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www.bsapack96.com is up and Running!

After many hours of work this week (be sure to give Agata your sympathies), the pack website is up and running!
www.bsapack96.com (and www.bsapack96.org)
The website is set up as a “blog,” where people can post information about pack and den events. You (and any other scout parents) are welcome to register for a login. Den and pack leaders will be given permission to make and edit posts, but parents (and scouts) will only be able to leave comments. I’ll be screening all posts & comments before posting to make sure we don’t get anything inappropriate, so it’ll be a day or so before you’ll see your posts on the website.

To set up a login, click “Register” at the bottom right corner Please use a real name so I can figure out who you are!
For help posting comments, click Using this Site at the top of the page.

For den/pack leaders: 
 
 

 

  • When you first register, you won’t initially be able to make posts (only comments). Within a day or so, I’ll change your rights so you can make posts.
  • When making a post, please choose the correct category (your den # or “pack events” so people will be able to find it).
  • Initially, posts will be used as announcements for upcoming events. Once they have passed, however, feel free to change the post into a story about the event. If you email me some photos (preferably 10 or less), I can put one in your post & others in a comment.
  • When posting information about kids, please use first name and last initial, instead of full names, for security reasons (i.e. John D. instead of John Doe)
  • Only I can make additions to the calendar, so email calendar items to me.
  • I would recommend against posting your email address on the website to reduce the amount of spam you receive.
  • If you aren’t so tech-savvy, feel free to email me info from your den & I’ll post it for you until you can figure out the website.

I hope you like pack 96′s first introduction to the Web!
Happy surfing!
-Bob Quinn

P.S. I tried to make the home page load up quickly. If anybody has dialup, please let me know if it’s slow!

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Summer Camp

Pack 96 is going to resident summer camp.
When: July 19 – 23 (Saturday afternoon – Wednesday night)
Where: Camp Lewis, Rockaway, NJ 
Who: parents are encouraged to stay one or more nights, but are not required to (Sorry, incoming Tiger Cubs must always have a parent / legal guardian with them).
Cost: $250 per week before May 1st, $280 per week afterwards
Theme: Star Wars

For information

Download a medical form

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Den 2 hike April 15, 2008

Den 2 hiked the light blue trail at Ringwood Manor on Tuesday, April 15, 2008. The weather was beautiful, and we all had a wonderful time!

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Rocket Building Activity

In the May den meetings, scouts will be begin building Estes rockets. Sometime in May or June (date TBD), the pack will be shooting the rockets off together. This activity is being organized by Den 2 leader Bob Quinn

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Pack Camping Trip May 16-18, 2008

Message from Tom:
Turrel has turned out to be MUCH better than originally anticipated.

YOU CAN DRIVE YOUR STUFF TO THE SITE!!!!

We are welcome to participate in Twin Oaks Covered Wagon. You don’t need an actual covered wagon to participate. The Scouts can team up and pull any type of wagon. So bring a wagon. Cover it if you want. Go to a web site for more info.

The $18 per person includes activities, including archery and bb range, patch, some sort of certificate, the stations that the Scouts go to during the day, Saturday breakfast and Saturday lunch.

If you want to do Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast as a Pack, it’ll be a couple of bucks more.

You can let me know if you plan on attending and what your thoughts are concerning the above, but you must let me know by Thursday night. My cell phone: 914-227-8413.

We have the Chestnut Hollow and Lenape sites.

Alternate Directions

  1. Take I-287 North to Mahwah, get on the NY Thruway – North (I-87).
  2. Exit at Rt. 17 West (Thruway Exit 16/Harriman) you will be by the Woodbury Commons. Pay $.50 toll.
  3. Take Rt. 17 West through Middletown to Exit 113 (Ellenville/Wurtsboro/Rt. 209).
  4. At the top of the Ramp, go left onto Rt. 209 South.
  5. Go approximately 9 Miles. You will go through Westbrookville and see a sign for Cuddebackville.
  6. In Cuddebackville, before the blinking light, turn right on Oakland Valley Road.
  7. Go approximately 4 miles on Oakland Valley Road. You will pass the Speedway & Campground (on your left), and go over a river.
  8. About 1/2 mile after the river, make a left onto Galligan Road. In approximately 1/2 mile, the road becomes dirt.
  9. Go past the old railroad bed and look for the brown Drukker Scout Reservation/Camp Turrell sign and stay right.
  10. It is a long 2.5 mile road. Go past Camp Kluge and up into the parking lot.
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Pack assisted in food drive at Bank North Sat., April 26

The pack received an invitation by Council to help collect food at the Bank North Food Drive Saturday, April 26, 2008. Several bags of food were collected.

Thanks to all of the scouts & parents who participated, and all of the donors!

Zavian C. assisting in food drive

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April Pack Meeting Friday, April 18, 2008

At tonight’s pack meeting, we were treated to a magic show by Stretch the Silly Man Magician.

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Blue and Gold Dinner Sunday, April 6

At today’s Blue & Gold Dinner, many scouts advanced to the next rank. The award ceremonies were followed by an excellent show from Rizzo’s Reptile Discovery. Nancy and Jim Ando were awarded a certificate for their exceptional service to the pack.

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Trip to Continental Airlines Hangar

In December 2007, a group of scouts were given an up-close & personal view of some continental airlines jets at a Continental Airlines hangar at Newark Liberty Airport – courtesy of Karl Clauss.

 

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West Point Hockey Game

In January, 2008 the pack ran a trip to West Point for a hockey game! Canisius defeated Army by a score of 3-0. Despite the loss, all thirty-six (36) scouts & family members had a great time!

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