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.

7/16/14

Camping trip this weekend

Looks like good weather for the camping trip this weekend!  Thank goodness these storms have passed.  It is a great park with lots of activity options. See link below.  Come for a day or stay the weekend.
Pine Grove Furnace State Park
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/pinegrovefurnace/
Contact:
Jon Hostetter
717-656-4607 or email jhost@juno.com 

6/16/14

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.

3/9/14

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.

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

2/22/14

Blue and Gold March 1, Sat

Blue and Gold 2014
March 1st
St Peter's Lutheran Church
Delp Rd and Lititz Pike

Arrive 4:45
Program to begin promptly at 5pm

Events to include Spaghetti Dinner, Den Advancements, Songs, Skits, Webelos 2 Arrow of Light, and Animal Show by ZooAmerica. 

Program:

4:45 - 5pm:  Arrival
5-5:10:  Opening Ceremony and Introduction
5:10 - 5:30:  Den Advancements: Wolf, Bear, Webelos 1
5:30 - 6pm:  Grace. Dinner.
During dinner, dens will sing their camp songs.  Order of Dinner:
1st, Webelos 2 excused to get food —— Wolf Den will get up and sing “Banana Song”
2nd, Wolf Den will get food —— Webelos 1 will sing camp song
3rd, Webelos 1 will get food —— Doug and Mr. Goldstein, “Quail-man” song
4th, Bears get food —— Webelos 2 will sing “Tom the Toad Song”
6-6:20:  Webelos 2 Awards and Arrow of Light
6:20-6:30:  Cake and Skits by Bear Den and Webelos 1
6:30-7:30:  “Native PA Species” by ZooAmerica
7:30:  Closing Ceremony


2/1/14

Pinewood Derby 2014!

Congrats to Drew Brown!!!
The rest of the Pack is happy you are a Webelos 2 so that they have a chance to take 1st next year!
Here is the ranking, the format is a little goofy, but the boys names are in order.  You all did great, only 3 seconds separated 1st from last!
SuperTimer II Pine2014 Speed/Detail Report
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 8 Drew Brown 5 WEB 2 1 3.2581 6
Lane-Time 5 - 3.2945 6 - 3.2331 1 - 3.0927 2 - 3.2714 3 - 3.3248 4 - 3.3320
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 29 Shawn Murphy Jr 2 WEB 1 2 3.2643 6
Lane-Time 1 - 3.2896 3 - 3.2655 2 - 3.1153 4 - 3.2836 5 - 3.3560 6 - 3.2756
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 50 Nico Billoni 5 WEB 2 3 3.2760 6
Lane-Time 4 - 3.2955 5 - 3.2858 6 - 3.1411 1 - 3.3048 2 - 3.3322 3 - 3.2967
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 3 Dante Billoni 1 BEAR 4 3.2921 6
Lane-Time 1 - 3.2947 2 - 3.2543 3 - 3.2401 5 - 3.3140 4 - 3.3348 6 - 3.3149
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 19 Sebastian Weaver 1 BEAR 5 3.3201 6
Lane-Time 1 - 3.2379 2 - 3.3422 4 - 3.2421 3 - 3.3659 6 - 3.3607 5 - 3.3717
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 10 Elijah Arthur 1 BEAR 6 3.3270 6
Lane-Time 6 - 3.3500 4 - 3.2945 5 - 3.3346 1 - 3.3249 2 - 3.3157 3 - 3.3420
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 13 Zach Fox 1 BEAR 7 3.3343 6
Lane-Time 1 - 3.3372 3 - 3.3698 2 - 3.2985 4 - 3.3601 5 - 3.3366 6 - 3.3035
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 18 Janek Vedock 1 BEAR 8 3.3356 6
Lane-Time 6 - 3.3481 1 - 3.3172 3 - 3.3516 2 - 3.3257 4 - 3.3375 5 - 3.3335
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 5 Jacob Pongonis 5 WEB 2 9 3.3382 6
Lane-Time 3 - 3.3619 4 - 3.3004 6 - 3.3500 5 - 3.3370 1 - 3.3253 2 - 3.3549
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 24 Bennett Cashdollar 2 WEB 1 10 3.3401 6
Lane-Time 5 - 3.2496 6 - 3.3738 1 - 3.3283 2 - 3.3392 3 - 3.3793 4 - 3.3706
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 52 Nick Edelman 5 WEB 2 11 3.3465 6
Lane-Time 5 - 3.4376 1 - 3.2263 2 - 3.3248 6 - 3.3852 3 - 3.3574 4 - 3.3478
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 4 Micah Hostetter 2 WEB 1 12 3.3527 6
Lane-Time 2 - 3.3694 3 - 3.3585 4 - 3.3698 5 - 3.3561 6 - 3.3304 1 - 3.3320
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Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 23 Jonathan Carr 2 WEB 1 13 3.3660 6
Lane-Time 4 - 3.2771 5 - 3.4026 6 - 3.3602 1 - 3.3837 2 - 3.3933 3 - 3.3793
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 21 Aiden Buckwalter 2 WEB 1 14 3.3832 6
Lane-Time 3 - 3.2889 4 - 3.3791 5 - 3.3814 6 - 3.4071 1 - 3.4248 2 - 3.4178
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 14 Jaden Jordan 1 BEAR 15 3.3912 6
Lane-Time 2 - 3.3775 5 - 3.3228 4 - 3.3935 3 - 3.4121 6 - 3.4379 1 - 3.4031
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 81 Jeremy Carr 8 WOLF 16 3.4126 6
Lane-Time 1 - 3.4088 2 - 3.3520 3 - 3.3862 4 - 3.3989 5 - 3.5092 6 - 3.4207
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 27 Ayush Iyer 2 WEB 1 17 3.4162 6
Lane-Time 6 - 3.2646 1 - 3.3444 5 - 3.3998 3 - 3.3805 2 - 3.5172 4 - 3.5908
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 16 Matthew Nguyen 1 BEAR 18 3.4964 6
Lane-Time 4 - 3.4349 6 - 3.3527 1 - 3.5301 2 - 3.5668 3 - 3.5269 5 - 3.5671
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 85 Brennan Zeyak 8 WOLF 19 3.6760 6
Lane-Time 5 - 3.6173 6 - 3.6282 1 - 3.8598 3 - 3.6673 4 - 3.5844 2 - 3.6991
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 17 Gavin Troop 1 BEAR 20 3.6872 6
Lane-Time 5 - 3.6690 1 - 3.7247 2 - 3.6644 6 - 3.6158 4 - 3.6870 3 - 3.7624
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 83 Robert Reitzel 8 WOLF 21 3.9656 6
Lane-Time 3 - 3.9410 2 - 3.9540 4 - 4.0674 5 - 3.9632 6 - 3.9758 1 - 3.8920
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 20 Ian Beck 2 WEB 1 22 3.9691 6
Lane-Time 2 - 3.7308 3 - 4.1761 5 - 4.0438 4 - 3.8613 1 - 3.8847 6 - 4.1178
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 6 Brayden Beck 8 WOLF 23 4.0598 6
Lane-Time 4 - 3.9223 5 - 3.9771 6 - 4.1257 1 - 3.9651 2 - 4.1915 3 - 4.1771
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 82 Addison Drolet 8 WOLF 24 4.6932 6
Lane-Time 2 - 4.5284 3 - 4.7010 4 - 5.0670 5 - 4.6014 6 - 4.5629 1 - 4.6985
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Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 32 Luke Welch 2 WEB 1 25 4.8537 6
Lane-Time 3 - 6.9171 6 - 4.7809 1 - 4.7267 2 - 4.2852 5 - 4.1912 4 - 4.2209
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 84 Owen Troop 8 WOLF 26 4.9304 6
Lane-Time 4 - 4.0650 5 - 5.5914 3 - 4.4262 6 - 4.2992 1 - 5.3400 2 - 5.8606
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 15 Quinn Lam 1 BEAR 27 4.9655 6
Lane-Time 3 - 3.8609 4 - 4.2993 5 - 4.6649 6 - 6.1851 1 - 5.1268 2 - 5.6558
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 57 Ryan Lam 5 WEB 2 28 6.0019 6
Lane-Time 6 - 5.1087 1 - 6.1516 2 - 5.8441 3 - 5.7646 4 - 5.8179 5 - 7.3243
Car # Name Den Rank Pack Place A verage Heats 31 Praharsh Upadhyaya 2 WEB 1 29 6.0185 6
Lane-Time 2 - 5.7188 4 - 6.6046 3 - 6.2724 1 - 6.5578 5 - 6.2100 6 - 4.7475
Record - 3.0927 Car #8 Drew Brown Lane / Runs : Avg
1/29: 3.8563 2/29: 3.8414 3/29: 3.8639 4/29: 3.7772 5/29: 3.8774 6/29: 3.7640
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1/27/14

