Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oct 23 - Monday Meeting and Shirts

Hi all!
Friendly reminder about Monday's meeting.  Normal time (6PM) at the Church.

Do you have a Pack shirt yet?  

These are custom designed and available in many sizes.  
$15 each; long or short sleeve; sizes Youth XS - Adult 5X

Click here to order.  
https://squareup.com/store/pack93toro-at-gmail-dot-com



See you Monday
Cheers!
-Melisa



Upcoming Pack 93 events:
  • Oct 28 - Pack Hike at the Pinnacles
  • Nov 11 - Veterans Parade in Salinas

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pinnacles Hike - October 28

Hi all!

Pinnacles is Saturday October 28th!  We’ll be doing the Balconies Cliffs Cave Loop trail.  Paul will be leading us on this great all ages hike at an amazing time of the year.  We do recommend joining in the carpool. If you’d like to volunteer to drive, let us know.


Please have your son wear their scout t-shirt if they have one.


If you’re attending, add your name to the “attendance spreadsheet” so we know to expect you and we do not leave before you get to the meeting place.
Basic details:
  • Pinnacles West Entrance - $15 per car
  • Balconies Cliffs-Cave Loop trail (2.4 miles, @1.5h)
  • Interested in carpooling?  
    Meet at the Nob Hill in South Salinas - 9:30AM parking lot near the Shell
    Can’t carpool - 11AM - Pinnacles West Entrance (Chaparral Trailhead Parking)


Bring everything you need for a comfortable hike (2.4 miles - @ 1.5h)
  • Plenty of drinking water, food and beverages
  • Flashlights (headlamps work great) and hiking equipment
  • Lunch, snack, water, hats, and sunscreen


Please be aware that the Pinnacles has poison oak, stinging nettles, and rattle snakes do live in the rocks.

Trail maps and details
Balconies Cliffs-Cave Loop 2.4 miles round trip, 1 to 1-1/2 hours Elevation: 100 feet Easy to Moderate This trail crosses up and over the Balconies Cave, then descends back down to the Old Pinn trail, which leads back through the cave. Scramble through the talus passages of the Balconies Cave. Wading may be necessary in the winter when precipitation creates flooding. Flashlight required in cave.



Directions to the West Entrance:
Take Hwy 101 North to the town of Soledad.
Take Hwy 146 east.
Be aware that highway 146 turns into a one lane road, drive with caution.
Follow Hwy 146 for 14 miles into Pinnacles National Park.

Monday, October 9, 2017

October 14 - Harvest Carnival Cleanup

... A Scout is Helpful ...

Let's give the WUSD Parent's Club some support and help clean up after the Harvest Carnival.  

Many of us have students there and they've expressed this is one key area where our time and effort would be much appreciated.

Al has volunteered to coordinate and lead.  
Please sign up and let us know you're coming.


Saturday Oct 14
3:45 - 4:30 PM 
Meet at the stairs near the playground 
(2nd grade building)
Bags and gloves will be provided
Sign up on the attendance spreadsheet

See you there
Cheers!
-Melisa

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Oct 9 - Monday Meeting and Upcoming Events

Hi all!
Friendly reminder about Monday's meeting.  Normal time (6PM) at the Church.

Keep an eye out for an email regarding annual Scouting dues for our renewing families.

Missed beach cleanup? Love more service opportunities for your family?  More options soon.

See you Monday
Cheers!
-Melisa



Upcoming Pack 93 events:
  • Oct 23 - regular pack meeting
  • Oct 28 - Pack Hike at the Pinnacles
  • Nov 11 - Veterans Parade in Salinas

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sept 25 - Monday Meeting and Upcoming Events

Hi all!
Friendly reminder about Monday's meeting.  Normal time (6PM) at the Church
  • Den handbooks can be purchased at the Hayward Scouts Shop on North Main.
Are you and your Scout working towards any additional loops/adventures?  
Let's celebrate your Scout - let your Den leader know.


Upcoming Pack 93 events:
    • Oct 9,23 - regular pack meetings
    • Oct 28 - Pack Hike at the Pinnacles
    • Nov 11 - Veterans Parade in Salinas


See you Monday
Cheers!
-Melisa


Current requirements and electives by rank:
http://www.scouting.org/Home/CubScouts/CubScouts/UniformsAndAwards/sanda.aspx 

What's an adventure loop
https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2015/08/27/boys-earn-adventure-loops-pins-new-cub-scout-program/

Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 30 - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Hi all!
Each year our scouting pack has the opportunity to include several overnight outdoor camping activities.  However, we need more trained leaders.  Would you be interested in helping out? 

Earn a BALOO certification and lead the way!

This certification:
* Allows us to camp in places other than the Boy Scout camping facilities in our area
* Includes an introduction to outdoor camping skills
* Trains BSA rules and policies to be followed on any Cub Scout campout

Who should attend BALOO? This training is for anyone, leaders and parents, who will be involved in planning or implementing a pack-level Cub Scout overnight event that includes camping. 

Thanks in advance for leading our boys by example!



Upcoming training Information

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Cost: $40 (ask a Den leader for reimbursement details)
Check-In Time: 7:30 am 
Training Session: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 
     Christ Fellowship Church 
     2066 San Benito Street 
     Hollister, CA 95023


Register here:
https://fs10.formsite.com/svmbc/form877/index.html

More info:
http://svmbc.org/svmbc/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Flyer-BALOO-9-30-2017.pdf

Friday, September 15, 2017

Saturday September 16 - Marina Beach Cleanup (10-11 AM)

Reminder - Beach Clean Up This Saturday

Meet us in Marina and volunteer with Coastal Cleanup Day -  California State's largest annual volunteer event.


When:  10AM-11AM September 16th

Where:  Marina State Beach
              11 Reservation Road, Marina, CA 93933

Questions/RSVP:     Lucy


Please wear your blue scout T Shirt if you have one, so we can easily find you!


We will have gloves, but please bring one or two small trash bags
Also bring sunscreen, hat, water and maybe a snack.
See you all there!


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