FARMINGTON

Cub Scout Pack 116

For kids in Farmington, adventure awaits. We’re an active cub scout pack based in Farmington, Minnesota. Boys and girls in grades K-5 and their families are scouting their way to character building, outdoor experiences, friendship, and fun. Join us!

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Our SCOUTS

We’ve got scouts at every age from Kindergarten through Grade 5. We’ve got scouts from public, private, and home schools all over the area. We’re chartered by the North Trail Elementary Parent Teacher Partnership, and are connected to school and other organizations throughout Farmington and the surrounding area. Everyone is welcome. Scouting is a family adventure, and we always find a way for everyone to participate.

Pack Meetings: Typically 2nd Mondays @ 6:30 PM

Den Meeting: Bimonthly to Monthly – determined by each group

our leaders

Our leaders are dedicated parents who volunteer their time in a variety of roles from leading small groups of scouts to fundraising coordination to event planning and more. We’re always looking for more heads and hands to help the scouts have fun, learn well, and keep scouting alive and strong in Farmington

Telephone: 612-642-1741

Email: mnpack116@gmail.com

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Why Join Cub Scouts?

Scouting is all about encouraging boys and girls to make friends, be helpful to others, and do their very best no matter the outcome. With the help of powerful learning projects and exciting outdoor activities, we aim to teach kids that doing their best can be a fun and rewarding experience—no matter the difficulty of the challenge. We provide opportunities for your family to do fun things together where we can grow into our very best selves!

A Word

From a Parent

“Scouts has been such a great experience for my kids. Our son and daughters seem to always come home asking when the next activity is – not wanting to miss a single thing. We cherish the chance for them to get outside, make friends in an experiential way, and build character while having fun at the same time. They’re having a blast and we’re grateful they get to participate in something so fun and formative.”

Calendar

Our 2023-2024 Activities

Pack Meetings

Our regular pack meetings, generally held the 2nd Monday monthly.

Special Events

These are special events and activities outside of regular pack meetings.

Camps & Campouts

Opportunities to head to a camp or join a pack-hosted campout.

Parents & Leaders

Opportunities for parents and leaders to connect and plan.

Service Projects

Opportunities to serve our local community and families.

11

SEPT

Kickoff Pack Meeting

We’re kicking off our scouting season with a fun-filled meeting designed especially for welcoming new or potential new scouts.

Event Info

September 11 · 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Whitetail Woods Regional Park

14

SEPT

Popcorn Info/Training Chat

Learn all you could want to know to keep our fall fundraisers fun and positive for you and your scout.

Event Info

September 14
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Farmington Library

22

SEPT

Fundraising Kickoff

Our popcorn and wreath sale fundraisers begin! These opportunities both build character and help fund scouting!

More Info

We sell wreaths, swags, garland, and more through Evergreen in Bloomington. We also join our area council in selling popcorn items both individually and through group sales at locations around our area.

2

OCT

Committee/Parent Meeting

We meet monthly to check in, plan future meetings, talk about new opportunities, and have a little fun too.

Event Info

1st Mondays monthly
Location: TBD

6

OCT

Pack Fall Campout

We’re planning a fun-filled fall campout night for scout families at St. Croix Bluffs. Bring your own tent or borrow one!

Event Info

October 6-7
Friday afternoon – Saturday morning
St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

9

OCT

Pumpkin Chuckin’ Pack Meeting

An annual tradition complete with mini-pumpkin launchers and pumpkin painting. Let the fall begin!

Event Info

6:30 – 7:45 PM
Whitetail Woods Regional Park

21

OCT

Day Camp with T-118

We’re joining our friends in Troop 118 for a day camp adventure. Stay tuned for more information to come!

Event Info

Coming soon!

6

NOV

Committee/Parent Meeting

We meet monthly to check in, plan future meetings, talk about new opportunities, and have a little fun too.

Event Info

1st Mondays monthly
Location: TBD

13

NOV

Pack Meeting: Carnival Night

We’ll have events and activities set up for scouts, families, and potential new scouts to enjoy.

Event Info

April 24 · 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Location: TBD

18

NOV

Overnight on USS Cobia

We’ve been invited by our friends in Troop 118 to an overnight on the USS Cobia for scouts and families.

Event Info

May 20 · 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Whitetail Woods Regional Park

4

DEC

Committee/Parent Meeting

We meet monthly to check in, plan future meetings, talk about new opportunities, and have a little fun too.

Event Info

1st Mondays monthly
Location: TBD

7

DEC

Trinity Care Center Service Project

We’re joining our friends from a local troop for a service project at Trinity Care Center in Farmington.

Event Info

More details coming soon…

11

DEC

Pack Meeting: Fundraising Party!

We’ll celebrate our accomplishments in fundraising with some silliness and prizes. We’ll also hold our Bobcat ceremony.

Event Info

December 11, 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Location: TBD

16

DEC

Wreaths Across America

We join hundreds of volunteers from across MN to lay wreaths at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Event Info

December 16, 11:00 AM
Fort Snelling National Cemetery

We’ll meet for a short ceremony and then place wreaths.

8

JAN

Night Sledding!

We’ll hit the groomed, well-lit hill at Whitetail Woods Regional Park with scouts, families, and friends.

