Thursday, November 10, 2016

November Updates and Events

Santa Comes to Agoura Food Drive
Food donation collection day is Saturday, November 12th
Sorting on Friday, November 18th
Packing and distribution Saturday, December 10th

November Pack Meeting
Thursday, November 17th   7pm at St. Max
Bring non-perishable food items for donation.

Uniform Inspections
Thursday, November 17th during the Pack Meeting
Make sure your uniform is complete!
Uniform inspection sheets can be found here:

First Aid Kit Fundraiser
All money is due at the Pack Meeting on 11/17/16.
Bring cash or checks made payable to BSA Pack 227.
Scouts will receive one raffle ticket for each kit sold. 
Sell 10 kits and get two extra raffle tickets.
The raffle will be held at the Pack Meeting.
If you can't attend the Pack Meeting, please arrange to turn in your money 
and get your raffle tickets BEFORE the meeting.   
We still have a few kits left if you'd like to sell more!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

October Meetings and Events

October is here and our scouting program is in full swing!

Den Meetings:   Thursday, October 13th.  7-8 pm at St. Max.  Scouts wear full uniform.

Pack Meeting:  Thursday, October 20th.  7-8 pm at St. Max.  
Wear your Halloween Costume and join your Cub Scout friends for some Halloween fun and games!

First Aid Kit Fundraiser:  We will be kicking off our big fundraiser at the Pack Meeting on 10/20.  More information about the fundraiser coming soon!

Campout:  October 21-23 at Malibu Creek State Park. 
Deadline to sign up and pay for camping is Thursday, October 13th.
Don't miss this opportunity to spend some time in the great outdoors.  The entire family is welcome.  Fee for camping is $6 per person per night.  Payable by check to BSA Pack 227.

No Flag Ceremony at City Hall this month.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

September Meetings

We are ready to kick off a great year of scouting with our September den and pack meetings!  Remember, Scouts wear their full Class A uniforms to den and pack meetings.  If you are a new scout and don't have a uniform yet, that's no problem!  But please make plans to get a uniform and handbook as soon as you can.

On Thursday, 9/8/16 we will hold our first den meetings of the year at St. Max in O'Reilly Hall from 7-8 pm.  Catch up with old friends and welcome new scouts!  We'll help our newest members prepare for the Bobcat Badge by learning the basics of what scouting is all about.

Our first pack meeting will be held on 9/15 from 7-8 at St. Max.

Registration is ongoing.  Please remember to bring your checkbook to the meeting so you can register your scout.  Dues for the year are $150, payable by check to BSA Pack 227.

Check out our "Upcoming Events" (link at top of page) to sign up for the September Flag Ceremony and our shooting sports day.

Mark your calendars for our rescheduled Fall Campout.  We will be tent camping at Malibu Creek State Park October 21-23.  Don't miss out on this fun family event.  More details and sign ups to come.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Parent Orientation Thursday 9/1/16

Please join us on Thursday, September 1, 2016, for our Cub Scout Parent Orientation.  This important meeting is for new and returning parents.  This is the time to register your scout for the new year, get our events calendar, choose your volunteer position and sign up for our first camping trip.

Dues for the year (September-September) are $150, which includes a subscription to Boy's Life Magazine.  We prefer payment by check to BSA Pack 227 so please bring your checkbook to the meeting.

We will meet at St. Max in O'Reilly Hall from 7-8 pm.  See you there!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

2016-2017 Calendar of Events

Our Cub Scout year is about to kick off and we have a full schedule of fun events planned for our boys.  Please mark your calendars now!

28  Rocket Academy Kick Off Event,  Morrison Park,  3:30-5:00 pm

1    Parent Orientation for new and returning scouts.  St. Max, 7-8 pm
8    Den Meetings.  St. Max 7-8 pm
14  Flag Ceremony at Agoura City Hall, 5:45 pm
15  Pack Meeting.  St. Max 7-8 pm
30  Fall All Pack Campout at Camp Josepho (Friday and Saturday nights)

8    Reyes Adobe Days Parade
13  Den Meetings.  St. Max, 7-8 pm
14-16  Parent-Cub Camping weekend at Camp Josepho (sign up on your own if interested)
No Flag Ceremony this month
20  Pack Meeting.  St. Max 7-8 pm

4-6  Parent-Cub Camping weekend at Camp Josepho (sign up on your own if interested)
9    Flag Ceremony at Agoura Hills City Hall, 5:45 pm
10  Den Meetings.  St. Max, 7-8 pm
17  Pack Meeting.  St. Max, 7-8 pm
TBD  Santa Comes to Agoura Food Drive Collection & Sorting

