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Welcome to the Ventana Ranch Pack 114 website.  In order to gain access, you need to be registered with the Pack.  Pack Members should have received an email with a user id and password.  If this describes you and you need assistance, contact Help@albuquerque114.mypack.us  The site will be updated regularly with events, photos, and other information.  Hope you enjoy the site!

Want to be part of a family oriented organization that is packed with fun and promotes self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and pride in citizenship? Pack 114 may be the place for you!

 

 

Founded in 2005, Pack 114 is based out of Ventana Ranch Elementary School and is sponsored by our one and only neighborhood association, the VRNA. Pack 114 prides itself on creating a fun-filled program that is all about the boys. Cub Scouts offers an age appropriate program for your son to develop life-skills that will help him to be a leader in tomorrow's world.

The program is for boys who are in the 1st through 5th grades. Boys are placed in a "den" with other boys their own age. The dens typically meet on a weekly basis on a schedule that is established by the parents at the beginning of the year. Each den may meet on a different night, depending on the needs of their members. The dens follow a program established by the Boy Scouts of America to lead them to earning their rank advancement for the year. The rank programs are as follows:

Lions         - Kindergarden 

Tigers        - 1st grade

Wolves      - 2nd grade

Bears        - 3rd grade

Webelos I  - 4th grade

Webelos II - 5th grade

Once a month, all the dens participate in an all-group "Pack Meeting", where we sing songs, do skits, and have presentations for the many awards that the cub scouts have earned. Through it all, we have other seasonal Pack events to get the most out of the scouting year.

At Pack 114, this includes both a Fall and Spring Hike, Rain Gutter Regatta (boat races!) or Space Derby (rocket races!), Holiday Party, Pinewood Derby (car races!), campout, and water gun fight in the park. Our community service activities include delivering the quarterly neighborhood newsletter, participating in the district in the annual "Scouting for Food" collection drive for Roadrunner Food Bank, multiple school grounds clean-ups, toys-for-tots toy drive, and so much more!

The year culminates in the boys earning their rank awards at the annual Blue and Gold Banquet in February, and Pack 114 does it up like no other pack! To recognize the boys' year long accomplishment, we won't just hand them their award and wish them congratulations. That just wouldn't be right! Instead, we go all out in creating a celebration to remember for the entire family. Previous themes have included:

Star Wars

Minecraft

Super Heroes

Knights of the Round Table

Wild West

Time Machine

Minions

Leaders and scouts come dressed to the theme, and the boys are recognized for all their hard work.  Don't miss out on both the fun and the opportunity to instill great values into your son! For information on joining our Pack, contact Cubmaster Chad Mantelli at cubmaster@albuquerque114.mypack.us .

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Spaghetti Dinner

Posted on Apr 17 2017 - 12:39pm

Our Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser will be held at the School cafeteria on April 22 From 11-3.

We are also holding a bake sale to please bring some goodies to sell and we're raffling off each Den's Basket.

Blue and Gold is Almost Here

Posted on Feb 14 2017 - 8:50am

Blue and Gold is here!! We will have our Annual Blue and Gold banquet and on February 18th at 4:00pm.  Come an join us as we recognize all of the hard work our scouts have done this year and we watch as the Scopions cross over to become boy scouts.

Pinewood Derby 2017 - Race Day

Posted on Jan 26 2017 - 9:04am

Saturday the 28th is Race day.

We will be holding races for each of the dens at the following times:

  • Bears 9:30-10:30
  • Lions & Tigers 10:45-11:45
  • Wolves & Webs 12:00-1:00

Please show up 15 minutes before your den races.

Scouting for Food

Posted on Jan 26 2017 - 8:58am

Please don't forget to sign up for Scouting for Food. We have an opportunity to help a lot of hungry people in our community by partnering with the Roadrunner Food Bank to collect food to be distributed to hungry people throughout the state.

The event is on Saturday February 4th at the Smiths on Coors and Central.
We will have 3 shifts that will last 2 hours.
9-11
11-1
1-3

Please let your den leader know in which time slot you would like to participate.

Here is a little more info about the event....

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Pinewood Derby 2017 - Friday Check-In

Posted on Jan 26 2017 - 8:57am

It's almost Time!!!

Friday is check in for your car, but please don't be stressed out about it. We will have our "experts" there to help ensure each of the boys are able to race. Although we ask that your car be as ready to race as possible, we understand the "as possible" part is different for everyone. Bring your boy's car and let's have a blast!!

Pinewood Derby - Shop Day

Posted on Jan 4 2017 - 12:29pm

Don't forget about our shop day this Saturday at Rob's House. We will hold a brief class at 1:30 for anyone who has questions or needs help with their car.

We will have various tools available for you to establish a rough design for your car. This way you can handle all of the fine tuning at home. A safety briefing on the tools will be held at 2:00 and you will need to attend this briefing before using any of the equipment. We will be closing the shop at 4:00 sharp.

The parents and siblings race will be held on January 27th, this will also be the official check in day for the Scouts cars. We plan to begin at 6:00. Please make sure to have your car as near to ready as you can prior to check in (see attachment for rules). This will save you a great deal of heart ache, and give you more time to enjoy the pizza and races going on that evening.

The official Derby will be held on Saturday the 28th. We will announce the schedule at the Pack Meeting next Tuesday night.

We need volunteers, so if you can help please let me know.

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