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Krispy Kreme 300 Challange

posted Apr 20, 2015, 6:07 PM by Cub Scout


Are you ready to sell some donuts to help benefit pack 271!!???  Our goal this year is 300 dozen!! Once we hit 300 dozen, we get free donut delivery to Brookhill so we don’t have to drive to Rockville to pick up! This seems like a lot of donuts, however, that comes out to only 8 dozen per scout!


All donuts will be available for pick up May 21 in the afternoon/evening. Specific times to be announced. It is your responsibility to pick up your orders and deliver to your customers.


See attached forms. We are selling the original glazed for $8/dozen. And special variety dozens (chocolate iced, lemon filled, raspberry filled, or kreme filled)- $9/dozen. Coffee is $9/bag.


A few items about selling Krispy Kreme…


1.       Scouts are NOT allowed to go door to door and wear their scout Class A uniform. If you have neighbors you are friends or acquaintances with, wear your Class B t shirt and go with a parent.


2.       Parents can take order forms to work if OK with their employer.


3.       Scouts can ask their teachers for orders.


4.       Don’t forget to ask family members and friends in the area.


5.       I hear the glazed donuts freeze well in an airtight container for enjoyment later, J


6.       All checks or cash must be submitted with order no later than May 15 to Stephanie Fletcher. Checks should be made payable to Pack 271.


7.       Delivery is May 21 which is the weekend before Memorial Day. Travelling to see family?  Ask them for an order and take with you!


8.       If people ask, we  are selling donuts to help pay for our monthly awards!


9.       If people would rather make a donation than order donuts, we can accept. Please don’t ask people for donations, let them offer. Keep track how much donations you have received when you turn in your money/order.


10.   Last but not least, the Top 3 selling scouts will receive a Wal Mart gift card. Card amounts to be announced at the end of the selling period.



Thank you for your participation!!  These extra fundraisers help our pack grow and continue to allow us to do extra special things such as…paying for scouts for camping and Blue and Gold, supplying scout rank handbooks, supplying neckerchief and slides during bridging ceremonies, and paying for many, many awards the scouts receive, including awards from day camp, religious awards, and personal achievements!


Please email me with any questions!


Happy Selling!

Blue & Gold Banquet, April 9th, 2016 @ 5pm.

posted Feb 23, 2015, 9:14 AM by Sarah McKann   [ updated Jan 3, 2016, 5:55 AM by LeMoyne Fletcher ]

Get your medals polished and your uniform pressed.  Blue and Gold is just around the corner. Pack 271 is turning 50 years old this year! Please attend Blue and Gold to help celebrate this huge milestone! As the Arrow of Light Scouts in Den 1 will be bridging on to Boy Scouts, we will also honor them with a grand ceremony in the highest tradition of Cub Scouting.  Make sure to RSVP by March 20th!  Hope to see you for a night of fun and fellowship with your scouting family!

Pack 271 Pinewood Derby will soon be here!

posted Jan 24, 2015, 4:19 AM by Sarah McKann   [ updated Jan 3, 2016, 5:50 AM by LeMoyne Fletcher ]

THE PINEWOOD DERBY IS ON FOR SATURDAY JANUARY 30TH, 2016 AT 9:00AM!!!!! All cars must be checked in the night before  at the monthly pack meeting. Cars will be left overnight at the church. Hope to see you all there along with all of the cool car creations!

Ski Liberty Tubing, February 18th, 2016...pick 2 hours between 4-10pm

posted Jan 20, 2015, 8:05 PM by Cub Scout   [ updated Jan 3, 2016, 6:02 AM by LeMoyne Fletcher ]

Pack 271 is going snow-tubing on Thursday, Feb 18 at Ski Liberty. Please consider joining us! Bring the flyer and release form with you which you will receive in an email in February. This is a fundraising event for the pack. All you have to do is show up, and pay $23 for 2 hours of unlimited snow-tubing between the hours of 4-10pm. Invite your friends and family who are not in cub scouting. Forward them the flyer and release and have them bring with them! This was loads of fun last year. There is also a heated lodge with light fare that overlooks the snow-tubing hill.


Hope to see you there! No RSVP needed! Just plan on joining in on the fun!

Pinewood Derby Workshop, January 9th, 2016

posted Jan 1, 2015, 7:54 PM by Sarah McKann   [ updated Jan 3, 2016, 5:52 AM by LeMoyne Fletcher ]

The Pinewood Derby Workshop will be held January 9th, 2016 at 9:00am in the Brook Hill United Methodist Church basement.  The basement door will be open and can be accessed using the outside stairs to the left of the church gymnasium entrance.  Bring your Pinewood Derby kit to have your car cut in the shape of your choice.  Help can also be given with installing your axles and wheels. 

Religious Emblems Courses Scheduled- 2016 dates to be updated soon!

posted Nov 16, 2014, 7:12 PM by Sarah McKann   [ updated Jan 3, 2016, 6:02 AM by LeMoyne Fletcher ]

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For those Scouts interested, the God and Me and God and Family Religious Emblems courses will begin in February.  The God and Me course, available to the Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Scouts, will begin February 5th at the People's Baptist Church.  The God and Family course, available to Webelos I and Webelos II Scouts, will begin February 4th at Brook Hill United Methodist Church.  The God and Me course will begin at 6:30 pm and the God and Family course will begin at 6:00 pm.  Both classes will last approximately one hour.  

