Operation Slumber @ the USS Intrepid

posted Nov 10, 2019, 7:39 PM by James Trousdale

On Saturday October 12th, the Cubs and Parents of Pack 27 braved the high seas and spent the night on the legendary USS Intrepid aircraft carrier!  The evening included Dinner, snacks, and full run of the exhibits and tours of the ship!  After the sleepover, the boys and parents had breakfast and one last look at the ship before heading home with a victorious patch and t-shirt to remember the event!

When do we get to fly this thing?
Ace Pilots
The guided tour begins
Who knows the answer?
Tour guide tells more history
Anchor Room
Not sleeping...
Still... not sleeping...

Apple Cidering @ McFaul Environmental Center

posted Nov 10, 2019, 7:22 PM by Francesca Trousdale   [ updated Nov 10, 2019, 7:27 PM by James Trousdale ]

On October 11th, the Cubs learned about how Apple Cider is made in a fun and informative session at the McFaul Environmental Center in Wyckoff.  It was a nice chilly afternoon and a beautiful setting by the small lake where the boys saw a demonstration of antique machinery in action - and everyone had a chance to wash, and crush their own apple.  The demonstration was followed by fresh apple cider and cinnamon doughnuts.

Beach Jam - Spring 2019

posted Aug 26, 2019, 7:24 PM by James Trousdale

On May 31 to June 1st, the Boys of Pack 27 participated in the Spring Beach Jam at Morey's Piers in Wildwood New Jersey.  Overnight camping on the beach (tent city), and unlimited rides and waterpark on the pier!  Cub, Boy and Girl Scout (Packs and Troops) attended from all over the region for a great Friday and Saturday at the beach!

Morning on the beach

The Boardwalk

Tent City

Deep surrounded by clones

Areal shot of tent city

Evening on the Boardwalk - Rides and games

Camping at Camp Yaw Paw

posted Apr 3, 2019, 7:04 PM by James Trousdale   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 7:32 PM ]

The weekend of March 29th through the 31st, Pack 27 Webelos joined the Boy Scouts of Troop 27 for some Spring camping at Camp Yaw Paw.  We enjoyed great weather - the rain held off, and went fishing at Cannonball Lake and an afternoon hike up to Bear Swamp Lake.
The Boy Scouts cooked for the group and we had plenty of food including S'more's by the Saturday night campfire!  The Scouts even put on a skit for entertainment, and work towards their Communication's Merit Badge.

The band of Scouts!

Fishing or drowning bait?

Caught a Crawfish!

Chef Deep!


Campfire building

Invisible Bench Skit

Blue & Gold Dinner

posted Mar 20, 2019, 9:04 PM by James Trousdale

On March 16th, 2019 - both Pack 27 and Troop 27 held a joint awards banquet - our annual Blue & Gold dinner.  This was an opportunity for Cubs and Boys Scouts to receive awards and rank advancements earned over the school year to date.

A special thank you to the parent volunteers who helped to organize, execute and deliver a fantastic night of fun and fellowship.

Front table
Table decor

Boy Scouts too!
Best Costume @ the Pinewood Derby!

Pinewood Derby 2019

posted Mar 20, 2019, 8:51 PM by James Trousdale

This year's Pinewood Derby was held on March 2nd at the Msgr Holmes building and it was an exciting day for racing.  Congratulations to all racers for working on race worthy cars and to the winners (all categories) for a great show!

Marty and Doc had a car & costume double punch.

Racers with their cars...

Fitness Night @ Legacy Tae Kwon DO

posted Feb 27, 2019, 11:38 AM by James Trousdale   [ updated Feb 27, 2019, 11:41 AM ]

Thanks to David Hyde (father of Boy Scout Joey Hyde), for opening the doors of his Tae Kwon DO school and allowing the boys of Pack 27 to have an evening of fun, exercise and martial arts!

The night started with drawing the design of their choice on the wood boards that would come in handy later in the evening...

The boys concluded the evening of gymnastics and exercises with the breaking of Wood Boards!

Thanks again to David Hyde for his generosity and patient instruction of the Pack!

Catholic Scout Awards

posted Feb 18, 2019, 9:49 AM by James Trousdale

On Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ, Cub and Boy Scouts from the surrounding communities who had completed various religious metal workbooks took part in a ceremony to confer awards.  The setting was the spectacular Cathedral and there was a ceremony with songs, and gospel reading and a Homily given by Reverend Philip Latronico.

Below is a photo of all Cub and Boy Scouts in attendance!

And a video clip of the awards ceremony.

Building Pack Skills

posted Jan 14, 2019, 6:37 PM by James Trousdale

The boys of Pack 27 recently had Den and Pack meetings to cover essential skills from their Cub Scout books.  Den sessions included learning about snakes and what to do in case of a snake bite.  They also worked to identify various animal tracks (something they may use as we get snow).  Later in the Pack meeting they learned about knot tying and rope skills.  Lastly the boys assisted in building and taking down a four person tent.

Swim Night at the Ridgewood YMCA

posted Jan 14, 2019, 6:32 PM by James Trousdale   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 6:32 PM ]

Pack 27 and Troop 27 had a joint event at the Ridgewood YMCA on Saturday January 5th.  The Boy Scouts worked on elements required to earn their swimming merit badge (Eagle required), and the Cubs and parents had play time in the pool.

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