We hope that Santa was good to all of our Pack 24 scouts and that you are enjoying the break from school. Although we didn’t have a white Christmas, there is still plenty of winter left ahead of us, so perhaps we will get some snow in January in time for the upcoming Polar Prowl.
What is the Polar Prowl? Its a fun outdoor event that is sponsored by our district and council so there will be dozens of cub scouts there from many different packs across the area. There are organzied games like tug-of-war, flag football, and blobbing (jumping on inflated bags). There are also some sled hills, and for the past few years there has been a snow canoe so a dozen scouts to ride at once. We also hike and look for animal tracks in the snow (if there is any snow). After all of that activity, there is hot chocolate and warm soup for everyone to enjoy.
The Prowl is at the Bemis Woods Forest Perserve (near Wolf & Ogden in Western Springs). It is scheduled for 9am to 1pm on Saturday, January 14. The cost is $5 per scout ($3 for adults) + one can of non-cream soup. You will be given a sweet commemorative patch in addition to having a a great time.
We are signing up as a pack this year, so click here to register. The deadline is Saturday, January 7.