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Spring Camp-In @ Cumberland Caverns

posted Feb 9, 2019, 6:19 PM by Pack Leader

We are very excited about the Spring Camp-In @ Cumberland Caverns February 23-24.  Kids who went last time (3 years ago) are excited to be able to get to go again!

The Cumberland Caverns Camp-In is a really fun event, a chance to explore caves in a safe, fun and messy fashion, and one of the highlights of the year - we tend to rotate the big events every few years. The cost is only $25 per person. The amount includes admittance, parking, age-appropriate Scout agenda, and food Saturday night and Sunday morning. The pack is subsidizing attendees (actual price is ~$50 per person).

Please signup at the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4EA5A82EAB9-cumberland1.  The cost is only $25 per attendee and registration is due February 11.

Information about Cumberland Caverns:

Cumberland Caverns is located in McMinnville, TN, just north of Chattanooga. Cumberland Caverns is a national natural landmark and show cave. It is the second longest cave in Tennessee and makes the list of longest caves in the United States and in the world! The cave is home to stalagmites, stalactites, helictites, flowstone, cave pearls, botryoidal coral, gypsum flowers, needles, and pure white gypsum snow, as well as a variety of cave life.

Registration needs to be completed by Monday, February 11th. The sooner you can register the better. Please enter the number of Adults and Scouts/Children attending.

Like the McWane Camp-In, the program starts early Saturday evening at 5:30pm Central and runs through about 9:00am Sunday morning. This gives Spalding Bingo Night people plenty of time to rest and sleep in on Saturday morning before leaving :).

Please see the following links for more information:

1437 Cumberland Caverns Road
McMinnville, Tennessee 37110
Phone: 931-668-4396

Coming from Chattanooga, it is so quick and easy to get to Cumberland Caverns. And you will be traveling on some of the best and most scenic roads in Tennessee.

Best Way: Hwy. 27 North (Exit 178 on I-24W), 23 miles then continue on TN-111 north, Left on TN-8, 15.5 miles to right on Dark Hollow Road, 1 Mile to left on Cumberland Caverns Road.

2018 American Flag Placements!

posted May 14, 2018, 12:03 AM by Pack Leader   [ updated May 14, 2018, 1:36 PM ]

Sign-up today for a U.S. Flag to be placed in your front yard near your mailbox by a Cub Scout from Pack 236.

Old Glory will be placed in your yard to honor Memorial Day, Flag day and Independence Day.  A shiny new flag will also be placed in November in time for Veterans Day.

Only $20 for this service.  Pay with the PayPal link below and then enter your contact & delivery information.

Thank you for your support of Cub Scouting!

  U.S. Flag Placement - Cub Scout Pack 236

  Price: $20.00 USD

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U.S. Flag Placement

Spring Campout at Woodruff Boy Scout Reservation

posted Mar 22, 2018, 4:48 PM by Webmaster Pack236

When:  Saturday, April 14th – Sunday, April 15th.   Pack Leaders will be on site as early as Noon.

Where:  Woodruff Boy Scout Reservation – Blairsville,GA https://goo.gl/maps/Po8XXxvhhoo

Our camping trip is designed for Family Car Camping.

What activities are planned?  

  • Various activities for the Scouts run by each Den.

  • Dinner Saturday evening @ 6:30pm, smore’s for dessert.  

  • Continental Breakfast on Sunday

  • Non-denominational, non-sectarian worship service to close out the camp out.  

  • Departure time Sunday, 10 AM, after campsite cleared by Pack Leaders

Cost Per Family: $30

How do I sign up?

Please contact Alice Clark, Outings Chair, about registration challenges or financial aid assistance via email at outings@pack236.com.  Lance Franklin is your contact for questions about camping and the program.  Please email him at Lance.Franklin.5@gmail.com.

Packing List:  We will be in the North GA mountains.  Please check weather forecast 😊.

Please label ALL belongings to assist with returning lost items to owner.

