Sunday, November 23, 2008

December Calendar (Please Reply)

Pack 766 Den 6 Akelas & Scouts -
Another month gone! It is amazing how fast the days get ahead of us. I wanted to thank everyone for yet another awesome month. Congratulations to those that went on another High Adventure Hike this weekend (they keep getting better and more challenging - thanks to Don for helping put these together).

Well it is time to get ready for our January Campout at Oso Lake. This year we will once again be doing a lot of activities to work towards Bear Rank, including Achievement 19... What is this achievement you might ask? It is Shavings and Chips where our Scouts will complete the requirements in safety and respect of a pocket knife. Also at Oso Lake they now have tomahawk throwing as part of the activities.

At the Den Meeting many of you picked up the paper talking about what we do to get ready and stating the tentative weekend being the same as last year, Martin Luther King Holiday (Saturday, January 17 and January 18). Part of the stuff we do is sell Mistletoe to raise funds for the Den. These funds help eliminate the need for Den Dues and almost makes us through the year with all the activities we do as a Den.

Please Reply (as soon as possible) if you are available on Saturday, December 6th or Sunday, December 7th from 2:00 to 4:30P and again on either Saturday, December 13th or Sunday, December 14th from 2:00 to 4:30P.

Without further to do here is our December Calendar (please remember to check our Den Blog for the most up to date information):

[Sports] Planet Volleyball
Mon, December 1, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: 23650 Via Linda, Mission Viejo, CA (Alicia Park) (map)
Join us for an evening volleyball under the stars. Courts have lights.

[Fundraising] Mistletoe Sells
Sat, December 6/7 & 13/14, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: TBD (map)
We will have two (2) selling locations between 2:00 & 4:30PM on both Saturday & Sunday. Please sign up for both weekends at least one time slot. This fundraiser helps reduce Den Dues and pay for our Annual Den Campout at Oso Lake.

[Meeting] Den Meeting
Wed, December 10, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: 25001 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA (Newhart Middle School) (map)
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.

[Meeting] Pack Meeting
Tue, December 16, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: 24042 Via La Coruna, Mission Viejo, CA (Castille School) (map)
Join us for our Monthly Pack Meeting and Awards.
*Caroling for Coats will happen immediately following the Pack Meeting. Location: TBD

[Akelas] Planning - Spring
Wed, December 17, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: 26861 Trabuco Rd Unit D, Mission Viejo, CA 92691(Pick Up Stix) (map)
Please help us make a difference in the lives of our Scouts. Goals: Our planning meeting for January, February and March, including our Winter Campout will be on Wednesday. The location is Alica & Trabuco outside Pick Up Stix.

[PLANNING] Special Sc-Outing Event
December ??
Where: TBD
Please note that Mike is looking into putting together a special event during the Holiday Break. Based on planning, availability and resources he will keep us posted.

Other Future Events:
January 10 - Snow Play, Bear Bear
January 17 - Bear Camping
January 25 - Pinewood Derby

Thank you all making Cub Scouting a wonderful experience for our kids. If you have any questions, please call me anytime or send an email. Special thanks to Don for helping with phone calls and reminders along with all the Akelas for their support and time.

Our Denner for the month of December is: Master Sean

27 Months before our Scouts are Boy Scouts!


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