Dear Pack 35 Cub Scouts and Families,
What a great day it turned out to be! Sunny weather and a mild breeze set the stage. The largest group of military displays ever at Makahiki, with soldiers, airmen, sailors, marines, and coastguardsmen hosting scout tours of their exhibits, combined with scores of activities hosted by Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops from all over Oahu, kept up the non-stop show from the opening ceremony right up to the closing ceremony (and beyond for the Boy Scouts). There was even a reporter from the Star-Advertiser working his way through the activities and taking pictures, so look for a feature about Makahiki in the Sunday newspaper!
Pack 35 came through in great form (as if anything else were expected)! The chipping challenge booth was a success on all counts. We had a reasonably steady flow of customers, gave a reward to every challenger (and extra to those who scored a target hit), and even had opportunities for our own Cub Scouts to try out the chipping challenge themselves during each shift. Most of all, the Cub Scouts of Pack 35 moved right into the business of administering the chipping challenge activity themselves: handing out the right golf clubs according to size and left/right handedness, feeding the supply of wiffle balls to each golfer, handing out prizes, gathering up the wiffle balls at intervals, and even coaching new golfers with tips on addressing the golf ball and on swinging the club. Those key points, combined with parents’ vigilance about safety, made the whole effort a smooth performance from start to finish.
Thanks are due to all of our participating Cub Scouts and their families for making the day a success! And special thanks go to Kim for providing the truck that got our gear to the park and back and for providing the golf clubs, to Steven Sakata for the loan of the golf nets, and to all who helped setting up on Friday evening and Saturday morning, and packing away the gear at the end of the day Saturday!
REMINDER REGARDING TICKETS: Ticket sales cash and unsold ticket books are due to Kim by the end of the day on Wednesday, May 4. Work with your Den Leader, if needed, to be sure that the original number of ticket books is accounted for either in the form of payment or by the ticket books themselves.
Next up during May: Noelani Mayfair (opening flag ceremony), Spring Recruitment Night, Pack Graduation, and Good Turn Day. Also, note these dates in June: Summer Day Camp, Friday June 10 and Saturday June 11 at Sand Island!