Pack 99 Events
Pack 99 enjoys many adventures, projects, and special events throughout the year. In addition to regular den meetings and monthly pack meetings, there are lots of opportunities for hiking, camping, adventuring, and of course, the Pinewood Derby!
The Pinewood Derby is one of the most exciting events of the year! Each scout is given a car kit that he or she can customize according to the pinewood derby regulations. The scouts love to shape, paint, and decorate their cars and give them a name. On race day, all the cars are weighed and checked for adherence to the regulations, and then the cars are raced in heats by dens, and eventually a pack winner is determined. It's a day full of fun and friendly competition. Find the rules for your car here: Pinewood Derby Rules (scoutshop.org) Don't forget to be creative and have fun!
The Chuckwagon Derby in April is a full day Cub Scout competition that involves Cub Scouts of mixed ranks pulling and pushing a covered wagon around Camp Carpenter to skills stations that are geared to their age group. The stations cover topics in the Cub handbooks and "test" a variety of age-appropriate skills. The Chuckwagon Derby symbolizes what scouting is all about: having fun while learning in the outdoors and building self-esteem and teamwork.
One of the tenets of the Cub Scout Law is that "A Scout is Helpful." In the fall, Pack 99 participates in the Scouting for Food program, which collects, organizes, and distributes food donations prior to Thanksgiving. We also organize other community enrichment programs.
For one week each summer, Pack 99 Cub Scouts can enjoy a full week of camping fun, from Sunday to Thursday, with Pack 99 at Camp Carpenter. Located on the outskirts of Manchester, New Hampshire, Camp Carpenter is a 250-acre wooded property that is the Daniel Webster Council’s Cub Scout Summer Camp. Camp Carpenter offers a variety of activities and programs to suit every interest and skill level, including water sports, hiking, archery, BB gun shooting sports, field sports, nature programming, STEAM activities, arts and crafts, and much more.
Camp is open to youth entering 1st through 5th grade (Tigers and youth entering 1st grade must attend with a parent/guardian as a one-to-one adult partner). For Arrow of Light Scouts entering 5th grade, they also have a unique Bridge Program that extends through Friday morning. For more information about Camp Carpenter, click here: Camp Carpenter - Daniel Webster Council (nhscouting.org)
Throughout the year Pack 99 creates so many memories. Past experiences have included hiking, swimming, camping, ball games, and excursions to museums. No matter what we do it's always fun and exciting! Keep an eye out for what we have planned for this year!