- Pack Meeting: on September 22 at 6:30 PM at OAKRIDGE. Bring a friend! Camping Expo and Pack Sign ups.
- Community Service: September 17 at 9 AM. Coastal Cleanup IN ORANGE! Santiago Creek Cleanup.
- Camping: October 7 to 9 at Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley. IMPORTANT! Must sign up by September 23!
- Popcorn Fundraiser: Sign up for your shift at the meeting!
- Website Now Moved to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cubscoutpack850
- Website will be relaunched soon with new URL.
After a slow start Pack 850 is about to hit the ground running! We’ll be jumping right into it with a Pack meeting, Den Meetings, Community Service, Popcorn Sales, and Camping! Please read all the way to the bottom as I’ll cover a change to parent requirements.
I’m Tom Schroeder, your Cubmaster. This is my second year in the position with Pack 850. My son Charles is a Webelo. If you have any ideas, suggestions, comments or criticism, OR if you’re looking for a way to get involved, please don’t hesitate to contact me. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my cell number is 714-514-4697.
September Pack Meeting: Camping Expo
On Thursday, September 22, at 6:30 PM we will be hosting our September Pack Meeting at Oakridge School at 19111 Villa Park Road in Orange. Our normal meeting space at Cerro Villa is not available but we will return there in October. Camping Expo! Boys are going to get a “Camping Passport” as they explore the 6 essentials of Hiking, what a camp kitchen looks like (dinner will be served), fire building, essentials of camping, and camping songs! Make sure returning scouts are present! We are going to have advancements and achievement recognition. We encourage you to bring a friend. We will be having Sign Ups at the event for new scouts and returning scouts alike so please bring your checkbook.
We are going to experiment with having a Lion Den. Lions are the BSA’s new program for Kindergartners. Lions are associated with the pack but don’t attend all the same events that the Pack does. For example they are not expected to attend most pack meetings nor camping. If you know any Kindergartners that you think want to join Pack 850, please let me know!
We normally meet the third Thursday but this month is an exception.
Make sure the boys wear their Class A Uniform!
What is a Class A Uniform?
You can buy your son a Class A uniform at the Scout Shop, located in Anaheim
and Santa Ana
. If you buy a complete uniform, you can get 25% off the bottoms (blue uniform only).
Your den leaders will be at the meeting! We need a Tiger Den Leader
Tera De Sousa
Popcorn Sales are rapidly approaching! Our “Popcorn Kernel”, Rich Keller, father of Matthew (Wolves), will be sharing info about sales at the Pack Meeting. We keep our pack fees low because of our fundraising!
We’ll be participating in the Coastal Cleanup Day
on September 17 from 9 am to noon in at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, in conjunction with Villa Park Rotary and Boy Scout Pack 850! We will be cleaning up at Bolsa Chica State Beach between lifeguard towers 24 and 25
. Lunch will be provided! Jennifer Medina
, mom ofConnor
(Webelos) is our Community Service Chair this year and she recently sent out an email with full details.
One of the best parts of Scouting is camping! Camping with Pack 850 means the whole family is invited and that you’re going to eat well. We’ve got our first camping trip already planned thanks to Surge Huapaya, dad of Daniel (Webelos)!
- October 7 to 9 – Schoepe Scout Reservation in the Lost Valley, North San Diego County
- We need a head count ASAP! Please reply to let us know that you’re interested to attend.
Please add these events to your calendar and sign up for them at the pack meeting!
There are many ways to find out more about Pack 850 online and to share your memories.
We will be hosting a Bobcat training
for the boys at a date to be determined. Bobcat is the first rank in Cub Scouts and is a requirement for all boys.
We Need Your Help! – Committees
We’re going to change how we handle parent volunteers in Pack 850. In the past every activity that Pack 850 was involved in had a title associated with it. What has happened is that some parents have started taking on too many positions, to the detriment of themselves and the pack. We typically have a core group of active parents who want to be involved with leading the pack but frankly, we don’t have time to take on all the positions. Effective with this year we will change the structure of the positions. Instead of many different job titles, we will have fewer but will require each parent to sign up for helping on one committee and one major event. We want to limit each parent to only one committee! This is important to avoid burn out, and to properly set expectations. It also avoids any one parent from wearing every hat. The most important part of this is that it empowers parents to make decisions as they pertain to their committee and area of responsibility.
Here are the committees and general areas of responsibility. If you have any questions please contact me!
- Blue & Gold – Webelos
- Arrow of Light – Webelos 2
- Pinewood Derby – Wolf
- Scout-O-Rama Booth – Bear
- Cardboard Boat Race – Tiger
- Advancement Picnic – Pack
- Run Committee Meeting
- Oversee Progress
- BSA Events
- Council Events
- Scout Nights (Ducks/Angels)
- Pack Meetings
- Event MC
- Pack Activities
- Calendar Maintenance
- BSA Recruiting Training
- School Liaisons
- Uniform Hand Me Downs
- Class B T-shirts
- Camp Organize
- Camp Lead / Activities
- Trailer Management
- Pack Food
Position: Popcorn Kernel
- Popcorn Sales
- Yard Sales
- Restaurant Nights
- Coastal Cleanup
- Flags over Fairhaven
- Arbor Day
- Scouting for Food
Boy Scout Committee/Advancements
Position: Advancement Chair
- BSA Liason
- Den Advancement Progress (Den Leaders)
- Den Chiefs
- BSA Training
- BSA Programming
- Boy Scout Best Practices
- Attend Round Table
- Online Accounts
- Chartered Organization Rep