Back pack to hold:   Each scout needs to have the minimum of snack, safety whistle, small first aid kit, and water

  • Refillable Water Bottle

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Safety Whistle

  • Snacks

  • Flashlight

  • Sunglasses

  • Small first aid kit

  • Bug Spray

  • Baseball Cap

Camping Equipment

  • Sleeping bag; light weight blanket; Pillow

  • Air mattress (limited access to power)

  • Tent(s)

  • Camping Chair

  • Ear phones/headphones

Clothing Items

  • Class B Uniform - Pack 236 T-shirt

  • Pajamas

  • Day 2 clothing

  • Closed toed shoes

  • Flip Flops for bathroom

  • Rain coat, rain boots

  • Lightweight sweatshirt

  • Gloves & Sock hat

Personal Hygiene

  • Toiletries – toothpaste/toothbrush

  • Towel/Washcloth

  • Medications – to be secured and administered by a Parent/Guardian.

Weigh-in Time Change for Thursday Jan 18

posted Jan 18, 2018, 9:38 AM by Cub Master

Due to the cold temperatures and road conditions, the start and end times for Pack 236 Pinewood Derby Weigh-in for Thursday January 18 is changed to 4:15 PM to 7PM. Volunteers are welcome to arrive by 4PM. 

The Friday weigh-in event is not changing. 

Be safe! 

Pinewood Derby 2018 - Updated 01/04/18

posted Jan 4, 2018, 6:20 PM by Cub Master



Did you miss our December Pack Meeting and Workshop?  You can still get car kits from your Den Leader or the Scout while supplied last. 

Atlanta Scout Shop in Marietta is also hosting Design and Cut workshop from 9AM-4PM on Saturdays. The entire family can race!



Scout Racing Class – Produced by Scout and Complies with Pack Rules


Open Class –All Parents & Siblings Plus Scouts Not Complying with Pack Rules

Design awards:


Design awards:

Best TV Show/Movie Themed Car in Pack (1)


Funniest Design (1)

Funniest Design in Pack (1)


Fastest Looking Design (1)

Fastest Looking in Pack (1)


Most Unusual Design (1)

Best Scout Theme in Pack (1)


Most Creative (1)

Most Patriotic Theme in Pack (1)



Wildest Looking Car in Pack (1)/Best Detail (1)



Scout Favorite in Pack (1)



Most Unusual Design Car (1)



Best Video Game Theme Design (1)



Most Likely to be used as a Doorstop (1)



Speed awards:



Fastest Total Time in 4 Heats for each Rank (5)


Speed awards:

Top 3 Fastest Total Time in any One Heat (3)


Top 3 Fastest Total Time in any One Heat (3)

Slow Poke (1)



 All Design Awards will be voted by Scouts and Open Class Racers


First Official Weigh‐In: Thursday January 18 5PM – 8PM.

Last Official Weigh‐in: Friday January 19 5PM – 8PM

Car adjustments can be made at Weigh‐ins. Bring your files or pennies!


To race in Scout Class, cars are designed and produced with a scout. 

ONLY use wood, wheels and nails from Kit distributed by Pack. 

No modification to wheel base. Only lubricant is Graphite Powder. 

No 3rd‐party components except weights. Cars meet weight, length, height, clearance and all other specs in Pack 236 Rules or race in the Open Class.   

Pack236 Rules available at Pack Meeting and Pack236.com.   

Questions? Contact a Wolf Den Leader: Den6leader@pack236.com, Den16leader@pack236.com, Den5leader@pack236.com


Our Pinewood Derby is a Cub Scout/Parent craft‐learning experience and competition. Parents involve the Scout to greatest extent possible in the car’s construction and registration (factoring in scout age and capability). Parents are encouraged to show the

Scout the proper use of tools and paint; and to add strength/finesse as desired.


2018 Religious Emblems - God and Me Program for Grades 1-3

posted Jan 4, 2018, 5:09 PM by Cub Master

The requirements for a Cub Scout to advance in every rank now includes at least one adventure in exploring faith, his family and community.  BSA offers an individual religious emblem program for many faith traditions to recognize scouts within their faith community. Each family or their house of worship is the customary host for guiding the scout through the program.  The silver knot on purple emblem awarded is the only award a scout can earn as a Cub Scout that is carried to their uniform through Boy Scouts and as Adult leaders.  If you look around Pack 236, you’ll see some adults with this emblem they earned as Cubs.

Pack 236, with support from our sponsor, SSUMC, is introducing a pack-wide program for Cub Scouts to earn a common Religious Emblem program as a group.  In 2018, we have a Pack counselor volunteering to present and deliver the “God and Me” Program for Grades 1-3 scouts in a Protestant or other Independent Christian tradition.  As additional volunteers are identified, we will expand the opportunities for groups to work together.

