Happy Anniversary Cub Scouts! We are 101 years strong! That’s one long legacy: one of continual change and improvement. This year, I see exciting changes in the program. New belt loops and pins for the boys and simpler plans for leaders to execute. All this will start with the next rank in June. What a wonderful time to be in Cub Scouts!
Our Blue and Gold celebration/Pack meeting is coming up quickly. The theme for this year is Cowboys. Mark R. is hard at work once again this year coordinating this fun event for our Pack, but he needs lots of help to pull off a great banquet, both in planning and execution. So please touch base with your Den Leader to see how you can help out. All families are expected to volunteer with some part of this big, fun Pack event.
Looking farther ahead, Summer Camps! Please look into day camp at Birch Grove, Newark. My son and I have attended 3 years in a row and have different experiences each year. Not only have we done archery, nutrition, ropes and knot tying, but STEM engineering as well. I brought my miniature Trebuchet for the boys to launch. For our Bears going into Webelos and Arrow of light patrols, the district runs 2 sessions of Webelos Adventure camp at Camp Royaneh. This is a week long summer camp where the boys learn the patrol method, outdoor skills, swimming and shooting. Please coordinate with your Den Leader, as participation requires adult supervision. New to 2015 is wolf/Bear adventure camp, at Camp Royaneh as well for the younger boys, and tiger Cub Safari for tigers and a parent. Mom and Son camp is available on mother’s day weekend. Look for these announcements on your table at the Blue and Gold Banquet.
On a different note, it brings great joy and sadness that in March we will see our Webelos 2 receive their Arrow of Light and bridge over to boy Scouts. The sad part is all the leaders that are bridging. Thanks for the many years of service that these leaders have provided. We are not worthy! Keep on Scouting!
Cubmaster Pack 176
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Scout Sunday - Sunday, Feb 1, 11am @ CPC
Every year our Pack attends a service at CPC together to demonstrate our appreciation for CPC's generosity in hosting our Pack all these years and their holding our charter. Regardless of your faith we ask that you and your scout help represent our Pack by attending this service and showing the church our appreciation. Our Pack serves cake to the church members afterwards in the Fellowship Hall. This is a Class A uniform event and a patch is awarded to all scouts who attend. For more information please contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org
February Pack Meeting - Saturday, Feb 22, 1-4pm @ CPC
Our Annual Blue & Gold Celebration commemorates the birthday of scouting and is a fundraiser for our Pack. This year we'll be celebrating with a Western Theme, so round up the family and come enjoy a hearty meal (vegetarian options available), camaraderie with the Pack, a cake decorating contest, a raffle, and a general good time! Food tickets MUST be purchased in advance (by Feb 18th) and are available through your Den Leader.
All families are expected to help out with this event, so touch base with your Den Leader for more details.
Pack Bike Rodeo - Saturday, March 7, 10am
This super fun annual Pack event is a chance for our scouts to complete some rank work, but also to have their bikes tuned up for free, learn some bike safety tips, and practice some biking skills.
Siblings are welcome. Two wheel bikes only please. To participate, helmets are required for scouts, siblings, and adults. RSVP to your Den Leader as soon as possible.
Pack Winter Overnighter - Saturday, March 27-28
WELCOME ABOARD! Our Pack will be spending the night on the historic USS HORNET as a junior crew members! Scouts and their Akelas will sleep in restored berthing compartments where the real HORNET crew lived. They will enjoy dinner and breakfast in the Crew's Mess and learn about this famous aircraft carrier's daring exploits by exploring the key areas in the ship and the historical naval aircraft on board. They will also learn about NASA's Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 space missions that put the first humans on the moon, get a chance to ride the flight simulator - experience what it's like to catapult and fly from the carrier, play shipboard games and hear sea stories, AND participate in night watch. This is a wonderful chance to live history and something the boys will talk about for years to come.
Space is LIMITED, so sign up now! You MUST pay (checks only please) to reserve a spot for you and your scout. For more information contact Roger at email@example.com
March Trail Trekker - Saturday, March 28, 2pm @ Tilden Park
A view of Mount Tamalpais rising from San Francisco Bay will be the reward for hiking to the top of Wildcat Peak in Tilden Park. This trail loops through eucalyptus and oak forests, up moderately steep hills, then back to one of the best nature study areas in the Bay Area.
Distance: 2.5 miles
Time: Allow 1.5 hours
Grade: Mostly gentle with some moderately steep grades near the peak
Participation: All ranks
Questions? Contact Philip at firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Core Values
6. Health and Fitness
9. Positive Attitude
FEB DEN DUTIES:
Set-up: All Dens
Table Decorations: All Dens
KP: All Dens
Opening Flag Ceremony: Llama Patrol
Dessert Servers: All Dens
Cake Contest: All Dens
Closing Ceremony: Dragon Patrol
Clean-up: All Dens
CLASS B UNIFORMS
Our class “B” or "activities" uniform is an alternate uniform shirt, a t-shirt with the pack’s logo, worn to certain outdoor scouting events and activities. It is used mostly for outdoor activities and events during the spring and summer months. The class “B” uniform should only be worn to scouting events and activities when instructed by your Den Leader or Cubmaster. For all Pack and Den Meetings and most activities and events the normal full Class “A” Uniform must be worn. Questions? Contact Kim at email@example.com
Class "B" uniform shirts are available for purchase at our monthly Pack meetings for $12.
Trail Trekker Series:
The Trail Trekkers Program is a BSA progressive hike award program that offers a series of monthly hikes which located throughout the Bay Area that can be completed by Cub Scout age boys (from 6-11 years) and their families. These are opportunities for outdoor adventures that are high in "boy appeal", that allow a boy and his family to learn about the world around them. Hikes include trails in Fremont, Sunol, Livermore, Marin, Oakland and Berkeley. Some are more physically demanding, and more appropriate for Webelos-age boys. Others can be completed by any age group. Check our website for updated info on which hike is being done each month. For more information contact Philip at firstname.lastname@example.org