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.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Pack Meeting reminder!

Just a quick reminder, our April Pack Meeting is tomorrow night at Lincoln Elementary!
What: April Pack Meeting
When: 7pm Friday, April 29th
Where: Lincoln Elementary Auditorium

Join us for skits, songs, and a presentation on the Friends of Scouting.
What is Friends of Scouting?
Friends of Scouting is our council’s annual giving campaign. Friends of Scouting (or FOS) represents the council’s largest source of income and helps support all of our wonderful programs, camps, and other facilities.
More info here: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2015/10/16/what-is-friends-of-scouting/

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

We need YOUR help!

Hello Pack 310 parents,
We need YOUR help!
With our Webelos II den bridging to Boy Scouts, we need to fill a few Pack Committee positions. If you are interested or have more questions, please contact your den leader.



Blue & Gold Banquet Committee- We are looking for 2-3 parents who love to throw a good party. This is a once-a-year event in February, celebrating the "birthday" of Cub Scouts. Our current Blue & Gold Chair is bridging out in 2017 so she will be able to mentor you for the Feb. 2017 Blue & Gold Banquet.
Duties would include coordinating the catering (including RSVPs, ordering food, collecting funds, pickup & serving night of event) and decorations.

Fundraising Chair- This position is vital to our pack! Fundraising pays for your scout's awards and offsets costs for camping and other outings, and the boys earn funds in their Scout Accounts that can be used for scout-related expenses. If we do not have a Fundraising Chair, we will have to cut back considerably with camping and other fun activities for all of the scouts in the pack.
Duties include:

-Make recommendations on fundraising activities.
-Work with the leaders to provide Fundraising training for youth and families.
-Help the unit committee and leaders with Popcorn and other Fundraising events.
-Provide sufficient Fundraising opportunities so that boys can pay for their Basic Expenses and have money in their Individual Accounts.
-Work with the Treasurer in conducting council-approved unit money-earning projects.
-All Fundraising activities and the profit allocation to the unit will be in compliance with BSA Policy.
Next year we will likely sell popcorn, as it is a pre-planned fundraiser through the Verdugo Hills Council, so the planning is already done for you.
It is highly recommended that you attend the Popcorn Sale training at 7:30pm on Thursday, May 12th at the Verdugo Hills Council in Glendale. Katie (our outgoing Fundraising Chair) and Tina (our Pack trainer) will accompany you!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Rainy Day Service Opportunity- Sat 4/9

Our pack service project this Saturday at Rosemont Preserve will be cancelled if it rains, so here is an alternative:

🏅SAT, APR 9th - RAINY DAY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
  • What:  Fans in the Stands Special Olympics Tri-Valley Games
  • When:  9 am - 3 pm (drop by anytime)
  • Where:  CV High School, 2900 Community Ave, La Crescenta 91214
  • Wear:  Cub Scout Uniform or Pack 310 T-Shirt

Come join the Tri-Valley Community in cheering on our amazing, gifted, and delightful local Special Olympic Athletes!


Special Olympic Events:

9 AM - The Tri-Valley Regional Spring Games Opening Ceremonies & "Parade of Athletes"

10 AM - Concurrent Events

  • Track & Field:  Long distance running events and field events (softball throw, long jump and shot put) start the track activities.  Awards are distributed to track participants throughout the day.

  • Bocce Ball: There will be 3 designated bocce courts in the middle of the football field.  Awards at end of competition.

  • Basketball:  The two basketball gyms will host basketball games approximately every 40 minutes beginning at 10AM.  Each court will be designated for a specific division.  Awards approximately 12:30 and 2PM


For more information, check out the following links:


🖱click on Santa Clarita Valley & Tri-Valley Region to find 2016 Tri-Valley Regional Spring Games

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rosemont Preserve Work Day- Sat 4/9

What: We have a Pack 310 conservation project to help protect the natural habitat at Rosemont Preserve.  We will be tending to the native plants, removing invasive plants and doing some light trail maintenance. 

When: Saturday, April 9th from 9:00am until 11:00am

Where: The Preserve is located in La Crescenta at the north end of Rosemont Ave, just past the chain link fence.  Directions: Exit La Crescenta
Ave off 210 fwy, proceed north to Foothill Blvd., turn right to Rosemont
Ave, turn left.  Parking is available at Two Strike Park which is on the left side of Rosemont Avenue, 2 blocks before you get to the preserve (5107 Rosemont Ave).

Wear: Pack t-shirt, sun hat or scout cap, sturdy shoes, comfortable work clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended.) 

Don't forget sunscreen and water! If you have any of the following tools, please consider bringing them: shovels, spades, loppers, hatchets, clippers. Other tools and equipment will be available.   

***RAIN CANCELS***

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

New Lion rank for kindergarteners beginning fall 2016!

Our council, Verdugo Hills, has been selected for a brand new pilot program. We are excited to offer the Lion rank for kindergarten boys in fall 2016! 

If you have a kindergartener starting in the 2016-17 school year, please contact our Recruitment Chair Patti at lacrescentapack310@gmail.com to get on our mailing list for our May recruiting event and fun summer events.

Read more about this new program here:
 http://scoutingwire.org/whats-a-lion-exactly-heres-the-scoop/