your scout that you purchase the actual book.

What IS Changing
  • No more Cub Scout-specific Promise - Starting in June, current and new Scouts will need to learn the Scout Oath.
  • No more Cub Scout Law of the Pack - Instead, current and new Scouts will need to learn the Scout Law.
    • New Scouts working on their Bobcat rank will need to learn & say the Scout Oath and the Scout Law with help if needed.
  • No more Cub Scout-specific Core Values - Current and new Scouts will learn the 12 points of the Scout Law, which highlight the core values of Scouting for all levels. Pack and Den meetings will be focusing on a key point each month to teach the boys the meanings of these important concepts. (Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean & Reverent).
  • No more different program formats for Tigers, Wolves, Bears & Webelos - Instead ALL Ranks will do (7) Adventures to earn their rank. Tiger, Wolf & Bear ranks will do (6) required Adventures and (1) elective Adventure (aka "Scout's Choice"). One of the required Adventures will be "Duty to God", which is expected to be done at home with the Scout's family. The other five required Adventures will be done in the Dens. Each Adventure is expected to take at least 3 den meetings to complete, with one of those meetings being an outing
  • No more current Belt Loop & Pin Academic & Sports Program - Scouts will now earn Belt Loops as instant recognition when they complete each of their Adventures.  They can also earn additional Belt Loops by completing additional elective Adventures.
  • No more Totems / Beads and Arrow Points - Instead, Cub Scouts will earn belt loops for all Adventures and electives completed. There are (14) Adventures for the Scout to choose from and complete. Required Adventure belt loops are in full color while elective Adventure belt loops are monochromatic.

  • First year Webelos will need to complete (5) required Adventures and (2) elective Adventures, while 2nd year Webelos or Arrow of Light Webelos will need to complete (4) required Adventures and (3) electives Adventures. 
  • No more "Compass Points".
  • Arrow of Light is considered a "Rank" rather than a separate award.
  • The Webelos "rank / badge" is no longer required for 5th grade / 2nd year Webelos. Boys who join in the 5th grade can complete just the Arrow of Light requirements.
    • There are 27 Webelos pins shared between Webelos rank and Arrow of Light.
    • Webelos-required Adventure pins will be in the shape of a diamond. 
    • Arrow of Light-required Adventure pins will be in the shape of an Arrow Head.
    • Both Webelos and Arrow of Light electives will be in the shape of an oval.

Youth Transition
  • All current & incoming Tigers through current Bears will start the new program on June 1, 2015.
  • All current Webelos 1's who will be 2nd year Webelos after June 1st, 2015 will continue on the same path with their current book.
  • Incoming 2nd year Webelos after June 1st will start the new Arrow of Light-required Adventures in the new Webelos handbook.

What is NOT Changing:
  • Bobcat will still be the FIRST rank all new Cub Scouts need to earn no matter what age / grade they join.
  • The Cub Scout Sign, Salute, Handshake and Motto remain the same for Tigers to Bears.
  • Webelos will learn the Scout Sign, Salute, Handshake, Motto, Outdoor Code & Slogan.
  • Webelos will still earn the earn the "Webelos Colors" and Webelos Pins.
  • Arrow of Light is still designed to prepare Cub Scouts / Webelos Scouts to transition into Boy Scouts.

New Pack Website - Welcome

posted Aug 4, 2014, 8:57 AM by Pack 33   [ updated Aug 10, 2014, 7:27 AM ]

You will notice some changes in the way we go about Pack business over the next several months and we are pretty sure they will be changes for the better.  Our hope is that you can (eventually) rely on the website as your main source of information about our Scout program.

In the near future, our leaders will learn to post stories and update their calendars and some other nifty tricks to keep everyone at the top of their game. Please give them some leeway as the changes go into effect and everything starts smoothing out.  It might get a little rocky before it gets smooth.

We think you are going to like the changes.  This website is already packed with features and when we get in a groove at the leadership level it will be even better.

If you'd like to contribute let us know.  You can start at the "Strong Leaders" section.

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