Riannon Stenberg

When did you join Pack 8?
Our family joined Pack 8 in September 2018 when my son became old enough to join Tiger Cubs.

What scouting experience did you have before volunteering?
I was a Girl Scout for three years as a Junior when I was in middle school.  I grew up around Boy Scouts my entire life.  My two younger brothers were in Scouts from Tigers all the way to Eagle Scouts and eventually they became adult leaders.  As a family we attended all of the meetings, camps, and family events for both of them.

What is your current role with Pack 8?
I am the Tiger Cub Assistant Den Leader for Den 6.

How long have you had this role?
I am fairly new to my role as the Tiger Cub Assistant Den Leader for Den 6.  I have only been in the position for two months.

What previous roles have you had and for how long?
I have had no previous roles in Boy Scouts but look forward to the opportunities that may arise in the future!

How many Cub Scouts are you raising?
I am raising one Cub Scout.  My son is currently a Tiger Cub and we are having a blast in scouting!

Something interesting about you?
I love to travel and learning new and interesting things when I leave home.  I have seen most of the US and am now trying to add international countries to my places I have visited.

Favorite part of being in Pack 8?
I love watching the kids grow and learn from the various activities and how they help our family grow closer while having fun!

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Den 8

The current Den 8 is our first all-girl den! Due to BSA regulations, all dens must be single-gender. This Den formed in Fall 2018 as a multi-rank den, with members working on age-appropriate requirements from Tiger through Arrow of Light. This den currently has 4 scouts led by Crystal Juengal and Kevin White.

In spring 2019 this den’s first Arrow of Light scout bridged to Troop 95.

Girls in Cub Scouts

Earlier this year the BSA announced that for the first time ever, girls would be allowed to join the Cub Scouts. What is your reaction to this announcement? Pack 8 will be hosting an open house in March for parents to discuss the BSA’s announcement and voice their opinions regarding how Pack 8 should move forward. If you have questions, please review the information and watch the videos at these links:

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/10/11/bsa-welcomes-girls/

https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/family-scouting/

 

Information regarding the integration of girls into Boy Scouts can be found here:

http://talakto.org/2018/04/family-scouting-program/

In summary:

For Cub Scouts, the options are:

  1. Packs could have girl dens and boy dens, but not coed dens.
  2. Packs could remain all boy and not serve girls.
  3. A new all-girl pack could be started.

At the Boy Scout level, troops will not be integrated. A Chartered Organization may choose to sponsor an all-girl Troop that would share the same Committee, but have separate Scoutmaster, Asst. Scoutmaster, etc.

2018 Pinewood Derby

Congratulations to our 2018 winners!! All of these are eligible to participate at the Talakto District Pinewood Derby on March 10, 2018. The top three Scouts in Speed and Looks will receive trophies at our Blue & Gold Banquet on March 3, 2018.

Scout – Speed

  1. Aiden K. (Lion)
  2. Spencer B. (Web I)
  3. Brayden B. (Web I)
  4. Eli H. (Lion)
  5. Caleb F. (Web II)

Scout – Looks

  1. Will P. (Tiger)
  2. Aaron L. (Web II)
  3. James W. (Wolf)
  4. Brayden B. (Web I)
  5. Spencer B. (Web I)

Outlaw – Speed

  1. Will L. (Web I)
  2. Buckhorn Engineering
  3. Tom B. (Adult)

Outlaw – Looks

  1. Jennifer H. (Adult)
  2. Tom B. (Adult)
  3. Will L. (Web I)

2017 Sights and Sounds of Christmas

The theme for this year’s Madison Christmas Parade was “The Sights and Sounds of Christmas”. Of course our chimney again played a prominent role in the design, flanked by two artificial trees. The big additions this year were a giant plywood tree, complete with decorations, and a detailed, hand-painted gingerbread house. Coming from the chimney of the gingerbread house floated bubbles filled with smoke – our interpretation of snow. Elf hats were available for the boys, but the night was so bitterly cold that most opted to wear a beanie.

For the 4th year running we were pleased to receive the Mayor’s Large Float Award.

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