Welcome to the Bear Den

Den Number 
3

Third Grade 
      or 8-9 Yrs

Den Leader
      Lisa DeFrank

Our Goals   In the Bear Den, there are four general achievement groups: God, Country, Family, and Self. There are 120 achievement tasks and your Bear Cub must earn a certain number of achievements in each of the four groups to earn his Bear Badge.  This is the year your son will grow in amazing ways. After earning their Bear Badge, the scout may earn arrow points by completing additional achievement tasks.

Summary Much of the advancement for the Bear rank is done by the scout with his family outside of the den.  The parent signs off in the scout's handbook and the Den Leader records the advancements from the handbook in our tracking Software.  The Bear program relies heavily on family involvement, but you will see this gradually change with the scout doing more with his den and more individual direction as he graduates to Webelos. 

Ready to join? Then you probably have some questions. Email Lisa at den3.pack742@gmail.com and leave your phone number and Diane will get back with you as soon as possible.

What the Bears are "Doing"... 
  • Good Morning
    Good morning,
    I wanted to update everyone that we have updated the online calendar.  Our Fall Campout event had to have a date change due to campgrounds closing sooner than anticipated.  Also, a few pack events after January 2017 were also added to the calendar as well.

    Check out the information!
    If you are interested in the links they are here for your phones, tablets, etc for the Pack Calendar.
    You can also search for the Pack calendar with a google account...and it is called Pack 214 Events Details

    Paper copies will also be distributed on Tuesday.

    See everyone on Tuesday at the Pack Meeting at Prairie Ridge...beginning promptly at 7:00.
    Ann Smith
    Pack Committee Chairperson


    Posted Sep 11, 2016, 4:39 AM by Pack 214
  • Meskwaki Pow Wow...Please read
    Good afternoon,
    We have learned the Meskwaki Pow Wow for the rest of the weekend has been CANCELLED.  There has been a death in the tribe and for this reason, they have cancelled the event.

    We will try and go again next year.

    We are going to give our entire Pack credit for this event.  Therefore, if your scout had attended at least 2 other council and/or pack events, then your scout will more than likely earn their summer pin.

    Please keep the tribe in your thoughts during this challenging time for them.

    Sincerely,

    Ann Smith
    Pack 214 Committee Chairperson
    Posted Aug 12, 2016, 3:39 PM by Pack 214
  • Meskwaki Pow Wow
    Hello everyone,
    We have our last summer Pack event on Sunday, August 14th.  We hope you are able to come to this fun event.  It is the Meskawki PowWow.  
    We are planning on being there for the first dance which begins at 1:00 PM.  
    The cost for this event is $7.00 for each adult and $5.00 for each child.  Children under 5 are free.

    More information can be found here:  http://meskwakipowwow.com/index.html

    The easiest way is to come down hwy 30, either direction, and turn south at the Meskwaki Casino exit, turn left(east) and go up the hill until the first stop sign, turn right and go down the hill on the dirt road, past the tribal center and continue down the dirt road until you reach a "T" in the road with the railroad crossing on the right, cross the railroad tracks and continue down to the powwow grounds on the right where the entrance is placed. Once you are on the Meskwaki Settlement there will be colorful signs pointing to the powwow grounds at every entrance to the Settlement.

    I ask that anyone to come to the PowWow to let me know you attended if we don't see you there due to large crowds so that I document correctly on our Summer Pack Event.

    Please let me know any additional questions.  Feel free to contact me at 319-929-9016.

    Thanks so much!

    Sincerely,

    Ann Smith
    Pack 214 Committee Chairperson



    Posted Aug 9, 2016, 7:24 PM by Pack 214
  • Parent meeting
    Good afternoon,
    We will be having our January parent meeting this Tuesday, January 12th.  We will begin at 7:00 PM.  We will meet at Prairie Ridge in the Cafeteria. 
    We hope to see you then! 
    Thanks!
    Ann Smith
    Pack 214
    Committee Chairperson
    Posted Jan 10, 2016, 3:04 PM by Pack 214
  • Scout Day at the Play Station
    Please read the announcement about this opportunity at the Play Station.

    This is a council event, and not a Pack 214 event, therefore, you would be responsible for the cost listed below.  I would assume that the other cost would be the typical admission of $8.50 a person. 

       The Play Station would like to invited all of the Boy Scouts to our scout day on Sunday, January 10th, 2016 from 11am to 6pm! The scouts are able to get a special rate of $4.00 for the admission to get into the Play Station. All they need to do is show a badge or wear their scout vest!

    Any additional questions can be forwarded to the Play Station by contacting them at
    (319) 373-1111.


    Thanks!
    Ann Smith
    Pack 214 Committee Chairperson
    Posted Jan 5, 2016, 5:19 PM by Pack 214
  • Pack meeting
    Good morning,
    This is a reminder of our monthly pack meeting which will be tomorrow night at 7:00 PM in the Prairie Ridge cafeteria!


    Have a few Christmas gifts you need to buy?  Going to a Rose Bowl gathering and you plan on taking an appetizer?  Consider buying popcorn!  The Pack has some popcorn they need to finish selling.  It will also be brought to the Pack Meeting.  It will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Forms of payment:  Cash or Checks written to Pack 214.

    Thanks so much!

    Sincerely,

    Ann Smith
    Committee Chairperson


    Posted Dec 14, 2015, 4:34 AM by Pack 214
  • Parent meeting
    Good morning,
    We have our monthly parent meeting tomorrow night.  It will begin at 7:00 PM and will be at Ridge.  There is another meeting occurring in the library, so we will plan to meet in the library.

    We will be discussing our December Pack meeting as well as beginning to discuss our January meeting.

    Thanks so much for your commitment! 
    We look forward to seeing your tomorrow night.

    Sincerely,

    Ann Smith
    Pack 214 Committee Chairperson
    Posted Dec 7, 2015, 7:59 AM by Pack 214
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