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 hereand 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!
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.
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.
This event is two Saturdays, March 14th and March 21st, where Pack 793 participates in the collection of Food for the West Seattle Food Bank. On both days the scouts will meet at the north end of the triangle section of North Admiral bounded by 44th, Ferry and Hill in Class A uniforms. Please note that a temporary Fire Station has been set-up on the Triangle so please meet on the North end by the Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ
March 14th: This is usually a quick morning where the scouts canvas the North Admiral area as dens to place door hangers on the doors. Donuts and coffee are provided. Plan for the activity to go from 9 AM to 11 AM
March 21st: This day is a bit longer and the scouts will go out as dens and pick-up food. We then take the Food to the West Seattle Food Bank and sort the food. Plan for the scouts to work from about 9 AM to 1 PM.
In 1933 “Cub Leaders’ Round Table” suggested Parent/Cub dinners as a way to create bonds through scouting. Soon thereafter, Pack 1 in Michigan started a tradition of pot-lucks where the dads were to bring utensils made of wood; whittled by the cub and his dad.
Shortly after, father/son ‘Bean Dinners’ and ‘Cub Family Dinners’ began to become commonplace. Finally, in 1943 the name “Blue and Gold Banquet” first appeared in BSA literature, and became synonymous with celebrating “the birth of Scouting”
Today the Blue and Gold Banquet is one of the highlights of the program year. It brings together the Pack 793 family for a dinner and evening of fun. The meal is important, but more important is the warm, congenial atmosphere created as families enjoy each others company.
We look forward to seeing you all at our big celebration!