Get your GEAR READY for camping!
This is the start of the camping season for the Cub Scouts. We will meet up Friday night at Camp Hoskins at Fort Flagler to get our tents set-up and have a light evening meal. Activities will happen through-out Saturday and conclude with a scout campfire and meal Saturday evening. We plan to have a Polar Bear plunge on Sunday morning before packing up and heading home Sunday right before noon.
Do you have Baseball Commitments on Saturday? Don’t Worry! Feel free to join us after baseball on Saturday!
Some things to plan on bringing:
- Your family! Siblings are invited as well!
- Tents and ground cloths
- Sleeping bags
- Rain gear
- Extra clothes
- Class A uniform
- Class B uniform
- Flash lights
- Swim trunks
- Fishing Poles and fishing gear (if you have them)
- A great Attitude!
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BSA guidelines permit BB gun and archery shooting under the supervision of trained and currently certified Range Officers. Range Officers are trained and certified by Council approved National Camping School certified Shooting Sports Directors. This training is for adults, age 18 or older, interested in leading a shooting sport activity at Day Camp, Camporee, etc. Range Officer certification is granted for 2 years and must be retaken after 2 years in order to maintain certification.
The Boy Scouts of America uses responsible outdoor activities to promote character development and values-based leadership training. Shooting sports have the ability to attract and retain youth in the movement. Millions of young people participate in one or more of the sports annually – archery, rifle shooting, shotgun activities, etc. – guided by adult volunteers who have the skills and knowledge to provide quality programs in a safe and effective way.
The key to safe and effective unit activities is informed, trained, and conscientious unit leadership. Various activities can present some degree of risk; those risks can be mitigated by training and commitment of BSA volunteer leaders. When activities are properly conducted under the appropriate guidelines, they can be safe, fun, exciting, and rewarding.
The certification offered at this training is geared toward Cub Scout Range Officers, though Boy Scout level certification is possible with enough notice. This training is also open to Scouts interested in serving as camp staff Range Assistants, though youth would not receive certification for this training.
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am – 4pm
Schoenwald Park (directions)
16030 Sylvester Road SW
Burien, WA 98166
Bring a sack lunch and something to drink.
We will be helping out again this year during the morning masses on Sunday May 10th and the Saturday Evening Mass at 5 PM at Holy Rosary Church. Many of you are already planning on attending one of the masses with your mother for their special day. We will be 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.
This is a great way to continue to show support for our Church.
Thank you for signing up!
PINEWOOD DERBY UPDATE
The pinewood derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America. Cub Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood,using kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles.
Saturday, April 18th, 2015
- 10 AM – Noon: Sign-up and Pre-runs
- 1 PM – 4 PM : RACING!
Seattle Scout Shop
3120 Rainier Avenue South
Post Office Box 440408
Seattle, WA 98114-4408
Pinewood derby is right around the corner April 18th. Here are a couple of updates:
- We have moved the set-up and tuning that was planned for April 17th to April 18th
- We have a potential conflict for location and may move the location. Details will be sent out if the location moves
- We have adopted the District Rules for Pinewood Derby. This means that your scout will be following the rules in the build of their car to allow them to compete in the district. Details on the District Pinewood Derby can be found here and the Pack 793 Pinewood Derby Rules are posted in the resources and can be found here
- There is a lot of great information on Pinewood Derby physics. This is one that you and your scouts may enjoy. Please note that your Pinewood Derby car must follow the Pack 793 rules. Your car must use 4 wheels and not be powered!
Parvuli Dei Class Sign-up
We are gathering all scouts interested in working towards the Parvuli Dei award in scouting. Pack 793 will provide all materials for this effort. We will schedule approximately 6 classes within the availability of the scouts that are interested. The classes will be led by an instructor and will require in-class and at-home work. Once the scout has completed all requirements, they will be presented the award at a future Holy Rosary Mass.
More info on the program can be found here
Save your 2 liter bottles for our next Pack Meeting March 25th. We will be making water rockets and shooting them off in the parking lot. Please note that we have found that Coke bottles and those from the same product line work the best. This includes Sprite, Fresco and Barqs rootbeer.
It might be good to bring an extra for those scouts that forgot.
Summer is just around the corner and registrations are coming online for summer camping. There are 3 key types of camping that Pack 793 enjoys and they are listed below. Please take a moment to look through them and sign -up early!
Pack 793 Camping Trips
Pack 793 has two camping trips, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. These are announced through the website and during Pack and Den meetings. We try to move the destinations around to ensure that the scouts have a lot of fun at the different location through diverse activities. Our Spring Campout will be May 15th to 17th and the location is being finalized.
Aquila District Day Camp (July 20th to 24th)
Pack 793 is part of the Aquila district. The district puts on a fabulous Day Camp at Camp Schoenwald in Burien. This event is open to all cub scouts and is the best time for your scouts to work on their BB gun and archery skills. If you have younger siblings that will become a Tiger in the Fall, they are invited to attend. Some Pack 793 leaders will attend, but it is mostly run by other volunteers. Your scout will be able to interact with Pack 793 as well as other Packs in the area. We will be collecting names and money and submitting an application for our Pack at our March 25th Pack Meeting. More details can be found in the registration packet: Registration Packet
Overnight “Resident” Camp
The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the best Boy Scout camps around. These camps open their doors to registration for Cub Scout summer activities. Consider this ‘full immersion’ camping and it is open to parents as well! Pack 793 is hoping to get as many scouts as possible into the July 30th to August 2nd camp at the newly remodeled Camp Edwards. If that date doesn’t work for your family, please look through the various camps and find one that best fits into your schedule. Like the Day camp, we will be gathering names and deposits at our March25th Pack meeting for the Resident camps.
More information can be found here.
IMPORTANT: Health forms must be filled out and handed in when arriving to camp. You can find the forms here. So please try to get this done early.
Save the date for our Spring Campout!
May 15th evening to 17th afternoon
Location being finalized