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Chicago Pancake Breakfast 2012 – All you can eat Pancakes

Pack 3894 2012 Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, March 25, from 8 am to 1 pm

Location:  Queen of Angels Church, Lower Church

Price : Adults $5    Children (2-12) and Seniors (60+) $3

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2nd Annual Himalayan Hike & Pack Meeting

Pack 3894 2nd Annual Himalayan Hike & Pack Meeting
Date: Saturday Feb 4th 2012
Time: 9:30am to 11:30pm
Location: Hoover Forest Preserve
near 110 W Madison St, Yorkville, IL 60560

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2012 Pinewood Derby Official Results

Thank you to all who participated in the 2012 Pinewood Derby Race. Special honorable mention to all our Den Chiefs and Semus Head for participating as well too!

All Boys will receive a 2012 Patch for participating. Below are all the Official Results of the race after auditing the tabulations.

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Pinewood Derby 2012 – Bigger, Better, Faster!

Ladies & Gentlemen…start your engines!!  The pinewood derby car kits have been distributed; if you have not received your car please contact CubMaster Robert.


Date: Friday January 27th, 2012

Time: Doors open @ 6:00pm ( 1st Time Trials are estimated to start @ 6:15pm – We may change this to have a specific dens report in at this time)

Location: Queen of Angels Church Basement, 2330 W Sunnyside Avenue Chicago, IL 60625




The spirit of the Cub Scout Race is to allow the boys to “do their best” and create , design & build their own car as much as possible with full adult supervision, but limited adult “hands on” as much as possible.

The following PDF link contains the new rules, so please be familiar with them. 3894 Pinewood Derby 2012 Rules.pdf

There is a place for Adults to be totally hands on with their own Pinewood Derby Car!! A local Adult Pinewood derby event will be held soon, this will allow you to test your son’s car prior to the race, you should go check it out! Or if you are a procrastinator you can still go to this event and learn tips on how cars are constructed.  Go here to find out more info




The rules are same as 2011, only difference is ” Previous Years Cars AND components ( such as nails) are prohibited from Racing; only 2012 Models allowed.” 

This year we will have half  design awards from previous year to speed up the process. The 12 “design” awards that the boys can target their concept and design ideas around to try and win this award. We have structured the Awards around the 12 Monthly Core Values of Cub Scouting.


Design Awards Monthly Core Value
Best Design Responsibility
Best Detail Perseverance
Best Paint Job Positive Attitude
Best Scout Theme Respect
Best Workmanship Cooperation
Cubmaster’s Pick Compassion
Most Aerodynamic Health & Fitness
Most Innovative Resourcefullness
Most Patriotic Citizenship
Most Realistic Honesty
Most Unique Courage
Best in Show / Judge’s Favorite Faith



Time Trials between each Den will occur first. We need to allow for all boys cars to run on each track for fairness. The top speed finishers in the Dens will then face-off for Top 3 Den Winners.  This will occur until ALL Dens have concluded their winners.  During the Races, Judges will determine the design award winners. There will be a period when those Boys who did not move towards Pack Championship Heats to pick up their car and play on “Shakey Jake” Test / Play Track.

The Top 2 Den Winners from Each Den will be entered in the Pack Championship Heats, where the same system of top speed finishers narrows down. Top 3 Pack Winners will be determined, as well as Top 3 Den and Pack Design Winners. Note** One award per boy per Pinewood Derby ( no chance of one boy winning more than one design award). We are working on a Pinewood Derby Judging Committee that falls outside the Parents, to make things fair for all. The overall winner brings home a Pizza Party for their Den.



The Adult Derby will no longer be held on same night. However , If  you are interested in entering an Adult 2012 Derby we can recommend a nearby event being held on Jan 21st that allows you to race your own car. Check their site out at following link


Check back on this link for more information should we need assistance at Pack PW Derby.




We will be inviting guest to this event, including the upcoming Kindergarten Classes (boys & their families) to share in the fun. In the past we have used this event to recruit new scouts into the pack. If you want to bring a new Scout in to see this event as a Spectator only, please have them register at following link below.


Council Service Project – 2011 Scouting for Food

UPDATE – 12/12/2011 – Thanks to All who participated by dropping off their share for this food drive. Below were the list of Scouts who participated:
Aidan Bradley 
Avery Norback 
Blake Resendiz 
Bobby Racila 
Charlie Galloway 
Connel Cunningham 
Cristian De La Cruz 
Dylan Bradley 
Emmet O’Brien 
Eric Panarese 
Holden Austen 
Hunter Austen 
Ian Thomas 
Ian Winters 
Jack Glick 
Jack McCarthy 
Joseph Hartman 
Josiah Luby 
Liam Correa 
Liam White 
Luke Sellers 
Maximilian Barrios 
Maximo Castillo 
Michael Dugard 
Oliver Chermansky 
Owen Krappman 
Patrick McCabe 
Peter Flynn 
Presley Herschel/Bloze 
Roan Thomas 
Robert Rojas 
Sebastian Bell 
Simon Bautista 
Steven Reyes 
Van Immonen 
Will DeCaigny 
Will Hartmann 
The Scouting For Food program is a city-wide food collection program conducted inpartnership with the Chicago Food Depository. The program will be conducted during the firsttwo weeks of December by several thousand Scouts. The Scouts will be collecting fooddonations and delivering the food to their district collection site. The food will then betransported to the Chicago Food Depository for distribution to local food pantries.
In the Law of the Pack, a Cub Scout gives good will and in the Boy Scout Promise, a Boy Scout promises to help other people at all times. By participating in the Scouting for Food program, Scouts fulfill these words and assist needy neighbors.
The Scouting For Food program has several objectives:
1. Help provide food for needy families.
2. Teach young people the value and importance of serving the community and helping their neighbors.
3. Provide and opportunity for the Chicago Area Council to give back to the community.
4. Provide visibility for Scouting.

Just a reminder that Saturday, December 3rd is Bag Distribution for the Scouting for Food program.  We have some rules from the Area Council:
1. Scouts must have adult supervision.
2. Under no circumstances are scouts to enter any homes or buildings.
3. Do not ring doorbells or knock on doors.
4. Hang bags on doorknobs. Do not place in mailboxes.
5. Scouts should wear uniforms or other Scout identification.
6. Do not distribute bags after dark.
7. Record streets where bags are distributed so you can recall locations for collecting day.

There are thank you cards available at Please print these out and insert them into the bags or deliver them when you pick up the food.  Bag Collection is on Saturday, December 10.  After you collect the food, bring it to St. Matthias Church/School, 4910 N. Claremont Ave.  We will be there between 10 AM to 1 PM.  We will take a Pack picture at 11:00 AM if you can make it, but you can drop the food off anytime between 10 and 1.  Please let  your Den Leader know if you have any questions or concerns.  We have extra bags if you need them.

Thanks for all your efforts


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