Blue and Gold, more Bobcats, Wood Badge and Arrow of light

What a busy evening we had last Thursday!!

not only did we once more celebrate The birthday of scouting with our annual ‘Blue and Gold’ dinner, we also had several other events packed into it.

  • -two more boys received their bobcat badges and had a ceremony built around this
  • – advancements for scouts of all ranks where announced
  • -it was great to see our old assistant cubmaster again who together with our cubmaster received his woodbadge
  • -5 of our oldest scouts received their ‘Arrow of Light’ and we had the lighting ceremony for them

All this topped off with a great selection of buffet style food items with salads, pastas, chicken fingers and fries.

physics show visit

What’s better to do on a rainy Saturday afternoon than go to a theater and

watch students read ‘Cat in the Hat’ in a really high pitch

(sponsored by Helium) or low pitch (sponsored by Sulfur Hexafluoride)

voice?The Physics Show

We all had a great time visiting the physics show this year. I’m still debating whether it was more fun for the adults or the kids?

The  highlight of the day of course was when they had a student lie on a bed of nails;  topped off with another bed of nails and then smashed a cinderblock on top. Luckily also this year the event ended without any major injuries…

 

great Jump time at Rockin’ Jump

All boys that participated in the popcorn sales, food drive, coat drive or toy drive where invited to participate in our service party at Rockin’ jump on January 21st. It was great to see all these Classs B shirts in action.

Great job boys in collecting

  • -over 500 lb in canned foods from the neiborhood
  • -over 50 coats which we delivered to ‘one warm coat’
  • -over 30 toys we delivered to ‘toys for tots’

..and selling over 14k in popcorn this year!!!

raingutterAfter 2 years of substituting the Regatta by a space derby, we this year in preparation of El Nino unpacked our Raingutters and had our boys race their catamarans through them – the boys had a great time and we saw some really great designs!
Many debates amongst the boys which one is the more fund event – Raingutter Regatta or Space derby? We’ll have to do it again next year to
try and find out!

USS Hornet sleepover

 

Once more our pack spent the night on the USS Hornet! We had the chance to sleep in the original crew bunks and eat in the same mess hall as the crew membhornet1ers. We had a guided tour on the ship and listened to ghost stories just before bedtime.We learned that even a ghost hunters episode was filmed there – check it out:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ik6in

Our guides insured us any spirits that haunt the ship are friendly – we anyways the next morning made sure all scouts and parents made it safely back from that adventurous trip!.

Welcome to our new scouts

Welcome to all the new scouts! We have I believe 20 new scouts join our pack this year!!! The revised scouting program that Boy Scouts of America started this year sure is a great combination of fun activity and skills for advancements. We hope all of our new scouts will have as much fun as our current members have. Next meeting we will have a Halloween theme with lots of games planned – scouts can come dressed up in their costumes!!

Welcome to an exciting scouting year

welcome to another exciting scouting year!!!
Our first pack meeting will be this coming Thursday in Stulsaft park –
but before that please take the opportunity to look at your calendars – we are again organizing a sleepover at the USS hornet in Oakland. For many of the ones that attended the last time we went, the feedback was, that it was the best of all our sleepovers !!. So here is the opportunity to go again!! – for the scouts that were too young last time – here is your chance!!

Please sign up from now until next Sunday  August 30!! If you know already by next Thursday, you can bring your check directly to the Pack meeting (alongside with your annual dues if you have not paid yet)

Second, Redwood City will have their annual Fall Cleanup on Saturday, September 19th. Please email me  if you are interested in participating. You can find some more information about it at
http://www.redwoodcity.org/government/bcc/pride/CoastalCleanup2015FinalFlyer.pdf

Cheers,

Heidi

End of scouting year

The end of the scouting year has come and we celebrated with our year-end picnic.
The boys had a lot of fun shooting off bottle these bottle rockets – there were some amazing designs – unbelievable how high they could fly!
Thanks to Dave and Glenn for constructing these rocket launchers!!
Several of us met again a few days later to decorate the graves at the Golden Gate National cemetery in South San Francisco for Memorial Day. Together with many other Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troops from the different councils around the Peninsula, we planted roughly 140000 flags.
http://storage.pacsky.org/event/docs/1127/memorial_day_information_2015.pdf

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campfire meeting on Thursday April 16

scout_campfireThis coming Thursday we will have our annual campfire pack meeting. The boys from the different dens have prepared skits and songs for this event. It is a lot of fun every year.

