August Pack Announcements

Hello Pack 900!

This Week’s New Bullet Points:

  1. Water balloons & Cook Out
  2. Recruitment
  3. Fall Meetings
  4. Membership renewal

August Cook out, & water balloon
On 19-August-2023 we will be having a Cookout/water-balloon Night at North Oak Christian Church starting at 6:00pm. We will start with dinner, and then play with water balloons. The pack will be grilling Burgers and Hot Dogs and have lemonade & water to drink. We ask that each family RSVP by signing up to bring a something. You can RSVP at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48aaa82ba6f9c34-pack1#/ If you have dietary restrictions that prevent you from eating those items, please reach out to me @ meadorre@yahoo.com. Families should bring chairs as we will be eating outside. Please remember to bring chairs for your family!

Back to School Help
The pack needs help! On Back to School Night (August 17th) for our assigned schools, Bell Prairie & Fox Hill, we need people at our tables to recruit members. I will provide everything needed, I just need a person or 2 to stand at the table to invite people to our information night. If we can split shifts at each school, everyone will have a chance to visit their children’s teachers. Fox Hill runs from 4:30-6:00 and Bell Prairie from 4:00-6:30 (new families 4-4:30; last name A-L 4:30-5:30 and last name M-Z 5:30-6:30)

Membership renewal
It’s time to renew your annual membership!

  • National & Council dues are $119 per scout and $99 per adult. Pack Dues are $100 per scout. Adults who are a Den Leader, Committee Chair (or Assistant), Cub Master (or Assistant) and Treasurer will have their dues paid by the pack. You can also subscribe to Scout Life Magazine for $15. New Scouts will also pay a $25 one-time New Member Fee.
  • Payment options:
    1) Write a check/pay cash to the Pack for all fees
    2) Pay the pack online for all fees (will incur a small service fee)
    3) Pay the pack (online or via cash/check) for Pack dues and pay National & Council fees online via ScoutPay.
  • Links:
    Pack Online Payment: coming soon!
    ScoutPay: https://fundraise.givesmart.com/form/dZ8m1A?vid=1012rf.
    ScoutPay allows you to make payments and the council office absorbs the credit card fees.

If the cost of the program will prevent your scouts from returning, please let me know so we can talk about options. We would like to have everyone renewed before October 3rd. If you have questions about payments, please reach out to Laura Meador at pack4900treasurer@gmail.com.

Pack/Troop Campout
The troop has invited the pack on a campout the weekend of September 15-17 at Kelsey Short Youth Camp at Smithville Lake. We have had a blast on these camp outs in the past, and as we have more details I hope to share them.

Take Care,
Ryan Meador

Pack meeting at the Church the first Tuesday of each month in October, November, December, February & April starting at 6:30. March is Blue & Gold and the May pack meeting will be the second week of May. No September or January Pack meeting.
Parent & Committee Meetings will take place after the Pack meetings and at the August event.
Den meetings start at 6:30. Lion, Tiger & Wolves meet the second & fourth Tuesdays or as needed. Bear, Webelo & AOL meet every Tuesday or as needed.

August
August 17th – Back to school recruitment
August 19th – 6:00 PM Picnic/ water balloon, Parent & Committee Meeting Fall kick off
August 22nd – North Kansas City first day of school
September
September 5 – New Scout & Parent welcome & Recruitment follow-up, Bobcat Academy
September 12 – Cyber Chip & finish Bobcat
September 15-17 – Pack/Troop Camp-Out
September 19- Den Meetings
September 26 -Den Meetings
September 29-30 – District Cub Family Camp-Out
Fundraiser – Trash bags
October
October 3th – Pack meeting at Church
October 10th – Den Meetings
October 14th (Saturday) – Webelo Woods
October 17th – Den Meetings
October 20th (Friday) – Halloween Party / Trunk or Treat.
October 24th – Den Meetings
October 31st – No Meetings
November
November 7th – Pack meeting at Church
November 14th – Den Meetings
November 21st – No Meetings No school all week NKC (teachers work/no students)
November 28th – Den Meetings
December
December 5th – Holiday Party Meeting, no Parent & Committee Meeting
December 9th (Saturday) – Car cutting
December 12th – Den Meetings
December 19th – Den Meetings
TBD – Pack Service Project, ringing bells for Salvation Army
TBD – Start Religious Award
January
January 2th – No meeting
January 9th – Den Meetings
January 16th – Den Meetings
January 23th – Den Meetings
January 27th – (Saturday) Pine Wood Derby
January 30th – Den Meetings

February
February 6st- Pack meeting
February 11th – Scout Sunday (Tentative date)
February 13st- Den Meetings
February 20th- Den Meetings
February 27th- Den Meetings
Fundraiser – Trash bags
March
March TBD Saturday– District Pine Wood
March 5th- Den Meetings
March 9th (Saturday) – Blue & Gold & Cross Over (Tentative date)- MUST be after District Pinewood
March 12th- Den Meetings
March 19th- Den Meetings
March 25-29 – North Kansas City Schools Spring Break
April
April 2th – Pack meeting
April 9th – Den Meetings
April 16th – Den Meetings
April 23th – Den Meetings
April 30th – Den Meetings
May
May 7th – Den Meetings
May 14th – Pack meeting