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Pack Meeting Location Moved!

Published on November 18, 2013,


The Pack Meeting this Wednesday has moved back to the Holy Rosary School Hall and adjusted to a 7 PM start. We are sorry to those looking forward to the Indian stories however we will look for a way to incorporate it back into the schedule. This Wednesday has a very full agenda!


Bowling Update from Ty

Published on November 18, 2013,


Saturday was our Aquila District Bowling Tournament and a good time was had by all. We had about 70 scouts of all ranks participate from eight different Packs. The competition was fierce but friendly. Several scouts from our own Pack 793 went home with trophies. In the morning session, Nolan Ward (Tiger) and Giorvi Merca (Web II) placed third, Daniel Thomas (Wolf) placed second, and Connor Merz (Web II) and Giorgio Merca (Wolf) took home a first place trophy! The afternoon session featured only three scouts from our pack yet Aiden Ward (Web II) was able to come home with the first place trophy! A good job from everybody. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!



Pack Committee Meeting 11/13 at 7 PM Holy Rosary Parish Center

Published on November 6, 2013,

Pack CommitteePack 793 Family and Friends,

Two years ago when my wife signed my son up to join Pack 793 as a Tiger, I was intrigued. She and I didn’t talk about it that much before signing him up. Now I had good memories of my one year as a Cub Scout when I was my sons age, however I wasn’t really sure what role I would play as a parent. Of course in the back of my mind, I was thinking this would be like any other activity where the parents are present, but there is some  leader taking care of everything. Is scouting like a sports team?

So when I received an email inviting me to a parent Pack 793 committee meeting, I reached out to a good friend who had a son in scouting and asked if he’d like to join me at the meeting. He immediately said “No! They’ll just sucker you into helping!

Hmm… am I a sucker?

I’ve always been one to believe that I can assess my availability and capabilities and make a determination on whether I can help or not. So I went to the meeting.

Now two years later as a leader in the Pack, at no point have I ever felt like I was suckered in. I’ve had some of the most fulfilling and rewarding times with my son and the other scouts and parents in Pack 793 than I have had in any other area of my life. Actually in some ways I would say that I’ve pushed the pack to grow. And it has always been with the encouragement and participation of you, the fabulous parents of Pack 793.  When asked, to help serve the scouts, you have stepped up. When asked to sell a bit more popcorn, you have done it. When asked to wear a funny hat and entertain the kids, you have done it with a smile.

So as a leader in Pack 793, I can honestly say we will not ask for more than you can give.

Next week we will be having our first Pack Committee meeting for the year. This meeting is a group of Den leaders, Cubmaster, Treasurer, Pack Committee Chairperson, Secretary, Advancement Chair, and a few other leaders. The purpose of the meeting is to review the recharter of the Pack, the years activities, the finances of the pack, community services we will plan and yes, open positions on the Pack Committee.

Ok, we do have a few open positions that we would like to fill, and we will be discussing them at this meeting. Most of the positions are second or third hats that the leaders are already wearing. And many of the positions are so small, it is easy to continue to wear them.

However, I do not want the open positions and the discussion of those positions to prevent you from attending the Pack Committee. As parents of  Pack 793 scouts, we need to hear from you on how we are doing and what we can change. And even if you want to just come and listen, that is highly encouraged.

So I encourage you to join us next Wednesday, 11/13 at the Holy Rosary Parish from 7 PM to 9 PM on. This Pack is run by Scout Leaders and Scout Parents, we have no need for suckers! Hope to see you there!

Best Regards,

Brian Christenson

Pack Committee Chairperson for Pack 793


New Tiger Leader

Published on October 18, 2013,

Patrick M

We are excited that Patrick Murphy has taken on the role of Tiger Leader for our incoming Tigers this year!

Patrick will be flexing his leadership muscles with the help of the other Pack leaders at our first Tiger Den meeting on

Monday October 21st, 7PM at Holy Rosary School Hall

For all the kids that have signed up as Tigers or are considering joining, this is the event to be at! Please wear your uniform if you have it!

The new Tigers will be welcomed into the Pack with an Arrow of Light ceremony which is always fun!


