Sunday, December 30, 2007

2008 Den Dues ($15/quarter)

Thank you all for your input and time in helping plan our calendars for 2008.  We are looking forward to an exciting year and a lot of activities that will increase the Scouts in the areas of citizenship training, character development and fitness.  In adjusting our calendars we have placed most of the activities on Mondays to keep with the current schedule.  We also took a close look at the costs needed to cover these activities, facility rental and supplies to determine the minimum offset needed by each Scout.  Starting January 1, 2008, the quarterly den dues will be $15.00.


These fees will be tracked by each Scout and the amount remaining at the end of September will be applied towards pack level dues.  These fees along with fundraising monies will pay for the following activities doing the next six months:


Aliso Canyon Conservation Project (Aliso Canyon)

Beach Volleyball (Alicia Park)

Cub Socks Baseball (Oso Viejo Community Park)

Egg Bowling (Saddleback Lanes)

Fool's "Flag" Football (Oso Viejo Community Park)

Good Turn Flag Placement (Lake Forest Memorial)

Howling Evening Hike (Back to Natives)

Howling Wolves Camping (Oso Lake)

Red Rock Canyon Hike (Whiting Ranch)

Robber's Cave Expedition (Aliso Canyon)

Biking into Summer (Sycamore Park)


Our next planning meeting for Summer 2008 will be in late April.  Thank you all for helping make this an exciting and educational program for the Scouts.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

NORAD Tracks Santa with Google Earth - Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of our friends and families;


More than presents our family enjoys the excitement that Santa Claus is coming and become restless as Christmas Eve approaches and Santa takes off from the North Pole.  As we all are busy taking off to the Mall, Friends and Family outings we just want to take a minute to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season.


I just went to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to check on the update of Santa’s arrival here in North America and noticed that this year Google Earth will be assisting in the process of tracking and protecting Santa as he enters the North America Airspace.  If you track Santa as close as we do in our house be sure to download Google Earth before Monday (  Of course we still find it easier and fun as we go to bed to call NORAD Santa Tracking and Command Center at (719) 556-5211 or (877) Hi-NORAD and talk to the volunteers that help make this project possible.


For over 50 years NORAD has been “guarding what you value most” -  Canadian NORAD fighter pilots, flying the CF-18, take off out of Newfoundland to intercept and welcome Santa to North America. Then at numerous locations in Canada other CF-18 fighter pilots escort Santa. While in the United States, American NORAD fighter pilots in either the F-15 or F-16 get the thrill of flying with Santa.  To find out more and to get ready to track Santa, visit


Merry Christmas from our family to your family,


Alan & Angie, Rigel and Rhea

Friday, December 21, 2007

2008 Den Dues

As every parent knows in our group I am very huge on planning.  A well planned program is the foundation to the success of Cub Scouting.  One of these items is securing a fixed meeting location in 2008 at the Norman Center (starting in February) to help ensure the Scouts have a place to work on achievements in the handbook and prepare themselves to advance through the program.  The facility does come at a cost about $3/month for each Scout.


Currently, Cub Scouts in our Den are paying $1/week at the Pack Level ($52/year) to cover the cost of their handbook, hat, neckerchief and slide (~$30.00), an average of about 5 beltloops/pins a year (~$10.00), rental of pack meeting facility, group camping reservations and other administrative/supplies needed for the pack.  The Pack Committee continues to make efforts to keep the cost of the Pack program to a minimal and is currently working with the District to maintain the current cost of the pack meeting facility.  The additional $23/yr that is paid covers the annual Boy Scouts registration, boys’ life subscription (required as a Quality Unit for every Scout to have his own copy) and insurance.


Since, at the Den Level, we are a smaller group than the pack our cost to offset facility rental is slightly higher and we would still need to require the hosting family for each month to cover the cost for drinks and snacks for the kids.  I am also a big fan of reserve funds to help cover surprise ice cream party, water balloons in the summer, materials to build kites and other fun things for the Scouts to learn.


As we begin to plan for 2008 and determine the amount of funding we will have for such activities I would like to ask the Akelas to reply with an amount they would be willing to pay in Den Dues each quarter (every three months) to help ensure our Den has a solid program throughout the year.  The amount is additional to specific activity fees (ie, bowling shoe rentals, movie & facility admissions, etc.).