Blue and Gold

Blue and Gold 2014
March 1st, 5PM - 7PM (approx)
St. Peter’s Church: Lititz Pike and Delp Road

Meal Catered by Boy Scout Troop 84:
Spaghetti and meatballs
Rolls
Salad
Lemonade, Iced Tea, and Coffee

Dessert provided by the Webelos 1 Den - Cub Scout Birthday Cake

Theme:  Camping

Each den should provide and contribute the following:
Photos or memorabilia from the prior year to share with the Pack.
An area with tables will be set up for you to display your stuff
Provide a list of events you attended or neat projects that you did as this can help younger dens as they think about what to do the next year.  Let’s share the good ideas.
A camp song to sing and share with the Pack.  All dens will take turns up on the stage.  Doug Welch will have his guitar, so if he knows the song he can play with you.

In addition to the above, the Webelos 1 den and the current Bear Den will each perform a camp skit.  This will be in preparation for the two of them when they both attend Webelos Camp this summer.
PLEASE DETACH BELOW AND SUBMIT IT ALONG WITH PAYMENT TO YOUR DEN LEADER.

Due No Later than Wed. Feb 19th.
—————————————————————————————————
BLUE AND GOLD MARCH 1ST 2014

SCOUT NAME:_____________________________DEN#____________ 
NUMBER ATTENDING AGES 6 AND UP:________ $8 / PERSON
NUMBER ATTENDING AGES 3-5 :________ $3 / PERSON
NUMBER UNDER 2 :________ FREE

TOTAL PAYMENT:___________

PAYABLE TO “PACK 184”

12/18/13

Pinewood Derby Rules

Pinewood Derby Rules have been posted to the Pack Blog.
Please visit the Pack Blog and at the top will be a tab to view the rules and general information.
Date of event:  Feb 1st

Thanks so much