Saturday, January 12, 2019

First Meeting of 2019 on Monday, January 14th and Pinewood Derby on Saturday, January 26th!

Hi Pack 93 Families,

Just a quick reminder that our first meeting of 2019 will be this Monday, January 14th at our normal time of 6:00 pm.  We hope to see you all there.   

Please also make sure you block SATURDAY, January 26th on your calendars for the Pinewood Derby at the Church.  We are doing this because with the number of boys we have, we don't have enough time to run the races on our normal Monday night meetings. 

Hopefully all the boys have a Pinewood Derby car kit.  If your scout hasn't received a car yet, be sure to pick one up on Monday night so you and your scout will have time to build it prior to the 26th.  If you can't attend on Monday, please contact your Den Leader to get a car. 

Lots of info on the Pinewood Derby can be found on the blog at http://pack93toro.blogspot.com/p/pinewood-derby.html.  A lot of the information is generic, and not necessarily how we will run the races, but it gives a good idea. 

We are going to hold the races at staggered times.  The boys are welcome to come earlier or stay later and watch all the races, but the different times will help us run the races more efficiently and ensure the younger boys don't have to be there too long.

Webelos 1 and 2 Scouts will start at 1:00 pm.

Bears will start at 2pm

Wolves and Tigers will start at 2:30.

We will have scales to weigh cars to make sure they meet the limits.  We will also have some repair items in case a car loses a wheel/axel, etc.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask your Den leader.

See you all Monday night! 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mistletoe Update and Signups

Hi All,

Thanks to everyone who helped out with packaging mistletoe at our meeting on Monday.  We had a great turnout and packaged over 300 bags for sales starting this weekend.  Hopefully we'll have good weather and lots of holiday shoppers at Del Monte Mall and Star Market over the next few weekends.

Thanks also to those who have already signed up for time slots to sell mistletoe.  Unfortunately, most of the entries made at the meeting Monday night were not saved on the blog signup sheet for some reason.  I apologize for the inconvenience, but if those of you who already signed up could enter your names and times again, that would be very helpful.  If you haven't signed your boys up for a time yet, please do so. Many hands make lighter work (or something like that...). 

If you have any trouble adding your names and times to the signup sheet, please send an email to adscott1230@gmail.com and I'll enter the info for you.

Thanks again to all of you for pitching in to make this effort a success!


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Just in Time for the Holidays--MIstletoe Packaging and Sales!!

Hi All,

It's time to kick off our big (and only...) fundraising event for the year--mistletoe sales!  This has proven to be a great way to raise funds to support pack activities and help reduce the cost of events such as the upcoming aquarium sleepover.  However, we can only be successful if everyone helps out.  

We will get started with a mistletoe packaging session at our meeting this Monday evening, November 26th, at 6:00 pm.  The more boys (and parents!) that show up to help, the more mistletoe we will have packaged and ready to sell next weekend.  We will also spend a little time teaching salesmanship to the boys.

Sales Dates/Times:

We plan to sell the packaged mistletoe at Del Monte Center and Star Market at the following dates/times: 
  • Del Monte Center: Dec 1, 8, 15 (10:00 - 2:00 pm)
  • Star Market: Dec 2, 9 (10:30 - 1:00 pm)

Please sign up on the attendance spreadsheet for one or more blocks of time (1 hour minimum for Tigers, 2 for other ranks). 

Important Details:
  • Small groups - 5 scouts per shift. 
    It makes it easy, smooth, and makes us look like we're the most well behaved Scout troop on the Peninsula!
  • Time commitment:
    • Minimum one sales event (two would be even better!) 
    • Tigers 1 hour; other ranks - at least 2 hours (more if the boys can manage!)
  • Scouts:
    • In uniform, shirts tucked in, and hats on
    • Siblings are welcome
    • All requested to be respectful, polite, and courteous at all times
      (no running around/up to guests)
  • Requested Parent Volunteer Support:
    • Two-deep Leadership
      • For compliance and child safety - we must always have two level deep supervision.  This means two parents per sales shift.  Parents you can split this as you need.
    • Lead Cashier/Money handler
      • Each sales hour needs one parent for this role
      • Handles money and change making
    • Del Monte Center Setup Crew:
      • Arrive 15 minutes early
      • Check in at the "Info Desk" in the middle of the Promenade
      • Center will provide a table and a tent
      • Signs and mistletoe will be picked up and dropped off with the change
    • Del Monte Center Tear Down Crew:
      • Remember - A Scout is Clean 
      • Clean up the area (trash, drinks, etc)
Please note:  The pack will help subsidize each scout that goes on the Monterey Bay Aquarium overnight this year. Please let your son know, as this may help them try to make sales.

The sales location at Del Monte Center is shown below (across from the Apple store and close to the front of Macy's):


 
 
We look forward to having everyone pitch in to help break our sales record from last year!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Salinas Veteran's Parade, Sunday, November 11th

Hi Pack 93 Families,

Come join us for the Salinas Veteran's Day Parade this coming weekend - Sunday, November 11th. The boys have a lot of fun marching in the parade, and it also provides an opportunity for them to show appreciation for our Veterans.   

Please arrive by 1:15 pm so we can be settled by the start of the opening ceremonies at 1:30.  The parade will start promptly at 2:00 pm. 

