Cub Masters Report October 2019

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Cub Masters Report October 2019

Hello Pack 850! 

I’m your Cubmaster, Jose Dalprat, and you can reach me by email at jdalprat@gmail.com or by phone at 714-362-7548. This is my second year in this position and I have three sons in the pack, Ilan is a Webelo, Ezra is a Wolf, and Avner is a Lion. Please let me know if you have any questions and please share this with your friends who want to join Cub Scouts. 

I’ll keep the intro brief as this is intended to be a comprehensive introduction to our year! Cub Scouts Pack 850 is chartered by the Villa Park Rotary and meets at Cerro Villa Middle School, or at our alternate site, Oakridge School. We are part of the Canyons district of the Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America. We have programs available for boys and girls from grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. Dues are $100 for the year. 

Our next pack meeting is on Thursday, October 17 at Cerro Villa Middle School! We will have sign ups at the event. There will be an opportunity for the parents of each grade level to get together and go over their schedule for the year and to meet each other if new. We begin setup at 6:30pm and the meeting is scheduled from 7-8pm. I look forward to seeing everybody soon.
– Jose

Quick Calendar – Detailed Info Below

Popcorn Sales! Keep up the good work! See below for info.
Pack Meeting! October 17 at 6:30 PM at Cerro Villa Middle School in Villa Park.
Day of Service! November 2.
Medieval Times Scout Night! November 3 at 1pm at Medieval Times in Buena Park.
Camping! November 15-17 at Palomar Observatory Campground
Den Meetings! See schedule below for updates. 

See below for the following topic:

Den Meetings
Pack Meetings
Major Events
Fundraising
Community Service
Camping
Training Opportunities (For Adults) 

Den Meetings

Lions – Kindergarten
Den Leader – Layra Alcala-Dalprat
Meeting Schedule – 2nd and 4th Sunday 4pm
Next Meeting: 10/13

Tigers – 1st Grade
Den Leaders –  Itzel and Terry Hook
Meeting Schedule – TBD
Next Meeting – TBD

Wolves – 2nd Grade
Den Leader – Dana Keller
Meeting Schedule – 2nd and 4th Sunday 5pm
Next Meeting: 10/13

Bears Den  – 3rd Grade
Den Leader –  Chris Kim
Meeting Schedule – TBD
Next Meeting – TBD

Webelos Den 1 – 4th Grade
Den Leader – Andy Colomac
Meeting Schedule -2nd and 4th Sunday 3pm
Next Meeting – 10/13

Webelos Den 7 – 4th Grade  
Den Leader – Brent Mosbrook
Meeting Schedule – 1st Monday 6:30pm
Next Meeting – 11/4

Arrow of Light – 5th Grade
Den Leader – Dana Keller
Meeting Schedule – 2nd and 4th Sunday 3pm
Next Meeting – 10/13

Pack Meetings

A monthly meeting for every scout to get together for group activities. Typically held the third Thursday of each month. Setup from 6:30 to 7 PM. Meeting from 7 to 8 PM. Wrap up and Clean Up from 8 to 8:30 PM

October Pack Meeting
Thurs 10/17 6:30 PM 
Halloween Costumes, Trunk-or-Treat
Cerro Villa Middle School
Flags: Webelos

November Pack Meeting
Thurs 11/21 6:30 PM
Turkey Bowling
Cerro Villa Middle School
Flags: Bears

January Pack Meeting
Thurs 1/19/20 
Pinewood Derby 
Cerro Villa Middle School
Flags: Wolves

February Pack Meeting
Sun 2/23 3 PM/5 PM
Blue & Gold BanquetSetup at 3, Event at 5
Cerro Villa Middle School
Flags: Tigers

March Pack Meeting
Thurs 3/19 6:30 PM
Cake Auction and Bear Carnival
Cerro Villa Middle School
Flags: Lions and Tigers

April Pack Meeting
Thurs 4/16 6:30 PM
Scout-O-Rama Special
Cerro Villa Middle School
Flags: Wolves and Bears

May Pack Meeting
Thurs 5/21 5:30 PM
Irvine Ranch Zipline TBD
Flags: Webelos 

Major Events

Pack 850 has several major events each year that are special as compared to our typical pack meetings. 

