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Blue & Gold Dinner




Saturday, February 11, 2023  | 4:15 PM

North Suburban YMCA

2705 Techny Rd, Northbrook IL 60062

All Scouts and families are welcome

Pizza Dinner

Arrow Of Light Ceremony 

Pool Party

Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 

Bring a towel and a change of clothes



November Pack Meeting -Marbles Tournament

Pack 50 Marble Tournament 2023

November 17th, 2023
795 Wilmot Rd.
, Deerfield, IL 60015
From: 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

Friends and Family are Welcome to Join



Marble Game Terms and Rules
  • Lagging: Players roll or shoot their shooters simultaneously across the sheet to determine each Scout’s shooting order. The first shooter is the closest to the line without going over. A knuckle must remain on the mat while shooting, 
  • Knuckling-down A player MUST shoot with at least one knuckle of his shooting hand on the floor.
  •  Hunchingnot allowed: Hand is raised off the mat and moving forward while shooting. The hand must remain still. 
  • Marble must be propelled by the thumb only.
  • Slips: Shooter slips out of a player’s hand while shooting. He must call out ‘slips’ and the shooter cannot have rolled more than 12 inches. 
  • Histingnot allowed: Raising your hand from the floor while shooting. He must knuckle-down.

Bring Your Appetite To Webelos 2 Snack Sale

& JANUARY 13, 2024
Cub Scouts Pack 50
Start Time: Saturday, December 16, 2023 @ 12:30 PM (1.5 hrs)
Start Time: Saturday, January 13th, 2024 @ 9:00 AM (2 hrs)

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled start time for check-in.
Help sort, sticker, and/or package children's books in our Processing Center.

Lake Bluff Processing Center
917 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff, IL 60044

All volunteers in our group must use the link below to register for this session.  Note: for Cub Scouts, the waiver contained in this form may only be completed by a parent or guardian.
  • Each person must be registered. 1 parent and 1 child.
  • An adult must accompany all volunteers under age 14.  We require 1 adult per every four volunteers under age 14. 
  •  If you or any member of your group can't attend, please cancel as soon as possible.
  • No outside food or beverage in the Processing Center. 
  • Please consider donating new or gently used children’s books on the day of your event.

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Pack 50 Campout

When: September 9th, 2023, | Tent Set up can start at 4 pm
Where: Dan Beard Campground, 200 Portwine Rd, Northbrook IL 60062 
Who: Pack 50 | Dinner by Pack 50

 Campout RSVP


Arrive/Tent set-up 4 pm
Activities/Games 5 pm
Dinner 6 pm
Campfire 7:30-9 pm
Lights out at 9 pm 

Cleanup/Leave camp - before 10 am Sunday, September 10th

Join us on October 14th, 2023 for Cub Scout Boo Camp!

 Boo Camp will be at Camp Sol R. Crown in Trevor, Wisconsin
Registered NEIC Cub Scouts and parents are Free!

Boo Camp is open to all Cub Scouts and their families. Boo Camp mixes Halloween fun with Scouting adventure.  Cub Scouts and their family, dens, or packs can fish, enjoy a hayride, climb, cross a rope bridge, shoot archery or BB guns, and much more.  An advancement or portion of an adventure will be offered for each rank. Each Den will organize its registration process.



We would like to extend a warm invitation to you and your children to join our upcoming Cub Scout Pack 50 Campout on Saturday, September 9th, 2023 at Camp Dan Beard.

We believe that Scouting is an excellent opportunity for kids to learn and grow while having fun and making lifelong friends.

Our Cub Scout Pack 50 is open to all boys and girls in grades K through 5. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment where children can learn new skills, develop self-confidence, and have a great time. Whether your child is interested in camping, hiking, learning survival skills, or simply making new friends, Pack 50 has something for everyone.

For more information contact  Scout Master Nick


Cub Scout Fall Kick-Off - Rocket Launch 2023

Sunday, AUGUST 20th, 2023 
10:00 am -12:00 pm

Jewett Park
836 Jewett Park Dr, Deerfield IL

We're looking forward to seeing everyone for the rocket launch.

