Sunday, October 22, 2023

Pack 109 Updates - 10/18/23

Hi all! I hope you all have fully recovered from our Gold Rush campout!! Thank you to all parents and scouts for making that event so awesome! Even in the pouring rain you all truly carried the scouting spirit!!! Below are our next round of events coming up.

Food Drive - this continues through the end of the month. Bring in items that can help fill the free pantry for Woodland! Deliver them to your den leader to count up first! The winning den with the most items wins a pizza party from the church. Right now the Bears are in the lead! Are you other dens really going to let them win?

Popcorn - You all are doing amazing!!! Remember from David's email - only those that have sold popcorn will be invited to the pizza party!! Please don't hesitate to ask questions if you need help!

Oct 22 - Woodland UMC Trunk or Treat
Oct 23 - Regular den meetings
Oct 30 - Pack 109 Trunk or Treat. Meet in the gym for a few announcements. We will then parade out around the pumpkin patch and have our very own trunk or treat! If you have an empty trunk we'd love to have you decorate and hand out candy! We currently only have three signed up. If you can't decorate, maybe you can donate some goodies to hand out? Sign up here:

November 17-19 Webelos Woods - open to all Arrow of Light (5th grade) Scouts. This course aims to help Arrow of Light Scouts and their families understand the workings of a Scouts BSA Troop and how they will fit within the structure of their Troop using the Patrol Method. Each participant is required to have a parent/guardian attend. Two tents will be needed as parents will not be tenting with your child. To clarify - parents and their youth will be tenting separately. There will be instructional classes for all attending adults teaching you about the Scouts BSA program separate from the youth. If you have multiple Scouts attending from your family, only 1 parent is required. AOLs will discuss this with their den leader.

November Pack Meeting - I have a service idea in mind but it will take several of us to make it work. If you have free time and are good with fabric and scissors......let me know!

Dec 1-3 - Yorktown Trip. Registration is now closed for this event. Please make sure that all balances are paid asap. More details are coming to those that have signed up.

Spring events to add to your calendar - Georgia Aquarium March 9-10 and campout at Chester State Park May 10-12

For those of you that get Scout Life magazine - take a close look at the November issue that is coming out soon. You might just recognize a few faces!

Cubmaster Teresa

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Pack 109 Updates - 10/9/2023

 Hi Scout Families! There will be regular den meetings tonight so see you there!

- Don't forget to pick up your tee shirts or hoodies tonight in the stem room. These are for the folks that preorder them. We will do another round later in the winter.

- Gold Rush campout is this weekend. Please make sure that you are all paid. You should have received a separate email with more details. Please let me know if you did not get it.

- Yorktown deadline is tonight. All fundraising money earned to date has been applied to the adult account that was charged for Yorktown. Please pay the remainder of your balance by Wednesday. Here is the link for last minute sign ups:

- There is no SuperNOVA club meeting tonight. It is rescheduled for next Monday.

- You all are doing amazing with popcorn sales! Our council has just finalized one more award. For any scout that sells at least $800 in popcorn sales, they will receive a FREE ticket to the Carowinds park AND a STEM NOVA program in the Spring of 2024. Keep selling!!!!

- Get ready for our Pack Meeting at the end of October! Scouts are permitted to wear their favorite costumes! We will start in the gym and then parade around the pumpkin patch and it's off to do some trunk or treating!!! To sign up for bringing in candy or fun prizes or to decorate your trunk, register here:

- Sunday, the 15th, there is another pumpkin unload at church at 4pm. Many hands make lighter work!!!

- Oct 22 Woodland UMC is holding their own trunk or treat and we all are invited! Bring you scouts in costume and come have some fun between 4 and 6pm

- And don't forget our food drive! Bring single serving types of food that can be shared in the food pantry for those in need. Deliver to your den first to get counted! Current standings:
Lions & T109 54
Tigers 48
Wolves 22
Bears 157
Webelos 56
AOLs & T007 94

Cubmaster Teresa 

Friday, September 15, 2023

Pack 109 Updates - 9/15/2023

 I know there have been lots of emails going on this week but we have lots to share with you! Please read carefully.

