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Meetings are generally held every Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM throughout the school year at:

HUNTER’S CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - CAFETERIA

4650 Town Center Blvd., Orlando, Fl 32837

 

Pinewood Derby

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The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track. Pack 996 holds a pinewood derby every year, usually at our Charter Organization, Peace United Methodist Church. Each year there is a new theme, and every scout (and parents and siblings) can design and build their own "grand prix" car to enter in the race.  Scouts earn awards in various catergories.

 

Blue and Gold Banquet

Most Cub Scouts celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week in February with a "birthday party" called the blue and gold banquet. At Pack 996, the blue and gold banquet is the highlight of the year. It brings families together for an evening of fun and cheer. It's often the pack meeting for February.

The purpose of the blue and gold banquet is to celebrate the pack's anniversary, give awards to Scouts, thank pack leaders and other adults who have helped the pack, and inspire the leaders, Scouts, and parents. Pack 996 often invites former members and other Scouting or community leaders to take part in their blue and gold banquet.

 

Scouting for Food

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 "A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent." By participating in a Scouting for Food program, scouts come a step closer to fulfilling those words. Across the country, in many councils and districts, thousands of troops and packs with millions of scouts involved collect tens of millions of pounds of food which is distributed to needy neighbors. It takes place on the first 2 Saturdays in November.

 

Campout info

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Camping takes you on exciting adventures into the natural world. You'll learn to live with others in the out-of-doors. You'll learn to be a good citizen of the outdoors.

Camping is fun, and it's good for your mind, body, and spirit. It helps you learn to rely on yourself—on your own skills and knowledge. When you go camping as a Cub Scout, you get skills you will learn and use more, later, as a Scout.

Cub Scout camping has day camps, resident camps, overnight campouts, council-sponsored family camps, and pack overnighters. Pack 996 strives to have a camping or outdoor experience at least once a month.