We will be posting the check in times for the District Pinewood Derby soon. In the past we have gone with a staggered check in to ease congestion.
As a reminder…One VERY important change that all Cub Scouts need to be made aware of….There will be NO MODIFIED CAR CLASS THIS YEAR.
In reviewing post derby evaluations and noting the number of cars entering the stock vs category, it was decided to offer only the stock class. Please download and distribute the complete rules at 2014 Pinewood Derby Rules
Please make sure that when you are registering your pack, you list the rank of each scout racing. Webelos 1′s and 2′s will run in separate classes. You must pre-register with this information in order to be checked in efficiently.
As most of you know, the two tracks that are used for the district derby are fitted with timers and software. There has been confusion in the past in how the races are judged. It would be helpful if packs could also share the following information with their families prior to the district derby.
Cars will be divided into 5 classes by rank
As each car will race once in each lane of the 4 lane track, there will be multiple heats of 4 cars within each class. At the end of each heat, the cars place (1st-4th) will be determined as well as the cars speed. Classes with a larger number of cars, it is quiet possible for a car to place 1st in all 4 of it’s heats…however, if you look at the cars speed it may actually be slower than 4 other cars within that class. Race statistics are determined within the software.
This is going to be one of the biggest service projects that our Lodge has ever done. The service project will be located in the Mt. Hood National Forest with specific location TBD, and is being conducted in partnership with the US Forest Service. This project is a way to learn new skills (build retaining wall or trail turnpike), providing much needed wilderness service, sharing fellowship with your OA brothers, and having an awesome outdoor adventure. The type of work we’ll be doing ranges from maintenance to repair damaged trails.
ArrowCorps 2014 means great food, fun and fellowship while providing highly visible and meaningful service in the outdoors.
There will be an age limit requirement of 14 & older, and we are looking to have both youth and adult volunteers. You DO NOT need be an OA member in order to take part in this great experience.
Dates and Location:August 17-23, 2014 — Mt. Hood National Forest
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Are you looking for an epic weekend full of fun and adventure?
Then come to Rendezvous, March 7th-9th at the Camp Meriwether. This
winter gathering is one of the largest events are lodge hosts, full of games,
activities, and so much more. The event starts out on Friday night with
several games and competitions that leads into the best evening show ever!
Following the show will be a massive cracker barrel serving delicious
desserts and other goodies. The night transitions into Saturday morning,
where the Lodge Of’icer elections and more games follow suit. The weekend
wraps up with a huge dinner feast and an award ceremony that recognizes
our fellow Arrowmen for accomplishments throughout the year. Rendezvous
is the go to event for Wauna La Mon’tay, especially with this years theme
“The Wizard of Oz”. So come join us as we good beyond the yellow brick road
with Rendezvous: “The Wonderful Wizard of Wauna.”
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Time is winding down to sign up for NAACS, and registration is available at the door and online. So come for the lodge’s premier event for learning more about Native American culture and traditions. Come and work on ceremonies, whether you are just starting out or a seasoned veteran of all the ceremonies. Make your very own regalia and learn about costuming and arts and crafts. Attend hands-on classes on Saturday, with workshops such as beading, drum-making, costuming, feather-making, ceremonies, and many more. Then, on Saturday night, participate in a Potlatch and learn more about Pow-Wow drumming and dancing, as well as great food.
Been 10 months or longer? Brotherhood is also an option at NAACS, so you can hve a great time as well as seal your membership.
Haven’t yet signed up for NAACS? Cost is $25 and you can do so under www.cpcbsa.org/oa
Crew 255 with Astoria American Legion as Chartering Organization took advantage of a day off from school combined with spectacular weather on Monday. They went on their first ride. Crew members and advisers met at the American Legion then rode to Ft. Stevens.
This crew’s primary emphasis is Bicycling. In addition to bicycle maintenance and training they are planning a “cross country” trip to New York City in the summer of 2015. If you have youth that are interested they can contact Bryce Nurding at 503-298-8919.
For those Cub Scout leaders who were unable to attend this months roundtable…you can follow the link below to the January hand out.
February’s Core Value is Resourcefulness and the theme is Invention Convention. There are a lot of great resources in the hand out, but all leaders should strive to attend all roundtable meetings to share ideas and network with other leaders.
2014 January Cub Scout Roundtable
We have just started thinning an area on the Meriwether/Clark Reservation. The timber stand being thinned was originally clear cut and replanted in 1950 by the Scouts. Now, the trees are growing too close together and many are damaged from high coastal winds. The goal of thinning is to remove the damaged trees and open up space for the remaining healthy trees to grow larger and faster. The area will become a living classroom for our Scouts and educational signs will be posted highlighting the growth stages of a healthy forest stand.
Proceeds from the harvest are used to maintain all Boy Scout camps within our Cascade Pacific Council. The thinning operation will center on the lower portion of the road into Camp Clark. An added benefit of the work will be improved space in the now tight parking lot which will also increase the safety of our Scouts.
This harvest operation is set to conclude in March. Most of the work will take place during the week and will not affect those of us using the camp on the weekends. Should you arrive during the week you may notice additional truck traffic on the camp roads. Please drive safely and exercise courtesy if you have to wait for a clear lane.