Friday, July 22, 2016

Recycled Raingutter Regatta POSTPONED due to wildfire smoke advisory!

Hello Pack 310 families,
Due to an air quality advisory from the wildfire in Santa Clarita, as well as the excessive heat, we are postponing the Recycled Raingutter Regatta to Saturday, August 6th from 10am-noon.

We apologize for the inconvenience and last-minute notice, but our first concern is keeping our scouts and their families safe and healthy. Children are advised to stay indoors to avoid breathing in the pollutants and ash from the fire. 

To read the current smoke advisory, here is the link: ftp://ftp.aqmd.gov/pub/globalist/Advisory.pdf
 
For more information on wildfire air quality and children, follow this link: http://www.aqmd.gov/docs/default-source/publications/fact-sheets/fire-safety-alert-for-children-english.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Please continue to collect your boat building materials and we will see you August 6th!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer Event #4- Recycled Raingutter Regatta 7/23

What: Summer Event #4- Recycled Raingutter Regatta
When: 10am-noon Saturday, July 23rd
Where: Crescenta Valley Park, open area behind the dog park
Wear: Pack T-shirt, sunscreen, sun hat or scout cap

Bring:
  • Materials to share for boat building, such as chip bags, juice boxes, Capri-Sun packets, plastic water bottles-- make sure everything is empty & clean.
  • A clean cap from a milk jug to make a MONSTER neckerchief slide-- see below! (extras appreciated)
  • Camp chairs or blankets for sitting.

PLEASE RSVP to Miss Tina by WEDNESDAY, July 20th so we have enough materials and sundae fixin's! Please advise if your scout has any food allergies.

Siblings welcome!!


Join us for a low-stakes Recycled Raingutter Regatta! 
This is a FUN (no pressure, no brackets!) race with the focus on building a CREATIVE, cool, and sea-worthy boat out of recycled materials.
Please bring any materials you can, we will have extra supplies and duct tape.
Can your creation make it all the way down the raingutter?
Challenge your friend to a race!

After the race we will turn the rain gutters into a GIANT build-your-own-sundae bar!!!

Remember, if your scout attends 3 of our 4 Summer Pack Events (Rocket Derby, Animal Tracks tour, Picnic in the Park, and Raingutter Regatta) he will earn the Summertime Pack Award. 


Bring a clean milk jug cap and make a recycled monster neckerchief slide! See this link for more info.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Summer Event #2- Animal Tracks Tour, Sun 6/26

What: Animal Tracks Tour
When: 11am-1pm
Sunday, June 26
Where: 10234 Escondido Canyon Rd, Agua Dulce, CA 91390

Wear: Pack T-shirt, closed toe shoes, sun hat, sunscreen!

IMPORTANT: $10 per person
Sorry, ages 5 and up ONLY are permitted, as there will be up-close experiences with wild animals.


RSVP to Miss Rachelle at rachellecat@yahoo.com by June 19th.
Space is limited, 30 person maximum!



We will visit Animal Tracks ranch in Agua Dulce, a "wildlife ed-venture." We will have interactions with several animals that may include: Wild Cats, Wolf Hybrids, Wallabies and possibly a hug from Chrissy, the Baboon!

 

If you would like to bring a donation for Animal Tracks, they need:
  • old towels or blankets
  • grapes, avocados, blueberries, corn on the cob, and greens
For more info about Animal Tracks, please visit: http://animaltracksinc.org/
If your scouts attends 3 of 4 summer events, they will earn the Summertime Pack Award. Did you sign in at the Rocket Derby? If not, let us know!
Summer Event #3- July 9th, Picnic & Play at CV Park
Summer Event #4- July 23rd, Recycled Raingutter Regatta at CV Park

Monday, May 30, 2016

Summer Event #1- Rocket Derby & New Family Orientation

☀ Pack 310 Water Rocket Derby & STEM / Nova Summer Time Blast Off Event! ☀
  • When: 4-6 pm Sunday, June 5th
  • Where: Crescenta Valley Park- Hindenburg Picnic Area (Picnic & Grassy Area Near Dog Park)
  • Wear: Pack 310 T Shirts
  • Bring: Water Rockets & "Fuel" (see below) Family, Friends, & an Appetite!