All family members are free to join in.  Scouts wear your uniform and show Pack 93 pride!

Where:  Meet in the Salinas High School Student Parking Lot, 726 South Main Street. Usually all the scouts (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts) are grouped in the same area, so we shouldn't be too hard to find.


When: 1:15 - 3:30 pm (about...)


If you and your scout plan to participate, please add your name to the attendance spreadsheet so we know to expect you.


See you Sunday!

Al

PS: We will have our next Pack meeting Monday evening, November 12th at 6:00 pm at Church of the Good Shepherd.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wilder Ranch Hike and Zombie Run--Saturday October 27th

Greetings Pack 93 Families:

We have two great options for you and your scouts to get out and enjoy the outdoors on Saturday October 27th--a hike at Wilder Ranch near Santa Cruz and the "Zombie Run" in Pebble Beach.  For either option you choose, please sign up on the Attendance Spreadsheet so we know who will participate!

Wilder Ranch Hike

This is a fabulous day hike at Wilder Ranch State Park, just north of Santa Cruz. This hike is one of the hikes in the Monterey Bay Trekkers series, so scouts who participate will earn the patch for this hike.  The hike begins at the historic house and dairy, then follows the coast for a two and a half to three mile easy hike. Part of the trail follows high cliffs, so parents must walk with their children. A public tour of the farm house and some of the ranch buildings and facilities, which date back to the late 1800's is available at 1:00 pm, so that is an option for those who want to take advantage of the opportunity.  We will plan to meet at 10:30 in the parking lot at the visitors center to allow enough time for the hike and a break for lunch before the tour.

More info regarding the park can be found at:  http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=549

Please be aware there is a $10 per car entry fee to the state park so some of you may want to carpool.  We also recommend you all bring lunch since we will be there from 10:30 am to about 2:30 pm (if you choose to go on the tour).  We'll take a break to have lunch after the hike and before the tour. 

Please sign up on the attendance spreadsheet for the hike if you plan to participate so we know how many hikers to expect.  For those who will participate, be sure to bring water, sunscreen and a lunch/snacks.

We look forward to seeing many of you on Saturday, October 27th at 10:30 am in the parking lot at the visitors center in the park.  The location can be found at:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//36.96024,-122.083/@36.9602337,-122.1535037,12z

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at the email address on the right hand side of the blog page.


ZOMBIE RUN and Emergency Preparedness Fair at Pebble Beach. 

This is a fun kid friendly event with two running courses: the challenging 5K Zombie Crawl (think 3.1 miles of steep hills) and the 2K Survivor Stroll (a flat mile that is perfect for strollers and youngsters). After you complete your run, grab a post-race snack provided by the event sponsors and drag yourself around the Emergency Preparedness booths, you might learn something that could help you survive the next zombie apocalypse or other disasters.  There is also a "Quake Cottage" earthquake simulator will be operating at the Emergency Preparedness Fair. It's very educational and helps prepare kids for a real event.

TIME SENSITIVE - REGISTRATION

Registration is limited to 350 participants. All registration fees are non-refundable. Adult registration fees are $25.00 and children are FREE! All child runners MUST be accompanied by at least one registered adult runner. (One adult can accompany several children).
I know we have some families signed up for the 2K and the 5K so please come!  Call Dawn with any questions 650-740-0717.  We will have a sign up so we can coordinate our scouts.  


Monday, October 8, 2018

Help Serve Our Community on Saturday, October 13th! (and don't forget the next meeting on the 8th...)


Scouts are helpful...and we have two chances to put that important part of the Scout law into practice on Saturday, October 13th:

1. Church of the Good Shepherd will hold their Fall Work Day starting at 7:30 am on Saturday the 13th with a hearty breakfast, followed by a variety of available projects to work on throughout the morning.  This will be a great opportunity for some of our boys to give back to our sponsoring organization.  There is flexibility to arrive when you can and leave when you need to--even an hour or so will help keep the church in good shape and show we appreciate their sponsorship. Al Scott will be the POC for this event. 

2. The Washington Union Fall Harvest Carnival will also be held on Saturday the 13th at Toro Park School from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Pack 93 has volunteered to help with cleaning up after the carnival starting at 4:00 pm.  This will involve picking up trash on the playground at Toro Park and probably also putting away some of the games and displays.  This will also provide a great opportunity to give back to our community. Lucy Chesshire is the POC for this event. 

Understanding that most of our families also participate in sports and other activities on Saturday, we are hoping that most of you will be able to fit in one of these two events so the boys can gain some first-hand experience serving their local community.  Be sure to wear your Class B uniforms (t-shirts) to show some Pack 93 spirit!

And oh by the way, don't forget our normal meeting time on Monday, October 8th (unless your Den leaders have made other arrangements)!!        



Sunday, September 9, 2018

Cub Scout Meeting Monday Sept 10th 6pm

Welcome back Pack 93!

See you all at the church at 6pm for our first meeting of the year. We are taking dues for the coming year so please bring your check books!

Annual Dues:
Scouting fun for the year: $75 (wow, what a deal!)

Scouting fun for the year, plus a pack T Shirt: $85

Scouting fun for the year, plus a pack T Shirt and Boys Life magazine: $97

We have a fun filled year planned, so un-plug those kids and let's go!