‘Nebraska Treasure’ museum event is Dec.

Pack 97 Cub Scouts and families can attend the Cornhusker Council’s “Nebraska Treasure” museum event, celebrating the 100th anniversary of scouting. The event is 6 to 10 p.m., Dec. 3 at the Lincoln Children’s Museum and the Nebraska State Historical Museum. Participants will go on a quest through the two museums, working to decode a “first edition” Cub Scout handbook. Scouts will look for clues, make crafts, and earn electives/ achievements towards a number of awards.
For more information, or to register go to http://tinyurl.com/cub-treasure or contact Ryan Moon at (402) 488-6020, ext. 206

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The completion of the four levels of clues will lead scouts to the final treasure. Projects are geared to all levels of scouts.

Boy Scouts of America | Cornhusker Council

November 2010

Cost is $20 for scouts through Nov. 21. Late registration, Nov. 22 to Dec. 1, is $25 per scout. Registration at the event (which may be limited) is $35 per scout. Siblings can register at the same rate as scouts; children ages 4 and under are free. The cost for parents is $5 through Dec. 1 or $10 at the door. Registration includes pizza and participation in all activities. The first 250 scouts to register will receive a special event patch.

Pack holiday celebration is Dec. 16
Pack 97 will celebrate Christmas and the holidays at the next pack meeting, 7 p.m., Dec. 16 at Arnold Elementary School. The celebration will include a visit from Santa and Sandra Claus, distribution of popcorn sale awards (for scouts who have turned in all money from the sales), a cookie exchange and other seasonal activities. Families that wish to participate in the cookie exchange must bring a plate/container with at least one dozen cookies. The cookies may be homemade, store bought or a combination of both.

Troy Fedderson|Pack 97 Committee Chair

Scouts can bowl Dec. 18
Pack 97 is going bowling in December. From 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 18, scouts can knock down pins at Sun Valley Lanes, 321 Victory Lane (north of the intersection of West O Street and Sun Valley Boulevard). Scouts will be able to bowl two games. Pack 97 will pay for the bowling of scouts. For more information, contact Troy Fedderson at tfedderson2@ gmail.com or 742-9786.

Keilan Spadt starts up the climbing wall at the Cornhusker Council’s Outdoor Education Center while climbing official Frank Cooper works as a spotter. Eleven climbers from Pack 97 attend the Nov. 13 event. Trenton Collins practices his Spider-Man pose at the end of Pack 97’s wall climbing event at the OEC.
See more photos online at http://tinyurl.com/Pack97

Pack 97 scouts practice the stance used to help spot climbers. Four climbing officials from the Cornhusker Council helped with the event. They are Frank Cooper, Kurt Kruse, Connor Moormeier and Colin Lee.

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Boy Scouts of America | Cornhusker Council

November 2010

Pack 97 calendar
Nov. 24-27 — LPS break Dec. 3 — Nebraska Treasure Museum event, 6 to 10 p.m., Lincoln Children’s Museum and Nebraska History Museum Dec. 9 — Pack 97 Steering Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m., Yoakum Family Resource Center Dec. 16 — Pack 97 Holiday Party, 7 p.m., Arnold Elementary Dec. 18 — Pack 97 bowling at Sun Valley Lanes, 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 13 — Pack 97 Steering Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m., Yoakum Family Resource Center Jan. 15 — Belt Loop Day at Air Park Rec Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 20 — Pack 97 meeting, 7 p.m., Arnold Elementary Feb. 10 — Pack 97 Steering Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m., Yoakum Family Resource Center Feb. 17 — Pack 97 meeting, 7 p.m., Arnold Elementary Feb. 19 — Pinewood Derby @ Air Park Rec Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Scouts send 393 packages to soldiers
Cornhusker Council plans another ‘Save Our Soldiers’ event for early 2011
On Nov. 6, the Cornhusker Council’s 11th annual Support Our Soldiers campaign collected $4,000 in cash donations to send 393 care packages to military units. Boy Scouts collected food donations at five Lincoln HyVee locations and through collection efforts by units in Hickman, Syracuse and Wilbur. The Nebraska Community Blood Bank also contributed dozens of boxes of care package items for the SOS campaign. The cash donations paid for shipping of the care packages. On Nov. 8, 340 of the care packages were shipped to military units. Delivery of the remaining units is being coordinated. A total of 14 different U.S. military units from Nebraska and Iowa, and the U.S. Wounded Warrior Medical Center in Germany are recipients of the packages. In addition, eight military families and veterans were “adopted” for service projects by scout units through the SOS drive. The Cornhusker Council’s SOS program is one of the longest sustained efforts by a youth organization providing support to members of the military. The council is planning a small SOS event after the first of the year. For more information, watch the council website, www.cornhuskercouncil.org.

Pack 97 Den Updates
Submitted by Jeremy Paslawski The Pack 97 Tigers visited the National Guard base in October. The scouts are discussing conservation and collecting this month. They completed leaf rubbings and shared collections from home on Nov. 15. The work will culminate in a visit to a museum. On Dec. 6, the Tigers will learn about medieval armor and combat from members of the Nebraska Sword Fight Guild.

Check with den leaders for more information about den meetings!
Tigers Jeremy Paslawski (402) 613-2991 or (402) 613-0699 Jeremy.Paslawski@sterlingnationalcorp.com Wolf Dena Siedenburg (402) 499-4094 gsiedenburg@earthlink.net Bear Gus Swanson (402) 304-3388 Cubmaster97@neb.rr.com Webelos 1 Rhonda Bugna (402) 261-5672 rbugna@neb.rr.com Webelos 2 Josh Collins (402) 560-4828 deliciouspeaceofmind@yahoo.com Get event updates through Facebook. ‘Friend’ Pack 97 at http://tinyurl.com/Pack97
Troy Fedderson|Pack 97 Committee Chair

Webelos II
Submitted by Troy Fedderson The Pack 97 Webelos 2 are working with the Webelos 1 scouts to complete requirements toward the artist pin. The Webelos 2 plan to begin work on the craftsman pin in December. Also, on the weekend of Dec. 3, the scouts will attend an overnight camping event with Boy Scouts from Troop 13. The badges and camping help complete requirements toward earning the Arrow of Light.
Den leaders can submit Pack 97 den reports to Troy Fedderson at tfedderson2@gmail.com. The deadline is one week before pack meetings.

Webelos scouts (front to back) Raven Collins and Riley Fedderson cross a rope bridge during a September camping event with Boy Scout Troop 13 at Pawnee Lake.

Help plan for upcoming Pack 97 events
Pack leaders are forming steering committees to help plan for the Feb. 19 Pinewood Derby and March 17 Blue and Gold Banquet. Parents who volunteer will be able to help craft successful events for all of Pack 97. The time commitment will be only a few hours. For more information or to volunteer, talk to your den leader or contact Troy Fedderson at tfedderson2@gmail.com or 7429786.