A proud member of the Harvest District of the Pennsylvania Dutch Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Chartered since March 1958; Located in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.


Pack Meeting and Rain Gutter Regatta 9/29

Attention Pack!!
Rain Gutter Regatta and New Scout Round up!
Where:  Discovery Playground within Overlook Park
When:  Sept. 29th.  Monday. 6pm-8pm
Events:  6pm:  Welcome and Introduction of new dens and scouts.
              6:15:  Rain Gutter Regatta races
              Following Rain Gutter Regatta, free play at playground and information for parents
              Snacks provided by each den, please contact your den leader for snack/drink ideas.
              Webelos will start campfire in fire ring
              Skits and songs by dens as time/weather permits at the campfire
              End with roasting S'mores on the fire.  PLEASE BRING A STICK(keep in your car until S'more time).

Additional info at the meeting:
Deadline to sign up for Cub-o-Rama.  $15/person (child or adult)  Please have check made out to "Pack 184."
Cub-O-Rama is October 17-19th.  You can come Fri-Sun, Sat-Sun, or just Sat.  It is still $15/person and covers all 3 meals on Sat.
See this link for more details.  http://www.harvestdistrict.org/activity/pdf/cuborama2014.pdf
Must bring your own tent and sleeping equipment

Check with your den leader if you do NOT have a boat to race.

Popcorn Sales

Dear Pack,
    Time to sell popcorn!  We will sell the corn over 2 selling sessions and this year also allow sale of pre-purchased popcorn outside some local businesses.
Sale of the popcorn adds money to your scout account which can be used to help cover dues or scout camp!
Details will be provided by our "Popcorn Kernal", Vicky Nguyen, at your Den meeting this month.
Fell free to contact her via email at cubpack184@gmail.com with any questions.


Cub-O-Rama 2014 Oct 17-19

Put it on your calendars now!!

2014 Cuborama


October 17-19, 2014 
Cost $15/person.  Includes meals on Sat. and Breakfast Sunday.

Will be earning Cub Scout Computers Belt Loop,

Will be earning Cub Scout Communicating Belt Loop & Pin. 

Webelos will earn Communicator Activity Badge.

Must also preform a Skit at Campfire. 

This a great opportunity for Webelos to earn another activity Badge!

more details at:  http://www.harvestdistrict.org/activity/pdf/cuborama2014.pdf

We will need to register as a Pack.  
Sign up forms will be at available at the Sept 29th Pack Meeting.


Pack 184 Pool Party Monday Aug 18th!

Let's get together and celebrate the end of a nice summer!
I know it rained a lot at Webelos Camp, but hopefully we will have wonderful weather for swimming!
Where:  Overlook Pool
When: Monday Aug 18th, 5pm - 8pm
Why:  Summer is almost over! :(
Cost:  Free if members of Overlook Pool, otherwise $6 with ID showing MT address.  Some members also have free guest passes to burn before the pool closes, so possibly could be free if not a member.  Bring some $ for food/drink.

Webelos:  This is an opportunity to also knock out some of the Aquanaut Badge with your adult leaders.

Please RSVP to Sue Beck, just so we have a general idea of who is coming.  Click the link!

Late notice: Camp and Cave @ Indian Echos

We received and invitation from Pack 150 to camp with them at Indian Echo Caverns Friday Aug 22nd and then tour the cave the next morning.
Scouts would be the only ones camping on their grounds.
RSVP deadline is Aug 15th - they need some more campers to make it a go so if interested follow the link and sign up.
Sue Beck can also help with contacting their troop, but they have a handy online sign up form.



Family Camp Trip July 18-20. RSVP July 9

Hello all,
We are excited for the Family Camp weekend for Pack 184 on July 18th-20th.  It should be a great time at a park which has a lot to offer and will be a great opportunity to go camping for those who haven't really done tent camping before.  Learning camping basics in a safe, supportive situation where you can have help and get questions answered as they come up will be a great way to get involved in scouting with your son.  It is also a great way to get to know each other better and work together.  
I have a schedule below and links to the park and to good information on getting started in tent camping.  
Anticipated FAQ:
-Is there an RSVP?:  Yes, for the purposes of planning, especially for those providing food items for the group, it would helpful to know whether you are planning to attend or not, as soon as you know.  Please call 717-656-4607 or email jhost@juno.com to let us know your plans.  At the latest please let me know by Thursday July 9th.
-How much does it cost?: The cost is $10 per family payable to "Pack 184" to cover the campsite reservation.  This can be sent to me at the following address:
Jon Hostetter
163 Riveredge Dr.
Leola, PA 17540
-Do I have to come the whole time?:  No.  You can come for a day, a night or the whole time or do whatever will work for your family.  Just let someone know when you leave so we aren't looking for you.  It would be helpful to know when you plan to arrive as well.  My cell phone number is (717) 581-0711.
-Is there a discount for leaving early or only coming for a day, etc.:  To keep it simple and help defray the cost of renting the campsites a nominal charge of $10 per family is needed whatever time you are there.  We would need 11 families to cover that cost and we hope to have at least that many come.   
-Is there a bathroom with a shower?:  Yes.  One of the beaches and shower facility are a reasonable walk from our campsites.  There is an outhouse next to our campsite.
-What do I need to bring?:  A tent, a pad or mattress, sleeping bag, folding chair, swimsuit, good shoes or hiking boots, a couple changes of clothes, insect repellent, sunscreen, hat, flashlight/headlamp, snacks, food for meals, plates and utensils for everyone in your party, camera (see the list of items in the link below for more details on these things)
Here is a link for food ideas:
Here is a link for general packing needs:
(Just note that alcohol is prohibited in PA state parks)
Here is some good information about Pine Grove Furnace State Park
Note the Top 10 things to do in the park.


Important Pack Meeting Monday March 24th

Just a reminder that the next Pack meeting will be Monday March 24th 7pm-8pm St. Thomas Church.

Please try and attend as several important issues related to summer camp will be discussed.  The deadline for reserving your spot at summer camp is nearly upon us.  Please contact your Den leaders for details, especially the Wolf den as the wolf deadline for cub camp is earlier than the Webelos deadline.

In an attempt to make the summer camp experience more affordable the Pack will conduct a Sub sandwich drive.
The scouts will sell vouchers for a sub at Clyde Weaver's so no assembly or delivery of subs needed.  Each sub sold will contribute money directly into the scouts personal camp account.
Again, please plan to attend the March 24th meeting for the important details and to pick up your sub vouchers.

I should stress that each scout and parent will be responsible for their vouchers if lost or stolen.  So take good care of them.  Return any unsold vouchers, but the best idea is to sell them all.

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Den leaders, please make sure your Dens received this and are aware of the important Pack Meeting