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Fishing Day – Location Change!

Published on June 4, 2013,

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We are EXCITED to have a Pack 793 fishing day this year!

The Derby will be at the Spring Brook Trout farm in Renton, Wa. on Saturday June 29th from 10:00 ~ 11:00.  After trying out the initial location of the old fishing hole and a few other locations, a decision was made to go to a spot where there is a greater chance for the scouts to actually catch a fish! This event qualifies your scout for the June event to earn a Summertime Pack pin for his shirt.

Since its opening in 1930, the trout farm experience has become an annual tradition for many Seattle-area families. It’s the perfect spot to learn the basics of fishing. Poles and bait are provided, there’s no need for a license, and there are friendly folks on hand to help.

And it gets better. Fishermen, and women, only pay for the fish they catch. The fish are about $6.50/each. Enjoy the park-like setting while fish farm hands clean and package your catch. Need a recipe idea? Springbrook has those, too. If the thought of cooking after a long day of fishing is too much to stomach, get it grilled at the farm and enjoy it right there.

The farm promises the highest quality of all sizes of rainbow trout from three different spring-fed ponds. One small pond is ideal for your littlest one.

You and the kids can spread your lunch out on one of the two covered picnic areas  (includes barbeque grills), where you can grill your fish, and there is space for the kids to run and play in the ‘in-the-city,’ yet rustic atmosphere. A favorite attraction at the farm is a tree-house.

See you there!

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National Summertime Pack Award

Published on June 4, 2013,

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In an effort to continue on with scouts this summer we are going to try and earn the “Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award!” This award is given to packs who have an event in June/July/August and have 50% of each Den participate.  Each boy that participates in all 3 events will earn a special pin they can wear on their uniform.

The events this summer are:

  • June 29th – Pack fishing Derby
  • July 15~19 – Day camp
  • July 20th – West Seattle Parade

A pack can qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award by planning and conducting three pack activities – one each in June, July, and August.

Individual scouts that participate in all three pack events can receive the National Summertime Pack Award pin. There is a different color pin for each Cub Scout rank so earning the pin each year has more incentive.

Qualifying packs receive a colorful streamer for their pack flag.

Dens with an average attendance of at least half their members at the three summer pack events will be eligible for a colorful den participation ribbon.

The purpose of the National Summertime Pack Award is to encourage packs to provide a year-round program by continuing to meet during the time periods when school is out of session for several weeks or months.

A scout that earns the Summertime Pack Award pin should display it pinned on the right pocket flap. Multiple pins may be displayed from each year it is earned.
If the scout has also earned the Outdoor Activity Award, it should be sewn on the right pocket flap and then the Summertime pin pinned through the patch.

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Webelo Crossover Moved to Sunday June 2nd at 7 PM

Published on May 29, 2013,

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Come join in the fun!

The Webelo crossover ceremony from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts has moved to Sunday. The Pack is invited to attend and support the scouts as they make this transition. The event will be help at Camp Long at the big fire pit at 7 PM and go to about 9 PM.

More Details can be found here 

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Want to Help out but can’t commit to leading a Den?

Published on May 28, 2013,

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Basic Adult Leadership Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a needed training for all adults. For camping we need more adults who have gone through the training. A great opportunity is coming up this Saturday.

Aquila District BALOO & OWLS OutdoorTraining for Cub and Webelos Scout Leaders June 1, 2013

Come Learn How to Make the Outdoors FUN for your Cub & Webelos Scouts before you begin to plan a camping trip. Come and learn the basics for a successful outing!

Who Should Attend: Cubmasters, Den Leaders, and Adults who want to lead Cub & Webelos Scouts on exciting, well planned outdoor camping program.

When: Saturday, June 1st, 2013 Time: Registration at 8:30am Training: 8:45am to 5:00pm

Lunch is Included

Cost: $10.00 per person

Where: Camp Schoenwald* Address: 16030 Sylvester Rd SW Seattle WA 98166
* Behind Sylvester Middle School

More Details HERE

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Seattle Mini Maker Faire coming up June 8th to 9th

Published on May 21, 2013,

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Although this is not a scout event, this might be something you and your scout would be interested in attending.