Your Den Leader will be delivering rockets to you in August.

Assemble your rocket at home and bring it with you to launch. Allow glue to dry overnight before launching. Follow the assembly instructions printed in the package and use the tips below.

Building Tips
- Don’t forget to decorate/name your rocket so you can identify it for retrieval (we do not have decorating prizes for the rockets, so save your most creative ideas for your Pinewood car).
- Do not glue or paint the nosecone into position... it must easily pop out to release the recovery streamer.
- Attached are  two pictures below showing a completed rocket... please refer to these before finalizing assembly.

Prior issues to avoid
1) The motor mount tube was glued in backwards. The end with the thrust ring should be in the middle of the rocket tube, not sticking out the end
2) The motor clip was missing or installed backwards
3) The motor clip was installed on the same side of the tube as the launch rod guide hole on the orange fins. Note in the picture below the guide hole is on top of the tube and the motor clip is on the bottom.
4) The streamer was not installed
5) The nose cone was glued or painted into place.
Also... Let your child know that they are only to retrieve/handle their own rocket.



Raingutter Regatta FUN FAIR 2023

Pack 50 Cub Scouts invite all our friends and family to join us at

Raingutter Regatta / Fun Fair 
 When : April 28, 2023 | 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
 Where : Wilmot Elementary , 795 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield IL 

Come cheer the scouts on as they race their boats in the Raingutter Regatta. This promises to be an exciting event, filled with fun activities for everyone.

Trophies will be presented to the top 3 boats for each den.

Who: Run by Wolves | Snack Sale by Tiger Den 

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Crossover Ceremony

Crossover Ceremony is a time to recognize Cub Scouts' accomplishments achieved throughout the year

Cub Scouts will be advancing to the next level of scouting

 During the Crossover Ceremony all scouts will receive awards they have earned during the year and books for their new rank

When: Tuesday, June 27th, 2023 6:30 PM  to 8 PM

Where:  Jewett Park, 836 Jewett Park Dr, Deerfield IL 60015

Who: Pack 50 friends and family 

Scouts Should Wear Their Cub Scout Uniform 

Snacks and desserts will be served after the ceremony

Rocket Launch

Join Cub Scouts for Rocket Launch 2022

New Rain out Date 
Saturday August 27th | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Shepard Middle School Field
440 Grove Ave., Deerfield

Model Rockets for launching will be provided by Cub Scouts Pack 50 

Extra assembled rockets will be available to visitors on launch day. 

Please assemble your rocket at home and bring it to the launch. Allow the glue to dry overnight

Follow the assembly instructions printed in the package and use the tips below.

Building Tips
  •  Decorate and name your rocket for quick and easy identification
  • Do not glue or paint the nosecone into position... it must easily pop out to release the recovery streamer.
  • Refer to your Rocket Kit instructions and see attached pictures below for a final look of the rocket 
Mistakes to Avoid
  • Take care NOT to glue the motor mount tube glue backward. The end with the thrust ring should be in the middle of the rocket tube, not sticking out of the end
  • Take care NOT to install the motor clip backward 
  • Take care NOT to install the motor clip on the same side of the tube as the launch rod guide hole on the orange fins. Note in the picture below the guide hole is on top of the tube and the motor clip is on the bottom.
  • Make sure to install the streamer
  • Take care NOT to glue or paint the nose cone into place. 


Fun Fair

May 2022 Pack 50 Meeting 

Deerfield Cub Scout Pack 50 cordially invites families in the Deerfield community to join our Fun Fair 

May 13th, 2022 at 6:30 PM at the Wilmot Elementary in Deerfield

Scouts grades 1st through 5th along with their families will enjoy visiting booths with fun activities, learning 

Scout skills, meeting new friends, tasting delicious food, and WINNING PRIZES. 

