Congratulations 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,
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!
- 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!
Fishing 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!
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!
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.
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
Pack 793 can always use BALOO leaders
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
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
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.
What 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.