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September Pack meeting: Mystery Hike!

Parents: please visit the parents’ guide and download the PDF before you go!

Greetings, pack members! Our first pack meeting is going to be a little different this year: instead of meeting as a pack, we are all going to go on a family hike. We won’t be all together at the same time, but when we walk on the trail we will know that all our Cub Scout friends will have walked the trail with us.

This hike is a little different than one you’ve been on before: instead of knowing the path ahead of time, you will need to solve the riddle to find your next stop on the hike. The riddle will be in the form of a rhyme, so listen carefully and think about what the answer might be as you walk. When you find the answer to the riddle, look around for something with a special secret code called a QR code. It will look something like this:

QR code for pack79 website

You can use a smartphone to scan the code and unlock the next step in the hike.

Before we can begin our hike, we need to prepare. For Cub Scouts, this means bringing the six essentials with you on your hike. This video will help explain them.

These are items every Cub Scout should carry in their personal gear when going on hikes or campouts:

First-aid kit: adhesive bandages, moleskin, gauze, antibiotic ointment, etc.
Water bottle: filled and large enough to last until it can be filled again
Flashlight: for emergency use only
Trail food: can be made as a den activity prior to hike or campout
Sun protection: sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater and a hat
Whistle: also for emergency use only

Once you have your six essentials ready, you and your family should begin the mystery hike at the Western Ridge clubhouse. You will find the trail beginning at the back corner of the parking lot.

5030 Lake Tree Ln,
Crozet, VA 22932

Good luck, and do your best!

-the Cubmaster

Join Scouting Night!

We are welcoming all children aged 5-10 (Kindergarten through fifth grade) into our pack on Monday September 14 from 6-8pm. Due to the pandemic, we will be conducting a hybrid Join Scouting Night. Feel free to join us in one of the following ways:

A special “drive-through” event. Bring a mask and come join us in-person at Crozet Park. You’ll stay in your car, and we (wearing PPE) will deliver you packet with all the appropriate forms, as well as any advancement earned over the past year.

A virtual JSN. Hop on to our Zoom call and watch a short presentation about our pack and Cub Scouting in general. You’ll get a link to sign up your scout online.

Either way, we’ll be available for any questions or concerns. Got one now?

Scout me in!

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