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The above downloadable PDF “Flyer” has a summary of the Pack 61 summer activities and includes the following:
It’s the last Pack Meeting of the school year and it’ll be a good one. Back by popular demand it is Scoutapalooza. There will be Boy Scouts from several of the area troops there to teach various scout skills like knots, first aid, etc. Last year the Cub Scouts had a lot of fun learning scouting skills from the Boy Scouts.
This is an opportunity to take your Cub Scout camping, for one night, and have all the activities organized for you. The district runs these events at the BSA campground and organizes the food, campfire, archery, bb gun range, crafts and more. A number of Pack 61 families are heading up so there should be other Pack 61ers to hang with.
More Information (district website): More Info Click Here
Signup (district website): Sign Up Click Here
Join us on Friday, May 17th at the Scout Rank Promotion/Award & Outdoor Sports Pack meeting. We will have a ceremony for our scouts who have earned their Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos ranks. In addition, scouts will have an opportunity to participate in the Outdoor Sports events.
Good Turn: Bring Flashlights and New Batteries for Donation to the Shelter Network
7:00 – Gathering Activity (Den 2)
7:15 – Opening Flag Ceremony (Den 11) & Announcements, Activity News, Awards
7:30 – Outdoors Sports
- Tug-O-War – Ron/Jay & Gregg/Jackson (Den 11 & 3)
- Kickball Bowling – Dan/John C (Den 9)
- Physical Fitness – John P/Jeff, Brett/Ed, Kevin/Todd, Rick/Art (Den 7,2,8 & 4)
- 50 Yard Dash, Pushups/Situps, Baseball for Distance, Broad Jump
8:15 – Rank Awards
8:45 – Closing Announcements & Flag Retrieval
9:00 – Snack Time & Clean up!!!!!
STEM Checklist: STEM Checklist
Join us on Friday April 19th at the Pack Meeting, where we will have an Arrow of Light (Highest award in Cub Scout) and Bridging (from Cub Scouts to Boys Scouts) promotion ceremony for our Webelos scouts in Den 6 and our first Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program.
Good Turn - Bring Children’s Books & Clothes
The agenda is:
6:45 – Gathering Activity – Sock on a Rope (Den 4)
7:00 – Opening Flag Ceremony (Den 5)
7:05 – Announcements, Activity News, Awards,
7:10 – Arrow of Light & Bridging Ceremony (Den 6)
7:30 – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)
4 Stations: 15 Minutes at each Station, Rotate at 7:35, 7:55, 8:15, 8:35
Science Station: Staple Remover Catapult (Den 5 & 9)
Technology Station: Tongue Depressor Harmonica (Den 2 & 3)
Engineering Station: Puff Rocket (Den 4 & 7)
Math Station: Taxi Game (Den 8 & 11)
8:55 – Closing Announcements & Flag Retrieval
9:00 – Snack Time & Clean up!!!!!
One of the highlights of the year did not disappoint. All the cars were fast and imaginative! Thanks everyone for all the work it takes to put this on. Special thanks to Joe Ahn for leading the effort again this year.
To see all the results click here: Pack 61 2013 PWD Final Results
Some of the Pack 61 crew at the Cal Academy Overnight
About 30 members of the extended Pack 61 family spent the night at the California Academy of Sciences. It was a great program with complete run of the place along with special treats like live animal demonstrations, planetarium shows, a telescope on the roof, earthquake simulator, penguins, and more. The Pack staked out sleeping spots in the aquarium section in front of the big tank, in the underwater tunnel and other interesting spots.
It’s March and that means it’s Pinewood Derby time. I hope everyone is working on their cars! We don’t want any late nights the night before. Here what’s coming up:
Pinewood Derby Pre-Race
Friday, March 15th; 6:15PM – 8:30PM
Sandpiper Community Center Multi-Purpose Room
Test your car on the track. It’s good to make sure it fits, rolls and meets the weight requirements. Come anytime during the event and leave whenever you’re done.
Pinewood Derby Race
Friday, March 22th; 6:00PM – 9PM
Sandpiper Community Center Multi-Purpose Classroom
It’s the Pack Meeting, it’s the big event, it’s one the biggest event of the year and it’s huge fun! Be sure to arrive early for the registration period, all cars must be weighed and checked before the race. Pizza will be served for all so come hungry.
Reminder to read the rules, we’d hate for anyones hard work to get disqualified!
Its time to finish up Winter with our indoor Winter Carnival this month. Scouts will rotate through five stations demonstrating their skills and talents. Siblings and parents are encouraged to participate. In addition, we will have an overview of all the Pinewood Derby activities for everyone.
