We have our fingers crossed that we will be able to launch our rockets tonight!
What you should have your scouts bring:
- Class B T-Shirts if they have one
- Rain Jacket!
- Two 2-liter empty bottles
- A great attitude!
Thank you all for a great Scouting for Food Event! Pack 793 collected 391 pounds of food for
West Seattle Foodbank
This year we did not have snow, very little rain but we did have a bunch of scouts with great attitude! Since the Foodbank weighed the food for us, we were able to streamline the event and the pick-up and drop-off was the fastest that we have had in years!
And the 2+ hours we put into it each Saturday made a significant impact on the members of our community in need.
That’s what scouting is all about!
Thank you, Brian
And you can see us on the West Seattle Blog!
What a fabulous Blue and Gold Celebration tonight! Here is the video shown for the year in review:
In 1933 “Cub Leaders’ Round Table” suggested Parent/Cub dinners as a way to create bonds through scouting. Soon thereafter, Pack 1 in Michigan started a tradition of pot-lucks where the dads were to bring utensils made of wood; whittled by the cub and his dad.
Shortly after, father/son ‘Bean Dinners’ and ‘Cub Family Dinners’ began to become commonplace. Finally, in 1943 the name “Blue and Gold Banquet” first appeared in BSA literature, and became synonymous with celebrating “the birth of Scouting”
Today the Blue and Gold Banquet is one of the highlights of the program year. It brings together the Pack 793 family for a dinner and evening of fun. The meal is important, but more important is the warm, congenial atmosphere created as families enjoy each others company.
We look forward to seeing you all at our big celebration! An RSVP link is going out to all families!
This past Saturday (2/1), the Webelo II den of Holy Rosary’s own Pack 793 participated in the 2014 Klondike Derby in snowy eastern Washington. This annual event, sponsored by the Aquila District Boy Scouts, is held each year at the LDS-owned Ensign Ranch just outside of Cle Elum. The day-long event consists of six stations: Outdoor Cooking, Knot tying, Snow-shoe Relay, Log Sawing, Figure 8 Race, and First Aid. The boys competed against other dens of the same age to see who will take home the prizes. Ribbons were awarded to the top three finishers in each category. In addition, a final event, dubbed “The Great Race”, serves to recreate the historic trek across the frozen tundra of Alaska as all teams compete in an all-out dash to the finish line. The winners of the race get to take home the travelling trophy.
Fifth-graders Adam Johnson, Aiden Ward, Connor Merz, Diego Contrato, Giorvi Merca, and Luca Kennedy comprised the “Snow Hunters” team. Working as a team, they brought home three second-place finishes (Log Sawing, Snow-shoe Relay, and Overall Finisher), three first-place finishes (First Aid, Figure 8, and Great Race), and the “Great Race” trophy!
A well deserved “congratulations and great job” goes out to this knowledgeable and speedy bunch of boys!
Webelos II leader
9:30 Mass Participation
Coffee and Donuts Assignment (serving, stocking and cleaning up)
History of Scouting for Food
Between 1983 and 1985, the average number of households seeking emergency food increased by almost 40%. 70% of those seeking help were families with children. Seeing the need, Scouting for Food was born. The first year of collection, 1988, involved 1 million Scouts nationwide collecting 65 million cans of nonperishable food. As the National Good Turn from 1988-1991, Scouting for Food resulted in the largest collection and donation of foodstuffs ever experienced in the United States.
Years ago, Scouting leaders approached food banks to ask when help was most needed. It was discovered that March, in between the more traditional food drive times of Christmas and Easter, is when food banks are at their lowest levels.
Studies indicate that more than 17.6 million American households go hungry at some time every month; these studies also reveal that there are more hungry people in American now than at any time in the last twenty-five years.
Prolonged hunger causes more than just discomfort. Malnutrition can lead to permanent tissue damage and leaves its sufferers-particularly children and he elderly – susceptible to illness and infection.
What is the Answer?
Hunger is a problem we can do something about by working together. Scouting for Food is a starting point. It is an example of our long-standing commitment to community service. Thorough this project the BSA directly helps meet the needs of the hungry, while exposing its members, particularly youth, to the highest ideals of the Scouting movement through a practical and dramatic experience in the principle of the Good Turn.
The BSA’s role is to organize the food collection and make arrangements with established community distribution agencies that will warehouse and distribute the food to the need at no cost. The emphasis is on nonperishable food most need for nutrition, such as peanut butter, baby formula, complete packaged meals, and such canned goods as tuna, chunky soups, stews, meats, fruits and vegetables.
Uniform Inspection Help
Pack 793 celebrates Scoutings Anniversary Week in February with a “birthday party” called the blue and gold banquet. The blue and gold banquet is the highlight of the year. It brings families together for an evening of fun and cheer. This year it is our pack meeting for February.
To make this event special, we want to make sure all the scouts have all their patches in the right places. To help you and your scouts with the placements, the Pack 793 leadership will be doing a uniform quick assessment during the January Pack meeting on Jan 22nd. We will provide you details with any patches you may be missing or need to adjust. We will also have extra patches on hand that you may need.
Please have your scout attend the January Pack meeting in their Class A uniform for inspection. Remember that the uniform includes the shirt, hat, neckerchief, slider and belt.
The 2014 Aquila Klondike Derby is right around the corner on February 1st!
All Boy Scouts and Webelos are invited to re-enact the historic trek to the Klondike. Scouts will pull homemade sleds from Skagway to Dawson; en route they will encounter problems that require basic Scout skills to overcome. This is for Boy Scouts and Webelos, however all cub scouts are welcome to watch the event!
THE KLONDIKE JOURNEY
Station 1 – CARMACKS: Saw logs to make a raft so you can float down the Yukon
River. Two man crosscut saw and log furnished. All team members take part.
Station 2 – PELLING CROSSING: Time out for lunch. You will be asked to build a fire and/or cook some food. All supplies will be furnished.
Station 3 – WHITE HORSE: While sledding through a narrow canyon, a large chunk of frozen snow falls down and hits the sled driver ahead of you, knocking him to the ground. When checking him over you find he has a broken left leg above the knee. Ouch! With materials you have, show and tell the judge the first aid treatment you would use
Station 4 – WHITE HORSE: Scouts must be prepared to tie knots. Can your team tie all the knots as shown in the sketch?
Station 5 – WHITE HORSE: Your team disturbs a hibernating bear and he starts coming your way. How fast can you run on snowshoes? Four team members take part in a four man relay race. Snowshoes furnished.
Station 6 – STEWART’S CROSSING: Race the last leg to Dawson and the gold fields. The sled must look like the sketch and be able to carry a team member. The Driver may push and the rest of the team will pull using ropes. No restrictions on material or weight. Teams race over a figure eight course. Passenger and driver must trade places with pullers at halfway point.
THE GREAT KLONDIKE RACE: Who will get to the gold fields first? Top ten scout finishers in the Stewart’s Crossing race will compete in a straight line dash for the Klondike Derby Traveling Trophy. Webelos will race separately for the Webelos Traveling trophy.
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|Contact : Pat Heidal, Klondike Coordinator, at (206) 427-1256 or firstname.lastname@example.org|