Cub Scout Pack 950

Livermore, CA

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Pinewood Derby Build Event: Saturday, January 24

Posted by Shirley on January 22, 2015 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Quick Reminder .....  Pack 950's Pinewood Derby Build Event is scheduled for Saturday, January 24, 1-4 pm.  

This is a great opportunity to get access to power tools, to get tips from other parents and to work on your pinewood derby car.

Remember.... The PInewood Derby is scheduled for Saturday, February 7. 

See the attached flyer for details.  Please RSVP to the Grasso family so they know how many people to expect on Saturday.




Trail Trekker Hike: Redwood Regional Park (Jan. 25, 2015)

Posted by Shirley on January 22, 2015 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] TO RSVP!

 

 

The Pack Hike for January will be at Redwood Regional Park.

Hike Details:

 

Date: Sunday January 25th, 2015

 

Meeting Time & Place: 11:00 am Park in Large parking lot at the end of park road

 

Meeting Location: Redwood Regional Park 7867 Redwood Rd. Oakland, Ca 94619

 

Hiking time: Hike will last 3 hours Rain/Shine

 

What to Bring: snacks, water, light sweater/jacket, sunscreen

 

Note: Suggested Age for this hike is Tigers to Webelos

Map and park information.

Hike Description:

 

Begin your hike at the Canyon Meadow Staging Area. Take either the Steam Trail (actually a paved road at this point) past the Orchard picnic area and play area, or, for a more peaceful start, cross the creek and head upstream on the Bridle Trail. When the two trails rejoin, you'll probably want to continue on the Stream Trail. At the Old Church picnic area, ask the kids if they can tell why this site was given that name (the kids should be able to find the foundation of the tiny old church).

If you're wondering why the "trail" is actually a paved road, you should know that many years ago the road was open for cars as far as Trail's End, but was gated closed to protect the redwood groves along this stretch.

Continue up Stream Trail, stopping to admire the small cascades in the creek and the redwood trees, as you work your way up to Fern Hut. The boys will enjoy exploring the stone shelters at Fern Hut and Mill Site. These were built in the 1930's and are great for a Webelos overnight.

After Mill Site, the hike begins in earnest. The redwoods continue for a while longer, then the trail begins a gentle climb. You might wish to take a break at Girl's Camp before beginning the steep climb up to Skyline Gate. Your last change for a restroom stop is at Skyline Gate. Continue the hike along East Ridge, where you'll go through an extensive eucalyptus and Monterey Pine forest. The vegetation soon opens up and you'll have some nice views of San Leandro Reservoir to the east and of the hills to the south. Don't miss the turnoff to Canyon View trail, as this is the way back to the parking lot.

 

 

Questions?

 

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Alberto Kralj @ [email protected]

Scout Night @ Warriors: January 23, 2015

Posted by Shirley on October 30, 2014 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Scout Night at the Warriors takes place Friday, January 23, 2015, 7:30 pm.

 

Bring your family and friends and cheer on the Warriors as they take on the Sacramento Kings!

 

All Boy / Cub Scouts will receive a commemorative Warriors Boy Scouts Patch and will be invited to shoot a post-game free throw on the Warriors Court!

 

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for price savings. If you are interested in attending this event, please send an email to [email protected] by November 10.   We are hoping to organize a group of 10 or more people.

All Scout Parents: Leadership Challenge (11/1/2014)

Posted by Shirley on October 30, 2014 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Twin Valley DIstrict Leadership Challenge --- You're invited for Food and Fun!


Come and enjoy a Dutch Oven Cookout with your Twin Valley District Leadership!  Learn about what your District Operating Commitee does for you and your son!


When:  Saturday, November 1, 2014

Time:  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where:  Vintage HIlls Latter Day Saints Church, 3574 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton

Who:  Twin Valley District Unit Leaders and Scout Parents

Cost:  FREE


Webelos: Troop 900 hosting Orienteering Event (11/16)

Posted by Shirley on October 30, 2014 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Webelos --- Join Troop 900 Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 12pm to 3pm for an Orienteering event.


All Webelos are invited to learn map and compass skills then be put to the test on an orienteering course through the park.


Meet at the Sycamore Grove picnic area on Arroyo Road (5211 Arroyo Road) for this fun event.  Snacks will be served.


RSVP to Cara Houck, Recruitment Chair, Troop 900.  Cell:  (925)548-2182 


Trail Trekker Hike: Coyote Hills (Oct. 26, 2014)

Posted by Shirley on October 20, 2014 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The next Pack Hike will be the Coyote Hills Hike.