8    Den Meetings.  St. Max, 7-8 pm
14  Flag Ceremony at Agoura Hills City Hall, 5:45 pm
15  Pack Meeting (Carnival).  St. Max, 7-8pm
TBD  Santa Comes to Agoura Food Distribution Day

11  Flag Ceremony at Agoura City Hall, 5:45 pm
12  Den Meetings.  St. Max, 7-8pm
19  Pack Meeting.  St. Max 7-8 pm
TBD  Pinewood Derby

8    Flag Ceremony at Agoura City Hall, 5:45 pm
9    Den Meetings.  St. Max, 7-8 pm
16  Blue and Gold Banquet, St. Max, 6:30-8:00 pm

8    Flag Ceremony at Agoura City Hall, 5:45 pm
9    Den Meetings.  St. Max, 7-8 pm
16  Pack Meeting, St. Max, 6:30-8:00 pm
17-19  Parent-Cub Camping Weekend at Camp Josepho (sign up on your own if interested)
TBD  Overnight Adventure

12  Flag Ceremony at Agoura City Hall, 5:45 pm
13  Den Meetings.  St. Max, 7-8 pm
20  Pack Meeting.  St. Max, 7-8 pm
TBD  Agoura Hills Community Service Days

5-7  Spring Campout
11   End of year Awards Ceremony and Campfire Program
28  Memorial Day Flag Placement, Pierce Brothers, 10 am

Shooting Sports Day at Camp Josepho
Cub Scout Day Camp (Conejo District)

Cub Scout Day Camp (Las Colinas District)
Pack Picnic

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summer Fun With Pack 227

Cub Scouting is year round fun!  
We have several events planned for our scouts and their families.  
Please take a look at the schedule and sign up to participate.


Thursday, June 9th   6:00-7:30 pm
Be A Wildlife Biologist
Rocky Oaks Park (Mulholland Hwy & Kanan Road)
Learn about ongoing research on bobcats through a hand-on simulation of a capture and collaring. This free event is put on by the Santa Monica Mountains Fund.
Reservations are required.  Sign up here to RSVP with our group.

Saturday, June 11th   3:00-5:00 pm
Shooting sports day at Camp Josepho in Pacific Palisades
Sign up here.
Try archery and BB gun shooting.  Work towards earning the new shooting sports badge.  Pre-payment required.

Saturday, July 9th  All Day
Water Park Fun Day at Lake Casitas
Come splash and play at Lake Casitas.  The Pack will have a reserved shade area.
Sign up so we know you're coming:  Water Park Sign Up
Use this link to purchase your tickets:
Water Park Tickets

Monday, July 11-Friday, July 15
Cub Scout Day Camp
Hit the Open Road and have some fun at the WLAAC Cub Scout Day Camp.
More information and registration here.

Saturday, July 23rd   9:00am-Noon
Family bike ride on the Omer Rains Trail in Ventura
Sign up for this event here.

Sunday, July 31   4:30-6:30 pm
Pack Picnic at Morrison Park
Join your Cub Scout friends for fun and food.
Sign up here.

Friday, August 19- Sunday, August 21
Family Camp at Camp Whitsett
Sign up here to let us know you will be going.
More information here.    Event flyer here.
You must register for this event on your own by using this link:  Registration

Sunday, August 28th   3:00-5:00pm
2nd Annual Rocket Academy at Morrison Park
Come learn how to make and fly a variety of air powered rockets.
Sign up here to help with this fun event.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Head Start Registration for New Scouts

Pack 227 is offering "Head Start" registration.  
Interested boys who will be entering 1st-5th grade are invited. 

Join now for June, July and August.
$20 includes a pack T-Shirt.
No uniform required for summer events.

Get a head start on scouting 
and enjoy fun summer activities with your den.

Pack Picnic
BB Gun and Archery Shooting
Rocket Academy Event

Register in-person:
Wednesday, June 1st,  1:00-3:00 pm at Sumac Park
Tuesday, June 2nd, 6:30-7:00 pm at St. Maximillian Kolbe 

Regular annual registration (Sept '16-Sept '17) begins in August.
For more information email:

Monday, May 2, 2016

May Campout at Leo Carrillo

Our Spring Campout is right around the corner.
Thanks to everyone who signed up and paid for the trip.
It's sure to be a great time.
We'll be exploring the tide pools, hiking, and enjoying the great outdoors!

We are assigned space numbers 4,6, 105, 107, 109, 111.
Look for our banner.  Parking is $12 per vehicle.  Parking in the campsites is limited.  You will be able to unload at the campsite and then move your car to the main parking lot.

