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Cub Scout Pack 218

Cary, North Carolina

Purposes of Scouting
The Purpose of the Boy Scouts of America as incorporated Feb. 8, 1910, and chartered by
Congress in June 1916, is to provide boys and young adults an effective educational program designed
to build desirable qualities of character; to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship; and to
develop personal fitness. Mighty serious business, all done in the spirit of fun.
Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-
round family program designed for boys who are in first grade through fifth grade (or 7-10 years of
age). Parents, leaders and organizations work together to achieve the following:

• Influence the development of character and encourage spiritual growth

• Help boys develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship
• Encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body
• Improve understanding within the family
• Strengthen boys’ ability to get along with other boys and respect other people
• Foster a sense of personal achievement by helping boys develop new interests and skills
• Show how to be helpful and do one’s best
• Provide fun and exciting things to do
• Prepare to become Boy Scouts

Further information on Scouting can be found at and .
Information on the Academic and Sports Beltloop program can be found at and and

Pack 218
Pack 218 is chartered by the Knights of Columbus at St. Michael’s Catholic Church and holds it’s Pack
meeting on the third Monday of the month in Parish Hall, St. Michael’s on High House Road, Cary.

Pack activities have included weekend trips to the Yorktown aircraft carrier, camping and hiking at
Grandfather Mountain, camping and activities at the Vineyard camp, camping at Jordan Lake, marching
in the Cary Holiday Parade, Service Projects, Conservation Project (to allow Cub Scouts to work in
achieving their Conservation Award) and many other fun activities.

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For 2001-2002, the Pack will consist of 5 Webelos dens (2-2nd year and 3 1st year), 2 Bear dens, 2 Wolf
dens and 3 Tigers dens totaling 90 Scouts.

Pack 218 is a Quality Unit and will strive to continue to meet the BSA requirements for this designation.

For our service project, we agreed that it should benefit people and that the boys should be able to
provide the service. We will participate in at least one Service Project per year. The needs of the
community will dictate the type of Project selected. All members of the Pack are encouraged to provide
suggestions in selecting a “worthy cause” and submit them to the Pack Service Project Chair Nicole
Baulch for implementation.

Uniform Guidelines / Uniform Swap

New this year - Scouts and Leaders are expected to wear full uniforms for all events unless
specifically instructed otherwise (for example, a particularly messy den activity). As per BSA guidelines,
the uniform is the official scouting shirt, neckerchief (worn under the collar), pants/shorts, belt, hat and
socks. The Webelos will display their activity pins on the tri-colored ribbon. No pins will be worn on hats
– it was sited as a safety issue at Camporee. All Sports & Academic pins and letters will be worn on

Have you ever been to a football or baseball game and seen players without their uniform pants on?
Proper wearing of the uniform shows pride in belonging to an organization that stands for those values
that we hold dear. Pride and commitment to the program will show in a desire to be properly uniformed.
Full uniforming of leaders will set the right example.
Don’t sell your son’s Scouting experience short by not supporting the uniform code. If financial
consideration is truly the issue please speak with either Committee Chair Sandy Gareton or Cubmaster
Conrad Cowan.

The Pack committee is currently looking into ways to establish a uniform swap or closet.

Volunteers, Training, and New Positions

The Pack is led and events are organized entirely by volunteers, typically parents.

As the Pack has grown over the last few years the Pack has relied largely on the dedication and
devotion of a core group of Leaders and volunteers. Many of these parents will be leaving the Pack in
the next year or two as their boys become Boy Scouts.

New this year – BSA requires at least two trained leaders at every event, including den meetings.
Previously the rule was two adult leaders. Now they must have attended Basic Leader Training.

Therefore all parents are strongly encouraged to volunteer to lead, organize or help keep the Pack
going. (Remember your pledges!!) To formalize this a bit for the new members, all parents at roundup
were required to volunteer in some capacity.

Your involvement will increase your enjoyment of your son’s Scouting experience as well as his.

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Pack Communication / Distribution Lists
Communication is a vital component of running the Pack. Quite a lot of communication will come in the
form of e-mail. This allows direct, fast and consistent communication to the whole Pack. If you do not
have access to e-mail please inform your den leader so that he or she knows to pass the information on
to you another way.

Two general distribution lists have been created on Yahoo groups: is the address for the whole Pack. This should be used only for
general Pack information communications. is a distribution list of the Pack Leadership Committee.

See for Yahoo’s privacy policies.

!! When responding to a message from anyone in the Pack please check to whom you are sending it to
as it is not often appropriate to respond to the whole list. (And it’s quite easy to do by accident!!)

Pack Leader contact information is provided at the end of the document.

E-mail cannot be the only form of communication though and den leaders are the key conduit for Pack
and Den communications. Please keep in touch with them regularly.