As mentioned the Norman Center is $10/quarter and maybe we double that amount as an estimate of other expenses.  In any case the amounts remaining in the Den (allocated by Scout) at the end of next year would be applied towards their Pack Level Dues.


Please reply with an amount your family would be comfortable to pay each quarter in Den Dues.  Thank you all for helping us plan for a successful program in 2008.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pack Meeting Recap

Thank you to all the parents that came to the pack meeting last night. It was exciting to have the Mayor of Mission Viejo and the Orange County Register Reporter (please keep an eye out for articles) at our very own Pack Meeting.

As the Scouts gathered in for the meeting the Mayor invited Scouts to fill out Holiday Cards to the Troops spending time away from their families during this time of year. Cubmaster Stroud & Mayor Kelley offered the opportunity to all the Scouts and Siblings to pick up a card and spend as few minutes as we got things organized for the evening.

The flag ceremony was lead by the Tiger Cubs

We reviewed the upcoming Casper’s Campout, Pinewood Derby Event, Snow Play (Big Bear) and spent some time surfing around the various links and resources available to the Akelas of Pack 766 on our new website ( Mrs. Dalphy invited parents to volunteer their time at the Pack Level to help with Scout-O-Rama and to train to become our next Cubmaster and Committee Chair. Our Pack does not exist without the active participation from the parents. I do want to thank those within our Den that have volunteered to help with our Planning and Steering committee next week as this will help in guiding our Den and I encourage every parent, that has time, to volunteer at the Pack.

Following the announcements, Mrs. Baker helped with a skit that got Cubmaster Stroud nicely dressed up for an overview of Celebrations around the World as we brought the Scouts on stage for their monthly awards.

Congratulations to the following Scouts of Den 6:

Master Brian (Leave No Trace Award*, Outdoor Activity Award, Ice Skating, Swimming and Tennis Beltloops)

Master Mason (Outdoor Activity Award)

Master Nathan (Math, Marbles, Fishing, Bicycling, Soccer Beltloops, Sports Letter, Bicycling, Fishing and Soccer Pins)

Master William (Heritages Beltloop, Sports Letter & Golf Pin)

Note: The cut-off for next month awards and achievements for the January 15 meeting is the den meeting on January 7 (please bring your summary sheets or send me an email) where we will be building the “Official” Derby Car of Den 6 and helping Scouts use coping saws and other tools to create their very own entry. Mrs. Prosser has offered to host the activity at her house as we are still waiting for the construction to be completed on our future home at the Norman Center (more information to follow). * The Leave No Trace Award Overview was removed from the schedule prior to the final printing and we will look at including it at our next Pack Meeting.

To start our program we invited a couple Scouts to quickly come on stage to perform a one minute skit on Helpfulness (Cub Scouting Values: Resourcefulness, Citizenship & Responsibility). We had technically difficulties with showing the Pack the video from the Scouts Citizenship training activity at City Council and moved into inviting the Scouts & Akelas on stage to present them with a Citizenship Certificate on behalf of Pack 766 and the City of Mission Viejo. During this time Mayor Kelley also presented each Scout a City of Mission Viejo Lapel Pin as a thank you for their performance at City Council. It was also with great pleasure that we presented the Mayor with a gift from Saddleback District Commissioner, Bill Grennell as a token for her time and commitment in “lighting” the way for Cub Scouts over her many years of service, ... also a coffee mug to help her stay awake as she continues in her service in the years to come. I do want to apologize as I rushed through the presentation to Den 6 as we were already past our hour of time following the announcements and awards.

On that note, I do want to mention that Congressmen Miller also sent the Cub Scouts of Den 6 a US Flag flown over the US Capital in Washington DC as a thank you for performing the Citizenship Activity at Council and for their commitment to the Cub Scout Promise to do their duty to God and Country. I elected to hold off on the presentation to the den of the US Flag as, in my opinion, such an event should not be rushed and we can schedule it in for next month.

I want to express a special thank you to the families that stayed beyond our normal time to listen to the Mayor’s overview on the value of character development. Her example of guardrails was wonderful in visualizing the strength of character in keeping us focused when life steers us in different directions. She was wonderful at getting the Scouts involved and got them interacting with the presentation. Our pack would like the thank Mayor Kelley for staying with us through and after the meeting to talk to the Scouts about character development and the Community of Character Program in Mission Viejo.

