Scout Night week in Schools

642f6e78-5afc-40be-93e5-762ef0f36fa0Hope you’ve had a great Labor Day weekend and are ready for Scouts to gear up!

In preparation for Scout Night at all elementary schools on Thursday night to recruit new Scouts, boys are encouraged to wear a Class B shirt on Tuesdayand their Cub Scout belt with belt loops on Wednesday.  If your school’s dress code allows, we’d love to see the participation.  This will be a great way for your son to recruit a new Scout to the Pack.

Any Scout who recruits a new boy to the Pack earns a Recruiter patch!

As always, refer your friends to and now our new Facebook page at .

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New Scout Year Information

Hey Everybody!

Welcome Back or Welcome Aboard! We are very excited about the new Scout Year and all of the fun we have in store.

I have posted some information for returning Scouts and new Scouts and their families:

· Calendar of Events for Pack 205

· Pack 205 Registration Forms

· Pack 205”Survival Kit” – information for new families

Please let me know if you have any questions. We want to start this year off with a BANG!

Scouting is Cool!

Ben Mackey


Pack 205

Pack 205 Calendar 2014-2015.doc

Pack 205 Survival Guide – 2014.docx

2014-2015 Cub Scout Registration.docx

Ice Bucket Challenge

Hey Everybody -

I have called you out! (or rather I challenged three other Scout units)

Pack 205 had a fun in the sun day this past Saturday out at Westminster Park – where temps were near 90! At the end of the day, I gathered the boys and their siblings to tell them about Lou Gehrig and ALS. They had seen videos of the Ice Bucket Challenge but did not know what the meaning of it was.

So, we’re sending $100 of our hard-earned Popcorn money to ALS of South Carolina:

Your challenge is to match us, then challenge three other people or groups to match you!

Scouting is Cool!

Ben Mackey

Cubmaster Pack 205

Fun in the Sun Day August 16th!

Hey everybody, who’s ready for school to start?

We have our second Fun-Filled activity planned for next Saturday the 16th! We’ll meet at WESTMINSTER Park at 2:30 for some games, challenges of skill, races, etc. Bring your squirt guns. It may be a hot one.

We’ll have ice cold lemonade and make a surprise snack.

Remember that all Pack 205 activities are Family centered – siblings and friends are Always welcome. This is the opportunity to invite your buddies who might be interested in joining Pack 205.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

LEADERS. I am rescheduling our Leaders meeting which was set for this Tuesday the 12th at WPC. I would like for all of you to plan to attend the District Round Table which will be held at First Presbyterian, downtown Rock Hill at 6:45 on Thursday the 14th. We will get lots of good information about the upcoming Scout year and I can cover our Pack info with you briefly.

Upcoming Events and Info – you’ll need to read this one

Subject: PACK 205 – Upcoming Events and Info – you’ll need to read this one


Happy almost Spring Break! I have listed a number of items below for your review – food for thought while on Spring Break.

** Pack Meeting on Tuesday, April 29th – 6:30 at WPC. This is the last Pack Meeting for the year – last one for your son to receive the Bling he worked hard for this year. Leaders make sure you get all of you information loaded in Pack Master by the 25th, please.
This is also the Pack Meeting where I have to pay up to those boys who sold enough Popcorn to throw pies at me!

** Spring Family Camp Out May 2-4 at Westminster Park
This is our annual Spring camp out and a highlight of the Scout year. We will do all of the cooking as usual, all you need to do is register. You may do this on paper and send me a check or you may register on-line, similarly to registration for the Blue Gold Banquet in February. You will register your family by the meals you intend to join us for or you may register for all 4 meals. Please register the number per meal accurately so we purchase the correct amount of vittles. Forms are attached. On line version is:

We will work on Belt Loops on Saturday morning and have our Rain Gutter Regatta in the afternoon. Please come for the day or for the whole weekend!

** It is time to start thinking about Summer Camps. The Palmetto Council and York District offer several opportunities – both for Day Camp and for Resident Camp (overnight). Please review the information below provided by the District:

Now is the time to register for 2014 Summer Day Camp at Westminster Park!!
You can register online at under Event Registration (which is under Training). There is a discount for registering by May 15 and goodies given (t-shirt, pack, water bottle, etc. ) cannot be guaranteed available for those who register late. SO beat the deadline!!

This year’s theme is Knights of the Round Table!

Along with our old favorites like BBs and Archery, we have all new activities for our boys this year so you don’t want to miss it!!
** Registration for Summer Day Camp is by individual – not by the Pack.

Here is information regarding Resident Camping at Camp Bob Hardin:

Attached please find the flyer for the 2014 Webelos & Cub Resident Camp at CBH. There are two sessions to choose from: Session 1: July 13 – 16, Session 2: July 16 – 19. Webelos can work on lots of different Activity Badges (Geologist, Aquanaut, Naturalist, Readyman, Craftsman, Forester and Outdoorsman), and take part in other amazing activities (archery, BB gun, boating, hiking, and astronomy). Cubs can take part archery, geology, swimming, ultimate, BB gun, boating, hiking, astronomy, and map & compass. And of course, there is our incredible Wet Willie water slide and our awesome Staff!

You can also view a cool video about CBH at:

I hope everyone plans to attend the Spring Family Camp Out.

As always, please contact me with any questions.

Scouting is Cool

Ben Mackey

Family Campout 2014.doc

2014 Cub Camps.pdf

Blue and Gold Banquet Tickets – Purchase Online

With the winter weather approaching, we want to make sure that everyone is able to purchase their Blue and Gold Banquet tickets by Thursday, February 13th in order to have the correct food count.  To help out, purchasing tickets will be available online this year.  You can use your credit card to order your tickets.

Tickets will be purchased using a service called Square, which you may have seen at various vendors and small shops.  It is a safe and reliable service.  For more information, contact Tim Cooper at , who will be the recipient of the payments.

When completing the order, be sure to include your son’s name and Den number so we can prepare tables appropriately.

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Cooper.  You can also mail in a check and paper form, also found on this website.

Registration is due by Thursday, February 13th!

Ticket link:

Blue Gold Banquet


The Blue Gold Banquet gives us the opportunity each year to recognize our boys and their achievements in Scouting. This year’s Blue Gold Banquet will be held in Westminster Hall at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

Those boys who have earned their Rank will be recognized with their parents to celebrate their hard work and commitment.

This year’s theme is "A Night at The Movies!" Each Den will decorate their tables according to the boys’ favorite movie – it should be fun to see which cinematic blockbusters make the cut!

Please review the attached Invitation and Reservation Form for this year’s dinner. I strongly urge you to PLEASE get your form and fee to Ms. Tamara Buie by the deadline of the 13th. Her contact info is on the Reservation Form. We MUST give the kitchen staff at WPC enough notice to prepare the correct amount of wonderful dinner for our group. Please let me know if payment is an issue, we want everyone to be included, but you MUST turn in a reservation form regardless.

The Blue Gold Banquet does not conclude the Scout Year – we have tons more fun activities in store this Spring – but it is a high point and not to be missed. I hope everyone plans to attend.

Scouting is Cool!

Ben Mackey