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Join Pack 631 as We Aim to Get Wild ...

Welcome to the Pack 631 website!   This year we're still gonna Be One With The Wild as Pack 631 goes camping and hiking and biking and trailblazing and more!  Last year, Pack 631 had a great October Campout on the lake, did Winter "sharknado" overnighting at the Aquarium, did more spring camping, and biked and hiked and explored many other wild places. 

What Wild activities will we plan next?  Stay tuned for details here on the website and "like us" on our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Pack631.  See the attached flyer ... our main activities are listed there. 

Once you Login, you will have access to a full calendar of Wild events!  Forgot how to Login? Email the Webmaster!   Not a member of the Pack, but think you might be Wild enough to join?  For contact information about Pack 631, please see our About Us and How to Join page on the left menu bar.  Need even more info, please contact the Cubmaster or Pack Committee Chair.

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Check out our First Grade Tigers!

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 7:02pm

See this Photo Gallery on our Photo Website of our First Grade Tigers in action.  Great Pictures!  If your Den wants a gallery set up at https://pack631.smugmug.com/Pack631CubScoutEvents, just email webmaster@atlanta631.mypack.us!

Cub Scout Parent Orientation -- this Saturday, September 23, 10 to 2:00

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 6:58pm

Your Pack Trainer (who helped create the advancement program in your boys' handbooks) is conducting another Cub Scout Parent and Leader Orientation Saturday, September 2, 10 to 2:00, at Fairfield Baptist Church, located at 6133 Redan Road, Lithonia 30058.  If you want to attend, just email bert.bender@alston.com.  

Not a Leader, but have a Son: yes, this is for you … if you’re not a Den Leader, we’ll show how to help your Den and Pack do Cub Scouting so your son will be so proud of you and you have more fun … and if you are a Den Leader, congratulations and thanks (you’re a hero), and we’ll show how to do Den Adventures, and describe ways others can help you help kids.    

For current Leaders, yes, this is for you too … you may have experience as a Den or Pack leader, but this covers some of the changes that came down last winter, and puts a new focus on the more hands-on active way to deliver the program.  Fewer meetings, more fun, more activity, more adventure, more memories

FAQs Updated ... to reflect the more active and "going places / doing things" program

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 6:56pm

From the Pack Trainer (Bert Bender, former Cubmaster) ... the FAQs about Pack and Den and Cub Scout operations have been updated (as found in the About Us & How to Join page, and on the left side of the Website) ... because with the new (in 2015) Cub Adventures and Handbooks are so much more hands on and emphasize outdoor activities and games and hiking and sports and camping and such ... it sounds like most of our Dens will not do "after school" meetings but "weekend" activities at destinations around town. 

So a new FAQ is posted in the Den and Pack Activity Meeting page ... asking "So where can we go for Den Adventures if we're not having a "meeting" in a Classroom?"

Answer:  Anywhere that is “Fun for Kids, Fun for Families, and Safe”.  Pack 631 lives all over the metro area, so go all over the Metro Area … for “half day” or longer Den Adventures, find a place that fits what you want to do … that helps Keep It Simple and Makes It Fun.  Maybe the Civil Rights Museum, or the College Football Museum … maybe a State Park or Nature Center with the help of Ranger … maybe a youth fitness event or a sporting event … or a parade … or the Center for Puppetry Arts … or a Path Foundation Bike Trail (many of which are more "cub sized" than the Silver Comet).  

You could even do a “tour of playground”: let families share “their favorite playground”, and host a Den Adventure there … you can still do the Handbook work around a table or sitting on the ground as you rest after play, and have Scout-like openings and closings.  For a long list of super fun places … and some groups that will help you provide program … see the “Activities and Events around Atlanta” attachment at the District “Activity Ideas” page here.  Enjoy the

Registration Update -- Youth Online Registration

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 6:55pm

To sign up a new Pack 631 Scout (if you were not currently registered in Pack 631 in the Spring of 2017 with a BSA registration number -- if you're not sure, click on your son's name in the Roster ... if there is no "BSA No.", then do these steps ... thanks to those who have so far):

  • first, read the "Every Parent Leads" rules, 
  • second, go to this "New Youth Registration" page and follow the steps there to (1) Register with the Boy Scouts of America (and pay Registration and "Boy's Life" Magazine for the rest of the calendar year), and (2) Sign Up with Pack 631 and pay for the rest of the Scouting costs that come with Pack 631 dues.  

To sign up a returning Pack 631 Scout (if you are currently registered in Pack 631 in the Spring of 2017 with a BSA registration number -- if you're not sure, click on your son's name in the Roster ... if there is a "BSA No.", then do this:   go to this "Returning Youth Registration" page and follow the steps there to Sign Up with Pack 631 for 2017-2018 and pay Pack 631 dues.

Adults are encouraged to Register as Leaders or Committee Members (cost included in your son's dues, and you get "Scouting Magazine"), and adults who will have a Den or Pack Leadership role need to Register.  To do that if you are not a currently registered Pack 631 leader who has maintained Youth Protection Training current (every two years), which you take at https://my.scouting.org/:

  • first, complete and sign the attached Adult Application if you are not currently registered in Pack 631, and email applications@atlanta631.mypack.us for instructions about where to send that (a completed, signed -- in two places -- original copy must be delivered . . . no, email does not work);
  • second, if you do not have a current BSA registration number with current -- within two years -- "Youth Protection Training", as shown at https://my.scouting.org/, your Adult Application needs to be coupled with evidence of completion of "Youth Protection Training" by taking the course at https://my.scouting.org/ and printing the completion certificate).  To print the YPT Certificate, at the end of the Course, it will ask you for your "Council", and ours is "Atlanta Area Council", then enter your name on the final page, and 631 as the unit number, and follow the instructions to Print the Certificate. 
  • These are then filed with the Boy Scouts (who will run a background check for safety reasons).
  • There is no "dues" cost to being a Leader; Leader fees are covered in the Pack Dues.

To take Youth Protection Training On Line, see our Adult Leader Training Page for how to access https://my.scouting.org/ and for more

Welcome New Families ... and Those Thinking About Joining ...

Posted on Sep 6 2017 - 4:25pm

Welcome ... for some on this eBlast, this is the first message you've received about Cub Scouts ... as the emails of parents from the Woodward Directory have now been loaded ... so for a "login" to the Pack Roster of families thinking about doing Scouts, or the Pack Calendar of possible fun things to do, just email the Webmaster ... feel free to poke around here to find out more about how Woodward's Cub Scout Pack 631 plays the game of Scouting!   For more, join us at the Welcome Back Party on September 10, and in the Primary School you can talk with other Cub Scout Families at PS Parent Night on September 7

Calendar Entries ... Full of Possible "Places to Go" all Fall ...

Posted on Aug 30 2017 - 5:29pm

Those who look at the Pack Calendar will see events that the Pack plans to do as a group (like the Welcome Back party on Sunday September 10, or Camping October 6-8, where a Pack Leader is already coordinating), along with events that are likely super cool to do (like the September 2 Dragon Con parade, or the Braves Game and Parade around the Field on September 17, where it would be easy for anyone to coordinate, just by confirming where and when to meet).  There are also events that don't have event registration, but maybe you, or your Den, would like to go ... and make it your Den Adventure, or just a super cool thing to do.  So, your Pack Leaders (thanks, Cubmaster Josh) wanted to highlight those ... and if you want to "get a group", contact Josh at cubmaster@atlanta631.mypack.us or contact your Den(s). 

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