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Cub Launch

Cub Launch Activities

October 1st 2022

Spend a day at camp with the whole family doing all the things Cub Scouts love to do!

BB gun shooting, Archery, Hike the Bobcat Trail (learn what you need to know to get your Bobcat badge!), and STEM demonstrations and activities are just a few of the exciting things available.

Click here to learn more and find the location nearest you!


District Volunteer Recognition Dinner

 

The District Volunteer Recognition Event is the District’s way of recognizing the adult volunteers who do so much for the Scouts all year. It’s also a great way to network with other volunteers, compare notes, and just have a great time. This event is meant for ALL adult volunteers & their guests, not just volunteers in leadership roles. Enjoy a full Taco bar tea and water with a cash bar option. challenge your fellow Scouters to a game of pool, shuffleboard, Basketball shot, foosball, bocci ball, or your favorite board game.

April, 24th 4:00 - 7:30 @ The Outlet at Edison's - Event Center & Social Gathering Place (2477 S State Rte 157 Edwardsville, IL)

Register for the event HERE: https://scoutingevent.com/312-22CMDistrictDinner

The votes will be in on March 25! We will be celebrating the following individuals for their outstanding service*

*This list does not include our Distinguished Servant Leadership Award recipients. That list will be shared early April.

District Award of Merit:

District Award of Merit:

Cubmaster of the Year:

Scoutmaster of the Year:

Committee Chair of the Year:

Outstanding Charter Organization of the Year:

Outstanding Community Partner:

We hope to see you soon and are looking forward to celebrating these folks as safely as we can!

Dinner Sponsors include: The CounterTop shop, 618 Nutrition, Rick Marteeny State Farm Agent


Pinewood Derby

Cub Scouts register Here

Saturday, March 12th, 2022 - See the list of Rank times below

Cost $6 before 03-9th  Late fee: $12

Spectator admission fee: Voluntary donation to Scouting

Location: Tri-Township Activity Skate Center 284 Riggin Rd, Troy, IL 62294   

Eligibility - Each unit may select any Cub Scout to participate in the District-level race. Pack leaders and parents are strongly encouraged to hold qualifying races at the unit level using the rules and standards described in the document. NOTE: A unit doesn't need to hold a unit races for a scout to participate in the District Pinewood derby. Please review the full list of 2022 Cahokia Mounds District Pinewood Derby Rules

We will follow all local COVID guidelines current to the race date. Based on those guidelines the Pinewood Derby committee is planning to have spectators. The Committee will also be streaming the races live @ facebook.com/cahokiamoundsdistrict.

Race Times Saturday, March 12th

7:00 am – 7:45  ----------------------Lion/kindergartener Check- in & inspection
8:00 – 8:45                                         Races Lion/kindergartener
8:45 am                                              Lion/Kindergartener Awards and Car Return
8:00 – 8:45--------------------------Tigers/1st Grade Check- in & inspection
9:00 – 9:45                                         Races Tigers/1st Grade
9:45                                                    Tigers/1st Grade Awards & Car Return
9:00 – 9:45---------------------------Wolves/2nd Grade Check- in & inspection
10:00 – 10:45                                     Races Wolf/2nd Grade
10:45                                                  Wolves/2nd Grade & Awards and Car Return
10:00 – 10:45------------------------Bear/3rd Grade Check- in & inspection
11:00 – 11:45                                      Races Bear/3rd Grade
11:45                                                  Bear/3rd Grade Awards and Car Return
11:00 – 11:45-------------------------Webelos/4th Grade Check- in & inspection
12:00 -12:45                                       Races Webelos/4th Grade
12:45                                                     Webelos/4th Grade Awards and Car Return
12:00 -12:45--------------------------AOL/5th Grade Check- in & inspection
1:00 – 1:45                                          Races    AOL/5th Grade
1:45                                                       AOL/5th Grade Awards and Car Return
1:50                                                       Over all District Winner Awards