Pinewood Derby. Sunday, January 19. The scouts will build and decorate their own pine car racers to race on our custom built race track! This is one of the premier events on our calendar and not to be missed! Cars will be distributed in December. Parents and siblings can compete too!  

Blue and Gold Banquet. Sunday, February 23. The Blue and Gold Banquet is the celebration of Scouting. It is a pot luck event where we can invite the important people in our lives to come and celebrate our Cub Scouts. This is also the event where we say good bye to our Arrow of Light den (5th graders) as they bridge over to Boy Scouts!  

Scout O Rama. Saturday, May 9. Oak Canyon Park in Silverado. The Scout O Rama is an event put on by the Orange County Council of the BSA. Every Pack and Troop sets up a booth with a special activity. It is truly a carnival of scouting! It is not just for scouts! Friends and siblings can join the fun too with activities including shooting, riding, cooking, eating, boating, building, coloring and more. Pack 850 will have a booth too! In years past we’ve had kid-powered electricity and target shooting.  

Pack Picnic and Bridging Ceremony. Saturday, June 6 This is a potluck picnic where the scouts will be bridging up to their next rank! It’s a lot of fun and a great photo opportunity. This event has been held at Oakridge School. 

Fundraising

Two major fundraisers sponsored by the Orange County BSA Council plus other fundraisers as needed. Pack 850 chooses to keep our costs as low as possible for our families and believes that having our boys and girls learn to go out and sell is a useful developmental tool for them. 

Fall – Popcorn Sales
Popcorn sales in front of Ralphs and Albertsons. Check your email for Sign up information.
Awesome prizes are available for high-sellers and participants will get a patch. 

The scouts are required to participate! Here are three ways to participate.
$500 in individual orders. 
Work 2 booth shifts (2 hours each shift)
Pay a $100 buyout fee.

Popcorn sales run now through October. 
Thank you to Dana and Rich Keller for running this operation.  

Spring – Camp Card SalesIn the spring we will sell coupon cards which include admission to Scout-O-Rama, the Orange County BSA’s premier carnival of scouting. Cards typically run $10 and include 2 for 1 deals to local restaurants, grocery stores, and retailers.  

Community Service

Pack 850 is involved in our community! We need a community service chair. Typically the role of this parent is to communicate with the various organizations that we work with for outreach programs. Here are the programs we plan to help with this year. 

Saturday, November 2: Day of Service/Scouting for Food. Canned food collection to support Second Harvest Food Bank.
Saturday, April 25 (tentative): Arbor Day. We will join the City of Orange to plant trees!

Camping

Pack 850 loves to Camp! Pack 850 brings the food and cooking gear. You need to bring your sleeping bag, tent and hiking supplies! Specific details will be made available at the pack meeting. Bring your credit card to reserve your spot! 

November 15-17, 2019 – Palomar Observatory Campground 
Feb 2020 – TBD 
May 2020 – TBD 

Adult Volunteering

Whereas the Boy Scouts is led by the scouts themselves, the Cub Scouts are led by you! Our job is to teach our boys and girls as many skills as we can to prepare them for the next step in their scouting adventure. The best way to do this is to:Be Informed, Be Involved and Be Prepared! 

Planning Meeting

The simplest way to be involved is to attend the monthly pack planning meetings. These are held at 7pm on the first Thursday of the month. Here we set our plans for our activities for the next month. This is a good way to be “in the know” and to share good ideas that you may have. 

Youth Protection Training

We are requiring ALL parents to register with the BSA and take the Youth Protection Training. This is a quick 90 minute training that informs you of the rules of the BSA so we can KEEP OUR BOYS AND GIRLS SAFE. No excuses not to do this, you can even take it on your phone! 

Other Important Training Opportunities
As one of the conditions of our insurance, we need our parents to be trained. Its not often that these are nearby so here are the best upcoming opportunities.

December 7, 2019 7:30 AM to 4 PM: University of Scouting. Santiago Canyon College. This is a great opportunity in how to be trained in a leadership role such as cub master, den leader, or in other areas such as first aid, religious awards, helping special needs scouts, fundraising, etc.