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Pack 1833 - Mountain View Elementary School


Pack 1833, established in 1972, just celebrated 44 years in the Gainesville/Haymarket area!

Pack 1833
 serves Mountain View Elementary School in Haymarket, Virginia.   We are the original pack in the Gainesville/Haymarket area and welcome boys currently in K-5th grades who live in the communities that have Mountain View Elementary School as their base school.  We also serve Haymarket Elementary. If your son goes to a private school in the area or even if they are home schooled, as long as you live in those communities, this is YOUR pack!  Current kindergartners can join June 1st at the end of their pre-school year. Please look around our website and see what cub scouting is all about!!

If you have questions or want more information on joining Pack 1833, please contact our Cubmaster, Patrick Leary at patrick.leary@gmail.com and our Pack Committee Chair, Neal Shelton at nshelton@fcps.edu.

If you are looking for another pack, please visit beascout.scouting.org.

Leadership

Cubmaster

Patrick Leary

Pack Committee Chair

Neil Shelton

Chartered Organization Representative

Sheila Parker

Secretary

Gina Shelton

Treasurer

Daryl Zbrzezny

Advancement Chair

Kristin Zbrzezny

Service Chair

Tracy O’Donnell

Assistant Cubmaster

Orlando Gonzalez

WEBELOS II Den Leader (5th grade)

Brian Hemlinger

WEBELOS II Asst Den Leader

Orlando Gonzalez

WEBELOS I Den Leader (4th grade)

VACANT

Bear Den Leader (3rd grade)

Patrick Leary

Bear Asst Den Leader

Daryl Zbrzezny

Wolf Den Leader (2nd grade)

Warner Roberts

Wolf Asst Den Leader

Mike Jones

Tiger Den Leader (1st grade)

VACANT

Lion Guide (K)

Coming Soon

Popcorn Chair

Patrick Leary (available for takeover)

Pinewood Derby Chair

Patrick Leary (available for takeover)

2017-2018 Pack Schedule


(Dates are preliminary and subject to change)

- Check ScoutTrack calendarfor final dates/event information
- Does not include Den activities or certain activities where a POC (pointof contact) has not yet been identified

 

Date

Event

Location

August

Aug 19

Potomac Nationals Game & Camping

Aug 24

New Family Orientation & K Orientation

MVES

Aug 25

Open House/Meet the Teacher

MVES

September

Sept 1

Popcorn Order Due

Sept 8

PTA Family Movie Night - Hot Dog Booth

MVES Field

Sept 10

Back to Scouting Event (Pack Meeting)

Silver Lake

Sept 16-17

STEM Family Camping

Camp Snyder

October

Oct 6

Popcorn Order Due

Oct 21-22

Cub Scout EXPO and Family Camping

Camp Snyder

Oct 21

Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI)

Oct 28

Pow Wow (Leader Training)

November

Nov 3

Popcorn Order Due

Nov 4

Rocket Into Scouting

Camp Snyder

Nov 4

Scouting for Food - Bag Distribution

Nov 11

Scouting for Food - Pickup/Delivery to Haymarket Food Pantry

Nov 11

Pack Meeting

MVES Field

December

TBD

Stocking Stuffer Collection

Various

TBD

Stocking Stuffer Volunteer Effort

Haymarket Food Pantry

Dec 22-Jan 1

Winter Break

 January

 

 

 

TBD

Pinewood Derby

TBD

February

Feb 10

District Pinewood Derby

Manassas Mall

Feb 24

University of Scouting (Leader Training)

TBD

Blue and Gold Banquet

TBD

March

Mar 11

Pack Meeting

TBD

Mar 26-30

Spring Break

April

Apr 22

MVES Garden Spring Clean Up (Pack Meeting)

MVES Field

May

TBD

Spring Pack Overnighter

TBD

TBD

District Soap Box Derby

TBD

June

Jun 3

Pack Graduation/Raingutter Regatta

MVES Field

The History of Scouting in America


 


Scouting's history goes back to the turn of the 20th century to a British Army officer, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell. While stationed in India, he discovered that his men did not know basic first aid or the elementary means of survival in the outdoors. Baden-Powell realized he needed to teach his men many frontier skills, so he wrote a small handbook called Aids to Scouting, which emphasized resourcefulness, adaptability, and the qualities of leadership that frontier conditions demanded.

