Den9 News

January - March Schedule

posted Jan 19, 2015, 10:48 AM by Craig Ficik   [ updated Jan 19, 2015, 10:48 AM ]

Hello Scouts and Parents,
 
Please note the following Den 9 key dates. I'm scheduling our meetings and "go see" activities through the first quarter 2015. This will help us complete Bear badge achievements in time for the Blue & Gold Banquet on March 26. We're working to do more achievements outside the scout hut to keep it fresh and provide a change of scenery. As always, we're open to your suggestions for completing achievements. We won't have another Den meeting in January since it was scheduled for the day before the pack meeting, but I encourage you to attend the pinewood derby clinic on Jan 25 so we can work on our cars together.
 
Visit www.scouttrack.com to update achievements with your scout. As we've discussed, several achievements can be completed at home and entered by parents. Let me know if you don't have your ID and password to access the site.
 
January
1/22 - Pack meeting at 6:30 pm at RNE
1/25 - Pinewood Derby Clinic from 11 am - 1 pm at 4657 Clary Lakes Drive Roswell, GA (attend as you're able during this time)
 
February
2/4 - Den meeting at 6:30 pm, Tying it All Up Achievement (making ropes and knots)
2/8 - Service project, Scouting for Food at RUMC from 9 - 10 a.m. (Den 9)
2/15 - Sharing your World with Wildlife achievement, Chattahoochee Nature Center (1 - 2:30 p.m.) *cost is $10 per scout (four requirements - make a birdhouse or feeder, poster about animal chosen by naturalist, what a wildlife conservation officer does, animal that has become extinct, hike around woods, touch and feel animals in Nature Center)
2/20 - Pinewood Derby Tune-up Clinic, 6 pm, Scout Hut
2/21 - Pinewood Derby, RUMC, 9:00 am check-in
 
March
3/4 - Den meeting at 6:30 pm, Achievement TBD
3/15 - Ride Right achievement at Don White Park from 2 - 3 p.m., bring bike, helmet, and water
3/26 - Blue & Gold Banquet, RUMC at 6 pm
 
Let me know if you have any questions.
 
Yours in Scouting,
Kevin Griffith
Den 9 Leader

December 18

posted Dec 18, 2014, 7:40 AM by Craig Ficik   [ updated Dec 18, 2014, 7:40 AM ]

Bear Achievement 19:
 a. Know the safety rules for handling a knife.
 b. Show that you know how to take care of and use a pocket knife
 c. Make a carving with a packet knife.  Work with your den leader or other adult when doing this.
 d. Earn the Whittling Chip card

The boys who attended completed the above requirements.   Hope you all had fun and see you after the new year.

Whittling Chip

posted Dec 17, 2014, 7:09 AM by Craig Ficik   [ updated Dec 17, 2014, 7:09 AM ]

12/17 - Whittling chip.   We will be working on the Whittling chip card this evening which is also an advancement requirement for the boys to use for their Bear badge.

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