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Santa Cruz Cub Scouts Pack 618Over 56 years strong!

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Calendar 2012/13


 - September 27th
  - Alka-Seltzer Rockets
  - New Scout meeting
  - Popcorn Fundraiser
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Pumpkin Patch FR

  - Dads&Lads campout
   
- Sept TBA
- October 25th
  - Pumpkin Bonanza
  -
Pumpkin Patch FR
    - Our is Goal: $425
    - COLLECTED TBA
  - Boardwalk Overnight
    - Oct TBA 
- November 15th

 
- Cardboard Racers
  -
2nd Harvest Food Drv
    - GOAL 275lbs
    - COLLECTED TBA
- December 20th
  - Cub-boreeeee!
   - Holiday Parade
    
- December TBA
- January 19th
  - Pinewood Derby
  see home page for
  details


 - February 2013
  - Placed in Hibernation 
    for now :(


 - March 21st
  - Pinewood Derby
  - Pinewood Car Show
  - Car building Sunday
   
- March TBA (10-2pm)
 - April 18th
  - Egg Drop
 - May 16th
  - Bridging Ceremony
- June TBA
  - BBQ- Elks Lodge
  - Flag Day participation
  - SJ Giants Scout Day

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 - Wolves
  - about the Wolves
 - Bears
  - about the Bears
 - Webelos
  - about the Webelos

New Scouts
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  - Patches go where?
 
- Bobcat trail
  - Boys Life Magazine

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Fund Raisers
  - Pumpkin Patch
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 - Past Events

Collections/Drives

 - Second Harvest
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Toys for Tots
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Want to join the Santa Cruz Cub Scouts?
email Dylan Hendrickson @
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Hi Everyone!

PACK 618 HAS BEEN PLACED IN TEMPORARY HIBERNATION

IF YOU'D LIKE JOIN THE SANTA CRUZ CUB SCOUTS BE SURE TO EMAIL THE CUB SCOUT COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Dylan Hendrickson | Loma Prieta District Director @ Dylan.Hendrickson@scouting.org
 
Recent Den Activities and News (email me today with your Den's activities)



BLAST OFF with us as we open our 2012 Cub Scout season!
Date: September 27, 2012  - Pack 618 starts its year off with its traditional Blast -Off with Alka-Seltzer Rockets! This is our 'Season Opening' Pack meeting and parent meet and greet. Lets all plan to be there and welcome some new Scouts to our Pack.
2011/2012 Season Highlights. Awesome year Cub Scouts!


Mom and Me Campout at Pico Blanko
Date: May 18th - 20th
The Cub Scout Council is having its annual 'Mom and Me' campout at Pico Blanko and sign ups are happening now. The cheap tickets deadline is April 19th. $15 per. Anytime after is $25 per.  See attached flyer

 - click here for the Mom and Me flyer 2012



Santa Cruz Cub Scouts march in the Holiday Parade!
Date: December 3th, 2011  - Its become sort of a tradition with our Pack that we march in the Santa Cruz Holiday Parade. Its the perfect chance for our young Scouts to celebrate being a Cub Scouts with the crowd always cheering the young Scouts on. See web site for all the details
 - here some pictures > Holiday Parade photo album < on
      http://www.bspack618.org/holiday_parade.shtml
 
 
Second Harvest Food Collection - Goal 275lbs
Date: November 11, 2011 - Its a wonderful time of year for giving and what a way to show that generosity then helping our Cub Scouts achieve our goal of 275lbs of food to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Parents, this is a great opportunity for your Scout to earn a "Food Drive" patch for his uniform

Sharks Scout Night - Take your family to a Sharks game

November 12, 2011 - 7:30PM > click here <
 

Pumpkin Bonanza Pack meeting was Awesome!
Date: October 20, 2011 - Last night we have a 'gang' of Cub Scouts show up for our Pumpkin Bonanza Pack meeting and I totally appreciate it. The kids had mega fun and the parents enjoyed it as well.
 - here some pictures > Pumpkin Bonanza Pack meeting < on

 
Cub Scouts come out in support of our Fundraiser! 
Date: October 15, 2011 - Many of our Scouts came out to the pumpkin patch and helped load and unload pumpkins for the 'Pumpkin Patch for Charity' It was great seeing our Scouts work together and have fun. Thanks Cub Scouts and please come out to the patch get some pumpkins and consider a donation to our Pack :)
 - here some pictures > Pumpkin Patch for Charity < on 

Cub Scouts Dads and Lads campout at Pico Blanco
Date: September 23-25, 2011  - Some of our Cub Scouts went to the annual Cub Scout campout 'Dads and Lads' at Pico Blanco this past weekend. What a weekend of events it turned out to be. Archery, bb guns, leatherworks, crafts, hiking, slingshots and night time crackle barrel snacks and scout skits made for an awesome time!
 
