Volunteers Needed

We need parents to volunteer for the following. Please email info@pack565ga.org if you can help.

  • Scouting for Food Coordinator-- we generally give out info & collection bags at Blue & Gold.
  • Summer Resident Camp Assistant Coordinator (will learn the process from Jodi & will take over the coordinator role next summer. Prefer someone who is attending camp.)
  • Coordinate Memorial Day Flag PlacementParticipation
  • Coordinate Laser Tag* (summer, usually June)
  • Coordinate Bowling event* (summer, usually July)
  • Coordinate Fishing Trip* (summer)
  • Coordinate Swimming Party* (summer, mid-August)
* We need to get volunteers lined up now because we want to set dates for summer events early so we can include on spring flyers and invite prospective scouts to join us

Friday: Turn in Pinewood Derby Cars

Pinewood Derby impound is Friday, Feb 5, 6-8 pm at Eastminster Church.

Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby Race - Saturday, Feb 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Organized by Bears

**Cars must be turned in the evening of Friday, Feb 5, by 8pm.**

Inclusion for our Families

As many of you know, Liam Agans, one of our Wolves, has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He recently began using a wheelchair part of the time. It may confuse some of your kids to see a child in a wheelchair and then later see the child walking and participating in our activities. The BrainPop video below has been shown at Eastvalley & will be helpful in answering any questions your kids have.

Click here to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD1PV0EAJ0A

If you have any questions about how to ensure Liam is able to participate in an activity that you plan, please email Liam's mom Gretchen at gretchenaid@gmail.com.

Blue & Gold

Saturday, February 27, at 5:30 at Eastminster Church. 

Volunteers needed: If you can help set up or clean up, please email info@pack565ga.org.

Scout Sunday

Sunday, February 28, Eastminster Presbyterian
Scouts and their families are invited to attend worship at Eastminster. The 9 am service is in the gym and the 11:15 am service is in the sanctuary. Let's attend the 11:15 am service in sanctuary as a Pack.  It is a great opportunity to show the church what a great program Pack 565 has and our appreciation for Eastminster's support. Wear class A uniforms.

Free Bowling for Scouts

AMF Marietta Lanes will be hosting a free bowling day for scouts on Sunday, February 7th from 3pm – 5pm.  Bowling and shoes are free.  Parents are welcome to bowl for free too.  If you would like to reserve lanes, send an email to Warren Smith, Area Manager, The AMF Bowling Co., at wsmith@amf.com
     565 Cobb Parkway
     Marietta, Ga  30060

Cyber Chip Award

Today's youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip.

In developing this exciting new tool, the BSA teamed up with content expert NetSmartz®, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and training expert for many law enforcement agencies. Netsmartz® has created a Scouting portal showcasing Cyber Chip resources, including grade-specific videos, for each level. Check it out here,http://www.netsmartz.org/scouting

Complete the online exercises for your grade level. Topics include cyberbullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, and identity theft. Each Scout is required to complete Cyber Chip for rank. We will distribute the Cyber Chip Card (blue card) at Pinewood Derby. Sign and date cards when you have read the pledge. Talk to your Den Leader about completing the Cyber Chip Award.

Mark your Calendars

Fri, Feb 5 - Turn in Pinewood Derby Cars
Sat, Feb 6, at 9:00 a.m. - Pinewood Derby at Eastminster (Bears plan this meeting)
Sat, Feb 27 at 5:30 p.m. - Blue & Gold (Wolves plan this meeting)
Sat, March 26 - Crossover & Rank Advancement
Tues, April 26 at 6:30 Pack meeting
April 29-May 1 - Spring Family Camping
Tues, May 17 - Pack meeting
Sat, May 28 - Memorial Day Flag Placement ceremony

For more information all meetings, click here.

Planning an activity may involve recruiting help from families in other dens as well Boy Scouts. You don't have to do all the work, just coordinate the effort!

Leadership Calendar

Tues, Feb 9 at 7:00 - Committee; 7:30 - Leadership meeting
Tues, Mar 8 at 7:00 - Committee; 7:30 - Leadership meeting
Tues, Apr 12 at 7:30 - Leadership meeting