Den 2 - Bear News

September 23rd Meeting Notes

posted Sep 29, 2014, 3:54 PM by Bears Den   [ updated Sep 29, 2014, 3:57 PM ]

Did you hear about the one that got away???  

Our meeting about Tall Tales was a great BIG Paul Bunyan sized success.  We talked about national folklore and the stories we read about at home.  We identified the parts of the country where the stories took place and even played a FolkLore Matching Game.

After some thrilling sound effects by the Bears during a Paul Bunyan story, we went outside to make our own version of the undoable Gordion knot...the Bear human knot.

This week (Sept 30th) is a Whodunit???  Who stole the dollar?  
We'll work on fingerprinting (Achievement 7A) to find the culprit.

Caleb is bringing us a skit or song to practice for the October pack meeting.

As always I'll have a few twists, or games, up my sleeves.

Parents, don't forget to work on your checklist.  

Boys, read through the Achievement 7 section of the Bear Handbook, and work on requirements 7C, 7D, and 7E at home.  Don't forget to bring your handbooks with home achievements signed off so we give you the credit for your hard-earned knowledge/skills.

Class B's tomorrow...can't wait to see you (and find out who stole my dollar....)

September 16 Meeting Notes

posted Sep 21, 2014, 5:19 PM by Bears Den   [ updated Sep 21, 2014, 5:28 PM ]

We had a good first meeting: Bobcats and Balloons was the theme.  We briefly talked about Bobcat requirements for the two new cubs, and then Emile and Jenna did a good job teaching balloon animals while the parents had a den orientation meeting.  We ended with a fun elbow-balloon tag team relay race.

A couple of reminders for parents...Don't forget the signed den forms and health forms!  Also, if you haven't done so already, please begin the training (YPT from Scouting and Virtus from the diocese) and get them knocked out.

A reminder for the Scouts...please bring your handbooks to each meeting.

Lastly, for the Tall Tales meeting on September 23rd, please read through the Achievement 4 section of the Bear Handbook, and read through two folklore stories for Achievement 4C.  Class B uniforms.

Youth Protection Begins With You

posted Sep 21, 2014, 5:04 PM by Bears Den   [ updated Sep 21, 2014, 9:40 PM ]

It is a REQUIREMENT for the adults who volunteer or will be around Scouts during Scout/Pack activities to complete specific protection training to comply with Boy Scouts of America as well the Catholic Church given our Charter Organization is Prince of Peace Catholic Community.


Youth Protection Training (YPT) is a 15-minute online training module to comply with requirements set by Boys Scouts of America that you'll need to complete.

You do not have to be a registered member or have a member ID to take Youth Protection training. To take Youth Protection training go to and create an account. From the portal, click on E-Learning and take the Youth Protection training. 

Upon completion, please print the certificate of completion to submit to Den Leadership or Pack Trainer.

Last, but not least, Prince of Peace Catholic Community is PACK 1928's Charter Organization. As such, the Catholic Church REQUIRES all adults who volunteer or are working with children in any capacity at the Church or Church-sponsored events/organizations to attend/complete VIRTUS Training. There are VIRTUS training dates are year-round. 

VIRTUS Training

For VIRTUS training dates/locations:
- Select: Galveston-Houston, TX Archdiocese

For those Adult Partners that have never attended VIRTUS (good for 5 years):

(This is the initial VIRTUS training course for those taking VIRTUS training for the first time.)
Please register for the closest date you're able to attend. Please inform your Den Leader when you have done so as well as the date, time and location.

For those Adult Partners who need to update their VIRTUS Training
(Requirement for those who took VIRTUS training prior to 2010)

 - 2 hours

Please register for the closest date you're able to attend. Please inform your Den Leader when you have done so as well as the date, time and location.

I'm sure as parents/adult leaders these requirements are good safeguards to have in place for our kids' safety and protection. If you have not completed your training requirements, let's all do our part to comply and be properly trained! As the Boy Scouts of America proclaims, "YOUTH Protection Begins with YOU!"

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