Parents & Leaders Meeting
May
22
7:00 pm19:00

Parents & Leaders Meeting

  • Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

Parents are an essential part to the scouting experience. Our success depends on all the volunteer parent leaders who have made our pack into one of the most successful in the council. Please join us for this and other upcoming Parent Meetings. Meetings are typically the third Monday of every month.

Red River Gorge Camp-Out
May
20
May 21

Red River Gorge Camp-Out

  • red river gorge

Pack 113 - We are going on our biggest adventure yet - Red River Gorge, KY!

Campout May 20th-21st with optional activities planned for both days:

  • Saturday:  2nd best rated hike in the park, Whittleton Arch, only 4 miles roundtrip directly from campsite.
  • Sunday options:  a) guided rock climbing, (for the Webelos) b) Junior Ranger Badge activities, c) riding a chairlift, or d) just going home early.

Our campout will be at Whittleton Campground, accessible by car, with a picnic shelter adjacent to our campsites.

To ensure we plan effectively, we have two questions in the Evite:

  1. Are you attending?  (We booked campsites for only 24 people, but we can book more with advance notice.)
  2. Do you want to go rock climbing, with a guide, on Sunday?  Families will need to cover the cost (approximately $55 per person depending on duration & # of people).  We need an accurate headcount ASAP to ensure availability. 

Logistics: 

  • Whittleton Campground is in the Natural Bridge State Park and is 2 hours and 5 minutes away from Hyde Park Community Methodist Church as a reference point (you don't have to caravan with others).  Click here for Directions.
  • We plan to hike from the Whittleton Campground at 1pm on May 20th, and the hike will be approximately 2-3 hours of easy hiking.
  • Dinner on May 20th and breakfast on May 21st will be included and provided by the Pack. 

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Schneider at 513-356-6167.

May Pack Meeting
May
17
7:00 pm19:00

May Pack Meeting

  • HPCUMC

Pack meetings are always fun! The boys get to meet all scouts in their pack and hear inspirational stories about what other dens apart from their own have been up-to. Please join us.

IMPORTANT Parents & Leaders Meeting
May
1
7:00 pm19:00

IMPORTANT Parents & Leaders Meeting

  • Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

Parents are an essential part to the scouting experience. Our success depends on all the volunteer parent leaders who have made our pack into one of the most successful in the council. Please join us for this and other upcoming Parent Meetings. Meetings are typically the third Monday of every month.

April Pack Meeting - Zoo Presentation
Apr
26
7:00 pm19:00

April Pack Meeting - Zoo Presentation

  • HPCUMC

Pack meetings are always fun! The boys get to meet all scouts in their pack and hear inspirational stories about what other dens apart from their own have been up-to. Please join us.

Blue Jacket District Awards
Apr
12
6:30 pm18:30

Blue Jacket District Awards

  • Camp Friedlander

This year's annual Blue Jacket District Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 12th, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, at Camp Friedlander.  Doors will open at 6:30pm and dinner will be served at 7pm. 

 

Will you please join me to share in a fun evening of food, fellowship and in recognizing all the hard work and dedication of worthy volunteers, such as yourself and your team?

Whether or not you chose to join us, please take the time to recognize the leaders in your unit, or volunteers within the Blue Jacket District, whom you feel have gone above and beyond to serve the youth in our community. You do this by filling out a nomination form and sending it to Bill Shefcik or Tonya Dobbins at: billshefcik@gmail.com  or tonya.dobbins@scouting.org

 

The instructions, forms and the descriptions for the awards are attached.  (These can also be found on the Resource tab on the event registration page here: http://www.danbeard.org/Event.aspx?id=2376

 

Sometimes, these forms ask for information that most cannot provide. Please fill out as much as you can and we will do the rest!

 *Deadline for nominations is March 25th.
The dinner will be catered by Apple Spice Junction. The cost for the dinner will be $20 per person who pre-register on-line; $25 for walk-ins.  

(Registration will remain open until noon of April 9th.)

 

Please share this with anyone that you might think might be interested or willing to participate.

Many thanks, to each and every one of you, for all that you do to serve Scouting and the youth in our communities!

April Camp-out
Apr
8
Apr 9

April Camp-out

  • camp craig

April Campout – Saturday, April 8th at Camp Craig, part of the Dan Beard Reservation in Loveland.  Activities may include Hike, Shooting Sports, Fishing.  This is a tent camping event and families will need to provide their own tent, sleeping bags, and mess kits but the pack will provide all food and activities.

SPECIAL Parents & Leaders Meeting
Apr
3
7:00 pm19:00

SPECIAL Parents & Leaders Meeting

  • Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

Parents are an essential part to the scouting experience. Our success depends on all the volunteer parent leaders who have made our pack into one of the most successful in the council. Please join us for this and other upcoming Parent Meetings. Meetings are typically the third Monday of every month.

Ault Park Hike
Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

Ault Park Hike

  • Ault Park

The call of the wild beckons! Please join usin Ault Park on Saturday, March 18th at 10 am.  Please meet at the picnic shelter at 10 am.  Wear clothing appropriate for hiking in the woods (we might get a little muddy!)

