February 2023 Newsletter

February Pack Meeting: Mad Science               

Wednesday, February 15, 6:30pm, Ben Rush Elementary Commons

Join Mad Science as we investigate the signs of a chemical reaction in our spectacular “Fizz. Pop. BOOM!” show. In order to discover new things and how things work, scientists conduct experiments looking for either a physical or chemical change. But how can you tell the difference? Well, in true Mad Science fashion, we’ll reveal the signs of a chemical reaction including a few that fizz, pop, and sometimes, when they’re done right, they go BOOM!

Parent Help Needed

New Membership Chair Needed

The purpose of membership chair is to help ensure a smooth transition of new scouts into the pack and orientation for new parents. This position is relatively simple, as we have moved to online applications for scouts (no more papers or collecting dues from new scouts!). The Membership Chair answers questions from prospective families, ensures new scouts are added to the email distribution group and Facebook Group, and works on Fall Recruitment (making flyers, arranging a pack presence at back to school nights; organizing a new parents meeting). It is not a huge time commitment, except a bit busier in September. Melinda is currently our membership chair and will work with you until you feel comfortable with this role. If you are interested or have more questions, please contact her.

Parent Involvement: Get BALOO Trained

Whenever our pack participates in overnight activities, whether camping or an overnight at a museum, we need to have at least one person present who is BALOO trained from BSA. BALOO stands for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. This training is open to any adult member of our pack, and we really could use a few parents and leaders to take the training this coming April. This will ensure we always have plenty of people available for overnights to be in compliance with this BSA rule. Dates and information about training are found here: Calendar – Chief Seattle Council (seattlebsa.org). Search for “training” in the calendar. There are three different opportunities in April. This is lots of fun! (Think scouting for grownups.)

Parent Involvement: Lead Outings

Many thanks to Max Henderson for leading our January hike.  We have a big pack and a small leadership team. Parents are always needed to help lead outings. This is much appreciated! Please take a moment to view our Signup Genius and see if anything catches your eye.