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Pack Meeting - February 27th

Posted on Feb 17 2017 - 5:47pm


Please be sure to make the February 27th Pack Meeting at 6:30 p.m..  There is a lot going on! 


  • Coin Drive is in progress and turn in is at the pack meeting!  It’s our annual Friends of Scouting time, which contributes funds to our local scouting infrastructure, such as the Newport Sea Base, Oso Lake, and Irvine Regional Outdoor Education Center.  Our goal is to have every cub in our pack participate.  Over the years we have found that coin-by-coin (with paper money and check too!), we have had great participation!  Cubs can own the process by searching couch cushions, under seats in cars, and piggy banks to contribute.  Bring in your coins to the pack meeting.  There is a den competition to see which den has the highest per-scout average of donations!  The den that averages the highest donations per scout will win a pizza party for the den (the winning den must reach at least a $10 per scout average)!
  • Awards!  For those that have earned adventure loops and awards, they will be presented. 
  • Carnival!  Our two Bear dens are creating a mini-carnival for the pack!  I can’t wait to see what games our 3rd graders have come up with.

Blue and Gold Celebration at the Holiday Skate Center!

Posted on Feb 17 2017 - 5:45pm


Blue & Gold Party to celebrate



Holiday Skate Center





Pinewood Derby Car Workshop

Posted on Jan 22 2017 - 2:18pm

Our workshop Sunday, February 5th from 1:00-3:00 pm is to have experienced Pinewood Derby families and parents help the newer scouts help design, build and paint their cars. This will be held at 15 Yellowpine, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679 at the Smith house. We will have limited supplies of items for all of this, and all the items are donated from previous families or leftover from previous years. We will have a scale at the workshop, the regulation “jig” the car has to fit into, a power bansaw and power sanding machine. There will be tables and chairs for the boys to sit at. Most importantly there will be a group atmosphere to see what other boys are doing and enjoy doing all this together!

 I look forward to seeing you there and please sign up on the pack website if you can so we can plan seating and some light refreshments! Email me or call at anytime with questions:

Pinewood Derby - February 11th

Posted on Jan 17 2017 - 8:42pm

Pinewood Derby is a fun race for scout-built cars to compete.  Not only can scouts go for the fastest cars, but decorations count too... there will be Best Scout Theme, Most Patriotic, and Coolest Car awards as well.  Scouts will wear their Class A uniforms.  

This year we will be checking in cars on the same day we race on Saturday Feb 11th at 11:30 AM. Racing will begin at 1:00 PM.  Your pinewood derby car MUST be checked in by 12:30!!!!  It may take time to adjust your car, so please plan to arrive between 11:30 and 12 to get cars checked in by 12:30.  Thank you!

Helpful Hints:

First, the internet is your friend! Nationwide, the Pinewood Derby is a VERY LARGE event for all of Cub Scouts! (Please see link here, attached file, or Google until your yellow and blue!)

Second, the pack does not provide any materials for you to build your car. Kits are available at the Scout Store, Michaels, Hobby Lobby I believe. Please don’t forget to buy weights for your car to make the car the maximum 5 oz. They sell a great kit at Michael’s and also simple regulation blocks of wood.


Congrats to our Pack "Extra Milers"

Posted on Jan 17 2017 - 10:32am

On behalf of the Pack Committee, I would like to recognize Carey Yannarella, Frank Yannarella and Karin Davis for the “Extra Miler Award” for our pack this past year 2016. They have stepped up beyond the normal call of duty for volunteering for all our boys and dedicating their time beyond what was expected.

The pack will pay if award recipients and their spouse would like to attend a dinner put on by the Saddleback District at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center on Thursday, January 26th at 6:00 PM. It will have a magic show by a professional magician and dinner. This is our Pack’s way of saying THANK YOU for helping our boys be future leaders and provide some recognition at the District Level for outstanding dedicated leaders.

Thank you Frank, Carey and Karin for helping all our sons! 


Pack Ski Day Coordinator Needed

Posted on Jan 9 2017 - 12:48pm

Want to contribute to the pack in a small, but meaningful way?  We are looking for someone to coordinate our Pack Ski Day that is coming up on January 30th.  This is such a fun day for both skiiers/snowboarders AND those that have never tried, but would like to!  January 30th is a SVUSD no-school day, but also a non-holiday, which gives us the opportunity to take advantage of fantastic rates for lessons, rentals, and skiing.  David has information from last year, and our coordinator would just need to be in touch with Snow Valley and let us know what to communicate on the website and in eBlasts about costs, along with answer questions.  Please contact David Smith if you can help us with this at

For everyone's calendars, the date is January 30th!  RSVP by January 11th!!!

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