WE ARE INVITING POTENTIAL SCOUTS TO COME JOIN US FOR THIS EVENT! COME AND SEE WHAT SCOUTING IS ALL ABOUT!!

We will meet at 6:30 at the Elks lodge. The boys will start with building bottle rockets which we will launch at the picnic in May. Please don’t forget to bring your empty 2l soda bottles as well as old tennis balls.

pinwood derby

Our March pack meeting was our pinewood derby. With this new aluminum track the event went very smooth. Great job pinewood derby committee!!! Those were some good looking cars our boys put together again for this pinewood_derbyyear! The top 3 races will advance to the district championships held at Hillsdale Shopping Center.

Our Webelos II boys had their bridging ceremony and where greeted by members of their boy scout troops. Troop 149 built a bridge for the ceremony and sold hot dogs and snacks. The boys where bridging to Troop 10, Troop 109 and Troop 149.

Sleepover at the Academy of Sciences

We had a large group of boys sleeping at the Academy of Sciences last weekend! academy_of_sciences

We all had a great time learning about telescope building, how to navigate the night sky and how Curiosity made it onto Mars. After official closing time at 6pm they reopened their doors for all of the overnighters. They targeted their program towards a boy scout audience; and it was possible to follow along the programs to get the Astronomy belt loop and pin or for our fresh Arrow of Light receivers work towards their Astronomy Merit Badge. Most of the exhibits where open until 11pm when it was time to turn off the lights. Due to daylight savings time starting that night, it was quite a short night until wake up at the (new) 6am!!!!

But breakfast and lots of coffee definitely helped. Many of the families stayed to spend the day at the Academy also. My boys favorite part: The Earthquake shaker!!!! If you did not participate, go check it out before that exhibit is over!!

 

Blue and Gold /Arrow of Light

Last Thursday we celebrated boy scouts birthday with a Blue and Gold feast DSC_6298– we had several pasta dishes, pizza, salads , fries and much more. Thanks a lot to the Blue and Gold Committee for putting this Feast together and organizing everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After dinner our Webelos II boys were rewarded with the Arrow of light. DSC_6274They were given symbolic arrows mounted onto nice wooden plates, after Ken and Ian lid all the candles and the boys had their traditional face painting. Good job boys – your hard work definitely got rewarded with this nice ceremony!

 

Blue and Gold this coming Thursday!

I hope you all are able to attend our annual Blue and Gold dinner this coming Thursday!

6:00 Arrival – Centerpiece Creation Activity – Thank You Cards
6:10 Flag Ceremony

6:30- Dinner
7:30 Arrow of Light Ceremony and Awards
8:15 Closing Ceremony

The purpose of the blue and gold banquet is to celebrate the pack’s anniversary. This year the dinner will be Italian with vegetarian options. During the dinner we will also have our Arrow of light ceremony for the WEBELOS II scouts that will be advancing to boy scouts next month.

 

Troop 301 BBQ and hike for Webelos

Another fun activity for Webelos scouts coming up next weekend:

Here is the flyer for it : Webelos Day Hike 2014

Troop 301 would like to invite all Webelos I and IIs to come to a BBQ and hike at Edgewood Park on Saturday November 1st to meet our scouts and learn about our program.  The lunch should start about noon and we will be done by 3pm.  If you can’t make the whole time, come for what you can – we will be happy to see you!

Please have your families RSVP by October 27th, so we can make sure to have enough food –

Rebecca Ratcliff
(for those Gellrich boys)
Troop 301 Recruiting coordinator