2021 Summer Events

Welcome to Summer! In order to earn our Pack Summertime Award, you’ll want to attend at least ONE EVENT EACH MONTH for June, July and August. We’ve planned two each month in order to give you options!

Beginning Sunday, May 16th, masks will not be required at Due West. If you are not fully vaccinated, the CDC guidance is for you to still wear a mask and keep social distance. For your safety, if you are in this category, we ask you to follow CDC guidelines.    

Bike Rodeo
Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 3pm at DWUMC Parking Lot

Come and learn some bike safety rules and weave our cones with your Pack Friends! Bring your bike, scooter, or tricycle and have some fun for an hour with us!

If you are able to RSVP via this sign-up genius, please do: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4aada828a6ff2-bike

Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 9:30am at Lost Mountain Park Lake

We will meet and fish at Lost Mountain Park. There is a fishing lake by the tennis courts, please see the image, showing the way into the park, as well as the short drive up onto the dirt road leading to the lake. There is a small amount of parking here at the red arrow.

  • Notice is this a Saturday morning, unlike our normal Sunday meetings. We should have more fish biting this morning!
  • PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BAIT, rod, chair, water, sunscreen and snacks. The Pack will not be providing anything due to social distancing requirements. There is some shade via the tree line, popup tents are ok.

Life Size Angry Birds
Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10am – DWUMC Field

Wear your sneakers and bring your kicking feet! We’ll be returning to our attempt knock down those crazy pigs!!

Service Day
Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 9am

We will be doing a bit of service for Due West Elementary School like spreading mulch, weeding, etc. Please bring work gloves and any yard tools you may find necessary. Closed-toed shoes, sunscreen and water would be smart to bring!

Recycle Raingutter Regatta
Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 3pm at DWUMC Pavilion

Grab your recycling bin and get creative! Build yourself a boat or raft with a SAIL. Need some guidance on building your boat? Check out some of these rules or the post from the last race (with lots of examples)

Scouts should build boats by creating a boat of their own. They may be decorated in any manner they choose! Get creative, but make sure it’s not too heavy!

  • The boat must be newly built for the current Cub Scouting year. As much as practical, the boat should be substantially built by the Scout with parental supervision.
  • NO motors allowed. Only wind sails will power the boats.
  • Additional parts (visual enhancements) such as Lego Man Drivers or Life Saver rings,  decals, paint, and glue are permitted.
  • The finished boat length must be no longer than 7.5″ and no wider than 5″ (the race lane is 6″ wide)
  • The mast may not be higher than 7” from the deck.
  • The sail may not be in contact with any part of the boat except the mast.

Two scouts will race against each other at a time. Each boat must start with the back of the boat touching the end of the rain gutter; the scout should hold it there with one hand. When the starter says go, the kids will propel the boats by blowing on the sail with a drinking straw. THE SCOUT MAY NOT ADVANCE THE BOAT WITH HIS HAND or PHYSICAL STRAW AT ANY TIME. If one does so, he/she will be given a warning and the race rerun if that child wins. If a boat gets broken or sinks during a race, the results stand.

Kite Creation Workshop
Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 3pm – VIRTUAL

Log onto our zoom portal for an at-home session for building a kite. (The link is below!) Below you will find a list of at-home materials you’ll need to gather to build your kite. Then, fly it high at home!

What You Will Need:
~ 2 Dowels or Bamboo Sticks or Skewers or any Lightweight Sticks (Make sure one is longer than another to create a diamond shape) Recommended: one at 24” and the second at 20”
~ 1 Trash Bag or Lightweight Paper to Cover Kite
~ Markers for outlining and decoration
~ 1 Pair of Scissors
~ Super Glue or Packing Tape
~ Straight Edge: Ruler or T-square
~ String
~ 4 to 6 Ribbons or scrap material, measuring approximately 2” x 5”
~ 1’ long Stick/Branch to wrap the string around and hold with both hands

What To Do Ahead of Time:
Notch Dowels or Bamboo Sticks on All Four Ends as seen here:

For Full Instructions

Topic: Cub Scout Pack 540’s Kite Creation
Time: Aug 29, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 810 4020 3297
Passcode: 540
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Water Bottle Rockets
Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 4pm – DWUMC Field

The mac-daddy of all summer events, this out-of-this-world session doesn’t count for the Pack Summertime Events but instead will be a recruitment event for the whole Pack. Save the Date!

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