Friday, October 17, 2008

Pack Meeting - Coming Soon!

Belt Loops

Please let me know as soon as possible on any Belt Loops other then Communication that your Scout has earned or will earn by the Pack Meeting.


Remember the only thing we need is the poster (size does not matter) on his favorite story from the folklore or any book if he is stuck on the little samples in the book.


Also, if your Scout completed the assignment from last month and also drew a map of his neighborhood, please let me know as that does complete the requirement for the Geography Belt Loop.  I know I only challenged the Scouts to look for things 50 miles away and the requirement is 100 miles – however, I will not hold that against them for my oversight.


Adventure in Books

Please bring a gently used book to the Pack Meeting.

No the Bear Handbook does not count!  These will be donated to CHOC.


Annual Medical Form

All Scouts MUST submit an updated Class 1 Medical Form.  These are required for the safety and welfare of our youth.  Please visit our Blog to download the form.


Veterans Day Flag Placement

Please note that this project has been cancelled and the Pack is working on an alternate community service project. – Please stay tune!



This event is still in the planning – I made a mistake in stating that we had the option to do this on Tuesday.  The program is only offered now Thursday through Sunday.


Please reply which date works best for you from 6:15 – 7:15P:


Thursday, October 23

Friday, October 24

Sunday, October 26

Thursday, October 30

Sunday, November 2



Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Centennial Coins - Coming Soon! (Balloon Ride Update)

Better Order yours any way possible!  Only 350,000 will be minted for the million plus Scouts, families and millions of Alumni and their families.

President Bush has signed public law (Public Law No: 110-363) last week to authorize the US Mint to create and market $1.00 Coin in 2010 for the Boy Scout Centennial.  Between all the news on the Market I totally overlooked this very exciting bill mentioned in some blogs that I follow.|TOM:/bss/d110query.html|

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Update on the Balloon Ride - It will likely be the Tuesday mentioned and I will get permission forms signed at the Pack Meeting for the event.  It is free and siblings are welcome to come along as always.  There might be a space limitation on the balloon and we will ensure that the first flight at least has all the Scouts together and then we can have family flights and so forth.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pack 766 Den 6 October Update - Please Reply!

Hey Akelas -

It has been a very busy month getting the kids back to school and ramping up the Scouting Program from the summer. Which I might add was a very fun summer with our Space Derby, Palomar Campout, Ice Cream on the Beach and our Bike Ride.

As we embark on another year we are very thankful to have a permanent home at New Hart Middle School and a Den Chief.

Currently, our Den Meetings are being held once a month with a Sc-Outing event for the second meeting. This seems to be the most efficient method with the various time restrictions. However, it is important that during the other weeks we take time to review in-depth the material that was present at the Den Meeting. Each month the Scouts are briefly introduced to the material and this will require them to do a little “homework” in the book.

*Write Thank you Notes

For the upcoming Pack Meeting I am urging all the parents to work with their Scout on designing a poster (size does not matter – 8 ½ by 11 is fine) on their favorite Folklore Character and also write two (2) thank you notes to their friends.

Tale Tales

During the last den meeting we review the tale of David Crockett and the facts that he was not born on a mountaintop or kil’t a bear when he was only three. In fact he was born near the Nolichucky River! It was exciting to see their interest spark when I was sharing the story with them.

*Make a Poster

This month our theme is Adventures in Books and I look forward to seeing all the posters the Scouts design related to their favorite tale from the Bear Handbook (page 48).

*Religious Writings

Also this month I want to encourage the parents to spend some time with their Scouts on exploring the religious text of their family and learn how they practice faith and how faith has played in the life of various people (page 27).

*Share a Book

At the next Pack Meeting we are asking Scouts to share in the Adventure with others in the Community and bringing a gently used book to the Pack Meeting to help the children at CHOC. This is part of Pack 766’s commitment to Community Service.


Float Designing

Special thanks to Janice for helping us in another Community Service Project as we get ready to help build the City of Mission Viejo’s Float on October 25 from 2 to 4pm. Please be sure to wear your uniform!

Updated Website

Also I wanted to let everyone know that the Den Website got upgraded over the weekend with a better file management system. Also there are direct links for Boys’ Life and our calendar. Please take a moment to look around and download forms, including medical forms, consent forms and now a checklist forms for Beltloops and Pins – which I just found out can be earned each year the Scout does a given activity with an emphasis on one of the twelve character qualities of Cub Scouting!