🚀 Rocket Building Recommendations: 
You will need: 20 Oz or 2 Liter Plastic Carbonated Beverage/Soda Bottle
  1. Add Fins, Nose Cone, Etc. as desired; note that the bottle opening will go at the bottom (the nozzle fits on the launcher, see illustration). They can be made of cardboard, duct tape, or whatever works!
  2. Decorate to your hearts content! & bring your left over decorating & building materials for the "rocket building station." Do not puncture the plastic bottle while you are decorating it.
  3. Bring a second 20 Oz bottle (or 2L) filled up with water - this is the rocket's "fuel."
Note: the Dollar Store has some nice duct tape options for decorating the body of the rocket.  You can also use an old mail tube or posterboard to cover the body of the rocket as well, see below:



🍉 Food Truck Fundraiser During the Event:  Fruit Frenzy Truck LLC
  • A portion of proceeds will be donated back to Pack 310!
  • Owner is a former Boy Scout!
  • Healthy & Fresh Food Service - Bring your appetite!
  • www.fruitfrenzytruck.com
🔬STEM / Nova "Science is Everywhere" Stations

15 min Rotation Stations led by our local Boy Scout Volunteer Counselors!

  • Water Rocket Launching
  • Newton's Laws of Motion
  • Why do Rockets Have Fins?
  • Local Streams / Flood Channels - Where to they go?  L.A. River Revitalization Project
  • Rocket Building (for incoming Lions, Tigers & Visiting families interested in joining Pack 310)

👦 Reminders: 
Build your rocket prior to the event!
  • Bring your leftover materials for our visiting families & future Pack 310 Scouts to launch 
  • Bring a 20 Oz (or larger) bottle filled up with tap water (rocket "fuel")
  • Arrive early so that you don't miss out on any of the rotations with your Den, or your Den's turn to launch your rocket

📣 Participation Bonus:

After this summer time event, you will only need to complete TWO more requirements in order to earn the Science is Everywhere STEM / Nova Award:
  • 1 rank specific pre-selected elective adventure,  AND 
  • Visit a Science Center - "anywhere where science is done"

Summertime Pack Award!
 
Attend 3 of 4 of our pack's summer events and your scout will receive the Summertime Pack Award.

New Family Orientation:
We will have a table set up to meet & greet new families and answer questions. Does your Scout have a friend that is interested in joining our pack? If they join our pack, your son will receive a Recruiter patch to wear on his uniform!
 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Webelos II Bridging Ceremony- Friday, June 3rd

What: Webelos II Bridging Ceremony
When: 6:30pm Friday, June 3rd
Where: Montrose Scout House, 2732 Montrose Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
Wear: Full uniform
 
Next Friday, June 3rd, we will be joining our departing Den 1 Webelos II scouts for their Bridging Ceremony from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, and presentation of their Arrow of Light awards. These boys have worked very hard for the last 5 years and we'd love to help them celebrate their achievement. We encourage you to come out to show your support for their dedication to the community. 
We will also say farewell to our Cubmaster, Mr. Alcalde, and Committee Chair, Mr. Timm.
Please attend in full uniform.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Date change! Advancement Ceremony Picnic 6:30pm Sat, May 14th at CV Park

What: Pack 310 Advancement Ceremony
When: 6:30pm Saturday, May 14th
Where: Crescenta Valley Park, between the dog park & Hindenburg picnic area
Wear: Full uniform!
Bring: Picnic blanket and/or camp chairs, food (see below)

Hello Pack 310 families,
Your scouts have worked so hard this year, it's time to honor their achievements as they move up to the next rank! We will celebrate with a dessert potluck in the park.

Please bring a picnic blanket and/or camp chairs for your family, and the following:
Last names A-M: fruit
Last names N-Z: dessert item

Also, moms of scouts, please attend! When your scout receives his rank badge, he traditionally pins the rank pin (the small bronze pin) on his mother and gives her a big, wet, sloppy kiss.
If mom is not available, another family member can fill in.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Lincoln Beautification Saturday, May 7th!

What: Campus Beautification
When: 8am-11am Saturday, May 7th
Where: Lincoln Elementary
Wear: Pack T-shirts & scout caps

Do your part and help Pack 310 give back to Lincoln Elementary by lending a hand!
We will be weeding, pruning, doing general clean up and planting flowers in the pots outside the classrooms. Gardening tools will be available. Any amount of time you can volunteer will be greatly appreciated!

Donuts, juice and water will be provided.