New this year – To minimize information sharing during Pack meetings, much of the information
(details) on upcoming events will be sent out prior to the Pack meeting (hopefully at least a week in
advance). This will allow time during the Pack meeting to be for parent Q&A. Upcoming events will still
be touted to the boys to generate excitement, but hopefully this will be minimal and just enough to get
them excited to go/participate.

The Pack web site can be found at The site has information on
the Pack calendar and policies and photos from past events.

Pack 218 Budget / Rechartering / Popcorn sales

Details of the Pack budget can be obtained from the Pack Treasurer, Bob Rolleri.

In addition to the dues paid each year, much of the budget for running the Pack comes from proceeds
from our annual Popcorn sale. This BSA sanctioned sale occurs in the fall (Sept. 22-Oct 26).

Some companies (GlaxoSmithKline, ?) offer financial donations to charities for which employees
volunteer. In the case of GSK, $500 is given for 50 volunteer hours in a 12 month period. If you work for
such a company please volunteer (we need you anyway) and seek the donation.

Rechartering occurs in March. As determined by BSA and our council our charter runs from March to
March. Therefore, dues ($45) will be collected at that time for the boys participating in the 2002-2003
Scout year.

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Pack Meetings
The Pack meetings will emphasize fun, learning, fun, accomplishment, fun and respect (fun too).
They will follow the themes as suggested in the Program Helps. Pack meetings will hopefully be the
culmination of the previous month’s den level activities. Thus, crafts, skits, song and games learned at
the den level, tied in by the monthly theme, can be showcased at the Pack meeting (all dens, not just
the host den).

To facilitate the fun, we will follow these ideas from the Cub Scout Leader Book:

• Start and end on time – respect each other by being prompt

• Tables and display boards will be set up to display crafts and pictures from den activities during the
previous month
• Arrival time from 6:45-7:00 during which boys will display and view crafts made during the previous
month and related to the monthly theme. Craft items to be brought by the boys to the Pack meeting
• During arrival time boys will participate in opening activities which will be supplied
• Den leaders and parents are expected to ensure appropriate behavior of boys at all time before,
during and after pack meeting
• Before the meeting the boys will be engaged in an opening activity, during the meeting they will
respectfully listen to others and participate in meeting, there will be fun, games, and activities
at every Pack meeting, following the Pack meeting boys can assist in clean up. Running and
loud boisterous behavior (other than during the games) is not permitted
• Information sharing will occur electronically before the Pack meeting (committee minutes sent to
Pack) such that parent time can be devoted to Q&A
• Information sharing to the boys regarding upcoming activities will be kept to a bare minimum and
with the purpose of generating interest and enthusiasm
• Seating during the meeting will be in chairs by den. Den Leaders will sit with their dens and parents
can sit behind the dens. This is hoped to facilitate den recognition and den specific participation
(such as cheers) as well as to foster a more orderly meeting
• Attendance will be taken and calls made to those repeatedly not attending. The message is that
Pack meeting attendance is expected (and hopefully fun enough to have the boys want to come)

Games (electronic or otherwise) or toys are not appropriate to bring to Pack meetings. For camp
outings, such games and toys are for den time and at the discretion of the den leader.

Parental attendance is expected at all Pack level events. Parental assistance in ensuring proper
behavior will be greatly appreciated. Pack meetings are for families and everyone is welcome.

Parental attendance for den meetings is determined at the den level. Two trained leaders will be
present for all Pack and Den activities or the event will be cancelled.

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Pack 218 Adult Leaders Roster

Position Name Home Ph Work Ph e-mail

Committee Chairman Sandy Gareton 460-8183 380-1710
Cubmaster Conrad Cowan 577-9933 483-6641

Den / Pack Leaders

Asst Cubmaster Chris Schwartz 851-0422 483-2059
Asst Cubmaster Michael Calarco 303-3289 254-1211
Den 1 Leader Jerry Minore 852-5641 547-2017
Den 1 Asst Ldr Rob Gaughran 465-0090 859-5550
Den 1 Asst Ldr Jack Kane 380-7833 852-5424
Den 1 Asst Ldr Drew Weber 465-2599 248-5128
Den 2 Leader Emerson Sox 460-3107
Den 3 Leader Brad Beauchamp 362-8150
Den 3 Asst Ldr Sandy Gareton 460-8183 380-1710
Den 3 Asst Ldr Steven Scarbel 388-3559 388-1411
Den 4 Leader Scott Dobson 481-1517 460-4391
Den 4 Asst Ldr Diane McNally 387-0766 543-9484
Den 4 Asst Ldr Greg Moyer 481-4613 851-6177
Den 4 Asst Ldr Joseph DeRusso, III (H) 467-5475 677-8000 x3843
Den 5 Leader Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt 469-9574 513-6330
Den 5 Asst Ldr John Szarek 461-0959 543-9091
Den 5 Asst Ldr Daniel Lang 460-0188 483-1730
Den 7 Leader Becky Cade 469-5846 541-8607
Den 7 Asst Ldr Paul Rock 363-4224
Den 8 Leader Bob Rolleri 460-7333
Den 8 Asst Ldr Ken Landry 303-6791 678-0660
Den 8 Asst Ldr Jane O'Brien 467-7216
Den 10 Asst-Ldr Ann Miller 319-7796
Den 10 Leader Chuck Miller 319-7796 434-5429
Den 12 Leader Nicole Baulch 461-1613
Den 12 Asst Ldr Mary Moyer 481-4613
Den 12 Asst Ldr Patrick Rost 467-6781
Tiger Den Coordntr Robert Surra 468-8643 773-5082
Den Leader Coach James Conrad 678-0037 472-

