March 22, 2021

Post date: Apr 03, 2021 3:38:57 AM

Upcoming Dates!

Ongoing - Sign up for summer camp (camp is August 5-8)!

Ongoing - Donate to “Friends of Scouting”

Now through May 15 - “Flat Scouty Challenge”

April 1 - Sign up for Twilight (day) Camp (camp is July 12-15)

April 3 (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.) - “Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt” at Peter Kirk Elementary

April 13 (Tuesday 6:30 p.m.) - Virtual Pack Meeting - Make Recycled Robots for Earth Day!

April 17 - Scouting for Food (details to come soon!)

April 17 - April 25 - Pick up trash at a park or school in honor of Earth Day

May 11 (Tuesday) Pack “Dinner Scavenger Hunt”

June 8 (Tuesday) Graduation

Time to sign up for Summer Camp at the beautiful Camp Edward We are attending Session 5 (August 5-8, 2021) at the beautiful, newly refinished Cub Scout Camp, Camp Edwards. This is the perfect place for Mom or Dad to take your Cub Scout for three days of fun! You will stay in a group site with other families from our pack. There are cabins and options for tenting. Meals will be cooked for you, but you will have the fun of making s’mores at the campfire! You will also enjoy a night at the Camp’s campfire where you will experience skits and songs with the whole camp! There are showers and nice washrooms to use with flush toilets and running water. This is the perfect way to start camping with your Cub and to enjoy time with members from your den and pack! Those of us who have been to camp love to go each year to build amazing memories with our kids! Register as soon as you can. Make sure you select “Session 5”. Cost is $300 for a Scout and $197 for an adult. There is a $20 non-refundable deposit. You can sign up if your child is going into first grade, through fifth grade.

Help us reach our goal for Friends of Scouting - We need the help of every family!

To help ensure the success of the Scouting program, we are asking every family in our pack to consider an investment in character, by making a voluntary gift to our annual Friends of Scouting campaign. Every dime raised by Friends of Scouting is spent locally supporting our Scouts and making Scouting possible for families like ours, and others less fortunate.

This fundraising campaign helps to provide:

Every youth the opportunity to be a Scout, no matter their economic circumstances

First-class camping programs

Support and training for volunteer leaders

Recruitment materials for every unit

Online resources

Professional staff that serves every community

Thank you sincerely for your contribution to Scouting! And if your employer provides matching funds, we encourage you to double your donation. Donate here:

Monthly contribution:

One time donation:

STEM Night - Earn a NOVA Award Friday, 4/9/2021 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Sign up for NOVA Award Class Your Scout can take a free science class for an evening to earn a NOVA award. The theme for April is “Uncovering the Past”. They are for 2nd grade through 5th grade Scouts. Sign up for the class here:

Time for “Flat Scouty” Challenge!

Until May 15, we'll be running a Flat Stanley - that is, “Flat Scouty project” with the pack.

Flat Stanley is a book about a boy who gets squished flat when a bulletin board falls on him. You can hear a read aloud of the original Flat Stanley story here:

We're going to use Flat Scouty as a way for the kids to share their scouting adventures with one another while social distancing. Here's how it works:

Create your own Flat Scouty, use the template in the email sent out on 2/10/21. Take your Scouty along with you on scouting activities, and don't forget to take pictures! Post your Scouty photos to the Pack 550 Facebook page or email them to Den Leader Maggie at . Each child that submits a photo by May 15 will earn a special Flat Stanley patch!

There's all kinds of things you can do with your Scouty! Take it on a hike. Take it to the beach. Take it on a community service project. Have it nearby while you complete requirements. Have your child write a letter to a relative and mail it - ask them to take a photo in their town and mail it back! Please submit all photos by May 15 to earn a special patch.

Twilight Camp at Hans Jensen Group Campground in Issaquah - Sign up starting April 1 Come have all of the fun of Cub Scouting without having to stay overnight at Camp! Are you ready to take your scouts on a walkabout through the Outback of Australia? Along the way, scouts will experience shooting sports, songs and skits, and cool crafts! Getting involved is the best way to be part of the FUN, so let's get ready for the trek of a lifetime! For more info go to: To register go to:

Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt - April 3rd at 7:30 p.m. We will be hiding lit up Easter Eggs for you to find in the grass and throughout the wooded area near the main Peter Kirk Elementary parking lot. Please be sure to wear a mask and bring a basket to collect your eggs!

April - Virtual Pack Meeting - April 13th 6:30 p.m. We will celebrate Earth Day by making robots from recycled materials. We will meet on-line and 6:30 and you can work on your own creation. Save odds and ends from now until then so you can have fun creating. Make sure you have some glue or a glue gun on hand so you can paste fun things together. You might like some googly eyes or you may like to create them!

Scouting for Food - Saturday, April 17 Scouting for Food is a massive, annual, council wide food drive. This is an awesome (and easy!) community service opportunity where scouts can easily help fight hunger locally. In 2019 alone, scouts in Chief Seattle Council collected over 74,000 pounds of food. We plan to team up with another local Pack and BSA Troop; we will have our own collection stations but will share advertising with them in hopes of having the greatest success we all can. More details about time slots and locations will be shared soon.

Trash Pick up for Earth Day Between April 17th and April 25th, go for a walk through any park, school or public area, and pick up trash to make our public spaces beautiful. Make sure you wear gloves and avoid picking up anything that is sharp. Wear a mask if you are around a lot of people.

May - Virtual Pack Meeting- May 11th 6:30 p.m. Get ready, we are having our first ever Dinner Scavenger Hunt! We will be sending you a list of things to search for in your cupboards and your Scout will work with you to prepare a fun dinner with what they find in the pantry! We will meet on-line at 6:30 to share our creations! We can’t wait to hear about your fun cooking adventure!!! The list will come out in May.

June - Graduation - June 8th 6:30 p.m.Come join us for your drive-thru graduation. Decorate your car, toot your horn, come celebrate the end of our Scouting year, and get your “rank patch” and other awards!