District Race Hosted By: Pack 8091 from Troy United Methodist Church

District Volunteer Chair: Eric Warnhoff 618-610-4556 ewarnhoff@gmail.com

District Staff Advisor: Kevin Buhr 618-207-6432 kevin.buhr@scouting.org

2022 Cahokia Mounds District Pinewood Derby Rules

Pinewood Derby Online Resources


Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food collects literally tens of thousands of food items each year for distribution to local food pantries.  Started in 1985 by the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Scouting for Food has expanded to other councils across the country. Scouting for Food looked different in 2020 but we still helped our community immensely but not giving up! We collected so much food for our District!

Bags are distributed to households on the one Saturday in November, and full bags are collected on the following Saturday (check the Council website for annual dates).

Here are some things to keep in mind during this event:

General

  1. All Scouts & Scouters should be in full uniform. The public will be able to identify who you are and what you are doing.  It is a great opportunity to display Scouting in a positive light!
  2. Scouts should travel in groups of two or more.  Adults should be nearby at all times.
  3. Scouts should never enter private homes.
  4. Be sure to cover any new developments within your assigned area, even if they are not depicted on your map!

Bag Distribution 

  1. Bags should be distributed on Saturdays.  If you need to do it on Friday or Sunday that is fine — please just limit yourself to reasonable daylight hours.
  2. Scouts are encouraged to leave a bag at every private residence.  Note: Apartments with “No Solicitation” signs should only be covered with prior permission from the Manager (Stop and ask first at the office if it is okay). Bags are not to be left at businesses.
  3. Do not put bags in mailboxes.
  4. If you are working a stretch of rural road, then please consider placing some small rocks in your bags ahead of time to weigh them down. You may then place them on the ground next to a mailbox.
  5. Please notify the SfF Chair if you do not receive a bag at your own house. Each of you can serve as a “Spot Checker” to ensure that all our areas are covered.

Bag Pick-up 

  1. Bags should be picked-up between 9 AM and 3 PM on Saturday.
  2. The collection sites open at 9 AM and close when units are no longer delivering goods to them.  This happens around 1 PM at the smaller locations and no later than 4 PM at the largest.
  3. Please make a second sweep / drive by of your area in the early afternoon to collect any bags that might have been missed, or put out late.

Extra Bags 
If you run short on bags, please contact the District Director, District Executive, or SfF Chair to see if extra bags are still in stock (they probably are). If you have over half a box left, then please email the SfF Chair so the district can allocate bags better next year.


Cub Scout Camps

Day Camp is an opportunity to have tons of fun, learn new skills, and experience exciting scouting activities all while making new friends. These camps are available to any age cub scout and open to siblings!

June 25-29, 2019 - Edwardsville Sportsmans’ Club   $75 | Register 

Frequently Asked Questions – Day Camp

Click here for more Greater St. Louis Area Council camps.

 

Overnight Cub Scout Camp, & Cub Scout Family Camp

Cub Scout overnight camps – Webelos Camp, Arrow of Light Camp, and Cub Adventure Camp are great opportunities for your Scouts to start out the year with a few Adventures/Advancements well underway and completed, while having a super fun time at camp!

Family Camps are opportunities for Scouts to spend a day and a night, over a weekend, at one of our properties, sharing the fun of the outdoors with mom, dad, and Cub Scout-aged siblings!  In addition to Family Camp, we have Dad and Lad Camp in April, and Mom and Me camp in September.

Summer Camps are in June and July, at Camp May (Beaumont), Warren Levis, Pine Ridge, and Lewallen.

Register here to see all the opportunities and reserve your summer of fun! | Register 


Klondike Derby

All Scout BSA Troops & Crews and AOL’s are welcome to join a troop for the weekend.

The Klondike Derby is a competitive event where teams pull sleds between various stations and perform team tasks at each.

When: January, 8th 2022

Register: HERE

Klondike is a Day event with camping both on Friday and Saturday nights as part of your registration.

