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Pack 809 Pack meeting Wednesday 2/17/21, 6:30 PM

At our Pack meeting this Wednesday we will be celebrating our Webelos as they bridge from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA.  We hope you will join us to celebrate their achievements and wish them well as they start their next adventure.  We will be joined by leaders and Scouts from Troops 236 and 1630.
   
We will also plan to play Kahoot! Come see how well you know the parts of the Scout law, the 6 essentials of hiking and more Scout themed trivia!

Please register for the Zoom meeting.

Pack 809 meeting 1/28/21

Happy New Year Pack 809!

We will be meeting on Thursday January 28th at 6:30pm.  
You should have received an email with information for the Zoom Meeting.

We will be learning about animal tracks and playing bingo.  Be on the lookout for a care package on your doorstep the day or two before the meeting (we will send an email when they have been delivered).  

Fall Pack Kickoff – 09/23/2020

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

Date:09/23/2020
Time:7:30 PM
Register:You should have received an email with information for the Zoom Meeting. If not, please contact cubmaster@pack809.org.
Note:

Once you register, you will receive an email with your link to the meeting.  Please do not share the link you receive.

Pack Meeting 6pm at SRVHS Auto Shop

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.

Pinewood Derby, Sunday Feb. 10, 2019

On Sunday morning, February 10, we will hold the annual Pinewood Derby in the John Baldwin MPR.

The Pinewood Derby race is one of Cub Scouts’ signature events.  Boys make cars from approved kits, and race them.  Cars are recognized for being fastest, coolest-looking, funniest, etc.

There will be four racing times, each lasting less than an hour:

  • 9:00 am – Tigers and Wolves
  • 10:00 am – Bears
  • 11:00 am – Webelos
  • 12:00 pm – Open division (brothers, sisters, adults)

Please plan on arriving a half hour early.

The maximum weight of the car is 5 ounces, and you’re not allowed to touch the axles or the wheels.  Remember that the emphasis should be on the scout’s efforts in making the car.

Please email your den leader or Mr. McClure to let us know that you or your scout are participating.  Makes it much easier on the day of the race.

Scouts may wear either their Class A or Class B uniform – their choice.

See you there!

Pack Meeting, 7pm Thurs. Jan. 31 at Montair Elementary

Our January Pack meeting will be Thursday, January 31 at 7pm at Montair Elementary.

In this meeting we will learn how to tie some very important knots.  It is a very fun, hands-on meeting and will be led by Chris Cooley.

Hope to see you there!

Fall Campout – Oct. 5-7

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!

Special note

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.

For complete details and to register, go to https://pack-809-fall-2018-campout.eventbrite.com.

 

Welcome Back BBQ

We have the Welcome Back BBQ on September 20th at 6:30 at Osage park.  The Pack will supply burgers and hot dogs.  Each family will be responsible for bringing a dish.  If your son is in:

  • Second Grade:  Drinks
  • Third Grade:  Side Dish
  • Fourth Grade: Dessert
  • Fifth Grade:  Appetizer

Should be a lot of fun and I hope you can make it.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Pack Meeting, 6:30pm Tues May 29 at Baldwin Elementary

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.

Hope to see you there!

Spring 2018 Campout

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.

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