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:  bsapack227@gmail.com

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. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4ea9af2ba75camping

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!