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Boy Scout Campout

Greeting Webelos Scouts,

Troop 811 has once again invited our Webelos Scouts to an overnighter with the troop in the SAM grove.  Webelos will be taught firemaking, knots, first aid, and other Scouting skills.  The overnighter starts on Saturday, Nov 21 at noon, and concludes by 10am on Sunday.   A parent is welcome, but not required to attend.  A parent may opt to drop off their Webslos Scout at noon, stay for dinner and the campfire on Saturday only, or spend the night.  There is no charge for Webelos Scouts, and a $5 charge for parents who stay for dinner.  Note this is a requirement for the AOL badge.  See more information on the flyer below.

Please let us know if you can make it on our sign up page HERE.



Sign Up Now for Camp Cherry Valley

Attention Bear & Webelos Families – It’s time to sign up for Camp Cherry Valley this summer!

The Webelos Resident Camp runs Thursday, August 13th through Sunday, August 16th.  The theme this year will be “Knights of the Campfire,” meaning activities and campfires will feature themes of medieval knighthood.   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, good food, and the best staff of any Webelos resident camp.  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.  Camp Cherry Valley is a true Boy Scout camp that opens its doors to Webelos scouts for a couple sessions each year. Photos from previous years are posted in our Photo Albums, a video can be see HERE, and further details are available in the Leader Guide.

If we have enough boys sign up, we will have our own patrol and own campsite.   Reservations for the camp opened in January, and they will fill up very soon.   Please SIGN UP by May 24 if your son will attend.  I will make a group reservation the next day and collect money by the June 10th campfire.  The total cost (including the boat trip and all meals) is $235 per Cub Scout, and $175 per adult.  Checks should be made to “Pack 811”.   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.  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 there is no guarantee there will be space.  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, many of the Webelos dads can give you the scoop.

Yours in Scouting,




Bears Give a Little Whittle!

The Blazing (and amazing) Bears have earned their Whittling Chip cards! During the month of January, Den 2 had the privilege to receive special training from our very own certified whittling instructor and Pack Committee Chairman, Jim Remley! During the Bear year, Scouts have the opportunity to earn their Whittling Chip by learning safety rules for handling a pocketknife, demonstrating the proper care and use of a pocketknife, and making a carving. Finally, each Scout must read, understand, and promise to abide by the “Knives Are Not Toys” guidelines and the Pocketknife Pledge. The Bears completed these steps and then further practiced their whittling skills by shaving tree branches into cooking sticks for roasting marshmallows over a small campfire in the SAM Amphitheater! Everyone agreed that there’s no better way to celebrate this achievement!

IMG_20150116_162750 IMG_20150116_161226 Check out our Album for more pictures from the event.

Den 2 Nails It!

The Blazing Bears from Den 2 have been eagerly hammering away like the elves in Santa’s Toyshop!  Recently, during two consecutive Den Meetings, the Bears learned how to identify various types of tools, how to safely use them for projects and repairs, and then put it all into practice by each constructing their very own wooden tool box!   Although working with such hardware is relatively new to the Bears, each Scout displayed great potential for a solid future in Carpentry and Craftsmanship!


Den 2 Bears Learn About Fiscal Fitness

den2bankvisitOn October 23rd, The Blazing Bears of Den 2 enjoyed an exciting and educational outing to Popular Bank in Brea. Graciously hosted by the branch management and staff, the Bears received a tour of the facility, learned about banking operations, equipment, and security, and were invited to step into the HUGE walk-in vault! The bank staff also led the Bears in a very engaging and thought-provoking discussion about saving money and making wise spending choices. To illustrate the ease of building one’s savings, the Bears were able to “practice” depositing play money into an imaginary account. As a final send-off, Popular Bank staff armed each Bear with a ceramic piggy bank to further encourage the Scouts’ money-saving practices at home.

Wolves Get in the Spirit of Giving

Wolves present the gifts they made The Mighty Wolves had the opportunity to make a gift for someone at their last den meeting.  The boys worked on elective 9 – “Let’s Have a Party” and made a Christmas Gift anyone would enjoy.  The boys filled Christmas Mugs with hot chocolate and marshmallows, wrapped them with cellophane, and tied a bow.  The boys are going to make a custom card for someone with instructions:  “just add hot water and enjoy!”.  Check out more adventures of the Wolf den in our Photo Albums.

Tigers Rock the Airways at KBPK 90.1

The Tigers “Go See It” to local radio station KBPK 90.1 at Fullerton College was a blast.  While at the facility on Sat. December 8, the program director gave us a tour and explained how music and programming gets transmitted from their radio station to your home and car.  He kept it fun and entertaining for the scouts.  The Tigers had a special opportunity to record their voices advertising the call letters and frequency of the station which was played back on the radio the following day!  They especially got a kick hearing their voices modified to sound higher like chipmunks and lower like older folks.

Tigers Visit Fullerton Police Dept.

The Lightning Tigers made a visit to the Fullerton Police Department on Friday, October 12, 2012 where they were greeted by Councilman Greg Sebourn.  The tour through the police station included visits to the dispatch (911) communications room and holding cells (jail).  The most exciting part of the tour was sitting in the patrol car and having the motorcycle officer turn on his siren and lights!

The Tigers ended their tour with a visit to the Fullerton Council Chambers at City Hall and took pictures in the arias where our Mayor and Council members sit during their meetings.  Thank you Councilman Sebourn for helping arrange Den 2’s Go See It!