Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Camping update!

Hi Campers,
Just a quick update and reminder. Please drive the Hollister route to Pinnacles, see earlier post for directions. Look for camp sites # 87, 88, 89 91 in RV area. No cell reception, so note site numbers.

It might rain a little Sunday mid morning, so make sure to bring a jacket and a fly for your tent. Also, bring an air mattress, not a thin pad, we are in an RV area. Don't forget the headlamps for the caves.

What to bring:
  • tent, sleeping bag, blankets, flashlight, sun hat, jacket, beanie for kids
    (It can get very hot in the day and cool at night.)
  • AIR MATTRESS, (we are in an RV area, will need this!)
  • Personal items
  • camp plates/utensils/cups
  • camping chairs for everyone
  • swim suit for the pool
  • Bears and Webelos - pocket knives allowed under parental supervision
  • Food - provided - Friday dinner, Saturday all day, Sunday breakfast
  • Personal snacks or special food requirments


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Pinnacles Camping Sign Up

Hi Everyone,
We are getting closer to Memorial Weekend and need you to sign up for our family camp out if you are coming! Please sign up today if you are coming as we are opening it up to friends and family. If you have a problem signing up please contact your den leaders. We will only be buying food for the families that sign up.

Camping details

We are doing group cooking and food planning again this year. Please give myself or another den leader your check or we will send you a square invoice. $20 per scout and $30 person cost includes food for Friday night, all day Saturday, and Sunday breakfast.

Please remember that if you want snacks or special drinks that is up to you provide.

Here is a little information about the camp.

Directions: Head north on Hwy 101 to Hollister and continue about 30 miles to Hwy 146. Turn right on Hwy 146. Turn left into Pinnacles Campground, We will check in for the entire group, so make your way to the RV camping area to campground numbers. You need to pay the entrance fee $30 upon arrival.

What to bring:
  • tent, sleeping bag, blankets, flashlight, sun hat, jacket
    (It can get very hot in the day and cool at night.)
  • AIR MATTRESS, (we are in an RV area, will need this!)
  • Personal items
  • camp plates/utensils/cups
  • camping chairs for everyone
  • swim suit for the pool
  • Bears and Webelos - pocket knives allowed under parental supervision
  • Food - provided - Friday dinner, Saturday all day, Sunday breakfast

A few spots are available.
Want to include your friends?  Registration is currently open to all.

Thanks, Lucy.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

We saved the best for last! Memorial Weekend Family Camp

Calling all campers!

Memorial Weekend Family camp is finally here! This year we will be camping in Pinnacles National Monument and will be exploring the trails and caves on the East Pinnacles side. Please note: you cannot access this through King City, you have to go around the Hollister side.

We will be arriving Friday afternoon and staying until Sunday morning. 

Preliminary Details:

Date: Friday and Saturday May 24th and 25th, leaving Sunday morning. You are welcome to come for one or two nights. Flat rate per person, so come when you can.

Food: We provide all the food and cook as a team. Each family is assigned to help prepare one meal. You will be paired with someone who has done this before :)

Cost: $20 per Scout and $30 for everyone else (5 yrs and under free). Includes camping and food, regardless of when you arrive. (Yes, that's a great deal!). So the longer you stay, the better deal you get. Additional cost: The park entrance fee is $30 per car. (We are charging less this year to reflect our mistletoe sales and we want to off-set the entrance fee).

Who can come: Your whole family is welcome.  Once we have our pack families signed up,  we can offer additional spots to friends if we have room. We have a limited number of spaces, so please sign up asap if you want a spot.

Camping equipment needed: Tent, air mattress, sleeping bags, chairs, plates and eating utensils and your personal items. Don't forget your swim suit, there is a small pool and it can get pretty warm. Headlamps for the caves are also necessary.

We will bring all cooking equipment, we will need propane tanks, so if you have one let us know!

We will send out a more detailed itinerary nearer the time. Please sign up on the attendance sheet and bring a check to our last meeting. If you have trouble signing up, please contact your den leader.

