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. www.bigbearsnowplay.com

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 Larry_Dalphy@adaptec.com. 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

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