The element of faith with scouting starts with the BSA Declaration of Religious Principle from the Charter and Bylaws:

Section 1. Declaration of Religious Principle, clause 1.The Boy Scouts of America maintains that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God. In the first part of the Scout Oath or Promise the member declares, “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law.” The recognition of God as the ruling and leading power in the universe and the grateful acknowledgment of His favors and blessings are necessary to the best type of citizenship and are wholesome precepts in the education of the growing members. No matter what the religious faith of the members may be, this fundamental need of good citizenship should be kept before them. The Boy Scouts of America, therefore, recognizes the religious element in the training of the member, but it is absolutely nonsectarian in its attitude toward that religious training. Its policy is that the home and the organization or group with which the member is connected shall give definite attention to religious life.


We are excited to facilitate a pull-out group of scouts interested in this program.  The program runs during January and concludes with an Award Recognition during Worship on Scout Sunday in February at SSUMC.  With your support, we look forward to expanding the pack-level offerings for religious emblems.  Please contact the Pack Committee Chairman or at committeechair@pack236.com or Religious Emblem Coordinator at rel-emblem@pack236.com if you are interested in acting as a counselor for other Religious Emblem programs.

For the 2018 program, our G&M counselor is Lance Franklin.  If you are interested in participating with your scout for this program, stop by the SSUMC Scout Hut on Sunday 4:30- 5:30 PM for more information or add your name to our SignUpGenius list via this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4ea5a82eab9-pack2

2018 Program cost for booklet and award is $20 per scout.

Pack 236 is going to Outer Space. Or to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama!

posted Nov 15, 2017, 7:05 PM by Alice Clark   [ updated Nov 16, 2017, 2:37 PM by Webmaster Pack236 ]

Space Camp Registration is OPEN for business!

A reminder to register on both the Google Form and to pay via the Paypal link in order to complete your registration.  Payment in full is due upon registration to reserve your spot.  

The flyer about our Space Center Surveyor Program is attached below. 

Should you have any questions while registering or about the event in general, please contact Alice Clark at outings@pack236.com.  

Step 1: --> Space Camp registration form

Step 2: --> Pay below

Zoo Atlanta Camp-In!

posted Aug 28, 2017, 3:24 PM by Webmaster Pack236   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 6:18 PM ]

Come join us at Zoo Atlanta for a NightCrawler’s Adventure Camp-In!

Saturday, November 4-Sunday, November 5

Please read the details below about our NightCrawler Adventure at Zoo Atlanta!

Please RSVP by October 4th.

We are reserving this event for Scouts only (no siblings) due to a minimum age of 6 and spacing limitations.  We have space for 60 Scouts and 40 Adults. 

Where: Zoo Atlanta

800 Cherokee Avenue SE

Atlanta, GA 30315

Cost:  $35 per Person

Saturday, November 4th Event begins at 6 PM - everyone must be parked and inside the Zoo by 6:30 PM. 

Sunday, November 5th Event ends at 10:30 AM.  Families are welcome to stay and visit the Zoo all day on Sunday.

Parking is limited at the Zoo, please arrange to carpool.  1 car per 5 participants is the Zoo's parking capacity.

Important Details:

·       Please eat dinner prior to arriving at the Zoo. 

·       If a guest chooses to leave in the evening, they will not be permitted return access.

·       Sleeping areas are all indoors and within walking distance to restrooms.

·       A small snack will be provided during night program.  If you want to bring additional snacks, please remember no gum, glass or beverages with straws.  If your item must be refrigerated, please bring your own cooler.

·       A continental breakfast will be served Sunday morning.

·       For those with food allergies, please bring your own food and snacks.

·       Please note during the Zoo program, all cellular phones are to be silenced.

What to bring:

·       A sleeping bag and pillow

·       Toiletries (No shower facilities)

·       Weather-appropriate clothing

·       Pajamas

·       Closed Toed walking shoes are required

·       Flashlight (Adults only)

·       Please wear your Pack 236 T-shirt or your Class A Uniform

What NOT to bring:

·       Air mattress

·       Flip Flops/Sandals

·       No Glass, gum or beverages with straws

·       No electronics including radios, tvs, games or electronic devices

·       Alcohol is prohibited during NightCrawler Program


Please contact Alice Clark, Outings Chair via email at outings@pack236.com should you require assistance or have questions. 

