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If you don't have your user name or password yet, go to the "Login" screen and click "Request New Password".  Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS and solve the simple math problem.  Feel free to change your user name and password to easy to remember values. 

Volunteer Opportunity : Feed My Starving Children (summer session)

Posted on Apr 13 2015 - 11:54am

To join this fun volunteer event, please sign up here:   http://volunteer.fmsc.org/Register/Group/JoinGroup.aspx?gid=589361#.VQWYnZh0weE

DATE:   Sat, June 27th, 2015
TIME:    4:30PM - 6:30PM
LOCATION:   FMSC, 990 Lone Oak Road, Suite 160, Eagan, MN  55121

Cub Scouts Swimming Sports Pin and Belt Loop - Opportunity

Posted on Apr 4 2015 - 6:32pm

Last chance to earn the swimming sports pin and belt loop?  (With upcoming changes to the Cub Scouts program, it is my understanding that these may no longer be available in the future.)

Boys participate in a safety talk and swim skills that meet the requirements to earn this award. Participants must be at a Beginner 3/Advance Beginner swim level or able to tread water for 30 seconds. Remaining time will result in free play.  Boys will receive a certificate of completion.

Sign up directly at the CECOOL.com website:

Course:  AQ53651
Date:  Saturday, April 11th  2:30-4pm 
Minimum Age:  7yo
Price:  $11
Location:  Lake Middle School

Pinewood Derby - District Race!

Posted on Apr 4 2015 - 6:23pm

District Pinewood Derby - April 17      Everybody is welcome to race!  

Royal Oaks Elementary in Woodbury, 7335 Steepleview Road, Woodbury, MN 55125.  Hosted by Pack 559.
The 2015 District Derby Race is being held on April 17 from 6 - 9 PM.  Registration is from 6:15 - 6:55 PM and races by rank will be from 7 - 9 PM.  See flyer (copied below) for more details.


Posted on Mar 8 2015 - 9:20am
Hi Pack!

I am sure many of you are working on or finishing your cars for this year's race over this weekend and next!  Here's a few notes about the schedule/process and links to the rules and helpful sites as you get ready to race!

Please note: 
  • This year we have additional awards for "Creativity" in each Den.  (So get creative!)
  • We also have races for parents and siblings as well.  (So join in the fun!
Monday 3/23 - Weigh In @ Brundieck House: 7587 Alyssa Road (6:00-7:30pm)
  • Everyone must check in their pinewood derby car on the day before the race.
  • If you cannot make it at this time, please contact me or your Den Leader to arrange a special time prior to the weigh in.
  • Purpose: We collect all the cars the night before the race and make sure they meet the rules (weight, dimensions, BSA wheels, etc.).  They are numbered and prepared to ship the next day to the race.
Tuesday 3/24 - Race Night @ Red Rock (6:45-8:00pm)
  • Please prep the family for the race by discussing good sportsmanship.  
    • Do Your Best
    • Respect others: Everyone has different skills
    • Follow the rules
    • Every competition has winners and losers (don't brag; don't be bitter)
    • Friends first, racers second
    • The link above provides something to read to your scout on these points.
    • My additional advice: Keep it fun!
  • Arrive at 6:30pm and Start at 6:45 sharp
  • Note: We will also take a couple of minutes between events to discuss the Friends of Scouting program and ask for everyone to consider donating a couple of dollars during the meeting.  (Bring a little cash [or a checkbook] if you may be willing to help out).

Helper #1
- www.pwdracing.com. Many people build their cars by going to the PWDRacing workshop in Rosemount. $20.00 per car. Generally they are open Monday - Thursday.

Helper #2- www.pinewoodderby.org.  Scouting's official internet resource for all things Pinewood Derby.  You can do further Googling and YouTubing galore and find a bounty of Pinewood information, but this is a great place to start.

History of Cub Scouting - A great short video

Posted on Feb 28 2015 - 12:32am

CLICK HERE to learn the history of Cub Scouts.   CLICK HERE to learn more about the June 1st program changes.  

Cupcakes volunteers for Blue and Gold - we are good to go!

Posted on Feb 9 2015 - 1:16pm

FYI - all cupcakes volunteer sign-ups are full.  You can be assured that there will be plenty of cupcakes at the Blue and Gold!
Thanks to those who signed up to bring cupcakes to the Blue and Gold. 

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