January, 2013

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The Great Backyard Bird Hunt – February 15-18

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Pennsylvania Game Commission: The Great Backyard Bird Count is coming up February 15-18, 2013.

YOU can contribute important information to one of the most fantastic bird databases in existence.

Be a citizen scientist and get involved at Birdsource.org

Read about the GBBC in this Game Commission PDF:  PDF

Pack 883 “Represents” at Klondike

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Pack 883 had a great time at this year’s Klondike – which lived up to its reputation with cold and snow!

The Crazy Sock Monkeys participated for the first time in the Boy Scout competition and earned First Place among all of the Webelos Dens! (They actually scored only 3 points lower than the Third Place Boy Scout Patrol – which was amazing!)

Several members of the Den (Jared, Jeremy, Myron, and Jonah) and their dads braved the elements and camped with Troop 883 on a frigid Friday night – in addition to the snow and wind, the low temperature was only about 14 degrees! Other Den members came out on Saturday morning to help the Crazy Sock Monkeys on their road to victory!


In addition, Bear Den 1 placed 3rd out of all of the Bear Dens! Here are three members of the Den who remained after the Awards Program:

March Pack Meeting – DATE CHANGE

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Please note the change in the date and time of the March Pack Meeting:

The March Pack Meeting will now be held on Friday, March 1 at 7:00 PM.

Please mark your calendar accordingly!

Scout Sunday

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

A Scout is Reverent.

In observance of Scout Sunday, all Scouts and Scouters are invited to attend the 12:00 noon Mass on Sunday, February 3.  Wear your Field (otherwise incorrectly called a “Class A”) Uniform.

During the Mass, we would like to recognize those Scouts who have earned Catholic religious emblems in the past 12 months.  If you have earned a religious emblem, please contact Tim Thimmesch (tlthimmesch@verizon.net or 410.549.0880) so Tim can make sure you are recognized.

Also contact Tim, if you or your son would like to participate as a: lector, Eucharistic minister, altar server, usher, gift bearer, or bulletin distributor.

Tigers Hike to 2nd Oldest Train Tunnel

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
On Sunday, January 6, 2013, Tiger Den 2 started the new year off by enjoying great weather with a nice hike through part of the Patapsco State Park to the Henryton Tunnel, considered by many to be the 2nd oldest active train tunnel in the world.  The tunnel is part of the CSX Old Main Line, the oldest commercial route in the United States, built by the B&O Railroad around 1830 to provide the Port of Baltimore with traffic to the expanding mid-west.  The tunnel was first built around 1850.


Along the way, the boys were greeted with a ‘planned’ surprise by a passing locomotive and the horn of a waving train engineer. Patrick G, Connor S, Josh B, Jonathan H, and Ryan S (shown train watching), and along with Rob Sommerville and Nick Nutting (shown by the tunnel) participated.

If you are interested in information about this hike, contact rssommerville@gmail.com.