MEETINGS SCHEDULED 2010-2011 School Year (all meetings Thurs 5:15 - 7:00 pm Champlain Elementary, + Pizza!)

Sepembter 30, 2010 (Cooperation)- SOCCER NIGHT! Program registration, introductions, and earning our first achievement award by learning the skills and stragegy (and physics!) of ...SOCCER!!

October 14, 2010 (Responsibility)-  Bottle Rockets and Achievement Award. Will teach the kids about the physics and engineering of building rockets, build them, and go outside and shoot them!

November 11, 2010 (Citizenship)-  Science Night and  Achievement Award. Science and make some green goooooooo.

November ??, 2010 -  Saturday morning Rock Climb. Will go to the local climb gym, teach the kids how to tie and belay, and climb rocks!

December 09, 2010 (Respect)-  Bowling Night and Achievement Award.

December 16, 2010 ()- Volunteer Night. Will teach kids about the value of community service, and do a service event.

January 13, 2010 (Positive Attitude)- Ski Night. We will do a group ski trip (likely leave right after school) together at local ski ranch.

January 10, 2010 ()-  Ski Night.

February 10, 2010 (Resourcefulness)- Pinewood Derby. We will teach kids about woodworking and proper use of tools, design of race cars, the physics and chemistry and engineering involved, and start designing our cars in prep for the 2011 derby!

March 10, 2010 (Compassion)-  Pinewood Derby final prep and round 1 race series.

March ??, 2010 ()-  Chittenden County Pinewood Derby at the Champlain Expo!

April 14, 2010 (Faith)- Baseball Night and Achievement Award. Will teach kids the fundamentals and strategy of baseball. Also teach why curve balls curve, and other intricacies of the game. End up with a rousing outside game of Whiffle Ball!

May 12, 2010 (Health and Fitness)-  Mountain Bike Night and Achievement Award.Will teach the kids all about bikes, how they work, how to repair, what air pressure means. And then head off for an evening of Mountain Biking on the local dirt bike riding course!

Summertime Discussions (Perseverance, Courage, Honesty)-  Camp cook out and summertime fun!
May 13, 2010 - Baseball Season, we taught the boys the basics of the game (3 outs per inning, 9 innings per game, how to make an out (eg. catch pop fly's, tag runner's base, tak runner, strik out (3 strikes!)), etc. Then we played a rousing game of the summertime classic, Wiffle Baseball! At the end of the game, all scouts will have earned their Cub Scout Baseball Belt Loop!

April 8 2010 -  We divided into two search teams, used compass and gps and walkie talkies, and worked as teams learning how to use the compass and GPS.

April 3 2010 -  Champlain Valley Country Pinewood Derby, Three Rivers District. Over 300 boys competed in the local pinewood derby with their bright and shimmering race cars! The races were held at the Champlain Valley Expo.

March 2010 -  we designed and built and raced our Pinewood Derby race cars at Champlain Elementary.

February 2010 - we held our get-together meeting during Cub Scout Science Night Champlain Lanes. Great fun by all, some cool science took place with everyone building some nice green slime, and plenty of pizza.

January 2010 - we held our get-together meeting during Cub Scout Bowling Night at Champlain Lanes. ,Great fun by all, many strikes, and plenty of pizza.

December 2009 - we held our get-together meeting, and learned about how to use a compass, then designed and built indoor bow and arrows made out of clothing hangers and rubber bands. We then used the compass to follow a map throughout the school (bow and arrow in hand). Last we finsihed our hunt in the cafeteria and practiced shooting our arrows. Great fun by all.

November 2009 - we held our get-together meeting, worked on badges, planning, and designed and built bottle rockets! The rockets were made out of empty 20 oz plastic bottles, inversted to have a cone on top and air guides on the bottom, and strengthened with duct tape. We then took turns pressurizing to 80 psi, pulling the blug, and launching them in the cafeteria!

April 2009 - we held a GPS-based scavenger hunt, learned how to read maps, operate GPS.

March 2009 - we built race cars and participated in the Chittenden County race car races at the Champlain Valley Expo. Over 200 cub scouts from across all of northern Vermont showed up and raced their cars. Bleachers enabled parents to cheer on the cubs, and great fun and excitement was had by all!

February 2009 - we learned about woodworking and how to build pinewood derby race cars. We also completed our first badge. We then took our newly designed cars and raced them on a track in the cafeteria.

January 2009 - we learned about woodworking and how to build pinewood derby race cars. We also completed our first ba

December 2008 - We visited the Vermont National Gaurd, learned all about flying, and saw the special suits the pilots wear, saw some incredible flying video including re-ruel in the air, and saw the F16 airplanes up close and personal. Thanks to our cubmast Wiley!

November 13, 2008 - We started the meeting with the pledge of allegiance, the scout sign, and a few songs. The boys then learned all about archery from our new Cubmaster Wiley, and he showed them his own bow and showed them how to use it. We deisgned and built our own indoor bow and arrow. We made the bow by placing a larger rubber band on a clothing hanger. For the arrow, we used a 1 foot long cylindrical dowel (from any lumber or craft store), cut a knotch on one end to fit to the rubber band, and used super glue and tape to attached a suction cup on the end. Walt then lead the kids with setting up a target, and he took turns with them practicing our archery skiils.

OCTOBER 2008 - We started the Cub Scout program with a great turn out  of over 20 kids! We designed and built bottle rockets, then took them outside and launched them with air power! We also discussed the cub scout program and opportunities for leadership and advancement.
www.scoutingvermont.org   (Regional Lake Champlain), or purchase via phone from Waterbury, Vermont (sne.tripod.com/gmc.htm).

www.scoutstuff.org/bsasupply (Official Scout Website and Headquarters, Uniforms, etc. NOTE: Search "Pinewood Derby Kit" on this site to obtain kit, cost $3.99).

CONTACT Russell Beste, rbeste@yahoo.com for more information.
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CUB SCOUT PACK 555 - Champlain Elementary
Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 555 in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. All boys 1st through 5th grade are welcome to join, at any time. We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month, 5:15 - 7 pm, at Champlain Elementary School on Pine Street. Our goal is to have fun while teaching our little men to do their best, to protect and respect our environment, to help others, and to become leaders of tomorrow.  To learn more about scouting in Vermont, visit http://www.scoutingvermont.org/default.aspx. We are excited this year to launch our new Core Value Program. Each month will have a focus Value (September is Cooperation, October is Responsibility (see below), etc. Help prepare your boys to become the leaders of tomorrow!
Welcom Back To School! Soccer Night Is Coming! We will be starting up with the program for our great Pack 555 Cub Scout Pack on Thursday, September 30, 2010. Meeting at the Champlain Elementary School (Pine St) in the Faculty Room Adjacent to the learning center.

We have a super exciting and busy schedule planned this year, with themes and badges to earn each month.

On Thursday, September 30, we will have parent and son registration, and the Vermont Cub Scout Council will be here. We will also be pursuing Soccer as our first acheivement award, and will teach the kids about strategy for the game, leadership, learn and test for the award, and of course, play some soccer!!!! Pizza served!