Friday, February 10, 2017

Pack 310 Spring Outing- March 11th, California Science Center

Our Pack 310 outing this Spring is the California Science Center to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor and the Science Behind Pixar exhibit.

First, thanks to the success of Pack 310's fundraising efforts this year, every Scout who decides to go will be paid for by the Pack.   If you would, please RSVP by letting your den leader know if you plan to attend and how many tickets you need no later than the Blue & Gold dinner on Friday, February 17.   Please note, parents and additional family members (siblings, grandparents, etc.) must purchase tickets in advance, which you can do by submitting payment to your den leaders, by Friday, Feb. 17th at the Blue and Gold dinner. 

Please make checks payable to "Pack 310".  In the memo line of your check, please list the number of adults AND number of children. Children (non-Pack 310 Scout) up to college age (with ID) are $10 per ticket, and adults are $11.50. This price includes admission to the Center as well as the Endeavor and the Pixar special exhibits.  

Due to high demand for attending these exhibits, advance reservations, with payment for additional tickets must be received by Friday, Feb. 17th to your den leaders.  Unfortunately, we are unable to grant additional ticket reservations without payment. 

Before we go, here are some details about the trip that will help you make the most of the experience:

Schedule of events is as follows:
10 am - Arrive and check in at Science Center
10:30am-12pm - The Science behind Pixar exhibit
12-1pm - Lunch
1-2 - Endeavor exhibit

Families will need to provide their own transportation to the Center. Parking is $12 cash per car or van, so I would advise carpooling if possible. 

Once we arrive, please meet just outside the main entrance to the Center.  Please arrive on time, as there is no guarantee of late admittance after our group enters the Pixar exhibit.  The Science Center does not offer "will call" for late arrivals.  There are no individual tickets, just a single "group" ticket for all members of our party. 

Scouts are welcome to bring lunches, which they can keep in backpacks or in their cars during the Pixar exhibit, or they are welcome to buy their lunch at one of the two restaurants at the Center. After lunch, we'll meet back up and head down to the Endeavor.

After we wrap up the Endeavor, all Scouts and their families will be welcome to stay and explore the Center at will, for as long as they want. 
See you there!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Upcoming December events!

 🌟  ⛄  🎄

Get Ready to Spark your Holiday Spirit during the upcoming Pack 310 December Adventures!

❄ Lincoln Winter Wonderland
  • Fri, Dec 2nd
  • Lincoln Elementary Auditorium
  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Wear:  Cub Scout Uniform
  • Sign Up:  Sign Up Genius to Serve at the Fundraising Booth & Earn Shared Profits towards your Scout Accounts 

🎄 Montrose Christmas Parade
  • Sat Dec 3rd
  • Arrive by 5:30 pm 
  • Location:  "Scout Alley" - Rosemont, North of Honolulu
  • Wear:  Santa Hat & Cub Scout Uniform 
(long sleeve shirts / gloves / long underwear, etc. recommended - temperature forecasts in the 40 - 60*F range) 
  • Note:  At least ONE adult partner will need to stay with their Scout in the Scout Alley holding area until Pack 310 begins to march in the Parade (No Drop Off's Please).
  • Parking:  4:30 pm to 9 pm SHARP!  Sr.Lucia from the Armenian Sisters Academy is graciously allowing Scout Families to park in their lot on Mira Vista. The lot hours are 4:30 to 9:00 pm.  Please make sure you move your car out of the lot by 9 pm - The gate will be locked promptly at 9:00 pm and all remaining cars will be towed at the owner's expense.
  • Bling:  In addition to a Santa Hat, feel free to darn your Scout with additional Holiday Spirit & Cheer (Ex:  Lighted Socks, Gloves, Christmas Light Neck Ropes, Jingle Bells, etc.).  We also have tapered gold glitter LED Candles for the Scouts to carry during the Parade.  Bling On!

🎵 Pack 310 Christmas Caroling
  • Fri Dec 9th, 6 pm
  • USC Verdugo Hills Emergency Department
  • Wear: Santa Hat & Cub Scout Uniform
  • More details to follow

💰 Pack 310 Fundraising Opportunity
  • Sun Dec 11th
  • Montrose Farmers Market
  • Wear:  Cub Scout Uniform
  • Sign Up using Sign Up Genius to Serve at the Fundraising Booth & Earn Shared Profits towards your Scout Accounts 

🚦 Pinewood Derby Crew Member Openings
  • Save the Date:  Fri, Jan 20th 
  • Pack 310 Pinewood Derby
  • Calling All Car Enthusiasts to Join the Pinewood Derby Crew!
Single Event Volunteer Opportunity...
Cars, Competition, Crazy Good Time...
Enough Said - You know you want to get in on this!

Interested Crew Members, Contact: Committee Chair Ken McLemore

Thank you all very much for your time & dedication to your families and scouting!  

Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Reminder- Toiletry Drive for Hope of the Valley at Nov Pack Meeting 11/18

Dear Pack 310 families,

Reminder-- please bring your toiletry donations to the Nov. 18th pack meeting.
The Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission in Sunland provides transitional housing for homeless individuals and families. Pack 310 collects personal toiletries for their family residents at our November Pack Meeting (Thanks & Giving). We started this annual Pack 310 tradition in 2013.

Here is the suggested donation list:
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Band-Aids
  • Diapers & baby wipes
  • Lip balm
  • Comb or hairbrush

The boys should be involved in purchasing the items, rather than just the parents. The dollar store is perfect for this, for example, we allow our son to pick out $5 worth of items to donate. We encourage you to have a conversation with your Scout about helping those in need. What would it be like to not have soap? Or a toothbrush? We often take what we have for granted.

We will have a drop-off bin at the pack meeting. Please be sure to have your participating Scout sign in on the sign-in sheet when they drop off their items, as they will earn their Messengers of Peace award for participating in this service project (and/or Scouting for Food). Our goal is for 100% of Pack 310's Scouts to earn this meaningful service award. Thank you!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Scouting for Food Reminder! Sat.11/5 & Sat. 11/12

Hello Pack 310 families,
Your den leader will be contacting your den about Scouting for Food.

Scouting for Food is a food drive organized by the Boy Scouts of America. It is a nation-wide event that benefits our own communities, the food we collect goes to food pantries in our Foothill area.

Saturday, November 5th at 9am- Together with your den, Scouts will drop off empty bags provided by your den leader. The bags will be left on porches in a designated residential neighborhood, your den leader will inform you where to meet. Scouts must be in full uniform.

Saturday, November 12th at 10am- Together with your den, Scouts will pick up full bags of donated food. Scouts must be in full uniform. Your den leader will organize delivering the food bags to a specific collection point. We ask that each Scout family brings their own bag of food from home to donate.

See you there!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Don't forget to register for Cub Haunt Campout Fri 10/28-Sun 10/30

Halloween Cub Scout Haunt
2016 Cub Scout & Family Overnight

Who: Open to all Cub Scouts and their Families
When: October 28, 29 & 30th 2016 Rain or Shine
Where: Camp Verdugo Oaks, Castiac
Fee: $55.00 per Cub Scout
$55.00 any family member 5 years & older
$35.00 per Cub Scout for Saturday Day-only use
$35.00 any family member 5 years & older Saturday Day-only use
Due: Reservations accepted on a first come, first served basis
Register here:

It’s Haunting time! Come join Verdugo Hills Council Cub Scouts in a ghoulishly fun weekend at Camp Verdugo Oaks. This event is open to all registered Cub Scouts (Tiger Cubs, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos) and their families. The event will kick-off at 4:00pm Friday, October 28th, and will conclude Sunday morning October 30, 2015.

Events & Activities will include:
Halloween Thrills, Crafts, Nature, BB Guns, Archery,
Trick or Treating and Campsite Decorating
Individuals provide their own tent, sleeping bag, cup and personal gear.
VHC provides everything else including all meals.
Every participant will receive a Cub Scout Haunt Patch.

There will be a limit on the number of participants VHC can have in camp overnight, be sure to sign up early!!! Sign-ups are on a first come, first served basis! VHC will also have sign-ups available for day use on Saturday only. Saturday day use check-in will open at 7:30a.m. The fee for Saturday day-use- only is $35.00. Be sure to register early!!! Please note: all fees are non-refundable.

**Please notify your den leader or Committee Chair Ken if your family is attending, we will need to coordinate a meeting spot for our pack.

Pack 310 Halloween Carnival Fri 10/21

Hello Pack 310 families,

Join us this Friday at our fun-filled Halloween Carnival & October Pack Meeting with spooky fun, games and more!

When: 7pm - 8pm Friday October 21st
Where - Lincoln Auditorium
Wear- Your costume!

Parents, leaders, and Scout siblings are welcome to dress up too.
Costume contest categories (Scouts only)  
Scariest, Spookiest and Most Creative!

Siblings are welcome to join in the fun.  Parents, to help with a smooth evening of fun, please stay with your son once the games begin to guide them through the game stations.

Friday, September 23, 2016

September Pack Meeting Fri. 9/23

Hello Pack 310 Families,

We will be having our next pack meeting this Friday, Sept. 23rd, in the Lincoln Elementary Auditorium.  We have a fun-filled program in support of our "Clean" theme from the Scout Law and incorporating our National Parks.   

Where: Lincoln Elementary Auditorium
When: Friday, Sept. 23
Wear:  Cub Scout Uniform
Time:  7pm - 8pm  

Additionally, Rachelle, Den 3 Leader, will need help on Friday, Sept 23rd, after our pack meeting to help set up for the Lincoln Elementary Book Fair, being held Sept. 26-30.   This is one of our scouting "Adopt-A-School" community service activities.   We will need our scouts and parents to help put away tables and chairs and to clean up or take home items used during the meeting.  If they can help roll in the metal cases (scouts love this part) and put them in specific areas that would be about it.  If scouts would like, they can help put up decorations as well.