Committee Vice-Chm Keith Glover 319-3785
Membership Chm Greg Moyer 481-4613 851-6177
Treasurer Bob Rolleri 460-7333
Advancement Chm James Mickle 677-8316 515-9050
Blue & Gold Chm Kris Stone 678-1349
Blue & Gold Asst Gail Rolleri 460-7333 460-7333
Blue & Gold Asst Jane O'Brien 467-7216
Blue & Gold Asst Jennifer Landry 303-6791 303-6791
Blue & Gold Asst Beth Cowan 577-9933
Camporee Chris Schwartz 851-0422 483-2059
Fall/Spr Campout Chris Schwartz 851-0422 483-2059
Fall Roundup Jerry Minore 852-5641 547-2017
Newsletter Editor Chris Harney 387-1109 543-3448,
PW Derby Asst Chris Schwartz 851-0422 483-2059
PW Derby Asst Robert Bardon 319-1904 515-5575
PW Derby Asst Todd Britton 468-8592 543-5096
Popcorn Sales Chm Emerson Sox 460-3107
Popcorn Col Asst Beth Cowan 577-9933
Quartermaster Brad Beauchamp 362-8150
Webmaster Bob Evans 467-2560 392-8430
Webmaster Asst Marina Evans 467-2560 541-0838

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Pack 218 Calendar 2001-2002
August 2001 – SongFest February 2002 – Our Native Peoples
13 Traditional School Year Begins 3 Scout Sunday
15 Committee Meeting 8:00 6 Committee Meeting 8:00
16 District Roundtable Dinner (6:30) 10 Bowling
23 Cub Scout Roundup 21 District Roundtable 8:00
26 Hike/Welcome Dinner 5-7 23 Blue and Gold Dinner/Pack Meeting

March 2002 – Dollars and Sense

September 2001 – All Aboard ? Mall Expo, District Pinewood Derby Race
5 Comm. Mtg/Den Ldr Kick-off 7:00 6 Committee Meeting 8:00
8 Annual District Uniform Sale 18 Pack Meeting 7:00
9 State Capitol and Museums ? Re-charter Due
17 Pack Meeting 6:30 Bond Park 21 District Roundtable
20 District Roundtable ? Cub Camporee – Camp McNeil
22 Popcorn sale starts ? Cub Basic Leader Training
? Cub Leader PowWow
October 2001 – Down on the Farm 31 Easter
3 Committee Meeting 8:00
12-14 Fall Camporee (Webelos) April 2002 – Forces of Nature
13 Cub Basic Leader Training 3 Committee Meeting 8:00
15 Pack Meeting 7:00 15 Earth Day Activity / Pack Meeting 7:00
18 District Roundtable 18 District Roundtable
26 Popcorn Sale ends 26-28 Pack Campout (TBD)
26-28 Pack Campout - Jordan Lake
May 2002 - Abracadabra
1 Committee Meeting 8:00
November 2001 – Hometown Heroes 5 Spencer Yards
3 Thunderbirds – Pope AFB 16 District Roundtable 8:00
7 Committee Meeting 8:00 20 Pack Meeting 7:00
10 Popcorn Distribution ? Cub Basic Leader Training
15 District Recognition Dinner 6:30
19 Pack Meeting 7:00 June 2002 – Critters, Cubs, Campfires
21-23 Thanksgiving Holiday 2 Pack Picnic (4-7)
8 Pack Planning Retreat
December 2001 – Works of Art 21 District Roundtable
8 Cary Holiday Parade & Holiday Party ? Scout night, Durham Bulls
5 Committee Meeting 8:00 24-28 Cub Day Camp
17 Pack Meeting 7:00
20 District Roundtable July 2002 – Inside Out and Backwards
1-5 Cub Day Camp
January 2002 – Did you get my message? ? ACTIVITY - TBD
2 Committee Meeting 8:00
17 District Roundtable August 2002 -
21 Pack Meeting 7:00 (MLK Day) 14 Committee Meeting 8:00
19 Pinewood Derby 15 District Roundtable Dinner (6:30)
22 Cub Scout Roundup
25 Hike/Welcome Dinner (5-7:00)

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