February, 2010

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Help Needed – Pack Historian

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Do you like to scrapbook? Do you have a passion for history? Are you a good writer?

I have recently received three old Pack 883 scrapbooks and a short written history of Pack 883, and in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, I would like to embark on a project to show off our storied history.

I am looking for one person or a small team of people who would be willing to create a Pack 883 history page on our website. The scope of work is pretty simple:

1.  Take the written history that has been provided and expand it.

  • Interview previous Cub Scouts and leaders – where are they now?
  • Find pages from old newspapers and from the Historical Society
  • Expand the information we have about the 35+ years the Pack has been in existence.
  • (The sky is the limit here – you can make this as big or as small as you would like.)

2.  Using the photographs in the scrapbooks and the expanded written history, create an exciting Pack 883 history page (or pages) on the website that celebrates all of the great things this Pack has done over the years

  • Don’t worry – if you have never added a page to a website, it’s really easy…we have people who can help with the technical part. We just need creative people to put the page together.

3.  Using the old Pack 883 scrapbooks, update the scrapbooks for easier viewing

4.  Using the plastic bin provided in our attic storage area, store the historical information you gather

5.  Any other ideas are welcome

The goal would be to complete the project by the end of 2010.

You would be able to have a small budget for this project, but you will have to come to the committee with a list of the materials you will need (and their associated costs).

If you are interested in handling this project or leading this group, please email me at marc.fischer@transwestern.net.

Please call me at (410) 977-2956 if I can be of any additional assistance.

Yours in Scouting,



Pack 883 Appears in Eldersburg Advocate Newspaper

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Here’s a link to the article:

Advocate Article – Pinewood Derby

Scouting for Food

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

From our Community Service chair, Ira Seidel…

Dear all,

The Scouting for Food service project is held on two Saturdays in late February/early March. It takes about an hour each morning. The first morning, the boys go door-to-door and place plastic grocery bags with information about the project on front door knobs. The second Saturday (in this case, March 6), they go door-to-door again to pick up bags of food that have been donated. This is a national Scouting effort.

The Scouting for Food bag drop off is this Saturday, February 27th at 9 AM. Meet in the parking lot of SJCC at 9 AM sharp. Ira and Doug will break us into small groups and will explain how the process works.

The boys should wear their uniforms, and the boys should never go inside anyone’s home. Of importance, since there is so much snow this year, and since sidewalks are still largely impassable, please plan to have an adult with your Cub Scout for safety reasons. We will have a limited number of reflective vests for the adults to use when walking through the neighborhoods with the boys. If you happen to have reflective vests of your own, we would appreciate your assistance to bring them with you during the event.

On March 6, we will again meet at 9 AM in the parking lot at SJCC, and we will collect the items that have been donated. We will take the donated items to the drop off location at Carrolltown Mall (corner of parking lot nearest the McDonalds) to unload, weigh, and turn in our donations.

All of the boys who participate get patches, and we will file a report about our service activities.

We hope you can come out to help!

Please call me at (410) 935-9302 or email me at laurieira@msn.com if you have any questions.

Yours in Scouting,

Ira Seidel

Family Packet – February

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Here’s the Family Packet for February 2010! See you at the Blue & Gold on Sunday!

Family Packet – February 2010

Pinewood Derby 2010

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Thanks to the Fitzgerald family, Pack 883′s Pinewood Derby is on YouTube!

Pack 883 – 2010 Pinewood Derby