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Adventure Zone

posted Nov 10, 2015, 4:01 PM by Den8 Pack 553   [ updated Nov 10, 2015, 4:01 PM by Pack 553 Niceville, FL ]

Adventure zone dun dun dun....   On Adventure Zone we learned Looking Back, Looking forwards, Build  my own hero, art explosion and aware and care on AE we learned how to sculpt out of play doe and we drew a self portraits and a comic strip then we did aware and care with AE so i had to paint blindfolded it kinda looked like i am colorblind oh wait i am well it was fun. Then we went to build my own hero and LBLF so first we made a superhero it was fun then we made a list of local heroes i said "missionaries" then we meet some local heroes a police and i don't Know what the other was no offense.   On LBLF we made a time line in our scout "career" and we meet actors of lord Baden Powels the unknown scout and more.             ADVENTURE ZONE WAS FUN GO NEXT YEAR PLZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AOL Scout - Trey Hardin


posted Sep 24, 2015, 4:50 PM by Pack 553 Niceville, FL   [ updated Sep 24, 2015, 4:50 PM ]


I recently sent our invitations to scoutbook.  Please accept those and start tracking your scouts progress there.  

Den Meeting ~ October 12

posted Sep 30, 2014, 4:20 PM by Pack Chairman   [ updated Sep 30, 2014, 4:20 PM by Pack 553 Niceville, FL ]

We had a great den meeting on Sunday to work on the Readyman Activity Pin.  At the meeting we completed the following items (please mark them in your books if you attended this den meeting):

Readyman items: 1-2, 4-9, 14-15.  Your Webelos Scout needs to complete item 3 at home and have it ready to present at our next den meeting.  Once item 3 is complete they will receive their Readyman Activity Pin (and their Webelos Colors if they haven't already received them).

We also had the opportunity to complete Handyman item 3; please mark that in your books as well.

Our next Den Meeting will be October 12th.  Nathan Foster will be Denner (Responsible for planning and executing the flag Ceremony; Web Requirement 6) and Joel will be Assistant Denner (Prepared to replace the Denner if he is unable to attend).


We will be working on the Webelos Badge requirements. To prepare please ask your scout to read pages 49-59


1.    Have an Adult family member read the Adult Guide: If you have not already, please read pages 1-22.

2.    Be active for 3 months: Will not be complete at this meeting.

3.    Explain the Meaning of the Webelos Badge: Discuss and Demonstrate. 

4.    Webelos Uniform:  Discuss and Demonstrate.

5.    Earn the Fitness, Citizen and 1 other Activity Pin:

6.    Plan and lead a flag ceremony:  completed by a denner at each meeting

7.    Boy Scout Requirements:

a.    Salute, Sign and Handshake:  Discuss and Demonstrate.

b.    Oath, Law, motto and slogan: Discuss.

c.    Outdoor Code: Discuss

8.    Faith:  This requirement will be completed entirely by you and your scout.   For more information about the Religious Emblem of Faith, please see Charity or visit


Since we have 2 camping trips scheduled in October, We will start the Outdoorsman pin.  (344-364)

1.    Present yourself to your Webelos den leader, properly dressed, as you would be for an overnight campout.   Show the camping gear you will use.   Show the right way to pack and carry it.

2.    With your family or Webelos den, help plan and take part in an evening outdoor activity that includes a campfire.

3.    With your parent or guardian, take part in a Webelos den overnight campout or a family campout.   Sleep in a tent that you have helped pitch.

4.    With your parent or guardian, camp overnight with a Boy Scout troop.   Sleep in a tent that you have helped pitch.

And Do Five of these:

1.    During a Webelos den meeting, discuss how to follow the Leave No Trace Frontcountry Guidelines during outdoor activities.

2.    Participate in an outdoor conservation project with your Webelos den or a Boy Scout troop. Nov 22

3.    Discuss with your Webelos den leader the rules of outdoor fire safety.   Using these rules, show how to build a safe fire (completed at camp)  and put it out.