Good Turn for this month: New Toiletries. Bring new toiletries, such as tooth brushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc for the Shelter Network in Menlo Park.
6:45 – Gathering Activity – Scout Word Search (Den 11)
7:00 – Opening Flag Ceremony (Den 6)
7:05 – Announcements, Activity News, Awards, Pinewood Derby Overview
7:10 – Winter Carnival
- 5 Stations: Three Legged Race, Bean Bag Toss, Marshmallows Delight, Musical Chairs, Paper Snow Balls
- 15 Minutes at Each Station
- Rotate at 7:25, 7:45, 8:05, 8:25
8:45 – Closing Announcements & Flag Retrieval 8:50 – Snack Time & Clean up!!!!!
Pinewood Derby Clinic
Wednesday, February 6th; 6:30PM – 8PM
Sandpiper Community Center Classroom
In one hour get an overview of the rules, tricks of the trade, and what to expect. A great resource for everyone but if you are new to the Pinewood Derby it is highly recommended!
The Pinewood Derby is one of the highlights of the scouting year. Everyone gets excited about entering a car in a Pinewood Derby. It’s a great opportunity for scout and parent to spend time together working on a fun project.
All the derby car kits have been given to the dens to be handed out to each scout. If you don’t have yours yet please check with your Den Leader.
There is lots of information and sessions available to help you prep for the race. The events are listed in the Calendar on this website and an overview is located on the site as well, click here for a shortcut.
Something new and fun this year. People have been asking for more overnights so here’s a fun one at the California Academy of Science. On March 8th scouts from all over the area will be heading to the Cal Academy to spend the night and Pack 61 will go as a group. It includes special animal demonstrations, planatarium shows, a pass to spend the next day there, sleep in some of the most interesting spots in the place, food and more. This is OPEN TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY (5 and over). We do need to register as a group so we need you to sign up for the event online. For more details and to signup click here.
Update: The Cal Acad just informed us that this event is filling up faster than expected. We will need to get our reservation in shortly. So please signup ASAP and no later than Sunday night (2/3). While we don’t expect to get squeezed on spaces, if we do we will start with those who registered first and work our way down the list. Thanks.
About 40 Cubs and Parents attended the overnight on the USS Pampanito submarine in San Francisco. It’s a WWII submarine that saw many years of active service. Pack 61 filed the boat and had it to ourselves as we had guided tours, history lessons (I now know a lot about torpedoes), access to parts of the boat not generally open to the public and slept in the same bunks as the sailors before us.
AN AGE OLD CELEBRATION OF SCOUTING
See you all Friday, January 18th – As this Pack Meeting includes dinner it will START AT 6:00PM, at Sandpiper
The Blue and Gold Banquet is one of the highlights of the year. It brings together the Pack’s families for a dinner and an evening of fun. The meal is important, but even more important is the warm, congeal atmosphere created as families enjoy each other’s company.
There are some new things happening at this years event on both the food and entertainment front. But we don’t want to spoil the surprise.
Good Turn for this month: Eye Glasses . Bring used glasses, even just frames, and the Lions Club will help those who can’t afford them to see better.
5:15 – Setup
6:00 – Gathering Activity (Den 5)
6:25 – Opening Flag Ceremony (Den 7)
6:30 – Food is Served (Guadalajara Grill) http://www.guadalajaragrill.net/
7:00 – Charter Organization: Lions Club of RWS
7:10 – History, Announcements, Activity News, Awards, Pinewood Derby Overview
7:30 – Entertainment: Magic Show (http://www.danchanmagic.com/)
8:20 – Closing Announcements & Flag Retrieval
8:35 – Snack Time & Clean up!!!!!
Patch Design Contest: Click Click Here. Due 12/20/12 to Akela Ed Bowen (ebowen13©yahoo•com (ebowen13©yahoo•com) or 531 Keelson Cir, Redwood City, CA 94065)
Our next pack meeting is set for Friday, December 7th, 7pm at Sandpiper. Bring your holiday spirit and an unwrapped toy for someone in need this holiday season. Pack 61 will be working with our local fire department to gather toys, so please bring one if you can. Other holiday fun will be had so come one come all!
7:00 – Gathering (Good Turn Patch Design) (Den 2)
7:20 – Opening Flag Ceremony (Den 9)
7:25 – Announcements, Activity News, Awards
7:35 – Fire Department / Fire Safety / Toy Drive
7:45 – Activity: Gingerbread Houses
8:15 – Activity: Popcorn High Sellers – Pie Toss
8:45 – Closing Announcements & Flag Retrieval
8:50 – Snack Time!!!!!