Please RSVP to 

For more information, contact:  

September 2020 Meeting - Marble Tournament

Join us for our annual Pack 50 Marble Tournament

Saturday, September 12th | 10:00am to 12:00 am
Woodland Park Pavilion
Wilmot Rd & School St, Deerfield, IL 60015

Wearing a MASK is strongly encouraged when social distancing is not possible. Hand sanitizer and extra masks will be available  

Scouts will be shooting in 3 rounds. The top three scorers in each Den will earn awards. 
An award for Good Sportsmanship will also be given. Good Sportsmanship will be determined by the most enthusiastic cheering, helping other scouts, reminding shooter of slips. 

Parents will be asked to volunteer to help judge, so please familiarize yourself with the rules. No prior experience necessary. 

Key Rules: Please share with your scouts in advance of the meeting...
  • Marble must be propelled by the thumb.
  • "Histing" not allowed - Histing is when the hand is raised off the mat. A knuckle must remain on the mat while shooting,
  • "Hunching" not allowed - Hunching is moving your hand forward while shooting (helping propel the marble)

Marble Game Terms and Rules
  • Lagging: Players roll or shoot their shooters simultaneously across the sheet to determine each Scout’s shooting order. Closest to the line without going over is the first shooter and so forth. 
  • Knuckling-down: A player MUST shoot with at least one knuckle of his shooting hand on the floor. 
  • Slips: Shooter slips out of a player’s hand while shooting. He must call out ‘slips’ and the shooter cannot have rolled more than 12 inches. 
  • Histing: Raising your hand from the floor while shooting. He must knuckle-down. 
  • Hunching: Moving your hand forward while shooting. The hand must remain still. 
  • Good Sportsmanship: Enthusiastic cheering, helping other Scouts, shouting encouragement, reminding shooter of slips, etc. 

Rules in a Nutshell 
1.        Get the score sheet with the player's names from the timer/scorer.
2.        Verify the player’s names & begin Lag to set order for the game.
3.        After Lag, set marbles in the cross.
4.        Wait for judge’s signal to begin the game.
5.        Keep Scouts off the sheet unless they are shooting. Shooter is only Scout allowed on the sheet.
6.        Record marbles as shot-out by Scout.
7.        Verify no Histing or Hunching has occurred.
8.        Look (and listen) for Skips.
9.        Look (and record) Good Sportsmanship.
10.      Repeat 2 more times (3 games total).

Bring Your Appetite to Wolves Snack Sale

October Pack Meeting - Camping

Saturday, October 26th-Sunday, October 27th
Dan Beard Campground, Northbrook, IL
Address:200 Portwine Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062 (map)
Camp Dan Beard Website

We will meet around the bonfire at the campsite where PROMPTLY at 6:30pm we will begin the Bobcat Ceremony for all the new scouts in our pack. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MIN EARLY to make sure we can start on-time if your scout is participating in the ceremony.

The Pack Meeting will start at 6:30pm and go until 8pm as it usually does,however families are encouraged to stay and camp overnight.

The Pack has the area reserved from 3pm on Saturday - 12 noon on Sunday. You are encouraged to set up your tent before sunset.  You are welcome to arrive as early as 3:00pm. Your Den Leader will let you know if your den will be meeting earlier at the campground that afternoon to work on requirements towards the dens rank badges or to let the boys just hang out together. 

Pinewood Derby 2020

Get Ready To Race


Wednesday January 22, 6:30pm - 8:00 PM 

Founder's Hall 
815 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, IL 60015 


Bring your checkbook. Pinewood registration night is the night when you pay your dues for the upcoming scout year. You are required to pay dues when registering your car. Checks only - $100 made out to Cub Scout Pack 50. (Webelos 2nd year fees are $50 since they leave our Pack after Blue and Gold in February.  This will keep their Scouting registration active as they transfer to Boy Scouts)
Bring Your Car. All cars must be registered and impounded on Wednesday night to be eligible to race and receive awards. Scouts need not be present during Wednesday registration, but must attend the race on Friday.