Speaking of which: Our last meeting this scouting year is Monday May 13th 6pm. We will be awarding our cub scouts in a special ceremony. Don't miss it!

See you there, Lucy.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Freemont Peak Hike Sat April 27th 4pm

Hi All,

The Pack 93 hike at Fremont Peak will be next Saturday afternoon, April 27th.  This will be a late afternoon hike so those who are interested can participate in the Fremont Peak Observatory open house, which will occur in the afternoon and evening.  The hike is only about a mile and will take no longer than one hour, including stops for enjoying the fantastic views from 3,169 foot Fremont Peak.  We will meet at 4pm, to catch the daytime viewing, and still provide enough time to complete the hike before sunset. Note: Park fee: $6 per car, bring warm jacket for night viewing!

Meet 4pm
Daytime viewing 4-5pm
Pack hike 5-6pm
Hot dogs 6-7pm
Night time viewing 8pm

Participation in the observatory open house sessions can be on your own or with pack, but we are timing this hike so you and your scouts can take advantage of the opportunity if desired.  The solar observatory viewing will occur from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and the evening program for observing the night sky starts at 8:00 pm and goes to at least midnight.  Those who have participated in the observatory sessions in the past have commented that being able to observe the sun safely through the solar telescope is very cool, and observing the night sky through the 30" telescope is also neat.  However, trying to do both with the younger boys might be a challenge and participation in either activity is completely up to individual families.

For those who are interested in staying after the hike, we encourage you to bring something to eat for dinner. We will provide hot dogs.  We can gather in the picnic area and enjoy dinner as the sun sets.  Of course, everyone is welcome to do this whether you stay for the evening observatory program or not.

Directions and additional information are provided below.  If you plan on participating, please sign up on the attendance sheet on the blog so we have an idea of how many will attend.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at

Thanks, Lucy

Upcoming activities
Cub scout meeting Monday April 22nd
Memorial Day family camp out May 24-26

Driving Directions to Fremont Peak State Park

Take Hwy 101 North from Salinas to Hwy 156 East (toward San Juan Batista).  Follow Hwy 156 approximately 13.6 miles and make a right turn on San Juan Canyon Road.  Continue approximately 7 miles to Fremont State Park.  Once in the park, follow the road to the parking lot.

Please be aware there is a $6 per car entry fee for the park.

More info on Fremont Peak, including a link to the park brochure and more detailed directions can be found at: .  More info on the Fremont Peak Observatory including details regarding the afternoon and evening programs can be found at: .

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Aquarium Sleepover Details

Our long-awaited Monterey Bay Aquarium Sleepover will be this Saturday night, April 6th!

Please arrive at 6:45 pm at the Main Entrance of the Aquarium and check in with Marilyn Black, who will be our Pack leader for this event. Our group will check-in with the Aquarium at 7:00 pm. Our entire party must be present to efficiently complete the check-in process.

 At check-in, you will receive a wristband, Sleepover Program Guide and Aquarium map.
    • Your wristband will act as re-admission into the Aquarium for the following day (e.g. if the Sleepover begins Saturday night, admission will be for Sunday).
    • After check-in, you will be directed to stow your overnight gear until it is time to setup sleeping areas at approximately 9:45 pm. Sleeping areas will be assigned based on the number of participants and types of parties attending.
    • Security may conduct bag checks at the entrance to the event.
    • Security will lock all outside doors once check-in is complete to keep the guests and staff safe.
    • Late arrival is difficult to accommodate.
    • If you are unexpectedly delayed and arrive after check-in, contact the Security Office at (831) 648-4840.

What to bring
    • Sleeping bag and optional pad or air mattress; Aquarium floors are hard.
    • Mattresses or pads should measure no larger than 39 x 75 x 19 inches (twin) per guest, unless shared with family or friends, to ensure plenty of space for all guests.
    • Pillow.
    • Pajamas (family-appropriate please) and comfortable shoes or hard-soled slippers. Footwear must be worn when walking around the Aquarium.
    • Toothbrush, toothpaste and personal care items. Shower facilities are not available.
    • Reusable water bottle.
    • Camera (please turn off flash).
    • Earplugs, if you are a light sleeper.

