With Halloween only 2 days prior, Pack 107 decided to extend the Halloween celebration into the pack meeting last night. The cubscouts and some of their parents came dressed as superheroes, as favourite game or movie characters, and as ghouls and goblins. The cubscouts were also invited to bring a friend for the event. The evening started off with games of Halloween Duck Duck Goose before the meeting commenced with the Bear Den leading us off with the Color Guard Ceremony.
It was a busy month in October, and it was wonderful to have 5 cubscouts receive their Bobcat Award during their Bobcat Ceremony. Congratulations to Matthew, Ray, Jasmine, Liam and Abhiran.
We had the formal introduction to one of our assistant cubmasters, Mr. Erik Coldwell, who also wears many hats in scouting, including, roles in our pack, in Boy Scout Troop 107, in Adventure Scouts, and at the Council level.
Our pack’s Den Chief, Nikolas, received his Den Chief Badge. As a Den Chief, Nikolas will serve as the activities assistant for any cub scout or Webelos scout dens.
Many awards were presented to cub scouts for achievement obtained in the month of October. In particular, we had one adult leader who put in many hours of her time in leadership training and earned her “Trained” patch award. Congratulations Tiffany Bubriski, who is a den leader for the girl’s Tiger Den.
Mr. Coldwell, as role of District representative, presented our pack with the Summer Time Pack Award, for being active with scouting activities throughout the summer months.
Our assistant cubmaster, Tabitha Lefrancois, announced that next weekend 11/10/2018-11/11/2018, the pack will be having an overnight experience at the Ecotarium as part of the popcorn sales award. On the Sunday of the Thanksgiving weekend 11/25/2018, we will have a hike at Purgatory Chasm, along with a possible geocache activity.
Our Bear Den Leader, Clay McDonald, arrived ready for rock climbing, and to announce that our pack will be hosting a rock climbing trip to Central Rock Gym On December 1st.
As the meeting’s closing thoughts, our cubmaster, Mr. Shawn Tidd, spoke about the second point of the Scout Law: Loyalty. He described loyalty as a pair of magnets. A scout is true to his family, friends, fellow scouts, Scout leaders, school, and country. You stick by through thick or thin, in good time and in times of need.