2018 Summer Day Camp

(Edited 5/6/2018 to add FAQ link at bottom).  The theme for day camp this year is Passport to Adventure and registration has opened.  If you have volunteered or your Scout has attended day camp in the past there are a few important changes that you must know about.  Please read carefully.   

1) Day camp has been shortened to 4 days (Monday to Thursday). 

2) They will be strictly enforcing the policy of 1 FULL TIME volunteer per 3 Scouts from a unit .  Multiple part time volunteers WILL NOT equal a full time volunteer this year (see the FAQ for clarification about this requirement).  Registration will be at a Pack level, so it will only let us register the correct ratio of Scouts (i.e., if there is only 1 full time volunteer then we can will only be able to register 3 Scouts).  Priority will be given to Scouts will volunteers and then on a first come, first served basis.  

The Pack leadership will not be coordinating or recruiting volunteers.  Those that may want to attend day camp must either volunteer or recruit volunteers for themselves.    

The day camp flyer can be found here for those that may be interested.  

The FAQ about day camp can be found here. 

Blue and Gold

Each year, Pack 608 celebrates the birth of the Scouting movement at the Blue and Gold dinner.   This year's theme was Winter Olympics.  We got to eat great BBQ that was prepared by a Bear den leader, and the rest of the activities were put on by the Bear den families.  

There was a year in review video that can be found on the activities page.  The video highlights all of the fun things that the Pack participated in since the last Blue and Gold dinner.  

The biggest news of the night came from the Friends of Scouting campaign.  Pack 608 was able to raise 150% of our 2018 fundraising goal.  Through the generous donations, we were able to support 15 Scouts for the year.  It is not too late to add to this effort (can we make it 200%???).  If you would like to find out more about Friends of Scouting, and to find a link to online, tax-deductible donations you can do so at the Atlanta Area Council website.  If you want to see a powerful video about the Westside Initiative, which the Friends of Scouting funds help support, it can be found here.

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2018 PWD is Complete

We had another successful PWD on Jan 27.  This year we had 45 Scouts and 4 siblings competing the the races.  Thanks to to the Wolf den for putting on a great event!  If you have any comments or suggestions about how we can improve the event next year please let your den leader know and we will add it to our notes.

You can see some pictures from the event on our activities page.  


Scout Day at Autrey Mill

We received this email from Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center.  They are planning a Scout day on 11/10, and it is an opportunity for Scouts to complete some adventures.  The cost is $10 and includes a patch.  We do not plan on making this a pack event, but it may be something that individuals or dens attend. 


This email is going out to leaders in the Button Gwinnett  District.  Scout Day at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center is coming up on Saturday November 11th this year.  The event runs 10:00 to 2:00 and is an opportunity for Cub Scouts to engage in  self-directed learning and crafts for scout achievements.   The flyer with the rank activities can be viewed at the link below.  The cost for the day is $10 and that includes an exclusive 10 year commemorative Autrey Mill Scout Day patch and all of the crafts and activities. 

Cub Scouts can participate singly or with their den, but they will need to be with a parent or leader.  Volunteers are there to guide leaders to the information, but scouts will need adult supervision to read and do the activities. 

It is recommended that groups do what they can to carpool, parking is limited, and can include a walk through the preserve to the heritage village.  There is also off-site parking at the Middle school that is a ¾ mile walk, or a ride in a provided shuttle van.  There will be Hot Chocolate and S’mores sold by the Fire Pit and lunch Pizza and Hot Dogs for sale.

Pam Sutton

President, AMNP



JOTA and JOTI seemed to be a big success.  We had 12 Scouts (14 if you include family members that were using the pack's JID) from our pack that participated in one or both events. 

We contacted Scouts from over 20 different countries.  To further our understanding of the worldwide Scouting movement, I would like each den to choose one those countries (US can't be chosen)  to highlight for January's around the world pack meeting.  The list of countries contacted can be found here.  

I hope everybody that participated in the event had a great time and learned something new.  


Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Internet (JOTI)

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Internet (JOTI)

A free event that is open to all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Girl Scouts, and the general public.  Come learn and have fun at JOTA 2017.  JOTA is an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in our own community.  This is the official JOTA site of the Northeast Georgia Council Amateur Radio Club KK4BSA.