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Pack 230 News

Church Auditorium – Pinewood Derby Workshop

This is an opportunity to start cutting and sanding your pinewood derby cars
**Power saws & Power Sanders (operated by adults) 

If you were not at the December meeting, please contact me so I can give you your Pinewood Derby Kit in advance
Great information and templates on our web page for those that have not done this before: Pinewood Derby Information

Washington Crossing Cemetery – Monday, January 16, 2023 (Martin Luther King Day), at 9:00 am
Volunteers and their families are invited to assist the committee in clean up, removal of wreaths from the grave sites.

• Arrival Time – Sat. February 4th – 5PM-6:30PM
• Departure Time – After 9AM before Noon
• (All scouts must have an adult attend & Parents must have their YPT & Clearances)
• (Email with pdf will be sent to those attending)



LINK to the Pinewood Derby Page

Cars will be checked in Friday Night 7pm-8pm in Church Basement
(Parents volunteers needed on March 3rd evening for set-up)
Photos via email of your Pinewood Derby Car will be due by 2/26 to be entered in the Contest for:
Best Sports theme car
Best Animal theme car
Best Paint/Most colorful car
Cubmasters Choice – Best Scout Spirit

The Tamanend District Pinewood Derby is on March 18th at Oxford Valley Mall. Time TBA

“You know mom, this isn’t really a race car. It’s more of a stunt car.”
GREAT READ: Sportsmanship is the Real Winner at Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby Tips

Please don’t forget to follow the rules and practice good sportsmanship!  Please don’t modify the wheels!  Most stickers, paints and supplies can be purchased at Michael’s Crafts near the mall.  Some more exotic design elements, lead and tungsten weights can be found on the web.

Design aids

 Please feel free to contact JR with any questions.

It’s that time again. WCC Shooting Sports will run our monthly Air Rifle Competition and Cub Scout BB Shootout. It will be on the second Sunday of each month, from September thru May inside Fosters Hall at Ockanickon Scout Reservation. Follow the link below to register online for the BB Shootout. Air Rifle Competition does not require advanced registration.

Come out to Ockanickon Scout Reservation and enjoy the opportunity to shoot BB guns with other Cubs, Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts. (Sorry Lion Cubs are not permitted)

Learn how to shoot from NRA Certified Instructors, BB Rangemasters, and Coaches.

Safety is our #1 priority. An NRA Range Safety Officer will be on staff. 


Those that need or have outgrown their Class B Pack230 Tshirts
Please email cubpack230@gmail.com or see me in person

If there is enough interest in the Pack230 sweatshirts (~$35), we can do a new run of those as well.  Please let me know.

  • REQUIREMENTS (Keep copies for yourself, The School, and the Parish)
  • Please Contact Mark Pellegrino, Chartered Organization Representative, with questions.
  • Parents cannot go on trips unless they have their clearances.
  • We have recommended that all parents, even if they are not registering, get their clearance so there is no confusion.
  • Anyone who has contact with youth as a volunteer with Troop or Pack 230 must take PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN TRAINING CLASS. If you are a registered leader you must take this class. Committee members or parents who do not have contact with youth do not need to take this class, but it is highly recommended, and required for transporting Scouts not your child or attending activities with them where there will be other children.

    If any Cub Scout would like to earn one of the Catholic religious medals, please email Jen Wiggins. She will be coordinating the purchase of the activity booklets and the distribution of the medals. The totals for these items come to $20. Please PayPal or make checks payable to “Pack 230.”

The booklets have about 20 little activities the boys are supposed to complete; most only take 10 minutes or so. Then in March or April, they’ll meet in the rectory to discuss what they did. In May at our Scout Mass, celebrated just before the Blue and Gold dinner, The medals will be blessed and presented to the boys after the homily.

First and second grade Cub Scouts can earn the Light of Christ medal. (Although it seems working on the Light of Christ medal is better geared to a second grader than a first grader, but first graders are still eligible.) Third, fourth, and fifth grade cub scouts can earn the Parvuli Dei medal.