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Fishermen Get Ready for Saturday!

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Pack 811 is getting ready to catch some fish this weekend at Huckleberry Pond. We will meet at the pond at 8:00 sharp for instructions.  Please plan on arriving a little early.

Huckleberry Pond is a small pond near the Santa Ana River Lakes.  Fishing licenses are not required.  Bait is provided free.  Rod and reel rental is $3.00 if you do not own your own. The pond is small and heavily stocked so everyone is guaranteed to catch a fish. The pond charges $5.00 a pound for the fish you catch. The pond has employees who will clean your fish for you if you are squeamish.

Huckleberry Pond is located on the grounds of the Santa Ana River Lakes off of the 91 freeway in the city of Anaheim. From the 91 freeway exit the Tustin Ave off ramp go North. Turn right, East at the first intersection which is La Palma Ave. Continue East to the entrance, about 1/2 mile.

Park in the parking lot before the Santa Ana River Lakes gatehouse. The Santa Ana River Lakes charges an entry fee. You do not have to pay the fee for Huckleberry Pond.

Boys Life Magazine Should be Coming Soon.

Many of you may have received a renewal notice for the Boys’ Life Subscription.  Please discard this notice.  The pack automatically signs all boys up for a subscription every year when we re-charter.  This year, our council experienced a delay in processing the recharters which caused the BSA to send out the notices.  Our District Rep assures me that this has been resolved and all of our boys will soon be getting their next issue of the magazine.  For those that can’t wait, the magazine also has a home on the web:

Family Camp 2010 is Coming!

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, we want to have fun!
Activities include boating, kayaks, swimming, horseshoes, volleyball, crafts, marine museum, hands‐on aquarium exhibits, and more (including homegrown entertainment). There will be a series of scheduled events and times, along with free time so that families can adjust their participation according to their own needs.

Dates: Starts on Friday, June 18, 2010, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm check‐in . Ends on Sunday, June 20, 2010, 12:00 noon check‐out

Location: Cabrillo Beach Campground, San Pedro, CA. This is a BSA operated facility that is used by many youth groups from throughout Southern California. This is a relatively small campground close to an urban environment, but it offers some unique features not found at other scout camps. It is well suited for the many younger scouts that we currently have in Pack 811. Camp facilities include mild beach, swimming pool, athletic courts, dining hall & food service, indoor restrooms, outdoor showers,
crafts rooms, scout shop, and outdoor amphitheater.

Food: All meals will be provided by the camp, except for Friday evening meal. Campers are welcome to bring their own between‐meal snacks if desired.

Cost: $55 per camper (scouts and family members) age 6 and older, $30 per camper age 5 and under. There may be some small added costs for some of the crafts, and parents should also anticipate that there will be some assorted parent volunteer task requests to assist the leaders in keeping a large group of kids organized for two days & nights.

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: Download the reservation form here. Sign up and make payment on or before the April 18 Pack Meeting.  Checks should be made payable to “Pack 811”. Reservation requests can be forwarded to Mike Glasgow, Mark Josten or your Den Leader.

Scout-O-Rama Ticket Sales at Ralph’s was Very Successful

Thank you to again to everyone in the pack who helped sell Scout-O-Rama tickets at Ralph’s grocery store today and last Saturday. We sold 86 tickets today, and combined with the 91 tickets sold last week, we have sold a total of 177 tickets at Ralph’s. For both weekends, our pack had 25 scouts participate, and also a dozen parents help out.

All of you cubs should be very proud of yourselves for helping raise money for our upcoming service project. Thank you also to the parents who helped the boys today with their sales.  We also have several scouts selling tickets on their own, and this will help us even more. If any other scout desires to sell tickets on their own, please contact your Scout-O-Rama chair to make it happen.

Let’s go fishing!

To all scouts of Pack 811,

On Saturday, April 24 from 8-10 am we will be fishing at the Huckleberry Pond at the Santa Ana River Lakes in Anaheim.

The pond director will give us a quick 30 minute lesson on how to fish.  Then we’ll apply our new skills to catch trout in the pond.  The pond is stocked Friday afternoon and the director doesn’t feed the fish so they’ll be very hungry for our bait.

There is an entry fee of $2 for each rod that is brought into the area.  They rent out rods for anyone who needs them for an additional $2.  Whatever you catch, you keep and they charge by the pound (about $5/lb).  They will also clean your fish for you.

BRING YOUR CAMERAS. We have never gone to the pond without having caught at least 3 fish.

Your’s in fishing,
Christian Lising

P.S. Did I mention that there is a fishing belt loop for all those who attend?

Scout-O-Rama Ticket Sales coming up in March

 Scout-O-Rama Ticket Sales
Scout-O-Rama Ticket Sales @ Ralph’s Grocery Store – 3/20 & 3/27 

Mark your calendars for our pack’s other annual fundraiser, selling ticket/coupon books for the Orange County council 2010 Scout-O-Rama. Pack 811 will be selling Scout-O-Rama tickets on two consecutive Saturdays, March 20th and March 27th, in front of Ralph’s grocery store on Brea Blvd. and Imperial Hwy.

Commissions from this sale go to support the activities, advancements and programs of local units and the Orange County Council, BSA. Our pack proceeds from the ticket sales (25%) help fund our pack program in general. Last year, the pack made $517 from ticket sales.

