Cub Scout Pack 95Shades Valley Lutheran Church in Homewood
Pack 95 and invited friends will be having their spring campout indoors this year. We are going to spend the night at McWane Science Center in downtown Birmingham.
Bring your sleeping bag and explore one of the most exciting spots in town! We will enjoy the IMAX Movie “Super Power Dogs”, the Science Spectacular show then spend the evening having our very own after-hours adventure (don’t forget your flashlight!) Before you know it, you will be crawling into your sleeping bag next to your favorite exhibits – maybe you’ll even get to sleep with the dinosaurs!
The Cost is $50/person
– After hours access to the exhibits
– Dinner and continental breakfast
– IMAX Movie “Superpower Dogs”
How to register:
Sorry about having to go to two places to sign up. It’s the best we could do without entering into a year-long contract.
Who is the contact:
Cubmaster of Pack 95
5:45 pm – Arrival and Check-In
6:00 – Dinner Smart Cafe
7:00 – Orientation (Mandatory)
7:00 – IMAX Movie “Superpower Dogs”
8:00 – Adventure Time on Level 1-3
9:00 – Science Spectacular Program
10:30 – Prepare for Bed
11:00 – Lights Out!
7:00 – Continental Breakfast
8:00 – Depart for home
Who Can Attend:
This event is for Pack 95 Cub Scouts, invited cub scouts from other Homewood Packs, their parents and siblings.
There is normally a cutoff age of First grade to spend the night but because we have a Lion program that is Kindergarten age then they can spend the night as well with a parent. Children younger than kindergarten can still enjoy the night but will need to leave before lights out
When Should You Sign Up?
NOW. We need to get a list of participants to the McWane Center soon.
Make sure you visit both sites to complete your registration.
Note: We won’t be purchasing shirts from the overnight adventure. The gift shop will be open for a time and you can purchase McWane Center shirts there.
Our hardcore cub scouts and Webelos met on Saturday morning, June 9th for a hike at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. Ruffner Mountain is a 1,040-acre urban nature preserve located between the communities of Irondale, Roebuck Springs, and East Lake, in eastern Birmingham, Alabama. It is one of the largest privately held 501 (c) (3) urban nature preserves in the United States. Ruffner Mountain was mined for iron ore from the late 19th century through the 1950’s. In 1896, a local newspaper reported that its mines produced over 200 tons of raw ore per day for processing at nearby Sloss Furnaces. We hiked the quarry trail that took us to the rim of the quarry and one of the best views of Birmingham.
Our next summertime activity is Vulcan District Day camp for some of our Cubs and then the Summer Soaker will be on Saturday, July 11th. Check the Scoutbook calendar for future events.
On Sunday, March 11, we said goodbye to our Arrow of Light den. Most of these scouts have been with the pack for the past 5 years and have worked hard to earn their rank. The members of the den earned their Arrow of Light rank in February, the highest rank a Cub Scout can earn. They have been terrific leaders for our younger scouts to emulate.
The scouts and adult leaders crossed over a bridge, made by our own Joe Swaika, to be accepted into Troop 95 and Troop 97. They may be gone from our Pack but we look forward to hearing about the adventures they are going to go on as a member of a boy scout troop. We also look forward to them coming back and welcoming future Arrow of Light scouts as they cross over the bridge in the coming years. We had alumni from both Troops at this ceremony and it was great to see them grow as young men and scouts.
The 2018 edition of the Pack 95 Pinewood Derby is in the can. We had a great race and a great time. Thanks to everyone who came the night before and setup and stayed to help us take it down. If you didn’t get enough racing, make sure you come back on March 10 for the Vulcan District Pinewood Derby.
Here are the winners by category. Names have been left off because as a policy we don’t name the cubs online.