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Self-Nominate or Nominate a Friend!

Posted on Feb 24 2017 - 1:00pm

It's time to Self-Nominate or Nominate a Friend! We need the following Leadership Positions Filled...Advancement Chair (compile monthly advancement reports, purchase & prep awards for pack meetings), Committee Chair (Coordinate events, Weekly eBlast & Website management, PLT Meetings), Cubmaster (plan and lead monthly pack meetings), and Quartermaster (shed inventory, transport items to/from all events).  Please feel free to ask any questions and/or submit your nominations ASAP. There is no "wrong" way to volunteer. If you'd like to share a position with a friend - that's fine too!  We need you! The Pack helps the Cub Scout Grow!

Scouting for Food - 3/5/17 - 11 AM-4 PM

Posted on Feb 24 2017 - 1:00pm

“Scouting for Food” is next Sunday! This is our biggest community service project of the year and one that we need everyone’s help with. On Sunday March 5 from 11 AM to 4PM we will be knocking on doors in Gold River to collect canned and boxed food items for the Cordova Food Locker which serves the needy and homeless in our local area. We ask everyone to arrive at Gold River Discovery Center at 11 AM, with Scouts in class A, to receive their instructions and a map to their assigned area in Gold River. If you can’t make it by 11 AM that’s fine come when you can and we will send you out to join up with another group. It is helpful if you can bring a reusable bag to take to the door to collect the food in, a wagon if you have one and boxes to put in cars for the collected food. A sack lunch and water is also great for when your Scout needs a break. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Ruygt GoldRivMom@comcast.net or text 916 402-4861.

A Knight of Fun!

Posted on Feb 18 2017 - 2:27pm

Thanks to Kirstin Kline and Bernard Soriano for chairing this year's Blue and Gold Knights of the Roundtable Celebration!  We certainly appreciate their time and thought put into planning, coordinating, decorating, purchasing, and much appreciation also to their committee for creating the stations (Heather - the castle was AMAZING!; Tivonna - shields will be a keepsake!; Stroineys - Sword & Stone was a challenge!; Christina - the boys are certainly still catapulting marshmallows!); Maker Dan - LOVED the grand finale catapults!, prepping materials, making the program (thanks, Jennifer!), Thank You bags & cups (Wendy), and everyone who pitched in to help with setting up/cleaning up!  The boys had a blast celebrating Cub Scout's birthday.  Thanks also to all the families who were able to contribute to the Friends of Scouting Campaign.  Abigail McCullough, Soaring Eagle District Executive, thoroughly enjoyed herself as well and thanked our pack for their generous contributions.

Blue and Gold Celebration - Friday, 2/17 6 PM

Posted on Feb 11 2017 - 8:10pm

Hear ye! Hear ye! We kindly request your presence on February 17, 6-7:30 PM to the GRDC MP Room for our Annual Blue and Gold Celebration - the Cub Scout Birthday Party!The theme this year is Knights of the Round Table.The celebration will include a potluck dinner featuring utensil-free eating and many knightly activities!Please bring: A-R - Main Dish item; S-Z - Side Dish/Veggies/Fruits.Pack will provide beverages and dessert!A special thank you to Bernard and Kirstin for chairing this year's event!Our Council District Executive, Justin Hernandez, will be at the celebration to present the Annual Friends of Scouting Campaign (FOS).FOS is the one fundraising drive to help support Scouting - please consider making a donation (checks are accepted!).Thank you!

Pack 281 Spark Plug and Family of the Year Recipients!

Posted on Feb 11 2017 - 8:09pm
CONGRATULATIONS to the Belt Family and Matthew Knifton for being nominated to receive the Family of the Year and Spark Plug Awards on behalf of Pack 281! We have so many families who help out and go the extra mile to make sure our boys have an awesome Scouting experience and this year, we especiallly thank The Belt Family and Matt for their contributions, time, energy, and enthusiasm they have given to our pack!  There is a special Capital City District Recognition dinner that will be held on Friday, March 10 at 6 PM at the LDS Church (1101 51st Street, Sacramento).The dinner is pot luck and any member/family from our pack are invited to attend to cheer on our recipients! Please RSVP if your family is able to attend the District Recognition Dinner.

PWD Winners!

Posted on Jan 29 2017 - 8:36am

A HUGE thank you to all the parents and leaders who volunteered to make this year's Pinewood Derby a VROOMING Success!  Boys showcased their creativity and design in making unique cars for Pack 281's 2017 Pinewood Derby and ALL showed great sportsmanship and pride cheering for cars! Congratulations to boys who took home medals and trophies! The Capital City District Pinewood Derby will be held on April 29th at Suzie Burger - Speed and Best of Show Scouts, keep your cars in a safe place so you can represent Pack 281 at the District Competition! We will be in touch with you about specific details when they are posted.  This year's Speed and Design Winners...Scout Speed Winners! 1st Place:  Alex Jones, 2nd Place:  Nate Jones, 3rd Place: Firas Ramahi; Design Winners: Best Star Wars Cars:  Zachary Hunt and Adam Romero, Best It's a Campout Car:  Brayden Weber, Best My Favorite Food Car:  Ricky Moore, Best I Love Disney Car:  Jayden Gutierrez, Best Let's Fly Car:  Nicky Belt, Best of Show:  Zachary McDonald.

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