Welcome to Pack 1666 - Serving Ashburn Cub Scouts since 1999

If you are a new member to our Unit or interested in joining, here is the Parents' Orientation Guide to help you understand what Pack 1666 is all about! 

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Cyber Chip

Posted on May 18 2014 - 6:56pm

Today's youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip. In developing this exciting new tool, the BSA teamed up with content expert NetSmartz®, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and training expert for many law enforcement agencies.

Netsmartz® has created a Scouting portal showcasing Cyber Chip resources, including grade-specific videos, for each level. Check it out here.

Goose Creek District Newsletter

Posted on May 18 2014 - 6:56pm

Parents and leaders, to stay current with events, click this link to the District's newsletter, published the first of the month.

Members of the pack (especially leaders) can subscribe to the newsletter and other important notices directly, by signing up with the District email group.  All that is needed, is to send an email to Communications@GooseCreekDistrict.org  or Webmaster@GooseCreekDistrict.org, in your email, identify your name and unit, "Pack 1666".  You can unsubscribe by sending an email to either of the same addresses.


Natural Disasters - Be Prepared

Posted on May 18 2014 - 6:55pm

With extreme weather conditions here upon us we need to help our Cubs Scouts not only learn from natural disasters but also how to deal with it emotionally. With Cub scouts it’s not just about doing your best it’s also about learning the Boy Scout motto of “Be Prepared”  someone once asked Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, “Be prepared for what?" and he replied with "Why, for any old thing."

It is a challenge to be prepared for emergenhttp://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Media/Publications/~/media/Images/pubs/emergency/ep200.gif.ashx?w=200&h=200&as=1cies in our world of man-made and natural phenomena. The Emergency Preparedness BSA program is planned to inspire the desire and foster the skills to meet this challenge in our youth and adult members so that they can participate effectively in this crucial service to their families, communities, and nation. The emergencies of today's world demand more than ever that our young people and adults be trained as individuals and as units to meet emergency situations. The importance of this training is not new to the Boy Scouts of America, as Scouting has always taught youth to be prepared for all types of emergencies. Since Scouting began in the United States, Scouts have responded to the needs of their communities and nation in time of crisis. http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Media/Publications/EmergencyPreparedness.aspxControl

Calendar Sync - Synchronize your personal calendar with our website

Posted on May 18 2014 - 6:51pm

This feature will let you keep your personal electronic calendar in sync with the Pack website calendar. As events are added/deleted/changed on your Pack website, your personal electronic calendar will automatically be updated. No more need to manually add Pack events to your personal calendar. Attached are the instructions on how to sync your personal calendar (home, work, iPhone, BlackBerry, etc) with the pack's website.

You will need to resync your calendar to the pack website every August, calendar subscriptions are purged annually.  If you have not done so this month, now is a good time to subscribe.

Obituary: Someone Else

Posted on Jun 24 2012 - 10:39pm

We are saddened to learn of the death of one of our valuable members, Someone Else.  Someone’s passing created a vacancy that will be difficult to fill.  For many years, someone did far more than a normal person’s work.    

Whenever they needed a chairperson, people looked to this wonderful person for inspiration as well as results: “Someone Else can work on that committee.”  Whenever there was a job to do or a meeting to attend, one name was on everybody’s list:  “Let Someone Else do it.” 

It was common knowledge that Someone Else was among our hardest working members.  Whenever there was a need, everyone just assumed that Someone Else would do it.  Someone Else was a wonderful person-often appearing superhuman-but a person can only do so much.

Were the truth to be know, everybody expected too much of Someone Else.  Now, Someone Else is gone.  We wonder what we are going to do?  Someone Else left a wonderful legacy to follow, but who is going to follow it?  We can’t depend on Someone Else.

Click here for a writeup of the various job descriptions within the pack.

With all the events the pack committee has planned for this year we need help in the planning and organization and running of the group.  Not to mention that many of the existing parents who volunteer their time as Cubmaster, or Assistant Cubmasters are preparing to depart the unit as their boys are all Webelos.  In addition, we need support within the Committee in simple jobs such as taking meeting minutes, running once a month to the scout store, and other jobs that often go unseen by many, but are very important to the successful running of the troop. 

Den Leaders - please invite the Cubmasters and/or Assistant Cubmasters to your next meetings so we can come and talk with your family members.


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