What helps fuel Pack 8? POPCORN! Popcorn sales provide much of the funding for Pack 8 (there is a direct-fee alternative for busy families) and it also provides funding for the Boy Scouts of America. There are opportunities for Scouts to earn great prizes and those Scouts who sell over $1,000 worth of Popcorn become members of the Millenium Club and eligible for a special outing, such as a visit to the US Whitewater Center. Popcorn season runs from the first Saturday in October to Veteran's Day in November. In addition, when the Pack meets its goal, there is a tradition for the Cubmaster to do something pretty crazy, like our previous Cubmaster's pledge to dye his hair blue & gold!
Submitted by pack8admin on August 26, 2012 - 4:17pm
Aug 30 2012 - 5:30pm
Parent and prospective scouts...
Join us at St. Matthews Catholic Church in the Parish Center Family Room to learn more about all of the amazing things Pack 8 does to help make scouting come alive for your scout! There will be an on-going presentation to provide you information about how to get your son involved as a scout and help you, the parent with registration. You might even find an opportunity to become involved as a volunteer in one of our nation's best institutions.
Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 8! Whether you are new to Cub Scouting or a seasoned veteran, here's all the information you need to be a part of the fun-filled adventure that is Scouting! You aren't just a part of an organization, you are part of a community!
To get started, you'll want to:
1) Read the parent's guide
2) Get the uniform
3) Get the handbook
4) Familiarize yourself with your Den
Submitted by pack8admin on August 7, 2011 - 2:40pm
Aug 27 2011 - 12:00am
Aug 28 2011 - 12:00pm
Come on out for a fun-filled day of a fishing derby, games and activities, followed by our Pack meeting and optional overnight campout. This event is open to all Pack 8/Pack 613 Scouts and families (older and younger siblings too!) as well as those thinking about joining Cub Scouts. The Fishing Derby will include casting contests, fishing contest so bring your pole, and your tackle… and join in the fun to win prizes.
Dinner and breakfast will be provided (Please plan on bringing your own Lunch on Saturday)
Belk Scout Camp in Mint Hill, NC has primitive sites (bring your own tent) and platform tents (e-mail us if you want to use a platform tent), with running water bathrooms available. Directions are on the map of fun places
The 2011 Graduation ceremony was a great success!! 82 Scouts participated with a crowd of 168 wellwishers to witness their sons advanced to the next Scout rank with the aid of the fantastic "Chronographic Transmorgifier"!!
Congratulations to all who advanced! Watch the video!
if you have trouble playing the video when you click the picture below, try this link instead.
A reminder to any parents who wish to have the Professor use the transmorgifier to have their sons skip their teenage years that we take all major credit cards!
Submitted by pack8admin on January 27, 2011 - 10:21pm
Pack 8 just earned its qualification for the Pope Paul VI Catholic Quality Unit Award - this award recognizes achievement by the Pack through more than 25% of Cub Scouts earning their corresponding religious award & knot, adherence to Diocesian and BSA leadership and training requirements, performing service projects for its chartering Church & community, participation in religous activities, and learning about church-related vocations. Those Cub Scouts who have earned their religious award and/or knot are entitled to wear the National Catholic Quality Unit Award patch - great job, Pack 8!
Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. For a guide to Pack 8 for 2009/2010 - click here.
Boys who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join our Pack, but they may be eligible to join the Boy Scouting Troops. Contact Scoutmaster Mark Spisak for information on how to join Troop 8.
We'd love to hear from you!
You can contact Mike Husak Cubmaster via email or at 704.264.5893.