Wednesday, April 19, 2017

point Lobos Hike. Sat 22nd

We have a hike set for Saturday the 22nd at "Point Lobos, set for a 1:00 pm start time.

Bring sun screen, and snacks, water. There is a lot of poison oak, so be aware.

It is a beautiful hike, if you have not done this one you will enjoy it a lot.

We are meeting at the first parking lot on the right after you enter the park. It is the area where the divers go so parking will be limited. You may need to park outside the park and hike in.

Walk along the road until you see the road fork, take the right fork down to the water, and that is where we start.

see you then.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Church paving project

Hello everyone,

We received the email below from the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, the sponsor of our troop.  

Please read the message carefully and consider making a donation to help repave the lower parking lot where many of us park for scout meetings.  The church provides our troop with a great deal of services and they ask very little in return.  This is an excellent opportunity for our Pack to show our appreciation.

The lower parking lot by the BBQ area is in serious need of repair. We are asking that everyone who uses the parking lot help out with raising the funds to put on a new chip seal surface (that should extend the life of the lot another decade or more.) I'm writing to ask that you invite scout families to participate. If we all help out, we can do this!

Here's some suggested text for your email: 

As Scout families, we use the church parking lot where our meetings are held - and that lot needs our help. Please donate to this project! Let's do our part. Here's where you can get more information and donate:   The total cost of the new chip seal surface is $14,500. The whole community that uses these facilities is raising $8,000 of that total. Please help out - and share to your FB page.  The church thanks you. We, as Scout leaders, thank you. 

Thank you for sharing. We can do this! 


Friday, April 7, 2017

NO meeting Monday April 10, calendar updates, and church policies

Hello everyone,
Because the Washington Union School district will be on spring  break next week there will be NO Scout meeting Monday April 10.

Our next event will be a hike at Pt Lobos on Saturday April 22nd, tentatively scheduled for 1pm.  We will provide more details soon, such as meeting location, etc.

Our next Scout meeting will be Monday April 24.

We have several new families in the Pack, so I wanted to remind everyone about some church procedures.

We are NOT ALLOWED in the preschool area.  This area is near the bathrooms, and has a gate in front of it.  Please do not go in there.

We are NOT ALLOWED in the outside preschool play ground area. 

The chairs that are in the main area where we meet have been damaged some.  There are special procedures that need to be followed when we set them up and put them back.  Please talk to one of the Pack leaders for guidance with the chairs. We don't want to break them.

See everyone at Pt Lobos!

Steve T

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Memorial Day Family Camp “Chesebrough”

Memorial Day Family Camp “Chesebrough”

Hi All,
First, I apologize for not getting information out sooner, and for not being clear about camping this year.

Camping for 2017 is on. We have our reservations, and are good to go for camping at Chesebrough.

If you received an invoice from the pack it is because you said you wanted to go camping, and gave us the names of the persons you planned on bringing.

If you have not signed up and would like too, we still have a few spots left, but we need you to sign up now. Please email me with your names and count of persons you want to go.

We are doing group cooking and food planning again this year. The invoice for camping includes your food for Friday night, all day Saturday, and Sunday breakfast and lunch.

Please remember that if you want snack or special drinks that is up to you provide.
Here is a little information about the camp.

Chesebrough Scout Reservation is a 544 acre nature retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains, just 30 minutes south of San Jose.  The camp includes a brand new lodge with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, a commercial kitchen, restrooms and showers, campgrounds, bb gun range, climbing tower, archery, and volleyball.

Camp Chesebrough is located off Highway 9 and is adjacent to Castle Rock State Park and Long Ridge Open Space Preserve.

Castle Rock State Park, 26005 CA-9, Los Gatos, CA 95033
I have provided a link below if you wish to find out more information.

More info on what to bring will come as we get closer.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Aquarium Sat April 1st 6:30pm ish

Hi Pack 93 families,
If you are sleeping at the Aquarium this Saturday, please arrive at the main entrance between 6:30 and 7pm. If you arrive later I will leave your name with the roster at the door. We will probably be given an area to sleep in as a group. If not, I am going to head for the "outer bay" area. (take a right, up escalator, past the circular sardines, amazing jellies.. to the outer bay).

Bring an inflatable mattress or pad, sleeping bag and overnight essentials. Snacks, water and midnight treats! I am planning to visit First Awakenings opposite for breakfast in the morning and would love you to join me!

Please be aware you are responsible for your children, not your den leaders! Lets have a fun time. See you there.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New hike time Garland Ranch Sat 2pm

Hi Everyone,
We have changed the hike time to 2pm so we can include as many scouts as possible.
Please meet in the Garland Ranch Parking lot. We will then make our way to the Ranger Station to visit restrooms as 2:15pm.

Don't forget hat, sunscreen and water!

Contact phone numbers:
Lucy 809-4695
Al  236-7607

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Garland Ranch Hike Sat 18th. (update: 2pm)

We are hiking Garland Ranch in Carmel Valley this Saturday March 18th at 10:30am. (update: 2pm)
This is part of our Trekker patch series.

We will meet in the parking lot at Garland Ranch at 10:30am, then walk to the Ranger Station to visit restrooms before the hike. The hike is around 2.5 miles and takes the Waterfall Trail to the Mesa pond, then loops back down again. It is listed as "easy to moderate". There are some steps and a steep climb for a short part of the trail. It is appropriate for Tigers, but if you are bringing younger children, you might consider taking a shorter loop around the park. 

Please dress in light layers, bring water for the hike. If you want to picnic after, you can pack a light lunch or leave your lunch in the car.

Webelos will be leading the hike and will be expected to attend as part of their patch requirement. Please contact me if you can't make it.