2018 Pack of the YEAR!!!!

on Thursday, March 15, the Lewis & Clark District of the Cascade Pacific Council of Boy Scouts of America held its annual District Dinner for Awards and Fellowship.

At this dinner our AMAZING Cub Scout Pack 351 WON the Pack of the Year award, of all the Packs in the Entire District!

This is such a HUGE honor!!!! and we couldn’t be more Proud!

Our Pack has grown by leaps and bounds this past year, we have any new leaders who have put in the efforts to get themselves fully trained and then some, our scouts and their families attend all our Pack planned activities as well as a large majority of District and Council activities…we are open to all, we have many new girls in our Pack and we like to have fun.

Do you know a kiddo in 1st-4th grade who is interested in Scouting?

Send us an email for more info at pdxpack351@gmail.com, check out our website, facebook and instagram pages…and of course stop by any of our meetings to see what we are all about…everyone is welcome!

Packoftheyear trophy 2018

For Adventure and Fun, Join Pack 351!!!

#2018PackoftheYear

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Scout Shabbat/Sunday, Winter Snow Fun Day & Scout Night at the Winterhawks…

This past month has had several optional fun activities occuring on the weekends, including Scout Shabbat, Scout Sunday, Winter Snow Fun Day at Aubrey Watzek Lodge and Scout Night at the Winterhawks…

We had great turn-outs at these fun activities and we have many more fun weekend and weekday activities coming up.

View photos from these past fun activities on our Facebook and Instagram pages:

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and of course you can always add your photos from these events to our storyline by using #PortlandPack351 on both

 

More fun Activities to come:

Creston Park Clean-up Service Project – Saturday 3/17

Unit 351 Spring Family Camp, April 13-15

Intro to Geocaching Workshop for all scouts and their families, Saturday 4/28

Webelos Camporee at Milo McIver State Park, May 5-6

Holiday Family Camp at Camp Meriwether, Memorial Day Weekend, 5/25-28

Cub Scout Shoot-Out, Saturday 6/9

 

 

 

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Blue & Gold Bash and Webelos Crossover 2018

Blue and Gold is always a fun time, but its bittersweet as we also send our Webelos off to be Boy Scouts. This year was no different…we had a great party with delicious food catered by Sckavone’s, a lovely birthday cake donated by Fred Meyer, a whole lot of family and friends and a great party atmosphere.

Lovely decorations, a slideshow presentation of all the fun Pack 351 has had this past scouting year, monthly awards including our first girls earning their Bobcat award, and  then ended the night with an Order of the Arrow crossover ceremony for our 7 Arrow of Light Webelos scouts.

We also said thank you and goodbye to our longtime Den Leader Joe, who will join his Webelos Den moving on to Boy Scout Troop 351…that was especially hard as he has been a bit of a rock for our Pack and we have been so grateful for all that he has contributed to our Pack.

A big THANK YOU to Bear Den parent Lisa for helping create our beautiful invitations,  Cubmaster Jen for the slideshow and table decorations, Wolf and Tiger Den scouts and families for helping set-up the party and the Bear and Webelos Den scouts and families for helping clean-up the party, our Venture Crew Guide Maria for all her assistance, and the Boy Scouts of Troop 351 and Explore Club Scouts of 351 for all their help and support!

 

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Pinewood Derby 2018

Saturday, January 20th was the annual Pack 351 Pinewood Derby event!!

We had 39 scout cars racing (including cars from 3 new scouts who joined earlier this week) and 36 scouts in attendance (a few scouts out sick or at coinciding basketball games), plus 6 non-sout cars racing in our Master Class race.

We have a brand new track this year with some excellent timing software that unfortunately put our start time a little behind what we had originally planned but we ended fairly close to our scheduled end time…

Thank you to everyone who came out to watch and support our scouts and a HUGE thank you to all our volunteer Leaders and parent set-up & clean-up helpers…this event would NOT be possible without you!

Great job to our scouts…there were some great cars and the races were so much fun to watch…Congratulations to all the boys and girls of Pack 351!

Tiger Den – 1st Place: Strummer, 2nd Place: Nico, 3rd Place: Phoenix

Wolf Den – 1st Place: Hunter, 2nd Place: Zoe, 3rd Place: Andrew

Bear Den – 1st Place: Bear, 2nd Place: Madeline, 3rd Place: Braden

Webelos 1 Den – 1st Place: Belle, 2nd Place: Dashiell, 3rd Place: Stone

Webelos 2 Den – 1st Place: Desmond, 2nd Place: Noah, 3rd Place: Joaquin

Pack Finals – 1st Place: Desmond, 2nd Place: Noah, 3rd Place: Bear

Fastest Looking Car: Dean (scout)

Funniest: Jack (scout)

Best in Show: Derek (scout); Steve (Master Class)

Most Unusual Shape: Terrien (scout); Tracy (Master Class)

 

Master Class race – 1st Place: Scott, 2nd Place: Kyle, 3rd Place: Jay

 

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Tree Recycling is hard work, worth it!

The scouts of 351 and their families did amazing work with our annual fundraiser…

and some fun was had too!

Thanks to all our families for their evenings and weekends working the Tree Lot and thanks to everyone who recycled their Tree and Wreath with Pack 351…

your support of the Pack 351 scouts is greatly appreciated!

 

 

 

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Time for the Pack 351 Tree Recycle Fundraiser

Tree REcycle Flier2That’s right its the holidays which means the Boy Scouts of Troop 351 and Explorers of Club 351 have been selling Christmas Trees and the Venture Scouts of Crew 351 have been selling wreaths.

As soon as Christmas is complete, it will be time for the Cub Scouts of Pack 351 to begin Recycling Trees, Wreaths, & Garlands for their one and only fundraiser of the year!

The funds raised by our Scouts this year will be helping to send them to Summer Camp as well as other fun functions in which the Pack participates during the 2018 scouting year. In addition to helping send Cub Scouts to summer Camp, every single tree we collect will be repurposed and reused to help with fish habitat restoration in lakes and rivers.

The Pack 351 Tree Recycle Lot is at SE 45th & Powell Blvd in a corner of the St. Ignatius Parking Lot. It will be open weekdays 5-9pm and weekends 9am-9pm for drop-offs starting Wednesday, December 27th and going thru Saturday, January 13th.

Pick-ups can be scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays by calling the Pack’s Tree Recycle Pick-up hotline, Emailing the Tree Recycle address or going online and filling out the simple Pick-up form…pick-up’s will then occur between 9am-1pm as our little Cub Scouts and their drivers make the rounds.

You can get more information on our Tree Recycle Fundraiser here on our website. Our Pack 351 Tree Recycle hotline is (503) 912-4108 and our email is PDXTreeRecycling@gmail.com

                       and you can click here to Schedule your Tree Pick-up online

We thank you for your generous support of these hardworking, young Cub Scouts. We are so excited for this year’s Tree Recycle Lot, not only for working to help fund our fun Pack activities, but also to directly help in the restoration of fish habitats.

cubs tree lot logo

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Scouting for Food…huge success

Pack 351 partnered with Venture Crew 351, Explorer Club 351 and Troop 351 to collect non-perishable food for St. Vincent DePaul and the food bank at St. Ignatius church the first Saturday in December.

Not only did we have a record 18 Cub Scouts attend/participate with collecting and sorting the food…but we also held collect a record 1100 lbs of food to replenish the Food Bank which serves those right here in our own community.

If you have any additional non-perishables to donate you can give anytime to St.Ignatius church, they are always accepting donations and are always in need!

Way to go 351 Scouts!!

 

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