Chartered by American Legion Post 295, Germantown, Maryland

Pack located in North Potomac, Maryland

Upcoming Events

March 2018 Newsletter

Pinewood Derby - The annual Pinewood Derby is scheduled for Saturday, March 10th, 8:30 am-12 noon. In addition to the Den and Pack competition, we will have an “open” division, for siblings to compete. The rules for this year’s Derby are attached to the newsletter email for reference. In addition to the Derby itself, we highly recommend that you come to the weigh-in on Friday night, from 7:15-8:30 pm, as we will have the official scale there.

Scouts’ behavior at Pack meetings - Tone of the items we discussed at the planning meeting was how to ensure the boys are behaving appropriately at Pack meetings. We’re going to work on a seating layout that seems to have helped foster a more controlled atmosphere, but for all our parents, we appreciate your active engagement in keeping your Scout on track during the meetings.

March Pack Meeting Our March Pack meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st, 7:15-8:15 pm. We will be building kites in preparation for going to the National Kite Festival a little later. The meeting starts promptly at 7:15 pm, and the Wolves will conduct the opening and closing flag ceremonies; the Bears will have setup and the Tigers will have cleanup.

Blue & Gold - One more huge THANKS! to Carolyn Silvey, Gina Negrin, Melanie Liacouras, and Kristen Hellewell for putting on a great banquet!

Family Scouting Discussion - As mentioned in the note following our planning meeting, we had a relatively small and closely divided portion of the Pack parents at our discussion of whether to include girls as part of the Family Scouting program, so we have asked the Den Leaders to discuss the question with the dens before making a decision for the Pack. For those who are looking for more information, you can find additional materials on the national Scouting website at, and on the council’s site at If you have any ideas, input, or questions, please feel free to contact Howie or Eric.

Upcoming Spring & Summer Events - We’re still working on dates, but we expect to have a number of fun-filled events coming up, so keep an eye on this newsletter and the Pack website for more details:

Pack 436 Website - The Pack 436 webiste is A copy of this newsletter as well as information about our meetings and events can be found on the website. The Pack calendar is on the website as a Google Calendar, events can be added to your own calendars by clicking on the "Goolge Calendar" button just below the calendar on the right-hand side. Contact Steve Meyer ( with any questions or comments.

Communication - We will continue communication via e-mail in the form of a monthly newsletter and occasional special announements. Your email address will NOT be given out to anyone and will be used for Cub Scout related events ONLY. Please keep us informed of any changes in e-mail addresses. If there are any changes, please contact Eric Victory at

Feedback - We encourage your feedback on ways that we can improve Pack 436. Please forward your input to Eric Victory (Committee Chairman) at We appreciate your input!