 What to avoid bringing
    • Food, drinks or gum.
    • Tents.
    • Radios, music/MP3 players, iPads/tablet, computers or electronic toys.
    • Strollers.
    • Party-favors or balloons.

The Aquarium is a flash-free facility. Camera flashes and flashlights may harm the animals.

    • You may drop off passengers in the pull-out directly in front of the Aquarium or across the street in the bus turnaround. Parking enforcement may cite cars blocking traffic or double-parked.
    • The Sleepover event runs from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Please park in a location that will not require you to move your vehicle during the Sleepover event.
    • Most street parking near the Aquarium is metered. Meters charge until 8:00 p.m. and begin again at 9:00 a.m.
    • Unmetered parking may be available south of the Aquarium on Ocean View Blvd. Please comply with posted parking signs.
    • There is also overnight parking:
        – The parking lot at Foam and Irving charges until 8:00 p.m. and again at 9:00 a.m.
        – The parking garage at Foam and Hoffman charges until 8:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 a.m.
    • The Aquarium does not validate parking.

    • The aquarium provides a light evening snack and breakfast during the Sleepover (gluten-, nut- and dairy-free options available on request).
    • Outside food and drink are prohibited in the Aquarium.
    • Guests are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles to refill at water stations throughout the Aquarium.

Departure on Sunday morning is between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. All guests must vacate the Aquarium with their gear by 8:30 a.m. even if you plan to visit the Aquarium after the Sleepover.


Friday, March 22, 2019

Pack Meeting on Monday, March 25th and Cub Scout Day Camp Signup

Greetings Pack 93 Families,

Don't forget our second pack meeting of the month will be held at 6:00 pm on Monday, March 25th at the Church of the Good Shepherd, unless your den leader has made other arrangements.  We hope to see you all there!

It's also time to sign up for this summer's Cub Scout Day Camp:

Location:  Toro Park, 501 Monterey‐Salinas Highway 68, Salinas, CA 93908
Dates: June 17‐21, 2019
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM,
               Tuesday 9:00 AM to 2:00 (ish) PM (Meet at Laguna Seca Shooting Range)
Cost: $100 + two volunteer days (the more boys we have participate, the more we can split our adult volunteer requirements between our parents.
Fun achievements for Tigers through Webelos/Arrow of Light including:
  • Scout Skills
  • Woodworking
  • Leather Projects
  • Nature
  • Hiking
  • Shooting Sports (Tuesday at Laguna Seca Shooting Range!)
  • Handicraft
  • Sports and Games
  • Water Day
  • STEM

Walk-In Registration Day
Saturday, March 23, 2019
10 AM to 12 noon  Salinas Elk Lodge
More information and on-line registration can be found at:



Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hartnell Planetarium March 15th

Hartnell Planetarium - Two Times on March 15th

5:45 - Astronaut
Children’s Program

What does it take to become an astronaut? Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to manoeuvring through microscopic regions of the human body.
Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject our test astronaut ‘Chad’, to everything that space has to throw at him.

Doors open at 5:15 PM Doors close and show starts at 5:30 PM. DO NOT BE LATE!

6:45 - INCOMING!
Audiences will discover how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today.

From the comfort of a planetarium seat, viewers will embark on a dynamic journey on the trail of asteroids and comets, get an up close look at the advanced technologies that allow scientists to detect asteroids before they reach Earth, and visualize historic space events billions of years in the making—all within an immersive, all-digital dome that brings the captivating story of our cosmic origins to life like never before.

Doors open at 6:45 PM Doors close and show starts at 7:00 PM. DO NOT BE LATE!
No food or drink in the planetarium.

 Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. Ticket Pricing:  $4 for the Children's Show and $5 for the General Show.  They take cash and card.=