Gold Rush - deadline Sept 25th. Camp with Pack 109 at Westminster Park in Rock Hill Oct 13-15. Arrive after 4pm on Friday and leave after breakfast and Interfaith Service Sunday morning. Camping is optional. You can come for the day to play games and work on activities with your den. Rather you are camping or not, you must register to attend. Please see info on calendar in Troop Web Host. Sign up here: If you have already registered your account should have been charged on Troop Web Host

SuperNOVA club - deadline to apply is Sept 26th. We have limited spots in the club, so the application below will be used to select scouts for the program. From Lego, have your scout build their vision of a robot that would help them uphold the scout oath. Take a picture of the build and attach it below. If selected, there will be a $20 materials fee required. Financial assistance available, if needed. Application found here:

Yorktown Overnight trip - deadline October 9th. Sleep aboard the USS Yorktown in Charleston, SC Dec 1-3. Must be at least 7 years old to attend. Must be able to climb ships stairs/ladders. Meals are included. Price $157 per person. Optional boat tour on Saturday to Fort Sumter, $30 per adult, $27 for 6th – 12th grade, $19 for 1st – 5th grade (must be at least 7 years old). Sign up here:

Carowinds Scare School and No-Boo School - October 7 is day of event. You can purchase tickets on that day as well. To purchase tickets in advance and ensure that your scout receives their patch, fill out form on this site: Open to both cubs and troops and all family and friends you'd like to invite. Palmetto Council receives $1 per every tickets sold. Regular tickets are $37 and season passholders are $6. On form, where it says "Troop Leader" please put your own information. If you buy more than 10 regular tickets, you get one free! Schools will be held between 1 and 3 day of event. Scareowinds is not included, but you can by discount ticket with scare school tickets.

Bobcat Ceremony - will be held at Pack meeting on Sept 25th in the gym. This is for all new scouts Tiger rank and above, and all Tigers. Bobcat is the first rank (other than Lion) that the scouts MUST earn before they can earn any other rank. Their den leaders should be telling you about requirements where scouts learn pledge, oath, law and motto. Ceremony consists of parents/guardians participating and painting the scout's face. We will have alternatives for those scouts that have an aversion to face paint. You do not want to miss this if you have a new scout!

A/B Medical forms - these forms need to be filled out for every scout and everyone attending one of our overnight trips. The form is available here

Scout Questionnaire - this form is for those parents that would like to share information on the scout that would help our den leaders give your scout a better experience. The form is available here

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Cubmaster Teresa

SuperNOVA club starting soon!

 What is SuperNOVA

Within our scouting program we focus a lot on STEM. Cub Scouts and Troop BSA both have opportunities throughout the program to earn NOVA awards. These are typically 1 to 2 day explorations into a particular STEM topic. These can be accomplished during a scout unit outing to a place with resources, e.g. a national park with an archeology focus.

SuperNOVAs are a huge step above the regular NOVA award and are 6 to 24 month in-depth explorations for scouts to practice being a scientist. These awards are significant commitments that require guidance from trained SuperNOVA mentors. Here at Pack 109 we have our very own SuperNOVA mentors that guide this club into achieving great things in science. We are about to begin our club meetings and it's time to find out who wants to be a part of this amazing club. Space is limited so scouts are required to apply this year.

Scouts are split into two groups this year.
- Junior SuperNOVA club will be open to Wolves and Bears only. Meetings will be held the 1st Monday of every month, starting Oct 2nd, immediately following the den meetings. Topic will be Lego Engineering until the end of the year and then Geology.
- Senior SuperNOVA club will be open to Webelos, AOLs and Troop scouts. Meetings will be held 2nd Monday of every month, starting Oct 9th, immediately following den meetings. Topic will be Lego Robotics until end of year and then move on to other topics.
***Lego engineering and robotics are courtesy of partnership with RHSD3.

Application Process
From Lego, have your scout build their vision of a robot that would help them uphold the scout oath. Take a picture of the build and discuss the build with them. Fill out the form (found here: You will need to attach the picture to the form and have your scout describe their robot. Submit form by 9/26. If selected, there will be a $20 materials fee required. Scouts will be notified if selected by 9/28. Financial assistance available, if needed.

Teresa Antonucci