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.

11/27/16

Popcorn Money Due at Monday's Pack Meeting!

Even if you haven't been able to deliver and collect payment for all your orders, please bring a check payable to Pack 184 so that we can make our payment to the council without a late penalty.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

11/14/16

Pack 184 Family Movie and Game Night

When:  Friday  November 1
Where:  St. Thomas Church
What:  Ice Age- Collision Course
Who:  The whole family! 
Why:  just for fun!

Doors open at 7:15, Movie starts at 7:30
Bring something soft to sit on (beanbag chair, pillows, blanket)
    and maybe a favorite game or two to play with friends.
Popcorn and drinks provided by pack.
Feel free to bring snacks to enjoy and share.
Hope you can make it!  

11/3/16

Committee Meetings & Popcorn Order Pickup

Pack 184’s Cub Scout Committee Planning meeting will be held at St Thomas Sunday 11/6 4:00 PM in room 15.  All parents are welcome to attend.
Following the meeting, at approximately 5:00PM,will be the Blue & Gold banquet planning meeting.  Anyone interested in assisting with this is invited to attend. 

Popcorn Pickup: 
For those that sold popcorn and nuts, please pick up your orders at Jill’s house (427 Rhoda Dr) either Friday 11/11 3:00-5:30PM OR Saturday 11/12 8:00 AM-12:00PM.  Call 824-4910 or email carr427@comcast.net if you cannot pick up your order during these times. 


10/27/16

Volunteers Needed!


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Thank you to those who have agreed to help plan the Blue & Gold Banquet on February 25.  Anyone else who is interested in this, please contact Susan Beck at shabeck8401@hotmail.com.

Additional Pack Needs:

Our most critical needs are:  Treasurer, Advancement Chair, and Committee Chair , who will be leaving at the end of February, as their sons are crossing over to boy scouts at that time.  Prior experience is not needed!  
  • Treasurer:  Manage the pack's checking account records, assist with registration payments, camp payments, etc.  Assist in developing an annual budget.  Report on finances at committee meetings.  Clearances required. 
  • Advancement Chair:  Monthly, place the order for badges, pins, etc. at the Council store (located outside Lancaster City) and prepare them for the pack meeting by sorting them into envelopes for each scout. Assist cubmaster in handing them out at the pack meeting. 
  • Committee Chair:  Plan monthly committee meeting agenda and facilitate meeting.  Assist cubmaster with planning pack level meetings and events.  Communicate with chartered organization (our host church) and local council.  Clearances required.  
  • Popcorn Kernel:  Organize this annual fundraiser.  Schedule Show & Sells, collect orders and place pack order.  Sort & distribute product, collect payment.   
  • Activities Coordinator:  Coordinate occasional events like a movie night, campouts, summer camp, pack hikes, etc.  
  • Assistant Cubmaster:  Assist Cubmaster in his routine duties.  Clearances required. 
  • P/R Communications:  Schedule recruiting events (usually a short hike in the spring, and manning a table at a few school events in the fall).  Post information on the blog.  Maintain blog and email account.  
Please contact Mike Carney at carneym@gmail.com or 717-327-1273 OR Jill Carr at carr427@comcast.net to discuss how you can help!

10/7/16

Pack 184 October Announcements

Image result for into the woods badge2016 CUBORAMA OCT. 21-23

Registration for Cuborama is due at your den meetings Oct. 10-13.   You must bring the payment ($18pp cash or check), and the Cuborama registration form.  Please be sure to complete the BSA Medical Forms A&B found on this link.

Reminder: Tiger and Lions MUST have their registered parent attend with each scout.  ALL parents are welcome!  Clearances are not necessary if you are just attending with your child, but are appreciated.  Remember, you can camp over Friday night, Saturday night, both, or just come for the day but the price is the same for all options.
Wear your Pack 184 Class B tee shirt.  Contact Mike Carney 717-327-1273 to buy one ($12).  

See 2016 Harvest Cuborama Guidebook for all the details on this event.  

Image result for popcorn fundraiserPOPCORN/NUT ORDERS ARE DUE SOON!

Please bring your completed order forms to your den meeting during the week of Oct. 17-20.  NOTE: if you aren't meeting that week, give them to your den leader the week before or make arrangements to drop them off to a leader.  Late orders cannot be fulfilled.  Reminder, payment is due after delivery.

