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Happy Spring

posted Mar 21, 2021, 11:26 AM by Pack 626   [ updated Mar 21, 2021, 1:22 PM ]

Spring 2021 is looking to be a great time for PACK 626!  We have a full range of events and programs that we are planning to do together.  

Our recent parents meeting was well attended and we distributed information about KEY DATES which you can add to your personal calendars!

First SAVE the date for the PINE WOOD DERBY on April 25th!

We opted for an outdoor event and set up will be at St. Odilia's where we will be serving a BLUE and GOLD themed picnic- hosted by Subway.  We will race our DERBY cars on an outdoor track!  And we will hand out any new awards that may have been earned by various DENS. Please use the sign-up genius below to inform how many scouts and parents will attend this event by APRIL 14th!

In the event of rain, our postponement date is Sunday May 16th, during our ALL Pack Picnic!

ALSO....check out sign-ups for SCOUT CAMPS.  We would like commitments for Weblos Woods, Camp Akela, and Navajo by SATURDAY MARCH 27th so that we can secure spots. THEY ARE ALREADY FILLING UP!  We will update registration every 24 hours and reach out if the date below for the camps become waitlisted--which is already true for dates for Camp Akela! If you cannot attend on the dates our PACK has listed for Camp Akela,  but still want to attend you can register as a family.  Ask Robert or Jackie for details. 

FOR Weblos Woods @ Sterns (Weblos)  MAY 13, 14th and 15th 
This camp is one of two camps that Weblos should consider to prepare for the Arrow of Light.  A parent is recommended to attend with their scout, but much of the work of camping will be on the scouts themselves.  Siblings of registered scouts may attend but programming is at the 3rd to 5th grade age level. 
(see reservation link below)

FOR Camp Akela @Phillipo (All pack and family) JULY 9th, 10th and 11th 
This camp is for scouts 1-4th grade and meant to give scouts and their family a true camp experience which they can develop core skills in scouting!  Tents are in family style set up (canvas tents are available for registered guests (see reservation link below)

FOR "Navajo at Tomahawk" (Weblos only) AUGUST 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th (see reservation link below)

Watch for dates for "Kiwanis" (forthcoming)!

We would like to get commitments for all CAMPS ASAP!  Spots are filling up and we don't want to miss the chance to CAMP together for Kiwanis and Arrow of Light!

FINALLY- For those participating in the religious awards (Wolves and Weblos) your booklets are DUE no later than the 25th!
For questions or concerns this reach out to Nancy McNamera at 651-253-2953.

Questions about the Pine Wood Derby, reach out to the Cubmaster (Robert) or your Den Leader! 
For questions about camps you can talk with Jackie or Chad Ling! 

Scouting in 2021

posted Jan 4, 2021, 6:54 PM by Jason Moore

Happy New Year!  Hope everyone is healthy and not having to much trouble with all of the learning from home through the school systems.  Dens are doing as much as they in their small groups.  The Pack is working on planning events but can only plan a month at a time with the ever changing COVID situation.  

We are making a priority to stay safe.  We are still looking for fun activites that can keep the Scouts active and challenged.  We are always looking for new ideas.  

Thank and Hope you all have a great 2021 Year!

Pack Leadership

Afton State Park Day Camp

posted Sep 26, 2020, 11:10 AM by Jason Moore

The Webelo Scouts from Den 5 and their families hosted the Pack to a day camp at Afton State Park on Saturday, September 19.   I think some families enjoyed getting to Afton State Park for the first time.  A lot of the Scouts enjoyed fishing and we had some success stories.  That is awesome.  We had to break from the Norm of going to Camp Kiwanis with our Pack but I think families that attended enjoyed the shorter day to get out of the house and do something different.  COVID is going to change some of our traditions but we will adapt to make Scouting fun and safe for everyone!  Our Webelo Scouts just wanted to say Thank You for attending!!  In just a couple of months we will be moving on to the Scout Troop!  We can't wait for you younger Scouts to come and join us.