Friends & Family Races: All race rules apply to cars entered in the Friends and Family races. Race will take place on Wednesday at check-in. There is no registration fee. Don't have a Car Kit yet or need to purchase extra kits? Contact Maggie Nodland.  All registered scouts get 1 FREE Car Kit. Additional car kits are available for purchase @ $5.00/car. Other CAR KIT Retailers: Scout Shop, Ace Hardware, Craftwood Lumber.

Follow the rules!!!Pay particular attention to the rules, a complete rule sheet is attached, but here are some key ones:
Please print and read the full rules to keep our check-in night fast and easy, and to prevent your car from getting eliminated! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 
  • No more than 2 3/4 inches wide, 7 inches long, 5 1/4 inches high.
  • Weight not to exceed 5 ounces. The post office has a self-service machine in the lobby (open 24 hours) that you can use for weighing. If you want to add extra weight during check-in you must bring your own.
  • Use BSA approved wheels and axles that came in your pinewood kit.
  • The front of the car may not have slots to improve the starting position of the car. The front edge of car must touch the starting pin in the center of the track.
  • All four-axle points must be visible within the axle grooves.
  • Dry graphite is the only lubrication allowed on wheels and axles
  • The bottom of the car must clear the raised lane keeper on the track. A 3/8 inch clearance is required. If you add weights to the bottom of the car you should recess them.
  • The wheel track (measured between the inside edges of the wheels) must be at least 1 3/4 inches to clear the width of the raised lane keeper.


Main Gym 
795 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015


  • Receive a Trophy for being one of the three fastest cars in each den
  • Receive a Trophy in one of the following categories: 
Craftsmanship/Quality of Work
Paint Job/Uniqueness
Scouting/Patriotic Theme
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Popcorn Rally



Welcome new Tigers toPack 50.   Fun games will be played. Popcorn information will beshared with the scouts and parents, plus some handy tips for sellingpopcorn! Each scout will receive a started pack from their den.  Hope to see you all there!

Boy Scout Troop 50 will also host STEM Night during Pack 50'sSeptember 27th Meeting. 

Pack 50 Community Service Project

In the spirit of Thanksgiving,individual Dens of Cub Scout Pack 50 will organize community service projects. 

There will be no Pack 50 meeting in November.

Our next Pack meeting will be the Marble Tournament on Friday, December 14th.  


Due to the inclement weather on August 27, the Rocket Launch is being postponed until tomorrow, August 28.  

New details:

Rocket Launch

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Charles J Caruso Middle School, 1801 Montgomery Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015

(Field behind the school)

Deerfield Memorial Day Parade 2018

Come out in honor of Memorial Day and join the Deerfield Scouting Community for the Memorial Day Parade on, Monday, 5/28/18Area Scouts and their families have been invited and should plan on attending this important community event.  We’ll march in the parade with the Sons of the American Legion Squadron # 738 and other community groups.  Join us!

Here are the details:

Date:        Monday, May 28th at 10AM  (arrive at 9:45AM in advance to get assembled)

Location:  Veteran’s Memorial atJewett Park, 835 Hazel Avenue, Deerfield.  (Use the parking lot southoff of Hazel Avenue, 1/2 block west of Waukegan Road.)

Uniforms: Scoutsshould be present in full Class "A" uniform.  Look sharp guys!  Remember:breakfast, sunscreen, and water!

December Pack Meeting: Cake Decorating Contest

Join us at the Pack 50 Annual Father/Son Cake Decorating contest and fundraiser FRIDAY DECEMEBER 12 at 6:30.

PLUS, we will have popcorn award distribution, the drawing for the 4 Blackhawks tickets, plus PIE IN CUBMASTER GEORGE'S FACE for all boys that sold $700 worth of popcorn.

