Category Archives: Alumni

Webelos Men Get Handy


The Webelos II men spent their Sunday afternoon learning about automobile and bicycle maintenance and in the process made progress on their Handyman Activity Badge.   The boys had the opportunity to top off Mr. Remley’s motor oil, optimize his tire air pressure, and rotate all 4 of his tires.   When they were finished, they even washed the car and made it shiny.  They also learned how to make adjustments on their bikes, lubricate their chains and other moving parts, and check the tire air pressure.  The boys survived the three hour gauntlet and came out handymen. Mr. Remley’s car is feeling great and is looking forward to it’s commute tomorrow.  Great job Stealth Ninjas!





Check out more pics of the day, and more Stealth Ninja adventures in the photo albums.

Camp Cherry Valley

Bear & Webelos I Families –

It’s time to make plans for Camp Cherry Valley this summer!   “Cub Resident Camp” runs 8/15/13 – 8/18/13.  The theme this year will be “Native American Adventure Island,” meaning activities and campfires will feature the adventures of native American life.  Scouts, adults, and staff wear costumes with that theme for campfires.  Camp Cherry Valley is well-known for its location on Catalina Island, which includes access to the ocean, traditional facilities, and good food.  Activities include snorkeling, fishing, archery, BB guns, kayaking, hiking, and a marine lab.  Travel to and from the camp is via ferry between Long Beach and Two Harbors.  Each Scout and a parent sleep in a two-man canvas tent which are provided.  Note: CCV is a true Boy Scout camp that opens its doors to Bears and Webelos for a couple sessions each year.

Photos from last year are posted on the Pack website, and further details are available at the San Gabriel Council website:

Because our current Webelos I and Bear dens are very active, we may have a large contingent from Pack 811.  That will add to the fun, but with Cherry Valley being extremely popular, we must make group reservations ASAP.

Please let me know by Jan. 20 if your son will attend and who will accompany him.  Once we have a tally, I will make a group reservation and collect money by Jan. 27 (Pinewood Derby).  The total cost (including the boat trip and all meals) is $235 per Cub Scout, and $175 per adult.  At least 50% of the cost is needed to hold each spot.  Checks should be made to “San Gabriel Valley Council.”  No siblings are allowed, and adults are optional.

A few final thoughts.  This camp is optional.  Summer, and August in particular, can be a busy time, and the cost is significant.  However, Cherry Valley is a memorable experience for Scouts and parents alike.  It will truly prepare your son for what lays ahead in Boy Scouts.  Please let me know if your Scout can attend.  If you cannot commit now, you have the option of making your own reservations, but the camp fills up quickly.  As a result, we encourage an early group reservation as the best way to guarantee spots and keep everyone together.

If you have any questions, most of the Webelos dads can give you the scoop.  Or feel free to shoot me an email, or call me, 562-243-5869.

Yours in Scouting,
Paul Hinz

The Stealth Ninjas Camp in December

The Stealth Ninjas braved the cold and rain at Oso Lake this past weekend. The 10 brave Webelos attended the Great Outdoors Webelos Camp out, and earned their Forester, Geologist, Naturalist, and Outdoorsman Activity Badges. The boys prepared their own foil dinners and sticky buns over hot coals for their main meal, and enjoyed plenty of bacon for breakfast. Dad’s were able to see just a glimpse in the future as they saw their boys practice some self-sufficiency Boy Scout style. A great time was had by all. A few photos can be found in the albums.

The Stealth Ninjas Prepare for Advent

The Webelos Den completed an achievement for their Craftsman badge last weekend, and celebrated the first Sunday of Advent by creating advent wreaths for their own family tables.
The boys learned about type of saws and their usage.  The Scouts cut precise wood components using nothing more than a stick of wood, a mitre box, a hand saw, and a whole lot of muscle. The boys then assembled the pieces to create a wooden wreath. Some choose to stain their wreath, and others choose a natural wood. All Scouts will use their creation to help prepare their hearts for the coming of Jesus this season.

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.


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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Webelos Earn Their Engineer Badge at UCLA

On Sunday, January 8, 2012, all eleven Stealth Bombers took a trip to UCLA’s Pauley Pavillion and met with former cub scout leader and engineer Mr. Mark Josten.  The visit included a tour of the current contruction to the Pauley Pavillion along with some engineering lectures by Mr. Josten.  A great time was had by all (even the USC fans) and the lunch stop at In & Out Burgers kept our future engineers from crumbling down!

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.

Webelos I Stealth Bombers Brave the Cold at Oso Lake!

This past weekend, eleven Stealth Bombers braved the cold at Oso Lake for the very first camping trip as a den outside of Family Camp.  Over the weekend, the boys earned FOUR activity badges toward their rank.  Four campers stayed the second night to go out early and fish for bass and catfish!  A great time was had by all and great food prepared by Chef John D.!
Check out more pictures of our adventure in the photo albums.

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.

Snake Delays Webelos Den Hike in Carbon Canyon.

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2011 Cub Resident Camp Leader/Parents Guide



May 16, 2011

Good Afternoon Scout Leaders and Parents,

I hope you are excited about your upcoming trip to Cherry Valley this August.  I have attached the 2011 Cub Resident Parent/Leaders Guide. Please share this email with all of your parents, they can print what they need.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 626-351-8815 or email us.

Thank you for choosing Camp Cherry Valley for your summer adventure!

Joey Robinson

Program Director

Maggie Gray

Sonia Guerrero Kagan

Program/Camping Secretaries

San Gabriel Valley Council, Program/Camping Department

Attch:  2011 Cub Resident Parent/Leaders Guide.

Wolves Hit the Trail

A dozen wolves and their families were spotted on the hills around the Oak Canyon Nature Center on Sunday afternoon.  The scouts held their den meeting in the canyon, learning a skit and planting vegetable seedlings for a home taco garden.   Following the meeting, the boys led their families on a grueling 2 mile hike up and around the canyon hills.   The scouts managed to keep their parents and siblings from falling in the running stream or getting too close to poison oak in the lush landscape.  With their 10 essentials on their backs, they came to the rescue of one sibling who scraped his hand, quickly administered first aid before continuing on.  A great time was had by all.

Check out pictures of the outing in the Wolf Photo Album.

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Wolf Den to Hit the Links

The Wolf Den will have a Golf Outing on Friday, February 25th at the Brea Creek Golf Course.  The scouts will receive a lesson from Jim Howe, the golf instructor at the course.   All equipment will be provided.

Scouts will meet at the SAM lunch benches at no later than 3:00pm with their signed permission slip and $7 fee.  Click >HERE< for more information, and >HERE< for the Permission Slip.  Parents are encouraged to bring cameras!  Please contact Scott Wemple if any questions.