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Camp Ensign Camp-Out Polar Bear Crawl

Published on September 16, 2013,

The scouts had a blast with a Polar Bear Crawl down the Yakima River. The fishing pond just looked a bit too green to jump into so luckily we had the Yakima river right behind our campsite! The river was shallow and slow but the scouts still had a wonderful time.



Scout Fall Camp-Out at Ensign Ranch 9/14 – 9/15

Published on September 13, 2013,


Where: Ensign Ranch

Who: Everyone! Old scouts, new scouts, family and siblings. Please no pets!

When: Saturday 9/14 at 1 PM check-in to Sunday 9/15 noon (Notice that the start is one hour later than previously posted.)


  • Camping: Bring your tent, sleeping bag and overnight essentials
  • Polar Bear dive: Bring your trunks and a towel!
  • Fishing: Bring your poles and fishing gear
  • Skits: Bring jokes, stories and a positive attitude

When you get to ensign ranch you will need to check in with the office and get a Fishing Tag.

See you at the Kick-off tonight and the Camp-out tomorrow!


Pack 793 Kick-Off Tonight!

Published on September 13, 2013,

imagesHello Pack 793 parents,

Reminder that we have our Pack 793 annual kick-off to the scouting year this evening. We will be meeting at Lincoln Park Site#1 Sept 13th at 6:30 PM to about 8:30 PM. The site map is found below:



  • Welcome the new Tiger and Tiger Parents
  • Popcorn kick-off
  • Fall Campout Q&A
  • Have fun!

– Pack 793 leadership



Safe Environment Training Sept 17th

Published on September 3, 2013,


Once again, all volunteers and Holy Rosary employees must complete the Archdiocese Safe Environment training. Listed below is an upcoming training session in the School Hall. We’d like to ensure all the cub scout leaders and as many parents as possible go through this training to continue to support the growth of Pack 793

Holy Rosary – Tuesday September 17 HRS School Hall 6:30pm.

Please register for class at: 


Cub Scout Cruise Wednesday 8/28 at 6 PM

Published on August 27, 2013,

Life Vest

Cub Scout Cruise Wednesday Night!

Hello Scout Parents,

The Cub Scout cruise is on for Wednesday night 8/28 at 6 PM however we are tracking down kids life vests. The boat we will be taking has plenty of adult life vests (PFDs) but no kids life vests. If we cannot get the vests then we may need to make some changes.

Please RSVP letting us know if you and your scout will be attending, if you have a kids life vest for your attending scout and additionally if you have kids life vests to share.

Best regards,

Pack 793 leadership



Second Place Community Event at the West Seattle Grand Parade!

Published on July 20, 2013,

A956-2nd-place-trophyCongratulations Everyone, we got 2nd Place!

I just looked on the blog and we were voted the 2nd place Community entry right behind Our Lady of Guadalupe. So we have 364 days to come up with an even bigger plan for next year!

We hope everyone had a great day. Unfortunately we all got dispersed too quickly at the end and we were not able to get the popsicles and parade segments to everyone. We’ll hold them until the next event.

If you took photos, please either send them directly to Brian or use the PICTURE UPLOAD link above.

Your Pack 793 Leaders,


We are Leading the Parade!

Published on July 13, 2013,


Saturday July 20th @ 10 AM (parade starts at 11 AM)

West side of California on Lander

We have been asked by the West Seattle Grand Parade coordinator to lead the parade this year! We will be going right after the Seattle Police Motorcycle Drill Team and will have the wonderful honor and immense responsibility to set the tone and pace for the rest of the parade. Our scouts will be carrying the banners for the sponsors like last year, but this time we will me marching as a pack.

… And this year we will be kicking it up a notch! The theme will be:

This is what makes Cub Scouting Great!

What we would like you to do is put on your creative hats and think about what cub scouting means to you, your scout and your community. You have a week to think about and get ready for the event. Here are a few ideas:

  • Ride your bike showing bicycle safety
  • Wear your backpack and bring your hiking gear!
  • Bring your fishing pole and hike with your fishing pole. A fake fish on the line would be cool!
  • Make a cardboard box pinewood derby car
  • Make or bring a go-cart!
  • Make stilts and try to walk sections of the parade route on stilts!
  • Bring and carry a flag!

We will have our flat bed that will be staged with a “Leave No Trace” theme. The kids can sit on it or in the truck pulling it if they get tired, however we encourage everyone to walk the route using your creative ideas!

Special Notes:

  • Please wear your full Class A uniform!
  • Please try to be there at 10 AM so that we can have everything ready
  • Parents and siblings are encouraged to walk with the Pack!
  • We will have water available
  • We will have candy available for ‘handing out’ to the crowd
  • We may have a few other packs join, so be prepared to meet other scouts
  • We may have some Tiger scouts for next year joining us
  • Bring a positive attitude and prepare to have fun!

We look forward to seeing you next Saturday!

Your Pack 793 leaders!



Published on June 30, 2013,

Fishing PhotoFishing Day Photos Posted!

Ok, this was more like SPEED FISHING! How many times have you dropped your hook in the water and pulled up a 17″ rainbow trout in 10 seconds? The kids loved it .. as well as the parents! Everyone caught a fish!

We will definitely do this again!

You’ll find the photos posted in Gallery!


Fishing Day – Location Change!

Published on June 4, 2013,


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!


National Summertime Pack Award

Published on June 4, 2013,


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.