Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Hey gang, we are trying to gather lots of pictures into one place for a variety of uses... for example:
  • Generally, to share with other families in our pack
  • To help our leaders prepare displays for Pack Events (Most urgently, Scout Night!)
  • Possibly to display as a "slideshow" in the future here on our website
     There are many fancy ways to share pictures nowadays, but here are 2 relatively simple and easy ways we might be able to get it done:
    1. Follow this link and try uploading pics to a collaborative "Picasa Web Album". (PS: you may need to email me to request permission.)
    2. Just email any pics you would like to share to: ryan.grissinger@gmail.com.  I 'll be happy to take care of the rest. 
    Thank you for your help!

    *A note about privacy:  Individual's names should never be posted online or in the web albums.  Furthermore, it is possible to restrict access of the photo album by invitation-only, through the use of a secure hyperlink, or through other security means.  What do you think?
    Please also note that official BSA policy does permit the pack to use photos for the types of things we're talking about here - HOWEVER, we are also of course ever-mindful of the wishes of our families.  If you have any concerns about this topic, please tell a leader and your wishes will absolutely be respected.

        Tuesday, August 17, 2010

        A Day at the Air Force Museum

        Update: Here is a flyer about the trip
        WHAT: A day at the National Museum of the United States Air Force
        WHEN: Saturday, August 28th
        1100 Spaatz Street
        Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

          • CLASS A UNIFORMS
          • Meet at 8:00 at Huber Ridge Elementary
          • The Caravan leaves at 8:30 sharp, which should have us arriving in time for the...
          • 10:30  The Heritage Tour
          • Bring Your Own Lunch & eat @ 12:30
          • Your family may be dismissed at this point, or feel free to stay and enjoy the rest of the Museum, including the R&D tour, which runs @1:00 and every 1/2 hr thereafter. 
          • Facility closes at 5:00

        Family Camping @ Slate Run

        WHERE: Slate Run Metro Park
        1375 State Route 674 N.
        Canal Winchester, OH 43110

        Click for: Website, Trail Map

        General Directions:
        From I-270, take U.S. 33 east toward Lancaster to the Canal Winchester/S.R. 674 exit. Turn right onto Gender Road/S.R. 674 and go about 2 miles until it dead-ends into Lithopolis Road. Turn left and go about 1/2 mile to S.R. 674. Turn right and go about 4 miles to the entrance on the right...

        • Friday - 
          • Arrival & Set-Up 3-6:00 or so...
          • Bring-your-own dinner 
          • Lights Out, 10PM
        • Saturday -
          • Bring-your-own breakfast
          • Early Morning - Pack Flag Ceremony (Class A Uniforms) 
          • ??? At 10:00 AM, there is a "Shale and Salamanders" program available...
          • Late Morning- Pack Hike (before it gets too hot?)
          • Bring-your-own Lunch
          • ???Early Afternoon - Nearby Historical Farm Tour (if available)?
          • Late Afternoon - Free time/Fun & Games/Have dens prepare & practice skits, songs, jokes?
          • Early Evening - Pack dinner (Campfire Hot Dogs & Hamburgers)
          • Evening- Pack Campfire w/ skits, jokes, & songs
          • Late Evening- If the sky is clear, astronomy (Friday or Saturday)
          • Lights out, 10:00pm
        • Sunday- 
          • Bring-your-own breakfast
          • Tear-Down
          • LEAVE NO TRACE
        Note: our affiliate Boy Scout Troop will also be at the adjacent camp area, so there may be several joint activities throughout the day, especially for our Webelos.
          • Your own food & drinks, with the exception of Saturday dinner
          • Plenty of Water (Water may be not be readily available)
          • Binoculars and/or Telescopes
          • Class A & B Uniforms
          • Camping Gear, Games, etc.
          Hope to see everyone there!

            Tuesday, August 10, 2010

            Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan's Purse

            Let's get a head start...
            As some of you may know our Pack collects and puts together shoe boxes for this organization. School supplies are on sale and now is a great time to get a few things to start working on your scout's shoe box. If we buy a few things at a time your scout's box will be full before we know! Please check the link and scroll down a bit and you'll see a brief list of acceptable items to include in your shoe box. Have your scout decide if you will be building for a boy or girl and have them help you shop and collect items. Sometimes including and letter and a family photo may get you a response from the receiver of your box.
            Thanks...and looking forward to seeing all the boxes!!
            (Thank you Stephanie!)