Please sign up to bring food to share for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Potluck Sign ups HERE

Packing List:

Tent (tarp for under tent and a mallet for pounding stakes are helpful)
EZ Up or Canopy (optional)
Folding table (if you have one, please bring it for serving our communal meals)
Sleeping bags & mats
Flash light(s) (fresh batteries)
Camping Lantern
Mess kit for each person (plate, cup, bowl, utensils). Mesh bag useful for hanging to dry.
Sticks or long skewers for s’mores
Cooler with ice, food & drinks (lunch & snacks on your own, breakfast potluck, dinners provided)
Drinking water
2 trash bags (for communal use)
2 duraflame logs (for communal use)
Camp chair for each person
Swimsuits and beach towels. Extra towels for showers (if desired)
Money for showers, if desired (token operated)
Water shoes or sandals for the rocky tide pools
Refillable water bottle
Small daypack/backpack for hikes and exploring
Scout handbook
Bicycles & helmets (if desired)
Warm jacket and long pants for the evenings
Class A Uniform (for flag ceremonies)
Class B pack t-shirt (wear on Saturday)
Bug spray
First Aid Kit
Sporting equipment (balls, frisbee, boogie boards, etc)
Pocket knife (only for adults & scouts who have earned the Whittlin’ Chip)
If you want to make your own kite on Saturday, please bring the following supplies:
1 roll of scotch tape, one package of dental floss, one pencil, pair of scissors
If you have a charcoal grill or camp stove that you would be willing to share with the group,
please sign up to bring it.

Tentative Schedule
Friday, May 13th
2:00 Arrive at Leo Carrillo State Park Campground
Set up campsites

5:30 Dinner: Hot dogs & Hamburgers, chips, carrots, water
The following families will be preparing dinner:
The following families will be cleaning up after dinner:

7:00 Evening campfire program

9:00 Lights out

Saturday, May 14th
7:00 Potluck Breakfast
Please sign up to share something for breakfast

8:30 Nicholas/Willow Creek Hike
1.8 miles. Moderate loop trail. Approximately 1 hour

9:30 Free time
Dens work on skits for campfire
Giant bubbles
Make your own kite

12:00 Lunch on your own

1:00 Tide pool exploration
Wear water shoes or sandals
Explore beach caves
Fly kites

5:00 Dinner: Campfire Chicken Quesadillas, chips, corn, water
The following families will prepare dinner:
The following families will clean up after dinner:

7:00 Campfire
Skits, songs, s’mores

9:00 Lights out

Sunday, May 15th
7:00 Breakfast
Please sign up to bring something to share

8:30 Scout’s own

9:00 Break camp, clean up

10:00 Depart. Leave No Trace

See you at there!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Final Pack Meeting & Awards Ceremony

Please join Pack 227
for our final pack meeting of the year
Awards Ceremony and Rank Advancement

Thursday, May 12th
Malibou Lake Picnic Area
29033 Lake Vista Drive, Agoura Hills

Scouts please wear Class A uniforms.
Celebrate the end of a fun scouting year with awards, songs and stories around the campfire.
Bring long skewers or sticks for roasting marshmallows.
Bring your own camp chairs and water bottles.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

April Meetings and Events

Lots of fun and important events lined up for April!

Flag Ceremony at City Hall
Wednesday, April 13th
5:45-6:10 pm
Meet in front of the library.  Class A uniforms.
No experience necessary!
Sign up here

Den Meetings at St. Max
Thursday, April 14th
Tigers:  6:30 pm
Other Dens: 7 pm

Pack Garage Sale
Saturday, April 16th
This is our only fundraiser of the year and we need YOU!
Please use this link to sign up:  Garage Sale
Please clean out your closets and garage.  Drop off items on Friday.
We need help sorting, pricing, and of course, selling!  
Thank you for helping to make this event a success!

Pack Meeting at St. Max
Thursday, April 21st
7:00-8:00 pm
The Wolf Den will be hosting a fun activity using recyclable materials.

Spring Camp Out
Deadline to sign up and pay is April 21st!
Sign up here:  Camp Out
Camping dates 5/13-5/15
Cost:  $5 per person per night
Payment by check to BSA PACK 227

Memorial Day Flag Placement
Mark your calendar now for this annual event.
Sign up here:  Memorial Day

Friday, March 4, 2016

March Meetings and Events

Lots of fun in store for our Cub Scouts this month!

March 5
Overnight on the USS Iowa.  All participants have received email information regarding what to bring and when to arrive.  Please remember to bring your health forms with you.  This should be a fun event for all.

March 9- Wednesday
Flag ceremony at City Hall.  Sign up here.

March 10- Thursday
Den meetings at St. Max
Tigers meet at 6:30 pm
All other dens meet at 7:00 pm

March 17- Thursday
Pack meeting.  7-8 pm at St. Max
Come and learn about the fun summer day camp opportunities offered by Boy Scouts of America.
Learn about the Friends of Scouting campaign.  Bring your checkbook if you would like to contribute to this worthy charity.