To sign up for the God and Me course, please contact Alan Ashley at  Please contact LeMoyne Fletcher at to sign up for the God and Family course.  Again, approximately 47 percent of our current pack membership have received this award.  We have had many new members join since our last courses.  If your Scout did not have a chance to take one of these courses earlier and plans to continue onto Boy Scouts, I highly recommend he takes advantage of these upcoming courses.  Everyone who attended, including the adults who sat in on the courses, really enjoyed them.    

Here is a summary of the awards and more specific information can be found at the links below. 

Religious Emblems recognize youth and adults who demonstrate
faith, observe the creeds or principles of the faith, and give service.

Many religious-faith groups have programs of intensive religious education for individual Wolf, Bear,Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Religious Emblems are designed to recognize youth and adults who demonstrate faith, observe the creeds or principles of the faith, and give service. Religious emblems are not Scouting awards; they are presented by religious groups to boys who earn them.

The Religious Emblems programs are administered by various religious institutions and recognized, but not sponsored, by the BSA. These are generally recognized by a medal and an embroidered square knot. In some denominations, four different awards may be available.
The silver square knot on a purple background No. 05007 is permanently displayed on the uniform above the left pocket to denote that the wearer has received the corresponding award as a youth. If he earns additional youth religious awards for various levels, he can wear up to four different devices on one knot, but only one silver on purple knot is worn. If a religious award is earned as a Cub Scout, the youth knot and devices may be worn on all subsequent uniformsCub ScoutBoy ScoutVenturing, and Scouters. Adult leaders can also be recognized with an Adult Religious Emblem which is a purple knot on a silver background No. 05014.

Some programs allow Girl Scouts or youth not in Scouting to participate in these same programs and be presented with the same medals but only a member of the Boy Scouts America can wear the BSA knots.

The medals are usually only worn on special occasions, pinned immediately above the top of the left pocket flap of the uniform shirt.

Youth may earn an emblem whether or not they are members of a unit operated by a religious organization. The intent of the program is to work directly with your own religious leader or, in some cases, a layperson designated by that religious leader.

Greater detail on the program can be found at:



Brook Hill UMC Veterans Breakfast

posted Nov 3, 2014, 8:07 AM by Sarah McKann

On Saturday November 15, 2014 Brook Hill United Methodist Church will be holding a Veterans Day Breakfast at 8:30am. 
Scouts in Pack 271 have been asked to perform the opening flag ceremony for the event and are invited to meet Veterans in the Frederick area.  Please show your appreciation for these individuals who have served their country and helped to maintain the freedoms we are able to enjoy every day. 
All Scouts participating are asked to arrive at the Church by 8:00am to prepare for the ceremony.  If your and your family can attend, please email with how many there will be in your party.  This will allow the Church to plan accordingly for the amount of food required for the event.

Winterfest 2015

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:34 PM by Sarah McKann   [ updated Jan 8, 2015, 2:18 PM ]

On January 16-18, 2015, Camp Tuckahoe will host the

10th Annual Winterfest Weekend!

Take in the beauty of our camp in the winter while enjoying various activities with your Scout. For this year’s Winterfest, we’re going all out and planning one of our best programs yet! Come and join in the fun, it will be a weekend you won’t want to miss!

Winterfest is open to all Cub Scouts, Webelos, parents and leaders. Every Scout must attend with a parent or guardian. This event is limited to 225 Scouts and Adults, so sign-up early!

Click here to learn more!

19th Annual George Delaplaine Distinguished Citizen Dinner

posted Oct 19, 2014, 7:05 PM by Sarah McKann   [ updated Oct 22, 2014, 1:00 PM ]

On October 30th, the Appalachian and Catoctin Mountain Districts of the National Capital Area Council will be facilitating the 19th Annual George Delaplaine Distinguished Citizen Dinner.  We ask all Scouts, who can attend in full uniform, to be present to race either their Pinewood Derby car, Space Derby ship, or both.  This is an opportunity to show some of the things you do in Scouting to the local businesses and individuals who provide substantial monetary contributions to our organization.  Scouting helps teach young men and women to become better citizens in our community.  Please take a moment of your evening to let your Scout share what he is learning so that others can see the benefit of our program.  Contact LeMoyne Fletcher if you would like to attend the event so that a meet point at the Fairgrounds may be established.

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

posted Sep 18, 2014, 7:09 PM by Sarah McKann   [ updated Sep 18, 2014, 7:11 PM ]



For those Scouts who attended either the Woodsboro or Jefferson Day Camps over the summer, you are eligible for the Outdoor Activity Award!  Work with your parents and Den Leader to complete the requirements for your respective rank listed in the link below.  These awards will be presented at the Pack Meeting.   


Tiger Cubs, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. Boys may earn the award in each of the program years as long as the requirements are completed each year. The first time the award is earned, the boy will receive the pocket flap award, which is to be worn on the right pocket flap of the uniform shirt. Each successive time the award is earned, a wolf track pin may be added to the flap. Leaders should encourage boys to build on skills and experiences from previous years when working on the award for a successive year.

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