Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Caroling this Thursday!!

Thursday's meeting this week will be singing Christmas Carols at Amerisist.

After the caroling, we will hand out Pinewood Derby Car kits for all the boys.


When: Thu, December 13, 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Where: Amerisist Assisted Living, 106 Westminster Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630 (map)


Take Route 55 out of town toward Linden

Left at the Light onto Westminster (moose lodge as a landmark)

Amerisist is down the street on the right


We'll meet there, sing and then hand out the cars.


Cary Hulse




Friday, October 5, 2012

Festival of Leaves Parade and Campout

Festival of Leaves Parade and Pack Campout


SAT. October 13th


What: Parade

Where: Town of Front Royal


  9:00 am - meet for parade at FRUMC

10:00 am – Parade begins from Luray Avenue


What: Pack Campout

Where: Island Ford Farm


4:00-6:00 pm – arrive, tent set up and campfire dinners (bring your own dinner, suggested foil packs)

6:00-7:30 - tree identification and sunset hike

7:30-8:00 - flag retire and s'mores

8:00-9:00 - star gazing with telescopes

9:00-10:00 - campfire song skits etc.


SUN. October 14th


7:30-9:00 am - flag raise, breakfast

9:00-11:00 am - grid search for “downed helicopter” and pilot extraction: Tigers- head trauma, Wolf- broken arm, Bears- broken leg, Webelos- wounded individual extraction with a Stokes Basket

11:00 am -12:00 pm - pack up and tear down


Directions to the Island Ford Farm site




Cary Hulse

Asst. Cubmaster

Cub Scout Pack 53, Front Royal

571.436.6149 (C)




Friday, September 7, 2012

Webelos Woods registration due soon

Registration for this year’s Webelos Woods campout is due ASAP. If anyone is a first year Webelos (either Webelos 1 or a new scout starting out in Webelos 2), this is a great way to get a jump on advancement. Please email me at ASAP if you haven’t already.
A list of suggested personal gear is avaliable here:
Webelos Woods Gear List

Please let me know if anyone has any questions.

Happy Camping!!

Cary Hulse
Asst. Cubmaster
Cub Scout Pack 53, Front Royal

Next meeting is at the Farm!!

Just a reminder that next week’s regular den/pack meeting (13 September) will be at the Island Ford Farm.

Directions are on our website here:


Bring a friend!!






Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Regular Den Meetings Begin September 6!

Cub Scouts! 7:15 @ FRUMC


Our regular den meetings will resume for this fall on Thursday, September 6, 7:15  – 8:30 pm at Front Royal United Methodist Church (map)


Pack/Den Meetings will be held every Thursday. On the 2nd Thursday EVERY month, we'll be headed out to the farm. More details for the monthly farm trips will come at the September 6 meeting.


New scouts are always welcome, so go tell a friend!!




Wednesday, August 22, 2012

PopCorn Kickoff THIS FRIDAY NIGHT (August 24)

Pack 53 is having our “kick-off” event this Friday. New scouts are welcome.
The details:

Welcome to the start of another cubscouting year.  Our first official activity will be the PopCorn Kickoff.

Where:  Front Royal United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall
When:  6PM for Parents and Scouts
What:  We'll be explaining the popcorn sales activities, providing additional information concerning pack activities ... AND ...

It's Movie Night!  

Beginning at 6:30 pm, we'll play a classic starring Kurt Russell and Fred MacMurrary in "Follow Me Boys", a Disney production about young boys becoming good men.  A delight for all ages.

See you there. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pack Graduation and Campout

Good evening all its again time to hold the Pack Graduation. It has been an exciting year and we will top it off with a cook out and an over-night camp. The cook out will begin at 2pm on Saturday June 2nd and will be held at Island Ford Farm 1711/1715 Morgan Ford Rd. The pack will be providing Hot dogs, Hamburgers, drinks, plates, plates, cups, plastic dinner ware, and condiments. Please bring folding chairs, a side dish or desert large enough to feed your family + 8 others. We will have soccer and volley ball and some other games for every one to enjoy. We will also be awarding everyone's rank advancement, belt-loops and achievement pins earned during the past year and distributing new books and neckerchiefs for their new rank.

After graduation family's will be able to pitch a tent right there and camp out on the shores of the beautiful Shenandoah river. In the morning breakfast of pancakes and bacon will be served. Followed by a short hike then perform a leave no trace clean up and depart by around 10 AM Sunday June 3rd.

More information will be provided at the Den meeting this Thursday night 5/24/2012.
See you all then!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pinewood Derdy Postponed until Jan 27th and 28th

In the face of the worsening weather forecast I have decided to postpone Pack 53's Pinewood Derby until next week Jan 27th and Jan 28th. We will be holding the activities at the same place and the check-in and race times will be the same as if we were having the derby this week.  Thank you all for your patience but there is nothing we can do about the weather.

Cubmaster Raymond LeMay