Various Items - February 2017

Post date: Feb 3, 2017 3:04:42 PM

Pack 329 Parents,

Here are some updates:

1.) Pack 329 Pinewood Derby - I am working with the trophy company to resolve the issue with the front of the trophies having the incorrect year. They are going to provide us with new ones. This is only for the overall pack 1st-5th place trophies, all other trophies were correct. They will also be providing me with additional medals for Most Aerodynamic and Best Design Not A Car because of the ties. Once everything comes in and I have them I will reach out to the winners.

2.) District Pinewood Derby - The district derby is scheduled for Saturday, April 8th 9:30am at John Glenn High School in Elwood. The impound date is Thursday, March 10th 7:30pm also at John Glenn HS at the monthly round table meeting. The top 4 cars from our Pack can be entered which are Gregory Merkel, Vincent Sievers, JJ Sievers and Nolan Murray.

3.) Nets Game - The Nets game is a week from today and I will be providing all of the information later this week. I should receive the tickets by the middle the week, at which time I will announce pick up times. It will most likely be Friday evening.

4.) Next Leaders Meeting - Our next Leaders Meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 7th 7:30pm in the cafeteria at Burr.

5.) February Ice Skating Event - As I announced at the derby, we will be going to Superior Ice Skating Rink in Kings Park (Indian Head Road) on Monday, February 20th (President's Day). We will have the entire rink to ourselves from 10am-11:30am. The cost is $9 per person and that includes the skate rental. Within the next couple of weeks you will be receiving an electronic invite for you to RSVP to help us get a headcount for the rink. Everyone is invited, including friends, relatives, classmates, etc.

6.) Blue and Gold - Blue and Gold is Sunday, February 26th from 10am-1:30pm. If you have not yet purchased tickets and would like to attend please contact Sheri Merkel ( as soon as possible. We will be holding the raffle that day from the tickets the scouts earned during the popcorn sales from earlier this year. We have some awesome prizes including a mini-iPad as the Grand Prize!

7.) NYSCI Museum Sleep Over - The sleep over will be Saturday, March 25th-Sunday, March 26th. The deadline to purchase tickets to this event is at Blue and Gold as Donna Tucker will be collecting that day. If you want to go and will not be at Blue and Gold, you can contact Donna ( and arrange payment. I have attached some info here regarding the sleep over and the permission slip.

Okay, I know there is a lot of info in this email. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Thanks!

-Joe (Pack 329 Committee Chair)