During the school year our meetings are held on Wednesday evenings between 6 and 8pm, downstairs in the cafeteria at St. Jane de Chantal Catholic School. Park behind the church and walk up the hill towards the school, go past the awning and down the ramp around the corner to get to the cafeteria.
This year’s Pinewood Derby will be on the late afternoon on Wed March 8th starting at 5.30PM. Please check out the Pack Rules, which are based on the District Rules. Winners of the various Pack heats move onto the District competition!
Raingutter Regatta is an annual event that requires cub scouts to build a sail boat utilizing the parts contained in the official BSA Raingutter Regatta trimaran kit. The boats are then raced down a length of water-filled rain gutters, powered by the boy blowing into the sail through a soda straw. Boys only race against other boys in their rank. Each boy will race in several heats and the fastest boat for each den will determine a winner.
1. Each boat should race 1 time in each lane.
2. The race begins once the official starter has placed the competing boats against the back wall of the gutter and commands the Scouts to “GO!”
3. On the starter’s command, the Scouts will blow through the straw into the sail of their boat in order to advance them through the water. The boat can only be propelled by blowing into the sail. Once the race has begun, the Scout CANNOT touch his boat.
4. If a boat capsizes or becomes stuck it will righted by a race official only.
5. If a boat is touched by any part of the Scout’s body or their straw, then the Scout’s boat will be returned to the starting position to continue racing.
6. The first boat to impact the end of the Raingutter with its bow (front) will be considered the winner of that heat. The finish line official will have the final and ONLY say in determining the winner of that heat.
Scouts can wear their yellow “Class B” shirts rather than their uniforms.
The pack has reserved 10 campsites. Official check-in time is 3pm, so no tents should be setup before that time. We will meet at the Visitor’s Center near the camp entrance. Each campsite is equipped with a table, fire ring and parking area. Fires must be kept inside the fire rings.
From the east: Take I-70 west to exit 35. Turn left onto Rt. 66. Go straight to the stoplight at the intersection of Rt. 40. Turn left onto Rt. 40 east. Follow for two miles and the park is on the right.
Eleven miles of hiking trails meander through a variety of wildlife habitats and afford a view of the area’s geological history. Most of Greenbriar’s trails are classified as moderate to strenuous, you will need appropriate footwear (the trails can be very rocky), clothing and gear, including minimum 1L drinking water.
A portion of the Appalachian Trail enters the eastern edge of the park on Bartman’s Hill and passes through the park.
Nature Center (subject to volunteer availability)
Historic Home of General Smallwood (subject to volunteer availability)