Cubmaster Stroud closed the evening with holiday wishes to the families and personally thanking the Mayor for her time and commitment to the Boy Scouts of America.

Upcoming Events:

12/28 @ 7:00PM – 2008 Den Steering & Planning Meeting, Foothill Ranch

1/7 @ 6:30PM – Den Meeting @ Prosser’s Residence

1/12 @ 9:00AM – Snow Play, Big Bear (FORMS REQUIRED – Class 1 Medical and Waiver) - Forms Section

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Our Cub Scouts Make the Orange County Register

Pack Meeting - TONIGHT!

Special Guest Announcement

It is with great pleasure that I invite all the Cub Scouts to the Pack Meeting tonight as we will be visited by Mission Viejo’s newly elected Mayor, Trish Kelley who elected following the meeting where our Cub Scouts lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Kelley has served the Community of Mission Viejo for 30 years and was honored to continue that service be accepting our invitation to our Pack Meeting as she has for various Eagle Courts of Honor.

Her commitment to Scouting is evident in her own family from herself being a former Girl Scout Leader to helping her boys through both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Within the Community she initiated the Community of Character Program which carried many of the same core values as Cub Scouting.

Additionally, our Den will be presented with the Flag of United States by Congressman Gary Miller’s Office for the commitment to do their best in their duty to God and Country. The flag being presented was flown over the United States Capitol in acknowledgement to the promise made by our Cub Scouts.

Tonight we will be collecting the Book Reports for the 20th Annual “Say Yes to Reading Program”. Remember any paper will do and there is a form available on our Blog’ Passing our Derby Cars, collecting permission forms for Snow Play and collecting $5 for Casper Camping to reserve your spot (remember first come, first serve!)

I know I am missing something...

Oh have your Scouts ready for some exciting fun!

Monday, December 17, 2007

2008 Den Planning Meeting (12/28, 7P)

In order to ensure the best possible program in 2008 it is important for us to plan and prepare for activities, outings, meetings and so forth. However, in order to plan we need your feedback and participation in the process.

Our Annual Planning Meeting will be held:

Date: Friday, December 28, 2007

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Food Court Area next to Regal Cinema in Foothill Ranch

Please bring your calendars, ideas and the Scout Spirit to the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting we still want to hear from you to make sure your ideas make a difference for our Scouts. Please reply with your confirmation on attendance or just some ideas you have for things to do in 2008.

Mistletoe Fundraiser - Congratulations!

After two weekends of selling mistletoe the Scouts did a wonderful job! These funds will help cover the cost of camping and other great den activities in 2008.

As we close out this fundraiser and finish off the remaining mistletoe tonight in Lake Forest I wanted to take the time before I get on the bus to let the Scouts know what a great job they did at this fundraiser. The greatest reward was watching the Scouts develop character and strength in various skills through the activity.

Personally, I am looking forward to camping next month as we get 2008 started for our Scouts. Also I want to thank the Akelas for making sure this event had 100% Scout Participation.

Weekend 1 – $372.00

Master Drew & William

Master Brian & Rigel

Master Stojan & Toby

Weekend 2 – $407.00

Master Brian & Nathan

Master Sean & William

Master Mason & Rigel

For those that would like to help for an hour or so extra we will be selling the remaining Mistletoe TONIGHT at the Albertson’s on Muirlands at Ridge Route in Lake Forest (24251 Muirlands Blvd) from 4:00 – 6:00P. Uniform Optional, hat recommended. Again I want to thank all the Scouts for their help in this fundraiser.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Mistletoe Fundraising - Final Schedule

This is the Final Weekend of selling Mistletoe!

Thank you all for taking part in this fundraising event and helping your Scout pay his way to camp next month. I filed the paperwork and paid the deposit on Friday to start the process for our first camping of 2008.

This morning Don, with our US Forestry Permit in hand, obtained new branches as 50% of the inventory from last week had to be destroyed and was no longer sellable. We now have enough for the three (3) fundraising times for this weekend. Angie & Rigel are busy packaging this morning to get ready for another weekend...

