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2012-13 Year in Review

posted May 28, 2013, 8:53 AM by Dotty Magnuson
104 Cub Scouts representing 13 schools and a home school family experienced Cub Scout Pack 37.  The pack qualified at the Gold (highest) Level of the Journey to Excellence, which measures a pack's performance against 10 objectives.  There are many positives to share.  Thank you to everyone who assisted to deliver Scouting to local Cub Scouts!
More volunteers contributed than any previous year.  In no specific order, thank you:
- Rebekah Villafuerte (Committee Chair, Health Forms Coordinator, Pancake Breakfast Co-Chair)
- Jody VanderHart (Treasurer)
- Shari Hansen (Advancement)
- Dan Halsey (Camping Coordinator, PackMaster Coordinator, Assistant Bear Den Leader, Cub-O-Ree Representative)
- Matt Steiner (Polar Camp Coordinator)
- Lowell Meyer (Chartered Organization Representative)
- Mark Ellenberger (Unit Commissioner)
- Brooke Noren (Popcorn Co-Chair)
- Karla Gotham (Popcorn Co-Chair)
- Jeanne Cunningham (Wreath Co-Chair)
- Joe Sullivan (Wreath Co-Chair)
- Matt Kirkwood, Dane McKenzie, Carley Estall, Paul Hansen, Matt Steiner, Dan Lucas, Sue Kunert, Adam Estall, and Shari Hansen (Pinewood Derby Committee)
- Randy Cook (Assistant Webelos-1 Den Leader, Fort Snelling Cemetery Service Project, Summertime Activity #1 Chair)
- Dawn Cook (Fort Snelling Cemetery Service Project, Summertime Activity #1 Chair)
- Nicole Watson (Scouting for the Community Chair)
- Cindy Olk (Refreshments Coordinator)
- Nicole Genadek (Family Fun Day Co-Chair)
- Annie Stafford (Family Fun Day Co-Chair, Pancake Breakfast Co-Chair)
- Rick Wendt (Cubmaster)
- Jennie Robinson Kloos (Lion Den Coordinator, Assistant Cubmaster)
- Brent Olmstead (Assistant Cubmaster, Webelos-2 Assistant Den Leader, Den Chief Coordinator, Family Friends of Scouting Co-Chair)
- Andy Heuer (Webelos-2 Den Leader)
- Dan Stokman (Family Friends of Scouting Co-Chair)
- Marcus Hill (Webelos-1 Den Leader)
- Steve Olk (Webelos-1 Assistant Den Leader)
- Greg Munson (Webelos-1 Assistant Den Leader)
- Curtis Cantwell (Webelos-1 Assistant Den Leader)
- Alex Strohoffer (Bear Den Leader)
- Adam Estall (Bear Assistant Den Leader)
- Pat Watson (Wolf Den Leader, Assistant Cubmaster)
- Jim Noren (Wolf Assistant Den Leader)
- Jennifer Kellogg (Tiger Den Leader)
- Mike Orme (Tiger Assistant Den Leader)
- Mikael Garland (Lion Den Coordinator)
All but one of the graduating Webelos Scouts transitioned into local Boy Scout troops.  All but two graduating Webelos Scouts earned their Arrow of Light award.
For the third year in a row, the pack qualifed for the Summertime Activity Award and several Cub Scouts attended all three activities.  For the first time dens camped in backyards and the pack met at the Dodge Nature Center for a campfire.
Three Cub Scouts earned their religious award.
For the first time many Cub Scouts earned the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity, Leave No Trace, and World Conservation awards.
The pack rented Base Camp for its Family Fun Day.
Pack families embraced the many local camping opportunities by attending Navajo Webelos Camp, Camp Akela, Fall Festival, Polar Camp, for the first time Cub-O-Ree, and two Kaposia District opportunities (Fall Camporee and Webelos Woods).
Four Boy Scout Den Chiefs from Boy Scout Troop 248 assisted den leaders and gained valuable leadership experience.
The pack hosted the Kaposia District Program Kickoff at Marthaler Park for over 50 volunteers from various Scouting units.
The pack participated in five service projects (Church Cleanup, Scouting for the Community, Veterans' Day, Fort Snelling Cemetery, and Feed My Starving Children).
Cub Scouts sold $11,586 in popcorn and $12,926 in wreaths, earning $10,000 for their personal Cub Scout accounts to earn their way to camp and other activities.
The Pancake Breakfast netted $1,468.26 for the pack.
34 families participated in the Friends of Scouting efforts to support Northern Star Council by contributing $7,037.  This exceeded our goal and we earned free Pinewood Derby car kits for every registered Cub Scout as a result.
Four leaders attended University of Scouting and a couple attended the Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation training.