After returning from the Boer War, Baden-Powell was amazed to find that his little handbook had caught the interest of English boys. They were using it to play the game of scouting.  Baden-Powell had the vision to see some new possibilities, and he decided to test his ideas on boys. In August 1907, he gathered about 20 boys and took them to Brownsea Island in a sheltered bay off England's southern coast. They set up a makeshift camp that would be their home for the next 12 days.

They divided into patrols and played games, went on hikes, and learned stalking and pioneering. They learned to cook outdoors without utensils. Scouting began on that island and would sweep the globe in a few years.

Cub Scouting in America is centered in the home and neighborhood. With the encouragement of family and leaders, boys enjoy a program that covers a wide variety of interesting things. It suggests activities that boys enjoy doing on their own when adults are not supervising them. These activities are particularly suited to boys of Cub Scout age and are different from those they will encounter in Boy Scouting.

The Cub Scouting program has 10 purposes related to the overall mission of the Boy Scouts of America – to build character, learn citizenship, and develop personal fitness:
Character Development
Spiritual Growth
Good Citizenship
Sportsmanship & Fitness
Family Understanding
Respectful relationships
Personal Achievement
Friendly Service
Fun & Adventure
Preparation for Boy Scouts

 

   
 
 
Scout Oath

On my honor, 
I will do my best,

To do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law, 

To help other people at all times,

To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

 

 

Scout Law

A Scout is...
TRUSTWORTHY
LOYAL
HELPFUL
FRIENDLY
COURTEOUS
KIND
OBEDIENT
CHEERFUL
THRIFTY
BRAVE
CLEAN and
REVERENT

 
 


12 Core Values

Citizenship

Compassion

Cooperation

Courage

Faith

Health & Fitness

Honesty

Perseverance

Positive Attitude

Resourcefulness

Respect

Responsibility

 

Meetings, Activities, and Camping!


Den Meetings:  Each Den/Patrol meets at any variety of locations...school, parents rotate hosting at their homes, or other locations in the community.  We know how busy our Pack families are…as such, our Den Leaders work around the Den’s collective schedule (sports,music, after school clubs etc.) to ensure maximum participation during our meetings.  A den may hold a special activity, such as a service project or visit to a local museum, in place of one of the weekly meetings or in addition to the weekly meetings.

Pack Meetings:  The Pack (all the Dens together) meets once per month and typically on Sunday afternoons for no more than one and a half hours.

Pack Overnighters:  Camping at the Cub Scout level is a family event.  As Cub Scouts, the boys are not allowed to camp without parent or guardian.In all Cub Scout camping events, each camper is responsible for bring all of their own camping supplies unless otherwise specified in advance by the camp organizer.  Pack 1833 always plans and executes two Pack Overnighters (Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning) each year…one in the Spring and one in the Fall.  

Activities:  There are plenty of activities each month to choose from and our busy families participate as much as their schedule allows.  We typically have 1-2 events; whether it is a service/volunteer opportunity in our local community or some other sporting, social or learning adventure.

Summer Camp:  The Pack offers numerous options for Summer Camp from day camp (no overnights) to week long resident camp.  

 
Pack 1883 held its 2017 Pinewood Derby on Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Here are just a few examples of the cars that 
Scouts built and raced!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OWEN POTTENBURGH for his first place finish!
 

Service and Volunteer Efforts


Meeting the substantial needs of every community is dependent on its citizens to answer the call of volunteerism.  There is a natural fit between the Boy Scouts of America and other community organizations, and service learning is an integral part of the Scouting program.  As a result, youth and adults seek opportunities to volunteer.  Community organizations need volunteers to help them fulfill their missions, and working with these organizations creates a win/win situation for everyone.  In the past year, Pack 1833 participated in the following volunteer efforts:


  • Scouting for Food:  Pack families donated over 500 pounds of food to the Haymarket Food Pantry.
  • Stocking Stuffers:  Pack families donated toys and made over 150 holiday stockings for kids in need.
  • Mountain View Elementary School Spring Clean-up:  Scouts and parents reestablished the gardens by trimming bushes, edging, pulling weeds, and mulching the flower beds over Spring Break.