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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.

Pack meeting at SRVHS, April 18 6:30p

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!

Pinewood Derby

On Sunday morning, February 25, 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 three racing times, each lasting less than an hour:

  • 9:00 am – Webelos and Wolves
  • 10:00 am – Tigers
  • 11:00 am – Bears

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.

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

See you there!

Blue & Gold Dinner

Join Pack 809 for a night of fun and cheer at our annual Blue & Gold Dinner. The Blue & Gold Dinner is a chance for us to give back to scouting, to help the Webelos bridge to Boy Scouts. and to enjoy dinner with each other. There will be entertainment and fun for the whole family.

The Blue & Gold Dinner will be at the LDS Meetinghouse off of Sycamore Valley Road next to the Sycamore clubhouse on February 20 at 6:30 PM.

Please have your scout wear his Class A uniform. Adult attire may be casual like our pack meetings.

Please register to let us know how many will be attending. All family members are welcome!

 

Pack Meeting, 7pm Wed Jan 24 at Montair Elementary

Our January Pack meeting will be at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Jan 24 at Montair Elementary.  The .boys will be learning to tie various knots.  What says “Scouting” more than knot-typing?

The boys have a lot of fun with this every year, so hopefully you can attend!

Pack Meeting, 7pm Thurs. Dec. 14 at Montair Elementary

Our December Pack meeting will be at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Dec. 14 at Montair Elementary.  This is an opportunity for us to give back to the US Marines with their Toys for Tots program.  It is one of the highlights of the scouting year as the Marines will inspect the boys and their uniforms.  Please bring one new unwrapped toy to the meeting as we will be donating them to Toys for Tots.

And it could be even more special as one of the fathers of a couple of scouts could show up in full uniform!  Should be a fun night – you do not want to miss this one.

Kids Against Hunger – Thursday, Nov. 30

In lieu of a pack meeting this month, we’ll be packing food at Kids Against Hunger  on November 30 at 6pm.

We are on our fourth year of packing food for children in need during the month of November, as a perfect complement to the Thanksgiving holiday. For those who have not had the privilege yet, this is one of our best events all year! You’ll be astonished with how the boys connect to the cause, which is packing meals for children in need around the country and across the world. (more…)

Scouting for Food

Do you know about Scouting for Food?  It’s been a project of the BSA for decades.  Scouts go out on one weekend, place hangers on the doors of their neighbors, and come back the following weekend to pick up the food and take it to a local food bank.

We’ll be placing door hangers on Saturday 11/4 and picking up food on Saturday 11/11.  See the calendar for more details.

Mother and Son Halloween Dance – 10/26

Calling all moms!  Please join us for the annual Pack 809 Mother and Son Halloween Dance.  Moms, scouts, siblings, ghosts are all welcome! Mr. Andy will be the official DJ!

Dinner and dessert will be served.  We will also have allergy-free alternatives.

Costumes are encouraged.  Looking forward to seeing you all on the dance floor!

Cost: Free!!

For complete details and to register, go to https://pack809-halloween-dance-2017.eventbrite.com/

 

Fall Campout – Oct. 27-29

Join Pack 809’s Fall Campout at Mt. Diablo’s Live Oak Campground

Join us for the annual Pack 809 Fall 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, October 22 and save $10 per person!

For complete details and to register, go to https://pack-809-fall-2017-campout.eventbrite.com.

 

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