Saturday, December 15, 2007, 12-2P

(Ralph’s on Rancho Santa Margarita Parkway between Los Alisos & Marguerite) - 27730 Santa Margarita Pkwy

Master Sean & Master William

Sunday, December 16, 2007, 12-2P

(Ralph’s on Marguerite at La Paz) - 25104 Marguerite Pkwy

Master Mason & Master Rigel

Sunday, December 16, 2007, 11A-1P

(Ralph’s on 17th between Irvine & Newport/55 in Costa Mesa) - 380 E 17th St,

Master Brian & Master Nathan

Monday, December 17, 2007, 4-6P

(Albertson’s on Muirlands at Ridge Route in Lake Forest) - 24251 Muirlands Blvd

Final Event – All Wolves Welcome

Each Group will be supplied with:

30 $5 Bags, 40 $3 Bags and 2 $20 Special Bags

$25 Change

Signs, etc

I will make a time to come past various houses to collect the remaining either Saturday or Sunday for are final sale on Monday. Again thank you all for helping make this fundraiser a great success for the Scouts and the Program.

Friday, December 14, 2007

UPDATE: Mistletoe Fundraising, Awards & Camping

I have added a Monday to the list of days for those that are not available Saturday or Sunday. As it gets close to the Holidays the weekends do get a little crazy so please let me know if Monday is better for you... Thanks.

Master Drew

Master Stojan

Master Toby

We are also looking for one (1) more Scout to help Master Mason on Sunday.

Tentative Schedule:

Mission Viejo* (Location TBD or Ralph’s on Rancho Santa Margarita Parkway)

Saturday Afternoon (12-2) – Sean & William

Sunday Morning (12-2) – Mason & __________

Lake Forest (Albertson’s Ridge Route and Muirlands)

Monday Evening (4-6) – __________ & __________

Costa Mesa (Ralph’s on 17th Street)

Sat/Sun – Brian & Nathan

* Mr. Fatigate is looking to see if another store is available as some Akelas expressed concerns of the possibility of the same customers and less volume doing it at the same store from last weekend.

Thank you all for your time and resources into this fundraiser. It really makes a difference for our program in 2008.

Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 10:47 AM
To: 'Don Clem'; 'Dragica Hansen'; 'Gaby Nodar'; 'Howard Thomas'; 'Ian Prosser'; 'Janice Simpson'; 'John Nodar'; 'Michael Fatigate'; 'Reannah Sartoris'
Subject: Mistletoe Fundraising, Awards & Camping

We will be selling Mistletoe again this weekend and we are already filling spots quickly! Please pick a date and location for your Scout to help raise funds. This activity helps build character in responsibility and cooperation. We are looking at the weekend of January 19-20 for the Den Camping Trip to Oso Lake. Remember that Scouts raising $100 earn a Mistletoe Patch and their Camping Fees will be fully covered by the Den. Also check out the Individual Prizes for Scouts. If you are not able to make the January 19-20 Camping Trip, please let me know as we have a Pack Camping scheduled for the last week in March.

Selling Update: The Den is looking for two (2) Scouts to cover each location, date and time below and it is filling quickly. Also based on a couple emails I will see about having a weekday event in the evening from 6:45 to 8:00 on Monday to help accommodate the Scouts (Please reply, if you are still interested in a weekday event). Sign up sheets will be available at Home Depot on Thursday, too.

Tentative Schedule:

Mission Viejo (Location TBD or Ralph’s on Rancho Santa Margarita Parkway)

Saturday Afternoon (1-5) – Sean & __________

Sunday Morning (8-12) – Mason & __________

Sunday Afternoon (1-5) – Rigel & __________

** Please note the times are a range and Scouts should limit their time to about two (2) hours and those that sign up will be in contact with the others that have signed up during the same slot to arrange the time frame they will be participating and communicate that time with me.

Costa Mesa (Ralph’s)

Saturday/Sunday – Brian & Nathan

Please reply with your availability this weekend. Thanks,

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Pack 766 Website Officially Launches

Last weekend the Leaders & Committee Members voted to officially launch the Website of Pack 766 ( to help Akelas and Scouts stay informed and access valuable resources to help them in enhancing the Scouting Experience for their boys.  This new site has been a few months in the making and is made possible through the dedication and hard work of Mr. Puchalski, Den Leader of the Tiger Scouts.


Last month I forwarded a link to the “test/beta” site that was being hosted on Mr. Puchalski Family Website along with a password to some restricted areas.  This password is still the same and allows you greater access to Calendars and Photos.


We hope you enjoy this added feature to our family of resources and keep an eye on the site as it changes almost everyday.  You can also link to our Blog’ from the site as well to find out detailed information relating to our Den.


Again special thanks to Mr. Puchalski.

