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.

5/23/16

Pack meeting to be held at St Thomas at 7:00PM!

In light of the potential for thunderstorms this afternoon/evening, we will be holding the pack meeting at St. Thomas at our normal time of 7:00 PM.
We will still have the den skits and s'mores, so please bring your assigned items.
See you at 7!

5/21/16

Weather Update

We had a great small group hike this afternoon - right between rainstorms!  It was perfect timing :)
If you are a parent of a new or potential scout and couldn't attend the hike, please contact Mike Carney at 717-560-6363 or carneymi@mtwp.net to have any questions answered and to be on the e-mailing list for the fall kickoff.

At this point the pack meeting Monday (5/23) will still be held outside at Overlook.  We will be checking the weather radar and will post a message on the Pack 184 website by 4:00 PM Monday to confirm whether we will be meeting at Overlook or at St. Thomas.  Either way, please arrive by 6:45 PM (unless you're a Webelos - please arrive at 6:30PM).

5/20/16

Pack Hike Saturday 5/21 1:30PM

At this point, the hike is still on.  Check for last minute changes at http://pack184.blogspot.com/
We are meeting at the Boettcher House parking lot in Landis Woods.  Hope to see you there!


5/18/16

IMPORTANT UPDATES FOR ALL!!!!

LAST PACK MEETING!  5/23 at 6:45 PM (Webelos arrive at 6:30 to begin building fire).  The boys will be performing skits and other activities, plus roasting marshmallows/s’mores.
Please bring chairs, water/beverage for your own family, roasting sticks, and a flashlight just in case.  ** Each den is providing an important ingredient:  Tigers – marshmallows, Wolves – water for the fire, Bears – chocoloate, Webelos – graham crackers. 
Check the blog if there are any last minute weather concerns.  In the event of poor weather, we will hold the pack meeting at the church at the same time. 

UNIFORMS:  Are your scouts outgrowing any of their gear?  Please bring extra Class A/Class B shirts along to the pack meeting.  We are compiling a uniform closet to share with anyone who can use them – both new scouts and returning scouts.  Let’s share what we have with others and recycle to put them to best use!  (Be sure to remove your scout’s rank badges, pins, etc. for his scrapbook J)
If you are attending summer camp, it is very helpful if the boys wear their Class B shirts especially on the first few days.  If you don’t have one, they are available for sale $12 – see Mike Carney. 

PACK HIKE on Saturday May 21, 1:30-2:30PM at Landis Woods RAIN OR SHINE.  Please bring a water bottle for everyone, and a small snack to share (fruit, bag of pretzels, etc.).  Feel free to invite any non-scouting friends that may be interested. 

GAMES NIGHT --  Just for fun, we are inviting all scouts and their families to come out Monday June 6 at 6:30 PM to play some sports.  It will be casual and we will probably have the boys rotate through different games, depending on how many attend.  All are welcome!  Sign up for pizza at the 5/23 pack meeting and bring your own beverage.  Bring your favorite sports equipment! 



5/6/16

St Thomas Spring Clean Up POSTPONED

Due to the wet weather, the church has postponed the clean up day to NEXT Saturday, May 14 9AM-12Noonv(originally 5/7).  Many of our scouts will be at Webelos Woods that weekend, so we would appreciate any others who are available to pitch in and help as you are able.  The deacon told me that donuts will be available!  Thanks for your willingness to help out!

5/4/16

Service Opportunity - Please Help!

We have the opportunity to say THANK YOU to St Thomas for hosting our Cub Scout pack over the years and we NEED YOUR HELP!  They are having a spring clean-up day THIS SATURDAY MAY 7 from 9-12, to do some outdoor work such as spreading mulch, etc.  Please consider coming with your scout even for an hour as your schedule permits.

Remember a scout is HELPFUL :)  Hope to see you there!

4/20/16

Pack Meeting Monday April 25 at 7:00PM:  

Come out and enjoy some fun activities led by Mike Rimer and the Bear den.  
REMEMBER CAMP FORMS AND PAYMENT ARE DUE AT THIS MEETING!  Please bring a check payable to Pack 184 and all money from the sale of camp cards (and unsold cards).   ALSO last call for coloring books if you forgot to bring yours to the last pack meeting. 

Swim Test for Summer Camp Attendees: 

Both scouts and parents can attend the Troop 99 BSA Swim Test at Manheim Township High School this Friday, 4/22 at 6:30PM.  This will save a lot of time at camp if you have this done ahead of time.  Please come in your swim suit (locker rooms are available to change, if needed) and be aware that the boy scouts are also planning to do swim tests and other aquatic activities for their rank, so we will have to wait our turn.  We really appreciate them opening up this opportunity to us!  See below for details on the swimmer’s tests:
SWIMMER’S TEST: Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming. Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be swum continuously and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating. BEGINNER’S TEST: Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming as before, and return to starting place.
NOTE:  If your scout does not pass either test, it doesn’t mean they won’t be allowed to participate in any water activities, but they will be required to wear life vests and/or may have restrictions on the area of the pool that they are allowed in, for their safety. 

DON'T FORGET GOGGLES AND A TOWEL!