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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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Sign Up Time and Den "Sorting"

Posted on Aug 15 2017 - 3:15pm

With Registration Day on August 16, we'll soon see how many are signing up at each grade level of Cub Scouts, and how many dens we'll need to have at each grade level.  Where there are more than, say, 10 or boys at a level, unless there is a really solid group of leaders, there will be probably need to be more than one Den (though the multiple dens will still do lots of stuff together).  For those dens, Den Leaders, in conjunction with the Cubmaster and/or Pack Trainer, will allocate Scouts between the Dens based on a fair allocation of Scouts and Leaders -- because each Den at a grade level should have roughly the same number of Scouts, and roughly equal regular trained leadership.  Final decisions can't be made until Den Leader slots are filled and parents who have appeared to “sign up” have communicated final decisions.  During these August “back to school” signups and pending this Den "sorting", Dens at each grade level will be listed on the Roster in two groups:  one or more lists of "returning" Scouts, plus a “temporary new Den” of new signups at each grade.  This will be temporary, until we can determine “how many Dens” we need at each level, and “who are the Den Leaders”.  More in our Basics and Signing up FAQ

Cub Scout Parent Orientation -- Free, this Saturday, 1:00 to 4:30 at the Middle School

Posted on Aug 15 2017 - 3:10pm

Your Pack Trainer (who helped create the advancement program in your boys' handbooks) is conducting a Cub Scout Parent and Leader Orientation this Saturday, at Woodward's Middle School Cafeteria, 1:00 pm to 4:30 (right after the Troop 631 Planning Meeting for the older Boy Scouts).

Registration: Dues and Paperwork Reminder

Posted on Aug 15 2017 - 3:02pm

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):  

  • first, read the "Every Parent Leads" rules, 
  • second, complete and sign the Youth Application, and email applications@atlanta631.mypack.us for instructions about where to send that completed original signed copy (a completed, signed original copy must be mailed to the Applications Collector . . . no, email doesn’t work, sadly) ... if you were registered with Pack 631 in the Spring, you don't need to do a new Application.
  • third, pay Pack Dues of $130.00, and if you are loaded into the website already, "Register" here as "attending" and "Checkout" using Paypal, or email applications@atlanta631.mypack.us for where to send a check in the mail);

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

Cub Scout Advancement just got simpler ... officially

Posted on Aug 15 2017 - 2:52pm

Remember ... from last winter, there are modifications to the Cub Scout Advancement Program that give leaders and parents choices and options.  See this blog and the links that lead from it.  More at our District Website -- and the Adventure Plans pages there have "updated" the Den Leader Guide "required" adventures.   Bottom line real world application of this:  OK to use the handbook requirements, or the new (posted) requirements.  You might find that the new requirements mean that it's easier to complete the Adventure.   

Got Photos?

Posted on Aug 15 2017 - 2:50pm

If you have photos of the Pinewood Derby or the Sharknado Aquarium Winter Campout or Trailblazer Campout or other Cub Scout Activities, you and the other families in the Pack will want to share them ... and we have a photo page with the start of Trailblazer Campout Photos plus plenty of photos from events last winter and spring and many many more.  Time flies, and you will want these photos!  Email the Webmaster for coordinates to upload your images.

Sign Up for the Welcome Back Party at GA Tech, September 10

Posted on Aug 2 2017 - 4:59pm

More in the calendar about the fun families can have there. 

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