March Pack Meeting
Mar
15
6:30 pm18:30

March Pack Meeting

  • HPCUMC

Pack meetings are always fun! The boys get to meet all scouts in their pack and hear inspirational stories about what other dens apart from their own have been up-to. Please join us.

"Into the Woods"  is our auction cake theme! Perfect for camping as we get ready for the Red River Gorge Great Campout!

Here’s how it is going to work:

  • We ask that families bring cakes to the auction to donate
  • We are going to ask for donations from families as they enter the meeting. 
  • Targeted donation is $20 (…but this is optional). Donations will be used to buy Camping Gear for Pack 113.  We will be investing in the following items (in rank order)
    • Turkey Fryer (used to boil water / cook at every campout)
    • Pop Up Tent
    • Dutch Ovens to be used for cooking
    • Propane Lantern
    • Every Cub Scout will be given 20 tickets (regardless of donation)
    • Scouts have the opportunity bid on cakes with their 20 tickets.  They may combine tickets with other scouts if they like.  In the event of multiple bids at the same value ties will be broken by drawing straws.
  • In order to provide the boys with an alternative opportunity other than buying cakes, the Top 10 ticket holders at the end of the auction get to attend a pizza party before our April pack meeting.
  • There will also be prizes for Homemade cakes (store bought cakes are not eligible for prizes
    • Best use of theme – “In the Woods”   
    • Most delicious looking
    •  
Blue & Gold Banquet
Mar
4
6:00 pm18:00

Blue & Gold Banquet

  • Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

Join us for the party of the year! celebrate Scouting Anniversary with a "birthday party" called the blue and gold banquet. In nearly all packs, the blue and gold banquet is the highlight of the year. It brings families together for an evening of fun and cheer and accomplishments!

The purpose of the blue and gold banquet is to celebrate the pack's anniversary, thank pack leaders and other adults who have helped the pack, and inspire the leaders, Scouts, and parents.

The WHOLE family is invited!!

Annual Ski Day
Feb
26
9:30 am09:30

Annual Ski Day

  • Perfect North Slopes

Let it snow!!!  Excited about snow skiing or tubing?  Our Cub Scout Pack's annual ski outing will be Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  Regardless of age, the cost is $45 if you need rental equipment and $28 if you have your own equipment.  Helmets are required for all scouts.  Either plan to bring a helmet or possibly rent one if rentals are available.  Check-in time is only from 9am to 11am in the East Ski Lodge at the Dan Beard Council table.

Registration is due February 1, 2017.  Print, complete, and mail the attached form with $1.00 per person to Sharon Hoffrogge at the council office: Dan Beard Council, BSA - 10078 Reading Road, Evendale, Ohio 45241Or you may choose to register online at danbeard.org.  Note: Our Pack 113 has chosen to participate in the second date option: Sunday, February 26, 2017.  Our district name is "Blue Jacket."

The balance of the fee is to be paid to our Unit Leader, Cub Scout Pack 113.  In this case, please make checks payable to "Cub Scout Pack 113" and mail to myself along with the completed waivers.  These waivers can be found on the council website or I will have the waiver form emailed out separately.  Please note the number of skiers and how many need rentals.  I'd appreciate the checks by February 21st so we have time to deposit and then write one check to the council from our pack.

Any questions, please feel free to contact Ski Coordinator, Brad Bettinger at:
BradBettinger@hotmail.com

 

February Pack Meeting
Feb
15
6:30 pm18:30

February Pack Meeting

Pack meetings are always fun! The boys get to meet all scouts in their pack and hear inspirational stories about what other dens apart from their own have been up-to. Please join us.

Pinewood Derby Weigh In
Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

Pinewood Derby Weigh In

  • HPCUMC

Missed the Wednesday weigh in? Don't worry, join us again Friday night to weigh your car and make sure it's race ready!

Pinewood Derby Tune & Test
Feb
8
7:00 pm19:00

Pinewood Derby Tune & Test

  • HPCUMC

The Pinewood Derby follows specific instructions regarding weight and design. Join us to assist the crew set-up and make sure your car is race ready!

Scout Sunday
Feb
5
10:00 am10:00

Scout Sunday

  • HPCUMC

As a part of Scout Sunday February 5, 2017, packs, troops and crews in the Dan Beard Council will be participating in a community-wide “Good-Turn” by collecting used shoes at their church. Units will work with their Charter Partner Organization to promote this effort and then collect shoes from members of the church/parish on Scout Sunday.

 

 

Parent & Leader's Meeting
Jan
23
7:00 pm19:00

Parent & Leader's Meeting

  • Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

Parents are an essential part to the scouting experience. Our success depends on all the volunteer parent leaders who have made our pack into one of the most successful in the council.

January Pack Meeting - Pinewood Derby Prep
Jan
18
6:30 pm18:30

January Pack Meeting - Pinewood Derby Prep

  • Hyde Park Community Church

A must attend pack meeting if your son plans to participate in the PWD race! And why not? let his creativity soar as he builds his own car and gets it race ready! What Scouting goals does the pinewood derby help a Scout achieve?

