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Sign up for Boo-Fest for a Spooky Campout

pumpkinAre you or your son a big fan of all things spooky?  If so, you are welcome to sign up for the Los Angeles Area Council Boo-Fest at nearby Firestone Scout Reservation.  This event is open to all Cub Scouts and their families.   Two sessions are available to choose from:  October 4th-6th, or October 25th-27th.

The event will kick-off Friday; check-in begins 4pm and will last until Sunday morning around 9:00a.m. Events will include:  Haunted Trail, Trick or Treating, Mask Making, BB Guns, Archery, Pack Games, BMX Bike Rodeo, Pumpkin Carving Contest, and Sling Shot.

Individuals provide their own camping equipment, trick O’ treats and food or may choose to purchase the meal option plan. Staff will be available to assist in setting up campsites.

Registration is now open, but spots fill up quickly.  More information and sign ups can be found HERE.  Note that our pack is not organizing this outing, but individual families are welcome to attend.  For more information contact the Danette Verdugo at (213) 413-4400 x344.

Volunteer to Cheer and Earn a Free Disney Pass.


Greetings Pack Families,

We were just made aware of an opportunity to volunteer at the Disney 1/2 Marathon on Sunday, September 1st, and earn a free Theme Park Pass!  Scouts must volunteer for the event and enthusiastically cheer for the runners for 3+ hours in order to receive the pass. Siblings and family members are also welcome to attend, but they are not eligible for a ticket. The one catch – the deadline to sign up is TOMORROW, MONDAY AT 3PM. Scouts must be at least 6 years old.  

Please sign up HERE right away if you think you even might be able to attend!


Here are more details from the event website.  Thanks to Karyn Reed who made us aware of this opportunity.

On Sunday, September 01, 2013 the Disneyland® Resort and the city of Anaheim are happy to celebrate the 8th anniversary of the Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend, the Happiest Race on Earth! This event will welcome thousands of runners to the Disneyland® Resort and the city of Anaheim.

Volunteers are needed to provide Anaheim landmarks with groups that will supply energy & enthusiasm along the route. Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Girl Scout and Venture Units part of the Southern California Councils are invited to support the runners by cheering for them along the route. This is a great community service opportunity!


      • Volunteers must be at least 6 years of age. All youth must be supervised at all times by an adult, 18 years of age or older.
      • This is a group activity. In order to participate, Scouts must register for the event with their own unit or Troop. That unit must have a minimum of three (3) Scout youth not in the same family and a minimum of one (1) adult over 18 years of age. Groups may not be mixed with siblings or with members of other groups.
      • No additions or substitutions will be accepted after the registration deadline.


Scout groups who meet the following criteria – and who register before Monday, July 29, 2013 (or while space is available) – are eligible to participate:

      • One adult from the unit must complete the online registration prior to the deadline. No substitutions or additions will be accepted after the registration deadline.
      • Registered groups must include at least three (3) Scout youth from three (3) different families.
      • When registering online, you may not mix Scout youth (for instance, Scouts from Troop 10 and Scouts from Troop 12) in the same group. Each Scout youth must be registered with their own unit.
      • Each Scout youth’s identification number or birth date must be provided for the online registration.
      • Every Scout youth must be currently registered/on file with their local county Council (i.e. Orange County Council, Long Beach Council, Los Angeles Council) for either Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.
      • Scout youth must be at least age 6 by Sunday, September 01, 2013.
      • Full Scout uniform as approved by your Scouting organization must be worn. No jeans, T-shirts or open-toed shoes (no flip flops or sandals) will be permitted.


    • Scouts from all over Southern California will cheer for the runners in the Disneyland® Half Marathon.
    • Squirt guns or squirt bottles are not allowed.
    • Each participant should bring water and snacks.
    • Runners are not to be approached or touched.
    • Family and friends are welcome to attend but are not eligible for Theme Park tickets.

Summer Family Camp Sign-ups

What is Family Camp? Family Camp is an opportunity for all Cub Scouts and their families to enjoy an outdoor camping experience together in a non‐challenging, low‐stress environment. For many young scouts & their families, this may be the first time they have ever slept outdoors or set up a tent. Family Camp is an easy and safe way to learn about outdoor adventure. Most of all, this is an opportunity for our entire pack family to better get to know each other and have some fun!  Activities include archery, bb guns, swimming, hiking, zip lining, and our wildly popular campfire program.

Dates: Starts on Friday, August 2, 2013, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm check‐in . Ends on Sunday, August 4, 2013, 12:00 noon check‐out.

Location: Orange County Outdoor Education Center – 2 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869 (Next to Irvine Park ).  The center features a grassy camping area reserved exclusively for Pack 811, showers, flush toilets, and meals served to us in the Outdoor Pavilion adjacent to our camping area!

Meals:  All meals will be provided by the camp, except for the Friday evening meal. Each family is asked to bring their own picnic dinner for Friday evening.  Campers are also welcome to bring their own between meal snacks if desired.

Cost: $60.00 per person for the weekend (including meals), if paid by the June 12th campfire. ($70 per person after the 15th, IF there is still space available.)

What to bring: The basics include tent, sleeping bags, Class A scout uniform, Class B Scout uniform, swimsuit & towel, other casual clothes as needed, toiletries. A more complete checklist will be provided at a later date.

Who is eligible to attend: All scout members of Pack 811 may attend. Each scout must have at least one parent or legal guardian with them in camp. Scouts must all sleep in tents with their parent or guardian – no sleepovers with their buddies. Immediate family members of the scouts may also attend, but not extended family members and other friends.

How to sign up: Sign up on-line HERE.  Payments can be given to Mike Rivera at camp fire, or mailed to Mike’s or Jim’s homes  Payment is required to confirm reservation.  Checks should be made out to Cub Pack 811.

