Friday, March 20, 2015

Monterey Plaza Saturday March 21st at 10:00 AM

Hello everyone,
We will be visiting the Monterey Custom House Plaza Saturday morning.  Meet at 10:00 at the fountain in the middle of the plaza.  There is an organized tour which begins at 10:30.  Cost is $5 per person.  The pack will pay the fee for the Scouts that attend.  Adults and siblings will need to pay themselves.

Signup for the Oakland A's Scout day if you are interested.  Our deadline is at the meeting Monday night.  Bring money with you then.

Next meeting is Monday night March 23rd.

See you Saturday!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monterey Plaza visit and Scout Day at the Oakland A's, and next meeting

Hello everyone,
Our next event is this Saturday, March 21st. We will tour the Monterey Custom house plaza area.  Time to meet will be 10:00 at the fountain in the middle of the plaza.  We are checking on a guided tour, so our time may be modified slightly.  More to follow soon.

Wear your Pack t-shirt.

Our next meeting is this coming Monday night March 23rd.

The Oakland A's have a Scout day April 26th, Sunday.  This is a fun event where we are part of a Scout parade that gets to walk around the Warning Track before the game.  Cost for tickets is $36 per person.  Jesse Gallardo is going to buy tickets for us as a group.  If you want to go, please sign up no the Attendance sheet, and be sure to bring your money to the meeting Monday night. 

Info on the event is here: 

See you all soon.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Square Account for finances

Hello everyone,
We have created a "Square" account to make things a little bit easier for financial transactions, including when we need to collect funds from families for various activities.  We are going to try it out for the USS Hornet, as one option.  If you are going expect an invoice from us via Square for the amount you owe.  If there are any questions let us know.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

USS Hornet overnight April 11th-12th

We are making final reservations for the USS Hornet overnight.  Please sign up on the blog NO LATER THAN THIS FRIDAY, March 13th, if you want to attend.  We will use the list of those that are signed up at that point as our final roster.

Cost is $70 per person for the family members.  The Pack will subsidize the Scouts that go for $20 each, so cost for the Scout will be $50.  We will announce arrangements for payment soon.

The below link has a lot of information.

We should plan to meet at the pier by 4:30 pm.  Boarding begins at 5:00 pm.  There is an initial safety briefing, then we stow our gear in our berthing areas, and dinner follows shortly after. 

There is a separate, optional cost, for anyone that would like to order dog tags for the trip.  They range from $6.40 to $10.90 based on or two dog tags.

If you have any questions please let us know right away.  If you are not sure how to enter your name on the blog, also let us know right away.

thank you

Friday, March 6, 2015

Fire station visit postponed and Friends of Scouting presentation

Hello everyone,
We need to postpone our fire station visit due to conflicts the fire station is having with some inspections they are preparing for.  We will reschedule later.

For those of you who are interested in helping with the playground equipment installation at Washington Union school, this is taking place Saturday beginning at 9AM.  Lots of helping hands are needed.

Our next meeting is Monday night.  At that meeting, Renee Forrest, our district executive, is coming to talk to the parents about the Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign.  This is an effort where our Council raises funds to support Scouting programs.  I have pasted a letter below with more information.  During the meeting, Renee will be asking the parents to contribute whatever they can.  Please read below.

Dear Parent:

I want to let you know that there will be a “Friends of Scouting” (“FOS”) presentation at our upcoming Pack Meeting.  The date for this is March 9th, 2015.

As you perhaps know, the FOS program is the yearly giving campaign organized by the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  The purpose of this campaign is to generate donations from all Scout families which are then used to offer development programs, maintain our camp properties, and provide the necessary support that goes into running an effective Scouting organization which ultimately benefits all Scouts in our local council.

At the presentation you will be provided a more detailed description of the FOS program.  At its conclusion, you will be given the opportunity to indicate your support for Scouting programs in our community.  I therefore ask that you take the time now to think about how your son benefits from our local Scouting programs and the level of commitment you would like to make towards Friends of Scouting as a result.  By thinking about this now, you will then be able to show that commitment when the presentation is given.

You can also obtain more information by visiting the council’s website at  I soft copy of the 2015 Friends of Scouting brochure can be found at the website.   

Thank you for your help and support.




Thursday, March 5, 2015

Firestation visit and next meeting

Hello everyone,
We have been planning a visit to the Toro fire station this Saturday March 7th.  At the moment we are having some scheduling issues, so we are not sure if we will be able to do this event.  Please check the blog for more info.  We will make a post no later than Friday night with a final decision.

Our next meeting is Monday March 9th.

Additional events coming up:

March 21st - 10:00 - tour Monterey Custom house plaza
March 23rd - Den/Pack meeting

April 11th USS Hornet overnight (more info to follow soon)
April 13th - Den/Pack meeting
April 18th - Pinnacles Hike
April 26th - Scout Day at Oakland A's (more info to follow soon)
April 27th - Den/Pack meeting

May 2nd - Pt Lobos hike
May 11th - Den/Pack meeting
May 22nd - May 25th - Family Camp at Pico Blanco (more info to follow soon)

We realize this is a pretty busy schedule.
As always, feel free to come to those events that you can.