Event Info

Jan 8 · 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Whitetail Woods Regional Park

27

JAN

Polar Cubs

This is the day our pack will attend Polar Cubs @ Phillipo together. Register on your own for this or another date.

Event Info

Council-wide Winter Day Camp
Location: Phillipo Scout Camp, Cannon Falls, MN

Register on your own (the same system as overall scout registration). Ask a leader and/or learn more here.

5

FEB

Committee/Parent Meeting

We meet monthly to check in, plan future meetings, talk about new opportunities, and have a little fun too.

Event Info

1st Mondays monthly
Location: Farmington Lutheran Church

12

FEB

Blue Gold Banquet + Crossover

We’ll celebrate the annual birthday party for scouting with a meal, entertainment, and a crossover ceremony for our AOLs.

Event Info

February 12, 6:30 PM
Location: Meadowview Elementary School

7

MAR

Pinewood Build Night

We’ll have the tools and space ready to build pinewood derby cars in preparation for the upcoming race!

Event Info

March 7 · 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Farmington Lutheran Church

7

MAR

Committee/Parent Meeting

We meet monthly to check in, plan future meetings, talk about new opportunities, and have a little fun too.

Event Info

1st Thursdays Monthly
Location: Farmington Lanes

11

MAR

Pinewood Build Night #2

We’ll have the tools and space ready to build pinewood derby cars in preparation for the upcoming race!

Event Info

March 11 · 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Farmington Lutheran Church

15

MAR

Pinewood Derby

This is a highlight of the year! We race our handmade derby cars for pride and prizes. Spectators encouraged!

Event Info

Mar 15 · 5:45 – 8:00 PM
Boekmann Middle School

4

APR

Committee/Parent Meeting

We meet monthly to check in, plan future meetings, talk about new opportunities, and have a little fun too.

Event Info

1st Thursdays Monthly
Location: Farmington Lanes

8

APR

Service Project: Park Cleanup

We’ve adopted Dodd Trail Park in Lakeville and we’ll walk the park to help clean up any spring debris and garbage.

Event Info

April 8, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Dodd Trail Park, 170th & Flagstaff

13

MAY

Service Project: Veterans Memorial

We join Troop 116 leaders to help clean up and prepare the Farmington Area Veterans Memorial for the season.

Event Info

May 13 · 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Farmington Area Veterans Memorial

9

MAY

Committee/Parent Meeting

We meet monthly to check in, plan future meetings, talk about new opportunities, and have a little fun too.

Event Info

1st Mondays monthly
Location: TBD

20

MAY

Advancement Picnic

We transition into our summer season and advance ranks for the year at a fun awards and advancement potluck.

Event Info

May 20
Farmington Lutheran Church

5:30 Potluck Picnic
6:15 Advancement & Awards Ceremony

TBD

JUNE

Pack Summer Campout

Our pack summer campout! Join other scouts families for an overnight of fun. Bring a tent or borrow one!

Event Info

13

JULY

Rockets!

Blast off! Build your own rockets from a pack-provided kit. There will be rockets for each scout and another for a friend.

Event Info

July 13, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Meadowview Elementary School Fields

2

AUG

Cub Camp @ Kiwanis

Our pack, along with others, heads to Kiwanis Scout Camp north of Stillwater for a weekend of fun and activities.

Event Info

August 2-4
Friday evening – Sunday afternoon
Sign-ups launch in March

SCoutING with 116

Frequently Asked Questions

We want to help make sure your questions are answered as you consider if your child and family would benefit from being part of scouts. You are always welcome to reach out with specific questions or to learn more through a conversation with a leader. Simply put, we’d love to have you. Learn more about scouting in our area by watching the video below, or check out the frequently asking questions by clicking the + sign next to each question.

Our Charter Organization

Every scout pack has a “charter organization” that provides an official organization to connect with for support and more. Each Charter Organization has a representative as part of the pack leadership structure. We are grateful to be chartered by the North Trail Elementary Parent Teacher Partnership, represented by Kate Fay, PTP Board President.

When do you meet?

There are generally two monthly meetings. One of those is a “pack” meeting, typically held the 2nd Monday of each month (with a few exceptions for special events). This is when the whole group meets, Lions (kindergarten) through AOLs (5th grade). There are also “den” meetings, when grade/rank groups meet for adventures. These meetings are set by the Den Leader in partnership with the group of parents and families involved. There are also special activities throughout the year when meeting times change to accommodate these events. See the calendar for details.

What costs are involved?

First things first, finances should never be a reason that keeps someone from scouting. Our council and pack will ensure any financial restraints are met with discrete help to remove that roadblock. Dues are around $200 per scouting year. These are paid during annual registration in late summer (or in two installments). Other costs include the scout uniform, optional camps and special activities, and summer camp. All of these costs can be offset by our fall fundraising efforts that all scouts can participate in.

We've never done scouts before!

That’s great! We’ll be sure to walk you through things – both parents and scouts – to make sure the experience is fun-filled and low-stress.

What if my child has unique needs

Everyone can find a place in scouts, no matter the unique or special needs. We’ll partner with parents to help makes sure each child is safe, has fun, and has a path to fully experience everything possible.

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Scouting & Wreaths Across America

Scouting & Wreaths Across America

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November 2023 Meeting & Update

November 2023 Meeting & Update

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Telephone: 612-642-1741

Email: mnpack116@gmail.com

Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/mnpack116