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Pack 231 is a thriving Cub Scout unit including families with elementary students in Chadds Ford, Hillendale, Pocopson and neighboring private schools. The Pack is chartered by the Pocopson PTO and run by parent volunteers. Cub Scouts is a family-focused program designed for boys and girls  in K-5th.

We hold meetings and plan activities throughout the school year. We emphasize fun while promoting the purposes and values of Cub Scouting. Click here for more information about Cub Scouting.

Pack 231 Leaders in Action!

This past weekend a few of our leaders took time away from their families to hone their skills at Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) training. This training is required for all Pack leaders to help promote a fun and SAFE outdoor experience for our Cubs and families, and is required for all overnight trips. 

A big THANK YOU to Brian Davis, Mike Dinnie, & Ryan Stauffer who represented Pack 231 at Camp Ware last weekend!

Spring Campfire & Overnight Camping

   

PACK 231 SPRING CAMPFIRE & CAMPOUT

CLICK HERE FOR SIGNUP GENIUS

Spend Saturday May 7th exploring Brandywine Creek State Park with Pack 231

Campfire! Family Camping! Siblings welcome! Close to home!

You are not required to camp over - come for the day and have fun! 

Schedule attached - lot of available time to enjoy the outdoors. 

Brandywine Creek State Park is a great setting for a Cub Scout day of fun, and a very approachable overnight adventure close to home. The campsite access road is mostly paved, and parking will only be a short walk to the campsite. We have our own oasis nestled in the hillside, the perfect blend of ease of access with a remote wooded feel. Portable toilets are on-site and only for use by our group. There is ample room to set up tents in a large field, allowing each family plenty of space to maintain social distancing guidelines while enjoying time with the Pack. Adventure abounds with a number of hiking trails that lead to other parts of the park, and each Den will have a lot of time to explore. We will end the day with a campfire. 

Each camper must bring his/her own drinking water. Recommended 2 gallons of water per person per day. Parking will be close enough that you could leave reserves in your vehicle. The Pack will provide utility water for hand-washing and fire safety. 

Saturday lunch will be BYO - brown bag lunch for camp setup

Saturday dinner will be pizza, and Sunday we will have cold breakfast options available. 

We hope to return to more traditional Pack cooking in the fall - with social distancing guidelines our aim is to keep the menu simple and minimize the amount of preparation and additional precautions inherent with group meals. 

YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING REQUIRED FOR ALL ADULTS - INSTRUCTIONS ATTACHED

Camp Ware - Set Sail on an ISLAND EXPEDITION this July 21st / 22nd

    

The best week of the scouting year is coming up fast!

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 30TH!

Rising Webelos & AOLs arrive WEDS 7/21 is only $440 for Scout + 1 Adult / Parent

Scouts who will be Tigers, Wolves or Bears in Fall 2021 arrive THURS 7/22 and costs $415 for Scout + 1 Adult/Parent

CLICK THIS LINK TO SIGNUP:  https://www.cccbsa.org/programs/camping/cub-camping/cub-scout-overnight-camp/ 

Select Session 2 ; Octoraro District, Camp site Hawkeye (put this for all 3 options)

REMEMBER - YOUR SCOUT'S RANK AT CAMP IS ONE LEVEL ABOVE WHERE THEY ARE DURING THE CURRENT  20/21 SCHOOL YEAR 

 

Parent Volunteers Needed - Committee Meeting Tuesday March 3rd

The Pack is actively seeking additional parent volunteers as some of our dedicated leaders look to transition to Boy Scouts later this spring.

Please join us if you can on Tuesday March 3rd to learn more. 

Positions on the Troop Committee will be available, including Committee member, Membership & Recruiting, Communications, Treasurer, and Committee Chair. 

Please contact Matt Grabowsky or Zach Davis if interested. 

THANK YOU to Goodwill Fire Company of West Chester (UPDATED with PayPal instructions)

Good Will Fire Company is a community supported organization, and they did not charge us for use of the fire house today. If you'd like to support the Fire Co. as they kindly supported us, then please go to the Good Will Fire Co Homepage at https://goodwillfireco.org/ & scroll down about 1/2 way to find the  DONATE button to reach PayPal.

TECH NOTE - PayPal went through on Chrome browser on PC, but not using FireFox

CLICK HERE if you would like to learn more about Good Will Fire Company including Birthday Party packages. 

Race Day UPDATE

Racers! The track is built and ready for race day! 

There will be a livestream available via Zoom: https://upenn.zoom.us/my/zdavis
 
CORRECTION:  Schedules are attached - this year will be different. We will race in reverse rank order:  AOL, Webelos, Bear, Wolf, Tiger
 
Doors open SATURDAY at 10:30, first race at 11:00AM
 
The weather is trying to create a challenge for us tomorrow. Please dress as if you will be outside the entire time - including rain gear. If you have an EZ-UP style canopy and want to bring for your family unit you may want to consider. Umbrellas also welcome. Let's plan for the worst and hope the rain tapers off by 11AM per the forecast. Be Prepared! 

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