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Where: Fire Mountain, 26027 Walker Valley Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98274, USA
Who: Everyone! Old scouts, new scouts, family and siblings. Please no pets!
When: Friday May 13th @ 5:30 PM check-in to Sunday May 15th 1:00 PM
It’s almost Mother’s Day already this year, and Pack 793 has been asked to help hand out flowers to mass attendees at Holy Rosary on Saturday and Sunday. We are going to need at least a couple of scouts for each mass- 5:00 on Saturday, and 8:30 and 10:30 on Sunday. If you are available to help, please arrive 30 minutes before the mass and please have the boys dressed in Class A uniforms. Please RSVP with Cubmaster Eddie Osten, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help at any or all of the masses.
Webelo II Video from Blue and Gold 2016
Hello Pack 793 Families-
We have some really great Cub Scout camping opportunities coming up this spring and summer that I wanted to be sure you are all aware of…
Pack 793’s Spring Campout
Date: 05/13 to 05/15.
Location: Fire Mountain Boy Scout Camp, near Mt. Vernon; http://firemtn.org.
Details: This is our annual Spring Campout, this year at the beautiful Fire Mountain Scout Camp! Bring your sleeping bag and personal gear and we will provide the rest. There are canvas tents and adirondack cabins on site, and the pack will provide all the food. Please be on the lookout for an RSVP request if you would like to go!
Aquila District Cub Scout Day Camp
Date: 07/19 to 07/22.
Location: Camp Schoenwald, Burien; http://www.seattlebsa.org/Aquila-District/Cub-Scout-Day-Camp
Details: This is Aquila District’s Cub Day Camp at the lovely and conveniently located Camp Schoenwald. This year the camp has a science theme! The camp runs from Tuesday through Friday, and the cost is only $80. You can register online at the link above and use Cubmaster Eddie Osten’s name as the adult representative from our pack. We will also need some parent volunteers that can help out at the camp. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, contact Eddie Osten at email@example.com
Summer Cub Resident Camp
Date: 07/28 to 07/31
Location: Camp Edward Cub Scout Camp, near Monroe; http://www.seattlebsa.org/Main-Website-Content/Camp-Edward
Details: This is the annual overnight Cub Scout summer camp at the recently remodeled Camp Edward. Pack 793 will be joining many other packs from our council for four days of quintessential cub scout activities. Again, just bring your sleeping bags and personal gear and the rest will be provided. Registration information can be found at the link above. Any questions can be directed to Cubmaster Eddie Osten, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: 08/25 to 08/28
Location: Joint Base Lewis McChord; http://www.washjam.org
Details: This is a once-every-four-years event for all scouts and scouters in Washington State! This event should not be missed if you are able to go. Please see the link above for details. More information about our Pack’s involvement will be coming soon.
Pack 793 Cubmaster
Reminder that the Pack Meeting this month is the Pinewood Derby April 30th at the Scout Store. Doors will open at 10 AM for registration and set-up. The racing starts at 2 PM and we hope to be done by 4 PM.
More Details to follow
Holy Rosary Church Easter Vigil Fire
Holy Rosary has asked for assistance from Pack 793 for an Easter Vigil Fire, Saturday March 26th at 8:30 PM. Our Cubmaster, Eddie Osten, will be setting up and maintaining the fire pit. If you are able to assist in your Class A uniform, please reach out to Eddie <email@example.com>
P.S. No S’mores at this one!
Let’s Shoot Rockets!!
Next Wednesday, March 16th, we have our next Pack meeting at Holy Rosary. March is the time to build and shoot off rockets in the Holy Rosary School parking lot! We do this rain or shine and it is always a BLAST!
Save your 2 liter bottles for this event. Feel free to bring extras for other people as well.
Pack meetings are designed as family events so please bring all siblings interested!
Do you have a friend interested in scouting? Bring them!
NOTE: We have found that Coke products work best! This includes: Coke, Diet Coke, Barq, Fresca, Fanta and others.
