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Rank Advancement and Pack Graduation - May 22, 2016

posted May 16, 2016, 9:47 AM by Pack 553 Niceville, FL

WHO: All Pack 553 Scouts and their families 
WHAT: Rank Advancement and Pack Graduation 
WHEN: Sunday, May 22, 2016; 3:00pm 
WHERE: Rocky Bayou State Park Camping Area Pavilion 
UNIFORM: Field Uniform 

Our Pack Rank Advancement, Graduation, and hot dog potluck is quickly approaching and will be held at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park in the CAMPING AREA pavilion at 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 22nd.  Tell the Park Ranger at the entrance booth that you are there for the Cub Scout Graduation and you will not have to pay entry fees. 

Please see attached map for the location of the event.  Park in the designated area, then take a short walk, following the signs, to the Camping Area Pavilion.  You can drive to the pavilion to drop off food and family, but all cars MUST be parked in the designated parking area.

The Pack will provide all-beef hotdogs, buns, condiments, plates, napkins, utensils, cups and drinks. We ask that families bring a supporting dish (and serving spoon) by Rank:

Webelos – Side Dish
Bears –Dessert
Wolves – Side Dish
Tigers - Chips or crunchy things

Boys need to be in Field Uniforms (button down shirt) for the ceremony but can go down to Activity uniforms (t-shirt) after the ceremony. Earned Ranks will be awarded, then all Scouts will cross over to their new Rank. Scouts will receive their new neckerchief and handbook for their upcoming rank.

Space Derby kits will be available at graduation. Space Derby will be the June Pack Activity, held on June 26 at COR. If you want to participate, make sure to grab a kit. Siblings may purchase a kit for $5.

Graduation is a time to celebrate the boys' accomplishments for the last year and to promote the boys to the next rank. Please feel free to bring friends and family to join us in the celebration!

Pack 553 Niceville, FL,
May 16, 2016, 9:47 AM