  • Sportsmanship and good citizenship is taught by following the derby rules and cheering on friends and den partners as they race against others in the pack.
  • Personal achievement comes to any boy who picks up a woodworking tool and shapes raw wood into a sleek design. And, by learning woodworking, he prepares himself to more easily serve in the Boy Scouting's service projects.
  • Family understanding is enhanced because building a pinewood derby car puts the boy and his mom, dad, or other adult partner into a close and sometimes intense learning experience over, potentially, many hours.

It is very clear that any boy who can cheer on a friend in a derby race, when his own car has been previously eliminated, must be said to have had his character developed, if not his car-building skills. But finally, and probably most convincingly, participating in the derby is fun. This is especially true if participation is stressed, and personal achievement is very broadly defined and rewarded.

So let’s start to have some fun.

Climbtime Indoor Rock Climbing
Jan
7
10:00 am10:00

Climbtime Indoor Rock Climbing

  • Climbtime of Blue Ash

Wanna see your son literally climb to new heights? Join us for this event that will push your son to his limit. For more information on rock climbing and boldering at this venue, please visit their website at: http://www.ctoba.com/start.html

Pack Meeting & Halloween PARTY!
Oct
26
7:00 pm19:00

Pack Meeting & Halloween PARTY!

  • Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

Trick or Treat!

Join us at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday the 26th at the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church for our annual Halloween Party. Everyone including parents are encouraged to wear costumes. We will have activity stations, food and fun!!

Be there or be eaten.....

Pack Camp-out: Morgans Riverside
Oct
22
Oct 23

Pack Camp-out: Morgans Riverside

  • Morgans Riverside Campgrounds and Cabins

We are in tent sites 60 and 61. There will be signage to direct you to the site after you park. There are bathrooms and showers nearby.  The campsite is on the Little Miami, and we plan on going in if it is nice enough outside, so please bring shoes that can get wet, a towel, and a change of clothes.

Schedule
3 p.m. - Camp setup
4 p.m. - Play some kickball, volleyball, or basketball
5 p.m. - Trail hike
6 p.m. - Dinner is served (Cincinnati chili, hot dogs, chips, and fruit)
7:30 p.m. - Campfire with smores, fun camp songs, and ghost stories.
Please come to stay the night or just for dinner.  Breakfast will also be provided consisting of eggs, sausage, fruit, croissants, and muffins.  Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can get an accurate head count.  Any questions please contact Jaime Haase, 513-280-3624 or jalyhaase@gmail.com.

Canoeing

We do plan on canoeing at 1 p.m. on the 22nd if anyone is interested. PLEASE note that this is NOT a cub scout event, so you are going at your own risk.  It is $25 per canoe.  If you want to go, please email Jaime at jalyhaase@gmail.com for more details.

Popcorn Show & Sell (Kro) / Reds Overnight
Sep
17
9:30 am09:30

Popcorn Show & Sell (Kro) / Reds Overnight

  • Hyde Park Kroger / Great American BallPark

Throughout the day Saturday, Cub scouts will sell popcorn at Kroger during their designated times. That evening, you can bring your Scout to a Reds overnight event. Sign-up is required for both events.

Tiger Orientation (1st Grade)
Sep
15
7:00 pm19:00

Tiger Orientation (1st Grade)

  • Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

A 7 year old or boy in the first grade joins Cub Scouting with his parent or adult guardian. This is unique relative to other ranks in Cub Scouting. Tigers and their adult partners are just that, partners. They attend meetings together, go on adventures like field trips together, and complete requirements together. Please join us to learn more about this program.

Lion Orientation (Kindergarten)
Sep
14
7:00 pm19:00

Lion Orientation (Kindergarten)

  • Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

There is an exciting new Scouting program called “Lion” for Kindergarten-aged boys that will be available as a national pilot for select councils this fall. But it’s not a program that changes any of the current ranks and organization of other Scouting programs. It’s unique as it reaches out to a slightly younger group of boys. We are happy to say that Pack113 will be participating in the program. Please join us for this orientation event to learn more.

Pack Social - Grill Out Event
Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

Pack Social - Grill Out Event

  • Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

Please join us for some chillin and grillin at our annual grill out party! We provide the food and games, and you just show up ready to have fun!

Pack Meeting - Popcorn Kickoff
Sep
7
7:00 pm19:00

Pack Meeting - Popcorn Kickoff

  • Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

Ahhh POPCORN! Whay are we selling it again?
Simple....we can raise a LOT of money for our pack and it fits in well with the aims of the BSA. When we conduct a Unit Money Earning Project it is important that we keep the values of Scouting in mind. One of the goals of Scouting is to teach a Scout to become self-reliant and to earn his own way. Through a proper money earning project, leaders have the opportunity to show Scouts how they, through their individual and combined efforts, can earn all the money it takes to operate their pack, troop, team or crew for the entire year. The only limiting factor is their level of participation. So we hope you and your boy will join us for this very important meeting, and if you are unable to, please sign up to sell.