Hike Description:

Head first into the marsh by crossing the park road at the south end of the Visitor Center parking lot. The kids will enjoy walking on the boardwalk. Stop at the wildlife viewing platforms to observe water fowl and possibly muskrats.

When the boardwalk ends, keep heading straight, gradually curving to the left, until you reach the D.U.S.T. Trail. Turn left on this trail, then right on Lizard Rock Trail. You will then join Bayview Trail, a paved bicycling trail which encircles the hills. Turn left on the Bayview Trail. When you reach Nike Trail, follow it up to a saddle. Once on the saddle, head south on the Hill Trail. After a short steep climb, you'll reach Red Hill Top, a hill formed of red chert. Watch out for poison oak among the rocks.

On a clear day, the views are great. You'll want to point out some of the sights - the salt evaporation ponds to the west, the marsh and boardwalk below you to the east (can you see where you were?), and some of the high peaks in the Bay Area. Some of these peaks are "Rim Rover" peaks which the boys can climb when they become Boy Scouts - Mission Peak just a little southeast, Mt. Tamalpais to the northwest (beyond San Francisco), and Mt. Diablo to the northeast.

Continue south, stopping at Glider Hill to watch people flying model gliders. Go slowly down the steep hill to Soaproot Trail and go left, passing above Dairy Glen, the group campsite. Turn left again, back to the Visitor Center (you'll be approaching the Visitor Center from behind.)

Hike Details:

Date:   Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Meeting Time:   10:00 am 

Meeting Location:   Visitors Center, 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd, Fremont, CA 94555

Hiking time:   Hike will last 4 hours ... Rain/Shine

What to Bring:   Snack, water, sunscreen, hat, closed-toe shoes, binoculars

Note:   Suggested Age for this hike is Tigers to Webelos

Map and park information.

Questions?

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Alberto Kralj @ [email protected]

Trail Trekker Hike: Sycamore Grove (Oct. 5, 2014)

Posted by Shirley on October 2, 2014 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Pack Hike for October will be the Sycamore Grove trail (Wetmore Entrance).

$6 parking fee.

Hike Description:

Every inch of this park is alive with life - in the air, in the grass, even in puddles. Begin your search for signs of wildlife at the Wetmore Road entrance. Follow the paved path until you come to the first sign designating the Nature Area. Turn left onto the broad trail that crosses the usually dry Arroyo. Follow this nature trail through the sycamore grove until you reach the park boundary. While you are here, be sure to pause often and listen for the sounds of reptiles and rodents in the grass. If you are lucky and very patient you might even see an animal. Near the wet areas be sure to look for great blue herons. Don't forget to look up.

Cross the bridge and return to the park entrance via the paved path. Insects are very visible as they cross the road. Be sure to take your time and appreciate beetles, grasshoppers and ants up close. Don't forget: no collecting.

Hike Details:

Date: Sunday October 5th, 2014

Meeting Time: 10:00 am

Meeting Location: 1041 Wetmore Rd. Entrance Parking Lot

Hiking time: Hike will last about 3 - 4 hours

What to Bring: Snack, water, sunscreen, hat, closed-toe shoes

Note: Suggested Age for this hike is Tigers to Webelos

Map and park information.

Questions?

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Alberto Kralj @ [email protected]

























3rd Annual Fire Safety Expo (Oct. 4, 2014)

Posted by Shirley on October 2, 2014 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department is hosting its 3rd Annual Fire Safety Expo, as part of Fire Prevention Week.  The event includes:

  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Ladder Truck Demonstration
  • Vehicle Fire & Extrication Demonstration
  • Firefighters in action
  • K-9 demonstration by Livermore Police Department
  • Kids Firefighter Obstacle Course & Child ID
  • Practice escape routes in the Fire Safety Trailer
  • Pancake breakfast to raise money for the Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

 Event details: 

  • Saturday, October 4, 2014
  • 8:00 - 12:00 pm
  • Training Tower
  • 3333 Busch Road, Pleasanton
  • (925) 454-2361 

See the event flyer.


Pack Calendar for 2016-2017

Posted by Shirley on September 21, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Pack 950 has an exciting calendar of events planned for the 2016-17 school year.  


Please review the attached Pack calendar which also includes Twin Valley District and SF Bay Area Council events for Cub Scouts.

Webelos: Troop 924 Calendar and Troop info

Posted by Shirley on September 16, 2014 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Webelos .... Troop 924 invites you to learn more about their Troop by attending upcoming events.  See the attached flyer with the schedule of events and Troop information.


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