What a wild night with the Chicago Herpetological Society at our March Pack meeting! I hope everyone had fun squirming with the snakes, lizards, and frogs.
The President of the CHS, Rich Crowley, had so much great information to share about these amazing creatures. I expect you learned something new, and many held a snake entirely on your own!
Mr. Crowley also bestowed on Pack 99 the honor of officially naming one of their new snakes. Our selection will be announced at the upcoming ReptileFest — the Nation’s largest educational reptile show — on April 13-14 at Northeastern Illinois University!
Our job is to brainstorm as a Pack names for the snake, pictured below, that we all had the chance to meet & greet at our Pack meeting. Remember? It was half albino and half with multi-color patterns. So cool!
Please include your scout’s suggested name for the snake in the comments below, post on our Facebook group, or email the Cubmaster as soon as possible. Once we have a good collection of names in, I will post an online ballot for everyone to cast a vote for their favorite name.
If you are interested in attending ReptileFest on April 13 or 14, please let me know ASAP so we can coordinate a group. Mr. Crowley is offering our Pack a special group rate discount for the tickets that are normally priced at $8 for ages up to 11 and $12 for 11+.
So, get those thinking caps on and let’s hear some awesome ideas for names for this unique snake!
Thank you so much for your family’s interest in joining Cub Scouts with your kindergarten boy or girl! Pack 99 at Ellsworth Elementary looks forward to meeting you and sharing years of adventure together.
The Lion program is specifically designed to introduce Kindergarten-aged girls and boys to a lifetime adventure in Scouting.
The mission of the BSA is to help young people build character, learn citizenship, develop personal fitness, become effective leaders, and have fun in the outdoors. The Lion rank encourages boys and girls to learn and explore through hands-on, high-energy activities while spending focused time together as a family.
As the parent or trusted adult of a Lion, you will collaborate with the other adults to share leadership of the group backed by direct support and guidance from the Pack. Your team efforts will help create memories that will last a lifetime and build stronger families as your Lions discover the fun of Scouting.
To find out more about joining Pack 99 and the Lion program for Kindergartners, check out our Parent Orientation Guide online. This includes a great video over-viewing everything Cub Scouts has to offer as well as the many adventures Pack 99 experiences each year.
We’ll host a new scout registration event soon after school starts in September 2019 (typically, at the Ice Cream Social event), and we’ll have a flyer to advertise so you know the date. We’ll also post more information on this website, so bookmark it now!
We look forward to seeing you in our 2019-2020 Scouting year.