Home Depot - 3:30P

Today will be another fun Scout Outing. Special thanks to Janice for helping to schedule this event.


Home Depot

27952 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA 92692


3:30 – 5:00P

I want to apologize now as I will be rushing from the airport this afternoon and will most likely be there on time; however, the plane is scheduled to land around 2:30 and has not been late so far this year on my travels to Sacramento. If I am late, please do not hesitate to begin the tour. Again I do not expect to be late but things can happen.

If you have any questions, email me.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

January Cub Scout Events - Pack 766 Den 6

Monday, January 7, 2007 (6:45 - 8:00P) FREE for Scouts; $5/pp for “Racing” Adults & Siblings*

Den Meeting, *****TBD*****

Do not miss this meeting! We show the Scouts Secrets to building Derby Cars and spend an hour helping the Scouts cut their cars. The Den will acquire a coping saw; however, if you have one at home, please bring it along to the meeting. The Scouts will also help build a special entry for the race to be entered as the Official Derby Car of Den 6 in the “open” division!

Hosted by: Prosser Family / Denner: Master Toby

(Please note that our first Den Meeting at the Norman Center is being postponed until February due to construction at the facility.)

Saturday, January 12, 2007 (8:45 - 10:00A) FREE for Scouts; $18-22/pp for Adults & Siblings

Snow Play, 42825 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake (~100 Miles / ~2 Hours)

This is an Annual Event for our Scouts to enjoy the nearby mountains as their award for outstanding Popcorn Sales. Congratulations! The Snow Play Park opens an hour early at 9A for the event and Scouts accompanied by an adult member (Akela) to the event are welcome to stay after the park is open to the public. All Scout tickets are pre-purchased in advanced for the Pack and Akelas should arrive at the Snow Play area at 8:45A (Leave early and anticipate delays). Parents & Siblings are also invited to take part in the event and those wishing to do so can purchase a ticket(s) either in advance at the Pack Meeting on December 18 for $18.00, see Assistant Cubmaster, Mr. Dalphy or at the facility for $22. For more information about the park, click here. (see Mr. Dalphy’s email below for more detail)

PERMISSION SLIPS REQUIRED: Snow Play requires a separate permission form to be completed for the event and will be available at the Pack Meeting or you can download the form.

This form MUST be submitted at the Pack Meeting and your Annual Personal Health and Medical Record MUST be on file with the Den prior to your Scout participating in the event.

(Note: There is a Motel 6 next door to the attraction with rooms starting at 79.99/single and $85.99/double a night for families wishing to travel up for the weekend. Make your reservations early.)

Tuesday, January 15, 2007 (6:30 - 7:45P) FREE for Scouts & Families

Pack Meeting, 24042 Via La Coruna, Mission Viejo (Castille Elementary)

Please make attempts to be in attendance as we attempt to make arrangements to lead the Flag Ceremony. The month the theme is Cars! Perfect timing as our Annual Pinewood Derby is also at the end of this month.

January 19-20, 2007 (8:00A Saturday - 9:00A Sunday) FREE for Scouts; $10/Adult & $25/Sibling

Hauling Wolves Camping, 21131 Los Alisos Blvd, Rancho Santa Margarita (Oso Lake)

Scouts can invite one (1) Akela to attend with them for FREE. This event is an award for outstanding Mistletoe Sales in December. Events will include Canoeing, Archery, BB Guns, Sling Shots, Campfire Songs and much more. Mark your calendar now. Families needing Camping Supplies (such as, Tent, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pads and so forth), please send me an email and we can make efforts to see what supplies others might be able to provide for the event. Scouts are prohibited from sharing sleeping quarters with non-family Akelas; however, Scouts can sleep in a tent designated solely for their use that is not shared with adults. Before you go shopping, please let me know what supplies you need as Coleman offers non-profit discount on supplies used by for the benefit of the Scouting Program.

FORMS REQUIRED: Annual Personal Health and Medical Record MUST be on file with the Den prior to your Scout participating in the event.

