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.

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!   

4/10/16

FREE Summer Camp Physicals!

Dr. Phil Billoni, our former Pack Committee Chair, has kindly offered to conduct camp physicals on Monday April 11, starting at 6:30PM.  First Come, First Served.  Be prepared to wait your turn.  Those who have den meetings may attend the meeting and we will call you out in turn.  Bring your completed medical forms A B & C!!  We will not have blank copies available - print them from the website:  http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf

(If you have trouble with this link go to www.padutchbsa.org and select Camping-Camp Mack Summer Camp-scroll down to Forms-Medical Forms and print the download for > 72 hrs - 4 pages with parts A, B & C.)

If you are attending full week camp (>72 hrs) you must have medical form Part C filled out by a physician.  Scouts as well as Adults who are attending camp should plan to get this done ASAP.  ALL MEDICAL FORMS AS WELL AS PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED BY MAY 1 IN ORDER FOR OUR PACK TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTED CAMP RATE!  

THANK YOU TO DR. BILLONI FOR GRACIOUSLY HELPING US OUT!

4/4/16

IMPORTANT!!!

Hershey Bears Game/Sleepover Event Information

For those attending the game this Friday, April 8, even if NOT sleeping over, please read the following:
Due to enhanced security measures we will be scanning individuals at the back of Giant Center when you drop off your gear.  We will also be searching all bags and gear that is brought into the building.  Please be aware that all restrictions with regard to items that cannot be brought into Giant Center and are outlined in the itinerary will be strictly enforced.  This will also include any food & beverage.

You will also have to pass through metal detectors upon entering the main entrance to Giant Center.  This is standard for all guests and we will not allow you to bypass this measure even though scanning was conducted when you dropped off your gear.

Doors open at 5:30pm  We will not allow anyone to enter the building prior to that time.  Please plan on arriving at least 45 minutes prior to game time at 7pm to ensure that you get through the security measures in a timely manner.

Thank you for your cooperation.


3/19/16

Pack Meeting Monday March 21 7:00 PM

Theme: Compassion                                   

Led by the Webelos I Den

Please have each scout bring a coloring book to share with hospitalized children (through Caitlin's Smiles).
*****************Remember to keep selling those Camp Cards!!*******************

3/7/16

Reminders:  

DEADLINE:  Summer Camp Deposits are Due Monday 3/7 - Tuesday 3/8 during Den Meetings at St. Thomas.  Please have a check payable to Pack 184 for $25 for each person attending.  

Pack Service Project:  We are collecting Crayon Books for an organization called Caitlin Smiles, which provides hospitalized children with care/and craft kits.  Please bring new coloring books to our next Pack meeting on March 21.  Thank you for helping our scouts learn about Compassion.  


2/24/16

Summer Camp Dates Announcement:
Based on the feedback during our camp meeting Monday night, we have selected the week of July 16-21 for our pack camp.  Mini-week will also be available July 16-19 for the younger scouts and for those who can’t attend the full week.  If there are those who cannot attend that week, please let us know, and perhaps there can be another small group attend the alternate week. 

Much thanks to Susan Beck for stepping up and taking the very important Camp Coordinator role! 

Our pack is required to provide the number of scouts who will be attending camp by March 15, including a $25 deposit per person.  Susan will collect camp forms and deposits at the Blue & Gold this Saturday, and Monday March 7 from 6:30-7:30PM at St. Thomas.  Extra forms will also be available at these times if you were not able to attend Monday's meeting.

Camp is $275 for the full week, and $175 for the mini week ($135 and $105 for adults).  Scouts who sold popcorn should have money in their scout accounts that may be applied towards camp.  Starting March 1, there will also be a camp card (discount card) fundraiser that can be used to raise money toward camp.  More info on that coming soon. 

For more details on camp click here and scroll to "Week-Long Resident Camp".  The theme this year is Space!  Hope all the boys can make it!


2/21/16

Blue and Gold Party 2/27, 4:30pm

Less than 1 week away from Pack 184 Blue and Gold party.  

Time to celebrate the year in Cub Scouts.
Who:  Pack 184 Cub Scouts
When:  Sat.  Feb 27th 430PM until 730pm
Why:  To celebrate the year in scouts with friends and family
Doors open at 4:30
Opening Ceremony starts at 4:45PM
Entertainment by Magician Eddy Ray 6:30-7:30

Drawing by Jude Adeniji, Webelos 2