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Welcome Back Pack 27!

posted Sep 2, 2020, 7:18 PM by James Trousdale   [ updated Sep 20, 2020, 7:28 PM ]

First and foremost, we hope that you and your Cubs and family are safe and healthy!  This has certainly been a strange time for us all and it is our hope and every well minded intention to resume -safely- as much of our Scouting activities as possible.


Each year Pack 27 Celebrates Scouting's Anniversary Week in March with a "birthday party" called the blue and gold banquet.

This year was a little different...

In March, the School, Pack and Troop 27, not to mention the WORLD went on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Events came to an abrupt end - just before our scheduled Pinewood Derby.  We all hunkered down at home and tried to make it all work - remotely.  As our world went online we all needed to adjust to the new reality.

Back in the Spring, we made the decision that Zoom classes and remote learning for school were more than enough for our students (insert weary picture of kids here), so we decided not to put our Cubs through yet another remote meeting.  We did not hold Cub meetings via Zoom.  We had to cancel the remainder of the Scout year programs.

As we approach the new school year, there will be plenty of changes and new protocols we must follow in order to stay safe, develop strong Cubs, and defeat Covid!

We are working with the school administrators, the school principal and local Northern NJ Scouting Council to plan fun filled events and maintain safety for all.  Please continue to refer to our evolving calendar of events (link on home page), for the latest news and activities for your Cub Scouts!

Yours in Scouting,

Jim

Cabin Camping @ Camp Turrell (Webelos & Scouts)

posted Mar 4, 2020, 8:41 PM by James Trousdale   [ updated Mar 5, 2020, 1:37 PM ]

On Feb 28th to Mar 1st, the Webelo Cubs and the Boys Scouts of Troop 27, had a fun weekend of Cabin Camping at Camp Turrell in Cuttleback, NY.  The leaders, parents and scouts shared a heated cabin and enjoyed hiking, fire building, card playing and story telling.  It was a great winter break from the routine.

Klondike Derby 2020

posted Feb 12, 2020, 7:25 PM by James Trousdale

On a frigid Saturday (January 18th), the Webelo 2's and a few Bears competed in the 2020 Klondike Derby.  Scouts from all over New Jersey braved the cold temperatures to test their skills and Scout knowledge over ten towns (think of each as an activity station).  Each town tested a different competency such as teamwork, communication, map reading / compass skills, fire-building, first-aid, etc.

Thanks to Den Leader, Brad Simpson for his great decorations of the Pack Sled - he made it into a Roman Chariot in keeping with the 'Gladiator' theme!

Team receiving instructions at the first town:
Jack navigating the maze with help from his Cubs:
Sometimes not so much help... :)
Then he found the table to place all the found loot!
And then it started snowing!


First Aid:
Not to worry, Daniel was rescued!

YMCA Swim Night

posted Feb 12, 2020, 7:12 PM by James Trousdale

On Saturday, January 11th, both Pack 27 and Troop 27 had our annual swim night at the Ridgewood YMCA.  The group had several hours of play time in the pool to chase away the winter blues by swimming with friends and parents.

Here are a few photos of the fun!








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!

Climbing...

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
Gathering
Table decor
Awards!

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...

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