Welcome to Pack 283!
Pack 283 is a Cub Scout Pack in Wayzata, Minnesota, and chartered by Wayzata Community Church. Founded in 1944, it is the longest continuously chartered Pack in Minnesota. The program is open to boys and girls from kindergarten through fifth grade. Our Pack is made up of children primarily from Gleason Lake and St. Bart's Elementary Schools, as well as home-schooled children.
Fall Weekend and Day Camp Opportunities: On the weekend of October 3rd, Pack 283 will do simultaneous day camp at Baker and weekend camping at Stearns. Take a look at our Fall Campouts Page for more information!
Scoutbook 101 for Parents: Den leader Brett Batz will be leading an online course on how to use Scoutbook for entering and tracking advancement for your scout. See the newsletter sent out October 14th for information on how to connect to zoom for this class.
2020 Scout Registration:
As a reminder, if you have not done so yet please renew your registration at your earliest convenience. If you renew your registration before October 15th you will help earn $20 for the pack.
Here is a link to the registration site. You will be registering online directly with the council. The registration fee for renewing is $180. This includes national and council fees. If you have questions, please contact Jason (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jared (email@example.com). Email sent on 9/9 and 10/6 with lots of details.
If you would like a scholarship to assist in the registration cost you can apply for it through that registration process. When you complete the 'participant' information section you will see a check box and a link to the scholarship application form (also electronic).
Pack 283 Hiking Club! New this year we are launching the Pack 283 Hiking club. Our first hike will be Sunday October 18th; see the calendar link for registration and more information.
Fall 2020 Wreath Sale Fundraiser: Our only annual fundraiser is ongoing; orders are due Sunday October 25th. Contact your den leader or committee chair Jared Gilbert for more information or if you need more forms.
October Pack Meeting: We will have a hybrid (both in-person and online) pack meeting on Monday October 26th. More information will come out soon, watch your email for updates!
See the calendar for more information on other upcoming events.
Scouting does build character - we can prove it!
We've always thought that Scouting is good for our children's character development and now there's a study to prove it! A published study by Dr. Richard M. Lerner and Tufts University, funded by the John Templeton Foundation followed 1800 Scouts and 400 non-Scouts over more than 2 years and studied their character development. Click to learn more via this informative infographic.