November 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to another month of Scouting! Can you believe the scouts picked up 280 pounds of trash near Fred Meyer? What a great way to serve the community! Thanks to our scouts and parents for participating, and to Jim and Leo Wilkinson (bear den) for organizing this service project.

In this issue:

  1. Service Project: Meal for the Safe Parking Program, November 14. Still need more help with thi
  2. Next Pack Meeting: November 17 at 7pm at Marymoor – Note change to location and start time!
  3. Winter Camp Update – Day space still available (and a few overnights)!
  4. Scoutbook Information – Parents’ responsibility
  5. Upcoming events
  1. Sunday, November 14, 6:45 pm
    Service Project: Meal for Safe Parking Program

We still need a bit more help with the meal for the LWUMC Safe Parking Program. Lake Washington United Methodist Church is the sponsor organization for our pack. They host a safe parking program for women and families in their parking lot. It is amazing.

All components for the meal need to be dropped off at LWUMC at 6:45 pm on Sunday, November 14. We’ll meet outside the building to put all the pieces together, then a few of us can go in to drop it off inside the building at 7 PM.

Sign up is located on our Facebook page.

Lake Washington United Methodist Church
7525 132nd Ave, Kirkland

  • Wednesday, November 17, 7:00-8:00 at Marymoor Park, Field Soccer  5/Baseball 1Pack Meeting: Cricket and Kickball

As the weather cools down, we are going to get active to stay warm. Come and learn how to play cricket and kickball – fun for the whole family! Note the field location: marymoor_park_map_web_16.pdf (kingcounty.gov).

  • Winter Camp Update

Winter Camp reservations have been a challenge, and we sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience with the multiple emails and messages. As of this writing, we have two overnight slots available in the boys cabin, and 6-11 slots for Saturday day time. If you are interested in camp, for the day or overnight, please continue to use the Sign Up Genius on our Facebook page. We can maintain a waitlist too, as plans often change, plus there is the possibility the camp will open up more beds.

Information about Camp Sheppard can be found here: https://seattlebsa.org/camping/camp-sheppard/.

  • Scoutbook Information

It’s the worst – we know. Scoutbook is the official BSA site to log scout progress. All our new families should have received an invitation to login to www.scoutbook.com. This is how we track rank advancements each year, and it allows parents to login to their accounts and add achievements as your scout completes them. This is usually the parents’ responsibility, though some den leaders handle it differently. Please take some time to familiarize yourselves with the website and begin tracking your scout’s progress. When you log onto Scoutbook, click on My Dashboard to see your scouts. There are some very helpful YouTube videos if you are having any trouble navigating the site. Please contact your den leader if you are having any trouble logging activities.

  • Upcoming Events

There will be NO pack meeting in December. We will have a simple service project – sending holiday cards to a nursing home. Remember, each scout rank has a service component, so be sure to participate in one or more of the opportunities our pack offers.

January 19 pack meeting – First Aid!