Sunday, November 29, 2015

Holiday gift idea and SPCA trip for Bears

Hi Pack 93 families,

Holiday time is here and  I wanted to send out a holiday gift idea list for our boys. These are not required, but hopefully you will find this list useful.

Headlamp for caves and camping



Beanie hat for camping (best way to keep them warm at night)

Camping spork  (fork spoon)

Camping dishes (Fozzil's solo pack is pretty cool)

Travel games (chess, checkers etc)

Small pair of binoculars

Sleeping bag (kids and womens bags are 10% warmer) If you want the bag to last them through to teenage, consider buying a womens bag. REI have a Kindercone, Oregon Outfitters and Backcountry are a little cheeper than REI.

Fishing rod (Scouting recommends "Ugly Stick", If you've never put the line on before, ask the store to do it for you, it's about five extra bucks and well worth the time and hassle) I got ours at Outdoor World.

Songs, skit and joke books, you can check out the selection at the Scout shop or amazon.

Hope this is helpful.

See the Bears at the SPCA Monday at 3:45pm

Thanks, Lucy,

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Veteran's Day Parade Wed Nov 11th and Pack meeting Nov 9th

Hi Cub Scout Families,

Please join us for the Veteran's Parade in Salinas on Wednesday November 11th. The parade leaves from Salinas High School parking lot to Main and Gabilan St. We then walk back to the High School via Salinas St. (At least that is what we have done in previous years). The parade begins at 2pm. Please arrive at 1pm and no later than 1:30pm. I have posted a link on the attendance page so we have an idea of expected attendance.

I am not sure if I can make that event, so if another parent would like to lead, please email me or call me to get additional info. If you have smaller children and have a wagon, it's a good idea to bring it so you can pull them along.

Boys need to wear full uniform (navy blue shorts or pants are fine) and cap. If you would like to see the route, please copy and paste the link below.,+Salinas,+CA./Central+Ave+%26+South+Main+Salinas,+CA./@36.672205,-121.655259,15z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x808df8ec3d17043f:0x217767cb844f9ae9!2m2!1d-121.656003!2d36.6676526!1m5!1m1!1s0x808df8c1735f01ef:0xb1ecbca51119da39!2m2!1d-121.6554928!2d36.6767337!3e2?hl=en

It was great to see so many of you on the hike today. Please send me pictures if you would like them posted.

Our pack meeting is tomorrow night (Monday 9th) We only have one Pack meeting this month, so please try to attend.

Thanks, Lucy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hike, Meeting, training, fund Raiser

Hi All,

We hope everyone had a great Halloween, and is already preparing for Thanksgiving!

Please remember that the Pinnacles hike is this Saturday Nov 7th. We are meeting at the Nob Hill parking lot in Salinas at 9:30 am, with a planned start hike by 10:30 am. If you have not yet done so, please go to the blog and select the attendance spreadsheet and sign up so we know you are coming.

Info for the hike is posted below. For directions please review the post prior to this one.

Mobile device users:
I know that some of you have had trouble in the past using your mobile devices to view and sign up on our blog. That should be fixed now.

Next Meeting:
Our next meeting is Monday Nov 9th at the regular time and place.

FREE Scout Training:
We also have an opportunity for any parent to get some scout training, the best part we will pay the cost. If you would like some FREE scout training we have a training day in south San Jose Nov 14th. Get the basic scout training or opt for the BALOO training. If any parent is interested please contact Lucy the Bear den leader. Time is short so please let her know right away.

Scout Hotdog Fund Raiser:
We are selling hotdogs the day of Dec 13th at San Benancio Middle School. We will sell the hotdogs to the parents that bring their children to the Gingerbread house build. More on this later, but please note this is a scout core requirement to complete.

Hike info:
Bring everything you need for a comfortable hike.
We recommend plenty of drinking water, food and beverages, flashlights and hiking equipment. They will need a 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.

We will hike the Balconies cliff-cave loop trail:
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.

The entrance fee is $10.00 a car and kids under 12 are free