Date: Friday December 12
Time: Check-in starts at 6:30 and ends at 6:45
Location: Wilmot Gym

The highlights are:

  • Make a cake that fits into one of the six categories:
    - Animals
    - Patriotic/Scouts
    - Sports
    - Food
    - Toys/Electronics/Video Games
    - Transportation
  • Make sure all the visible parts of the cake and decorations are edible. No paper, no toothpicks, no string, etc, etc.
  • Cakes must be baked by Cub and another male. (This can be a father, uncle, older brother, grandpa, neighbor, etc. If there is no male available, then mom may help.)
  • We will have 1st and 2nd place trophies for each of the categories above.
  • Feel free to make as many cakes per family as you wish. There is a $10 registration fee per family for the charity.
  • Bring cash for the People's Choice Prize. You can vote for your favorite cake through a donation to the night's charity, and the cake the raises the most money wins!
  • Out of ideas? I learned about this thing called Google that was programmed to return pictures of Cub Scout cakes. Anything you see and copy is fair game.

This year's charity is PADS Lake County. PADS provides assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness throughout all of Lake County. PADS is a non-restrictive emergency shelter system and helps all people that come to us in need regardless of race, gender, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. PADS provides critical services that no other social or human services agency in Lake County offers.  PADS  is the only program in Lake County that provides emergency shelter in summer, enables families to stay together, takes in single fathers with children, and provides housing for chronically homeless individuals with severe mental illnesses and/or substance abuse issues.

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Boo Camp, Saturday October 17

Event: Boo Camp
Location: Camp Okarro (Wadsworth Illinois)
Date: Saturday, October 17th
Time: 1pm to 2pm (other time slots from 10am-4pm are available)
       Cub Scouts = $10
       Adults = $5
       Sibling (age 5+)= $5
       Sibling (age 0-4) = Free

Every October the Northeast Illinois Council sponsors Boo Camp at Camp Okarro. The district does a great job organizing the Halloween-themed day event in conjunction with local Boy Scout Troops. There are different activities for Cub Scouts of all ages set up throughout the campground. It’s a family event open to siblings, friends, and parents from all over Lake County. Scouts can wear their Class A uniform, Class B uniform (t-shirt), or a Halloween costume. Some of the activities are designed so that the boys earn rank advancements specific to their scout level. The event is offered in one hour increments throughout the day on Saturday October 17th. Our Pack has chosen the 1pm time slot if you want to attend with other members of your den. However, you can choose a different time slot if the 1pm time doesn't work for you.

You must sign up on the NEIC website. Time slots will fill up if you wait too long!

Everyone meets at the Immanuel Church (2300 N Dilleys Rd, Gurnee) 15 minutes before your session start time. Because the camp cannot accommodate parking, buses run continuously to/from the church and Camp Okarro (about 4 miles away). It takes about 30 minutes to get to the church from Deerfield.

July 4 Parade

Be in the Deerfield 4th of July Parade!

Wear your yellow Pack 50 t-shirt and meet us by 11:50am at the Boy Scout Troop 150 float on Deerfield Road in front of Deerspring pool. Bring water bottles and wear sunscreen. As always, siblings are welcome to join us. We will meet you there.

Scout Booth
All of the Deerfield scout troops and packs are hosting a booth in Jewett Park before and after the parade. Be sure to stop by and say hi!

Crossover Picnic: Saturday May 31, 3:30-6:00pm

For those of you new to the pack, the Crossover Ceremony is the time to recognize the work the boys have completed over the year in their advancement to the next level of scouting. During the Crossover Ceremony all scouts will receive any remaining awards they have earned for the year, and they will receive their books and neckerchiefs for next year.

And, almost as great as the boys getting their awards, the pack will be providing the main picnic entrees, and your den leader will arrange for the dens to bring some drinks, sides, etc. More info on that later in the month. As always, all family members are invited.

This year we will be hosting the picnic with Cub Scout Pack 450 from Walden, so we expect it to be twice as fun! We'll have some games the families can participate in, and we will also be inviting other families with boys from our schools as a recruiting event, so if you know a family that would like to come and learn about scouting feel free to invite them.

For now, put Saturday May 31, 4-6pm, Brickyards Park on your calendar. We will be contacting you for RSVPs later.

Uniforms: Wear yellow Pack 50 t-shirts to picnic, but please also bring blue uniform shirts to put of for the Crossover Ceremony.

Here's a map if Brickyards Park is new to you > Brickyards Park Deerfield