Volunteer opportunity for Relay for Life of Oktibbeha County in memory of Roger Smith in the Council.
There will be a car wash on Saturday, May 6, 2017 collecting donations for Relay for Life August 11, 2017. We are hoping to have enough scouts to volunteer their time so we may run the car wash from 9-2 at Advance Auto Parts on Hwy. 12. We are scheduling for two hour increments we don't know the exact hours of the car wash our goal is from 9-2 but if we don't have enough volunteers then we are going to shorten the hours of the car wash from 9-11.
Our next camp out will be the 2017 Spring Cub and Family Weekend, April 21-23. All of our registered scouts and their families are welcome to attend. This year's theme will be Fun in Fitness. With that being said, the first activity on that Saturday will be the Blue Cross-Blue Shield "Get Ready to Run" fun run at MSU. The fun run will be no additional cost and the scouts will receive a t-shirt and a medal for finishing the run. However, registration for the fun run needs to be done prior to registration for camp. Even if you and your scout may not attend camp we are saking that you register them for the fun run (no cost to you.) We wouldn't want your scout to not register and then come to camp and miss out on this opportunity. Registration for the fun run ends on March 24th. We ask that you select "Pushmataha Area Council Cub Scouts" in the drop down for Participant School Name, even if your child's school is on the list. All school aged children can be registered even if they are not a scout. So if you are going to have siblings going to camp as well, please feel free to register them as well. The link to register is http://www.msbluesmarathon.com/north-kids-race-registration.html
Kid Captain is a partnership between Children's of Mississippi and the Mississippi State Bulldogs to honor pediatric patients and celebrate their inspirational stories. Their strength and determination reminds us how truly courageous these young people are. We are pleased to introduce this week's Children's of Kid Captain!
Stennis Miller – Starkville, MS
One afternoon in September 2010, Stennis started running a fever that led to a sleepless night in pain. Stennis' mother, JuQuitta Ferguson-Docher, thought her son was having an all-too-familiar pain crisis brought on by his sickle cell disease. When local doctors confirmed this was something much more serious, they sent Stennis by ambulance to Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson.
After he was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), test results showed Stennis had meningitis, a staph infection, accumulated pneumonia, and a yeast infection in his lungs. He was no longer breathing on his own and needed more than six pints of blood. His liver and kidneys shut down, and the extra fluid in his body made him more than twice his normal weight.
Weeks later, Stennis woke up with his eyes crossed, his mouth twisted, unable to speak or function on his left side. On top of it all, Stennis endured a series of strokes that caused brain damage. –But… he was alive. Over the next several weeks, Stennis slowly progressed and was able to move from the PICU to a floor where he began physical and speech therapy. He regained feeling in his left side, successfully rode a therapy tricycle, and even sang nursery rhymes with ease.
By Thanksgiving he was talking, walking and running. Today, Stennis is a happy 9-year-old. "… actively doing all the little boy things he wouldn't have been able to do if it weren't for Batson Children's Hospital," says JuQuitta. "I'm forever grateful."
About Children's of Mississippi
With Mississippi's only children's hospital plus clinics statewide, Children's of Mississippi is here for every Mississippi kid. Children's of Mississippi is a part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. To learn more, visit mississippikids.org.
Invite boys entering 1st-5th grades who may have an interest in joining Pack 14. They can join at this event! This event is free. Please bring a swimsuit and towel. If a boy your scout invites joins Pack 14, your scout will earn a recruiter patch. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hello Pack 14!
I hope your summer is off to a great start. As we announced at that last pack meeting, Pack 14 is heading to ZOO SNOOZE at the Memphis Zoo! We will spend the night of July 1 at the zoo, have a special evening program and a full day at the zooon Saturday. Cost is $50 per person, and a parent or responsible adult must accompany each family/scout for the entire visit. All participants must be 5 years old or older. (Sorry, no siblings under 5 may attend.) Each family is responsible for their own transportation to and from Memphis.