Camp Kiwanis 2020

posted Aug 18, 2020, 9:22 PM by Jason Moore   [ updated Sep 8, 2020, 6:12 PM ]

Camp Kiwanis 2020 is being replaced with a Hiking outing at a Park To Be Determined.  More new to come at Thursdays Pack Meeting

Webelo 2s Bridging over to Troop at Court of Honor

posted Nov 25, 2019, 9:56 AM by Jason Moore

All Pack Scouts are welcome to come and support the oldest Scouts in the Pack cross over into the Troop on Monday, December 7, 2019 starting at 7pm.  The St. Odilia Troop will be welcoming the new 5th grade scouts into the Troop at their Court of Honor.  Mark your calendars and come if you can.  We have a big group of Scouts crossing over so it would be nice to give them a nice sendoff for all of their leadership done with the Pack. 

October, 2019 Newsletter

posted Nov 4, 2019, 9:59 PM by Jackie Milbrandt   [ updated Nov 4, 2019, 10:03 PM ]

Join Scouts with St. Odilias Pack 9626

posted Aug 11, 2019, 4:32 PM by Jason Moore   [ updated Aug 11, 2019, 4:34 PM ]

Would you like to join Scouts with St. Odilias Pack 9626, please use the attached link to bring you to our Packs online sign up.

Pack 9626 Leadership

Camp Akela 2019

posted Jul 25, 2019, 7:10 AM by Jason Moore   [ updated Jul 25, 2019, 7:57 AM ]

Four families from our Pack attended Camp Akela this year with one other family planning on attending but got sick just before camp.  Camp started off very hot and muggy on Friday night and then we had Lightning and rain Saturday morning before it let way for a beautiful rest of the weekend.  Camp Akela is always very organized and runs like a clock.  We had lots of fun with BB Guns, Archers, Swimming, Boating, Building Something in Crafts (depending on your rank; birdhouse, boat, toolbox) and learning a new Skill.  One of the things I really look forward to is the Saturday night Campfire Program with skits.  Robert LaMontagne has Patches from Camp to pass out at the September Pack Meeting when we are all back together. 

As a Web I, Jacob and I were able to stay for an extra night to hike to an upper camping spot to cook our own dinner, play Ultimate Frisbee, campfire and skits, and then throw Tomahawks and shoot Pellet Guns (step up from a BB Gun).  This Webelo Outpost is a little more relaxing and just go with the flow camping after following a structured Camp Akela program.  Our scouts complete and earn a number of achievements for the upcoming Scouting year.

If you have never done this camp, I would highly suggest plan on going next year!  Please see picture of attendees this year attached below in the .jpg file

Summer Time Activities

posted Mar 15, 2019, 5:57 PM by Jason Moore   [ updated Mar 15, 2019, 5:59 PM ]

Our Pack has some fun summer activities planned if you are available.  Jamie Colby is our Summer Time organizer and will share more details closer to events, but below is some details to mark your calendars.  I know everyone plans family time and we understand that but if you are free we would love you to join us.  

We are looking at doing a St. Paul Saints game on Sunday, June 23, 2019, 5pm game time.   Last year we sat as a group on the Berm, very fun!  On Saturday, July 27, our Pack would like to participate/walk in the Shoreview Days Parade along with other Scouts from other Packs in our area.   This is a great way to get some exposure for our Pack and show our pride!  We will have another activity planned in August but I do not recall what that is at the moment.  

Family Scouting welcomes girls to Pack 626 starting Fall 2018

posted Mar 25, 2018, 12:15 PM by Alan Higley   [ updated Mar 25, 2018, 12:36 PM ]

Starting in 2018, families can choose Cub Scouts for their sons and daughters, who can take advantage of the life-changing experiences provided through Scouting. A program for older girls will be delivered in the coming year to offer a Scouting program to older girls, allowing for participating girls to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

Cub Scouting is organized in packs and dens. In 2018, Pack 626 has chosen to maintain a single pack that consists of girl dens and boy dens.  As long as there are both male and female adult BSA trained leaders present, girl dens and boy dens will meet together to complete activities and rank requirements.  All girl dens and boy dens will also meet together for all pack meetings and activities.

If you have a son or daughter who is interested in scouting, please Contact the Leaders.

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