We will sell ticket books for two days only. Individual scout ticket sales are completely optional. 

Each scout will need to support one 2-hour shift selling tickets in front of Ralph’s. The shifts on both Saturdays will be from 10am to 12 noon, and from 12 to 2 pm. Each shift needs to be covered by at least 8 scouts and two adults, so we will need some parent volunteers also. At the Blue & Gold banquet, I will have a sign up sheet and start reserving time slots for sales.

Scout-O-Rama Individual Ticket Sales

If your son is interested in selling individual tickets, please contact Mike Glasgow to obtain tickets. There are some nice prizes offered by the Orange County Council for ticket sales. Your son will receive a flyer in the mail detailing the prizes. Contact me for more information. Ticket money is due back to me by May 1st.

Scout-O-Rama – May15th

This year’s Scout-O-Rama will be held at Oak Canyon Park on Saturday, May 15th, between the hours of 9 AM and 4PM. This is a very fun event that everyone in the family can enjoy and participate in. I strongly recommend going to Scout-O-Rama with either your den, or as a family. If you are interested ingoing, you can purchase your admission ticket (good for entire family) when we sell them at Ralph’s.

What is Scout-O-Rama you may ask? Scout-O-Rama is the annual trade show of Scouting in Orange County that is attended by over 30,000 people. Scouts and their families enjoy a fun-filled day of exhibits, competitions, skits and displays. Some popular events from recent years include Dutch-oven cooking demonstrations, canoe races, water rocket launches and bicycle shows. Local packs, troops, teams and crews participate in the Scout-O-Rama event displaying a booth or giving service hours. Website:


Scout-O-Rama Coordinator:

Mike Glasgow

Congratulations Derby Winners!

The pinewood derby is always a favorite for scouts and their families, and this year’s derby was no different.  A record crowd gathered on the afternoon of January 17th to cheer for their favorite hand crafted car race down the track.  Congratulations to all Scouts for their clever car designs and to all for a great race day!

Congratulations to the overall big winners:

First Place:Casey J. (Webelos I Den)

Second Place: Nick L. (Wolf Den)

Third Place: Ethan L. (Bear Den)

Forth Place: Luke C. (Tiger Den)

Congratulations to our individual Den Winners as well:

Tiger Den:  1st. Place: Luke C. 2nd. Place: Jacob B. 3rd. Place: Alexander R.
Wolf Den:  1st. Place: Nick L. 2nd. Place: Stephen G. 3rd. Place: Tyler B.
Bears Den:  1st. Place: Ethan L. 2nd. Place: Nicholas T. 3rd. Place: Matthew M.
Webelos Den:  1st. Place: Casey J. 2nd. Place: Alex J. 3rd. Place: Aaron F.
Webelos II Den:  1st. Place: Christopher V.

The results from the design judging are now in!

Most Original:  1st. Place: Andrew J. 2nd. Place: Jacob G.
Best Theme: 1st. Place: Aaron F. 2nd. Place: Kevin R.
Most Humorous: 1st. Place: Sam W. 2nd. Place: Matthew M.
Most Clever:  1st. Place: Andrew J. 2nd. Place: Sam W.
Best Paint job: 1st. Place: Spencer Z. 2nd. Place: Hunter E.
Fastest Looking: 1st. Place: Grant E. 2nd. Place: Spencer Z.
Best Use of Stickers:  1st. Place: Tyler B. 2nd. Place: Jared D.
Best Scout only Design: 1st. Place: Christopher G. 2nd. Place: Justin N.

See pictures of the race here in the Church Bulletin as well as pictures in the photo album.

Special thanks..

…to Roz Elsenpeter and the following families for their contributions in  making race day fun for all: the Bohms’s, Biederstadt’s, Toller’s, Rodarte’s, Gialamas’s,  Elsenpeter’s, Jones’, Josten’s, and Glasgow’s.

Click on the image to see the 2010 Pinewood Derby Entries:

Most Original

1st Andrew Jones

2nd Jacob Gambino

Best Theme:

1st Aaron Fierros

2nd Kevin Ryan

Most Humorous:

1st Sam Wemple

2nd Matthew Martinson

Most Clever:

1st Andrew Jones

2nd Sam Wemple

Best Paint job:

1st Spencer Zumbek

2nd Hunter Elsenpeter

Fastest Looking:

1st Grant Elsenpeter

2nd Spencer Zumbek

Best Use of Stickers:

1st Tyler Barron

2nd Jared Dinsay

Best Scout only Design:

1st Christopher Glasgow

2nd Justin Nguyen

Final 8 that raced for the Pack Championship:

Jacob Biederstadt

Nick Toller

Luke Currie

Nick Lising

Ethan Leal

Casey Jeanblanc

Stephen Gialamas

Tyler Barron

Welcome to our new website!

Building on the great work that Dean Gialamas did on our first website, we are pleased to announce the newly revised!

This website uses blogging technology to create a more interactive site that will consistently have current information that you can use and enjoy.  Den leaders will be able to post their own announcements and calendar items, and then have relevant items emailed to appropriate groups.

Please be sure to visit our “Parent’s Resources” pages and find out what is happening next via our Pack Calendar.  There’s even a few links that cub scouts will enjoy as well.

Please excuse the “dust” while we finalize the content and formatting of our new web presence.  Feel free to take a look around and send your feed back to Jim, aka