Pack 24 – Den 2: Arrow of Light & Crossing Over Ceremony

Arrow of LightThe annual Arrow of Light & Crossing Over Ceremony is an important event to celebrate the transition, or crossing over, of Webelos from a Cub Scout pack to a Boy Scout troop.  At one side of the bridge is the pack he’s leaving.  On the other side are the representatives of the Boy Scout troop he’s chosen to join.  The ceremony is meant to recognize not only the hard work put forth by a scout, but also by his parents and leaders during Cub Scouts.  Please consider joining us at Niantic Community Church on Sunday March 4, 2012 (1:00PM).

Crossing Over Invitation 2012 (PDF)

2012 Cub Scout Winter Carnival

Cub Scouts, Webelos, Parents and Leaders, come and join us for a full day of winter games and fun at Camp Tadma. Click here for directions. Activities include ice fishing (not in the pond, but in a frozen pool), snow shoe races, fun in the “Prospectors Camp” and ice boat racing. Warm chicken noodle soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Hot Chocolate for lunch, is included with registration. Come join the fun! $5 Scouts, Leaders and Adults. Children 4 and under are FREE!  Click here to download the flyer. You can register here (

Calling all Akela for Outdoor Training

Anyone out there interested in taking outdoor training? We need at least one person (preferably more) to be BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) certified for pack camping trips. Training is being offered on Saturday, March 24th at Camp Tadma in Bozrah.  Register here by March 23. Cost is $15/person.

BALOO TrainingBALOO is a 6 hour session that introduces parents and leaders to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. The morning BALOO sessions include the why and how of Cub Scout camping—planning, equipment, meal preparation, and campfire programs. In the afternoon, Cub Scouters rotate among four round-robin sessions—fire safety, stoves, and lanterns; first aid and sanitation; nature hikes and games; and cooking. Scattered throughout the day are plenty of the four S’s: songs, stunts, stories, and showmanship.

Contact us if you are interested.

2012 Pinewood Derby

Last weekend, Pack 24 hosted the annual Pinewood Derby at Lillie B. Haynes Elementary School. Everyone had a great time and the boys did a great job with their cars. There were so many creative designs. Congratulations to all of our winners and good luck to the top racers at Districts! A big thanks to all of the volunteers who made the event such a huge success including; the PWD Committee, parents who helped with the cars, photographers, and those who ran the concession stand. See you next year!’