OA Trailblazer Camp at Bert Adams

posted Aug 28, 2017, 2:59 PM by Webmaster Pack236   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 7:53 PM ]

Order of the Arrow Trailblazer Camp at Bert Adams Scout Reservation

Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8

Please read the details below and then register for Trailblazer Camp.  Please RSVP by September 18.

Trailblazer Adventure Camp is a day full of fun for Cub Scouts and their families in October at Bert Adams Scout Camp. The members of the Order of the Arrow invite you to attend an exciting and fun filled weekend including BBs, archery, monkey bridges, and more. Learn Native American History and join us in the dance ring. Learn how retriever dogs are trained. Learn how to cast a fishing rod. Bring your best skits and join us for a campfire Saturday evening.

Link to the Trailblazer Camping Video


When: Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8*

Where:  Bert Adams

218 Scout Road

Covington, GA 30016

Phone: 770-956-5687

Cost: $40 Per Family 

Adventure Tent

Type of Event:  Car Camping;   Event is open to Scouts and Siblings!

*Friendly reminder that this camping opportunity falls during a long weekend for both Spalding Elementary and MVPS.  We hope you can join us, even if only for the main event on Saturday, October 7.

Volunteers are needed for Cook Patrol!!!  An opportunity to register for one of the 4 meals on our Cook Patrol is provided in the registration form.  Thank you for helping us feed our Pack!!!!

Youth Protection Training 

All Parents/Guardians and Pack Leaders must TURN IN a current completed, printed YPT Certificate to a Pack Leader at our Sept 18th Pack Meeting OR email it to outings@pack236.com.  To take this course, please visit this link:  http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx

Consent Forms

Parents/Guardians, a new Consent Form is required at the beginning of each Scouting Year.  Please complete parts A & B (3 pages) for EACH Scout, Sibling and Adult, including copies of your medical ID cards.  Submit these to outings@pack236.com or turn in at the September 18th Pack Meeting to Pack Leaders.      

The Consent Form is available for you at http://www.pack236.com


What to Bring:

•            Refillable Water Bottle

•            Sleeping bag, air mattress

•            Tent

•            Lightweight blanket

•            Flashlight

•            Class A Uniform

•            Class B Uniform - Pack 236 T-shirt

•            Closed toed shoes for walking/hiking 

•            Flip Flops for bathroom

•            Toiletries

•            Towel

•            Rain gear

•            Lightweight sweatshirt

•            Baseball Cap

•            Safety Whistle

•            Small backpack

•            Snacks

•            Camping Chairs

•            Sunglasses

•            Medications – to be secured and administered by a Parent/Guardian.



Directions to Bert Adams: 

·       Take I-20 East from Atlanta (toward Augusta).  Take Almon Rd./Porterdale Exit #88.

·       Turn Right at the top of exit ramp.  Follow Cromwell Rd. South through Porterdale.  This road becomes Cty Rd 142.

·       Continue until you reach Fire Station #1 just prior to Flat Shoals Rd.  Turn Right on Flat Shoals Rd, travel to GA-36.

·       Turn Right on Route 36, travel South for 3 miles.  Turn Right onto Boy Scout Road.

·       Camp Entrance will be 1/4 mile on your Right.  Turn Right at entrance and continue on camp road.

PDF Directions to Bert Adams and a Map of Bert Adams are linked below.

Parents can also reference the Trailblazer Adventure Weekend Leadership Guide for full information about the program. 

Please contact Alice Clark, Outings Chair via email at outings@pack236.com should you require assistance or have questions.  

Pack 236 Pool Kick-Off Party

posted Aug 10, 2017, 7:46 PM by Webmaster Pack236

Grab your swim suit and towel and join us for a swim as we kick-off an exciting year of Scouting with Pack 236!!

When: Sunday, August 13th, 2-4pm

Where: Riverside Pool 6450 Riverside Drive, Atlanta 30328

Event Day Contact: Colin Kelly  404-931-1334 


Head west on Mount Vernon Hwy toward Lake Forrest Dr NE

Turn right onto Heards Ferry Rd NW

Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Riverside Dr

There is a small green mailbox with a white cover that says “ALTA”.

Look for blue and yellow balloons

***If you get to Old Riverside Drive you have gone too far.  It sits between Old Riverside Dr and Edgewater. 

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