Questions? Please contact Mike.

Enjoy Some Pizza While Supporting the Pack


On Thursday, October, 18th, Red Brick Pizza will be donating 25% of their food bills to the pack if the customer mentions “Pack 811” when ordering.  Red Brick Pizza is located on Birch Street next to the Theater.  They are open from 11am to 9pm.  Fundraising can’t get any easier than this! Please invite your friends and families to join us on the 18th to enjoy some fantastic pizza while supporting our boys.  Remember to have them mention our pack, or better yet, bring the flyer on the right with them. Please also be sure to thank the staff at Red Brick Pizza for their generous donation.

Stealth Ninjas Hike Chantry Flats

The Stealth Ninja Webelos Den spent a July Saturday morning exploring the flora and fauna of the Angeles National Forest. After a brief encounter with a brown bear, the den hiked to Sturtevant’s Falls and paused for a small snack and photos. Most scouts got a just a little wet crossing the many streams that crossed the trail, but otherwise did a great job of following the Leave No Trace principles. Photos of the event can be found in the Photo Albums.


Tigers Invade the Grocery Store

Hungry Tigers invaded the Stater Brothers grocery store on Friday, taking a tour of their behind-the-scenes operation, while learning about different fruits and vegetables. The streak of Tigers were able to forage some string cheese and cookies, making them just a little less hungry.  Check out the pics in our photo album.


Mighty Bears Zip Over the OC

The Mighty Bear Den went Zip-Lining at the OC Outdoor Education Center last weekend, flying through the air with the greatest of ease.  The Scouts got their land legs back just in time for the day’s adventure after their kayaking excursion the week before.   Only a few bugs were eaten before the flying bears learned to keep their mouth closed during flight.  One parent even allowed the staff to demonstrate their their latest rescue technique.  A great time was had by all once again.  Check out the pics below, and more in our photo albums.

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Bears Take Over Newport Harbor

The Mighty Bear Den boarded kayaks in Newport Harbor last weekend, maneuvering their small crafts around sailboats, yachts, and other vessels in the harbor.  Some Bears had to row with their parent as dead weight behind them.  One parent and scout team even demonstrated a man-over-board drill.  A great time was had by all.  Check out the photos below and more in the photo albums.

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Tigers Roam the Hills of Oak Canyon

The Tiger Den roared through Oak Canyon Nature Center last weekend.   The fearless group hiked high and low, enjoying the natural beauty of the canyon, and followed the leave-no-trace principles that they learned in their den meeting.  No animal or stick was harmed.  The boys did a great job of keeping a pace that even their parents could keep up with.  Check out more pictures of the fun afternoon in our photo albums.


Troop 811 Fundraiser at Lomeli’s

Hi Pack Families,

Our friends in Boy Scout Troop 811 are have a fundraiser next Tuesday, May 1st, at Lomeli’s Italian Restaurant.  All we are being asked to do is to enjoy a delicious Italian lunch or dinner, and give THIS FLYER to the server.  Lomeli’s will donate 20% of your bill to the the troop for their summer camp.  Many of the boys in Troop 811 started their scouting careers here in our Pack.  It would be great if we can continue to support them.

Bears and Wolves Entertain at the Emeritus

The Mighty Bear Den brought Christmas cheer to the Emeritus Assisted Living Community last Friday with Christmas carols and companionship. After the singing, the boys had a chance to visit with the residents and give them Christmas cards that they had made.  Three Wolves joined in with the Bears and brought home-made cookies to the residents that they themselves had baked that day. Smiling faces were plentiful that evening, while scouts and their families received plenty of Christmas cheer in return.


See more pictures of the evening in our photo albums.

The Pinewood Derby is Coming!

Greetings Pack 811 Racers!

Our annual pinewood derby will be held on Sunday, January 22nd. Click on the image on the right for the official rules.  Note that all cars must be turned in on Saturday, January 21st.

We are once again including both siblings and parents in this year’s event.   Scout entries should include their “BEST” contribution.

A workshop will be held in the next few weeks for those that need a little help getting started.  A date and time for the workshop will be announced once confirmed.  Some useful hints can also be found on line.  Check out the Resource Library for some links. We are looking forward to another great event!

Steve Swanson
2012 Pinewood Derby Event Chair

Check out some past entries in our photo albums!


Join us at Knotts this December

Hi Scouts and Families,

Our Knott’s Berry Farm “Classic Christmas Tour” will take place on Saturday, December 3rd from 9AM-3PM. We will need to arrive no later than 8:30 AM so that we can get checked in and started on time. This special five-hour tour will enable us to see and participate the following activities:

  • Snoopy’s Ice Show
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Spinner Weaver
  • Toy Maker
  • Candle making
  • Blacksmith
  • Mine and Log Rides
  • Train Presentation

Our per person ticket price is $12.00; please sign up early so that we can provide this information to our tour guide. Payment will be accepted at the upcoming pack meeting on Sunday, October 16th (please make checks payable to pack 811).   Note this is not general admission to the park – it is a special guided tour designed just for Scouts.  Each Scout that participates will also receive a “limited edition” Knott’s Scout Patch—so don’t delay; sign up now if you plan on joining us for Knott’s Berry Farm “Classic Christmas Tour”.


Any questions, please contact me at or 714-393-0264.

Webelos I Hit the Trail in Remembrance of 9/11

Den 3 Memorial Hike on 9/11
On September 11, 2011, Pack 811’s Webelos I’s (Den 3) hit the train in remembrance of the those who made the ultimate sacrifice on this 10th Anniversary of 9/11.  The Webelos took on a portion of the Fullerton Trail and completed a 4.1 mile hike.  At the peak atop Summit House Ridge, we honored those with a prayer and remembrance from those who suffered during the 9/11 tragedy.