APRIL PACK MEETING - 4/19 Our April packing meeting is on Wednesday the 18th. We will once again be at Seaman's lodge starting promptly at 6:30. We'll have $1/slice pizza starting at 6:00.
ROCKET LAUNCH - 4/22 This year's Rocket Launch is scheduled for Sunday, 4/22 from 1:00 - 3:00. We need several volunteers to bring tables (2 or 3) and EZ-Ups (2). Please contactBob Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can help with either of these.
We will provide the launch pads, families will need to bring their rockets, engines, and wadding. If you haven't done so yet, rockets can be purchased locally at Swasey's Hardware & Hobbies (past the Chevron station up the hill to the cul-de-sac - go left down the back of the buildings and Swasey's is on the left). The address is: 40 E Mcknight Way 11-14, Grass Valley.
However, we do have some smaller rockets and a few engines available at no charge. If you'd like one of these please contact Bob Thomas directly at Bob Thomas (email@example.com).
The property for the launch is located at: 12306 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946
We'll have a sign posted pointing you in the right direction. The location is basically a large horse corral overlooking some rolling hills with tall grass. It can get very windy so you may want to bring bring sunglasses and lip balm. You may also want to bring something to sit on, snacks and water. There is no shade or toilet facilities.
OTHER UPCOMING DATES Spring Hike Saturday, 5/5: Craig will provide details at the Pack Meeting May Advancement Ceremony - Sunday, 5/20: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Spring is around the corner and things are getting busy once again. Here's what's on tap this month, and in the coming months:
MARCH PACK MEETING / BRIDGING CEREMONY - 3/21 Our March packing meeting is on Wednesday the 21st. We will return to our typical time and location - Seaman's lodge @ 6:30. This is another very special pack meeting where our Webelo II Cub Scouts bridge over into Boy Scouts. We celebrate the boy's journey and growth as they move forward.
NOTE: We'll also be distributing Camp Cards at this meeting. It's a great way to make scouting more affordable for your family. Your Scouts get's money, for Scouting activities, for each card sold.
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - 3/24 & 3/25 If you are signed up for this event, expect a full email this week containing complete details. Here's some highlights for now: If you have not already provided this information, please do so ASAP. We are currently overdue in providing a complete roster to the CAoS. For each family, we need the following: First and Last Names of all participants in your party (adults and kids); Ages of the kids in your party on March 24th; Off-Site Emergency Contact Name & Phone Number. If you have not already completed, printed, signed, and turned in the Waiver and BSA A&B forms, please have them ready to turn in at the Pack meeting on the 21st. We need ALL of this paperwork completed beforehand. Plan to arrive no later than 5:30. We cannot enter the premise until the entire group is accounted for. We will be released at approximately 8:00 amSunday morning. Additional details to follow in a separate email.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING - 4/27 & 4/28 In order to meet the Boy Scouts minimum requirements, we need to have a trained leader on all overnight excursions. This is referred to as "BALOO" training. Currently, Cubmaster Dan Thiem is our only trained leader. We need any potential future leaders to consider BALOO training to ensure a smooth transition. We need a new leader trained THIS YEAR. The training will occur on April 27th and 28th.
NOTE: We're still looking for someone to step into both the Pack Leader and Assistant Pack Leader roles.
OTHER UPCOMING DATES April Pack Meeting: 4/18 @ Seaman's Lodge Rocket Launch: 4/22 (tentative based on weather) Spring Hike:5/5 (tentative based on weather)May Pack Meeting & Advancement Ceremony: Sunday 5/20 Camp Lassen: 7/22
The California Academy of Sciences Overnighter is quickly approaching. If you are signed up and have not done so yet, please complete the attached forms and either email them to Julie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or bring to the next pack meeting.
Hi Folks, Here's what's going one in Pack 23 this month:
LEADERSHIP TRAINING - 4/27 & 4/28 In order to meet the Boy Scouts minimum requirements, we need to have a trained leader on all overnight excursions. This is referred to as "BALOO" training. Currently, Cubmaster Dan Thiem is our only trained leader. As many of you know, Dan's time with the Pack is nearing the end as he looks to transition to Boy Scouts.
We need any potential future leaders to consider BALOO training to ensure a smooth transition. We need a new leader trained THIS YEAR. The training will occur on April 27th and 28th.