Pack Meeting October 23rd

Published on October 16, 2013,


We’ll bring the Pumpkins and you bring your carving utensils and creativity!

We’ll have a HOWL of a great time!


Wednesday, October 23rd 7PM Holy Rosary School Hall


Cub Scout Hockey December 7th

Published on October 7, 2013,

Thunderbirds 12-7-13

Pack Night with the Thunderbirds!

Let us know how many tickets you need and we will pre-buy them for the game. The sooner the better!

The current Bears started this 2 years ago as Tigers and  it is always a BLAST! Scouts will come in their Class A uniforms and get ready for fun! Signs and banners are highly encouraged!



Cub Scout Training Opportunities

Published on October 3, 2013,


Registration: 2013 Program & Training Conference

On October 19th, many of the Pack 793 leaders will be heading to the North Seattle Community College for an annual training program. The leaders will go through position specific-training, Outdoor training or specialized training to enhance certain skills. However this is not just open to the Pack Leaders!

Pack 793 has FABULOUS parent volunteers that help out in the den meetings, pack meetings and outings. We appreciate all that you do to support your scout and the Holy Rosary Cub Scout Pack. If you are interested in finding out more about this training, we encourage you to follow the link below. The Pack leaders will be meeting the morning of October 19th at the Chelan Cafe for Breakfast and carpooling and we’d love to have you join us!

Program Details:

  • Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 7:30am to 5:00pm
  • North Seattle Community College
  • $38 fee includes classes, lunch, patch, and resource materials
  • Register by October 11 for $5 discount
  • Wilderness & Remote First Aid is $65
  • Youth Participant (under 21) is $20
  • Instructor Staff is $10
  • OA Lodge Leadership Development is free (covered by the lodge)Click Here

Popcorn Site Sales have Started!

Published on September 28, 2013,

Site SalesIt’s a blustery day outside, however Jonathan and Daniel are warm and dry in the West Seattle QFC! The Manager on Duty, Sean, put the boys right by the elevator to the car park since most people are driving.

First sale happened in minutes!

With such a wonderfully open store and with such a great backdrop, we’ll try and get a few more shifts here.

Let me know what days and times work best for you and we will get some more shifts opened up!

– Your Popcorn Kernel, Brian


Pack Hike – Twin Falls October 6th

Published on September 24, 2013,


Who is available for a Pack hike on Sunday Oct. 6th?

We will be hiking to Twin Falls.  It’s an easy hike perfect for cub scouts.
Let’s meet at the trail head @ 10:30 with a sack lunch packed. We will stop for lunch at the upper falls – we should be back around 1:30 or 2:00 or so.  Maybe earlier depending on the pace we go.
I will talk about it Wednesday Sept 25th at the Pack meeting

Popcorn Update 9/16

Published on September 16, 2013,


We have THREE ways that we are selling this year:

1) Show and Sale

A large quantity of popcorn has been pre-ordered and will be arriving at the end of this week. This popcorn will be used for site sales or it can be used by your scouts for door-to-door sales. Please let Brian know via email what you would like for door-to-door sales.

For site sales we have picked a few dates for sale at the West Seattle QFC. The popcorn and set-up will be available so you and your scout just need to show up. The site sales will be evenly divided up between the scouts.

If there are other locations or dates you would like, please let Brian know via email. The current days and times for site sales can be found under the Popcorn menu on the website. We can also sell at West Seattle Thriftway (selected dates and times) and West Seattle Trader Joes but we would need to pick the dates and times.

2) Take Orders

Your scout should have a Trails End popcorn order form. If you do not, send an email to Brian, or stop by 4010 42nd Ave SW and take a form from the back of the Popcorn yard sign. These are the forms your scout can use for door to door sales or you can bring to your work for sign-up.

3) Online Orders

This is great for those friends and relatives that do not live close. The steps are super easy and you can get results fast!

    1. Goto http://sell.trails-end.com
    2. Create a new account for this year and use the following details:
      • Council: Chief Seattle
      • District: Aquila
      • Unit: Pack 0793 – Holy Rosary Catholic Church
    3. Once you have created the account, activate the account from your email
    4. Sign on to http://sell.trails-end.com and use the menu item Spread the Word to send an email to your friends and relatives