Where: Camp Warren Levis – Godfrey, IL

Cost: $15 per person for both youth and adults (Lunch will be provided for registered adults).

2022 Klondike Derby Patrol Packet

Sled Plans

For More Information Contact:

Klondike Pete & Event Chair: Ed Bergen | 217-556-666
Yukon Jack Right Hand Person: Martina Bishopp 314-496-3312
CM District Staff:  Kevin Buhr | 618-207-6432

Schedule:

Friday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Check-In Begins
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Registration

  • Upon arrival, the Adult Leader will:
    • Confirm the number of patrols
    • Confirm the number of participating Scouts and Leaders
    • Pay any outstanding fees
    • Turn in-unit rosters

10:00 PM - Taps – Camp Quiet

Saturday:
7:00-7:45 AM - Check-in for all units.
8:00 AM -  Senior Patrol Leader meeting
8:30 AM -  Sleds ready for inspection
9:00 am – 4:30 pm - Klondike Derby

In case of inclement weather, the following communication will take place:

1.  Thursday 5:00 pm first evaluation will take place and communication will take place by the Cahokia Mounds District Facebook Page and email event registration list
2.  Friday evaluations will take place at 10:00am & 2:00pm & 5:30pm by the District Facebook Page and email event registration list
3.  Forecast of ice Friday and Saturday will cause the event to be moved to alternate date
4.  Forecast of Snow will be evaluated at the time above
5.  Canceling Friday night camping and delaying the event starting on Saturday is an option
6.  Pushing event to occur on Sunday is an option


Spring Camporee

Hello! All Scout BSA Troops and Second Year Webelos are invited to join for a weekend of camping and activities at the Cahokia Mounds Spring Camporee. The Spring Camporee is a day event, with camping also available on Friday and Saturday nights.

When: May 6, - 8th 2022  if camping / May 7 for day attendance

Where: Camp Warren Levis – Godfrey, IL

Cost: $15 per Scout if paid before April 29, $18 after April 29. Adults are free. Troops will need to plan their own meals.

Register: COMING SOON

2022 Spring Camporee_Flyer

Camping: Reserve your campsite by contacting Martina at parzivalxf@yahoo.com

Please note: The cornerstone activity on Saturday is Trader Relay race. You will need six Scouts for each team; 1 archer, 2 runners, 2 canoeists, and 1 boulderer. At least one of the canoeists must be a BSA swimmer. A swim test session at an indoor pool will be scheduled prior to the event. Any questions or concerns about this, please contact Martina at parzivalxf@yahoo.com.

Hope we will see your troop there!

We also would like to invite any 4th graders out to camp to see what it's like to be a part of ScoutsBSA. Activities would be limited, but this is a great chance to get excited about what all Scouting has to offer!

Event Schedule:

Friday:   5:00-8:00 pm: Check-in at Swaim Lodge. Troops can also check in for the relay at this time.

Saturday:  8:30-9:30 am: Check in for Trader Relay at Archery Range.

10:00-12:00 am: TRADER RELAY!

1:00-4:00 pm: Woodcarving Merit Badge

1:00-4:00 pm: Open archery, boating and shooting; fishing also available

7:00-8:30 pm: Adult woodcarving

7:00-8:30 pm: Night climbing

Sunday:  9:00 am:  Religious service

8:00 am -12:00 pm: Troop departure


Calendar Planning

This resource is for anyone looking to better plan their unit’s program for the year!

Cub Scout Unit Calendars and Budgets:

Cub Scout Pack Budget

Pack Calendar

Building your Calendars and Program:

Cub Scout Program Planning Powerpoint 2020

Cub Scout Program Preview Guide

Scouts BSA Program Preview Guide

Venturing Program Preview Guide

Unit Planning Session Documents: How to plan your calendar under normal circumstances

Scouts BSA 

Cub Scouts

Den Calendar