  > some great pictures posted on our facebook fan page

BLAST OFF with us as we open our 2011 Cub Scout season!
Date: September 22, 2011  - Pack 618 starts its year off with its traditional Blast -Off with Alka-Seltzer Rockets! This is our 'Season Opening' Pack meeting and parent meet and greet. Lets all plan to be there and welcome some new Scouts to our Pack.
2010/2011 Season Highlights. Awesome year Cub Scouts!

Avenue of the Flags on the 4th of July!
Date: July 4, 2011 - Come join us for the last flag day of the summer season -- Monday, July 4th! The flags will already be up.. so we'll volunteer to take them down. Meet me at Mausoleum @ the Santa Cruz Memorial Cemetery @ 3:30p. ALL Scouts that help out get their 'Flag Ceremony' patch in September. Thanks folks!

Another wonderful year of Scouting in the books!
Date: May 19, 2011 - Our Cub Scouts bridged to another wonderful years of Scouting. We had over 30 Scouts participate with visitors from 'Friends of Scouting' and Boy Scouts Troop 618 to welcome any Webelos II's that are headed into Boy Scouts. Way to go PACK 618, another awesome year of memories in the history books. Thanks folks!

World Famous Egg Drop another success!
Date: April 12, 2011 - Our annual Egg Drop event  was yet another huge Pack 618 success! Many of the Cub Scouts I spoke to said they've waited for this all year. This is truly a one of kind event that everyone should cherish. Thanks again everyone!
    > some great pictures posted on our facebook fan page

 
Upcoming Events - Mom and Me campout @ Pico
 - click here to sign up

Our pack has the wonderful opportunity to attend a weekend of FUN at Pico Blanco Sout Reservation, surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest and the Ventana Wilderness. This weekend is for Mom's and Cub Scouts only (no siblings, pets or dads). The date is May 20 - 22nd. The cost for the weekend is $15/person and we need to collect and pay this prior to the due date of registration which is APRIL 21st.

 
The Pinewood Derby Rocked!
Date: March 16th, 2011 - This year's Pinewood Derby races were so well attended... place was packed! seemed like we had 58 there. Scouts were having fun and the parents seemed just as captivated. It was an awesome night for which I'm certain they'll remember for a long time
    
> some great pictures posted on our facebook fan page

 
Pinewood Derby "Build a Car" Sunday a success!
Date: March 13th, 2011 - Many of our Scouts joined in the fun of building their Pinewood Derby cars on "Build a Car" Sunday. Thanks for everyone's help... it sure was a success!
   
> some great pictures posted on our facebook fan page

Sharks Scout Night - Take your family to a Sharks game

March 5, 2011 - 7:30PM > click here <
 

 
Another wonderful time with Paper Airplane Derby
Date:
January 20, 2011  - One of the funniest Pack meetings for our young Cub Scouts is the Paper Airplane Derby. Its a chance for them to be creative by designing and flying their creations. Scouts Rock!
 

 
Bears Den have a "Using hand tools safely" den meeting
Date:
January 16, 2011  - Our Bear Scouts got the opportunity to not only see demonstrations on how to "not" use hand and power tools but the chance to work with them. Scouts had 4 or 5 tasks to complete using drills, hammers, hack saw, measuring and sand paper. Really fun stuff!
   
> some great pictures posted on our facebook fan page

 
Cub Scouts volunteer @ the Second Harvest Food Bank
Date: December 11, 2010  - We had a fun time helping out at the Second Harvest Food Bank filling bags of hope for needy families in the Santa Cruz area. It's always a great time for the Scouts too as they always seem to have fun fun fun while helping out others. Cub Scouts ROCKS!
   
> some great pictures posted on our facebook fan page



Santa Cruz Cub Scouts march in the Holiday Parade!
Date: December 4th, 2010  - Its become sort of a tradition with our Pack that we march in the Santa Cruz Holiday Parade. Its the perfect chance for our young Scouts to celebrate being a Cub Scouts with the crowd always cheering the young Scouts on. See web site for all the details
      http://www.bspack618.org/holiday_parade.shtml
     > whacky Pack photo on facebook  


  Donated 342lbs
Way to go Cub Scouts!  - 342lbs collected -
Date: December 2010 - Our Cub Scouts showed tremendous generosity again this year by donated well over 300lbs of non perishable foods to the Second Harvest Food drive. Thanks parents and Scouts!
Cardboard Racers 2009 pack meeting
 
Cardboard racers still a huge hit with Scouts!
Date: November 18, 2010  - Over 35 Scouts went Zoom Zoom with our wildly popular Cardboard Racers. It was zoom time as the Nov pack meeting brings our super fun and high energy 'Cardboard Racers'. Also, I wanted to say thanks for all of the 2nd Harvest donations!
 
