Cub Scout Pack 287

San Juan Del Rio Switzerland, FL

News and Upcoming Events

We have a new Cubmaster for 2015-2016!

Please welcome back Mr. Bush!  
For those of you that don't know him, Jim Bush led Pack 287 as Cubmaster for a number of very fun and successful years.  He is very well qualified with a rich scouting background, and we are lucky to have him.   Let's all welcome Mr. Bush back, and do what we can to support him.

New Scout Sign-Up, week of August 17, 2015

We look forward to a good turnout for new Cub Scouts and their families to learn about all of the exciting things we have planned for the year.  We will meet in the Auditorium. We are looking forward to a great year!  Signs will be placed on campus with the date and time of the event.

Cub Scout Summer BBQ

We are planning a summer BBQ for all of our new and returning Cub Scouts and their families.  It will be held on Sunday 8/30 2:00 - 5:00pm at the River Oaks Plantation pool pavilion.

The POPCORN 'Kernel' is back!  

Popcorn will be our only fundraiser for the year, and in years past it's been very successful.  We have Jim Arreche coming back to lead the charge.  Thank You Jim!   We will have an aggressive campaign that starts early in the year.  We will know of our show and sell events after the Council Roundtable on August 6th.  We will have sign ups for these available soon.

Many Exciting Events Planned This Year!

We have lots of exciting camping and pack meetings planned this year.  

Our first Pack Meeting will be held on September 11 in the Auditorium at 7pm.  Den meetings should begin before this and we look forward to seeing all of our boys in their Class A uniforms.  We will have a special guest that the boys will enjoy.

Our October pack meeting will include a fun obstacle course, with obstacles designed by each den. Other fun planned for our Pack Meetings this year include a Rain gutter Regatta, creating Thanksgiving baskets for families in need in November, and the Pine Wood Derby!  

You can look forward to family campouts at Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground (10/09-11), Camporee or Frog Jog at Camp Shands in November, another premier event in early 2016 (either Kennedy Space Center or USS Yorktown), and a campout to be planned in Spring 2016 somewhere near such as Anastasia Park, Fort Clinch, or Jellystone park.

Disney Fort Wilderness Campout - October 9 - 11

This is a very fun camping event and gets you close to the magic without putting a huge dent in your wallet!   Abe Shalley is our contact for this campout.  We will be reserving 10 campsites.  Each campsite is $100 per night, total $200 per campsite for both nights.  Each campsite can accommodate two tents, or 1 large camper.  Please let Abe know if you are interested in this campout and if you want a full site or want to share with another family.  There will also be a $25 per family cost for the food (Sat – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; Sun – Breakfast).

Volunteering - We need you!

SJDR School Parents, get your volunteer hours here!  

Cub Scouts isn't like soccer, baseball, or other sports where we sit on the side lines cheering our sons on.  Cub Scouts is Hands On.  You'll be there teaching your son to do all sorts of things.  Your son needs your help, but the pack does too!

The pack is always in need of interested parents (or guardians, grandparents, etc) to help. 

Religious Medals

Religious Medals are awarded to scouts in the Wolf, Bear and Webelos dens. Your Den Leader will have information to share in September or October.

Light of Christ Medal

The purpose is to help the Cub Scout develop a personal relationship with Jesus.  With the parents' active assistance and participation in this program, it is hoped that the Cub will come to see Jesus as a real person and his friend.

Parvuli Dei Medal

The purpose of the Parvuli Dei (Children of God) emblem is to help young boys explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presense of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes, and also to develop a good, positive self-image through the contributions they can make to the group or community.

With its motto of “Do Your Best,” the Cub Scouts experience is designed to help boys build character and good citizenship through fun-filled, age appropriate activities. San Juan Del Rio's Pack 287 is a family centered program for boys in the 1st through 5th Grades.

We are chartered by San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church in Switzerland, FL and are members of the River Bend District of the North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America. While most of the boys attend San Juan Del Rio Catholic School or are members of our parish, we welcome other kids in the area who are interested in joining the Cub Scouts.

Facebook Group!

Pack 287 now has a Facebook Group! Join the group to be notifed of upcoming events, news, etc!

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Pack 287 San Juan Del Rio
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