Announcements from Pack 43
Hello Pack 43 Families,
We are looking forward to seeing you all on Friday night at our Blue and Gold Dinner! We are going to have a fantastic time in the tropics! Be sure to RSVP at:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pack43
Summer Camp sign-ups are just around the corner! The placemats at the Blue and Gold dinner will have the form you need to fill out if you are planning on having your son(s) attend summer day camps or Webelos overnight camps. Our council offers a lot of great options from Day Camp to overnight camp for the older boys. Most camps REQUIRE a parent to volunteer for 1-2 days of the week. That’s how they keep the cost so low. I suggest that you look at the camp offerings BEFORE Friday: http://svmbc.org/svmbc/campproperties/cub-scout-camp/
Traditionally, we choose a camp and try to get as many of our Pack 43 Scouts to attend that camp as possible. This year the camp we have chosen is Vasona on June 23-27 (day camp NOT twilight camp!) If your son cannot attend that camp you are more than welcome to sign him up for a different camp.
Once you have submitted the Summer Camp form at the Blue and Gold Dinner, the Summer Camp coordinator will follow up with you and make sure he/she has payment along with all of the required forms. The Summer Camp coordinator will sign up everyone from our pack who plans to attend Summer Camp on Saturday, March 15th. If there are families who want to attend, but didn't turn in the paperwork, you will be on your own for signing your son(s) up.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Blue & Gold dinner!
The Pack 43 Family Hike is scheduled for Sunday, February 23, 2014 (weather permitting)
We will be hiking the Heintz Open Space in Los Gatos.
The total distance is 1.4 miles, taking the Valley View Trail to the Sky Trail that will loop us back to the Valley View Trail. The elevation gain is about 670 feet, with the hike back being downhill. We should have a nice view of the valley at the top of the trail.
You can view the trail maps here:
Parking can be found around the trail entrance on Regent Drive. You can google map the residential address 116 Regent Drive, Los Gatos for the location.
The trail winds in and out of the shade, so bring layers of clothes, a hat and sun block as well as enough water for each of your hikers. I also recommend bringing a snack such as granola, nuts or dried fruit. We will need to hike out any trash.
When: Sunday February 23rd
Where: The Heintz Open Space trailhead on Regent Drive
Duration: 1.5 hours approximately
Distance: 1.4 miles
Please let us know if you are coming by using the below link :
If you have any questions, you can contact me by email, text or phone.
What: Pack 43 Scouts can Spend the night aboard the historic World War II submarine USS Pampanito. While on board, Scouts will have both a self-guided tour and personalized instruction by staff on the history and operation of submarines. During the course of the visit, each scout will complete a submarine qualification worksheet and earn a special certificate from the USS Pampanito commemorating his overnight stay.
When :May 3rd 6:30 PM (SHARP-no late arrivals allowed) to May 4th 10AM
Who : Pack43 Scouts and Parents
Howmuch : $40 Perhead - Pay at Feb 13th Pack Meeting (preferably) or During Blue & Gold Dinner
IMPORTANT: SPACE IS LIMITED AND THIS EVENT CAN FILL UP FAST, SO PLEASE SIGN UP ASAP. NO SIBLINGS AND ONE ADULT MUST ATTEND FOR EACH SCOUT/FAMILY
Arrival; obtain parking instructions; group leader meets with staff to complete necessary paperwork.
Group tours pier exhibits, accompanied by staff member.
Rules of conduct,audio tour of submarine, pierside activities/instruction).
Fire Drill (mandatory)
Conning tower tour.
Lights out. Night watch established and begin watch activities
Reveille. Dress; begin packing up gear.
Clean up time; pack gear off the boat; take group photograph.
GENERAL INFORMATION Equipment to Bring
Each Scout will be responsible for bringing his or her own sleeping bag, blankets, pillows, etc. The bunks on board the submarine do not have sheets or blankets. It is recommended that you also bring:
* personal toiletries
* face cloth
* warm clothing (nights can be chilly)
* camera (with flash) & film (or camcorder)
* card or board games, if desired
More details to follow as we get closer to the date.
Please join us for a voyage to the islands
Friday, March 7th, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
St. Justin’s School
2655 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Please register for this event online
no later than March 4th
If you have any questions, concerns or changes to your registation please e-mail: Deanne Martin at
and title your message “B&G dinner”
You will get a prompt response.
We look forward to seeing you all at the Blue and Gold Dinner!
Deanne Martin & the Blue and Gold committee team of volunteers
Hello Pack 43
WHAT: Pinewood Derby Cutting Session
WHEN: This Thursday (January 9th) from 7-8pm
WHERE: Maywood Park Multipurpose Room
If you still have work to do on your car, here your opportunity to use the pack tools to finish up.
ADDITIONAL PINEWOOD DERBY DATES:
Weigh-in for Tiger and Wolf Dens: Tuesday, January 21st at Maywood 6:30-8pm at Maywood Park
Weigh-in for Bear and Webelo Dens: Thursday, January 23rd at Maywood 6:30-8pm at Maywood Park
Pinewood Derby for Pack 43: Sunday, January 26th at the American Legion Hall (958 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95050) from 12-4pm.
Thank you and good luck!
Pinewood Derby Chair
This is a reminder for next week’s Pinewood Derby Cutting Sessions!!!
Here is your opportunity to use the pack’s tools to shape your car design, the sessions are first-come-first-served, so come early!
First Session: Monday night at 6-7pm, Machado Park, 3360 Cabrillo Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Second Session: Tuesday night 6:30-8pm, Maywood Park, in the multipurpose room near the corner of Pruneridge Ave and Cronin Dr.
Third Session: Thursday night 6:30-8pm, Maywood Park, same location as Tuesday.
Please also note these are the ONLY sessions where you will be able to use the pack’s tools to cut and shape your design.
Hope to see you all next week,
Hello Pack 43 Families,
Just a reminder that next pack meeting will be at St. Justin Church, 2655 Homestead Rd., this Thursday, December 12th at 7 pm. Be sure your son wears his scout uniform, neckerchief, and slide to the meeting. A surprise guest will be at the meeting. Parents, Please bring your cameras!!
We need 3 or 4 parent volunteers to help with the hot chocolate. Please send a mail to Peter Obico @ email@example.com to signup.
Please also note that caroling at Pacific Gardens has been postponed to December 21st. We will meet at Pacific Gardens at 10:45am on Dec 21. Please check the website for updates.
I am looking forward to seeing you all at the pack meeting.
Hello Pack 43 Families,
We have an exciting pack meeting planned for you this Thursday at 7pm at Sutter! Be sure your son wears his scout uniform, neckerchief, and slide to the meeting. We will be putting our own twist on Scouting for Food this year. Please bring at least one canned food item for each scout and sibling you bring to the pack meeting. The food cannot be past the expiration date. We will collect the food at the meeting and donate it to our local food bank. We think this is safer and more efficient than having the boys walk the neighborhood to hang door hangers in the dark.
I am looking forward to seeing you all at the pack meeting. There will be lots of fun and recognition.
Our September Pack meeting will take place on Thursday, September 26 at 7pm on the blacktop behind Sutter School. Adults should bring a folding camp chair to sit on during the meeting. The scouts will sit on the ground. We will be taking registration packets and checks for dues at the meeting. Please arrive with your packet completed. Looking forward to seeing you at our first pack meeting of the school year!