4.    With your accompanying adult on a campout or outdoor activity, assist in preparing, cooking, and cleanup for one of your den's meals.   Tell why it is important for each den member to share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain the importance of eating together.

5.    Discuss with your Webelos den leader the things that you need to take on a hike.   Go on one 3-mile hike with your Webelos den or a Boy Scout troop.

6.    Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.

7.    Demonstrate setting up a tent or dining fly using two half hitches and a taut-line hitch.  Show how to tie a square knot and explain how it is used.

8.    Visit a nearby Boy Scout camp with your Webelos den.



For the new scouts that have not earned the Bobcat badge.  Please review page 42-47.  This will be the last opportunity to earn bobcat prior to Fam Camp.



Simple Agenda:

·         Gathering – Turtle Soccer

·         Opening Ceremony – Flag + Cub Motto + Cub Promise

·         Webelos Badge – Boy Scout Law

·         Game

·         Outdoorsman Requirements

·         Closing

·         Extra – Bobcat Trail (last chance to earn bobcat before family camp)


Tracking sheets may be found HERE

Den Meeting ~ Sunday 9/28

posted Sep 23, 2014, 5:37 PM by Den8 Pack 553   [ updated Sep 23, 2014, 5:37 PM by Pack 553 Niceville, FL ]

Our next den meeting will be held this Sunday from 4:00-5:30 at Seminole Park. ( map ) 

Matt Williams will be helping us with the Ready-man badge.  Please ask your scout to read pages 49-50 (Webelos Badge Requirements) and 366-390 (Ready-man Requirements) in his Webelos Handbook prior to the meeting.   There will be a test with a prize!

Parents, you’re not off the hook either.  Please read pages 2-22 in the Webelos Handbook and the blue pamphlet  “How to Protect your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide” in the front of the book.  You guessed it, There will be a test with a prize! 

If time permits we will start working on the Webelos Badge requirements.  Please print out the attached PDF’s and bring with you to track your progress.   

After the meeting we will take a few minutes to discuss the Bobcat badge (p 41-48) for our new scouts.    

Den 8 Page now sends notifications

posted Sep 13, 2014, 7:46 PM by Den8 Pack 553   [ updated Sep 13, 2014, 8:09 PM by Pack 553 Niceville, FL ]


In an effort to reduce the number of places information is available, We are going to try something new.  Instead of Emails, I will post the information at  An automated email will be generated and sent to you with contents, just as this one was.  

In addition to announcements, I will also be posting worksheets and links to various resources we will be using.

If you have any questions, let me know.


Den 8 Webs

posted Sep 13, 2014, 6:23 PM by Den8 Pack 553   [ updated Sep 13, 2014, 6:23 PM by Pack 553 Niceville, FL ]

Den 8 Webelos will be responsible for the Flag Ceremony at September's Pack meeting. 

Be ready!

Fam Camp Update!

posted Oct 23, 2013, 10:26 AM by Den8 Pack 553   [ updated Oct 23, 2013, 10:26 AM by Pack 553 Niceville, FL ]

The Pack and the Bears had a great turnout for our annual Fall Family Camp.  The Bears were able to accomplish a lot during our 2 days there.  Belt loops, Pin Requirements, Electives and Achievements were completed.  

Congratulations to Nathan S. and Shayan for receiving their Bobcat Badges!

Congratulations to Asher, Bowen, Danny, Maxx, Nathan F, Nathan S, Tobin and Trey for earning their Whittling Chip!

We came together as a Den to prepare meals and snacks.  The Scouts made their own breakfast in a bag, sandwiches and cooked Pig in the Blankets in the campfire.  We made a cardboard box oven and used it to bake cookies.  We made armpit fudge and Orange Peel cupcakes.  

We are looking forward to our Spring FamCamp with much anticipation!

See You There!


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