March’s pack meeting was a little different then we were all used to as it was held at Millbury Street School, but we had fun none-the-less. There were many dens who gave out awards such as belt loops and pins. Awesome work everyone and keep it up! This was also our first pack meeting with Mr. Alderton as our Cubmaster. Let’s give him a round of applause for keeping order and dealing with his crazy laptop!
Mr. Alderton has emphasized the fact that our pack is in dire need of a new popcorn fundraiser chair. We gave Jen Rodrique a huge “thank you” and though we would love to see her continue to lead our pack in many more successful fundraisers, she has stepped down. We realize the next person will have big shoe to fill as Jen was incredible, but we know whomever takes on this role will do a wonderful job. Parents out there could even co-chair this position! Our pack relies heavily on the money raised through the annual popcorn sale so it is imperative that we find some one or some people soon!
The pack also had a wonderful visit from Miranda the Arson dog! If you remember, she sniffs out certain accelerants such as gasoline, propane, or anything else that can ignite a fire that leave a scent a human nose cannot detect. These dogs are typically ones who did not fare well as Seeing Eye dogs, but have the personality that fire marshals look for when choosing dogs to train as arson dogs. Her owner – Trooper Spahl – gave us a quick demonstration of Miranda and how she works. Every time she alerted her handler to an accelerant, she receives her food. At the end of the night she hung around for a little bit so the boys could have their photos taken or pet her.
Last but not least, the Treasure Valley Sleepover is next month! We will have the April pack meeting on the 19th at St, Mary’ and the following day is the sleepover. Boys can earn some belt loops and take a pack hike! More details to come!
On Saturday the district held the annual Pinewood Dery runoff. The competition was fierce and even though pack 106 had some string contenders we were sadly unable to repeat last years’s win … but second place is not too shabby. Congratulations to the boys who raced on behalf of pack 106.
Photos courtesy of C. Chiu