Fogelsville Cub Scout Pack 72

The Basics

CUB PACK 72, FOGELSVILLE, PA

HASSEN CREEK LODGE
1718 MULBERRY ROAD
FOGELSVILLE, PA 18051
(610) 398-8381

Pack 72 was originally chartered in 1952. It is part of the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which consists of 5 districts covering eastern central Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. We are in the North Valley District, which covers the West/Central part of the Lehigh Valley. Today, Pack 72 consists of more than 50 boys in Tiger Dens, Cub Scout Dens, and Webelos Scout Dens, as well as 20+ adult leaders.

The chartering organization for Pack 72, Troop 72 (Boy Scouts) and Venture Crew 72 is an independent non-profit corporation, the Group of Citizens, Fogelsville, PA. Pack 72 headquarters is Camp Spirit in Fogelsville (which we share with the Troop and the Crew). Our monthly Pack Meetings are held at Hassen Creek Lodge at Camp Spirit. The grounds at Camp Spirit include about 23 acres of wooded and open land that is ideal for overnight camping and other outdoor activities. We are one of about a half-dozen BSA Units in the country with their own facilities.

To get to Camp Spirit: Take Route 100 north to the Applewood jughandle to turn left onto Mohr Lane. Proceed up the hill and take the first left onto Mulberry Road. Continue on Mulberry through the stop sign and down the hill (you will see the red roof of the Pack House on your left). The entrance to Camp Spirit will be on your left.

PACK AND DEN MEETINGS
Pack Meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of each month at Camp Spirit, from September to June, beginning at 6:30PM, unless otherwise noted (see events news page)

Den Meetings are held once a week at either the home of the Den Leader or at Camp Spirit, (except during the week of the Pack Meeting). Scouts should wear their Class-A uniform to all Den and Pack Meetings; and all Scouting events (unless otherwise noted).

ATTENDANCE
In June, an attendance award is given to any Scout who has attended at least 90% of Den and Pack meetings and has participated in one of the Scouting for Food days. A summertime award is given to Scouts who attend at least one event per month in June, July, and August.

HANDBOOK
Every Scout must have a book consistent with his rank. These books may be purchased at the Minsi Trails Scout Shop and must be brought to each Den Meeting.

ADVANCEMENT
Rank badges for Bobcat, Wolf, or Bear, elective Arrow Points, Webelos Activity Pins, Sports and Academics Program Belt Loops and Pins and other advancements are awarded only at Pack Meetings. Cub Scouts receiving awards will be in full Class-A uniform and will be accompanied by their parent or guardian. Most Advancements are purchased by the Pack. Parents pay a small fee for Sports and Academics Belt Loops and Pins.

DUES
Registration fees and dues are described on the What Does Cubscouting Cost? page.

FUND RAISING
Our Pack participates in the Ideal Year of Scouting program. The goal of this program is to have the scouts fund most, if not all, the costs incurred by the Scout and the Pack in the scouting year with the proceeds from the official BSA Popcorn sale. This sale runs in September and October. 37% of the purchase price of the popcorn comes back to the Pack. We do organize a Ham and Cheese Sandwich sale in March/April; the net profit from each sandwich sold goes directly into the boys’ individual cub accounts.

INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS
The Pack Treasurer maintains an individual cub account for each Scout. The funds come from the Scout’s portion of the Pack fund-raising activities. This money can be used for any Scout-related activity or item. Simply present the treasurer with a receipt or permission slip (available from the Den Leader or the person running an activity) for funds to be taken from the account. If a boy leaves scouting, monies left in the account are forfeited. If they transfer to another unit, the treasurer can arrange for transfer of the funds. Den leaders receive monthly updates on the Cub Accounts.

UNIFORMS

Class-A – Tigers, Cubs and Webelos
Shirt – Official blue long or short sleeve shirt with insignias – American Flag, Pack number, Den number, Minsi Trails Council Patch (Webelos may wear khaki).
Neckerchief and slide consistent with rank.
Hat – consistent with rank – optional.
Pants – Official Cub Scout pants or shorts, navy blue pants, jeans or shorts. (Webelos may wear khaki).
Belt – Official Cub Scout belt, black or blue belt.

Class-B uniform:
Scout related T-shirt or a “Camp Spirit” T-shirt. (all sizes available for sale – $8)
Hat consistent with rank – optional
Pants – Official Cub Scout pants or shorts, navy blue or jeans pants, or shorts.
Please note that there is a uniform bank available at Camp Spirit. If you need a uniform, or any part of one, please feel free to take it. If you no longer need an item, and it is in good shape, please donate it.

CAMPING
Camping is a big part of Scouting, and Pack 72 is known for exciting camping adventures. Every summer we send a contingent of 20-30 Cub Scouts to the Trexler Scout Reservation in Jonas, PA. This is a fully staffed camp, which is run by the Minsi Trails Council. The boys sleep on cots in platform tents (two/tent). Parents/Leaders from pack 72 are needed to attend camp to run things at the camp site and get the scouts to the different activities throughout the day. Akelaland has many activities: Archery, BB guns, swimming, boating, nature hikes, nightly campfires, arts and crafts, Scout craft, and more. We encourage all boys to participate in this great camping experience.
During Webelos (fourth and fifth grades), overnight camping is part of their Outdoorsman activity. During the second year of Webelos, camping is usually done for a weekend off-site.

PARENT PARTICIPATION
Cub Scouting is a family oriented activity. We strongly encourage all parents to become active and participate in our Pack and Den activities. Pack Committee (planning) meetings are usually held the first Thursday of each month at Camp Spirit. Please come to have a voice and bring new ideas for the planning of your son’s activities within the Pack.
As part of BSA’s commitment to providing a safe scouting experience for all boys, Pack 72 is committed to providing two-deep leadership within each Den. That means we need to have two registered leaders for each Den.

VOLUNTEERS are needed in the running of the activities and events to make them a success. The October Pack Meeting will include a presentation of the planned program and solicitation of adult helpers for the events.
We are very proud of our Pack and the dedicated people, including parents, who make it what it is today. Join us and we guarantee a great time and lots of fun to be had by all.

Websites:
Council:
www.minsitrails.com
Pack72 cubmaster: cubmaster@cubpack72.org
Pack72 committee chair: committeechair@cubpack72.org
Pack72: www.cubpack72.org