WHERE: Camp Long Big Fire Pit
WHEN: Friday June 6th at 6PM – 7:30 PM
WHO: All Pack 793 scouts in Class A Uniform and new recruits
- WEBELO II Crossover Ceremony
- Den Demonstrations of Pack Activities
- Bonfire with S’mores
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I’m sure many of you are like me and watch with intrigue the skillful ballet-like actions of parking attendants when driving down 1st Ave on game days. There is a mystic around these individuals that is so appealing. Well now you have a great opportunity to live the dream and try out those skills right here in West Seattle, this Sunday!
Holy Rosary Church is starting the new Mass schedule this weekend, going from 3 Sunday morning Masses down to 2. The Church is anticipating a higher turnout for the 2 Masses, and thus, a little parking crunch.
Patrick Baredo is looking for 5-10 volunteers (leaders or parents) who wouldn’t mind being here before the 2 Masses to help parishioners find parking spots.
There are two times that Patrick needs help: 8.15am-8.35am, and 10.15am-10.35am. It would also be good for the parking volunteers to not have to miss anytime at Mass, so you may want to attend one Mass, and then help with parking for the other Mass.
So please take a moment to reach out to Patrick Baredo (click his name to send an email) and let him know that you are ready to Live the Dream!
This is the start of the camping season for the Cub Scouts. We will meet up Friday night at Ensign Ranch to get our tents set-up and have a light evening meal. Activities will happen through-out Saturday and conclude with a scout campfire and meal Saturday evening. We plan to have a Polar Bear plunge on Sunday morning before packing up and heading home Sunday right before noon.
A sign-up will be going out this week to ensure we plan enough food for all. If you or anyone in your family has any dietary needs, please let us know on the sign-up.
We have a lot of First Communion events going on this weekend so we will have many families coming in late Saturday and will work out activities around the comings and goings of the Pack.
Some things to plan on bringing:
See you then!
Pack 793 Leadership
The end of the school year marks a point where the Webelo II’s transition into a Boy Scout Troop and the rest of the Cub’s start planning for day camps, family vacations and other fun things. Our den meetings and pack meetings are put on hold for the summer, however we add in monthly activities like fishing, camping and other activities to keep us going.
This year we would like to get new recruits involved in all our summer activities rather than wait until the Fall. So we are starting a new tradition by having a new scout Welcome Night along with the Webelo II crossover. And we will do this with a fun-filled night at Camp Long on Friday June 6th from 6 PM to 7:30 PM.
We encourage all scouts to participate in their Class A uniforms. Some of the activities planned:
So please hold the date for what will be the event of the year!
Pack 793 Leadership
What you should have your scouts bring:
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