Future Events for Your Calendar:
4/2/16 Saturday:   Pack hike at 1 pm.  Meet at the trailhead at the end of Los Arboles.  Bring a hat, sunscreen, water.

4/13/16  Wednesday:  Flag Ceremony at City Hall.  5:45 pm

4/14/16  Thursday:  Den Meetings at St. Max

4/16/16  Saturday:  Pack Garage Sale Fundraiser
Location:   29011 Saddlebrook.  Agoura Hills.
Please start to set aside items now for the garage sale.  This is our only fundraiser of the year and we rely on all of our families to help out by contributing items and helping with the sale.  More details to follow.

4/21/16  Thursday:  Pack Meeting at St. Max

5/13/16-5/15/16:  Pack Campout.  Please mark your calendars!  More details and sign ups to come soon.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

USS Iowa Overnight

Our overnight on the USS Iowa will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2016.  We have 59 people in our group and this is sure to be one of the highlights of the Cub Scout year.

Take some time to review the information packet about Camp Battleship here.  Please make sure your scout understands the rules and expectations for this trip.

Plan to arrive by 4:30 pm on Saturday.
The program will end at 9:30 am Sunday.
Parking is $12 per car.

Pacific Battleship Center
250 S. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA

Scouts should wear their full Class A uniforms and closed toed shoes.

Please bring the following:
Sleeping bag & pillow
Personal toiletries and a towel
Long pants (evenings can be cold)
Pajamas or sweats for sleeping in
Class B t-shirt to wear on Saturday morning (or they can wear full uniforms again)
Spending money for the gift shop (optional)

Please do NOT bring the following:
Electronic devices (iPads, iPods, video games, etc)
Food, gum, candy or snacks
Alcoholic beverages

See you on March 5th!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

February Meetings and Events

Lots of fun events in store for Pack 227

February Flag Ceremony at City Hall   2/10/16
Once again our scouts will be opening the city council meeting.  Please sign up here.
Some of our council members will be attending our Blue and Gold Banquet!

Den Meetings   2/11/16
All dens will be meeting at St. Max.  Tigers will start at 6:30pm, all other dens at 7:00pm.
Please bring your checkbook to this meeting.  This is the deadline to buy tickets to the Blue and Gold Banquet.  This is also the deadline to sign up and pay for the overnight trip on the USS Iowa.

Blue and Gold Banquet    2/18/16
6:30-8:00pm at St. Max
Please RSVP here
Tickets must be purchased by 2/11
This is going to be a magical night!  Don't miss it!

USS Iowa Overnight   3/5/16
Please RSVP for this event here.
All forms and payment must be turned in by 2/11/16 to participate in this overnight.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

January Meetings and Events

Lots of fun ahead for our Cub Scouts in January.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

1/9/16 Pinewood Derby Build Clinic
More information here.

1/13/16 Agoura Hills City Council Flag Ceremony
Sign up here.

1/14/16  Science Night at Yerba Buena Elementary
Dens will not be meeting this night.  Boys are encouraged to attend the Science Night instead.  No uniforms.  More information about science night here.

1/16/16  Pinewood Derby Build Clinic
11am-4pm.  In ROOM 2 at the church.
More information here.

1/21/16 Pack Meeting
7pm at St. Max
Theme: A Scout is Brave
One of our very own parents, Dennis Bopp, will be teaching the scouts about how law enforcement officers gather evidence.  The boys will have a chance to ask questions and learn more about what it takes to have a career in law enforcement.  

1/21/16 Pinewood Derby Impound Day
6:30pm at St. Max
Remember to bring your derby car to the pack meeting.
All cars must be weighed and impounded.

1/31/16  Pinewood Derby
12 pm Check In
1 pm Race Start
Food for sale by Jersey Dogs

Pinewood Derby Update

Get ready to race!
Cub Scout Pack 227's Pinewood Derby is right around the corner.

No power tools?  No problem!
Come to our build clinics.  
Saturday, January 9th 11am-4pm at St. Max
Saturday, January 16th 11am-4pm at St. Max

Templates for Pinewood Derby car designs can be found here.

All cars must be impounded at our Pack Meeting on January 21st.
Impound will begin at 6:30pm.

Pinewood Derby Race on Saturday, January 30th.
Check in at noon.  Race begins at 1pm.

New this year:  Food available for purchase from Jersey Dogs hot dog cart!
Meals (hot dog, chips, drink) $6.
Meal tickets will be for sale at the build clinics and the January meetings.

Cub scouts race for free.  
Siblings/parents who want to race will pay $5 at the door to cover the cost of the track master.

Questions about the Pinewood Derby?
Contact Joelle at
Looking forward to a great event!