Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wolf Den Meeting Monday June 4th

Hi Everybody-
We'll be having a den meeting on this coming Monday June 4th.  Meet at the park just east of Toro Park school (see picture) at 2:30.  Bring your rope (if you still have it) and we'll learn another knot.

Our main activity will be an egg drop contest.  This is a fun activity for parents and kids to work on together this week/weekend.  Rules are as follows:
  • Container must hold a large egg.   We will provide 1 egg for each scout.   
  • Weight and Size and Design Restrictions: 
    • 2 lbs, 10 inch maximum package in all directions 
    •  No wings or parachutes, No Styrofoam, No pre-made plastic bubble wrap or other store bought packing material or foam. 
    •  No gases other than air may be used. 
    •  No splatterables such as peanut butter, jell-o, liquids, fruit or vegetables (popcorn is OK). 
    •  No flammable substances. 
    •  No glass. 
  • Containers may be made with minimal adult help but should be primarily made by the scout.  
  • Containers must be able to withstand multiple droppings.  No alterations, repairs or repackaging can be made after first drop. 
  • Container must be constructed with a hatch or door so that the egg can be inserted before each drop and inspected after each drop.  Tape can be used for this purpose.   We will have tape on hand. 
  • Prior to the drop, the scouts may inspect eggs for cracks. All eggs will be of similar size, age and grade. 
  • Prior to the drop, at the site, the scout must insert the egg into the container. 
  • A cracked egg is defined as one that is visibly leaking its contents. Hairline fractures are not considered cracks. 
  •  After each drop the scout will be required to remove the egg from their container to show that it did not break.

Re: the Astronomy showing: there are a lot of conflicts for various folks this time of year, so I'd like to propose we reschedule this event for the summer or early fall.  Sometime this summer we'll be getting all interested parents together for a meeting to plan out the 2012-2013 activities.  We'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hartnell Planetarium Visit

Our next Pack activity will be the Hartnell College Planetarium visit Wednesday, May 23rd, starting at 6:00pm.  The doors will open at 5:45pm.  The Pack will cover the costs of this trip, and everyone is invited, including siblings.  Hope to see you there!