May, 2009 browsing by month


Registration for Summertime Pack Activities

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Pre-registration is required for all Summertime Pack Activities.  To make this easy on everyone, all registrations will be managed through the Database function in Yahoo! Groups.  To register:


·      Log into Yahoo! Groups (same log in as your email)

·      On the LEFT side of the page, click on “Database.”  In the Database window, you will see the sign up sheets for each of the Summertime Pack Activities. (Except for any that are incomplete.  For the Scout Night at the Frederick Keys – fill out the form and submit it directly to Ron Cromwell at

·      Click on the name of the event for which you are registering (for example, “Fishing Trip Sign Up”).  This opens up another window in which you will register for this outing.  (For your convenience, the date of the event and the date of the registration deadline are listed.)

·      Choose “Add Record” in the top RIGHT corner of the page.  This will open up another window.

·      Enter your son’s last name and the number of Cub Scouts, siblings, and parent helpers who will attend the event.

·      When you are finished entering the information, click the “Add Record” button in the bottom RIGHT corner. 

·      You are registered!  We will see you and your family at the event!



Planting Service Project

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

We will be planting flowers and plants in the front of the Church as a service project during our Pack Meeting on Friday, June 5.

Please bring your gardening tools (gloves and trowels especially). 

Representatives of The Brickman Group will be helping us, but we need a few more parents with “green thumbs” to help us with the planting project.  If you can help supervise the Cub Scouts who will be planting, please email me as soon as possible.

Restaurant Fundraiser – Twin Kiss – Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Take your family out to Twin Kiss for ice cream on Tuesday, June 2 from 6 – 8 PM and support Cub Scout Pack 883!

As with our other restaurant fundraisers, the Pack will earn a percentage of the sales from that night, so invite your extended family, friends, and neighbors. 

Be sure to wear your uniform!

Looking for an easy way to help your son’s Cub Scout Pack? 


We need a volunteer to replace Barb Jermann as our Restaurant Coordinator.  It’s an easy job – schedule a monthly restaurant fundraiser, promote it within the Pack, and collect the check from the restaurant. 


If you are interested, please email Marc Fischer at

Yours in Scouting,


Oriole Bird Visits Pack Meeting!

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Cub Scouts from Pack 883 were quite surprised to have an extra pair of hands…er, wings as the case may be…to hand out the awards at our May Pack Meeting.  As a special surprise, the Oriole Bird showed up at our baseball/softball themed Pack Meeting on May 23 – and the Cub Scouts are still laughing. 

Before the meeting, the boys played softball and earned the Softball Belt Loop (thanks to the coordination of Dean Carroll and a host of parents) and feasted on delicions ballpark food (prepared by Cindy Knies and her team of cooks and helpers).   Former Cub Scout (and current den chief) Ben Carroll wore his umpire uniform and called balls and strikes.

We recognized the tremendous contribution of outgoing Committee Chair, Mark Crampton, and welcomed his replacement, Diane Wolf.  Mark has served Pack 883 in a variety of roles for the past 10 years.

Then, the Oriole Bird flew in to joke around with our Scouts and their families – and to help present the advancement awards for this month.  The Scouts learned pretty quickly that it was good thing to have an Orioles hat on…and not a good thing to have a Tampa Bay hat (right, Mr. Ray?).   Thankfully, there were only a few Red Sox fans…and no Yankee fans…in the crowd!

Photos from the meeting are in the Photo Gallery!

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Scout Night & Fireworks – Frederick Keys

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Join Scouts from all over the area for a night of baseball and camping fun. 

Saturday, June 27, 2009
6:00 pm

Come see the Frederick Keys play the Winston-Salem Dash, march on the field in a parade, camp out right in the outfield of Harry Grove Stadium, and enjoy a special fireworks display (sponsored by the U.S. Army). 

Contact Ron Cromwell at by June 4th if you are interested in going.  See flyer for more details on food plans and sleepover rules.  This event is open to the entire family.