Make sure your scout indicates his chosen prize based on the amount sold (add up popcorn and nut orders).  Please jot down a phone number on the order form in case we have any questions about the order.  

OCTOBER PACK MEETING 

We will be holding our October Pack meeting for Tigers through Webelos 2 on Oct. 24 at 7:00PM.  The Webelos 2 are planning a fun activity for the scouts so please be sure to be there and on time so that we can end on time!  Remember, Class A shirts are recommended for pack meetings. 

COMMITTEE MEETING

ALL ARE INVITED to our monthly Cub Scout Committee Meeting to be held Sunday 10/10 at 4:00 PM in Room 12 at St. Thomas Church (NOTE location change!)  

Please come out and help with planning upcoming events and decision making for the pack.


ANY Questions, contact carr427@comcast.net or carneym@gmail.com.  
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9/6/16

Cub Scout Roundup & Recycle Regatta

Welcome Back to Cub Scout Pack 184!

9/19 @ 6:30PM - St Thomas Episcopal Church - ALL NEW & RETURNING SCOUTS
Bring your scout and checkbook for dues ($80), along with a small boat made by your scout with any recycled material.  This can be quite simple to as elaborate as they like.  See the following examples (Thanks to the new Wolf den!!):
 

Be sure that the boat floats and has some sort of sail so that they can blow on it with a straw to race it down the Raingutter for our Recycle/Raingutter Regatta! It can be made out of anything you can find in your recycle bins!  (foam trays, juice pouches, egg cartons, chip bags, lids, cardboard, etc.)  Be creative!  Decorate if they wish - it is not necessary, but we may have small prizes for best-looking, most unusual, etc.
The boys will also be meeting briefly with their den leaders, where parents can determine the best meeting time for the coming year, so bring your calendars.

9/26 7:00 PM @ St Thomas:  NEW PARENTS:  We will also be holding a separate meeting for new scout families to go over how scouting works, how our pack runs, and answer any questions you may have.  Any questions prior to this please contact Mike Carney at 717-327-1273.

9/1/16

Popcorn & Nuts Fall Fundraiser / Show & Sell Sign-ups

Scouts may begin taking orders NOW for our fall fundraiser.  If you haven't received the packet either in the mail or at the pool party, please contact Jill Carr (carr427@comcast.net) or Susan Beck (shabeck8401@hotmail.com) to pick one up.  If you are interested in online or app sales, contact Mike Carney (carneym@gmail.com).  
Orders are due at den meetings the week of Oct. 17.  Products will be available for pick up the weekend of 11/12-11/13.  Money does not need to be collected at the time of order taking.  It will be due at the 11/28 pack meeting.

The Virginia Nuts fundraiser is a new one for us, and is an exciting alternative to popcorn. There are nut products starting at $12, plus something for Penn State fans!  Remember, selling not only benefits our council and pack, it also directly benefits your scout - they receive 25% of all sales in their scout account to be used for any cub scout expense (camps, events, etc.).  


Mrs. Beck has set up numerous Show & Sell locations.  This is a great way to sell.  Just meet at the public location with your scout and prepare to sell to customers as they walk by.  We do need parents to assist in the selling at these events.  Scouts will receive a percentage of total Show & Sell sales based on the number of hours that they participate. Go to  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f44a8a62eabfa7-popcorn to sign up.  
For lots of helpful information, including top seller incentives, go to http://padutchbsa.org/popcorn/

 
Important Dates:

  • October 17 – ORDERS ARE DUE
  • November 12-13 – PICK UP ORDERS
  • November 28 – PAYMENT IS DUE


Parents, please supervise your scouts as they sell and be sure to follow the following tips:

Selling Tips

  • ALWAYS wear your uniform
  • ALWAYS smile and introduce yourself
  • ALWAYS tell your customers why you are selling popcorn
  • KNOW the different kinds of popcorn you are selling
  • ALWAYS say “Thank You”
  • ALWAYS make a copy of your order form
  • ALWAYS have a clean order form with a pen
  • BE SURE to get customer email addresses to send them a “Thank You” email after the sale, reminding them they can re-order online.

Safety Tips

  • NEVER enter anyone’s home
  • NEVER sell after dark unless you are with an adult
  • DON’T carry large amounts of cash with you
  • ALWAYS walk on the sidewalk and driveway
  • ALWAYS sell with another scout or with an adult