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. 


Monday Meeting, hike and family camp update

Hello everyone,

Just a reminder we are meeting Monday night at 6pm at the Church.

Also our next outing is a hike at Garland Ranch in Carmel Valley on Saturday March 18th.  More details coming shortly.

At Monday's meeting we will have a  representative from our council make a presentation on the annual friends of scouting fund drive.  This effort raises money for council operations.

After reviewing the Scout camping web site, there are not enough spots left for us to go. We are attempting to contact the staff to verify open slots. If we can not camp at Cheese-bough we will investigate other options for camping.

There have been a couple questions on the cost.  We are charging $55 per person ages 6 and over, which includes food.  The price for just the Scout campground is $40 per person 6 and over.  If you would prefer to prepare your own food, then you only need to pay the $40 rate.  Let us know if that is the case.

This price is set by the Council.  We do not have any leeway to change it, even if you only come one night.

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

thank you

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Family Camp Memorial Day weekend

Hello everyone,
As you know Pico Blanco is closed for family camp.  This year we are planning to go to Camp Chesebrough in the Santa Cruz mountains.  The camp website is here for those who would like to check it out.

Family Camp has been the highlight of our Cub Scouting year for several years now.  It is a great weekend full of fun activities.  The boys talk about it all year and can't wait to go back next time.

The camp is filling up quickly so we need to sign up soon to ensure we can get a spot.  I  have added a page to the sign-in spreadsheet.  Please go there right away and sign up.  We have to list who is going by categories, so you will notice the sign up sheet has those same categories.  Please add your info by those same categories.  If anything is unclear just email us.

The cost is $55 per person for those 6 and up.  Anyone 5 and under is free,  Because many of our new families do not have a lot of camping experience, we typically take care of providing all the food.  We will ask families to help with preparing meals and cleaning up, but the only things you will need to bring is your own camping equipment: tents, sleeping bags, clothes, toiletries, utensils, plates, etc.  As we get closer we will provide a more detailed list.  You will not need to bring any cooking gear like camp stoves.

Please sign up right away. The deadline will be Wednesday March 8.  If you sign up after that we may still be able to add you, if there are openings.

Thank you
Steve T