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Pack Meeting Is more likely to be well attended when families and Cub Scouts receive personal invitations. We present several designs on these pages as well as other art throughout this book which can be adapted for this purpose.
1) The Wolfgraphics should be photocopied and filled in with pertinent information. It could also be enlarged to poster size and laminated. This permanent poster could be displayed in a prominent location the week before pack meeting and serve as a familiar reminder of the upcoming meeting. Date, time, place, and theme could be filled in with grease pencil or written on strips of masking tape (colored if desired) or paper strips which could then be changed each month.
2) Pocket knife – To assemble the knife, cut out the casings and the two blades. Space is provided on the front casing as well as the knife blades for the information that needs to be given. Punch holes at indicated spots with either a large
needle, or small punch. Assemble knife by placing back casing (graphics face down) then smaller blade with hole to the right (graphics up), large blade with hole to the left and finally the front casing, making sure that the holes are aligned. Secure with brass fastemers. To prevent blades from slipping down you might staple or glue a small spot at bottom of knife casing.
3) Back Pack – For an invitation, the back pack needs to be photocopied and cut out. With an exacto knife carefully cut out around the flap zipper, cutting through the straps for a continuous line. Fold in half and glue around edges. Place information on or under the inside of flap. The small graphics, (canteen, knife, compass, sleeping bag, lunch, flashlight, rope) fit Inside the finished pack. These could be labeled with information for an activity. Another suggestion is to challenge boys to earn the pack and its contents by passing off certain requirements, for a goal, attendance, dues, uniforms, or as incentive for other troop or pack
actlvlties.We have included (on p. 22) the words Troop, Pack,
Den and numbers 0-9 for you to personalize the pack if desired. The pack could be used as a visual aid emphasizing preparedness for a hike. Enlarged, this pack would be an eye-catching focal point for a large group.