Event Descriptions

Pack Meetings
These meetings are for all cub scouts of every rank. A parent or guardian must attend with his/her son. Pack Meetings are the primary way in which cub scouts receive awards and recognition in front of their peers. These meetings are held every fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. (Not including the months of: Dec., Jan., Feb., June & July) at the Nixa Christian Church located at 400 Northview Rd., Nixa, MO 65714.

Den Meetings
A Cub Scout pack is organized into dens: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos I and Webelos II (aka: Arrows). Each Den can establish its own system and schedule for conducting meetings. These meetings are very important as this is when your scout will be able to earn most of their rank advancements. Get with your Den leader to learn days, times, and location of meetings.

Family Camp
These are fun for the whole family! We usually plan two family camps a year. One in the fall and one in the spring. This is a time for cub scouts and their families to all get together for a great weekend of camping, games, food, and other activities. Camping is a big part of cub scouts and this is a chance for them to learn hands-on outdoor skills such as setting up a tent, camping safety, and even cooking!

Webelos in the Woods
his camping trip is for the Webelos Dens only. This overnight camping trip is to introduce the scout and his parents to the basics of the Boy Scout camping program. This is a unique camping trip in that the scouts are camping separate (but still supervised from a distance) from their parents. The scouts are expected to set up their own camp and cook their own meals.

As a Pack, we participate in three fundraising opportunities. All scouts are encouraged to participate in as many of these as possible. These events raise funds for your individual scout’s account as well as for our pack.

Trails End Popcorn Fundraiser
This fundraiser takes place through the month of October. They will be given opportunities to sell a variety of popcorn at store fronts along with other Pack members, as well as on their own.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
This is a fundraiser hosted at Bair’s Sports Grill in Nixa. Guests pay $6 at the door for all you can eat pancakes. The scouts participating in this fundraiser will be serving the guests and getting drink refills along with clearing and wiping tables. We are able to do this fundraiser twice a year.

Godfather Pizza Card Fundraiser
This fundraiser takes place through the month of April. Each scout can check out a certain number of Godfather Pizza punch cards which include discounts and free pizza! They sell for $10 each. $5 goes back to Godfather’s and $5 goes directly to your scout’s account

Pinewood Derby
Each scout will design their own race car to be entered into the annual Pinewood Derby. There are some specific guidelines that must be followed but other than that, we encourage each scout to be creative and have fun in creating their unique car. We will have a weigh-in night where our leaders will make sure the guidelines were met, then assign the car a number, and then the car will be placed in a bin and “quarantined” until the race (the next day). Each car will be raced multiple times against all other cars. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded. Our top winners in each rank will move on to the City-Wide Derby Race against Pack 205.

Raingutter Regatta
A Raingutter Regatta is a racing event that is the sailboat equivalent of the pinewood derby. The boats are raced in pairs on two 10-foot raingutters by blowing on their sails through a drinking straw. This is a chance for your kiddo to be part of a team (you and them), and to enjoy the spirit of friendly competition with their peers. Plus, there is will be swimming involved afterward.

Each scout will design their own sail boat (trimaran) to be entered into the annual Raingutter Regatta. And, just like the Pinewood Derby, there are some specific guidelines that must be followed but other than that; and again, we encourage each scout to be creative and have fun in creating their unique boat. The top winner will have his name engraved on the perpetual Pack 200 Raingutter Regatta trophy; and be awarded posession of it for 1 year to be displayed proudly at his home.

Boats can be purchased at the Scout Store for $5.49 or online at www.scouting.org. We will be using the Trimaran Kit, Item 612513.

Blue & Gold Banquet
This is our annual banquet in which we celebrate the birthday of scouting. This is one of our biggest events and highlights of the year. A significant part of this event is recognizing our Webelos II as they graduate from Cub Scouts and Cross over to the Boy Scouts Troop. They are honored by receiving their Arrow of Light award and are recognized for their achievements and dedication to being Cub Scouts. We encourage each Den in the pack to take part in its planning and execution.

Nixa Christmas Parade
We decorate a float (truck and trailer) and participate in the parade line up. Scouts will either ride the trailer or walk alongside it. Scouts are welcome to bring bags of candy to throw!

Pack Christmas Party
The Christmas party follows the Nixa Christmas parade. Scouts will get together to enjoy food and fun activities!

Service Projects
All scouts are encouraged to earn service hours. The Pack provides two events to help your scout earn service hours.

Scouting for Food:
This is an event where we set up by the front doors of the Nixa Wal-Mart and collect food donations for our local food bank, Least of These.

Park/Hwy Clean-up:
We have a stretch of Highway that we have adopted through MODOT. We try to do two trash clean-up events each year. There is an age restriction for cleaning up by the highway so only our Webelos are able to do that, whereas the rest of the dens will pick up trash at the Nixa Park.

Our graduation ceremony takes place in May. This is when all of the scouts will graduate from their current rank to the next rank. All scouts will graduate, however a scout MUST complete all his requirements to earn his advancement patch.

Day Camp
This is a Cub Scout only event that is designed to help scouts achieve rank advancements while having fun with their fellow scouts! Boys will participate in rank specific activities. This is a three day event usually taking place in June on a Thursday and Friday evening and then Saturday morning through afternoon.

Residents Camp
This is a council-organized overnight camping program. This is usually a three night (four day) camping trip that takes place at Camp Arrowhead. Here scouts will have the opportunity to participate in a number of outdoor programs that include, but are not limited to: Showmanship, sportsmanship, craftsmanship, waterfront, fitness, campcraft, and nature.