For our “April” Pack meeting, we have been invited by the San Ramon Valley robotics team to visit their robotics studio on Wednesday, May 1. This will be an offsite meeting at San Ramon Valley high schoolfrom 6:00-7:30 pm. This will be a hands-on event where the scouts will be building and using some of the robots.
The location is San Ramon Valley High School which is at 501 Danville Blvd, Danville, CA 94526. We will meet in the auto shop, near the PAC parking lot on the side closest to the iron horse trail.
Join us for the annual PACK 809 Fall Campout at beautiful Lake Del Valle. There will be a lot of fun hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, skits, s’mores and more. Join us for a great outdoor experience with your scout! (note: moms, dads and siblings are welcome). The pack will provide dinner on Friday, all meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
Your scout must be registered with the Boy Scouts of America and have paid the registration fee to attend.
Register by Sunday, September 30 and save $10 per person!
Friday is a day off of school for the boys so our plan will be to go to the campsite early to fish and do some boating. We will let you know the details for Friday once you sign up and when we get closer to the event.
Our final Pack meeting of the school year will be at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 29 at John Baldwin Elementary. This will be our bridging ceremony and we will have ice cream. It should be a really fun event.
Join Pack 809’s Spring Campout at Mt. Diablo’s Live Oak Campground
Join us for the annual PACK 809 Spring Campout in Danville’s backyard, Mount Diablo State Park. There will be a lot of fun hiking around Rock City, looking for tarantulas, skits, s’mores and more. Join us for a great outdoor experience with your scout!! (note: moms and dads are welcome)
Your scout must be registered with Boy Scouts and have paid the registration fee to attend.
Live Oak campground is less than 30 minutes away and close to Rock City! It doesn’t get any easier for this much fun. The pack will provide all meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
Register by Sunday, April 29 and save $10 per person!
What you should bring
You should bring the following items to make your camping experience a more comfortable one:
Sleeping and Bedding: Tent, hammer, ground cloth, sleeping bags, air mattress, pillows, extra blankets, lanterns, flashlights, chairs for around campfire.
Personal Items: Bathroom supplies. Clothing including jackets or sweaters, sturdy shoes or hiking boots, scout uniform with neckerchief, hat, scout T-shirt, handbook, compass, whittling chip card, pocket knife, water bottle and mess kit (cup/mug, plate, bowl, spoon, fork, knife).
Disposable plates, cups, cutlery, etc. are not consistent with the “Leave No Trace” principle in scouting and should not be used.
The pack incurs costs from the moment an event is planned, so any cancellations will incur an $8 per person fee.
Important information and park regulations
We are allowed 2 vehicles per campsite overnight, but only 1 is included in the campsite fees we paid. If you are driving and staying overnight, please be prepared to pay a vehicle fee.
Park gates close at sunset (6:30pm), so once you’re in, your’re in for the night. To get out in an emergency, call 911 and they will contact the Ranger to escort you out. Park gates reopen at 8:00 am.
The consumption of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited by the park and the Boy Scouts of America.
Dogs are not recommended due to extensive restrictions.
Water is available through faucets located around in the campground.
For our April Pack meeting, we have been invited by the San Ramon Valley robotics team to visit their robotics studio on Wednesday, April 18. This will be an offsite meeting at San Ramon Valley high school and it will be a two hour meeting from 630 to 830. This will be a hands-on event where the boys will be building and possibly using some of the robots.
Please RSVP so the robotics team can prepare adequately. Below is what we will be learning:
Basic tools and Machinery and a tour of the Machine Shop
A Demo of our FRC Power Up! Robot
An Overview of Lego Mindstorms with a building and programming workshop
An FLL Presentation for Parents
And a chance to drive an FRC Robot
The location is San Ramon Valley High School which is at 501 Danville Blvd, Danville, CA 94526. The auto shop is near the PAC parking lot on the side closest to the iron horse trail. There is a fence around it so it should be fairly easy to find!