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 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.  


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. 


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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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.


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



When:  Sunday August 14 5:00-8:00PM
Where: Overlook Community Pool
Why: Swim, Socialize and Eat!  Webelos can also earn their Aquanaut Badge!
Cost:  Free for pool members, $6 pp for guests (contact us to see if any free passes are available or to share your extra passes)

Please bring a side dish or dessert to share with the group!  Pizza will be available for donation.  Paper products and beverages will be provided,

  • Please reply to Katrina Hostetter (khostlpc1997@gmail.com with # attending to give her an idea of how much pizza to buy. 
  • Be sure to pick up your 2016-17 Cub scout welcome packet with all the information you will need for a successful year of scouting.  See Mike Carney!
  • Bring your checkbooks!  We will begin collecting the annual dues at this event.  We will have handbooks available for all paid scouts. 
  • You can also register for Cuborama (10/21-23).  If you cannot attend the pool party, but would like to register for the year and pick up your scout’s book, please reply to this email and we can make other arrangements. 

ALSO......INVITE A FRIEND who may be interested in scouting this year!



Meet at the church Sat. 7/16 at 12:30PM to carpool!

For any questions, please contact Cubmaster Mike Carney at 717-560-6363 (home), 717-327-1273 (cell), or carneymi@mtwp.net.  Please let him know if you will not be carpooling.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  ALL Adults at camp must have submitted their FULL clearances in order to attend.  This requires THREE forms:  PA State Police Criminal Check, PA Child Abuse Clearance and FBI Fingerprint Clearance OR Disclosure for PA Residents > 10 yrs.  If you are uncertain if yours are complete, or have a message from us that we still need this information to be uploaded, please contact Mike (above), Susan (shabeck8401@hotmail.com) or Jill (carr427@comcast.net) ASAP.  

You should have received a letter from camp with the packing list and other information such as our campsite (Chippewa) and the check-in time (1:30 PM).  If not, I am attaching a copy but please note that this is for a full week participant.  Most details apply to all campers - except the number of clothing items on the packing list can be reduced for mini week participants.  

Letter Page 1
Letter Page 2
Letter Page 3 - Packing List
(Please email carr427@comcast.net if you have any trouble with these links and I will email the documents to you)


Pack 184 Summer Activities

June 6        6:30 PM -- Family Games Night at St. Thomas – bring your favorite outdoor game and spend the evening playing! (Soccer, kickball, bocce, ½ court basketball, tag, etc.)   BYO drinks. 
June 12      4:00 PM  -- 2017 Planning meeting – feel free to join us or submit suggestions prior – We need your input!
June 19      Scout Day at Limestone Springs Fishing Preserve – go in scout uniform for free admission and a free 2lb trout!  Round up some friends to make it a den event!
June 24      Barnstormers Scout Sleepover ($17 includes game, dinner, movie, sleepover and breakfast)
July 16-19  Summer Camp Mini-week
July 16-21  Summer Camp Full week (meeting times? Pick up time?)
Aug 14?     Scout Swim Party at Overlook (admission charged); entering and existing Webelos may earn Aquanaut badge (tentative date)
Aug. 29      First day of School!

Stay tuned for the date of the Fall Kickoff!

Don’t forget to donate your unused scout uniforms to Mike Carney so that we can share them with either new or growing scouts!
Also Class B tee shirts can be bought at any time $12 – see Mike Carney!

Contact Info: 
Email:  carneymi@mtwp.net


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!