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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Planning ahead?
Check out the "Calendar" tab on the blog for upcoming events
Remember, you can take part in any or all weekend events.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Beach Clean Up Day Sat Sept 16th at 10am

Beach Clean Up Day is this Saturday Sep. 16th 2017

We are going to work on the Marina State beach located at:

11 Reservation Road, Marina, CA 93933.

We are meeting at 10:00 am and will work until about 11:00 am. 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.

Please check out the "Calendar" tab on the blog to view the events we have planned for the year. Pencil in any important outings your scout is interested in. Remember, you can take part in any or all weekend events.

See you all there!

Lucy

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Scouting is BACK!! Monday Sep 11th

Hello everyone,

Welcome back.  Hope you had a great summer.
Many thanks to Paul, Lucy, and Marilyn for their service at Back to School Night last week.

September quick update:

  • Regular Scout meetings resume.
    Monday Sept 11th - Church of the Good Shepherd - 6pm.
  • Are you a new Scouting Family?  Attend the New Parent Orientation. 
    Wednesday Sept 13th - Church of the Good Shepherd -  6pm.
    Parents only please.
  • Beach Cleanup in Marina. 
    Saturday Sept 16th - More details to follow.
  • Second meeting of the month
    Monday Sept 25th - Church of the Good Shepherd -  6pm


See you Monday.
Cheers!
Melisa R

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cancelling Rain Gutter and first meeting date

Hi Pack 93 families.
We will be cancelling the rain gutter regatta due to lack of participants, let try to do this fun activity sometime this year.

We are excited about beginning another fun year of scouting once school resumes. Our first Cub Scout meeting is scheduled on Monday September 11th at 6pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd. We look forward to seeing our  Wolves, Bears and Webelos and of course a group of new Tigers! 

We will have a table out for the back to school night at Toro Park Elementary on Thurs Aug 31st.

Lucy.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Reminder - Rain Gutter Regatta (Aug 12)

Hi Pack 93 families!

Quick reminder on the Rain Gutter Regatta 
(August 12 - 10AM)

Part engineering, part art, all fun!  
Catamarans made by the boys from recycled goods will compete in a derby-style event involving rain gutters and water.    

Lucy will be leading us on this.  
More details soon. 

Location TBD


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Back to regular meetings September 11

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Summer Events: Hike on July 15th, Rain Gutter Regatta on August 12th; Labor Day Family Camp

Hi Pack 93 families!
Wow cannot believe how fast June flew by!  I hope you're enjoying all the adventures and the long warm days we've been having.

Quick note on the Pack's Summer Events:
1.  Cub Scout Summer Camp (completed June 19)
2.  Hike at Point Lobos (July 15 at 10AM)
3.  Rain Gutter Regatta (August 12 - more details soon)
4.  Labor Day Family Camp at Chesebrough (more details coming soon)


1.  Cub Scout Summer Camp - (completed June 19) A great time was had by all with marshmallow guns, an introduction into CSI and law enforcement, archery, and of course a day of summer splash!  Those firefighters sure know how to hose the kids down!  Missed it?  Keep an eye out for it next summer.


2.  Point Lobos Hike (July 15 - 10AM)
As a pack we did meet there back in April, but since many couldn't make it, a great chance to revisit a close favorite and earn one of the 8 patches in the trekkers patch series. 


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.


Al will be leading us on the journey.  Please update the attendance spreadsheet if you're attending.
See you then.


What is the trekker series? 
More info here - http://svmbc.org/svmbc/activities/cub-scout-year-round-activities/monterey-bay-trekkers/


3.  Rain Gutter Regatta (August 12)
Regatta - just hearing the word brings a wisp of excitement, a touch of class and elegance, a .... rain gutter?  

The boys and families will get a chance to compete for mastery and craftmanship as they make their own catamaran or trimaran style boat and float it down a rain gutter.  There are scout kits out there for this, but we'd like to take a more NorCal approach to it - laid back, recycled, and innovative.  
More details to follow soon.


4.  Camp Chesebrough Family Camp - Labor Day Weekend 
With the roads to beloved Pico Blanco still recovering, Camp Chesebrough (near Los Gatos) will be available this Labor Day weekend.

More details to come.  Council Dates are set as Sept 1 - 3


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Cub Scout Day camp June 19 - 23



Hi everyone, 

Cub Scout Day camp is almost here. If you have not signed up there is still time, but you must hurry.

For June, the main event is the Cub Scout Day Camp at Toro Park.  This has been very popular with the boys each year.  The camp is June 19th-23rd.  

If you want your son to attend, please sign up right away.

Parent involvement is needed for day camp.  The parents are required to work 2 shifts if you boy is going to the camp at Toro Park. A shift is three hours each.

We have added a page for day camp to the Attendance Spreadsheet.  If your son is going, please add his name on the right side of the page so we know who is attending.

If you can help, please put your name in the time slots on the left side of the page.  If you want to do more than two slots, or if you want to be there all day, you are welcome to do so. Please contact Marilyn at jammd5@yahoo.com



Toro Park
$100
June 19-23
9:00-3:00
Toro Regional Park

Registration for Cub Camp is now open – please register today. Prices for camp increase 3 weeks before camp start date. Camps are open until they fill. Register online, in-person (at your local SVMBC BSA office), or via fax (1-408-280-5162).
A complete packet includes:
  1. a completed registration form
  2. health forms A/B (+ photocopy of insurance card front/back) for participant
  3. an indication of who is volunteering on what days
  4. health forms A/B (+ photocopy of insurance card front/back) for volunteer
  5. any additional supplemental forms like:
    1. tot-lot registration
    2. special needs form
    3. campership form
    4. youth staff applications
    5. staff agreement forms


     

Monday, June 5, 2017

Ceremony, and Thanks



Hi everyone.

Thanks again for a great year, and a fun ceremony.

We had a young scout at the ceremony that lost one of his favorite toys.

It's a fidget spinner; a small three-pronged device with ball bearings that has flames on it.
We believe that the boy set the spinner down during the ceremony and left it on one of the pews afterwards.

 Someone might have picked it up, perhaps thinking they just found a cool toy. The boy worked very hard for the money to purchase the toy & is very upset that it's gone.

Yes, lesson learned, don't bring toys to the meetings & pay attention to where you leave things behind. 

If anyone saw or has the toy please contact Paul Gokey at gokeypa@comcast.net, and we will arrange to get it back to the young scout.