 
Second Harvest Food Collection - Goal 250lbs
Date: November 10, 2010 - Its a wonderful time of year for giving and what a way to show that generosity then helping our Cub Scouts achieve our goal of 250lbs of food to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Parents, this is a great opportunity for your Scout to earn a "Food Drive" patch for his uniform
 
 
Operation 'Treats for Troops'  - click here download flyer
Date: November 1st & 2nd - Let's all support our Troops by sending them some treats this Halloween season. On November 1st & 2nd I will have clearly marked bins in front of my house for you to drop off your extra Halloween candy. We will be sending our Troops Candy Care packages with the help of Operation Gratitude. Any wrapped candy acceptable and anyone can participate. Let your friends know :) Drop off is anytime day or night November 1st or 2nd, 718 San Juan Ave SC. DLV side of freeway.

 
Pumpkin Bonanza Pack meeting was Awesome!
Date: October 21, 2010 - Last night we have a 'gang' of Cub Scouts show up for our Pumpkin Bonanza Pack meeting and I totally appreciate it. The kids had mega fun and the parents enjoyed it as well.
 - here some pictures > Pumpkin Bonanza Pack meeting < on
Also, the kids heard a wonderful story about the values of living in the moment.. being that person that makes a difference... be that little boy that helps the starfish live another day regardless of what the old man thinks of his efforts.  Have a safe Halloween folks!

 
Many Cub Scouts come out in support of our Fundraiser!
Date: October 17, 2010 - Many of our Scouts came out to the pumpkin patch and helped load and unload pumpkins for the 'Pumpkin Patch for Charity' It was great seeing our Scouts work together and have fun. It rained and the Scouts loved it! Thanks Cub Scouts and please come out to the patch get some pumpkins and consider a donation to our Pack :)
 - here some pictures > Pumpkin Patch for Charity < on

Sharks Scout Night - Take your family to a Sharks game
October 30th - Order form - click here
SAN JOSE SHARKS VS ANAHEIM DUCKS
November 20th - Order form - click here

SAN JOSE SHARKS VS COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS


 
2010 Boy Scouts Beach Boardwalk Overnight
Dates: October 8th & 9th  - Over 600 Scouts from all across California came to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk overnite. It was a wonderful time and some of our very own Pack 618 Scouts were there to enjoy the fun. - some pictures > Beach Boardwalk Scouts Overnite < on
 
Cub Scouts Dads and Lads campout at Pico Blanco
Date: September 24-26, 2010  - Some of our Cub Scouts went to the annual Cub Scout campout 'Dads and Lads' at Pico Blanco this past weekend. What a weekend of events it turned out to be. Archery, bb guns, leatherworks, crafts, hiking, slingshots and night time crackle barrel snacks and scout skits made for an awesome time! >Pictures<
BLAST OFF with us as we open our 2010 Cub Scout season!
Date: September 23, 2010  - Pack 618 starts its year off with its traditional Blast -Off with Alka-Seltzer Rockets! This is our 'Season Opening' Pack meeting and parent meet and greet. Lets all plan to be there and welcome some new Scouts to our Pack.
 
Boy Scout Night
Boy Scout Night

Saturday, October 2 vs. SD at 1:10pm
The Giants are proud to join the Boy Scouts of America in celebrating 100 years of Scouting with our annual Boy Scout Night! The Scouts 100th anniversary is a milestone achievement, so for the first time, the Giants will be hosting a pregame Scout tailgate in Seals Plaza for all scouts, their families, and friends. All special event ticket holders will receive a Giants-themed Boy Scout patch, with a portion of ticket proceeds donated back to Boy Scouts of America, benefiting scouts in the Bay Area and nationwide. All uniformed scouts and scout leaders in attendance are invited to participate in a pregame honor ceremony. Bring out the whole troop for what is sure to be a special day for Scouts of all ages!


Dates for our 2010/11 season have been announced!
Date: August 22,2010 - Were going to have a wonderful 2010/11 season of Cub Scouts this year. We hope to see everyone at the Pack and Den meetings this year. Let anyone interested in Scouts to Google SC Scouts. Were there and would like them to join. Thanks folks!
2009/2010 Season Highlights. Awesome year Cub Scouts!

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