October 25 or 28 – Anything Planned (PLEASE REPLY)

On my way into work this morning people on the train were pointing out that the Great Park Balloon has taken on a new look for Halloween and it got me thinking.

Looking at the Den Calendar I saw an opening ...

What about getting the Scouts together on October 25 or October 28 for an evening flight around 7:00PM on the Pumpkin Flight (Yes, the Balloon is now a Pumpkin). Please let me know which date works best in the next day or so, please (Saturday or Tuesday)?

Fundraising Activities

Only one (1) more weekend left for selling Popcorn and we are very close to 100% Den participation. If you have not picked a weekend for selling, please make sure you sign up now for next weekend. If you are camping do not forget that Sunday is also an option. Thank you all for helping achieve our goal of 100%!


Let us do our Best! Let me know which date is best 10/25 or 10/28 and we can get plans started on letting the Scouts take flight in the Great Irvine Pumpkin :).

Monday, October 6, 2008

PACK 766 FALL CAMP OUT - Important Details

Are you attending the campout?

If you are attending, please let me know. At this point the only confirmed Scout in our Den, which I heard of attending, is Brian.

From: Mark Robertson []
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 3:46 PM
To: Kim and Scott Stroud; Wick Silke; Vicky Dostis; Valerie Farrell; Tom Miller; Stoddard Family; Shelley Grier ; Sandy Finch; Ron Mark; Ron & Sandy Potter;; Randall & Janice Simpson; Nina & Jatin Bhatt; Mike Fatigate; Michelle Swanson; Michelle & Andrew Bass; Marc and Denise Estrada; Lynn Robertson; Lisa Worsley; Lisa Klaes; Lesa Zulauf; Larry Dalphy_wk; Larry; Kim Work; Kim Grabowski; Kaci Slymen; Julie Miller; Julie & William Labigan; Julia Gilman; Jeanette O'Keeffe; Jane and Peter Shafron; Hazem & Rania Abdellatif; Gary & Nicole Richie; Dostis Family; Donna & Rick Savely; Don Clem; Diana Yi; Diana Heller; Denamarie Baker_wk; Denamarie Baker; Aimee Hostetter; Adel Munayyer; Alan & Angie Schuh-Mann
Cc: Denamarie Baker; Lynn Robertson
Subject: REMINDER: PACK 766 FALL CAMP OUT - Important Details

Families of Pack 766 –

As of today, Friday October 3rd, we have 18 paid campers for our Fall Camp Out. If you plan to attend, please mail me $20.00 per each camper to the address noted below. Checks can be made out to either Pack 766 or Mark Robertson. Checks must be received by Monday, October 13th (a week from this Monday). If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call me.


The Fall Pack Camp-out is almost here. It will be held on October 17th – 19th at San Clemente State Beach (see attached flyer and brochure). Our camp site is a group site on a nearly secluded bluff directly above the beach. The views of the ocean and the sounds of the breaking surf will be with you all day and night.

The camp site is well equipped with running water, bathrooms and showers. Bring your tent and sleeping bag and enjoy the weekend with your Pack friends. To secure your reservation, mail $20 per camper to the following address: Mark Robertson, 22431 Rosebriar, Mission Viejo CA 92692

Please contact me with any questions at cellular 714.514.0787 or home 581.3132.

Yours in scouting,

Mark Robertson

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

[Meeting] Den Meeting @ Wed Oct 8 6:30pm - 8pm (Pack 766 Den 6)


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Pack 766 Den 6, this is a reminder for

[Meeting] Den Meeting

Wed Oct 8 6:30pm – 8pm
(Timezone: Pacific Time)
25001 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA (Newhart Middle School) (map)

Calendar: Pack 766 Den 6

2008/2009 Monthly Den Meetings will be held at Newhart Middle School in Mission Viejo. These meetings are designed to help cover the achievements and electives of the Bear Handbook.

However, Scouts are required to perform certain tasks at home in order to complete most of the achievements and electives.

Meeting Room: Ms. Sartoris, Room 6
(Location Specific: Inside the Building to the right of the main office.)

*** NOTE: Independently completed achievements, electives, academic and/or sports tasks must be done with the an emphasis on introducing your Scout to the idea, sport or academic subject, allowing him to participate in it and encouraging him to do his best.

The Academics and Sports program focuses on learning and skill development, not winning. All Scouts should knowingly use one of the twelve core values of Cub Scouts while undertaking Scouting Activities. Values in Action!

Deadline for submitting independently completed task is today for inclusion in the next pack meeting. Submission after the Den Meeting will be including in the following month.
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