We need full payment from anyone planning to attend NO LATER than next Monday, June 6. Please contact me or Amy by this Friday if you plan to attend so that we can make arrangements to get payment by the deadline. The Zoo Snooze schedule and what is included in the cost are below:
Zoo Snooze Schedule:
Friday, July 1: ARRIVAL (Evening)
7:00-7:15 pm Welcome, Introductions, and Rules
7:15-8:00 pm Live Animal Presentation
8:00-9:00 pm Moonlight Safari (tentatively Nutrition Center, Herpetarium, and Animals of the Night)
9:00-10:00 pm Educational Program/ Theme-related Activities
10:00pm Snack and Prepare for Bed
Morning: Saturday, July 2
6:45-7:00 am Zoo Snooze Wake-up
7:00-7:30 am Get Dressed, Pack-up, and Move Cars if needed (no storage available for gear)
7:30-8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:00 am Morning Tour
9:00 am Zoo opens for regular hours; families enjoy a day at the zoo at their leisure.
What is included with the price of my Snooze?
Each participant will receive a special Zoo Snooze souvenir. Your participant fee also covers the cost of your snooze activities, a light evening snack (such as popcorn and lemonade), breakfast the next morning (cereal, muffins, fruit, milk, juice, and coffee), and admission to the Zoo for the rest of the day.
Cub Leaders! Parents!
BALOO training is April 9, at Camp Seminole .
Why take BALOO training? BALOO is a one-day training session that prepares a Cub Scout leader to take his/her Cubs camping.
All it takes is one day and $15, and you'll end the day as a BALOO graduate.
Not only that, but you'll now have the required training for taking your Cubs camping. (yes, you read that right. Cubs can go camping only if the pack has a BALOO trained leader along.)
Download the form HERE, bring some Cub leader friends, bring some Cub parents, it'll be great fun, and your Cub families will thank you.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1
This Friday at 6:30 is MSU Baseball Boy Scouts game. The Bulldogs will host Oregon at Dudy Noble Field for a 3-game series. Scouts in uniform will be admitted to the game free of charge and parents of scouts can purchase a ticket for $5.00. All tickets will be general admission. Scouts in uniform will also get to be on the field during the playing of our National Anthem.
While Pack 14, will not be having an event at the ballpark, we hope to see some of you there. If you want to be a part of the National Anthem, you will need to be there by 6:00.
Brent Fountain, Cubmaster
Starkville Pack 14
Chartered by the Starkville Rotary Club
Another reminder that we will NOT be having den meetings tonight at First Baptist Church. Please enjoy the evening with your families.
Second, I have attached the information you need for the Council Pinewood Derby Race (rules included as well) on April 2 at the Leigh Mall in Columbus. The cost is $5.00 per entry. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. I need to turn in the names of those participating by Friday, March 25 to guarantee that you or your Cub Scout are racing in the correct division and to ensure that you receive a special council pinewood derby patch at the event.
Please let me know if you need additional information.
Brent Fountain, Cubmaster
Starkville Pack 14
Chartered by the Starkville Rotary Club
Meets each Monday night from 6:00-7:00pm at First Baptist Church
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"A man never stands so tall, as when he stoops to help a boy"-Unknown
At Blue and Gold this year I was stopped by a parent and asked, "Hey, what is that patch? My son has been in cub scouting for years and I have never seen that one before." The patch to the left, when earned, is worn on the right pocket flap of the scout uniform and indicates that the scout has participated in the outdoor component of scouting. It is easy and fun to earn.
Cub Scouts may earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award in each of the program years (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos) as long as the requirements are completed each year. The first time the award is earned, the boy will receive the pocket flap award. Each successive time the award is earned, a wolf track pin may be added to the flap. Leaders will encourage boys to build on skills and experiences from previous years when working on the award for a successive year. To learn what the requirements are and see if your son has met them, download the application below.
On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
Pack 14 will not deny membership in our program to any youth or adult leader on the basis of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, or economic status.