Sunday, January 27, 2007 (10:00A - 12:00P) FREE for Scouts; $5/pp for “Racing” Adults & Siblings*

Pinewood Derby, 22760 Olympiad Road, Mission Viejo (Florence Joyner Olympiad Park)

Start your Engines! This is another event not to miss in the month of January. Cub Scouts will enter their creation in the race. If you are not able to attend, please let me know so we can at least make sure your Scout’s Car is on the track. This is a social “potluck” event for families with the main dish sponsored by the Pack. Our Den is asked to purchase chip bags for the estimated 125 attendees. Understanding that we all have busy schedules and to help the Akelas bring a box of pre-packaged chips the Den will incur the expense and allocate a portion of the bill to each family. If anyone has a Costco or Sam’s Club Membership and would be willing to help coordinate the acquisition of the chips, please let me know. Thanks.

*Families are invited to attend these events/meetings for Free and the $5/pp fee is for those Akelas & Siblings wishing to acquire an official Pinewood Derby Car. Cars will be available at the Pack Meeting on December 18 and we will pick up extras from the Scout Shop for those wishing to purchase one at the Den Meeting in January. I personally encourage the Akelas to purchase a Pinewood Car and join in the fun with their Scouts. There is an “open” division for you to race your “best”.

Other 1st Quarter 2008 Events

If you have an interest in planning and want to make a difference in the program for your Scout and others in the program, please consider volunteering some time to help coordinate future events. If you are interested, please talk with me and I would be happy to set some time aside to help you get started as a volunteer within our Den and/or Pack. This program is 100% Volunteerism!

February 4, 2007 (6:45-8:00P) Den Meeting

February 9/10, 2007 (1:00-4:00P) Robber’s Cave Expedition

February 19, 2007 (6:30-8:00P) Pack Meeting

February 24, 2007 (11:00A-2:00P) Blue & Gold Ceremony

March 28 – March 30 (All Day) Spring Pack CampReserve NOW! Space is limited to the first 50 Campers.** (Cost: $5/pp to cover the cost of food)

We got to start working on our Campfire Songs!

**If you are interested in Spring Camp at Caspers; please submit your $5/Camper monies to me as soon as possible. This event will likely fill up quickly! And yes, they have running water now...

Submit your Ideas and Make a Difference!

Please tell us a couple things that you want to do (Outings) and help us make this program the best for our Scouts. Please email me with ideas on events that can help build our program and aid in developing character in our kids. We are putting together a Planning Committee and your input will help guide our Den in 2008.

Thank you for being part of the 2008 Cub Scouting Program


Dear Families of Pack 766,

Last year we had such a good time with Snow Play for the boys, we decided to do it again! For folks new to the pack this year, Snow Play is a ‘tubing’ hill in Big Bear where pretty much anyone can grab a tube and slide down the hill, no skill required! There is also a ‘magic carpet’ so you don’t have to walk up the hill to slide again!. Doesn’t get better than that!

So the details are as follows:

1. Jan 12th in Big Bear. Same hill as last year.

a. There are 2 hills for Snow Play and we are at the hill right next door to the Motel 6

2. Fees

a. Cubs are free, paid for by pack money earned from the sale of popcorn

b. Siblings and parents are at the negotiated reduced rate of $18 per person

i. Children 2 through 6 can ride free but they must be accompanied with a paid adult the entire time they are on the hill

3. If you want to go please be prepared to pay and fill out a waiver form at the Pack Meeting next Tuesday, December 18th

a. Pay

i. Please make checks payable out to Pack 766 and I will get the full amount to Snow Play in advance

ii. This will allow us to get the tickets separately and avoid the long lines, and get in an hour early when there are very few other people!

b. Waiver

i. Form is attached. You must complete the waiver form including parent who will be on the hill as well as each child’s name

ii. You do not need a separate form for each child, but rather clearly list all the children’s names who will be attending on the same form

4. Time of event.

a. I was able to negotiate they open up the hill for us at 9AM versus 10AM. Any sponsored prepaid group will be allowed on at 9AM, otherwise 10AM

5. Lodging and meals

a. There are a couple of hotels in the area, the closest being the Motel 6. We stayed there last time. It is a basic Motel 6. Great breakfast down the street

b. As we did last year this is a “bring your own lunch” event. If you prefer there is a couple of sandwich shops and pizza place that deliver near by

6. Misc

a. Bring an extra set of clothes

b. No helmets allowed

c. We will bring up an EZ-UP so you can find us

d. Please bring a lawn chair as seating was limited

Let’s have some have fun!

If you have any questions please contact me at my email address of My office number is 408-957-1139 but please note I spend a fair amount of time in the lab so not at my desk.

Regards, Larry