Saturday 3/12 9 AM – 10:30 AM Flyer Drop-Off
Saturday 3/19 9 AM – 1:00 PM Food Pick-up and Distribution
North Admiral West Seattle Corner of Hill St and California. Look for the Blue Pop-up Tent. Historically we have occupied the grassy triangle on Hill Street.
Scouting for Food Program
Between 1983 and 1985, the average number of households seeking emergency food increased by almost 40%. 70% of those seeking help were families with children. Seeing the need, Scouting for Food was born. The first year of collection, 1988, involved 1 million Scouts nationwide collecting 65 million cans of nonperishable food. As the National Good Turn from 1988-1991, Scouting for Food resulted in the largest collection and donation of foodstuffs ever experienced in the United States.
Years ago, Scouting leaders approached food banks to ask when help was most needed. It was discovered that March, in between the more traditional food drive times of Christmas and Easter, is when food banks are at their lowest levels.
Studies indicate that more than 17.6 million American households go hungry at some time every month; these studies also reveal that there are more hungry people in American now than at any time in the last twenty-five years.
Prolonged hunger causes more than just discomfort. Malnutrition can lead to permanent tissue damage and leaves its sufferers-particularly children and he elderly – susceptible to illness and infection.
What is the Answer?
Hunger is a problem we can do something about by working together. Scouting for Food is a starting point. It is an example of our long-standing commitment to community service. Thorough this project the BSA directly helps meet the needs of the hungry, while exposing its members, particularly youth, to the highest ideals of the Scouting movement through a practical and dramatic experience in the principle of the Good Turn.
The BSA’s role is to organize the food collection and make arrangements with established community distribution agencies that will warehouse and distribute the food to the need at no cost. The emphasis is on nonperishable food most need for nutrition, such as peanut butter, baby formula, complete packaged meals, and such canned goods as tuna, chunky soups, stews, meats, fruits and vegetables.
Pack 793’s participation
Every March we take the mornings of two Saturdays to participate in the program. The first Saturday we go up and down the blocks of the North Admiral district distributing fliers to the homes letting them know we will be coming back to pick-up food the following Saturday. The next Saturday we come back through and pick-up food and bring to the West Seattle Food Bank. This activity is a bit longer because we also help the Food Bank sort the food.
From February 27-March 3, a delegation of Scouts representing all programs within the Boy Scouts of America will travel to Washington, D.C. to present the 2015 Report to the Nation to key leaders in our government. 2016 Order of the Arrow National Chief Hunter Jones will have the unique privilege of being one of the youth members of this delegation.
These Scouts, who will be accompanied by a support team of adults, will tour the nation’s capital and meet with various politicians and public servants. Their key purpose will be to present the 2015 Annual Report to key Congressional members from both political parties.
The Boy Scouts are mandated by its Congressional Charter to present a report to the leaders of Congress, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. In addition, each Scout in the delegation will meet individually with a member of Congress from their state and present a copy of this report.
The anticipation for the report is quite high among delegates, including Hunter. “I am honored to have the opportunity to present some of the great accomplishments from the OA’s centennial year as well as Scouting’s highlights with our country’s leaders,” he remarked. “It gives me a sense of pride when looking at all we have accomplished and all of the lives we have touched in 2015.”
For breaking news and updates from the Report to the Nation, be sure to follow Hunter on Twitter, @OANationalChief. He will also be utilizing the OA’s Snapchat, oa-bsa, for the duration of the report. The official event hashtag is #BSA2015RTN.
Additionally, Bryan Wendell, senior editor of Boys’ Life, Scouting and Eagles’ Call magazines, will be joining the delegation. He will post updates from blog.scoutingmagazine.org, and Twitter, @scouting and @bryanonscouting.
Lastly, the BSA will frequently update its Flickr page with photos showcasing the delegation throughout the duration of the event. You can access its albums here.
For an in-depth look at the Report to the Nation over the years, check out Bryan Wendell’s historic overview of the Boy Scouts of America’s annual tradition here.
We wish Hunter and the rest of the Report to the Nation delegation luck as they deliver the 2015 highlights of America’s Scouting program to our nation’s leadership!