To the point: In approximately 1 year from now, Pack 23 will need to have a new Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster as Dan and Luuk both move on. If you have any interest in carrying the torch for the Pack, please reach out. The new leadership should be getting involved now to understand how the pack operates.
VOLUNTEER NEED: GAME / ACTIVITY FOR THE PACK - 2/21 For this years Blue and Gold pack meeting (see below) we are looking for anyone to bring forward an idea and lead a game or activity for the pack. In discussing with the Den Leaders, we felt that the pack needed some new and fresh ideas.
This doesn't need to be elaborate, we're just looking for something fresh and fun for the group of 40+ kids to participate in during this months Pack meeting. Duration should be 10 - 15 minutes.
BLUE & GOLD PACK MEETING - 2/21 Our next Pack meeting is February 21st at Forest Charter. Since this is our Blue and Gold Banquet, we'll be starting promptly at 6:00, with setup needing to occur prior to that time. Since centerpieces and tables need to be setup prior to 6:00, please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes early and coordinate with your Den on the setup of your table. Just a reminder the the Blue and Gold Banquet is Dinner with the Pack, along with our sponsor, the Lions Club.
You should be coordinating the food for your potluck, centerpiece, tablecloth, place setting, and cutlery with your Den. Each Den is responsible for their own food this year - including extra for the Lions Club. Reach out to your Den leaders for details
CAMP LASSEN - 7/22 Our Cub Scout Summer Camp is scheduled for Sunday July 22nd through Wednesday July 25th. That still seems pretty far away, but the council asks for initial deposits NOW and final payments by March.
The cost for camp is $200 for the scout and $200 for the adult. This includes all activities for the scouts, food and drinks. Initial deposit is $50 per person that is due if you decide to sign up at the pack meeting.
At our Blue and Gold Dinner we will have the opportunity to participate in our Council’s Friends of Scouting campaign. This is our chance to support local scouting. The actual cost our Council incurs to support each boy through one year of scouting is much more than the registration fees we pay every year. On average it is $220 per boy. The Friends of Scouting campaign is a large part of our Council’s operating budget. With our help they can continue to build new camps, and provide more programs for our boys to enjoy.
As a Troop, our goal is 100% participation in this year’s Friends of Scouting Campaign. The Council is asking everyone to consider giving $220 to support one boy for a year. Some of us may be able to contribute a little more, some a little less, but know that whatever you are able contribute will make a difference. Every dollar goes to support local scouting.
Please take some time to consider what you may be able to give this year. Even if it is only $1, it will help support our boys in scouting. I encourage you to ask your friends and family to support scouting as well. Payment does not need to be made at the Blue and Gold Dinner. The Council allows you to make installment payments on your contribution. This way, $220 works out to under $20 per month. If your employer provides charitable gift matching, please remember to indicate this when you make your contribution.
Thank you for your support of Scouting. I look forward to our Blue and Gold Dinner and celebrating the success and hard work of our boys.
The spring overnighter is quickly approaching. On March 24th, we will be spending the night at the California Academy of Science in San Francisco. The cost is $44.50 for scouts and $89 for parents. There are approximately 20 spots left, but money is due at the January pack meeting.
Talk to Julie Brown and/or Luuk for further details.
As your Pinewood Derby chair this year, I’d like to welcome all young racers to the kickoff of the Pinewood Derby season, otherwise known as the greatest race on earth! We have a lot of potential racers this year, all vying for that elusive spot in the winner’s circle! Or maybe you just want to make a cool car and see it go. Either way, with a record number of boys it will make for a very exciting evening! Please read through the below files for all the information you will need to get started! -Dan Thiem
Hi All, Reminder about the Cubs-a-Caroling event this Saturday, 12/16. I know it's a busy time of year for everyone, but please try to make this one to brighten the day of some elders in the community. The schedule is as follows:
Quick reminder that we have our annual Down and Derby movie event this Saturday at Sutton Cinemas.
For those not familiar, we watch "Down and Derby" on the big screen. This is a great movie about some of those Dad's that take the Pinewood Derby race a bit too serious. The movie is this Saturday, December 2nd. Doors open at 9:30 am, movie starts at 10:00. Concessions will be available for purchase and the Pinewood Derby kits will be handed out following the movie.
The event is free to those in a Scout uniform (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Girl Scout) and we ask for a $2/person donation for parent's or siblings not in uniform.