The mission of the Seattle Mini Maker Faire is to inspire, inform, connect and entertain Makers of all ages and backgrounds, by gathering technology enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkers, hobbyists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors under one roof. Last year, we had over 3,000 people come to Seattle Center to participate in our inaugural Mini Maker Faire with hands-on workshops, demonstrations, competitions and lectures on everything from crocheting to robots. This year, we want to bring even more Young Makers into the mix—with spots reserved just for projects made by kids!

For all you creative and artistic people out there, check out the Seattle Mini Maker Faire on June 8 – 9! While not just for the technologically and scientifically inclined, projects at this year’s fair include unique and artistic hands-on projects.

Click on the Logo above for more info

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Aquila Summer Camp is Posted!

Published on May 21, 2013,

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Aquila District Cub Scout Summer Day Camp

If you are looking for a Summer Camp for your scout, Pack 793 usually participates in the Aquila district Scout Camp. It is close and the scouts love it!

Add MediaCub Scout day camp involves the efforts of Pack and District volunteers to create an educational, inspirational, and fun experience for Cub and Webelos Scouts. There is a similar but separate camp for Tiger Cubs. A Scout professional and volunteer camp director supervise a staff of dedicated District volunteers. Directors are certified by the National Camping School of the Boy Scouts of America. The camp program is carefully designed by a committee of experienced camp leaders, guided by parents’ suggestions.

Aquila District holds day camp at beautiful Schoenwald Park in Burien, Washington. Schoenwald Park is maintained and provided to us by the Kiwanis Club of Highline, Burien, and it is located behind Sylvester Middle School. There will be one session of camp this Summer, running from Tuesday, July 16th through Friday, July 19th. There is a limited amount of space in camp and we do expect camp to be full this year, so please register early to ensure that your Scouts can attend camp.

Register Here

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Spring Campout Pictures are posted!

Published on May 21, 2013,

Spring Campout 2013What an amazing time we had at the Spring Campout!

Unfortunately we were down a few scouts due to all the other activities going on, however we were able to have quite a blast with the BB-guns, Archery, Polar Bear dive and the amazing camaraderie and friendship. We welcomed a few new faces that you will see in the photos. Dick “Woody” Woodhouse was there with his grandson Ben helping out with the activities and cooking. We also welcomed a new Tiger for next year, Truman McRay and his dad Chris.

You’ll find the photos in the Photo Gallery broken down by day. I’m working on adding the ability to upload photos so that the photo taking can be shared by others.

Enjoy!

Brian

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Camp Parsons Video

Published on May 16, 2013,

Ready for Camp Parsons?

Here’s a cool video a few scouts put together that highlights some of the activities you will find at Camp Parsons. For our Spring Campout the scouts will have the opportunity to be involved in many of theses activities as well as a few not shown.

Enjoy!

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Mothers Day Scout Help

Published on May 8, 2013,

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Deyette Swegle has asked that a note be sent out to Pack 793 asking for help during the masses on Sunday May 12th. Many of you are already planning on attending one of the masses with your mother for their special day. Deyette has asked if the scouts can help out handing out flowers to the mothers attending mass. The flowers will be available at the doors. All you have to do is show-up and hand-out flowers at the mass you are already planning on attending. If you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to Deyette (just click on her name above.)

This is a great way to continue to show support for our Church.

Thanks!

Brian

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Spring Campout May 17th to 19th

Published on April 26, 2013,

 

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Hi Parents,
This is just a reminder that our family campout will be May 17th, 18th and 19th – that is Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The general plan is to kick-off the weekend with a campfire ceremony on Friday night (7:00 PM at the Awesome fire ring at Camp Parsons. I am thinking skits, stories etc.  This will be the only time we will have access to the fire ring for the weekend.  Saturday night we will have a campfire but it will be less formal around or cabins.
For those of you who are able to swing it on Friday we will be having a cool ceremony at the campfire bowl.  Jon, Mark and I will be receiving our wood badge beads.  Wood badge is a 2 week long training for adult scout leaders to learn how to work with youth and run packs and troops.  It has been a year in the works and we all 3 have completed the requirements which started at Camp Parsons.  We will have various folks from the district level attending this ceremony and it would be really cool to show them what a great pack we have.
Saturday will be filled with activities including BB-guns and Archery.  Sunday will be a simple morning prayer service and then head home.
Feel free to come when you can as I know Baseball, Soccer and various other activities take up our precious time.  If you could please let your Den leader know your plans so we can get a rough headcount for food that would be great!
I will update with more specifics as the date draws closer.
Yours in Scouting,
Nate