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Making Video Games!

Posted by Den Leader Emeritus on September 26, 2012 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

A big thanks goes out to Michael C. Neel for teaching us how to build a video game!  Who cool was it to make your own game.  Mike shared a lot of cool info with us on how to make video games.  The resources he mentioned are below.

The Knoxville Game Design meetup group info is at http://www.knoxgamedesign.org/. For the parents, signing up for the email newsletter is the best way to stay up to date with the group and know when the next meeting is. We do not have any age limits and let the parents decide if their child is mature enough to attend. There will need to be a parent present with the child during the meeting.

 

Other links and sites:

 

http://xbox.create.msdn.com - this has everything to get started with xbox programming. This is a bit advanced though, so I recommend starting out children with either:

 

http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio - GameMaker

http://gamesalad.com/ - GameSalad

 

Both of these are drag-and-drop tools to build games with and have room to go deeper when the child ready.

 

http://scratch.mit.edu/ - Scratch is a very popular programming tool for kids, and has easy methods to upload and share their creations. We will probably do more formal Scratch groups next year at the TechCo (http://techco.org/) the organization that supports the game group and many other programs.

 

Michael C. Neel (@ViNull) - http://www.ViNull.com

PMI helps us as we strive to build a bridge...

Posted by Den Leader Emeritus on September 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

PMI helped us build a bridge and instill in the boys a love for knots and to value the places a length of rope can take them. They donated 630 feet of rope to help enabling us to bulid a monkey bridge and create lenghts of rope for the boys to learn to tie knots.  Their generious donation, valued at $675.00, was put to use at this summers Webelos Resident Camp and will be use often going forarward.

You can see the boys in our thank you picture posted on PMI Website at: http://www.pmirope.com/news/field-report/

Thanks PMI!

Camp out at Pellissippi is a GO!

Posted by Cubmaster on September 19, 2012 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I just got off the phone with Ranger Rick at Camp Pellissippi.  He

said they have been working like crazy and the hole will be fully

repaired in time for our arrival.

 

The water line is fine.  The road will be repaired and we can drive in

and park like normal.

 

Webelos - stick to your plan as your leaders have told you.

 

Everyone else - Meet me at Middlebrook Pike UMC (our church) at 8AM on

Saturday.

 

The cut off was last night.  If you did not get your permission slip

in, I am sorry we have already begun the purchasing of food and

supplies for the number of people that we have registered to go.  We

will have other camp outs and events coming up soon. (**NOTE: If you

have contacted me directly this is not directed at you)

 

REMINDER:  For those scouts not going to the camp out.  You have the

opportunity to go to the Toqua District Shooting Sports day on

Saturday September 22 starting at 9 AM. It is at the Glanville Ranch

in Loudon County - 12350 Martel Road, Lenior City, TN 37772.  No cost

to attend.

- Cubmaster

 

Summer Schedule

Posted by Den Leader Emeritus on May 17, 2012 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

May 15 maked the end of our regular every week Tuesday night meetings and now we are monthly meeting schedule during the summer. Keep your eyes on the Pack News for extra events. June 19th at 6:30 is the next pack meeting.

Schedule Changes

Posted by Craig Bornemann - Cub Master on February 1, 2012 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Scout Sunday is on February 5th.

Den meeting for February 14th is cancelled.

Pack 146 Cub Scouts Joke Published in Boys Life

Posted by Den Leader Emeritus on January 10, 2012 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)
One of our own Scouts, Leonardo Vargas', joke was publised in the Jannuary edition of Boys Life.  

Leonardo:  What did the scout say when climbing the enormous mountian?
Ellie: Beats me.
Leonardo: "Up, Up, and Belay!"

Thanks for making us laugh!








Kickoff -Formula 146 Pinewood Derby Racing Circuit - Tonight

Posted by Den Leader Emeritus on January 10, 2012 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Tonight is the kickoff of the Formula 146 Pinewood Derby Racing Circuit!  For all the latested go to: www.formula146.com

Pack Pizza Party!

Posted by Craig Bornemann - Cub Master on December 9, 2011 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Date: Tuesday Dec 20th

Time: 6:30pm

Location: CiCi's Pizza 8414 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN

Cost: Scouts and their siblings, parents/guardians and grandparents .. FREE!


No Meeting on Nov. 22

Posted by Craig Bornemann - Cub Master on November 22, 2011 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Just a reminder that there is no meeting on Nov.22.

See you guys on the 29th!

Have a GREAT THANSKGIVING!


v/r

Craig

Popcorn money due Oct 25

Posted by Craig Bornemann - Cub Master on October 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Please bring in your money for popcorn sales to the den meeting Oct 25.


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