The West Seattle Parade is coming up on July 18th. We usually meet on California near the Safeway, but we will let you know once we have confirmation. We have invited all other scouts in the area to join us so this might be a big event.
Traditionally the scouts walk from the start to the end. Siblings are encouraged to attend. Parents or guardians are a must to be with the scouts to get keep them aligned, watered down and most importantly to pick them up at the end. It is challenging to shuttle the scouts back to the start due to the crowds, so it is best to carpool with other families and leave a car at the end.
The scouts are encouraged to bring bikes, scooters, cub mobiles or other items like that as long as they bring protective gear. We will need the scouts to pass out candy along the way. Additionally we will have two rocket launchers in the parade this year so we will need dedicated scouts to help pump, pass out eye protection, load the launchers and assist the kids from the crowd.
…and we have something new this year!
Cub Scout Recycled Bucket Drum Corps!
This group will be for any age scout. The scouts will meet with scout leaders 3-4 times prior to the parade for practice. One of the leaders is an actual drum instructor! Location details and times are TBD. The scout would carry a bucket (think Home Depot) and play some basic beats on the bottom. Drums, sticks and instruction are provided. Scouts just need to bring a great attitude!
No Experience Necessary!
If interested in the drum corps, send an email to email@example.com
Denny Creek Water slide and Keekwulee falls is where we will go! It is an easy mile hike to a big flat rock formation that the creek runs over and makes a natural slide. Traffic might be bad getting to exit 47 on I-90 – but the water slide is cool. Later in the summer it will be dried up.
- 10:00 AM meet at Denny Creek trail head parking lot
- 10:20 AM hike to keekwulee falls
- 11:00 AM head back down and stop at Denny creek water slide to cool off
- 12:30 arrive back at cars or bring sack lunch and eat at falls?
- Swim Clothes
- Sun Screen
- Sturdy walking shoes
- Great Attitude
- Webelos can bring their 10 essentials if they have them.
Parking is tight, so please try to carpool with another family if possible.
This Hike is on federal land so you need a Northwest Forest Pass – NOT the Discover pass.
You can go online and print a 1 day pass too.
Car pooling is the way to go because the PASS cost and crowds.
Driving Directions (official directions)
From Seattle, head east on I-90 to exit 47 Denny Creek/Tinkham Road. At the top of the exit ramp turn left and cross over the freeway. Go .2 miles and turn right at the stop sign onto Forest Road 58. The road crosses under the freeway and after .2 miles turn left. Continue ahead for 2.4 miles and take a left just after Denny Creek Campground and pass the Franklin Falls trailhead. The road here is fairly potholed so use caution. Cross a bridge and it’s just .2 miles further to the trailhead.
Aquila Day Camp Fee Increase
Hello Pack 793
Day Camp Pre-registration ends tomorrow, June 30th. After June 30th, the registration fee goes up from $80.00 to $105.00.
Thank you to the scouts that have already registered for Day Camp! Day Camp is being held at Schoenwald Park in Burien from Tuesday, July 21st through Friday, July 24th. Scouts will earn rank advancement, cook over a fire, build wood projects, explorer nature, shoot BBs and archery, play games, and other fun activities! The theme of camp this year is Cubs in Shining Armor.
Online registration is available here.
Tiger Cubs (graduating Kindergartners) can participate in the Tiger Twilight camp. More information can be found here.
Each pack needs to provide at least 1 adult for every 5 Scouts attending camp with a minimum of 2 adults per pack. This is a fun way to spend some time with your son. To find more information please visit the Aquila District Day Camp website.
Please remind all the families in your Pack to sign up before July 1st and save $25! If there are any questions please get in in contact with me.
Aquila District Executive
WHERE: Camp Long Big Fire Pit
WHEN: Thursday June 4th at 5PM to 7 PM
WHO: All Pack 793 scouts in Class A Uniform and new recruits
WHAT: Boy Scout Troop 282 will be receiving the Pack 793 WEBELO II’s into their troop.
We have a lot of families joining Pack 793 which is very exciting! This is a good time to remind everyone that we put together a Guidebook at the beginning of the year which is available to all on the website. The Guidebook is designed to provide an overview of the Cub Scout program and will continue to be updated from time to time.
The Guidebook can be found under the Resources menu on the website or you can click the link to the left.
If you see anything that should be clarified or modified, please reach out to any of the Den or Pack leaders.
We are taking over Safeco Field! Bring your friends and family down for Scout Night with the Mariners! View Reserved tickets are specially priced at $15 (normally $25). We need to know how many Tickets you need by May 31st so we can get our order into the system.
We will be ordering 2 free tickets for the following scouts that sold a full sheet of Popcorn orders last Fall.
Jaxon, Jack C., Finegan, Nate J., Enzo K., Giorgio, Brady M., Landon P., Daniel T., Nolan W., Mathew W., Ben W..
We will be celebrating the last Pack meeting before summer with a BIG HOT DOG BASH at Lincoln Park, Wednesday, May 27th at 6 PM. This Pack meeting is open to all current Cub Scouts and all kids (K – 5th) interested in learning more about the scouting program. This is especially exciting for those boys in Kindergarten currently, because they are eligible to join Cub Scout camping over the summer prior to starting the Cub Scout program in the Fall. Please tell your friends and family. This is a great way for them to find out about the program and get ready for the summer.
Who: All current Cub Scouts and those interested in learning about the program — especially Kindergarteners!
When: Wednesday, May 27th at 6PM
Why: Celebrate the scouting year, have a hot dog or two and HAVE FUN!
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!
Sign up now!
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!